School of 马 Studies at Lake Erie College

Learn more about the 马术的研究 Programs at Lake Erie College and apply today!


Yes, you can have a career working with horses!

The demand for qualified equine professionals is insatiable, and we specialize in getting our graduates noticed. 仅2018年一年, the Lake Erie College School of 马 Studies achieved a 100 percent employment rate within one year of graduation. 每年, the United States horse industry generates a total economic impact of $122 billion, 支持1.74 million jobs, and provides $79 billion in total salaries, wages, and benefits. In 2017-2018, the US government awarded over $700 million in grants to therapeutic horsemanship programs offering treatment for veterans.

  • 将激情转化为职业

    We combine a rigorous academic curriculum with experiential learning. 课程包括会计学, 市场营销, and Business Law prepare you to enter an industry that rewards business sense. 马的解剖学和生理学, 马的健康, 营养, and 马 Lameness develop your love of the horse into a marketable trade. We offer extensive riding opportunities in academic classes, 私人课程, and intercollegiate riding teams on a variety of horses including upper-level Hunter Derby horses, FEI-level dressage schoolmasters, green-broke马, 以及介于两者之间的一切. Showing opportunities exist on school horses in rated dressage shows, 本地收视率的H/J节目, 以及其他场所. Upon graduation, you will hit the market with a substantial resume that stands out in a crowd

  • What makes an LEC graduate successful?

    Our faculty come from the business. 执业兽医, FEI评比评委, professional large-scale facility managers, grooms for Olympic gold medalists, PATH国际认证教练, and trainers with their own clientele draw on their vast wealth of experiences to teach you the hands-on skills crucial to success in the horse world. 另外, the diversity of experiences taught by our faculty help you learn the flexibility valued by employers. 

主要s Minors and Certificates in 马术的研究

马体适能管理 & 康复浓度

The concentration in 马体适能管理 and Rehabilitation allows students to pursue instruction in complementary and supplementary modalities related to maintaining healthy performance and restoring and recovering horses from injury. Students will develop skills in current modalities while utilizing their knowledge of equine anatomy and physiology to create a deep understanding of the biomechanical needs of horses across numerous disciplines. Students completing this concentration will be capable of applying their skills to the care and management of horses in various career roles, providing a competitive advantage in the equine industry. Professional certification in equine sports massage and myofascial release will be awarded at graduation with the completion of this concentration.


When combined with various majors such as communication, 生物学, 市场营销, 和教育, the equine studies minor enhances the scientific and technical knowledge of your chosen field of study with the hands-on practices of horsemanship. Many graduates choose careers in breed or riding discipline associations, equine nutrition and nutraceutical companies, 马专业营销公司, 还有马的零售市场. Students preparing for veterinary medicine often add a minor in equine studies to complement their studies in 生物学 and chemistry.


This concentration develops your ability to devise and adapt teaching strategies to meet the diverse needs of your clients. Develop an ability to assess your students’ physical strength and issues through an understanding of human anatomy and kinesiology as it relates to riding. Learn to adapt horse selection and teaching to accommodate any physical limitations or weaknesses demonstrated by your riders, and work with them to strengthen their body and correct their proprioception. Learn how to engage your riders’ critical thinking and problem solving through effective question and answer techniques while assessing their development through observations of skill advancement. All learned through courses like Psychology, Methods and Materials of Teaching Riding I and II, and 4 or more riding classes at an Intermediate level or higher.

Therapeutic Horsemanship Concentration

The concentration in Therapeutic Horsemanship gives you theoretical knowledge of and practical experience with teaching horsemanship to people with disabilities. 获得对身体的洞察力, 社会心理, 认知, and emotional effects of horses on human beings, particularly those people who have special needs or challenges. A 50-hour practical internship under the supervision of a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International, (路径Intl.) certified therapeutic riding instructor is required.