Horse Sense (and Sensibility)


Rolex from a Different Angle

Central Kentucky is already a glorious mecca for horse people, but it becomes even more so the final week of April and first week of May.

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Worms and the Silver Screen

I’m posting my column for April a little early because, while the project I describe here is ongoing, the researcher has set a milestone deadline for today. What do

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A few months ago I climbed aboard a crowded plane in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at 10 at night. Four flights, two continents, and about 26

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Your Virtual File Storage Box

I used to keep a plastic file storage box packed full of manila folders carefully labeled “colic,” “lameness,”  “conditioning,” and other horse health topics. Each

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What Keeps You in the Industry?

A few weeks ago I was afforded a unique opportunity to interact with delegates in the 2014 United States Pony Clubs (USPC or, simply, Pony

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All

My searches for the “just right” saddle have never been simple. Long before the availability of different tree widths, I rode a very round, mutton-withered,

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Ethiopian Working Horses: First Impressions

Stephanie, our editor-in-chief, shares her first impressions of working horses in Ethiopia from her trip to the First Annual Havenmeyer Workshop Infectious Diseases of Working Equids.

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So, What IS Up With That Coat?

Part of the challenge of working for a health-focused horse publication is that when your cover story is about something not so attractive–say, colic, parasites,

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A Valiant Fight

Today I heard a friend’s horse was very sick, battling endocarditis. He’s a very special horse, and I had begun writing about him earlier this

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Protect Your Gourd

I save a lot of my creative thinking sessions for when I do the dishes, shower, go for a trail ride, or ride my bike.

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October Drafts

Here in Central Kentucky we’re blessed with magnificent Octobers. Crisp air, stunning sunsets, a warm palette of turning leaves, the Keeneland race meet, and at

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