2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Oct 04, 2023  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

AGE 100 - Introductory Equine Science

Description: Introduction to horses as they relate to humans including history and development, adaptation, basic anatomy, types and classes, breeds, and horsemanship.

Credits: 4
Lecture: 4
Course Content:
  1. History and development of the horse industry 
  2. Selecting horses 
  3. Functional anatomy 
  4. Physiology 
  5. Types, classes, and breeds of horses 
  6. Horsemanship 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explain the history and development of the horse and horse industry. (1, 5) 
  2. Identify the status and future of the horse industry and its role in the global economy. (1) 
  3. Identify breeds, types, and classes of horses along with selection and conformation. (3-5) 
  4. Describe functional anatomy and physiology of the horse. (3, 4) 
  5. Investigate basic reproduction and breeding practices. (2-5) 
  6. Explain digestion and nutrition. (3, 4) 
  7. Review horse behavior and its relationship to training. (5,6) 
  8. Describe necessary skills for safe horsemanship and equitation. (6)