Mooikrans offers internationally recognized tertiary education in Agricultural Sciences and the Equus Sciences. The courses are done online via the Australia Correspondence School (ACS) and Strides to Success in America, an affiliate of PATH International— the world leader in Equine Assisted Therapy.
INTERNATIONAL TERTIARY TRAINING:
In the Agricultural field, 32 subjects can be selected and the student compiles his / her own course. An internationally recognized certificate is awarded to courses that are successfully completed. An advanced certificate can be obtained by taking extra subjects and then spreading the course over a two-year period. The courses are done online at AUSTRALIA CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL.
Practical work is done on Mooikrans and on surrounding farms.
The international courses are supported by Frans Joubert, an experienced agriculturalist and former principal of an agricultural school.
At the end of the academic year successful students receive certificates that are internationally recognized in 9 other countries.
Those interested in horses and who want to make it their career, have a choice between Horse Care, Equine Behaviour and many other subjects, while students interested in Equine Assisted Psychological Therapy can also take a specialised course in this field.
Naturally, the study of the horse is also included, because successful Equine Assisted Therapy can only take place if the facilitator has a thorough knowledge of the horse. Mooikrans' pride, our herd of 50 horses, provides an excellent opportunity for enjoyable practical training. The courses are done online at AUSTRALIA CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL and at STRIDES TO SUCCESS in America, an affiliate of PATH International – the world leader in EQUINE ASSISTED THERAPY.
Therapeutic horse-riding lessons for special needs children take place during the week and students are given the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the therapy. Strides to Success comes to Mooikrans once a year and Elna Wahl goes to America once a year. This ensures that the course offered at Mooikrans, is of the highest quality.
The course can also be extended to a second year. First year: Choice of 4 subjects. Second year: Specialisation in Equine Assisted Therapy.
Elna Wahl is an expert in Equine Science and Equine Assisted Therapy, and has more than 40 years of experience in this field.
At the end of the academic year, successful students receive internationally recognised certificates.
COMPULSORY SUBSIDIARY SUBJECTS FOR ALL COURSES
Compulsory subsidiary subjects for both fields of study are:
- Business Studies
- Leadership Development
- First Aid 1, 2 and 3
- Life skills
Students live on Mooikrans, attend classes on the Mooikrans campus and enjoy a student's life in the vastness of the Highveld plains.
We visit cattle, sheep and horse stud farms and attend Farmers Days and Information Days dealing with the many facets of farming.
The Equus students have the opportunity to work with young unschooled horses and also with horses that previously had been traumatized. Our approach to our horses is according to horse-directed ridership, more commonly known as Natural Horsemanship. We visit famous horse breeders and attend shows where different horse breeds are on show.
Of course, Mooikrans offers you the opportunity to become an excellent rider. Agriculture students also become experienced riders. We all often go out on an outride for the day and only return at dusk.
The day is divided into 4 periods of which the last period is a sports period. We cycle, play soccer, drum ball, ring tennis and rugby.
On Sundays we go to church by bus.
Students stay in single and double rooms. We enjoy three meals daily. Coffee and tea are served four times a day. Those who get peckish in between, can make a sandwich in the kitchen.
Successful students already work on farms and at horse-riding schools. Some of our students find employment overseas or go on to study further at university.
The Equus students are snapped up by existing horse-riding schools because of the tremendous need that exists for trained therapists.
The bonus of a year or two at Mooikrans, is the development of each student's personal skills. The development of a young school-leaver into an adult that is equipped with all the knowledge, experience and emotional intelligence to function successfully in life.