Taking Care of the Horse

"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.


Prerequisite: Understanding the Horse

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, and 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 available.

Pricing Structure 

Instructor Driven Purchase by the Course 

Tuition by the Course - Instructor Driven $500

Tuition by the Course - Read and Test Out by the Course - Express and Take at Your Own Pace $100

Instructor Driven Purchase by the Course Series

Tuition by the Course Series - Instructor Driven $450

Tuition by the Course Series - Read and Test Out by the Course - Express and Take at Your Own Pace $80

Instructor Driven Purchase by the Program

Tuition by the Program - Instructor Driven $400

Tuition by the Program - Read and Test Out by the Course - Express and Take at Your Own Pace $60

You can purchase by the course or purchase by a series to receive a discount. You can also purchase by the program to receive the biggest savings. ​

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