Decorate Your Barn!

Get Thrifty With Your Holiday Decorating Story and Photos by Aliena Hook   Whether you’re at a boarding facility or keep your horses at home, decorating the barn is a great way for you and your equestrian friends to get into the holiday spirit. Think cheap and creative when it …

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Sunset Farm Park

September 2017

A Generous Gift Enriches Whatcom County Equestrians by Aliena Hook   As you emerge from wooded trails into an open cross-country field you encounter jumps and obstacles for all levels. You can then cool down in the large outdoor arena featuring sand footing and training equipment, or train your horse …

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Big-Name Clinicians

August 2017

Why Go? by Aliena Hook   Whether you are just starting out in the equestrian world or have ridden all your life, most of us recognize big-name trainers like Clinton Anderson, John Lyons, and Pat Parelli. These trainers and clinicians have developed their own system for many years and travel …

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Mounted Archery

June 2017

A Sport of Trust, Strength and Luck by Aliena Hook   Mounted archery is an ancient tactic, traditionally used for hunting and war. It is coming back into popularity as a fast-paced international equestrian discipline. This high-action competitive sport calls for a talented, courageous rider and a well-trained, balanced horse. …

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Cleaning the Tack Room

How to Find Your Tack a New Home by Aliena Hook   If you’re like most equestrians, you collect tack. It might be piled in boxes, tack lockers, or lying around the barn. We might have grand ideas to sell the tack we don’t need or no longer want, but …

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Cowboy Cookin’

April 2017

Dutch Ovens Make it Easy by Aliena Hook   Whether huddled around a campfire after a trail ride or a chuck wagon after a cattle drive, being outdoors works up a special kind of hunger. Cowboy cooking has been around for centuries. Its basic rules are to make the most …

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Shaila Tenorio, Northwest Equine Artist

March 2017

Artist’s Exhibit in Winthrop, March 4 – April 8, 2017 by Aliena Hook   Shaila Yován Tenorio of Winthrop, Washington is an artist and horse owner who takes daily inspiration from the wilderness and God to develop stunning images that capture the depths of emotions in her subjects and the connection …

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Growing Trust

January 2017

Ride with Your Whole Body by Aliena Hook   There’s something completely different about riding a horse bareback and without a bridle. It’s finding trust, a bond, a relationship hidden within silent communication. It’s two bodies becoming one—like a centaur—not just a rider and her horse. I have found this …

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