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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Equine Welfare and Management by University of California, Davis

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About the Course

This unique course was developed by veterinarians at the world-renowned University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. The course will address horsemanship from a welfare perspective, within the context of “The Five Freedoms” of animal welfare. We’ll explore equine physiology, behavior and basic needs including housing, nutrition, hygiene and disease management. You’ll learn how to perform basic tasks to assess the overall condition of the horse and identify problem areas. We’ll also examine the specialized needs of the equine athlete and the major responsibilities we as owners, handlers or competitors must assume in order to ensure the health and welfare of our equine companions. Finally, we’ll look several special topics in equine welfare including disaster planning and the international welfare efforts now in place to protect working horses and other equids in key industries such as racing, international competition, tourism and even mining. By the conclusion of the course, you will be well equipped to develop a comprehensive welfare plan for any horses in your care....

Top reviews


Feb 25, 2021

This course is solid in its information, interesting in its presentation, full of good resources, and able to be paced to fit in with my work schedule. It was definitely worth my time and effort.


Nov 11, 2020

everyone who owns a horse should take this course.. it is essential knowledge to advocating for your horses we'llfare and safety and also improves your relationship building with horses.

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By Emilie D

Jun 23, 2020

Thank you. This was a very informative course.

By Ingrid

Feb 23, 2021

Great course! Very interesting and complete.


Oct 30, 2020

Es un curso muy completo, muy recomendable.

By Melike N D

Dec 30, 2020

that course is avesome thank youuu!!!

By Cade J K

May 28, 2020

This course was absolutely amazing!

By Katherine P V M

Oct 28, 2020

Me encantó el curso, es muy útil

By Colin G

Nov 13, 2021

great course well taught

By Danna V P

Oct 6, 2020

it's a very good courser

By Winston A W

Dec 8, 2020

Excellent, thank you.

By Muhammad B A

Nov 2, 2020

I love this course,

By Ammara F

Nov 10, 2019

informative course

By shelley m c

Apr 4, 2020

very enjoyable!

By Pedro D C G

Aug 29, 2019

Really Helpfull

By José M D S

Oct 10, 2021

muy buen curso

By Candice W

Jun 4, 2020

Great course!

By Naveed A

Apr 15, 2020

Its fabulous.

By Maryanne S

May 14, 2020


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By mohamed m

Nov 7, 2019

so nice

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By Amanda R

Dec 7, 2020

I recommend this course to anyone that is working around horses. I’m sure there’s information within the course that is useful for most average owners, barn workers, or someone looking to get a start as a veterinary assistant specializing in equines. I wish the certificate looked a little more impressive or was worded better considering this course ended up being pretty in-depth, and you really do come away with a lot of great info. However, it is an intro course, so I understand as to why it’s phrased the way it is. I suppose it’s better than nothing at all on an application (for anyone feeling the same way), so I will still include it! Overall, I’ve learned a lot more than I was expecting and I feel a lot more confident in moving forward with my career path!

By Shaambhavi B

Oct 24, 2021

The course was amazing. For me it covered a lot of topics which would help me later on and now. One suggestion I would give would be if the voiceover of the coach because it was a bit flat, if there could have been some voice modulations, variations, it would really engage the listener. Otherwise it was amazing. One advice I would give to anybody in the future interested in doing this course is that try to take notes by hand, I have found that to be helpful and I also remember everything after writing. So thank you Ms. Claudia Sonders!

By Monique C

Jan 18, 2021

Course is very good. Issue is that I am auditing and it appears that even when I have taken the module quiz, it wants me to pay to show as completed. So I did everything but the module end quizzes. But the course shows as in progress. I have viewed all the Video content and taken the mini quizzes.

Not sure what else to do as I don't want to pay for the course or a certificate.

By Marc R C

Feb 13, 2022

The course introduce very interesting ideas such as keeping horses of different ages together and encoraging taking care of old horses, among others. However, it should describe more clearly that is a course for begginers, for people who is starting in the horse's world.