Horse Care III: Equine Nutrition Online Course

From: $50.00 Inc GST / week for 16 weeks


100 hrs (12 months)





Tutor Support

Yes unlimited by email


About this Course

This course serves as a practical survey and review of the principles of nutrition and feeding management for horses. Topics covered in the course include a study of the horse’s digestive anatomy and physiology, review of the basic nutrients, different factors affecting the nutritional requirements of horses, body condition scoring, types of feeds for horses, feed evaluation and selection criteria, utilization of pasture feed, general feeding program management, and diseases related to diet and feed.

This is a progressive horse care course that builds upon the foundations established through the successful completion of Horse Care A and B.

Course Aims:

  • 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



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.