Horse Sense (and Sensibility)

Mystery Lamenesses

There’s something satisfying about seeing a clinician get to the bottom of what’s causing a horse to be “off,” using close observation, careful palpation, imaging, and active collaboration with colleagues.... Read More

Bandage Spotting

Stephanie's horse sightings along the Bluegrass roads got her wondering about a bandaging rule she's followed.... Read More

Check Under Fly Masks (and Other Stuff I Learned at ACT)

From handling fear in horses to equine pain, I learned a lot I didn't expect to at the ACT Meeting.... Read More

Wet-Dry-Wet-Dry Footing Madness and Inside the August Issue

This summer we’ve been pinching ourselves here in Central Kentucky. Usually by mid-August we’re resuscitating brown lawns (if we haven’t given up on yard care altogether), enduring scorching temperatures, hosing off horses midday to cool them down, and relishing in air conditioning, all the while beckoning autumn and its cooler days. By this time in recent years, horse owners in this area usually have... Read More

Inevitable Longevity: June Sneak Peeks

Our older horses have carried us, quite literally, through different life phases. Simply, they're family.... Read More

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Choosing a Veterinarian

What makes a good veterinarian? Find out that and more in our May issue. And, please share with us what makes your vet the right fit for your farm.... Read More

Derby Horse Health Questions?

The Kentucky Derby is coming up in a mere two weeks. What are some things you'd like to ask a veterinarian about caring for Derby horses?... Read More

Pretty Much Everything You'd Want to Know About Equine Eyes

Visiting foals is a reminder of unique eye issues youngsters develop. These and other equine eye topics feature prominently in the April 2013 issue.... Read More

Talking Manure and the March Issue

It's always fun when people like/comment/read/share/make more amusing remarks about a story than we expect. ... Read More

EHV-1: Information You Need to Know

Learn more about equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) with our upcoming live Q&A, and check out this list of resources.... 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.