Horse Identification

A detailed course about every aspect of Horse Identification including ageing

This Horse Identification course from Equine Distance Learning is crucial for anyone who wishes to learn how to correctly describe and identify a horse. Horses, as you well know, come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colours and this course will teach you all about horse identification. One of the most basic skills to learn is how to correctly describe and identify a horse; whether you are talking to friends describing a horse that you have ridden, or whether you are describing to a vet where your horse is injured. This distance learning course is taken at home without the need for you to travel anywhere.

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Course Snapshot

  • Equine Distance Learning Certification
  • 8 modules
  • Four learning activities
  • One online assessment
  • Bespoke course material written by industry experts
  • Unlimited tutorial support
  • Exam marking and certification

Who is this course suitable for?

This Horse Identification course is essential for anyone involved with horses, whether you ride or are looking to buy a horse or just want to learn more about how to describe a horse in more detail.

“This simple yet very effective course on the many ways to identify a horse has consolidated the knowledge I already had but has taught me a lot more. I now feel more confident in describing horses - an invaluable skill to have.”

- India Robinson, October 2018

"I found it very enjoyable and easy to learn from. I loved the use of illustrations and photos as well as the presentation. I loved the idea that you could print out the picture of the blank horse to label it to learn the different points. It was a really nice course that taught me really interesting things about horses."

- Paige Lebbrandt, June 2018

Course Curriculum

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  Module One
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  Module Three
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  Module Four
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“I am so pleased that I passed and I look forward to receiving my certificate soon, I had very basic knowledge before I took the course on horses but working through the course has made me learn so much more, the layout was fantastic, informative and I have thoroughly enjoyed it, the lovely messages and service you have provided has been wonderful and I would like to look in to completing the BHS courses shortly.

Thank you again Kerry it has been a pleasure to study and I look forward to continuing my studies with you further.”

Laura Smith, March 2016


Your Instructor

Sarah Tame
Sarah Tame

Sarah Tame, a BHS Stage 4 Senior Coach in Complete Horsemanship, has trained numerous students up to Pony Club A test, BHS Stage 4 level. Sarah competes herself in BE, BS and BD events and holds her NLP Master Practitioner Certificate in Sport. Sarah holds an FdSc in Equine Studies and has 8 years experience of lecturing at an Equestrian College where she has acquired valuable skills in writing courses, assessments and in helping students to achieve. Her City and Guilds Level 5 Certificate in Further Education also guarantees you will receive high quality teaching material. Sarah is currently studying for an MSc in Equine Science at Hartpury College.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts as soon as you have enrolled and will end one year later. It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide how much time to devote to it each week depending on what other demands on your time you have!
How does studying via distance learning work?
Once you have enrolled on the course, you can begin steadily working your way through the modules, completing the learning activities. You work at your own pace fitting in your studies around your personal commitments. When you feel confident in your knowledge you can take your online exam.
Will I receive support from Equine Distance Learning?
On enrolling on the course you will be allocated a tutor, You will receive full tutor support via email and phone, depending on your preference. You can contact us as little or as often as you need to to ask any questions.
How is this course assessed?
There is an online exam to be taken once you have finished working your way through the modules and completing the Learning Activities.
What will I receive on successful completion of the course?
You will receive a Certificate from Equine Distance Learning.
Are there any further costs associated with the course?
No. The fee you pay on enrolling covers the course material, tutor support, marking and certification.
Can international students study the course?
YES! All of our courses are designed to be taken anywhere in the world and we have many international students studying with us.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.
Can I have a hard copy of the course posted?
We can arrange for a hard copy of the course to be put in the post to you after you have enrolled. There will be an additional charge of £10 to cover printing and postage costs. You will need to call us on 01256 855320 after enrolling and we will organise this for you.

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