About this card:
Art by Robert M Miller DVM - equine behaviorist and a veterinarian. As if that weren't enough to keep him busy, he also authored several books, and is a cartoonist. (Is there anything this guy doesn't do!?) He's been featured in numerous veterinary journals, as well as Western Horseman magazine.
He absolutely gets all the situations surrounding hoof care and the professionals that execute it - as well as what can go wrong if those situations are not handled appropriately.
I'm honored that he took the time to create a couple farrier cartoons at my request.
Robert M. Miller was born in New York on March 4, 1927, and raised in Tucson, Arizona. After serving in the infantry overseas in World War II, he attended and graduated from the veterinary school at Colorado State University in 1956. He established the Conejo Valley Veterinary Clinic in Thousand Oaks, California in 1959. Miller's experience with horses dates to his childhood and included work as a wrangler, trail guide, and rodeo hand.
Miller has authored scientific papers and magazine articles for both veterinary journals and equine publications, and has published four books and six videos on equine behavior, health, and horsemanship. He has served on the editorial staff of Veterinary Medicine, for which he is best known for his long-running "Mind Over Miller" column, as well as Modern Veterinary Practice, Veterinary Forum, and Western Horseman magazines. He is also a cartoonist who has published seven cartoon books under the moniker "RMM".
Miller has received professional awards for his achievements in both veterinary medicine and equine behavior. In 2004, Miller was inducted into the Hall of Fame by the Western States Horse Expo, and is a recipient of the Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award in 1995.
Miller retired from practice in 1987, in order to devote himself full-time to the teaching of equine behavior.