Media Barn: Book Review – For the Love of the Horse

By Mark Rashid Looking Back, Looking Forward Over 30 years ago, renowned horseman Mark Rashid’s first book, Considering the Horse, was published. In it he shared his experiences with horses and people, subtly delivering practical lessons in horsemanship and life in a conversational style that resonated with audiences around the world.  …

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Small Farm Makeover – Horizon Structures Presents Series: Fire Safety in the Barn

Photo courtesy of Horizon Structures.

Overlooked Farm Practices Can Be Dangerous Fire safety in the barn often involves common concerns such as moisture content of hay and its storage, providing evacuation plans and emergency services contact numbers, 24/7 illuminated exit signs, smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, removal of cobwebs from light fixtures, no smoking signs, keeping …

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Rider Wellness: You Can Get Physically Fit this Year!

When it’s cold outside or the footing isn’t good, you can still get your steps in walking with your horse. You’ll both benefit!

Make a Habit of Moving Your Body It’s a new year and the holidays are over. Like many others, you’ve decided it’s time to get in shape or return to your pre-holiday routine. Despite good intentions, many people find it hard to stick to their new plan or get back …

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From My Saddle: Trying New Things

Karen with reindeer taken at the Alaska Horse Expo, June 2012.

Publishing Industry Bring Challenges The holidays always give me time to reflect on the year’s business challenges and wins. I’ve been burying my head in the sand for a while, avoiding what’s happening with how the equine world consumes information. For me, and many of our readers who’ve reached out …

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Willfully Guided: Barn Thoughts

Barn Thoughts
Two-inch black PVC pipe cut in half and screwed to the top of fence boards protects the wood from chewing horses. Photo Credit Allison Trimble

Goals, Choices, and Changes in the Barn Construction Process I’ve spent several nights in my barn over the past three frigid weeks caring for one of my beloved senior horses, leaving me lots of time to analyze my barn. A couple of years ago I wrote about the construction of …

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Feature: Idaho Horse Expo April 7-9, 2023

Idaho Horse Expo
Ty Evans headlines the Idaho Horse Expo

Provided by Idaho Horse Council Expo Offers Top Notch Clinicians, Shopping, and Entertainment The 37th annual Idaho Horse Expo will be held April 7-9, 2023 at the Ford Idaho Horse Park in Nampa, Idaho.  If you are a horse lover of any age, you can’t miss this event. The expo features international and local clinicians …

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