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Exploring Options in Equine Wellness – Sometimes We Find What We Need in the Unknown

Photo by Kim Roe

There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. These are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns—those things we don’t know we don’t know. – Donald Rumsfeld Wellness weighs heavy on our minds these days. It …

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No Excuses! Education and Training Progress Can Continue During a Pandemic

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Does the pandemic have you feeling stuck in your riding? Do you long for some one-on-one feedback on your training? Do you have a training issue you can’t resolve and don’t know where to turn for help? If all the canceled clinics, lessons, shows, and fairs are getting you down, …

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The Best Dog Breeds for Horse Owners – Canine Considerations Should Include Horses, Friends, and Suitability to Ranch Life

Photos by Kim Roe

Drive into any horse place and you’re bound to be met by a dog or two (or three). Horse people love animals of all kind, but dogs are right up at the top of horse people’s list of favorite companion animals along with horses and cats. But what dog breeds …

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Learning Continues – A Computer, Wi-Fi, and Imagination Create Opportunity

Photo by Kim Roe

It’s late July as I write this column and I’m preparing to make the eight-hour drive down to the Oregon Horse Center to judge a Working Equitation show. Hurray! It’s the first horse show I’ve been to in 2020. I’m excited to see horses and people in the flesh. I’ll …

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The RDC Ranch in Orting, Washington – Owner Ready to Pass the Torch on Once-in-a-Lifetime Property

  Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful. – Hazrat Inayat Khan   When real estate agent Colt Fairley first met Rosie Campanoli, he was aware he was encountering a unique woman. “She’s a ball of energy with a massive heart for horses and their …

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Lhanze Kohr – Jumping into the Horse Business

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Lhanze Kohr is a young trainer who’s recently put out her shingle in the horse business. She started out as a passionate young rider in the hunter/jumper ranks in Northwest Washington, riding at shows like Spring Nationals, Maple Ridge, and Thunderbird Show Park. Following her junior career, she worked as …

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Maturity Brings Excellence in Horse Training- Move Slowly, Take Your Time, and Take Breaks

Photo by Catherine Madera

Training is directing your horse toward something he doesn’t know. – Anna Blake   When I was in my late teens, I worked with an older horse trainer I respected a great deal. He didn’t talk a lot, but one of the things he told me was this: “Train a …

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Hope for the Future – Well-Bred Performance Horses Make Training a Joy

Gus. Photo by Kim Roe.

My young horse, Gus, turned three years old in May. The years have flown by since I brought him home as a pudgy weanling, and now it’s time to start him under saddle. He’s a typical adolescent—bumbling and silly in one moment, taking my breath away with his athleticism and …

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