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Minor in Equestrian Science

Enjoy the ride.

William Woods University continues to be at the forefront of equestrian education. Whether you are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in equine general studies, equine administration, or perhaps, something completely different, take advantage of the opportunity William Woods University provides to learn from nationally renowned faculty members and from top industry professionals in various clinics and seminars.

The minor in equestrian science includes coursework that covers the horse industry, horse health management and various issues, training and skills electives. Choose from riding courses in one or more of four seats — Hunter Jumper, Saddle Seat, Dressage and Western. Current trends in training and the equine industry are added to a curriculum rich in traditional riding and teaching techniques.


On-campus equestrian facilities: an optimal learning environment

  • 150 show-quality horses
  • Four heated barns with a total of 150 box stalls
  • Eight tack rooms
  • Two heated indoor arenas
  • Lighted outdoor ring
  • Outdoor round pen
  • Four turnout paddocks
  • Two fully equipped, technology-enhanced classrooms
  • 40-acre cross-country course
  • Six wash stalls
  • USEF regulation jumps
  • USEF regulation Dressage area
  • Student lockers and laundry

Few educational institutions can match William Woods University for its on-campus equine facilities that accommodate riding, care and study at all levels and seats. Our classrooms include an extensive video library and viewing equipment, and our dedicated library includes more than 1,000 books on all aspects of the field, from history and physiology to behavior, training, law, and competition. Our more than 150 horses represent the most popular breeds and are cared for by William Woods students and our full-time, on-site veterinarian.

Courses you may take:

EQU 111

Introduction to the Horse Industry


EQU 117

Theory of Performance Hrs Hlth Mgmt


EQU 118

Theory Prfrmnc Horse Hlth Mngmt II


EQU 201

Horse Management Practicum I



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