Many thanks to Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital for another successful Hats Off Day 2019!
Click on more news below for our upcoming Hunter Pace at scenic Flying Cross Farm!
We at the Kentucky Equine Adoption Center are grateful for the continued support of the Brennan Equine Welfare Fund.
They help us do what we do best - help horses!
Many thanks to ASPCA for their support for Training !
Thank you for your continued support!
In 2018, we adopted out 59 horses. This year, we want to beat that number.
Number Of Horses Adopted Out This Year!
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This week on "Tails" from The Center",
Training 101 with KyEAC trainer, Olivia Dixon.
All of our horses go through ground work before we start to ride them. Groundwork gives us an opportunity to see how responsive the horse is, how he/she relates to us and their surroundings, and is the foundation of all training. Good groundwork teaches horses how to respect rules, and helps us establish a trusting relationship with the horse.
WHAT DO WE FEED OUR HORSES?
Horse Country Tours!
Kentucky Equine Adoption Center is pleased to offer tours through the horse country. On most Fridays and Saturdays at 1:30pm throughout the summer and fall, our guests will see how we get a horse read for adoption through training and rehabilitation, meet some of our most interesting horses, and then proceed to the Equine Kitchen where they will prepare delectable treats for our horses. Our guests will become our “Equine Chefs” and be able to visit the horses afterwards and feed their treats to them.
To prepare for the tours, our staff did a test run a couple of weeks ago and we were surprised at what our horses liked and disliked! We used a broad selection of food items: apples, carrots, peppermints, alfalfa cubes, and a smattering of toppings or food that these items could be dipped into such as Cheerios, grain, molasses and peanut butter.
Findings: Our horses loved Cheerios! Who knew? They did not seem to like the alfalfa cubes because they were dry, and would only eat them if they were dipped in something sweet like molasses.
We also noticed that we had a tendency to make our treats too big. We think of horses as big animals with big mouths, but the more bite size, the better!
We encourage creativity, and are always open to ideas for new food items to use in making our treats! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas!
To register for Horse Country tours, please visit This Link . We look forward to seeing you this year!
DON'T FORGET--Our Director or other staff members will answer questions sent in by you, which can be submitted via the contact form at the bottom of the home page or on the Contact Us page.
We will do this weekly, so start sending in those questions!!
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Remember there are never any stupid questions!