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KER Intern Spotlight: Abby PritchardBy Kentucky Equine Research Staff · August 8, 2016

Starting a year-long internship with Kentucky Equine Research (KER) is Abby Pritchard from Athens, Georgia.

The Pritchard family has a Hanoverian breeding farm, where Abby was put on a horse before she could walk. She had her first riding lesson at age seven. Abby has competed on a national level, twice participating in the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships.

Abby attended Oglethorpe University and earned her degree in English literature. She then went to Middle Tennessee State University to earn her master’s degree in horse science, with a focus on equine physiology. Her thesis involved the long-term effects of furosemide use in horses, an area KER has also recently investigated.

Through her internship, Abby hopes to learn more about exercise physiology. One of the perks of interning at KER is learning how to use an equine treadmill to conduct research.

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