How Xenophon Shaped, and Reshaped, Our Understanding of How Best to Work with Horses
presented by Dr. Karin Bump, professor, equine business management
Join us for April’s Great Minds Lecture, April 11th at 7pm in the Library Community Room.
Dr. Bump’s presentation will describe Xenophon, an ancient Greek historian, who wrote the first treatise on horsemanship. He promoted working with a horse’s nature to create a relationship of trust. Millennia passed, his work was forgotten, and the era of the Wild West endorsed horse ‘breaking,’ which entailed working with horses in ways that caused intimidation and fright. Great horseman of recent years — led by Ray Hunt whose work was mirrored in The Horse Whisperer — brought horse training full circle by using techniques that Xenophon described circa 350 B.C.
In cooperation with the Cazenovia Public Library and The Manlius Library, Cazenovia College is pleased to announce the thirteenth season of its Faculty Library Lecture Series: “Great Minds / Great Ideas.”
The 2016-2017 series features noted faculty members from Cazenovia College whose topics cover the breadth and depth of the liberal arts—from ancient Greece to the invention of photography to 20th century interior design to today’s Common Core educational standards.
All lectures begin at 7 p.m. Ample time for questions and conversation follow each lecture.
The Great Minds/Great Ideas Library Lecture Series is made possible through the generous support of Pat Stacy Healey, class of 1962, and Helen Stacy.