EQUINE SCIENCE & MANAGEMENT

ERID 102 - INTERMEDIATE EQUITATION - WESTERN

This course is an introduction to intermediate skills in western equitation. It provides a reinforcement of western equitation for the rider with basic skills, a review of AQHA guidelines, and a continuation of the basics of grooming, tack, bits, and safety as well as proper position and skills while riding.

Prerequisite: Admission into the Equine Science and Management Degree Program, Requires permission of instructor or prior placement into course.

2 credits (1 lecture hour, 1- 2 hour laboratory of riding-western seat), fall semester

ERID 103 – INTERMEDIATE WESTERN EQUITATION II

A continuation of ERID 102, Intermediate Western Equitation II, emphasizing development and advancement of skills necessary to communicate effectively to the horse to prepare the student for riding intermediate maneuvers Prerequisite: ESCI 150 with a C or better, and ERID 102 with a grade of B or better or ERID 104 with a C or better, and permission of the instructor

1 credit (2 laboratory hours), spring semester

ERID 104 - ADVANCED EQUITATION - WESTERN

This course is an introduction to advanced skills in western equitation. It provides a reinforcement of western equitation for the rider with intermediate skills and includes a review of AQHA guidelines, and a continuation of grooming tack, bits, and safety as well as proper position and skills while riding.

Prerequisite: Admission into the Equine Science and Management Degree Program, Requires permission of instructor or prior placement into course.

2 credits (1 lecture hours, 1 - 2 hour laboratory of riding- western seat), fall semester

ERID 105 -ADVANCED WESTERN EQUITATION II

A continuation of ERID 104, Advanced Western Equitation II, emphasizing development and advancement of skills necessary to communicate effectively to the horse to prepare the student for riding advanced maneuvers

Prerequisite: ESCI 150 with a C or better, and ERID 102 with a grade of A or ERID 104 with a B or better, and permission of the instructor

1 credit (2 laboratory hours), spring semester

ERID 109 – INTERMEDIATE EQUITATION – HUNT SEAT

This course is an introduction to intermediate skills in hunt seat equitation. The student will continue to develop and advance the basic riding skills of the hunt seat involving the horse and rider working as a team. Particular attention is given to the development of a light set of hands and a balanced seat for the rider through a series of maneuvers and exercises. The student will continue to advance their flat work skills to prepare to jump small courses.

Prerequisite: Admission into the Equine Science and Management Degree Program, Requires permission of instructor or prior placement into course.

2 credits (1 lecture hours, 1 - 2 hour laboratory of riding- Hunt seat), fall semester

ERID 110 – ADVANCED EQUITATION – HUNT SEAT

This course is an introduction to advanced skills in hunt seat equitation. It provides a reinforcement of basic intermediate hunt seat equitation for the rider with intermediate skills and includes a review of the student’s ability to walk, trot and canter the horse with light hands and a balanced seat. The student will continue to develop an improved and independent seat, feel for the horse, and will develop and advance the skills necessary to jump a course of fences.

Prerequisite: Admission into the Equine Science and Management Degree Program, Requires permission of instructor or prior placement into course.

2 credits (1 lecture hours, 1 - 2 hour laboratory of riding- Hunt seat), fall semester

ERID 111 - INTERMEDIATE HUNT SEAT EQUITATION II

This course, a continuation of ERID 102, emphasizes development and advancement of skills necessary to safely jump a two-foot course of fences.

Prerequisites: ESCI 150 with a C or better; and ERID 102 with a B or better or ERID 104 with a C or better; and permission of instructor

1 credit (2 laboratory hours), spring semester

ERID 112 - ADVANCED HUNT SEAT EQUITATION II

In this course, which is a continuation of ERID 104, development and advancement of skills necessary to safely jump a three-foot course of fences is emphasized.

Prerequisites: ESCI 150 with a C or better; and ERID 102 with an A or ERID 104 B or better

1 credit (2 laboratory hours), spring semester

ERID 200 - WESTERN RIDING

Development and advancement of basic riding skills of western horsemanship involving the horse and rider working as a team with particular attention to the development of a light set of hands and a balanced seat for the rider.

Prerequisites: ERID 103 with a B or ERID 105 with a C, ESCI 150 and ESCI 151 with a C grade or better, and permission of instructor

1 credit (2 laboratory hours), fall semester

ERID 210 - ENGLISH DRESSAGE

Development and practice of the horse and rider in the basic schooled riding techniques.

Prerequisites ESCI 150 and ESCI 151 with a C or better and either ERID 111 with a B or better or ERID 112 with a C or better and by permission of instructor

2 credits (1 lecture hour, 30 contact hours of riding), spring semester

ERID 220 - WESTERN DRESSAGE

Advanced training of the western horse and rider. This course is designed to develop and refine the student’s skills and techniques in riding western horses. Emphasis on the rider’s ability to develop correct movement at all gaits. Training theories and horse psychology will be explored as it relates to the enhancement of effective riding and getting the desired response from the horse.

Prerequisites: ERID 200 with a B grade or better, and by permission of instructor

2 credits (1 lecture hour, 30 contact hours of riding), spring semester

ERID 240 – INTRODUCTION TO THE TRAINING OF HUNTERS AND JUMPERS

The introduction of Hunt Seat Riding techniques to establish the foundation for the student to continue with more intensive training in advanced courses. The students will gain a broad working knowledge of the psychology of horses and different theories on the breaking and training of horses Theory and intensive work on the riders form and function; introduction and advancement of lateral and longitudinal bending techniques; introduction to training horses over cavaletti, lines, and courses. Management of the training horse’s health care and maintenance techniques and barn management and equipment knowledge and care will be introduced.

Prerequisites: ESCI 150, ESCI 151, ERID 111 with a B grade or better or ERID 112 with a B grade or better and permission of instructor.

4 credits (1 lecture hour and 12 laboratory hours), fall semester

ERID 250 - BREAKING AND TRAINING

The training of young, unbroken horses. Emphasis on the techniques to break and train these horses to ride or drive. Students are also responsible for the complete care of both the horses and the training facility.

Prerequisites: ERID 103 with a B or better or ERID 105 with a B or better and permission of instructor, ESCI 150 and ESCI 151 with a C or better

3 credits (1 lecture hour/week, total of 60 laboratory hours), fall semester

ERID 255 - INTERMEDIATE BREAKING AND TRAINING

The training of young horses utilizing techniques learned in ERID 250 as well as advanced techniques. Management of young horses, record keeping, health care and stable management are emphasized.

Prerequisite: ERID 250 with minimum grade of ‘B’ or better and permission of instructor

4 credits (12 laboratory hours/week for 15 weeks), spring semester

ERID 260 - INTERMEDIATE TRAINING OF HUNTERS AND JUMPERS

An exploration  of  Hunt  Seat riding techniques to train the young, spoiled  or difficult horse on the flat and over fences. Functions and applications of cavaletti and gymnastics; the systematic progression in training from cavaletti and through jumping lines, more difficult obstacles, full courses and cross country work. Procedures for marketing the jumping horse and showing it in competitive situations. Management of the training horse’s health care and maintenance techniques and barn management and equipment knowledge and care will be continued.

Prerequisite: ERID 240 with a B or better or ERID 250 with a B or better and permission of instructor

4 credits (12 laboratory hours), spring semester

ERID 300 - ADVANCED EQUINE SPECIALIZATION I

This is the first of three intense courses in a specific concentration (hunt seat, western, or draft/driving). Advanced principles and practices of breaking, training and management will be emphasized. Students will help manage the horses and facilities in the particular area of concentration.

Prerequisites: ERID 255 or 260 or ESCI 170 with a minimum grade of B and ESCI 130 with a B or better and permission of instructor

4 credits (1 lecture hour and 9 laboratory hours), fall or spring semester

ERID 330 - EQUINE INSTRUCTION METHODOLOGY

A study of effective teaching techniques relating to equine riding and driving courses with consideration of the physical and psychological factors involved. Appropriate class preparation, teaching methods and student evaluation will be covered. Opportunities for observation, assisting and teaching experience. Prerequisite: Equine major with at least 60 credit hours

1 credit (1 lecture hour, 2 laboratory hours), fall semester

ERID 350 - ADVANCED EQUINE SPECIALIZATION II

This is the second of three intense courses in a specific concentration (Hunt seat, western, draft/driving or breeding) the horse will be brought to its best possible level of management/performance. An analysis of the horses’ physical and mental capabilities will be used to develop them to their fullest. Horses may be prepared for competition and exhibitions. The management of groups of competitive show horses will be taught. In some options, students will participate in the supervision of underclassmen.

Prerequisite: ERID 300 with a B or better or ESCI 320 and 340 with a B or better and permission of instructor

4 credits (1 lecture hour and 9 laboratory hours), fall or spring semester

ERID 400 - ADVANCED EQUINE SPECIALIZATION III

This is the third course in a three-course sequence designed to enhance the students’ skills in hunt seat, western, or draft horse training and management. Designed to utilize the skills taught in ERID 300 and 350. This course focuses more on the student’s own managerial abilities. Students may assist in teaching students at the freshman and sophomore levels.

Prerequisite: ERID 350 with a B or better and permission of instructor

4 credits (1 lecture hour, 9 laboratory hours), fall or spring semester

ESCI 110 - EQUINE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

The study of the anatomy and physiology of horses’ body systems: skeletal, muscular, respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, endrocrinological, digestive, and reproductive systems.

3 credits (3 lecture hours), spring semester

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Natural Science.

ESCI 130 - EQUINE AND STABLE MANAGEMENT

Lecture subjects include general knowledge and observation of horse health, e.g., condition, dentistry, internal and external parasites, limb and hoof care, and shoeing and trimming, as well as stable management and employee success. Laboratory skills include, leg wraps, basic restraints, equipment applications, hoof trimming and shoeing, and fitting and showmanship.

3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), fall semester

ESCI 140 - EQUINE JUDGING

Evaluating and placing conformation and performance classes of various breeds of horses with an emphasis on the stock breeds.  Proper use of terminology   as it applies to conformation and performance classes will be taught. Video and live classes will be used as a tool for properly evaluating horses and their performance.

2 credits (1 lecture hour, one 2-hour laboratory), spring semester

ESCI 150 - FARM PRACTICUM I-EQUINE

Hands-on practical experience in stable, farm management. Mucking, grooming, feeding, general maintenance of arena, paddocks, stable, and stable.

2 credits (3 hours per day, 7 days per week for 2 2-week sections), fall semester

ESCI 151 - FARM PRACTICUM II-EQUINE

Hands-on practical experience in stable and farm management as well as supervising work details and management of horses.

2 credits (3 hours per day, 7 days per week for 2 2-week sections), fall or spring semester

ESCI 170 - DRAFT AND DRIVING HORSE MANAGEMENT

Lecture topics emphasize a survey of today’s industry, breeds, history, and conformation, principles of harnessing and hitching, and management of draft horses. Also included are showing procedures, breeding, foaling and training. Laboratory consists of hands-on experience in the handling, harnessing, hitching, driving, care and management of draft and driving horses.

2 credits (1 lecture hour, 3 laboratory hours), spring semester

ESCI 210 - EQUINE NUTRITION

Functions and properties of  nutrients, the digestive system of  the horse    as compared to simple stomached animals and ruminants, the effects  of proper nutrition on horses of different ages and levels of  exercise.  Labs on the composition and nutritive value of feeds, the use of feeding standards in balancing rations and forage and

concentrate identification. Yearly feed costs under set conditions.

3 credits (2 lecture hours, one 2-hour laboratory), fall semester Prerequisite: ESCI 110 with a C- or better or permission of instructor 1 credit (2 laboratory hours), spring semester

ESCI 225 - EQUINE ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION

The artificial insemination of horses. Topics and competencies include A-V types and preparation, stallion collection, semen evaluation, teasing and mare preparation, and insemination techniques.

Co-requisite/Prerequisite: ESCI 305

1 credit (2 laboratory hours), spring semester

ESCI 235 - FITTING AND MARKETING OF THE EQUINE

The fitting and marketing of various breeds of horses. Topics include records, pedigree evaluation. Actual experience in the sales preparation of horses and mechanics of sales operation through direct participation in the annual fall college standardbred auction.

1 credit (3 laboratory hours), fall semester

ESCI 300 - INTERNSHIP IN EQUINE SCIENCE

Students work in an approved job in the equine industry in this internship. Comprehensive oral and written reports are required as well as an employer and staff evaluation. The student will give an oral presentation.

Prerequisite: Completion of one semester in Equine Science and approval/ permission of staff

4 credits (12-week, 480-hour minimum), fall or spring or summer semester

ESCI 305 – EQUINE REPRODUCTION AND BREEDING MANAGEMENT

Anatomy and Physiology related to the functional performance of the male and female reproductive systems. Processes involved with the formation of the sperm and ova; estrous cycle of the horse; methods of semen collection and insemination. Breeding problems and the importance of selection and management are also emphasized. Basic Genetics applicable to the improvement of horses, color genetics and inherited abnormalities are covered.

Prerequisite: ESCI 110 with a C- or better, ESCI 130 or approval from instructor.

3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 Laboratory hours), spring semester

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Natural Science.

ESCI 310 - APPLIED EQUINE NUTRITION

Review of basic nutrition principles. Application of theoretical principles of nutrition as applied to feeding groups of horses. Ration balancing for different classes of horses combined with feeding trials to assess ration efficiency. Emphasis on feeding for growth and performance within economic parameters. Avoidance of metabolic and nutritional disorders. Discussion of nutrient metabolism and biochemistry of nutrition. Labs on ration balancing, group feeding, performance analysis relating to rations.

Prerequisites: ESCI 210 with a C or better

3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), fall semester

ESCI 312 - EQUINE HEALTH AND LAMENESS

Emphasis on etiology, diagnosis and treatment of lameness. Metabolic, bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic diseases of the horse.

Prerequisite: ESCI 110 with a C- or better or permission of instructor 3 credits (3 lecture hours), spring semester

ESCI 313 - LABORATORY IN EQUINE HEALTH AND LAMENESS

Application of the principles learned in Equine Health and Lameness to the health care of the college’s horse herd. Subjects covered will include routine vaccination and deworming, blood testing, dental care and lameness evaluation. Prerequisite/co-requisite: ESCI 312

1 credit (2 laboratory hours), spring semester

ESCI 315 - EQUINE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Content will emphasize equine enterprise management. Topics to include equine inventories, measurement and cost determination of enterprise inputs, employer labor responsibilities, employee evaluation, contractual and billing procedures, insurance, facility evaluation and work reports.

Prerequisite or co-requisite: ERID-ESTB 300 or ESCI 320-340; AGBS 240 Farm Management and Finance

3 credits (3 lecture hours) fall semester

ESCI 320 - EQUINE YOUNG STOCK MANAGEMENT

This course provides hands-on and management skills needed by working equine farm managers. It will include such skill areas as weaning foals, young stock management, identification, record keeping and sales preparation of yearlings. The course will also deal with pre-breeding season techniques such as, semen evaluation in stallions and photoperiod regulation in mares.

Prerequisites: ESCI 305 with a B or better, , ESCI 225 with a B or better, and ERID 250 or ERID 240 with a B or better, or permission of the instructor .

1 credit (2 laboratory hours), fall semester

ESCI 325 – EQUINE REHABILITATION I

This course will provide an introduction to modalities in the field of equine physical rehabilitation. Common equine soft tissue and orthopedic conditions and injuries will be discussed along with the role of physical rehabilitation in the treatment of these conditions. Equine anatomy, biomechanics, and physical assessment with respect to physical rehabilitation will be presented.

Therapeutic modalities will be studied in conjunctions with observation, hands- on interaction and practical sessions. Current scientific research in the field of equine rehabilitation will be discussed. Students will be involved in the day to day management of horses and maintenance of facilities. Students will be evaluated on effectiveness, knowledge of therapies, work ethic, and communication skills. Prerequisites: ESCI 312 and ESCI 313 with a B or better and one of the following: ERID 240 (Hunt Seat), ERID 250 (Western, Draft or Breeding section), ESTB 200 (STBD) or ESTB 210 (TB) with a B or better and permission of instructor.

4 credits (1 lecture hour, 9 laboratory hours), fall and spring semester

ESCI 330 - FARRIER SCIENCE

This course is designed to teach students the science of trimming, shoeing and resetting shoes on a variety of horses, based on an understanding of the anatomy of the horse’s hoof and lower leg structure. Students will learn to use a forge to make different shoes.

Prerequisite: ESCI 110, ESCI 130

2 credits (1 lecture hour, 3 laboratory hours), fall semester

ESCI 335 – EQUINE AQUATIC THERAPIES

This course will provide an introduction to the aquatic modalities used in equine rehabilitation and athletic conditioning of horses. Students will gain practical experience working with the underwater treadmill, cold salt water spa, and swimming. Current scientific research on aquatic therapies as they relate to both rehabilitation and conditioning will be discussed.

 Prerequisites: ERID 250 or ERID 240 or ESTB 210 or ESTB 200, ESCI 312 with a C or better or permission of instructor

 2 credits (1 lecture hour, 6 laboratory hours), fall and spring semesters

 ESCI 340 - EQUINE PROMOTION AND SALES

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to get the “hands on” skills needed to prepare a horse for private of public sale. Discussions on the economics of public sales, bookkeeping procedures, forms needed, advertising, legal responsibilities of sales companies, buyer and owner interaction and auction variations among different breeds.

Prerequisites: ESCI 305, ESCI 130, ESCI 235

3 credits (1 lecture hour, 4 laboratory hours), fall semester

 ESCI 345 – ADVANCED EQUINE ANATOMY FOR EQUINE REHABILITATION

This course will provide a focused examination of equine anatomy as it relates to rehabilitation. Musculoskeletal anatomy will be presented in detail, as an understanding of the relevant anatomy is crucial for effective rehabilitation in horses. Skeletal structures will be presented within the context of equine biomechanics and muscles will be grouped by both function and region. Anatomical models and live hoarse will be utilized to provide context and hands-on study of the information presented.

Prerequisites: ESCI 312 with a C or better or permission of instructor

2 credits (4 laboratory hours), fall and spring semesters

 ESCI 350 – ADVANCED EQUINE AQUATIC THERAPIES

This course will serve as a continuation of ESCI 335 Equine Aquatic Therapies. Students will gain additional practical experience working with the underwater treadmill, cold salt water spa, and swimming, including learning to start new horses in the equipment and working with more difficult cases. Students will learn how to assess improvement in athletic fitness and develop treatment protocols for both rehabilitation and athletic conditioning.

Prerequisites: ESCI 335

2 credits (4 laboratory hours), spring semester

ESCI 370 – CONCEPTS FOR DIAGNOSIS IN EQUINE REHABILITATION

This course introduces the various diagnostic methods used to diagnose rehabilitation cases. Students will discuss lameness and neurologic evaluations as they relate to the common cases seen in equine rehabilitation. Imaging modalities and their differences will be presented to enable students to understand their role in diagnosis and evaluation throughout rehabilitation.

Prerequisites: ESCI 312 with a C or better or permission of instructor 1 credits (1 lecture hour), fall and spring semesters

ESCI 380 - EQUINE REHABILITATION THERAPIES

This course will provide and instruction to the various modalities used in equine rehabilitation. Students will gain practical experience working with the therapeutic laser, therapeutic ultrasound, MagnaWave, and GameReady. The scientific basis for using these treatments will be presented and students will gain an understanding of the physiologic effects of these treatments as well as indications and contraindications for their use.

Prerequisites: ESCI 345 with a B or better, ESCI 312 with a C or better of permission of instructor

3 credits (1 lecture hour, 6 laboratory hours), fall and spring semesters

 ESCI 390 - CURRENT RESEARCH IN REHABILITATION

This discussion-based course focuses on current research papers related to the equine rehabilitation field. Research papers will be presents and discussed on laser therapy, acupuncture, underwater treadmill, cold therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, and various other rehabilitation modalities as well as major causes of lameness in horses.

Prerequisites: ESCI 335 with a C or better and permission of instructor, Co-requisite: ESCI 380

1 credits (1 lecture hour), fall and spring semesters

 ESCI 400 - ADVANCED EQUINE REPRODUCTION AND STUD MANAGEMENT

This course is designed to provide an advanced level of management for breeding farm operations. It deals with the management of stallions, brood mares and foals and all related activities. A general knowledge of computers, record keeping, equine health, reproductive physiology and horse handling skills is needed prior to admittance.

Prerequisites: ESCI 340, ESCI 320, ESCI 310, ESCI 225,

4 credits (1 lecture hour, 9 laboratory hours), spring semester

 ESCI 405 – PROBLEMS AND DISEASES IN EQUINE REHABILITATION

This course focuses on the major causes of lameness in houses and the process of diagnosing and treating them. Students will work through clinical cases in a discussion format to determine the cause of the lameness and develop treatment plans for each case.

Prerequisites: ESCI 370, ESCI 335, and ESCI 380 or permission of instructor 2 credits (2 lecture hours), fall and spring semester

ESCI 410 - EQUINE EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

This course will cover technology and methodology of conditioning horses used in sport. Emphasis will be placed on the state of fitness of the equine athlete and its effect on the bodily systems.

Prerequisites/co-requisite: ESTB 350, or ERID 350 or ESCI 325, and ESCI 312 and ESCI 110 all with a C or better

2 credits (2 lecture hours), spring semester

ESCI 415 – EQUINE REHABILITATION III

This course will apply knowledge and skills developed during ESCI 325 and ESCI 365. Students will be involved with implementing physical rehabilitation programs for horses, documenting the horses’ progress as well as facility maintenance, equipment operation, budget development, ordering of supplies, billing, and client communication. Students will also assist students enrolled in ESCI 325/365. Current research papers regarding physical rehabilitation will be discussed. Students will be evaluated on skills, effectiveness, leadership, work ethic, and communication skills. Presentations by students on the uses of therapies in equine rehabilitation/training will be required.

Prerequisites: ESCI 365 with a B or better, and ESCI 410 with a C or better, and permission of instructor

4 credits (1 lecture hour, 9 laboratory hours), fall and spring semester

ESCI 420 - EQUINE INTERNSHIP

A supervised field work program in a selected equine field. Students will carry out a planned program of educational experiences, under the direct supervision of an owner, manager, supervisor, or educator. This Internship must be pre- approved by an internship coordinator. Students and employers must submit weekly reports and evaluations while on internship. The student will be required to submit a written report and give an oral presentation. A student must complete 15 credit hours of academic study or the equivalent of supervised work (40 hours of supervised work is equal to one credit hour). A combination of academic study and work experience totaling 15 credit hours is acceptable. An international equine exchange program is acceptable and available in fulfilling this requirement. “Visiting student” status may be granted to students enrolled in other United States equine programs who wish to pursue an international exchange program.

Prerequisite: RREN 450 Internship Orientation

15 credits, (minimum 15 weeks minimum 40 hours/week)

ESCI 430- CLINICAL APPLICATION OF EQUINE REHABILITATION

This course allows students to implement all the information gained in their previous equine rehabilitation courses in a clinical setting. Students will perform daily treatments of horses in a clinical setting. Each student will be assigned care horses, which they will be responsible for assessing daily for changes related to treatment. Students will present assigned cases during rounds each week and will provide insight into progress seen and suggest changes in treatment plans. Students will become more involved in the management of the facility and learn to use veterinary records software to monitor cases, manage inventory, etc.

Prerequisites: ESCI 370, ESCI 335 with a C or better and ESCI 380 with a C or better or permission of instructor

4 credits (1 lecture hour and 9 laboratory hours), fall and spring semester