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Equine Studies

This minor is designed as an excellent adjunct for students in several majors including business, biology, and pre-veterinary science. In addition, students interested in pursuing further study and/or careers in various equine fields will benefit from the addition of this minor to their curriculum. Facilities that will be used in support of the Equine Studies minor include the Bridgewater College stables located on the eastern edge of the campus and Bridgewater College Equestrian Center, which is located several miles southeast of campus and is the home stable for the Bridgewater College Equestrian Program.

Four core courses are required of all students pursuing a minor in Equine Studies:

  • ES 110 Introduction to Equine Science (3 CR)
  • ES 200 Equine Development and Behavior (3 CR)
  • ES 210 Equine Farm and Stable Management with a Lab (4 CR)
  • ES 329 Practicum (2 CR)

In addition to core requirements, students must also take three of the following courses to complete the Equine Studies minor:

  • ES 205 Biology of the Horse (3 CR)
  • ES 220 Theories of Riding (3 CR)
  • ES 362 Judging and Course Design (3 CR)
  • ES 358 Equine Business Management (3 CR)
  • ES 305 Equine Lameness and Disease (3 CR)
  • ES 330 Conformation: Form and Function (3 CR)
  • ES 400 Training and Schooling (3 CR)