Demystifying Hemp and CBD in the Equine – Nutritional and Medicinal Properties Abound in this Versatile Plant

Hemp is all the buzz these days, and for good reason. It’s a plant with literally thousands of uses. Hemp is used for clothing, fuel, paper and everything in between. It’s a weed and capable of growing in many different conditions with little fertilizer. Hemp is nutritious and can have medicinal …

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The Misunderstood Mule – Four Common Myths About Mules

Photo by Robert Eversole

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to camp and ride with two of the most enthusiastic mule ambassadors I’ve ever met — Joe and Jenny from the North Idaho Saddle Mule Club. We rode and camped throughout central Oregon for two weeks, stopping at four different equine camps …

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Sir Rugged Chex Selected as First Breyer Horse to Represent Mountain Trail Sport

Photo by Hal Cook

  Mark and Lee Bolender, founders of the International Mountain Trail Challenge Association (IMTCA), are thrilled to announce that their beloved quarter horse, Sir Rugged Chex, is now a Breyer Model representing the sport of mountain trail. “Checkers” as he is known at home, is the grandson of Rugged Lark, …

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Thank You, Marilyn Hagen – 30 Years of Serving the Horse Community in Northwest Washington State

Marilyn and Rick Hagen. Photo provided by Marilyn Hagen.

Marilyn Hagen is a much-appreciated member of the equine community in Northwest Washington State. She has owned and operated a leather and horse blanket repair and cleaning business named R & M Leather for 30 years. Marilyn also makes specialty leather items. Along with her husband Rick, they’ve operated a …

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CHA Presents Dreamswept Mountain Resort – Escape the Stress of the City and Visit the Mountains

Photo by Dreamswept Mountain Resort

Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) promotes excellence in safety and education by certifying riding instructors, accrediting equine facilities, producing educational conferences, and publishing educational resources. Dreamswept Mountain Resort is nestled in the Kettle River Range above Lake Roosevelt and welcomes summer guests. A CHA Program Member, Dreamswept receives both horse and …

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Wild Hearts Graduate Learns with Young Mustang – The Search for a Team Member Continues

Photo by Stonewater Staff

Stonewater Mustangs Wild Hearts student, Avery, has graduated out of the program and has decided to stay involved with us as a volunteer. With Dorothea’s coaching, she has been helping start Milo under saddle. This is what she shared with me about her experience: “I came to my first horse …

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Skagit BCHW Plans Fundraisers – Good Times Ahead at Les Hilde Trailhead in Skagit County

2019 used tack sale. Photo by Marilyn Pineda.

This spring has been difficult for people who are anxious to get out and enjoy the recreational lands of our beautiful Washington State. We can, however, look forward to better days in the near future, and Back Country Horsemen of Washington (BCHW) continues to move forward in their efforts to …

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Tack and Memories – Collection of Gear Represents Special People, Horses, and Rides

Photo by Hal Cook

I love bridles and have quite a collection of them — some of which I’ve never used. I have three saddles, two of which I rarely use. I have memories associated with each piece of equipment. They’re pieces of my history. The reality is that I will never use most …

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Standlee Offers Teff Grass Pellets for Special Needs Horses

Standlee Premium Products™ introduces Standlee Premium Western Forage® Teff Grass Pellets for horses. These pellets are a soft, high-fiber grass forage with moderate protein content and low sugar/starch content. This forage is a nutritional solution for horses challenged with sugar/starch sensitivities such as those diagnosed with equine metabolic syndrome (EMS), …

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