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: Groundwork Practice

Of the 452 respondents, 367 (81%) said groundwork is a regular part of their routine with their horses. Read More

Poll Recap: Eye Matters

Of the 236 respondents, only 87 (33%) said their horses have an annual eye exam by a veterinarian. Read More

Poll Recap: Holiday Horse Care

Of the 783 respondents, 316 (40%) said they stay home during the holidays to care for their horses. Read More

Poll Recap: Equine Acupuncture

Nearly half of the 475 respondents said they have had acupuncture performed on their horses. Read More

Poll Recap: Does the Time Change Affect Your Horse Schedule?

Of the 702 respondents, 293 (42%) said they ride less often because it's dark when they get home in the evening. Read More

Poll Recap: Favorite Riding Season

Of the 795 respondents, 437 (55%) said fall is their favorite riding season. Read More

Poll Recap: Halloween Horse Shows

Of the 336 respondents, 65 people (19%) said they planned to attend a Halloween horse show or event this year. Read More

Poll Recap: Who Eats Breakfast First: You or Your Horse?

Of the 1,375 respondents, the vast majority said their horses get breakfast first in the mornings. Read More

Poll Recap: Managing Equine Arthritic Aches and Pains

Of the 515 respondents, 232 (45%) said they use joint supplements to help keep their arthritic horses comfortable. Read More

Poll Recap: Barefoot for Winter

Of the 413 respondents, 219 (53%) said they have their horses' shoes pulled for the winter months. Read More

Poll Recap: Older Horse Care Concerns

Readers said maintaining weight, osteoarthritis, and other lameness were their top senior horse care concerns. Read More

Poll Recap: Rabies Vaccination

Of the 854 respondents, 681 (80%) said their horses are currently vaccinated against rabies. Read More

Poll Recap: Horseless Times of Life

Of the 439 respondents, 348 (79%) said they've been horseless at some point in their life. Read More

Poll Recap: Venomous Snake Concerns

Of the 351 respondents, 174 (50%) said they live in an area where ratlesnakes and other venomous snakes are a concern. Read More

Poll Recap: Equine Evacuation Plans

Of the 263 respondents, 137 (52%) said they have an evacuation plan for their horses in case of a natural disaster. Read More

Poll Recap: Equine Lameness Concerns

Of the 755 respondents, 209 (28%) said foot-related lameness is their biggest equine lameness concern. Read More

Poll Recap: Rehabbing an Injured Horse

Of the 420 respondents, 349 people (83%) said they have rehabilitated an injured horse. Read More

Poll Recap: Genetic Disease Testing

Of the 270 respondents, only 74 (27%) said they've had a horse tested for a genetic disorder or disease. Read More

Poll Recap: Hot-Weather Horse Transport Concerns

Of the 502 poll respondents, 224 (45%) said their biggest concern is keeping horses from overheating in the trailer. Read More

Poll Recap: Youth Equine Organizations

Of the 392 respondents, 202 (52%) said they were or are a member of at least one equine youth organization. Read More

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