Horses have lived alongside humans for thousands of years and have served a variety of purposes. From roles as methods of transport to modern leisure riding, the relationship between horses and humans is long-established.
During the thousands of years of co-existing with horses, humans have garnered a wealth of information regarding equine health and well-being. By undertaking an Equine Studies Diploma, you will benefit from this plethora of human knowledge on the correct care, management and maintenance of horses.
In order to ensure a horse is kept happy and healthy the basic needs of every horse should be met by ensuring the following:
This equine course explores the care, welfare and health of horses as well as equine behaviour, grooming, transportation, handling and nutrition.
Learn all about the importance of regular health checks. This unit includes information about common diseases, parasites and health disorders that affect horses.
Gain an understanding of the basic anatomy and function of horse. Learn about the musculoskeletal, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, urinary, reproductive, nervous, lymphatic and integumentary systems of the horse.
Learn about the instinctive behaviour of the horse, the factors affecting behaviour, and how horses communicate.
Gain an understanding about problem behaviour; what it is, common causes, strategies to deal with it and preventing it.
This unit explores horse nutrition including how to ensure that horses receive the right foods and the correct quantities.
Exercise is vital for horses and an important aspect of environmental enrichment.
Learn how to groom horses; another important part of a equine health and well-being.
This unit includes information about how to humanely restrain, handle and transport horses to minimise risk of injury to the horse and carer.
The course is suitable for any learner who is interested in improving their knowledge of equine health and care. This includes both owners who are seeking a greater understanding of their horse’s physiological and psychological requirements, as well as professionals who work with horses as part of their everyday occupation.
The course is designed to be highly accessible, and you do not need to have prior experience of horse care and management to benefit from the education provided.
This course provides a comprehensive, in-depth education for those seeking to improve their knowledge of equine care. Areas covered by the course include…
The Equine Studies Diploma is conducted entirely online, making it a flexible choice that can be studied at your own pace as is compatible with your lifestyle.
Should you decide to embark on this kind of course, you will benefit from enhanced knowledge relating to a breadth of equine-related concerns. The course seeks to be comprehensive by covering areas such as the behavioural, physiological and psychological sides of equine care, but never threatens to overwhelm the student. Whether you choose to use this knowledge in a professional capacity, or to enhance your ability to care for your own horse’s welfare, the information is inherently valuable – and will enhance the life and well-being of horses under your care.
*You will have access to the course for 12 months only. You can purchase course extensions.
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