Lace-Reid-SatinMISSION: To improve the welfare of horses through education of owners, trainers, grooms and the general public in selection, care and handling of their horses

Welcome to Purple Power Equine Services' website.   We provide services designed to help you enjoy and profit from your equine endeavors.  From classes and private lessons on horse care and training to professional photogrraphs and videos of you and your favorite horse, to acquiring racehorse prospects and getting their pictures taken in a winner's circle, we help you participate as much or as little as you desire. Take advantage of our unique combination of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm and enjoy a profitable equine experience.  

September started with an Instructor training workshop in Coalinga, California. September 16-28 I will be in St. Lucia, West Indies providig an intensive Groom Elite 101 certification course to 30 hand-selected horse grooms that do not have racehorse experience. These grooms will be available to work at the soon to be opened "Pearl of the Carribean" St Lucia Turf Club racetrack. Watch this space for more information about opportunities in the Islands.

Basic Grooming 099 will be offered in Lexington, Kentucky in late October and a Trainers Exam Prep Class will be scheduled in Lexington the weekend before Thanksgiving. Information and registation forms for those classes will be posted here by September 13.

(When I ws training I prepared a newletter regularly for all of my clients. My "comments" were including in a column called Behind the Barn Door. With all that is going on in racing I've decided that I am going to include my two-cents worth. Sometimes my comments will only take this space. Other times I'll link to a full pdf document with this area providing a synopsis. So, What's going on Behind the Barn Door? )

I am using Google Forms to get information from those that are interested in classes. If you would like to be on my e-mail list to be notified of upcoming classes, SIGN UP BY CLICKING HERE.

OGE 100Owner Groom Elite
will also be scheduled in 2019. This class covers materials covered in Basic Grooming 099 and Groom Elite 101. Horse Behavior and Handling, Height, Weight Body Condition Scoring (especially useful for retired racehorse owners), Front & rear leg bones; Common injuries; Foot and foot care; Hay, Feeding and Digestive System Anatomy; Health Check, colic and laminitis.  In addition to those subjects, participants are introduced to bandaging, tack, equipment and will get hands on opportunity to tack a racehorse with exercise tack.  If you have group of owners and would like to discuss a private class for you or your group. EMAIL ME with your interest and we will discuss arrangements.

TOBA and KEEP members get a discount on tuition, so make sure you sign up or renew your membership in those organizations.

For more information and to see a tentative workshop outline, CLICK HERE


Writing. I'm continuing to "write that book". Events of January 2018 suggested that I complete this book sooner rather than later. You can follow my progress by reading "exerpts" plus other ramblings by following me on Medium. CLICK HERE to go there now and get started.



  CLICK HERE for class outline and other general information about the Trainers' Exam Prep Class and to add your name to our email list to be notified when other classes are scheduled

If you are interested in becoming a Rachorse Trainer or Assistant Trainer and cannot attend a Trainers' Exam Prep Classes you can purchase the Prep Class materials by CLICKING HERE



C. Reid McLellan, PhD
Stanford, KY 40
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