The Equine Extension Specialist

Recently I was looking at a video resource for a unit in one of our horse courses.  I love getting to find so many different online resources and careers as I make sure the content is current and formatted for upcoming students!  Have I mentioned I love my job? 🙂  One of the videos I viewed listed the man’s name and underneath it equine extension specialist.  And I asked myself; just what is an equine extension specialist?

The Equine Extension Specialist | Equus Education
The Equine Extension Specialist | Equus Education

Good ol’ Google!  A search online revealed an interesting article that quoted:

“If you grew up in 4-H or live near a land-grant university, you may be familiar with equine extension specialists…  Those people who seem to have the unique ability to help you with any equine issue you may have…  Whether it’s pasture management, feeding issues or even facility construction. If you want to be a go-to person in the equine industry, consider a career in equine extension.”

How interesting!  I have many interests in the equine industry and am quite passionate about the areas of education, careers, horse breeding physiology and sustainable horse management.  I love sharing my knowledge – and adding to it!  And yet, I had no idea there was such a horse career as an equine extension specialist!

The Equine Extension Specialist

It seems this field/career is heavily linked in the education and science worlds.  Why not take a look at some links?

“He’s of the colour of the nutmeg. And of the heat of the ginger… he is pure air and fire; and the dull elements of earth and water never appear in him, but only in patient stillness while his rider mounts him; he is indeed a horse, and all other jades you may call beasts.” ― William Shakespeare

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