From My Saddle: Times Change

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But I Still Love What I Do Horses have been part of my life since I was in grade school. I begged my parents to get me a horse. It’s hard to explain the pull towards our beloved horses but I had it bad. I collected Breyer Horse models and …

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From My Saddle: Time for Summer Fun!

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April at Butler Creek. Photo Credit NWHS.

Inspiration for Getting It Done One of the benefits of getting older is all the great memories we’ve made. I remember 2014 quite well. It was one of the best years of my life. Why? Well, it was the year I won my first buckle, and I did more horseback …

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From My Saddle: Expo Life

Jody and John Lyons with Karen at the Northwest Horse Fair & Expo

Face to Face Interaction is the Best After returning home from the Northwest Horse Fair & Expo in Albany, Oregon, I realized how seeing familiar faces and meeting new people was the highlight of the trip. I was especially excited to see John Lyons again after several years. He and …

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From My Saddle: Horse Time

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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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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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