PVMA
Pre-Veterinary Medical Association at Oregon State University

Horse Handling Workshops

This series of three workshops offers you a chance to gain experience in a variety of activities regarding horse care and handling. Dr. Dawn Sherwood, a professor at Oregon State University and manager of the Oregon State University Horse Center, instructs all three workshops: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.


Beginner

This workshop generally happens during Fall Term. It is designed for students who have little to no prior equine handling experience. At the Beginner Horse Handling Workshop, Dr. Sherwood discusses basic horse behavior and safety, gives a demonstration regarding safe haltering and leading, and then allows the students to practice this haltering and leading.



Intermediate

This workshop generally happens during Winter Term. To attend this workshop, you need to either have prior equine experience or have attended the Beginner Horse Handling Workshop. The focus of the Intermediate Horse Handling Workshop is obtaining vitals such as pulse (by feel and stethoscope), gut sounds, temperature, and respiration.



Advanced

The Advanced Horse Handling Workshop generally happens during Spring Term. To attend this workshop, you need to either have prior equine experience or have attended the Beginner or Intermediate Horse Handling Workshop. At this workshop, Dr. Sherwood gives instruction on correct bandaging techniques for a variety of leg wraps, including track wraps, polo wraps, and standing wraps.