Equine Exercise Physiology

Humans have relied on horses for transportation, companionship and athletics for over 5,000 years, during which we have learned much about equine biology and fitness. This course is useful for anyone wanting to improve the health of their equine companions. Through online lectures led by UC Davis Animal Science professor Dr. Amy McLean, you’ll examine the muscular physiology, nutrition and fitness that affect horse health and performance. By the end of this course, you will have gained knowledge on equine physiology and how to apply it to improve the health and endurance of your horse.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain knowledge about equine exercise physiology
  • Explore how nutrition changes performance
  • Become familiar with biomechanics and equitation science


Skills You’ll Gain:

  • Applying knowledge to improve your horse’s health and performance
  • Evaluate diets for maximum nutritional value
  • Create optimal exercise schedules
  • Saddle fitting
Course Code
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Equine Exercise Physiology Feb 5 Enroll Now