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post #1 of 13 Old 03-04-2013, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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Do you think the equine science degree is worth its time? The program seems very helpful to expand your knowledge on horses, but are there any jobs out there that would need this or that this would help with? Anything that would make you a decent amount of money?

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post #2 of 13 Old 03-05-2013, 11:19 PM
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Experience of some kind with horses plus college courses, an associates, or bachelors of some type (business courses are common) seem to get one further, in my experience, that do equine science/management/nutrition degrees.
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Hi I am an Animal Biologist and I attended an Equine Nutrition course last month. I have a little barn with my horses and I was thinking to attend a Master in Equine Science to improve my knowledge ..
Did anybody attend this kind of courses? Or what you think about it?
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As far as I know Equine Science is a must for equine vets. Can't think of much else that needs it. There aren't many horse jobs in which a degree would give you a better standing over someone with hands on experience besides that.
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I talked with two University that offer this kind of Master and it can be attended by student with scientific postgraduates (Biology, Vet, Zoology...)
I like a lot horse Behaviour and Nutrition so I was thinking it can be an useful title to work as horse behaviour or nutrition Consultant.
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I was interested in attending a university that offers this degree, mostly so I have more knowledge of horses
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Olds College, Alberta has the Equine Science course. I think it's a 2 or 3 year degree. I think it is very essential to have if you are looking to be a Vet, Riding Coach, Breeding Program, Trainer, etc!

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post #8 of 13 Old 03-08-2013, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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I would go to the university of Minnesota crookston if I were to take the course
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post #9 of 13 Old 03-08-2013, 01:48 PM
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U of M Crookston? Their barn is beautiful. NDSU's cheaper though.

In all honesty, I am an Equine Science major just for the sake of getting a degree. I switched my major after two years because I realized I hated it and was pretty disinterested in college, but I figured it would hold my attention long enough to graduate so I could at least get a piece of paper saying I did it.
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post #10 of 13 Old 03-08-2013, 02:40 PM
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I obtained my bachelor degree in Animal Science and chose to minor in both Equine Science and Agricultural Business. I am presently employed by a local feed company as their equine representative (ie: answering horse related nutritional and care questions, recommending feed products, marketing and sales, etc.) and I would say that having a degree was a useful resume booster. Granted, practical experience and knowledge is always important.

I enjoyed getting an Equine Science degree because it exposed me to many different sectors of the equine industry: training, breeding, nutrition, etc. I would highly recommend it in some form, but also keep in mind that you may want to broaden your degree to allow for different occupations and opportunities.
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