Horses Learning Lessons

eXtension’s team of horse experts have developed specialized lessons to provide the most complete information about horse care and management.

Extension Horses Online (FREE)

This course is designed as a resource for educators who are unexpectedly having to teach to remote learners during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Equine Glossary Terms

  • Abscess
  • Aerobic Metabolism
  • Aluminum Shoes
  • Anaerobic Metabolism
  • Anestrus
  • Angle of Incidence
  • Anthelmintic
  • Ascarids
  • Barren Mare
  • Base Narrow
  • Base Wide
  • Bench Kneed
  • Binocular Vision
  • Bishoping
  • Blemish
  • Blind Spot
  • Body Brush
  • Body Condition Score
  • Bolt
  • Bone Spavin
  • Bosal
  • Bow Legged
  • Breakaway Stirrup
  • Breed
  • Broodmare
  • Capillary Refill Time
  • Capped Hock
  • Caslicks
  • Cereal Grains
  • Cinch
  • Clinch Cutter
  • Clinchers
  • Close Contact Saddle
  • Codominance
  • Coffin Bone
  • Coggins Test
  • Colt
  • Complete Feed
  • Concentrates
  • Coprophagy
  • Corpus Luteum
  • Cow Hocked
  • Crease Nail Puller
  • Creep Feeding
  • Cribbing
  • Crossbuck Pack Saddle

Instructional Videos

The following instructional videos or segments of videos are made available to demonstrate specific techniques or concepts and can be used for non-commercial purposes of educating equine enthusiasts.

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HorseQuest Learning Lesson: Horse Owner Survival

Leading Horse in barn

Horse Owner Survival will teach you how to be safe around horses and focuses on basic horse behavior, proper horse handling, safe attire and equipment as well as riding on the trail.

Learning Objectives

Objectives of this module include:

  1. To understand your horse’s behavior.
  2. To learn to handle and work around your horse.
  3. To develop safe habits with your horse.
  4. To improve your ability to handle your horse.
  5. To increase your enjoyment of your horse.


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Protect Your Barn and Horses from Disease

Learn more about prevention, protection, and proactive ways of minimizing disease risk in your horse facility.

Is your horse farm at risk from an equine version of “Typhoid Mary?” Do you know the most common ways that your horse may be exposed to disease? How can you decrease your horse’s chance of infection in case of an outbreak?

How do you care for, handle or clean up after a sick horse has been identified? This free webinar will give practical …

Horses and Water

Water is the most important nutrient for horses. The average adult horse drinks between 10 and 12 gallons each day. This article contains information on the importance of water to horses.

Water Needs for Horses

Clean, fresh, palatable water should be available to the horse at all times.

A mature, idle horse (500 kg) will require between 10 and 12 gallons of water per day, depending on environmental and/or physiological conditions.

Horses drinking from a Water Tank

Factors that change water consumption:

  1. pregnancy
  2. lactation
  3. work
  4. profuse