Horseman’s Day at the 2002 AAEP Convention

Horseman?s Day, held for the third time as part of the annual AAEP convention, was another rousing success. There weren?t as many people in attendance as there were in San Diego last year, but they were just as enthusiastic. AAEP officials said

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Horseman’s Day, held for the third time as part of the annual AAEP convention, was another rousing success. There weren’t as many people in attendance as there were in San Diego last year, but they were just as enthusiastic. AAEP officials said that 266 were in attendance at the Orlando session compared to 400-plus last year and about 200 when the event was held for the first time in San Antonio. Perhaps a better way to assess the success of such an event is the enthusiasm and interest demonstrated by the attendees. With that as criteria, Horseman’s Day 2002 passed with flying colors.


Helping stimulate the interest and enthusiasm shown was the quality of the speakers. They couched their talks in terms the average horse owner could understand, but they certainly didn’t talk down to them. The horse enthusiasts in attendance demonstrated their interest with a barrage of questions at the end of each presentation

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Les Sellnow was a prolific freelance writer based near Riverton, Wyoming. He specialized in articles on equine research, and operated a ranch where he raised horses and livestock. He authored several fiction and nonfiction books, including Understanding Equine Lameness and Understanding The Young Horse. He died in 2023.

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