Jane Myers, an equestrian and small-acreage horse farm expert in both Australia and the United Kingdom, is visiting Snohomish County May 9 -10. Myers has authored several books on managing horses and horse practices and has taught classes worldwide. Her informative website is www.equiculture.com.au.
Snohomish Conservation District and Snohomish Parks & Recreation will host a talk by Myers at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe on Wednesday, May 9, from 6-8 p.m. in the 4-H building. On Thursday, May 10, the District and Warm Beach Camp & Conference Center will host a ranch tour at the camp (site of the Lights of Christmas) followed by a lecture. The ranch tour will run from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and Myers will speak from 6-8 p.m. in the Maple Center. Warm Beach Camp is located at 20800 Marine Dr., Stanwood. Myers’ presentations will focus on horse grazing behavior, mud management through vegetation, chore-efficient and effective property planning.
Lois Ruskell, Outreach director for the district, said, “We hope to have lots of interest by the horse community, 4-H clubs, FFA students and stable managers. This is a unique opportunity to hear an expert in horse behavior, small farm and pasture management, and farm site planning from another country.”
To register for either lecture or the ranch tour, please go to http://bit.ly/scdwkshp.