The equestrian management minor grew out of Earlham’s equestrian program, the only entirely student-run cooperative and collegiate equestrian program in the country.
The equestrian management minor recognizes the significant work you will carry out as part of your training and leadership in managing Earlham’s barn and stables and teaching the program’s curriculum. The core courses orient you to co-op membership and provide training on everything from basic safety and horse care to teaching methods and consensus governance. Following training, you will contribute through the instructor courses, demonstrating achievement of program learning outcomes and gaining practical experience in the process.
The equestrian management minor combines courses from athletics, wellness and physical education, biology, economics, global management and more to prepare you for careers and lives that include horses.
Program electives and culminating experiences are flexible according to the various ways you envision horse work integrating into your life during and after college.
To earn a minor in equestrian management, you must take the following courses:
Complete all of the following management & leadership training courses:
Complete one of the following culminating experiences:
- Serve on barn staff for two semesters
- Taken as AWPE 409
- Instruct AWPE 109 & 209 for four semesters
- Taken as AWPE 308 or 309
- Complete an applicable internship or research experience approved by barn staff & the program convener
Complete two of the following curricular electives:
Other courses may fulfill this requirement with the approval of the program convener and Barn Staff.
Please note: Completing the minor requires co-op membership during the required courses. To join the co-op, register for AWPE 109 Introduction to Equine Studies.