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Equine Science

Equine Science

student riding horse BASIC RIDING AND TRAINING METHODS ARE MASTERED thanks to a unique facility at the Agricultural Research Center. The 49-acre farm features a 14,000-square-foot indoor riding arena, 28 stalls, 10 acres of pasture and a 10-acre hay field for the horses. The Equine Science program also oversees the boarding of horses owned by members of the community.

Equine Science Video

What Am I Learning?

  • Equine anatomy & physiology
  • Equine nutrition
  • Handling
  • Grooming & tacking
  • English & western riding

Entry Level Career Opportunities

  • Assistant trainer
  • Exercise rider
  • Groomer
  • Horse breeder/buyer
  • Horse show manager
  • Riding instructor
  • Stables manager

Advanced Career Opportunities

  • Bloodstock agent
  • Equine youth director
  • Horse therapist
  • Veterinary/lab assistant
  • Veterinarian

Industry Certifications & Credentials

  • Certified Horsemanship Association
  • OSHA 10
  • CPR & First Aid

College Connections

  • Clark State Community College ($3000 Tech Prep Scholarship)
  • Sinclair Community College ($3000 Tech Prep Scholarship)
  • Hocking College
  • Ohio University

Experiential & Work-based Learning

  • Students manage the facility & care for community member’s horses at the ARC
  • On the job placement opportunities during senior year
  • FFA CTSO Competitions

OhioMeansJobs Salary Projections (Ohio Average Yearly Pay)

  • Animal breeders: $37,590-$83,910
  • Farm and ranch managers: $55,900-$107,200
  • Buyers and purchasing agents: $48,900-$79,370
  • Agriculture first line supervisors: $34,360-$62,060

Contact Instructor

Contact Morgan Kiehl, Equine Science instructor, at [email protected]


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