Equine Management (EQM)
The intent of this course is to give students a general overview and basic understanding of the horse, its care and management. Course topics include identification, anatomy, health, nutrition, facility and equipment management. Lecture: 2 credits (30 contact hours); Laboratory: 1 credit (30 contact hours).
Introduces prospective horse farm personnel to the breeding farm environment. Includes topics that relate to commercial breeding farm management and the necessary record keeping requirements. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours)
Course in equine management that serves to introduce the student to private and commercial horse farm operations, economic trends in the horse industry, international marketplace, capital, credit and risk associated with the equine industry. Lecture: 2 credits (30 contact hours).
This course is a continuation of Equine Business Management I. Topics of discussion include types of farm ownership, structure of the horse farm as a business, and evaluation of farm financial performance through production levels, employee management, tax planning, bloodstock value, cash flow and budgeting. Lecture: 2 credits (30 contact hours).
This course explores the value of legal documents as they relate to commercial and recreational horse/horse farm owners. Topics discussed include review of current legislation governing horse activities, types of legal contracts, liability issues, and security interests. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).
Seminar course in the horse industry designed to provide students with the opportunity to investigate, evaluate and debate key issues confronting horse owners and horse industry participants. Students are encouraged to analyze controversial circumstances in the equine industry and provide insight and logical conclusion. Seminar topics may include such issues as equine adoption, slaughter, transport, medications, account wagering, and public image. Lecture 1 credit (15 contact hours).
A supervised, field-based learning experience in the equine industry, including observation and proactive participation in affiliated environments. Students are required to analyze their experiences throughout the semester to develop career objectives and strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills. Practicum: 3 credits (180 contact hours).