Michigan State University’s My Horse University (MHU) online curricula offer useful tools for individuals who want to learn more about selecting and evaluating horses and understanding horse welfare and behavior. The two online learning programs can also be incorporated into youth and adult group experiences.

Through MHU’s horse welfare and behavior program, participants can learn about horse behavior and how it can influence the way they interact with other horses. The course offers video and written information to help learners understand why horses react to certain situations and it is appropriate for teenage and adult audiences alike.

The horse selection and evaluation curriculum is designed to help would-be horse owners better understand how a horse’s skeletal form relates to its function and how to evaluate potential mounts for various uses.

The programs’ learning modules can be used in group meetings and discussion groups. Learners can also access the information individually and learn at their own pace.

Future MHU courses will focus on equine nutrition, health, reproduction and exercise physiology. For more information on how your youth equine programs can work with My Horse University and for group rates, please contact info@myhorseuniversity.com or call (517) 353-3123.

My Horse University is a national online program. Founded by the MSU Department of Animal Science, MSU Extension and MSU Global in partnership with EquiSearch and eXtension’s HorseQuest, this program offers equine education courses and resources that can be tailored to achieve horse-management goals. For more information, visit www.myhorseuniversity.com.