How do environmental factors affect care & handling?
The living environment of horses is directly affected by climate, weather, land, soil and water conditions. Horse handlers and owners should consider how these conditions affect care decisions for their horses. You will identify environmental factors and assess their impact on your horse’s care.
Environmental factors, including climate, weather patterns, seasonal changes, and the quality of land, soil and sources of water, affect care and management decisions for your horse. Which two environmental factors do you think have the most impact on your horse care decisions?
By successfully completing this module, you will be able to:
- Describe how weather and climate can affect feed and sheltering decisions for a horse.
- Understand the connection between environmental factors and living spaces.
- Assess the environmental impact on your horse.
- Identify strategies for how to be a good neighbour and steward of the land.
Your work will be assessed by your teacher. Unless indicated otherwise by your teacher, use the rubric which accompanies the activity.
- Create a folder for the AGR 2070 course on your computer. This is where you should save all your module booklets.
- Download the Module 3 Booklet to the AGR 2070 folder.
- When you get to a place in the online module where you are supposed to complete an activity:
- Open the module booklet you saved in your course folder,
- Scroll to the relevant activity,
- Complete the task,
- SAVE your work.
At the end of the module, you will upload your completed module booklet. (HINT: see the Activities video if you need a refresher on how to use the upload tool.)
Estimated Time Required
It is estimated it will take you approximately 2 hours to complete this module.