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Equine Psychology

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This course includes:

03:54:00 hours

CPD Accreditation

9 units

Full lifetime access

Access on mobile and TV

Certificate of completion

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Key Concepts Covered by This Free Course:

  • Understanding the nature and behaviour of horses
  • Identifying equine body language and communication
  • Applying equine psychology principles in training and handling
  • Recognising signs of stress and anxiety in horses
  • Exploring the role of the human-horse relationship in equine psychology
  • Examining the impact of environment and socialisation on equine behaviour
  • Gaining insights into horse cognition and learning processes

Course Overview:

Discover the fascinating world of Equine Psychology with our free online course! Designed for anyone with an interest in horses, this course offers an in-depth exploration of the psychology behind equine behaviour. Through a series of engaging and interactive modules, you will gain a deeper understanding of how horses think, feel, and communicate. At the heart of this course is the recognition that the human-horse relationship is crucial to equine well-being. We believe that every horse deserves to be understood and treated with compassion and respect and that by learning about equine psychology, we can become better caretakers and trainers. With this course, you will learn to identify the signs of stress and anxiety in horses, understand how to communicate effectively with horses and apply principles of equine psychology to training and handling. Whether you are a horse owner, trainer, or simply someone who loves horses, this course will provide you with valuable insights and knowledge.

Course Benefits:

By taking our Equine Psychology course, you will gain a range of benefits that will positively impact your career and personal life. First and foremost, you will deepen your knowledge and understanding of equine behaviour, enabling you to become a more effective trainer or caretaker. In addition, this course will help you develop a greater sense of empathy and compassion towards horses, leading to more fulfilling and rewarding interactions with them. You will also gain a valuable credential demonstrating your commitment to equine welfare and your desire to improve your skills and knowledge.

Career Path:

  • Equine Trainer: Train horses for various disciplines and ensure their well-being throughout the training process.
  • Equine Behaviourist: Diagnose and treat behavioural issues in horses, and develop training plans to modify their behaviour.
  • Equine-Assisted Therapist: Use horses to help individuals with mental or emotional health issues and design therapeutic programs for clients.
  • Equine Welfare Officer: Advocate for the welfare of horses, investigate cases of abuse or neglect, and educate the public on equine welfare issues.
  • Equine Researcher: Conduct scientific research on equine behaviour, cognition, and learning, and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field.
Course content

Equine Psychology

01: Introduction to Equine Psychology


02: Equine Communicative Behaviour


03: Reproduction and Stallion Behaviour


04: Behaviour of Foals and Ponies


05: Training Horses


06: Horse-Human Relationships


07: Equines Environmental and Social Behaviour


08: Equine Locomotive Behaviour


09: Unusual and Problematic Behaviour


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Our extensive library of accredited courses covers a range of topics, such as veterinary training, pet training, grooming, first aid, nutrition, and equine behaviour. Whether you want to fast track your career as a qualified veterinary assistant or need expert guidance on how to care for your exotic fish, we’ve got the perfect program for you.

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