Inevitable Longevity: June Sneak Peeks

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“Welcome to the geriatric equine center!” my dad has said, jokingly, when I’ve come home to visit. It’s an accurate assessmentÑjust about every animal on my parents’ farm is over 15, from the flashy father-and-son Miniature Horse duo, Chief and Sulli, to the mischievous Norwegian Fjord, Loki. In fact, for the past 20 years or so, there’s been at least one horse or pony on a special gruel, metabolic drug, or joint management program designed to promote health and comfort during his golden years. 

Sulli (son, in the front), and Chief (sire, bringing up the rear), are my family’s two senior Minis

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Stephanie L. Church, Editorial Director, grew up riding and caring for her family’s horses in Central Virginia and received a B.A. in journalism and equestrian studies from Averett University. She joined The Horse in 1999 and has led the editorial team since 2010. A 4-H and Pony Club graduate, she enjoys dressage, eventing, and trail riding with her former graded-stakes-winning Thoroughbred gelding, It Happened Again (“Happy”). Stephanie and Happy are based in Lexington, Kentucky.

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