Becoming ‘Equitarians’

What exactly is an “equitarian,” you ask? Since I’m a descendant of the dictionary family and, thus, “empowered” to make up my own definitions, I’ll explain: An equitarian is one whose only reward for providing medical or humane services to needy
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Jay Merriam, DVM, is an equine practitioner at the Massachusetts Equine Clinic, in Uxbridge, Mass., specializing in sport horse lameness. He is the founder of Project Samana, a charitable health care project in the Dominican Republic for working horses and mules. Dr. Merriam’s newest project is the Equitarians Initiative for Working Equids, a movement started 2 years ago with AAEP to focus on Working Equids and help them get veterinary care. The first Equitarians Workshop will be held in October in Vera Cruz, Mexico. You can find more information about Dr. Merriam’s projects on his website,””ay Merriam

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