Total degree hours: 62
Equine Business Management is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to successfully place them into the equine industry. Although students improve their horsemanship skills, more emphasis is placed on the business management aspect of the equine industry. Students sharpen their business knowledge and skills then complete their degrees with an internship with an equine professional of their choice.
Program graduates will be able to:
1. Effectively demonstrate proficiency in chores and tasks required for working safely in a barn environment.
2. Illustrate and apply professional employability skills, such as the importance of being timely and providing quality care for animals.
3. Demonstrate an applicable knowledge in general industry horsemanship by discovering, analyzing and putting to use various forms of riding equipment and current trends in horse care.
4. Examine, coordinate and operate suppling exercises with horses.
5. Produce, perform and evaluate a showmanship pattern with their horse, demonstrating groundwork progression and the knowledge to assess horse progression.
6. Define and apply the knowledge required to address individual care needs and prepare their horse for competition.