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Alabama REIN Program Offers "Horse Courses"

Have you ever wished you could go back to school and take just the Ahorse classes@? Well, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Alabama Horse Council are giving you a chance to do just that with the 2008 Alabama REIN (Regional Equine Information Network) program. The program gives horse owners and horse industry personnel the same information presented in college level horse management courses but delivered in a friendlier format. The course, organized and taught by Horse Extension Specialists, Equine Scientists and Equine Veterinarians, gives participants applied information on topics such as:
Behavior and Training
Pasture Management
Conformation and Selection
Forage Pest Management
Herd Health Care
Equine Exercise Physiology
Equine Premise Identification
Reproduction and Foal Care
Basic Genetic Considerations
Waste Management

The course is scheduled for video conference broadcast from Auburn University each Tuesday and Thursday evening from September 2 through 18 and September 30 through October 9, 2008. The live broadcast begins at 6:00 p.m. (Central Time) and runs for 3 hours. The sessions are hosted by the local Alabama Cooperative Extension System offices and include the opportunity for audience interaction.

On-line registration is available at or you can contact a county Alabama Cooperative Extension System Office to sign up. Program cost is $100 for all sessions and includes access to the program, program training book, completion certificate and Alabama Horse Council membership for 2009. If you have questions about the course contact Dr. Cindy McCall,, 334-844-1556.

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