“Any time we have the opportunity to educate those from equine aspects is great, “ said Jon, “but especially when it’s the next generation. That is the most important to us because these are the things they could one day face, and it is often not talked about.” Making sure that those involved with horses know what to do when an emergency happens has always been something that EARS tries to emphasize. “Unlike smaller animals like dogs and cats, horses come with a vast set of different circumstances to consider, all of which involve the logistics of working with large animals in emergencies.” Both of Jon’s presentations during the weekend were packed with standing room only, and the feedback was wonderful, and it was great to hear so many people taking away important lessons they intend to bring back to their own facilities.
Presentations like these are offered through EARS at no cost to organizations throughout Connecticut. In the past they have been presented to schools, 4-H clubs, camps, equestrian facilities, and even fire departments. For more information on any presentations available you can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.