Sarah Evers Conrad

Sarah Evers Conrad has a bachelor’s of arts in journalism and equine science from Western Kentucky University. As a lifelong horse lover and equestrian, Conrad started her career at The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care magazine. She has also worked for the United States Equestrian Federation as the managing editor of Equestrian magazine and director of e-communications and served as content manager/travel writer for a Caribbean travel agency. When she isn’t freelancing, Conrad spends her free time enjoying her family, reading, practicing photography, traveling, crocheting, and being around animals in her Lexington, Kentucky, home.

Articles by Sarah Evers Conrad

Building Your Horse's Health Care Dream Team

Horse health care often requires teamwork. Use these tips to find the right equine health professionals for your team. Read More

Prepurchase Exams: Not Just Looking for Lameness

Find out what conditions, beyond lameness, a veterinarian might uncover during a prepurchase exam. Read More

Troubleshooting Trailer Loading: One Step at a Time

Consider these four behavior-science-based approaches to help your horse load safely. Read More

Hoof Growth and Compression: Shoeing Considerations

Research has provided farriers with a better understanding of how weight-bearing and loading affect hoof wall growth. Read More

Hoof Development: From Fetus to Maturity

The hoof is a dynamic structure that undergoes continuous changes throughout a horses' lifetime. Read More

How Uneven Feet Affect a Horse in Motion

Horses with asymmetric feet have altered loading patterns, which could lead to lameness and possibly early retirement. Read More

The Relationship Between Hoof Deformation and Underrun Heels

Underrun heels can contribute to problems such as chronic heel pain, bruising, lameness, reduced performance, and more. Read More

Managing Equine Caudal Hoof Problems

A farrier shares ways he addresses issues in the caudal aspect of the horse's foot. Read More

Trimming's Effects on Horse Hoof Morphology

Researchers looked at how four trimming models impact hoof form and structure. Read More

Farriers: Consider More Than Feet When Trimming and Shoeing

Farriers need to observe a horse thoroughly, head to tail, to determine how to best trim and shoe him. Read More

Farriers Discuss What Shoe Wear Reveals

A roundtable at the International Hoof Care Summit covered shoe wear and what it indicates about the horse. Read More

Dealing with Hoof Capsule Distortion and Dysfunction

What do a dish, a crack, a flare, and a sheared heel have in common? All are hoof distortions. Read More

How the Horse in Motion Relates to Trimming and Shoeing

Find out why understanding hoof biomechanics is important when making trimming and shoeing decisions for your horse. Read More

Managing Severe White Line Disease

Learn about the intricacies of treating and shoeing horses with white line disease. Read More

Super Senior Sport Horses

Meet three equine athletes that are excelling in their golden years. Read More

Natural Disasters and Horses: Tips to Remember

Navigate natural disasters with proper planning and research ahead of time and patience during the aftermath. Read More

An Inside Look at Przewalski's Horse Hooves

Researching wild and feral horse hooves helps us better understand domestic horse hoof health. Read More

Breathing Easy: Managing Horses with Asthma

Does your horse have asthma? Find out how you can help him through management and environmental changes. Read More

Neurologic or Lame?

Gait-altering conditions such as EPM, and wobbler syndrome can be tricky to spot and difficult to diagnose. Read More

Equine Rehab Therapies: How Do They Work?

A look at noninvasive high-tech therapies--from lasers to ceramic-thread blankets--and how they might help horses heal. Read More

Shared Science: Human and Equine Health Similarities

Studying diseases across species can benefit horses as well as people. Read More

Keeping Your Horse Healthy on the Trail

Ways to prepare for, prevent, and handle potential emergencies on the trail. Read More

Managing a Horse's Underrun Heels

The long-toed, low-heeled hoof is a common and difficult-to-manage hoof abnormality. Here's what you should know. Read More

When the Heart of a Champion Gives Out

Researchers are trying to determine why healthy equine athletes suffer sudden death and if there's a way to prevent it. Read More

Horse Feeding Basics

Confused about your horse's diet? We're here to help. Here's how to craft the proper hay and grain ration. Read More