Certificate in Equine Husbandry

Learn to raise and manage horses. Useful to enhance your career, improve or start an equine business, or get a job in the equine industry.

Course CodeVAG011
Fee CodeCT
Duration (approx)600 hours

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Develop your horse husbandry and management skills

Horse ownership is flourishing in many countries.
While owning a horse is a dream for many people, it is a dream that comes with responsibilities. It requires that you have knowledge and understanding of the different aspects of caring for these intelligent animals.

This course provides important information on horse ownership and care.

The equine industry is bigger than what most people might realize today. It employs large numbers of people and horses found in more industries than you might realize, including:

  • Racing
  • Recreational Riding
  • Tourism
  • Mounted Police


Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Certificate in Equine Husbandry.
 Horse Care I BAG102
 Equine Behaviour BAG216
 Horse Care II BAG204
 Horse Care III BAG302
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 2 of the following 4 modules.
 Animal Anatomy And Physiology (Animal Husbandry I) BAG101
 Animal Feed & Nutrition (Animal Husbandry III) BAG202
 Animal Health (Animal Husbandry II) BAG201
 Animal Breeding BAG301

Note that each module in the Certificate in Equine Husbandry is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

What Should You Study?

Let us help you make the Best Decision for You! We have a huge amount of equine experience on our staff; from Lyn Quirk and Peter Douglas who have been teaching horse riding for decades, to Anna Jones and Cheryl Wilson who have outstanding background working in the equine industry across the UK. These people are passionate, highly qualified horse people with a fantastic range of very relevant experience.


We've always found it is better to communicate with someone before they enrol. If we understand your passions, capabilities and ambitions, we can help you map out a course of action to give you the best chance of achieving your goals.


Completing this course will not only expand your knowledge and understanding of horses, but you will be more aware of the nature and scope of the equine industry; you will notice opportunities that you may have not seen before, and you will look at horses differently.

Graduates may decide to only work with their own horses, perhaps starting an equine business.
Alternatively they may find employment within the equine industry, in any number of situations, such as:

  • Stable Hand
  • Groomer
  • Track Rider
  • Animal Attendant
  • Stud Worker
  • Horse Breeder
  • Horse Trainer
  • Event Organiser
  • Farm Manager
  • Equine Supplies Sales or Marketing Officer

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Dr. Gareth Pearce

Veterinary scientist and surgeon with expertise in agriculture and environmental science, with over 25 years of experience in teaching and research in agriculture, veterinary medicine, wildlife ecology and conservation in the UK, Australia and New Zealand
Jade Sciascia

Biologist, Business Coordinator, Government Environmental Dept, Secondary School teacher (Biology); Recruitment Consultant, Senior Supervisor in Youth Welfare, Horse Riding Instructor (part-completed) and Boarding Kennel Manager. Jade has a B.Sc.Biol, Di
Cheryl Wilson

Cheryl has spent two decades working in agriculture, equine and education industries, across England, Scotland, Australia and New Zealand. She graduated with a B.Sc.(Hons), HND Horse Mgt, C&G Teaching Cert. For several years, Cheryl managed the distance
Alison Pearce

Alison brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to ACS students. She has worked as a University Lecturer, has also run a veterinary operating theatre; responsible for animal anaesthesia, instrument preparation, and assistance with surgical techniqu
Horse Care
This book is an accumulation of information from biology, agricultural science and veterinary medicine. It looks to explore and explain the fundamentals of appropriate horse care aims and techniques. In doing so it will consider horsemanship as a combinat
Animal Health
Understand health issues, disease and injury prevention, inspecting animals, differential diagnosis and common illnesses. Animals can suffer from injury, poisoning, hereditary conditions, nutritional problems and viral, bacterial and fungal infections. A