The 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.
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.
The 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