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'Horse Sense' to air on Rocky Mountain PBS May 9

May 8, 2013

The documentary "Horse Sense," which premiered on campus April 2, will air on Rocky Mountain PBS from 8-10 p.m. Thursday.

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8-10 p.m. Thursday
Rocky Mountain PBS

Rocky Mountain PBS will broadcast the film at 8 p.m. May 9.

Colorado State is unique in offering a full continuum of the highest-quality equine programs: a popular undergraduate degree in equine science; the education of graduate students and veterinarians critical to the horse industry; research that drives the industry; and horse care through the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the Equine Reproduction Laboratory. Among its areas of international expertise are equine orthopaedics and reproduction.

“Horse Sense” features interviews with horse owners, ranchers and several faculty members from the university’s renowned equine programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences A CSU equine sciences student lopes a young mare in a horse-training class as part of the unique Legends of Ranching program at CSU.  including:

  • Dr. Wayne McIlwraith, University Distinguished Professor, Director of the Equine Orthopaedic Research Center, Professor of Surgery and The Barbara Cox Anthony University Chair in Orthopaedics;
  • Dr. Chris Kawcak, Iron Rose Ranch Chair in Equine Musculoskeletal Disease and Injury and Professor in Clinical Sciences;
  • Dr. Jerry Black, associate professor in the Departments of Animal Sciences and Clinical Sciences, director of the Equine Sciences undergraduate program, director of the Equine Reproduction Laboratory and The Wagonhound Land and Livestock College Chair in Equine Sciences; and
  • Dr. Patrick McCue, professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences and Iron Rose Ranch University Chair in Equine Reproduction.

CSU celebrated the grand opening of the new home for the university's Equine Reproduction Laboratory on April 26. “Horse Sense” was produced by Tyler Gurd and Sam Price-Waldman, students in Chapman’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, and includes original music by country singer/songwriter and Colorado resident Pete Martinez.

Horse lover, others produced film

Cathy Carpenter Dea, a CSU alumna and lifetime horse lover who is an ambassador for CSU, helped visualize and coordinate the film on behalf of the Dea Family Foundation.

Executive producers are Dr. McIlwraith, Dr. Kawcak, Jeff Swimmer, the Dea Family Foundation, Cathy and Peter Dea and Cort Carpenter. Support for the film was provided by the Dea Family Foundation, Steve and Paula Reynolds/TBR Ranch, and the Verdad Foundation. Additional support was provided by The Foundation for a Better Life.