Equine Management

Female student with white horse whose muscle areas are painted on its hide

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 behaviour 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.

Graduating students will be prepared for a broad range of leadership and managerial positions in the industry. The program is offered and administered by the Department of Animal Biosciences and the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Unique Courses

  • Equine Anatomy and Physiology
  • Equine Event Management
  • Equine Industry Trends and Issues
  • Principles of Animal Care & Welfare
  • Managed Grasslands
  • Agricultural Animal Physiology

Full course descriptions and a listing all courses, can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.

Career Opportunities

  • Breeding and foaling manager
  • Equine industry consultant
  • Equine rehabilitation specialist
  • Equine event/facility manager
  • Equine marketing, sales & promotion

What Students are Saying

Sometimes the best way to learn about a program is through meeting a current student. Meet them here: 

Julia with a horse.

"The University of Guelph offers the only equine focused degree program in Canada. I wanted to have the opportunity to learn as much about horses that I could, so there was no better place for me."-Julia Alebrand, equine management student

Read the rest of  Julia's profile here.

Learn about other student experiences through the following student profiles:

What Grads are Doing

Want to know what types of exciting careers our graduates have? Meet Shelby Avann:

Head shot of Shelby.

"As a stud hand, I take care of the horses throughout the day and work on a rotating and variable schedule. We do all the regular stable chores and I am also responsible for helping with foaling."-Shelby Avann, Stud Hand

Read the rest of Shelby's profile here.