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Skills you will gain

Disease ManagementNutritionAnimal BehaviorVital Signs

Learner Career Outcomes

67%

started a new career after completing these courses

40%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 22 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Introduction to The Horse Course

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 60 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
Introduction to the World’s Equids8m
Evolution of Horses and Donkeys10m
Roles of Horses and Donkeys in Human Development8m
Breeds of Horses15m
Breeds of Donkeys4m
The Hybrids7m
1 reading
Week 110m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz20m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Basic Equine Physiology

4 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 108 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
10 videos
Basic Equine Physiology7m
Hoof Anatomy11m
Hoof Care13m
Laminitis12m
Coat Colors14m
Coat Markings10m
Equipment14m
Grooming13m
Week 2 Assignment Instructions - Aminal Description and Hoof Care Plan4m
1 reading
Week 210m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz20m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Equine Behavior and Training

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 92 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Equine Senses12m
How Horses and Donkeys Communicate16m
Typical Equine Behaviors10m
Abnormal Equine Behaviors16m
Basic Psychology in Training16m
Gaits11m
Week 3 Assignment Instructions - Training Plan5m
1 reading
Week 310m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz20m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Feeding Management

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 101 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Equine Digestive Anatomy12m
Evaluating Body Condition13m
Nutrient Requirements15m
Components of an Equine Diet16m
Pasture Management16m
Colic16m
Week 4 Assignment Instructions - Feeding Plan5m
1 reading
Week 410m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz20m
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Top reviews from The Horse Course: Introduction to Basic Care and Management

By TCSep 9th 2018

I have learnt so much by taking this course, so thorough and engaging, ill be sad to not be studying this on my evenings anymore for sure.\n\n100% recommend. Thankyou for holding such a great course.

By MTSep 28th 2016

I have done a equine anatomy and physiology course through Toces in England, and have found when comparing this short online course very insightfull. I would love to do more of these

Instructor

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Chris J. Mortensen, Ph.D. 

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Animal Sciences
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