Stephanie J. Ruff, MS

Stephanie J. Ruff is the publisher and editor of Arabian Finish Line and managing editor of Arabian Horse Life. She has written for a wide variety of horse publications and is the author of the illustrated children's books Goats With Coats and Antics in the Attic. A lifelong horsewoman, Ruff lives in Florida and enjoys competing in dressage with her Arabian/Dutch Warmblood mare.

Articles by Stephanie Ruff

What Shape are My Horse's Feet In?

Even horses with less-than-ideal feet can lead sound and productive careers. Read More

My Horse's Vet Bill is How Much?

Understand the costs of veterinary care before you're faced with a sick or injured horse. Read More

Joint Injection Refresher

Learn about using joint injections to help treat common causes of lameness and reduced performance. Read More

Equine Lameness Detection

Some veterinarians are adding a new tool to their lameness diagnosis arsenal Read More

A Shift in Veterinary Trends

In response to an evolving industry, equine veterinarians are reevaluating their specialties and ­adapting to change. Read More

A Day in the Life of a Mobile Equine Vet

Hop behind the wheel with Dr. Sarah Link as she serves the rural Maryland horse community. Read More

Creating a Horse Quarantine

Steps to take when introducing a new horse to your farm, and to reduce disease spread within your herd. Read More

Hoof Cracks: Causes and Repair

Even though most cracks are minor, they are still worth the attention of your farrier and sometimes your vet. Read More

What's Brewing Under Those Feathers?

It is quite probable that many people have never heard of chronic progressive lymphedema. However, if you have spent time with draft horses, chances are much more likely that you are familiar with the condition. This painful, debilitating diseas Read More

Feeding Hope or Hype?

You notice that your competition horse is starting to shorten his stride occasionally. He is stiff and takes longer to warm up. Perhaps he's showing other signs of physical discomfort. Your veterinarian examines him, and the result is what you Read More

Good/Bad Effects of Antioxidants

In a society that is trying to slow the aging process, free radicals and antioxidants are terms that are regularly tossed around. One might not realize their importance in horses, but researchers continue to pursue the details of how and why the Read More

A Horse of a Different Color

What is your favorite color of horse? Is it the pitch black of Walter Farley's Black Stallion? The whiteness of the Lone Ranger's Silver? The sunshine gold of Roy Rogers' Trigger? How does a breeder capitalize on the fancy colors that bring big Read More