Marchador Journal Spring Edition

Enjoy your Spring edition of the USMMA Journal.  We hope to publish quarterly, January, April, July and October.
One of the things we hope to do with this publication is to feature the diversification of how the Marchador is used with real life examples.  This Spring we are featuring Endurance Riding.  Because of that focus,  we also included an article by Dr. Deb Bennet on the Skeletal Maturation of Horses.
 Five years  ago  in the  USMMA Spring Journal, we featured an article on Brazilian champion endurance rider Pedro Werneck .  He  has been an endurance competitor for 25 years ,  is a member of the Brazilian PAN American team and  races in Brazil and internationally.  Wherever he competes the horse of this choice is the Mangalarga Marchador.  This Spring,  I thought it interesting  to report closer to home and  feature two U.S.M.M. A. endurance riders, Aline Oliveira Greene  and Alessandra Deernick.  Hope you enjoy hearing from them.
Please feel free to share with us stories of how you use your Marchadors by emailing me at: 
SUMMER-June 30:       Focus on Breeding and Stallions
FALL: September 30:    Focus on Children and Jumping 
and WINTER: December 31.  
As we are just starting to roll out the USMMA Journal  as a quarterly publication, we are seeking input as to what are readers want.  Towards this end, we are asking the question:  
Please share your thoughts on this by  emailing me. 
Happy Trails,
Tresa Smith


North American Marchador Association Journal is out!!!   Edited by Tresa Smith and Produced by Lynn Kelley.   Articles and photos submitted by any and all USMMA members!


Added feature to the spotlight on endurance is this article by Dr. Deb Bennett PhD. on bone growth and maturation.