I am currently undertaking a free course by My Horse University and there was a link to eXtension’s HorseQuest Learning Lesson: Equine Pasture Management. I’m always up for more free horse courses! Checking out the link, it turns out that there are about half a dozen free horse related courses that are on offer through eXtension Horses.
To undertake any of these courses you’ll need a Moodle account and Flash. Further educating yourself about horses and their care and management is always worth investing in. Doing so with a short course that you can put on your resume or maybe even gain a certificate from is that much more appealing!
Free Horse Courses through Extension Horses
You can check out the different lessons through the eXtension Horses page. They cover:
- horse management:
- manure management strategies
- second chances for horses
- sales fraud in the horse industry
- horse’s best chance during disasters
- horse diseases: EHV-1
- horse diseases: pasture associated laminitis
- preparing to become a professional horse show judge
These topics cover quite an array of different horse areas. In whatever capacity of the equine industry you are working – or plan to work – gaining further knowledge in areas can be beneficial. Of course, if the topics above link with your desire to learn more about managing horses, horse health, equine pastures or competition horses, then the above will be even more beneficial.
As an added bonus, for those who complete the courses with a minimum score, they will receive a certificate as well as a digital badge for their Mozilla Backpack. Of course, certificates and course completion dates can look great on a resume! I always love free horse stuff, so why not benefit from this resource that I’ve recently come across?“Great dressage demands more than skill; it engages a rider’s inner wisdom and his ability to communicate with a mount in the silent language of horsemanship.” ― Elizabeth Letts