2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog 
    May 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

AGE 231 - Professional Groom and Handler

Description: Basic skills of handling horses in a safe manner to complete daily job duties in a working stable or show barn. Stall cleaning/maintenance, daily feeding/rations, inventory, purchasing, record keeping, ethics, and client relations. Grooming techniques and equipment. Responsibilities of a professional groom/handler.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 2
Lab: 2

Course Content:
  1. Grooming-clipping, trimming, braiding, tools, equipment, and products
  2. Tack maintenance, repair, storage, and usage
  3. Stall cleaning and maintenance
  4. Basic barn management
  5. Safe horse handling and restraint
  6. Related business processes
  7. Client relations and ethics
  8. Basic horse condition, nutrition, and behavior

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Perform basic grooming for maintenance, health, and safety of horse. (1, 3, 5, 8)
  2. Identify different types, usage, maintenance and repair of tack for pleasure and show. (2)
  3. Safely clean stalls and perform maintenance. (3-5)
  4. Prepare inventory and supply lists for barns, stables, and shows. (6)
  5. Identify and report horse conditions and health data. (4, 6, 8)
  6. Apply professional communication skills with supervisors, clients, health care professionals, and co-workers. (6, 7)
  7. Describe and exhibit a strong work ethic, and ethical business practices. (6, 7)