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Out of The Sun for Everyone – Pavilions are a Perfect Addition for Horse Facilities

Photo from Horizon Structures

If you’ve ever spent the day working in the heat under the glare of full sun in the “dog days of summer” then you know firsthand how heat exhaustion and sunburn can creep up on you. As a clinician, I have certainly spent my fair share of time giving instruction …

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Lhanze Kohr – Jumping into the Horse Business

Photo by Jennifer Ecker Photography

Lhanze Kohr is a young trainer who’s recently put out her shingle in the horse business. She started out as a passionate young rider in the hunter/jumper ranks in Northwest Washington, riding at shows like Spring Nationals, Maple Ridge, and Thunderbird Show Park. Following her junior career, she worked as …

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Maturity Brings Excellence in Horse Training- Move Slowly, Take Your Time, and Take Breaks

Photo by Catherine Madera

Training is directing your horse toward something he doesn’t know. – Anna Blake   When I was in my late teens, I worked with an older horse trainer I respected a great deal. He didn’t talk a lot, but one of the things he told me was this: “Train a …

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Volunteer Needed – The Search for a Colt Starter Continues

What an unexpected season we have all been thrust into this spring and summer! For Stonewater Mustangs and Stonewater Ranch, this currently means less student interaction and much prayer around what ministry will look like throughout the summer. At the end of June, Avery completed the basics of starting Milo …

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Making Memories at Royal Ridges – Summer Camp and Horses in Battle Ground, WA

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. Visit www.CHA.Horse for more information.   Royal Ridges Retreat was founded in 1978 by Roy and Jean Anderson, a couple …

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In the Year of COVID Nothing is Sure – Back Country Horsemen of Washington Continue to Plan and Work

The last several months have heavily impacted BCHW. Rendezvous, the Great Gravel Pack-In, State Wide Work Party and Board of Director meetings were all canceled. So were all spring and early summer chapter fundraising events. Luckily, we had a very well attended leadership training for all the BCHW officers in …

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Invisible Hand Shield and Sun Protection for Equestrians

An equestrian’s hands are often put through the ringer spending the day at the stables. Constantly gripping reins and spending long hours cleaning stalls or grooming horses can cause hands to quickly become calloused and cracked, even with gloves on. And when you mix in the seasonal dry heat and constant handwashing …

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In Praise of Ponying – An Essential Skill for Every Trail Rider and Trail Horse

Photo by Robert Eversole

Are you able to lead another horse from your horse? Is your equine able to be led by another horse? These are skills you and your horse should be able to do. Ponying is not just a talent for packers but an essential skill for every trail rider. Put simply, …

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