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Arena Footing Considerations – Advice from an Arena Contractor

An arena built and maintained by Murray Gudmundson Jr Construction Inc. Photo by Jackie Gudmundson

When I moved to Washington in 2000, we were fortunate to buy a property that already had a barn and an all-weather 100 x 200-foot outdoor arena. I prefer riding outside, but at our new property, I made the decision to build a covered arena in the future. For now, …

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A Partnership is Born – Allison Trimble Paparoa and Blake Westhoff are Dedicated to Helping Horse People

Photo by Taryn Leech Photography

Blake Westhoff met Allison Trimble Paparoa more than a dozen years ago. He was 19 years old and hadn’t been exposed to the professional horse industry. Fortunately, Allison was looking for someone to clean stalls, so Blake’s inability to pick up the correct lead wasn’t of concern. Allison was already …

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Horse Wrecks 101 – 7 Tips for Dealing with a Bad Situation with a Horse

Photo by Allison Trimble

Horses have a way of reminding me how quickly things can go awry. Over the years, I’ve started running my mares in small herds with the breeding stallion. Everyone is happier and conception rates are better, but it does come with a few kicks and bites. I’m always more apprehensive …

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Bits, Headstalls, and Reins for Western Riders – Common Headgear Misuses

Photo by Allison Trimble

Like everyone else, springtime finds me cleaning tack and making repairs. Trusted tack is like an old friend. I remember each piece, where and why I bought it, and the horses who wore it best. Over the years I’ve gotten less flashy and increasingly functional, but well-made equipment is timeless. …

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Allison and Blake – Equestrian Property Specialists

Love Where you Live It takes an experienced equestrian REALTOR® to identify and highlight the unique and valuable aspects of an equestrian property and present those features in a way that entices the right Buyer. When buying an equestrian property, it takes a REALTOR® who knows land use, construction, drainage, …

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Willfully Guided: What to Know Before Selling Your Horse Farm – Part 1

What to Expect Each Step of the Way By Allison Trimble   The decision to sell a horse property is often made in the long winter months. With the emerging spring, homeowners often find themselves motivated to sell. It’s important to be prepared for what the process entails. Here is …

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Getting a Mortgage – How Low Interest Rates and Low Inventory Impact Your Equestrian Property Dreams

Photo by Mary Clure

With budding trees and chirping birds comes the emergence of horse properties onto the real estate market. I love the excitement of preparing listings for sale and watching new listings come on that are the perfect fit for our buyers. We have seen consecutive years of steady growth in home …

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