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Mississippi State University Extension Service equine specialist Clay Cavinder will assist in the Horse Management: 101 classes from April 11 to May 16 at the Lee County Agri-Center in Verona. (File photo by MSU Extension Service/Kat Lawrence)

MSU Extension offers Horse Management 101

MSU Extension Service

VERONA, Miss. -- Horse owners and riding enthusiasts can learn the basics of riding and equine care at evening classes each Tuesday from April 11 to May 16.

Mississippi State University Extension Service is hosting the six-week course at the Lee County Agri-Center, located at 5395 Highway 145 in Verona. Nutrena is cosponsoring Horse Management 101: Ranch Horse Series.

Extension equine specialist Clay Cavinder said the lessons will be suitable for all ages.

“Our goal is to provide management and training skills for successful riding experiences,” he said. “In addition to lectures, participants will be able to ride or observe riders in a hands-on class.”

Up to 15 participants will be able to bring their horses for riding sessions. Other participants will benefit from observing the demonstrations.

Topics on the agenda include nutrition, reproduction, parasite control, dental care, pasture management, athlete selection, hoof care, exercise and conditioning, and tax law and business planning.

The $200 class fee will include meals and lecture materials. To register, contact Cavinder by calling 662-325-7466 or emailing clay.cavinder@msstate.edu.

Released: March 10, 2017
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  • Mississippi State University Extension Service equine specialist Clay Cavinder will assist in the Horse Management: 101 classes from April 11 to May 16 at the Lee County Agri-Center in Verona. (File photo by MSU Extension Service/Kat Lawrence)
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