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Do you want to learn how to take care of your own horses? Or maybe you’re looking to turn your love of horses into a career? Take the next step in your personal or professional development with our online equine courses.

Offering you the chance to interact with highly successful industry experts, our horse care courses will give you the skills you need to provide the best possible care to these animals, and to turn your passion into a profession.

Explore our course breakdown below or enrol now to get started.

  • Course Outline

    When you enrol on our horse care courses, you will complete the following units of study:

    1Equine Perception and Behaviour
    2Equine Training
    3Horse Handling
    4Purchasing a Horse
    5Horse Grooming
    6Horse Management
    • Exercise
    • Stabling
    • Feeds
    • Health
    • Grooming
    7Equine Pasture Management
  • How Will You Benefit?

    There are many benefits associated with completing our equine care courses. For example, you will:

    • Fast track your career as a horse care professional
    • Study a course that has been designed in collaboration with senior members of the equine care profession
    • Have access to your own personal tutor throughout your learning programme
    • Study at your own pace
    • Avoid the expense and inconvenience of attending classes in person
    • Receive a 10% discount on your course fee by paying upfront, or choose our interest-free monthly payment plan

    Start reaping the benefits by enrolling on our horse care course today!

  • Career Prospects

    If you love horses, what better job than one that lets you care for these majestic creatures? You can turn your dedication for all things equine into a successful and rewarding career.

    Graduates often complete this course to learn how to take the best possible care of their own horses. However, it is also a highly practical option for those looking for their dream job in equine care. Our graduates have found employment in a range of roles, including:


    • Stable hand or foreperson in a racing, horse stud, dressage, eventing, show jumping or equine recreation setting
    • Coach
    • Rider
    • Horse educator
    • Groomer
    • Trainer / instructor
    • Pet shop employee or owner
    • Trail ride or pony party organiser
  • Course Levels Explained

    Our horse care course leads to the awarding of an Diploma. This qualification recognises the graduate’s capacity for initiative and judgement across a broad range of technical and management functions. Diploma holders typically have personal responsibility and autonomy in performing technical operations or organizing others in the workplace.

  • Prerequisites

    There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into our equine care course.

    So, if you want to learn key practical skills to help you care for horses, simply enrol today!

  • Course Length

    Students typically complete their studies within 31 weeks.

    When you study a veterinary or animal care course with ICI, you dictate the speed at which you complete the learning programme. With no pressure to complete assignments by specific dates, you can choose when you graduate.

    If you wish to fast track your studies, you can finish your course in a matter of months. On the other hand, if you would like to take longer, you have up to three years to complete the programme.

  • Study Mode: Online Learning

    Our entire horse care course is carried out online through distance learning. Also referred to as correspondence learning, this approach puts you in control. You can work through the course material and complete assignments whenever and wherever you wish, allowing you to fit your studies around work, family and other commitments. With no need to travel to attend in-person classes, you can study from anywhere in the world. And you will always have your own personal tutor available to answer questions.

    Staying motivated is easy with ICI. Our equine care course has been developed to be highly practical and engaging.

  • Recognition & Accreditation

    This course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC) and the International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC). ICI courses are not AQF qualifications. ICI is an independent global awarding body that develops and administers career-related curriculum and training programs. When you graduate from an ICI training program you join ICI graduates in over 150 countries around the world.

    Taking you far beyond the theory, it has been developed to provide you with essential practical skills that will help you to give the best care to horses, whether you are doing so for leisure or for work.

  • Already in the Profession or Industry?

    Already working in a role that involves looking after horses? This course is for you. It will help you to build on your knowledge and skills, ensuring you know the very latest best practice and giving you added confidence in your career.

    Note that course fees can be claimed as a tax deduction as long as the learning programme is sufficiently connected to your work activities.

  • What Do I Get?

    All the materials you need to complete our equine care course are included in the course fee. Once you enrol, you will receive:

    • All required study materials and course notes
    • Assignment projects with constructive tutor feedback
    • A tutor who will answer all your course and career questions and provide guidance.

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    • A graduation certificate officially recognising your completion of studies and qualifications
    • Transcripts indicating the units completed
    • A letter of recommendation and validation for current and future employers
    • Post-nominal letters placed after your name which indicate that you hold the relevant qualification (For example: John Smith, DipEqHC)
    • Job search assistance: discover more about our Graduate Career Services Programme.
  • Cut Off Date

    Friday, 6th October 2023 is the next enrolment cut off date. Places are limited, in demand and entry into the course is on a first come first served basis.

    Your enrolment is processed and acknowledged within 24 hours of the Institute receiving your application. You can expect to receive your course within days of enrolling. When you start your ICI course it’s at your own pace and you determine when you finish.

    Don’t miss out. Enrol today!

Course Investment & Payment Plans

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How do I get started?

Click on one of the Enrol Now buttons above and you could be working on your first lesson – and towards a new career in horse care – in a matter of days!

How Does Online Studying Work?

As an ICI student, you’ll be able to train at home in your spare time, learning in the easiest possible way. There are no classes or lectures to attend, and no need to leave your job or change your schedule.

How does it work?
Enrol, Study at Home, and Graduate

ICI is committed to the successful completion of your course. The typical ICI student experience goes like this:

  1. The Enrolment Process
  2. Begin Your Studies
  3. Getting Help When You Need It
  4. Getting Assessed
  5. Graduation
1The Enrolment Process

Select the course that interests you. The International Career Institute website offers course overviews, course outlines, course fees, student testimonials, and information on career services for graduates.

When you are ready to enrol in a program, simply complete the online enrolment form, or call our toll-free number to speak with an enrolment adviser.

2Begin Your Studies

On enrolment students receive a welcome email and letter with instructions on how to login into your course and access your course and tutorial support. You will not be required to purchase any further materials. Courses are divided into modules with assessments located at the end of these modules. Assessments (written assignments) are based on what you have been learning about. No exams are involved.

Study at your own pace

One of the many great benefits of our courses is their modular format creates an easier and more effective way for you to learn. And with no need to follow a fixed timetable, you get to study and submit assignment for each module at your own pace.

3Getting Help When You Need It

Your courses are designed so that you can study independently. However, if you have a question about anything in your course, just contact one of our industry based tutors. Contact details are provided in your welcome email and letter. Your tutors are industry professionals who are ready to answer any questions about the course, assessments and industry for which you are training for.

4Get Assessed

At the end of modules you are asked to complete assignments. With no fixed assessment dates ICI students can submit their assessments at any time. This allows students to progress through the course at a pace that suits their needs. Assignments can be submitted via the student portal or email directly to the tutor.

Your assignments and projects will be graded on the following scale:

Grading scale
Lesson Grade (%)Letter EquivalentRating
100 - 80AOutstanding level of achievement
79 - 60BHigh level of achievement
59 - 50CSatisfactory level of achievement
49 - 40DMarginal level of achievement
0 - 39FFailed to complete course requirements

You must pass all modules and achieve a minimum of a C or higher in all studies to graduate. Should you not pass an assignment you are able to retake assessments as many times as you need (free of charge) in order to improve your results. Full tutorial support is available to guide you towards successfully completing your course.


Graduates of the Institute are eligible for assistance under the Graduate Career Services Program which includes assistance in job searches (by career and region), preparing cover letters, tips on interviewing, and much more. As part of your graduation package, we offer a Certified Professional Resume Writer free of charge to help you compose your resume. All graduates receive a certificate of completion at the relevant level (Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma / Executive Diploma), transcripts and a letter of recommendation.