Horse Sense (and Sensibility)

May 2010 - Posts

An Equine Health Enigma

Sometimes you never know what's going to set a horse off. In a physical ailment sort of way, I mean. We work with sensitive creatures--intricately built individuals who each handle management techniques and practices very differently. For example, my mom encountered a scenario with her Belgian/Quarter Horse mare (a horse that she adopted from a PMU farm as a filly) a few weeks ago. My family lives... Read More

Resources for Injured Riders

If you spend enough hours in the saddle, it’s likely you’ll one day have an unfortunate rendezvous with gravity and sustain an injury that at the very least makes you realize that you don’t “bounce back” as quickly from falls as you did as a child or teenager. At worst, it could rock your confidence enough that you get a little jittery about certain maneuvers on horseback, or you might struggle to... 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/ 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.