equine science

Equine Science

  • Program Profile
    In Equine Science you will learn to develop leadership and communication skills that are pertinent to any job industry. Special attention will be spent on soft skills such as problem solving, teamwork, work ethic and others that will lead to success in any aspect of the equine field as well as other job industries.
    Related to equine studies, you will learn of all aspects of properly and efficiently managing an equine facility as well as the day to day husbandry that goes along with the function of the barn facility. Students will have an understanding of equine anatomy and physiology, basic equine nutrition including feed management and specialized diets. Students will have a firm understanding of the handling, grooming, tacking, and riding of horses. Students will work their way through the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) levels and will be given certificates noting their accomplishments that can be given to future employers.

    Basic riding and training methods are mastered thanks to a unique facility at the Agricultural Research Center. The 49-acre facility features a 14,000-square-foot indoor riding arena, 28 stalls, 10 acres of pasture and a 10-acre hay field for the horses. The Equine Science program also oversees the boarding of horses owned by members of the community.

    Career Opportunities
    Horse Breeder/Buyer
    Horse Show Manager
    Assistant Trainer
    Stables Manager
    Riding Instructor
    Groom
    Equine Youth Director
    Bloodstock Agent
    Exercise Rider
    Veterinary/Lab Assistant
    Veterinarian

    College Connections
    College credits may be earned through OSHA Safety training and, possibly, opportunities through some of the area colleges and universities.

    Career-Technical Student Organization affiliation – National FFA Organization

    Did You Know?
    The Agricultural Research Center is a 49-acre farm with a large, heated/cooled indoor riding arena, Did yriding and turnout pasture,


    Career-Technical Student Organization affiliation - FFA

    Contact Jessamyn Rice, Equine Science instructor, at jrice@greeneccc.com.

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