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Stacy Westfall Demonstrates Horsemanship at Annual Healthy Happy Horse Event

Posted January 31, 2017

On January 27, 2017 horse lovers attended the Healthy Happy Horse event that took place at the Thomas G. Hildebrand DVM ’56 Equine Complex. The event lasted from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and featured a live demonstration by Stacy Westfall, one of the most popular horsemanship clinicians in the equine industry.

Other activities at the event included breakfast, a speech made by Dr. Eleanor Green, the Carl B. King dean of veterinary medicine, educational talks made by seven professionals in the veterinary and equine profession, dinner, and a meet and greet with Westfall.

Westfall’s demonstration titled, “Reading and Understanding Your Horse’s Body Language”, pleased the crowd and gave attendees a chance to talk with Westfall about their own horsemanship techniques.

Westfall“We were so excited to host the second annual Healthy Happy Horse event,” Dean Green said. “This event is instrumental in educating our audience about innovative technologies and medical treatments within the equine industry, and further expressing the importance of the welfare of horses.”

Speakers and topics covered included:

New Treatments for Ocular and Periocular Tumors
Dr. Leslie Easterwood ’95
Clinical Assistant Professor of Equine Community Practice

Upper Airway Disease
Dr. Canaan Whitfield
Assistant Professor of Large Animal Surgery

Westfall_GreenEquine Dermatology
Dr. Alison Diesel
Clinical Assistant Professor

Engaging Youth for the Future of the Horse Industry
Mr. Craig Huffhines ’90
American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Executive Director

Equine Lameness/Imaging
Dr. Ashlee Watts
Assistant Professor of Large Animal Surgery

History of Horses on 6666
Dr. Glenn Blodgett, DVM ’73
Four Sixes Ranch Horse Division Manager

Issues Facing the Equine Industry
Dr. Jim Heird
Glenn Blodgett Equine Chair
Equine Initiative Executive Professor and Coordinator


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