b'VIEWPOINTPublisher:Marla Bickel STEPHANIE L. CHURCH, Editor-in-Chief Editor-in-Chief: Stephanie L. Church Managing Editor: Alexandra Beckstett @TH_StephLChurchNews Editor: Erica Larson Digital Managing Editor: Michelle AndersonArt Director: Brian Turner Web Producer: Jennifer WhittleSeize the Season Marketing Manager: Victoria BennettEDITORIAL DEPARTMENTW elcome to summer and all2365 Harrodsburg Rd #A200the fun that comes with it:Lexington KY 40504-3331horse shows, clinics, organized trail rides, rodeos, and horseE-MAIL Editorial@TheHorse.comAll letters must include the writers name, address,camping. There are riding camps for the kids, and Ive even heardand daytime phone number for verification.about fun clinic-filled camps for the adults. Daylight stretches late into Letters: Letters@TheHorse.com, or by mail.the evening, permitting extra time to play at the barn and making the Farm Call: FarmCall@TheHorse.com, or by mail.Across the Fence and Behavior Columns: weekends even more appealing.Editorial@TheHorse.com, or by mail.Summer also brings the suffocat- This month we have great articles on New Products: Products@TheHorse.com,or by mail.ing heat and (for some) humidity,early signs of equine illness; common and with them the onslaught of flies,Western performance horse inju- EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARDleading to the constant stomping ofries; and what weve learned aboutScott Anderson, DVM; Sarah Barr, DVM; Anthony hooves and swishing of tails. Add co- equine herpesvirus-1 from specificBlikslager, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS; Ann Dwyer, DVM; pious amounts of rain, like what weoutbreaks. If you would like to addBenjamin Espy, DVM, Dipl. ACT; Jenifer R. Gold, DVM, had here in Central Kentucky in June,some audio learning to your summerDipl. ACVIM, ACVECC; Kyla Ortved, DVM, Dipl. ACVS; and things can start falling apart.schedule, you can participate in ourDebra Taylor, DVMI commented to my farrier theAsk TheHorse Live events at The- Educational Partnership Disclaimer: The American Association other day that my Thoroughbred,Horse.com/askthehorselive or listenof Equine Practitioners (AAEP), one of The Horses partners in equine health, has no involvement regarding editorial Happy, already has late-August feet,to past events as podcasts on yourmanagement or advertising content within this publication and even though its the start of July;computer or smartphone. thereby does not endorse any editorial or advertising content unless so acknowledged within the individual articleHappys hooves are more brittle thanWhen the heat is at its worst,or advertisement.usual this time of year, showing theand Im not working or doing life effects of living in wet-dry-wet-drymaintenance stuff (you know, mealEXPERT ADVISORSconditions and stomping flies. This isplanning, laundry, and the like), ImSue McDonnell, PhD, Cert. AAB; Milt Toby, JDdespite my attempts to keep his feetcleaning tack, planning for upcoming dry and his legs coated in fly spray.activities with Happy, and strengthFEATURED CONTRIBUTORSIts frustrating, but Im going to try totraining at the gym. Im also currentlyAlayne Blickle; Natalie DeFee Mendik, MA; Kristen find some mesh fly wraps for his legsselling some of my extra tack online.Janicki, MS, PAS; Christa Lest-Lasserre, MA; Tracy E. Norman, VMD, MA, Dipl. ACVIM, CVAto help, and Ill continue to be dutifulIn the cool of our offices,we are about protecting his feet from exces- busy planning our 2020 editorialADVERTISING SALES AND SERVICES sive moisture.calendar. Its hard to believe we haveadvertise@TheHorse.comIf youre like me, these conditionstopics selected through next De- West Coast Advertising Executive:drive me to ride early in the morning,cember; we came to them based onYvonne Long retreat to the cool of the house or of- your feedback, editorial board input,859/276-6701fice, and then head back to the barnand hours of brainstorming. Ourylong@TheHorse.comin the evening, when its not as hot.plans for story specifics are still inEast Coast Advertising Executive:What do those daytime air- the works so, if you havent already,Mark White conditioned hours look like for you?please tell us about what youd like to859/276-6710Do you catch up on budgeting andlearn about in 2020, and well add itmwhite@TheHorse.comrecordkeeping? Do you spend timeto our discussions.Sales Support:adjusting your show schedule orI hope you and your horses haveNicol Hunt, 859/276-6740 planning trips? a safe and well-hydrated summer.nhunt@TheHorse.com Im pleased youre keeping up withPlease reach out and tell me how (or catching up on) your reading.youre making the most of it! h PUBLISHED BY @TheHorse @TheHorse @TheHorseMagOWNED BYTOBA MEDIA PROPERTIESBAD PONY CREATIVE EQUINE PHOTOGRAPHYBoard of Directors: Everett Dobson, Dan Metzger, Rosendo Parra, Dr. J. David Richardson, Peter Willmott6August 2019The Horse | TheHorse.com'