Slab Camp Bridge — Olympic National Forest – Failing Bridge Rebuilt with the Labor of Many

Photo by BCHW

Last August, the BCHW Peninsula Chapter completed the rebuild of a 35-foot stock bridge along the Slab Camp Trail #838 located in the east side of the Olympic National Forest. This project was the culmination of about two years of planning and work. There is no recorded history of the …

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What Makes a “Performance” Horse – All Horses Deserve Good Care, Conditioning, and Care

Photo by Washington State Horse Park

At the Washington State Horse Park (WSHP), we’re fortunate to attract some of the best competition horses in the Northwest in a range of disciplines. These animals are truly amazing to watch with their breathtaking physical abilities, mental determination, and their desire to perform. How do they achieve such a …

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Our Horses Help – Warm Beach Horsemanship

Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) promotes excellence in safety and education by certifying riding instructors, accrediting equine facilities, producing educational conferences, and publishing educational resources. For more information visit www.CHA.Horse. Warm Beach Horsemanship in Stanwood, Washington hosts programs all year with highly trained staff and incredible horses. From riding lessons to therapeutic vaulting and so much more, we …

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US Horse Population – Statistics

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In recent weeks, several figures have been circulated regarding the US horse population.  The American Horse Council (AHC) wishes to clarify these statistics to avoid confusion and misunderstanding of the data.   There are presently three major organizations that collect and publish data regarding the US horse population, albeit with …

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John Wayne Virtual Ride and bridge repairs – BCHW legislative

Great American Rail Trail CleElum

Right now, the John Wayne Pioneer Wagons and Riders are crossing the state virtually on their community excursion from Easton to Idaho.   Each day they are reliving on Facebook the ride using pictures from the last year or two.   I’ve been part of some of these including a planned RTP …

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CHA Presents Dreamswept Mountain Resort – Escape the Stress of the City and Visit the Mountains

Photo by Dreamswept Mountain Resort

Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) promotes excellence in safety and education by certifying riding instructors, accrediting equine facilities, producing educational conferences, and publishing educational resources. Dreamswept Mountain Resort is nestled in the Kettle River Range above Lake Roosevelt and welcomes summer guests. A CHA Program Member, Dreamswept receives both horse and …

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Wild Hearts Graduate Learns with Young Mustang – The Search for a Team Member Continues

Photo by Stonewater Staff

Stonewater Mustangs Wild Hearts student, Avery, has graduated out of the program and has decided to stay involved with us as a volunteer. With Dorothea’s coaching, she has been helping start Milo under saddle. This is what she shared with me about her experience: “I came to my first horse …

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Certified Horsemanship Association New Website Offers Platforms to Get Us All Back in Business

Need to find a job for the summer?  How about finding qualified employees?  Want a place to sell a horse or some tack? Or a place to find an equine property?  Well, www.CHA.horse, the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) new website, can help. Just visit www.CHA.horse and go to the Find …

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