Breeding for a Champion
Breeding for a Champion is one of four online short courses in the Horse Breeding and Selection Series presented by My Horse University and Dressage Today magazine. Each short course will take about 1 to 2 hours to complete. In addition to course material, participants have access to an informative webcast given by our equine expert.
Many horse owners dream of raising their own champions. To produce exceptional performers, breeding programs should center on horses that are superior both physically and mentally. This course discusses some of the many breeding management options available. You’ll learn to choose the best one to meet your goals. The realities of breeding horses are more complicated and time-consuming than some realize. When developing a breeding program, you’ll learn to consider expenses, good management practices, selection criteria and genetics.
This course includes specific criteria to consider when breeding a horse, beginning with management factors such as time management and costs associated with owning a horse. Next, you’ll learn several breeding options and selection criteria, including conformation and disposition. General information regarding the role of genetics in a breeding program is also detailed.
Through the course, you’ll have access to a recorded webcast featuring equine expert Dr. John Shelle from Michigan State University. Dr. Shelle is the author of “Breeding for a Champion,” published in the January 2008 issue of Dressage Today magazine.
Members of United States Dressage Federation can earn .5 credits through this course. Learn more!
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