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LASSO to offer free horse seminar

A free horse seminar, Horse 101, will be presented by LASSO on Saturday, July 31. This special event, open to the public, will be held in the Fair Building at the Archuleta County Fairgrounds at 10:30 a.m.

Local equine veterinarians Jim and Patty Latham will address many issues of interest to those who own horses, are thinking of buying a horse or want the latest information about horses.

Topics of discussion will include basic horse husbandry, overcoming winter woes, basic medical and hoof care and tips for high country riding.

In addition, Les Blevins and Bill Reeves of Mounted Search and Rescue will give an update of the group’s activities, emphasizing the use of horses in rescue situations.

A representative from Ranchway Feeds will be in attendance to showcase their feeds and supplements. Boot Hill and Pagosa Feed and Nursery will support the event by providing numerous giveaways.

LASSO is an approved 501(c)(3) organization that works with individuals and law enforcement agencies to provide assistance, refuge and medical treatment for animals that are found to be suffering from abuse, neglect or injury.