Horse Science Short Course Offered Next Week


The University of Arizona College of Agriculture is offering a noncredit horse science short course in Payson on Aug. 12 and Aug. 13.

Classroom sessions will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday. The course will culminate with a demonstration on proper hoof care on Saturday afternoon.

The classroom sessions will be held at the Payson Public Library with the demonstration at a local residence.

Topics to be covered include horse conformation, horse health care and vaccinations, buying a sound horse, local issues, emergency equine cases, and a complete overview of equine nutrition for all types of horses.

The clinic staff includes Dr. Mark Arns and Dr. Bill Shurg, equine specialists with the University of Arizona, Dr. Drew Justice, DVM, David Pearce, professional farrier, and Dr. Jim Sprinkle, Gila County Extension Agent.

The course fee is $45 which covers all three days and a comprehensive 450-page textbook. The class will be limited to 60 people.

Deadline for registration has been extended to Aug. 11. Make checks payable to Cooperative Extension. To pre-register, contact Lani Hall, 4-H Youth Development Agent for Gila County Cooperative Extension at (928) 474-4160. Send your registration to Gila County Cooperative Extension, P.O. Box 2844, Payson, AZ 85547-2844, or fax: (928) 468-8289.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting Susan Bolt, (928) 474-4160. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.

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