Plaidcast 262: Dr. Erica Lacher, Mary Elena Moran & Tori Sheehan by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

Plaidcast Episode 262 Dr. Erica Lacher, Mary Elena Moran, Tori Sheehan


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Piper and Catie Staszak are joined by Dr. Erica Lacher to talk about how to make the world a better place for our horses and Mary Elena Moran to talk about her journey rescuing horses and giving them a second career as police horses. Tori Sheehan also joins The Plaidcast to talk about the different careers that are available within the equestrian industry. Brought to you by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services. Listen in!


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  • Hosts: Piper Klemm of The Plaid Horse Magazine and Catie Staszak
  • Title Sponsor: Taylor, Harris Insurance Services
  • Pictured: Mary Elena Moran. Photo Credit: Amanda Diefenbach Photography
  • Guest: Dr. Erica Lacher, Dr. Erica Lacher is a 2001 graduate of the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and the owner of Springhill Equine Veterinary Clinic in Newberry, Florida. In addition to practicing medicine, she is also an author, blogger, and podcaster with the mission of making the world a better place for horses. Her podcast, Straight from the Horse Doctor’s Mouth, is popular among horse owners worldwide. She enjoys competing in show jumping with her horses and spending time outdoors with her husband.
  • Guest: Mary Elena Moran, Mary Elena Moran of Goshen, NY is an equestrian professional who utilizes her multi-disciplined horsemanship approach in the rehabilitation and retraining of rescued horses and in conducting confidence building groundwork clinics. Mary Elena’s passion lies in the transforming of rescued horses to be police horses as ambassadors of the ultimate rescue transformation. Mary Elena holds a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice-Police Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, is a DCJS certified Mounted Police Instructor, is a Level 3 Harmony Horsemanship certified Instructor, as well as a Certified Practitioner of several Equine Facilitated Learning and Therapy modalities.
  • Guest: Tori Sheehan, Tori Sheehan is a Hunter/Jumper rider living just outside Wellington, Florida. Out of the saddle, Tori’s professional career has included working for several national sports networks as a feature and now Video On Demand Streaming Producer for CBS Sports and Paramount Plus. Tori is also a Freelance Writer, Video Producer and Editor. Tori is passionate about creative nonfiction storytelling and using her experience in media to help the hunter/jumper sport and the horses she loves.
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