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Horse Industry Labor Force



Course Contact: Dr. Christine Skelly

The Horse Industry Labor Force course is based on the knowledge of equine experts at Michigan State University and nationally recognized equine professionals. For questions regarding this course, please contact Dr. Christine Skelly at

Course Overview

Enroll for five FREE online short courses developed for horse industry professionals with a focus on contract/employee labor law, liability issues, working with youth and volunteers, immigration documentation, and farm safety practices. Courses include:

  • Recorded webinars

  • Interactive quizzes

  • Decision making tools

  • Online resources

Webinar speakers include experts from the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation at Iowa State University and an expert on equestrian safety from Michigan State University. Upon completion of each course participants will receive a certificate of completion. These courses are offered free of charge.

Course Format





Registration Instructions

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.


  1. Create your MSU Guest Account and Password: Create Your Account. 

  2. Login to the registration system with your Guest Account (your email) and Password: Horse Industry Labor Force.

  3. Follow the instructions to register for the course. Upon registration, you will receive a receipt and instructions for accessing the course.


Technical Assistance  

If you have any technical problems, please contact the Michigan State University IT Service Desk from 7am-12am Monday through Friday and 10am-12am on Saturday/Sunday, any day that the University is open.  

  • Phone: (517) 432-6200 

  • Phone (toll free): 1 (844) 678-6200 

  • Chat 

  • Email Web Form 

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: 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. 


I forgot my password – where can I reset it? 
If you need to reset your password at any time go to and select the option for "Need help Signing in." 

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