Horse Sense (and Sensibility)

April 2010 - Posts

Finding the Next Generation of Horse Owners

In April and May the stars of horse activity are perfectly aligned here in Central Kentucky. There are the race meets at Keeneland and Churchill Downs (and Derby !), the Rolex 3-Day Event , a potpourri of horse shows and events here and there, and talk of upcoming weekends of trail riding at Shakertown . (Not to mention the buzz about the upcoming Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in September/October... Read More

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Biosecurity: Better Safe ...

I thought it a bit strange yesterday when I saw a pink-handled pitchfork and broom hanging from a stall door of the isolation facility at Woodford Equine Hospital . After all, this wasn’t a color-coded team setup at a Pony Club rally (although such a scenario of matching muck buckets, pitchforks, and brooms hung in meticulous order would be familiar to me, from my Pony Club days!). But when I noticed... Read More

New Faces

Welcome to my new blog (... and my apologies to Jane Austen)! I'm Stephanie Church, the new editor-in-chief of The Horse. The landscape around The Horse has been changing these past few weeks, and as our digital editor/producer, Christy West, said in her Transitions post over on the former editor's blog, we will miss the members of our team who have moved on to other pastures, but we're excited about... Read More

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About This Blog

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.