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Chris Carl


Education Director

Rachel Sloat

Horse Trainer and Resident Instructor


Education Consultant, Groom Elite, The Elite Program

C. Reid McLellan, PhD is the Executive Director of Groom Elite.  Dr. McLellan received a B.S. degree in Animal Science from Louisiana State University and a M.S. and PhD from Oklahoma State University. During his 14.5 years as professor and Head of Animal Industries at Louisiana Tech University, McLellan founded and directed a national award winning B.S. degree granting Equine Specialty program in which senior students were licensed as trainers by the Louisiana Racing Commission and trained racehorses on the University's half-mile training track.
Dr. Mac left the University in 1988 and trained a small public stable while teaching his youngest son, Brett, now a popular and accomplished assistant trainer based out of Churchill Downs. From 1995 to 2005, McLellan was Racing Education Manager at Sam Houston Race Park where he conducted nightly fan education seminars, taught employees about the racing business, taught regular Trainers' Exam Prep Classes to aspiring trainers and wrote a popular tip sheet. In 2006 McLellan was hired by the Kentucky Community and Technical College System to write the curriculum for the North American Racing Academy that includes Chris McCarron's Jockey School. HorseSensing is fortunate to have Dr. Mac and his Groom Elite certification program on our team.



We sadly lost Billy Bob in 2023. He left his mark on HorseSensing!

Education Director-Thoroughbred and Harness Racing Industry

Billy Bob was raised with Standardbreds, Thoroughbreds, Saddlebreds, draft horses, mixed breed horses and mules. He became a great trainer of both Standardbred and Thoroughbred race horses.  He also trained horses for the Pennsylvania Dept of Corrections. His brother, Joe Taylor went on to found the famous Taylor Made Farm where California Chrome now stands stud. He is a gifted horseman from foaling to The Red Mile and Keeneland.



HorseSensing is lucky enough to have an enthusiastic group of people wanting to pass the knowledge of their lifetime on to others.


Addiction Treatment Specialist

With years behind him working in addiction treatment, David is an expert in facilitating process groups and mentoring people onto a better life path. His quiet and powerful presence have helped many to overcome their addictions. He loves horses and dogs and working on the farm. David is an avid fisherman and regularly goes on long range fishing trips. He welcomes info on secret fishing spots in Kentucky.


Executive Director

Sally Broder, Psy.D. is a licensed Clinical Psychologist. OK OK thank you RachelShe is also a lifelong horsewoman. Sally began her professional equine career at the age of 15. She went to work for a horse trainer in Rancho Sante Fe, California and spent the next several years working with beautiful show horses. Even back then, she felt the healing power in horses and was developing ideas about how to pass this to others. Several years later she embarked on her career in the fields of, first, substance abuse treatment then more broadly clinical psychology and the treatment of trauma. She brings together her knowledge and skill of both psychology and horses with HorseSensing.

"There are three things people need to change their lives, walk a new healthy path and stick with it-hope, purpose and a sense of belonging. Working with horses gives a person all three. Horses are magic!"

--Sally Broder, Psy.D.


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