2004 - 2005 Catalog

Course Descriptions

EQUINE SCIENCE

EQSCI 1
BEGINNING HORSEMANSHIP (1)

Class Hours:  1 Lecture, 3 Laboratory, (9 weeks)

Equine Science 1 will cover the basic skills of handling horses.  Proper catching, grooming, saddling and riding techniques will be discussed and practiced. (AA, CSU)

EQSCI 2    
INTRODUCTION OF WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP
(1)

Class Hours:  1 Lecture, 3 Laboratory, (9 weeks)

Equine Science 2 will continue to stress the basic fundamentals of beginning horsemanship.  Additional topics will include health and foot care, equipment maintenance, grooming and clipping, humane restrains and trailering.  Safety will be stressed, along with developing confidence as a rider. (AA, CSU)

EQSCI 3
COLT STARTING (2)

Class Hours:  6 Laboratory
Strongly Recommended Preparation:  EQSCI 1, EQSCI 2 or equivalent.

Equine Science 3 will provide the student with practical experience in introducing a horse to the training process.  Techniques will include resistant-free handling and equine psychology. The main goal is to end up with a horse that is willing and eager to please its owner and ready to go into any type of advanced training. Students will be required to work their horses an additional five (5) hours per week by arrangement. (AA, CSU)

EQSCI 4    
ELEMENTS OF HORSE MANAGEMENT
(3)

Class Hours:  2 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Equine Science 4 is the study of the horse industry.  Topics includes early history of the horse; identifying the breeds and types of horses and their uses; anatomy of the horse; horse judging; study of conformation; unsoundness; ailments and their treatment; determination of age.  (AA, CSU)

EQSCI 5    
HORSESHOEING
(3)

Class Hours:  1 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Equine Science 5 will provide the student with the fundamental understanding of horseshoeing; anatomy and physiology of the horse foot, pastern and legs. (May be taken two times for credit. (AA, CSU)

EQSCI 7    
EQUINE BREEDING AND FOAL CARE
(2)

Class Hours:  2 Lecture. Strongly Recommended Preparation: EQSCI 4 ASCI 20 or equivalent.

Equine Science 7 covers the reproductive system, breeding methods and the fetal development of horses. Other topics include quarter horses, Arabian and thoroughbred selection; inoculations; safety; common diseases; stallion management; foaling and colt care.  (AA, CSU)

EQSCI 30/60
EQUINE SCIENCE EXPERIMENTAL COURSES
(.5-3)

Class Hours:  18 Lecture hours or 54 Laboratory hours for each semester unit.

All courses numbered 30/60 are designed to permit department to meet an immediate student or community need, to explore newer methods in teaching a subject, to offer courses which are innovative, and to provide curriculum variety and flexibility.  A required course description identifies each course subject.  These courses may be taken for CR/NC.

EQSCI 49/99 
DIRECTED STUDY
(1-2)

Class Hours:  54 Laboratory for each semester unit.  No more than 2 units per semester per 49/99 series.

Equine Science 49 is designed for students who wish to undertake special projects related to a particular field. Students, under instructor guidance and acknowledgement, may pursue individual exploration after completing or while currently enrolled in at least one course in the department of directed study. (AA, CSU)

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