Presented by Iron Oak Canyon Ranch's Animal Care Academy, this segment of our Animal Care series of clinics and classes will focus on the basics of caring for horses. These large mammals are not easy, but learning to care for them effectively will prepare students for either a career in the equine industry, or a career working with large, wild herbivores, such as giraffes, rhinos, and elephants.
In this class, students will learn a brief overview of the natural history of horses, along with the basics of horse husbandry, including common illnesses and signs to watch for, enclosure safety concerns, and moving safely around horses.
This course is taught by ranch owner Lessa Ritzma, whose previous career credits include zookeeper, informal science educator, and exotic animal trainer performing in animal shows, along with over twenty years of horse experience.
This is a hands-off, live demonstration and lecture class. An animal may participate for demonstration purposes. All participants will qualify for the Basics of Animal Husbandry: Horses credit for Iron Oak Canyon Ranch's Animal Care certificate. The Animal Care certificate core courses must be taken in order, with the exception of the Basics of Husbandry courses, which may be taken at any time.
$40 per participant for 2-hour class. Limit 15 participants. Weather permitting.
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