Cal Poly's Colt Starting Enterprise

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:

Chris Blake | Senior | Agricultural Business
Annaliese Snowhook | Senior | Animal Science
Cora Pickles | Senior | Animal Science
Eleni Pateras | Graduate Student | Agricultural Irrigation
Christian Toy | Sophomore | Animal Science
Emily Brandriff | Senior | Civil Engineering
Emily Berman | Senior | Agricultural Business
Isabel Jellen | Masters Student | Computer Science
Katie White | Senior | Animal Science
Kylie Calleton | Senior | Animal Science
Jeremy McNeel | Senior | Animal Science
Kristina Evanko | Senior | Animal Science
Lexi Baur | Senior | Animal Science
Madi Bourke | Senior | Animal Science
Sara Stern | Senior | Animal Science
Melissa Paich | Junior | Animal Science
Nathaniel Bourgault | Senior | Agricultural Business
Shayna Andrews | Senior | Agricultural Business
Robee Knoch | Sophomore | Animal Science
Teresa Job | Junior | Agricultural Systems Management
Toni Borba | Senior | Animal Science
Sydney Immel | Junior | Animal Science
Tori Schamber | Freshmen | Environmental Management & Protection
Sofia McAndrews (left) Ellie Lundsford (right) | Second Year | Animal Science

Not Pictured: Cassidy Scatena, Lauren Quigley, Ivy Kaplan, Haley Acree, and Cassidy Mueller.