Natalie DeFee Mendik, MA

Freelance journalist Natalie DeFee Mendik is an American Horse Publications Editorial and Graphics Awards winner. She holds an MA in English from Colorado State University. With three decades of horse experience, Natalie’s main interest is dressage. Having lived and ridden in England, Switzerland, and various parts of the United States, Natalie currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband and two girls.

Articles by Natalie DeFee Mendik

Study Examines Safety and Efficacy of Strangles Vaccines

A research team evaluates the effectiveness and safety of strangles vaccines on ponies of different ages. Read More

Insulin Sensitivity Changes in Pregnant Mares

Researchers recently set out to examine how pregnancy impacts insulin sensitivity and glucose levels. Read More

Older Horses: Decreased Thermoregulation During Exercise

Senior horses have a propensity for developing hyperthermia, or elevated body temperature, when exercising. Read More