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Published: Friday, May 4, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Australian to speak in county on horse care

A expert from Down Under will talk about both topics at events next week in Monroe and Stanwood.

  • Jane Myers

    Courtesy of the Snohomish Conservation District

    Jane Myers

MONROE -- Jane Myers, a horse expert from Australia and the United Kingdom, is coming to Snohomish County next week to give lessons about horse care and equine farm management.
Myers is scheduled to give two talks and a walking tour. All events are organized by the Snohomish Conservation District.
Other sponsors include the Snohomish County Parks and Recreation, Warm Beach Christian Camps and Conference Center, and the Stillaguamish River Clean Water District.
People can register to one or all three events online at http://bit.ly/janeMyer or Snohomishcd.eventbrite.com.
All events are free but registration is required.
The first event is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe.
The other two events are set for Thursday in Warm Beach, 20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood. The first event is an hour walking tour starting at 4:30 p.m. The second is a talk set to begin at 6 p.m., in the Maple Center Building. People can register for both or only one of these events.
Myers is traveling the United States on a fellowship to learn different styles of horse care and small-farm management.
At the same time, she is also planning to teach about Australian techniques, Snohomish Conservation District outreach director Lois Ruskell said.
"We would like horse owners to see how other people are doing similar horse keeping in other countries," Ruskell said. "They can learn from her and she can learn from us. She has a long career and we want people to take advantage of her knowledge."
Among the things she plans to discuss are horse grazing behavior, mud management through vegetation and property planning.
According to her website, www.equiculture.com.au, Myers has been involved in the horse industry for 35 years and she has published several books about horse care. She earned a master's degree on equine studies by the University of Wales in the early 1990s.
Alejandro Dominguez: 425-339-3422; adominguez@heraldnet.com.
If you go
Jane Myers is visiting Snohomish County from Australia to give talks about horse care. A talk is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe, and a tour at 4:30 p.m. and a talk at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Warm Beach Christian Camps and Conference Center, 20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood.
To register, go to Snohomishcd.eventbrite.com or http://bit.ly/janeMyer. The events are free.
Story tags » MonroeWarm BeachAgriculture & FishingAnimals

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