Equine Breeding Management Overview

A minor in Equine Breeding Management will teach you the basics of equine nutrition, genetics and endocrinology. Our stable classrooms can allow students to gain hands-on experience with horses. You will also learn about equine reproductive physiology, equine-assisted reproductive technologies and artificial insemination.

Equine Internships
We assist you in finding educational internships for the summer and during school breaks. Previous internships have included work at breeding farms, lesson and show barns, and summer camps. Internships are a valuable learning tool and we strongly encourage students to take advantage of this experience even before you begin your college education.


What is Equine Breeding Management and what can you do with a degree in it?
Equine breeding management is being able to maintain the health of horses in order to meet expectations as a breeding animal. Careers in the equine industry are diverse in nature and requirements. Combined with majors in the sciences or the arts, a minor in equine breeding management would provide you the opportunity to pursue careers in:

  • Employment at and/or managing horse breeding facilities
  • Employment at and/or managing broodmare and foaling facilities
  • Veterinary Medical School
  • Graduate School
  • Equine research
  • College teaching
  • Breed associations
  • Cooperative extension positions
  • Horse publications

The average base salary for a horse breeder is $58,220, according to Salary.com.

What support and resources are provided at SMWC?
The Learning Resource Center (LRC) provides exceptional, personalized learning resource services to encourage student success. The LRC offers help with a range of academic support services, including a writing center, tutoring, college success courses and more.