Schuylerville High School students in Debora Cahan’s equine science class and the FFA Veterinary Science teams took their studies outside the classroom on Wednesday, Feb. 27 to gain some hands-on experience. The students traveled to Irish Hill Century Farm, a thoroughbred nursery and breeding farm in Stillwater, where they learned about foaling their horses and breeding practices. The students were also able to meet the famous Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown. The students then stopped at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Saratoga, where they toured the facility and were able to learn and try many hands-on practicums, including giving injections, surgery preparations and tool identification.
“The staff at both locations were incredible to our students, both with information they shared and also with hands-on opportunities,” Cahan said. “These field trips are essential to help students apply what they’re learning in the classroom to real life situations.”