Equine Training

Attention Horse Lovers!

FREE Info Session • Equine Open House

  • Wednesday, August 9, 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.


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.  

Hoof Care

This course covers the basic care of the hoof. This includes proper hoof handling, cleaning of the hoof, gaits and movement. *No class on May 29.

add to cartMon/Wed, May 1-Jun 19*, 6-7:30 p.m., 7 wks            Littleton Campus
HRSM 1021S01-82393                                                         $199

Hoof Anatomy and Physiology

Learn about the construction of the hoof, including its blood and nerve supply, connective tissue, and the implications for its growth and nourishment. *No class on May 29.

add to cartMon/Wed, May 1-Jun 19*, 7:45-9:15 p.m., 7 wks           Littleton Campus
HRSM 1022S01-82394                                                              $199

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. *Days and times scheduled with the instructor. Sessions held at barns throughout the region

add to cartMay 1-August 7*                             Locations arranged with instructor
HRSM 1010S01-81819                                    $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.

add to cartTue, May 2-Aug 8, 6-7:30 p.m., 14 wks  Littleton Campus
HRSM 1002S01-81818                            $199, plus book

Equine Internships

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


  • HRSM 1009W01-81736*      20 hours a week  $499
  • HRSM 1009W02-81737*     30 hours a week  $599
  • HRSM 1009W03-81738*    40 hours a week  $699


  • HRSM 1009S01-81820*      20 hours a week  $499
  • HRSM 1009S02-81821*     30 hours a week  $599
  • HRSM 1009S03-81822*    40 hours a week  $699

Hoof Injuries

A continuation of Hoof Care I, this course reviews diseases and injuries of the hoof, trimming of the hoof, and products. Also students will begin to trim horses. Pre-requisite:  Hoof Care I and Hoof Anatomy and Physiology.

add to cartMon/Wed, June 21-Aug 7, 6-7:30 p.m., 7 wks  Littleton Campus
HRSM2021M01-59810                                        $199

Hoof Treatment

Cover an understanding of proper shoeing, corrective shoeing and therapeutic trimming and shoeing and shoeing evaluation. Students will continue to trim horses in an effort to refine their skills and knowledge of the hoof. Pre-requisite: Hoof Care I and Hoof Anatomy and Physiology. 

add to cartMon/Wed, June 21-Aug 7, 7:45-9:15 p.m., 7 wks    Littleton Campus
HRSM2022M01-59811                                           $199