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Phil Maggitti


Phil Maggitti is a freelance writer and editor living happily everafter in Chester County, Pennsylvania. He was scheduled to begin a Ph.D. program in information science in 1981 when he took a summer job with Practical Horseman magazine. Sixteen summers later he still has not taken his first class, but since he saddled up a freelance-writing career in 1982, he has produced seven books and nearly 700 articles, many of them about horses. Among the writing awards he has received are five from the American Horse Council, including best personal column for 1986 and best feature article for 1985. A former contributing editor to Spur magazine, Mr. Maggitti has also written for Equus, Horse Illustrated, Maryland Horse, and other publications. He may be emailed at and his homepage is located at

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