Editor’s Postcard: A Few Thoughts on Competition

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Photo by Kim Roe

After the Show—a Judge’s Musings I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again—I love horse shows, and I love being a judge. Judging horse shows takes me places I’d never be able to see and allows me to meet wonderful like-minded people. I also get to see horses, beautiful …

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Editor’s Postcard: The Grass Dilemma

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Welsh Cob Gus practices yoga poses to reach a blade of grass. Photo Courtesy Kim Roe, Blue Gate Farm.

Managing Plump, Bored Horses Means Rethinking Equine Husbandry With nearly 40 acres of pastures, fields, and woods, my place, Blue Gate Farm, sits on fertile soil and has plenty of water. Even in the hottest, driest summers the grass stays green without irrigation. I’ve spent thousands of dollars and many …

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Feature Story: What’s in My Hay?

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Photo Courtesy Kim Roe

Educate Yourself to Save Money and Keep Animals Healthy A few years ago I ordered a load of teff hay for my metabolic horse. The seller had posted photos and analysis on social media, and though it was expensive—nearly $600 per ton delivered and stacked—it looked like a good product …

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Editor’s Postcard: Who Will Carry On?

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Equine Facility Professionals are Hard Workers, Passionate, and (Maybe) Crazy A few years back a teenage student of mine asked, “What will happen to all these horse facilities owned by old women like you after you all die?” Ha! I was taken aback (to say the least). I was only …

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New & Noteworthy: Horse Industry Podcast Seeks Pictures and Descriptions of First Ponies

Photo Courtesy Kim Roe

While some equestrians are fortunate to own, ride, and show world champion horses, the love and appreciation for our first ponies is something we never forget. The Horse Industry Podcast (horseindustrypodcast.com) has launched a new long-term project to capture the stories of first ponies through their “Registry of the Remarkables” …

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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

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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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