AYHC VIDEO LIBRARY
It's Not a (Complete) Disaster - If You're Prepared
This presentation will briefly detail the history of the Oklahoma Large Animal First Responders and then will spend the bulk of the time providing emergency preparedness advice and tips to horse owners. It will include topics such as creating an emergency plan, effective and safe evacuation, emergency supplies, and other logistical details for horse owners to guide them in their preparedness. About the Speaker Dr. Clayton McCook is an associate veterinarian with Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery and lives in Edmond, OK. He received his DVM from Texas A&M University in 2009 and also has bachelor’s degrees in Biology from Texas Christian University and Spanish from The University of Texas-Arlington, as well as a master’s degree from The University of Connecticut. He is the president and a founding member of the Oklahoma Large Animal First Responders.
Beyond Exploration: Opportunities to Elevate Your Experience
Do you want to elevate your experience? How about staying involved in the equine industry while attending a higher education institution? Tune in to learn about the opportunities available to today’s youth in the equine industry, what options are available for competing or working in the industry while going on to higher education and what it takes to join or compete at that level! We will feature coaches and leaders from National Collegiate Equestrian Association/National Collegiate Athletic Association, Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association, Collegiate Judging and Collegiate Horseman’s Association about how to get involved in these programs, what do collegiate level coaches look for and how to apply/join them!
Oh Baby! webinar
Foaling can be a stressful time for horse owners and breeding managers. So much is invested in that foal coming out vibrant and healthy. The Oh Baby! webinar will walk you through what to expect in the foaling process and provide some practical guidelines for once that foal has arrived. Topics include preparations for parturition, predicting foaling and the foaling process, on-farm colostrum evaluation, and care of the newborn foal. Join us to help put your mind at ease for what's to come! About our Speakers: Dr. Chelsie Huseman is an Assistant Professor and Extension Horse Specialist in the Department of Animal Science. Dr. Huseman serves the state of Texas by disseminating equine education across the state for both adults and youth. She conducts numerous seminars, short courses, and a variety of other educational programs. Dr. Huseman conducts research and has interests in areas of skeletal adaptation to exercise and equine reproduction management. Her most recent work includes testing whole body vibration and its effect on the skeleton and new technologies for semen analysis. Dr. Huseman currently resides in College Station, TX with her husband and enjoys time spent raising their one year old son Caleb with horses and cattle. Dr. Jennifer Zoller is an Assistant Professor and Extension Horse Specialist for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension stationed in College Station. She provides statewide leadership for planning, implementing, conducting and evaluating Extension education programs in equine sciences for both adult and youth audiences. She also assists County Extension Agents and Program Area Committee members to effectively meet the needs of stakeholders and clientele. As an Extension horse specialist Zoller gives leadership to several programs including the State 4-H Horse Show, Texas Horse Help mobile application, and various horse judging competitions across the state. Dr. Zoller’s research interests include energy balance and manipulating body condition of the exercising horse to maximize nutrition programs, and the health benefits of participating in equine activities. Dr. Huseman and Zoller conduct the highly acclaimed annual Texas A&M Equine Reproductive Management Short Course, a course designed for owners and breeding managers who want to learn the most efficient methods for ensuring the success of their breeding programs.
Risk Management in a Riding Program
Learn about lessons learned from past lawsuits and participate in an interactive "spot the risk" activity. Christy Landwehr is the Chief Executive Officer for the Certified Horsemanship Association, a non-profit 501(c)3 association whose purpose is to promote excellence in safety throughout the horse industry, and a Past President of the American Youth Horse Council. With an undergraduate degree in public relations and speech communication from California State University Fullerton and a graduate degree in mass communication and journalism from University of Colorado at Boulder, Christy has vast experience in marketing and business. She was the Sponsorship and Youth Programs Manager for the Arabian Horse Association, a trainer for Skill Path Seminars, and the Development Director for The Urban Farm that works with at-risk youth in Denver.
Successfully Addressing Animal Issues in the Equine Industry
Cindy Schonholtz provides practical tips to handle controversial issues in the horse industry including disease outbreaks, medication issues, legislation or animal extremist campaigns can help you successfully manage an equine event or emergency.
Public Policy in the Equine Industry
American Youth Horse Council and American Quarter Horse Youth Association invite youth and adults to learn about public policy and legislation in the horse industry, how to get involved in political issues that affect horse enthusiasts, and what it’s like to visit with lawmakers. This session will be hosted by Justin Eddy, AQHYA first vice president with special guest Ward Stutz, AQHA director of breed integrity and animal welfare.
Funding Your Higher Education Experience
Whether you are planning to attend a University, trade school or apprenticeship program, paying for higher education is a great worry for any family or youth. This session will help walk you through how financial aid works in the University system, how to find scholarships and how to be successful in obtaining them. The information covered here will be beneficial to youth in the 8th grade – 12th grade, parents, grandparents, caring adults that want to help kids or adults looking for ways to pursue their secondary education to reach their dreams! About the Speaker Gail Silkwood is a University of Idaho Extension Educator working with 4-H, Agriculture and Natural Resources in Benewah County, Idaho. She is a lifelong Idaho 4-Her and active horsewoman competing in AQHA events, open shows, and trail riding. She enjoys teaching and coaching youth to become the best they can be!
Safety & Educational Shorts
How to Safely Paste Deworm Your Horse
In this Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) safety tip, Master Instructor Teresa Kackert will show you how to safely deworm your horse. We thank Bimeda, who makes wonderful deworming products, for the help in making this video. We also thank Houghton College in New York for the wonderful facility and horses to work with in producing these videos.