Colorado State University to host 'Horse Sense' film viewing as well as other equine events in April

A documentary about Colorado State University’s acclaimed equine programs will be shown on the campus twice in April and on Rocky Mountain PBS in May.

The film “Horse Sense” features the university’s efforts to advance equine and human health and support the critical connection humans have to horses in Colorado and the West. It was produced by Chapman University undergraduate film students and narrated by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

The showings at CSU are free and open to the public, but due to limited space, reservations are required at

The first showing will take place on Tuesday, April 2 at 7 p.m. at the Lory Student Theatre on the CSU campus. The film will be hosted by Dr. Mark Stetter—dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and will be introduced by Dr. Wayne McIlwraith—a leading equine orthopedic surgeon. The showing will be followed by a panel discussion featuring some of the university’s top equine veterinarians.

The second showing takes place on Saturday, April 27 at noon in the B.W. Pickett Equine Center located at 735 S. Overland Trail.

In addition, Rocky Mountain PBS will broadcast the film at 8 p.m. May 9.

“Horse Sense” features interviews with horse owners, ranchers and several faculty members from the university’s renowned equine programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Note also that on Friday, April 26, administrators, faculty and friends of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the College of Agricultural Sciences will celebrate a grand opening of the new Equine Reproduction Laboratory, which was destroyed by fire nearly two years ago. The event will be 4-6 p.m. with remarks at 4:15 p.m. at the new facility, which is at 3101 Rampart Road, Fort Collins. Due to space limitations, registration is required at

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