MONTANA EQUINE PROGRAMS



Montana State University



is located in Bozeman, Montana, and offers a B.S. in Equine Science through its Department of Animal and Range Science. The course work includes: Functional Equine Anatomy, Nutrition, Colt Breaking and Training, Equine Reproduction, Equestrian Instruction, Small Pasture Management, and English/Western Equitation.

The University maintains a herd of approximately 30 horses and has a heated, indoor riding arena. See the Equine Science Page.

Montana State also offers a Farrier School that conducts an eleven (11) week program as well as short course seminars.

As a land grant university, Montana State also is base for the USDA Extension 4-H Program and publishes information on the Equine Extension Page. MSU also actively supports Montana 4-H and offers several 4-H Youth Horse Programs.

Montana State also offers a competitve Rodeo Team. Montana State has hosted the College National Finals Rodeo almost 30 times and offers Roughstock and Bull Riding Clinic, among others, during the year.


Rocky Mountain College is located in Billings, Montana, and offers Five (5) Equestrian Degree Options through the Equestrian Studies Department, including: Equitation and Training, Riding Instruction, Therapeutic Riding Instruction, Equine Business, and Equine Journalism.

The course work includes: Nutrition, Stable and Ranch Management, Fundamentals of Horsemanship (I-IV), Equine Judging, Equine Marketing, Economic Decision Making, Equine Preventive Medicine, Principles of Therapeutic Riding, Journalism, and Equine Reproduction.

The College has excellent Facilities including four barns with 70 stalls and two indoor arenas.

The College also offers a competitive Equestrian Team and Horse Judging Team.


The University of Montana Western is located in Dillon, Montana, and offers five (5) equine Degrees: B.S. in Natural Horsemanship; B.S. in Business Administration with an Equine Management Option; B.A. in Biology with a Veterinary Science Option; A.A.S in Equine Studies; and an A.A.S In Natural Horsemanship.

The course work includes Natural Horsemanship, Contemporary Issues and Ethics in the Equine Industry, Equine Science (I-II), Small Business Development, Equine Facilities Management, Natural Horsemanship Harmony with the Horse (I-II), Equine Nutrition, Equine Judging, and Business Law.

See the Equine Studies Program Page.

The University also has a competitive Equestrian Team.


Miles Community College is located in Miles City, Montana, and offers an A.A. with an Equine Studies Emphasis and an A.A.S. in Equine Studies. Course work includes Equine Conformation and Lab, Equine Science (I-III), Basic Horse Care and Nutrition, Professional Hoof Care Provider and Lab, Hoof Care Science, Equine Sales and Marketing, Introduction to Colt Starting, Livestock Handling and Ranch Roping.

The College also offers a Professional Farrier Certificate.

Miles fields a competitive Rodeo Team.






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