No Bend, No Balance – Use Lateral Work to Train Your Horse to Bend

Horse training is mostly about these three basics: balance, timing, and rhythm. Horses trained and ridden with these priorities as the foundation of their training will be soft, relaxed, and maneuverable—a joy for both horse and human. Horses’ fear of falling is one of their greatest. Not only can a …

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Coming Back to Life – 2021 Show and Clinic Season Looks Promising in the Pacific Northwest

Photo by Kim Roe

It’s starting to look like the equine event season in the Northwest is coming back to life, cautiously. Hurray! There’s nothing like missing a year to make you truly appreciate getting out and about with horses and horse friends. Fingers crossed that all the planned activities will actually happen. For …

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It’s On! The Idaho Horse Expo April 9–11 – 35th Expo Brings Top Clinicians and Performances

Photo by Isobel Springett

Each year, the Idaho Horse Council produces Idaho’s largest equine expo. The expo attracts exhibitors and spectators from across the United States. And this year’s expo gives us even more to celebrate after a missed year of horse events due to the pandemic. The 2021 expo, held at the Ford Idaho …

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My Farm is a Community – I’m Grateful for All who Join Me Here

Boarders and their ponies enrich my life in many ways. Photo by Kim Roe

On cold, wet, dark winter days when I’ve changed clothes multiple times because I’m soaked to the skin, and I’m feeling frustrated because the tractor broke down, and then the wind blows down a tree destroying a horse fence, and my fingers are too frozen to open a bucket of …

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Horse Farm Essentials – Nine Must-Have Features for Pacific Northwest Equestrian Facilities

Photo by Kim Roe

If you’re setting up a new horse property or revamping an older one, there are certain amenities equestrian facilities in the Northwest must have to make caring for horses more pleasant. Let’s face it, taking care of livestock in the Pacific Northwest creates a unique list of requirements. Some of …

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White Construction Services, Inc – Building Premier Equestrian Facilities from the Ground Up

Photo by Justin White

Close your eyes. Now imagine the perfect equine facility: there’s a beautiful barn, an indoor arena, and a huge outdoor arena with perfect footing. Every detail has been attended to—including fences, driveways, bridle paths, and landscaping. What you’re imagining is the kind of facility Justin White of White Construction Services, …

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These Feet were Made for Travel – Seeking Horse Adventures

The Golegã Horse Fair in Portugal is a must-see for horse lovers. Photo by Kim Roe

Not all those who wander are lost – J.R.R. Tolkien   When I was 12 years old my sweet father took my sister and me on an epic six-week trip throughout the Western United States. We visited, camped, and backpacked in many of our country’s most beautiful public lands like …

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Versatile Excavating Helps You Lose the Mud! – Washington Business Has 30 Years’ Experience Helping Livestock Owners

Mitchel Hensley and Holly Warren of Versatile Excavating

It’s midwinter in the rainy Pacific Northwest. Are your horses wallowing in mud? Living in muddy, wet paddocks is unhealthy and unpleasant for your animals, a problem for the environment, and a real pain for you. Let’s face it, pushing a wheelbarrow and picking manure out of a boot-pulling, slick, …

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