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Leslie Potter

Leslie Potter is a graduate of William Woods University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Equestrian Science with a concentration in saddle seat riding and a minor in Journalism/Mass Communications. She is currently a writer and photographer in Lexington, Ky. Potter worked as a barn manager and riding instructor and was a freelance reporter and photographer for the Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar and Saddle Horse Report before moving to Lexington to join Horse Illustrated as Web Editor from 2008 to 2019. Her current equestrian pursuits include being a grown-up lesson kid at an eventing barn and trail riding with her senior Morgan gelding, Snoopy.

Managing Buttercups in Horse Pastures

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Breed Portrait: The American Saddlebred

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Horse Emergency Planning Tips

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8 Barn Dog Safety Tips

No matter where you are, here are our top 8 safety tips for your barn dog to keep them out…

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A Retired Soccer Star is a Hero for Horses

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Featured Video: An Epic Journey for Lloyds Bank’s Black Horse

Lloyds Bank is a British institution with a distinctive black horse as its icon and mascot. This recent ad is…

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