Winter Break on Horsebarn Hill

Catherine Maher '14 (CANR) says that her work
Catherine Maher '14 (CANR) says that her work "doesn't feel like a job, it's just another day at the barn." (Angie Reyes/UConn Photo)

The work is never really done for anyone who works with animals. Even during UConn’s Winter Break there are chores to be done, including feeding the horses, milking the cows, and collecting eggs from the chickens. Students in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources who work with the animals are important participants in keeping things running smoothly. Three of those students, Catherine Maher ’14, Valerie Mazrek ’14, and Ashley Biase ’13, were captured by one of UConn Today’s photographers while taking care of UConn’s herd of horses during the week between Christmas and New Year’s.

Each of UConn's 81 horses must be fed and watered twice a day, at 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., even during winter break. (Angie Reyes/UConn Photo)
Each of UConn’s 81 horses must be fed and watered twice a day, at 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., even during winter break. (Angie Reyes/UConn Photo)
Catherine Maher '14 (CANR) says that her work "doesn't feel like a job, it's just another day at the barn." (Angie Reyes/UConn Photo)
Catherine Maher ’14 (CANR) says her work ‘doesn’t feel like a job, it’s just another day at the barn.’ (Angie Reyes/UConn Photo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valerie Mazrek '14 (CANR) in foreground, and Ashley Biase '13 (CANR) bring food and water to the horses twice a day even during the holidays. (Angie Reyes/UConn Photo)
Valerie Mazrek ’14 (CANR) in foreground, and Ashley Biase ’13 (CANR) bring food and water to the horses twice a day even during the holidays. (Angie Reyes/UConn Photo)
Ashley Biase '13 (CANR) doesn't need to join a gym in order to get exercise. (Angie Reyes/UConn Photo)
Ashley Biase ’13 (CANR) doesn’t need to join a gym in order to get exercise. (Angie Reyes/UConn Photo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This youngster enjoys lunch on Horsebarn Hill. (Angie Reyes/UConn Photo)
This youngster enjoys lunch on Horsebarn Hill. (Angie Reyes/UConn Photo)