Terra Bella, a race horse living in Belize, reporting for blog post duty! Lord Nelson wanted me to tell you about the Junior Breeder Symposium, which will take place at the Red Barn on the Rutgers Farm next Saturday, April 7th!! I highly suggest you guys register to learn about all things equine!
Oh boy were my ears were ringing this weekend because “Horse Cloning” was featured as a topic on 60 minutes this past Sunday. Everyone always told my owner that I should have cloned because of my superstar personality and great looks 😉 And I mean, what better way for my legacy to live than with a Lord Nelson 2.0!!
Spring is here to stay!!! Good-bye to the minimal 8-hour days of sunlight and hello fresh pastures and warmer temperatures!! Now is the perfect time to evaluate your fields and barn management routines to ensure you and your horse will have an easy transition to the new season.
It’s one of my favorite times of the year! This February is the annual horse management seminar! All of my best two legged friends are going to be there to teach you about gastrointestinal (GI) health. It is on Sunday, February 11th from 8:30am-3:30pm in the Cook Student Center. Make sure to secure your spot for early bird registration at https://goo.gl/2ZNHR2.
One of Lord Nelson’s best pals reporting for blog post duty! My name is Allie, and I’m one of Dr. McKeever’s research horses. Did you know the most frequent times of the year for barn fires are during the summer and winter?
With it being the winter season, I see most of my four-legged friends bundled up in SO many blankets! I can tell they definitely don’t have as much fun as me playing in the snow with all those layers on. Today I asked my friend “Hugme Christi” why she was wearing so many layers instead of growing out her fuzzy winter coat and she jokingly replied, “My mom is cold!”
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!! It’s the time when everyone indulges on sweet yummy cookies. If you didn’t know, I am the designated cookie tester for my pals at the Equine Science Center. I take my job very seriously…it’s my responsibility to rule out which treats taste great and which ones are gross. I’ve tried a couple of homemade recipes this year, and wanted to be sure to share the ones that ALL of my four legged friends can celebrate with this holiday season!
Fall is in full swing! There is a chill in the air and soon the smell of turkey and pumpkin pie will be filling your family kitchen. But as you prepare to sit down to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends, you need to also keep in mind what your four-legged family members might be munching on out in the pasture!
It has been a little over a month since school first started, and I have not been feeling the best. I think it is because I am still stressed and adjusting to the kids going back to school. I’ve noticed my appetite has decreased and my stomach has been in a lot of pain. My owner noticed and called the veterinarian out to the barn to perform an endoscopy.
I’m Lord Nelson, a American Quarter Horse.
My first job at Rutgers University was on mounted patrol. I also carried the Scarlet Knight mascot at football games. One day I became famous when I got excited, stepped onto the field and became the only horse in history to receive a penalty in a football game! And I’m curious and mischievous! I love to be outside, so don’t ever leave my stall door open. I love all kinds of food – just about nothing at a picnic is safe. I also don’t like cheese puffs. That cheetah on the bag scares me to death! After 22 years on mounted patrol, I’m proud to be back, working for the Rutgers Equine Science Center and telling everyone what I know.