J. Tim Potter, Ph.D., PAS Animal Scientist & Horse Expert

J. Tim Potter, Animal Scientist & Horse Expert

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.

Dr. Potter's 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.

Professional Experience

Robson Forensic, Inc.

Associate

2014 to present

Provide technical investigations, analysis, reports, and testimony toward the resolution of commercial and personal injury litigation involving all areas of equine science, including but not limited to nutrition, reproduction, behavior and training, safety issues, abuse and neglect, facility design, construction, facility maintenance.

Nutrition: 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: Evaluation of nutritional status and reproductive efficiency, manipulation of the estrous cycle and effects of stress and/or environmental factors associated with reproductive status.

Behavior and Training: Environmental factors; fight or flight, bite & kick, group housing, herd & territoriality dynamics, behavioral factors associated with training.

Abuse and Neglect: Evaluation of potential abuse and neglect issues associated in the training process, feeding programs, and confinement issues.

Safety Issues: Rider safety, evaluation of factors and scenarios that are related to safety, including lesson barns, safety issues at animal shows and at private facilities.

Facility Design, Construction and Maintenance: Pasture management, fencing and barn maintenance, fire prevention, and environmental factors that affect facilities.

Fencing and Confinement: Design, construction, and maintenance of fencing to comply with established best practices for proper equine, cattle, and livestock confinement. Consideration for types of animals subject to confinement and predictable behavioral responses. Evaluate the applicable standard of care given the management scenario and determine on-site person(s) of knowledge.

Appraisals and Valuation of Horses: Determination of appraised values of horses using appraisal practices from the American Society of Equine Appraisers. Analysis and determination of appraised values include bloodline, age, earnings, sex, conformation, training, condition, soundness, eye appeal and show records.

Buying and Selling of Horses: Analysis of established, industry accepted best practices for buying and selling horses, including evaluation of pre-purchase exams, buyer and seller terms, third-party agreements, and appraised values of horses.

Potter Equine Consulting

Owner

2004 to present

Provide technical expertise and training to horse owners, farm managers, and companies in areas of equine science and professional development. Areas of equine science are addressed, including nutrition, reproduction, behavior and training, pasture management, fencing design, facility design, health care and general management.

North Carolina A&T State University

Director of the Equine Program

2011 to 2019

Provide teaching expertise in two classes per semester, and coach the NC A&T Equestrian Team. Tripled student participation in equine activities and worked with students to procure internships and employment opportunities in the equine industry.

Classes Taught:

  • Equine Science I
  • Equine Science II
  • Equine Selection and Evaluation
  • Advanced Horse Production
  • Animal Behavior and Training (includes cattle, swine, sheep, goats, horses)
  • Nutrition (includes cattle, swine, sheep, goats, horses)
  • Feeds and Feeding (includes cattle, swine, sheep, goats, horses)

North Carolina Cooperative Extension

Area Specialized Agent

2005 to 2009

Provided leadership, technical expertise, and support to County Extension Agents in a 14 county Northwest District. Developed educational programs for widely varying constituency groups and end users. Acquired funding for educational programs through strategic alliances with industry groups, conducted and managed programs at or under budget. Responsible for budget preparation and management for equine activities in the district. Participated in staff management through training programs and empowerment of county extension personnel. Responsible for development of Extension volunteers through strategic planning and consensus building.

Land O’ Lakes Farmland Feed

Product Manager

1999 to 2004

Managed product and brand consolidation into new brand development, incorporated strategic initiatives into brand launch, generated 11% growth in new brand sales over previous years with multiple brands. Provided education and technical support materials to sales force, dealers, employees, and end users. Conducted over 150 training meetings for sales force, dealers, and end users. Managed all aspects of competitive pricing strategies, formulation, budget management, quality assurance, market expansion, and sponsorships to increase market share.

Purina Mills

Equine Specialist

1996 to 1999

Served as Team Leader for sales team in market specific geographies, provided technical support to 16 district managers and two sales divisions. Member of Technical Writing Team, and conducted over 80 training meetings for sales force, dealers, employees, and end users.

University of Connecticut

Extension Horse Specialist

1990 to 1996

Created and delivered 83 technical presentations and authored or co-authored 57 technical publications. Taught classes on campus, maintained teaching evaluations consistently 15- 20% higher than the departmental average. Supervised Extension volunteers and advisory groups, developed mission statements, and brought national recognition to the Extension program through work with regional and national collaborative efforts. Developed life skills in students through intercollegiate judging programs and coached the team to 48 regional and national awards, including Reserve National Champions. Self-supported all Extension and University programs through private donations and in-kind gifts, managed all programs at or under budget.

Extension programs:

  • Connecticut Horse Celebration and Symposium
  • Humane Officers Training Course
  • Horse Leaders Weekend
  • Camp Instructors Horsemanship Safety Clinic
  • Horse Judging Workshops
  • Cutting Horse Clinics
  • Producer/User meetings
  • State 4-H/FFA Horse Judging Contest
  • State 4-H Hippology Contest
  • State 4-H Quiz Bowl Contest
  • Eastern States Exposition
  • Youth Horsemanship Clinics

Worked with state, regional, and national committees and associations included development of mission statements, animal welfare statements, strategic plans, and marketing plans. Designed and administered budgets for Extension and Teaching programs and completed programs at or under budget. Over $60,000 in funds were generated for the program as a result of self-supporting educational programs, private donations, and inkind contributions.

Teaching responsibilities:

  • Behavior and Training of Domestic Animals (includes cattle, swine, sheep, goats, horses)
  • Horse Breeding Farm Management
  • Horse Selection and Evaluation
  • Coach, UConn Horse Judging Team, winners of 48 regional and national awards, including Reserve National Champions, 1994.

Designed and implemented fund-raising programs to cover travel expenses for UConn Horse Judging Team, which averaged 2-3 contests per year at an average total cost of $6000 per year.

Research Interests:

  • Stress Management in Equine Athletes
  • Development of Life Skills in Horse Judging Students
  • Development of Life Skills in 4-H Horse Program Participants
  • Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Texas A&M University

Graduate Assistant, Teaching and Research

1984 to 1990

Responsible for teaching 20 laboratory sections in horse management and training, horse production, and general Animal Science laboratories to more than 400 undergraduate students. Taught Animal Science Labs involving management of beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep, and goats. Assisted instructors in labs and lectures in equestrian technology; assisted with breeding of approximately 250 mares at Texas A&M University Horse Center. Assisted in data collection in graduate research projects in equine nutrition, exercise physiology, and reproduction. Laboratory experience included validation and utilization of radioimmunoassays for equine luteinizing hormone, follicle stimulating hormone, progesterone, and cortisol, as well as radioreceptor assays for gonadotropin-releasing hormone. Assisted with therapeutic riding program dealing with emotionally disturbed adolescents at Texas A&M University. Appointed to an ad hoc research committee in the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association to study the benefits of using the horse as a rehabilitative tool.

Equine Sciences Program Team Roping

Chairman

1989

Conducted to raise funds ($4000) for graduate student travel to scientific meetings

Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championships, Katy, Texas

Planning and Task Force

1987

Assisted in planning, organization, and management of aspects of the Southern Regional 4- H Horse Show that had approximately 500 contestants from 13 states.

TAMU Horse Judging Team

Assistant Coach

1986

Responsible for organization of classes conducted in conjunction with judging class of 50 students and for extra workouts for 10 team members. Also assisted in teaching theories and techniques involved in oral reasons. Escorted the TAMU Horse Judging Team to the Southwest Regional Intercollegiate Horse Judging Contest, The All American Quarter Horse Congress, The International Arabian Horse Show, and The World Championship Quarter Horse Show.

Texas Agricultural Extension Service

Horsemanship Instructor

1982 & 1985 Summers

Responsible for care, management, and breeding of over 200 mares and four stallions, as well as record keeping and ranch management.

Top Hands Horse Show

Texas District Four 4-H Horse Show Keystone International Livestock Exposition Challenge of the Breeds Pennsylvania 4-H Production Horse Shows VA, AR, ME, RI, VT State 4-H Horse Shows

1982 to present

Professional Horse Show Judge Judged approximately 300 county and district 4-H and open shows. Number of entries ranged from 50 to 500 per show.

Education

  • Ph.D., Physiology of Reproduction, Texas A&M University, 1990
  • M.S., Physiology of Reproduction, Texas A&M University, 1986
  • B.S., Animal Science, Texas A&M University, 1983

Continuing Education

  • ASEA Advanced Principles of Valuation Course, 2018
  • ASEA Principles of Valuation Course, 2017
  • KEEP Equine Industry Conference, 2017
  • American Agricultural Law Conference, 2017

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • President, Lone Star Therapeutic Equestrian Network, 1997-1999
  • Board of Directors, Greater Houston Horse Council, 1997-1999
  • Board of Directors, American Youth Horse Council, 1994-1996
  • Board of Directors, National Horse Judging Team Coaches' Association, 1992-1994
  • Board of Directors, North American Riding for the Handicapped Association, 1992-1996
    • Executive Committee Member (Secretary), 1994-1996
    • Education Committee Chairman, 1994-1996
    • Education Committee Member, 1992-1996
    • Fund-raising Committee Member, 1992-1996
    • Marketing Committee Member, 1992-1994
    • Research Sub-Committee Chairman, 1992-1994
  • Chairman, Connecticut 4-H Horse Advisory Committee, 1990-1996
  • Chairman, Eastern States 4-H Horse Committee, 1991-1996
  • Chairman, Teaching and Extension Planning Committee for 1997 meeting, Equine Nutrition and Physiology Society, 1995-1997
  • Chairman, Curriculum Review Visiting Team, Mount Ida College, Newton, Massachusetts, 1995
  • Section Chief, Horse Industry Handbook, American Youth Horse Council, 1992-1996
  • Advisor, Connecticut Horse Council, 1990-1996
  • Advisor, Connecticut Special Olympics Equestrian Sports Management Team, 1992-1994
  • Member, Equine Science Society, 1985 to present Member, Teaching and Extension Planning Committee, Equine Nutrition and Physiology Society, 1993-1997
  • Member, Dean's Advisory Committee on Development, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Connecticut, 1995 Member, National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, 1994-1996
  • Professional Animal Scientist Certification, American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists, 1997 to present
  • Member, American Society of Animal Science, 2015 to present
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2015 to present, includes membership of Animal Law Committee
  • Accredited Member, American Society of Equine Appraisers, 2017 to present

Honors and Awards

  • Gold Sales Advisory Board Winner, Purina Mills. Achieved sales goals as set by management, 1998
  • Short-Term Guest Professorship Award ($5,600). Funds supported research sabbatical of Dr. Karyn Malinowski, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1991
  • Honorary Chapter FFA Degree, Woodbury FFA Chapter, Woodbury, CT, 1991
  • Scholarship Recipient, Epsilon Sigma Phi, Alpha Chi Chapter, The University of Connecticut, 199
  • Distinguished Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Texas A&M University. Selected by a university faculty committee from approximately 500 graduate teaching assistants, 1989
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award, TAMU Horsemen's Association, 1987
  • Coach, TAMU Horse Judging Team - First Place Team Overall, Southwest Regional Intercollegiate Horse Judging Contest. 1986
  • Distinguished Student Award, Texas A&M University, 1983
  • Member, TAMU Horse Judging Team. High Individual and High Team, Performance Division, The All American Quarter Horse Congress. High Team, Halter and Reasons Divisions, Second High Team Overall, The World Championship Quarter Horse Show, 1981

Uconn Horse Judging Team Awards

  • Middle Tennessee State University Intercollegiate Horse Judging Contest: 4th High Team, Performance Division; 7th High Team, Halter Division, 1995
  • Morgan Grand National and World Championship Intercollegiate Horse Judging Contest (10 teams): Reserve National Champion Team, Overall; Reserve National Champion Team, InHand Division; Third High Team, Reasons Division. National Champion Individual, In-Hand Division; Reserve National Champion Individual, Performance Division. 4th, 6th High Individuals Overall 1994
  • The All American Quarter Horse Congress Intercollegiate Horse Judging Contest (26 teams): 8th High Team Overall, 8th High Team, Reasons Division; 4th High Team, Performance Division. 4th High Individual, Reasons Division; 7th High Individual, Performance Division, 1994
  • Virginia Tech Block and Bridle Horse Judging Contest, Blacksburg, Virginia: Fifth, eighth, and tenth High Individuals, Reasons; Fourth, eighth, and ninth High Individuals, Overall; Third and Fourth High Teams Overall, 1994
  • Southeastern United States Horse Judging Contest, Reidsville, North Carolina: High Individual and Fourth High Individual, Performance; Fourth High Individual, Halter; Third High Individual Overall; Third High Team Overall, 1993
  • The All American Quarter Horse Congress, Columbus, Ohio: Tenth High Individual, Performance Division, 1992
  • The International Arabian Intercollegiate Horse Judging Contest, Louisville, Kentucky: Second High Individual, Halter Division; Seventh High Individual, Performance Division; Seventh High Individual Overall, 1992
  • Southeastern United States Horse Judging Contest, Reidsville, North Carolina: Second, Fourth, and Tenth High Teams Overall; Second, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, and Tenth High Individuals, Performance Division; First, Sixth, Seventh and Ninth High Individuals, Halter Division; Sixth High Individual, Reasons Division; Third, Fourth, Seventh and Ninth High Individuals Overall, 1992
  • Virginia Tech Block and Bridle Horse Judging Contest, Blacksburg, Virginia: High Individual Overall, Tenth High Individual Overall, 1991.

Publications

I. Peer Reviewed Publications - Journal Articles

  • Potter, J.T. and M.T. Mulroy. 1994. A Tool to Evaluate Horse Judging Students Perceptions of Critical Thinking and Life Skills Development. NACTA 38:42.
  • Potter, J.T., J.W. Evans and B.H. Nolt, Jr. 1994. Therapeutic horseback riding. J. Amer. Vet. Med. Assoc. 204:131.
  • Russell, M.A. and J.T. Potter. 1994. Should I Buy a Horse? The Horse Industry Handbook, p. 110-1.
  • Hansen, D.K., P.M. Comerford and J.T. Potter. 1994. Working with Horse Industry Professionals. The Horse Industry Handbook, p. 130-1
  • Kimball, J., D.K. Hansen and J.T. Potter. 1994. Horse Colors and Markings. The Horse Industry Handbook, p. 140-1.
  • Schake, L.M., J.J. Bennett, J.A. Callahan, J.E. Dinger and J.T. Potter. 1991. The Value of an Equine Science Option in Animal Science Curricula. The Professional Animal Scientist 7:1.

II. Articles and Books – Peer Reviewed

  • Potter, J.T. 2017. Risk Assessment and Hazards with Horses. ABA Animal Law Fall Newsletter.
  • Brown, T. and J.T. Potter. 2014. So You Want to Buy a Horse? Amazon e-book.
  • Comerford, P.M. and J.T. Potter. 1995. Horse Safety Guidelines. Published and distributed by the American Youth Horse Council

III. Abstracts – Refereed/Reviewed

  • Godbee, R., J. Potter, W. Walker and L. Stevenson. 2005. Effects of feeding My Horse’s Choice on ammonia concentrations in horse barns. Proc. 19th Equine Science Society, p. 218.
  • Potter, J. T. and M.T. Mulroy. 1995. An Evaluation Instrument that Determines Life Skills Development in Horse Judging Students. Proc. 14th Equine Nutr. Physiol. Symp., p. 195.
  • Potter, J.T. 1995. Camp Instructors' Horsemanship Safety Clinic. Proc. 14th Equine Nutr. Physiol. Symp., p. 208.
  • Potter, J.T. 1995. Humane Officers' Training Course. Proc. 14th Equine Nutr. Physiol. Symp., p. 214.
  • Potter, J.T. 1994. Use of the Horse in the Development of Life Skills for People with Disabilities. American Youth Horse Council Leaders Symposium Proceedings, p. 6.
  • Potter, J.T. 1994. Oral Reasons Workshops for Youth Horse Judging Teams. American Youth Horse Council Leaders Symposium Proceedings, p. 24.
  • Potter, J.T. 1994. Humane Officers' Training Course. American Youth Horse Council Leaders Symposium Proceedings, p. 30
  • Malinowski, K., J.T. Potter and J.E. Dinger. 1993. Effects of Exercise and Competition on Plasma Cortisol and Lactate Concentrations and Heart Rate in Polo Ponies. Proc. 13th Equine Nutr. Physiol. Symp., p. 223.
  • Malinowski, K., J.T. Potter and J.E. Dinger. 1993. Temporal Variation of and Effects of Exercise on Lymphocyte Proliferative Response to Phytohemagglutinin in Polo Ponies. Proc. 13th Equine Nutr. Physiol. Symp., p. 221.
  • Potter, J.T. 1993. An Overview of Therapeutic Riding. I. History and Classifications of Therapeutic Riding. Proc. 13th Equine Nutr. Physiol. Symp., p. 241.
  • Potter, J.T. 1993. An Overview of Therapeutic Riding. II. Involvement of the Academic Community and the Future of Therapeutic Riding. Proc. 13th Equine Nutr. Physiol. Symp., p. 290.
  • Potter, J.T. 1993. Fund-Raising Activities for Collegiate Horse Judging Teams. Proc. 13th Equine Nutr. Physiol. Symp., p. 261.
  • Potter, J.T., P.G. Harms, D.W. Forrest, D.C. Kraemer and J.W. Evans. 1991. GnRH Receptor Dynamics During Various Stages of the Estrous Cycle of the Mare. Proc. 12th Equine Nutr. Physiol. Symp., p. 209.
  • Potter, J.T., E.L. Valiquette and C.E. Costello. 1991. Use of the Horse to Increase Self-Esteem of Youth with Special Needs in Connecticut. Proc. 12th Equine Nutr. Physiol. Symp., p. 283.
  • Potter, J.T., P.G. Harms, D.W. Forrest, D.C. Kraemer and J.W. Evans. 1989. Dose response to GnRH in the estrous and diestrous mare. Proc. 11th Equine Nutr. Physiol. Symp., p. 188.
  • Potter, J.T., J.L. Kreider, G.D. Potter, D.W. Forrest, W.L. Jenkins and J.W. Evans. 1987. Embryo survival during early gestation in energy deprived mares. J. Reprod. Fertil. Suppl. 35:715.
  • Potter, J.T., J.L. Kreider, G.D. Potter, D.W. Forrest and W.L. Jenkins. 1985. Embryo survival during early gestation in energy deprived mares. Proc. 9th Equine Nutr. and Phys. Symp., p. 392.

IV. Conference Proceedings

  • Potter, J.T. and B.H. Nolt, Jr. 1994. Using the Horse to Develop Life Skills for People with Disabilities. North American Riding for the Handicapped Association Annual Conference Proceedings, p. 58.
  • Potter, J.T. 1992. Development of a Therapeutic Riding Research Program. North American Riding for the Handicapped Association Annual Conference Proceedings, p. 31.
  • Potter, J.T. 1991. Behavioral Management of the Therapy Horse. North American Riding for the Handicapped Association Annual Conference Proceedings, p. 49.
  • Potter, J.T. 1991. Evaluation of Equine Conformation in Selection of Therapy Horses. North American Riding for the Handicapped Association Annual Conference Proceedings, p. 21.
  • Potter, J.T., G.D. Potter and J.W. Evans. 1987. Control of luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone secretion in the mare. TAMU Horse Short Course Proceedings, p. 88.
  • Potter, J.T., J.L. Kreider, G.D. Potter, J.W. Evans, D.W. Forrest and W.L.Jenkins. 1986. Embryo survival during early gestation in energy deprived mares. TAMU Horse Short Course Proceedings, p.82.

V. Theses and Dissertations

  • Potter, J.T. 1990. GnRH Receptors During Various Stages of the Estrous Cycle of the Mare, and Effects of GnRH Treatment on Plasma Concentrations of Gonadotropins in the Normally Cycling Mare and in the Acyclic Mare. Ph.D. Dissertation, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.
  • Potter, J.T. 1986. Embryo Survival During Early Gestation in Energy Deprived Mares. M.S. Thesis, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

VI. Technical Reports

  • Potter, J.T. 1995. Strategic Plan, Connecticut Horse Council. Prepared for use as a working document for the Connecticut Horse Council, Inc.
  • Potter, J.T. 1994. Consider the Broodmare. Quarter Horse Classic, December, 1994.
  • Potter, J.T. 1993. Glossary of Equine Terminology. North American Riding for the Handicapped General Workshop Notebook, p. J-4.
  • Potter, J.T. 1992. Evaluation of Equine Conformation. North American Riding for the Handicapped Instructor's Workshop Manual, p.F-1.
  • Potter, J.T. 1990. Nutritional Management of the Broodmare. The Quarter Horse Journal 42:54
  • Potter, J.T. 1988. Proceedings of the Second Annual Texas A&M University Equine Symposium. Equine Vet. Data 9:1.

VII. Extension Publications

  • Comerford, P.M. and J.T. Potter 1995. Horse Safety Guidelines. Published and distributed by the American Youth Horse Council
  • Potter, J.T. 1995. Connecticut Horseman Newsletter. Published and distributed on a subscription basis to Connecticut horse industry in August, 1995.
  • Potter, J.T. 1994. Connecticut Horseman Newsletter. Published and distributed on a subscription basis to Connecticut horse industry in November, 1994.
  • Potter, J.T. 1994. Connecticut Horseman Newsletter. Published and distributed on a subscription basis to Connecticut horse industry in May, 1994.
  • Potter, J.T. 1994. Connecticut Horseman Newsletter. Published and distributed on a subscription basis to Connecticut horse industry in January, 1994.
  • Potter, J.T. 1993. Connecticut Horseman Newsletter. Published and distributed on a subscription basis to Connecticut horse industry in July, 1993.
  • Potter, J.T. 1993. Connecticut 4-H Horse Show Guidelines. Published and distributed to Connecticut 4-H horse program members in June, 1993.
  • Potter, J.T. 1993. Connecticut Horseman Newsletter. Published and distributed on a subscription basis to Connecticut horse industry in April, 1993.
  • Potter, J.T. 1993. Development of life skills through horse judging team participation. University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System publication number 93-2.
  • Potter, J.T. 1993. Equine diseases in Connecticut. University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System publication number 93-3.
  • Potter, J.T. 1992. Connecticut Horseman Newsletter. Published and distributed on a subscription basis to Connecticut horse industry in December, 1992.
  • Potter, J.T. 1992. Horse judging team participation opens doors. Newtown Bee Equine Supplement.
  • Potter, J.T. 1992. Use of the body condition scoring system in the nutritional management of horses. University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System publication number 92-15.
  • Potter, J.T. 1992. Connecticut Horseman Newsletter. Published and distributed on a subscription basis to Connecticut horse industry in July, 1992.

VIII. Videos Created

  • State 4-H/FFA Horse Judging Contest. 1992. Produced by Eastern Connecticut Television Public Access Station.
  • Benefits of Horse Judging. 1992. Produced by Eastern Connecticut Television Public Access Station.

Presentations

  • Equine Nutrition, From the Judge’s Perspective, All Things Safety, Fencing Design, Facility Design, Pasture Management, Utilizing Groundwork in Training Horses, Competitive Selling, Common Things Horse Owners Say, Excellence in Customer Service, Fact and Fiction in Equine Nutrition, Maximizing Breeding Efficiency in the Mare, New Horse Owners’ Seminars. Partial listing of continual, ongoing presentations, July 1996 to present.
  • Equine Nutrient Requirements and Feeding Management. Middletown Vo-Ag Adult Education Series, Middletown, CT (February 1995).
  • Eastern States 4-H Horse Show Delegates. American Youth Horse Council Leaders Symposium, Lexington, KY (February 1995)
  • Humane Officers' Training Course. 14th Equine Nutrition and Physiology Symposium, Ontario, CA (January 1995).
  • Camp Instructors' Horsemanship Safety Clinic. 14th Equine Nutrition and Physiology Symposium, Ontario, CA (January 1995).
  • An Evaluation Instrument that Determines Life Skills Development in Horse Judging Students. 14th Equine Nutrition and Physiology Symposium, Ontario, CA (January 1995).
  • Nutrition of the Performance Horse. Maryland Pleasure Horse Seminar, Winfield, MD (December 1994).
  • Equine Nutrition: Forage First, Then the Grain. Maryland Pleasure Horse Seminar, Winfield, MD (December 1994).
  • Using the Horse to Develop Life Skills for People with Disabilities. North American Riding for the Handicapped Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (November 1994).
  • Health of the Therapy Equine. Ohio Chapter, North American Riding for the Handicapped Association, Columbus, OH (October 1994). Camp Instructors' Safety Clinic. UCONN Horsebarn, Storrs, CT (June 1994).
  • Use of the Horse in the Development of Life Skills. American Youth Horse Council Meeting, Washington, D.C. (June 1994).
  • Showmanship at Halter and Western Horsemanship Clinic. Fairfield County Extension Center, Bethel, CT (April 1994).
  • Horse Extension Activities in Connecticut. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (April 1994).
  • Evaluation of Equine Conformation. Windham County 4-H Club, Oneco, CT (April 1994).
  • Weight and Condition of the Therapy Horse. NARHA Region 11 – Northern California Educational Seminar and Networking Meeting, Sunol, California, (March 1994).
  • Horse Extension Activities in Connecticut. Tri-State Horsemen's Association, Dayville, CT (March 1994).
  • Use of the Horse in the Development of Life Skills for People with Disabilities. American Youth Horse Council Leaders Symposium, Oak Brook, Illinois (February 1994).
  • Oral Reasons Workshops for Youth Horse Judging Teams. American Youth Horse Council Leaders Symposium, Oak Brook, Illinois (February, 1994).
  • Humane Officers' Training Course. American Youth Horse Council Leaders Symposium, Oak Brook, Illinois (February 1994).
  • Maximizing Breeding Efficiency in the Mare. Middletown Vo-Ag Adult Lecture Series, Middletown, CT (February 1994).
  • Evaluating the Body Condition and Weight of Therapeutic Riding Horses, Part II. North American Riding for the Handicapped Association Annual Conference, Lexington, KY (November 1993).
  • Body Condition Scoring. American Horse Protection Association Training Seminar, Storrs, CT (October 1993).
  • Guiding Families Through Horse Purchases. Horse Leaders' Weekend, Marlborough, CT (October 1993).
  • Careers in the Horse Industry. Horse Leaders' Weekend, Marlborough, CT (October 1993). Teaching Horse Judging to 4-H'ers. Horse Leaders' Weekend, Marlborough, CT (October 1993).
  • Care of the Older Horse, Conditioning of the Trail Horse. Fairfield Bridle Trails Association, Newtown, CT (June 1993).
  • Camp Instructors' Safety Clinic. UCONN Horsebarn, Storrs, CT (June 1993).
  • Showmanship at Halter and Western Horsemanship Clinic. Fairfield County Extension Center, Bethel, CT (May 1993).
  • Horse Judging Workshop. Ratcliffe Hicks Building, Storrs, CT (April 1993).
  • Evaluation of Equine Conformation. Windham County 4-H Club, Oneco, CT (March1993).
  • Careers in the Horse Industry. New Haven County Extension Office, Hamden, CT (March 1993).
  • Introduction to Therapeutic Riding. WILI Morning Talk Show, Willimantic, CT (March 1993).
  • Training Considerations for the Therapy Horse. NARHA Region 4 Conference, Augusta, MI (March 1993).
  • Oral Reasons Workshop for Horse Judging Teams. WB Young Auditorium, Storrs, CT (February 1993).
  • Introduction to Horse Judging. New London County Extension Center, Norwich, CT (February 1993).
  • Equine Facilities Design. Middletown Vo-Ag Adult Education Class, Middletown, CT (February 1993).
  • Evaluation of Equine Conformation for Performance Events. Teikyo Post University Horse Health Seminar, Waterbury, CT (February 1993).
  • An Overview of Therapeutic Riding. I. History and Classifications of Therapeutic Riding. 13th Equine Nutrition and Physiology Symposium, Gainesville, Florida (January 1993).
  • An Overview of Therapeutic Riding. II. Involvement of the Academic Community and the Future of Therapeutic Riding. 13th Equine Nutrition and Physiology Symposium, Gainesville, Florida (January 1993).
  • Fund-Raising Activities for Collegiate Horse Judging Teams. 13th Equine Nutrition and Physiology Symposium, Gainesville, Florida (January 1993).
  • Equine Conformation: The Relationship of Form to Function. Pennsylvania Council on Horseback Riding for the Handicapped, Chambersburg, PA (November 1992).
  • Development of a Therapeutic Riding Research Program. North American Riding for the Handicapped Association Annual Conference, Tyson's Corner, Virginia; Pennsylvania Council on Horseback Riding for the Handicapped, Chambersburg, PA (November 1992).
  • Basic Concepts in Equine Nutrition. Southern Connecticut Horsemen's Association, Wilton, CT (October, 1992).
  • Horse Judging Clinic for 4-H. Fairfield County Extension Center, Bethel, CT (October 1992).
  • Equine Nutrient Requirements: Application to Feeding Management. Connecticut Horse Council general meeting, Berlin, CT (October 1992).
  • 4-H, FFA and Collegiate Horse Judging. WILI Radio talk show, Willimantic, CT (September 1992).
  • Horse and Rider Safety on the Trail. Saddle Sores Riding Club, Voluntown, CT (July 1992).
  • Camp Instructor's Safety Clinic. UCONN Horse Barn and Camp Hole in the Wall, Storrs and Ashford, CT (June, 1992).
  • Managing Conflict in Volunteer Groups. Connecticut Horse Council general meeting, Berlin, CT (April 1992).
  • Development of Competitive Oral Reasons. Tolland County 4-H Club and Vermont 4-H Group, Tolland, CT and Rutland, VT (March 1992).
  • Managing Conflict in Volunteer Groups. State 4-H Leaders' Forum, West Hartford, CT (March 1992).
  • Horse Judging Team Coaches Workshop. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (February 1992).
  • Fit or Fat? The Use of the Body Condition Scoring System for Everyday Equine Management. Rutgers Horse Symposium, New Brunswick, NJ (February 1992).
  • Horse Extension Activities in Connecticut. Connecticut Horse Council general meeting and WILI radio talk show (December 1991).
  • Basic Concepts in Equine Nutrition. Glastonbury High School Vo-Ag Program, Glastonbury, CT (November 1991).
  • Behavioral Management of the Therapy Horse. North American Riding for the Handicapped Association Annual Conference, Pomona, CA (November 1991).
  • Evaluation of Equine Conformation in Selection of Therapy Horses. North American Riding for the Handicapped Association Annual Conference, Pomona, CA (November 1991).
  • Horse Extension Activities in Connecticut. Department of Animal Science Seminar, Storrs, CT (October 1991).
  • Issues Facing Horse Owners in Connecticut. Newtown Bridle Lanes Association, Newtown, CT (September 1991).
  • An Overview of the Equine Sciences Program at UCONN. Granby Horse Council, Granby, CT (July 1991).
  • Current Horse Management and Care Techniques. Camp Laurel Girl Scout Camp, Lebanon, CT (July 1991).
  • Horse Judging Seminar and Horsemanship Clinic. Litchfield Horse Symposium, Litchfield, CT (June 1991)
  • Use of the Horse to Increase Self-Esteem of Youth with Special Needs in Connecticut. Twelfth Equine Nutrition and Physiology Symposium, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (June 1991).
  • GnRH Receptor Dynamics During Various Stages of the Estrous Cycle of the Mare. Twelfth Equine Nutrition and Physiology Symposium, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (June 1991).
  • Nutrition and Conditioning of the Trail Horse. Connecticut Trail Riders' Association Banquet, Ansonia, CT (April 1991).
  • The Role of the Horseman in a Therapeutic Riding Program. Horse Science Symposium, Storrs, CT (March 1991).
  • Maximizing Breeding Efficiency in the Mare. Horse Science Symposium, Storrs, CT (March 1991).
  • Equine Reproductive Physiology. Fairfield County Extension Center, Bethel, CT (March 1991).
  • Introduction to Therapeutic Riding. Tolland Agriculture Center, Vernon, CT (February 1991).
  • Evaluation of Equine Conformation. Fairfield, CT (February 1991).
  • Introduction to 4-H Horse Judging. Norwich Extension Center, Norwich, CT (February 1991).
  • Training Considerations for Therapy Horses. High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Volunteer Workshop, Old Lyme, CT (February 1991).
  • Equine Nutrient Requirements: Application to Feeding Management. Housatonic Valley Regional High School Vo-Ag Center, Falls Village, CT (February 1991).
  • Conformation of the Horse in Relation to Therapeutic Riding. Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Volunteer Workshop, Newtown, CT (January 1991).
  • Equine Nutrient Requirements: Application to Feeding Management. Cornell Cooperative Extension Center, Goshen, NY (January 1991).
  • Careers in the Horse Industry. Parish Hill High School Career Day, Chaplin, CT (November 1990).
  • Establishment of a 4-H Horse Judging Program. Crosby 4-H Club, Crosby, TX (1990).
  • Development of Competitive Oral Reasons. District 10 Horse Judging Seminar, San Marcos, TX (1989).
  • Horse Judging Seminar and Workshop. Galveston County 4-H Club, Santa Fe, TX (1989).
  • Dose Response to GnRH in the Estrous and Diestrous Mare. Eleventh Equine Nutrition and Physiology Symposium, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK (1989).
  • Embryo Survival During Early Gestation in Energy Deprived Mares. Fourth International Symposium on Equine Reproduction, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (1986).
  • Embryo Survival During Early Gestation in Energy Deprived Mares. Ninth Equine Nutrition and Physiology Symposium, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan (1985).

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