What Are Some Good Horse Training Colleges?


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Lamar Community College in Lamar, Colorado, Meredith Manor International Equestrian College in Waverly, West Virginia, and the Equine Studies Department of the University of Montana Western all offer programs for those interested in training and working with horses. Each of these three institutions also has different programs to choose from.

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Lamar Community College offers degrees in equine business management, horse training and management, and horse training and management with a focus on barrel horse training. The institution also grants certificates in starting colts, fundamental horse training and advanced horsemanship. There is also the potential to use a transfer degree in equine science.

Meredith Manor International Equestrian College is an accredited school that offers a variety of programs, including riding majors in areas such as dressage, jumping and Western. The college also possesses career-focused classes that include foundational knowledge such as training, breeding and horse health, as well as focuses on teaching, equine massage therapy, barn management, business management and forging.

The Equine Studies Department of the University of Montana Western is, as of 2015, the United States' only school to offer a four-year degree in natural horsemanship. This program includes majors in management, psychology and science. Associate of Applied Science degrees in equine studies and natural horsemanship are also available.

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