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Will Rick sign a book for me? Answer: Yes! Use the notes section at checkout to provide the person’s name if you would like a personalization. The name is all that’s needed. Can I get a copy of a TV or radio show? Answer:  Yes. Use the “buyer’s choice – radio” or “buyer’s choice – TV” items in our shopping cart. Describe the topic, guest, or approximate air date of the show you want. If I have any trouble figuring it out, I’ll be in touch. Radio comes in the form of an mp3 file and TV comes in the form of a Quicktime movie file. Both will play on any computer. Both are exactly as originally broadcast, meaning they have those yucky commercials. We no longer offer CDs or DVDs of specific shows. However, you are welcome to burn your own disk from the file I send. Will you add my product to your online store? Answer:  Maybe. If you sell a useful product that is well made, competitively priced, and fully guaranteed, I will consider adding it to our online store. Click here for vendor information and let me know if you would like to take the next step. May I be a guest on The Horse Show? Answer:  This is one of the most common questions I get, which makes me feel good! Radio interviews are relatively easy to do, either over the phone or at an event. For radio, it all depends on whether I think the topic you want to talk about will interest my audience. Send me an email me with a concise description of the topic and we’ll take it from there. TV segments are much more costly and time-consuming to produce.  If you are hoping to promote a person, place, or product on my TV show, there will probably be a cost to you to do so. In rare cases, we do TV segments at no charge, usually because we are already in the area, need TV content, or want to bring a special story to our audience. Let’s just talk about it. One other thing: you can always suggest topics, but ultimately the person to be featured in the TV segment must contact me and request the interview. Email is the best way to make initial contact. We can then set a time for a phone chat if needed. May I be a field reporter for The Horse Show? Answer:  Yes. Here’s a blog article that explains how that works: http://thehorseshowblog.blogspot.com/2012/10/be-reporter-for-horse-show.html Will Rick appear at my event? Answer:  I like to appear at horse expos and similar events. Whether I can do so at your event depends upon my prior commitments and whether what you have in mind is a good fit for me. In general, I’m a natural horsemanship guy, not a traditional horse show guy or an arena announcer. I enjoy giving talks and emceeing events that promote an empathetic, nature-based approach to training, riding, and caring for horses.  I have standard fees for appearances and I will be happy to discuss them with you, along with what you get for your money. Keep in mind that I promote my appearances on national TV and radio. Most speakers can’t say that.  Will Rick endorse my book or DVD? Answer: Again, it depends. Time does not allow me to read an entire book or watch an entire DVD for this purpose, and of course, I will only endorse products that align with my values as a horseman. However, sometimes I can tell quickly that we are on the same page, and I can write a few words that are honest and of value to you. Try me. Will Rick advise me on my career in the horse industry? Answer: The answer to this one must also be a little vague.  I’m not a clinician, nor a trainer, nor a veterinarian. I’m an author and educator. What I do on TV and radio are extensions of those primary roles.  If you want to do something along the lines of what I do, I can offer some thoughts on that. You might ask why I would help someone who might end up being my competition. Well, the simple truth is that I believe in mentoring.  Besides, having you snapping at my heels keeps me sharp! Will Rick help me sell my horse, find a trainer, or support my cause? Answer:  No. Will Rick give me horse-training advice? Answer:  No. First, I’m not a professional horse trainer, although, as I always point out, horses learn from every interaction with humans, so we’re all horse trainers in that sense. My point is that training someone else’s horse is a vocation and I’m not qualified in that vocation. Also, it is virtually impossible to advise someone when you haven’t seen that person interacting with the horse in question. You are relying on the person accurately describing a complex situation. Through my books, radio shows, and TV shows, I try to present general principles that usually help. That’s the best I can do. Other questions? Send them to rick@thehorseshow.com.