AMES, Iowa--Horse enthusiasts now can find a wide range of information including nutrition and care, best horses for childen, riding techniques and horse diseases at one online site.
HorseQuest, found at www.extension.org/horses, is the first resource provided by eXtension (pronounced “e-extension”), a new service offered through land grant universities. It provides reliable information to Internet visitors through several features, including frequently asked questions that have science-based, peer-reviewed answers. Also, online lessons help users learn more about specialized areas of equine science.
HorseQuest also features experts who work one-on-one with online users through one-hour chat sessions that feature three expert specialists. Check the HorseQuest site for upcoming chat dates and topics. Another feature is “Ask an Expert,” through which users submit questions to horse experts and receive responses via e-mail.
Two other topics, financial security and wildlife damage management, also appear on eXtension. Others set to come online shortly include fire ants, disaster response, parenting, rural entrepreneurship and horticulture.
For more information on HorseQuest and other eXtension "communities," contact Terry Meisenbach at terry.meisenbach@eXtension.org or Dan Cotton at dan.cotton@eXtension.org.