2020-2021 Catalog 
    Sep 23, 2023  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

AGE 260 - Ground Skills and Training Techniques in Horsemanship

Description: Ground skills necessary for safety, control and cooperation with horses. Various training philosophies as well as methodologies involved in preparing individuals to train their own horse. Includes hands-on sessions with horses to build ground manners for liberty and riding. Personal horses welcome but not required.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 2
Lab: 2

Course Content:
  1. Ground skills and handling safety 
  2. The language of the horse 
  3. Renowned horsemen past and present 
  4. Training basics 
  5. Common problems and their solutions 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Handle a horse with control and safety. (1) 
  2. Interpret the language of the horse and related behavior. (2) 
  3. Compare and discuss similarities and differences in training methods of renowned horsemen. (3, 4) 
  4. Explain and implement methods for developing a working foundation with a horse. (1-5)