Equine Science

Discover the Bonds Between Humans and Horses

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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 program will cover a broad range of topics about equine and our relationship with these animals—from how the domestication of equine affected human society to understanding the dietary needs of a mare with a foal. You’ll also make new, four-legged friends through virtual visits to the UC Davis Animal Science Horse Barn, where video demonstrations will enhance the concepts discussed in lecture and allow students to learn from some of the best teachers in equine science!

  • Participate in virtual tours of the Center for Equine Health and observe our vets in action
  • Learn how new research is being implemented at the Animal Science Horse Barn
  • Gain experience in practicing care techniques for equine via video demonstrations
  • Meet the UC Davis Equestrian team and other students in the field

Equine TreadmillGet 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.

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this course may be delivered online. To ensure you have the best experience possible, please review our technical requirements.