A practice Hippology Contest  brought to you by Extension Horses, Inc. This contest is for practice, and awards will not be provided. However, you can receive a completion certificate if you complete all contest components, and can review  your scores in the gradebook.

The fee for this course is $5.  To purchase and enroll in it, click the following link:


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

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

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.

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

Cost = $50 for  30 days

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

Click this button to enroll in this course:

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 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


Horseman's Update is designed get the newest information to horse enthusiasts to keep you abreast of what’s going on in the horse industry!

This course is for anyone interested in horses and wanting the most recent information.

For more information or to enroll please contact: Kathy Anderson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Animal Science, kanderson1@unl.edu

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

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


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


This course is designed as a resource for educators who are unexpectedly having to teach to remote learners during the COVID-19 outbreak. The design is a variety of individual lessons, covering a variety of topics related to horse care and management. It is designed more as a 'buffet' of choices than a course designed around a specific aspect of horse care and management. If you have any questions regarding the course, please contact Dr. Colleen Brady, bradyc@purdue.edu. For more free educational material, check out our YouTube channel.

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

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


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


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.

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.

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


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

Horseman: 4-H Level 3 is a course for youth 8 to 18 years old

Youth will learn advanced horse skills, nutrition and feeding of their horse, healthcare, diseases, and parasite information.

For more information contact: Lena Luck at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, email address at lena.luck@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

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



This is Part 3 of a 3 part basics of the horse course.

    During this course you will cover:
    • Unit 9 -Horse Health Part 1
    • Unit 10 - Horse Health Part 2
    • Unit 11 - Horse Reproduction and Breeding
    • Unit 12 - Genetics
    • Unit 13 - Environmental Management
  • There are 5 units with 1- 2 lessons each.
  •  At the end of each lesson you will test your knowledge by completing a quiz.
  •  After completing all four units you can take a the final quiz to earn a certificate in Horse- 101 Part 3.
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    This is Part 2 of a 3 part basics of the horse course.
    • Part 2 will cover:
      • Unit 5 -Horse Senses, Behaviors and Body Language
      • Unit 6 - Horse Nutrition - Part 1
      • Unit 7 - Horse Nutrition - Part 2
      • Unit 8 - Equine Exercise Physiology
  • There are 4 units with 2 lessons each.
  •  At the end of each lesson you will test your knowledge by completing a quiz.
  •  After completing all four units you can take a the final quiz to earn a certificate in Horse- 101 Part 2.

  • This is Part 1 of a 3 part basics of the horse course.
    • Part 1 will cover:
      • Unit 1- Horses Then and Now
      • Unit 2- Horse Breeds and Uses
      • Unit 3- Horse Identification
      • Unit 4- Horse Conformation and Selection
  • There are 4 units with 2 lessons each.
  •  At the end of each lesson you will test your knowledge by completing a quiz.
  •  After completing all four units you can take a the final quiz to earn a certificate in Horse- 101 Part 1.


  • Horse Judging School - Coaches and Teams is for youth horse judging participants ages 8 and older, collegiate participants, youth coaches, collegiate coaches, and adult 4-H or FFA leaders.

    The criteria for judging numerous horse show classes typically used in a Horse Judging Contest are presented in video and interactive activities . Also, you will learn how to take notes, organize your thoughts and prepare a set of oral reasons.

    To enroll in this course- go to : https://marketplace.unl.edu/extension/programs/horse-judging-school.html


    For more information please contact: Kathy Anderson: kanderson1@unl.edu OR Rebecca Gunderson: regunder@umd.edu 

    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


    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