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CLEMSON — The Clemson University Equine Center is introducing a new short course series, “Horse Business and Management.” Participants who attend the courses earn a certificate of completion from Clemson.
The course Equine Reproduction will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 11-12 at the Clemson equine center on West Queen Street in Pendleton.
Course instructors are veterinarian Adam Eichelberger of Clemson Livestock Poultry Health, a horse reproduction specialist; and Jillian Fain, assistant professor and applied reproduction researcher at the University of Georgia. Teaching units will be divided into mare and stallion topics, including breeding steps from preparation through post-foaling. For details go to this web page.
The $200 fee for the two-day course includes course manual, class instruction, hands-on experience and lunch.
The registration deadline is Jan. 6.
“While anyone is welcome to attend the courses, the short-course series is designed for people working as farm managers, trainers, sales representatives and as other equine professionals whose work could be advanced by having a certificate of attendance,” said Rebecca Shirley, equine center manager.
To receive a certificate of completion, seven or more courses must be attended. The required courses for the certificate are: Basic Horse Management, Advanced Horse Management, Nutrition, Facility Design and Management and Equine Business Practices.
Optional courses to fulfill the additional two credits are: Reproduction, Exercise Physiology, Horse Judging and Evaluation and Progressing the Young or Inexperienced Horse.
“To make the courses more available across the state, we will offer sessions not only at our home farm in Clemson but also in locations in the Sandhills and Lowcountry,” Shirley said.
Information, pricing and locations for each course will be publicized as details are finalized.