Equitarian Session

"There's a large part of the world that depends more than ever on working equids," said Jay Merriam, DVM, of Massachusetts Equine Clinic, in Uxbridge, who moderated the first-ever AAEP convention session on equitarian initiatives (2009). Merriam defined an equitarian as "one who serves equids with compassion, and whose only reward is their improved health and welfare."