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CURRENT NEWS & UPDATES

New Course

Check out the new course added by Extension Horses on Horse Judging Basics.

Leadership Training

There is new material offered for 2022 training.

New Partner

Thank you Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) for your partnership!

FEATURED COURSES

Horse Judging Course

Learn more about horse judging basics through one of our new courses.

Horse Learning Lessons

Check out different courses and lessons to learn from these resources.

Online Certifications

Check out these online certification courses to learn more about horse.

ON THE BLOG

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Sub-epiglottal Ulcers: The story of learning a new thing that can go wrong in horses.

Dr. Nettie Liburt updates the health condition of her perennial problem child ET with a new disorder - subepiglottic ulcers. If you've never heard of this particular disorder, tune in so you can learn what you are missing out on!
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Equine Composting: The story of practicality for horse owners

Dr. Krishona Martinson, University of Minnesota Equine Extension Specialist, and Dr. Lena Luck, University of Nebraska Equine Youth Extension Specialist, discuss their research into the practicality and benefits of equine composting. While owners never want to say...
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Forage Alternatives: The Story of what to do when hay is scarce

This past summer recorded severe drought across much of the country, combined with high fuel and fertilizer prices. What hay may be available will certainly cost more. Owners may want to stretch their hay supply by using forage products or forage alternatives....
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Bringing up the Next Generation: The story of innovative youth programs and inspiring volunteers

Breana Kiser of North Dakota State Extension, and Jessie Hadfield, of Utah State University Extension, share the innovative youth programs they have led to foster interest in the next generation of horse enthusiasts. We talk about how volunteers can get involved, and...
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Winter Prepping: The story of not being the grasshopper

As the leaves begin to turn color and the ponies start to get fuzzy, it is time for horse owners to think about winter preparation. Dr. Bob Coleman, from the University of Kentucky, outlines what you should be doing to not get caught in the cold!
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Protecting Pastures: The Story of how to keep your pastures alive when the weather doesn’t cooperate

Laura Kenney, a member of the Equine Extension Team at Penn State University, joins us to discuss practical strategies to keep pastures alive during droughts and floods. We discuss how to handle weeds that still seem to survive and thrive, the potential use of cover...
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Supplements 4: The story of doing your research

Dr. Carey Williams of Rutgers University joins us for the finale of our supplement series. We talk about how horse owners can better do their own research, great websites and resources in helping horse owners to make decisions, and do some fun impromptu math!
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Old Horses: The story of keeping our veterans going

Dr. Dianne McFarlane, department head of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Florida, and expert in aging, shares some tips and tricks to keep the old horses feeling young. As proper care can greatly extend the useful lifespan of a horse, there is no...
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Feedstuffs: The Story of why we feed what we feed

Dr. Randy Raub, Director of nutrition and research for Kent Feeds, joins us to talk about what goes into a horse feed, and why certain ingredients are included. Why do we feed soybean meal, what the heck are wheat midds, and why feathers aren’t for horses!
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Equine Assisted Services: The Story of Getting the Terms Right!

Lissa Pohl, owner of The Engagement Quotient, a company which creates leadership skills in humans through the use of horses, clears up all of the terminology related to the use of horses in aiding humans. She is a member of a working group which created a document to...

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Extension Horses, Inc. is a group of professionals from different Land Grant Universities around the country that collaborate to bring the public research-based information for educational use. We are a group of horse lovers just like you! Our group is dedicated to bringing you resources to help you make more informed decisions about your horse.

OUR MISSION

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ABOUT EXTENSION HORSES

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