Cal Poly students can go to the Health Center and receive counseling — but some are exploring a more unconventional outlet for therapy: horses. According to Sarah Stewart, an equine lecturer at Cal Poly, equine therapy is a treatment using a horse to help improve one’s mental, psychological or physical health. On Friday from 1-4 […]
Equine science class allows non-animal science majors to work with baby horses
It is nighttime and the street lights are illuminating the Poly Canyon Village apartments. Inside, child development junior Kim Dougherty is getting ready for bed. Her face is washed and her hair is thrown up into a ponytail. It is when she hops into bed, comfortable and ready to fall asleep, that she gets the […]
Rodeo team freshman loses thumb while tying horse, airlifted to hospital
The recovering freshman plans to compete in rodeo events again this fall and eventually compete in nationals.
Poly Royal rodeo legacy continues
The Cal Poly Rodeo is one of the biggest in the nation, so popular that it was moved to Spanos Stadium
Two students take ‘bringing home the bacon’ to a whole new level
In exchange for reduced housing, Johnston and Quontamatteo wake up at 8 a.m. to care for pigs.
Students train, ride and sell horses
Reporter Jenna Brown joined students involved with the Quarter Horse Enterprise Project to find out how they train and prepare the horses for sale.
Learn By Doing outside class – way outside
The two women slowly approach the animal, knowing that at any moment it could kick back and send one of them flying. The untamed horse looks unsure of what to do in this new environment; just three days ago, it was roaming in a foot of late-March Oregon snow. In a matter of seconds, one […]
Horse slaughter funding approved
A bill passed by President Barack Obama late last year quietly reinstated funding for the inspection of horse slaughter, ending a five-year de facto ban on the market in the United States. But despite the change in law, Cal Poly animal science professor and equine specialist Pete Agalos said the university has no plans to […]
Day in the Life: Horsing around in the Cal Poly Equine Center
At 5:30 on a Thursday morning, the lights in the office of the Cal Poly Equine Center are already on. Fletcher Gales is inside, brewing coffee and going over paperwork before the morning feeding. Gales, an agribusiness junior, is co-manager of the Equine Center, which houses 92 horses. In the spring, when the mares give […]