According to a recent article from Iowa State University’s Extension and Outreach program, women are increasingly taking on the role of horse owners and managers. This trend is supported by the growing number of programs and courses aimed at educating female equine owners on the responsibilities and challenges of horse ownership.
One such program is the “Women Managing Horses” course offered by Iowa State University. The course is designed to provide women with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully own and manage horses. Topics covered in the course include horse behavior and psychology, nutrition and feeding, health and wellness, as well as the basics of stable management and horse care.
The course is taught by a team of experienced equine professionals, including veterinarians, equine nutritionists, and horse trainers. The instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to the course, providing participants with valuable insights and hands-on training.
The course is open to women of all ages and experience levels, from those who are new to horse ownership to those who have been around horses for years. According to the course instructors, many women who take the course are first-time horse owners, looking to gain a better understanding of the challenges and responsibilities involved in horse ownership.
The course has been well-received by participants, with many praising the instructors’ knowledge and approachability. One participant stated, “The instructors were great. They really know their stuff and were happy to answer any questions we had.”
In addition to the Women Managing Horses course, Iowa State University’s Extension and Outreach program also offers a variety of other equine-related programs and resources, including workshops on horse behavior, stable management, and horse health. The program is dedicated to providing education and support for horse owners and enthusiasts of all genders.
Overall, the growing trend of female horse ownership highlights the increasing number of women who are taking on leadership roles in the equine industry. With programs like the Women Managing Horses course, women are able to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully own and manage horses, and make their mark in the equine industry.
More information about the “Women Managing Horses” course
This course is designed specifically for women who are interested in learning more about horse management, whether they are new to horse ownership or have been around horses for years. The course covers a wide range of topics, including horse behavior and psychology, feeding and nutrition, health and wellness, and more.
Throughout the course, participants will have the opportunity to learn from experienced instructors and engage in hands-on activities to gain practical experience in managing horses. The course is structured in a way that allows for flexibility and convenience, with online modules that can be completed at your own pace.
One of the unique aspects of this course is its focus on the experiences and perspectives of women in the horse industry. This can be especially valuable for women who may feel underrepresented or unsupported in traditional equine education or management settings. The course encourages participants to share their own experiences and learn from one another in a supportive and empowering environment.
Women Managing Horses will be held in Adair county starting on 9 February 2023. If you would like to register for it, you can do so by filling out a form right here.