Equine Racing Management
 
ESTB 100-CARE AND TRAINING OF THE RACEHORSE I
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Introductory course in horse racing, covering basic stable management, harnessing, jogging, feeding and conditioning of the race horse. Use and application of miscellaneous equipment. Breaking of the yearling and 2-year-old.
5 credits (10 hour laboratory combined with lecture/recitation), fall semester
 
ESTB 101-CARE AND TRAINING OF THE RACEHORSE II
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Continuation of ESTB 100 Principles of shoeing, training, problem horses, gaiting problems. Train and condition horses in preparation for racing.
Prerequisite: ESTB 100 or permission of instructor
5 credits (15 hour laboratory combined with lecture/recitation), spring semester
 
ESTB 200-HARNESS RACING
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A continuation of ESTB 100 and ESTB 101. This course provides the actual hands-on experience of racing at county fairs and amateur events. Students Condition and race college owned or privately owned horses
Prerequisites: At least a "B" average in ESTB 100, ESTB 101 and an USTA driver's F-Q license, permission of the instructor
5 credits (one lecture hour, five two-hour laboratories), summer semester
 
ESTB 300-ADVANCED EQUINE SPECIALIZATION I
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Students will be assigned the enterprise of a two-horse stable. Management responsibilities include breaking of yearlings, shoeing, equipment and nutritional needs, owner correspondence and conditioning young standardbred or thoroughbred race horses. Students evaluated on effectiveness and leadership, management skills, decision making skills, knowledge of specialization, work ethic, creativity and communication skills. Papers and presentations required in theory portion. Theme for lecture topics will concentrate on horse psychology and training methodologies in the early training of the race horses.
Prerequisite: ESTB 100, 101 Corequisite: AGBS 310
4 credits (1 lecture hour and 9 laboratory hours), fall semester
 
ESTB 350-ADVANCED EQUINE SPECIALIZATION II
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Students will be assigned to manage a four to five-horse race stable. Management duties expanded from ESTB 300 to include inventory, horse evaluations, billing, ordering supplies, budget development, and equipment operation. Students will train problem horses, fast-training trips. Evaluation procedures continued from ESTB 300. Theme for lecture session will be conditioning procedures, evaluating race fitness, exercise physiology and physiological profiling of the race horse.
Prerequisite: ESTB 300 or ESCI 320 and 340
4 credits (1 lecture hour and 9 laboratory hours), fall semester
 
ESTB 400-ADVANCED EQUINE SPECIALIZATION III
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Students assigned management of a 10 to 12 horse race stable. Responsibilities will include the complete management, health, training, conditioning and racing of horses. Students will be evaluated on effectiveness of management and training responsibilities. The theme for the lecture portion will concentrate on effective management techniques.
Prerequisite: ESTB 350
4 credits (1 lecture hour and 9 laboratory hours), spring semester
 
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