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Equine Studies

Equine Studies

The UMW Equine Studies Department offers the nation's only four-year degree in Natural Horsemanship.

worker at the center petting a horse

The program uses an innovative experiential approach to working with horses, turning a student’s passion for horses into a rewarding and successful career.

Equine studies majors also have the unique benefit of working with horses on a daily basis at a brand new facility, the Montana Center for Horsemanship, located just minutes from campus.

pdf-iconNatural Horsemanship majors must be admitted to the university and apply to the program. For more info click to download the application.


Click here to view Undergraduate certificate in Animal Grooming & Undergraduate certificate in Farrier gainful employment data. Program

Only at Montana Western.

X oneMontana Western is the only public college in the country to offer a block scheduling program. We call this innovative program Experience One (X1).

Natural horsemanship program adds instructor option.

nh option webNatural horsemanship student Shantelle Roy tending to her horse.

University of Montana Western Interim Provost Sylvia Moore announced today the addition of an instruction option to the university’s natural horsemanship program beginning in Fall 2016.

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