Understanding the Horse

Roberta Smoodin is the creator and online teacher for this program. She is a specialist in understanding and taking care of the horse. This program is designed to provide you with knowledge about important issues in understanding and caring for horses. You complete two theory-based online courses. Each course takes 1 month to complete. Students can take 2 courses per month.

Understanding the Horse - 2 quarter credit hours

Taking Care of the Horse - 2 quarter credit hours

Upon completion of this series, you will have learned the following:

  • history

  • anatomy and conformation

  • behavior and temperament

  • safety, including stalling and trailering

  • vaccination

  • trimming and shoeing of hooves

  • nutrition

  • horse illnesses

  • common accidents

  • reproduction and foaling

  • grooming

  • emergencies, including what equipment should be on hand and what to do.

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Pricing Structure 

Instructor Driven Purchase by the Course 

Tuition by the Course - Instructor Driven $500

Read and Test Out Purchase by the Course

Tuition by the Course - Read and Test Out by the Course - Express and Take at Your Own Pace $100

Instructor Driven Purchase by the Course Series

Tuition by the Course Series - Instructor Driven $450

Read and Test Out Purchase by the Course Series

Tuition by the Course Series - Read and Test Out by the Course - Express and Take at Your Own Pace $80

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You can purchase by the course or purchase by a series to receive a discount. You can also purchase by the program to receive the biggest savings. ​