Ranch Sorting: Fun for Any Horse and Rider

Fall in Love with this Affordable, Family-Friendly Sport by Allison Trimble   Equestrians are always looking for ways to enjoy their horses. I personally fell in love with working cowhorse, but that is not a sport for everyone. Cowhorse competition requires a high level of commitment, both of time and …

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Kade Mills: Mane Event Trainer’s Challenge Champion

Meet an Inspiring Young Horseman By Allison Trimble   I made my first trip to the Mane Event in Chilliwack, BC and was pleasantly surprised by the horsemanship in the Trainer’s Challenge. Competing in the challenge were Steve Rother, Jon Ensign, and Kade Mills. The trainers each had 4 hours …

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The Benefits of Buffalo

There’s More Than One Way to School a Cowhorse By Allison Trimble   Training cowhorses and cutters in the Pacific Northwest can be challenging simply due to the shortage and expense of fresh cattle. Mechanical devices, such as a pro cutter, can be helpful training tools, but you can’t replace the …

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Presentation is Everything

Help Your Sale Horse Stand Out in a Crowded Market Place By Allison Trimble   In these uncertain times, horse sales can be tricky. The horse market is still very alive, but there are more horses competing for the same buyer’s attention. In most cases, a seller will be advertising on an …

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What Cowhorses Teach Kids

Building Character in Our Youth By Allison Trimble   Many of us started our horse experience as children. I participated in 4-H and rodeo events before being exposed to the working cowhorse discipline in college. As a professional, I have developed a strong group of youth clients. These girls ride 5 to …

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Granny’s Still Got It

A Look at Baby Boomers and their Equine Fascination By Allison Trimble   With the baby boomers starting to retire, a large portion of the non-pro performance horse competitors are between 55 and 65. Many of these people are new to the sport. Most had some horse experience as kids, possibly …

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