Otago Polytechnic

Equine First Aid short course

  • Various locations (including Dunedin)
  • Three hours
  • Starts - flexible dates
  • Apply anytime

If you have a love of horses and would like to learn how to treat them in an emergency situation, the Equine First Aid course is for you. It is aimed at people who own, ride or work with horses, and caters for all levels and ages.

Basic Equine Behaviour short course

  • Various locations (including Dunedin or online)
  • Three hours
  • Starts - flexible dates
  • Apply anytime

Find out what your horse means when they "smile" and use other facial expressions. This course is aimed at horse owners, riders and people who work or volunteer with horses. It will cater for pony owners, parents, RDA volunteers, carers, trainees, students and people wanting to be able to recognise obvious and subtle displays of horse behaviour, including signs of pain.

Introduction to Equine Emergency Rescue short course

  • Various locations (including Dunedin)
  • Three hours
  • Starts - flexible dates
  • Apply anytime

This course is suitable for veterinary professionals, horse owners and members of the emergency service. Participants in this introductory course will learn some valuable skills to help rescue horses from difficult or dangerous situations.