First Posted: 3/21/2007
Abington Equestrian 4-H Club is offering an informative session with Norma Eckrote, manager of Castaway Acres Horse Rescue Inc., of Stevensville, Pennsylvania, "Horses Have Rights, Too." It will be held on Saturday, March 31 at 3 p.m.at Ilare Stables, Factoryville. Items that will be covered will include the proper care, handling and feeding of the horse, the rights of horses that may be in a rescue situation. Light refreshments will be served and a donation will be collected at the door. All donations will be divided between the Abington Equestrian 4-H Club and Castaway Acres. Eckrote is a Humane Officer in the State of Pennsylvania, having completed levels 1 and 2 of the National Animal Control Association courses, and hopes to complete level 3 this spring. She is a graduate of Kentucky Horseshoeing School and has over 20 years experience as a Ferrier, and over 10 years experience as a harness horse groomer and trainer. She has completed animal husbandry courses at Penn State University, employed as a veterinary assistant and technician, and has been in charge of the large animal department for the County Animal Response Team. She has completed four apprenticeships with John Lyons trainer and teaches emergency personnel how to safely manage large animals in disaster situations. She has worked for the Bradford County Humane Society and her areas of study are laminitis, nutrition and dental care of horses. Directions to the session are: From Clarks Summit, take Route 6, turn right at the light by Keystone College, going right on to Mathewson Road. Follow that road for about 1 mile and make a left turn on the dirt road, Reynolds Road and the Stable is on the right hand side.