Michelle Anderson

Michelle Anderson is the former digital managing editor at The Horse. A lifelong horse owner, Anderson competes in dressage and enjoys trail riding. She's a Washington State University graduate and holds a bachelor's degree in communications with a minor in business administration and extensive coursework in animal sciences. She has worked in equine publishing since 1998. She currently lives with her husband on a small horse property in Central Oregon.

Articles by: Michelle Anderson

Fill Out the Equine Industry Survey by May 15

Who and what influences your horse-care decisions? American Horse Publications, a professional association of equine-related magazines and media, is currently running its 2012 Equine Industry Survey through

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Horse-Centric Hometowns

Several cities and towns could legitimately vie for the title of “Horse City USA” due to their large equine populations and horsey cultures. Off the

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Life After Colic

Have you ever knelt on a stall floor in the middle of the night, exhausted and crying, and begged a horse to live? I have.

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Transitions and Change

As the new digital editor/producer for TheHorse.com, I’ve recently spent a bit of time thinking about transition. The past few months have brought a lot

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Clues to Blue Eyes

Now that the foal has safely made its way into the world, the breeder starts inventorying exactly what she has in front of her: a colt. Strong Quarter Horse body. Three small white socks and a broad blaze down the center of his face. One blue eye.

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Ammonia is the Enemy

You know that burning sensation that fills your nostrils as you’re mucking out stalls? The fiery feeling spreads from your nose into your sinuses, down your throat, and billows through your lungs. It makes your eyes sting and water. Imagine living

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African Horse Sickness: Fighting a Foreign Foe

If you’re a horse owner in the United States, you’ve probably never worried about African horse sickness (AHS), let alone seen a case of it. Sounds pretty exotic, doesn’t it? But then again, so did West Nile virus six years ago.

The bad

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A Look at Rein Tension During Therapeutic Riding Lessons

Bits: Pain in the Mouth

If a bit is causing pain or discomfort, communication breaks down and your horse’s performance, as well as his mouth, suffers.

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