Horse Breeding - Online Course

Horse Breeding has been designed to develop your skills for successful horse breeding.

Whether you are looking to do it for personal interest at home or as a business, the concepts learnt in the course are valuable knowledge for the selection of the appropriate breeding program, care for the pregnant mare and health of the newborn foal.

To create a successful business you need to diversify from those businesses that are your competition and so the Horse Breeding course introduces you to creating your own design.

The course is completely self-paced to suit your life-style.

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Course Outline
Course Code: 
BAG307
Duration: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Delivery: 
Online & Correspondence
Certificate: 
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Breeding Horses
  2. The Broodmare
  3. The Stallion
  4. Breeding Management
  5. The Pregnant Mare
  6. Parturition and Foaling
  7. Care of the New-born Foal
  8. Infertility in the Mare and Stallion
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Understand the process of selecting mares and stallions for successful breeding purposes.
  • Identify and understand the anatomy and physiology of the mare’s reproductive tract and the physical characteristics, which are preferable for a successful brood mare.
  • Identify and understand the anatomy and physiology of the stallion’s reproductive tract and the physical characteristics, which are preferable for a successful breeding stallion.
  • Explain and compare different ways of breeding horses.
  • Identify and explain the appropriate management of a pregnant mare.
  • Understand and explain the foaling process.
  • Describe the important care of a newborn foal.
  • Discuss common fertility problems that can occur in a mare and stallion.
  • Develop greater diversity in your approach to design, by learning from the work of other designers.