Attention Horse Lovers!
FREE Info Session • Equine Open House
- Thursday, April 6, 6-7 p.m., Littleton Campus
- Learn about the program and talk with the instructor.
- Refreshments provided.
- Reservations required by submitting the form below or calling 303.797.5722
- Registration confirmation, room location, and a parking pass will be provided via email a few days prior to the event.
EQUINE INDUSTRY AND MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Gain academic, technical, and professional skills while learning to establish safe, trusting, and responsive relationships with horses. Based on your interests, courses may be taken individually or as a series culminating in a non-credit professional certificate.
Damian Ficca, the lead instructor, is a Denver native who has worked horses throughout the western United States. He is one of a select group of individuals who specialize in traditional western training, with roots in the Spanish California and Nevada horse training methods.
Learn about the reproductive systems of stallions and mares. Other topics include breeding practices, fetal development, parturition, care and handling of breeding stock and foals, breeding farm design and management.
Learn about the care of pastureland. This includes fertilizing, irrigation, hay varieties, crops, haying, soil testing, grazing practices as well as how to maximize pasture usage.
This is a practical and hands-on course covering safe ground handling, leading, round pen work, stalking, lunging, long-lining and ground driving. Field trips and labs to be determined outside of lecture sessions
Learn about the principles of Mendelian inheritance, random heredity, the selection of traits, and the creation of alleles.
Horse Training and Horsemanship Lab
Gain hands-on practice in the skills and methods for ground handling babies, yearlings and older horses; green broke training; retraining and finishing horses. Students must complete an average of 10 hours of lab work and 4 hours of independent study weekly. *Days and times scheduled with the instructor. Sessions held at barns throughout the region
January 9-April 14* Locations arranged with instructor
HRSM 1010W01-81735 $399, plus book
Equine Special Topics
Presentations and guest speakers on a variety of topics related to horsemanship, horse training, health care, hoof care, nutrition, and management will be offered. Course covers seasonal as well as timely topics.
Gain professional experience in equine training and management through internships in the equine industry. Instructor approves placements and works closely with intern and sponsor. *Days and times scheduled with the instructor