Conditioning the Equine Athlete for a Healthy and Successful Riding Season
Speaker: Dr. Christine Skelly
Date: April 15th, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM ET
Webinar Description: This presentation will discuss how to plan an equine conditioning program that is safe and effective in developing a fit and happy horse for a successful riding season. Different exercise protocols will be discussed for both riding and ground work. Participants will learn how to use training journals to monitor a horse's progress as well as how to evaluate a horse's body condition score to keep them healthy throughout the year.
Founder and director of My Horse University, an online horse management program based out of Michigan State University Extension. Campus coordinator of the MSU Extension Equine Team to develop adult educational programs and serve as a resource for youth activities in Michigan. Consultant to specialists, industry professionals and horse owners in Michigan and work closely with the Michigan Horse Council. Interests include equine nutrition, facility design and management, and environmental stewardship.