Vetting a Vet

The horse world is funny. Everyone knows everyone and we all seem to do our best to be pleasant and say nothing if we can't speak nicely. Unless it's really bad, of course. In those circumstances, it almost fee...

Tobiano

Many years ago, my barn obtained a "paint" mare. Looking back, I doubt that's what she was. Certainly a mutt of some description. She had a sharp V sliced out of her left ear. Someone told me that indicated she...

Until Someone Pulls a Shoe

You know that expression; It`s all fun and games until someone gets hurt? For equestrians, it's almost the same. Our's goes; It's all fun and games until someone pulls a shoe. Star, my beloved TB terror, man...

Road to RSPI – Feel the Burn

**3 weeks until RPSI inspection** I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m now to the point that if I think about the inspection too hard, I feel like I need to throw up. It’s super fun. So, what’s a girl to do to ...

Road to RSPI – All That Glitters

**4 weeks until RPSI inspection** Everyone’s seen them. Those horses with coats with a mirror finish shine. The ones who stand out glossier even then the magazine pages they adorn. I saw some of these imposs...

Finding My Star

Growing up, I loved to perform and I quickly gained the nickname of “Star Searcher.” As I entered my teen years this was shortened simply to “Star.” During high school I had a dance teacher named Starzyk who I ...

Out of Style

I often find myself saying (or even just thinking), "when I was a kid in the horse world..." It's generally in response to a change. To something that is not done or handled like it was 15 to 25 years ago. I...
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Submissions Call {Issue No. 7}

Horse Health Our FEB/MARCH 2015 issues is going to be all about horse health. This issue will focus on tips to keep horse and rider fit and healthy, as well as tips from industry professionals for avoiding com...

HoofNotes Infographic | Horse Health

HORSE HEALTH - A HoofNotes Infographic Making sure your horse is healthy and happy is an important part of horse ownership. We've got some quick tips of things to look for when performing a health check on you...

HoofNotes 1.10 | Poisonous Plants [Pt. 2]

Volume 1, No. 10 features more common poisonous plants your horse may encounter while out in the field. This HoofNote is  is based on a larger article on toxic flora, featured in Issue No. 4, The Performance Ho...

HoofNotes 1.9 | Poisonous Plants

Volume 1, No. 9 features some common poisonous plants your horse may encounter while out in the field. This HoofNote is  is based on a larger article on common toxic flora, featured in Issue No. 4, The Performa...