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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.


Pasture Associated Laminitis Prevention Strategies provides participants the opportunity to learn about the physiology, causes and prevention of laminitis. Participants will be able to describe the physiological changes in the hoof that occur with laminitis, describe the symptoms of laminitis that result from those physiological changes, list what conditions increase risk for laminitis and explain how to manage grazing and pastures to reduce laminitis risk. 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 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


Preparing to be a Professional Horse Show Judge is a self directed course that will teach adults how to prepare to be a professional horse show judge.

The course fee is $20. To purchase and enroll in this course, please click Buy/Enroll below.

For more information about the course please contact Kathleen Anderson, University of Nebraska Extension, kanderson1@unl.edu


Sales Fraud in the Horse Industry provides participants the opportunity to learn  how to protect themselves both as buyers, and as sellers, of horses from potential fraud. They will be able to discuss the different ways that horse sellers can help prevent legal disputes, examine the different tips to look for when buying a horse, identify how horse buyers can avoid legal disputes, assess the importance of a written sales agreement and determine what the true aspect of fraud is in a horse sale.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

Second Chances for Horses provides participants the opportunity to learn the unique challenges that accompany the adoption of second career horses. Including how to select an adoption facility, and common behavioral and physical considerations for second career horses. 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

Stock Horse Training A to Z is 12-part video series is designed to be a self-tutorial learning experience to give older youth and adults, who are experienced at basic riding and horse handling, a step-by-step guide to the training of western performance horses.

To register and get an enrollment key go to the AgriLife Extension Bookstore at http://www.agrilifebookstore.org/SearchResults.asp?Search=Stock+Horse+Training&Submit=Search

To get more information about the content or curriculum materials, contact: Dr. Zoller, jennifer.zoller@tamu.edu

The audience for the course is youth and collegiate horse judging team members, their coaches, and anyone interested in learning more about horse judging.  This course provides a month-long subscription to these lessons.

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 a month-long subscription to this course is $20.  To purchase/enroll in this course, click this button.

If you would prefer to access this course for a full year, the cost is $200.  For that subscription level, click the following button:


Understanding how a bit works in the horse's mouth will help you select the most appropriate bit for the job and appreciate the craftsmanship of well balanced and constructed bits.

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


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