Equine Science Course Descriptions
Each Two week session will include four to six of the following subjects:
Equine Dentistry - This course covers several areas of dental care, maintenance, and problems and solutions, including wolf teeth removal, floating, wave and hook realignment, and a certified equine veterinarian will demonstrate the use of motorized and hand equipment.
Equine Massage Therapy - This course looks at the muscular skeletal system, massage techniques, stretches and pilates type exercises for your horse. There is plenty of hands on participation.
Equine Acupuncture - Introduction to the types of acupuncture commonly used in equine medicine-acupuncture, i.e. simple needling and laser stimulation, and identifying conditions where acupuncture could be beneficial. A demonstration will be given.
Equine Diet & Digestion - A lecture on the feeding of the horse from growing foal, to pregnant and lactating mare, to performance horse, to the retired backyard pet. A representative from a major feed manufacturing company and distribution center will speak to the students regarding different feeds and supplements.
Equine Wellness, Conformation, & Pre-Purchase Exam - A hands on and material course with live examples of various types of balanced and unbalanced conformation.
Equine Foot & Hoof Maintenance - Topics covered include routine hoof maintenance, emergency hoof care and injury treatment, hoof diseases, preventive health care tips, and explanations of various lamenesses by a Louisiana certified farrier.
Also: Daily grooming, saddling, and western horsemanship with lessons & trail ride.
Splendor Farms carries full liability insurance with Agri-Risk Services, Inc.
Sessions are limited to 6 girls. Each student will bring lunch and a helmet (equestrian or bicycle). Jeans and boots also required.
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