Horse owners around the country look forward to summertime equestrian activities to get them through the winter months. Due to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, many shows, trail rides and clubs have cancelled their live events. In a heartfelt effort to support our fellow horse enthusiasts, the Michigan State University Extension Equine Team has put together a Summer Horse Care Series and is offering it FREE of charge during 2020. Participants can earn a certificate for each of the following units:
Unit 1: Routine Health Care – covers vaccinations, deworming, and dental care
Unit 2: Pasture Management – covers pasture planning, renovation, forage species, grazing management, and toxic plants
Unit 3: Manure Management – covers water quality, manure management options, and composting
Unit 4: Biosecurity – biosecurity protocol for equine and people, wildlife and insect control, and COVID-19 resources
If you have any questions about this course email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Summer Horse Care 101 course is based on the knowledge of equine experts at Michigan State University. For questions regarding this course, please contact Dr. Christine Skelly at email@example.com.
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: Summer Horse Care 101
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.