Admissions Menu

Course Details

EQS306 Practical Equine Anatomy & Conditioning

This course primarily focuses on the horse’s musculoskeletal system or “the anatomy of movement,” although other important points of equine anatomy will be examined. Conditioning programs for these anatomical systems will be studied and integrated in the development of conditioning programs applicable to various performance horses and their specific needs. Digestive physiology and the development of appropriate feeding programs for the modern performance horse will be covered. Overview of proper farrier methods for all horses will be reviewed while the applicable variations of shoeing in the different performance disciplines will be studied.

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites: EQU 111(or EQU 112) and EQU 117

Academic Catalog 15-16