Awareness level online course

The aim of this FREE course is to raise awareness of keeping people safer when working under supervision at an incident involving a horse. This course may assist businesses and clubs to consider taking a systematic approach to planning, training and reviewing preparation for incidents that may occur in the workplace or at a community event, or as a result of natural disasters.

It takes approximately 30 minutes. Prepared by Horse SA

Thank you to everyone who has provided input into the course. For more information about large animal rescue or incidents involving animals visit:

Horse SA large animal rescue webpage

British Animal Rescue and Trauma Care Association

Equine Emergency Rescue (Australian book)

Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue

Equine Veterinarians Australia Large Animal Rescue Vet Registry

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Anthony Hatch report

Links to items referred to in the online course:

SafeWork NSW Code of Practice for managing risks when new or inexperienced riders or handlers interact with horses

Biosecurity SA Property Identification Code

Awareness level online course

Horse SA welcomes you to this FREE awareness level online course which will take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete.

The course outcomes are:

  1. ​Find out more about how the natural behaviours and needs of horses can be met through their living environment.

  2. Collect, share and save horse care ideas using social media.

A certificate of participation and a print-out of the social media photo-sharing instructions are provided on completion.

Educational resources

Resources developed for horse owners, notes from workshops, webinar recordings and PowerPoint presentations are available for free online access from the following platforms: