Equine Studies Minor

Add the equine studies minor to your degree at Bridgewater College. Combine it with a business administration or biology major or add depth to a pre-veterinary science course of study.

You’ll gain hands-on practice with a variety of horses at the BC stables, located on the eastern edge of the campus, and the Bridgewater College Equestrian Center, located several miles southeast of campus and the home stable for the Bridgewater College Equestrian Program.

Curriculum and Courses

A student pursuing the equine studies minor is required to take many classes to fulfill the minor off-site at the Bridgewater College Equestrian Center (BCEC). It is the responsibility of the student to secure transportation to the BCEC.

Consists of 21 credit hours. The following courses are required:

ES-110 Introduction to Equine Science
ES-200 Equine Development and Behavior
ES-210 Equine Farm and Stable Management
ES-329 Practicum
Three additional courses chosen from:
ES-220 Theories of Riding
ES-305 Equine Lameness and Disease
ES-330 Conformation: Form and Function
ES-358 Equine Business Management
ES-364 Judging and Course Design
ES-400 Training and Schooling