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Equine Center

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About Us

The Equine Center covers 75 acres and includes a covered arena, breeding barn complex, stallion barn, and pastures. The facility was upgraded in 1983 with the addition of the indoor arena and classroom. The Equine Center houses the Tarleton State University equine herd, which currently consists of approximately 35 head split into differing groups dependent on program teaching needs. These horses are used heavily for teaching and research purposes. Students gain real-world, hands-on experience through the management of the horses in a practical setting. The development of the Prospect Production and Marketing program allows students to hone knowledge and skills in equine production from conception to the sale ring. The production herd is made up of 7-9 mares of stock horse type with bloodlines focused on cutting, reining, and cow horse disciplines. The goal is not to just reproduce horses. Teaching students to be thoughtful, educated professionals who know the importance of genetic selection, reproduction, and foal development as well as developing and marketing high-quality prospects is the overarching emphasis.

Facility Rental Information:

Indoor Arena: includes grandstands, indoor stalls, and wash racks.

Covered Runs

Pasture

Stalls

Mare Motel

Grounds

Classroom

For more information about the Equine Center, please call 254-968-9679.

Ms. Bobbie Walton

Ms. Bobbie Walton

Instructor & Director of the Equine Center

Email: rwalton@tarleton.edu

Office:Equine Center 101A

Phone:254-968-9679

Dr. Kimberly Guay

Dr. Kimberly Guay

Associate Professor

Email: guay@tarleton.edu

Office:Autry 309D

Phone:254-968-9711

Dr. Trinette Jones

Dr. Trinette Jones

Associate Professor

Email: tnjones@tarleton.edu

Office: Autry 305A

Phone:254-968-9636

Mrs. Shelby Huxen

Mrs. Shelby Huxen

Instructor and Coordinator of Tarleton's Equine Assisted Therapeutic Riding Program

Email: huxen@tarleton.edu

Office:Equine Center 101C

Phone:254-968-9847