Every Memorial Day we honor the men and women sacrificing their lives for our freedom. I am humbled by their duty and unselfishness.
I also remember those horse owners and professionals who have lost their lives working with horses. I have selected this day in honor of Dr John Steiner who was my very first veterinarian mentor. On Memorial Day in 2008, this veterinarian of 40 years was struck down by a stallion he was working on. He died of trauma to the head.
On this Memorial Day, please wear your helmet when riding and consider wearing it whenever you are around a horse.