Youth Equine Farm Safety Course Offered

Equine authorities from Michigan State University's My Horse University and eXtension HorseQuest have introduced a new course for youth called "Horse SenseEquine 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 that include videos, links, and activities for participants; the courses are designed to provide important horse safety information. Students will receive a certificate for each successfully completed short course.

These courses are self-paced, free of charge, and open to anyone interested in working with horses. Courses include:

  • Horse Behavior
  • Horse Handling
  • Horse Manners
  • Grooming
  • Horse Keeping (The daily care and management of horses)
  • Training and Exercising
  • Machine and Chemical Safety
  • Traveling with Horses
  • Biosecurity on Horse Farms
  • Horse Health
  • Employer/Employee Relations

Interested individuals can visit to register or for more information.

The USDA Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service funded this project.

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