Call: (306) 252-1000

Equine Studies 30L - 9341

Pre-Requisite  None; Equine Studies 10L recommended. 

Delivery Method Online Asynchronous

Course Description

Equine Studies 30L is a 100 hour course that explores various elements of horse health and production; starting with the equine life cycle and breeding technologies, we move into diseases, parasites and vaccinations and then study horse psychology and safe handling techniques. The course introduces new elements of equine study, and also builds on competencies developed in the 10 and 20 level.   

There is no final exam for this course. Evaluation is based on written assignments, skills demonstrations submitted on video and a final project.  Students need not own, but must have access to a horse and equine facilities in order to demonstrate skills and create the required video assignments.  Students should also have a mentor on-site to assist with the hands-on skills.

Units of Study

  1. Horse Production
  2. Safe Handling & Behavior
  3. Horse Health
  4. Equine Nutrition


DLC Supplied Resources
All required course materials/reading is provided.  

Additional Resources
Equine facilities (ie: barn, stables)

Suggested Career Pathways*

Pasture Rider
Horse Trainer
Equine Chiropractor
Vet Clinic Employee
Barn Hand

*Please consult with a guidance counselor.


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