Academic Programs Catalog

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Institute of Agricultural Technology

Horse Management

The horse management program places emphasis on acquisition of equine husbandry skills that will prepare students for jobs in the ever-growing horse industry or for the management of their own farms and horses. Students are required to complete a one-semester placement training experience working with professionals in the horse industry. Study abroad opportunities may also be incorporated into the student’s program. The horse industry has exciting job opportunities for students who have a passion for horses and a strong work ethic. Students who complete this program will be prepared for positions ranging from assistant trainers to managers of small farms and from racetrack grooms to tack and equipment sales personnel.

Requirements for Horse Management  
The student must complete 48 credits from the following:  
1. All of the following courses (37 to 40 credits):  
  ABM 130 Farm Management I 3
  ANS 140 Fundamentals of Horsemanship 2
  ANS 145 Horse Behavior and Welfare 1
  ANS 146 Fundamentals of Horse Training 3
  ANS 147 Horse Management Placement Seminar 1
  ANS 149 Horse Management Clerkship 2
  ANS 200D Introductory Judging of Horses 2
  ANS 203 Principles of Livestock Feeding 2
  ANS 205 Reproduction in Livestock 2
  ANS 240 Horse Farm Management 3
  ANS 242 Introductory Horse Management 3
  ANS 243 Horse Nutrition and Feeding 2
  ANS 245 Horse Exercise Physiology 2
  AT 45 Agricultural Communications 2
  AT 71 Technical Mathematics 2
  AT 293 Professional Internship in Agricultural Technology 6
  CSS 110 Computer Applications in Agronomy 2
2. Complete 8 to 11 credits of elective course work from the following:  
  ANS 110 Introductory Animal Agriculture 4
  ANS 141 Draft Horse Basics 2
  ANS 142 Horse Training for Competition 2
  ANS 148 Methods of Instructing Safe Horsemanship 2
  ANS 290 Independent Study in Agricultural Technology 2 to 6
  ANS 300D Advanced Horse Judging 2
  AT 291 Selected Topics in Agricultural Technology 2
  CSS 201 Forage Crops 3
  KIN 125 First Aid and Personal Safety 3
  Study abroad         6