Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA

Christa Lesté-Lasserre is a freelance writer based in France. A native of Dallas, Texas, Lesté-Lasserre grew up riding Quarter Horses, Appaloosas, and Shetland Ponies. She holds a master’s degree in English, specializing in creative writing, from the University of Mississippi in Oxford and earned a bachelor's in journalism and creative writing with a minor in sciences from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She currently keeps her two Trakehners at a competition stable east of Paris. Follow Lesté-Lasserre on Twitter @christalestelas.

Articles by Christa Lesté-Lasserre

British Event Horse Wild Lone Dies after WEG Cross-Country

Wild Lone, a 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding, collapsed and died after completing cross-country this afternoon. Read More

Reining Reigns Supreme at WEG

There's one discipline everyone wants to watch at the World Equestrian Games: Reining. Read More

WEG Dressage Medalists on Ensuring Good Equine Welfare

Charlotte Dujardin, Helen Langehanenberg, and Adelinde Cornelissen speak on how they keep their top mounts happy. Read More

Costa Rican Endurance Horse Dies at World Equestrian Games

Dorado, an Arabian ridden by Claudia Romero Chacon, ran head-on into a tree early in the race and died instantly. Read More

A Look Behind the Scenes at WEG

Our reporter offers a peek of what goes on behind the stadium for both horses and people at the World Equestrian Games. Read More

What We Can Learn from Horses' Evolving Tooth Enamel

By studying teeth from different eras, we can see how horses adapted to different grazing lands and domestication. Read More

X: You're Out

Imagine making it all the way to WEG and then finding out your horse can't compete after all. Read More

The WEG Opening Ceremony from the Press Box

Our international reporter offers a look into the best moments of the 2014 World Equestrian Games' opening ceremony. Read More

Study: Horses with Sarcoids have Elevated Treg Cell Levels

T-regulatory, or Treg, cells are special white blood cells that play a central role in regulating immune responses. Read More

What are the Most Common Equine Toxins?

Researchers sought the most common causes of poisoning in Swiss equids. Toxic plants and medications topped the list. Read More

Equine Coronavirus Identified in European Horses

This marks the first time coronavirus has been detected in horses outside of the United States or Japan. Read More

Where Did Horses' Extra Toes Go?

Researchers believe modern horses' "extra" toes either don't develop fully or disappear during development. Read More

How Do Different Saddles Impact Horses' Movement?

Researchers found that saddle type did not appear to impact movement in a group of Icelandic horses. Read More

WEG and Welfare: Are They Compatible? Science Says Yes!

Our reporter wonders if competitions reach the borders of unethical, but top researchers say that's not so. Read More

Study: Post-Exercise Snacks Benefit Horses

Allow exercised horses to eat and drink after cooling down to restore lost water and energy, researchers say. Read More

Does a Horse's Attention Span Help or Hinder his Training?

Scientists believe paying too little or too much attention to a trainer can hinder a horse's learning ability. Read More

Saint Louis Encephalitis Virus Found in Neurologic Horse

The virus once thought to be inert in horses was identified in a neurologic Brazilian horse, researchers say. Read More

Piro-Like Syndrome Making Waves in France

French scientists are researching how to prevent the spread of an equine disease they've termed "piro-like." Read More

How Ireland is Managing its Unwanted Horses

Researchers are establishing trends and seeing a clearer picture of Ireland's unwanted horse population. Read More

Researchers Link Red Complex Bacteria, EOTRH

The presence of red complex bacteria could be a red flag for impending tooth reabsorption, researchers say. Read More

Countdown to the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

Our intrepid international reporter offers a look into the excitement surrounding WEG in Normandy. Read More

Researchers Link Behaviors with Type, Intensity of Emotions

Researchers developed a scale to identify the valence (positive or negative) and intensity of equine emotions. Read More

Managing Your Farm's Parasite Portfolio

One researcher says "parasite portfolio" monitoring could lead to fewer adult horses needing deworming. Read More

Methods to Reduce Feeding Time Aggression Studied

Increasing the distance between horses and time spent eating might help reduce feeding time aggression. Read More

Study: Filly Survives Colic Caused by Porcupine Quill

An Andalusian filly underwent two surgeries to repair intestinal damage caused by a swallowed porcupine quill. Read More