Dr. Turner has taught equine science and horsemanship courses in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, North Dakota, and New Mexico. He has conducted clinics and horse owner workshops in several US states, Switzerland, Germany, and the Czech Republic. He oversees a very active teaching and extension program at New Mexico State University. He also serves on many national committees focusing on research and youth, as well as adult, educational programs in the horse industry. Aside from his career as an NMSU professor, Dr. Turner has judged youth, open, and breed association shows in several US states and Mexico.