Horse Science and Management Skills

  • Barry Tech | Natural and AgriculturalHorse Science and Management Skills on Long Island

  • About This Course

    In this course, students will learn the skills needed to prepare for basic, entry-level jobs in the equine industry. This course puts real-life learning to use; students work with horses as they learn the basic needs, handling, and care of horses as well as the basics of stable and horse facility management. Students will learn to develop leadership and communication skills that are pertinent to the equine industry, with special attention to soft skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, work ethic, and others that will lead to success in any chosen career.

  • Students Will Develop Skills in:

    • Riding for Exercise and Training
    • Grooming and Tacking of Horses
    • Leading and Handling of Horses
    • Cleaning and Maintenance of Riding Equipment
    • Horse Health Care and Monitoring
    • Day-to-Day Stable and Horse Facility Operations
    • Basic Horse Science, Behavior and Proper Nutrition for Horses
    • Presentation and Demonstration of Skills

  • Course available: Grades 10, 11 or 12
    Course length: 2 years/CDOS Eligible 
    Placement: Skills 
    Location: Barry Tech


Career Opportunities

  • Long Island has an increased demand for people trained to work in many aspects of the equine field due to the significant use of horses for show, racing, and leisure riding. Upon successful completion of this course students will be prepared for an entry-level position in the equine field. Students will be prepared to apply for immediate employment, for positions such as hot walkers, grooms, turn out personnel, tacking personnel and stall maintenance personnel.

    Note: Horse Science and Management is taught at a separate, fully-equipped facility dedicated to this course. The North Shore Equestrian Center is located at Long Island University/LIU Post, 720 Northern Boulevard (Route 25A), Brookville, NY 11548. For directions and a map, please visit and click the locations/directions link in the menu.

Barry Tech & GC Tech Guidance Office

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