Taking Care of the Horse
(Equine Health 101)

"Taking Care of the Horse," designed to follow successful completion of "Understanding the Horse,"  provides the student with more sophisticated information that builds upon the foundation of the first course.  The first unit will deal with the most common accidents that occur to horses: getting cast in the stall, cuts, hematomas, broken bones, injuries related to kicks, injuries related to trailering, choke, and that most horrible of equine emergencies, the injury so serious that one must consider euthanasia. The second unit provides the student with information about putting horses in stalls and trailers, separating horses from their herd, weaning, and basic rules for dealing with horses on a day-to-day basis with safety in mind.  In the third unit, on reproduction and foaling, the student will learn about the mare's reproductive system and the issues one faces in terms of getting a mare pregnant, the stages of pregnancy, what needs to be done when a mare is getting close to foaling, foaling, the possible problems one faces during foaling, and care of the newborn foal. Finally, in the fourth unit, grooming will be discussed for show and sale, with steps laid out for a daily grooming program aimed at getting a horse to a show or sale, and, also in this unit, job possibilities working with horses will be discussed.

Course Objective

In this course, the student will learn:

 

  • The dangers of a horse cast in a stall.

  • Treating cuts and hematomas.

  • Treating broken bones.

  • Treating injuries related to kicks and trailering.

  • Understanding and treating choke.

  • When euthanasia is the only option for an injured or ill horse.

  • Putting horses in stalls and trailers.

  • Separating a horse safely from the herd.

  • Basic safety rules for working with horses.

  • The mare's reproductive system, and getting a mare in foal.

  • Achieving and maintaining equine pregnancy

  • Common pregnancy problems and issues.

  • The stages of equine pregnancy.

  • Foaling

  • Potential foaling problems and issues.

  • Care of the newborn foal.

  • Grooming routines for show or sale.

  • Products, tools, and professional secrets for grooming horses.

  • Horse-related jobs are available.

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OPTION 1 Read and Test Out 

Self Study - Express - Credit for Previous Experience

  • Read study material. 

  • Take the tests.  

  • Complete at your own pace.

You read the study material and take the tests at your own pace with the express option. Express works great if you are on a time frame to complete the courses.

Perfect if you have previous experience working with horses and want to review the study material and then take the tests. 

$240 Tuition Fee for Online Course

Tuition Fees for Option 1

Application Fee: $100.00 (one-time fee)

Tuition: $240.00

Total Application and Tuition Fee: $340.00​ *Tool kit not included

OPTION 2 Course Leader and Classroom Discussion

  • Read study material.

  • Discuss with Leader and classmates.

  • Take the tests.

  • The course takes one month to complete.

Option 2 is excellent if you prefer to have a class leader drive the discussion and participate with your classmates before taking the tests. A perfect choice for beginners to have the opportunity to participate in the discussion before testing. The course is open for one month with weekly discussions to prepare you for the multiple-choice tests required each week at the end of a unit.

$360 Tuition Fee for Online Course

Tuition Fees for Option 2

Application Fee: $100.00 (one-time fee)

Tuition: $360.00

Total Application and Tuition Fee: $460.00​ *Tool kit not included

OPTION 3 Course Instructor with Classroom Discussion and Assignments

  • Read study material.

  • Discuss with Instructor and classmates.

  • Complete search and fetch assignments.

  • Take the tests.

  • The course takes one month to complete.

Option 3 is great if you prefer a structured classroom, this is the option for you and recommended for the beginner. You will participate in discussions assignments and take quizzes to keep you on track to prepare for the multiple-choice tests at the end of each unit and required weekly. 

$480 Tuition Fee for Online Course

Tuition Fees for Option 3

Application Fee: $100.00 (one-time fee)

Tuition: $480.00

Total Application and Tuition Fee: $580.00​ *Tool kit not included