9/25/2017

BIT SELECTION FOR RIDING AND TRAINING HORSES

David W. Freeman, Oklahoma State University Extension Equine Specialist
Adapted from eXtension article

Identifying differences in bit construction and understanding some of the important principles of bit use will provide an e...

9/25/2017

SELECTING AND STORING HORSE HAY

Krishona Martinson, PhD and Paul Peterson, PhD
University of Minnesota Extension Service Horse Program

Adapted from eXtension article

There are several characteristics horse owners should use to evaluate and purchase hay for their horses.

C...

9/25/2017

BREEDING THE MARE: FACTORS THAT CAN INFLUENCE CONCEPTION RATES

Adapted from the My Horse University Horse Breeding Short Course

A 65% conception (pregnancy) rate is considered average for a horse breeding farm.  That means that 35% of all the mares bred are left open unt...

9/25/2017

VITAMIN AND MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS FOR HORSES

Overview
Vitamins and minerals are often added to a grain mix to ensure it is balanced and meets a horse’s minimal nutritional requirements. A vitamin and mineral premix should be specific for the classification of horse. It is...

9/25/2017

EQUINE COLIC: CAUSES, SYMPTOMS, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION 
Adapted from the 
Online Equine Nutrition Course,
My Horse University

Colic: Causes and Symptoms
Colic is defined as any abdominal pain although horse owners typically refer to colic as problems with the gastro-in...

9/25/2017

COMMON EQUINE RESPIRATORY DISEASES
Adapted from the upcoming Online Horse Health Course 
My Horse University

Respiratory diseases are extremely common illnesses that limit performance horses, probably second only to lameness. Respiratory diseases can be viral, bacterial...

9/25/2017

LAMENESS IN THE HORSE: AN OWNER'S OVERVIEW
Adapted from the Online Horse Health Course (Available Summer 2010)
My Horse University

Horses are remarkably strong and adaptable creatures. The circumstances of domestication and use, coupled with the design of their own bodi...

9/25/2017

EQUINE EMERGENCY FIRST AID
Adapted from the Online Horse Health Course
My Horse University

A medical emergency is something all horse owners dread. When an emergency does occur, knowing what to do and being adequately prepared can make the difference between life and de...

9/25/2017

TIPS FOR HORSE SHOW PARENTS
Karen L. Waite, M.S, Ph. D. candidate in Sports Psychology
Equine Extension Specialist 
Michigan State University

Introduction
Like any youth sport, showing horses provides parents and children with countless opportunities to learn and grow t...

9/25/2017

HOW HORSES LEARN
Dr. Camie Heleski, University of Kentucky

Excerpt from the online course Horse Behavior and Welfare from My Horse University

Introduction to Learning
Most human learning psychologists probably consider only two main types of learning—classical conditioni...

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