NEWS for North Dakotans
Agriculture Communication, North Dakota State University
7 Morrill Hall, Fargo, ND 58105-5665
September 7, 2000
Sam Powell, nationally known horse trainer and author of the book "Almost a Whisper," will be the featured presenter at an equine educational clinic hosted by the North Dakota State University Department of Animal and Range Sciences and NDSU Extension Service Sept. 15 and 16 at the Winter Show building in Valley City.
The event starts Friday, Sept. 15, with Powell demonstrating his "teaching by asking" technique, which includes his philosophy of common sense, patience, respect for horses and an understanding of the "three Rs," request, response and release, during a colt breaking session. He will also demonstrate the proper loading and unloading of a problem horse.
The Saturday program includes two one-on-one riding sessions with Powell, one from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the second from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. These rising sessions, limited to 15 people per session, will be available by registration only to the first 30 applicants at a cost of $125 per horse and rider.
An educational program on equine nutrition, safety and health will run from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Speakers will include Carmelita Lamb, 4-H youth horsemanship specialist, on equine safety; Kevin Sedivec, extension rangeland specialist, on forages for horse pastures; Lance Enget, Purina Mills, on equine nutrition; Ryan Taylor, Fort Dodge Pharmaceuticals, on equine health, and Dr. Mark Wieland, Casselton Veterinary Service, on vaccination location and timing.
Tickets for the two-day clinic can be purchased at Stockmens Supply in Fargo, the Winter Show office in Valley City, Farmers Union Oil Company in Jamestown, the Animal and Range Sciences Department (Hultz Hall) at NDSU, or by calling (701) 451-0680 or (701) 231-7647. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the gate.
Source: Kevin Sedivec, (701) 231-7647
Editor: Gary Moran, (701) 231-7865