Northwest College

Assessment at NWC

Student Learning Outcomes

Equine Riding and Training with Emphasis on Riding

  • Recognize correct balance of a horse in motion while implementing a training plan and evaluating a horse at all three gaits.
  • Recognize and ride with a balanced position in a coachable manner.
  • Apply basic equine health knowledge when diagnosing the physical and mental health of the horse including unsoundness, lameness, diseases and illness.
  • Use safety when grooming, tacking up a horse for riding, handling on the ground and riding.


Gerald Giraud
Vice President for Academic Affairs