In this site,
we hope to expose information about Cal Poly's Equine Center and
the assortment of opportunities it offers. The Equine Center provides
a location for courses, internships, enterprises, and clubs to
give students an opportunity to work in the equine industry.
Program began in the early 1900s. It was a simple program of breeding
and training. The horses were raised to be strong so they could
be used to power farm machinery within the fields of Cal Poly.
When tractors became more prevelant in the farming world, ultimately
replacing horses, Cal Poly lessened the rigorous training which
was previously needed.
In the past
century, the Equine Center has evolved to become a more intricate
and efficient facility. Great programs can come from the most
simple beginnings and Cal Poly's Equine Center is a prime example
first donated horses to the Cal Poly Equine Center in the early
the following pages, you will find information about the Equine
Center location and facilities. Some of the activities available
from the Equine Center include a variety of clubs, enterprises
and student uses. In addition, detailed description and pictures
of the Equine Center will be presented.
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*The black and white image above was provided
by Cal Poly's Animal Science Website