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Horse shows are just that: putting on a show. And grooming is an integral part of every production. I’ve always embraced the entire process of prepping a horse for competition. Can you blame me? Who among us doesn’t enjoy...
I was proud of my new dental unit. It was a big purchase for my little practice, and accumulating fancy new equipment was a slow process, as I had to find a way to pay for it myself, but...
Our fearless vet plays a game of catch as catch can. The woman was not someone I knew, but she sounded nice enough on the phone. “Hello, Dr. Diehl. I’m very worried about my donkey. I’ve had him for several years,...
The call was for a pre-purchase exam on a fancy warmblood gelding. The potential buyer would not be present, but his trainer, a woman named Fiona, would be representing him and was authorized to make all decisions on the...
The holiday season is here, and that means that across the country, relatives of horse lovers just like you are buying some really strange horse-themed items to put under the tree. When it comes to gifts, it’s the thought that...
I was crouched underneath a horse, checking to see if my nerve block was working. I was starting to sweat and my knees were hurting when someone spoke loudly into my ear. "Dr. Diehl, I’ve referred Wendy M. to you....
Gina Cioli   We know you love your horse—it's a part of who you are. You can take your passion outside of the barnyard with a horseshoe picture frame that can be used to decorate your bedroom. It's fun and creative...
Good news, fans of horses and children’s picture books! REAL COWBOYS, written by Kate Hoefler and illustrated by Jonathan Bean (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016) has just galloped into bookstores and libraries near you. Today, most children don’t have exposure...

“I Do Believe in Spooks”

There’s a great scene in The Wizard of Oz when the Cowardly Lion--after being scared by an apparently supernatural event--chants to himself "I do believe in spooks, I do believe in spooks…” We don’t know how many of the...
If you’re a fan of horses and reading, then chances are you’ve read one or more of the The Black Stallion books. The acclaimed series by Walter Farley has been beloved by readers since the first book was published...
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