Healthy Horse Weekend in NC

This week, we hear from frequent guest columnist Emily Thomas Luciano. Together with her father, Jim Thomas, Luciano is coordinating the Healthy Horse Seminar, March 3-5, in PittsboSiler City, North Carolina. Click here to check it out.

She writes:

Where else can you learn the literal ins-and-outs of a horse in one weekend? From the brain to the stomach, the trigeminal nerve to the hind gut, the Healthy Horse Seminar in Siler City, N.C. will delve into evidence-based best practices for horses.

“We’re very much looking forward to bringing in such accomplished and knowledgeable guests,” said event organizer Jim Thomas of Bar T Horsemanship. “Evidence-Based Horsemanship has probably influenced my horsemanship more than any one individual, book or DVD, so we’re

Jim Thomas

especially excited to host Dr. Peters for the seminar.”

Evidence-Based Horsemanship co-author Dr. Stephen Peters will be the headliner for the weekend. As a neuropsychologist and horseman, he has a very unique perspective on horse training and care. He’ll even lead a horse brain dissection!

Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about equine nutrition from Harmany Equine’s Dr. Joyce Harman, world reknown holistic and integrative veterinarian, on Saturday.

Sunday, a veterinarian from the N.C. State Vet School will talk parasite control and will teach participants how to conduct their own fecal tests!

Here’s the schedule for the weekend:

Friday, March 3:

5-8 p.m.: FREE teaser session with Dr. Stephen Peters, co-author of Evidence-Based Horsemanship. Welcome session with booklet handout, Meet & Greet, PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Peters and discussion. Dinner will be served ($10).

Saturday, March 4:

9 a.m.-2 p.m.: GET TO KNOW YOUR HORSE’S BRAIN: Dr. Peters will lecture about horse brain structure and development, neurochemistry, neuroanatomy, horse behavior as it relates to brain function, and how to apply that knowledge to proper training and management practices.

3-5 p.m.: NUTRITION: Dr. Joyce Harman, world renown holistic and integrative veterinarian, will talk nutrition. From forages to feeds, probiotics to supplements, Dr. Harman will talk about what your horse really needs and what he can deal without.

Sunday, March 5:

9 a.m.-2 p.m.: GET TO KNOW YOUR HORSE’S BRAIN: Dr. Peters will continue his discussion about about the horse brain and lead a dissection.

3-5 p.m.: A veterinarian from the N.C. State Vet School will talk parasites, control and will teach participants how to conduct their own fecal tests.

The cost for the weekend is $250 with dinner included Saturday and Sunday. To register, click here.

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