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Equine Studies


SUNY Cobleskill’s Equine Studies program is the oldest curriculum of its kind in New York state. It has been successfully training students to work in the fields of equine care management and related agribusinesses for more than 40 years. Opportunities for graduates of this program are excellent and varied.

Degree Option

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)


At completion of the program, students will be able to successfully: 

  • demonstrate success at team activities.
  • recognize and demonstrate safe horse handling techniques.
  • analyze an equine ration.
  • understand basic training and behavior of equine.
  • demonstrate basic equine care skills.
  • critique a management situation.
  • understand basic reproduction principles.

Sample courses include:

  • Equine Business Management
  • Farm Equipment Operation/Safety
  • Equine Forage Management
  • Intro to Animal Science
  • Equine Science Techniques
  • Light Horse Management
  • Intro to Equine Training
  • Equine/Companion Animal Nutrition
  • Equine Boarding & Boarding Farm Management
  • Equine Health