Forging Ahead

EHV and the Show Season   Canceled. Postponed. We haven’t made a decision yet. We’ve heard all of these over the last few weeks with regards to the status of horse shows due to the EHV-1 and EHM situation. Add to that the poor weather and I think its safe …

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Least Toxic Weed Control Options

Managing Weeds Doesn’t Have to Be Such a Chore By Alayne Blickle, Horses for Clean Water   Midsummer and it’s high time to talk about weed control. Getting a handle on weeds is the most cost-effective, chore effective way of dealing with these persistent nuisances. Firstly, good pasture management is the …

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The Secret Lives of Horse Trailers Part 2

Wheel Bearings, Races, and Seals, OH MY! By Leigh Goodison Grieve   In the last article on horse trailer safety and maintenance we discussed tires and wheels. If the wheels of your trailer are the legs, then certainly the wheel bearings, spindles and axles are the heart—without them, you don’t …

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Granny’s Still Got It

A Look at Baby Boomers and their Equine Fascination By Allison Trimble   With the baby boomers starting to retire, a large portion of the non-pro performance horse competitors are between 55 and 65. Many of these people are new to the sport. Most had some horse experience as kids, possibly …

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Bring Back the Fun!

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How To Keep Riding Challenging and Still Have Fun   by Mark Bolender “Am I doing this right?” is a phrase I hear often from students. It’s very natural (and important) to learn proper riding technique, but many people get bogged down by details and they forget the reason they …

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The Northwest Horse Fair and Expo Does it Again!

During the third weekend of March the Linn County Fair and Expo Center in Albany, Ore was the place to be for all Northwest horse enthusiasts. The expo celebrated a 12th consecutive year of all things equine. By Alana Linderoth     A wide-array of disciplines ranging from traditional Western …

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Tack for Cowhorse Competition

Northwest cowhorse competitor shares favorite pieces of tack for competition Photos and article by Karen Pickering   Tack won’t make a trainer anymore than clothing defines a man, but quality gear does make a difference. At the NWRCHA Show, April 14-17 in Lynden, WA, I had the opportunity to see …

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The Secret Lives of Horse Trailers Part 1

“There are no bad horse trailers, there is only bad maintenance.” By Leigh Goodison Grieve   Anyone can take a new horse trailer of any make, price, and quality of construction and turn it into a pile of junk rusting in the pasture. Or, they can keep it washed and …

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Learn to Listen 

Communication Is A Key To Unlock Success   by Mark Bolender Learning to listen is anything but easy. It is a science and a gift from God. With effort, we can all learn to be good listeners. If one learns to listen to his horse, the response given by the …

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