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Sue Stuska Ed.D.

Sue Stuska Ed.D.
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Sue received her doctorate from Virginia Tech. In addition to teaching equine studies at several colleges and universities, she has worked at various jobs in the equine industry; her current position centers around the wild horse herd on Shackleford Banks, a barrier island in coastal North Carolina.

Basic Trail Etiquette: Stay safe and have fun on your next...

Written by Sue Stuska Ed.D. This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.28 Riding outside over uneven terrain and around natural obstacles is a wonderful...

The Hoof: Shoeing and Trimming

Written by Sue Stuska Ed.D Hoof Function in Movement The horse’s hoof is an amazing structure. Understanding how it works will help us make good shoeing and trimming...

What’s in a Snaffle

By Sue Stuska Ed.D. We recognize two main types of bits: snaffles and curbs. There are many variations on each type, and some bits combine...

Coggins Test – Why?

Written by Sue Stuska, Ed.D. This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.13 You probably already have had your horse tested for EIA. This article...

Introducing a New Horse to the Herd

Written by Sue Stuska Ed.D. Whether you're moving your horse into a new boarding situation, or you've purchased a new horse to add to the...

Signs of Sickness – How to read your horse’s behavior

Written by Sue Stuska, Ed.D. This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.10 We're striving to become more sensitive to our horses while we...

Choosing Hay When the Weather Hurt the Harvest

Written by Sue Stuska, Ed.D. Your horse needs it. It is a valuable source of nutrients and provides the roughage his digestive system needs....

Vital Signs – Clues to Your Horse’s Condition

Written by Sue Stuska, Ed.D. These six vital signs give you clues to evaluate your horse’s well-being. Vital signs readings give you information that can...

Detecting Lameness in your Horse – Part 1

Written by Sue Stuska, Ed.D. We each know our horse better than anyone else, we see him more often, and we already have the...

Taking Your Horse’s Temperature

Written by Sue Stuska, Ed.D. The first sign your horse is sick is probably that he’s not cleaned up his grain. Your decision to...

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