From My Saddle: Horse Time

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Working Chip

Saddle Up and Make Some Memories It’s been fairly dry this winter in Colorado, and with temperatures from subzero to the 60s you never know what to expect. I can think of many excuses to not work my horse when the weather isn’t ideal or when I tell myself I’m …

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From My Saddle: Exciting Expos!

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Karen rides her mare April at the Washington State Horse Expo in 2012. Photo by by DiaRae Harvey.

The Place to Connect with Favorite Trainers I’ve attended horse expos as a sponsor for over 20 years. Despite the cost and hard work involved in preparing for them, I love them! Every year I look forward to connecting with my writers, advertisers, and readers. It’s rewarding to engage with …

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Create an Advertising Calendar!

Planning an advertising calendar is crucial for organized and effective marketing. Here’s a simple outline for a monthly advertising calendar: I have always enjoyed working with my customers on their advertising. It may seem like a great deal of work but actually if you follow this step by step, you …

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From My Saddle: Change is Inevitable

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My best friend’s husband, Duke, created this beautiful plaque for me commemorating 28 years of the Northwest Horse Source.

Moving Forward and Embracing Digital Communication 2023 was a year of big changes for The Northwest Horse Source. The November/December issue was the final print edition of the magazine and we’re now an all-digital magazine and website. This was a tough decision for me, but the print version of the …

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From My Saddle: Where Do We Go From Here?

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Karen Pickering with Francesca Carsen, Spanky & Dally. NWHS Photo.

The Northwest Horse Source Supplies Trusted and Relevant Information As we embark on the new year there’s a lot of uncertainty in the air. Change is happening whether we’re ready for it or not.  Here’s what’s happening: we’ve discontinued the print magazine and are focusing on digital edition. We can …

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Gain New Leads Through Our Membership Program

NWHS Member Benefit Program Offers Big Benefits for Program Sponsors! Targeting the right market is one of the biggest concerns for business owners. We’ve helped solve this problem with our Member Benefits Program. By offering a coupon discount on select products and services to our membership, you get access to …

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From My Saddle – Don’t Forget the Basics

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Riding Chip. NWHS Photo.

Senior Horses (and Senior People) Need Confidence I got my horse Chip in the fall of 2022. I wasn’t looking for a horse after losing my mare, April, but the opportunity presented itself and I brought Chip home. I’ve recently learned a valuable lesson: it doesn’t matter how old you …

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From My Saddle: Horse People Doing Great Things in The Community

Equestrians Helping Others I recently attended an event that warmed my soul. While watching the news one morning, I caught the tail end of a report about the Pikes Peak Range Riders hosting a half-day event called “A Day on the Range” for the Boys and Girls Club at Latigo …

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Check Out these HUGE Savings on Promoting Your Products or Services Thank you for supporting Horse Source and Horse Safety Tips. Quality journalism matters! Be a part of this organization to grow your business and contribute to the education and entertainment of horse owners in our region! For more information …

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From My Saddle: Youth and Education

Western Washington University Students, Jesse Nunley and Rebecca Manlow, hang out with April after finishing a marketing project for NWHS in 2015.

Producing a Magazine Takes an Incredible Team I’ve come to realize after so many years how blessed I am to be working with the team I have. Running a magazine for 27+ years and starting a new one nearly two years ago, I understand the dedication and discipline it takes …

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