Call: (306) 252-1000

Equine Studies 20L - 7341

Pre-Requisite: none, but must have access to horses.

Delivery Method: Online Asynchronous
Due to the seasonal nature of this course, we recommend that students registering during Semester 1 opt to take this course for the full school year.

Equine 20 is a 100 hour course that facilitates learning in the subject area of horses. It has been designed as a locally determined option to meet the needs of a variety of student interests. The course builds on competencies developed at the introductory level. The student will access Moodle for information and assignments to be completed and submitted to the DLC instructor. Equine 20 focuses on:


Maintaining Equine Facilities and Environment – safety protocols, transport, housing
Business Management Practices – developing professionalism and employability skills for the workplace, insurance and liability, business risk, record keeping, and governing laws
Tacking and Grooming Routines – saddles, blankets, bridles, bits, training aids, grooming, warm-up and cool-down routines.

There will be no final exam for this course. Evaluation will include assignments, videos of student demonstrating skills, and a final project.

For homework, the students will be required to create videos and submit them to their instructor in order to demonstrate course skills. Therefore, students will need access to a horse and facilities. It is recommended that they have a mentor on-site to help them with the hands-on skills.

This course is hosted on the Sun West Moodle Website and also available in a print-based package.

Suggested Career Pathways*:
Pasture Rider, Horse Trainer, Groom, Equine Chiropractor, Vet Clinic Employee, Barn hand

*Please consult with a guidance counselor.

Supplied Resources:

All resources are supplied online.


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