Winning with Horses, with Authors, Professional Polo Player Adam Snow and Sport Horse Veterinarian Shelley Onderdonk (MDE532)
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Minter Dialogue with Shelley Onderdonk and Adam Snow
Shelley Onderdonk and Adam Snow, a couple who've spent their lives playing, rearing and taking care of sport horses. Shelley is a sport horse veterinarian, renowned among other things for being a pioneer in veterinary acupuncture. The success of her sport medicine principles is evidenced by the multitude of Best Playing Pony awards which their barn have accrued over the years, as well as by the longevity of their horses' careers. Shelley gives lectures and seminars on her equine wellness philosophy and is the coauthor of The Anti-Cookbook. Shelley's husband, Adam Snow, was my roommate at university. Adam played polo professionally for well over 30 years, achieving the highest rating of 10 goals in 2003. Career highlights include winning two US Open titles, competing in the Argentine Open in 1998 and 2004, winning many Best Playing Pony prizes for his horses, and twice being named Player of the Year. He was inducted into the Polo Hall of Fame in 2014. Retired from tournament polo, he now gives back to the sport via coaching, mentoring, writing, as well as announcing polo games for television. The excuse to get these two exceptional beings on my show is the new release of their brand new book, published by Trafalgar Square, "Winning with Horses: How One of the Best American Polo Players of All Time and a Sport Horse Veterinarian Balance Human Goals with Equine Needs." I note that this is actually the second book they've co-written together. We discuss many of the fascinating learnings they've developed, living around horses, working as a team, applying a holistic approach to rearing, riding and playing polo on horses. There are many deep life lessons within.
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