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With over 9.2 million horses in the United States, those who have the necessary equine care skills will find careers available in a wide range of industries in this high-demand field. The College's Equestrian Center, located on a beautiful 40-acre site in Paxton, Massachusetts, contains both an indoor and outdoor riding arena, indoor and outdoor pens, round pen, and pastures and turnout areas.
The equine studies program provides students with the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of horses and develop marketable skills for a successful career in the highly diverse equine industry. Students learn horse handling and care, riding and training, equine nutrition, anatomy and breeding, and how to run such equine-related businesses as riding schools, stables, and stud farms.
All equine studies students take a required core of courses and choose from a list of program and open electives that provide both classroom and hands-on learning opportunities. Much of the learning experience takes place at the Becker College Equestrian Center. Advisors work with students to choose course work and externships/practicums that will guide them in fulfilling their goals and interests in the equine field.
To learn more about the Becker College equine studies program, call 877.523.2537 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Students will demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge and application of proper management and husbandry, including nutrition and behavior, of the domestic horse.
Students will demonstrate written and oral communication skills appropriate for the equine industry.
Students will demonstrate decision-making and personal conduct consistent with best practices in the equine industry.
Fox25 Boston’s weekly Zip Trip (part of their “Around Town” series in which they visit a different Massachusetts town every Friday throughout the summer) was in Paxton on July 31. Michele Lazcano, the show’s producer and reporter, made a stop at Becker’s Equestrian Center while they were there. During her visit, Nicole Eastman, director of equine facilities, shows Michele how to ride a horse.
View the curriculum for Becker College’s animal studies program: equine studies concentration.Learn more about the equine studies curriculum at Becker