My clients include businesses and magazines. Transportation technology, B2B content marketing, Lead gen., e-mail marketing, case studies, articles, bios, white papers, brochures, infographics,
An article in School Transportation News on how vehicle telematics are used in preventative maintenance and parts ordering by school bus garages of various sizes.
Northeast Equestrian Life May/...Don't Be Barn Blind, 9 Things You Wish You Had Known Before Building Your Facility
For this article I interviewed various builders and excavators to find out what horse owners should know while planning their new barn. Site work, how to choose a contractor, considering various costs, and horse health and comfort.
Does Fido fixate on his itchy ears? Does he scratch and shake his head repeatedly? Have you noticed a foul odor, redness or swelling in the ears? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your dog may be suffering from an ear infection.
Ear infections in dogs are one of the most commonly diagnosed problems at veterinary clinics. If you suspect an infection might be the cause of your dog’s itchy ears, it’s a good idea to check with your Veterinarian first to confirm the diagnosis. It may ...
Kristin Yde and her horse Smokin Mack Frost are a well-known barrel racing team. Kristin is also currently bringing along a younger horse, "Cruiser," and has a barn full of her own and clients' horses at her home in Benson, North Carolina. As of February 20, Kristin and "Smack" are sitting third in the International Professional Rodeo Association standings. Here’s how Kristin keeps her horses performing at peak levels.
A: I rodeo for a living, so if my good horse is out, I’m not making any mo...
Profile of Amy Cairy, the Marketing Manager of the Equine Division of W.F. Young, a family owned company that has been in business since 1892. Absorbine Liniment is the oldest and most famous product, and Cairy tells of how she came to her 'dream job'.
By Debbie Curtis
Many people would envy Matt Fine’s commute to work. The drive along roads bordered with pastures filled with lovely, and possibly famous, horses is something he appreciates. Since beginning his job at US Equestrian in 2015, Matt’s office is inside the Kentucky Horse Park.
A self-described ‘recovering’ attorney, Matt’s legal and riding background in eventing serve him well in his job as the chief compliance officer for US Equestrian (formerly the USEF).
Growing up outside of D...
By Debbie Curtis
Portraits by Isabel J. Kurek
When Kelly Soleau-Millar was 2 years old, her constant uttering of the word ‘pony’ led her mother to drive to every barn in the area until she found one that would let her daughter sit on a pony. When that special barn was discovered, Kelly insisted on visiting every day. That fascination with horses was just the beginning of a career that eventually led Kelly to compete at the highest levels of the sport, meet Jonathon Millar and marry into the ‘...
Amber Wrye grew up on the rodeo road and continues that tradition with her own family. Banixx helps her keep her horses healthy and competing at the top of their game each performance.
Amber Mostoller Wrye is no stranger to rodeos. Growing up in a rodeo family, her mother ran barrels and her father rode bulls and bareback horses, she's continuing the family tradition by racing her own and client’s horses.
“I’ve always been a gypsy, traveling with my parents, and now with my husband, Heath Wry...
Craig Martin: Always Looking for Challenges – From the Grand Prix Ring to Ironman Competitions, the New Zealand Entrepreneur Has the Drive To Succeed
By Debbie Curtis
Portraits by Shawna Simmons
Craig Martin, a former grand prix rider who now competes in Ironman and ultra-marathon competitions can’t stand to be idle. It might have something do to with his genetic makeup.
“I’m from New Zealand, and I was brought up to believe that no one hands you anything,” he said. “New Zealanders are a tough, ingenious, innovative group of people. You fight. You don’t give up. You figure it out.”
This determination and drive to succeed has served Craig w...
Source: Text by Debbie Curtis • Photos by Sharon Simpson
Extravagant Mac is not only the all-time leading performance horse in the history of the Palomino Horse Breeders of America, but is also a horse with a big personality.
Bred, raised and owned all his life by Helen Purvis Fleming of Tupelo, Mississippi, Extravagant Mac is a 1997 gelding by Gal’s Last Chance and out of Sallee Mac Rosita. Over the course of his life Mac earned 3,670 points and an extensive list of lifetime achievements, wh...
What Is Pigeon Fever In Horses?
Once the bacteria have entered your horse’s skin, there may be external abscesses, internal abscesses, or ulcerative lymphangitis.
The vast majority of horses develop external abscesses, which can form anywhere along the body or limbs, but are most commonly seen on the midline of the belly and in the pectoral (chest) region.
Internal abscesses are more difficult to diagnose. They can develop when bacteria are carried into the horse’s body and infect internal or...