Saturday, May 5, 2018

NPR airs story on Midway University's equine program

Midway University and its equine program got national coverage on Derby Day from Noah Adams, a native of Ashland who is a contributing correspondent for NPR.

"Midway's a regular red-brick school that's almost surrounded by barns and paddocks," Adams reports. "The school's 35 horses spend most of their nights outside, even in wind and spring rains. Early morning brings a day's dark rest in their stalls. They'll be properly fed and cleaned and brushed by some of the 75 students in the equine program."

Adams takes listeners and readers into the details: "Ease open a classroom door and hear two senior women talk about a presentation for a symposium. Today's subject? A Comparison of 'PEMF Devices: A Breakfown of Cytowave and Biopulse.' Visit a 7 a.m. hands-on clinic on how to give vaccines and de-wormers, and hear this advice from one teacher: 'When you are giving the de-wormer, make sure not to squirt it out before it's in the horse's mouth.'"
The short story mentions two students by name: Koy Lindsay, the first male equine-management student, "who wants to own his own rodeo in Kentucky" and says Midway has "really helped me a lot in my managing techniques and becoming a better leader;" and Allie Johnson, "who hopes one day to run a horse farm offering programs for kids with special learning needs."

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