I assume that most of you horse lovers attend, each year, at least one of the many Horse Expos held all over the U.S.A. I am fortunate to have been invited to lecture or demonstrate at nearly all the big ones in the country, some for multiple times.
I say “fortunate” because I love them, as does my wife, Debby.
It’s not only a pleasure to see so many horses doing so many things, but we learn so much. The educational clinics and lectures and demonstrations keep us up on what’s new. The trade shows are always interesting. I’m not a “shopper” but when it comes to horse things …
Also, having spent my life in the horse industry, it is an opportunity to see and greet old friends and associates.
Even though I am long retired from actual veterinary practice, I get a kick out of how many people I see who come up and say, “Oh, Doctor Miller. I’m having a problem with one of my horses and wonder if you have any ideas.”
I’m always happy to help, if I can. I enjoy horse people. I’ve been blessed to have had a career in this industry, and I still am involved. It’s not over.
As I said, there are great equine expos all over the country, but because they are so accessible, and because Debby and I live in California, two of our favorites are the expo in Pomona at the L.A. County Fairgrounds once a year, and the Western States Horse Expo in Sacramento which will be held June 10, 11 and 12 this year in Sacramento.
If you go to Sacramento come see me at the Spalding Laboratories booth at the Expo. Tom Spalding often invites me to share his booth at Horse Expos and Veterinary Conventions. It’s a case of Mutual Admiration. He admires my horsemanship and I love his products, like Fly Predators.
The weather is always nice in June in Sacramento, so that adds to the pleasure.
If you are a stranger to Sacramento, California’s historic capitol city, you ought to spend a day at OLD SAC. It is the renovated Old Gold Rush Town and it’s filled with interesting exhibits, shops, history, and a great railroad museum.
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