Understanding the Horse
(Equine History 101)

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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OPTION 1 Read and Test Out 

Self Study - Express - Credit for Previous Experience

  • Read study material. 

  • Take the tests.  

  • Complete at your own pace.

You read the study material and take the tests at your own pace with the express option. Express works great if you are on a time frame to complete the courses.

Perfect if you have previous experience working with horses and want to review the study material and then take the tests. 

$240 Tuition Fee for Online Course

Tuition Fees for Option 1

Application Fee: $100.00 (one-time fee)

Tuition: $240.00

Total Application and Tuition Fee: $340.00​ *Tool kit not included

OPTION 2 Course Leader and Classroom Discussion

  • Read study material.

  • Discuss with Leader and classmates.

  • Take the tests.

  • The course takes one month to complete.

Option 2 is excellent if you prefer to have a class leader drive the discussion and participate with your classmates before taking the tests. A perfect choice for beginners to have the opportunity to participate in the discussion before testing. The course is open for one month with weekly discussions to prepare you for the multiple-choice tests required each week at the end of a unit.

$360 Tuition Fee for Online Course

Tuition Fees for Option 2

Application Fee: $100.00 (one-time fee)

Tuition: $360.00

Total Application and Tuition Fee: $460.00​ *Tool kit not included

OPTION 3 Course Instructor with Classroom Discussion and Assignments

  • Read study material.

  • Discuss with Instructor and classmates.

  • Complete search and fetch assignments.

  • Take the tests.

  • The course takes one month to complete.

Option 3 is great if you prefer a structured classroom, this is the option for you and recommended for the beginner. You will participate in discussions assignments and take quizzes to keep you on track to prepare for the multiple-choice tests at the end of each unit and required weekly. 

$480 Tuition Fee for Online Course

Tuition Fees for Option 3

Application Fee: $100.00 (one-time fee)

Tuition: $480.00

Total Application and Tuition Fee: $580.00​ *Tool kit not included