Andrew Parks, MA, Vet MB, MRCVS, Dip ACVS Andrew Parks, MA, Vet MB, MRCVS, Dip ACVS
 
Dr. Andy Parks is a large animal surgeon and Head of the Department of Large Animal Medicine at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia. He obtained his Vet MB at the University of Cambridge, followed by his MS at Michigan State University. 
    His clinical interests include lameness and abdominal surgery in cattle and horses. His particular interest is in the horse’s foot and, more specifically, between the structure and function of the foot, and how this relates to disease and shoeing. 
   Dr. Parks has extensive teaching experience and has given frequent presentations nationally and internationally. He has also written numerous book chapters and review articles on the subject. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Stephen E. O'GradyStephen E. O’Grady, DVM, MRCVS
   Dr. Steve O’Grady started his equine career as a professional farrier, which he learned through a formal three-year apprenticeship under the legendary farrier Joe Pierce of West Chester PA. He maintained a farriery practice focused on young stock and competition horses for10 years before deciding to attend veterinary school.
   For the past 28 years, Dr. O’Grady has practiced veterinary medicine with an emphasis on the equine foot. He now operates Virginia Therapeutic Farriery in Keswick, VA, a referral practice devoted to equine podiatry and therapeutic farriery. 
   Being both a veterinarian and a professional farrier allows Dr. O’Grady to treat each foot problem with an understanding of both the medical anatomy, physiology and the biomechanics involved. This melding of the two professions allows him to comprehensively diagnose, treat and design a maintenance plan for a variety of foot conditions using medical therapy as well as therapeutic farriery. 
   His consulting services take him around the world to treat complicated podiatry cases. He has published over 25 peer-reviewed papers in veterinary literature, numerous papers in farrier literature and written ten book chapters resulting from his extensive work in equine podiatry. He frequently lectures on equine foot problems and farriery both in the US and overseas. 
   Dr. O’Grady is a seasoned FEI Delegate and he was recently inducted into the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame.
 
 
 
 
 
Dale MylarDale Myler
   Dale Myler and his brothers Ron and Bob are third generation horsemen, and are three of the world’s leading bit designers. Dale’s extensive research into equine dentistry and physiology has evolved our understanding of not only the mechanics of bits but also how they can contribute to the communication between horse and rider. Their unique designs focus on mentally relaxing horses so the rider can achieve more effective communication. 
   Dale has been teaching riders at every level how to bit for relaxation for over 20 years, from Olympic competitors to everyday pleasure riders. Known for his kind and thoughtful approach, he is motivated by a genuine desire to improve the relationship between horse and rider. 
   He has done bitting clinics and seminars all over the US and around the world: Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Wales, England, Germany, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Poland, Switzerland and Austria. He speaks at expos and for many organizations, as well as conducting private clinics and seminars. 
 
 
 
 
 
Rick LambModerator and Host
Rick Lamb, Ph.D.
    Rick Lamb is a writer, educator, and media producer best known as host of The Horse Show with Rick Lamb, an award-winning television and radio series that aired nationally from 1997 to 2017. Rick has written or co-written three books, including The Revolution in Horsemanship, a seminal work on natural horsemanship coauthored by veterinarian Robert M. Miller. Rick is also a pioneer in the field of microlearning, having produced more than 270 short-form educational videos on subjects such as riding, nutrition, ulcers, general horse care, and hoof care. 
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