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Our professional Educators have been selected to provide a Whole Horse Whole Rider approach to education and training.

Clair Thunes

Clair Thunes

Equine Nutrition Expert

Born and raised in England Dr Thunes started riding at the age of 8 and from day one was involved in all aspects of her horse’s daily care.

DR DIANE ISBELL

DR DIANE ISBELL

Equine Sports Medicine & Ultrasound

Dr. Diane Isbell, DVM, graduated from UC Davis.  For over 25 years she has enjoyed Equine Sports Medicine practice.

Lauren Fraser

Lauren Fraser

Equine Behavior Consultant

Lauren is passionate about helping people better understand their own horse, and resolving horse behavior problems.

WILLIAM MICKLEM

WILLIAM MICKLEM

Equine Educational Presentations

William Micklem is a speaker, author, coach, breeder and columnist.

DR SUE DYSON

DR SUE DYSON

Equine Orthopedics

Dr. Dyson MA, VetMB, PhD, DEO, FRCVS is Head of Clinical Orthopedics in the Department of Equine Studies at the Animal Health Trust in Newbridge, United Kingdom.

KIRK ADKINS

KIRK ADKINS

Farrier

Kirk Adkins has worked as a self-employed farrier since 1971, and is the founder and president of Equithotics. He was employed as Staff Farrier for UC Davis Vet. Med. Teach. Hosp. from 1986 to 2000., and has been guest lecturer for Animal Science Dept. Horse Production Course, UC Davis, since 1986.

DR KARIN LEIBBRANDT

DR KARIN LEIBBRANDT

Horse Rehabilitation & Training

Dr. Karin Leibbrandt is a certified veterinary surgeon specializing in horse rehabilitation and training.

Katja Porenta

Katja Porenta

Equine Bodyworker

Katja Porenta, EEBW, is an Equine Bodyworker and biomechanics enthusiast from Slovenia. She completed her certification with Equinology Inc. in 2012 and has been running her own bodywork practice since then.

JUSTINE HARRISON

JUSTINE HARRISON

Equine Behaviorist

Justine is a Certified Horse Behavior Consultant with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. She is also a lecturer for the BSc (Hons) Equine Behavioral Science Degree at Writtle University College, UK.

Joanna Robson

Joanna Robson

Horse Health Expert

Dr. Joanna Robson is the owner of Inspiritus Equine, Inc. and the founder of Integrated Soundness Solutions™

Dr Carol Gillis

Dr Carol Gillis

Equine Ultrasound and Sports Medicine Expert

Carol Gillis, DVM, PhD, DACVSMR is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, and has a consulting practice in Ultrasound and Sports Medicine in Aiken, SC.

DR ALLEN M SCHOEN

DR ALLEN M SCHOEN

Integrative Approach to Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Schoen is one of the pioneers in veterinary acupuncture and natural therapies, developing and practicing them since 1981. He has been acknowledged by his peers as being one of the  most influential veterinarians in North America and worldwide.

Dr GERD HEUSCHMANN

Dr GERD HEUSCHMANN

Compassionate Equestrianism Advocate

Dr. Gerd Heuschmann is  a founding member of Xenophon, an organization dedicated to fighting against serious mistakes in equestrian sport.