Horse Science and Management Skills - NEW

  • Student rides a horse in the barn.

  • This course supports
    New York State CDOS Credential Requirements

    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 skills
  • 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.
  • Student Standing next to a horse

    Work Experience Opportunities
    Students who meet all eligibility requirements may participate in supervised, real-world, work-based learning offerings that include clinics, shadow days, internship or paid Co-Op experiences at workplace sites, such as:

    • Horseability
    • North Shore Equestrian Center
    • North Shore Saddlery
    • Pal-O-Mine

  • Course available: Grades 10, 11 or 12
    Course length: 1 or 2 years
    Placement: Skills 
    Credits: Up to 4 CTE credits a year
    Earning high school credits: Students completing this 2-year course may receive up to 8 CTE credits OR distributed credits using any or all of the following: 

    0.5 credit   Career and Financial Management

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

    This course supports
    New York State CDOS Credential Requirement


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