Club Corral—WRHA

  The EHV-1 outbreak put a crimp in everyone’s show schedule, including Washington Reining Horse Association. The Classic, originally scheduled for June 3-5, has been rescheduled for August 19-21, still to be held at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. Coming up in July is a show with our affiliate …

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Jane Savoie’s Dressage 101

The Ultimate Source of Dressage Basics in a Language You Can Understand By Jane Savoie     Dressage 101 is a one-volume new edition of the bestsellers Cross-Train Your Horse and More Cross-Training. It’s a simple, riddle-free system of training that places a high priority on the horse’s physical and …

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New Horse Facility in the Pacific Northwest!

April Pickering

Several clubs enjoy new arena for shows By Karen Pickering   It was a relaxing afternoon taking pictures of April’s mane as I was trying a new detangler made by Absorbine Products. It’s one of the things I enjoy about the magazine, trying new products. April doesn’t mind, she seems …

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Happy Hauling!

Minimizing Trailer Stress By Robert Eversole   Summer is officially here and, in spite of high fuel prices, trail riders are hitting the highways in large numbers to haul their horses and mules to “work” as they travel to that perfect riding destination. In my last article, we discussed the fundamentals …

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Equine Herpes—Revisted

A Vet Talks About the Equine Outbreak By  Dave Sauter, DVM   This year, Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) became one of the most infamous infections in horses, both inside and outside the horse owning population. The outbreak that began with horses that attended the National Cutting Horse Association show between April …

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A Primer on Equine Metabolic Syndrome

Recognizing, Managing, and Preventing EMS By Dr. Wendy Mollat   As a horse owner, you’re probably familiar with equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) by now. While the clinical signs of the syndrome have been around for decades, it’s only recently that researchers have given more definition to this condition. Below is basic …

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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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