Crash Course for Feeding Your Horse
This 4-week online course will help you make more confident horse feeding decisions. The online course will be led by Dr. Christine Skelly, equine specialist for Michigan State University Extension. Dr. Skelly will monitor the online discussion groups and lead a weekly video-conference meeting (don’t worry – we’ll record the sessions if you can’t make it). In the course you will learn the important role the horse’s anatomy, physiology and behavior play when developing equine diets; how to classify horses by their age, workload and reproductive status; and craft individual feeding programs that meet their dietary requirements.
By the end of the course you will be able to more confidently:
Select feeds based on your horse’s requirements
Monitor your horse’s nutritional status
Reduce feed costs without sacrificing feed quality
Manage your feeding program to improve your horse’s health and well-being
Course includes four horse nutrition online units including:
Unit 1 Anatomy and Behavior
Unit 2 Nutrients and Horse Requirements
Unit 3 Selecting Feedstuffs
Unit 4 Feeding Management for Optimum Health
You will receive a certificate after successfully completing the course.
If you have any questions about this course email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New dates coming soon!
Self-paced with moderated discussion forums during the first four weeks.
To register for this course you will need to create an account, sign in with your email/password, and complete the registration process. To watch a video tutorial, demonstrating an overview of the registration process, click on the following link: Online Course Registration Video Tutorial. Step-by-step instructions are below.
Create your MSU Guest Account/Community ID and Password: Create Your Account.
Login to the registration system with your Community ID and Password: Crash Course for Feeding Your Horse.
Follow the instructions to register for the course. Upon registration, you will receive a receipt and instructions for accessing the course.
If you have any technical problems please contact the Michigan State University Discovery Services Help Desk. They are available at email@example.com or at 800-500-1554 from 7am-12am Monday through Friday and 10am-12am on Saturday/Sunday.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is my username/NETID?
Your username (or NET ID) is the email address you used to create your account during registration (you use the same email address/password for registering and for taking the course).
What URL do I go to for logging into the course?
Go to: https://d2l.msu.edu/. You will see the Michigan State University at the top of the page. Login with the email address and password you set during the registration process.
I received a “not authenticated” response when trying to login – what do I do?
A “not authenticated” message is typically an issue with a password not being entered correctly. To reset your password at any time go to: https://community.idm.msu.edu/ and select the option for Forgot Password. You will receive an email from a sender called “Community ID” with a link to reset your password.
I forgot my password – where can I reset it?
To reset your password at any time go to: https://community.idm.msu.edu/ and select the option for Forgot Password. You will receive an email from a sender called “Community ID” with a link to reset your password.
Who can I call for technical support?
If you have any technical problems please contact the Michigan State University Discovery Services Help Desk. They are available at or at 800-500-1554 from 7am-12am Monday through Friday and 10am-12am on Saturday/Sunday.