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Choose the Best Boarding Facility – Make a Wish List and Prioritize Management Practices

Photo by Michael Hipp

One of the things that surprised me when I moved to Western Washington from the High Plains was how many people board their horses. With housing and land values so high, unless you have a six-figure plus income, it’s almost impossible to afford enough land to keep a horse (or …

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The Oregon Horse Council Launches New Website with Improved Features

After 10 years, the Oregon Horse Council is excited to release an all new website.  The site is designed to be flexible, mobile-friendly, and able to grow with the organization to meet the needs of the users.   “OHC serves all equestrians state-wide, and beyond, and our website is the …

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National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance July News

The Great American Outdoors Act to be voted on Wednesday. The Great American Outdoors Act is scheduled for a vote in the House on Wednesday.  Please consider contacting your Representative to support this long awaited groundbreaking environmental legislation.  The bill provides full funding annually for the Land and Water Conservation …

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Oregon Horse Council Seeks Oregon Equine Business Feedback in COVID-19 Survey

The Oregon Horse Council, as well as other state councils across the nation, are trying to determine the concerns, needs, and challenges of our equine business community at this time.   THE SURVEY IS OPEN TO ONLY EQUINE BUSINESSES WHO RESIDE IN OREGON. This brief survey is primarily multiple choice selections, …

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U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen Ushers Horse Transportation Safety Act to Passage

‘Double decker’ two story livestock trailer | Photo credit: Shutterstock

Animal Wellness Applauds Cohen’s Tireless Work for Horses    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1400, the Horse Transportation Safety Act, authored by Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09), that would ban the transportation of horses across state lines in ‘double decker’ trucks or trailers containing two …

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July 8, 2020 – Strangles in Snohomish County, WA

Source: Washington State Department of Agriculture Number Confirmed: 1; Number Exposed: 4; Age: 13; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 6/25/2020; Clinical Signs: Enlarged Submandibular Lymph Nodes, Nasal Discharge; Confirmation Date: 6/29/2020; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated; Notes: Voluntary biosecurity measures and separation …

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Legendary Cutting Horse Sire Peptoboonsmal Immortalized as Breyer® Horse

One of the all-time top cutting and reined cow horse sires can add new achievement to his list: being immortalized as a Breyer® portrait horse! Peptoboonsmal, best-known for siring talented offspring, will be added to Breyer’s 2020 mid-year product line. Foaled in 1992, Peptoboonsmal won over $180,000 in National Cutting …

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The Magnificent French Twist – A Mischievous, Athletic Genius and the Woman Who Loved Him

Photo courtesy of Jessica Heidemann

Jessica Heidemann is a successful eventing trainer in the Pacific Northwest. As a young rider, Jessica had a special horse, French Twist (Frenchie), who passed away this past January. Their story is one of strength, grit, perseverance, and love. For our Performance Horse issue, the Northwest Horse Source thought it …

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