2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jun 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Equine Care and Management Certificate

The Equine Care and Management certificate prepares students for entrepreneurship, employment, or advancement in a variety of equine fields including business/barn management, training, husbandry, grooming, sales, marketing and nutrition.

Credit Hours Required: 30

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Equine Care and Management Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Design, operate, and implement a business plan to manage an equine facility, business or event.
  2. Identify external parts of a horse and apply that knowledge to everyday functions of the horse.
  3. Explain equine social needs and behavior, and how to take these into consideration in management and training.
  4. Identify and apply overall health and nutrition needs for the newborn to senior equine.
  5. Compare and apply popular training techniques from ground work to under saddle/harness.
  6. Identify and correct behavioral problems in relation to riding and training.
  7. Practice basic riding techniques and tacking.
  8. Identify and apply barn management skills, including cleaning, horse care, and supply management.