Diane E. Rice

Diane E. Rice earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural journalism from the University of Wisconsin, then melded her education and her lifelong passion for horses in an editorial position at Appaloosa Journal. She currently works as a freelance writer, editor, proofreader, and photographer and has served on American Horse Publications’ board of directors. Rice spends her spare time gardening, reading, serving in her church, and with her daughters, grandchildren, and pets.

Articles by Diane Rice

Not Your Grandmother's Bedding: Horse Bedding Alternatives

In search of a new type of bedding for your horse? Check out these different options. Read More

Top Winter Hoof Care Tips

Having a winter hoof care plan in place ahead of time can help eliminate worries during the deep freeze. Read More

Troubleshooting Horse Arena Hazards

Maximize safety, soundness, and performance by solving your equine arena surface snafus. Read More

Trail Horse Hoof Care

Learn about the best trimming and shoeing practices to ensure your horse stays sound while traveling the trails. Read More

Managing Your Horse's Back Pain

Two veterinarians share how they diagnose, treat, and rehab back-sore horses. Read More

A Day in the Life of an Equine Veterinary Student

Hayley Rasmussen-Ball describes a typical 24 hours in the world she wouldn't trade for anything. Read More

Desert Horse-Keeping

From hydration to irrigation, learn how to combat challenges that come with caring for horses in arid climates. Read More

Time to Retire?

Find out when and how to transition your horse from the show ring to a more leisurely lifestyle. Read More

How Genetically Modified is Your Horse's Feed?

You might be surprised to find out with this introduction to GMOs. Read More

Are You Crash-Ready?

Here's what to do if you have a horse-hauling accident and how to avoid a wreck in the first place. Read More

Cold-Weather Horse Care: Tips to Remember

Some parts of the country are bracing for a cold start to 2015. Here are a few winter horse care tips to remember. Read More

New Connecticut Law: Horses Not Vicious

The Connecticut Senate passed HB 5044, which prevents domesticated horses from being classified as vicious. Read More

Conn. Court Decides on Horses' Propensity to Cause Harm

The state Supreme Court skirted the issue of whether horses are by nature a vicious species in its ruling. Read More

Western Gunslinger Dies

The AQHA halter world champion and world champion sire died due to complications from an intestinal tumor. Read More

Legislation Filed in Response to Connecticut Horse Bite Case

Connecticut's governor introduced legislation that would prohibit horses from being considered vicious. Read More

Reining Great 'Einstein' Dies

Famed reining horse and sire Great Resolve, known as Einstein, died Jan. 2 due to colic surgery complications. Read More

State-of-the-Art Animal Care Facility Planned at JFK Airport

Officials said the center will set new standards for comprehensive vet, stalling, and quarantine services. Read More

Helping Kids Jump Into the Horse World

If your child is chomping at the bit to enter the horse world, here are some tips to help get them started. Read More

Protect Your Horses from Predatory Wildlife

Keep your horse safe by learning what to do if you see or suspect wildlife threats. Read More

South Dakota Blizzard Victims Continue Clean-Up

As of Oct. 15, ranchers have reported 36 horses dead in South Dakota alone. Read More

How Will the Government Shutdown Affect Equine Interests?

Find out how the government shutdown could impact the horse industry and your equine interests. Read More

Are Horses a Vicious Species? Court to Decide

Connecticut horse owners anxiously await a ruling that could declare horses a naturally vicious species. Read More