Shannon Galvin

Understanding Equine Industry Hazards

by Shannon Galvin of Shannon Galvin Insurance Agency Hazards are conditions that create or increase the risk (chance) of injury to people, the horse, and property. At equine events in particular, hazards are common.  However, if those hazards are well- understood, they can be controlled. Controlling equine hazards reduces the likelihood of injury. Some hazards…

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Botori Breeches

Review: Botori Breeches

About a year ago, a learned about a new line of breeches.  I lived in Texas, and as you can imagine, it’s hot- like, spent-all-day-bathed-in-sweat-and-gasping-for-water hot. For those of us riding and working in the barn all day, we are desperately seeking apparel that allows us to be more comfortable. So when I heard about…

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The Growth of an Equine Nonprofit: Stable-Spirit

When I was living on the Gulf Coast of Texas, I had the wonderful opportunity to work with a talented woman named Katie Durio, a Licensed Master Social Worker. She had recently retired from 29 years from the Jefferson County Juvenile Probation Department. Katie started out working with the Runaway and Truant cases and eventually…

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