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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...

A Safe Place to Land

Last weekend I received an e-mail from a veterinarian at the University of Pennsylvania that warmed my heart and, quite frankly, got me a little teary-eyed. Keep in mind that much of my correspondence with veterinarians involves clarifying 18-syllable words having to do with equine physiology and planning for upcoming coverage. I find these more clinical-type situations all very stimulating (I'm not...

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Choose My Adventure

Choose Your Own My Adventure All work and no play. You know how the saying goes. Same applies to horses—all work and no play does make you dull—whether you’re talking about too much time in the arena or many hours at the desk and not out at the barn. I’m more likely to fit in the second category right now. Confession: I haven’t touched a horse in almost a month. Since I don’t have my own horse at the...

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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.