Minis Take Flight

Minis Take Flight

Miniature Horses have taken to the skies as a service animal to support their handlers’ air travel. While we may be familiar with high-level racing or show horses hopping on airplanes as a means of transport, when we think of working service animals flying, most...
Keeping it Simple

Keeping it Simple

Ben Mangan knew from a young age that he was destined to become a farrier.The 40-year-old certified journeyman farrier grew up in Vermont and started learning the trade from his uncle before he was a teenager. By the time he was 14, he had gained enough experience to...
A Guide to the Equine Pre-Purchase Exam

A Guide to the Equine Pre-Purchase Exam

You’ve found the perfect horse! Before sending the money, you wonder, should the horse have a pre-purchase exam? Julia Gloviczki, an ambulatory veterinarian at Rood & Riddle in Saratoga, New York often sees buyers decide based on the horse’s selling price. “The...
The Enduring Power of Hope

The Enduring Power of Hope

As the pandemic ravaged New York, a therapeutic riding program saved their herd and the future Charm and Rosebud peer through the slatted sides of the horse trailer that has come to take them home, eyes level and unwavering, a steady presence even now, when so much...
What is Compassion Fatigue?

What is Compassion Fatigue?

Tips for identifying and coping with the low points in hoof-care work Missouri farrier Sydney Kotow remembers that one horse, that one case, above all others. Early in Kotow’s career, she was asked to work on Flash, a foundered horse. Kotow also holds a Bachelor...