Course Breakdown

Freshman Year

  • First Semester:
    • AGEQ 1113 Skeletal Anatomy (3 hrs)
    • AGEQ 1226 Basic Care & Training (6 hrs)
  • Second Semester:
    • AGEQ 1123 Internal Anatomy & Technology (3 hrs)
    • AGEQ 1132 Equine Evaluation (2 hrs)
    • AGEQ 1236 Advanced Care & Training (6 hrs)

Sophomore Year

  • Third Semester:
    • AGEQ 2123 Advertising & Marketing (3 hrs)
    • AGEQ 2226 Specialized Training (6 hrs)
  • Fourth Semester:
    • First 8 weeks:
      • AGEQ 2133 Breeding & Management (3 hrs)
      • AGEQ 2223 Advanced Performance & Training (3 hrs)
    • Second 8 weeks:
      • AGEQ 2246 Equine Externship (6 hrs)

        or

      • AGEQ 2250 Individual Practicum (6 hrs)

Course Descriptions:

AGEQ 1113 – Skeletal Equine Anatomy and Technology – 3 Credits

The course is a survey of the structure of the horse. The student is required to
learn all bones, muscles, and tendons in the anatomy and physiology of the horse.
This course also includes basic health indications and first aid treatments.

AGEQ 1123 – Internal Equine Anatomy and Technology – 3 Credits

Course includes the study of the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, urinary, and
nervous systems. Additional topics include basic genetics and a practical study of
feeds, nutrition, and ration balancing.

AGEQ 1226 – Basic Care and Training – 6 Credits

This course has two sections. Section 1, Western Equitation, develops the
student’s basic riding skills and prepares them for colt training in the AGEQ 1236
– Advanced Care and Training course. Section 2, students care for, gentle, and
train an unbroken horse.

AGEQ 1236 – Advanced Care and Training – 6 Credits

This class is divided into two sections. In each section students will be assigned to
a green-break colt to advance beyond the objectives of AGEQ 1226 – Basic Care
and Training course.

AGEQ 2123 – Equine Advertising and Marketing – 3 Credits

This course is designed to study and understand the skills and knowledge needed
to advertise and sell horses. It includes the study of different methods of sale and
advertising media layout.

AGEQ 2113 – Equine Breeding and Management – 3 Credits

This course is designed to review the reproductive systems of the horse. Includes
field trips to various breeders to study breeding methods.

AGEQ 2226 – Specialized Equine Training – 6 Credits

This course is divided into two sections. Section1, English Equitation, introduces
students to beginning English equitation. Proper body, hand, and leg placement
and control are stressed. In section 2, the student is required to advance a horse
beyond the objectives of AGEQ 1236 – Advanced Care and Training. Upon
selection of the approach that best meets the students’ interests, students will
advance a horse toward a more specific discipline such as reining, cutting or
roping; with each of the disciplines advancing toward a “more finished” horse.

AGEQ 2223 – Advanced Performance Training – 6 Credits

In this course, students will be assigned a green-break horse to advance beyond
the objectives met in AGEQ 1226 – Basic Care and Training, and AGEQ 1236 –
Advanced Care and Training.

AGEQ 2246 – Equine Externship – 6 Credits

Students will be placed under the guidance of a prominent horseman in the
industry who specializes in the students’ main area of interest. At the end of the
externship, the student will return to campus for a seminar and analysis.

AGEQ 2250 – Individual Practicum – 1-6 Credits

The student will green-break a horse and continue with it through advanced
training under minimal supervision.

AGEQ 2300 – Special Topics (Equine) – 1-5 Credits

The study and/or analysis of a selected topic in Equine Technology. Individual
and/or group study. May be repeated with a different topic.