In this course you will be introduced to many of the important aspects of running a horse-housing establishment, including barn hygiene, air quality, fencing and pasture maintenance and improvement, a safety audit and many more. This course provides practical and up to date information needed to ensure a safe and healthy environment for horses, through effective and responsible management techniques.
Management of the Equine Environment provides you with access to the latest research and helps you immediately apply what you learn in a practical way to your situation.
By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:
- Assess management and safety practices related to the housing environment of the horse;
- Apply knowledge of equine environmental management practices to present and future situations with the horse;
- Investigate and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of a variety of equine environmental management practices; and
- Conduct an environmental audit of a property for housing horses that identifies problems and solutions for the health and safety of the horse.
This course will introduce you to the important aspects of running a horse establishment including:
- Stable Design and Ventilation
- Air Quality
- Extreme Weather and Emergency Action Plans
- Turnout for your horse: Pasture, Fencing, and Shelter
- Manure Management and Environmental Responsibilities
- Seasonal Considerations
- Horse Housing Around the World
This course is designed for those looking to increase their understanding of the horse, advance their careers in the equine industry and expand their knowledge and skills in the area of equine science.
This course is intended for adult learners. Students must either be 18 years of age or have completed Grade 12 or equivalent, in order to register.
It is recommended certificate and diploma students complete Management of the Equine Environment first, or very early in their course of studies.
|Assessment Item||Weight||Learning Outcomes|
|Graded Discussions (3 x 10%)||30%||2 and 3|
|Knowledge Quizzes (3 x 5%)||15%||1|
|Equine Environmental Evaluation Portfolio||55%||4|
|Total||100%||1, 3, 3 and 4|
Open Learning and Educational Support
We recommend you register in Management of the Equine Environment as your first course if you are beginning your online equine studies. This course is offered every semester.
You can expect to spend 6 - 10 hours per week to complete the course material, discussions and assignments.
You do not need to own a horse or have access to an equine facility to participate and be successful in this course.