Hippology Academy 2021

Online course for youth & adults. Practice tests, slides, digital stations, & twice weekly lectures in 6 content areas. Participants can interact with equine professors from Universities across the United States!

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Topics covered will be:

      • Equipment and Riding Styles
      • Stallion Reproductive Anatomy
      • External Parasites
      • Pasture Management
      • Donkeys
      • Equine Breeds

This course is targeted for older youth and adults.

Bronze Level = $50. Access to content until August 8.
Silver Level = $100. Includes 6-week access to instructors to ask questions, …

Basic Broodmare Management

A healthy, frolicking foal is the result of a well-designed broodmare management program. Although many other factors are involved in the total breeding program, without basic broodmare care and management, conception is much more difficult. By following the discussed broodmare management practices, your chances of producing a live, healthy foal are significantly increased.
Volumes of material have been written on broodmare management. However, much of the material is extremely detailed and is of little use to the average horse owner

The Stallion: Breeding Soundness Examination and Reproductive Anatomy

Stallion owners or potential owners, must be critical of the stallions they use for breeding, taking into account their physical conformation, reproductive anatomy and semen quality in order to continue to introduce and produce the highest quality horses. The following article discusses breeding soundness examinations of the stallion and their importance.


Evaluate your stallion to be sure he is physically ready for the breeding season.

A breeding soundness exam of a stallion includes not only examination of various seminal …

Why Won’t My Mare Get Pregnant? – Webinar

Learn about common problems in the breeding barn and how to increase the chances of getting a mare in foal. Join us in this FREE webcast provided by My Horse University and eXtension HorseQuest.


Mares and foal in pasture

A mare’s fertility can be influenced by a variety of factors including her health, age, and reproductive anatomy. In addition, stallion fertility and technician skills all play an important role in successfully breeding the mare.

Dr. Kathy Anderson, University of Nebraska, presents information on fertility …

Stallion Reproduction

Basically, the role of a breeding stallion is to impregnate mares. This means producing semen containing adequate quality and numbers of spermatozoa to fertilize a mare’s ovum. Spermatozoa are produced daily in the seminiferous tubules of the stallion’s testes. The testes are housed in the protective covering of the scrotum, which functions to regulate the temperature of the testes. Temperature regulation is important because abnormal rises in temperature — such as those caused by injury or infection — will decrease …

Mare Seasonality

The mare is a seasonal breeder with a series of estrous cycle normally occurring the breeding season which coincides with long day lengths. The longest day of the year is June 22 and the shortest is December 22. Therefore mares should reach a peak in their reproductive activity around June 22 and be the least reproductively active in late December.

Anestrous period

The period in which the mare is the least reproductively active is termed the “anestrus” period and typically …

Pasture Breeding Horses


While total conception rates are no less with pasture breeding, most mare owners require specific breeding dates so that expected foaling dates can be accurately calculated. Some breed registries, most notably The Jockey Club, require natural cover. In addition to requirements imposed by registries, some managers prefer natural service because of lower investments in labor and equipment. Conversely, natural matings can be more dangerous because of the differences in mares’ acceptance to a stallion and the stallion’s conduct around them. …