New online course focused on feedlot horse handling and care

April 29, 2016

Lincoln, Neb. — A new online course from Nebraska Extension has been developed for feedlots to teach workers, pen riders and processors safe horse handling and care. This one of a kind online certificate course is available 24/7 to allow cattle operations the flexibility of providing training to their workers as needed.

Topics covered during the course include:

  • Selecting the right feedlot horse
  • Basic care, grooming and first aid
  • Types of halters, bits and tie-downs to use and how to properly adjust and use each
  • Proper and safe handling methods to catch, halter, tie and bridle horses
  • Selecting, use and care for saddles, pads and cinches appropriate for feedlot horses
  • Safe and optimal housing for horses to minimize injuries
  • Foot care and shoeing as it applies to feedlot horses
  • Feeding and conditioning scoring
  • Correct sorting and cattle moving practices when horseback
  • General horse keeping in the feedlot

The interactive course will feature video tutorials and interviews by extension and feedyard professionals. Upon completion of course quizzes and a final exam, participants will receive a certificate of completion online. The course is offered in English and Spanish. 

Registration for the course is $25, which is good for 30 days. To register, visit https://marketplace.unl.edu/extension/programs

For more information on the online feedyard horse safety and care certificate course, contact Nebraska Extension Horse Specialist Kathy Anderson at 402-472-6486 or kanderson1@unl.edu.  


Kathy Anderson
Nebraska Extension
402-472-6486
kanderson1@unl.edu