Equine Anatomy and Health Considerations Online Course


This course is located on the Avalon Performance Horse and Rider website. After payment is completed, you will be able to download a pdf with instructions on how to enroll in this course. The pdf will be located in your account under “Downloads”

Anatomy Course Required books:

  • The Horse Anatomy Workbook, Raynor, 2006
  • Horse Anatomy for Performance, Gillian Higgins, 2012
  • The Horse Conformation Handbook, by Heather Smith Thomas, 2005

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Equine Anatomy and Health Considerations

This is an introductory online, self-paced course in equine anatomy with the addition of very useful information on horse health, normal vital signs and warning signs for when to call the vet, information on how the horse’s body moves, how muscles work together, and basic information on physiology and conditioning.

In addition to the textbooks, there are several articles included with additional information from well-respected sources related to equine health and lameness issues.

This course is suitable for horse owners, veterinary technicians, equine bodyworkers, horse trainers, and anyone desiring to work in the equine industry.  The format is a self-paced, independent online study and must be completed within a 12-month time-frame.  It is estimated that the time commitment will be approximately 75 hours.