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searching for classes:

Here is a link to do a quick class search:  You must choose two search criteria so we suggest selecting Subject "Animal Science" and "Pierce College" and click "search"  You will see all of the Animal Science classes.  Scroll down to the 600s to see Horse Science.  You will be able to see if the class is full, waitlisted or open and, by clicking on the course name, see if there are prerequisites.  In the list below, prerequisites are listed as they currently stand (see above) If you want to take a class but do not have the prerequisite, contact us at the emails above and we will let you know if that will be possible. 

Courses marked with * below are open to students with no prerequisite courses required for enrollment.  Some students may qualify to challenge the prerequisite for certain courses.  If you are hoping to enroll in a course using  prerequisite challenge, contact the instructor below. 

Professor Warner's email is warnerpa@piercecollege.edu 

Professor Connolly's email is connole@piercecollege.edu

Fall Semester Horse Science Courses

*AS601 Horse Production

The student will learn the history of the horse, including anatomy, conformation, predisposing factors to unsoundness, selecting, housing and use.  NO PREREQUISITE REQUIRED FOR ENROLLMENT

*AS603 A Equine Management Techniques

In this course, the student will acquire the management skills needed in the horse industry through participation in the management of the college horse herd and equine facilities. In this first of a four course series, the student will begin to develop his/her management skills by participating in hands-on applications focused on the school horses and college equine facilities with a particular emphasis on basic horse handling and safety best practices.  Pre or Corequisite AnmlSc 601

AS603 B Equine Management Techniques

In this course, the student will continue to develop the management skills needed in the horse industry through participation in the management of the college horse herd and equine facilities. By completing this portion of a four course series, the student will increase his/her management skills by participating in hands-on applications focused on the school horses and college equine facilities with a particular emphasis on horse handling, health assessments and preventative health- care.  Prerequisite: Animal Science 603 A with a grade of "C" or better

AS603 C Equine Management Techniques

In this course, the student will acquire the management skills needed in the horse industry through participation in the management of the college horse herd and equine facilities. By completing this portion of a four course series, the student will enhance and develop his/her management skills through participation in hands- on applications focused on the school horses and college equine facilities with a particular emphasis on hoof care, facility sanitation, and parasite control.  Prerequisite: Animal Science 603 B with a grade of "C" or better

AS603 D Equine Management Techniques

In this course, the student will acquire the management skills needed in the horse industry through participation in the management of the college horse herd and equine facilities. By completing this portion of a four course series, the student will enhance and develop his/her management skills through participation in hands- on applications focused on the school horses and college equine facilities with particular emphasis on recognizing lamenesses, evaluating and maintaining proper footing and facility weed and pest control.  Prerequisite: Animal Science 603 C with a grade of "C" or better

AS604 Equine Facility Management

In this course, the student will use an array of management skills, introduced in the 603 series, to coordinate and oversee equine facility operations and maintenance. The student will develop his/her management skills through hands-on applications focused on the College horse herd and Equine Center facilities with particular emphasis on overall responsibility for an equine facility and the training and supervision of workers.  Prerequisite: Animal Science 603 D with a grade of "C" or better

*AS620 Basic Equitation

In this fundamental course, students are introduced to basic Western and English riding methods. The course focus is on methods to safely catch, halter, groom, saddle, bridle and ride horses.  NO PREREQUISITE

*AS621 Beginning Riding

In this fundamental course, students are introduced to basic Western and English riding. The course focus is on safely catching, haltering, grooming, saddling, bridling and riding horses.  Prerequisite or corequisite: ANML SC 620 with a grade of "C" or better.

AS622 Intermediate Riding

An intermediate but still fundamental class in Western and English riding designed to teach horseback riding to students with varying degrees of experience.  Prerequisite: Animal Science 621 with a grade of "C" or better.

*AS630 Beginning Training

This is a course in beginning equine training. Students employ methods used to school and train young horses for riding. Emphasis is placed on controlling and conditioning the young horse in a manner safe for the student and horse.

*AS640 Horse Show Management

This course provides a comprehensive study of horse show organization and management, with particular emphasis on finance, insurance, labor management, marketing and advertising. Emphasis is placed on adequate planning and preparations for success. Students take full responsibility for the planning and execution of an equestrian event hosted at the Equine Center. 

Spring Semester Horse Science Courses

*AS 602—HORSE HUSBANDRY

The student will learn about breeding, mare and stallion selection, foaling of the mare, feeding and management of light horses, diseases, sanitation, and prevention of disease.  Prerequisite: Currently listed as Animal Science 601 but no prerequisite actually required with challenge

*AS603 A Equine Management Techniques

In this course, the student will acquire the management skills needed in the horse industry through participation in the management of the college horse herd and equine facilities. In this first of a four course series, the student will begin to develop his/her management skills by participating in hands-on applications focused on the school horses and college equine facilities with a particular emphasis on basic horse handling and safety best practices. NO PREREQUISITE

AS603 B Equine Management Techniques

In this course, the student will continue to develop the management skills needed in the horse industry through participation in the management of the college horse herd and equine facilities. By completing this portion of a four course series, the student will increase his/her management skills by participating in hands-on applications focused on the school horses and college equine facilities with a particular emphasis on horse handling, health assessments and preventative health- care.  Prerequisite: Animal Science 603 A with a grade of "C" or better

AS603 C Equine Management Techniques

In this course, the student will acquire the management skills needed in the horse industry through participation in the management of the college horse herd and equine facilities. By completing this portion of a four course series, the student will enhance and develop his/her management skills through participation in hands- on applications focused on the school horses and college equine facilities with a particular emphasis on hoof care, facility sanitation, and parasite control.  Prerequisite: Animal Science 603 B with a grade of "C" or better

AS603 D Equine Management Techniques

In this course, the student will acquire the management skills needed in the horse industry through participation in the management of the college horse herd and equine facilities. By completing this portion of a four course series, the student will enhance and develop his/her management skills through participation in hands- on applications focused on the school horses and college equine facilities with particular emphasis on recognizing lamenesses, evaluating and maintaining proper footing and facility weed and pest control.  Prerequisite: Animal Science 603 C with a grade of "C" or better

AS604 Equine Facility Management

In this course, the student will use an array of management skills, introduced in the 603 series, to coordinate and oversee equine facility operations and maintenance. The student will develop his/her management skills through hands-on applications focused on the College horse herd and Equine Center facilities with particular emphasis on overall responsibility for an equine facility and the training and supervision of workers.  Prerequisite: Animal Science 603 D with a grade of "C" or better

AS 616—HORSE SHOW ACTIVITIES

Students will learn how to develop, improve and enhance a show horse while introducing them to the skills required for a professional career in the field of performance horses.  Prerequisite: Animal Science 621 and 631 with a grade of "C" or better.

*AS 620—BASIC EQUITATION

In this fundamental course, students are introduced to basic Western and English riding methods. The course focus is on methods to safely catch, halter, groom, saddle, bridle and ride horses.  NO PREREQUISITE

*AS621 Beginning Riding

In this fundamental course, students are introduced to basic Western and English riding. The course focus is on safely catching, haltering, grooming, saddling, bridling and riding horses.  Prerequisite or corequisite: ANML SC 620 with a grade of "C" or better.

AS622 Intermediate Riding

An intermediate but still fundamental class in Western and English riding designed to teach horseback riding to students with varying degrees of experience.  Prerequisite: Animal Science 621 with a grade of "C" or better.

AS 623—HORSEBACK RIDING LABORATORY - ADVANCED

Students taking this course will build on the skills acquired in Horseback Riding Laboratory - Intermediate with an emphasis on Western and English riding techniques suitable for students with varying degrees of experience.  Prerequisite: Animal Science 622 with a grade of "C" or better.

AS 631—ADVANCED EQUINE TRAINING

This course expands the concepts learned in Animal Science 630, Beginning Equine Training. The beginning knowledge of training equipment and methods is extended, creating a functional horse/rider team. Behaviors are linked and the student trainer learns to create smooth transitions between behaviors and behavior combinations.  Prerequisite: Animal Science 630 with a grade of "C" or better.

AS 650—EQUINE HEALTH AND FIRST AID

Equine Health and First Aid provides an overall understanding of horse health issues so that those who work in the industry, or use horses for recreation, will understand and recognize common injuries and illnesses. Students will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to aid veterinary efforts to preserve and promote horse health.  Prerequisite: Animal Science 601 (soon changing to 621) with a grade of "C" or better.