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Going for Magic – Breeding Horses is a Job for the Passionate

Gus at his foal inspection in 2017. Photo by Kim Roe

Many things can go wrong between the time of matching a stallion to a mare and finally riding the consequential horse four (or more) years later. Problems can occur during gestation, foaling, weaning, and starting. Thousands of dollars will be spent—stud fees, veterinary fees, feed, farrier, and trainer. And then …

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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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A Time to Rejuvenate – Looking Back Helps to Move Forward

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Most of us agree that 2020 is a year we don’t want to relive. A pandemic, business closures, school closures, few (if any) gatherings or activities, and grief were the past year’s reality. Recently, I’ve seen a small ray of hope. I have the privilege to work a few Wednesday …

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Got the Grit? Apply Now!

The Mustang Heritage Foundation (MHF) has opened applications for those interested in competing at one of three Extreme Mustang Makeovers slated for 2021. The events will take place June 24–26, 2021 in Lexington, KY; August 11–14, 2021 in Oklahoma City, OK; and October 15–16, 2021 in Logan Township, NJ. During all three …

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Market Conditions for the Real Estate Industry – Back to The Farm Movement Helps Move Equestrian Properties

Photo from Allison Trimble

This year the Northwest real estate market has found itself in usual circumstances. Many issues are a continuation of what we’ve been experiencing for a few years, but this year we saw some new factors layered on top.   Low Inventory We’ve seen consecutive years of steady growth in home …

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Announcement: NW Horse Source Magazine is going all digital!

We’ve decided to stop the print publication with our January 2021 issue. More readers are heading online, so we’ve risen to the occasion! Our readers appreciate the collection of articles in our digital magazine so we’re continuing to provide ads with our quality editorial. We will have many new features …

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Dealing with Kissing Spines – Nine Points to Keep in Mind

Photos by Dr. Sara Perkins

It sometimes begins with a horse that becomes anxious under saddle, has unexplained spooking and bucking when ridden, refuses to go forward, and has an inability to make progress in training. Or maybe they just resist being mounted and are cold backed but then work out of it. Perhaps the …

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Book Review—The Five Horse Types – Traditional Chinese Medicine for Training and Caring for Every Horse

Dr. Ina Gösmeier is a classically trained veterinarian. She supports her Western medical practice with knowledge gained through the study of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This handbook provides a basic introduction to the guiding principle of determining a horse’s type before making decisions about handling, care, training, or treatment. According to TCM …

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The Essential Halter – The Big Three: Flat, Round, and Special Purpose

Photos by Robert Eversole

[sayit]If you have a horse or a mule, you own a halter. It may be plain, fancy, or have special uses, but you have one (or several) of these pieces of tack laying around. Let’s take a peek at some of the different types of halters and discuss how and …

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