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Lamar Community College’s Horse Training and Management program facilities include 70 indoor stalls. Colts are assigned to each student. Individual students are responsible for the feeding and care of their horses. The facilities also include outdoor runs for program horses.

Students in the HTM program must furnish their own tack. A list of required items can be found in more information section of this Web site or it can be picked up when the student comes for a required riding interview. Enrollment is limited to 50 students in the HTM program, ensuring individualized instruction.

Two large 150 foot by 300 foot outdoor arenas provide area for students to work with their horses. Labs are divided between instructors to ensure that students receive individualized instruction. With over 300 days of sunshine students are able to ride outdoors most of the time

During inclement weather, students use the 90 foot by 185 foot indoor arena. Students specializing in cutting horse training also use this arena to train. Forty-two stalls, an instructor office, a tack room, and restrooms are also located in the indoor arena. Instructors demonstrate skills then work with students to perfect their skills

Located on over forty acres, Lamar Community College Horse Training and Management facilities give students ample room to improve their riding skills. Additionally, riding trails allow students to ride outside the arena to develop their “green broke” horses.

Students begin with watching instructor demonstrations, then move to ground work, advance to riding, and conclude their efforts at a horse show held at the end of each fall and spring semester. At the Spring Horse Show freshmen students compete for honors. The all-around male and female students as well as the most improved students are recognized with scholarships. The students present their horses in a reining pattern.

Admission to the HTM program is limited to fifty students each year and students are encouraged to apply early. Students must be admitted to the college, complete the HTM questionnaire, and take a riding interview. Questions can be directed to JJ Rydberg or Del Chase

Facilities abound at LCC. A large indoor arena complete with stalls, two large outdoor arenas, seven round pens, block stall barn, outside riding trails and a warm-up area provide for a great experience. Our students learn from hands-on experience. The largest portion of a student’s time is spent at the barn not in the classroom.

Lamar Community College’s Horse Training and Management Program accepts approximately 80 two-year old colts each fall and spring for students to green-break and for advanced training. These horses are received from breeders from several states. Breeders must apply in order to get their horses into the program. Students are assigned one or more horses for which they are responsible for the feeding, care, and training.


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