Certificate in Horse Breeding

2 modules

200 hours

Successful horse breeders need to have a deep understanding of selecting the right mares and stallions, as well as pairing the right characteristics, strengths and personalities for a strong and healthy foal.

This course covers everything you need to know about general horse care and all professional breeding processes and practices. If you’re looking to pursue a passion in caring for and breeding horses then this is the course for you.

Course overview

Payment options

This course can be paid off through an interest free payment plan for $25 per week. It also qualifies for a discount for upfront payments.

Course duration

This course is made up of 2 in-depth modules. The amount of study time required to complete this course is approximately 200 hours of study, approximately 13 weeks.

Tutor support

You are studying online – but you are not studying alone. Our tutor support service comes with all of our courses and is available to you 24 hours, 7 days a week.


A Certificate of attainment will be issued upon completion of your course.

24/7 Access

Online 24/7 access to your course allowing you to fit your study in with your schedule.


This certificate is accredited through the International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC). A non-profit, global organisation to help you gain employment.

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Course details

This course is ideal for:

  • Animal lovers
  • Beginners with no study experience
  • Students looking to work in horse breeding
  • People looking to start a horse breeding farm

100% Online

This certificate has been created by industry experts to equip you with all the skills required to work in a professional vet clinic. It is delivered online to suit your lifestyle and allow you to study at your own pace.

No matter what your level of experience, this course will provide the skills and confidence to start your business in breeding horses or gain employment in a variety of roles in the equine industry.

Career prospects

Where could you work?

  • Horse Breeder
  • Horse Trainer
  • Agistment Manager
  • Stable Manager
  • Horse Groomer
  • Equine Vet Assistant
  • Retail Assistant in an equine supplier or store

Course modules

This course is comprised of 2 modules:

  • Breeding Horses
  • Horse Care I


Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted and marked by the school’s tutors before it is returned to you with any comments, feedback and if necessary, extra reading.

Topics that will be covered in the Breeding Horses module include:

  • Why breed horses?
  • Mare Anatomy
  • Stallion Anatomy
  • Managing the arrival and departure of the horse at the stud
  • Pre-natal Growth
  • Care of the pregnant mare
  • General Newborn Care
  • Introduction to Fertility

Topics that will be covered in the Horse Care I module include::

  • Horse psychology and handling
  • Buying a horse
  • Conformation
  • The digestive system and principles of feeding and watering
  • Grass kept horse and pasture management
  • Grooming
  • Industry Applications
5 horses in their cage | Careers Collectiv
5 horse in their cage | Careers Collectiv

“[The course] was more in-depth than I thought it would be and it was information that I could apply with my own horses. The feedback was very helpful and it was information that could only have been gained from experience with horses. She [tutor] would always answer any questions that I have and always had something positive and helpful to say!”


“Studying with Simply Learning was a wonderful experience. I have learnt a lot and will take a new course soon.”

M Khaovong

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course and found Simply Learning to be wonderful in all aspects.”

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Gain the Certificate in Horse Breeding for only $25 per week

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