On Sept. 20, the Riding Program hosted its first in a series about Equine Science. The series will include multiple sessions throughout the semester to supplement student knowledge of horses, especially for those considering studying veterinary science in the future.
The first session covered horse teeth, how they function, and how they have evolved based on lifestyle led. The instructor was able to bring in two horse skulls which allowed students a hands-on experience in understanding both horse teeth and skulls. They looked at the difference in between the skulls, what that can tell you about the age and gender of the horse, how the top and bottom teeth fit together and what that means for diet, and the importance of good dental hygiene.
The Riding Program looks forward to hosting another Equine Science session in the future!
An all girls boarding and day school in Southern Virginia, Chatham Hall prepares girls for college and for productive lives. Our innovative academic program offers Advanced Placement courses, global study and travel, as well as project based learning. Our athletic teams regularly compete at the State level and our exceptional riding program is nationally recognized. We foster the intellect and character of each student and, through our Honor Code, live in a community of trust. Grounded in its Episcopal heritage, the school welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds.