care of 10 horses, plus being a fulltime escrow officer can keep
a Texas girl pretty busy. But it can't keep her from going to
college in New Mexico.
Jeanie Choate of Manard, TX, enrolled in New Mexico State University's
Training Performance Horses course, and now she just sits down
at her computer anytime she wants to go to class.
"The idea of learning at home and when I please is really
appealing. I can go to class when I have time, and I can work
at my own pace."
Training Performance Horses is a nine-lesson, step-by-step, how-to
course which begins before the first saddle and takes the horse
all the way to the flying change of leads. How to teach every
basic exercise from the stop to the haunches-in is covered in
the course. A noncredit course, students receive a certificate
of recognition for their efforts when they complete the program.
Choate's primary horse interest lies with working ranch horses.
She intends to prepare and sell horses ready to enter show ring
Students can begin the course, written by internationally known
author/trainer Don Blazer, at any time. Each lesson has a true-false
quiz and a narrative report which is reviewed by Blazer and returned
with his comments and suggestions. Students meet with Blazer and
other students in a chat room weekly to discuss problems and progress.
New Mexico State University also offers an online course in horse
Coat Color Genetics.
Sample text from course lessons and quiz questions can be reviewed
along with enrollment information at www.donblazer.com.
Students may also call (505) 287-6670 for registration information.
Fee for the Training Performance Horses course is $200.