Breeding the Mare
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Breeding the Mare

A look at the reproductive anatomy and physiology of the horse, her cycle, broodmare nutrition and conceiving a foal.
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Last updated 5/2015
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Includes:
  • 16 mins on-demand video
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Understand the physiology of the mare's cycle
Recognise the signs of a mare in season
Understand the hormones involved in the mare's cycle
Identify the reproductive anatomy of the mare and its function
Understand basic broodmare nutrition principles
Understand the elements of conception
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Requirements
  • Ability to read pdf files
  • Basic horse terminology would be beneficial
Description

Breeding the Mare takes a look at:

  • the reproductive anatomy and physiology of the mare, including her cycle, hormones involved and time of ovulation
  • the best time for conception
  • the signs of a mare in season or oestrus
  • nutrition of the broodmare to encourage the healthy delivery of a foal

Those interested in breeding, wanting to learn more about the stud industry or wanting to breed their own mare would benefit from this course.

Resources include:

  • detailed notes
  • graphs and images
  • reference videos

The course is broken up into four topics and can be completed over a week or two. For those short on time, one topic a week would be possible.

Take this course to increase your physiological knowledge of the broodmare.

Who is the target audience?
  • Individuals who want to work with breeding horses
  • Those interested in understanding mare reproductive physiology better
  • Those wanting to breed their mare
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Curriculum For This Course
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The Mare's Cycle
8 Lectures 10:46

Introduction to Breeding the Mare course and the author of the course.

Preview 01:14

A written version of the course goals and author bio.

Introduction Materials
2 pages

The Mare's Cycle takes at look at the physiology of the mare's cycle, the hormones involved in her cycle and recognising the signs of a mare in season.

The Mare's Cycle
5 pages

The signs of a mare in oestrus and dioestrus are discussed and an external video is provided displaying a mare in season.
Preview 01:18

This lecture is a quick introduction to the hormones that are found at work in the mare's oestrus cycle.
Preview 02:50

The mare's oestrus cycle and the events that occur are discussed.

Preview 01:18

Questions relating to the topic the Mare's Cycle are covered in the form of multiple choice, true or false and fill in the blanks.

The Mare's Cycle
13 questions

Reproductive Anatomy looks at the breeding anatomy of the mare and its function.

Reproductive Anatomy
6 pages

Reproductive Anatomy looks at the breeding anatomy of the mare and its function.
Preview 04:06

Questions relating to the topic Reproductive Anatomy are covered in the form of multiple choice, true or false and fill in the blanks.

Reproductive Anatomy
10 questions
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Nutrition and Conception
5 Lectures 04:57

Feeding the Broodmare considers how nutrition affects a mare’s cycle, her chances of conception and pregnancy.

Feeding the Broodmare
3 pages

This video quickly summarises the importance of broodmare nutrition and what the rising plane of nutrition is.

Broodmare Nutrition
02:07

Questions relating to the topic Feeding the Broodmare are covered in the form of multiple choice, true or false and fill in the blanks.

Feeding the Broodmare
7 questions

Conception looks at when in the mare’s cycle fertilisation occurs and where in her reproductive tract this happens.

Conception
4 pages

The event of conception is summarised here.

Conception
02:50

Questions relating to the topic Conception are covered in the form of multiple choice, true or false and fill in the blanks.

Conception
11 questions

A summary of what's been covered in the course and the knowledge you now have.

Conclusion
1 page
About the Instructor
Christine Meunier
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24 Students
2 Courses
Equine Author and Educator

Christine Meunier has a passion for horses and equine related education, in particular the breeding of horses. She did not grow up in a horsey family, but acquired a horse for her fourteenth birthday and from here, hasn't looked back.

She undertook Pony Club from the age of fourteen and at sixteen, enrolled in the Certificate II in Horse Studies where she achieved her certificate, as well as a certificate of excellence as the highest ranking student academically that year.

After finishing school, she went on to complete a Diploma of Horse Studies (Breeding) in Victoria, Australia and since the completion of this in September 2004, has worked in the horse industry, mainly as a stud hand in North East Victoria. She has also instructed horse riding at a basic level, and been a stable hand in another riding school.

In 2006 she attended and completed the Irish National Stud breeding course in County Kildare, Ireland. She achieved fifth spot out of the twenty something students from a dozen different countries around the world. Being from Australia, the course helped her gain a perspective of the horse breeding industry in the northern hemisphere as well as the southern.

Following this she spent five weeks in South Africa at Wild Coast Horse Trails in 2007, where their horses are bred for trail and endurance. This helped her to gain invaluable experience abroad a variety of different mounts, as well as putting into practice the 'Join Up' technique on two three year old mares.

More recently Christine has been involved in teaching horse studies at Box Hill TAFE and the National Centre for Equine Education, a business arm of GOTAFE after achieving her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. These courses have predominantly focused on the breeding sector, but she has also helped in covering the Certificate II in Horse Studies and Diploma of Performance Management.

In 2015 she completed the Bachelor of Equine Science.

Passionate to help horse enthusiasts realise that horses can be turned into a career, she focuses her energy on Equus Education, a blog where in excess of 170 horse related careers are explored.