Dr. Alyssa Logan is an Assistant Professor and the Horse Judging Team Coach in the Horse Science Program at Middle Tennessee State University. She obtained her B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Wisconsin River Falls, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Animal Science at Michigan State University, studying under Dr. Brian Nielsen. From a research perspective, Dr. Logan has a particular interest in the exercise and management of performance horses. A 2021 review she co-authored on exercising young horses published in the journal, Animals, is among the top 60 viewed articles of all time. Dr. Logan is an open division competitor in NRHA, AQHA, ABRA, ASHA, and IBHA events, holds an ASHA judges card, an AQHA Level 1 judges card, and is an AQHA and NRHA professional. In academic and professional equestrian capacities, Dr. Logan works to combine scientific evidence with the realistic goals of horse owners and competitors to explore methods of exercise training and management that will lead to healthy careers for performance horses.
Friday, February 23
Form to Function and Conformation
Description: Description of conformation evaluation and form to function of horses. Topics appropriate for evaluating horses for breeding, purchasing, training, Showing and judging horses.
Saturday, February 24
Exercise Physiology for the Horse Owner
Description: An overview of Exercise Physiology topics of particular interest to the horse owner, such as conditioning a horse when returning to work after taking the summer off, and maintenance of performance horses. Consideration of multiple systems: musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, etc.