Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Unwanted Horse Coalition Benefit at Columbia Equine Hospital Open House
Last weekend I attended the Columbia Equine Hospital's 25th Anniversay Open House. I was invited to set up a display and be on hand to chat with people about my work. The festivities included instructional speakers on a variety of topics of interest to horse owners, particularly in horse health and diagnosis. A large array of vendors with horse oriented merchandise and services were on hand as well as music and a tasty BBQ lunch.
Several breeds of horses were on hand to view as well as being able to tour the hospital's diagnostic and treatment departments. Some fascinating high tech diagnostic machines.
A silent auction was held for the benefit of the Unwanted Horse Coalition. I had a winning bid on a lovely book by Rallie McAllister who I had met at the AHP conference last year in Albuquerque.
Dr. Doug Corey, the 2007 president of American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and current representative of the Unwanted Horse Coalition, gave a talk.
This description is taken directly from the UHC website: "The mission of the UHC
is to reduce the number of unwanted horses and to improve their welfare through education and the efforts of organizations committed to the health, safety and responsible care and disposition of these horses."
Unwanted Horse Coalition
Pay their site a visit and get involved if you can, it is a really important issue and it is only going to get worse. The horses need all of our help.
Happy Anniversary Columbia Equine Hospital and thanks for having me as a guest vendor. I enjoyed my day.