The Chief Joseph Trail Ride

The Chief Joseph Trail Ride

It may be on your bucket list. If it isn’t, it should be. The Chief Joseph Trail Ride is one of the longest-running historic rides in the United States, having been hosted by the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) since 1965. It retraces the route taken by Chief Joseph and his …

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Feature Story: Favorite Farm Amenities

Make Life with Horses Easier with these Barn and Farm Features By Kim Roe   A friend of mine is a serious Pacific Northwest dressage rider. For years, she kept her horses in nice run-in sheds in her backyard. Every winter she struggled to carry warm water out for them …

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Pasture Preparation – Growing Healthy Grass Begins with Warming Soils

Keep horses off the grass when temperatures are cold and soil is soggy.

Late February and early March is a transitionary time in the Pacific Northwest. The days grow longer, the temperature begins to rise, and at some point, the grass starts to grow. And when it starts growing all our chores associated with good pasture management begin. But when will it begin, …

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Why Import a Horse? – Northwest Dressage Trainer Shares Her Horse-Buying Adventure in Germany

Photo by Emmalie Elaine Hatch

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Germany on a first-time horse-buying trip. I decided to go because I had the opportunity to travel with a friend who is an experienced agent and speaks German, understands the process, and knows the right questions to ask. I believe that to be successful …

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Feature Story: Choosing an Equine Massage Therapist

What Makes an Equine Bodyworker Qualified? By Mary Lou Langley   Horse owners use bodywork for their horses for a variety of health-related reasons, including reduction of pain, to rehabilitate injuries, reduce stress, promote relaxation, increase circulation, aid in general wellness and improve performance. Therapeutic massage can help restore range …

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