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Long Toes, Negative Angles, and Sole Depth – Maintaining Proper Hoof Angles for Horse Soundness

Farrier Seth Noble evaluates a client’s horse. Photo compliments of Seth Noble

Most athletic horses are asked to put significant force on their hind end. Activities such as sliding stops, piaffe, and jumping require strength and stability of the hind quarters. One big key to success in managing any athletic horse is understanding and maintaining proper hoof angles. This is just as …

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Horse Brain, Human Brain The Neuroscience of Horsemanship

Horsemanship of every kind depends on mutual interaction between equine and human brains. When we understand the function of both, we can learn to communicate with horses on their terms instead of ours. And, by meeting horses halfway, we not only save valuable training time and improve performance, we achieve …

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September 2020 Educational Opportunities Issue

  Explore the September 2020 Issue of the Northwest Horse Source. Cover Story: Colt Fairley: Devoted to Faith, Family and Clients Feature Story: The RDC Ranch Trainer’s Corner: Less Correction, More Direction Trail Savvy: Herb Bork: At 99, He’s Not Just Sitting Around Equestrian Lifestyle: Remembering Alice Yancey NW Horse …

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Alice Yancey and Angie Schutte – Goodbye, Dear Alice Yancey

Photo by Pat Leedy

NWHS Editor’s Note: Alice Yancey, a Whatcom County, Washington, horsewoman, volunteer, and trail rider extraordinaire passed away on June 7, 2020. I first met Alice many years ago (at least 25) when we were both members of the Bellingham Riding Club (BRC). Alice, along with long-time best friend and partner …

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Bork Saddlery Hardware – Ancient Technique and Years of Labor Perfecting Metal Saddle Parts

“It gives you a good feeling,” says Herb Bork when describing seeing his creations in use. Photo by Robert Eversole

Mountains of bronze dust stand as testament to years spent crafting saddle hardware. A mound of black sand silently waits to help form yet more bits and bobs that will go into untold saddles across the world. Herb Bork has been melting and casting bronze for well over 40 years …

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Training Your Horse to Hate the Arena – Less Correction, More Direction

“Ride like nobody's watching.” Photo by Anna Blake

Does your horse go better out of the arena? It seems like some horses just won’t go forward and no amount of kicking and yelling work. Sometimes they’re gate sour: fast toward the gate but then getting away from the gate is a wrestling match. Horses who are great on …

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Devotion to Faith, Family, and Clients – Colt Fairley of Washington’s Real Estate Team

Photo compliments of Carlos Camargo

At a young age Colt Fairley was taught an important lesson about life and money. Life is not easy and idle hands don’t bear fruit. “When I was around 9,” says Fairley, “I asked my father if I could have money to buy candy. He laughed and told me if …

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Keep Colors True and Leather Soft with Farnam® Leather New® Total Care 2 in 1

When you want your true colors to shine, look for a cleaner and conditioner that keeps all of your leather soft, supple and looking brand-new.   Farnam, your partner in horse care™, is pleased to introduce Leather New® Total Care 2 in 1, a convenient new leather cleaner and conditioner …

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