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Equine Certificate Information

Equine Certificate Application

Courses Held At the Equestrian Center


ANSC 3304 - Management and Training of Horses

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.

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ANSC 3309 - Principles of Hippotherapy

An interdisciplinary overview of hippotherapy with primary emphasis on the use of the horse in therapy for children with physical, cognitive, and other disabilities

ANSC 3312 - Horsemanship I: General Horsemanship

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!

ANSC 3313 - Horsemanship II: Ranch Horse Techniques

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!

ANSC 3314 - Introduction to Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy

An introduction to therapeutic intervention using horses to address behavioral, relational, and emotional issues for clients.

ANSC 4000 - Internship

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.

ANSC 4001 - Breeding Barn Practicum

Learn the ins and outs of a horse breeding facility with the Texas Tech horses

ANSC 4001 - Special Problems in Animal Science (Research)

Prerequisite: Approval of instructor. Individual investigation by the student on a research project in the horse industry field.

ANSC 4305 - Advanced Therapeutic Riding

Prerequisite: ANSC 3309. Skills and theories of therapeutic riding, including lesson plan development, knowledge of disabilities, and ground work for instructor certification.

ANSC 4402 - Horse Production

An advanced study of equine anatomy, reproductive physiology, nutrition, disease, and management.


ANSC 5000 - Professional Internship

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.

ANSC 5001 - Problems in Animal Science (Breeding Barn Management)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Learn the ins and outs of running and working in a breeding barn facility utilizing the Texas Tech horses.


Animal & Food Sciences