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Students who live in towns, cities, and suburbs—whose experience with horses might consist of watching the Kentucky Derby on television or driving past sprawling, white-fenced horse farms—might be very curious to learn what life is like on one of those farms.
KET offers students a chance to discover more about farm life with this electronic field trip to Margaux Farm in the Bluegrass region of Central Kentucky, United States. Host Kim Gray of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture and co-host and colleague Craig Wood are joined by several guests, including a large-animal veterinarian; a farrier; and Steve Johnson, the owner of Margaux Farm.
Throughout the program, both the hosts and their guests answer students' questions, like ...
- What makes the Bluegrass region so good for raising horses and other livestock?
- How is hay baled?
- What's a farrier?
- What is a typical day like on a horse farm?
Two mares compete to greet host Kim Gray.
Liz Hobson, producer of the field trip,
gets a kiss from a friendly mare.
Electronic Field Trip to a Horse Farm first aired live on Tuesday, May 7, 1996. A videotape or DVD and teacher's guide are available. For information, call KET Tape Duplication at (800) 945-9167 or E-mail .
Internet ResourcesThe Internet contains a wealth of resources related to horses of all kinds. These links focus on Kentucky resources, including museums and farms.
- Electronic Field Trip to a Horse Farm at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture
- The Kentucky Horse Park home page gives information on events and exhibits at the Horse Park. It also contains a link to the on-site International Museum of the Horse. The well-developed web site includes a timeline, The Legacy of the Horse: A Chronological Trip Through the History of Humans and the Horse.
- Bluegrass thoroughbred magazines and farms online:
- The Blood-Horse offers a Photo Gallery.
- Three Chimneys Farm in Midway has a good overview of thoroughbred breeding.
- Links to Kentucky racetracks:
- Churchill Downs, Louisville
- Keeneland, Lexington
- Turfway Park, Florence
- The Kentucky Derby Museum
- Equi-Search at About.com Horse trainers, horse farms, training facilities, upcoming events, and related equine products and services are all listed here.
- The Breeds Page describes more than 80 breeds of horses and ponies.
- Hay.net contains a comprehensive list of almost all the horse sites on the 'net.
- The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Web Site Some of you horse-loving, baby boomer-age teachers may have loved this television series! If you did, don't miss this site, complete with a “Memory Lane” of photographs.