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Equine Psychology Diploma Course

8 Modules

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  • Accredited Course
  • Online study
  • Tutor support
  • No time limit for completing your course
  • 150 hours of study
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What You Will Learn

This comprehensive and insightful course will teach you everything that you need to know about horse behaviour and how horses learn. If you allow it, this course will dramatically change how you perceive, interact, manage and train horses.

The sciences used to create this course includes:

  • Ethology (the study of natural behaviour)
  • Psychology (the study of the mind and it’s functions)
  • Neuroscience (the study of the structure and function of the nervous system and brain)
  • Biology (the study of physiology and anatomy)

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1 - Evolution of the Horse and Behaviour
  • Part 1: Evolution and domestication
  • Part 2: Why horses live in groups
  • Part 3: Hierarchy and dominance
  • Part 4: The key needs of the horse
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2 - Communication
  • Part 1: Communication
  • Part 2: Noses and mouths
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3 - Reproduction and Stallion Behaviour
  • Part 1: Reproduction
  • Part 2: Breeding in the domestic environment
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4 - Behaviour of the Young Horse
  • Part 1: Life before birth
  • Part 2: Weaning
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5 - Learning Theory
  • Part 1: Habituation, desensitisation and sensitisation
  • Part 2: Natural vs. Contrived Negative Reinforcement
  • Part 3: Aversive-based training
  • Part 4: Analysing a training scenario using science
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6 - Horse/Human Relationship
  • Part 1: Enhancing horse / human relationship
  • Part 2: Changing the way we interact with horses
  • Part 3: Communication through symbols
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7 - Equine Behaviour in the Managed Evironment
  • Part 1: Welfare of the domesticated horse
  • Part 2: Abnormal behaviours
  • Part 3: Enriching the life and meeting the needs of the domesticated horse
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8 - Training Horses using Humane, Science-based Methods
  • Part 1: The handler toolbox
  • Part 2: Techniques to obtain desired behaviours
  • Part 3: Training sessions
  • Part 4: Putting a behaviour on cue
  • Part 5: How to teach your horse to target with his nose
  • Part 6: How to teach your horse to back up
  • Part 7: How to teach your horse to walk over something
  • Part 8: How to help your horse overcome separation anxiety
  • Module 8 Assessment

Who would benefit from the course?

This course is aimed at those that either have or look after horses, or those who would like to learn more about the behaviour of these wonderful animals and how they learn.


The Equine Psychology Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

This course is certified by the IANLPC (International Association of NLP & Coaching) and the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), both of which are internationally recognised organisations. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses. The IANLPC is a global support network for NLP Professionals and coaches, including the fields of Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy Business Coaching, Leadership, Nutritional, CBT, Personal Development and Holistic Therapy.

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