Jennifer Whittle, Web Producer

Articles by Jennifer Whittle

Poll Recap: Feeding Arrangements

Of the 1,313 poll respondents, 727 (55%) said their horses are separated during mealtime. Read More

Poll Recap: Horse Feeding Frequency

Of the 2,049 respondents, 698 (34%) said their horse receives hay twice per day. Read More

Poll Recap: Blanketing or Not

Of the 1,531 respondents, 650 (42%) said they plan on blanketing their horses only during inclement weather. Read More

Poll Recap: Selling Rescue Horses

Of the 1,183 respondents, 889 (75%) said yes, it is appropriate to sell or charge a rehoming fee for a rescued horse. Read More

Poll Recap: Horse Prices

Of the 1,858 respondents, 823 people (44%) said they paid $1,001-$5,000 for the last horse they purchased. Read More

Poll Recap: How Much is a 'Rescue' Horse Worth?

Most respondents said referring to a horse as a 'rescue' does not make him more or less valuable than a nonrescue horse. Read More

Poll Recap: Supplement Expenses

Of the 1,045 respondents, 227 (22%) said they spend $21-$40 per month on supplements per horse. Read More

Poll Recap: Renaming Horses

Have you changed a horse's name? In a recent poll, 66% of respondents said they have renamed a horse. Read More

Poll Recap: Your Veterinarian's Horsemanship Skills

Of the 675 respondents, 519 (77%) said their veterinarian's strongest horse handling skill is being patient and calm. Read More

Poll Recap: Social Media Usage

Of the 423 respondents, 280 (66%) said they rely on Facebook the most for horse information. Read More

Poll Recap: Tipping Farriers

Of the 1,727 respondents, 1,220 people (71%) said they do not tip their farrier. Read More

Poll Recap: Room for a Rescue

Of the 575 total respondents, 450 (78%) said they have rescued a horse. Read More

Poll Recap: Barn Wear Splurges

Of the 1,138 respondents, 532 (47%) said they're most likely to splurge on riding boots. Read More

Poll Recap: Horses Injured by Dogs

Of the 989 respondents, 731 (74%) said they have not had a horse injured by a dog. Read More

Poll Recap: Dental Care Costs

Of the 868 respondents, 359 (41%) said their annual dental care costs vary depending on their horses' needs. Read More

Poll Recap: Finding a Veterinarian

Of the 872 respondents, 498 (57%) said their current veterinarian was recommended by a friend or equestrian. Read More

Poll Recap: Water Sources for Horses

Of the 1,476 respondents, 643 (44%) indicated their horses have access to a stock tank for water. Read More

Poll Recap: Horses on the Fourth of July

Of the 716 respondents, 203 people (28%) said they bring their horses into a barn before fireworks start. Read More

Poll Recap: Bathing Horses Warm or Cold

Of 1,071 poll respondents, 489 (46%) said they didn't have access to warm water to bathe their horse. Read More

Poll Recap: Bath Time

Of the 1,198 respondents, 790 (66%) said they rinse their horse after every ride during the warm months. Read More

Poll Recap: Hauling Hay

Of the 1,112 respondents, 514 (46%) said they haul and stack their own hay. Read More

Poll Recap: 2014 Hay Costs

Of the 599 respondents, 212 people (35%) said that they will pay more than $250 per ton for hay this year. Read More

Poll Recap: Summer Horse Plans

Of the 473 respondents, 201 (42%) said they are most excited about trail riding or camping this summer. Read More

Poll Recap: Farmers' Almanac: Truth or Fiction?

Of the 294 respondents, 86% said they don't rely on the Farmers' Almanac for horse management decisions. Read More

Poll Recap: Riding Lesson Expenses

Of the 1,031 respondents, 348 (34%) said they pay $36-$55 for individual private riding lessons. Read More