Horse Sense (and Sensibility)

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

A Happy Year

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

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.... Read More

5 Practical Things Breyers Taught Me about Real Life with Horses

In honor of Breyerfest this weekend, here are a few things I’ve learned from cellulose acetate horses.... Read More

The Sacred Art of Puttering Around with Horses

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

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... Read More

Veterinary Schools on Instagram

Several of the accredited veterinary schools in the United States are active on Instagram. Here's a list to follow.... Read More

Slobber-gate: What Caused My Horse’s Excessive Salivation?

Small clues added context to why my new horse started drooling puddles after a snowstorm.... 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.