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Smart Horse Keeping

Smart Horsekeeping aims to provide practical advice for managing horses in a more environmentally friendly way, and on navigating difficult economic times as a hands-on horse owner. Our bloggers believe it’s possible to keep horses in an environmentally savvy way without breaking the bank!

Last Post: Climate Change and Horse Keeping: Managing the Uncertainty

Old Horses: Better With Age

Horses are living longer than ever, but with age and experience come health problems, new management concerns, and an odd behavior here and there. Discuss the ins and outs of every day old horse care and concerns with senior horse owner and News Editor Erica Larson.

Last Post: How We Can Help Senior Horses Seeking Homes

Horses and the Law

Equine lawyers don’t sue horses—but what, exactly, do they do? And why does it matter? Horses and the Law brings you an in-depth look at the important legal issues affecting horse owners and exhibitors today, including liability, sales and bloodstock agents, contracts and other business concerns, taxes, the animal rights vs. animal welfare debate, and legislation. If you agree with something, or even if you don’t, feel free to comment. Just keep it tasteful. And remember that Horses and the Law does not—and cannot—address your specific legal problems, and is not a source of legal advice. For that, you should contact your own attorney.

Last Post: Warning: You Might Need to Post Signs at Your Horse Facility

The Horse 911: What's Your Emergency?

The Horse 911: What's Your Emergency? describes real-life equine emergencies and rescues, along with lessons on how to avoid such situations when possible and how to effectively save the horses and humans involved.

Last Post: Report: Animals after Disasters Conference

The Winning Edge

They can run fast, jump high, and perform complex maneuvers. And many owners will go to great lengths to keep a performance horse in top shape. Discuss these horses' health and management requirements with sport horse owner and managing editor Alexandra Beckstett.

Last Post: That Cresty Neck: Is It Muscle or Fat?

Trail Riding with The Horse

Whether you’re packing in the back country or hacking on country roads, the view of the world is always between a horse’s ears. So saddle up with TheHorse.com and escape the arena for some recreational riding. Along the trail you’ll learn about land use and public land access, equestrian legislation, etiquette, horse and rider safety, camping, and keeping pleasure mounts healthy, fit, and sound.

Last Post: Staying Found (Even When You Feel Lost)

Horse Sense (and Sensibility)

Here's a chance to interface with the editorial team of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care/TheHorse.com. Stephanie L. Church, editor-in-chief of The Horse, posts items here that are relevant to horse health and issues in the industry that affect the equine animals we love. Whether you agree or disagree with the concepts she discusses, please keep your comments in good taste--that's all we ask! Also please remember that we cannot provide veterinary advice and will defer specific veterinary questions to your chosen equine practitioner.

Last Post: Giving Back to the Horse Industry with Volunteer Time

At Home with Horses

As many of you know from firsthand experience, horse ownership is more than a hobby. It's a lifestyle choice that those of us with horses happily make. Here, Digital Editor Michelle Anderson shares insights about living with and caring for horses and keeps you updated on the latest horse-world happenings.

Last Post: The Words I Use With Horses: A Translation

Weird Horse News

As we hunt high and low for relevant horse health news, we sometimes stumble upon horse-related items that are just plain... well, weird. They might be funny, or sometimes sad. But they're definitely weird. Regardless, we find them interesting, and we hope you do too.

Last Post: A New Meaning to 'Paint Horse'

Across the Fence

Across the Fence is a regular guest opinion column in our monthly magazine, The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care. Come on up to the fence and join the discussion on topics of importance to the horse industry!

Last Post: Evaluating Conformation

Inside the AAEP Convention

Each year thousands of veterinarians, researchers, and industry professionals gather at the annual American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention to discuss the newest advances in equine veterinary medicine and horse care. Follow along as the staff and writers of The Horse keep you updated on AAEP convention news as it happens.

Last Post: For the Welfare of the Horse

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