Horse Learning Lesson: Horse Adult Leader Training and Educational Resource

Welcome to the Horse Adult Leader Training and Educational Resource (HALTER) Program! This progressive series of lessons is designed to offer equine science information, student activities, and techniques to foster positive youth development.

We encourage dialogue in the lesson with our Positive Youth Development Forum where you can ask questions, share ideas, and lessons learned with eXtension and others enrolled in the lesson.

Once you have successfully completed each level, and their associated requirements, you will receive a certificate of completion.


While the majority of the lessons in each module are “stand alone” and do not require a textbook, we do suggest the American Youth Horse Council (AYHC) Horse Industry Handbook and companion AYHC Youth Leaders Manual to anyone actively involved in working with youth and horses. These resources may be referred to from time to time and are available at: