Les Sellnow

Les Sellnow was a prolific freelance writer based near Riverton, Wyoming. He specialized in articles on equine research, and operated a ranch where he raised horses and livestock. He authored several fiction and nonfiction books, including Understanding Equine Lameness and Understanding The Young Horse. He died in 2023.

Articles by: Les Sellnow

Got Bots?; bots

Got Bots?

Bots are pesky creatures, capable of causing irritation and physical damage to horses. They aren’t categorized as being the worst of internal parasites, but they can cause problems externally and internally.

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Leg Conformation

Leg Conformation

Good leg conformation in a horse is a must if that animal is to remain serviceably sound for performance.

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Poll Recap: Trailer Loading During Emergencies

Transporting Mares and Foals

Traveling with a mare and foal sometimes is a necessary evil, but if one follows a few tips from researchers, veterinarians, and horsemen, most problems can be avoided.

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What's a Splint?

What’s a Splint?

Learn about the splint bones, common problems, and treatments to alleviate those problems in horses.

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Barn Fires: The Veterinarian's Role (AAEP 2012)

Barn Fire Prevention

No building is completely fireproof, but farm owners and managers can take certain steps to minimize the chances of a fire occurring.

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Conditioning the Trail Horse (Book Excerpt)

Most people wouldn’t think of getting up from a desk job and heading off into the mountains or hill country for long hikes without first getting into condition. The same should be true for your horse.

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What Makes Some Stallion Semen Subpar?

Stallions Ready for Action

Before your stallion heads to the shed, make sure he’s in peak physical health and mentally prepared to handle the rigors of the breeding season.

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