Equine Biology and Management
Instructor: Dr. Samantha Brooks
3 credits - Fall - S/U or Letter Grading
Prerequisite: ANSC1100 or ANSC1160 or permission of instructor
Lectures: T-R 9:05am-9:55am Lab: R 1:25-4:25pm.
146 Morrison Hall (lecture)   Barn/Pavilion/TBA (lab)
This course is designed to provide the basics of equine form, function, care, management, and handling. Students will learn the basic biology of the horse and how to apply this knowledge to solve problems in horse care. Hands-on labs will include safe handling techniques, basic groundwork, and daily care of class horses. Short trips and tours will illustrate applied concepts in horse industry and health care. Much of the content will be posted on our course Blackboard .
Text: “Horse Industry Handbook : A Guide to Equine Care and Management” by The American Youth Horse Council
Recommended Reading: “The Nature of Horses” by Stephen Budiansky
Additional Reading: Several research and current events articles will be posted on Blackboard. Students are expected to read these articles, related them to the topics in lecture and be prepared to discuss them with the class.