The Large Animal Science program prepares students to enter the Large Animal/ Agriculture industry with a special focus in the Equine field. This pathway offers numerous career opportunities including animal 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 livestock management. Students work with horses and other animal species on a daily basis to gain the knowledge and the skills needed to work in an equine and production livestock facility or be prepared for a college education.

Program of Study

Animal Anatomy and Physiology
Animal Science and Technology
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)

Career Opportunities

Horse Breeder/Buyer
Horse Show Judge/Manager
Riding Instructor
Farm/Ranch Hand
Equine Appraiser
Livestock management
Pharmaceutical sales
Production livestock processing
Veterinary Assistant (further education required)
Bloodstock Agent (further education required)

Typical Wages
  • $9—20/hour starting wage

Is This You?
  • I like flexible hours
  • I am not afraid of hard work
  • Horses are my passion

Student Organization