Learning Outcomes

Equestrian Student Learning Outcomes

Equestrian Business Major

Students who graduate with a major in equestrian business will be able to:

  1. Develop an effective business plan for an equine business;
  2. Develop a focused marketing program specifically for equine sales and business;
  3. Demonstrate proactive, safe, efficient stable management skills related to horse maintenance, nutrition, and health care;
  4. Demonstrate technical riding proficiency within a chosen riding discipline;
  5. Demonstrate a clear understanding of safe, humane training practices versus abusive training practices;
  6. Identify ideal conformation as it relates to equine form and function; and
  7. Communicate effectively within the equestrian program.

Equitation and Training Major

Students who graduate with a major in equitation and training will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proactive, safe, efficient stable management skills related to horse maintenance, nutrition, and health care;
  2. Demonstrate technical riding proficiency within a chosen riding discipline;
  3. Demonstrate a clear understanding of safe, humane training practices versus abusive training practices;
  4. Identify ideal conformation as it relates to equine form and function;
  5. Communicate effectively within the equestrian program;
  6. Develop a focused marketing program specifically for equine sales and business; and
  7. Demonstrate skills necessary to train a young colt through the various stages of the breaking and training process. 

Riding Instruction Major

Students who graduate with a major in riding instruction will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an applied understanding of equestrian teaching techniques;
  2. Demonstrate skills necessary to train a young colt through the various stages of the breaking and training process;
  3. Demonstrate proactive, safe, efficient stable management skills related to horse maintenance, nutrition, and health care;
  4. Demonstrate technical riding proficiency within a chosen riding discipline;
  5. Demonstrate a clear understanding of safe, humane training practices versus abusive training practices;
  6. Identify ideal conformation as it relates to equine form and function;
  7. Communicate effectively within the equestrian profession; and
  8. Develop a focused marketing program specifically for equine sales and business.

Therapeutic Riding Major

Students who graduate with a major in therapeutic riding will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an applied understanding of therapeutic horsemanship teaching techniques for a broad spectrum of disorders and disabilities;
  2. Demonstrate proactive, safe, efficient stable management skills related to horse maintenance, nutrition, and health care;
  3. Demonstrate technical riding proficiency within a chosen riding discipline;
  4. Demonstrate a clear understanding of safe, humane training practices versus abusive training practices;
  5. Identify ideal conformation as it relates to equine form and function and the therapeutic need of clients with disabilities;
  6. Communicate effectively within the equestrian profession;
  7. Develop a focused marketing program specifically for equine sales and business; and
  8. Demonstrate skills necessary to train a young colt through the various stages of the breaking and training process.
 
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