School of Equine Herbal Medicine



The Practitioner Course has been discontinued from the end of June 2019. It is being replaced by a series of self empowerment education programs for horse owners and managers.

These programs will provide them with information they can trust and rely upon to provide effective natural health solutions for their valuable horses.

There is a huge interest in the use of herbs to heal common problems in horses and in preventive natural nutrition and the new programs will allow widespread participation.
The information will be presented so that it can be applied practically and easily – identifying the problem, how to treat it, where to get quality herbal remedies and how and why they work.

Subjects to be covered will include the whole range of common equine problems experienced in Australia, as well as first aid.

Horse owners often turn to herbal medicine because they cannot afford the increasingly high cost of veterinary medicine and are looking for natural alternatives. Timely access is also becoming a problem and also the withholding of veterinary care especially in Queensland if horses are not vaccinated for Hendra.

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Skye Berry – Armidale NSW – 0415 871426 –
Karyn Campbell – Diamond Creek, Vic – 0402305378 –
Karen Craft – Wallabadah, NSW – 0427465422
Nicola Crawford – Byaduk VIC
Lisa Hailes – Mornington Peninsula VIC
Riana Kritzinger – Closeburn, Qld – 0437291412 –
Linda MatthewsKingaroy Qld –
Erin O’Brien – Mackay Qld – –  0400 365299
Deborah Ware – NatraHorse, Gulgong, NSW – 0430 054066 –
Debbie Way – Percheron Way, Port Vincent, SA – 0400310872 –


Dale Logan – DL Equine, Auckland NZ – 0064-274985665 –

Course Information

As a student in the Practitioner Course at the School of Equine Herbal Medicine, you’ll complete seven modules of study, each with two assignments.

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Natural Health Philosophy

Preventive Nutrition  


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Materia Medica

The Art of Blending Liquid Herbal Extracts


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Natural Diet Principles

Natural Diet Design


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Holistic Assessment and Treatment Principles

Holistic Assessment and

Treatment Practical

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Practical and Herbal First Aid

Equine Anatomy and


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Weekend practical and written exams



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Forms of Using Herbs

The Chemistry of Herbs


Enrolment and starting dates: Enrolments can be submitted at any time.

Applications: Contact Victoria Ferguson directly for further information on the course or application details.

Duration: The course is expected to last approximately two years, part-time, depending on personal circumstances.

Delivery: Course materials are delivered via email in addition to one face-to-face, weekend workshop.

Entry criteria: It is desirable that applicants hold, at minimum, Year 12 Biology/Science/Health, or Agriculture, or equine qualifications or career experience. Life and equine experience will be given recognition.

Qualification: Graduates will earn a Certificate of Attainment in the Practitioner Course from the School of Equine Herbal Medicine. This qualification is recognised by the IICT which provides professional indemnity and product liability insurance.