Bits, Headstalls, and Reins for Western Riders – Common Headgear Misuses

Photo by Allison Trimble

Like everyone else, springtime finds me cleaning tack and making repairs. Trusted tack is like an old friend. I remember each piece, where and why I bought it, and the horses who wore it best. Over the years I’ve gotten less flashy and increasingly functional, but well-made equipment is timeless. …

Read MoreBits, Headstalls, and Reins for Western Riders – Common Headgear Misuses

Willfully Guided: What to Know Before Selling Your Horse Farm – Part 1

What to Expect Each Step of the Way By Allison Trimble   The decision to sell a horse property is often made in the long winter months. With the emerging spring, homeowners often find themselves motivated to sell. It’s important to be prepared for what the process entails. Here is …

Read MoreWillfully Guided: What to Know Before Selling Your Horse Farm – Part 1

Getting a Mortgage – How Low Interest Rates and Low Inventory Impact Your Equestrian Property Dreams

Photo by Mary Clure

With budding trees and chirping birds comes the emergence of horse properties onto the real estate market. I love the excitement of preparing listings for sale and watching new listings come on that are the perfect fit for our buyers. We have seen consecutive years of steady growth in home …

Read MoreGetting a Mortgage – How Low Interest Rates and Low Inventory Impact Your Equestrian Property Dreams

Insurance for Horse Farms Part Two – Commercial Equine Facility Insurance

Photo by Lee Paparoa

A farm has been bought, and the dream of having a place in the country with horses is a reality. Even when a private farm was the original intent, sometimes the idea of boarding, training, and generating some income from the farm can emerge. While some friendly boarding can be …

Read MoreInsurance for Horse Farms Part Two – Commercial Equine Facility Insurance

Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Tips for Winter Horse Care

Allison’s son helping with winter chores. Photo by Allison Trimble.

This morning it was a balmy 27 degrees at the barn. In the Pacific Northwest, we worry about mud management during the winter months, often forgetting about freezing temperatures until they are upon us. My horsey childhood in Alaska was spent more than half the year in the dark and …

Read MoreBaby, It’s Cold Outside – Tips for Winter Horse Care

Time Marches On – Beloved Horses Grow Older Along with Us

Allison and Bayleen on the cover of the December 2012 NWHS

The Senior Horse issue in the Northwest Horse Source is my favorite. My endearment with senior horses started with my beloved Bayleen and our 35-year-long relationship. Since her passing six and a half years ago at 37, a whole new group of my horses have aged into their twilight years. …

Read MoreTime Marches On – Beloved Horses Grow Older Along with Us

Retail Therapy – Allison Buys A Horse and Shares Some of Life’s Truths

Photo by Rica Jensen; Ohickory Rey

  With all the stress of building our new house and horse facility, family obligations, and the responsibilities of running a real estate brokerage, I was bound to become overwhelmed. I can handle a lot, but there came a realization that there’s a lot of work happening, but not a …

Read MoreRetail Therapy – Allison Buys A Horse and Shares Some of Life’s Truths