This course is designed to provide educators and non-educators with a broad understanding and better perspective of current issues that are facing equestrian education. The course will focus on a lively discourse and reflection of the many issues currently facing equestrian education. The course will serve as a platform for bridging the gap between goals, principles, theories, philosophies, and methodologies in the educational process and the real world of instruction and instructional components. By discussing equestrian education issues, it is hoped to expand and enlighten the practitioner's outlook, thought processes, understanding, and repertoire of knowledge, attitudes, skills, and strategies when faced with those issues.