Meet Nicole Rodenborg, a bright addition to the horse care team of Triple Oaks Equine.
Nicole, alias Boarding Stable Manager, Wife of Henry, Mother of Four — and now appearing along side Triple Oaks Equine’s Dr. Matt.
A long-time friend to many families involved in Kanabec’s 4-H events, you may recognize the woman from seeing her drive her minis down the road, or participating in 4-H parent-guided competitions at the Kanabec County Fair Grounds. Amber, silky-orange hair flying behind her as she rides her Crescent at a decent clip, Nicole smiles at her good fortunes — being able to enjoy the animals she works so hard to keep fit and healthy.
A few years ago, Nicole decided to learn the ins and outs of horse ranch management and husbandry, under the guidance of her Veterinarian, Dr. Matt Schoessler (yes, he HAS a last name). An eager student, willing to learn from mistakes and be proactive in her education time with Dr. Matt, Nicole has blossomed into quite a competent horse care woman. When the opportunity arose, she readily made it clear that “she was the person for the job” when it became available to work with us at Triple Oaks.
It took an entire 8 hour work day for all of us to agree — she was the right woman for the job! Jumping from a ride-along day of meeting clients and their steeds, we plunged Nicole into the laboratory work. “Here Nicole,” we smiled. “These are bags of horse poop for you to process into these little bottles, smear slides, and find worms. Yes, Nicole, you are now going to run fecal egg counts and will identify worm types.” Fortunately, really, she only had 25 tests to start with and readily finished them in two days! Sore eyeballs followed.
We are pleased to announce that after her Winter into Spring trek with us, she still wants to be here! She knows many of our clients and their horses either personally or via FaceBook. She actually looks forward to participating in the rigors of the 10 am to 9 pm Spring glut, helping with dentals, breeding, lameness exams, Coggins, vaccinations, and all the Spring stuff that turns into routine during the rest of the year. Why, she even has Triple Oaks coveralls and sweatshirt with her name and Golf Shirts with a medical Cadussa on them. That brought on a big smile for all of us.
Please welcome Nicole when she visits on our farm calls. She is smart, funny, and very caring with all of our four-legged patients.