Horses in need of re-homing and animal science students — perfect together. That’s the idea behind the new Rutgers University Teaching Herd (RUTH): Fostering horses for teaching and outreach program. These horses, fostered at Rutgers for the spring semester, will be trained and shown by students at Ag Field Day on April 25. Representatives from their parent equine rescue/placement organizations will be on hand to accept adoption applications after the horse show… Rutgers professor, Dr. Sarah Ralston stressed that this was not a continuation of the Young Horse Teaching and Research Program, which went on hiatus two years ago after a decade of success. This new herd is strictly for teaching and outreach purposes… Dr. Wendie Cohick, chair of the Department of Animal Sciences, came up with the idea for the teaching herd. "As any horse owner knows, it is very expensive to have horses — and a primary reason why many horse lovers don’t own horses," said Cohick… Rutgers Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Dr. Carey Williams noted that students will be using the teaching horses in a variety of ways.
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