Advanced Certificate in Equine Studies Online Course

$100.00$2,178.00 Inc GST
$80.00$1,742.40 Inc GST $100.00 x 25 Fortnights


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.

Detailed Course Outline

This Advanced Certificate in Equine Studies 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.

There are 4 modules in this course:

1. Horse Care A

    • Domestication/Development of the Horse
    • Form to Function
    • Definitions of Movement
    • Teeth and Age Determination
    • Feet & Hoof Care
    • Horsemanship and Equitation
    • Basic Handling of Horses

2. Horse Care B

    • Review of Disease
    • Normal Health Parameters & Signs of Disease
    • Common Infectious Diseases
    • Parasite Management
    • Digestive System Disorders
    • Miscellaneous Diseases
    • Wound Management and First Aid

3. Horse Care C

    • Review of Digestive Anatomy and Physiology
    • Review of the Basic Nutrients
    • Factors Affecting Nutrient Requirements of the Horse
    • Feed Factors Affecting Feed Value
    • Feeding Program Management for Horses
    • Disease Related to Diet and Feed

4. Suggested Electives: Choose ONE

When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It’s okay if you don’t want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.


Your Tutor

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

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.