Gaining experience in the equine industry to better prepare me for college and a career. I will be working every week at a thoroughbred barn and at an equine hospital in the spring.
- Learn to give vaccinations and oral medication
- Learn how to bandage
- Learn signs and symptoms of common equine ailments
- Learn proper treatments for ailments
- Become comfortable showing horses in a sale
- Become comfortable with basic care and health
Every week work 7-8 hours at barn
Every week work 4-5 hours at Parks Equine Hospital in the spring
Methods To Achieve Goals
- Work every weekend
- Ask questions
- Offer to help with "bigger" assignments
- Work in different environments
- Take every opportunity
- Self advocate
Reached most goals. Learned things I didn't expect to learn: Standards for equine showing, feeding methods for different outcomes, tips and tricks, restraints, and the industry in general.
To continue my SAE:
- Work somewhere more focused on equine-assisted therapy
- Attend Asbury University for Equine program
- Take opportunities
Favorite Thoroughbreds. Digital image. Horse Grooming Supplies. N.p., n.d. Web.
What Is Potomac Horse Fever? Digital image. Wisegeek.com. N.p., n.d. Web. Dec.-Jan. 2014.