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.  

TExP Lex 1118
Trainers' Exam Prep Class in Lexington, Kentucky November 16-18.
 Final TExP class of 2018 will be in Lexington, KY Friday-Sunday, November 16, 17 & 18. Classes will be held in the Keeneland Track Kitchen conference room and will commence each morning at 8:00 AM and conclude at 3:00 PM on Friday and Saturday and 2:00 on Sunday. Early bird tuition of $299 will be available through November 12. Tuition starting November 13 will be $349. For more information and class outline CLICK HERE or image at right     To go directly to registration page and sign up CLICK HERE.

Special session of Owner Groom Elite I
to be held in Lexington Kentucky November 29-December 2. This class covers OGE I Lexington 18materials 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, owners are introduced to bandaging and tacking for exercise.  So that every participant has a chance to get questions answered and to participate in the hands on exercises, only 10 spots are available and 3 spots are reserved as of November 8.

Tuition $399 if paid by November 25th. $449 after. (Special $25 discount if you are a member of TOBA or KEEP)

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

To Sign up for this Owner Groom Elite I class, CLICK HERE


Groom Elite 201 at Laurel Park, Laurel, Maryland ends November 14. Fifteen grooms are participating in this advanced Groom Elite class. (Class sponsored by the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association.)

Basic Grooming 099 at Belmont Park has been postponed until Spring 2019.

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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