The University of Illinois College of ACES, Department of Animal Science and University of Illinois Extension are excited to provide online tutorials for best practices in handling and working with horses. These tutorials are designed for youth and adults who are new to horses/horse ownership.

To access the tutorials for the first time, please Sign Up. If you are under 18, please complete the registration with a parent or guardian.

Below are the tutorials currently available. All tutorials are free of charge.

Tutorials currently available:

Horse Handling Safety

This 30 minute tutorial covers the following safety topics: approaching; haltering; leading; turning a horse while leading; leading through a narrow opening; turning a horse loose; tying; moving around a tied horse; picking up a horse’s foot. The tutorial includes a 9-question quiz to test your knowledge.