Slow the Flow

Dealing with Drainage Issues in the Pacific Northwest by Alayne Blickle, Horses for Clean Water   Managing the wet environment in the Pacific Northwest can be challenging. During winter excessive rain fall makes mud, an especially unpleasant reality for many horse owners. Mud is not just a nuisance; it creates …

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The Allure of the Backcountry

The Trail Rider’s Lament by Robert Eversole   Keeping a trail horse is expensive—the feed, fuel to travel (even worse) and tack, well we’ll just avoid the subject of how much good equipment costs. So why do we ride? And, more to the point, why do we trail ride over …

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Youth Helping Youth

WSQHA Emerald Queen Payton Anderson Promotes Community During Coat Drive     Payton Anderson, age 16, is currently serving a one year term as Emerald Queen for the Washington State Quarter Horse Association. As Queen, Payton worked diligently with WSQHA to organize a state wide winter-wear (coat, hat, and glove) …

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Washington State Animal Response Team – Northwest Volunteers Making a Difference

Northwest Volunteers Making a Difference for Horses in Need by Michaela Eaves     It’s not every day a county needs a large team of trained volunteers to help support a large herd of neglected horses while their owner awaits trial. When Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson needed help, she …

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Breathe Life Into Your Riding – Part 3

Part 3: Top-to-Toe Awareness for the Rider by Jenny Rolfe   The horse will mirror your mood and body language so it is essential for the rider to become self aware to communicate with the horse. The following postural techniques will show you how breathing will support the essence of …

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Are You Still Breeding to Make Money?

The True Cost of Raising a Foal by Don Blazer, Horse Courses Online     With spring in the air the thought of breeding a favorite mare is enticing. While it’s a personal decision, the chances of making money by selling the foal are slim and none. Unless you can answer …

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Tying-up – Part 2

Part 2: Causes, Management, and Prevention by Dave Sauter, DVM   This two part series is a review of the Frank Milne State of the Art lecture presented by Dr. Stephanie Valberg at the 58th annual American Association of Equine Practitioners convention held in Anaheim, California this past December. Part One …

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Wild Horse, Wild Ride

A Documentary of the Extreme Mustang Makeover     Each year thousands of wild horses are rounded up and removed from public lands by the U.S. Government. All will need permanent homes. None has ever been touched by a human hand. Wild Horse, Wild Ride tells the story of the …

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The Wild Adventure of Sensational Flirt

Or, How to Keep Your Wild Horse Safely at Home by Tracey Westbury   My husband and I made the drive in late September to Southeastern Oregon.Our primary goal? To visit a couple of HMAs and get photos of wild horses. Naturally, we would also stop at the wild horse corrals …

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Triple Crown Becomes Title Sponsor of Pro Junior Young Rider Scholarship Program

Triple Crown Nutrition has joined forces with the Professional Riders Organization to promote junior young rider development through the Triple Crown JYR PRO Scholarship Program. Developed by Marcia Kulak; a board member of PRO, the scholarship is now in its third year and offers a significant training reward to participants. …

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