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"Hillcrest Beckylynn" Becomes Equines "Big Dawg"

April 03, 2008


The Department of Animal Science, Food and Nutrition is proud to welcome its newest addition-"Hillcrest BeckyLynn." Becky, as she is referred to, is a 2,020 pound Percheron that was presented to the Equine Science program by Riley and Mary Ann Emmons. In her day, Becky was a true champion. She measures 17.2 hands (approximately 6 feet tall from her shoulders), and Dr. Sheryl King will use Becky as a teaching tool for students. Ashley J. Maiero, a graduate student in equine science will serve as Becky's handler and caretaker. Follow the link below to learn more about this majestic horse.