Contributed by Molly Morris | Senior | Photography & Videography
Cal Poly’s Equine Behavior Modification (ASCI 345) ‘Colt Starting’ enterprise is typically offered in the winter quarter to students with extensive equine training and riding backgrounds.
In this class, students work with halter broken two and three-year-old colts and fillies and train them first through groundwork, and then under saddle.
The colts are trained to be all-around western performance horses and learn skills such as basic cattle working, arena skills, and trail familiarity through the use of Cal Poly’s hills.
Trainers are Cal Poly students who study under the guidance of instructor Lou Moore-Jacobson. Here are some photos showing this year's student trainers:
Not Pictured: Cassidy Scatena, Lauren Quigley, Ivy Kaplan, Haley Acree, and Cassidy Mueller.