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Extension office hosts horse expo

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Dr. Kylee J. Douberstein, with UGA’s Animal & Dairy Science school will lead discussions on various equine topics this Saturday.

Special photo Dr. Kylee J. Douberstein, with UGA’s Animal & Dairy Science school will lead discussions on various equine topics this Saturday.

vicki.harris@albanyherald.com

ALBANY — The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service with the support of the Dougherty 4-H Horse Club will present a Horsekeeping Expo 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Albany Exchange Club Fairgrounds, 810 S. Westover Blvd.

Dr. Kylee J. Duberstein, assistant professor of equine science at UGA’s Animal & Dairy Science school, will discuss topics such as basic horse safety and provide information on equipment, including tack fitting and proper bits. Other topics to be discussed include nutritional guidelines for horses, vaccines and dentistry.

For those interested in showing, topics including horse judging and horse selection based on conformation and show ring etiquette will be presented.

“I am very excited to have to opportunity to work with Dougherty County Extension to put on this program. I think it will be a great learning opportunity for both novice and advanced horse owners and enthusiasts to acquire practical and up to date information on topics that are central to owning and riding horses,” Duberstein said.

The event is open to the public. There is no entry fee.

“This program is going to provide information on nutrition, tack fitting, equipment, etc. to members of the 4-H horse club and others. A big emphasis will be placed on what horse judges are looking for when the kids compete at the 4-H horse shows,” said James Morgan, Dougherty County Extension agent and coordinator of the event.

Pre-registeration can be made by calling (229) 436-7216.