It’s Never Too Late – Imagination is Power

Karen’s best friend Wendy, Wendy’s husband Duke, and new friend Cymmie on a ride in Colorado. Photo by Karen Pickering

Thanksgiving Day was a flurry of activity for me. Hosting a turkey dinner at our home was a new experience. Away from my family in Washington, I decided to invite friends over for a hearty feast. I finally have a house big enough to have guests—a dream come true for …

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Stay Balanced and Safe in the Saddle – Core Strength, Flexibility, and Posture are Essential for Riders

Photo from Vonie Kalich

Core strength, flexibility, and posture are vital in maintaining balance and stability in our daily activities. They are ultimately essential for an athlete’s ability to perform and avoid injury. A strong core, flexible body, and good posture will help riders with their ability to continue to ride well into their …

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Product Highlight – Equine ID Collar – Single Sleeve

The Equine ID Collar – Single sleeve was primarily designed to be used for identification purposes during most emergency and evacuation events. Our Horse Identification Single Sleeve collar was primarily designed with emergencies and evacuation in mind, something that no boarding facility or large equestrian facility should be without. These …

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Anna Rodriguez -AQHA Competitor Holds Passion for Photography and Horses

Photos by Jeni Jo Photography

The Northwest Horse Source is celebrating youth in action. This column features young equine enthusiasts from all over the Northwest who inspire, uplift, or just have fun with horses. The future of the horse industry depends on youth participation. We look forward to sharing their stories and adventures! If you’re …

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Book Release – From the Horse’s Point of View

For years, Andrea Kutsch filled stadiums with spectators as she demonstrated remarkable transformations in problem horses using the Natural Horsemanship training methods she’d learned from leaders in the field. But something was bothering her—a feeling that had been with her since her childhood days, watching Icelandics in a field and …

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Buying Horses and Houses – Similarities Abound in the Purchasing Process

Allison and Blake with Blake's horse "Huckleberry" at their first show in Las Vegas, NV. Photo from Allison Trimble

It’s been a long time since I was focused on buying horses. Right now, I’m anxiously awaiting the vet check on a colt Blake (my real estate partner) and I are hoping to buy for next year’s NRHA futurity. At the same time, I am packing to fly to Fort …

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Mind Games – Create a Horse Who Thinks and Looks for Direction

The key to getting in sync with your horse’s mind is to resist the human instinct to stop when faced with something unexpected. Photo by Cara Crain

In this article, we discuss how you can influence your horse to choose the thinking part of the brain rather than the reactive part when faced with everyday decisions. The mind of the horse is very powerful and is a key component in creating an all-round partner. In our previous …

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