Instruction in basic horsemanship skills including handling, saddling, bridling, mounting, riding, grooming, safety, and basic health care.   

Emphasis will be given to proper riding techniques, use of aids and cues, and proper leg, seat, and hand position.

NCTC School horse and appropriate tack will be provided for use.

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Recognize and employ basic handling and riding safety practices
  • Identify and care for equipment and tack
  • Demonstrate proper leg, seat, and hand positions as they relate to riding techniques

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture hours: 48.0
Lab hours: 16.0