Demonstrating their passion for horsemanship and care, Keiser University Equestrian students spent their Saturday morning at Florida Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care (FLTRAC) to tend and groom several horses. “Whether it was scrubbing feed and water buckets, grooming the horses, or just giving the horses their attention, the equestrian students stepped up to the plate to work with a valued program partner by giving their time and energies. Of course, most of the students also bonded with the ‘special horse’ that stole their heart,” smiled Julie Snyder, Director of Equestrian Programs.
A nonprofit ‘off the track’ thoroughbred rehoming facility located in Indiantown, Florida, FLTRAC teams with Gulfstream Racetrack to rehabilitate and adopt horses throughout the United States.
Students in the Keiser University Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences – Equine Studies concentration will be enrolled in pre-med pre-requisites that can prepare you for admission to graduate programs in Veterinarian Medicine. Students are offered the well-rounded educational opportunities necessary to be successful in the equine industry. Along with the necessary pre-vet curriculum, the concentration offers students the opportunity to develop hands-on experience in handling horses, understanding their genetic composition, equine nutrition, health, and disease monitoring, and a plethora of management and training opportunities. Students selecting the Equine Studies concentration will apply their education in shadowing equine professionals such as veterinarians, farriers, and trainers during their internship courses. Keiser University’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration focuses on a more in-depth study of the functional areas of business, communication skills, ethical business practices, and technology skills needed in today’s global business environment. Students in the Equine Studies concentration will be prepared to start a career in event management, barn management, tack shop management, equine training, operating and managing their own showing and boarding facility, employment in the Thoroughbred racing industry, and many more.