Anna Rodriguez -AQHA Competitor Holds Passion for Photography and Horses

Photos by Jeni Jo Photography

The Northwest Horse Source is celebrating youth in action. This column features young equine enthusiasts from all over the Northwest who inspire, uplift, or just have fun with horses. The future of the horse industry depends on youth participation. We look forward to sharing their stories and adventures! If you’re …

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Buying Horses and Houses – Similarities Abound in the Purchasing Process

Allison and Blake with Blake's horse "Huckleberry" at their first show in Las Vegas, NV. Photo from Allison Trimble

It’s been a long time since I was focused on buying horses. Right now, I’m anxiously awaiting the vet check on a colt Blake (my real estate partner) and I are hoping to buy for next year’s NRHA futurity. At the same time, I am packing to fly to Fort …

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Ty Friedrich and Broke-N-Rode Ranch – Livingston, Montana Trainer Focuses on Faith and the Three Rs in Training

Photos by Sarah Friedrich

Name? Ty Friedrich   Farm or Ranch Name? Broke-N-Rode Ranch (BNRR)   Where are you located? Livingston, Montana   What aspect of the horse business are you involved with? We specialize in Western riding, equitation, performance; also, basic reining, cutting and cowhorse as well as trail and obstacle work. We …

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Matthew Livengood – Judge and Trainer Strives to Help and Support Horses and Their People

Photo from Matthew Livengood

Name: Matthew Livengood   What is the name of your business? Matthew Livengood Horsemanship   What do you do? I teach group and private lessons, conduct clinics, and do tune-up training for client horses. I’m also a nationally carded judge with the National Reining Horse Association, American Quarter Horse Association …

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Feeling Grateful – Winter’s Dark and Slower Pace Brings Time for Reflection

I’m always grateful for the friends of all kinds I find here at home at Blue Gate Farm. Photo by Kim Roe

When I first moved to the Pacific Northwest, I found the rapid descent into darkness in autumn quite depressing. I couldn’t believe how dark it was at 7:00 a.m. and then again at 5:00 p.m. The rain and grey skies didn’t help my mood much either. But over the decades …

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