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Equine Owners Certificate In Instincts and Behaviour

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This course is designed to provide you with an introduction into the complex, and in-depth subject of horse behavior. It will allow you to develop a recognition of how a horse behaves when confronted with various environments and situations. An understanding of equine behavior will enable you to establish better communication with the horse and allow 'equine friendly' training and husbandry methods to be devised.

This course provides an introduction into equine behavior and how it applies to the horse owner.

It explores how the horse has evolved and the relation to their natural lifestyle.

The unit covers the natural instincts of the horse and investigates the use and value of equine social behavior.

Natural instincts are investigated and how behavior has altered through domestication.

It explores the stresses that a domesticated life puts on the horse, indicators of stress related behavior and examines how we can recognise and alleviate such stress.

It examines how these theories work in practice and how you can assist your horse when training.

The course explores methods for developing 'equine friendly' training and husbandry.

Topics in this course include

  • Evolution of the Horse
  • Physical Changes Bought About by Evolution
  • Natural Instincts
  • Social Groups
  • Herd Structure and Social Behaviors
  • The Consequences of Domestication
  • Training Behaviors
  • Reinforcement of Ideas


Certificate of Completion issued by Horses and Courses

On successful completion of the course, the certificate is issued by Horses and Courses.


After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

course quick facts
course code DED9102
cost $153.00
estimated time to
complete course
40 Hours
course materials
40 Days