New Mexico State University
NMSU offers intercollegiate competition in equestrian, horse judging, polo, and rodeo. NMSU offers Equitation I and II for both English and Western Equitation and two two-year-old training classes. Care and Management courses address: health, nutrition, marketing, business management, reproduction, behavior, selection, and sales prepping. The NMSU Horse Program routinely maintains 15 to 25 horses for use in the equitation teaching program. While this herd is predominately Quarter Horses, there are some Arabians, Paints, and Thoroughbreds. The NMSU Horse Center has a well established Quarter Horse breeding program. The center maintains approximately 25 brood mares and two to three stallions. The foals produced by the program are extensively used in the “hands-on” teaching program, and sold as yearlings or two-year-olds in the April sale. The NMSU Polo Team routinely keeps approximately fifteen horses for use in daily practices and regional matches.