Wellington, FL- Horse owners often have questions about the best way to transport their horses, and those questions and more were answered recently at an informative “Shop Talk” held at Sho Clothes in Wellington.
Jim Welsh, owner and president of Elite Horse Transport, was the December guest speaker at Sho Clothes “Shop Talk,” where he shared information on the safe and effective ways to transport horses.
Sho Clothes, co-owned by Michele Hundt and Betsy Rebar Sell, hosts the monthly “Shop Talk” with the Gold Coast Dressage Association (GCDA). The event is a great way for equestrians to gather and learn from top professionals in the equestrian industry. December’s event was co-sponsored by Absorbine’s Stall Safe, a disinfectant and sanitizer for stalls, stables, trailers and show stabling that can be used wherever a horse is likely to come in contact with harmful and life threatening bacteria and viruses.
Welsh shared several valuable tips about preparing a horse for shipping, pitfalls to avoid and safety considerations. He also gave the audience advice on what questions to ask when considering a shipper. He was generous and open-minded and invited the audience to contact him with any questions. “I don’t care who you are hauling with, if something doesn’t sound right or if you have a question, please feel free to call me,” said Welsh. “My main concern is that you get your horse to the destination safely and in good condition. I am always glad to help a fellow equestrian.”
Specializing in dressage apparel, Sho Clothes is located in Wellington and their mobile boutique is a fixture on the Florida Dressage circuit. Hundt and Rebar Sell are proud of the community response Shop Talk has created. “We have had such a good time co-hosting Shop Talk,” said Hundt. “The response from clients, friends and riders new to the sport has been overwhelming.”
The January Shop Talk guests are in for a real treat as Olympian Lars Petersen and Melissa Taylor will be sharing their knowledge in a question and answer forum to be hosted January 13 at the Sho Clothes Sho Room. The seminars are free and the public is welcome. For more information visit: www.shoclothes.com. For more information on Elite Horse Transport, visit their website at www.elitehorsetransport.com.
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