Certificate in Equine Studies

The Certificate in Equine Studies is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of equine care, all from the comfort of your own home. You'll gain a deep knowledge of horse psychology, handling, and grooming and learn the practicalities of buying a horse and maintaining its health​​.
Course Provider
My Learning Online
(RTO 22557)
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Flexible Online Delivery

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Payment Plans from $35 to $45 Per Week

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
Approximately 500 hours.
100% Online
Career Outcomes
  • Equine Care Specialist
  • Stable Manager
  • Horse Groomer
  • Horse Breeder
  • Equine Event Manager
  • Equine Behaviorist
  • Horse Trainer
  • Equine Therapist
  • Riding Instructor
  • Equine Business Owner or Manager
Course Modules

1. Horse Care 1

  • Horse psychology and handling
  • Buying a horse
  • Conformation
  • The digestive system and principles of feeding and watering
  • The grass kept horse and pasture management
  • Grooming
  • Industry Applications

2. Horse Care 2

  • Feeds
  • Stabling
  • Bedding and Mucking Out
  • The Foot and Shoeing
  • Exercise and Conditioning
  • Tack and Tack Fitting
  • Horse Facility Design

3. Horse Care 3

  • Blankets, Bandages & Boots
  • Maintaining The Health Of Horses
  • Clipping, Trimming & Plaiting
  • Traveling & Care of The Horse Away From Home
  • Organising & Managing A Horse Event
  • Managing A Horse Enterprise

4. Horse Breeding

  • Why breed horses?
  • Mare Anatomy
  • Stallion Anatomy
  • Managing the Arrival and Departure of the horse at the stud
  • Pre-natal growth
  • Care of the Pregnant Mare
  • General newborn care
  • Introduction to Fertility

5. Equine Behaviour

  • Introduction: Influences and motivation
  • Genetics and Behaviour
  • Equine Perception and Behaviour
  • Communication and Social Behaviour
  • Sexual and Reproductive Behaviour
  • Learning and Training
  • Behavioural Problems
Course Fees Include
  • All required study materials and course notes.
  • A course tutor will help you every step of the way and answer any questions.
  • A certificate officially recognising your successful completion of studies and qualifications.
  • Transcripts indicating units completed.
  • Online 24/7 access to your course through the online learning portal allows you to study when it suits your schedule.
  • Lifetime access to the course content allows you to have a refresher whenever needed.
Payment Options

Upfront payment or flexible payment plan starting from $35 to $45 per week. Only Australian Citizens & Permanent Residents are eligible for payment plans.

Why this course?

Why complete an Equine Studies Certificate? Maybe you love horses, or you even own your own horses. Maybe you have had a long career within the equine space but would like to formalise your skills by earning a certificate.

There are several components to owning or treating horses that anyone working with them should be aware of. With this comprehensive Certificate in Equine Studies, you will learn everything from how to physically care for your horses grooming needs to how its environment and stable should be set up for general wellbeing as well as everything in between such as horse grooming, breeding, managing horse events and understanding of horse behaviour. Being one of the more comprehensive equine studies courses online, this course goes into a lot of useful details which our students find very helpful and gives students a solid base understanding of the equine space, opening more career opportunities for them.

Equine Care and Management in Australia is a huge industry with plenty of opportunities, being able to show that your passion for caring and breeding horses is backed up by a Certificate in Equine Studies will give you or an employer the confidence that these beautiful animals are in good hands.

Tutor Support

Just because you are studying online, doesn’t mean you are studying alone. Feel totally supported with access to full tutor support over the phone and via email 6 days a week.


This certificate is accredited through the International Approval & Registration Centre (IARC). A non-profit, global organisation to help you gain employment.

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

My Learning Online

Learning Online is a new-age education provider with the mission of delivering practical skills to Australians so that you can get the most out of life. They specialise in carefully crafted short courses to deliver you the skills you’ll need to succeed. By partnering with industry experts their courses are highly relevant to what’s occurring in the industry right now. This means that when you graduate from a Learning Online course, you’ll be able to start applying those skills and create an impact in your role from day one. My Learning Online provides a broad selection of flexible online courses, offering practical skills in fields such as agriculture, animal care, business, and photography. Developed with industry experts, these courses ensure immediate relevance and applicability across various sectors. Ideal for those looking to advance their career, switch industries, or pursue a passion, My Learning Online's courses allow for flexible, online study, enabling learners to gain essential skills and knowledge at their own pace and convenience.
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