Equine Management Major

Equine Management

Why Equine Management?

Have you always loved horses? The Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management (B.B.R.M) program at the University of Guelph is Canada's first-degree program to offer a specialization in equine management. Combine an understanding of biology, physiology and horse behaviour with the economic and managerial aspects of the equine industry.

Students in the Equine Management EQM program may also be interested in studying Animal Biology, Animal Science, Zoology, or other majors.

To see all courses offered in this degree, visit our 2023-2024 Academic Calendar.

Gain Valuable Experience Through Co-op

Our Equine Management co-op is a five-year program, with four co-op work terms, providing opportunities to work with a wide variety of employers. Co-op is designed to facilitate the transition of students from academic studies to a professional career improving students’ job search skills, work performance and networking abilities, and boosting resume experience.

To see all courses offered in the co-op program, visit our 2023-2024 Academic Calendar.

Pursue Your Passion Working with Horses

 Hands-On Horse Care and Knowledge

The program combines a solid background in business, biological sciences and equine management through practical and theoretical experience in biology, physiology, business and horse behaviour.

 Entry into Veterinary Medicine

Students can take this major as an entry point to the field of veterinary medicine and further develop their career in the animal health field.

 Access Experiential Learning Opportunities

Experience a hands-on approach to learning about the management of horses and equine industries and businesses. Participate in international exchange, field trips, co-op, an internship course working with the U of G teaching herd, and independent research projects.

What Can You Do with a Degree in EQM?

Graduating students of the Equine Management program will be prepared for a broad range of leadership and managerial positions in the equine industry. Students can also take this major as an entry point to the field of veterinary medicine.

Here are just a few careers our EQM program graduates have successfully pursued:

  • Breeding and foaling manager
  • Equine industry consultant
  • Equine rehabilitation specialist
  • Equine event/facility manager
  • Insurance broker
  • Equine marketing, sales & promotion
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Connect with us: Equine Program Webinar

Date: Wednesday, January 31st, 2024 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Via Zoom

Hear from current students, recent alumni, and faculty to answer all your questions.

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Some courses are focused on equine science and the equine industry, while some courses are not related to horses, but they are useful for working as an equine professional in the future. I’m confident that all information that I learned will be helpful for my life after graduation.

Anna Nakano, Undergraduate Student
Equine Management
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Apart from working and learning about horses, interacting with a great group of people who share my passion and interest is the best part of the program.

Keerthehan Hector-Ratnanandan, Undergraduate Student
Equine Management
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