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Before You Volunteer at a Disaster Site

If you choose to volunteer in an emergency or disaster situation, consider these important factors before loading up and leaving....

The Future of Land Resources

Funds for land acquisition and trail development are drying up. Find out what you can do to help ensure enough land is preserved for equine activities. ...

The Trouble With "Evidence"

There are countless hoof products and practices that have become popular due to salesmanship rather than evidence. ...

Words from a First- and Last-Time Breeder

That neat idea I had eight years and thousands of dollars ago is only now paying off with what I originally set out to produce: my next show hunter....

Making a Disease Alert System a Reality

Several members of the equine community have volunteered to help make the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) a reality....

A New Breed of Funding

Is crowdsourcing the research funding of the future for equine health studies? ...

When in Doubt, Turn Out

Full-time turnout is one of the best ways to develop a young horse's musculoskeletal system. ...

The Importance of USDA-Accredited Vets

The USDA could not monitor our nations horses for emerging or foreign diseases or fulfill the regulatory requirements for interstate and international movement of horses without these accredited equine practitioners help. ...

Evaluating Conformation

Developing an educated "eye" for a horse and the ability to assess conformation knowledgeably are useful skills to add to your horsemanship toolbox....

How Perceptions Change

Dr. Richard Markell shares how the perception of therapy horses and therapeutic riding programs have changed....

About This Blog

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!