The student is introduced to the history of the horse, the equine industry, and basic stable management principles. The course combines theory and practice by providing daily horse care and stable maintenance as needed under supervision. Lecture topics include history of the horse; the horse industry and careers; structure and anatomy; regular health assessment; first aid; bandaging; use of restraints; safe handling practices; deworming schedules; clipping; and basic hoof care.
3 hours of lecture, 2 hours of lab per week
[Course fee: $100]