Free, online learning modules are available to help educate handlers in safe handling. Designed for youth and adults who are new to animals, the interactive modules show how to safely halter and release a horse in a pen or in the field.
The easy-to-use tools can be completed in about 20 minutes, and they give users expert advice on what to look for (watch a horse’s ears to check his mood), and simple ways to prevent accidents (look the lead rope over her neck before haltering).
Stay Safe with Horses was developed by Christine Skelly, Kathleen P. Anderson, and Karen Waite in collaboration with the eXtension Horse community of practice, Funded by the North Central Risk Management Education Center. It was created by NMSU’s Learning Games Lab, and Extension media development studio.