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Anne Stepien


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I am knowledgeable regarding Standardbred race horses (trotters and pacers). I can answer general questions, questions regarding conformation, rigging, lameness and some shoeing questions.

Experience in the area

I raced standardbreds (primarily trotters) for 9 years on the Grand Circuit and in overnight events for approximately 15 years.

What do you like about this subject?

"There's something about the outside of a horse that's good for the inside of a man"

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I would like to get another horse good enough for the Grand Circuit

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

It's not as easy as it looks.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

The vast majority of people involved in (harness) horse racing are honest hard working people without chemistry degrees!

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Recent Answers from Anne Stepien

2016-08-31 Pacing mare who brushes her knees:

Hi Timothy.     Let me start by saying that I'm not a farrier either. You say that she brushes her knees, then you say she hits them. There's a huge differences in approaches you could try. If you can

2016-06-18 flaring nostrils frequently even at rest:

Hi Roberts.      I am not familiar with the term DRY COAT. I wouldn't diagnose heaves based solely on nasal flaring, especially since you state one of the horses won a big race despite the same nasal flaring

2016-05-26 Standardbred tattoo identification:

Karen,     Sorry for the delay. I was having some computer issues :(  I came up with a brown horse, no white markings. 11 years old. Could this be your boy?  HERECOMESTHECHOCHO (1CF65, H)   SPIRITED STYLE

2016-05-17 Freeze brand show age?:

Jackie, looks like your new horse is 16 years old, foaled 2/02/2000. According to the records he is a bay horse with a star. He started life as "Divide By Two" then became "Boca Spur" and finally his registered

2016-03-11 applying Clorox bleach:

Hi Roberts.     The "best" remedy for thrush is meticulous hoof care and stall maintenance! What should be used and how often depends on the severity of the thrush. I'd suggest consulting your farrier


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