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Performance Horses Come in All Shapes and Sizes – Driving is Fun and Useful

Photo by Northwest Horse Source

I love driving! It’s fun, practical and rewarding. With the recent COVID-19 lockdown I have been feeling cooped up, so Mark, Enya (the dog) and I hook up the Mini and head to the bank, pharmacy and coffee shop for a little adventure. So many of you have thought of …

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Tack and Memories – Collection of Gear Represents Special People, Horses, and Rides

Photo by Hal Cook

I love bridles and have quite a collection of them — some of which I’ve never used. I have three saddles, two of which I rarely use. I have memories associated with each piece of equipment. They’re pieces of my history. The reality is that I will never use most …

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From My Saddle: What’s the Best Thing About Your Horse Property?

The Joys of Living on a Small Farm By Karen Pickering   In the Pacific Northwest it’s sometimes difficult to appreciate the beautiful greenery we enjoy in the spring and summer months. The seemingly endless days of rain and darkness have us wishing for warmer and drier weather. However, I …

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New Possibilities and Resources – Change is Inevitable and Good

Photo by NW Horse Source

As I reflect on nearly 25 years of publishing the Northwest Horse Source Magazine, I’m grateful for so many loyal friends, advertisers, team members, and readers. I often think about the changes that are happening in our world today. The Northwest Horse Source has survived the odds that most businesses …

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What is Your Dream Barn? – Living Your Best Equestrian Life

Karen driving Chloe at Faith Equestrian Center. Walking alongside is Faith Equestrian’s owner Shelly DeBoer with Sparky.

I recently had the privilege to attend a driving clinic at Faith Equestrian Center in Birch Bay, Washington. Amber Weinmann and Katherine Smith gave it specifically for people new to driving miniature horses. The facility is ideal; it’s definitely the kind of place I dream about. If you live in …

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