Apr 12 - May 24, 2022
The online classes in the series will be held on the following Tuesdays from 6:00pm-7:30pm, Tuesday April 12, Tuesday April 26th, Tuesday May 10th, Tuesday May 24th. You register for each class separately.
$5.00 Per Class - Scholarships are available, email [email protected]
Equine Pasture Management and Pasture Nutrition
Tuesday, April 12 6:00-7:30 PM
Presenter: Dr. Shayan Ghajar, Assistant Professor, OSU Extension Service Small Farms Program
From brood mares to retired easy-keepers, forage is the foundation of all equine nutrition. In this class, learn about pasture species, grazing systems, and pasture nutrition for equine & environmental health.
Managing Mud and Manure on Horse Properties
Tuesday, April 26 6:00-7:30 PM
Presenter: Melissa Fery, Associate Professor, OSU Extension Service Small Farms Program
The amount of mud and manure that can accumulate on horse properties can feel overwhelming. In this class we will explore options to establish sacrifice areas, build all-weather paddocks and compost manure to benefit your horse’s health and your property and hopefully your own frustration next winter
Dangerous Plants in Pastures and Paddocks
Tuesday, May 10 6:00-7:30 PM
Presenters: Hayley White, Program Coordinator with OSU Extension Service Small Farms Program and Polk Soil & Water
Conservation District, and Melissa Fery, Associate Professor, OSU Extension Service Small Farms Program.
Horses can encounter poisonous plants and other vegetation that can cause injury. This class will teach you how to identify some of the common dangerous plants found in Western Oregon and how to manage them on your small acreage horse property.
Don’t Panic – What to do if Your Horse is Injured
Tuesday, May 24 6:00 -7:30 PM
Presenter: Dawn Sherwood, Horse Specialist, OSU Extension Service Animal Science Program
It is stressful with your horse is bleeding or injured and often we’re not sure what to do. This class will cover some basic first aid procedures, help you determine when to call your veterinarian and some steps you can take until your veterinarian arrives.