Activity: Managing Stress Factors for Horses

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Activity 3.1 – Managing Stress Factors 

The term “stress” refers to emotional or physical pressures that can overtax the body systems and lead to changes in behaviour, health and well-being. The body then finds a “coping” method to relieve the source of stress. 

Horses, like people, are susceptible to stress. What practices should you follow to monitor, identify and respond to stress in your horse? In this activity, you will create a decision tree to identify causes, symptoms, and treatments for two different stress factors. Alternatively, you can provide an example of stress observed in a horse and what was done to resolve it. 

Note that this is a graded activity. A grading rubric is provided with the activity.


If you haven’t done so already, download the module activities booklet to your computer now by clicking below and saving the file to your course folder on your computer.

  1. Open the copy of the Module 3 Activities booklet on your computer.
  2. Scroll down to the “Managing Stress Factors” activity in the booklet.
  3. Respond to each of the questions provided.
  4. SAVE your work.
  5. Proceed to the next item here in the online course.

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