Avery Vick – Aiming for the Appaloosa World Show

Photo by Danyelle Harp, Magic Look 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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It’s Never Too Late – Imagination is Power

Karen’s best friend Wendy, Wendy’s husband Duke, and new friend Cymmie on a ride in Colorado. Photo by Karen Pickering

Thanksgiving Day was a flurry of activity for me. Hosting a turkey dinner at our home was a new experience. Away from my family in Washington, I decided to invite friends over for a hearty feast. I finally have a house big enough to have guests—a dream come true for …

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Stay Balanced and Safe in the Saddle – Core Strength, Flexibility, and Posture are Essential for Riders

Photo from Vonie Kalich

Core strength, flexibility, and posture are vital in maintaining balance and stability in our daily activities. They are ultimately essential for an athlete’s ability to perform and avoid injury. A strong core, flexible body, and good posture will help riders with their ability to continue to ride well into their …

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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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