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

Researchers Develop Subjective Equine Personality Test

Researchers developed a new subjective personality test designed to help us better understand horse behavior. Read More

Researchers Find Link between Cribbing, Abdominal Pressure

Researchers discovered that cribbing causes increased intra-abdominal pressure. Read More

Osteochondrosis in Yearlings and Future Racing Performance

The number and severity of lesions present could impact a horse's future racing performance. Read More

Study Evaluates Horses' Desire to Work

Ever suspect your horse is naturally lazy? Researchers found that horses prefer not to work at all. Read More

Researchers Evaluate Overtraining's Effects on Horses

Researchers developing a test to identify overtraining learned the practice has negative effects on horses. Read More

European Countries See Increased Horsemeat Demands

After Europe's horsemeat scandal, some businesses have since seen an increased demand for equine meat. Read More

Hot Branding to be Performed Under Anesthesia in Germany

From 2019 on, hot branding in Germany will only be legal when performed under local or general anesthesia. Read More

Airflow's Impact on Thermographic Readings of Horse Legs

Moving air can have a significant effect on thermographic readings of horses' front legs, researchers say. Read More

Study: Pasturing Stallions Together is Possible

Long-term study results show that under certain conditions, stallions can successfully be pastured together. Read More

Eventing Gold Medalist King Artus Dies at Competition

The 17-year-old Holsteiner gelding collapsed at the end of a cross-country course May 18 in Germany. Read More

Consider Trotting Speed when Diagnosing Subtle Lameness

Slowing down the trot during exams for mildly lame horses could yield more accurate results, researchers say. Read More

How Much Weight Can Horses Comfortably Carry?

Horses topped out at 29% of their body weight in a study that evaluated gait changes when loaded. Read More

Developing a Piroplasmosis Control Strategy for Sudan

Researchers hope to develop a control strategy to prevent piroplasmosis from spreading to other nations. Read More

Avoiding Anthelmintic-Resistant Parasites in Working Equids

Researchers believe massive deworming could open the door for anthelmintic-resistant parasite development. Read More

Can Horses Recognize People and Voices?

Study results suggest horses appear capable of matching voices to faces when it comes to humans they know. Read More

Thermography Aids in Saddle Fit Evaluations

More than 50% of horses in a thermography study showed hot spots under saddles after 15 minutes of exercise. Read More

Weather, Economy Cause Tough Times for English Horse Owners

A combination of inclement weather and a suffering economy are creating tough times for English horse owners. Read More

Researchers Developing Immunotherapeutic IBH Treatment

Veterinarians might soon have a new "tool" to help treat equine insect bite hypersensitivity: clones. Read More

Researchers Study European Sport Horses' Paternal Lines

Researchers are studying multiple parts of the Y chromosome to determine how modern sport horses came to be. Read More

Cruelty Case Surrounding Dressage Stallion Totilas Dropped

The cruelty case against Totilas' connections has been dropped by prosecutors due to lack of evidence. Read More

FEI Discusses High-Performance Horse Movement

The international movement of high level sport horses was a topic of discussion at the 2013 Sports Forum. Read More

French Horses Allegedly Stolen for Meat

An official said as many as 12 draft horses have been stolen from their pastures in France since June 2012. Read More

Results of EU Horsemeat Study Released

EU officials tested beef products for the presence of horsemeat and horse carcasses for the presence of Bute. Read More

After Safety Improvements, No Horse Deaths at Grand National

All horses running in this year's Grand National returned safely and uninjured from the race. Read More

Bute Found in English 'Beef' Products

British officials announced this week that a canned corned beef product positive for the presence of Bute. Read More