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Topics: Pasture Management, Manure Management, Biosecurity.

Course Overview

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:

Course Format





Content Expert

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

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 PasswordCreate Your Account

  2. Login to the registration system with your Guest Account (your email) and Password: Summer Horse Care 101

  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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