Equine Science

Work directly with Standardbred harness horses at the Delaware County Fairgrounds where you will learn from industry professionals.

While working with Standardbred horses, students apply principles of a comprehensive equine production.

This program will give you the opportunity to work at the Delaware County
Fairgrounds, working with experienced professionals in the daily care, health, and training of horses.

To ask more questions about any program or to schedule a tour of our campuses, contact Administrative Assistant to the Enrollment Coordinator, Marsha Link at (740) 201-3216 or LinkM@DelawareAreaCC.org.

Class Facts

Location: Delaware County Fairgrounds
Grade Level: Juniors and Seniors
2016/2017 Fees:
Equine Science I: $86.00
Equine Science II: $49.00

Curriculum Highlights

Gain real life experience working on:

  • Business Management
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Health and Diseases
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Animal Reproduction and Genetics
  • Equine Selection and Evaluation
  • Legal and Ethical Issues of the Horse Industry
  • Equine Care and Grooming
  • Harness Horse Breaking and Training
  • Farrier Practices
  • Facility Design & Construction
  • Animal Behavior and Psychology
  • Veterinary Science
Additional Benefits
  • Attend field trips to industry facilities (Scioto Downs and Ohio State Veterinary Clinic)
  • Visit colleges and universities with program related majors
  • Compete in equine management and veterinary science competitions
  • Participate in FFA leadership opportunities
  • Participate in an industry internship
  • Meet and network with industry professionals
Organization, Affiliation, or CTSO

FFA

Career Focus

You will be prepared for licensure, further education, or immediate employment as a stable manager, assistant trainer, track or show groom, farrier apprentice, breeding technician, veterinary assistant, or as a sales representative.