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Certificate in

Equine Studies

Course Overview


Payment Plan

This course can be paid off through an interest-free payment plan of between $35 – $45 per week. Alternatively, this course qualifies for a discount for upfront payment.



5 key modules made up of 35 lessons. Completion of this course requires approximately 500 hours of study.



Just because you are studying online, doesn’t mean you are studying alone. Feel totally supported with access to full tutor support over the phone and via email 6 days a week.



This certificate is accredited through the International Approval & Registration Centre (IARC). A non-profit, global organisation to help you gain employment.



Online 24/7 access to your course allowing you to study when it suits your schedule. When you are ready to study, the learning management system is ready to teach.

Why complete an Equine Studies Certificate? Maybe you love horses, or you even own your own horses. Maybe you have had a long career within the equine space but would like to formalise your skills by earning a certificate.

There are several components to owning or treating horses that anyone working with them should be aware of. With this comprehensive Certificate in Equine Studies, you will learn everything from how to physically care for your horses grooming needs to how its environment and stable should be set up for general wellbeing as well as everything in between such as horse grooming, breeding, managing horse events and understanding of horse behaviour. Being one of the more comprehensive equine studies courses online, this course goes into a lot of useful details which our students find very helpful and gives students a solid base understanding of the equine space, opening more career opportunities for them.

Equine Care and Management in New Zealand is a huge industry with plenty of opportunities, being able to show that your passion for caring and breeding horses is backed up by a Certificate in Equine Studies will give you or an employer the confidence that these beautiful animals are in good hands.

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Course Outline

Module 1 – Horse Care 1

  • Horse psychology and handling
  • Buying a horse
  • Conformation
  • The digestive system and principles of feeding and watering
  • The grass kept horse and pasture management
  • Grooming
  • Industry Applications

Module 2 – Horse Care 2

  • Feeds
  • Stabling
  • Bedding and Mucking Out
  • The Foot and Shoeing
  • Exercise and Conditioning
  • Tack and Tack Fitting
  • Horse Facility Design

Module 3 – Horse Care 3

  • Blankets, Bandages & Boots
  • Maintaining The Health Of Horses
  • Clipping, Trimming & Plaiting
  • Traveling & Care of The Horse Away From Home
  • Organising & Managing A Horse Event
  • Managing A Horse Enterprise

Module 4 – Horse Breeding

  • Why breed horses?
  • Mare Anatomy
  • Stallion Anatomy
  • Managing the Arrival and Departure of the horse at the stud
  • Pre-natal growth
  • Care of the Pregnant Mare
  • General newborn care
  • Introduction to Fertility

Module 5 – Equine Behaviour

  • Introduction: Influences and motivation
  • Genetics and Behaviour
  • Equine Perception and Behaviour
  • Communication and Social Behaviour
  • Sexual and Reproductive Behaviour
  • Learning and Training
  • Behavioural Problems
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