Total degree hours: 65
The A.A.S. in HTM - Horse Training and Management degree is arranged in a sequence of courses designed to effectively combine theory with practical experience. Therefore, students may enter the program only during the fall semester and are expected to progress through the sequence of courses within a two-year period. In addition to satisfying the 15 credits of general education requirements of the A.A.S. degree, students are tasked to “green break” at least three colts and specialize train one additional horse. Finally, after successful completion of their coursework, students must complete an internship with a trainer of their choice to finish their degree(s).
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. Describing and executing the task of saddling a colt.
4. Discuss and exhibit the task of bridling a colt.
5. Produce evidence that they can manage a colt through the processes of walking, trotting and loping.
6. Demonstrate the ability to produce and perform a showmanship pattern with colts, demonstrating groundwork progression.