Lamar Community College offers a unique opportunity to those who dream of a career working with horses. Students can become professional horse trainers or owner and manager of an equine business through LCC's Horse Training and Equine Business Management program.
The program is internationally-recognized, and horse owners and training centers around the country are chomping at the bit to work with students who graduate. According to the Bureau of Labor Management, horse trainers career opportunities are expected to be on the rise by 22% between 2016-2026.
In the HTM program, students learn how to green break a colt during their first semester, followed by another colt the following semester. On their third semester, students train a horse in one of the following: cutting, roping, reining cow, or barrel riding. Students get to do what they love-working with horses-in the newly renovated indoor Equine Center or one of three outdoor arenas.
During their final semester, students will complete an internship with a local ranch or training center, offering a wealth of first-hand knowledge.
While gaining hands-on experience, students will also learn about equine science and business management, advanced horsemanship, and so much more. Additionally, students can join the Rodeo team and compete around the region.
Lamar offers two Associates of Applied Science degrees in Horse Training and Equine Business Management, and an Associates of Science degree in Equine Science that is designed to transfer. There are also three Certificates in Starting Colts, Advanced Horsemanship, and Fundamental Horse Training.
For more information on Lamar's Horse-Training Management program, visit lamarcc.edu/horse-training-management. To sign up for an interview, visit lamarcc.edu/htm-student-questionnaire.