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University of Maine hosts third annual Trick-or-Trot
Thursday, October 21, 2010 - by Norinne Hilchey "Nonni" Daly

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Orono, ME --- For the third year, the students in the Equine Management Cooperative at the University of Maine will showcase their UMares, retired Standardbred racehorses, in an evening of fun for children in the area.

 
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UMaine is proud to showcase its equine students and their UMares, as well as provide an equine treat for many children.

On Saturday, October 30, from 5-7 p.m., children of all ages are invited to the university's J.F. Witter Research and Teaching Center to meet these remarkable mares and find out how much fun it can be to spend time and get candy from a wonderful horse.

The UMares are Dorunbluefortunate, Lacy Asset, Just Whinnie, Lahari, Fifth Ave Sweetart, Long Wick, Honor Society, Blisstex, Skittish, and Petite Parfait. They and their co-op students will decorate their stalls and have treats for their visitors.

Each of the previous years has seen hundreds of visitors and UMaine is proud to showcase its equine students and their UMares, as well as provide an equine treat for many children.

The UMares are used in university-sponsored reproductive research and are trained under saddle and sold to family homes as pleasure horses. Some of the mares are bred and the foals, eligible for Maine Sire Stakes, are sold as weanlings or yearlings. The UMares exemplify the program's motto: After the finish line, we're not finished!


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