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Author Jean T. Griffiths donates copyright for Equine Science book to American Youth Horse Council

April 9, 2020 – The American Youth Horse Council (AYHC) is thrilled to announce that Jean T. Griffiths, has donated the copyright for her Equine Science book to AYHC. In doing so, the book will have a new subtitle and new ISBN recognizing AYHC as the publisher of the well-known equine reference book. First published in 2008, Equine Science: For Horse Crazy Youth and Horse Owners, is currently an official contest resource for the Eastern National 4-H Roundup, many breed association and 4-H horse contests at the state and national levels, and is used by many equine educational organizations and schools as well.

During her tenure as the Extension Horse Specialist at Cornell University, Griffiths served on the AYHC Board of Directors from 1998 to 2002, then again 2007 to 2011, and also as Executive Secretary from 2002 to 2004. “Donating Equine Science to the American Youth Horse Council has always been on my heart, in 2020 it became a reality”, said author, Jean Griffiths. “This book was not written to become rich, this book was not written to become famous…it is a gift to the industry that I have been passionate about all of my life. Read, learn, and “go and do good things” for horses and the horse industry…today and in the future,” Griffiths stated with a smile.

The intent of the book is to be an animal-science-based textbook about equines that will meet the needs of the youth horse audience and the horse owner, and that is priced within the reach of these readers. The book’s simple format and straightforward language, providing a large amount of information in a small amount of space, are intended to supply equine educational information that is readily accessible, easily learned, and easily referred back to by the reader.

“The American Youth Horse Council is grateful for Jeannies’s donation to AYHC. She put much thought and research into creating a publication that is well suited as an educational tool for teaching kids about horses. We are delighted to add Equine Science to our portfolio of educational equine publications,” said AYHC Executive Director, Danette McGuire.

With illustrations by award-winning equine artist, Susan Harris, this indispensable guide to the horse is a must for any horse enthusiast or equine student’s library. The 232-page book is now available at


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