Reader Commentary: Dec. 2017

Horse Owner Perspective: Work As A Team For Safety

After reading your website article on the farrier who died on the job (“Wrongful Death Ruling Empowers Farriers,”, I wanted to say that my staff and I take responsibility for handling and controlling the horse for the farrier. Our farrier also takes responsibility and we follow his advice in assisting him in his job.

We have sedated a few of our horses and when they started to get out of hand, I called off the appointment. No one needs to get hurt, nor does the animal need to be hurt. The farrier and staff analyze why the horse acted up and what needs to be done to correct the problem. We work as a team to get the job done.

— Virginia Hathaway, Friendsview, Texas

Farrier’s Stance On Safety

I read your online article, “Wrongful Death Ruling Empowers Farriers,” and wanted to share two rules I have. First, I no longer catch horses. I also won’t work on horses by myself anymore. The risk isn’t worth it if it is too big.

— Joshua Sanders, Washington, Pa.

Inspired By Lee Green Podcast

After listening to your podcast interview with Lee Green (, I want to write that he has inspired me throughout my career. After listening to him in this episode, I understand Lee a little more. It’s great to hear it straight from the horse’s mouth. I always attend his clinics — which coincidentally also is…

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