Large Animal Science

Large Animal Science


The Large Animal Science program prepares students to enter the equine industry offering numerous career paths including equine health care, horse breeding, training, and instructing. Students learn equine breeding, genetics and nutrition while getting hands-on experiences in English and western horseback riding, grooming, and equine management. Students work with horses on a daily basis to gain the knowledge and the skills needed to work in an equine facility and be prepared for a college education.

Program of Study
Animal Anatomy and Physiology 
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources 
Equine Selection, Nutrition and Management
Business Management for Agricultural and  Environmental Systems 
2 credits-English
2 credits-Math (Algebra 2 and Advanced Math)
2 credits-Science (Anatomy & Physiology and Zoology)
2 credits-Social Studies (American Government & Elective)

An student washes a horse.   Career Opportunities
   Horse Breeder/Buyer
   Horse Show Judge/Manager
   Riding Instructor
   Farm/Ranch Hand
   Equine Appraiser
   Veterinary Assistant (further education required)
   Bloodstock Agent (further education required)

Typical Wages
• $9—20/hour starting wage

Is This You?A student assists in the birth of a calf• I love the outdoors
• I like flexible hours
• I am not afraid of hard work
• Horses are my passion

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