Catherine Eagleston, B.S.
This course examines the planning, construction, maintenance, and operation of equestrian facilities. Barn placement, design, and layout are covered in detail, considering such factors as environmental concerns, drainage, ventilation, efficiency, safety and fire prevention, pastures, fencing, maintenance procedures, and purchasing and storing feed. Also covered are record keeping, insurance requirements; and selection, training and management of staff. EQU166L is a practical ‘lab’ component corequisite to this course, enabling students to experience real-life applications of the concepts in a variety of settings.