News Release

Published on Friday, July 29, 2005

Western Wisconsin Technical College is offering two eight-week courses for horse owners. Beginning in this fall, the classes will discuss topics such as health, nutrition, and behavior of horses.

Equine Management will meet Thursdays beginning Sept. 1, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Discussion topics will include functional anatomy, preventative medicine, proper hoof care, behavior and training, and barn and pasture maintenance. This one-credit class will be taught in La Crosse, but is also available as an online course.

Students enrolled in the Equine Management class can also sign up for a one-credit clinic. Demonstration labs will be held on three Saturdays in September-October from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in the La Crosse area. The labs will cover pre-purchase exams, identifying lameness, selection and proper fitting of equipment, general horse behavior and training, and natural horsemanship.

Equine First Aid and Treatment is a one-credit class held Tuesdays, beginning Oct. 25, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the La Crosse campus. Topics covered include identifying and managing emergencies, applying proper bandaging, and assembling a first aid kit.

For more information on these courses, contact Terre Armstrong at 608.789.9172 or Tracy Harper at 608.789.6256. For details about other WWTC programs and services, call 608.785.9200 or visit the Web site at wwtc.edu.