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What is an Equitarian?
An equitarian is a person who provides education, leadership and assistance for the working equid. A working equid is defined as a horse, mule or donkey that is used primarily for family income, agriculture and/or transportation. It is estimated that there are 100 million working equids in the developing world.
What is an Equitarian Program?
An Equitarian program is an educational effort designed to assist equine practitioners in providing education and leadership to improve health care of working equids. Education of veterinarians, caregivers and working equid owners is a prime focus of such programs.
What You Should Know
The AAEP is providing this information and links to Equitarian projects and organizations as a service to members and others. There has been no screening or evaluation of this information or organizations and each person should evaluate each project and organization individually. Although AAEP members may be active in some of these programs, the AAEP does not have any direct connection or supervision of any of these programs or organizations unless specifically stated. Individuals considering donating to a program or organization should evaluate each opportunity. Individuals considering participation in a program should evaluate each opportunity with concern for their safety as it applies to travel and time spent in often underdeveloped areas. Inquiries should be directed to the individuals or groups listed with each program and to participating AAEP members.
AAEP Equitarian Outreach
In 2010, the AAEP formed a task force to define its role in the “Equitarian Movement” and to develop communication and educational efforts to allow AAEP members to learn about what efforts are taking place worldwide to help working equids. In addition, a listserv was developed and programs offered at the AAEP Annual Convention to bring members together to share their equitarian experiences. In October 2010, an Equitarian Workshop was held in Veracruz, Mexico in collaboration with multiple organizations, including the AAEP Foundation, whose endeavors strive to help working equids worldwide. Learn more below about the AAEP's outreach.
• Equitarian Discussion List
• Equitarian Workshop (2010 Veracruz, Mexico)
These resources are designed to educate AAEP members and equitarians about equitarian outreach occurring worldwide, how to participate, best practices and guidelines for becoming involved, resource information and to serve as a conduit for connecting AAEP members and equitarians together. To learn more about these programs and resources, click here.
Are you are part of the "Equitarian Movement"? Tell us your story
We invite members and equitarians to provide us with updates regarding programs and outreach efforts so we can keep the equine and veterinary communities informed. E-mail your information, links, photos, stories, blogs, etc., to Dana Kirkland, AAEP Industry Education and Development Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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