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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.

Fri, Jan. 18th, 2008 03:39 pm (UTC)

hey. I went to an equine science school that has a very reputable Equine Science program, *amazing* state-of-the-art facilities off campus (like a 10 minute drive, literally), and an IHSA team. The school has an English and a Western farm. I was at the Western farm, which is oh so much better! :)

It's in Ohio, the University of Findlay. It's an amazing equine school and their IHSA team is high ranked. Our instructors are world-known, friendly and extremely helpful too. The curriculum offers a lot of potential for you as a college student to 'shape' your own degree. You can do Equine Business, Pre-Vet, Training & Riding, etc.

I have an Associates of Equine Science from there and I never regretted that decision. It has made me the horse person I am today, honestly.

For more info go to: www.findlay.edu

I know it's far from TX, but it may be worth a look over anyways. You may not be able to board your horse at the school's facility but there are a few barns in the area that you can investigate. You *may* be able to talk the instructors into leasing you one of their stalls in the staff barn, so you'd be boarding through them, but those opportunities aren't very frequent. Just FYI. :)

best of luck!