A one-day educational program for children and teens passionate about horses is set for Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at Auburn University’s (AU) Stanley P. Wilson Beef Teaching Unit.
HORSE U – Horse Ownership Resources, Skills and Education for Youths – offers students 9 and older important information related to horse health, care and handling.
“It’s designed for all young horse enthusiasts, whether they’re involved in showing, speed events or recreational riding,” said Betsy Wagner, AU equine science professor and HORSE U director.
This year’s HORSE U features presentations about trailer safety and buying or leasing a horse; a trivia game testing participants’ basic horse knowledge; and hands-on sessions about horse digestive tract problems, horse judging and trail and exercise physiology.
Registration is $20 and closes Oct. 28. Participants must be at least 9 years old by Dec. 31, 2016.
For more information or to register, visit ansc.auburn.edu/horse-u, or contact Wagner at firstname.lastname@example.org or (334) 844-7503.