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…

Join in at a Summer Vet Camp

Twelve-year-old Taylor Lai has a passion for horses. She’s attended horseback riding summer camps, and has been fortunate to have grown up with horses in the Mount Diablo foothills in California.  “I really want to have my career to do with horses, and I like the idea of being a vet because you get to be around…