Marsha Hayes has been covering endurance, trail, and other equine topics since 2005. She believes every horse has a story.
Articles by Marsha Hayes
July 04, 2008
This July 4th marks the one-year anniversary of Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide's last race. The champion didn't rest on his laurels, though: just 48 hours after crossing the finish line for the last time, Funny Cide found himself employed in Read More
June 26, 2008
Veterinary teaching hospitals save horses' lives and train future veterinarians. But along with the human faculty, another type of staff member has an integral role in training new vets to care for your horse.
"Our teaching horses are Read More
June 12, 2008
Standing 18 hands tall, the 6-year-old Thoroughbred/Percheron cross, Cody, escorted a group of bicyclists displaying, among other things, their right to protest in the front of the White House.
The cyclists were part of the third annual Read More
June 10, 2008
June 03, 2008
Elmer Bandit, a 37-year-old Half-Arabian gelding, completed the Indian Territory North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC) ride over Memorial Day weekend, finishing in sixth place and bringing his lifetime mileage total to 20,360.
The Read More
May 04, 2008
"If you are going to submit your horse to repetitive loud noises, earplugs are a good idea," said Lucy Hirsch, DVM, of Jackson Animal Clinic, in Platte City, Mo. The bonus? Not only can they protect the horse's ears, they can help the horse perform m Read More
April 28, 2008
Nineteen days after turning 37 years old, Half-Arabian Elmer Bandit and owner/breeder Mary Anna Wood crossed the timing line on Sunday to complete his first Open Competitive Trail Ride (CTR) of 2008. Less than two hours later he vetted out sound an Read More
April 06, 2008
Pushing the envelope of equine athletic prowess, 37-year-old half-Arabian Elmer Bandit is gearing up to start yet another competitive trail ride season.
In 2007 Elmer's certified lifetime competitive miles stood at 20,240, nearing the Read More