When you feel stiff and sore, you can grit your teeth and work through the pain; or, you can depend on medication like aspirin, ibuprofen, or even a stronger analgesic. Like you, the horse suffers from joint inflammation and painful movement.Read More
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
Moody. Inscrutable. Temperamental. Cantankerous. Mares seem to get tagged with such stereotypical labels. When your female equine displays inappropriate behavior, you might hear someone snort, Typical mare! Your mare’s nature and individual”P>Moody. Inscrutable. Temperamental. CantankerouRead More
Like humans, horses prefer to dwell in comfort. When at rest, the horse seeks a soothing environment–protected from the elements and predators, easy on his feet, and soft against his body. The domesticated horse must live in the enclosure thatRead More
Olympic champions excel due to talent and durability. Only a few earn the coveted medals, but horses of international quality prove they are true equine athletes. Like a classic race, the Olympics are a goal. A horse’s owner and rider mightRead More
Every horse appreciates sure footing, either on the track or the trail. For the equine athlete, sport-specific footing helps him achieve his best perform-ance. Every athlete, human or equine, must traverse through an environment. His body impactRead More