The Department of Animal Science at ISU proudly maintains the historic horse barns located on campus. The horse barns provide students with the opportunity to learn and work in a hands-on setting. The historic barns house two student apartments, an office, reproduction lab, equine treadmill, and classroom.
The university maintains a herd of Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred broodmares which are used for teaching and demonstrations for ISU students, youth, and the public. In addition, the university offers breeding services to the public.