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Dr. Jim Heird - 2017

Updated: Jan 13, 2023

Equine professor, trainer, and current AQHA Vice President

With a doctorate in Animal Behavior from Texas Tech University, Dr. Heird has a wealth of experience in the equine industry and academics. He has trained champion horses and horse handlers, and spent many years judging and working with the AQHA. He started the Equine Initiative in 2009 at Texas A&M University and was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2017.


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