Our programs prepare you for jobs that employers are trying to fill — both locally and nationally. While many young people are finding it difficult to move forward with their careers, CTE graduates find themselves in demand.

Horse Care

CTE Horse Care Program girl and horseA two-year program that includes training of Morgan horses for riding, using all related tack and equipment. Students learn the role of the caretaker, safety, professionalism, handling of horses, and riding. Students spend a majority of their time at the Rolling Oaks Farm in Gansvoort where they learn and apply equine and veterinary science on Saddlebred horses. 

Curriculum includes commencement level math and English language arts. All students are given the opportunity to participate in a Work-Based Learning experience, which exposes them to the operation of a business and specific job duties related to future careers. 

The curriculum includes:

  • Equine systems
  • Equine physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Health
  • Disease
  • Emergency medical care
  • Stable management
  • Bloodlines and breeding 
  • Equine sales

Certifications & Endorsements: 

  • Precision Agricultural Education Technical Assessment System

Future Possibilities

Students completing the program successfully qualify to work as: 

  • Groom
  • Hot walker

Employment opportunities requiring further education: 

  • Vet technician
  • Driver
  • Jockey
  • Farm Management
  • Excercise Rider




For more information related to Career Opportunities, please visit: CareerZone and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics

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