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9 Ideas for Giving Tuesday

Today, on Giving Tuesday, we pause to contribute to charitable organizations that are meaningful to us....

Prepurchase Exams are Rarely Black and White

Prepurchase exams range from the cursory glance-him-over and watch him jog to the four-figure exam with every imaging angle imaginable....

A Happy Year

Our editor-in-chief looks back over the first year with her horse, Happy....

Six Take-Homes from My Saddle Fitting Session

I’m eyeball-deep in the saddle fitting process right now, and I’m learning a lot about what will work for my horse....

The Sacred Art of Puttering Around with Horses

Sometimes you just need to savor the simple routines of horse ownership....

Sizing Up Off-Track Thoroughbreds for Other Disciplines

A few Friday nights ago, I set up my office in what looked a lot like a Central Kentucky Thoroughbred farm, with picturesque fields, pristine barns, and top-pedigree racehorses. Not a bad place to spend a few hours working, right? Photo: Stephanie L. Church/TheHorse.com But this was neither a Thoroughbred nursery nor a race training facility. It was West Wind Farm, a boarding and sport horse facility...

Picking Up Where I Left Off With Horse Ownership

Have you returned to owning horses after a hiatus? What do you remember most about the experience?...

Life Is Short: Just Get the Horse

The best Christmas present ever! After 10 horseless years, The Horse's editor-in-chief is back in the saddle on her own gelding. ...

Inevitable Longevity: June Sneak Peeks

Our older horses have carried us, quite literally, through different life phases. Simply, they're family....

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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.