New Semester – Oh, Babies!

Posted by Madison Simmons in Tales from the Barn. No Comments

23rd January

It’s the second week of Animal Handling class and we are already getting dirty and learning in the barn. With the temperature in the single digits and teetering on being negative, thirteen of us were out in the barn getting ready for a hour of fun. As we headed to the maternity room (a busy place this time of year), we were told our duties for the day. Today we would be processing three kids and an orphaned lamb.

When we process the kids and lambs that means were vaccinating and ear tagging. We vaccinate the kids and lambs with BoSe and CDT. BoSe is enriched with selenium, which animals in the north are deficient in, and vitamin E. Also, BoSe protects against white muscle disease and nutritional muscular dystrophy.  On the other hand CDT, which stands … Read More »

What to do at Findlay!

Posted by Shannon Ebert in A Fresh Take. No Comments

22nd January

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There is soooo much to do at Findlay, but I am going to show you all the things I like to do! There are many perks here, but you will not really notice them until you are actually here. My friends and I spend a lot of time in the rec center playing games and working out. Did you know that the rec provides access to movies, game consoles like Xbox, and work out tapes like Insanity? They also have classes scheduled every week including yoga, spinning classes, kick boxing, MASSAGES, zumba, belly dancing and many more! These are all free! If you’re looking to keep off the “freshman 15,” just hop on a bike or treadmill in the Cardio Center. Most have screens built in with cable television right on them! This makes … Read More »

Horsemanship final – me and Moby in it together!

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15th January

Looking good, feeling great and performing well – my goals in approaching this final exam. The day before my final, I thoroughly washed Moby because he really needed a bath. To survive the night while he was wet I put a cooling blanket on him so that he would not get dirty and help him to stay warm. When I came in the next day he was so clean, soft and shiny! It was time to get ready for this test.

It was finals day and I figured, “why not go all out?” Moby’s mop of a mane and tail both needed to be braided. I have never braided a horse’s tail or mane, so it was a time of learning for me.

After getting Moby all done up, I finished saddling him and headed to get myself ready in a nice, clean … Read More »

Snow Days at Findlay

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15th January

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There’s pretty much a one-in-a-million chance that Findlay will ever cancel school. It just so happens that we had a huge winter storm the day before our classes were supposed to start, so classes were cancelled for three days! Temperatures were well below zero and snow was everywhere! So I bet you are wondering what we do on snow days? We sit around all day, do our nails, eat, watch movies, and catch up on a lot of sleep! Since school is cancelled, all sports that are not in season are also cancelled, which means no volleyball either. Before the weather got too bad, Hannah, Nickyla and I went to the store so we would have food for the semester and especially the storm! Too bad all the water and bread was gone by … Read More »

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