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Knowing general information about horse welfare, behavior, nutrition, health and regulations is essential to keeping your horse happy and healthy. This learning module gives an overview of the care and management of horses, with information ranging from daily health checks to management & control of diseases and parasites.

For information contact Colleen Brady, at bradyc@purdue.edu.

The fee for this course is $10.  To purchase and enroll in the course, click the following button:

If you purchase at least $40 worth of courses from this category, you can receive a 20% discount by entering the voucher code of HorseQuest20



Basics of Feeding Horses is ideal for any horse enthusiast who want to simply understand how to feed horses. This course covers the horses’ digestive system., appraising the nutritional status, requirements, feed tags, what to feed and the nutrients and nutraceuticals. There are 4 lessons to complete with text, videos and “test yourself questions”, along with a final quiz so you can receive a certificate. 

For more information contact Kathy Anderson, University of Nebraska, at kanderson1@unl.edu

The fee for this course is $10. To purchase and enroll in it, click the button below: 

If you purchase at least $40 worth of courses from this category, you can receive a 20% discount by entering the voucher code of HorseQuest20


Bluebonnet Feeds Equine Nutrition  Course is offered from the HorseQuest CoP for Bluebonnet Feed dealers and clients to learn the basics of equine nutrition.

For more information please contact Kathy Anderson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, at  kanderson1@unl.edu.

Click this button to enroll in this course:

Curso de Cuidado y Manejo del Caballo para Vaqueros y Procesadores - Versión en Español es ofrecido por la Corporación HorseQuest para el público en general, productores de ganado de engorda y empleados que aprenderán cómo manejar con seguridad los caballos (horses) cuando se trabaja en los corrales de alimentación (feedlot), así como también el cuidado y manejo básica del caballo.

Para obtener más información o para inscribirse contacte a Kathy Anderson, en la Universidad de Nebraska-Lincoln, a la dirección de correo electrónico: kanderson1@unl.edu 

Para asistencia técnica por favor contacte campushelp@extension.org

Este curso requiere una cuota de inscripción de $25. Una vez pagada la cuota de inscripción, recibirá un correo electrónico con la clave de acceso.

Por favor, vaya a: Pen Rider and Processors Horse Safety and Care Certification Course (http://marketplace.unl.edu/extension/programs/feedlot-horse.html) para registrarse.

In this section on training, efforts will be made to explain and simplify the process of developing a relationship with the horse where communication is simple and straightforward for both the horse and rider.

For information contact Colleen Brady, bradyc@purdue.edu.

The fee for this course is $10.  To purchase and enroll in the course, click the following button.

If you purchase at least $40 worth of courses from this category, you can receive a 20% discount by entering the voucher code of HorseQuest20


Horse owners need to be proactive in developing and implementing a plan for handling and disposing of manure. To avoid or ignore the issue may be a long-term recipe for disaster to the horse industry. Manure management options will be discussed in this lesson in addition to various aspects of pasture management including planning, renovations, and grazing practices.


For more information contact Kathy Anderson, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, at kanderson1@unl.edu

The fee for this course is $10.  To purchase and enroll in the course, click the following button.

If you purchase at least $40 worth of courses from this category, you can receive a 20% discount by entering the voucher code of HorseQuest20


Equine Herpes Virus provides the participants the opportunity to learn the different ways the EHV-1 virus is expressed in horses, and know how to prevent and treat the disease. This course offers a badge and is one of several available in the HorseQuest Badge Portfolio. This course includes a video, a learning lesson, and a quiz.

The fee for this course is $10.  To purchase and enroll in the course, click the following button:

If you purchase at least $40 worth of courses from this category, you can receive a 20% discount by entering the voucher code of HorseQuest20


Equine Metabolic Syndrome is a self directed course designed for horse owners and industry professionals. Participants will learn basic information about Equine Metabolic Syndrome including risk factors, diagnosis, and management options.

For more information contact Krishona Martinson, University of Minnesota, at Krishona@umn.edu

The fee for this course is $10. To purchase and enroll in the course, click the following button:


If you purchase at least $40 worth of courses from this category, you can receive a 20% discount by entering the voucher code of HorseQuest20
 

Why is good pasture important to horses? Well, because horses should consume at least 1-2% of their body weight each day in forage (hay or pasture). A 1000 lb horse will need from 2 - 3 acres to provide enough pasture to meet its total nutrient requirements.

The fee for this course is $10.  To purchase and enroll in the course, click the following button:

If you purchase at least $40 worth of courses from this category, you can receive a 20% discount by entering the voucher code of HorseQuest20


What is your horse's body condition? Did you know there was a scoring system to rank your horse's physical condition? Check out our latest learning lesson about how to body condition score your horse. Learn a time-tested and accepted method to evaluate your horse's fat cover and the balance between the food he eats and the amount of energy he burns.

For information contact Colleen Brady, bradyc@purdue.edu

The fee for this course is $10.  To purchase and enroll in the course, click the following link.

If you purchase at least $40 worth of courses from this category, you can receive a 20% discount by entering the voucher code of HorseQuest20


Equine Genetics: An Important Diagnostic Tool is a self directed course designed for horse owners and enthusiasts. Participants will gain basic information on equine genetics and genetic diseases commonly found in horses from taking this course. For more information contact Nichol Schultz, University of Minnesota, at mccar556@umn.edu.

This lesson will discuss how genetics can affect several different functions in horses, from coat color to diseases. It will also define how a Punnet square works, show how to recognize different coat colors based on genotype, and identify common genetic diseases.

For more information  contact Kathy Anderson, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, at kanderson1@unl.edu

The fee for this course is $10.  To purchase and enroll in the course, click the following button.

If you purchase at least $40 worth of courses from this category, you can receive a 20% discount by entering the voucher code of HorseQuest20


Welcome to the Horse Adult Leader Training and Educational Resource (HALTER) Program! This progressive series of lessons is designed to offer equine science information, student activities, and techniques to foster positive youth development.

The fee for this course is $10.  To purchase and enroll in the course, click the following button.

If you purchase at least $40 worth of courses from this category, you can receive a 20% discount by entering the voucher code of HorseQuest20

For more information contact Karen Waite, Michigan State University, at kwaite@msu.edu.

Welcome to HALTER Level Two! This self-directed course designed for adults working with youth. This course builds upon the first level of the HALTER program. Participants will gain equine science information, student activities, and methods to promote positive youth development from taking this course.

The fee for this course is $10.  To purchase and enroll in this course, click the following button:

If you purchase at least $40 worth of courses from this category, you can receive a 20% discount by entering the voucher code of HorseQuest20

For more information contact Karen Waite, Michigan State University, at kwaite@msu.edu.

The Horse Adult Leader Training and Educational Resource Program Level Three module is a self-directed course designed for adults working with youth and horses who have completed levels one and two of the program. Participants will gain equine science information, student activities, and techniques to promote positive youth development from taking this course.

For more information contact Karen Waite, Michigan State University, at kwaite@msu.edu.

The fee for this course is $10.  To purchase and enroll in the course, click the following button.

If you purchase at least $40 worth of courses from this category, you can receive a 20% discount by entering the voucher code of HorseQuest20


The Horse Adult Leader Training and Educational Resource Program Level Four module is a self-directed course designed for adults working with youth and horses who have completed the first three levels of the HALTER program. Participants will gain equine science information, student activities, and techniques to promote positive youth development from taking this course.

For more information contact Karen Waite, Michigan State University, at kwaite@msu.edu.

The fee for this course is $10.  To purchase and enroll in the course, click the following button.

If you purchase at least $40 worth of courses from this category, you can receive a 20% discount by entering the voucher code of HorseQuest20


This lesson compares and contrasts the different recreational and work-related uses of equine in the United States and globally. In addition, this lesson also explains how equine breeds are categorized and also discusses the history, unique physical properties, and uses of popular equine breeds.

For more information  contact Kathy Anderson, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, at kanderson1@unl.edu

The fee for this course is $10.  To purchase and enroll in the course, click the following link:


This course is designed to teach the basic colors and markings of horses. Colors and markings are an important way to identify horses, so it is important that all horse owners understand the terms used to describe horses.

For information contact Colleen Brady, bradyc@purdue.edu

Good quality hay can provide ample nutrients to meet the needs of most horses. There is no right or wrong hay to feed your horse. As a horse owner, you must evaluate your individual horse's needs and determine the type of hay and feeding strategies that fit your feeding program. This module is designed to give you the knowledge to make these decisions.

The fee for this course is $10.  To purchase and enroll in the course, click the following button.

If you purchase at least $40 worth of courses from this category, you can receive a 20% discount by entering the voucher code of HorseQuest20


This lesson will cover basic health care practices such as taking vital signs and determining Body Condition Score and discuss preventative health care, lameness, and dental issues. By understanding the diseases and parasites that affect horses, better decisions can be made for vaccinating a horse and adjusting a horse's deworming plan as necessary. Lameness is a serious concern to horse owners because it limits the use and potential future uses of horses either in the short term or permanently. By understanding how lameness affects horses, better decisions can be made for managing a lameness issue as soon as it becomes apparent. The majority of lameness diagnosed in a horse occurs in their lower limbs, more so in their hoof. Having a general knowledge of the hoof is a helpful aide when treating a problem. By understanding how dental health affects horses, better decisions can be made for managing issues as soon as they become apparent. Being familiar with the causes behind colic will also help sort out when and in what conditions a horse is most susceptible to colic.

For more information contact Kathy Anderson, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, at kanderson1@unl.edu

The fee for this course is $10. To purchase and enroll in the course, click the following button.

If you purchase at least $40 worth of courses from this category, you can receive a 20% discount by entering the voucher code of HorseQuest20


Horse's Best Chance During Disasters provides participants the opportunity to learn what they need to do to give their horse the best chance of surviving a natural disaster. The lesson includes how to prepare the horses, the facility, and yourself to minimize the potential for tragedy.This course offers a badge and is one of several available in the HorseQuest Badge Portfolio. This course includes a video, a learning lesson, and a quiz.

For information contact Kathy Anderson, kanderson1@unl.edu

The domestic horse of today is different from its prehistoric ancestors; through domestication and training, the horse is now used for work, sport, and therapy. Knowing the prehistoric origins of the modern horse can help us better understand their instinctive behaviors as well as their physiological makeup. 

This lesson will discuss the history of the horse and its status in our world today and also discuss the diversity of the horse industry focusing on topics such as agriculture, business, sport, gaming, entertainment, and recreation.

For more information or to enroll contact Kathy Anderson, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, at kanderson1@unl.edu

HorseXploration is a self-directed learning lesson designed for youth age 12 and over as well as adult horse leaders. This course will allow youth to become part of a horse program regardless of if the own a horse, where they reside, or if they have any existing horse knowledge. This learning lesson housed on eXtension will provide youth with up to date horse information, the ability to link to other online resources as well as access the lesson at any time. Youth will learn about horse breeds, anatomy, health, nutrition, behavior,management, training,and equipment. Furthermore activities will be incorporated which may include horse farm visits, attending horse shows or other activities, interviews with equine professionals and will have information on potential careers and future opportunities.
For more information contact Kathy Anderson at kanderson1@unl.edu or Jessie Bauman jbauman4@unlnotes.unl.edu.
Are you interested in horses? Do you want to know about all the activities available to you and your horse? Check out this learning lesson to find out more about different breeds of horses, types of horse activities and how to have fun with your horse.

Horse Owner Survival will teach you how to be safe around horses. It focuses on basic horse behavior, proper horse handling, safe attire and equipment and safe riding on the trail.

This course is designed for horse owners and professionals who will learn methods for determining whether your horse is over- or under-weight, the implications of both conditions, and how to safely bring your horse to its ideal weight. The content is self-paced.

The fee for this course is $10.  To purchase and enroll in the course, click the following button.

If you purchase at least $40 worth of courses from this category, you can receive a 20% discount by entering the voucher code of HorseQuest20


Manure Management Strategies provide the participants the opportunity to learn the importance manure management to minimize the environmental impact of the waste. Composting, and other scientifically proven strategies are discussed.The participants will be able to identify the water quality concerns in regards to manure management, recognize the worst and best manure management practices and describe composting practices and benefits. This course offers a badge and is one of several available in the HorseQuest Badge Portfolio. This course includes a video, a learning lesson, and a quiz.

For information contact Kathy Anderson, kanderson1@unl.edu

In this course you will work on your own to watch videos then take a following quiz. At the completion of the course you will receive a certificate of completion. This level is designed for riders who have little or no experience around horses. 

For more information contact lena.luck@unl.edu

Owning a horse can be an enjoyable experience and many factors enter into this initial decision. There are many considerations and obligation of ownership. Included are such concerns as what horse activities or horse related activities are in your area, determining your real interest in horses, alternatives to owning a horse, how to decide what kind of horse to buy, horse management practices and costs and the benefits you and your family can gain from owning a horse. If you have any questions please contact Craig Wood, craig.wood@eXtension.org.

The audience for the course is youth and collegiate horse judging team members, their coaches, and anyone interested in learning more about horse judging.

Learning objectives include, understanding the rules for each class, applying the judging guidelines to each class by judging video classes, and learning to articulate placings during oral reasons.

Contact:  Jennifer Zoller; Extension Horse Specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension; jennifer.zoller@tamu.edu.

The cost of this one-year subscription is $200.  To purchase and enroll in this course, click this following button.


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