HALTER Level Three

Horse Adult Leader Training and Educational Resource (HALTER) Level Three provides learners with the opportunity to learn equine science material while adapting this knowledge for use in youth programs to foster positive youth development.

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

HALTER Level Three Learning Objectives

Objectives of this lesson includes:

  1. Develop techniques for safe horse handling
  2. Learn basic horse care and management
  3. Identify and foster positive youth development

HALTER Level Four

Horse Adult Leader Training and Educational Resource (HALTER) Level Four provides learners with the opportunity to learn equine science material while adapting this knowledge for use in youth programs to foster positive youth development.

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

HALTER Level Four Learning Objectives

Objectives of this lesson includes:

  1. Develop techniques for safe horse handling
  2. Learn basic horse care and management
  3. Identify and foster positive youth development

Pre-Travel Vehicle and Trailer Check for Hauling Horses

Be Prepared

In addition to preparing the trailer for the horse’s comfort, it is also important to consider the maintenance of all equipment.

Prior to each trip, check the following:

  • Trailer lights and turn signals
  • Trailer brakes
  • Trailer hitch–is it secure?
  • Trailer safety cables
  • Spare trailer and truck tires and tools to change a tire, including tire jack
  • Trailer and truck tires
  • Trailer floorboards.

These checks should be done before you leave home. Finding out that something is wrong …

HALTER Level One

 

Group of youth surrounding horse

Horse Adult Leader Training and Educational Resource (HALTER) Level One provides learners with the opportunity to learn equine science material while adapting this knowledge for use in youth programs to foster positive youth development.

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

Learning Objectives

Objectives of this lesson includes:

  1. Develop techniques for safe horse handling
  2. Learn basic horse care and management
  3. Identify and foster positive youth development using the

HALTER Level Two

 

Two girls standing with horses

 

Horse Adult Leader Training and Educational Resource (HALTER) Level Two provides learners with the opportunity to learn equine science material while adapting this knowledge for use in youth programs to foster positive youth development.

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

Learning Objectives

Objectives of this lesson includes:

  1. Develop techniques for safe horse handling
  2. Learn basic horse care and management
  3. Identify and foster positive youth development using

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.

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

HALTER Levels

While the majority of the lessons in each module are “stand alone” and do …

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.

Earn a Badge with these Courses!

Complete any of these courses, and achieve a minimum score, and you will receive a certificate and a digital badge for your Mozilla Backpack. Stay tuned for new …

Caveat Emptor – Let the buyer beware: How to Avoid Mistakes When Buying a Horse

Buying a horse can be a complicated and confusing process. It is important to know what kind of horse you are looking for and have a plan laid out before you begin shopping. The article below discusses some tips to help your horse buying experience.

 

Whether you’re buying your first horse or your 21st, it is both an exciting and scary process. You have dreamed of the day when you could own this horse, and you want everything to …

HorseQuest Learning Lesson: New and Prospective Horse Owner’s Lesson

Three horses with heads over black board fence

The New and Prospective Horse Owner’s Learning Module is comprised of a series of lessons designed to introduce new and potential horse owners to the basic care and management of horses. Materials provided in these lessons will help individuals determine how interested they are in horses and to what extent they want to become involved. The sections within this lesson include:

  • Horse Ownership Considerations
  • Costs of Horse Ownership
  • How to Feed a Horse
  • How to Select the Right Horse
  • How

Competitive Western Horse Events

Competitive Activities

Many people choose to enjoy their horses in competitive events. These activities can be either individual or team events. Some are judged by a set of written rules and specifications, and other competitive activities are timed events. Each activity has it’s own rules, and most have organizations that plan the competitions at the local, regional, national, and sometimes international, level.

Western Competitive Activities

Western exhibitor

Some of the western competitive activities available for horse owners include:

  • Horsemanship
  • Western Pleasure
  • Reining