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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

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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On Equal Footing

Trainers and riders have become sophisticated about ground, and about how good footing protects horses’ feet and legs. Many owners spend large sums to install the best footing at home. Indoors or outdoors, they control the type of ground their horses

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Shoeing is necessary to protect the hooves of many hard-working horses, and nails are of course an important part of the process. Ideally, horseshoe nails enter the outer hoof wall, which lies adjacent to the quick, or the sensitive laminae”P>Shoeing is necessary to protec

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