Mustangs get first hand animal care experience

Mackenzie Sisson- Mustangs Ahead

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Lakewood Loves Animals learned to really love goats earlier this year.

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Saturday, Feb. 1, the Mustangs in Lakewood Loves Animals (LLA) visited “My Tranquility Farm” in Ellenton. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Mustangs worked to tend to livestock and learned how demanding the agriculture industry can be.

Mustangs focused mostly on the goats, were taught how to bathe them, their dietary supplements, and how they’re prepared for showmanship.

“Bathing the goats was a lot of fun, but it definitely wore me out,” said LLA’s social media specialist sophomore Josie Epps. “I think it was a great opportunity and it would be cool to come back,” she said.

The owners of “My Tranquility Farms” shared with LLA’s advisor math teacher Catherine Franek about the experience and how Mustangs can get more involved.

“It really taught the students how to develop a strong work ethic and care for something other than themselves,” said Franek.

“My Tranquility Farms” welcomed LLA to come out on Saturdays and help prepare the goats for show. This mostly includes walking, grooming, and socializing with them.

“We’re going to look into scheduling a day where several of us can go out and do these things, since there’s so much that needs to get done” said Franek.

For further information about this club, contact Franek at ext. 2117.

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