Winter Horseback Riding Lap Robes for sale

Don’t let the winter weather stop you from riding your horse! Lap robes are a blanket (of sorts) for the rider to wear over their lap and legs. There are two styles: a super water resistant, fleece-lined version for rainy days and a water resistant double fleece version for arena …

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Pressure Proof Your Riding

July 2014

How to Deal with the Unexpected by Daniel Stewart   The way we respond to delays, mistakes, missed opportunities and unexpected changes is called our challenge response and how we react to them often determines how successful we’ll be. While we can’t always plan for these challenges, we can certainly …

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Pressure Proof Your Riding

Regaining Confidence After a Fall by Daniel Stewart     Christina asks: “I had a pretty bad fall recently and I can’t stop thinking about it. Is there anything I can do to get my confidence back?” This is one of the most common questions I receive and chances are …

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WSQHA Chooses a New Emerald Queen

Meet 15-Year-Old Ashley Davidson       WSQHA is pleased to announce that Ashley Davidson, age 15,  has been named Emerald Queen. Presentation and crowning took place during the evening festivities prior to the Emerald Master’s Futurity event at the Monroe, WA fairgrounds. Ashley Davidson is a 15-year-old sophomore from …

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Back in the Saddle and Learning to Fly

How Horses Helped Heal a Catastrophic Brain Injury by Mauri Clarke and Christine Fitzgerald     In January 2011, Talbot Clarke was enjoying her sophomore year at Santa Clara University in California when life changed in an instant. The 20-year-old was struck by a car and thrown more than 30 …

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The Super Bowl of Reining

Wishing All WRHA Competitors Luck in Oklahoma City       In November, reiners turn their attention to the super bowl of reining, the NRHA Futurity and North American Affiliate Championship show held in Oklahoma City November 28 – December 7.  Top futurity horses from around the world will compete, as …

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Barb Apple Now Offering Cowboy/Western Dressage Clinics

Popular natural horsemanship clinician Barb Apple now offers  cowboy/western dressage instruction through her program Horse Play, based out of Roy, WA.  Clinics benefit both advanced and beginner riders and will focus on the patterns of cowboy dressage, the basic moves needed to implement these patterns and the tips that will …

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