Meet the KER Research Horses: CasparBy Kentucky Equine Research Staff · October 30, 2014
Kentucky Equine Research (KER) uses Thoroughbred geldings as the subjects of its studies in equine nutrition and exercise physiology. Though they are all of the same breed, each of these horses has his own individual personality and mannerisms. As the KER staff members work with and care for the horses each day, they get to know each equine’s special quirks.
Research intern Molly Van Camp says: My favorite horse at KER is Caspar. He's a six-year-old bay Thoroughbred gelding with two socks and a star. Even though he's one of the younger research horses, he's probably the quietest in the barn. He's very laid-back, well-behaved, and willing. I decided he was my favorite horse after I stayed in a stall with him for four hours during a research trial. He wouldn't stop nuzzling me and trying to groom my hair. He also makes this adorable squealing sound when you turn him out as he throws his head and takes off bucking. Caspar is the kind of horse you can count on to be a good boy. If he's ever missing from KER, you'll know who stole him!