Natalie DeFee Mendik, MA

Freelance journalist Natalie DeFee Mendik is a multiple American Horse Publications editorial and graphics awards winner specializing in equestrian media. She holds an MA in English from Colorado State University and an International Federation of Journalists' International press card, and is a member of the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists. With over three decades of horse experience, Natalie’s main equine interests are dressage and vaulting. Having lived and ridden in England, Switzerland, and various parts of the United States, Natalie currently resides in Colorado with her husband and two girls.

Articles by Natalie DeFee Mendik

Five and 60-Second Flexion Tests Yield Similar Results

The researchers found that hock flexion for five and 60 second yielded similar results in flexion tests. Read More

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