Do you love working with horses? Are you a horse owner keen to start breeding? Do you want to learn more about horse breeding and what is required to be a successful breeder? Then this course is for you.
Approximately 200 hours
to complete the course, which
has 2 key modules made up of
There are no prerequisites to complete this course. However, you must be able to read, analyse and comprehend, printed information in English, and to write statements and solve problems to complete the course. You must also have reliable access to a computer and a reliable internet connection and have basic computer skills.
Upon completion of your course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion and a Statement of Attainment for each module completed.
Online, flexible learning at
your own pace.
Availability of Content
12 months to access the course content (extensions are considered on a case-by-case basis)
Designed as a course for both horse owners and those starting out in the equine industry, this introductory course aims to teach you how to breed horses and the process of selecting mares and stallions for successful breeding purposes. You will learn what is involved to buy a horse and the basics of how to care for your animal, from grooming to pasture management. You will also find out ways to better manage the health and condition of horses in different situations, including while traveling or competing in events and how to minimise stressors that may impact the horse. Whether you’re wanting to get your start in horse breeding, or you’re a horse owner wanting to take your passion for horses to the next level, this course will deliver a sound foundation into the equine business industry.
Students will undertake 2 Key Modules, made up of 14 subjects.
Module 1: Horse Care III (100 hours)
This module is designed to help you advance your horse care skills and knowledge. Learn to better manage the health and condition of horses in different situations, including while traveling or competing in events. Discover ways to identify signs of poor condition and ill health and recognise the difference between illnesses, so you can address any problems appropriately. Explore the different stressors that can impact a horse and learn how to manage different situations to minimise risk factors.
Module 2: Breeding (100 hours)
Designed as a sound introduction module, it aims to deliver a solid foundation to build experience in the field of horse breeding. Gain a better understanding of the process of selecting mares and stallions for successful breeding purposes.
Learn how to identify and understand the anatomy and physiology of both the mare’s and stallion’s reproductive tract and the physical characteristics, which are preferable for a successful brood mare and breeding stallion. You will also explore and compare different ways of breeding horses and discuss common fertility problems that can occur in a mare and stallion.
For the full subject list, download the course guide.
Assessments are a critical step in the learning process. They help ensure you stay on track and meet the learning objectives of each lesson before moving onto the next. They also help your tutor identify where any further support may be required, so that you get the most out of your course.
You will learn via various methods; a combination of reading, interacting with tutors, undertaking research and watching videos. Each lesson will conclude with an assignment which is marked by your assigned tutor and returned to you with feedback, and if necessary, some recommended additional reading. Assessments may come in the form of – case studies, quizzes and written assessments.
This course is a beginner level course and will lay a sound foundation of knowledge and skills in which can grow with experience and further study.
This course may be of interest to people working, or aspiring to work in or as:
› Equine Industry
› Horse Breeder
› Stable Hand
› Horse Handler
› Horse Trainer
› Horse Health Care
› Horse Owner
If you have a specific job in mind, it is important that you research exactly what is required before enrolling in a course. Different roles will require different skills, qualifications and recognition. If you are unsure, one of our course advisors will be able to help you with this.
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