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2002/05/09

Kentucky Horse Park's Equine Education Set To Begin Fall Session The Kentucky Horse Park Education Department is now accepting applications for the Equine Management Program Fall session. The program is taught by the Kentucky Horse Park staff, and pre-registration is required for all classes. The fall session of the Equine Management Program meets five days a week, July 9-November 20. The program is a work-study program in which participants have the opportunity to work directly with horses. Included in the program are the park's mares and foals and its Mustangs. The curriculum covers stable management, grooming, horse handling, anatomy and physiology, herd health, reproduction, and mare and foal care. It also offers training and riding opportunities. Since the early 1980s, participants from around the world have been taking advantage of the Equine Management Program. Some participants have been around horses all their lives, and others have no knowledge of horses or the equine industry at all. What they share is a love for horses and the wish to learn about the horse and the industry. If the five-month program is more than a participant is looking for, individual day-classes on topics such as "Transportation and Trailer Loading", "Starting the horse Riding," "Basic Team Driving," "Hoof Care," and "Lameness" are available. These individual classes are held on the weekends so they are perfect for any horse enthusiast. The Kentucky Horse Park Education Department also offers a program for children ages 10-18 interested in the basics of horseback riding. The Youth Riding Program teaches participants how to catch, lead, groom, and tack horses, as well as the basics of balanced seat riding. For more information about the educational opportunities offered by the Kentucky Horse Park, or an application for the fall session and future classes, please contact Barbara Dietrich at (859) 259-4206. The Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm and an educational theme park dedicated to man's relationship with the horse. The park is located at Interstate 5, Exit 120, just north of Lexington. Always in season, the park is open daily from March 15 to October 31, and Wednesday through Sunday from November 1 to March 14.

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