Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture

Kids From Pomona Library Visit Horse Center

Published Date: Aug 22, 2017 5:45:00 PM

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The group of children sitting on hay bales finished reading the book to the white Arabian mare. They looked up and asked the horse, KH Libertie, if she enjoyed the story. The mare nodded her approval.   

Meanwhile, another group posed proudly for photos one at a time with another Arabian mare, Dainty Danser. 

Thirty children from a summer cultural enrichment program at the Pomona Public Library visited the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center on Aug. 9. None of them had been so close to a horse before. The reactions ranged from wide eyed delight to a very cautious approach that ended in a huge grin as Dainty accepted a carrot from a small child.

The children, accompanied by parents and guides, arrived at the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center and were given their very own copy of "The Black Stallion" by Walter Farley. They then took turns reading to Libertie, having their picture taken with Dainty Danser, and spent time learning about the different colors found in Arabian horses, and identifying the colors on various horses present at the ranch. 

A brief discussion followed as the children were informed of the various opportunities available to them in higher education if they wish to work with horses.  Students from the center assisted in the morning activities and answered countless questions by the excited participants.