Small Farm Makeover: Fencing Horse Properties

Photos Courtesy Kim Roe

Keep Your Equines Safe and Where They Belong Few things are more important on a horse property than good fencing. Well-constructed, safe, effective fences give you the peace of mind to know your horses will stay home and add value to your property. Fencing represents a huge financial outlay, so …

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Editor’s Postcard: How to Sell Your Horse

Carol Landt with a young prospect. Photo courtesy Carol Landt.

Think Like a Buyer When Marketing Your Horse A friend of mine was recently in the market for a new horse, and she shared with me her frustrations about the choices some sellers make when presenting their horses. Carol Landt has been riding and training horses for decades. She’s an …

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Cover Story: Columbia Equine Hospital of Gresham, Oregon

Columbia Equine Hospital
Photo by Paul Duff, DVM

40 Years of Expert Equine Care Finding exceptional veterinary care for our horses has become more difficult in recent years. There seems to be fewer veterinarians willing to provide ambulatory care services over large areas, fewer options for 24/7 emergency care, and fewer equine hospitals equipped with the necessary staff, …

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Editor’s Postcard: Seek Out Quality Instruction

Quality Instruction
Photo by Kim Roe

Successful Riders are Not Always Good Teachers Recently a video going around social media featured clips of a jumping lesson taught by an elite equestrian to a group of young riders. The trainer, a former world champion, repeatedly berated her students, yelled at them, and at one point said, “Either …

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Trainer’s Profile: Molly McDaniel of Balanced Performance Training and Hoofcare

Trainer’s Profile
Photo by Cassidy Kettlestring

Focusing on the Longevity and Soundness of the Horse Interview by Kim Roe What is the name of your business? Balanced Performance Training and Hoofcare, LLC What do you do?  I’m a farrier and I also accept horses and mules for training. I teach lessons (and can provide lesson horses …

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Editor’s Postcard: Give Your Time and Talent to Keep Horse Activities Happening

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Kim Roe on Exo. Photo By Aliena Hook

The Whatcom County Dressage and Eventing Association (WCDEA) was founded in 1984 for the promotion and education of dressage, eventing, and working equitation in Whatcom County, Washington, and the surrounding areas. As one of the initiating members of this wonderful club, I’ve believed in its mission of supporting grassroots horse enthusiasts …

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Cover Story: The 23rd Annual Northwest Horse Fair & Expo

Northwest Horse Fair & Expo
Photo credit Alise Lamoreaux. BlackPearl Friesian Dance Troupe.

The Show Continues, March 22–24, 2024! Compiled by Kim Roe Few things bring horse people together like an expo, and we here in the Northwest are lucky to have the opportunity to attend and participate in the Northwest Horse Fair & Expo in Albany, Oregon. The 23rd annual expo, presented …

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Editor’s Postcard: Finding Peace with My Senior Horse

Finding Peace with My Senior Horse
Gunner. Photo Courtesy Kim Roe

Treasuring Time with My Gunner I love my old horse, Gunner. And yes, it’s true I love all my horses, but I hold a special tenderness for the old ones, and Gunner holds my heart like few others. He’s been struggling with his health for about a year now. I’d …

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Editor’s Postcard: Nothing Forced is Beautiful

Nothing forced is beautiful
Photo Courtesy Kim Roe

Help a Horse Feel Good to Make Training Stick The summer I was 12 my father took my sister and me on a six-week long trip around the Western U.S. We hiked slot-canyons and the Grand Canyon, camped under the stars in Zion, and got soaked by thunderstorms in the …

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Editor’s Postcard: Are You Learning?

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Let Your Passion Fuel Your Desire to Become Educated I’ve taken a lot of riding lessons in my life, and I continue to educate myself through lessons, clinics, seminars, and extensive reading. My passion for horses and riding has fueled this desire to learn. I’m currently taking a year-long writers’ …

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