Tour of LCC’s Equine Complex
Located on over forty acres, LCC’s equine grounds give students ample room to improve their riding skills.
The Equine Complex building, two large outdoor arenas, ten round pens, block stall barn, outside riding trails, and a warm-up area provide for a great experience.
Dedicated in the fall of 2009, the Equine Complex building includes the indoor arena, 64 box stalls, a demonstration lab, two classrooms, faculty offices, four tack rooms, a conference room, and restrooms.
In total, Lamar Community College’s equine facilities include 92 indoor stalls and six tack rooms.
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.
During inclement weather, students use the 90′ by 210′ indoor arena. Students specializing in cutting horse training also use this arena to train.
The facilities enable instructors to demonstrate skills then work with students to perfect their skills.
Equine Business Management students learn managerial skills to equip them for careers in the equine industry, ranging from breeding stables to veterinary clinics.
Enrollment is limited to 30 freshmen in EBM and another 30 in Horse Training to ensure individualized instruction.
Our students learn from hands-on instructional methods. The largest portion of a student’s time is spent on and around horses, not in the classroom.
Lamar Community College’s Horse Training & 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.
Two large 150′ by 300′ 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.