Animal Sciences

Horse Farm Volunteers

Our student-run equine facility offers unique opportunities for students. Join our equine science program during fall, spring or summer semesters. New feeders take the Equine Practicum course initially, while returning feeders can opt for the Horse Farm Volunteer role.


  • Gain horse care experience with friends.
  • Enhance your resume.
  • No experience needed; work in groups for safety.
  • Attend vet, farrier appointments, and education days.

To enroll or volunteer, email Marci J. Crosby, Deadlines: Dec. 1 (Spring), May 1 (Summer/Fall).


  • Attend orientation.
  • Feed horses 1-2 times/week.
  • Attend monthly meetings and educational sessions.
  • Duties: feeding, turnout, cleaning, monitoring and grooming.


  • Valuable volunteer experience.
  • Deeper equine knowledge.
  • Fun and friendship.
  • Advanced education opportunities.

Special Semester Opportunities

  • Spring: Assist with foaling and insemination.
  • Fall: Learn young horse handling, support the annual auction.
  • Summer: Train newborn foals, assist with 4-H programs.

Special Problems Class Credit: Earn credits (AS 2085/3085) with Marci Crosby for projects supporting equine facility management, the auction or material used for equine science courses.

Work-Study Employment: Eligible for work-study? Join us as barn staff or office assistants. No horse experience needed. Office assistants handle spreadsheets, documents and research. Barn staff help with facility maintenance and gain hands-on horse care experience.