EQ is brought to you by a trio of horse people that will already be familiar to many of you.
Jeff Saunders, who handles the equine end of the business for Southern States of Charlotte, has also been involved in horse boarding and, most recently, breeding. He's been responsible for bringing horses back from starvation into useful health, and currently has four horses of his own. Jeff gets around about as much as anybody in the local horse business, hitting the clinics and shows, and visiting countless farms on a regular basis.
Anne Millwater has had horses since she was a little girl, and is an alumni of Meredith Manor Equestrian College. Since our marriage, she's worked with me in training and breeding horses, and managing stables... Not to mention being the best assistant and secretary any farrier could ask for. She's written articles for several horse magazines, and competed in MARA, NATRC, and AQHA competitions. Anne has five horses of her own (although she claims it's six), including one old gelding that she's had twenty years.
That leaves me: Dave Millwater, Registered Master Farrier. I'm a Founding Member and a current National Officer of the Guild of Professional Farriers, as well as a member of the Southeastern Horseshoers On Education Board of Directors. I grew up in the horse business, and, although I spend more time under horses than in the saddle these days, you can still find me astride a good sorrel from time to time. I've written for a fairly long list of horse and farrier magazines, won a couple of journalism awards, published the Dictionary of Farrier Terms and Technical Language and the Farrier's Open Forum newsletter, and am listed as the Horseplay Magazine Farriery Advisor and the CompuServe Horses Forum Ask-a-Farrier SysOp. You might also know me from the Behind the Anvil column in American Pioneer. I have two horses of my own, both of which I raised from foals... A huge mustang-cross young gelding, which Anne is trying to steal from me, and his sire, my 1980 Quarter Horse stallion.
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