Horse Practicum (11:067:207)

(2 credits)

Normally Offered: In the Fall and Spring semesters.

Prerequisites: The pre- or co-requisite is Horse Management, 11:067:384, or the permission of Dr. Williams (cwilliams@aesop.rutgers.edu). Registration for Horse Practicum is by permission. Contact Dr. Williams for approval and special permission numbers.

Other Registration Restrictions: Medical clearance to work with animals is required prior to registering. For information on obtaining this clearance, please watch out YouTube video titled How to Obtain Med Clearance Work With Animals. Contact Dr. Aparna Zama (zama@rutgers.edu) with questions.

Format: "Hands-on" care of horses on campus 6 hours/week.

Description: The students assist with the daily care (feeding, stall cleaning, grooming) of the RUTH horses on campus and routine health management (farrier, vaccinations, de-worming, treatment of wounds or injuries) of the herd.

Examinations: The students are evaluated on the basis of their performance, reliability, and hours worked. No credit is given if the students fail to perform their assigned duties. The students are evaluated by the farm staff, who give their recommendations for grades to Dr. Ralston. Students will now receive letter grades when taking this course (no longer pass/no credit). Please see the syllabus below for grading specifics.

Other Requirements: The ability to perform physical labor in the barns and around horses. No horse experience, however, is required.

Additional Information: This course fulfills part of the requirements for the equine science major and minor. Contact Dr. Williams (848-932-9404; carey.williams@rutgers.edu) for additional information.

Syllabus (may be subject to change)