MSU Extension Equine Educational Series
Mississippi State Extension Equine Hippology Video-Item Identification
Mississippi State University Extension Equine is proud to present our equine educational video series. These videos are designed to educate the community about practical horse information. These videos are also helpful in preparing students for State 4-H Hippology contests. Hippology is "the study of the horse" and is a fun way for 4-H youth to get involved without needing to own a horse! We hope you enjoy our educational series and learn a little more about horses!
This video is designed to help students involved in hippology competitions practice and learn more about horses! This is also an excellent tool for organization leaders, extension agents, or anyone wanting to test or enhance their equine knowledge. This video features a "practice station" of 5 items where viewers are tasked with identifying the proposed items. At the end of the video, viewers will learn the name of the item and how it is used.
Farrier Talk: Parts of the Hoof and Common Questions
T.J. Carr of Carr's Farrier Service in Mathiston, Mississippi visits with us about parts of the hoof and a few common questions farriers get asked. T.J. is the farrier for the MSU Equestrian Team and many of our personal horses. Join us in learning more about this important part of our horses!
Equine Feeds and Feeding-Forages
Over the next three weeks, we will be visiting about different aspects of equine nutrition. This week, we are talking about forage which should be the basis of every equine diet. Join is in finding out a little more about what makes a good quality hay for horses.
Equine Feeds and Feeding-Grain
We continue our equine nutrition talk with grain. Although forage should be the foundation of every equine diet, some horses might need supplementation of grains to meet their nutritional needs. This week you will learn a little more about the importance of feeding by weight instead of volume and about different types of commercially available grains.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Each February marks the occasion for producers to share their research and programming needs with Mississippi State University agricultural specialists in person.
To comply with COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, the opportunity will be extended virtually this year.
The romantic idea of owning and riding horses often does not match the costly and time-consuming reality of maintaining them, a discrepancy being addressed in workshops aimed at making horse ownership more rewarding.
Clay Cavinder, horse specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, offers a one-day workshop and a six-week program to address the tremendous amount of information that a horse owner must absorb.
Horsemanship clinics, camps and competitions are uniting young horse enthusiasts with mature, experienced riders across the state as interest booms in the sometimes athletic and always fun equine activities.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Just summarizing the drastic increase in activities held at the Mississippi Horse Park over its 19-year history does not do justice to the uniqueness of this facility and the challenges it has faced.
The Mississippi Horse Park, which grew from 23 events in 1999 to 100 in 2017, is a Mississippi State University facility operated in partnership with the city of Starkville and Oktibbeha County. It generates all the funds needed to support its operations.
Bricklee Miller, horse park director, said the facility recently received its first grant from the Mississippi Development Authority to advance its activities.
ELLISVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi State University representatives met with agricultural clients in Ellisville recently to discuss research and education needs for 2018. More than 115 individuals attended this year's event.
4-H builds teen's life skills
On first glance, she seems an ordinary teen, but Oktibbeha County 4-H’er Millie Thompson has an exceptional work ethic, and she’s achieved success at the national level. Everything she does is inspired by Ecclesiastes 9:10, she says.
Trauma survivor benefits from Extension hippotherapy program
General outpatient therapy is a major step in helping trauma victims on the road to recovery, but hippotherapy has emerged as an effective method of helping them regain mobility over time.
Vardaman producer named Farmer of the Year
When Joe Edmondson surveys his farming operation at Topashaw Farms, he thinks about his more than 40 full-time employees and the hundreds of seasonal workers who work the acres.
He joined the US Marine Corps to serve and protect the country, and, as a Marine in Iraq, Lance McElhenney felt 10 feet tall and bulletproof.
In this "What's New in Extension," Extension agents implement better safety standards, train to deliver Mental Health First Aid, and receive national recognition. Also, new irrigation and specialists join the Extension family.