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Equine Production

Horse Barn Photo

Description:
This career major is designed to introduce students to the care and management of horses. Students will be instructed in the selection of feeds, maintenance that horses require, selection of breeds, breeding techniques, and skills to operate a healthy environment for the horses.

Hours:
Morning session – 8:10 – 11:10 a.m.
Afternoon session – 12:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Career Major Name:  Equine Production
Clock Hours/Weeks of Instruction:  1025/39
Normal Completion Time:  39 weeks for full-time status

Required Courses:

  • Basic Handling and Care I
  • Health Disease and Parasites
  • Breeds, Color and Markings
  • Equine Judging and Selection Techniques
  • Mare Reproduction
  • Equine Parturition
  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Orientation to Tractor and Feeding Operations
  • Basic Handling and Care II
  • Equine Marketing Strategies
  • Equine Anatomy and Physiology
  • Equine Genetics
  • Equine Judging and Selection II
  • Stallion Reproduction
  • Applied Equine Nutrition
  • Resumes and Job Interviews

Career Opportunities:

  • Ranch Hand
  • Groom
  • Sales Attendant
  • Retail Sales
  • Veterinarian’s Assistant
  • Foaling Assistant
  • Trainer’s Assistant
  • Breeding Farm Employee

For more information on occupations go to www.onetonline.org

Application Process:
High school students see your home school counselor
Adults contact Mid-America counselor (405) 449-3391

Average Salary:
$10,400-$31,200

Accreditation:
OSBCTE (Oklahoma State Board of Career & Technology Education)

**CTSO: SkillsUSA

**Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO)