Horse Sense (and Sensibility)

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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Settling In … Slow Snorts and So Many Feed Choices

What have been your biggest challenges when getting a new horse after a break from ownership?... Read More

14 More Considerations for Preventing Horse Barn Fires

What steps have you taken to prevent fires in your barn? What challenges must you overcome to help your barn be more fireproof? ... Read More

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?... Read More

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. ... Read More

You Never Can Tell With Bees

Trail riding sometimes presents encounters with bees, and the results are often unpredictable. Have you ever come across bees while riding your horse?... Read More

Sometimes You Simply Don’t Know

Have you ever pushed a horse to work when you didn’t realize he was experiencing a physical limitation or illness? ... 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.