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
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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