Call: (306) 252-1000

Equine Studies 30L - 9341

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

Delivery Method Online Asynchronous

Course Description

Equine 30L facilitates learning about husbandry and systems involved in dealing with horses. Learners will enhance their knowledge and gain confidence in the skills and abilities needed to discuss basic equine reproduction, recognize and prevent common diseases in horses, offer basic first aid, and provide for more complex nutritional requirements. Learners will read, observe, research and carry out hands-on activities. Students will create videos in order to demonstrate course 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

  • Horse Production
  • Safe Handling & Behavior
  • Horse Health
  • Equine Nutrition

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