Call: (306) 252-1000

Equine Studies 20L - 7341

Pre-requisite: None (Recommended to take Equine 10L first)

Delivery Method: Online Asynchronous

Course Description

Equine 20L facilitates learning the processes and practices involved in dealing with horses. Learners will enhance their knowledge and gain confidence in the skills and abilities needed to maintain outdoor equine environments, apply business management skills, manage tack and equipment, communicate and interact professionally, and display a positive attitude toward equine and personal safety. They will read, observe, research and carry out hands-on activities. Learners will create videos in order to demonstrate their skills. Due to the potential hazards when dealing with horses, learners must have an adult mentor’s permission and willingness to supervise and guide their hands-on activities.

Learners in our agriculture courses will complete the OATS farm safety online program, developed by the Saskatchewan Safety Council.

Units of Study

  • Maintaining Equine Facilities and Environment
  • Business Management Practices
  • Tacking and Grooming Routines

Required Resources

  • A horse and equine facilities
  • Video recording equipment

Suggested Career Pathways

  • Pasture rider
  • Horse trainer
  • Groom
  • Equine chiropractor
  • Vet clinic employee
  • Barn hand
  • Farrier/blacksmith
  • Tourism
  • Equine therapist
  • Farmer/Rancher
  • Horse breeder
  • Jockey
  • Mounted police office
  • Broodmare manager
  • Jockey
  • Riding instructor
  • Veterinarian

Instructor: Melanie Kerpan

Melanie Kerpan

Phone: (306) 252-1000

Fax: (306) 252-2150

Skype: melanie.kerpan1

Sun West Distance Learning Centre

P.O. Box 370
408 - 5th Avenue
Kenaston, SK S0G 2N0


Phone: (306) 252-1000
Fax: (306) 252-2150