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Alisa Atkinson

Alisa Atkinson

Alisa is a Safety Engineer and a horse lover to the core.  As a child, in Western Kentucky, all she ever wanted to do was have horses.  Now she chooses to work with horses that have been neglected, abused or have suffered through bad training techniques. If it has to do with horses, you can [...]

Sammy – A Horse Rescue Story

Sammy – A Horse Rescue Story

Sammy – A Horse Rescue Story Written by Alisa Atkinson The story of Sammy really begins eight years ago with the story of her mama Misty.  I bought Misty from a lady I met through a friend, a woman who owned many horses but for some reason was reluctant to let Misty go.  After an [...]

Wood Chewing by Horses

Wood Chewing by Horses

Wood Chewing by Horses You would think that only beavers had any interest in wood. It seems though that horses too may sometimes form an affinity to wood. Under certain circumstances, a horse may resort to wood chewing. What is Wood Chewing by Horses Wood chewing is sometimes seen in the same light as cribbing. [...]

Top 5 Equine Hospitals in the U.S.

Top 5 Equine Hospitals in the U.S.

Top 5 Equine Hospitals in the U.S. It’s hard to come up with the top 5 equine hospitals in the U.S. This is simply because there are a number of outstanding hospitals that deserve to be mentioned. Five institutions however do stand out. Whether it’s their scope of services or their dedication to excellence, these [...]

Wild Horses of Assateague Island

Wild Horses of Assateague Island

Wild Horses of Assateague Island A National Treasure The wild horses of Assateague Island are descendents of domesticated animals brought to the island over 300 years ago. Horses tough enough to survive the scorching heat, abundant insects, stormy weather and poor quality food found on this windswept barrier island have formed a unique wild horse [...]

Horse Cribbing

Horse Cribbing

Horse Cribbing Horse Cribbing is definitely not a killer horse disease. However, this does not mean that it is any less worrisome. Cribbing is a habit that can be damaging to both your horse and your property. Find out how you can stop this bad horse habit. What it Is Horse Cribbing Horse Cribbing is [...]

Interview with Mark Rashid

Interview with Mark Rashid

Written by: Mary Knetter When you think of martial arts, the image of a man dressed in chaps, boots and a cowboy hat doesn’t exactly come to mind. But Mark Rashid isn’t your typical martial artist. He’s a horse trainer and student of aikido who, with a unique combination of patience and insight, teaches riders [...]

“Hank”

By Chenay Jordan-McDowell “We kept him until he died…and sat with him during the long last minutes when a horse comes closest to seeming human.” C.J. Mullen “I’m leaving you with this syringe of painkillers in case you need it,” Dr. Simon told Missy and Philip Jackson after hours of trying to stop the burning, unstoppable [...]

Cushing’s Disease in Horses

Cushing’s Disease in Horses

Cushing’s Disease in Horses Like the human form of the disease, Cushing’s disease affects the pituitary gland of horses. This is the gland that manages the endocrine system. Horses with this disease therefore suffer from hormonal and metabolic problems. The disease can affect horses of any age. It is most commonly diagnosed however among older [...]

Michele Davis

Michele Davis

Michele Davis has been around horses her whole life. Whether it has been riding, training, teaching, grooming, or working as a stable manager she has always been passionate about horses. She grew up riding a horse born two weeks before she was who she rode to a world championship for his breed. She works in [...]