More than 350 horse enthusiasts — from hobbyists to breeders — are expected to gather Saturday, Oct. 13, at UC Davis to rub noses with equine experts from throughout the nation during Horse Day 2012 at UC Davis.
The event, a UCD tradition for three decades, is designed to offer participants many hands-on opportunities. It will begin at 8 a.m. with registration and a welcome assembly in the main arena of UCD’s Cole Facility on La Rue Road. Participants will then depart to nearby venues for instructional sessions and demonstrations.
Topics for the day will include horse nutrition, emergency care, dentistry, shoeing, genetics and body conditioning.
Some of the most interactive opportunities will include draft-horse harnessing and driving, dissection of the gastrointestinal tract and scoring of horses’ body condition.
Other sessions will include a mustang show, demonstration of horse rescue and emergency care, and a therapeutic shoeing presentation.
A barbecue lunch will be available for $8 per person at noon near the arena.
The cost for the day is $40 per person, $25 per person for groups of 10 or more and $15 each for children under age 14. Participants may register at the door.
For more information, click on the news link at http://animalscience.ucdavis.edu/horsebarn.