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Equine Fundamentals Test-Out Options

Earn credit for what you already know by testing out of a class, or by providing national exam scores or industry credentials. If you have any questions, or would like to start the process, please contact Wendi Ludwig at 715.803.1023 or studentrecords@ntc.edu.

EQUINE HANDLING AND BEHAVIOR (10091161)

Credits: 2.00

Introduces the student to the normal behavior of the horse and emphasizes the proper way to handle the horse in a variety of situations. Additional topics inlcude equine social behavior, body language and their learning process. The better a horse's conformation, the better it will be able to perform; therefore, this course will also include basic anatomy and conformation. Learners will study horse-human interaction and utilize safe animal handling techniques as they work with the animals and learn how to use horse care equipment.

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EQUINE HEALTHCARE (10091163)

Credits: 2.00

Explores routine horse care. Learners will study various topics in equine healthcare such as colic prevention, hoof structure, hoof care, common foot problems, parasites and vaccines. Learners will study methods for recognizing illness and administering first aid and dental care. Basic pasture management, poisonous plants, feeding management and feed evaluation will be covered.

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PRINCIPLES OF EQUINE SCIENCE (10091162)

Credits: 2.00

Examines equine basics such as horse coloring, temperment, breeds and classes of horses, gaits and action. Learners will study basic nutrition requirements including digestive anatomy. Learners will explore additional topics such as determining age, height, weight, basic nutrition requirements and housing options.

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Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test
An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.
Skill Demonstration
A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.
Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration
A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.
Portfolio
A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.