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Do You Want to be a Horse Scientist?

Do you like playing computer games? Here’s a STEM learning game where you get to be an equine scientist working on an exercise physiology research study. Science Talk – physiology (fizzy-all-uh-gee): The study of how living things use air, pump blood, cool down, burn calories, and more. You’ll be responsible for preparing a horse, running the…

Assateague’s Foals of 2016

This year four new Assateague foals were born to the Maryland herd on Assateague Island. Let’s take a look at each of these foals, see what they look like, who their moms are, and what their numbers are. The first foal born was a colt. The National Park Service named him N2BHS-O. What kind of name…

Taking Care of Assateague’s Ponies

You may have already heard about the wild ponies of Assateague Island. What you may not know is that the ponies on the island are split into two main herds separated by a fence at the Virginia/Maryland State line. The herd on the Virginia side is managed by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company. The National Park Service…

Summer Vet Camp Part 3

In this post we head back for the final days of the Bay Area Equestrian Club’s Vet Camp. Day four began with campers designing their own equestrian centre. Here’s what camper Caden Hernandez had to say about designing an equestrian centre:  “Math is very important when making a blueprint or map! You need to know how much…

Summer Vet Camp Part 2

It’s back to the Bay Area Equestrian Club’s Vet Summer Camp again this week. The third day of summer camp took campers to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the University of California, Davis for a tour that included an introduction to the blood donor herd, an explanation of how blood is collected from horses, as…