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 Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Enrolment is restricted to full fee paying students in the Certificate in Equestrian Instruction..

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.


This 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.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.