Community Relations Manager
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Animal Control Section will co-host a series of evening classes this spring geared toward horse owners. Local horse experts will share their insights on a variety of topics, including equine dental care, veterinary care and how to maneuver a horse trailer.
This marks the second year for the horse sense seminar series. The series came about when local animal groups recognized a need for affordable adult education classes on horse care.
"The better we can educate the public on how to care for their horses, the healthier and safer those animals will be," said Carla Zinanti, manager of Animal Control operations for Jefferson County.
The seminars will be co-hosted by Colorado State University Cooperative Extension and the Jefferson County Horse Council.
April 6: Springing into Action!
Spring veterinary care for horses
April 13: Long in the Tooth?
Equine dental care
April 20: Saddle Up!
Answers for all your tack questions
April 27: Bad Hair Day?
Grooming and horse care
May 4: Horse Shows 101
Horse shows and judging
May 11: Hittin' the Trail
May 18: Off the Beaten Path
Packing and backcountry travel
May 25: Truck and trailer rodeo
How to drive and back your trailer
(Bring your rig and try our obstacle course!)
Each event will run from 7 to 9 p.m. at the CSU Extension Center meeting room at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave. in Golden. Costs per class are $15 for the general public, $10 for Jefferson County Horse Council and 4-H parents, and free for children under 18. Cash or checks will be accepted on-site.
To register or for information call Barb Suggs (303-279-6384) or Jim Akers (303-271-6620).