Starting Colts and Developing the Young Horse are two experiential courses in MSU's Equine Science Program that train students on the principles and techniques of starting and training young horses.

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Starting Colts (EQUH 253): Students in the Starting Colts course feed, care for and train colts while learning and developing horsemanship.


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Developing the Young Horse (EQUH 256): In the Developing Young Horse course, students concentrate on fine tuning horsemanship and training techniques/methods, as well as developing a deeper understanding of equine behavior. This course also includes training methods on how to finish a horse.