Horsin’ Around Conference will feature expert trainers
LINCOLN, Neb. – This year’s Horsin’ Around conference, scheduled Feb. 14-15, 2009, will feature four presenters from diverse areas of equine training.
The event will be held at the RB Warren Arena in the Animal Science Complex on University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus. Preregistration opens Jan. 5, 2009, and closes Feb. 6. The 2009 conference will be limited to the first 450 paid registrations, as past conferences have sold out.
Nancy Cahill of Madisonville, Texas, one of the country’s most respected horse instructors and clinicians, will hold presentations on finding the versatile athlete; accessing a horse’s abilities and making the most of resources; gaining control for maximum performance; western horsemanship: developing the horse and rider team; the trail class horse – getting started; fine tuning for showmanship at halter; and training for western riding. Cahill has coached numerous national all-around champions and trained several American Quarter Horse Association World Show and Congress winners. She specializes in trail and western riding.
Dean Meyer, DVM, an expert in equine nutrition, reproduction, lameness and dental care, will hold a presentation alongside Craig Sandmire on “Getting All Pluses From Supplements.” Sandmire is an equine nutrition specialist for Madison Equine in Wisconsin.
Kathy Anderson, an associate professor and extension horse specialist at UNL, teaches equine courses, oversees the 4-H horse program and judges for various professional organizations. She will hold a presentation on dealing with “unwanted” horses in Nebraska.
The clinic is open to participants of all ages. Adult registration is $30 for the weekend or $20 for one day. For youth 18 and under, registration is $20 for both days or $15 for one. If the clinic doesn’t sell out, adult registration will be available at the door for $40 for the weekend and $25 for one day. Youth registration at the door will be $30 for the weekend and $20 for one day. Seating will be assigned by section on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information or to preregister, call Anderson at (402) 472-6411 or e-mail email@example.com. Horsin’ Around 2009 is sponsored by UNL Extension in the university’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
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