by Nyx Siniard and Hannah Dickson
Last week the Equine Science class took a trip to the Biltmore Estate horse barns. The horse barns are not open for tourists. Instead they are for horse boarding and people that want to take riding lessons.
“I think that it was a great to see something that tourists don’t get to experience,” said sophmore Nyx Siniard.
There are three barns in total and one of them is an original that has been remodeled. The newest barn offers a 12-foot by 12-foot stall, fans, a tack room, and an area for horse care and washing. The medium aged barn offers a little bit smaller stalls, but has a tack room and the same care as the newer barn.They got to tour the barns. Some of the students had never been to the Biltmore. The students also looked at Antler Village. In Antler, students got to tour the barns. In Antler Village, the students saw original farm tools that were used at the estate. They also saw an old horse buggy. There was also a stop at the petting zoo, where students saw chickens and goats.
The students had a great time learning about equine business.