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

Accessory Sex Glands in Geldings: Establishing the Norm

Male Horse Hygiene

If you own or care for a stallion or gelding, either you must become educated about sheath cleaning, or you should have your veterinarian or an experienced horse person handle the task.

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Saddle Sore Spots

Saddle and girth sores are common in horses that are ridden hard, or ridden with poorly fitting tack, or ridden with tack that moves around too much or puts pressure on certain areas.

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UC Davis to Host Donkey Welfare Symposium

Caring for Long Ears

Donkeys and mules have a reputation for being hardier than horses, but they require the same basic care.

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