Whether you're a seasoned horse veteran, just beginning to start a horse farm, or have ever thought about the idea; Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County is offering an online course to assist any size of operation.

The Equine Management Series is a five part online course covering fundamentals in equine management, including behavior, nutrition, finances and liability management. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning March 9th and concluding March 25th. The series is organized by CCE Madison’s Executive Director, Dr. Karin Bump, CNY Regional Team’s Nicole Tommell, and other knowledgeable equine specialists.

Each session is two-hours, with 90 minutes of presentations followed by at least 30 minutes of questions and discussions from attendees. You can attend all of the sessions or any individual one. Here's the schedule of sessions:

Tuesday, March 9th, 6-8pm: Pre-Course – Horse Basics for the New or Potential Owner with Dr. Karin Bump, Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Thursday, March 11th, 6-8pm: – Equine Behavior Management with Dr. Karin Bump, Cornell Cooperative Extension

Tuesday, March 16th, 6-8pm: Nutrition management with Dr. Tania Cubitt, Equine Nutritionist with Performance Horse Nutrition.

Tuesday, March 23rd, 6-8pm: Financial Management with Anna Richards, Owner of 2020 consulting and Nicole Tommell, Farm Business Specialist with the CNYDLFC Regional Team.

Thursday, March 25th, 6-8pm: Risk Management– Insights & Tips on Avoiding Liability from a Lawyer with Julie Fershtman, Attorney and Author of Equine Law & Horse Sense

Sessions are $10 each, attending all five will get you a certificate of completion, plus some valuable coupons, a 25% off Ariat coupon, a coupon for Poulin Grain, and a 20% off code for the book Equine Law & Horse Sense.

Registration is required at least 24 hours prior to start of each session and can be done online. More information is available at CCE Madison County's website or email Dr. Bump at kbump@cornell.edu.

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