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post #1 of 23 Old 05-29-2013, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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Online Horse 'College'

I am interested in signing up for http://www.equinestudiesinstitute.com/ What are your opinions on this?

Also take note that I have no intention of calling myself a 'professional' or 'expert' after getting my certificate(s). All I expect from this program is to learn new things that I can put to use along with my pre-existing hands on experience. After I have gotten a good name for my knowlege and training/instructing, then I may be able to call myself a professional. I know a certificate won't do that for me :P
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post #2 of 23 Old 05-29-2013, 03:23 PM
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Its not expensive so wont break the bank budget. All knowledge is good (as long as you explore and research and question everything) so I don't see a problem in it at all
I cant see where it says anything about a certificate though or did I misunderstand that bit of your post?
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What is your goal? A degree in something equine, or is this purely to gain more knowledge about horses?
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Jaydee - I am supposed to get a certificate. I can complete one course at a time, but individual courses only offer knowlege, but no certificate. If I complete the whole list for a course, I will recieve a certificate. If I already did one class I will not have to repeat it for another course. This means I can complete all three for the price of one and a half courses.

Shoebox - Both I guess. I'm only interested for the knowlege, but in the future if I were to have a training/boarding/lesson barn, a certificate would definitely look nice framed :P
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The website you posted is not a legitimate college. It has a .com address, not a .edu, and they are not accredited. Sure they offer classes, but if you ever wanted to transfer credits to a real college or anything you won't be able to. It's basically a glorified 'take my classes to learn things,' and learn you will, but if your goal is to get a degree, skip it. Non-accredited schools aren't worth the money if that is your goal. If you're just aiming to learn stuff casually, go for it. The certificate will look nice, but won't mean much, I think, if you're looking for a legitimate degree.

The fact that it's all online is a flag to me too. Learning about something that is SO hands on completely online seems wrong.

Again - if your goal is just to take some classes to learn more, this seems like it could work. Really look into it before paying the money, though.
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It seems to be a ripoff of Equine Studies Institute Homepage, which also calls itself Equine Studies institute. It seems a teensy bit more legit to me, but I haven't extensively looked into either of them.
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If the information is as outdated as the color section of their "Sample Lessons," not worth it. I scrolled through it and it says UC Davis can confirm 5 different genes through testing and everything else is theorized. UC Davis currently has 13 available color tests.
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go to the library, check out a book and learn the same info for free.
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post #10 of 23 Old 05-29-2013, 06:39 PM
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I wouldn't..

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