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Horse Care ll

ADL - Academy for Distance Learning

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Know about caring for horses? Expand your knowledge. Develop your skills in the feeding, stabling, bedding, tacking up, foot care and conditioning of horses. This home study course follows on from Horse Care I, but can be taken as a stand-alone course. Particularly relevant for caring for stabled horses, it also covers aspects of care which are relevant to the horse at grass.

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First Aid
Training First Aid
Financial Training
IT Management
Skills and Training


Lesson Structure: Horse Care II BAG204

There are 7 lessons:

Green feeds and succulents
Tempters and tonics
Feeding for special purposes
Three ways to keep horses
Combined systems
Stable layout
Feed rooms
Tack rooms
The medicine chest
Stable routine
Stable tricks and vices
Bedding and Mucking Out
Reasons for bedding
Bedding qualities
Bedding types
Choosing a system
Tools needed for mucking out
Mucking out
Bedding down
Managing the bed
Conserving bedding
Comparing bedding
The muckheap
The Foot and Shoeing
Foot structure
Advantages and disadvantages of shoeing
Signs that shoeing is required
The farrier's tools
How the horse is shod
What to look for in a newly shod hoof
Basic shoes
Surgical shoeing
Exercise and Conditioning
The difference between exercise and conditioning
Soft and hard condition
Exercising a horse
The fittening schedule
Principles of fittening
Maintaining fitness
Tack and Tack Fitting
Principles of bitting
The mouth
Types of bits
Where the bit acts
Fitting the saddle
Causes of sore backs
Care of the back when unsaddling
Saddle types
Saddle cloths and numnahs,
Tack cleaning
Horse Facility Design
Farm layout

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading
Learning Goals: Horse Care II BAG204

Analyse the feeding requirements and feeding techniques available for horse husbandry.
Develop a stable management program for horses.
Explain the management procedures necessary to fulfill the bedding requirements of horses.
Explain the management and care of horses feet.
Implement management procedures for the conditioning of horses.
Describe the procedures used for managing the tack requirements of horses.
Explain the management, including design and applications, of facilities used in the horse industry.


Evaluate different types of horse feeds.
Explain the use of food supplements/additives including:
Describe the feeding programs of horses, for different purposes, including:
horses living outside
horses with different workloads
mares in foal
old horses
sick horses.
Compare the effect of three different diets on the same breed of horse, studied over a two month period.
Compare the different ways to keep horses, including:
stables/loose boxes
combined systems.
Explain the purpose of the different parts of a specified stable complex.
Describe three routine stable tasks, including mucking out.
Develop a checklist for assessing the design of a stable.
Evaluate a specific stable against the assessment checklist you developed.
Plan a stable routine for a specified horse, in a specified stable.
Explain why bedding is necessary for domesticated horses.
Compare alternative bedding systems, including different drainage and absorbent systems.alt
Describe the bedding chores carried out in a specified horse care situation.
Recommend an appropriate bedding system for two different specified situations.
Collect four examples of bedding material suitable for use by a racing horse in a stable.
Describe the structure of a healthy horse's foot, as observed by you.
Describe three potential problems with the horse's foot.
Compare the advantages and disadvantages of shoeing horses.
Select appropriate horse shoes for six different specified situations, from a series of labeled drawings or photographs of different types of shoes.
Describe the process of shoeing a horse, including:
removing an old shoe
preparing the hoof
fitting the new shoe
nailing on
finishing off.
Distinguish between soft and hard condition of a horse.
Explain the principles of fittening for a horse coming off grass and being prepared for racing.
Develop exercise routines for horses in three different specified situations, including:
racing stables
a child's pony
mare with foal.
Implement a fittening schedule for a specified type of horse over a period of at least two months.
Analyse the results of a fittening schedule applied to a specific horse.
List the different items of tack equipment that would be required by two different specified horse enterprises.
Label the features of three different items of tack on unlabelled diagrams.
Describe the use of two different specified items of tack.
Develop procedures for the management of tack in a specified horse enterprise, including:
use repair/replacement
Compare the different types of fencing used for horses, including:
barbed wire
timber post and rail
Determine the facilities required for different types of horse enterprises, including:
riding schools
stud farms
racing stables.
Describe the facilities for showing horses at two specific locations, including:
an agricultural showground
a sales facility.
Evaluate the design of a horse farm visited by you, for a specified application.
Prepare a design, including one or more sketch plans, of a stable for a specified application.

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Horse Anatomy, Horse Breeding, Veterinary Science