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>Whoa There! Park That Pony Until You've Had This Class

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SCAPPOOSE – A horse is much more than a pet. It can’t be left alone to find a place at the foot of the bed to curl up and sleep. It isn’t satisfied with a couple bowls of kibble every day. A horse requires time and effort to maintain its health and fitness. If you’re considering owning one, Portland Community College is offering the non-credit course Orientation to Horsemanship and Care ‘ Beginning to prepare you before taking on this big responsibility.

The class covers the basics of caring for a horse, such as feeding, exercise and hygiene, and stresses the rules that are necessary to keeping your horse happy. But if brushing twice a day is already your "mane" concern, then an intermediate-level course is available, where the concepts presented in the beginning class are explored in further detail.

The beginning class runs for five Mondays, starting on June 19. The intermediate course is on five Tuesdays, starting June 20. Both classes are from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. at Larame Stables in Scappoose, four miles north of Cornelius Pass Road on Highway 30. The cost for the beginning course is $95 and $130 for the intermediate class.

For more information, contact PCC Community Education at 503-397-1311.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »