Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management/Equestrian Studies
There are two majors and degree programs in the field of Equine Studies
- Equestrian/Equine Studies Major
A program that focuses on the horse, horsemanship, and related subjects and prepares individuals to care for horses and horse equipment; ride and drive horses for leisure, sport, show, and professional purposes; and manage the training of horses and riders.
Equine Science and Management/Equestrian Studies majors and degree programs likely include instruction in horse breeding, nutrition, health, and safety; history of the horse and horsemanship; horse development and training; riding and equestrian technique; stable, paddock, and track management; and equipment maintenance and repair.
- Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management Major
A program that prepares individuals to manage the selection, breeding, care, and maintenance of work, athletic, and show horses; and to manage horse farms, stables, tracks and related equipment and operations.
Includes instruction in applicable principles of animal science, care, and health; stable and track management; design and operation of facilities and equipment; and related issues such as regulations, business management; and logistics.
What can you do with a major/degree in Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management/Equestrian Studies?
A major and degree in this field can lead to many horse-related career opportunities such as transportation, basic horse care, health care, manure removal, guest (dude) ranches, equine sales, horse shows, rodeos, racing, product sales, event management, veterinary care, breeding, and rescue.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management/Equestrian Studies:
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
Publications/Magazines in Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management/Equestrian Studies: