Monday, February 20, 2012

Winter Horse Owner Educational Opportunities

Local horse enthusiasts are invited to participate in a couple of educational programs on horse management. The sessions are sponsored by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. Each individual program will last approximately 1.5 - 2 hours including time for question and answer sessions with presenters.

Program dates and topics are listed below:

Topic: Internal Parasites: Learning to Live With & Manage Equine Parasites with Lara Worden of NC Cooperative Extension. This workshop will focus on the latest information on deworming strategies and how you can help prevent resistance to current dewormers by knowing more about each horse’s parasite status and ultimately improve the parasite load of your herd and save money. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Date: February 29, 2012
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: James W. Warren Citizens Center, 115 W. Main St., Lincolnton
Registration: FREE, but must register at or by calling 704-922-2112.

Topic: The Fundamentals of Saddle Fit: Lecture and Demonstration with Jan & Tim Emore of Emore Leather. This workshop will focus on structural integrity of a saddle, placement/position of saddle, proper padding, and how rider’s position in the saddle affects the way the saddle fits the horse. They will address issues for both Western and English saddles. Note: Dinner and refreshments will be provided at this event. Bring your own chairs!
Date: March 7, 2012
Time: 6:00 to 8 p.m.
Location: Over The Hill Farm, 272 New Ground RD, Lincolnton, NC.
Registration Fee: $10.00. To register go to

Pre-registration is required for all sessions.
To register, go to
To get directions, contact Gaston County Cooperative Extension at 704-922-2112. If we do not have a minimum of 10 people registered by the Tuesday before the event, the event will be canceled.

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