Performance Horses Come in All Shapes and Sizes – Driving is Fun and Useful

Photo by Northwest Horse Source

I love driving! It’s fun, practical and rewarding. With the recent COVID-19 lockdown I have been feeling cooped up, so Mark, Enya (the dog) and I hook up the Mini and head to the bank, pharmacy and coffee shop for a little adventure. So many of you have thought of …

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Tack and Memories – Collection of Gear Represents Special People, Horses, and Rides

Photo by Hal Cook

I love bridles and have quite a collection of them — some of which I’ve never used. I have three saddles, two of which I rarely use. I have memories associated with each piece of equipment. They’re pieces of my history. The reality is that I will never use most …

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Equi-Spa® Saves Your Horse from Irritating Pests Without Chemicals

If you wouldn’t put it on your body, why put it on your horse? Chemical products can cause serious problems such as dizziness, disorientation, and in some extreme cases can trigger seizures. Studies have also shown that pests are developing tolerances to these chemicals and they can actually work to …

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COVID-19

The Northwest Horse Source has created this page to have an easy-to-access resource for local small businesses and equine folks in general. Scroll down to view links to alerts, resources, news and updates. Check back often as we will continue to add content as we receive it. Stay safe and …

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From My Saddle: What’s the Best Thing About Your Horse Property?

The Joys of Living on a Small Farm By Karen Pickering   In the Pacific Northwest it’s sometimes difficult to appreciate the beautiful greenery we enjoy in the spring and summer months. The seemingly endless days of rain and darkness have us wishing for warmer and drier weather. However, I …

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New Possibilities and Resources – Change is Inevitable and Good

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As I reflect on nearly 25 years of publishing the Northwest Horse Source Magazine, I’m grateful for so many loyal friends, advertisers, team members, and readers. I often think about the changes that are happening in our world today. The Northwest Horse Source has survived the odds that most businesses …

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Consider the Safety Risks of Riding or Driving During This Epidemic

A letter from concerned reader One of the things we may not think about is our safety while riding and working with our horses during this quarantine. How might this affect our hospitals: Read more… Karen PickeringOwner/Publisher Karen’s lifelong love of horses began at a very early age when she …

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