About this course
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.
This is a progressive horse care course that builds upon the foundations established through the successful completion of Horse Care A and B.
- Identify the use and purpose of protective equipment for horses including blankets, bandages and boots
- Determine the procedures required to maintain a horse's health
- Develop a program to prepare a horse for showing
- Prepare a management plan for a horse while away from its home
- Develop a plan for the management of a horse industry event
- Analyse the management of a horse enterprise, including its marketing and financial viability
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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 6 lessons in this course:
Blankets, Bandages & Boots
- Different blankets and rugs
- Fitting a rug
- Surcingles and rollers
- Caring for rugs and blankets
- Types of bandages and their uses
- Rules for bandaging
- Boots and their uses
Maintaining The Health Of Horses
- Signs of good and poor health
- Sick nursing rules
- Isolation procedure
- Common ailments to recognize
- Taking the temperature
- The medicine chest
- First aid treatments
- Restraining a horse
- Preventing a disease
Clipping, Trimming & Plaiting
- Reasons for clipping
- Types of clippers
- Types of clips
- Preparation for clipping
- How to clip
- Finishing off
- Hogging the mane
- Pulling the mane and tail
- Plaiting the mane or tail
Traveling & Care of The Horse Away From Home
- Preparing a horse for travel
- Preparing a trailer
- Loading the horse
- The problem loader
- Safety while loading
- Before a show
- At the show
- returning home
Organising & Managing A Horse Event
- Organising an event
- Contingencies to cater for
- The public, exhibitors and organisers
- Guidelines for planning a show or exhibition
- The facility
- Exclusive bookings
- Facilities without prior bookings
- Booking records
- Community participation
Managing A Horse Enterprise
- Management plans
- Rural finance sources
- Money market
- Financial planning
- Contract law
- Assessing profit
- rRsk analysis
- Financial records
- Cash flow
- E.O.P accounting
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.
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.