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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 [...]

Scott Purdum – Biography-  Advantage Hosemanship

Scott Purdum – Biography- Advantage Hosemanship

It takes most people years and years – even decades – to become proficient in a skill, and even then, some never make it. And if that skill involves much physical exertion, sometimes by the time the student has gained sufficient knowledge and expertise in his field, he’s unable to perform the very actions necessary. [...]

Hay is for Horses

Hay is for Horses

There are many choices when it comes to buying hay for your horses. The most important thing to remember is to purchase clean hay that’s as free of dust as possible and that’s completely free of dangerous molds that can negatively impact the equines’ respiratory health. Hay that has a greenish color to it will [...]

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 [...]

Project Sage – A Long Island Horse Rescue

Project Sage – A Long Island Horse Rescue

Written by: Barbara Anderson Project SAGE (Save A Grateful Equine) Horse Rescue was started in 2007 by then 17 year old Brittany Rostron in memory of her beloved thoroughbred “Sage”, who was a rescue horse. It is a New York State certified and ASPCA recognized non-profit organization, as well as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, whose [...]

Short Horse Stories: Smokey Goes Swiming

Short Horse Stories: Smokey Goes Swiming

Written by: Wendy Lafond At 14 hands, Smokey was a pony by rights, but he was my horse, my friend, and my companion. We had many adventures together and formed a special bond that I still treasure today. He was four and I was eight when our friendship began. Our early years together were filled [...]

Horse Rescue Story: Fiona

Horse Rescue Story: Fiona

Written by: K.C. Jean Kellam I had spent a lifetime praying and dreaming of the day I would become a horse owner. Years of mucking stalls for free lessons had done nothing to persuade me otherwise and I decided without a doubt to move forward in my lifelong ambition of horse ownership. Looking back, maybe [...]