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Horses 101

Horses are amazing; learn a bit of history, breeds & colors, care, feeding and cost. All the basics on owning or caring for a horse
Wendy Packard
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Completed by 2 learners
60 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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By the end of the class, you will know: 
What makes a horse a horse, not a pony
A bit of history about horses
What are horses used for (Jobs or Pets)
What are the different breeds of horses (Quarter horse, Arabian, Thoroughbred) 
What are the different colors of horses ( Bay, Chestnut, Roan)
What do horses eat?
Where should they live?
What tools do you need to care for a horse?
What does a horse wear? 
What are different riding styles called ( English or Western)
What does a horse need from the Vet when they are well? 
What does a horse need from the Vet when they are sick?
What does it cost to feed and care for a horse?
How long does a horse live? 
What does a horse cost to buy? 
If I can't own a horse right now, how can I still be around them? 
And, of course, I will answer any questions you all have for me as we learn all the above information.  
I am graduated college with a Bachelor's degree in Communication, so presentations, teaching, and speaking are second nature to me, but for this topic, it is a life experience.  My mom purchased my first pony when I was 7 years old, a wild Shetland pony named Ginger.  My sisters had horses as well, named Apache and Lady.  My entire childhood life up until adulthood existed on the back of a horse.  My second horse, named Scout, I owned for 20 years; he retired and lived on my sister's farm while I went off to be an adult.  My family has always owned horses.  I have ridden English and Western, given lessons to young riders,  did small local shows and rodeos and spent much of my youth riding bareback through the woods of central Florida.  I would ride my sisters, friends, or rental horses whenever I could.  Currently, I cannot own a horse, so I volunteer for a local horse rescue in my city and still get to ride my sister's horses from time to time. I love horses but also know the extreme dedication it takes to own and care for a horse.  I am excited to share my lifetime of horses with all of you.   
This is a fun class, so homework is limited.  I will assign two small projects and one slightly larger project.  The two smaller projects are creative ( arts & crafts), and the last will be a small research writing assignment approximately 300 words or less.  Homework should not take more than 1 hour per week unless the student is really enjoying it and wants to do more.  These projects will be completed on their own after class is completed, we will discuss them in class. 
Learners will need a pen or pencil, paper, crayons or markers. For the art assignments, they may need scissors. A computer printer would be helpful, but not necessary.
Progress will be assessed with class discussions. I can usually understand if a student is engaged and learning by the discussion and questions they have while in the class.  As this is a fun learning environment no letter grade is necessary.  Attendance is essential, so missing more than one class will affect their standing in the class. 
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
All information used in the slide presentation will be sourced so the students can continue researching the topic once the class is over. 


Wendy PackardSpeaking Up - public speaking with Wendy
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1 completed class

About Me

Classes I will teach:
Writing a Good Speech
Giving a Good Speech
Understanding your audience and adjusting your topic to the audience
When to adjust your speech in the middle of the speech
Preparing a memorable speech

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