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Who is HorseCoursesOnline?

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How can I learn to train a horse online?

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Is Breyer State University a diploma mill?

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Which program is best for me?

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Are the courses the same in the five programs?

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What colleges will accept Breyer State University credits for transfer?

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Are all the courses online?

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Can I take one course?

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Can I take more than one course at a time?

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Can I enroll at any time?

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How old do I have to be to take a course?

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I do not live in the United States.  May I still sign up for a course?

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What methods of payment do you accept?

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How do I sign up?

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After I sign up - how long before I have to start the course?

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Are there deadlines to complete a lesson or course?

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How long does it take to complete a course?

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Do I need a horse?

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What careers are there for me?





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Who is HorseCoursesOnline?

         HorseCoursesOnline.com is the leading provider of online equine study degree and certification programs worldwide.  It is the Internet extension of Success Is Easy, an equine education/information publishing firm established in 1978.

          Affiliated with nine colleges and universities, the faculty is comprised of award-winning horsemen and women with an average of 23 years of teaching experience.  HorseCoursesOnline.com can choose the best of the best for instructors since it is not limited by geographic boundaries.  Click here for brief instructor biographies.

          The text for each course has been written by the course instructor, and is updated whenever new information or techniques become available.  Many of the books written by our instructors are used in the classrooms of other college programs.  Our instructors are regular contributors to horse publications around the nation.

            Today more than 400 active international students are assuring their future by earning HorseCoursesOnline.com credentials.  Joining the HorseCoursesOnline.com student body means the staff and instructors are just a click away whenever you need "information about horses" or study assistance.



  
> How can I learn to train a horse online?

       Students will discover they make better progress when they have to work with the horse on their own..  Students submit videos and the instructor monitors the training and gives advice.  With no one to step in and do the work students solve their training problems and become much more efficient and proficient.. 






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Is Breyer State University a diploma mill?

        
        Breyer State Univeristy is not a diploma mill.  The Merriam-Webster definition of a diploma mill is: "a usually unregulated institution of higher education granting degrees with few or no academic requirements". 

          Breyer State University is accredited by
International Commission for Higher Education, Education International; maintains membership with the American Association for Higher Education and Accreditation and The Adult Higher Education Alliance.

         Students are required to complete course work, submit quizzes and assignments, interact with instructors and are not granted a degree without completeing and passing all required courses which total more than 120 credit hours for the
Bachelor of Science degree in Equine Studies and 78 credit hours for the Associate of Arts degree in Equine Business Management.

        Students should check with their state or country to ensure the degrees issued by Breyer State University are recognized.





>  Which program is best for me?

    We offer five online educational equine programs.

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Breyer State University Bachelor of Science Degree in Equine Studies
              Enroll in this program if you would like to achieve a bachelor of science degree in equine studies. You must        
              complete and pass 22 equine courses, the Equine Symposium and 8 general education courses.

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Breyer State University Associate in Arts Equine Business Management Degree
              Enroll in this program if you would like to achieve an associate in arts degree in equine business.  You must
              complete and pass 10 equine courses, the Equine Symposium and 8 general education courses.

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Professional Horse Trainer Certification
              Enroll in this program if you want to buy, train, and sell horses; give training clinics and seminars; board or breed
              horses. Earn a certificate for each course you complete and pass. Take one course or several. Courses are
              transferable into the bachelor of science degree or associate in arts degree in equine studies program.

          4. 
Professional Riding Instructor Program
               Enroll in this program if you want to provide clinics, riding camps, attract new customers and assure your financial
               freedom. Earn a certificate for each course you complete and pass.  Take one course or several. Courses are
               transferable into the bachelor of science degree or associate in arts degree in equine studies program.

          5. 
Professional Stable Manager Certification
               Enroll in this program if you would like to manage a stable and provide a safe environment for both horses and horse owners.
               Earn a certificate for each course you complete and pass.  Take one course or several.  Courses are
               transferable into the bachelor of science degree or associate in arts degree in equine studies program.







Are the courses the same in the five programs?

              The courses are all college level curriculum. The Breyer State University program has extra reading assignments.

              The Professional Riding Instructor Certification program offers several courses that target teaching and instructing students.

              The Professional Trainer Certification program offers several courses that target training horses.
           
              You do not have to take courses twice if you desire Certification in all three certificate programs.




>  What colleges will accept Breyer State University credits for transfer?

      The final decision is always with the individual college, so you must contact any college you may be considering. 
      


Are all the courses online?

               Yes, all the courses are online.








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Can I take one course?

       Yes, you can take just one course and earn a "certificate of achievement."   You can take one course or as many as you want; the choices are yours.   If you want to take just one course, it is best to sign up through the Equine Studies Institute
http://www.equinestudiesinstitute.com/  You can transfer up to six ESI courses for full credit if you decide later you want to work toward a degree.     



Can I take more than one course at a time?

                Yes, you may take more than one course at a time. 





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Can I enroll at any time?

                Yes, you can enroll at any time.  Because we do not have physical limitations on classroom size the classes are
                 available at all times.



How old do I have to be to take a course?

                 We request students be at least 16 years of age.



I do not live in the United States.  May I still sign up for a course?

                  You do not have to be a resident of the United States.  We have many students all over the world.  You must be
                   proficient in the English language, as the courses are in English.






Is there financial aid?

                    We offer a payment plan, which can be seen on the main page for each of the programs.



What methods of payment do you accept?

                We accept most credit cards: Mastercard, Visa, and Discover.  You can also mail a check.
                Make checks out to Horse Courses Online and mail to: 838 Georg Oaks, Bulverde, TX, 78163





How do I sign up?

              Each program has a secure order form.  If you do not want to submit your
              credit card online, you can print the order form, then fax or mail the information, along with payment.  You may also
              call (602) 689-6171 and enroll on the telephone using a credit card.









After I sign up - how long before I have to start the course?

              Within 24 hours of enrollment you will receive a link to your first lesson.  If you lose the link or your computer crashes please contact us
              and the link will be sent to you.







Are there deadlines to complete a lesson or course?

              Equine courses have a completion deadline of one (1) year from the time of enrollment.  The student may petition for an extension. 
              Requests for extensions must be submitted in writing (email is accepted - info@horsecoursesonline.com).  Extension requests will
              be reviewed on a case by case basis.

              General education classes provided by Breyer State University must be completed in 15 weeks.

              Courses provided by Tallgrass Acupressure Institute must be completed in 90 days.








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How long does it take to complete a course?

               Each course varies in length.  The course Training Peformance Horses may take a year or more (extensions are granted), as you
               actually train a horse during the course. Some courses may be completed easily within several months.







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Do I need a horse?

               You should have access to a horse. 



 



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What careers are there for me?

              There are hundreds of careers available in the horse industry from  breeding manager to book editor...but before
              deciding what you want to do, consider your personal abilities and goals...then add "credentials" such as a
              Professional Certification or college degree.  Each of the following "major career fields" has many different job
              opportunities:  Horse breeding, racing, communications, health care, horse industry service, horse industry support,
              marketing and sales, manufacturing (tack, feed, equipment) research and education as well as transportation and
              facility management.  Of course, there is always the opportunity to create your own business. With credentials your
              choices are almost unlimited.






        
       
Breyer State University is an affiliate of HorseCoursesOnline, world's leading provider of online Equine Studies degree and certificate programs.