Grand Canyon Endurance Adventure

The Grand Canyon, what an amazing place! It is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world and it is easy to see why when you are its north rim. One of the great things about endurance riding is the beautiful places you get to experience while on your horse. Many of which I would never see if it wasn’t for my horse and this great sport. We got to experience the East and North Rims of the...
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Dr. Debra’s Miraculous Adventure

Last month, I and my husband, Walt, set off to New Mexico for the Fort Stanton Pioneer Endurance Ride. Along the way we encountered a series of unfortunate events that continued through the entire journey. These became known as our ‘God Moments’.  Thanks to some wonderful clients and by the Grace of God, everything worked out miraculously. We had stayed up late the night before...
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Anatomy 101

Just a quick lesson in anatomy today.. this is a handy chart to study and memorize! Note that some bones have alternate names. Veterinarians tend to say P1,2,3 (for Phalanx 1,2,3)  instead of pastern and pedal. The pedal bone is also known as the coffin...
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IET F1 Class

  On the weekend of March 19-20, Dr. Debra hosted Tom and Yolanda Mayes of Integrated Equine Therapies for a wonderful, enlightening clinic. The techniques taught were the basics of what Dr. Debra does on a daily basis and they were taught by one of her mentors. The focus was on issues in the front quarters of the horse as these are the main trauma patterns seen. It was a combination of...
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Old Pueblo Pioneer Ride

Last week, Dr. Debra participated in the Old Pueblo Pioneer Ride in Sonoita, AZ. On the first day, there was only one veterinarian due to a last-minute cancellation so she filled in. The second day, Dr. Debra rode Mariah and they took fifth in The Limited distance ride. The next day, her friend rode Mariah and she rode Desi. Desi was second and Mariah was 3rd in the LD!! Way to...
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Eastern Mojave Scenic Endurance Ride

Dr. Debra participated in the Eastern Mojave Scenic Endurance Ride last week where she placed 1st on Day 1, 2nd on Day 2, and tied for 2nd/3rd on Day 3.   She had great company to enjoy the trails with and the weather was perfect. Take a look at the gorgeous...
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