REGISTER NOW for a crash course for feeding your horse

Michigan State University Extension equine specialist Dr. Christine Skelly will lead four week online Crash Course for Feeding Your Horse April 9 – May 4, 2018

March 12, 2018 - Author: Christine Skelly, Michigan State University Extension

Michigan State University Ag Tech Horse Management students use a weight tape to monitor a senior horsemanship horse’s health.
Michigan State University Ag Tech Horse Management students use a weight tape to monitor a senior horsemanship horse’s health.

REGISTER NOW for the 4 week online Crash Course for Feeding Your Horse, from My Horse University April 9 through May 4, 2018!

This 4-week online course will help you make more confident horse feeding decisions. The online course will be led by Dr. Christine Skelly, equine specialist for Michigan State University Extension. Dr. Skelly will monitor the online discussion groups and lead a weekly video-conference meeting (don’t worry – we’ll record the sessions if you can’t make it). In the course you will learn the important role the horse’s anatomy, physiology and behavior play when developing equine diets. You will also learn how to classify horses by their age, workload and reproductive status, crafting individual feeding programs that meet their dietary requirements. 

By the end of the course you will be able to more confidently:

  • Select feeds based on your horse’s requirements
  • Monitor your horse’s nutritional status
  • Reduce feed costs without sacrificing feed quality
  • Manage your feeding program to improve your horse’s health and well-being

The instructor led portion of this course will run April 9, 2018 through May 4, 2018, but you will have access to the online curriculum through the month of August 2018.

Registration Information:

$60 Early Bird Registration ends March 23, 2018 at 4:00 pm

$75 FEE Registration after early bird offer

Course includes four horse nutrition online units including:

  • Unit 1 Anatomy and Behavior
  • Unit 2 Nutrients and Horse Requirements
  • Unit 3 Selecting Feedstuffs
  • Unit 4 Feeding Management for Optimum Health

You will receive a certificate after successfully completing the course. 

The online course has content from the essential MHU Horse Nutrition course, recorded webinars, suggested activities and quizzes (unlimited attempts). For more information email

Instructor Dr. Christine Skelly, Ph.D.  is an associate professor in the Michigan State University Department of Animal Science and teaches the Horse Nutrition course. In addition, Dr. Skelly is the director of My Horse Unversity, an online horse management program offered through Michigan State University Extension. Dr. Skelly’s interest include equine nutrition, housing and environmental management.

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