University of Minnesota Extension Offers Regional Horse Owner Programs

The University of Minnesota Extension Horse Team is offering two regional horse owner education programs in early 2010. Each program offers research-based information presented by knowledgeable speakers. The programs are held on Saturdays and begin at 1 p.m. (doors open at 12:30 p.m.) and end at 4:30 p.m. The dates, locations and topics are as follows:

  • Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at the Heintz Center, in Rochester, Minn. Topics include: Diseases, Optimizing Your Hay Supply, What the Judge Looks For: English and Western Pleasure, Preventing and Treating Colic, Top 10 Things You Should Know About Feeding Your Horse, Behavior, Vaccinations and Deworming, Management of Established Pastures, and Making the Most of Your Equine Business. Registration deadline is: Jan., 14. Register online at:
  • Saturday, March 27, 2010, at the Cloquet Forestry Center, in Cloquet, Minn. Topics include: Vaccinations and Deworming, Optimizing Your Hay Supply, Daddy I Want a Horse—Please!, Preventing and Treating Colic, Top 10 Things You Should Know About Feeding Your Horse, Understanding Herd Dynamics and Behaviors, First Aid Away From Home, Hoof Care Roundtable, and Equine Liability. Registration deadline is: March, 25. Register online at:

The cost to attend the programs is $20 per person. The fee includes a printed proceeding and light refreshments. In case of cancellation due to inclement weather, an email will be sent to all participants. Programs are recommended for ages 13 and up, but are open to everyone. Contact 800/876-8636 with online registration questions.

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