Equine Science/Horse Production/Advisor
Office: Vo Tech
Wade was born on the Stampede Ranch in Nevada, and spent his early childhood on Wine Cup and Gamble Ranch also in Nevada. At a very young age he was roping, moving cows, and working with the cowboys on the 1.25 million acre ranch, running 15,000 head of cows managed by his dad, Martin Black. At age 10, his family moved to Idaho, where they bred, raised, and trained horses for the public. Wade helped his dad start colts, and rodeoed in high school, becoming a state and national high school rodeo contender. Wade earned a rodeo scholarship in Saddle Bronc riding at Montana State University, where he received a BS in Equine Science, and a MS in Equine Nutrition. Wade also taught colt starting classes at MSU for two years.
Wade has spent time in Kentucky training racehorses, in Texas training cutting horses, and at different cow camps in Idaho and Oregon. Horsemanship is in Wade's blood. He comes from a long line of horsemen, including his dad, Martin Black, grandfather, Ray Hunt, and uncle, Bill Van Norman.
Wade directs the Equine Science program, and teaches horse production and horsemanship classes at Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario, Oregon.
Please feel free to contact Wade!