HORSE PRACTICUM: Spring, 2010

Instructors: Faculty: Dr. Sarah Ralston, 732-932-9404, Ralston@aesop.rutgers.edu

                                 Dr. Carey Williams 732-932-5529, cwilliams@aeso.rutgers.edu

                   Main Supervisor: Joanne Powell: 732-406-9727, jpowell@aesop.rutgers.edu

Objectives: To familiarize the students with the principles of caring for horses in addition to the handling and training of young horses.

Schedule: We will meet for 1 hour every Thursday at 8:00 AM in the Red Barn or Ryders Lane Barn (See schedule) to discuss various horse topics, and have you work with the horses.
 Expectations:
YOU NEED TO COMPLETE 5 HOURS OF BARN WORK PER WEEK: Students will be evaluated on their participation in-group discussions, reliability and diligence when working in the barns. NOTE: The Group meeting IS MANDATORY. If you miss a meeting you will need to put in 2 hours extra in the barn to make it up. Helping with research and on weekends can also count toward barn hours.

Barn/lab hours: Sign in on the check sheet when you get to the barn and sign out when you leave with the time.

SAFETY:

1. NEVER WORK WITH THE HORSES IF THERE IS NO ONE ELSE AROUND!

2. If there is a problem with the horses and I am not there, you can try my cell phone but I rarely have it on me. Call my office or home as well as the cell phone listed on the contact sheets. If there is a problem with fencing, etc or a real emergency contact JOANNA POWELL, ANTHONY SACCHETTI or, if they cannot be reached,  CLINT BURGHER. All contact info is on the contact sheets!

3. If someone is injured in the barn DO NOT TAKE THEM TO THE HOSPITAL YOURSELF. Call 6911 for an ambulance. Try to stay calm and if they are in a stall with a horse remove either the person or the horse, which ever seems to be the safest! If you are injured but an ambulance is not necessary (ie: stepped on foot) YOU MUST GET IT SEEN FIRST AT HURTADO (Rutgers) and LET US KNOW ABOUT IT! Do not go to your home physician first-it will take forever to get the paperwork sorted out!

4. DO NOT BRING FRIENDS/FAMILY TO THE BARN WITHOUT DR. RALSTON’S EXPRESS PERMISSION AND DO NOT LET THEM GO OUT IN THE PADDOCKS OR INTO THE STALLS IF SHE IS NOT THERE.

5. NEVER wear sandals or open toed shoes in the barn.

6. NO CELL PHONES ALLOWED IN THE STALLS when you are working with the horses-Leave them on the table in the red barn, the office at Ryders Lane.

Practicum Lecture Schedule-Spring 2011

Location             Date          Topic                                                          Lecturers*

Red Barn            Jan. 21       Intro&Safety                                      SLR/JP/CW

Red Barn            Jan 27     Meet the Standardbreds:                     JP/CW

                                          Grooming/ID/Markings, Conformation  

                  NOTE: Session joint with NESAA students STARTS AT 7:00AM!   

Ryders Lane      Feb 3       Meet the Mustangs:                              SLR/JP

                                            Body Condition Score & Conformation                                             

Ryders Lane      Feb 10       Emergencies                                                 SLR/JP

Ryders Lane      Feb 17       Deworming, health care                              SLR/ JP

Ryders Lane      Feb 24       Breeds and Behavior                                    JP/SLR

Red Barn           March 3    Bandaging                                                      CW/JP

Red Barn           March 10   Trailering                                                     CW/JP  

Red Barn          March 24     Dentistry                                                  SLR/JP/Mike Mullin

Ryders Lane    March 31      Facilities                                             CW/JP

Red Barn         April 7            Nutrition                                                   CW/SLR

Red Barn         April 14       Vaccinations/Coggins tests              SLR/Vets

Red Barn         April 21        Field trip – Ricks and Etsch               SLR

Meet at barn to carpool

Red Barn         April 28        tba!                  SLR

* SLR=Ralston

   JP=Powell

   CW=Williams