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FlySpur Ranch – Offering EquiShare to Benefit Riders and Horses

Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) promotes excellence in safety and education by certifying riding instructors, accrediting equine facilities, producing educational conferences, and publishing educational resources. Go to www.CHA.Horse for more information. Article by Flyspur Ranch   Fifteen years ago, Kevin and Therese Friedman moved from Washington, DC to Bend, Oregon to pursue …

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Many Good Reasons to Join BCHW – Friendships and Trail Riding are Just a Few of the Benefits

Pasayten Hot Shot Crew having a lunch break. Photo by Tina Short

Are you looking for new riding partners? How about new places to ride and camp? Are you concerned about having trails to ride your four-legged partner on? As 2020 comes to a close it’s time to join or renew your memberships to trail organizations such as Back Country Horsemen of …

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Confidence Lost and Found – Overcoming Fear

“You have to let your heart be soft. You have to let your love be just an inch bigger than your fear.” Photo by Anna Blake

Ever notice how horse stories all have the same plot? We get a new horse, usually the wrong one. There’s a period of struggle. We get bad advice, we lose money, we get bucked off. We persist, two steps forward and one step back. In time, the horse ends up …

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October 20, 2020 – West Nile Virus in San Joaquin County, CA

Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture Number Confirmed: 1; Age: 15; Gender: Mare; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 10/13/2020; Clinical Signs: acute recumbency, comatose, Fever, leg flailing, Nystagmus, Obtunded; Confirmation Date: 10/19/2020; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Not Reported; Notes: None;   All information is sourced …

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American Horse Council’s Time To Ride® Program – Excited About Expansion in 2020

Time To Ride®, an initiative of the American Horse Council’s Marketing Alliance, concluded a very successful pilot program in 2019 and is eagerly looking forward to expanding in 2020. The American Horse Council (AHC) Marketing Alliance was formed in 2012 by a group of equine-related corporations and organizations to promote …

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Why Icelandic? – The Virtues of the Icelandic Horse Make a Superb Trail Mule

Photo by Robert Eversole

I’ve said for years, to many thousands of people around the nation, that for me the perfect trail mount would be an Icelandic mule. Without fail the reply is “Why Icelandic?” Iceland is far more than the volcano scene from the 2013 version of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”. …

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