Teach | Train | Manage | Ride
Whether you want to be a riding instructor, train green horses, manage an equine facility, improve your riding skills, or teach therapeutic riding, Wilson’s equine studies program has a major to meet your personal, educational and employment goals.
Be a Confident and Well-Trained Equine Professional
The focus of the equine studies program is to provide the theoretical learning in the classroom, skill-based learning in the barn or arena, and on-site practical application of learning as student-teachers, trainers, and managers.
Equine Studies Majors
Equine-Facilitated Therapeutics or Equine Studies with concentrations of either Equine Management or Teaching and Training, allow students to focus their coursework on their specific career goals. Upon graduation, students will have successfully expanded their practical knowledge and experience through traditional classroom learning, hands-on application of skills in the stables and arenas, mentored teaching opportunities, equitation classes in either English or western disciplines, and direct contact with the horses at the College’s on-campus equestrian center. Whether your professional goal is to manage an equine facility, be a riding instructor, train horses, teach riders with disabilities, or pursue a career in an animal-related field, Wilson College’s Equine Studies has a program to fit your needs.
Equine Studies with an Equine Management Concentration
Students gain the practical skills needed to manage an equine facility through participation in day-to-day operations of a stable and the care and handling of the horses.
Equine Studies with a Teaching and Training Concentration
Students improve their own riding while learning how to teach riding and train horses.
Equine Facilitated Therapeutics - EFT (Equine Facilitated Therapeutics)
Students prepare for teaching in and managing programs offering equine assisted activities and therapy (EAAT).
- On-campus Penn Hall Equestrian Center with 2 indoor arenas, 3 barns, and fenced paddocks with more than 20 acres of riding space
- Ability to board student-owned horses
- Herd of 40-plus College-owned horses
- Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Hunt Seat Team
- Mounted Drill Team
- Equine Club
- Equine-Facilitated Therapeutics Club
- Eventing Club
- American Veterinary Medical Association endorsed
- Wilson Animal Action Group (WAAG)