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There are over 100 million horses, donkeys and mules in the world today and owners of these animals can be found on almost every continent and in almost every society. The Horse Course will cover many unique aspects of equine ownership and touch upon the science behind many of today’s management practices....

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Jul 6, 2020

Great course. A must have for all horse lovers. The instructor explained everything in a way that I could understand and grow from. I have learned so much thanks to this course and greatly enjoyed it!


Sep 8, 2018

I have learnt so much by taking this course, so thorough and engaging, ill be sad to not be studying this on my evenings anymore for sure.

100% recommend. Thankyou for holding such a great course.

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By Cristiana T

Aug 8, 2017

Fantastic course, I enjoyed every minute of it. Not only does it give in-depth information on horse care, nutrition, breeding, pasture management.. basically what you need to know to work with horses or start a horse business. I loved it and I hope there will be a follow-up or specialization available soon.

By Kathleen R

Jan 3, 2020

So far I have learned such valuable information. I have not had very much experience with horses other than riding lessons for the past few years. My main purpose for lessons is to travel the world doing horseback riding tours. Now I have a much deeper appreciation of these majestic animals.

By Lily A

Aug 26, 2018

Such a helpful and informative course! I loved taking it and it really helped me broaden my knowledge of horse care and medicine. This pairs very well with Cornell University's Summer Program Veterinary Medicine: Equine Practice (only available for high school students and by application only).

By Niki J

May 11, 2020

This was such a great course for me. I wanted to know more about nutrition and general welfare and management. It was great. I didn't do the last week as I have no interest in that aspect. I would have liked more on nutrition as it's so important. But it was a great course. Thank you!

By Paula G

May 16, 2020

I am a veterinary medicine student and I am from Colombia, I speak Spanish and my knowledge of English is basic. However, it seemed easy to understand this course, it seemed very nice and pleasant. Thanks for so much effort, I am very happy to have finished this beautiful course

By Charlotte G

Aug 7, 2016

A brilliant course, covered a lot for an introductory course and definitely exceeded my expectations. I knew nothing about horses before starting the course but did not struggle to follow along. Thank you to all the staff that worked on this course, I cannot rate it high enough.

By R S

Feb 6, 2016

As a lifelong rider and passionate horse-person, I really enjoy learning about anything horse-related! This course is great - I like how it's organized, and the videos are concise and easy to comprehend. I'd definitely recommend this to everyone interested in the equine world!

By Ramona S

Jan 16, 2016

Best MOOC ever! I've taken a lot of MOOC courses, Coursera and others, but this has been the most fun I've ever had learning. And I learned more than I thought was possible without having equids myself. I never do assignments but these were fun and educational. Well Done !!!!!

By Amy H

Oct 1, 2019

This course was awesome. I would have loved to learn more about all the different types of horses in more detail but understand there is a lot of information to cover. As a first time horse owner I am so grateful to have been through this course. Thank you so very much :-)

By Jeanette D

Feb 6, 2017

This is a really comprehensive course with very clear information. There are assignments which really make you think about how you care for your horse. I've completed horse care course before, which have been face to face classes but this has been the best one by far.

By Sue K

Jul 10, 2020

This is a great course and has helped me to learn things I have been looking for but growing up in the city it is hard to find horse classes you can take and people actually know what they are teaching you. Thank you for this class. I hope to see more horse classes.

By Lorna S

Apr 26, 2020

This is a great introductory course! It covers a huge range of topics and provides suitable detail for each. The tutor is very enthusiastic and engaging. There are so many useful resources recommended on top of the lectures, quizzes and small assignments required.

By Amber B

Sep 20, 2017

Great course! I really enjoyed the material and the instructor. The only criticism I have, and it's only a slight one, as they did try to address some of this, but I feel like some of the care information is outdated, specifically on vaccines and deworming.

By Laura L

Jun 19, 2020

The class was very informative. As a beginner in the equid world I validated each weeks lesson with some experienced horse people. They were very impressed with the depth and breath of the information.

Many thanks to the UF team for putting this together.

By christine k

Mar 11, 2021

Excellent course; the presenter was very knowledgeable and very easy to listen to. I learned a lot! He did a great job of laying out the course in enough details to establish a good background for horse care and management without being overwhelming.

By Zulfiqar R

Jan 17, 2023

This course very helpful in my current Job as Arabian Horse Stud Manager. I really want to say thank you to Coursera, University of Florida and Dr Chris J. Mortensen Ph.D. for designing this course. I will encourage others to participate in this course.

By Maya B

Jul 18, 2020

Absolutely fantastic course. So much content is covered but we still manage to delve quite deeply into each topic and make it interesting. Professor Mortensen's enthusiasm is amazing and very contagious, and a huge reason why this course is outstanding!

By Jessica L

Nov 2, 2019

Such a great course! Professor Chris Mortenson, did a fantastic job really explaining and was very active with discussions. I hope in the future, he will extend the course or start a new course that is equine related. Overall, a really great course.

By Karis K

Mar 19, 2023

Great teacher who is passionate about his subject and truly cares about educating others. Covered many topics in brief time in such a way his students retain the material. I especially appreciated him sharing other resources to use going forward.

By Michaela E

Feb 14, 2023

This was an absolutely stunning course that I enjoyed so much and I am so happy with all the knowledge I gained. it's such a great course that I am recommending it to all my friends and family. The games and links made learning so much fun.

By chloe a

Jul 1, 2020

This course has taught me alot about horses . Now when i get my horse I will be able to take good care of it . I really enjoyed the assignments . Who knows maybe after highschool i will go to university of Florida to learn more about horses!

By Monika L

May 12, 2016

I absolutely loved this course. I am new to horsemanship and was curious when I saw the horse course offered on Coursera. I thought I might learn something new, but never imagined it would be so interesting and packed with information.

By Johanna A

Jan 30, 2018

I love this course. I already had horses before I decided to enroll but because of this course I understand more about the equine than I knew before. I totally recommend this course to whom wants to learn more about their equine fr

By Ashley G

May 7, 2018

Interesting course, and good for those who own equines. It is valuable in learning basic health, nutrition, training, and the history of the horse. This course also goes into parasite control, and basic pasture management as well.

By Cecilia A S M

Sep 30, 2020

It is a really good course, as a student of veterinary medicine it helped me a lot to complement my training as a professional. It provides basic tools, but very complete and with scientific support. I totally recommend doing it!