Writtle News

Equine Society hosts series of public lectures about caring for horses

December 2017

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Our Equine Society has hosted the first in a series of three lectures open to the public about adequately caring for horses.

The first lecture was about managing the performance horse and was delivered in conjunction with the vets House & Jackson. It covered a range of topics on the horse including anatomy, back mechanics, core strength, spinal flexion, way of going, training vs short cuts and behavioural indicators. The lecture also looked at the influence of the rider on the performance horse - including their ability, weight and asymmetry - as well as rider exercise plans.

The next lectures, which will be open to the public, will be about nutrition and behaviour (with a talk on dentistry from vet, Erik Belloy) on 6 February and breeding on 24 April in the Northumberland Lecture Theatre from 7pm to 9pm. Booking details will be released soon.

To find out more about our Equine courses, visit writtle.ac.uk/UG-Equine or writtle.ac.uk/FE-Equine