New & Noteworthy: The United States Pony Clubs Adds Western Dressage Certification Track

Western Dressage certification track

In response to the popularity and growth of Western Dressage, The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (USPC) has added a new Western Dressage certification track. The new track allows riders interested in Western Dressage to specialize in this discipline and earn certifications starting at the beginner level (D-2) and progressing …

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Feature Story: Remembering Kleng

Exceptional Therapy Horse Made a Positive Difference for Decades by Julia Bozzo We have all been lucky enough to know certain exceptional individuals who make huge differences in people’s lives. In this case the individual is a horse. Kleng, a Norwegian Fjord, was born on October 11, 1991 in Sooke, …

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New & Noteworthy: Recognizing the Impact of Horses on Veterans with Back on Track Grants

Veterans

The EQUUS Foundation’s motto, “For the Love of Horses” drew Back on Track USA CEO, James Ruder, to the EQUUS Foundation to design a program that recognizes the significant impact of horses on the lives of people—especially veterans and their families. Back on Track’s therapeutic products help to achieve a …

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Northwest Horse Source Magazine’s June 2024 Issue

Explore the complete digital edition of the June 2024 Issue of The Northwest Horse Source. Northwest Horse SourceThe Northwest Horse Source is an independently owned and operated print and online magazine for horse owners and enthusiasts of all breeds and disciplines in the Pacific Northwest. Our contemporary editorial columns are predominantly written …

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Media Barn: New in Books – Riding Out

Riding Out
Riding Out by Ingrid Klimke

Strategies for Training Outside the Arena By Ingrid Klimke Olympic gold medalist Ingrid Klimke has long encouraged competitive equestrians to spend time riding outside the arena. Klimke learned to love trail riding and working outside the ring from her father, the admired dressage master Reiner Klimke, who insisted it be …

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Trainer Profile: Ben Longwell of True West Horsemanship

True West Horsemanship
Photo Credit Natalie Longwell

Helping Riders Build Trust and Feel with Their Horses What is your name and location? Ben Longwell of True West Horsemanship, LLC from Pendleton, Oregon. What disciplines do you train/teach? We teach horsemanship for all disciplines, helping riders build strong partnerships through clearer communication. We do ranch roping and emphasize …

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New & Noteworthy: Back on Track® and the EQUUS Foundation

Back on Track

For the Love of Horses —“That phrase encapsulates why most of us started in this industry,” says James Ruder, CEO of Back on Track® USA. “From the time I was a young boy, horses were my respite. When chaos ensued at home or at school, I could go to the …

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New & Noteworthy: Durango Offers All-Day Comfort in Women’s Western Boot

Durango

The Durango® Lady Rebel Pro™ Women’s Juniper Brown Western Boot is for women seeking durability and comfort. The boot is built with an outsole design and materials that help provide slip-resistance and traction on various surfaces. This boot has the Durango X-Pand System™ which is a hidden gore expansion for …

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Business Profile: Langley Equine Studies

Langley Equine Studies

Preparing Students for Success as Equine Body Workers What is your name and your business name? Mary Lou Langley of Langley Equine Studies.  How and why did you get started in business? I got started in self-employment as a massage therapist because of my passion for better health care for …

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New & Noteworthy: Kimes Ranch to Host Largest Single Women’s Pro Rodeo Event Payout in History

Kimes Ranch

The fastest growing event in rodeo will take place November 27–30 at the Inaugural Kimes Ranch Million $ Breakaway held at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona. An unprecedented million-dollar purse will be paid out in a ten-round competition consisting of the top 10 breakaway ropers in the world standings plus 15 …

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