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Equine Owners Keeping Horses and Ponies At Grass

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This course provides an introduction into how to care for and manage the horse living out at pasture. The course covers the natural instincts of the horse and explains how to provide a balanced diet to the horse or pony living out at grass.

It explores the management requirements at different times of the year and common ailments and health problems that can arise. Grooming, trimming and rugging requirements are also discussed.

This course has been designed to provide you with a practical awareness of the particular needs and management of the grass kept equine and provide a working knowledge of how to care for the grass kept horse and pony throughout the year. This will enable you to:

  • Appreciate the specific requirements, restrictions and potential problems of keeping a horse at grass.
  • Understand the specific needs of the grass kept horse through a year and how you can fulfill these needs in a practical, effective and cost efficient way.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • The Natural Behavior of Horses
  • Managing Groups of Horses out at Grass
  • Seasonal Care of the Horse: Feeding
  • Seasonal Care - Rugging
  • Grooming and Trimming


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 DED9103
cost $153.00
estimated time to
complete course
35 Hours
course materials
365 Days