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Dr. Dennis Sigler



Dr. Dennis Sigler is a Professor and Extension Horse Specialist in the Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University. Dr. Sigler received a B.S. degree from Abilene Christian University, a M.S. degree from Texas Tech and his Ph.D. degree from Texas A&M. He previously was leader of the equine teaching and research program at Kansas State University. For 15 years prior to joining the faculty at Texas A&M in 2006, Dr. Sigler was employed in the livestock feed industry as a nutritionist and sales director. 

In addition to extension education activities, Dr. Sigler conducts research and trains graduate students in the area of exercise science and nutrition.  Specifically, he is interested in conditioning and management of the juvenile and mature athletic horse to maximize performance and enhance structural integrity. Other areas of interest include nutritional strategies to enhance performance and reduce musculo-skeletal injuries. Dr. Sigler has served as President of the Equine Science Society, has published numerous scientific and popular press articles and has served as an invited speaker at many national and state-wide meetings. He is a member of the American Society of Animal Science, American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists and the Equine Science Society.

Dr. Sigler has a lifetime of practical horse experience.  He has been an AQHA-approved judge for 29 years and has judged horse shows in nearly every state and in 5 foreign countries.  He is also an accomplished horseman, having shown and trained horses for a variety of performance events, including cutting, reining and cow horse.  He was a founding member and Past-President of the Stock Horse of Texas Association and currently serves as President of the American Stock Horse Association and is an Executive Board member of the Texas Quarter Horse Association.

Media (Podcasts, Webcasts, Presentations)

Free MHU/HQ Webcast: Equine Energetics
November 27, 2012

Relationship to MHU

Webcast Expert: Equine Energetics