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Kristen Kovatch

Kristen Kovatch

National Haiku Day, Horse Nation Style

Happy National Haiku Day! In honor of this day set aside to enjoy the Japanese poetry form, here are our favorite haiku from the Horse Nation archives.

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#goriding ‘Grams of the Week

Another week of horse life, rounded up in your images!

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Winx: Simply the Best

Winx retired on Saturday, April 13th after earning her 37th career win (33 consecutively) with over $26 million (AUS) in earnings. We take a look back at the mare’s career and her accomplishments, both stated and unstated.

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Kristen Kovatch

#goriding ‘Grams of the Week

Another week of horse life, rounded up in your images!

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Kristen Kovatch

6 Ways to Reap the Benefits of Hill Work This Spring

Whether your horse has had the winter off or has been relegated to the indoor arena, chances are he needs some long, slow conditioning miles. Hill work is a great way to build strength and fitness: here are six ways to use hills to your advantage.

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The Bling-Free Western Lifestyle

“Attempting to simultaneously embody the romantic cowboy figure while also looking like a contestant out of a beauty pageant created a dual identity for an impressionable youth left to her own devices, far from the trend-setting breed show world.”

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What’s the Deal With Bisphosphonates?

What are bisphosphonates, and why are they suddenly in the headlines? This class of drugs is intended to treat horses with symptoms of navicular syndrome — but off-label use may be doing more harm than good. The racing industry is beginning to fight back against such off-label use.

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