Horse Facilities

The OSU Horse Center is located on approximately 250 acres just two miles west of campus on Walnut Boulevard. The facilities include indoor and outdoor arenas, a 35-stall main barn, 7-stall staff barn, 5-stall research/foaling barn, turnout pastures and paddocks, hay fields, and a hay barn. Approximately 15 horses are owned by OSU, and other privately owned horses are boarded there by OSU students.

The following lecture and laboratory courses are offered: Introductory Horse Science, Equine Stable Management, Equine Exercise Physiology, Equine Nutrition, and Equine Reproduction. 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 Barn Manager and approximately 6 student employees, including 2 student herdsman that live on-site.