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

Feeder Facts

Brush up on your hay feeder knowledge with these 10 research-based tidbits. Read More

Switzerland Bans Hyperflexion Use in Competition, Training

Swiss officials have enacted a law prohibiting the use of hyperflexion (also known as rollkur). Read More

Researchers Developing Equine Sweet Itch Test

Learn about a possible new test for diagnosing insect bite hypersensitivity (summer eczema, sweet itch). Read More

Could Eye Temperature Help Detect Stress in Horses?

Can you see stress in your horse's eyes? It's possible if you've got an infrared thermographic camera. Read More

Genetics Behind Horses' Face and Leg Markings Studied

Researchers recently learned that white leg and face markings are the result of complex genetic processes. Read More

French Equestrians Protest Tax Law Change

The change could threaten 80,000 horses' lives and put more than 6,000 horse industry employees out of work. Read More

Atypical Myopathy Kills Hundreds of European Horses

The deadly disease atypical myopathy has claimed hundreds of equine lives in Europe over the past few weeks. Read More

Reserpine Found in Clifton Promise's B Sample

Analysis of a second blood from Clifton Promise has confirmed the presence of reserpine, a banned substance. Read More

International Horse Movement

Governing officials are exploring ways to reduce hurdles for horses crossing country lines. Read More

Study: Some Horses, Riders Have 'Co-Being' Relationship

Researchers believe riders and horses can enter into a unique state of interspecies "co-being" with one other. Read More

Researchers Find Toxoplasma gondii in Horsemeat

Some horses in slaughterhouses Brazil and southwest China are infected with T. gondii. Read More

Researchers Create Equine Jugular Vein Injection Simulator

The simulator is designed to let veterinary students master injection skills before working with a live horse. Read More

Werth Suspended after Cimetidine Positive

Dressage rider Isabell Werth received a six-month suspension after her horse tested positive for cimetidine. Read More

Acorns Could be to Blame for French Horses' Deaths

At least 10 horses died after consuming acorns, according to a treating veterinarian. Read More

Researchers Study Racehorses' Bone Fatigue Life

Researchers are studying how well racehorses' subchondral bone stands up to repeated pressure. Read More

Icelandic Veterinary Authorities Criticize Horse Trainer

Icelandic veterinary authorities criticized a trainer's demonstration as "contrary to equine welfare." Read More

Researchers Review Equine Multinodular Pulmonary Fibrosis

While EMPF is considered a rare disease, researchers found that it appears to be related to a very common one. Read More

Study: Feral Horses 'Shop Around' for Ideal Living Areas

Researchers recently confirmed that feral horses appear to 'shop around' based on population density. Read More

Scientists Work to Save Persian Onager from Extinction

Researchers recently accepted the challenge of producing onager foals via artificial insemination. Read More

Equine Joint Injection Simulator Created for Vet Students

The simulator allows students practice joint injections before trying their hands at injecting a live horse. Read More

French Veterinarians Preparing for 2014 WEG

Find out how veterinarians are preparing with less than a year to go before the 2014 World Equestrian Games. Read More

What are Third Trochanter Fractures in Horses?

Researchers say third trochanter fractures probably aren't career ending and generally heal without surgery. Read More

Dressage Champion Bonfire Dies at 30

Bonfire was euthanized Monday (Oct. 28) due to complications from Cushing's disease and laminitis. Read More

Switzerland Ramps Up Horse Traceability Laws

To better manage disease outbreaks, Swiss owners must now register horses and report movement to officials. Read More

Horses' Long-Term Memory Put to the Test

Researchers confirmed that horses retain what they learned a long time ago--for better or for worse. Read More