SUMMARY: This webinar will give participants an overview of how to body condition score a horse and explain how this type of evaluation can help assess a horse’s overall health and well-being. A new app will also be demonstrated which can be used to record and track the condition of a horse.
Colleen Brady is the Purdue University Extension faculty member providing leadership for the 4-H animal sciences program and a member of the Animal Sciences department's Life Science Education Team, which works to develop innovative and effective formal and informal educational programming for youth. Dr. Brady focuses her research on measuring increases in science competency in youth due to participation in animal science-based programming, as well as exploring motivating factors affecting youth decisions to participate in those programs.
Kathy Anderson has been the Extension Horse Specialist at the University of Nebraska since 1991. She oversees the youth and adult extension horse program as well as teaches Undergraduate courses in the Animal Science Department. Kathy is currently teaching courses in Horse Management, Equine Reproduction, and Equine Nutrition. Additionally she has coached the UNL Horse Judging team.