Our Mission Statement

The Equine Practice, Inc represents horsemanship in all aspects of working with horses. We believe that horses are independent living beings with thoughts and feelings, wants, needs, and desires. In a world where humans and horses lead inextricable lives, meaningful relationships are made through leadership, trust, and respect. Everything done at The Equine Practice, Inc, including casual and professional interactions, is always done by building a positive relationship through leadership. Find out about all that we do by clicking below any of the listed features. If you want to be part of our movement of using "uncomplexicated horsemanship" by learning leadership skills and common sense husbandry of horses, then consider joining our Horsemanship Is Leadership™ movement. Thanks for checking out The Equine Practice, Inc ~ Doc T

Horsemanship Is Leadership™
Equine Dentistry Without Drama™
The School Of The Tucker Technique Of Equine Dentistry™
The Horse’s Advocate™
BarnPics™
Horsemanship Is Leadership™

Learn the principles of working with horses that keep you safe and build the trusting relationship you want between you and every horse you come in contact with.  “Horsemanship = Leadership” is a movement that is the…

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Equine Dentistry Without Drama™

Since 1983, Dr Geoff Tucker has been working on horse teeth – before it became popular for veterinarians to even look inside the mouth of a horse. He has developed the style of horsemanship based, Equine Dentistry…

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The Horse’s Advocate™

Owning a horse has become complicated yet the principles are very simple.  Dr Tucker looks at every aspect of owning a horse and strips it down so that every horse owner can become clear on the basics.…

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BarnPics™

Dr Tucker developed his first roll of film in 1966.  He and his cameras are inseparable. For 2 years, every day, he took pictures of the farms he visited and posted them on Facebook.  Now his camera…

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Blogs from The Equine Practice, Inc

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Worms!

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What our clients say about The Equine Practice, Inc

Some of the testimonials we have received at The Equine Practice, Inc. There are many more on a page dedicated to the kind words people say about us.

  • Dr. Tucker and Melissa recently floated our horses’ teeth for the first time. The horses expressed their gratitude after the procedures with body shakes and smiles! We noticed an immediate difference in our 30 year-old gelding’s ability to eat carrots and bananas without struggling to chew or swallow the pieces of his favorite snacks. Our 21 year-old gelding had shied away from any touch near his face for months despite having his teeth floated by another practitioner. We thought he might be losing his vision. As soon as Geoff and Melissa were finished with his mouth, his fear of his mouth area being touched vanished, he took his bit without objection. We had no idea his teeth might have caused the discomfort he had manifested. Needless to say, we were most impressed with the gentle, comprehensive, talented, experienced, and intuitive services offered by Dr. Tucker and Melissa. We highly recommend them without reservation.

  • I am so glad I found you and Melissa!! I will never have Florians teeth floated any other way again. I was so worried how he would react without tranqs. The level of horsemanship was so refreshing, my horse seemed so relaxed and actually seemed to enjoy it. No drugs, No hanging from the rafters! Love it!! Thanks again….all the best! Jessica in NY

  • Dear Dr. Tucker – thank you for taking care of my boys today. It was my first appointment and I didn’t know what to expect. I am a big skeptic of, well, everything. My daughter watched you work on our friend’s horses and insisted that you work on her horse, Dante. My husband read your “10 Irrefutable Laws of Horsemanship” and said “This man knows what he’s talking about.” My best friend, Laura, praised you to the sky. Still, I “googled” you to make sure you weren’t some hocus-pocus person who just called himself an “equine dentist” that morning. Finally, I made an appointment, not believing that dentistry without anesthetic and power tools was possible, nor sanitary, nor effective. I was wrong. My horses hung their heads and totally relaxed while you worked on them. You even gave me wonderful news about my lifetime cribber – his teeth weren’t the disaster that I had been led to believe and I didn’t have to make him miserable with a cribbing muzzle or insane by not allowing him to graze or eat hay. My beliefs changed 180 degrees. You are a legitimate practitioner and know what you are doing. Horses like you. I’ve seen it with my own eyes!!

  • As an advocate for my horses I want them stress free which makes them relaxed and happy. I also want zero oral issues which makes my communication fair in the bridle. Dr. Tucker brings his skills, life and professional experiences to my barn with his wickedly funny humor. Even my horse that does not like men likes Dr. Tucker evident by his head in Dr. Tuckers’ chest and Henry’s sleepy eyes. I recommend trying Dr. Tucker just once. Your horse will be so happy your horse will invite him back!!

  • Dear Dr. Tucker, I wanted to let you know how happy I am to have finally found a dentist that my horses and I are comfortable with. From the moment you and Melissa stepped out of the car, I could tell it was going to be a good experience. I particularly wanted to mention: Corey can be very spooky and tense. At one point there was a blacksmith who would only shoe him if he was tranquilized. I appreciated that you didn’t rush him. You allowed Corey to get comfortable with you before you started any work. Once started, you took your time with him and gave him short breaks. He was a perfect gentleman with you, without any medication, all because of how you treated him. My little Shetland can be naughty and impatient. I knew if I continued down the road of my vet floating him, I was going to create a larger behavioral problem. Melissa handled Bear perfectly. He behaved and tolerated the exam like an old pro. I think he actually liked her! Personally, I appreciated that you shared your philosophy with me and also described in detail what you found with each of their exams. I felt like I was your only customer that day (which I know is far from the truth). Since your visit, Corey is no longer spilling tiny amounts of grain (first time ever), and Bear is chewing like a normal horse. In addition to being a veterinarian and dentist Dr. Tucker, you and Melissa are true “horsemen”, as was so eloquently displayed in the generous and respectful way my horses were treated. Thank you so much, and I look forward to your visit in March.