Horse Camping Without Pack Stock

Low Impact Horse Camping for Everyone by Robert Eversole     We’re well into fall and soon the white stuff will be flying. While winter won’t slow our riding, most probably our horse camping will come to a stop which makes this a great time to start the planning and …

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Barn and Buddy Sour Horses

The Steps to Breaking a Dangerous Cycle by Raye Lochert   Barn or buddy sour horses are not much fun. They can be downright dangerous. When they’re acting up they aren’t listening to the rider. This can lead to injury for horse, rider, or both. So how do you fix …

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Gifts of Time

Enjoy Every Minute This Holiday Season by Karen Pickering   As I write this piece for our November gift issue I’m preparing for a weekend of trail riding at Washington State Horse Park in Cle Elm, Washington. The last several weeks have been a whirlwind of activity for me and …

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The Will to Run

How a Big-Hearted Horse Beat the Odds and Inspired a Community by Catherine Madera   For Kristi Merrill, finding the right horse had begun to feel like an exercise in futility. After losing her beloved barrel mare, Mari, in a freak accident, the competitive gamer had gone through nine different …

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Farm Call Etiquette

Tips to Optimize Your Horse’s Vetting Experience by Dave Sauter, DVM   In keeping with the Northwest Horse Source theme for this month— Gifts—we thought it would be appropriate to create a veterinarian “wish list” of things that help us provide the best possible care when on a farm call. …

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“Just Trust Me”

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The keys To Building Trust in Your Trail Horse   by Mark Bolender I frequently hear riders say, “I want my horse to trust me more,” yet the horse is pushy when being handled on the ground and will not navigate the difficult obstacles in a show or on a …

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