Expert Witness Biography
Dr. Potter is an Equine Scientist with experience in both the academic and corporate sectors. He provides technical investigations, analysis, reports, and testimony toward the resolution of commercial and personal injury litigation involving areas of equine science, including appraisals, behavior and training, facility design and construction, fencing, nutrition, reproduction, and safety issues. Nutrition work includes feed formulation and production issues, on-farm feeding management, and analyses of interactions between formulated feeds and use of supplementation in the total diet. Reproduction work includes evaluation of nutritional status and reproductive efficiency, manipulation of the estrous cycle and effects of stress and environmental factors associated with reproductive status. Behavior and training work includes behavioral factors associated with training, and evaluation of potential abuse issues associated in the training process. Safety work includes evaluation of factors and scenarios that are related to safety, including lesson barns, safety issues at horse shows and at private facilities, and determining on-site person(s) of knowledge.
A lifetime owner, trainer and breeder of Quarter Horses, Potter’s academic experience includes teaching and extension work in areas of equine science, including nutrition, feeds and feeding, reproduction, behavior and training, safety issues, farrier science, and climatic factors influencing productivity. Dr. Potter has published technical articles and manuals related to equine science. His corporate experience in the feed industry includes education and training of sales staff, feed dealers and horse owners, as well as work with formulation, pricing, distribution and marketing.
Dr. Potter has served on many state, regional and national committees and Boards of Directors, including the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association, National Horse Judging Team Coaches’ Association, and the American Youth Horse Council. In addition, Dr. Potter has coached many judging and riding teams, in youth as well as collegiate divisions. Dr. Potter is a Qualified Equine Appraiser with the American Society of Equine Appraisers, and is a Certified Professional Animal Scientist with the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists. Dr. Potter received his B.S. (Animal Science), M.S. (Physiology of Reproduction), and Ph.D. (Physiology of Reproduction) degrees from Texas A&M University in 1983, 1986 and 1990, respectively.