Katie Navarra

Katie Navarra has worked as a freelance writer since 2001. A lifelong horse lover, she owns and enjoys competing a dun Quarter Horse mare.

Articles by: Katie Navarra

Thinking Outside the Breeding Shed

Equine Ovarian Oddities

Here’s a look at the ordinary, as well as not so ordinary, ovarian abnormalities you might encounter in your broodmares.

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Physical Exam of the Horse Hoof

4 Horse Hoof Hardening Tips

Overly moist, as well as dry and brittle, hooves tend to break and bruise. They can leave horses footsore or make holding shoes difficult. Here, veterinarians and farriers offer advice on hardening your horse’s hooves.

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skijoring

Winter Horse Sports: Skijoring

Don’t get snowed in this winter—discover the thrilling sport of skijoring, which involves a horse and rider towing a skier at speeds reaching 35 miles an hour.

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slide plates

An Introduction to Slide Plates

Reining horses and those competing in other cattle events often wear slide plates. These specialized hind shoes allow them to slide while reducing joint stress.

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