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Sat, Oct. 13th, 2007, 12:35 pm
hookedonhorses: Which College?

First off, hello.  I am Jessica.  I'm 18 and love my 7 year old gelding Chubs.  I live in SE Houston, TX.  I am very outgoing and just crazy... lol.  Glad to be a member of this community.

I'm so confused where to go... Im a senior this year and will have to start applying to Colleges.  But which?  I for sure want to go to a college where I can bring my horse with me.  I ride western and have competed in speed events.  I would prefer a college that isn't entirely english, but majority english is ok.  I would like to also find a place where the horse facilities are on campus.  Off campus is ok, but I am so often in the barn and I like to be close to my baby.  Any ideas?  So far I have Cazenovia College in NY, Northwest College in WY, Sul Ross State Uni in TX, SUNY Cobleskill in NY, and West Texas A&M in TX (though I couldn't find any info on boarding).  Does anyone know of any good places to go?  I want to major in equine studies.

Sat, Oct. 13th, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC)

Just in Texas, there are a lot of schools that do NCAA. the equine facility might not be ON campus (i think that's actually pretty rare), but it would be really close.

Baylor - Waco
Texas A & M - College Station
Stephen F. Austin - Nacogdoches
Southern Methodist - Fort Worth
Texas Christian - Fort Worth

there's also quite a few that do IHSA, but I don't really know anything about their facilities and i can almost guarentee that they wouldn't have a barn on campus

Sat, Oct. 13th, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC)

The College Station campus of A&M is overrated in my opinion. I have been to their facilities twice on horse emergency related incidents. It's very crowded and I was more interested in a smaller college.

I have been looking into IHSA the more I read the more I like. Im not sure if I wish to compete just yet or simply ride in college. But I either would require horse facilities.

Cazenovia, Northwest, and SUNY Cobleskill have facilities on campus.

Sun, Oct. 14th, 2007 02:35 am (UTC)

OUCH. TAMU-College Station is the shiz. Although I may be biased because the vet school just saved my horses's life. And I'm a sophomore here.

Sun, Oct. 14th, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)

I love their facilities, and they too have saved two of my horses. However school wise I don't find them ideal. Would you happen to know if they have boarding facilities and equine studies available? I have searched and found little to no information.