Academic Programs Catalog

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Institute of Agricultural Technology

Programs
Applied Horse Science

The Applied Horse Science certificate, in partnership with Montcalm Community College, provides students the opportunity to study an in-depth horse science curriculum outside of the traditional classroom and provides learning experiences that improve the profitability, animal welfare, environmental stewardship and recreation by horse enthusiasts.

Requirements for Applied Horse Science

                 
1.   All of the following courses (14 credits):  
    ANS 140 Fundamentals of Horsemanship 2
    ANS 149 Horse Management Clerkship 2
    ANS 200D Introductory Judging of Horses 2
    ANS 225 Horse Behavior and Welfare 2
    ANS 243 Horse Nutrition and Feeding 2
    ANS 244 Horse Facility Design and Management 2
    ANS 247 Horse Health   2
2.   One of the following courses (2 credits):  
    ANS 140 Fundamentals of Horsemanship 2
    ANS 148 Methods of Safe Horsemanship 2
3.   Two credits from the following courses (2 credits):  
    ANS 143 Principles of Trail Riding 1
    ANS 144 Introduction to Horse Breeding and Foal Management 1
    ANS 148 Methods of Safe Horsemanship 2
    ANS 248 Horse Reproductive Technology and Breeding Techniques 2
    Students may not use ANS 148 to fulfill both requirement 2. and 3.  
4.   Complete 17 credits of course work from Montcalm Community College as approved by the student’s academic advisor.