Equine Science Specialization
At Truman, you can earn a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science with specialized study in equine science.
Courses of Special Interest for Equine Specialization
- AGSC 152: Horsemanship Level I (may only be taken as a free elective)
- AGSC 153: Horsemanship Level II (may only be taken as a free elective)
- AGSC 154: Horsemanship Level III (may only be taken as a free elective)
- AGSC 193: Introduction to Equine Science
- AGSC 252: Horse Training Techniques
- AGSC 391/392: Internship in Agriculture
- AGSC 301: Special Problems in Equine Science
- AGSC 310: Forage Crops
- AGSC 320: Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals
- AGSC 321: Animal Nutrition
- AGSC 322: Animal Health
- AGSC 327: Genetics of Plant and Animal Improvement
- AGSC 352: Animal Reproduction
- AGSC 353: Equine Reproduction Practicum
- AGSC 342: Agricultural Entrepreneurship
- AGSC 375: Equine Science
- AGSC 422: Grazing Animal Ecology
- AGSC 423: Physiology of Lactation
- AGSC 441: Agricultural Research
- AGSC 442: Agricultural Research
- AGSC 443: Agricultural Research
- AGSC 429: Domestic Animal Behavior
- JINS 343: The Horse in Art, Science and History
Equine-oriented students have the opportunity to conduct research in the areas of equine reproduction, growth-related equine nutritional studies, and research related to equestrian activities.
The herd at Truman consists mainly of American Quarter Horses used for breeding and riding (with emphasis on both Western and English horsemanship). Most of our Quarter Horses carry cutting horse pedigrees, including in their lineage such names as Lenas Bonita and Sugar Bars. Lenas Bonita was housed at the University Farm until he was put to sleep in July of 1996. He was the NCHA Derby Champion in 1976, had 17 AQHA cutting points and lifetime winnings of nearly $37,000. We now have a son of Freckles Playboy who is out of an own daughter of Doc O'Lena for breeding our cutting mares. We have a second younger stallion who is the offspring of two money-earning cutting horses. The riding herd also includes several Arabians and Thoroughbreds.
At Truman, you can participate in internships at off-campus sites, within the equine industry in the U.S. or abroad. Internships give the opportunity to learn more about the equine industry and gain increased hands-on experience with horses.
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100 East Normal
Kirksville, Missouri 63501
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