Equine Studies Minor


A minor in equine studies consists of a minimum of 20 credits of equine-related animal science courses. ANSC 402 may be counted only once for minor credit. Students MUST take either ANSC 504 Equine Physiology or ANSC 437 Equine Husbandry Techniques. Students may count either ANSC 422 or ANSC 522 for minor credit, but they may not count both. Students may count either ANSC 548 or ANSC 635 for minor credit, but they may not count both. Students must receive a minimum grade of C- in any course used for the minor. Students failing to do this will need to retake the course in order to receive credit. No courses taken on a pass(credit)/fail basis may count toward the minor. No more than 12 credits at the 400-level may be used for the minor. See listing below for a list of courses approved for use towards the minor in equine studies. Students may petition equine faculty in their junior year to include a course that is not listed. Students must take at least one course at the 600- or 700-level. Students who transfer from other institutions may petition the equine program faculty for course approval. Students who choose both ANSC 500 and ANSC 643 as two of their courses toward the minor in equine studies will be eligible for PATH International therapeutic riding instructor certification.

Students interested in the minor in equine studies should contact Sarah Rigg.

ANSC 437Equine Husbandry Techniques4
Select a minimum of 16 credits from the following electives:16
Equipment and Facilities Management
Horsemanship Lab
Theory of Horsemanship
Horse Power
Introduction to Horsemanship Theory
Intermediate Horsemanship Theory
Equine Conformation and Lameness
Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies
Equine Physiology
Survey of Equine Training Techniques
Preparation and Competition Techniques for the Modern Sport Horse
Equine Handling/Longeing
Animal Business Applications
Equine Stable Management
Agricultural Business Management
Nonprofit Management for Agriculture Business
Principles of Riding Instruction
Principles of Dressage Instruction
Principles of Jumping Instruction
Principles of Therapeutic Riding Instruction
Principles of Horse Trials Management
Supervised Teaching Experience 1
Reproductive Management and Artificial Insemination
Equine Sports Medicine
Advanced Concepts in Therapeutic Riding Instruction
Investigations 1
Investigations 1
Honors Senior Thesis 1
Total Credits20

 Subject to approval. Must be equine-related.