ADVISORY PANEL 
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The Academy is honored to have such distinguished members of the equine community on our Panel.  Their insight and materials are invaluable.  
 
It should be noted that Panel members and the Academy are completely separate and independent entities.  The Academy is not a representative or agent of any panel member or organization, and panel members are not agents or representatives of the ESA unless specifically noted. 
 
The Advisory Panel do share our deep commitment to research and education in continually seeking knowledge that will allow us to better care and provide for our domesticated equines.   For more information please visit their websites -  links are provided below. 
 
 
(in alphabetical order) 
 
 
Andy Beck 
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Equine Ethologist 
International Editor  
Natural Horse Planet /  
Planet du Cheval au Natural  
 
 
Michael Bevilacqua 
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Michael Bevilacqua 
Author of 'Beyond the Dream Horse' 
NHE Senior Representative 
 
 
Robert Bowker, VMD, Ph.D 
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Professor - Michigan State University 
Ph.D - Neurobiology  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carol Brett 
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Co-Founder 
BALANCE Organisation 
Co-Author of 
"Straight Forward Riding" 
 
 
Dr. Robert Cook 
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FRCVS, PhD 
The Bitless Bridle 
Co-Author of  “Metal in the Mouth. The Abusive Effects of Bitted Bridles”  
 
 
Mark DePaolo, DVM 
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DePaolo Equine Concepts 
All Star Equine  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Garrett Ford 
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President, EasyCare, Inc. 
Manufacturer of Easy Boot,  
Boa Boot, Epic Boots, 
Bare Boots and more 
 
 
Dino Fretterd 
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Dino Fretterd, CEMT 
Balanced Equine Structural Therapy 
Equine Body Worker 
 
 
Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. 
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Equine Nutritionist and author of 
"Feed Your Horse Like a Horse" 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brian Hampson 
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Co-founder The Australian Brumby Research Unit and Ph.D. candidate in feral hoof studies 
 
 
Eleanor Kellon VMD 
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Veterinary Advisory Board for Smart Pak Equine 
Veterinary Editor for Horse Journal and John Lyons Perfect Horse 
 
 
Spencer LaFlure 
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Director 
Advanced Whole Horse Dentistry 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lydia Nevzorova 
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Founder of  Nevzorov 
Haute Ecole school. 
Equine rights activist. 
 
 
Pete Ramey  
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Natural Hoof Care Clinician 
Author of "Making Natural Hoof Care Work for You" 
DVDs - Under the Horse, In the Trenches, That's My Horse Series 
 
 
Jochen Schleese 
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Certified Master Saddler and Equine Ergonomist 
Founder Schleese Saddlery  
and 
Saddlefit4Life 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sabine Schleese, B.Sc., MBA  
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Co-Founder and 
Director of Corporate Affairs  
Schleese Saddlery Service 
and 
Saddlefit4Life 
 
 
Dr. Elizabeth W. Schrader 
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Certified Animal Chiropractor 
Doctor of Chiropractic 
 
 
Lesley Ann Taylor 
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Co-Founder 
BALANCE Organisation 
Co-Author of  
"Straight Forward Riding" 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Tomas G. Teskey 
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine 
Author of "The Unfettered Foot", "Breaking Tradition" and numerous articles on horses going barefoot 
 
 
 
Joseph Thomas, Ph.D. 
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Clinical Director, Research and Development 
Co-Founder 
For Love of the Horse 
 
Contemporary Chinese Herbalism 
 
 
Katy Watts 
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Founder and Director of  
Safer Grass 
 
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