Horse Training & Management and Equine Business Management Student Testimonials

My time in the LCC Equine Business Management program prepared me in many ways, even beyond what I expected. Not only did I improve my horsemanship, but I also gained valuable skills that continue to help me in my current job as a veterinary nurse. For my internship, I worked at Lazy E Ranch in Guthrie, Oklahoma, where I worked with high-caliber racehorses and learned more about breeding science. This experience was often stressful — everything had to be perfect for these mares to ovulate and reproduce successfully.

But I’m grateful for my time there because I learned how to manage high-stress scenarios better. In the vet clinic, many of our tasks require precision. For example, we must intubate patients properly for surgery and run the blood diagnostics correctly — all while working to make both the patient and the client happy.

Often I see patients at the vet clinic that are hurt, old or sick. These patients could potentially injure someone who isn’t versed in or mindful of the ways to safely work with these horses. Now I have confidence going into work at the clinic that I can safely handle various situations. LCC continues to impact me, and I recommend that any student interested in learning more about horses and equine careers consider studying there.

Thanks again,

Brooklynn Jones

Hi Ms. Tomoson,

I’m writing you to express my extreme gratitude for all you and the Equine Business Management program has done to prepare me to be successful, not only in my internship but also the rest of my career in the equine industry. I interned at Rocky Mountain Quarter Horse Association, and I absolutely love it. I assist with everything from the day to day operations at our office in Brighton, CO, to being at our shows around the state, as well as our horse races. The EBM program has undoubtedly provided me with the knowledge, of not only the business side of my job at RMQHA, but as well as the equine aspects of my job. LCC has also instilled a high level of work ethic and a love for the Equine and Ag industries leading me to continue my education at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Co., studying animal science. Ms.Tomoson, you have gifted me with the love of learning about all this industry has to offer, and I can’t thank you enough.

Warm Regards,

Allison Schwartz

Hi JJ and Jason,

I just wanted to write to you both and tell you THANK YOU for all that you taught me when I was at Lamar. I’m still working for the people that I interned for. I ride colts for them and train reining horses. I just recently bought a new reining horse out of Hollywood Dun It. I’m in the middle of my show season, and so far I’m doing awesome. I’m sitting first in the state of California in my basic class, and I have a chance to qualify for the Affiliate Finals in Oklahoma. If I make Top 4 there, then I qualify for Scottsdale, Arizona! From there I’m going to try to qualify for WORLD next year! You taught me so much, and I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for you two so once again – THANK YOU!

Kimberly Fohrman

Hello JJ,

Just checkin in to say “hi.” Hope all is well with you at Lamar.

I was wondering if you were going to be in Amarillo during the WRCA finals. If so, I am goin to be there selling horses at the bloodstock headquarters sale. Maybe we could have dinner.

I also wanted to thank you for teaching me all that you did at Lamar. It has made me very successful as a trainer. I currently have a barn and arena leased, and I am training ranch horses. I have more colts to ride than I can handle!!!!! I hope to take two horses to my first show in January in the versatility ranch horse. I’m excited and nervous I want to do well.

Thanks again,
Jack Davis

Horse Training & Management In The News

Working Horses Magazine: Students, Horses, and the Western Way
Working Ranch Magazine

LCC HTM alumnus Matt Koch in Quarter Horse News, “First Time Champion” article
Quarter Horse News

The LCC HTM Program was profiled in the March 2010 Western Horseman
Western Horseman

Western Horseman “Leading Off” article (2002) on LCC’s HTM Program
Western Horseman



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