Saddle Fitting Clinic

Lectures and Live Demonstrations

Please call (231) 537-2333 or (231) 838-8333 for more information and driving directions, or email

Sunday, June 29, 2008 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Kim Kauranen Certified Farrier, Michigan School of Horse Shoeing Applied Equine Science Program, Northwood University Certified Level II Parelli student Brandina Schwalm Licensed Veterinary Technician Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist MaryEllen Tieman Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist Trained Saddle Fit Consultant,Don Doran School of Equine Sports Massage

Wild Apple Ranch First Sunday Seminar Series

Equine Education

Wild Apple Ranch will host an equine education seminar series on the first Sundays of each of the coming months: March 2, April 6, May 4, and June 1. The speakers for the talks are four veterinarians who are donating their time to cooperate with Wild Apple Ranch: Dr. Pamela Graves, Dr. Sara Michelin, Dr. Sarah Ginop of Jensen's Animal Hospital and Dr. Colleen Thorp of Maple River Animal Clinic.

The location for the talks will be the Pellston Airport Conference Room, which is upstairs and seats 18, and is convenient to the airport restaurant for those wishing to have lunch before or after the seminar. Topics for the series appeal to a wide range of interest, from emergency procedures to blue-ribbon showing.

Wild Apple Ranch is coordinating these equine informational sessions to assist horse owners in providing the best possible care of their horses. The Levering stable provides short-term special care for horses that are ill or injured, or recovering from surgery, and also specializes in long-term care for retired horses.

Please call (231) 537-2333 or (231) 838-8333 for more information and driving directions, or email

March 2 In an Emergency: What to Do First Dr. Pamela Graves will discuss how to know when your horse is in an emergency situation, when to call the vet, and what to do before the vet arrives.

April 6 2008 Vaccinations: What Your Horse Needs Dr. Sara Michelin will detail current recommendations for protecting your horse from disease, whether remaining at home in your barn or traveling the show circuit.

May 4 Tips on Senior Equine Health Care Dr. Sarah Ginop will outline what you can do to keep your older horse in the best condition possible, and will discuss common disorders seen in older horses.

June 1 Show Season: Prepare Your Horse Dr. Colleen Thorp will discuss the importance of conditioning your horse for competition or summer riding with proper attention to your horse's health.