Horse Sense (and Sensibility)

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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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

About This Blog

Here's a chance to interface with the editorial team of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care/ 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.