What is the Tennessee Master Horse Program?


 

The Tennessee Master Horse Program is an educational program designed to provide a foundation of science-based equine nutrition, management and environmental information applicable to all horse owners and those interested in equine well-being. Using a combination of classroom discussion and hands-on teaching to cover a wide variety of equine-related topics to equip attendees with the knowledge needed to implement best management practices on their operations and improve equine care.

The driving force behind the TMHP is to raise the level of education and improve overall success of horse owners and producers within the state. Additionally, by improving management practices and providing the opportunity for intellectual growth, equine producers and business owners can continue to expand this vital portion of Tennessee agriculture. By providing science-based, objective information families, youth, and the community can generate or continue to build upon their existing knowledge base and ensure success of the equine industry for years to come.

 

Upcoming Classes

Tennessee Master Horse Program; Middle Tennessee
Location: Rutherford County Extension Office, 315 John R Rice Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN

Stay tuned for topics and speakers!
Dates and times:

January 23, 30th, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 2018 - 6PM to 9PM


Course Cost: $150.00 per participant, includes attendance for all course dates, educational materials, and incentives upon course completion.
A minimum of 10 participants is needed to hold the course.

Registration Information: Registration needs to be mailed or delivered to the Rutherford County Extension Office
Contact Persons: Kim Hall (615) 898-7710 or khall58@utk.edu and/or David Cook dcook5@utk.edu

 
Tennessee Master Horse Program; Morgan/Roane Counties
Location: TBD 
Participants do not need to be residents of Morgan or Roane Counties to attend
 
February 1, 6PM - 9PM
Intro, Responsible Horse Ownership & Communication & Herd Behavior
Speaker TBA
February 6, 6pm - 9PM
Pasture Management & Waste Management
TBA
February 8, 6PM - 9PM
Equine Nutrition
Dr. Jennie Ivey
February 13, 8PM - 9PM
Equine Economics & Hot Topics
Dr. Jennie Ivey
February 15, 6PM - 9PM
Youth Showing & Vices (Stereotypies) and Problem Behavior
Speaker TBA
February 20, 6PM - 9PM
Equine Health & Graduation
Dr. Lew Strickland
 
Course Cost: $175 per participant, includes attendance for all course dates, educational materials, meals, and incentives upon course completion. $75 to audit course, includes access to all course dates and meals only. A minimum of 10 participants is needed to hold the course.
  
Registration Information and Contact Person: For more information, or to register for this course, contact Jenni Goodrich at (423) 346-3000 or jgoodrich@utk.edu


Tennessee Master Horse Program; Upper East Tennessee

Location: TCAT, 426 Highway 91 North, Elizabethton, TN
 
February 5, 6PM - 9PM
Responsible Horse Ownership and Waste Management
Dr. Jennie Ivey
February 8, 6PM - 9PM
Equine Health
Dr. Lew Strickland
February 12, 6PM - 9PM
Equine Law and Liability
Mr. R. Craig Evans
February 15, 6PM - 9PM
Training Programs and Truck/Trailer Safety
Ms. Danielle Pleasant and Mr. Larry Mitchell
February 19, 6PM - 9PM
Equine Nutrition
Dr. Jennie Ivey
February 22, 6PM - 9PM
Pasture Management
Dr. Gary Bates
February 26, 6PM - 9PM
Hot Topics
TBA
March 1, 6PM - 9PM
Equine Economics
Mr. Adam Hopkins
 
Course Cost: $195 per participant, includes attendance for all course dates, meals, educational materials, and incentives upon course completion. A minimum of 10 participants is needed to hold the course.
 
Registration Information and Contact Person: For more information, or to register for this course, contact Kathleen Wilson at (423) 542-1818 or kwilso63@utk.edu


Tennessee Master Horse Program; Fayette/Tipton Counties

Location: University of Memphis; Millington Campus, 6500 Navy Road, Millington, TN
Participants do not need to be residents of Fayette or Tipton Counties to attend.
 
February 15, 3PM - 9PM
Pasture Management
Equine Health
Dr. Gary Bates
Dr. Lew Strickland
February 16, 6PM - 9PM
Responsible Horse Ownership
Waster Management
Ms. Becky Muller
Dr. Forbes Walker
February 17, 8AM - 2PM
Equine Nutrition
Equine Economics
Hot Topics
Dr. Jennie Ivey
Mr. Danny Morris
Dr. Jenie Ivey & Ms. Becky Muller
 
Course Cost: $225 per participant, includes attendance for all course dates, meals, educational materials, and incentives upon course completion. $30 per night audit fee, includes access to the educational session and meal. A minimum of 15 participants is required to hold the course.
 
Registration information and Contact Person: For more information, or to register for this course, contact Becky Muller at (901) 476-0231 or beckymuller@utk.edu and/or Jeffrey Via at (901) 465-5233 or jvia@utk.edu 
               

For more information about the Tennessee Master Horse Program, please contact Jennie Ivey, jzivey@utk.edu. (865) 974-3157

Or Contact your local County Extension Office for information on a Tennessee Master Horse Program near you.