Animal Science 2135
Equine Selection & Evaluation
General Course Information:
- AS 2135 (Fall Semester)
- Instructor: Marci Crosby
- 2 Units
- Lecture: Wednesday 4:00-4:50pm
- Lab: Friday 2:00-3:50pm
This course covers techniques of selecting and evaluating horses based on conformation and performance characteristics, effects of conformation on soundness, and organization of observations on the relative merits of a group of horses into an oral presentation. Emphasis is placed on limb anatomy and how it relates to selection, longevity, and movement. Additionally, this class discusses a variety of equine disciplines (competitions) and how they are judged. Field trips are utilized to provide visual aids that follow class discussion materials.
Learning Objectives and Student Goals:
- To demonstrate an understanding of selection terminology.
- To identify quality horses & evaluate conformation as it relates to locomotion and soundness.
- To select a suitable horse for personal use.
- To recognize desirable characteristics for various disciplines and breeds.
- To present rationale for judging and ranking a group of horses.
- To list means and techniques of marketing.