Author Archives: Sue Stuska Ed.D.

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.

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 decisions in cooperation with the farrier. The barefoot hoof…

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 will explain the importance of Coggins testing and describe…