When you attend a local community college, there are many advantages. One advantage is the fact that you can live at your parent’s home while you are attending college (if they will let you, of course). Another advantage is the fact that many community colleges have a small campus, relatively small class sizes, and high-quality professors. You can attend this school and not feel like just a number. As a bonus, some schools have specialty programs that cater to the interests of the area. For example, did you know that you can learn horse training in Colorado at a community college? It is true. Read on to learn more about what you can expect from a college-based equine training program.
While you can study equine training anywhere from college to your own city library, you can only learn so much from reading about it. You have to have hands-on learning. You can learn about types of saddles all you want, but it isn’t until you actually try to put one a horse that you really start to round out your learning. So, whether you are learning to groom, riding for the first time, or learning to gallop, you will get the real world experience you need with hands-on learning.
Equine science is one focus for your education. In this focus you will learn about the important areas of equine nutrition and physiology. You will focus on equestrian styles, selection, and management of the horse enterprise, though not as much as you would in the equine business management program. You can also learn about the roles that horses play in society including recreation, therapy, and performance. A strong science background is preferred for this area of focus.
Another focus of horse training in Colorado is equine business management. With the equine industry growing there is a demand for those people who are well versed in the aspects of equine management. You will learn about communication, counseling, environmental studies, equine massage, hoof trimming, and more. You will be an asset in the growing world of recreation, racing, breeding, and farming.
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