Horse Sense (and Sensibility)

Making the Best of Stall Rest

Four weeks of mandatory stall rest can be a tough for any horse, much less an energetic off-track Thoroughbred. From haynet experiments to enrichment toy trials, Here's how Stephanie and Happy coped. ... Read More

On Springtime Setbacks

Stephanie and Happy's show season plans are sidelined after a pasture accident.... Read More

The Devil Is in the Details

A lot of time, planning, and preparation go into preventing an equine disease outbreak, but much more goes into resolving one.... Read More

A Valid Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship

How have you seen the veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR) at work in your barn? Find out why a valid VCPR is crucial to your horse’s health.... Read More

9 Ideas for Giving Tuesday

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

Two Very Different Racehorses

Stephanie shares the stories of two off-track Thoroughbreds in her life. Who is your favorite OTTB, and why? If the horse is/was yours, what have you done together? ... Read More

Snapshots of Safety: Riding Helmets as a Habit

When was a time you were glad you were wearing a helmet?... Read More

Sometimes the Kitchen Sink is Necessary

Stephanie reflects on trail-ride preparedness as she remembers a long-ago adventure and gets ready for another ahead.... Read More

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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.... Read More

For Want of an Curbed Appetite

When spring and summer roll around, there’s a certain equine type that can be tough to manage: the round one. ... 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.