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

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

Prevalence of Horse Behavior Problems Under Saddle Evaluated

As many as 91% of leisure riding horses exhibit some sort of behavior problem regularly, one researcher says. Read More

Saddle Pad Science

Researchers are learning how different pads stack up for keeping our horses happy and healthy under saddle. Read More

Veterinary Team Managing EHV-1 Outbreak at Badminton

Veterinary experts are managing the EHV-1 outbreak at the site of England's Badminton Horse Trials. Read More

Study: Horses Not Stressed by Inexperienced Riders

New research indicates horses' stress levels do not appear to change from one rider to another. Read More

Authorities Studying How Bute in Horsemeat Affects Humans

Authorities will evaluate of how phenylbutazone in horsemeat could affect the humans that consume it. Read More

Researchers Review Equine Sarcoidosis Cases

Seek a sarcoidosis diagnosis before starting treatments that might be useless or painful for your horse. Read More

Second Quebec Horse Euthanized Due to EHV-1

A second horse was euthanized, but currently no additional horses are showing signs of EHV-1. Read More