Adult Equine Programs










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About Us

The Equine Adult Extension Program provides scientific based information on production management and health as well as equine related legislative issues to the Michigan Horse Industry through county and state wide programs and publications. Equine Adult Extension Programs are conducted by campus faculty and county staff through out the state emphasizing sustainable management practices that promotes horse welfare.

Coming Fall 2018!

MSU Farrier School

This 12 or 24-week program will be housed on the MSU Horse Teaching and Research Center. Students in the program will receive both hands-on and classroom-based instruction in hoof and farrier science, equine anatomy and physiology, basic welding, and business.

Related Links



Additional Information

  • My Horse University - Find out more about the courses!
  • Horses - An eXtension site.
  • Michigan Horse Council - The Michigan Horse Council lobbies for horse owners in Michigan and is a member of the American Horse Council. MHC has representation for breed and discipline horse organizations throughout the state. MHC hosts the International Stallion Exhibition and Trade Show, offers scholarships, supports trails activity and lobbies Michigan Legislation on the behalf of the Michigan horse industry.
  • Michigan Department of Agriculture - The Michigan Department of Agriculture’s mission is “To serve, promote and protect the food, agricultural, environmental and economic interests of the people of Michigan.” Information on the MDA Web site of interest to horse owners includes: Right to Farm Act, Manure Management Utilization GAAMPs, Revised EIA Testing Requirements, Riding Stables and Horse Racing Licensing Information and transporting equines into Michigan.
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - USDA provides help to the farmer and rancher and protects the consumer. The National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) Equine Studies provides information on the health of the U.S. equine population and information on animal health concerns identified by industry members, Federal and State agencies, and researchers.  This site also includes the 1996 Michigan Equine Monitoring System Statistics. 
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