I have taken a series of classes at UConn that have given me the tools I need to excel in both training horses and managing an active breeding farm. Some of these courses include; Equine Science, Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals, Reproductive Physiology of Farm Animals, Introduction to Animal Science Nutrition, Livestock Management, Genetics, Foal Watch, Horse Breeding Farm Management, Light Horse Training Management, and Developing The Driving Horse.
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Duties of Current Occupation
Responsible for daily barn chores such as feeding all 86 horses, mucking 50+ stalls, and driving the tractor. Grooming and tacking horses for riding lessons and carriage driving. Handling of foals, yearlings, stallions. Basic medical needs/medication
Equine Work Experience
I have been riding since I was 4 years old. I have had an immense passion for horses that inspired me to get a Bachelor's in Animal Science from the University of Connecticut with a minor in Equine Management. I have worked at the UConn Horse Barn for 3 years, where we actively breed 8-10 mares a year and have a steady herd of 86 horses. I have participated in everything from wrapping hooves, treating various diseases and illnesses, regular deworming, IV/IM injections, and have witnessed the euthenization of two mares. For three years I have worked alongside Dr. Alfredo Sanchez, our on-site veterinarian. He is a professor at Tufts and works for their Ambulatory Services. He is also heavily involved in all of our breeding practices and is present immediately after all foalings.
Specialize in all aspects of horse farm breeding management. Heavily involved in choosing appropriate broodmares and have participated in both live cover and AI for 20+ mares at the university. Well versed in teasing to test for standing heat. Have been present/participated/instructed other students in the process of foaling out 12+ foals. Worked as the "Foal Watch" TA at UConn alongside Horse Barn Manager, John Bennett.
Type of Ride Work
I began riding when I was four years old. I started out taking weekly western lessons, and graduated to multiple lessons a week training for barrel racing at the age of 14. At school we are granted the opportunity to take a "Light Horse Training Management" class in which we work with and train the horses we have bred in their respective age groups where we finish by training the 4 year olds to ride for the first time in preparation for their lesson program admittance.
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