Online Equine Science Schools and Courses

In an online equine science program or course, you'll learn the practical side as well as the business side of equine management. Learn about what options are available, what classes you may take and how to choose a school that meets your goals. Schools offering Animal Care degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What You Need to Know

Online equine training typically consists of credit-granting and non-credit-granting workshops, certificate programs, bachelor's degree programs and individual continuing education courses. While some programs focus on practical experience, others focus more on the business side of equine management. Your training may last anywhere from a few weeks to a semester.

Course Options Horse nutrition, trail riding, breeding, safety
Degree Options Bachelor's degree

What Classes Will I Take in an Online Equine Program?

Courses you'll take in the online workshops and continuing education programs prepare you to manage horse wellness and routine care. Such courses include:

  • Horse Nutrition
  • Breeding
  • Trail Riding
  • Safety
  • Pesticide Use
  • Equine Taxation
  • Sport Facility Management

Courses you'll take in the bachelor's degree program also may cover business management, to prepare you to operate a horse training facility or farm. Courses could include:

  • Business Management
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Operations Management
  • Human Resources

Courses you'll take in the online workshops and continuing education programs may include horse nutrition, breeding, trail riding, safety and pesticide use. Certificate course topics may include legal issues, equine taxation and sport facility management. Courses you'll take in the bachelor's degree program may include training in business management in addition to equine courses. Sample business management course topics may include marketing, finance, operations management, accounting and human resources.

How Do I Choose an Online Equine School?

Hands-on experience is important, so you'll need to look for programs that offer field trips, internships, student equestrian clubs, the chance to complete a senior project or other experiential activities and the chance to participate in demonstrations. Some programs require you to obtain a high school diploma before enrolling. Others may require specialized computer hardware or software, sound capabilities or broadband Internet access. You'll need to check out any admissions requirements prior to enrolling.

If you are not enrolled in a particular college but wish to take courses for college credit, you should look for programs that allow non-matriculated students to enroll in individual courses. If you are interested in the business side of equine management, you'll need to look for programs that emphasize coursework in that area. If you want to receive more practical training, you'll need to look for programs that emphasize related coursework.

Schools that offer online equine courses and programs include:

  • University of South Carolina Aiken
  • University of Guelph
  • Breyer State University
  • Michigan State University's My Horse University

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