Work From Your SaddleIf you haven’t had a fall from a horse, then you’re probably not ready for the hands-on experience of Lakeland College’s western ranch and cow horse program.
You'll spend part of every day working with your horse. But this course isn’t just about riding. There’s a combination of equine husbandry and beef production. For example you’ll learn how to provide basic hoof care for horses, stable management and how to identify and treat diseases of beef cattle.
You will train your horse to be a working horse. As a team you’ll learn how to handle cattle in a low stress manner. You’ll also be in the classroom for agricultural mathematics, general agronomy, and range and forage crops.
Your equine marketing course includes organizing the Working Cowboy Competition and Working Cow Horse Sale.
By the end of the year, you’ll be ready to be an essential part of a small or large ranch, pasture management or feedlot operation.