Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Practical application of the science of equine
behavior to training young ranch horses. Emphasis on training, communication, and
progressive learning of ranch skills.
Learn to start and train young unbroke horses from ground work to riding.
An interdisciplinary overview of hippotherapy with primary emphasis on the use of the horse in therapy for children with physical, cognitive, and other disabilities
Fundamentals of horse care and riding with an emphasis on practical experience. Learn the ins and out of horse care and riding skills. This class uses the Texas Tech horses, so you don't even need your own horse!
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Riding intensive class for advanced riders. Train horse to compete in working cattle reining, ranch trail, and ranch pleasure. Provide own horse. Learn the skills needed to make the Texas Tech Ranch Horse Team!
An introduction to therapeutic intervention using horses to address behavioral, relational, and emotional issues for clients.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. A supervised study course providing in-service training and practice in the various areas of animal science. At the Equestrian Center, the focus is on horses and the horse industry.
Learn the ins and outs of a horse breeding facility with the Texas Tech horses
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor. Individual investigation by the student on a research project in the horse industry field.
Prerequisite: ANSC 3309. Skills and theories of therapeutic riding, including lesson plan development, knowledge of disabilities, and ground work for instructor certification.
An advanced study of equine anatomy, reproductive physiology, nutrition, disease, and management.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Supervised study providing advanced training for Master’s of Agriculture and Master’s of Science (non-thesis) students. Emphasis is on creative and technical abilities.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Learn the ins and outs of running and working in a breeding barn facility utilizing the Texas Tech horses.