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.  

(When I was 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 Care and Handling
will be suspended until this Covid-19 virus curve has flattened and group gathering restrictions are relaxed. In these workshops I discuss Behavior and Handling; Height, Weight and Body Condition Scores (especially useful for retired racehorse owners); Horse's Foot and foot care including safe methods of picking up and cleaning your horse's feet. Colic is the number one killer of horses so we discuss Hay, Feeding and Digestive System Anatomy with applications to feeding horses.  In addition to those subjects, participants are introduced to bandaging, tack & equipment and will get hands on opportunity to halter, walk in shedrow and do a basic grooming on a Thoroughbred.  If you have a 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 once we get this curve flattened. Until then, stay alert, follow protocols and be healthy.

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 2020 have moved me into writing mode and I expect to complete my first book's rough draft by mid summer. r. 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.


  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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