To study the Equine Behaviour course is to understand the nature of why horses may react the way they do in a particular situation. Why do they behave self-destructively or become bored, and most importantly what can we do to alleviate this problem and have a happy and well-adjusted animal.

If you have a horse at home, work with horses or would like to eventually have one at home then this course is a great step into understanding the horses psyche.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Online & Correspondence
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Introduction: Influences and motivation
  2. Genetics and Behaviour
  3. Equine Perception and Behaviour
  4. Communication and Social Behaviour
  5. Sexual and Reproductive Behaviour
  6. Learning and Training
  7. Behavioural Problems
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Identify factors affecting equine behaviour.
  • Describe the influence of genes on equine behaviour.
  • Explain how horses perceive and how they respond to various stimuli
  • Explain how horses communicate and the nature of their social organisation.
  • Explain the sexual and reproductive behaviour of the horse.
  • Describe the different ways that horses learn and how this can be applied to the training environment
  • Explain how and why behavioural problems occur and how they can be prevented