On October 7-9, 2018, the Summit returns to Durango’s Strater Hotel for another exciting series of academic and arena presentations.
Dr. Temple Grandin, known worldwide for her expertise in livestock handling as well as autism issues, will deliver the Summit keynote address.
Dr. Rebecca Gimenez, president of Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue and an internationally renowned presenter, will also be part of the Summit.
Grandin teaches courses on livestock behavior and other topics at Colorado State University. She also consults on facility design, livestock handling, and animal welfare.
She has appeared on television shows such as 20/20, 48 Hours, CNN Larry King Live, PrimeTime Live, 60 Minutes, the Today Show, and many others. Grandin has authored over 400 articles in both scientific journals and livestock periodicals on animal handling, welfare, and facility design.
Grandin had this to say about the Summit:
“The Best Horse Practices Summit, with its ingenuous blend of academic and arena presentations, will help people understand the horse’s world. It offers the horse’s perspective.
“For decades, I’ve traveled the world helping humans understand animals and giving people tools and mandates for improving animals’ lives. We raised them. They deserve our respect. The Best Horse Practices Summit has the same goal and mission.”
Gimenez gives training in Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (TLAER ) techniques across the U.S. and internationally. Her current scientific research interests include a national survey of trailer accident causality; a study of animal physiological responses to technical rescue procedures and equipment; and improving fire prevention standards for animal facilities. Her expertise in research and development of numerous techniques has been honed by using privately owned animals that she personally trains to participate.
She has published numerous critiques, techniques and journal articles on a variety of technical subjects in large animal disaster and emergency rescue. She has authored chapters in several veterinary textbooks, contributed to numerous popular and professional publications.
BHPS Director Maddy Butcher had this to say about the developments:
“We’re thrilled to have Temple and Rebecca as early, confirmed presenters for this year’s Summit. I’ve been privileged to hear their presentations and have interviewed both of these amazing women a few times. I’m confident they will offer attendees some incredible take-home information and ah-ha moments. Can’t wait!”
Stay tuned for details on presenters, registration, and much more.
Patagonia WorkWear, which outfitted Summit presenters with ranch jackets and barn coats, returns as a generous sponsor. Read more here.