Well my favourites for providing free equine courses are at it once again! A recent tweet from one of the equine industry trainers alerted me to this fact. CAFRE have upcoming free courses in equine health, equine nutrition and also equine behaviour. Ready to sign up? 🙂
Perhaps you’d like further details:
- Clinical equine nutrition – running from April 12, enrol by April 5th!
- Introduction to Equine Health – May 24th, register by May 17th
- Managing Equine Health – July 5th, enrol by June 28th
- Equine Behaviour and Welfare – August 16th starting date, enrol by August 9th
Free Equine Courses at CAFRE
All of the free equine courses are run online over a four week period. I have undertaken many CAFRE courses online and the layout is generally the same.
You’re provided with some interesting and informative PowerPoints that often have a voiceover on them. Learning objectives are outlined, discussed and summarised. For each topic there is a test that you have three chances at completing. The idea is to gain the best score you possibly can.
For everyone who undertakes all of the tests successfully, you are issued an electronic certificate. This is to indicate that you undertook the course. Perhaps you’re looking to increase your knowledge and also gain some horse related certificates. Or maybe you want a refresher course. Perhaps, you’re looking to connect with other horse people who are also interested in these topics.
Whatever the reason, these courses are great to undertake! You have access to the materials and can do them in your own time, as long as you complete the tests by the specified date. For someone who is raising two young children, I have found I could dedicate enough time to complete the courses before the end date. And I’ve always learned something!