Visit the Education Barn at the Fair

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Walking Horse outlineLearn more about horses at the Education Barn at the 2010 Cattaraugus County Fair.

The Education Barn is now located in the infield of the track! Come watch daily demonstrations! Join in the Daily Activities! Be part of the Fun!

Update: Most of these events will be happening between 11:30am and 2:00pm

Education Barn Schedule

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


  • Horsemanship Through Feel - Come see how to communicate with your horse in a gentle humane way so you both become great partners.
  • Safety & Proper Handling - Tips on how to be safe around horses, how to lead properly, how to work with them from the ground.
  • First Time Horse Buyer - Tips to buying the right horse for you.


  • Wagon Train History - Come learn about the old wagon trains. See a real wagon and how the people lived and dressed.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


  • Parelli Natural Horsemanship and Trick Training - How to work and play with your horse using gentle techniques that will allow you both to learn, have fun and be safe.


  • Grooming - Learn what kinds of brushes are used and how to brush a horse
  • Kids Day - Coloring Books will be available and other activities

Thursday, August 5, 2010


  • Nutrition - Tips on how to properly feed your horse
  • Equine Massage - Techniques that will help you bond with your horse and make them feel better
  • Hoof Care & Trim - Tips on proper hoof care and importance of proper trims to keep your horse sound.


  • Grooming - Learn what kinds of brushes are used and how to brush a horse

Friday, August 6, 2010


  • Trail Riding Safety - Safety tips and Equipment used for riding in the woods, open fields, etc.
  • Bits & Bitting - What kinds of bits to use and why
  • Saddle Fitting - Learn how to check your saddle to make sure it fits properly, not too tight or loose, big or small.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


  • Harness - Learn the parts of a harness, how to put it on a horse and hook them up to a buggy.
  • Basic Riding and Breeds - How to use your body and reins properly when you ride a horse.


  • Calvary - Civil War - Learn what role horses played in the Civil War era and how the soldiers were dressed and the equipment used.

Silhouette of Mare and Foal in a field

EM of Cattaraugus County: orange and white background

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