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Minor in Equine Administration

Rein in equestrian management.

Keeping and caring for a horse, a staff, a team and all of the pieces and parts that running a horse business entails is no easy feat. So it comes as no surprise that equestrians — regardless of profession — must hold basic business skills for successful careers. That’s equine veterinarians, photographers, stable owners, trainers, therapy service providers and more.

No matter what you want to do, the William Woods University minor in equine administration prepares you with knowledge to take on a part of the equestrian industry you may have never seen before.

It serves as a great addition if you’re pursuing a degree in equestrian science or equine general studies, or even if you’re interested in another field and may benefit from an understanding of the equestrian industry. The equine management minor is a great way to learn techniques of facility management, event management, equine business practices and a great way to get in the saddle.


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:

EQA 205

Facility Management Practicum I


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


EQU 405

Equine Business Practices



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