The OSU Horse Center is located on 250 acres two miles west of campus on Walnut Boulevard. The facilities include indoor and outdoor arenas, an outdoor riding track, a 38-stall main barn, 7-stall staff barn, 12-stall research/foaling barn, 12-stall breezeway barn, turnout pastures and paddocks, hay fields, and a hay barn. Approximately 25 horses are owned by OSU, and other horses are boarded there by students.
The following lecture and laboratory courses are offered: Equine Evaluation, Equine Marketing, Stable Management, Equine Exercise Physiology, Equine Nutrition, and Equine Reproduction. A unique Colt Training class is offered Winter and Spring term, in which students start a two-year-old under saddle, and then on cattle. The highlight of this class is when students see their hard work pay off, as the colts are sold in the Annual Colts-in-Training Sale held each June. Approximately 100 students take a class at the horse center annually and a few hundred more participate in the classes that tour the horse center or utilize the facility for teaching.
Labor is supplied by the supervisor and approximately 10 student employees.
Limited stalls are available for student boarders whom are accepted through an application process. Board, which includes two feedings per day and bedding is $285/month for students. Both alfalfa and grass hay are available, as well as, a quality grain ration. Please go to the Horse Boarding page for more details.