The Wild Beauty Foundation – Filmmakers Use Passion to Protect Wild Horses

Ghost with Black Beauty star and WBF Ambassador Mackenzie Foy (left) and filmmaker and WBF Founder and President Ashley Avis (right).

Article by Wild Beauty Foundation Staff  In 2018, Los Angeles based writer and director Ashley Avis was tasked with creating the modern-day reimagining of Black Beauty for the silver screen. The film, which would later be acquired by Disney, would change the course of her life forever. An equestrian since …

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It’s All Happening at the Grant County Fairgrounds! Caring and Motivated Management and Staff Continue to Upgrade Equine Facilities

Photos courtesy of Grant County Fairgrounds

Horse people are passionate about their horses and enjoy gathering together for competitions and exhibitions. Unfortunately, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find affordable, centrally located, horse and people-friendly venues that are well-maintained. Add in the capacity to support large numbers of horses, riders, and spectators and it’s nearly impossible. Luckily, …

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Hope for Heroes – Equine Therapy Consulting and Horsemanship Center – Uplifting Veterans with Help from Horses

Photos by Western Spirit Photography

There’s a lot of talk about how to help veterans and active military personnel suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome, depression, brain injury, chronic pain and other mental and physical problems. Still, approximately 20 U.S. veterans commit suicide every day in this country. We obviously need to do more than talk. …

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White Construction Services, Inc – Building Premier Equestrian Facilities from the Ground Up

Photo by Justin White

Close your eyes. Now imagine the perfect equine facility: there’s a beautiful barn, an indoor arena, and a huge outdoor arena with perfect footing. Every detail has been attended to—including fences, driveways, bridle paths, and landscaping. What you’re imagining is the kind of facility Justin White of White Construction Services, …

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Versatile Excavating Helps You Lose the Mud! – Washington Business Has 30 Years’ Experience Helping Livestock Owners

Mitchel Hensley and Holly Warren of Versatile Excavating

It’s midwinter in the rainy Pacific Northwest. Are your horses wallowing in mud? Living in muddy, wet paddocks is unhealthy and unpleasant for your animals, a problem for the environment, and a real pain for you. Let’s face it, pushing a wheelbarrow and picking manure out of a boot-pulling, slick, …

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Baroque Feathered Farm, Raising Gentle, Willing, and Versatile Gypsy Vanners

Janelle Braun’s broodmares prove themselves as working horses. Photo by Jessica Farren

Article by Cole Peak   “The big thing that sets us apart from other breeding programs is that our mares aren’t just for breeding,” says Janelle Braun, owner of Baroque Feathered Farm, as she leans against the wall of her tack room in Carnation, Washington. “We ride them.” Janelle, whose …

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Symptoms, Causes, and Feed Management for Laminitis – Standlee Premium Western Forage Offers Solutions for the Needs of All Horses

Photo by Standlee Premium Western Forage

Article by:  Dr. Tania Cubitt, Standlee Nutritional Expert – Performance Horse Nutrition It’s understood that what we feed our horses has a major impact on their health. Especially as horses age they become increasingly sensitive to feeds that contain too much sugar or starch. Cushing’s disease, insulin resistance, equine metabolic …

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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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