Presented by Iron Oak Canyon Ranch's Animal Care Academy, this segment of our Equine Education series of clinics and classes will focus on the natural history of the horse, and how its specific biology relates to its care in the modern world.
In this class, you’ll discover the origins of the horse, what other animals they’re related to, and learn how the physiology and anatomy of the horse can give us clues to their best care. Learn how to see your horse clearly, and make decisions that will benefit their mental and physical well-being. By taking their biology into consideration, you can reduce the risk of colic and lameness, build a safer stall, and keep your equine partners happy and healthy for a long time to come.
This class will be taught by ranch owner Lessa Ritzma, whose previous career credits include zookeeper and exotic animal trainer, along with over twenty years of horse experience.
This is an audit-only, hands-off, mostly lecture class. A live equine may be available for demonstration purposes, and the class includes a brief tour of ranch facilities. All participants will qualify for the Equine Education: Natural History and Modern Husbandry credit for Iron Oak Canyon Ranch's Equine Education certificate. It will also qualify as a bonus credit for the Animal Care certificate.
$50 per participant for 2-hour class. Limit 10 participants. Weather permitting.
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