What Can eXtension and HorseQuest Do for You?


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Slides used in NAE4-HA Super Seminar, November, 2009. Kristen Wilson & Elaine Bailey

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  • eXtension logo has a link to the introductory eXtension/HorseQuest video on youtube
  • You need up-to-date, factual information so that you can make sound decisions about the management and care of your horse.
  • Credible expertise and reliable answers based upon sound research and field-tested data Contact over 3,000 local Cooperative Extension Offices with professionals who can help you in your own neighborhood.
  • Over 50 Experts (and growing), including extension horse specialists including teaching and research faculty, veterinarians, and professional extension staff from leading universities.
  • Demonstrate FAQ function. How to search for answers, and how to submit a question. Ask for real questions from the audience that they have had.
  • Demonstrate learning lesson. BCS format and Pasture management
  • Show on eXtension; and how to access on You Tube www.youtube.com
  • Show on screen https://people.extension.org/colleenbrady Add Hoosier Horse Fair and Expo April 3-5, 2009
  • Held inconjunction with MSU’s My Horse University
  • Held inconjunction with MSU’s My Horse University
  • Show MHU
  • In order to enroll to get the certificate, you must create an account.
  • What Can eXtension and HorseQuest Do for You?

    1. 1. What Can eXtension and HorseQuest Do For You? Kristen M. Wilson Regional Extension Horse Specialist Elaine L. Bailey Calvert County Extension Educator
    2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>How do you find information? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most people ‘Google’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most people don’t look past the first page of ‘hits’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How do you know your information source is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unbiased? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science-based? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Up-to-date? </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. What is eXtension? <ul><li>An Internet platform developed by Extension professionals, for Extension professionals and clientele </li></ul><ul><li>Information on a multitude of subjects with 39 Communities of Practice </li></ul>
    4. 4. Communities of Practice <ul><li>Agriculture Law </li></ul><ul><li>Bee Health </li></ul><ul><li>Beef Cattle </li></ul><ul><li>Better Kid Care America </li></ul><ul><li>Companion Animals </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer Horticulture </li></ul><ul><li>Corn and Soybean Production </li></ul><ul><li>Cotton </li></ul><ul><li>Dairy </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity Across Higher Education </li></ul><ul><li>Drinking Water Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurs and Their Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Extension Disaster Education Network </li></ul><ul><li>Extension Wildfire Information Network </li></ul><ul><li>Families, Food & Fitness </li></ul><ul><li>Family Caregiving </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Crisis Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Security For All </li></ul><ul><li>Food Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Freshwater Aquaculture </li></ul><ul><li>Goat Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Home Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Horse Quest </li></ul><ul><li>Imported Fire Ants </li></ul><ul><li>Just In Time Parenting </li></ul><ul><li>Land Use Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Livestock & Poultry Environmental Learning Centers </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network </li></ul><ul><li>Pesticide Environmental Stewardship </li></ul><ul><li>Pork Information </li></ul><ul><li>Rangelands </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Ag Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Marine Fisheries </li></ul><ul><li>Urban Integrated Pest Management </li></ul><ul><li>Wildlife Damage Management </li></ul><ul><li>Wood Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Youth SET for Life </li></ul><ul><li>eOrganic </li></ul>
    5. 5. What is eXtension? <ul><li>Communities of Practice (CoP) work together to provide the ‘best of the best’ information </li></ul><ul><li>All based in research and science </li></ul><ul><li>Personalized to the state of residence </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.extension.org/ </li></ul>
    6. 6. Personalization
    7. 7. How can it help me? <ul><li>Information on a variety of subjects at your fingertips </li></ul><ul><li>Information is up-to-date </li></ul><ul><li>24-hour availability from any Internet connection </li></ul><ul><li>Real time action on important issues </li></ul>
    8. 9. Horse Quest <ul><li>More than 50 experts across the country </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional extension staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Extension Horse Specialists </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>County Faculty & Staff Members </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching & Research Faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Veterinarians </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All material posted peer reviewed </li></ul><ul><li>Website: http://www.extension.org/horses </li></ul>
    9. 10. What can it offer me? <ul><li>Ask an Expert </li></ul><ul><li>Informational Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Glossary of Terms </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar of Events </li></ul><ul><li>Online Web Casts </li></ul><ul><li>Certificate Courses </li></ul>
    10. 11. Horse Quest <ul><li>Breeds </li></ul><ul><li>Diseases </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise and Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Feeding Management </li></ul><ul><li>Feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Hoof Care </li></ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Reproduction & Breeding </li></ul><ul><li>Selection and Use </li></ul><ul><li>Training and Behavior </li></ul>
    11. 12. FAQ’s <ul><li>Frequently asked questions </li></ul><ul><li>Database of over 700 questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 95 % of visitors find answer in database </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ask a question </li></ul><ul><li>Referred to specialist for direct answer for your specific need </li></ul><ul><li>Peer reviewed before addition to database </li></ul>
    12. 17. Informational Articles
    13. 20. Learning Lessons <ul><li>Self-studies for clientele </li></ul><ul><li>At your own pace </li></ul><ul><li>Effectiveness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Users believe their knowledge increases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They are ‘Very Likely’ to recommend to others </li></ul></ul>
    14. 21. Learning Lessons Offered <ul><li>Horse Owner Survival </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding Bits for Horses </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Horse Care & Management </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to Horses & Horse Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Equine Pasture Management </li></ul><ul><li>Feeding a Horse </li></ul><ul><li>Horse Ownership Considerations </li></ul>
    15. 22. Learning Lessons Offered <ul><li>Understanding Horse Coat Color </li></ul><ul><li>How to Body Condition Score Horses </li></ul><ul><li>Selecting the Right Horse </li></ul><ul><li>Costs of Horse Ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating Your Prospective New Horse </li></ul><ul><li>H orse A dult L eader T raining and E ducational R esource (HALTER) </li></ul>
    16. 30. Instructional Videos <ul><li>Large range of topics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Showing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training & Behavior </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selection & Use </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Also available on You Tube </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/user/eXHorses </li></ul></ul>
    17. 34. <ul><li>Lunging Techniques - Monte Schaffer </li></ul>
    18. 35. Glossary of Terms
    19. 36. Glossary of Terms
    20. 37. Glossary of Terms - Bosal
    21. 39. News and Events <ul><li>Something new is happening everyday </li></ul><ul><li>News & events for local, state, and national levels </li></ul>
    22. 42. Online Chats and Web Casts <ul><li>Scheduled throughout year </li></ul><ul><li>Interactions directly with eXtension experts </li></ul><ul><li>News and Events for information </li></ul><ul><li>Transcripts available on eXtension </li></ul>
    23. 43. 2009 Web Cast Schedule Date Eastern Time Presenter Topic 1/13/09 7:00pm Dr. Jenifer Nadeau Introduction to Environmentally Friendly Horse Management 2/10/09 7:00pm Dr. Dave Freeman Pasture Management for Horse Acreages 3/10/08 7:00pm Dr. Ann Swinker Horse Manure: A Renewable Resource April 2009 7:00pm Dr. Bridgett McIntosh Countermeasures for Equine Laminitis: Carbohydrate Profiles in Feeds and Forages 5/12/09 7:00pm Dr. Mark Russell Feeding Management in a Time of Rising Feed Prices
    24. 44. 2009 Web Cast Schedule Date Eastern Time Presenter Topic 9/22/09 7:00pm Dr. Holly Spooner Bits and Bitting 10/13/09 7:00pm Dr. Krishona Martinson Optimizing Hay and Feeding Storage 10/21/09 1:00pm Dr. Stephanie Valberg, DVM Applications for Equine Genetics 10/21/09 7:00pm Dr. Jenifer Nadeau On the Trail Ride – Best Practices 11/24/09 7:00pm Dr. Kathy Anderson Why Won’t My Mare Get Pregnant?
    25. 46. Certificate Courses <ul><li>Michigan State University’s My Horse University </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.myhorseuniversity.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fee (10% off with eXtension code (HQ1)) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>H orse A dult L eader T raining and E ducational R esources (HALTER) </li></ul>
    26. 47. <ul><ul><li>Website Address: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.myhorseuniversity.com </li></ul></ul>
    27. 48. HALTER Levels <ul><li>Level 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Horse Power: Positive Youth Development & Horses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Horse Owner Survival </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic Horse Care & Management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Level 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction to Horses and Horse Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning Styles and Riding Instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ages and Stages for working with Youth and horses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bits and Bitting </li></ul></ul>
    28. 55. Positive Youth Development Forum
    29. 56. What’s next? <ul><li>New Content: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hay Learning Lesson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Unwanted Horse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equine Business Management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Youth Interface </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AQHA Partnership utilizing the JMH Curriculum </li></ul></ul>
    30. 57. How Do I Register? Website: http://www.extension.org/horses
    31. 58. How Do I Register? Website: http://www.extension.org/users/new
    32. 59. Take Home Message <ul><li>Excellent online learning opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Reliable, up-to-date resource </li></ul><ul><li>User-friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Easy access to equine experts </li></ul>
    33. 60. ??? Questions?