Wednesday Evenings. March 4 – April 1, 2020, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
So you have decided to move to the country and build your own “equestrian estate.” This five-week course will give you a jump start on what you will need to design, set up and maintain your stable and pastures. The focus is on what is the best living experience for the horse and how you can keep maintenance simple and cost-effective, especially with a busy schedule.
The course will help you:
- choose the property that best fits your needs
- how to design a stable that makes maintenance easier
- what you will need to secure your animals and keep them safe
- how you can keep your operations efficient
- what tools you are going to need
- how to maintain your pastures and keep them productive
- how to manage manure and make it marketable
- and so much more.
Jim “Hutch” Hutchins
Hutch began his horse care journey more than 20 years ago. Along the way, he has owned as many as seven horses and cared for as many as 27. He has set-up and managed both small and large equestrian estates on the principles of efficiency, safety and economy, while keeping the horses’ natural characteristics and needs in mind. This experience gave him the knowledge and perspective necessary to cut through all the information overload and get to the simple basics of day-to-day horse care, feeding, health and equipment. As director of education for NWNHC and a former adult education teacher at the University of Washington, Hutch has created certificate courses that simplify the learning process, clarify the horse/human relationship, and encourage and motivate students.
$350 Add a Second Family Member
$250 ea. Equine Groups (4H, Pony Club, etc.) Min. 3 students
$200 deposit required to hold your spot.