Catalog 2013-2014

Draft Horse Management I: Driving Principles

  • Semester: Fall
  • Course Number: AS174
  • Instructors: Rick Thomas
  • Credit: 3

Course Description 

This course introduces students to the systems required to safely manage and work a team of draft horses. Topics include the natural history of Equus caballes, functional anatomy, physiology, and draft horse care methods including both conventional and alternative medical approaches. Following extensive practice with ground driving maneuvers, horses will be hitched to a variety of carts and implements to learn safe hitching and operational procedurals to do farm and forest work. This course is a prerequisite for AS179 Draft Horse II: Work Applications.