EQST 2600 Horse Showmanship I

This course is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of those who plan to show, sell, train, judge or examine horses. Areas covered include structure, conformation, way-of-going, manners, apparel and equipment, rules and requirements of various classes and breed associations, grooming and fitting, handling and showing techniques for both halter and performance classes. The course will include a class horse show. The student needs to supply a horse for class. (2 lect.,2 lab)


3 credits

Transfer Status

Transferable to UW.

Major Topics

  • Showmanship at Halter
  • Showmanship at Equitation
  • Showmanship at Trail
  • Selecting a horse
  • Grooming
  • Rules
  • Equipment and Apparel
  • Showing
  • Patterns and Pattern Strategies


In order to successfully complete this course, the student will:

1. Develop a method of evaluating Equine conformation as the relationship of form to function

2. Present yourself and horse in a professional manner in hand and under saddle

3. Apply training techniques

4. Effectively market your horse in the show ring to the judge and outside the show ring to prospective buyers