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 are evaluated on effectiveness and leadership, management skills, decision making skills, knowledge of specialization, work ethic, creativity and communication skills. Papers and presentations are required in theory portion. The theme for lecture topics will concentrate on horse psychology and training methodologies in the early training of the race horses.
Prerequisite: ESTB 210 and 220, with a minimum grade of B and permission of instructor
4 credits (1 lecture hour and 9 laboratory hours), fall semester