Discover the care and use of horses

Student putting saddle on a horse.

Boost your skills and insight with horses (equines). Explore how to care for, manage and train horses.

This minor offers courses in horse health and behavior.

Gain hands-on experience

In this minor, you'll actively work with horses at Darr Agricultural Center.

  • Evaluate horses for riding abilities.
  • Learn how to ride both hunt seat and western.
  • Engage in herd health and management.
  • Increase your knowledge and skills in riding instruction.
  • Gain valuable experience needed to work with horses.

You can also compete on MSU's horse competition teams.

Choose your minor

Contact the Academic Advising and Transfer Center to declare a minor in equine studies.

Equine Studies

Bachelor of Applied Science
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Education (Non-Certifiable)
  1. AGS 101(3), 102(1), 161(3), 191(2); 310(3) or 311(3); 461(3).
  2. Six additional hours in Equine Studies in consultation with advisor.