Feather River College

Hands-on Learning Leads to Careers with Horses and Cattle By Crystal Anderson   Nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Quincy, California is a small community college with an impressive horse and cattle program. At Feather River College students can earn an associate degree or certificate in Agriculture or Equine …

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Oregon Horse Center

A Northwest Treasure for Horse Events By Karen Pickering   In May I escaped for a short visit to one of the nicest equestrian facilities in the Northwest––The Oregon Horse Center (OHC). This was my first visit to OHC and though I’ve heard many good things about this facility it …

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Preventing Injury in Performance Horses

Multiple Therapies Keep Hard-Working Horses Going Strong By Theresa Rice   Performance horses are true athletes in their disciplines. Whether you’re training and maintaining that athlete yourself or paying a trainer to do it, you want to keep your horse in the best physical condition possible. All athletes benefit from …

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The Qualities of a Good Performance Horse

What Makes a Top Prospect? By Kim Roe   What is a performance horse and what makes him different from any other horse? Performance horses are horses that accomplish something and have the ability to perform with efficiency. These are the horses dreams are built around from the moment they …

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An Interview with Kerri Kent

Kerrits Founder Designs Clothes for All Women By Kim Roe from an interview by Karen Pickering     In the little town of Bingen, WA (population 712) you can find something truly remarkable: a successful equestrian apparel company that is the result of dreams, hard work, and a bit of …

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Easy on the Hooves: The Importance of Arena Footing

By Dustin Gruetter, President and Founder of DC Structures   Arena footing—seems easy enough, right? Decisions surrounding the footing you choose for your riding arena are a lot more complicated than you might think. Poor footing will subject your horse to increased risk of injury and long-term degenerative problems. Therefore, …

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Consider Your Options: To Shoe or Not

Handy Hoof Hints #1 By Carole Herder   History Lesson Horses were first shod with metal shoes 1500 years ago when they were captured for use in battle. The confined horse’s hoof was weakened by a fetid environment and lack of movement. Limited movement meant restricted blood circulation and significant …

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Make the Most of Manure

March 2018

Two Spreader Options Compared   One reality we all face on our horse properties is manure – and lots of it. We know we need to construct manure composting bins, but then what? How do we get the compost out to a field and spread thinly enough to do the …

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Reduce Your Farm’s Environmental Impact

March 2018

Tips for a Greener Barn and Farm by Dustin Gruetter   When it comes to your land and animals, perhaps you’ve wondered if there are things you can do to lighten your environmental footprint. With waste-management solutions, natural lighting and ventilation, and a host of energy-efficient upgrades on the market, …

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