This page provides resources and opportunities for you to learn about your horses and more.


Check out various infographics to help you learn about your horse.

Infographics cover information from heat stress, hoof maintenance, vaccination, horse ID, gaits of the horse, and more.

Listen to podcasts recorded by industry leaders who share tons of knowledge about horses and caring for them.

Podcast episodes cover a variety of topics from everyday life with a horse to innovative ideas. Listen in!

Horse Learning Lessons

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

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Online Certificate Courses

eXtension Horse experts have worked hard to develop credible, online certificate courses to educate horse owners and leaders about horse care, management, and business practices. Each certificate course will have its own set of requirements for completion and certification. Many of the certificate courses listed are FREE, unless otherwise noted.

Instructional Videos

These 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. Topics include horse safety, showing, training, behavior, selection, use, hoof care, management, and disaster prep/management.

Rutgers Equine Science 4 Kids

If the kids in your life are interested in horses, Rutgers Equine Science 4 Kids is a perfect resource for them to complete. It is an interactive online program that teaches kids all about horses right at home.

Staying Safe Working with Horses

Designed for youth and adults who are new to handling horses, the interactive module shows how to safely catch, halter and release a horse in a pen or stall and in the paddock.

This easy-to-use tool can be completed in about 20 minutes and provides safety tips about horse behavior (watch horses’ ears to check their mood), and simple ways to prevent accidents (hook the lead rope over a horse’s neck before haltering).

Horse Apps to Use

Body condition scoring (BCS) is an important skill for horse owners to learn. The resource apps listed will help you learn how to score your horse’s BCS, how to accurately estimate its weight, and give you a tool to help you track and record the condition score of your horses.

Equine Business Network

The Equine Business Network (EBN) provides horse-industry professionals with online horse business resources focused on liability, business finance, marketing, and insurance.

My Horse University

My Horse University (MHU) was established in 2005 at Michigan State University, the pioneer land-grant university with nationally ranked programs in equine science and management. MHU brings research and knowledge from world-renowned experts to online courses and products. MHU’s courses provide a comprehensive and convenient learning experience for horse enthusiasts throughout the world.


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SCRUB: The story of science creating real understanding of biosecurity

Dr. Besty Greene and Dr. Kris Hiney, share the story of how they designed and created fun educational curriculum to drive home the importance of biosecurity. If you are a 4-H or youth club leader, ag teacher, or anyone involved with education, this one's for you!
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Equine Infectious Anemia: The Story of staying on the right side of the law

Dr. Beth Ruby, staff veterinarian at the Oklahoma Dept of Ag, and Director of Avian and Equine Health, covers why it is so important to have horses tested for Equine Infectious Anemia. We clear up some laws and share what might be different from state to state. And...
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Mud Matters: The story of how wet dirt can lead to big trouble for horses

Robyn Stewart, Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent for the University of Georgia shares why mud can be a big deal for horses. Not an inevitable part of spring, prolonged periods of standing in mud can cause significant health issues for horses. We talk thrush,...
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Extinguishing Heat Stress for the Horse and Rider

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