Equine Reproduction: From Breeding to Foaling


Horses, unlike humans, carry their offspring until they are fully developed. For example, foals learn to stand up on their own within the first few hours after birth. Equine experts have learned how to make the reproductive process safer and more efficient. Designed for equine breeding enthusiasts of all levels, this course will walk you through the basics of equine physiology associated with reproduction. Through engaging online lectures led by UC Davis Animal Science professor Dr. Amy McLean, you’ll learn about hormonal processes in both mares and stallions, as well as safe breeding options. By the end of this course, you will have gained practical knowledge on the process of breeding, foaling and collecting stallions.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Improve overall understanding of equine reproductive physiology
  • Explore different foaling approaches
  • Understand horse breeding process and goals


Skills You’ll Gain:

  • Efficiently collecting stallions
  • Inseminating mares
  • Conducting the process of foaling


Academic Units
Section Number
Instruction Method
Online class

Section Notes

This is an online, remote learning course, which consists of content and curriculum that is taught with pre-recorded and real time lectures, in addition to a real-time Q&A session with the instructor. Pre-recorded lectures and live sessions are accessed via our Canvas learning system and Zoom. 

 A recording of this course will be available for a limited time for those who are unable to attend the live session. By enrolling in the course you agree to being recorded for the purposes of instruction

The class will be held in real time November 6 -7, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. PST

Refund Deadline: October 30, 2021