Certificate in Equine Care

Do you love horses? Are you a horse owner wanting to find out more about how to care for your animals? Are you looking to get into equine industry? Then this course is for you.

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Approximately 200 hours
to complete the course, which
has 2 key modules made up of
14 subjects.

Entry Requirements

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)

Approval & Recognition

Careerhouse is an approved and recognised member of IARC. The IARC is an International association which recognises institutions who aspire to excellence in tertiary education.

In this introductory foundation course, learn horse care from international equestrians and animal scientists. The course covers feed and nutrition stabling, foot care, bedding, tack and conditioning of the horse. Learn about horse psychology and handling, their digestive system and the principles of feeding and watering your horse and more. This sound introduction is perfect for someone wanting to explore opportunities for working with horses, or simply to discover more about how to care for your
own horses. 

Course Outline

Students will undertake 2 Key Modules, made up of 14 subjects.

Module 1: Horse Care I (100 hours)

Learn about horse psychology and handling, evaluate conformation.

Understand the importance of dietary requirements to the horse.

Learn about the horses digestive system and the principles of feeding and watering your horse.

Explore opportunities for working with horses; or just learn more about caring for your own animals. 

Module 2: Horse Care II (100 hours)

It focuses on the care of stabled performance horses and covers topics such as stabling, foot care, bedding, tack and conditioning. While the course is relevant to horses at grass, it focuses more heavily upon care of the stabled performance horse. The course covers feed and nutrition  stabling, foot care, bedding, tack and conditioning of the horse. This is a stand-alone course and may be taken without Horse Care I as a prerequisite.

For the full subject list and course guide, fill out our Enquiry Form and our course advisors will be in touch.


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.

Who will this course interest?

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:

› 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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