Stay Safe Working with Horses

Stay Safe With Horses helps educate handlers in ground safety around horses.

Designed for youth and adults who are new to handling horses, the interactive module shows how to safely catch, halter and release a horse in a pen or stall and in the paddock.

This easy-to-use tool can be completed in about 20 minutes and provides safety tips about horse behavior (watch horses’ ears to check their mood), and simple ways to prevent accidents (hook the lead rope over a horse’s neck before haltering).

See the Stay Safe Working With Horses Accessibility Statement.

Help information

You can use your mouse to play this module by clicking on buttons.

Each button also has a keyboard shortcut, shown by the underlined number or letter on the button.

You can toggle sounds with the "s" key, and cancel out of the slide presentation with the Escape key.

You can advance through the module using the space bar, as well.



Stay Safe Working with Horses Credits.


© 2021, 2013, NMSU Board of Regents. Stay Safe Working with Horses is a collaborative project of eXtension HorseQuest and Michigan State University's My Horse University, funded by the North Central Risk Management Education Center

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