My Horse University announces its partnership with DiscoverHorses.com and the AIM Equine Network’s “A Home for Every Horse” initiative. Dr. Skelly’s Horse Ownership blog on DiscoverHorses.com will cover topics of interest to horse lovers who are contemplating horse ownership as well as new owners in need of guidance. My Horse University is also waiving the fee for its outstanding online course, “Purchasing and Owning a Horse 101.”
Horse ownership is a big responsibility, not just in relation to the size of the animal, but also in the amount of time and financial investment that is required in the day-to-day upkeep of an equine companion.
“We are very excited about partnering with DiscoverHorses.com and the “A Home for Every Horse “ initiative to help educate current and potential horse owners in horse care,” says Dr. Christine Skelly, My Horse University founder. “My blog will offer tips in ‘bite-sized’ pieces that readers can easily absorb—and comment on or ask questions. For those who want an intensive ‘crash course,’ “Purchasing and Owning a Horse 101” is available free online at MyHorseUniversity.com. Either way, the information provided should help horse owners improve the health and welfare of their equine companions and have a more enjoyable relationship.”
Like the online course, Dr. Skelly’s blog will offer expert advice on matching the right horse to the right owner, managing daily needs such as feeding and exercise, and maintaining routine health care. The online learning experience includes reading a course curriculum, watching accompanying video clips and webcasts and completing exercises and activities at the participants’ own pace. Participants have access to resources they can refer to again and again, including useful links to articles, charts and a spreadsheet for managing horse expenses.
Upon completion of the self-paced course, participants receive a certificate and are eligible for a $50 discount toward the cost of other My Horse University courses developed by horse experts in management, breeding, behavior, evaluation and more.
“Equine rescue organizations around the world have used the “Purchasing and Owning a Horse 101” course to prepare horse enthusiasts for ownership,” says DiscoverHorses.com editor Dale Leatherman. “It and Dr. Skelly’s blog are invaluable resources for the 'A Home for Every Horse' initiative."
“The course and blog are also a perfect fit for DiscoverHorses.com,” Leatherman adds. “The website is the Equine Network’s '101' component, a complement to its publications and websites geared to more experienced horse people. DiscoverHorses.com meets the horse industry’s need for a single online resource for the entry-level rider, the non-rider with a love of horses, the passionate spectator and horse-crazy kids.”
About My Horse University
My Horse University is a national online horse management program for horse enthusiasts. It’s based at Michigan State University, one of the top U.S. universities in equine science and management. Founded by the MSU Department of Animal Science, MSU Extension and MSU Global, this program offers equine education courses and resources that can be tailored to achieve horse management goals. For more information, visit www.myhorseuniversity.com.
About The Equine Network
The Equine Network provides, creates, and distributes relevant content and services to passionate horse enthusiasts while connecting them to each other and the marketplace. The Equine Network is the publisher of award-winning magazines: Horse&Rider, EQUUS, Dressage Today, The Trail Rider, Spin To Win Rodeo, American Cowboy, Practical Horseman and Horse Journal. The Equine Network also publishes a proprietary line of books and DVDs for sale through its store, HorseBooksEtc.com. The Equine Network provides emergency roadside assistance to equestrians through its recent acquisition of USRider, and is home to several websites, including: EquiSearch.com, Equine.com, MyHorseDaily.com, DiscoverHorses.com, AmericanCowboy.com, and Horse-Journal.com. For more information, visit www.aimmedia.com/en.html