Education is key, and SDSU is doing it right

March 30, 2011

As I’ve mentioned in the past, one of the keys to solving the unwanted horse problem is to educate the public. South Dakota State University (SDSU) has begun doing exactly that by offering a course called “Equine Issues and Leadership,” which examines the issues facing the equine industry.

The first semester’s students focused on the unwanted horse problem and presented their findings at the 2011 Black Hills Stock Show in Rapid City, SD. (Details of the presentation can be found here.)

Kudos to SDSU, Professor Rebecca Bott, and all the students involved! I’d love to see a class like this implemented at every college and university that offers courses in equine studies or agriculture.