Office: ETRC 115 / ANSC 36
Phone: (970) 491-8313

B.S., Virginia Tech University
M.S., Colorado State University

Ryan Brooks portrait

Ryan Brooks was born in Texas though grew up on the East coast in New Hampshire and North Carolina. Ryan began riding at a young age and like many of us has developed a love for the equine. He received his B.S. degree in Animal Science from Virginia Tech and his M.S. degree in Reproductive Physiology from Colorado State. University. After completing his Bachelor’s, Ryan attended farrier school in Martinsville, VA at Danny Ward’s Horseshoeing School. He has worked for the William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute in Chazy, New York, the IX Ranch in Big Sandy, MT and most recently the Virginia Tech MARE Center in Middleburg, VA where he was the facility manager and breeding manager in addition to instructing classes and aiding in undergraduate and graduate programs. Ryan joined Colorado State University in 2012 as an instructor in the Equine Science program.

Ryan is involved with teaching Introduction to Equine Science, Equine Industry Seminar, Equine Farrier Management and Facilities Management. Ryan also advises a number of undergraduates and looks forward to working with students and encouraging them to become active and engaged in the equine program at CSU and ultimately helping them find the career they are looking for in the equine industry!

In his down-time, Ryan enjoys riding, hiking, fishing, snowboarding and anything outdoors as well as running a construction and welding business on the side.

Course Instructor: 

ANEQ 102 – Introduction to Equine Science (Fall)

ANEQ 303 – Equine Digital Photography (Fall)

ANEQ 204 – Equine Facilities Management (Spring)

ANEQ 292 – Equine Industry Seminar (Spring)

ANEQ 386b – Equine Reproduction Management (Spring, Summer)

ANEQ 386c – Equine Farrier Practicum (Spring)