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Horse Management

HorseThe Horse Management Program at Merced College is designed to meet the need for trained personnel in a broad range of occupational opportunities involved with or related to the horse industry.

  • As an Enrichment Program for the individual who is interested in the care and development of the horse.
  • Certificate of Completion Program - a program in which all course work is directly related to gaining employment.
  • Associate Degree Program - advanced cover skills are developed along with general education.
  • Transfer Program - formal education is continued at an advanced level in a four-year college or university.

Students enrolled in the Merced College Horse Management Program study theory and apply practical experiences in a variety of classes that are related to the horse. Students receive a platform of experiences which help prepare them for a very competitive business.

Horse StablesThe diverse curriculum includes: Agricultural Sales and Accounting, Animal Nutrition, Breeding and Disease, Beginning and Intermediate Horsemanship, and Specialized Horse Training, as well as Tack Repair, Hoof Care, and Equipment Construction.


The safety and well-being of both horse and rider is emphasized in all courses.

These classes give the student a wide view of Agriculture in general and provide in-depth experience in dealing with the problems to be faced when raising horses.

For Information, please call the Agriculture Office at 209.384.6250