Hippology, directly derived, means "the study of horses." Purpose The purpose of the State FFA Horse Hippology Career Development Event is to: Stimulate the study of and interest in equine science selection, management and production through the agricultural education curriculum. Provide recognition for those who have demonstrated skills and competencies as a result of instruction in equine science. Objectives To instill leadership and motivate learning in the classroom while developing student skills in cooperative learning, observation, analysis and communication. To develop and exercise competitive spirit in a team atmosphere. To promote career choices by providing an opportunity for contestants to become acquainted with professionals within the industry. To advance knowledge in selection and management of horses. To develop proficiency in communicating effectively in the terminology of the industry.