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Equine Management Co-op Information for Employers

Adding Value to Your Team

The major in Equine Management focuses on the development of leaders with a genuine regard for all horses and their well-being, a conscious concern for the environment, and a passionate interest in all aspects of the horse industry. The program combines a solid background in business, biological sciences and equine management through practical and theoretical experience. It provides in-depth understanding of the economic, environmental and social dimensions of all equine disciplines with a broad and current knowledge of horse industry issues and develops the skills to gather, access, interpret and apply industry data.

University of Guelph Advantage

The Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management (B.B.R.M) program is Canada’s first degree program to offer a specialization in equine management. The unique program combines learning the biology, physiology and behavior of horses with developing competencies in handling horses and knowledge of the economic and managerial aspects of the equine industry. It features a hands-on approach to managing horses and provides a solid foundation in business principles and ethics with a focus on the environment and sustainability.

Students in this major are able to create a curriculum uniquely tailored to their career goal. The flexibility provided in semesters 6 through 8 permits students to develop their understanding of specific areas of environmental science and business or take a variety of areas within the discipline. This flexibility also allows students to participate in international exchanges. Students have the opportunity to incorporate a variety of field trips, experiential learning in the workplace and independent research projects into their program.

Our co-op process responds to your needs. Employers can post, interview and hire throughout the semester and out students are available for 4, 8 or 12 month work terms. The Experience Guelph hiring tool makes hiring Guelph co-op students easy!

Student Strengths

 Critical Thinking

A solid foundation in business principles and ethics, with a focus on the environment and sustainability.


Leadership and communication abilities are further enhanced through education, experiences, and extra-curricular involvement.


Knowledge of the economic and managerial aspects of the equine industry


An understanding of biology, physiology, and the behaviours of handling horses. 

Equine Management Work Term Schedule








Equine Management Course Sequencing

Please see the current undergraduate calendar for more information.


  • Biology of Plants & Animals In Managed Ecosystems
  • Introduction to Molecular And Cellular Biology
  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Equine Management


  • Introductory Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Animal Care And Welfare
  • Structure of Farm Animals
  • General Chemistry I
  • 1 Elective or Restricted Elective


  • Management Accounting
  • Introduction to Co-operative Education
  • Soil Science
  • Equine Event Management
  • 1 Elective or Restricted Elective


  • Introduction to Equine Nutrition
  • Equine Health Management
  • 2 Electives or Restricted Electives
  • Equine Industry Trends And Issues I


Work Term One


  • Agricultural Animal Physiology
  • Managed Grasslands
  • Equine Exercise Physiology
  • Statistics for Business Decisions
  • 1 Elective or Restricted Elective


  • Animal Reproduction
  • Equine Facility Management and Design
  • 3 Electives or Restricted Electives


Work Term Two


Work Term Three


Work Term Four




  • Equine Industry Trends And Issues II
  • 4 Electives or Restricted Electives


  • Advanced Equine Nutrition
  • Equine Industry Project
  • 2 Electives or Restricted Electives

See undergraduate calendar for the list of restricted electives.