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Equine Production

Horse Barn Photo

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.

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:  980/38
Normal Completion Time:  38 weeks for full-time status

Required Courses:

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

Career Opportunities:

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

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

Average Salary:

OSBCTE (Oklahoma State Board of Career & Technology Education)


ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate

  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Platinum

ODCTE Competency Certification

  • General Equine Assistant

**CTSO: SkillsUSA

**Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO)