AGEQ 2311 EQUINE SCIENCE II
II. COURSE DESCRIPTION
Breeding, feeding, breaking, training, stabling, and shoeing. Gaits, care of stallions, brood mares, and foals. Parasites and diseases, and selection for soundness.
In a course of this nature it is imperative that the student have an agricultural background. They must make arrangements for a personal interview with the director or assistant director of the program. The interview must be requested and completed between January 15 and May 1 for the class starting the following fall semester.
IV. COURSE OBJECTIVES:
Student awareness of the many aspects of Ranch Horse production with a practical and financially feasible objective in mind.
* Origin and history or the horse.
* Reproduction in horses
* Digestive system of the horse
* Nutrients and feeding
* Colors and markings
* Teeth and age determination
* Internal parasites
* Infectious diseases
* Non-infectious diseases
* Unsoundness and blemishes
* Injuries and diseases of the foot
1. Comments on and explanation of the topic under consideration.
2. Exploring all aspects pertaining to economics and practicality.
1. Visiting several ranches and feedyards within
a 200 mile radius of Clarendon
2. Visiting the American Quarter Horse Association and Museum.
3. Guest speakers or videos from leading authorities in the horse industry.
4. Two day training clinic directed by one of the industries leading horse trainers.
5. One day foot care clinic directed by a professional farrier.
C. Individual guidance on assignments.
D. Discussion and questions.
VI. INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA:
A. Overhead projection
C. Slide projector
E. Data Transmission Network (DTN)
F. Guest Speakers
G. Field trips
VII. STUDENT REQUIREMENTS:
IX. GRADING SYSTEM: