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The University of Georgia’s Equine Extension Program encompasses both state youth horse programs as well as continuing education for horse owners and county Extension agents.  The mission of this program is to provide resources and support for youth education, county trainings and programming, and to serve as a knowledge base for questions and concerns of the industry.


Extension Equine Specialist
KARI K. TURNERAssociate Professor
  • Animal & Dairy Science
Equine public service assistant
Julia S. McCannPublic Service Assistant
  • Animal & Dairy Science
Equine Researcher
Kylee Jo DubersteinAssistant Professor
  • Animal & Dairy Science
Extension Horse Publications Horses
Bits 101 (B 1379) Published 1/29/2018

Bit selection is a critical area of consideration for riders of all disciplines and levels. Bit selection is often regulated by various breed and/or horse show associations. For many horse enthusiasts, lack of knowledge about bit types and functions, as well as common misconceptions held in the horse industry, can make choosing an appropriate bit a difficult process.

Understanding Reproductive Events in the Mare for Successful Breeding Programs (B 1434) Published 1/29/2018

A solid understanding of mare cyclicity is the foundation on which to build or evaluate an equine breeding program. Horses differ from other species both in timing of cyclicity as well as endocrine patterns within a cycle. Basic principles can aid horse breeders in more effectively timing and breeding with or without hormone manipulation. This publication provides an in-depth explanation of the science behind horse breeding.

A Review of Georgia's Animal Feeding Operation Regulations (B 1257) Published 1/29/2018

This document is intended to be an accurate outline of Georgia’s Animal Waste Regulations at the time of publication, and is not a comprehensive citation. The new regulations require changes in the way AFOs do business. The focus on management of nutrients can improve profitability by better use of nutrients produced on the farms and reduced need for fertilizer purchase. There may also be opportunities for composting and/or selling manures for off-farm uses. Although the new regulations require more record keeping, the records may help improve farm management and productivity. While these regulations may appear complex, they are designed to protect both the farmer and the environment. Compliance with these regulations will provide the farmer with documentation that they are making a conscientious reasonable effort to operate their farm in a safe and environmentally sound manner.


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