Introduction to Equine Studies – ARSC 260
Instructor: Jen Obrigewitch
Office: 100F or Agrosecurity Office, West Campus
Office Phone: 483-2325 Fax: 483-2055
Home Phone: 565-2369 Cell: 260-2108
Class Time: As pre-described as in the Fall or Spring schedule
Office Hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs. Catch me if you can or call to make an appointment.
Text: The Horse by Evan, Borton, Hintz, & Vleck
The intent of this course if for the student to learn basic information pertinent to the care, management, and feeding of the light horse. To familiarize the student with the different light horse breeds, proper horse conformation and other considerations in selecting a horse. We will also cover proper horse reproduction, nutrition, and health.
Student Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Horse Science & History
Light Horse Breeds
Structural Correctness and Horse Selection
Common Blemishes and Unsoundness
Horse Health Care & Diseases
-Participate in class. Get involved in discussion. ANSWER QUESTIONS.
-Read or listen to directions carefully and follow them. This is an important life skill!
- DO NOT LEAVE ANY QUESTION BLANK
Make an attempt to answer each question on a quiz/test. This is a no brainer.
-BE OBSERVANT. Make mental notes and pay attention to detail.
This is an even more important life skill!!
-Take quizzes and exams when they are scheduled. Most quizzes will be in the field and will be impossible to take at a later date. If you must miss a quiz, notify the instructor AHEAD OF TIME. Arrangements may be made for a paper or assignment to make up for the quiz. No make up will be available if arrangements are not made in advance.
-If you must miss a regular class, please inform the instructor as to your reasons and make arrangements to get notes/handouts from the instructor or a fellow classmate.
-If you miss class for a school related activity, do not assume that the instructor is aware of the activity or that you will not be required to make up work missed due to school activities. If the activity involves several students in class, bring it up ahead of time, in class, and we will discuss alternatives.
1 demonstration or term paper
Labs: reproduction, nutrition, farrier, dentist
A 90-100%, B 80-89%, C 70-79%, D 60-69%, F You can do better than this, can’t you?
Attendance and participation may be used as a factor to tip the scales in favor of or away from a higher letter grade for students on the borderline.