What are Wolf Teeth in Horses? Most Trainers Recommend Removal Before Training Begins

Wolf teeth are relatively small teeth of variable shapes and sizes that erupt in front of the first premolars. They are most commonly located on the upper jaw. Photo by Mary Delorey

Wolf teeth are relatively small teeth of variable shapes and sizes that erupt in front of the first premolar. They occur in about 70% of the equine population, males and females alike. They commonly appear at 6-18 months of age, sometimes later. Horses may have wolf teeth on one or …

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The How and Why of Hobbles – This Restraint Tool is Useful for All Equines

Hobbles have an important part to play in our equestrian and trail riding life. From teaching patience to back country grazing, the sooner you can get your horse or mule used to these back country bracelets the better off they’ll be. Hobbles date back to the ancient Egyptians, who described …

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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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Outbreak Alert: Pigeon Fever in Spokane County, WA

Source: Washington State Veterinary Office Number Confirmed: 1; Facility Type: Private Facility; Notes: A horse on a private facility in Spokane County has tested positive for Pigeon Fever. All information is sourced from http://equinediseasecc.org/alerts/outbreaks

Butte Creek Scout Ranch Perseveres – Despite Trying Times, Wranglers Head Toward Summer with True Grit

Article by Chris Bartell Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) promotes excellence in safety and education by certifying riding instructors, accrediting equine facilities, producing educational conferences, and publishing educational resources. CHA launched a brand-new website this month, go to www.CHA.Horse for more information.   While COVID-19 shuttered summer camp for thousands of …

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