For Love of the Horse

Living with Horses


Hi, I’m Melissa.  As I am sure many of you will understand, I am a horse lover and have been as long as I can remember.  It’s in my blood.  My parents were certain (and likely HOPED) that it was just a phase, but as it turned out, I’ve not grown out of that phase!  I got my “love of my life” horse, Annie, a beautiful Mustang mare, in 1998.  She is still mine and she is the reason I have learned so much about horses!  Now I have 2 other horses as well who have certainly also been very positive learning experiences for me!  I’ve worked for a horse vet, managed a couple of barns, trained horses and I’m currently a barefoot trimmer.  In December of 2008, I was welcomed to For Love of the Horse.  After years of training with Dr. Thomas, I am now the Senior Horse Health Advisor there.  I’ve always felt that working with horses would be my life, and it seems I’m well on track with that.  It’s a life that brings me much joy.

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