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Horse Production & Management

We have two programs that may be of interest to you: Horse Production and Management and Animal Science Horse Specialization. See the links at the right for the course sequences / curriculum.

Horse Production and Management is an Associate of Applied Science degree that concentrates on nutrition, reproduction, selection, training, health, and management. The practical aspects of horse production, training, and management are emphasized at Ohio State ATI’s horse facilities.

Technical instruction includes hands-on course work in horsemanship; judging and evaluation; horse health; feeding and nutrition; equine breeding and genetics; and equine business and facility management. Typical course sequences can be found here: https://ati.osu.edu/academics/majors.

Practicum is required of all equine students. This is a supervised, practical work experience at the Ohio State ATI horse facilities. Students are encouraged to think independently and evaluate and solve problems under the guidance of the horse facilities manager. Students assist in the daily husbandry and responsibilities of the horses.

Internships

Students in the horse production and management program complete an industry internship of full-time employment. Ohio State ATI encourages students to find appropriate internship positions in the U.S. and abroad.

Career Prospects

Career opportunities in the equine industry are available in sales, service, production, management, and supervision. Graduates receiving an Associate of Applied Science degree could fill positions such as:

• Stallion manager
• Riding instructor
• Horse show judge
• Sales representative
• Farm manager
• Broodmare manager
• Horse trainer
• Nutrition technician

Facilities

The Ohio State ATI Equine Center is part of the Grace L. Drake Agricultural Laboratory.

Last updated 6/5/2024


For more information about the AS in Animal Science Horse Specialization click here.


 

  1. For more information on stallions please call 330-698-7669 or email adams.917@osu.edu

  2. ATI Equine Center sign

    The ATI Equine Center consists of a 45-stall barn which includes 2 foaling stalls, a tack room, 2 feed rooms, wash rack, and more!

  3. Student after a mare foaled

    We offer equine reproductive services, such as mare management and stallion management, and training. Please contact Aspen Adams by e-mail or by phone at 330-698-7669 for additional information.