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Skanda Equine hosts open house

— Skanda Equine hosted its first open house community event on Saturday, Oct. 6.

A lively, fun-filled day for horse-enthusiasts of all ages, the event brought together equine professionals and horse people from across Equine Alley. The day featured clinics and demonstrations on a variety of equine topics including veterinary treatments for lameness, equine massage, equine nutrition and taking horses’ vital signs.

Local equine vendors, including Becca Coons of Equine and K9 Supplies and Sammi Clark of Blue Seal Feeds attended, along with local dressage trainer Diane Brandow of Cazenovia Equestrian Center — who presented a short clinic and has recently joined the Skanda Equine team, where she will provide lessons and training.

The event set a definite tone for what’s to come from the new equine venture.

“We are primarily interested in education,” said Marion Secor, one of Skanda’s owners. “There is such a wealth of equine knowledge and experience right here in Cazenovia and the surrounding areas. We want to create a community space in which the many facets of the equine world can come together and learn from one another.”

Secor said Skanda plans to host a series of open house events at the facility in the future, as well as clinics and workshops that are more specifically geared to the different disciplines.

Ellen Beckerman is publicist for Skanda Equine. She can be reached at 882-5490.

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