Leslie Potter

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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.

Mane and Tail Care

There’s something undeniably appealing about a horse with a full, shiny mane and tail. But taking care of a mane and tail requires some extra…

On the Trail with Morgan Horses

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How Do Horses Sleep?

Q: I’ve always been told that horses sleep standing up, but I see my horse lying down in the pasture during the daytime pretty often….

The Fabulous Fell Pony

If you want to ride like royalty, think small. Just ask England’s Queen Elizabeth, who prefers to ride around the grounds of Windsor Castle on…

Safety Vests for Equestrians

Most riders know how important it is to protect their head with a helmet. Equestrian safety vests provide extra protection from many types of injuries….