Sushil Dulai Wenholz

Sushil Dulai Wenholz is a free-lance writer based in Lakewood, Colo. Her work appears in a number of leading equine publications, and she has earned awards from the American Horse Publications and the Western Fairs Association.

Articles by Sushil Dulai Wenholz

Training Young Athletes

It sounds completely backwards, the idea that you might actually increase health risks by postponing training and competition until a horse is four or older. It goes against the ages-old and widely held belief that you cause damage by initiating Read More

Arthritis Under Control

Although not usually life-threatening, arthritis causes your horse pain and can be career-ending. In fact, a research report from Michigan State University's McPhail Equine Performance Center calls degenerative joint disease the single most Read More

Federal Equine Research Funding

Fact--The horse industry has a $112.1-billion impact on the U.S. gross domestic product--more than the motion picture industry, railroad transportation, or tobacco products manufacturing industries, according to the Read More

Underrun Heels--Not So Innocent

Underrun heels sounds like an innocent term. Certainly it doesn't strike fear into the hearts of horse owners in the same way as, say, navicular syndrome. It should. The disorder is so common today that many people fail to see it as an Read More

Hazard-Free Homes

A run-in shed is probably the least expensive shelter you can give your horse(s)--and, some believe, one of the healthiest. With a run-in shed, your horse lives as near to nature as domesticity allows. But that shed can't be a slap-dash Read More

Trailer Loading: All Aboard

Many experts believe that more injuries occur during loading and unloading than during the trailer trips themselves. Still, getting your horse on and off of a trailer doesn't have to be risky business. With understanding, forethought, and common Read More

Combat Stiffness

Day after day, you battle with your horse to get the correct left bend. Or maybe the trouble comes when you ask him to pick up the right lead, push off his hind end, or stretch out into a longer stride. Instead of a willing response, all you get Read More

Four Tips for Stress-Free Cyber Shopping

What if tack shops were like fast-food restaurants? There'd be one on every corner, a grouping in every shopping mall, and several lining the exits of every major roadway. Plus, they'd all be open into the wee hours, letting you shop at your Read More

Stall Flooring

You give a lot of thought to your horse's health and happiness. You groom him until he gleams, swaddle him in boots and blankets, carefully monitor his diet, and expend considerable effort and expense making sure he's comfortabl Read More

Is He Really Lame?

You want your horse to be sound and stay sound. But calling the vet out for a thorough workup every time your horse stumbles or acts stiff can get costly, and waste your veterinarian's valuable time--especially if those problems turn out to be Read More

Can You Breed for Speed or Stamina?

For centuries, horsemen have tried to breed for speed and endurance and found that the greatest genetic potential can yield disappointment as easily as reward. Consider the indomitable Secretariat, who sired a string of mostly unremarkable Read More

Adoption Organizations: Charity Begins With Homework

If you're in the equine industry, you can't help but know about the many groups that struggle daily to save horses and give them new lives in better homes. You see their ads in local horse magazines, get their pleas for contributions in the mail Read More

100 Years of Horse Health Care

Standing on the fresh field of a brand new century, we look eagerly-if sometimes cautiously-toward the horizon and the unknown future awaiting us. We hope that, in the months and years to come, we will solve problems long puzzled over and finish Read More