ES 1006 - Equine Practicum I

Students will take part in Equestrian Center operations, acquiring basic skills in stable management and facility maintenance. An integral part of this course is the development of a solid work ethic and teamwork skills. Students will be formally evaluated in these areas twice per semester. Each student will be assigned a horse for whose care they are responsible outside of regularly scheduled stable crew hours. Inspections will chart the students’ conscientiousness and progress in all facets of horse care. Essential horse management skills will be practiced and tested. This course incorporates the British Horse Society curriculum for practical management skills and theory for Stages I and II.

1 hour lecture and 3 hours Laboratory—2 credits