LARAMIE — Wyoming is about horses ... even the state license plate celebrates the horse. The Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site in Laramie will host the annual Horsing Around Kids' Expo on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The expo will feature a variety of events, ranging from hands-on horse grooming to a University of Wyoming archaeology presentation on the early horse ancestors.
"The image of the horse has changed; they are no longer a work horse just for cowboys." says Deborah Amend, site superintendent. "This Kids Xtreme event will be fun and entertaining while educating children about horses."
Other events at the Kids' Expo include: a parade of different horse breeds with riders in traditional costume, baby donkeys, a hands-on horse grooming and petting event, a display of skills by ferriers in the art of fixing, shaping and fitting horse shoes, a veterinary display and painting a Breyer horse model.
Breeds that will be on site are Andalusian, Arabian, Morgan thoroughbred, quarter horse, Hanoverian, mustang, Irish draft and many others.
"The Horsing Around Kids Expo is not only a wonderful family-friendly event, but an event that will be of interest to anyone with an interest in agriculture and the ranching lifestyle of the American West," Amend explained.
The Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site is located at 975 Snowy Range Rd. in Laramie and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The admission fee for this event is $5 for adults, ages 18 and above, $2.50 for ages 12-17 and those age 11 and under are admitted free.
For more information on the Horsing Around Kids Expo, visit www.wyomingterritorialprison.com/
or call 307-745-3733.
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