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Horse Management

Semester Course for Continuing Education Students

Available Online or On-Campus!

Course Code: AA0302CA17

Rutgers Horse Management

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Date & Time

Last Held: September 8 - December 12, 2016
Monday & Thursday mornings: 9:15am - 10:35am

*This course can also be taken online.*

Next offering tentatively planned for Fall 2017. Registration will open when course dates are confirmed.


This 14-week undergraduate horse management course provides an introduction to the anatomy, physiology, nutrition and behavior of the horse. Equine management techniques and practical aspects of horse care (including stabling, shoeing/hoof care, common diseases and emergency care) will be discussed in classroom lectures and extensive notes will be available on-line. In addition to the classroom lectures and demonstrations, optional field trips will be offered throughout the program schedule.

To assist those who might not be able to travel to New Brunswick or whose schedule does not allow in person attendance on a weekday morning, the course has been designed so it may be taken "on-line." On-line attendees will have access to all lecture and supplemental information provided to the in-class participants and there will be two weekly on-line "chat" sessions with Dr. Ralston to discuss the material covered in the lectures. These sessions will be scheduled at the start of the semester at a time which is convenient for the group. On-line registrants always have the option to participate in field trips and demonstrations – and even the classroom portion of the course - as their schedule permits. If you wish to be able to access the on-line course, you must provide an e-mail address at the time of registration so we can enter you into Rutgers' E-classroom system. Please note that the on-line course notes and materials have many videos and photos and high speed internet access is required to fully benefit from them; access using dial-up connections will be very frustrating, if not impossible.

Who Should Attend?
This course is designed for potential horse owners, new horse owners and horse enthusiasts. As an undergraduate course that is extended to continuing education students, a high school diploma is required. If you register as a continuing education student, you will receive up to 3.6 Continuing Education Units (CEU's) and a certificate, rather than undergraduate college credit.

Sarah Ralston, VMD, Ph.D.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Nutrition
Associate Professor, Department of Animal Science

Other Recommended Courses: Equine Nutrition (semester class)

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Registration Fee
Multi-Person Registration Fee TBD
Cancellation Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


No meals will be provided at this course.


GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

On Campus:
Cook-Douglass Lecture Hall
3 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Directions & Map

Parking permit required for this location (will be provided to registrants).

Access the course from any computer or device with high speed internet access

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat or materials for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

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1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Horse Management" or Course Code AA0302)
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3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Assistant Director: Carol Broccoli, 848-932-7207
Administrative Assistant: Claudine Oleskin, 848-932-7204

Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for tuition reimbursement through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.