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Alice Yancey and Angie Schutte – Goodbye, Dear Alice Yancey

Photo by Pat Leedy

NWHS Editor’s Note: Alice Yancey, a Whatcom County, Washington, horsewoman, volunteer, and trail rider extraordinaire passed away on June 7, 2020. I first met Alice many years ago (at least 25) when we were both members of the Bellingham Riding Club (BRC). Alice, along with long-time best friend and partner …

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Bork Saddlery Hardware – Ancient Technique and Years of Labor Perfecting Metal Saddle Parts

“It gives you a good feeling,” says Herb Bork when describing seeing his creations in use. Photo by Robert Eversole

Mountains of bronze dust stand as testament to years spent crafting saddle hardware. A mound of black sand silently waits to help form yet more bits and bobs that will go into untold saddles across the world. Herb Bork has been melting and casting bronze for well over 40 years …

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Training Your Horse to Hate the Arena – Less Correction, More Direction

“Ride like nobody's watching.” Photo by Anna Blake

Does your horse go better out of the arena? It seems like some horses just won’t go forward and no amount of kicking and yelling work. Sometimes they’re gate sour: fast toward the gate but then getting away from the gate is a wrestling match. Horses who are great on …

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The RDC Ranch in Orting, Washington – Owner Ready to Pass the Torch on Once-in-a-Lifetime Property

  Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful. – Hazrat Inayat Khan   When real estate agent Colt Fairley first met Rosie Campanoli, he was aware he was encountering a unique woman. “She’s a ball of energy with a massive heart for horses and their …

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Devotion to Faith, Family, and Clients – Colt Fairley of Washington’s Real Estate Team

Photo compliments of Carlos Camargo

Article by: Colt Fairley with Kim Roe At a young age Colt Fairley was taught an important lesson about life and money. Life is not easy and idle hands don’t bear fruit. “When I was around 9,” says Fairley, “I asked my father if I could have money to buy …

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September 2020 – Educational Opportunities Issue

NW Horse SourceThe Northwest Horse Source is an independently owned and operated print and online magazine for horse owners and enthusiasts of all breeds and disciplines in the Pacific Northwest. Our contemporary editorial columns are predominantly written by experts in the region, covering the care, training, keeping and enjoyment of horses, …

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August 28, 2020 – Equine Herpesvirus-Neurologic in Imperial County, CA

Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture Number Confirmed: 3; Age: 1; Gender: Mare; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 7/28/2020;  Clinical Signs: Fever, Bilateral Sever Pelvic Limb Rigidity; Confirmation Date: 8/3/2020; Horse Status: Deceased; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated; Notes: Update 8/28/20: Two additional horses tested positive for EHV-4 …

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August 27, 2020 – West Nile Virus in Riverside County, CA

Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture Number Confirmed: 1; Age: 5; Gender: Mare; Breed: Paint; Onset of Clinical Signs: 8/17/2020; Clinical Signs: Ataxia, Facial twitching, forelimb ataxia, Muscle Fasciculations; Confirmation Date: 8/27/2020; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated; Notes: None;   All information is sourced from  http://equinediseasecc.org/alerts/outbreaks NW Horse …

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August 26, 2020 – West Nile Virus in Riverside County, CA

Source: California Department of Food and Agricuture Number Confirmed: 1; Age: 8; Gender: Stallion; Breed: Andalusian; Onset of Clinical Signs: 8/12/2020; Clinical Signs: Fever, Hind limb ataxia, Proprioceptive Deficits- Limbs; Confirmation Date: 8/24/2020; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated; Notes: Clinical signs: 3/5 pelvic limb ataxia; For more information go to:  https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet_WNV.pdf   All information is sourced from  http://equinediseasecc.org/alerts/outbreaks NW Horse SourceThe Northwest Horse Source is …

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August 25, 2020 – Equine Influenza in Whitman County, WA

Source: Washington State Department of Agriculture Number Confirmed: 3; Number Suspected: 7; Notes: A quarantine has been established at a boarding facility in Whitman County No movement on or off the property until asymptomatic for 2 weeks. For more information about Equine Influenza go to https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet_EquineInfluenza_FINAL-Cobranded.pdf;   All information is …

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