In this course, you will explore the overarching question, “What approved best practices guide horse care & horsemanship?”
In this course for AGR 3070: Equine 2, you will:
- Continue to develop and expand practical skills, based on approved practices, for providing the daily care of a horse.
- Focus on the use of physical facilities, procedures for stall cleaning and bedding a horse, guidelines for turnout and shelter, reproductive fundamentals and techniques and basic horsemanship.
AGR 3070: Equine 2 is worth one credit and generally takes between 17 and 25 hours to complete, although that time may vary, depending on your learning needs, experience and preferences.
You need to meet some prerequisites before you start using this resource:
- You must have access to a horse and appropriate equine housing and/or fencing structures.
- You must have completed AGR 2070: Equine 1. Included in this prerequisite is an expectation that you have a minimum of 50 hours of previous experience in horse handling and horse care.
- You must have access to instruction from an individual with specialized training and/or experience related to horsemanship and/or English or Western riding.
The course is divided into a “Start Here” module, five (5) modules of content and activities, and modules dedicated to the Final Project and your personal reflection.
Throughout the course, you will be provided with different kinds of content and activities. All the course materials are provided online – although your teacher may choose to have you do some or all of the materials in the classroom.
Consistent with the approach and structure of CTS courses, you will have the opportunity to apply your prior knowledge and experience to many of the activities.
If you have any questions about the course materials, be sure to ask your teacher. They are there to help you do well in this course!
To begin, click the “Start Here!” module in the “Course Content” menu. The “Start Here!” module provides a quick orientation to the course. Even if you have already taken another ASPCA course, be sure to review the materials in the “Start Here!” module as it includes important information specific to this course.
Have a great time exploring the materials and completing the activities here in AGR 3070! Once you are done, you will be well on your way to providing your domestic animal with the best possible care.
As always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask your teacher.
Students should be aware that Internet websites offered as citations and/or sources for further information may have changed or disappeared between the time this was written and when it is used.
Every effort has been made to acknowledge the sources used in this resource. In the event of questions arising as to the use of any material, we will be pleased to make the necessary correction.