Course Summary

Course Description

With over 9.2 million horses in the United States, those who have the necessary equine care skills will find careers available in a wide range of industries in this high-demand field. The College's Equestrian Center, located on a beautiful 40-acre site in Paxton, Massachusetts, contains both an indoor and outdoor riding arena, indoor and outdoor pens, round pen, and pastures and turnout areas.

The equine studies program provides students with the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of horses and develop marketable skills for a successful career in the highly diverse equine industry. Students learn horse handling and care, riding and training, equine nutrition, anatomy and breeding, and how to run such equine-related businesses as riding schools, stables, and stud farms.

All equine studies students take a required core of courses and choose from a list of program and open electives that provide both classroom and hands-on learning opportunities. Much of the learning experience takes place at the Becker College Equestrian Center. Advisors work with students to choose course work and externships/practicums that will guide them in fulfilling their goals and interests in the equine field.

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