Hippology Academy 2021

Online course for youth & adults. Practice tests, slides, digital stations, & twice weekly lectures in 6 content areas. Participants can interact with equine professors from Universities across the United States!

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Topics covered will be:

      • Equipment and Riding Styles
      • Stallion Reproductive Anatomy
      • External Parasites
      • Pasture Management
      • Donkeys
      • Equine Breeds

This course is targeted for older youth and adults.

Bronze Level = $50. Access to content until August 8.
Silver Level = $100. Includes 6-week access to instructors to ask questions, …

Equine Facilities: Stall Flooring and Bedding

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentuckyu

Flooring

Popcorn asphalt

Packed or puddled rock-free clay on a well-drained base makes one of the best floors for stables. It is usually easy to obtain. However, it is difficult to keep clean, and more flooring has to be added from time to time. Wood plank stall floors are preferred by some horse owners, but they are hard to keep dry and free from odor. Concrete floors are the least desirable, and if used, a considerable …

Equine Facilities: Barn Feed Room

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky

The feed room is seldom larger than a box stall. Organize it for convenience and easy housekeeping. Plan storage for feed materials, equipment, and tools. Provide an uncluttered traffic pattern to reach the stored materials without interference. Keep the storage area as dust-free as possible.

Hay may be stored in an overhead loft or on the ground floor. Small rooms and narrow doors are inconvenient for storing hay and add to the labor required …

Equine Facilities: Stall Dimensions

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky

Horse Stall Front

For riding horses, the minimum box stall is 10′ x 10′. More commonly, box stalls are 12′ x 12′, although stalls 16′ x 16′ or larger are not uncommon. If the barn layout permits, a stall 16′ x 20′ or larger is useful for foaling mares. Box stalls for ponies may be smaller, depending on the breed. A larger stall can be obtained by removing the common partition between adjoining box stalls.

Equip box …