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Equine Production

Horse Barn Photo

Description:
This program is designed to introduce students to the care and management of horses. Students will be instructed in the selection of feeds, balancing rations, health maintenance, selection of breeds, breeding, and training techniques, parturition, genetics, and skills to become gainfully employed in an equine-related career. Students work with industry personnel at a job-questioning panel and sales events, tour world-class facilities, and view some of the highest quality equine in both race and performance events.

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:  525/21
Normal Completion Time:  21 weeks for full-time status

Required Courses:

  • Orientation
  • Basic Handling and Care I
  • Breeds, Color, and Markings
  • Selection
  • Health
  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Weaning/Halter Breaking Techniques
  • Ground Driving Techniques
  • Genetics
  • Applied Equine Nutrition
  • Mare Reproduction
  • Stallion Reproduction

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)

Certifications:

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate

  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Platinum

ODCTE Competency Certification

  • General Equine Assistant
  • Veterinary Assistant

**CTSO: SkillsUSA

**Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO)