Mopsy is Actually Dancing to the Beat

Personally, I rarely enjoy watching dressage freestyles because I find the music so painfully unrelated to the horse’s strides that I have to either mute the sound or move on to something else. But Steffan Peters’ 2021 Olympic freestyle dressage ride went viral not just because the music is upbeat techno dance music. The freestyle […]

From the Veterinarian’s Mouth

The Horse: Do vets use a “one size fits all” protocol for sedation/anesthesia? Hubbell: Many equine veterinarians have developed different dosing regimens for different breeds or types of horses based on their experiences. Minimal data are available to directly support variations between breeds, but here are some observations I made during my career: The atmosphere of […]

I’m NOT Celebrating the Fourth of July

I sent information to the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe through their Facebook page when I heard that they were planning a bigger than ever fireworks show. I found a study looking at the long lasting toxic fallout from firecrackers. I found an article detailing the damage fireworks inflict on livestock, and wildlife as well […]

Looking at the Equine Lumbo-Sacral Joint

While I was looking for information on the horse’s back online I found that the number of sites discussing the sacro-iliac joint overwhelming outnumbers sites discussing the lumbo-sacral joint. In this photo, from Rod Nikkel’s website, you can see why. The lumbo-sacral joint is well-protected, nested deep within the triangle formed by the five solidly […]

Take It Easy on Your Horse’s Mouth!

I keep coming across reports of how many riders injure their horse’s mouths, especially during competitions. I do not see many articles about how to reduce the number of horses with injured mouths. Nor do I see any explanation of why those who want top performances from their horses in competition are the very people […]

Social Media and the New Mexico Horse Council

I joined Facebook last fall with the intention of broadening my social horizons. So when a couple of members of the New Mexico Horse Council group asked to friend me, I agreed. I wanted to know what horse people in New Mexico were up to. I found that the actual NMHC group is pretty quiet, […]

Documenting Cyber-Harassment

I am posting these examples of cyber stalking by James Mits Annon as a safety measure. Documenting cyber harassment should be helpful if he escalates into property damage or threatens my or my animals physical safety as he has done in the past. According to the Stalking Risk Profile site, my brother falls into The […]