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Jun 4 2013

“Horse Sense" Youth Equine Farm Safety Course Now Available

Equine Farm Safety Training: Improving Safety For Youth Working on Horse Farms. Expand your knowledge of horse safety practices by taking this free online course!


EAST LANSING, Mich. – Have you ever worked on a horse farm or equine facility? Maybe you've dealt with a bad-mannered horse, or possibly know someone who has been injured while working with horses. Now you have an opportunity to learn how to be safe while working with horses at any equine facility.

Equine experts from Michigan State University's My Horse University and eXtension    HorseQuest are proud to offer a new course for youth called "Horse Sense" - Equine Farm Safety Training. This course is designed for youth who currently work with horses or desire to be involved with horses in the future.  Adults are also encouraged to take the course.

The training program contains eleven short courses, which all include videos, links and activities, while providing important horse safety information. Students will receive a certificate for each successfully completed short course.

These courses are self-paced and chocked full of videos, activities and interactive learning opportunities. The courses are free of charge and open to anyone interested in working with horses.

Equine Safety Courses Offered
Build your equine resume by completing any of the following courses (take just one or take all 11—you decide!):

  • Horse Behavior
  • Horse Handling
  • Horse Manners
  • Grooming
  • Horse Keeping - Daily Care and Management of Horses
  • Training & Exercising
  • Machine & Chemical Safety
  • Traveling with Horses
  • Biosecurity on Horse Farms
  • Horse Health
  • Employer/Employee Relations

Click this link to register and to get started!

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service funded this project.