CLASSICS FROM PREVIOUS DECADES

Bennett, Deb. 1989. Who's built best to ride? Recognizing anatomical differences between men and women and revising traditional teaching techniques may make better riders of both genders (revised edition of 2008). EQUUS Magazine no. 140 (June, 1989) pp. 1-14. This article represents entirely original research and at the time of its original publication it won several idustry awards for excellence.

Bennett, Deb. 2005. On fostering long life. EQUUS Magazine (August, 2005)(revised 2008), pp. 1-15. This article was written in response to an article contributed by someone else on "how to care for your older horse" which left out any mention of the fact that you have to love them. My Painty Horse and Sadie mare had both died at a ripe old age just a few months before, so this article is also a kind of obituary which provided me a way to say "thanks".

FROM THE 2008 - 2013 CONFORMATION ANALYSIS SERIES

Bennett, Deb. 2009. Conformation insights: first principles. How bone structure and biomechanics predict a horse's movement styhle and athletic capability. EQUUS Magazine no. 385 (October, 2009) p. 35-39.

Bennett, Deb. 2009. A question of type: To understand a horse's potential abilities, consider whether he's built for speed, strength, stylish movement or endurance. EQUUS Magazine no. 386 (November, 2009) p. 27-33.

Bennett, Deb. 2009. A closer look at the riding type. EQUUS Magazine no. 387 (December, 2009) p. 31-37.

Bennett, Deb. 2010. A sense of proportion: a horse's overall size and the stoutness of his legs govern his whole working life. EQUUS Magazine no. 388 (January, 2010) p. 43-49.

FROM DR. DEB'S SERIES ON

THE HISTORY

OF AMERICAN HORSE BREEDING

Bennett, Deb. 2014. The Origin of horse breeds. New scientific techniques to better understand interrelationships between breeds, bloodlines and the factors which make for individual excellence. EQUUS Magazine no. 439 (April, 2014) p. 49-65 FIRST HALF

Bennett, Deb. 2014. The Origin of horse breeds. New scientific techniques to better understand interrelationships between breeds, bloodlines and the factors which make for individual excellence. EQUUS Magazine no. 439 (April, 2014) SECOND HALF

Bennett, Deb. 2014. The Arabian horse: a close look at the history and conformation of this ancient breed challenges many beliefs long held in the horse world. EQUUS Magazine no. 441 (June, 2014) p. 61-72.

DR. DEB ARTICLES FROM EQUUS MAGAZINE

Beginning 33 years ago -- 1986 --I've had the privilege of being published on a wide variety of horse-related subjects by EQUUS Magazine. EQUUS is one of the world's best-edited and most highly respected horse magazines, circulating to a readership of some 150,000 horse owners worldwide. All of my articles are carefully researched and often include results from my anatomy lab and bone studies, as well as input from other experts and the technical and historical literature. By permission of my editor and publisher, on this page you may download  a selection of these articles for free.

Some of the EQUUS articles are no longer available as either reprints or in back issues; these are permanently posted here, and this is the only remaining place where you will be able to find them.

More recent articles (post-2008) will be posted on a rotating basis. Each batch will be up for a few months and then exchanged for others, so be sure to download the current crop as soon as you see them. This selection includes samples from the two major series I've done between 2008 and the present time -- the conformation analysis series, and the series on the history of American horse breeding.

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