Is becoming a horse owner one of your desires? Or are you already looking after your own horse and want to increase your caring abilities? Either way, this course is definitely the way to go.

These beautiful animals come with great responsibility and so this course will teach you how to understand, care for and maintain a horses' good health. 







Course Outline
Course Code: 
300 hours - Access for 24 months
Online & Correspondence
Proficiency Award
Lesson Structure: 


This course consists of 3 elective units to be chosen from the list below.





  • Equine Behaviour
  • Horse Care Basics (I)
  • Horse Care Intermediate (II)
  • Horse Care Advanced (III)
  • Horse Breeding
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 



  • Identify factors affecting equine behaviour
  • ​Explain the sexual and reproductive behaviour of the horse
  • Explain how horses communicate and the nature of their social organisation
  • ​Describe the different ways that horses learn and how this can be applied to the training environment
  • Analyse the digestive system, including structure and function, of horses
  • Differentiate between the different procedures used for the handling of horses
  • Identify the use and purpose of protective equipment for horses, including blankets, bandages and boots
  • Determine the procedures required to maintain a horses health
  • Analyse the feeding requirements and feeding techniques available for horse husbandry
  • Explain the management and care of horses feet


The above aims are what you will learn from completing the core units of this course. Other learning outcomes will be determined by the elective units you select.