FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 7, 2012
CONTACT: Tom Plante, (908) 527-4746
Sebastian D’Elia, (908) 527-4419

Clinics about Horses by Equine Medical Professionals Are Offered at Watchung Stable, Feb. 22 & Feb. 25


MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Wintertime clinics about horses, conducted by equine medical professionals, are being offered at Watchung Stable in Mountainside and everyone nine years of age and older is welcome. Sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal, the clinics will be held on Wednesday, February 22, and Saturday, February 25.

“We are glad to sponsor programs that are focused on different equestrian topics,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “The sessions will help people learn about horse care and equine medicine and what it actually takes to own a horse.”

Each session will last an hour and a half. The clinics will be held in the barn or the lecture area of the stable. People interested in these clinics should note that these are classes with no actual riding.

The winter clinics about horses will be offered as follows:

  • Feb. 22:    4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.     “Meet the Dentist” – Equine dentist Dr. David Foster will discuss equine dentistry and the importance of maintaining a horse’s good oral health. Maintaining a horse’s good oral health. A question and answer period will be included.
  • Feb. 25:    10:30 a.m. – 12 noon     “Meet the Vet” – Dr. Michael Aromando, Watchung Stable’s veterinarian, will talk and answer questions about general horse care, anatomy, emergencies, lameness, and some interesting cases involving Watchung’s school horses.

Space is limited and in-person pre-registration is required during regular business hours at the Watchung Stable office, located at 1160 Summit Lane in Mountainside. The cost is $25 per person for each clinic.

For further information, visit www.ucnj.org/stable; call the Watchung Stable office at 908-789-3665, or e-mail your questions to stablequestions@ucnj.org.

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