Horse Sense (and Sensibility)

December 2010 - Posts

Reflections and Resolutions

Three hundred sixty-five days. They stretch out before us not unlike the snow many of us woke up to on Christmas on this side of the country--clean, undisturbed, quiet, and full of fun possibilities. (You just want to go careening through it, celebrating its trademark "squeak," right? Or turn the horses out and watch them play.) Then suddenly it's December 30 and you're wondering where the last 363... Read More

Easier Said Than Done?

It's probably safe to say that behind every homebred filly or colt there's a story. It could be as simple as one live cover, one pregnancy check, and a healthy foal ­arrival--smooth sailing. Or, the process could've been a little more complex. I had the opportunity to breed a favorite Warmblood jumper that belonged to my university to an accomplished stallion that had also been at the university for... Read More

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.