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Master Equine Manager Certificate

Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm EST

The Master Equine Manager E-Learning Certificate Program provides horse owners and enthusiasts with a comprehensive educational program that teaches the science of horse management. The program combines focused learning opportunities with a hands-on practical evaluation. The...

Winter Care Considerations for Horses

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm EDT - Presented by Nettie Liburt

Nettie Liburt, Ph.D., will highlight special considerations for winter horse care. Topics will include forage quality and forage alternatives, changes in exercise routines, clipping and blanketing. This webcast is brought to you by eXtension Horses...

Forage and Horses: Why it's Important and What Are the Options?

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 7:00 pm EDT - Presented by Karen Waite

Forage is a critical part of the equine diet. In this webcast, Dr. Karen Waite discusses why forage is important, and what the alternatives are when weather or other issues make forage hard to come by. This webcast is brought to you by eXtension Horses and My Horse...

Developing Real Sportsmanship in a Reality Show World

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 7:00 pm EDT - Presented by Karen Waite

Horse shows and competitions can create stressful environments for parents, leaders, and youth. Amongst the stress of competition, emotions and the drive to win can take control. During this webinar, Karen Waite, from Michigan State University, will discuss the importance of...

Developing Youths' Life Skills Through Equine Activities

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:00 pm EDT - Presented by Taylor Fabus

Using Iowa State University’s Targeting Life Skills Model, Taylor Fabus will discuss how we can better structure our activities with youth to help them further develop important life skills. Our goal will be to more intentionally include life skill development into our...

Best Practices for a Safe and Efficient Equine Facility

Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 7:30 pm EST - Presented by Karen Waite

Worker safety is a critical requirement of the successful equine facility. This webinar will review the likely activities that may result in accidents to horse or human, describe best practices, and will share existing curriculum to train workers on equine facilities. ...

Ensuring Proper Documentation to Enable Employment on Horse Operations

Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 7:30 pm EST

Hiring immigrant labor requires careful attention to federal requirements for documentation to ensure protection for your business and the employee. This session will discuss how to ensure you are hiring individuals legally able to work in the United States. We will discuss...

Horse Showing Trends from a Judge's Perspective

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 7:00 pm EST - Presented by Kathy Anderson

For those individuals who show horses regularly, it is a common known fact that the horse show arena is full of trends and fashions that come and go. Show clothes, various styles of showing, and even the way the horse looks and is shown are affected by trends. During this...

Youth and Volunteers: Enabling Experience without Jeopardizing Your Horse Operation

Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7:30 pm EST

Youth and volunteers can gain valuable experience while also providing a reliable source of labor for your operation. In this session, participants will learn about restrictions for youth workers, use of release forms, ensuring statutory immunities for equine activities, and...

Liability Issues of Horse Operations and Veterinary Practices

Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 7:30 pm EST

Business owners need to be aware of potential liabilities that may jeopardize their operation. Participants will learn about premises liability requirements, how to utilize statutory immunities, and ensuring standards for performance are met. Webcast speakers include Erika...

Is it Coping or is it a Vice? A Review of Cribbing, Weaving and Other Stereotypic Behaviors in Horses

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm EST - Presented by Carissa Wickens

Management strategies and the horses environment can affect their behavior. Vices, or bad behaviors developed by horses, may be developed as a result of the horse's reaction to the management strategies you use. In this presentation, Dr. Carissa Wickens, Assistant...

Horseplay! A Talk

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 7:00 pm EST - Presented by Jenifer Nadeau

Horses are very social animals, and much like humans, horses spend time playing and interacting with each other, especially at a young age. In this presentation, Dr. Jenifer Nadeau, Associate Professor and Equine Extension Specialist for the University of Connecticut, will...

Equine Energetics

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 7:00 pm EST

Are your feed rations meeting your horse's energy requirements? Energy, which is usually measured in calories, is used to fuel the body's processes. A horse's energy requirements can vary during different parts of the year based on the horse's work load, performance, and the...

Protein Requirements for Horses

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm EDT - Presented by Holly Spooner

Did you know that a horse's protein requirements change based on their age and the type of work they are doing? Young growing horses, for example, have a higher protein requirement than mature horses. In this presentation, Dr. Holly Spooner will explain more about a...

Digestive Anatomy: Why We Feed Horses the Way We Do

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 7:00 pm EDT - Presented by Carey Williams

The horse's digestive system and the human digestive system share many similarities; however there are some specific differences in the horse's digestive system that affect the way feedstuffs are digested and absorbed. Horses also have specific nutrient requirements which...