New & Noteworthy: The 38th Annual Idaho Horse Expo Brings Education and Entertainment April 5-7

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The 38th annual Idaho Horse Expo, April 5–7 at Ford Idaho Horse Park in Nampa, Idaho, is an event perfect for anyone interested in anything horse. From dressage to colt starting, there’s something for everyone! This year’s featured clinicians are Ruben Villasenor and Ron McLoughlin. Villasenor believes in teaching horse …

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Trainer’s Profile: Bruce Anderson of Natural Humanship™

Natural Humanship™
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Seeing Bruce in action has been a thrill. He has such a way with horses and people! I witnessed his methods at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo a couple years ago and then again at the Mustang Summit in Westcliffe, Colorado this past summer. Check out his website and see …

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New & Noteworthy: Something for Everyone at the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo March 22–24

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Matt Livengood. Photo by Carrie Sigglin.

Few things bring horse people together like an expo, and here in the Northwest we have the good fortune to attend and participate in the 23rd annual Northwest Horse Fair & Expo March 22–24 in Albany, Oregon, at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center. The Expo will once again …

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Northwest Horse Source Magazine’s March 2024 Issue

Explore the complete digital edition of the March 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 Book Review: Shoeing the Modern Horse

Shoeing the Modern Horse
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The Horse Owner’s Guide to Farriery and Hoof Care By Steven Kraus with Katie Navarra Horses’ hooves are integral to their overall health, their athletic ability, and ultimately, their longevity. But not all horses are the same. The individual needs of each horse require an understanding of responsible, informed hoofcare …

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Community News: What Makes a Good Instructor?

What Makes a Good Instructor
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CHA Region One Conference is February 29 – March 3 By Phil Peterson – CHA Region 1 Director Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) promotes excellence in safety and education by certifying riding instructors, accrediting equine facilities, producing educational conferences, and publishing educational resources. CHA has a new website. Visit www.CHA.Horse for more …

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Cover Story: The 38th Annual Idaho Horse Expo

The 38th annual Idaho Horse Expo
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State’s Largest Horse Expo Returns April 5-7, 2024 by Idaho Expo Staff The 38th annual Idaho Horse Expo will be held April 5–7, 2024 at the Ford Idaho Horse Park in Nampa, Idaho. This event is perfect for anyone who is interested in horses, training, and riding—from dressage to colt …

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Northwest Horse Source Magazine’s February 2024 Issue IS HERE!

February 2024

Explore the complete digital edition of the February 2024 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 by experts …

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Media Barn: Book Review – The Pinto Horse & The Phantom Bull by Charles Elliott Perkins

The Pinto Horse

In 1927 Owen Wister called The Pinto Horse “the best Western story about a horse that I have ever read.” The pinto roamed the Montana range in the late 1880s, surviving wolves and blizzards and earning the respect of the herd but never blending in, always standing out in vulnerable perfection. After …

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Could 2024 really be terrible?

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Could 2024 really be terrible? It just depends who you listen to. As we step into 2024, there’s a lot of worry about what the year might hold. Optimism and hope are not dead. It’s all about perspective. There will be challenges, but also amazing opportunities – especially when it …

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