Thursday, October 30, 2008

Montgomery County Extension to Offer "Horseman's Dream" Series

The Montgomery County Extension Office will be offering their first ever "Hosremen's Dream" series for horse owners in and around the Montgomery County area. The Horsemen's Dream Series will consist of three different programs scattered throughout the end of 2008 and 2009. Programs offered in the series include:

A Forages for Horses Workshop- This workshop will take place on Monday, November 17 and Thursday November 20. The forages for horses workshop covers everything a horse owner needs to establish and or maintain the proper forages for proper horse nutrition. This workshop will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 on both evenings.

An Equine Environmental and Liability Awareness workshop-Helod on Monday, January 12 2009 and Thursday January 15 2009. The Equine Environmental and Liability Awareness Workshop will not only cover the environmental issues a horse owner must contend with but also the liabilities that come with owning a horse.

A Pasture Walk- After learning all about growing quality forages in the forages for horses workshop, participants will have the ability to go out in a pasture and put that knowledge to "hand's on" use. The date for the pasture walk has not been set but it will take place some time in the spring or summer of 2009. The specific date will be announced at the end of the Equine Environmental and Liability Workshop.

All three events in the Horsemen's Dream series are offered at a price of $65.00 for early registration and $75.00 at the door. With the understanding that, if you register at the door, some of the materials may not be available to you. Early registration deadline is November 3. For more information, and to register, contact Suzanne Mills-Wasniak at the Montgomery County Extension Office.