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Equine Resources & Services
The Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service’s mission is to make a difference in the lives of Kentucky citizens through research-based education. Extension takes the University to the people in their local communities, addressing issues of importance of all Kentuckians.
The national equine resource team known as HorseQuest began collaborative work to harness the Cooperative Extension System’s best information to provide traditional and expanding clientele a source of reliable and up-to-date horse information on equine science and management. This group of horse experts includes extension horse specialists from around the country, including teaching and research faculty, veterinarians and professional extension staff from leading universities. Internet users can interact with these experts to obtain customized answers to their questions by asking a question and joining an online chat or web cast.
Horse Pasture Evaluation Program
The Pasture Evaluation Program has been going strong since 2005, conducting 80 evaluations and covering more than 13,500 total farm acres. The three main objectives are to provide detailed pasture management recommendations to horse farm owners and managers; help improve Kentucky’s pastureland to provide more quantity and better quality feed and in turn reduce feed costs in the form of hay; and evaluate tall fescue within pastures and assess its potential to cause fescue toxicity in pregnant broodmares. For more information about the Horse Pasture Evaluation program, please click here.
Multi-county educational activity designed for the adult horse owner. The programs are a cooperative activity between Dr. Bob Coleman and county agents. The program is a seminar-based activity with four or five evening sessions covering a variety of topics. The topics for the sessions are selected with host agents to develop a program that meets the needs of their horse owning clients.
Find out more about equine extension here.
Equine service centers
Informational publications by topic
Equine Economic Issues
Feeds, Forage, and Pasture Management
To search all College of Agriculture publications, visit the online publication resource center.