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

Improving Anti-Venom Donor Horses' Welfare

Anti-venoms have been derived from horses since 1884. Learn how scientists are working to improve these horses' welfare. Read More

WEG Reflections: Cross Country

Our international reporter takes a look back at the 2014 World Equestrian Games cross-country day. Read More

Do Horses Actually Enjoy Pats after a Winning Ride?

Our equitation science reporter shares why she doesn't pat her horse for a job well done. Read More

Stop the Bleeding

As prevalent as EIPH is, we still don't fully understand this potentially performance-limiting condition. Read More

Study: Low-Dose Omeprazole and Gastric Ulcers

A low dose of a certain omeprazole preparation was as effective in treating some ulcers as the standard dose. Read More

The Amazing Para Horse

Watching the positive relationships between para-horses and riders competing at WEG brought this reporter to tears. Read More

Artwork at the WEG Village

Take a tour of the art our reporter found around the 2014 World Equestrian Games. Read More

Magnetic Blankets' Impacts on Horses Studied

Researchers found that magnets in blankets don't have the impact on blood flow that some manufacturers might claim. Read More

Top 10 Coolest Things to do at WEG Village

Find out what not to miss in the 2014 World Equestrian Games Vendor Village. Read More

Interactive WEG Booth Offers a Look into the Horse's World

A French equine behavior researcher aims to educate people about horses and how they experience their surroundings. Read More

Study: Boots, Wraps Increase Leg Heat During Exercise

Whether that leg temperature increase is good or bad, though, remains to be determined, researchers say. Read More

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. 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