Horse Sense (and Sensibility)

Lives in the Balance Just Down the Road

Throughout the spring, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute's neonate team works to save sick foals. Follow one such story in Blood-Horse's inaugural long-form multimedia feature. ... Read More

One Size Doesn't Fit All

The host of saddle design options now available reflects the endless variety of horse shapes.... Read More

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Seven Ways to Ease a Donkey's (or Horse's) Burden This Christmas

Stephanie suggests several organizations to support if you haven't finished your Christmas shopping yet.... Read More

20 Do's and Don'ts for Being an Awesome Veterinary Client

Five equine practitioners shared their wishlists for promoting a healthy veterinarian-client relationship.... Read More

Ethiopian Working Horses: First Impressions

Here's a little of what I saw and learned last week in Ethiopia at the Havemeyer Workshop on Infectious Diseases of Working Horses and Donkeys.... Read More

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So, What IS Up With That Coat?

Learn about our November cover model's curly coat, as well as what's inside the issue.... Read More

A Valiant Fight

Last spring Stephanie met Jeanette Sassoon and her inspirational gelding Valiant, a 27-year-old dressage horse blind since age 6. Today she sends him prayers as he rests in critical condition.... Read More

The Long Commute to Help Working Horses and Donkeys

Next week I'll travel 7,550 miles from home to cover the First International Havemeyer Foundation Workshop on Infectious Diseases of Working Horses and Donkeys, located in Ethiopia. ... Read More

Protect Your Gourd

Can you think of a time when a helmet saved your life?... Read More

October Drafts

It's another beautiful fall in Kentucky and a great time for a crisp trail ride or curling up with your favorite horse magazine. Here's just some of what October's issue of The Horse has to offer.... 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.