equine studies

Super saddle: Summer Research examines healing properties of Thera-tree technology on horses

Sidney Clark and biology professor Amanda Rumore examine one of their test subjects

Sidney Clark ’22 has spent her entire life around horses. She has worked in barns, taken riding lessons, and recently even acquired a mare of her own. However, she’s now studying a piece of equine technology she had no idea existed until this summer. Clark is working on a Summer Research project with biology professor... READ MORE >>

Randolph alumna, faculty share research at Equine Science Society conference

Reilly Wren made her presentation,

Reilly Wren ’19 and Amanda Rumore, a Randolph biology professor, attended and presented research at the 26th Equine Science Society (ESS) Symposium hosted by N.C. State University and held in Asheville, N.C., from June 3-6. Wren presented her honors research project on Omeprazole and its potential effects on cribbing behavior in horses. Wren graduated from... READ MORE >>

Rumore, Miller present equine research at IAHAIO Conference

Jo Anne Miller (left) and Amanda Rumore

Biology professor Amanda Rumore and adjunct equine studies professor Jo Anne Miller recently presented research at the 15th Triennial International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO) Conference. Held in April, the conference was hosted by Green Chimneys in Brewster, N.Y. Their research, “Equine-Assisted Learning Combined with Traditional Tutoring Reduces the High School Drop Out Rate... READ MORE >>

For the health of horses

SRP meds

A group of Randolph College students are spending the summer comparing the effectiveness of over-the-counter medications in treating a skin infection commonly found in horses and livestock. Jessica Sidebottom ’17, Jacquelyn Parman ’18, Di Bei ’18, and Callan Frye ’17 are participating in Randolph College’s Summer Research program and are examining Streptothricosis, commonly known as... READ MORE >>

Randolph student’s experience with LEAP Program featured in White House newsletter

Marie Abowd '19

Each year, Randolph College’s Local Educational Access Program (LEAP) helps make a high quality, liberal arts education affordable for qualified students in the Central Virginia region. Marie Abowd ’19 was so thankful to receive the financial aid this year that she shared her story with President Barack Obama, and this week it is being shared... READ MORE >>

Student and professor aren’t horsing around when it comes to Summer Research

MacKenzi Brown rides one of the horses (Charlie) involved in her Summer Research project while professor Amanda Rumore tracks readings on an iPad.

Each morning, MacKenzi Brown ’17 arrives at the Randolph College Riding Center around 8 a.m. to groom and prepare four horses for a ride. But those rides aren’t just for fun–they’re part of a scientific study. Brown, a biology major from Colorado, has teamed up with biology professor Amanda Rumore for a Summer Research project... READ MORE >>