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Dealing with Kissing Spines – Nine Points to Keep in Mind

Photos by Dr. Sara Perkins

It sometimes begins with a horse that becomes anxious under saddle, has unexplained spooking and bucking when ridden, refuses to go forward, and has an inability to make progress in training. Or maybe they just resist being mounted and are cold backed but then work out of it. Perhaps the …

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Book Review—The Five Horse Types – Traditional Chinese Medicine for Training and Caring for Every Horse

Dr. Ina Gösmeier is a classically trained veterinarian. She supports her Western medical practice with knowledge gained through the study of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This handbook provides a basic introduction to the guiding principle of determining a horse’s type before making decisions about handling, care, training, or treatment. According to TCM …

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The Essential Halter – The Big Three: Flat, Round, and Special Purpose

Photos by Robert Eversole

[sayit]If you have a horse or a mule, you own a halter. It may be plain, fancy, or have special uses, but you have one (or several) of these pieces of tack laying around. Let’s take a peek at some of the different types of halters and discuss how and …

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Trail Obstacle Problem Solving – Master the Water Box

Photo by Cambrie Caldwell Photography

The water box is a fun obstacle that’s a crowd-pleaser at competitions. But it can be tricky to train a horse to calmly walk through it—let alone do a 360Âş turn inside! If we break down these scary parts, it makes it easier for horses to overcome. We start everything …

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Keep Your Confined Horses Happier

Locate your confinement area so your horse will have interaction and stimulus from the world around them. Photo by Kim Roe

Winter can be a challenging time for riders and our horses. Shorter days with inclement weather can make finding time to ride a challenge. Horses confined in paddocks or dry lots during winter still need something to do. Increasing turnout time, allowing social interactions between horses, and providing sufficient forage …

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The Ups and Downs of Stallion Ownership – Insight on Promoting, Standing, and Devotion to a Special Stallion

Photo by Shelly Brown

I first saw the versatile Arabian stallion Kalaloch+ at a working equitation show in 2019. I was so impressed by his movement, temperament, and beauty that I friended his owner Shelly Brown on Facebook so I could keep up with both of them. I’ve since learned that he’s been a …

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Baroque Feathered Farm, Raising Gentle, Willing, and Versatile Gypsy Vanners

Janelle Braun’s broodmares prove themselves as working horses. Photo by Jessica Farren

Article by Cole Peak   “The big thing that sets us apart from other breeding programs is that our mares aren’t just for breeding,” says Janelle Braun, owner of Baroque Feathered Farm, as she leans against the wall of her tack room in Carnation, Washington. “We ride them.” Janelle, whose …

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Cowboy Campground at Legacy Park, Idaho City – The New Generation

Sometimes, even in the midst of a pandemic one gets a call that is life changing. One Tuesday evening in July, Bob and Sabrina Amidon, received a phone call from a friend. All the caller said, “I know you are avid horse people, did you hear that Cowboy Campground in …

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Celebrating Northwest Trainers and Instructors! NW Horse Source is celebrating Northwest trainers and instructors! Our newest column will profile trainers from all over the Northwest in multiple disciplines. Please answer these questions for a chance to have your article appear in the magazine and online. We believe that connecting riders, trainers …

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