University offers program on horse care

Post University has announced its next equine continuing education course Stable Management II, running Mondays, Sept. 8 to Oct. 27, 6 to 9 p.m. on the university’s Waterbury Campus.

A barn in Bethany that is the Post University equine program.

A barn in Bethany that is the Post University equine program.

Stable Management II is a continuing education course that is the companion course to the  Stable Management I. The course covers topics ranging from pasture care, fencing, ventilation, footing and drainage and fly control.

The Stable Management II course will also cover advice on environmental issues, manure disposal, as well as hay and grain choices. There will be a variety of practical components in the barn to demonstrate specific topics.

The course instructor will be Mary Thompson, who has experience in both the equine industry and education. To contact Thompson directly, email [email protected]

The Equine Husbandry Series are courses that can be taken in any order and are open to anyone interested — no pre-requisites are required.

Each course runs for eight weeks, one evening per week for three hours, and covers most aspects involved with properly caring for horses.  The cost for each course, when taken for personal enrichment and a Post University certificate, is $375.

To earn CEU credits, the cost is $525 per course. To register, or for more information, call 203-596-4653 or email [email protected]

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