Save the date for an equine-oriented learning experience

There’s still time to register for the Rutgers Equine Science Center Horses 2017 program. It’s an opportunity to hear from the “Best of the Best” during an extravaganza of equine information March 18-19 in Piscataway.

Tickets at the door are are $80 per day or $125 for both days for adults, and $45 a day or $80 for the weekend for students. Go to to take a look at the line-up of speakers and topics, as well as to get  information about registration.

Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. In this e-mail a link to the “Session Preference Form” will take you to a form where you can select the sessions that you wish to attend.

Set for a new location in the Livingston Student Center, this can’t-miss seminar will cover everything from equine dentistry and manure and pasture management to saddle fitting and that most interesting question “Do you want to own a horse?” Find out what it will cost you.

The keynote speaker on the Saturday will be Wendy Williams, author of “The Horse: The Epic History of our Noble Companion,” who will be discussing, “Can horses read?”

The next day, the keynote speaker is Jeff Thomason (known for his ability to bring equine anatomy to life) of the University of Guelph in Canada. An expert on the form and function of the equine hoof, he’ll be talking about the effect of footing on horses.

And there’s more, including dealing with ulcers, learning about nutrition, the basics of farriery, pain management. Like to shop? A trade show will be on hand, as will representatives of equine-oriented non-profits.

An “Ask The Experts” panel will wrap up the proceedings each day. It will include some of the speakers from previous sessions, as well as Rutgers professors, to answer questions.

There also will be special programs for young people, many of whom will be interested in a panel of veterinary students talking about what life is like in vet school.

For more details, go to



Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePrint this pageShare on LinkedInPin on PinterestShare on Google+