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 firstname.lastname@example.org.