At Kansas State University, a strong emphasis on equine science is balanced by numerous opportunities to gain practical, hands-on experience. Our undergraduate program is geared both towards the student that has a horse background, as well as the non-traditional student with limited experience.
Kansas State offers undergraduates the opportunity to study equine science in a friendly, student-focused environment. A high priority is placed on teaching in the College of Agriculture. That commitment results in an exceptional learning environment for students in the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry.
Both rural and urban students, as well as faculty and staff, are represented in the College of Agriculture. This diversity strengthens the college by bringing together a wide range of personal experiences and perspectives.
Our equine program benefits both the traditional and non-traditional animal science student by incorporating both lectures and labs into the curriculum. Lectures serve to improve knowledge of basic and applied equine science, while the labs provide opportunities to improve common management, handling, and training techniques, all of which are crucial in developing good "horse sense". Fourteen equine-specific courses are currently offered at K-State!
A variety of extracurricular activities are also available to help expand a student's college experience outside of the classroom. For students interested in competing, the NCAA Women's Equestrian Team, Judging team, and Rodeo team are very active at KSU. In addition, the Block & Bridle, Rodeo and Pre-Vet Clubs, as well as the KSU Horseman's Association, all sponsor numerous educational and social events throughout the year.
Last day of class in ASI 345 Beginning Training, Fall 2006 - sect. B
Horsemans Assoc. members with Tim McQuay and Mandy McCutcheon in TX during the 2011 ACHA Convention