Western to offer Equine Courses
Published on Thursday, August 10, 2006
LA CROSSE, Wis. – Western Technical College is offering two eight-week courses for horse owners. Beginning this fall, the classes will discuss topics such as health, nutrition, and behavior of horses.
Equine Management will meet Thursdays beginning August 31, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Discussion topics will include functional anatomy, preventative medicine, proper hoof care and balance, preventative maintenance, 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 October 24, 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 Tracy Harper at 608.789.6256. For details about other Western programs and services, call 608.785.9200 or visit the Web site at westerntc.edu.
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