HORSE CARE I – Distance Learning Course

By: ACS Distance Education  08/08/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

There are seven lessons as follows: 1.Horse Psychology and Handling • The Horses's memory • Using Psychology to handle the horse • Handling the horse in various situations • Catching a horse • Putting on a head stall or halter • Leading a horse • Putting on a bridle • Taking off a bridle • Saddling and unsaddling • Tying up a horse • Safety 2. Buying A Horse • Temperament • Size and weight carrying ability • Age and sex • Colour and marking • Breed 3. Conformation • Factors affecting conformation • Ideal conformation • How to describe conformation 4.The Digestive System and the Principles Of Feeding and Watering • The alimentary canal • Absorption of Food • Groups of Nutrients • Composition oif some common feeds • Principles of Watering • Principles of Feeding • Ideal proportions of food types • Calculating Rations 5.The Grass Kept Horse & Pasture Management • Develop appropriate procedures to manage a horse at grass • Advantages of Working off Grass • Disadvantages of Working off Grass • Paddock size • Types of Fencing • The supply of water • Shelter • General Management • Exercise and grooming • Land Conservation • Other factors • Roughing off and turning out 6.Grooming • The skin • How the Skin Regulates Body Temperature • Grooming Tools and methods • Washing the mane and tail • Caring for grooming tools 7.Industry Applications • Explain commercial opportunities available in the horse industry • Resources • Writing resumes • Competition horses • Educating horses • Breeding • Farm planning • Quality management systems • Whole Farm planning • Preparing farm business plan • Managing risk • Sensitivity Analysis • Financial Planning • Financial records Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Equine/HORSE-CARE-I-BAG102-666.aspx Or email us at [email protected] for more information

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