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Horse Science

Course Description: Horse science is designed to develop basic understanding of equine handling, health, maintenance, reproduction, selection and management. Horse populations in the state have continued to grow and their economic impact has increased with this growth. This course is designed to help students prepare for the social and economic impact equine science will have in the 21st century.

In this course students will:

  1. Explain the history and classification of equine.
  2. Describe major breeds of horses.
  3. Justify the need of personal and occupational safety with equine.
  4. Explain digestion and proper nutrition in horses.
  5. Evaluate the importance of proper health management in horses.
  6. Discuss the importance of proper hoof care.
  7. Evaluate the breeding program in order to develop desirable genetic traits.
  8. Evaluate the factors in selecting a horse for a particular use.
  9. Describe means and techniques for stabling and training a horse.
  10. Integrate academic competencies with competencies in horse science.
  11. Develop premier leadership and personal growth needed for success in horse science.


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