Animal carers learn about horses
The Brisbane Water Secondary College student group Kids who are Animal Carers attended an AAA horse riding excursion at Cooronbong on Wednesday, February 29.
The students went on a one hour trail ride and had the opportunity to groom the horses, crack a whip and learn basic care principles when around a horse.
Students were then taught about what feed was appropriate for what horse as protein plays a key role in the horses temperament and management.
They learnt about colic, a disease which can occur swiftly and maim a horse.
They were also told about the dangers of keeping a halter on a horse when it was in a paddock.
"Some of these students have never been on a horse before.
"They had a great time while other more experienced students enjoyed the outlook and challenges of the ride," said teacher Ms Nerrida Lewis.
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