Caring for the Older Performance Horse

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The Health Concerns of Aged Equine Athletes by Liz Devine, DVM, MS, DACVS-LA     Older equine athletes have given their owners many years of hard work and dedication. As their age catches up with them, there are certain health concerns to be mindful of so they can continue an …

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All About Flying Lead Changes

Lead Change

How to Properly Set Your Horse Up for a Lead Change by Allison Trimble   When trained and executed properly, a flying lead change is a beautiful thing. However; it is a maneuver that many horses and riders struggle to perform. I receive loads of questions on how to teach …

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Over 40 and Horse Crazy – Desensitize Your Horse to Basic Home Health Care

by Laura Schonberg   One of the challenges in bringing home a young and inexperienced horse (Poema) has been conditioning her mind, body and hooves for riding on the trail. We have had several setbacks, one of them being an abscess that not only took its sweet time rupturing, it …

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Riding Fear Free – Performance Horses and Fear

Fear

Getting Past Fear While Staying Competitive by Laura Daley   When you have a performance horse and you are dealing with fear issues, it is important to make a list of priorities and specific lesson plans. This will help you overcome fear while still keeping your performance horse competitive. Depending …

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Finding Balance

Choices, Changes and New Revelations by Karen Pickering It’s July and time to celebrate the freedom our nation gives us to choose our beliefs, our jobs and our education. As a trail rider I love to experience the great places to ride in the Northwest. What a great place we …

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July 2015 Cover Story: The Havasu Horse Project

The Havasu Horse Project: Where Compassion is a Natural Wonder by Catherine Madera When Shea Carpenter first visited the southwest corner of the Grand Canyon she came for the awe inspiring beauty: stunning waterfalls of Caribbean blue set against sheer, red canyon walls jutting into the Arizona sky. What she …

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Changing Lives at Stonewater Ranch

Stonewater Ranch

Horses, Hugs and a Whole New Attitude by Anna Hopkins Sarah* used to be extremely quiet and withdrawn; her life was very hard. She first came on a horse camp trip with a group at Stonewater Ranch and in the following years participated in other Youth Dynamics trips as well. …

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Show Me Your Guns! ~ The Pistols Used in Mounted Shooting

Mounted Shooters

The Pistols Used in Mounted Shooting Cowboy Mounted Shooting combines horsemanship and marksmanship. Riders use two single action .45 caliber revolvers loaded with blanks that will break a balloon up to about 15 feet to complete one of 60 courses. During a typical run a rider crosses the start line …

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V: The Legacy of Sheila Varian

DVD Review: Feature Length Documentary V: The Legacy of Sheila Varian tells one of the great horse stories of our time. It is the inspiring true story of how a child prodigy followed her calling and changed the horse world, breeding some of the finest Arabian horses in history. Filmed …

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WSQHA: Youth Equine Summit Coming to Monroe! August 10-11

Don’t Miss Exciting Opportunity for Youth August 10-11   WSQHA is excited to announce the youth equine summit August 10-11 in Monroe, WA. It is free for all youth interested in horses (ages 10-19) and includes a free lunch. This is an event you don’t want to miss! Stay on …

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