This short course is based on knowledge from equine health and management experts at Michigan State University. A working knowledge of preventative health care as well as diseases and injuries are required when managing horses. Essential horse management skills include identifying early signs of health problems, evaluating a horse’s health status on a daily and sometimes hourly basis and responding appropriately to emergency situations as they arise. For a full course outline go to: Course Syllabus.
If you have any questions about this course email: email@example.com.
April 13, 2020
*Note: Participants will have access to the course content through September 30, 2020!
Self-paced with moderated discussion forums during the first four weeks.
Dr. Christine Skelly will guide you each week through a course unit to answer your questions about managing your horse’s health. Through online discussion groups she will assist you in developing a horse health plan that you can be confident in!
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 a Healthy 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.