Equine Health

About the course


This short course will enable you to recognise signs of ill health in horses, including the correct way to take TP&R and when to call the vet. We will also look at ailments that are common in horses managed in modern regimes.

What are the entry requirements?

Interest in horses, horse management and health. Those with their own horses who wish to learn more about horse health, how to recognise ill health and common ailments.

How long is the course?

5 hours

What will the course involve?

A mix of practical and classroom based delivery

How long will I be learning?

5 hours

What equipment will I need?

Pen / pencil and paper for notes.

Yard clothes. Gloves and a riding hat may be helpful.

How will I know if I am making progress?

Improved knowledge and confidence in identifying ill horses, understanding of the ailments common in today’s horses and how to avoid these ailments.

What course work will I be expected to complete?


What can I expect to learn from this course?

How to identify ill horse health, common ailments and how to prevent them, taking TPR and when to call the vet.

What other training programmes and progression opportunities are there?

This day course is one of a series including Horse Behaviour and Feeding we are also running short courses on Perfecting your Plaiting, Clipping and Developing your Long-reining.


Equine Studies

The equine industry in the United Kingdom is expanding rapidly, with a turnover approaching £1 billion per year. It encompasses many different sectors, from racing, driving and endurance to dressage, horse trials and show jumping. These areas are supported by a large ancillary industry which provides extensive career opportunities.