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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

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

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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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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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The League of Legends Invitational Horse and Stock Dog Sale

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The horse, with beauty unsurpassed, strength immeasurable and grace unlike any other, still remains humble enough to carry a man upon his back. — Amber Senti   The search for a good horse is an exhausting and frustrating experience. You spend hours online scrolling through horse-for-sale websites, thumb through horse …

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Tips for Fitting an English Saddle – An Instructor’s Perspective

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The conversation goes something like this: “I’m trying out a new dressage saddle. Will you let me know if it works for my horse?” This is when I start to get a little uncomfortable. I always answer, “Yes, but I’m not a saddle fitter; I’m a riding instructor.” I do …

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