Jennifer Whittle, Web Producer

Articles by Jennifer Whittle

Poll Recap: Is It Time for a New Helmet?

Of the 926 respondents, 506 (55%) said they are most likely to replace their riding helmet after a fall. Read More

Poll Recap: Hay Choices

Appearance, quality, availability and selection, and price are the top factors that influence readers' hay choices. Read More

Poll Recap: Saddle Shopping

Of the 633 respondents, 331 (52%) indicated they would be most likely to shop for a used saddle. Read More

Poll Recap: Tack Shopping Choices

Of the 692 respondents, 263 (38%) said they purchase most of their tack and supplies at their local tack or farm store. Read More

Poll Recap: Readers Share Their Top Nutrition Sources

Of the 457 poll respondents, 139 (30%) said they go to their equine veterinarian first for nutritional information. Read More

Poll Recap: Saddle Fitting Solutions

Of the 770 respondents, 303 (39%) said they bought new saddles if their previous ones did not fit their horses. Read More

Poll Recap: Unwanted Barn Guests

Of the 1,338 poll respondents, 682 (51%) said they use cats to control rodents in their barn and feed-storage areas. Read More

Poll Recap: Off-Track Thoroughbreds

Of the 775 respondents, 560 (72%) said they have owned or ridden an off-track Thoroughbred. Read More

Poll Recap: Horsey Halloween Traditions

Of the 482 respondents, only 75 (16%) said they dress up their horse for Halloween. Read More

Poll Recap: Senior Superstars

Of the 1,943 respondents, 885 (46%) said the oldest horse they currently own or care for is 21 to 30 years old. Read More

Poll Recap: Rehabbing Tendon and Ligament Injuries

Of the 571 respondents, 384 (67%) people said they have rehabbed a horse from a tendon or ligament injury. Read More

Poll Recap: Blanket Planning

Of the 1,401 respondents, 1,021 people (73%) said their horses will wear a blanket at some point this fall and winter. Read More

Poll Recap: Your Significant Other's Equine Involvement

Nearly one-third of respondents said their significant other is supportive, but isn't involved with horses. Read More

Poll Recap: Horse Hauling Options

The majority of poll respondents (74%) said they own their own horse trailer. Read More

Poll Recap: Saddle Collections

Of the 1,337 respondents, 931 (69%) said they currently own one to four saddles. Read More

Poll Recap: Readers Say 'Yes' to Professional Saddle Fit

Of the 843 respondents, 393 (47%) said they've had a professional saddle fitter evaluate their horses and tack. Read More

Poll Recap: Tack Cleaning

Of the 870 respondents, 298 (34%) said they clean their horses' tack a few times per year. Read More

Poll Recap: Natural Disaster Planning

The majority of respondents said they've thought about disaster planning and have an idea of how they would respond. Read More

Poll Recap: Stay Hydrated!

Most respondents said they provide constant access to fresh, clean water to ensure their horses stay hydrated. Read More

Poll Recap: Addressing Hoof Abscesses

Of the 1,076 respondents, 48% said they soak the affected foot in Epsom salts and water if they suspect an abscess. Read More

Poll Recap: Helmet Safety

The majority of respondents said they wear a helmet all or most of the time when they ride their horses. Read More

Poll Recap: Horse Farm Makeover

Of the 1,036 respondents, 307 (30%) said they would design or redesign their horse barn if given the chance. Read More

Poll Recap: Fencing Options

Of the 873 respondents, 257 (29%) said they use electric fence on their horse farm or facility. Read More

Your Horse Ate What?

Readers share some of the strange things that their horse have consumed. Read More

Poll Recap: Electrolytes for Horses

Of the 804 respondents, 429 said they give their horses electrolytes year-round, after hard work, or during the summer. Read More