LBCC has openings in Young Horse Training Program

The Linn-Benton Community College Equine Science program has a few spots open in our Young Horse Training Program. We are looking for unstarted or lightly started horses of any breed, who are sound, and not younger than 2 1/2 years old as of September 1, 2021.

Your horse will be assigned an Equine Science Student who will work with them for the academic year. We start with ground work, sacking, round penning, ground driving, and showmanship. We are usually mounting between weeks 4 and 6, where we work on momentum, turning, and stops. After a winter break, we’re back in the saddle working on getting our charges more broke in the arena. We teach flexion, bending, lateral work, transitions, collection, and coming in to the bridle.

In the spring we spend as many days on the trail as we can, and we also haul out to several arenas so horses gain experience in other venues. We also encourage you to come and take lessons from your student trainer on your horse. This program has been around for over 30 years. Class starts September 27, and ends June 3rd. Horses are required to be boarded at the LBCC Horse Center, in Albany, OR. We offer full care board and provide a high quality forage ration, turnout, blanketing, cleaning, and of course training, for $400/month. We are happy to feed owner provided grain/supplements.

If you have questions please feel free to email me: If you would like to fill out an application for your horse, you can find the link to the application below.

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