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Student Trainers

Student Trainers

Cal Poly’s Quarter Horse Enterprise Project is a program comprised of well qualified student trainers who are selected to start and train Cal Poly bred Quarter Horses, as well as several other client-owned horses.

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Cal Poly Quarter Horse Enterprise 2014 Students

Cal Poly Quarter Horse Enterprise 2014 Students

The Cal Poly Quarter Horse Enterprise project, under the supervision of instructor Pete Agalos, is a truly unique opportunity that promotes the university’s “Learn by Doing” motto.

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Cal Poly Performance Quarter Horses

Cal Poly Performance Quarter Horses

Each horse goes through four months of training, including hill and cow work. They are exposed to a variety of situations and handlers, producing a calmer and more aware horse.

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Cal Poly Quarter Horse Stallion Backdoor Cat

Cal Poly Quarter Horse Stallion Backdoor Cat

Backdoor Cat (High Brow Cat x Genuine Democo) is nominated to the NRCHA.

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Cal Poly Performance Horses

Cal Poly Performance Horses

Each horse is trained with versatility in mind. They are all capable of being show champions or reliable ranch and family horses.

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The Cal Poly Equine Center

2014 Performance Horse Preview and Silent Auction

Saturday, May 31, 2014

10:00am-4:00pm

Upon completion of the winter Equine Behavior Modification class and the spring Quarter Horse Enterprise, student trainers will ride the horses in a demonstration for perspective buyers. At this event, guests will also have the opportunity to visit with the student trainers about the horses' personalities and characteristics. Renowned Cal Poly professors, Dr. Edwards and Dr. Campos-Chillon, will kick off the event with seminars on equine nutrition and equine reproduction. The riding demonstrations begin at 1:00pm and lunch will be available for purchase at noon. All inquiries about the horses or the event are welcome. Please contact Natalie Baker at (805) 748-4714.

About the Equine Center

The Cal Poly Equine Center is a multi-use facility built for educational purposes which expands across nearly 700 acres on the Cal Poly campus in San Luis Obispo, CA. The Equine Center embodies the Cal Poly "Learn By Doing" motto by providing students of all majors with the opportunity to interact with horses of all ages, disciplines, and uses. Students can board privately owned horses, ride and train horses, work in nutrition trials, and take part in numerous class labs and enterprises. The pinnacle of the Equine Center is its breeding program. Students participate in the breeding, foaling, training, and riding of the Cal Poly Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds. Currently, Backdoor Cat (High Brow Cat x Genuine Democo) stands at the Equine Center. For detailed information about the Equine Science program for undergraduate students at Cal Poly, please click here.

About the Quarter Horse Enterprise Project

Cal Poly’s Quarter Horse Enterprise Project is a program comprised of well qualified student trainers who are selected to start and train Cal Poly bred Quarter Horses, as well as several other client owned horses.  In order for horses to be eligible for sale, they must go through the Cal Poly student training program. The Quarter Horse Enterprise, under the supervision of Instructor Pete Agalos, is a truly unique opportunity that promotes the university’s “Learn by Doing” motto.  These two year-olds are trained entirely by the students and are geared towards both performance, general riding, and ranch work.  The goal of the enterprise is to produce a versatile, quiet, and talented horse and a well-rounded, hard working, and knowledgeable student trainer.
 

 


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