Horse Care & Management Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Written by a professional horse trainer, this course provides humane, scientific methods of training, including several step-by-step training plans to teach your horse important handling and healthcare procedures such as accepting a blanket, giving hooves or loading into a trailer.

The Horse Care and Management Diploma Course covers the basics of what you would expect from a course of this type: horse anatomy, mucking out and grooming your horse. This course also focuses on horse care from an ethical and scientific perspective. This means the course covers areas such as learning theory, equine welfare and group housing, among others.

The course begins by giving a thorough overview of horses. This covers: a brief description of their evolution, anatomy with specific attention paid to the head, legs, and hooves, terminology used for markings and coats, the physical ways in which horses communicate their emotions, and how horses learn (which is actually remarkably similar to humans).

We then go onto what a horse needs to be emotionally and physically happy. We teach you how to recognise a healthy horse as well as how to check them over and how to spot pain by changes in the horse's facial expressions. Students will learn how to: train a horse to accept health checks and medical treatments, recognise common health problems, administer first aid, and understand worming and the importance of having an appropriate worming programme in place.

You will learn how to act around horses and limit the risk of accidents occurring. The course talks about nutritional needs and things to avoid in a horse's diet, and promoting good health with grooming. There is also information on blanketing, explaining when this is and isn't necessary, and both the barefoot and shod methods of keeping a horse's hooves.

We show you how to get the best from horse's environment, for the enrichment of their mental and physical development and welfare. This covers: stabling, group housing, turnout, and the social structure of horses.

Owning a horse is actually less expensive than it is perceived to be. This said, it is a lifetime commitment and the costs are a lot more than your average house pet. We highlight the average ongoing costs of horse ownership, along with things to consider before buying a horse, what to look out for when viewing a horse, and how to go about taking your new horse home.

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Part 1: Evolution and domestication
  • Part 2: Coats colours and markings
  • Part 3: Communication
  • Part 4: Learning
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: The five freedoms
  • Part 2: Equine professionals
  • Part 3: Abnormal behaviours
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Checking your horse’s health
  • Part 2: How to train your horse to accept health checks
  • Part 3: Common horse health problems
  • Part 4: First aid kit for horses
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Safety around horses
  • Part 3: Grooming
  • Part 5: Hoof care
  • Part 2: Feeding and watering
  • Part 4: Thermoregulation and blanketing
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Stabling
  • Part 2: Group housing
  • Part 3: Social structure
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Choosing and fitting a saddle for your horse
  • Part 2: Bridles and bits
  • Part 3: Understanding horse training methods
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: The cost of owning a horse
  • Part 2: Before buying a horse
  • Part 4: Taking your new horse home
  • Part 3: Viewing prospective horses
  • Module 7 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Horse Care and Management Diploma Course is an excellent resource for anyone who would like to work with and look after horses in the numerous careers available in the equestrian industry. Similarly, if you are considering horse ownership, the knowledge within this course will have you well-placed to understand horses and their needs, before making the commitment to buy.

Accreditations

The Horse Care and Management 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 is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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