Equine Courses

K. AmaralANIMLSCI 236 and ANIMLSCI 256 - These courses cover scientifically-based principles of equine management including safe horse handling, daily stable operations, record keeping, nutrition, vaccination and deworming protocols, and breeding herd management.

For more information, please contact

Dr. Uricchio

curicchio [at] umass [dot] edu





ANIMLSCI 397G - Therapeutic Riding - Students will learn about equine-assisted services, including equine-assisted therapy, equine-assisted learning, horsemanship, and interactive vaulting. This course will focus on the approaches and benefits of these services to individuals with intellectual, physical, sensory, and/or psychosocial disabilities across the lifespan. This course consists of both classroom-based learning as well as field experience at the UMass Hadley Farm. No horse experience is required, but students should be comfortable interacting with horses. Instructor consent required - Ashley Woodman, awoodman [at] umass [dot] edu

Adapted Horseback Riding – Undergraduate Specialization in Developmental Disabilities and Human Services (DDHS) (umass.edu)