I am a C2 in the United States Pony Club where I learned and was tested on management, illnesses, lameness, safety, first aid, conditioning, riding techniques, and many more areas to increase my knowledge about equine athletes. I did a study in 2017 involving equine nutrition and feed trials.
I've been involved with horses for the last 14 years. I managed 18 horses as a weekend caretaker. I was responsible for feeding them, inspecting for injury or distress, and exercising horses to maintain fitness. In Pony Club, I’m a C2. I have competed nationally at the USPC Championships in dressage, where I placed top 5. I did fox hunting and polo cross in Pony Club. Then I joined other organizations where I showed at the state levels, placing top 5 in every class I did. I've competed in eventing, show jumping, barrel racing, western and English pleasure, trail, showmanship, and saddle seat. During the summer of 2015, I was a working student. We worked between seven and ten horses per day of various levels. I was responsible for tacking up, grooming, wrapping, feeding, and cooling down horses. I coached youth and non-professional riders by helping them understand their horse’s responses and demonstrating to them how to make effective use of riding aids.
I am specializing in equine science at UW River Falls. Some of my classes have included nutrition, genetics, equine production, reproduction physiology, and balanced seat applications in riding. I have learned the factors affecting muscular, cardiac, and respiration physiology; studied the reproductive and endocrine functions in animals to understand how to increase animal performance; and I developed a better understanding of the different aids used in riding to effectively train horses.
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