Equine Science provides in-depth coverage of various breeds, the anatomy and physiology of the horse, and horse management. The course considers the relationships of conformation, proper function, and the development of unsoundness. Disease, preventive health care, and nutrition are studied in detail. The third term is devoted to the practical subjects of treatments, medications, stable management, and facility design. There are class practicals on a variety of topics such as leg wrapping and hay selection, with regular sessions at the school’s barn.
Prerequisite: Biology. This elective course is three trimesters in length and does not count as a lab science credit.
Equine Science Instructor: Beth Stinchfield