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Certificate in Horse Care

599.00

Take a ride to the top of the class with better horse care

This Horse Care 101 course provides you with essential knowledge about horse groom duties, pasturing horses, what factors should be considered when looking for the right equine companion, and the basic elements of conformation terminology. Learn about horse care training, quartering, hoof care, and setting up an equine care business. Discover what constitutes whole farm planning, understand the survival mechanisms of early horses, explore horse dietary needs and how to apply equine psychology to handle your horse better. Enrol in our Certificate in Horse Care and plan a future that excites you.

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6 Months Access | ~70 hours
Study at your own pace – students generally complete one module per-week. See our free course guide for detailed duration information.

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I’ve gone from working in a pathology office to now hanging out with some super cute dogs!’ Janet’s journey is far from over, and she has big plans to take her career even further. Ultimately, she hopes to help expand her friend’s business to include mobile grooming, a must-have for many clients in today’s busy world.

CAREER BENEFITS

  • Learn about temperament & weight-carrying ability before you buy a horse
  • Study financial management ahead of starting an equine care business
  • Ideal for horse owners or those already working with horses
  • Discover the commercial possibilities of horse ownership
  • Understand breeding, competition, and farm business structures
  • Develop appropriate procedures to manage a horse at grass
  • Learn to pinpoint the conformation of horses on a property/facility

COURSE CONTENTS

  • The early horse
  • Survival mechanisms of the early horse
  • The modern horse – behaviour and memory
  • Using psychology to handle horses
  • Catching and leading horses
  • Fitting the bridle and saddle
  • Tying up a horse
  • Safety rules
  • Temperament
  • Size
  • Weight carrying ability
  • Age
  • Equine dentition and ageing
  • Glossary of terms
  • Dentition diagrams and detailed explanation
  • Colour and markings
  • Breeds
  • The shape of the skeleton
  • Body proportions and parts
  • Conformation problems
  • How to describe confirmation
  • The digestive System
  • The alimentary canal
  • The Stomach
  • The small intestine
  • The large intestine
  • Absorption of food
  • Groups of food nutrients
  • The composition of some common horse feeds
  • The principles of watering
  • The principles of feeding
  • Feeding concentrates and roughages
  • Feeding groups of horses at one time
  • Advantages and disadvantages of working off grass
  • Paddock size and minimum area needed
  • Types of fencing
  • The water supply
  • Shelter
  • Fodder trees
  • General management of the grass-kept horse
  • Management in summer
  • Management in winter
  • Exercise
  • Grooming the grass-kept horse
  • Conservation of the land
  • Keeping horses at grass on small areas
  • Roughing off and turning a horse out
  • The skin – epidermis, dermis, the coat
  • How the skin regulates body temperature
  • Reasons for grooming
  • Grooming tools
  • Grooming techniques – strapping, sponging, brushing
  • Using a stable rubber, dealing with stable stains on grey coats
  • Oiling the feet
  • Quartering
  • Setting Fair/Brushing off
  • Washing the mane and tail
  • Washing the sheath
  • Shampooing the horse
  • Resources
  • Writing resumes – employment readiness
  • Competition horses (overview) – event horse, dressage horse, show jumper, endurance
  • Educating Horses
  • Breeding
  • Farm planning
  • Short term operations
  • Farm business structures
  • Quality management systems
  • Whole farm planning
  • Preparing a farm business
  • Managing risk
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Financial management
  • Record keeping
  • Finance sources
  • Setting up a small business

We donate a portion of all course proceeds to the ISPCA

  • The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) is Ireland’s largest national animal welfare charity, and represents a number of affiliated member societies.  Together the ISPCA and our members help, rescue, treat and responsibly rehome tens of thousands of animals of all different species.
  • The Career Academy donates a portion of all course proceeds to the ISPCA, with the funds going toward their rehabilitation and adoption programs.

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There are no entry requirements or prerequisites to enrol on this course. You can enrol online directly by clicking on “Enrol Now” and following the prompts.  

Alternatively, you can enrol over the phone with our friendly student advisors – call 01 437 8559 or email info@careeracademy.ie

This course costs €499.00 or only €25 per week on a no-deposit, interest-free payment plan. Click here to get started now. 

This course takes approximately 70 hours, and you’ll have up to 6 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week, but if life gets busy, you can apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Upon completing this course, you could obtain work in the equine industry.

Contact a friendly student advisor on 01 437 8559 to learn about potential career outcomes and where our courses could take you. You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

Your course is delivered through our online learning platform, which you can access from any web browser 24/7 to work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the necessary resources at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates; you can start whenever you are ready, and your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

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Absolutely! You’ve got a 14-day cooling-off period (trial period) at the start of your course. Take that time to review all your learning material and get a feel for online learning. If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money-back guarantee*.

A Certificate in Horse care is a great way to break into the equine industry or learn how to care for your horse properly. Horse carers may work with event horses, dressage horses, show jumpers, or working horses on farms.

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