University Of Maryland Schedules Horse Conference

Horse conference scheduled by University Of Maryland.

The University of Maryland is holding its 3rd annual Maryland Horse Conference on Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Montgomery College in Germantown, MD.

The conference, designed for veterinarians, trainers, horse breeders and horse owners, will include topics such as bit selection and use, management of foot problems, the use of horses to improve child development skills, broodmare management, first time horse ownership, pasture management, horse facility improvements, hay quality and selection, horse farm drought management and equine business management.

The keynote speaker, Clint Depew, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at Louisiana State University, will speak about building confidence in horse and rider.

Dr. Depew’s projects include advancing the Master Horseman project, which he founded to improve the skills and knowledge of advanced horsemen and to encourage them to become volunteer teachers within the equine community.

For registration information, contact Kelly Brannan at 301-405-8746, by email at kbrannan@umd.edu, or visit the Equine Studies Web site.

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