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What is Colic?

What is Colic?

Colic is a dreaded term in the horse world, and something important to know the signs and indicators of. Colic describes general abdominal pain in horses and can range from mild colic to severe and life-threatening. Colic can occur in any type of horse,...
Is That Horse Lying Down Sick?

Is That Horse Lying Down Sick?

Have you ever found yourself wondering if a horse lying down is sick or hurt? A 1200 lb. horse lying on the ground looks a little odd, even scary at times. It’s normal to wonder if they should be lying down or what it means. Horses are unique in that...
Remembering Gracie

Remembering Gracie

By Bonnie Brown, Equine Caretaker “Where did she go so quickly? I turned around and she was gone. The beautiful, statuesque blonde who filled up her stall. Our gorgeous greeter as you entered the barn. That stall looks so empty now.  It is very hard to make...
Why Therapeutic Riding isn’t Therapy

Why Therapeutic Riding isn’t Therapy

Adaptive riding, also known as therapeutic riding, is an incredible program and service to individuals of all ages and abilities. However, a common misconception is that adaptive riding is therapy. This is partly due to the use of the term therapeutic...
What It Takes to Be a Therapy Horse

What It Takes to Be a Therapy Horse

It isn’t hard to tell that a Thoroughbred racehorse looks different than the Shetland pony you had growing up, or that the horses you see in competitions seem to have a lot more energy than any horse you would want your toddler riding. Horses (and ponies) come in...
Who Does StableStrides Serve?

Who Does StableStrides Serve?

There’s little else that needs to be said about horses helping people, but how do horses help individuals of different ages or abilities? It is believed that the origin of theory around horses helping people can be traced back to Hippocrates (460 BC-370 BC), an...