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Equine rotations at Tsuut'ina and Siksika Nations give vet med students a leg up on horse care skill

New UCalgary initiative builds strong relationships with Indigenous communities

Ollie, a handsome buckskin gelding, stands patiently under a bright blue sky as a veterinary student examines his hooves. Ollie’s owner, Marvin Dodginghorse, looks on.

"I let one of my granddaughters ride him. She placed on him the last rodeo,” says Dodginghorse, an experienced horseman who has been running an after-school riding program for youth at the Tsuut’ina Nation since 2006. “Two of my granddaughters, my two youngest ones, both qualified in barrel racing for the Indian National Finals Rodeo last year.” <read more>

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