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Paul Drake: Equine Dental Technologist

Paul Drake: Equine Dental Technologist

“Equine dental technologist” is a rather long term for what Paul Drake does. In essence, he’s a “horse dentist.” Since Paul does not have a doctorate or PhD, he prefers the longer specification because he doesn’t want to mislead anyone. Simply put, Paul specializes in the care and maintenance of the teeth of horses and [...]

Scott Purdum – Part II – Advantage Horsemanship

Maryland horse trainer Scott Purdum is taking the horse-training industry by storm. His clinics are in demand all over the eastern United States, and his uniquely designed training equipment is getting rave reviews from horsemen. His step-by-step training videos are also gaining in popularity – quickly. So who is this Purdum fellow anyway? Scott grew [...]

Miniature Horses as Service Animals

Miniature Horses as Service Animals

You’ve heard of seeing-eye dogs for the blind, right? How about a seeing-eye horse? Yep. It’s true! Miniature horses are being used as guides for the blind, help animals for the mobility impaired, and therapy animals in nursing homes, hospitals, and children’s centers. If you haven’t heard about all this, it’s not surprising. The concept [...]

The Economy and the Horse Industry

The Economy and the Horse Industry

The downward spiral of the US economy has had a huge impact on the horse industry. Horses are usually considered a “luxury item” and one that a family can do without. For owners who have lost their jobs or are experiencing other financial hardships, their horses are often the first thing to go. Even owners [...]

The Latin Horse Whisperer: Julio Mendoza – Horsemanship – Part II

The Latin Horse Whisperer: Julio Mendoza – Horsemanship – Part II

Interviewed by: Holle Abee Julio Mendoza has held many jobs in his lifetime – all dealing with horses. He’s been a groom, a stable hand, a farrier, a veterinarian, a trainer, and a farm manager. As a youth, he mucked stalls for the military. Julio has pretty much run the gamut in the world of [...]

The Latin Horse Whisperer: Julio Mendoza

The Latin Horse Whisperer: Julio Mendoza

Interviewed by: Holle Abee Part I Once in a great while, a very special human being comes along who has an amazing gift with horses – someone who understands how the animal thinks, what motivates it, how to help each horse achieve its full potential. These talented individuals are rare and seem to be born [...]

Interview with Robin Petrasek: Choosing a Thoroughbred

Interview with Robin Petrasek: Choosing a Thoroughbred

Written by: Jan Hoadly Most people think of Thoroughbreds and they think racing. This breed is developed to run, and yet not all Thoroughbreds have the talent to excel at racing. Some simply don’t have the desire but these horses are not lost causes. Thoroughbreds can make good broodmares if the genetics and conformation is [...]

Summer Riding Camp – Maryland

Summer Riding Camp – Maryland

Written By: Lauren Prater Talbot Run Equestrian Center in Mount Airy, Maryland will be offering summer camp again this year for children and teenagers, from ages 5 to 16. The camp will consist of formal instruction, leisurely trail rides, and informative classes. Talbot Run is a family owned and operated stable. Ann and Bob became [...]

Top 5 Horse Farms in America

Top 5 Horse Farms in America

Written by: Jan Hoadley The top five horse farms in America are an elite group. When considering the big picture these farms can encompass all breeds. Their contribution to the horse industry as a whole as well as their section of it stands out. There are many farms blessed with a couple good stallions, and [...]

Cowhorse Ranch – The Escape You’re Longing For

Cowhorse Ranch – The Escape You’re Longing For

By – CJ Wheeler Editor- Chenay Jordan-McDowell Photographer – CJ Wheeler Located off the dirt Rancho Ballena Road, in Ramona, California (near San Diego), the Cowhorse Ranch sits in a lush green valley between two majestic mountains. To get there, you will have to drive through the quaint downtown of Ramona, and then follow a [...]