Senior animal science major Callan Lichtenwalter shares her experience studying in Scotland, in pictures.
One of the many vast, yellow fields of rapeseed that dotted Scotland’s landscape.
We did a many activities outside the classroom to increase our knowledge of equine anatomy. Here we are labeling the bones on a horse named Ace.
We went on a group trip to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National park and got the chance to feed carrots to highland cattle, which are lovingly referred to by the Scottish as hairy coo.
Being based just outside of Edinburgh I got to visit the city many times to experience it’s history, culture, and amazing views.
One night we got dropped off in the city, and we ended up hiking the mountain in the middle of the city called Arthur’s Seat. It wasn’t an easy climb, but the incredible 360 degree views of the Edinburgh and the North Sea made it worth it.
We went on a bus tour to England and stopped at Alnwick Castle, which is a possible film sight with Harry Potter and Downton Abbey being filmed there. Here two actors dressed as Harry and Dumbledore put on a show for all of the visitors.
At the Perth Races horses make two laps around a 1.5 mile track, all the while jumping either fences or hurdles.
Every day I went on a walk somewhere new, and it payed off when I found beautiful views of the Scottish country side like this.
Another aspect of our hand-on learning experience was working with and riding horses in different disciplines. Here Ruby and I are practicing dressage.