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Advanced Certificate in Equine Studies VAG701 Online Course

From: $100.00 every 2 weeks for 50 weeks

Duration 400 hrs (24 months)
Exam Compulsory
Tutor Support Yes by email, 2 years to complete
Qualification Advanced Certificate

About this course

The Advanced Certificate in Equine Studies provides a unique, comprehensive opportunity for individuals interested in horses, horse care, and the horse industry. Individuals completing this Advanced Certificate program of study will gain a solid foundation in equine husbandry skills and practical knowledge.

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Detailed Course Outline

This course is made up of a number of lessons or units.  Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online.  Click below to read about each of the lessons and what you will learn.

There are 4 modules in this course:

Horse Care A

This course serves as an introduction to a broad range of topics in Equine Management. Topics presented include principles of horse psychology, basic horsemanship principles, considerations for buying and selling horses, functional anatomy and desirable conformation in horses, fundamental concepts in equine nutrition, feeding management recommendations, principles of pasture management, proper grooming practices, and an exploration of commercial and career opportunities in the horse industry.

Horse Care B

This course provides a study of various management practices recommended for horse husbandry and especially for stabled horses. Lessons will present discussions on feed stuff and feed management, stabling systems, recommendations for bedding and mucking out, basic principles of foot care and shoeing, considerations for conditioning horses, tack and the importance of properly fit tack, and criteria to consider in designing horse facilities.

Horse Care C

This course is an advanced horse care course that provides practical tools and recommendations for successful management of horses, as well as horse events and businesses. Topics covered include utilizing blankets and bandages to protect horses, principles of equine herd health management, clipping and trimming recommendations for competitive horses, transportation and management of horses away from home, considerations for organizing a horse event, and business aspects of successful horse enterprises.

Suggested Electives: Choose ONE

  • Equine Behaviour
  • Horse Breeding
  • Artificial Insemination


When you have completed your lessons you have the option of taking the optional exam. It's ok if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate.

Course Tutor(s)

Meg Anema

M.Sc. Clinical Sciences (Equine Reproductive Physiology)  B.Sc.  Animal Science (Option: Equine Science) B.Sc.Agricultural Economics

Meg grew up training and showing horses in youth and 4-H programs, and then went on to earn Bachelor of Science degrees in Animal Science and Agricultural Economics, as well as a Master of Science degree in Equine Reproductive Physiology. In addition to several years of industry experience as a Quarter Horse breeding farm manager and custom A.I. technician, Meg developed and taught for 10 years in a comprehensive, secondary Equine Science Studies Certificate program covering all areas of Equine Science.  Meg considers the horse to be an absolutely incredible athlete and amazing study! Aside from tutoring Careerline's Equine courses Meg has also taught various courses in equine studies including: Equine Nutrition, Equine Herd Health, Equine Sports Medicine, Equine Reproduction, Equine Industry, Principles of Horse Evaluation, Horsemanship, Applied Genetics, Introduction to Veterinary Science, Animal Anatomy & Physiology, Introduction to Animal Science and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I pay in installments?

Yes! We offer great payment plans, however full payment up front is the cheapest. You can choose the best payment plan for you from the course page, or call us on 07 55368782 to talk to one of our course consultants for a custom plan.

Can I study from anywhere in the world?

We have many international students. Careerline's range of courses are suitable for any one, anywhere in the world.

Do I get a discount if I enroll in a second course?

Yes. You may claim a 5% fee discount when you enroll in a second course, and a further 10% off a three-course package.


Do I have to sit an Exam?

No. If you are enrolled in a Certificate course (100hrs), the exam is optional. You will be issued with a certificate which proves that you are competent in all units, if you choose not to sit the exam.

Do you have set start dates?

There are no set start dates, you may start at any time. Our courses are all self-paced. As our home page says, ‘Courses for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime’. ‘Anytime’ includes the start time of your choice. However, we do encourage our students to submit assignments on a regular basis. Wherever possible, we suggest developing a study routine.