Owning and caring for a horse is a huge responsibility. The vast amount of information a horse owner must know about horse welfare, behavior, nutrition, health and regulations can be overwhelming. A basic understanding of these topics is essential to keep your horse happy and healthy. This module is designed to give an overview of information regarding the care and management of horses, with information ranging from daily health checks to management and control of diseases and parasites.
Caring for your horse is a huge responsibility. Knowing and understanding general knoweldge about what horses need will help you make important decisions about your horse. When talking with professionals in the horse indsutry, knowing the parts of the horse and general terminology will make communicating easier.
It is hard to know all the horse health issues, signs, symptoms, and concerns. However, preparing for whatever may come can be beneficial. To become familiar with different diseases, health issues, and what to look for you should complete this module. Equine Health will take you through the most common health related concerns of horses.
Feeding your horse can be confusing with all the supplements, types of hay, and grain that are available. Knowing feedstuffs and how they affect your horse will be impactful on your horse's nutrition. Learn about the nutrition needs of your horse and the feed that can meet those needs.
Being the adult behind a youth that loves horses can be tough. Understanding how to pick out a horse, look at the conformation of the horse, compare horses to pick the best fit for your youth, and being able to use the language of the industry will help you become a stronger leader.