Learn more about Equine Husbandry with this certificate level course.
Study by distance learning and learn more about the care, husbandry and management of horses.
Students studying the Certificate In Equine Husbandry, subject to their Elective options, will:
- Learn about the procedures for the buying and selling of horses.
- Understand how to differentiate between the different procedures used for the handling of horses.
- Be able to evaluate conformation.
- Understand the digestive system - including structure and function.
- Be able to devise appropriate procedures to manage a horse at grass.
- Understand feeds and feed content of grazing animals.
- Learn about equine behaviour and general animal breeding concepts.
COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT
Course Duration: 600 hours.
Start Date: Start at any time - study at a pace that suits you, and with full tutor support for the duration of your studies.
Content: Study four Core Modules and then choose two Elective Modules.
THE CORE MODULES
These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Certificate in Equine Husbandry. The Core Modules are summarised, below. Follow the link in the module title for further information on each.
Horse Care I BAG102
Learn to manage the daily requirements of a horse at grass and horse care. This 7 lesson module provides a foundation in equine studies. Students will learn about buying and selling horses, their physiology (conformation) and biology. The module includes lessons which look at the nutritional requirements of horses, the advantages and disadvantages of working off grass, housing, and grooming. It is concluded with a lesson on industry applications – competition, farming, financial and business planning.
Horse Care II BAG204
The 6 lesson module follows on from Horse Care I, but focuses more on the care of a stabled performance horse. The Horse Care II module covers feeds, nutrition, stabling, foot care, bedding, tack, conditioning, and other areas relevant to caring for horses in a stable. The module is concluded with a lesson on the management of facilities used in the horse industry, including their design and applications.
Horse Care III BAG302
Horse Care III builds upon the knowledge gained in Horse Care I and II. With this 6 lesson module, students will learn to better manage the health and condition of horses in different situations. Learn to identify signs of poor condition, and address those problems appropriately.
Equine Behaviour BAG216
A 7 lesson module which looks at horse psychology and behaviour. Develop your understanding of equine behaviour – the influences on behaviour, and genetics and behaviour. The Equine Behaviour module includes lessons on communication and social behaviour, and sexual and reproductive behaviour. Students will learn about the elements to training a horse as well as being able to identify abnormal behaviour and how this may be prevented.
THE ELECTIVE MODULES
The Elective Modules provide students with the opportunity to tailor their qualification to specific areas of interest. Students are to choose two Electives from the following (follow the link in the module titles for further information):
Animal Anatomy And Physiology (Animal Husbandry I ) BAG101
Animal Feed & Nutrition (Animal Husbandry III) BAG202
Animal Health (Animal Husbandry II) BAG201
Animal Breeding BAG301
While the elective modules have a more general large animal focus, the knowledge is easily translated to a horse management situation through the focus of lesson assignments and set tasks. Once completed this Certificate can be used as credit toward an Advanced Certificate in Applied Management (Horses) or Associate Diploma in Equine Studies.
HOW THE COURSE WORKS
You can start the course at any time.
It is studied by distance learning, so you can study in the comfort of your own home. But this doesn't mean you are all alone in your studies. Our highly qualified and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way. If you have any questions at all, they are always happy to help.
Each lesson includes set tasks, and is completed with an assignment which the student submits to their course tutor. The tutor will mark the assignment and return this to the student with comments and suggestions for further reading.
HOW THE CERTIFICATE IS ASSESSED
The Certificate In Equine Husbandry requires around 600 hours of study. This is made up of six 100 hour modules.
To pass the course –
- Pass all assignments on the six 100 hour modules. There will be an assignment at the end of each lesson to submit to your tutor for marking and feedback.
- Pass six examinations – one on each module. These are usually taken at the end of the module and can be arranged at a time and location to suit you.
WHY STUDY WITH ACS?
- Expert tuition - Our courses are written and taught by experienced professionals, so you know you can expect a high quality of teaching and support.
- Start at any time - You can start the course at any time and study at your own pace.
- Flexible studies - Fit your studies around your own busy lifestyle and study where you want to with option of online studies or eLearning.
About the many aspects involved with keeping a horse in good health. If you have any QUESTIONS or need help in deciding which course is most suitable for you, please get in touch with our equine specialists using our FREE COURSE COUNSELLING SERVICE - please, get in touch, we will be only too happy to help.
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