In this course, the student learns safe and effective techniques for training the green or unbroken horse for various disciplines and develops skills to critically analyze various trainers and strategies. The student views and evaluates equine behavior and the training methods of professional trainers. The labs include hands-on practice in groundwork, including round-penning, classical lunging, and long-lining with a strong emphasis on safety and developing a positive attitude in the horse. The training horses are introduced to harness and/or saddle as well as desensitization training.
2 hours of lecture, 2 hours of lab per week
[Course fee: $200]