Heather Smith Thomas

Heather Smith Thomas ranches with her husband near Salmon, Idaho, raising cattle and a few horses. She has a B.A. in English and history from University of Puget Sound (1966). She has raised and trained horses for 50 years, and has been writing freelance articles and books nearly that long, publishing 20 books and more than 9,000 articles for horse and livestock publications. Some of her books include Understanding Equine Hoof Care, The Horse Conformation Handbook, Care and Management of Horses, Storey's Guide to Raising Horses and Storey's Guide to Training Horses. Besides having her own blog, www.heathersmiththomas.blogspot.com, she writes a biweekly blog at https://insidestorey.blogspot.com that comes out on Tuesdays.

Articles by: Heather Smith Thomas

saddle research trust conference; My Saddle Doesn't Fit My Horse...Now What?

My Saddle Doesn’t Fit My Horse … Now What?

The saddle you bought a decade ago for your now-retired show horse doesn’t fit your new prospect. Now what? Learn how to find a saddle fitter, buy or modify a saddle, and recognize the right fit for your horse.

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Common Sense Biosecurity

EHV-1: What Are We Learning?

This potentially fatal infectious disease continues to challenge the horse industry, but our experiences are teaching us how to prevent its spread.

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Flies and Bugs: Protect Your Horse

Flies and Bugs: Protect Your Horse

Mites, lice, flies, and mosquitoes can cause irritation to horses and carry dangerous diseases. Be aware of the external parasite species that are in your area and when they are prevalent so you can control them.

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