Certified journeyman farrier and Ohio State University veterinary student Adam Pendleton will share his extensive knowledge of equine anatomy March 23 at William Woods University.
He will present two separate lectures. The first, “Equine Limb Function, Anatomy and Shoeing Performance Horses,” will be at 12:30 p.m. in the equestrian classroom (located in the hunter/jumper barn). The second, “Equine Locomotion,” will be at 7 p.m. in the Library Auditorium. Both lectures are free and open to the public.
Pendleton was invited to the university by Sandy Sessink, adjunct professor of equestrian science, because she felt he could impart valuable knowledge, especially for those WWU students who plan to become horse trainers.
“His knowledge of more than just shoeing horses in phenomenal. He really understands what makes them tick, and can explain it better than anyone I know,” said Sessink.
Pendleton has a vast collection of pictures, videos, x-rays, charts and diagrams that he uses to illustrate his demonstrations. His many years of shoeing all breeds and types of horses have assisted him in discovering the cause and effect of abnormalities that plague high-end performance horses.
Sessink says Pendleton’s goal is to keep the horses he works with moving comfortably and to the best of their ability by finding and fixing the root issues, not simply ‘putting a band-aid’ on the problem.
He also has a talent for placing a more personal and easy-to-understand spin on the works of the some of the foremost equine biomechanics researchers and sports medicine clinicians in the world.
For more information, contact Sessink at (573) 592-4556 or Sandy.Sessink@williamwoods.edu.