Basic Horse Sense and Cruelty Investigation

horse abuse investigations

September 15-16, 2021 – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm – Union, MO

This two day course is designed for animal control officers, humane investigators, law enforcement, and others that are involved in equine cruelty investigations and/or deal with horses in the course of their duties.  It combines lecture and hands-on with a variety of horses to provide the student with a basic starting foundation in dealing with complaints/concerns regarding horses, and is a great pre-course to our Equine Investigations Academy.  The course will provide an introduction to basic horse behavior, movement and handling, ID, Body Condition Scoring, property inspections, safety, industry norms, communication tactics with horse owners, vehicle and trailer inspections with a trailer driving skills test and more.


  • Long Meadow Rescue Ranch, 480 Joseph’s Road, Union, MO  63084


Equipment necessary for class

  • Appropriate footwear – closed toed boots
  • Long pants
  • Leather gloves
  • Clothing appropriate for outdoor conditions
  • Clipboard / pen

Registration Information

  • Class registration fee $350.  Payment is due on September 15, 2021 at the start of class
  • For more information email gleonard@code3associates or call  Garret Leonard at 303-489-5945

Don't miss out on this class! Although online registration has ended, it may not be too late to join. We encourage you to email to inquire about registering. We look forward to helping you take the next step towards advancing your skills and training.