Charlene Strickland

Award-winning writer Charlene Strickland lives in Bosque Farms, N.M. She has published 8 books and over 600 magazine articles, and is a member of the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists.

Articles by: Charlene Strickland

Understanding Rain Rot

Grooming For Health

Your daily grooming regime requires commitment. Its rewards are your horse’s continued well-being and comfort.

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Nail-Free Footwear

Tough. Resilient. Protective. Whether on a human foot or a horse’s hoof, a shoe supports weight and helps one overcome environmental hazards. With today’s technology, equine footwear can stick to a hoof without the traditional nails. Tough”P>Tough. Resilient. Protective. Whether on a human fo

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FEI General Assembly Meets In San Francisco

At the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) 2001 General Assembly meeting on April 24-27, officials and delegates supported the FEI’s focus on equine welfare. The FEI assumes responsibility for the position of horse sports in the world. At

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Thermography: Hot Images and a Hot Topic

Thermography is a means of examining the horse through a pictorial representation of skin temperature. The technique detects thermal emissions of normal, hotter, and cooler areas, and a thermogram displays slight temperature variations as visual imag

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Males as Athletes

In a crowd of geldings, his presence is conspicuous. The stallion that competes in sport adds extra energy to every step. His distinctive bearing attracts the eye, and he truly displays the look of eagles. Horsemen debate the pros and cons

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When to Refer a Colic Case

Horse Trailer Safety and Value

At home, on the road, and at your destination, a horse trailer must safeguard the horse. And as long as you own it–which could total the lifetimes of several horses and towing vehicles–a safe trailer proves the worth of your investment.

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The Young Stallion

Envision this: In his first season, the young stallion fulfills his purpose as a breeding animal. He matures from a rambunctious colt into a skillful stud. So how do you make this dream a reality? As the handler, you want the horse to behave

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Superovulation

In the continuing effort to increase the fertility of horses there comes a new weapon–superovulation. Inducing a mare to ovulate multiple oocytes can translate into producing more foals from selected females. Assisted reproductive technology ca

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Focus on Discipline: Hunters/Jumpers

Ears forward and eyes fixed, the horse concludes his gallop in front of the fence. He gathers himself and leaps gracefully into the air, clearing the obstacle with ease and landing on the other side of the obstacle to gallop on to the next

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Focus on Discipline: Dressage

An elegant athlete, the dressage horse moves in perfect harmony with his rider. Following the artistic traditions of European horsemanship, the performer displays supple joints and natural balance, or expresses power and grace in the demanding

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Barn Construction

Kick, chomp, scrape, cough–horses challenge the strength and livability of the shelter you provide. A barn can conveniently enclose one or more horses, but you can’t forget that they wouldn’t choose to live indoors.

To house horses safely,

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Focus on Discipline: Endurance

Uphill, downhill, through brush, over rocks and deep sand, across streams–this equine athlete carries his rider to a destination. The trail horse travels along a sometimes none-too-defined path, replicating the centuries-old use of the horse as

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Countdown to Sydney

A world away from Atlanta, Australia lures riders and horses. In the four years between Olympic Games, riders have trained and competed their horses up through the levels. To enter the stadium in Sydney, they must prove they’re world

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