Ahh Yeh I done a course at the horse facility here and wanted to do another but apparently last year there was a death? So it closed down. :( im not quiet sure what happened but all the horses got auctioned off a few weeks ago.
There was a death at Dubbo TAFE, I remember hearing something about it. Bit odd to close either down though, I thought it was serving Charles Sturt Uni as well! Article here
. Not sure about the comment about the horses being unsuitable for beginners, most of the ones I remember were quieter than school ponies, and the frisky ones they gave to the riders who already had experience. Anywho...
I was out there in April 2006, we had to do the usual care stuff every morning which included tipping out and scrubbing the big water buckets. Was pretty nippy that year, down at 2-4C at sunrise and I kept wetting my feet with water accidentally. Killed the nerves in the ends of my big toes
. "Cold" weather ain't for me!
When I had Brock stabled, people were treating me like I was cruel because I only used a cotton rug on him up until May. It seemed stupid having a big fleecy doona rug on him when he really wasn't cold and he wasn't clipped, but I had to be careful I didn't get reported to management by the aisle hitler (who incidentally had her ponies triple-rugged and hooded from April til October)...