Cough Something Up

Cough Something Up

It was a perfect afternoon at the barn: warm, sunny and not a soul in sight! As I walked out to the pasture, I could see horses happily munching away at hay, all at peace with the world…. Read More

Surgical Support – Yes, you can!

Emergency colic surgery. That phrase is enough to strike fear in the hearts of the most experienced equestrian. We can feel so helpless and the situation so far out of our control. The reality, though, is that is… Read More

From Head to Heart

“You have to know the rules before you can break them.” As a kid, this quote was always a puzzle for me, growing up in a law enforcement family. No one ever talked about breaking the rules as… Read More

Post – Surgery recovery

Fitzgerald, my 31 year old hunter/jumper (retired), had to have his eye surgically removed at the vet school due to complications from uveitis and a corneal ulcer.  When he came home, he just stood with his head in… Read More

Successful Healing of Tendon Injury

My Saddlebred mare, Rose, had stepped on a spike that went right into the center of her hoof at least an 1”. I immediately started to soak Rose’s hoof 3 times a day and wrapping it to make… Read More

Lions and Tigers and Bears …

Oh my! It can be challenging enough dealing with your horse’s physical issues … but what can you do when your horse develops a fear or phobia? Talk therapy? Rationalize it with them? Not likely. But what you… Read More

All in a Day’s Work

A horse owner, who is out of town on business, calls because she just got a text that her horse is colicing. She can’t get home in time to attend to this.  The vet is hours away.  After… Read More

From a Whisper to a Scream

As equestrians, we want our horses to listen to our whisper. No, we insist that our horses listen to our whisper. Everything about excellence in riding is based on the invisible cue. The rider initiates the request; the… Read More