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I do not participate in shows any more so some of my show specific knowledge could be out of date.

Experience in the area

I have been involved in horses for approximately 45 years. I showed hunters, jumpers and stock horses. In the 80's I was licensed as a trainer on the race track. I have run broodmare operations, delivered foals and taught everything from what to feed and which end the shoes go on to advanced jumping. I tend to be impatient with owners who think their horses prefer to be locked up in confined spaces. Even my show and race horses rarely spent more than only the night before an event in a stall...the rest of the time they had room to run. In 1975 I rode a Quarter Horse Stallion and a Thoroughbred Mare solo from Minneapolis to San Francisco.


The Long Riders Guild (an international organization of equestrian explorers who have ridden over 1,000 miles for non-commercial purposes)


"The Long Ride" Published in Women Sports Magazine March of 1975 an article regarding the author's cross country horseback ride from Minnesota to California. "A Horse is a Horse,of Course" An article regarding investigating horse incidents and the Equine Liability Act for investigators and attorneys. published in The Legal Investigator, February 2004 "Investigating Animal Cases:" A chapter written at the request of the editors for a professional textbook entitled Advanced Forensic Civil Investigations published by Lawyers and Judges Publishing June, 1997 "Murder by Another Name:" An article published in The John Cook Fraud Report, December 1994 regarding the intentional killing of horses for greed and insurance fraud. "The Responsibilities of Horse Owners in Rural Communities:" A paper presented before the Regional Seminar of the National Association of Legal Investigators in November 1987 at Phoenix, Arizona. "The Old Gray Mare is Worth $10,000,000 Now." A professional paper on the investigation of cases involving bloodstock and racetracks presented before the National Conference of the National Association of Legal Investigators in Washington, D.C., June 1986.


Approximately 3 years of confined degree. Advanced degree from the university of experience :>)

Awards and Honors

Recepient of the 1st place Anthony M. Golec Editor-Publisher Award 2004

What do you like about this subject?

Horses teach you amazing things about life. They are loving and patient and know more about life than most of us silly humans will ever learn.

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

To become as wise as my horses

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Everything there is to learn about horses you can learn from your horse if you learn how to learn from the horse.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Horses don't belong in barns!

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Recent Answers from Lynne Curtis

2015-12-08 major and minor conformation points in thoroughbred:

Conformation is a complicated subject.  What are you going to do with your yearling?  If you are viewing him as a racing prospect, there are some things that fall under the category of "beauty" that can

2015-11-30 curved mouthpiece bits on racehorses:

The photo you have attached is called a full-cheek snaffle. Snaffle bits come in many shapes.  What makes them snaffles is no leverage.  The side cheeks on the photo you have attached are to keep the bit

2015-11-30 grabbing hold of the bit:

Having been licensed as a trainer on the race track and will warn you that my answer contains some info that may be considered heresy to some people U.S. race trackers.    In general, horses run in the

2015-05-20 help identify my horse:

Hi Tasha,    Blowing your photo up in Photoshop was not enough.  I'd like to see a clear photo of the entire brand.  It looks like it might continue under his mane.  Does he have any other brands anywhere

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Dear Harley,    Take a look at this website.    Only one of them is actually in Ohio, but there are others that aren't too


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