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Certificate in Equine Training (C15290)

The Equine Training curriculum is designed to prepare students for positions within the horse industry. The curriculum is management oriented, preparing graduates for the widest range of available equine jobs; areas of specialization may be pursued during the internship. This program also focuses on the horse, horsemanship, and related subjects and prepares individuals to care for horses and horse equipment; ride and drive horses for leisure, sport, show, and professional purposes; and manage the training of horses and riders.

Coursework includes farm management, breeding, nutrition, selection/judging, and health. Training, teaching, and riding are also included. Students are assigned a horse and practice day-to-day management at an equine facility. Potential coursework also includes instruction in horse breeding, nutrition, health, and safety; history of the horse and horsemanship; horse development and training; riding and equestrian technique; stable, paddock, and track management; and equipment maintenance and repair.

Graduates should qualify for jobs with many different types of equine operations: grooms to assistant managers; private to recreational and racing barns; breed to discipline-oriented farms.

Student Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate the level of responsibility and work ethic necessary to be effective and successful in the Equine Industry.
  • Assess equine injuries and apply first aid while utilizing proper safety techniques.
  • Demonstrate a balanced seat, and the proper use of natural and artificial aids while applying basic riding and training techniques to green and broke horses.

For more information about registration and enrollment, please see the College Catalog. You must have advisor approval to register and enroll. The advisor will ensure you are placed in the right sequence of courses to meet your academic and program completion needs.