Sharon Biggs Waller

Sharon Biggs Waller is a freelance writer for equine ­science and human interest publications. Her work has appeared in several publications and on several websites, and she is a classical dressage instructor.

Articles by: Sharon Biggs Waller

Breeding Equipment

Want your mare in Texas bred to a stallion in Germany? It?s easy with today’s equipment and technology.

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Ergonomic Tack

How do you choose the tack that is comfortable for your horse and helps him remain healthy?

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Barn Innovations

We’ve come a long way since the days of the simple tie stall and the humble hitching post. Necessity is the mother of invention, and through the years we’ve added stall mats, cross-ties, hay racks, and automatic waterers to the mix.

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Drought: Wild Predators Frequenting Suburban Areas


The recent drought in some Western states, coupled with the aftermath of wildfires, has compounded the problem of wildlife visiting populated areas. Horse owners can initiate simple changes in equine and farm management to reduce the risk

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Troubleshooting Trailer Loading: One Step at a Time

Trailer Driving Tips

While most of us learn to drive a passenger vehicle through driver’s education, the majority of us learn to drive horse trailers through experience. When you consider how precious the cargo is, cutting our towing teeth at the “school of hard knocks

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Challenges of Feeding High-Performance Horses

“A horse that’s working hard does have a high energy requirement,” says Nielsen. “And when we are trying to get that into a horse, we have to feed him a fair bit of concentrate, meaning grain, of course. In this case, we run the risk of health

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Fencing for Pastures

What is the correct fencing for your farm? The correct answer is: it depends. It would be wonderful if there existed one type of Good Horse Fencing that we could all install and be done. While there is unacceptable fencing for horses, there is no

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Healthy Habitats for Your Horse

There are many benefits to keeping horses on your own property, but there are also responsibilities, and one of the biggest is barn maintenance. Whether your barn is old or new, there are products on the market that can help ease the burden.

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Warming Up to the Idea

Riders understand the importance of warming up as a way to ready the horse’s mind and body for the challenges ahead, but there is more to a warm-up than simple preparation. Correctly done, prior exercise substantially benefits physical performance

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Mobile Veterinarians (Mobile Veterinary Equipment)

In the early days of the large animal veterinarian, all medical supplies had to either fit into the back of a small car or a satchel. A bucket of cold water, a rough piece of burlap, and a hard bar of soap were the only things available for washing

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Trailer Maintenance, Right on Schedule

Putting off trailer maintenance can be putting your horse at risk of serious injury. To make the chore more manageable, we’ll help you break it all down with tips on regular maintenance.

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Interval Training: A Better Option?

Musculoskeletal injury is the main cause of wastage in Thoroughbred racehorses worldwide, with nearly 30% of all fractures being pelvic and tibial stress fractures. California studies in the late 1990s suggested fast work increased the risk of

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Interval Training: A Better Option for Racehorses?

Musculoskeletal injury is the main cause of wastage in Thoroughbred racehorses worldwide, with nearly 30% of all fractures being pelvic and tibial stress fractures. Studies in California in the late 1990s suggested fast work increased the risk o

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