WWU Western Club members teach students about horses
|12/17/2012||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
Members of William Woods University’s Western Club recently visited South Callaway Elementary School to educate students about horses.
Western Club members participating were Erin Springer of Siloam Springs, Ark.; Katie Bigge of Lake Panasoffkee, Fla.; Shannon Yeaton of Epsom, N.H.; and Danielle Heerdt of Villa Park, Ill., along with Jennie Petterson, assistant professor of equestrian studies and western instructor.
WWU students utilized posters and hands-on tools to educate students about feeding horses, horse anatomy and equipment and tack. At the anatomy table, South Callaway students had the opportunity to view the articulated front limb and various examples of individual bones in the limbs of a horse.
Erin Springer, a senior, was pleased with the reactions of the elementary students.
“It was surprising how interested the children were in the horse legs. I expected the kids to think the legs were weird, but most of them were intrigued by them. The kids responded really well to the information we gave them.”
Katie Bigge, Danielle Heerdt, Shannon Yeaton and Erin-Springer.
South Callaway Elementary School students view the limbs of a horse.
Horse saddles catch the attention of the children.