Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Horse, Of Course, at Coursera

If I had the time, I'd be taking at least one course, all of the time, on Coursera. It's free, of course, and as on-line courses continue to thrive and become even more popular, there's no reason not to join in on the fun, and education.  

There's a new course that starts soon about horses.....

The Horse Course: Introduction to Basic Care and Management

There are over 100 million horses, donkeys and mules in the world today and owners of these animals can be found on almost every continent and in almost every society. The Horse Course will cover many unique aspects of equine ownership and touch upon the science behind many of today’s management practices.


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Course at a Glance


About the Course

Topics in this course will begin with a basic introduction of the evolution of horses and donkeys and how they have made critical contributions to our own history. Together, we will discover the many breeds of horses and learn basic terminology such as coat color and markings up to basic horse anatomy. We will then jump into unique aspects of equine behavior on how these animals learn and how this can affect training. Beginning in Week 4 we will discuss how to properly care for your animals by learning about current feeding management practices up to the basics of equine health and first aid. Finally, we will round out the course with a module discussing current breeding practices and discover the unique aspects of equine reproduction.
The Horse Course is intended for a wide audience from novices interested in learning more about horses, donkeys and mules up to the experienced owner who is interested in the science behind the many management techniques practiced today.

Course Syllabus

Week 1: Introduction to the history of horses and donkeys
Week 2: Basic equine anatomy- coat colors, markings and hoof care
Week 3: Equine behavior and training
Week 4: Feeding management
Week 5: Maintaining equine health- first aid, parasites and disease
Week 6: Breeding your horse or donkey

To learn more about Coursera, go here .  Technology is bringing learning to our laptops and living rooms and the cost is minimal.  What more could you want? 

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting! Thank you for posting this information.


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