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Horse Care Management

Horse Care Management is a comprehensive study of equine science and the practical application of these scientific concepts. This course consists of three basic horse care modules and an elective module in Equine Behavior or Horse Breeding. With each module, you will gain hands-on experience with the set task activities. Upon completion, you will have learned several facets of horse care and horse management, including daily care, handling techniques, and training principles. 

A fundamental key to success in the horse industry is having an extensive knowledge of the horse. Completing this intensive course acknowledges the dedication of those interested in the well-being of horses and affirms that you have met an industry-standard level of proficiency. 

12 Months / 400 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School

Germanna Community College

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Learning Method

Instructor-led

Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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Horse Care Management

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES190

What You Will Learn
  • Basic principles of equine husbandry practices.
  • A broad knowledge of horse care for both the stabled horse and horse kept on grass.
  • Proper management of the health and condition of horses in various situations and conditions.
  • A deeper understanding of horse behavior as well as practical skills in properly handling and training horses.
  • A practical knowledge of various aspects of horse breeding, as well as the importance of genetics and selective breeding.
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 12 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 400 course hours
How you will benefit
  • A comprehensive understanding of horse care, horse management, and husbandry is key to starting a career in the horse industry.
  • Cultivating a broad knowledge of horses will increase your level of success as a wrangler or horse caretaker
  • Holding a certificate of completion increases your competitiveness in the horse industry job market.

Outline

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I. Horse Care A
  A.   Horse Psychology and Handling Horses
  B.   Considerations for Buying and Selling Horses
  C.   Evaluating Conformation in the Horse
  D.   The Digestive System and Basic Principles of Equine Nutrition
  E.   Principles of Pasture Management
  F.   Principles of Proper Grooming
  G.   Industry Applications
II. Horse Care B
  A.   Feeds for Horses
  B.   Stable Management Practices
  C.   Bedding and Mucking Out
  D.   Principles of Hoof Care and Shoeing
  E.   Exercise and Conditioning
  F.   Tack and Tack Fitting
  G.   Horse Facility Design
III. Horse Care C
  A.   Utilizing Blankets, Bandages and Boots
  B.   Principles of Equine Health Management
  C.   Clipping and Trimming the Competitive Horse
  D.   Transporting and Managing Horses Away from Home
  E.   Organizing and Managing a Horse Event
  F.   Aspects of Operating a Horse Enterprise
You will choose one of the following modules:
IV. Equine Behavior
  A.   Introduction to Equine Behavior
  B.   How Genetics Influence Behavior
  C.   Perception and Response Behavior
  D.   Communication and Social Behavior
  E.   Sexual and Reproductive Behaviors
  F.   Learning Behaviors and Training Methods
  G.   Addressing Maladaptive Behavior in Horses
       

 OR 

 

V. Horse Breeding

  A.   Fundamental Principles of Horse Breeding
  B.   Reproductive Physiology of the Mare
  C.   Reproductive Physiology of the Stallion
  D.   Breeding Management Practices
  E.   Management of the Pregnant Mare
  F.   Understanding the Foaling Process
  G.   Care of the Newborn Foal
  H.   Infertility and Reproductive Disorders

Instructors & Support

Meg Anema

Meg Anema holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Animal Science and Agricultural Economics from New Mexico State University and a Master of Science degree in Equine Reproductive Physiology from Colorado State University. Anema, a certified Career and Technical Education instructor, has taught courses in Equine Science, Animal Science, and Veterinary Science for over 10 years. She grew up training horses and has years of experience as a breeding farm manager, equine A.I. technician, and equine events coordinator.

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • This course is preferred with the latest versions of Windows and Mac OS. Although the versions listed below are compatible, it's strongly recommended to have the latest operating system for an optimal experience.
    • PC: Windows 10 or later operating systems.
    • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download.
  • All applications listed above must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

FAQs

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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

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Does this course prepare for a certification?

No.

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive twelve (12) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance

How can I get more information about this course?

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