Jennifer Whittle, TheHorse.com Web Producer

Jennifer Whittle, TheHorse.com Web Producer, is a lifelong horse owner who competes with her Appaloosas in Western performance events. She is a University of Kentucky graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in Community Communications and Leadership Development, and master's degree in Career, Technical, and Leadership Education. She currently lives on a small farm in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.

Articles by Jennifer Whittle

Poll Recap: Beating the Heat in Horse Barns

Of the 630 respondents, 323 (51%) said they use fans to keep horse barns cool during the summer. Read More

Poll Recap: Free Horses

Of the 502 respondents, 348 (69%) said they have acquired a horse for free. Read More

Poll Recap: Summer Horse Health Challenges

Of the 250 respondents, 110 (44%) said their biggest challenge in the summer is keeping horses cool in extreme heat. Read More

Poll Recap: Radiographs for Horse Hoof Care

Of the 359 respondents, 101 (28%) said their hoof care professionals use radiographs to make trimming/shoeing decisions. Read More

Poll Recap: Concerns About Equine Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Of the 274 respondents, 201 (73%) said they are most concerned about West Nile virus. Read More

Poll Recap: Training Across Riding Disciplines

Of the 305 respondents, 166 (54%) said they've cross-trained their horses outside their primary riding disciplines. Read More

Poll Recap: Taking Time Off Work for Horses

Of the 430 respondents, 93 (22%) said they take more than two weeks off work each year for horse-related activities. Read More

Poll Recap: Horses and Water Crossings

Of the 820 respondents, 396 (48%) said they are confident that their horses would cross water. Read More

Poll Recap: Public or Private Lands for Horseback Riding?

Of the 825 respondents, 370 (45%) said they do most of their riding on private land. Read More

Poll Recap: Drylots for Horses

Of the 579 respondents, 443 (77%) said they use drylots to help manage their horses' weight. Read More

Poll Recap: Seasonal Respiratory Allergies

Of the 268 respondents, 93 (35%) said their horses suffer from seasonal respiratory allergies. Read More

Poll Recap: Sun Protection for Horses

Of the 529 respondents, 154 said they apply sunscreen and/or zinc oxide cream to protect their horses from sunburn. Read More

Poll Recap: Air Quality in Horse Barns

Of the 475 respondents, 76 (16%) said they're concerned about the air quality in their horses' barns. Read More

Poll Recap: Feeding Alfalfa

Of the 1,244 respondents, 504 (41%) said they feed their horses alfalfa hay. Read More

Poll Recap: Equine Weight Management Challenges

Of the 576 respondents, 277 (48%) said their horses are easy keepers and gain weight easily. Read More

Equine Expos: The One-Stop Shop for Horse Owners

Have you attended an equine expo recently? Find out what these events have to offer for horse enthusiasts. Read More

Poll Recap: Horse Manure Management Strategies

Of the 804 respondents, 344 (43%) said they compost horse manure and use it to amend soil on their property. Read More

Readers Expect Feed, Hay to be Biggest Expense This Year

Of the 832 poll respondents, 285 (34%) say feed and hay will be their most expensive equine-related purchase this year. Read More

Poll Recap: Horse Hoof Care Schedules

Of the 1,743 respondents, 841 (48%) said their horses' hooves are trimmed and/or shod every six to seven weeks. Read More

Poll Recap: Shedding Season

Of the 1,106 respondents, 866 (78%) said they curry or groom their horses to help them shed their winter hair coats. Read More

Poll Recap: Business or Hobby?

Of the 552 respondents, 418 (76%) said they were involved with horses primarily as a hobby. Read More

Poll Recap: Picky Eaters

Of the 413 respondents, 212 (51%) have dealt with an equine picky eater. Read More

Poll Recap: Colic Surgery

Many respondents said they'd have to consider the possible outcomes before sending a horse to colic surgery. Read More

Poll Recap: Complementary Therapies

Of the 665 respondents, 220 (33%) said their horses receive chiropractic care on a routine basis. Read More

Poll Recap: Pasture Buddies

Of the 1,293 poll respondents, 340 (26%) said their horse is turned out with one other horse. Read More