Equine Science

Discover the Bonds Between Humans and Horses

Program Dates: June 16 - 28, 2019

Saddle up to learn about equine science, the study of horses, ponies, donkeys, mules and zebras. You’ll spend two weeks exploring the principles behind the physiology, behavior, nutrition, diseases and reproduction of equine.

Foal sticking it's tongue out

This fun, experienced-based program will cover a broad range of topics about equine and our relationship with these animals—from how the domestication of equine shaped humans to understanding the dietary needs of a mare with a foal. You’ll also make new, four-legged friends at the UC Davis Animal Science Horse Barn, where hands-on labs will enhance the concepts discussed in lecture and allow students to interact and learn from some of the best teachers in equine science!

Get inspired as we explore potential career opportunities focused in equine, including working with underserved populations in developing countries whose lifelines are working equids, protecting endangered breeds of equine right here in California and working with elite equine athletes.