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post #1 of 19 Old 02-23-2018, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
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Question Alone/in a herd

Google has failed me again, somebody help! I'm being tested in March...

How do these horses behave:

foal - alone/in a herd
yearling/2 yr old alone/in a herd
3/4 year old alone/in a herd
Mature horse alone/in a herd
Old horses alone/in a herd
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post #2 of 19 Old 02-23-2018, 03:52 AM
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such general questions, over such a broad range. can you explain why you are asking so much on an online forum?
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Because this user is taking a course that asks these questions. I personally question the validity of a course that wants specific answers for general questions. Or coming to a forum for answers and not doing any other type of research. I spend all day in classrooms trying to get students to research topics and I really don't feel this is research because of the questions answered. We can all bring answers as they apply to our horses but these are our reflections and opinions not answers generated through scientific research.. Research is reading threads already written to get answers. Or going to the library and researching books. Yes, talking to people that have experience in those areas count and most of us have experience, counts but I would expect finding someone you can speak to in person which is what we encourage in the classroom would be worth the effort in more than one way. You can find anything on google if you ask correctly so when I am told google doesn't have an answer I come back with - "Well you didn't ask the right question." And we work on their wording strategy. There are many teachers that teach how to use google and then how to sift through the plethora of info generated. Most don't want to sift through the info. Too much work.

While I think asking directly on a forum can be a tool it needs to be one of many in the tool box.

This link explains what she is working on. https://www.horseforum.com/new-horses...post1970465415

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That is one article written 3 years ago in a newspaper that is not in the the OP's country. Is the OP supposed to take this as fact and hope to pass the test?

OP, please do your own research from several sources, including here, but make your own conclusion. Also, speak to the trainer you are working with through this program.

From the Green Certificate website:
"The Green Certificate Program is an industry driven agricultural training program. Its apprenticeship style of delivery ensures that participants learn through actively performing the skills required.

This means learning, hands-on, out in the barn, field or corral and getting dirty. It also means having a trainer who is knowledgeable and interested in the trainee's success." Bolding mine.

http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/grc6643
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That is one article written 3 years ago in a newspaper that is not in the the OP's country. Is the OP supposed to take this as fact and hope to pass the test?
I demonstrated that Google, in fact, works. Can you imagine what I would have found if I hadn't just clicked on the first link that showed up after a quick search?

"3 years old" has no bearing on the validity of the argument. I teach math that's thousands of years old.
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I demonstrated that Google, in fact, works. Can you imagine what I would have found if I hadn't just clicked on the first link that showed up after a quick search?

"3 years old" has no bearing on the validity of the argument. I teach math that's thousands of years old.
math is not a good comparison, it is a given, as far as I am aware the rules of math remain pretty constant, our knowledge of the best way to keep our animals changes. It is certainly true that the way we keep horses varies by region and country..

In this case the OP, from what I read is actually meant to be out experiencing and observing this stuff, rather than sitting indoors asking a bunch of strangers, or Googling it.


I guess i’m Getting old, back in the days we had to do our own homework!
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Because this user is taking a course that asks these questions. I personally question the validity of a course that wants specific answers for general questions.

This link explains what she is working on. https://www.horseforum.com/new-horses...post1970465415
Interesting, especially the info posted about the program @knightrider found.

If this certificate is supposed to be an apprentice-style course @AllAboutHorses , why aren't you learning this stuff with your instructor in person?
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Seems like the OP is working with horses, so should have chances to observe and ask questions in the field, so to speak https://www.horseforum.com/horse-talk...-stuck-787359/
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Seems like the OP is working with horses, so should have chances to observe and ask questions in the field, so to speak https://www.horseforum.com/horse-talk...-stuck-787359/
And that is THE best way to learn.
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