ANSC 536 (01) - Preparation and Competition Techniques for the Modern Sport Horse

Modern Equine Show Prep

Durham   Life Sciences & Agriculture :: Animal Sciences
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 55036
Course addresses the safe handling and appropriate grooming and clipping techniques for modern sport horses as they are prepared for competition. Additional topics include trailering, studding, post-workout care an other industry skills. Students will evaluate selection and movement of sport-horses while in-hand and demonstrate knowledge by showing horses in best practice for the type and style. Students will demonstrate horse-handling proficiency while showing their assigned horse in-hand at the annual Little Royal Livestock & Horse Show. Lecture and lab format, including industry guest speakers and demonstration. Prereq: ANSC 437, ANSC 422/ANSC 522/ANSC 402.L or instructor permission.
Instructor Approval Required. Contact Instructor for permission then register through Webcat.
Equivalent(s): AAS 536
Instructors: Elizabeth Johnson

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 W 3:10pm - 6:00pm COLE C141
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 W 6:10pm - 7:00pm COLE C141
Additional Course Details: 

Gain large animal handling experience, hone your equine showmanship and show grooming techniques, and work one-on-one with your assigned project horse throughout the semester.  Show experience not necessary.  Students will be introduced to a variety of guest speakers and workshops to hone handling and grooming techniques.  Students will have the opporunity to compete with their assigned horse at the UNH Little Royal Horse & Livestock Show.  Students will be more prepared to enter the equine industry in a variety of positions - from grooms to working students to competition riders and more!  Join us this Spring for an engaging and meaningful equine experience!


Required Course Texts (available at the UNH Bookstore and online): World-Class Grooming for Horses by Cat Hill and Emma Ford; ISBN: 978-1-57076-690-9 Conformation, Movement & Soundness by Susan E. Harris; ISBN: 978-0876056394 Recommended Additional Course Texts & Resources: In Hand; A Practical Guide to Preparing and Showing Your Horse by K.J.Fitz-Gerald; ISBN: 0-939481-63-4 Grooming to Win – How To Groom, Trim, Braid & Prepare Your Horse For Show by Susan Harris; ISBN: 978-0-470-04745-3 Free Jumping – A Practical Handbook by Claudia Gotz; ISBN: 978-3-86127-954-9