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Portor Green

Portor Green

Portor Green is a sixth generation farrier and has been shoeing horses and mules for 22 years.  He has been both a lecturer and competitor, competing in both the U.S. and Canada.  A nine time World Champion farrier, Portor also currently holds the world record in speed shoeing, at a record time of three minutes [...]

Carson Cockman

Carson Cockman

Carson Cockman is a technical manager and avid horse enthusiast who lives in Mooresville, North Carolina.  He and his lovely wife have rescued over 120 critters of various species during their marriage of 36 years.  His love of animals in general, horses in particular and his wife and son (not necessarily in that particular order) is the [...]

Al Dunning

Al Dunning – About/Bio Arizona horseman, Al Dunning, has owned and operated his “Almosta Ranch” since 1970. The Quarter Horse training facility is in Scottsdale, Arizona. Born in Chicago in 1950, Al’s family moved to Arizona when he was 8 years old. He began riding horses with his sisters and went on to further his [...]

Deb Messner

Deb Messner has been an avid horsewoman for over 20 years, and has ridden and shown many different breeds of horses all over the United States.  She has competed at the National and World level in several different breed associations, and has placed in the Top Ten several times.  She currently owns, trains and shows [...]

Wendy LaFond

Wendy LaFond is 46 years old and was born in Rhinelander, Wisconsin where she grew up with her 2 best friends, Smokey, her Welsh pony and, Lassie, her Border collie.  She began her love affair with words before she started Kindergarten and won several writing contests throughout her school years, albeit her professional writing career was postponed to [...]

Nicole Pellerin

Nicole Pellerin is 36 years old. She is a French teacher by day and a freelance writer by night. She is the single mother of a four year old son who is the light of her life. Her passion for horses began at the age of 4 when she went for her first pony ride. [...]

Maryellen Grady

Maryellen Grady is a free-lance writer who writes about widely varying subjects of interest to her.  Before starting her free-lance career, she worked for several years as a writer and assistant editor for a national print magazine. She received a B.A. in English with a specialty in writing  from Southern Illinois University.  She has two [...]

Mary Knetter

Mary Knetter

An animal lover since birth, Mary Knetter grew up on the family dairy farm and has been a horse owner for more than 12 years. She enjoys riding around the farm with her Arabian/ Paint cross mare and is involved with her state horse council’s trail riding and driving program. She also holds a Bachelor [...]

Chenay Jordan

Chenay Jordan

Chenay Jordan-McDowell grew up in Tucson, Arizona riding and showing Paint horses.  During her AJPHA show career Chenay accumulated over 550 points on her mounts, earned multiple superiors, a Youth Versatility award and captured the number 11 spot on the 1998 AJPHA Youth Top Twenty with Painted Mesa (Snickers.)  Chenay also held multiple leadership positions [...]

Matthew Brendal

Matthew Brendal

Matthew M. Brendal is a professional farrier, equine consultant and horse trainer in the state of Oklahoma since 1999. He has never met a horse he didn’t like. Each day is just another opportunity for him to learn from and work with horses. His major equine education milestones include: Equine Science Certificate from the University [...]