Breeding Level 4

National Certificate in Equine Breeding Level 4

Recommended for those who want to specialise in senior positions such as yearling preparation, broodmare care and preparation for breeding and foaling.

Course summary




12 months

Start date



$295 Inc GST


At the end of this programme you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the skills to care for paddocked and stabled horses
  • Groom a horse, clean stables, analyse horse feed
  • Recognise health and ill health in horses
  • Evaluate a horse’s conformation and action
  • Deal with an emergency situation involving horses
  • Prepare a mare for serving and hold for service
  • Care for a sick foal and assist in foaling a mare
  • Prepare yearlings for sales and attend sales.

Topics covered

  • Skills for caring for paddocked and stabled horses
  • Horse’s conformation and action
  • Preparing and holding a mare for service
  • Assisting to foal a mare and care for a sick foal.

Entry requirements 

Candidates should have completed the National Certificate in Equine (Breeding) (Level 3).  

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