Equine educational program offered by UW-Extension on March 5

horse-headA full-day equine educational program, organized and sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Cooperative Extension Service, will be offered on Saturday, March 5, at the Kenosha County Center in Bristol.

Topics presented will include how to better understand horse behaviors, such as aggression, phobias, and vices; horse industry concerns related to the welfare of horses, common practices, and activities; and a panel of experts will discuss how to find the right horse for your needs.

Speakers will include Dr. Katherine Houpt, PhD, VMD, DACVB from VCA Cherry Bend Animal Hospital in Traverse City, MI and Tracy McGonigle, Esq., Executive Director of Hooved Animal Humane Society.

The program begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. and will end at approximately 3 p.m. Lunch is included with the program fee, which is $25 per person, $22.50 each for two or more people, and $15 per youth (18 or under) with receipt before Feb. 27. Registration fees increase after the early bird deadline.

For general information regarding the program, please contact Liv Sandberg, UW-Extension Equine Specialist, at 608-263-4303 or sandberg@ansci.wisc.edu, or Kristine Ely, Walworth County UW-Extension Agricultural Educator, at 262-741-4951 or kristine.ely@ces.uwex.edu. Questions regarding registration should be directed to Leigh Presley, Kenosha County UW-Extension Agricultural Educator, at 262-857-1948 or leigh.presley@ces.uwex.edu.

Registration and payment by credit card is available online here, or register by mail with the brochure found here.

This program is being organized and sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Cooperative Extension Service. University of Wisconsin-Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.


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