LEXINGTON, KY (February 23, 2005) Do you know what it takes to keep your horse bright-eyed and bushy-tailed? Rosy-cheeked? Hunky-dory? In the pink? Fit and trim? If you’re not sure, the Kentucky Horse Park can help.
On April 2, the park will offer Health Care for Horses, a five-hour course for horse owners and caretakers. Participants will learn to develop preventative health maintenance programs, and learn to recognize and deal with common equine health problems in a hands-on and lecture format. The fee is $45. Taught by Kentucky Horse Park Director of Education Margi Stickney and Instructor Sherry Whetzel, this is good, solid health care groundwork that covers such topics as worming and vaccinating.
On May 14, the park will host another health care seminar called Healthy Horses, in partnership with the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). This all-day seminar will be taught be AAEP member veterinarians. The lectures and demonstrations will provide practical, up-to-date information on equine health issues for anyone who works with horses.
For information on Health Care for Horses, contact Margi Stickney at 859-259-4206 or 259-4263, email firstname.lastname@example.org or click on “Education Programs” at www.kyhorsepark.com. For information on Healthy Horses contact Amity Brannock at 859-259-4225 or visit the AAEP website at www.myhorsematters.com.
The Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm/theme park and equine competition facility dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse. An agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet, the park hosted 913,000 visitors and 80 special events and horse shows in 2003. The park is located at Exit 120, Interstate 75, just north of Lexington. The place to get close to horses, the park is open daily March 15 to October 31, and Wednesday through Sunday, November 1 to March 14.