How does Pro Equine Grooms “work”?
Well, it works in one of two ways. You guys give me ideas for topics to write about, or I think them up myself. Fair warning – the topics that I come up with are usually boring, dry, and unimaginative. When you give me questions or situations or problems, I get really inspired to research for you and write creative and funny stuff.
I also have a few great companies that I work with – check out their banners to the right of your screen. I’m picky about what companies are represented here, as I need to truly believe in their products! We are all fortunate that they are supportive of Grooms and horse owners everywhere. (Our mission is their mission!) Every product is tested on my own personal horse before I will even begin to consider sharing that info with you.
Are you a volunteer or do you actually make a living from Proequinegrooms.com?
Let’s put it this way – I could make more $$$ if I was grooming. I truly believe that quality information should be easy to read and FREE. Horses are expensive enough and confusing enought and stressful enough.
The companies that I partner with help me keep this site up and running. It does take a LOT of time, well over 40 hours a week, to get things done. And yes, it’s my full time job. I also have a side hustle teaching yoga because why work 6 days a week when you can work 7. Or something like that.
How can I get a question answered?
Of course you can email me, liv @ proequinegrooms.com with your question. That’s the best way to reach me. I check email daily, but I often forget about the inboxes of social media (oops). You can also find me on (what seems like) hundreds of social media sites. Liv @ proequinegrooms.com
Most often, your question will already have an answer in the form of a very entertaining (I hope) article that is already on the website. EVERY SINGLE PAGE OF proequinegrooms.com includes a handy dandy search feature you can use to find loads of info on what you are seeking.
Has PEG ever been stumped by a question?
No. Just kidding!! All the time! I have roughly 950 articles on the website, new ones added weekly. All articles are thoroughly researched, and for those articles that are related to Veterinary care, Farrier work, or other Professional job, I ask Professionals in that field to review the information. Even after riding for decades, grooming for the cream of the crop, and owning my own horses, I still need to dig deep for most articles. I also routinely find myself reading my own articles to brush up on topics, or when I’m stumped at the barn.
How many people work at Proequinegrooms.com?
ONE. One person, me, does all of it. PHEW. I do have “helpers” and I use that term very loosely – the Cats of the House, Orange Man and his Sidekick Cat, Zips. They are both fairly useless, they interfere a lot, and they like to demand extraneous things like food and water when I’m at my busiest. What the heck?
Some of my daily duties are: scheduling and responding to all of the social media, taking photos, making videos, writing articles, updating the website, staying on top of software updates, hustling for clinics, and traveling to represent some of my partner companies at trade shows. Add in answering all of your emails, updating existing articles and photos, doing a bit of freelance grooming and horse stuff, planning and organizing the podcast, so many things….
The cats of PEG