No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2016

ASC143 Horsemanship (8)


ASC143 provides a broad introduction to the fields of horse structure, nutrition, health and husbandry. This subject consolidates a base level of information relating to the management, health and welfare of performance horses and horses in general. Students are expected to know basic information and be able to locate reliable sources of more detailed information on topics relevant to horse management. The content of this subject covers the requirements of the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme plus extra material.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details prior to contacting their course coordinator: ASC143
Where differences exist between the handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
20 weeksSY/USSchool of Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Enrolment is restricted to full fee paying students in the Certificate in Equestrian Instruction..
Related subject(s)
ASC148 ASC143 includes the same content but has greater emphasis on the practical use of the information provided and a reduced emphasis on some generic skills eg researching, assignment writing etc. Therefore ASC143 utilises different assessment procedures and standards.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
Have a basic knowledge of key factors relating to the structure, health, nutrition, housing, training, welfare and management of horses. Students should also demonstrate the ability to locate reliable sources of information relating to horses and the horse industry.


The subject will cover the following topics:
The Australian Horse Industry The Skeleton Major muscles Body systems Horse nutrition Feeding practices Body condition The healthy horse Injuries Parasites Horse fitness Horse behaviour Horse welfare Housing the horse.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.