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Catalog and Reference Guide to Lorry Wagner's Arabian Horse Articles and History

The following links will take you to various articles that have been written by Lorry Wagner
and are available to read here.

NOTE:  The below IAHA Drug Committee and WAHO Conference Reports are .pdf files and require Adobe Reader. The WAHO reports contain a lot of pictures, so those on dial-up, please be will take a while to download.  See the bottom of this section if you do not have Acrobat Reader on your computer.  This is a free program

1996 IAHA Drug/Medication ad hoc Committee Report
 Mary Anne Grimmell, then President of the International Arabian Horse Association appointed Lorry as chair of the Drugs/Medication ad hoc Study Committee.   This committee spent 2 years researching this problem.  Following is the link to the official report, compiled by the Committee and written by Lorry.

Book; Influence of Foot Length on the Gait of Horses

"Influence of Foot-Length on the Gait of Horses"

The contents of this book specifically address the Arabian horse breed; however, these test results are very applicable to any horse of any breed, including grade horses.

Some of the information I share contained within this book is specific to the Arabian breed in the area of natural movement  However, the actual test results are applicable to all breeds in maintaining sound and healthy horses, no matter what that breed’s natural movement may be.  All breeds and even grade horses for that matter must have proper foot care focused on making sure the naturalness of movement of that particular horse is not compromised.  Otherwise, improper care can lead to lameness and other problems in many places over the body.  There are 4 graphs within this report recorded by high-speed videography showing how the entire body carriage is affected by long versus short feet which shifts the peak concussion point within the foot.  These tests are just a start and do not even begin to address the problems of pads, the weight of shoes, and many more man-made creations in the name of  “better movement."

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Book; In Memory of Winifred St. John Mont-Eton Chappell

"Recovered Edition of the Bulldog Record: 1928 "Fall" Commerce High School Yearbook" 
In Memory of my Mom

Winifred (nee St. John)

When my Mom passed away on July 10, 2010, at the age of 99, I discovered that her High School Yearbook had been lost back in the 1930s.  I was fortunate to be able to find this information in various areas and in her memory have recovered this book.  I took the opportunity to also add a bit about her life specifically which makes this book truly in her memory.  I am happy to share this with anyone who might have interest, especially those descendants of Mom's fellow classmates.

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Book; Mary Anne Grimmell by Lorry Wagner

Mary Anne Grimmell
Friend and Mentor of the Arabian Horse Breed

Written by Lorry Wagner, 7 July 2012

When starting to write
this tribute to my best friend, Mary Anne Grimmell, (13 Oct 1926 - 30 Nov 2010) it started out to be a short sharing of the work, travels, and times of enjoyment the two of us had over our many years of working for the Arabian horse breed which created our many years of friendship.

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