Cristina Wilkins

Woman doing ground work with horse. Western Dressage

Groundwork with goals, another sustainable innovation from North American Western Dressage The benefits of groundwork are becoming more and more apparent as horse owners—professionals and amateurs alike—discover that developing this partnership on the ground helps their horse become safer and more attentive.  Many of us have developed a ‘quick-check’ routineRead More →

Just a love story. Dani and Clyde

Just a love story. On our May-June 2019 edition front cover, we feature a fun photo captured by contributing photographer, Priyantha Malavi Arachchi, of teenager Danielle Armistead and her best mate Clyde, a 7-year-old Clydesdale Thoroughbred cross gelding she has owned for two years. “Him eating my hat wasn’t planned!”Read More →

Horse on treadmill. Diagnosing Mild Equine Asthma

Diagnosing Mild Equine Asthma. Veterinarians and engineers at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine have developed a tool help diagnose mild forms of horse asthma. Behind lameness, respiratory issues are the second-leading cause of poor performance in sport horses but often, symptoms are subtle and difficult to spot, particularlyRead More →

Horse muzzle with whiskers intact. France bans the trimming of whiskers.

France bans the trimming of whiskers. The French Equestrian Federation (FFE) has banned the removal of the horse’s whiskers on welfare grounds. It joins Germany and Switzerland in bringing into effect a rule that would disqualify any horse from competition if the whiskers have been removed. On their website theyRead More →