Jennifer Whittle, Web Producer

Articles by Jennifer Whittle

Poll Recap: Blanket Planning

Of the 1,401 respondents, 1,021 people (73%) said their horses will wear a blanket at some point this fall and winter. Read More

Poll Recap: Your Significant Other's Equine Involvement

Nearly one-third of respondents said their significant other is supportive, but isn't involved with horses. Read More

Poll Recap: Horse Hauling Options

The majority of poll respondents (74%) said they own their own horse trailer. Read More

Poll Recap: Saddle Collections

Of the 1,337 respondents, 931 (69%) said they currently own one to four saddles. Read More

Poll Recap: Readers Say 'Yes' to Professional Saddle Fit

Of the 843 respondents, 393 (47%) said they've had a professional saddle fitter evaluate their horses and tack. Read More

Poll Recap: Tack Cleaning

Of the 870 respondents, 298 (34%) said they clean their horses' tack a few times per year. Read More

Poll Recap: Natural Disaster Planning

The majority of respondents said they've thought about disaster planning and have an idea of how they would respond. Read More

Poll Recap: Stay Hydrated!

Most respondents said they provide constant access to fresh, clean water to ensure their horses stay hydrated. Read More

Poll Recap: Addressing Hoof Abscesses

Of the 1,076 respondents, 48% said they soak the affected foot in Epsom salts and water if they suspect an abscess. Read More

Poll Recap: Helmet Safety

The majority of respondents said they wear a helmet all or most of the time when they ride their horses. Read More

Poll Recap: Horse Farm Makeover

Of the 1,036 respondents, 307 (30%) said they would design or redesign their horse barn if given the chance. Read More

Poll Recap: Fencing Options

Of the 873 respondents, 257 (29%) said they use electric fence on their horse farm or facility. Read More

Your Horse Ate What?

Readers share some of the strange things that their horse have consumed. Read More

Poll Recap: Electrolytes for Horses

Of the 804 respondents, 429 said they give their horses electrolytes year-round, after hard work, or during the summer. Read More

Poll Recap: Getting a Closer Look

Of the 375 respondents, 201 (54%) said the most recent imaging modality used on their horses was radiography. Read More

Poll Recap: Senior Horse Health Concerns

Readers said they are most concerned about senior horses' nutrition, followed by their joint and soft tissue health. Read More

Poll Recap: It's Hot Outside!

More than half of the 1,474 respondents (761) said they do not ride their horses when it is warmer than 90 degrees. Read More

Poll Recap: Automatic Waterers

Of the 338 respondents, 121 (36%) said they use or are most familiar with Ritchie waterers. Read More

Poll Recap: Horse Feed Amounts

Of the 1,278 respondents, 638 people (50%) said their horse receives 1 to 3 pounds of grain or concentrate feed daily. Read More

Poll Recap: Trees Toxic to Horses

Of the 673 respondents, 201 (30%) said they are most concerned about red maple trees. Read More

Poll Recap: Equine Welfare Issues

Of the 1,238 respondents, 517 (42%) said they are most concerned about "unwanted" horses. Read More

Poll Recap: Summer Travel Plans

Of the 674 respondents, 167 (25%) said they plan to travel more than 200 miles from their barn this summer. Read More

Poll Recap: Horsey Vacations

Of the 571 respondents, 249 (44%) said they spend their vacation days at home doing horse-related chores. Read More

Poll Recap: Horse Shopping Distance

Of the 652 respondents, 254 (39%) said they search within their multi-state region when looking for a new horse. Read More

Poll Recap: Horse Watering Options

Of the 1,144 respondents, 485 (42%) said they use a stock tank to provide water for their horses. Read More