Specialties: Equine Science
Mr. McKendrick’s teaching program goals for ADVS 3300 are to provide Equine Majors and other Ag/USU students additional training in the form and function of the horse and the lower leg, with hands on experiences in trimming and shoeing. This training will continue to provide them with assets necessary for their successes in the equine industry. In the ADVS 3910 class, the goals are to help horse owners throughout the region better care for their own horses hoof and shoeing needs.
Through the 5% Extension assignment Scott continues as a liaison to many aspects of the Utah Horse Industry as well as organizing, hosting and providing training in Ranch Roping, Cattle Handling, and Horsemanship for the USU Equine Majors and general horse owning public of the region.
The ADVS 3910 course, open to the general public, has been a continued success for nearly 20 years, with horse owners completing the course with personal hoof care and horseshoeing skills necessary to care for their own horses.
The Ranch Roping courses taught two to three times per year at the new Equine Education Center are gaining interest and popularity as an additional horse and horseman skill for students and the general public.
Ranch Roping Clinics through Extension are fee for service programs, with class fees used to pay for cattle and facilities, while Extension Personnel and volunteers provide the instruction.
In as much as USU Equine Majors need an introduction to as many equine disciplines as possible during their time at USU. The Farrier Science course was created under the direction of Mr. McKendrick to help students understand equine form and function of the lower leg and hoof, lameness detection and treatments, variations in shoeing techniques and shoe/trimming applications, as well as provide the hands on skills necessary for some general hoof care and shoeing. Reviews of this course and ADVS 3910 have been excellent as both courses have helped students in the equine ventures and adventures.
Mr. McKendrick received his BS in 1973 and MS in 1976 both from Utah State University in the field of Animal Science. He also grew up in a family Farrier Business and in 1983 became a Certified Farrier with the American Farriers Association. Involvement and experiences in his personal Horseshoeing Business continues to provide additional expertise for his current USU assignment.
Scott is semi-retired from USU after 35 years of service in Extension and ADVS. He currently is a faculty member teaching Farrier Science, ADVS 3300, with a 5% Extension assignment and co-instructs ADVS 3910, USU Horseshoeing for Continuing Education.