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Enjoying the Resources in My Own Backyard By Catherine Madera   I have a horse related dream: to take a castle tour in Ireland on horseback. With plenty of day-to-day horse expenses I’ve not saved up for this dream vacation, but it’s on my equestrian “Bucket List.” Recently I entered …

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Barn Pros

Beauty in the Details by Catherine Madera     German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is credited with coining the phrase, “God is in the details.” Known for his passion for creating functional buildings without sacrificing beauty, Mies believed details were important. He would no doubt appreciate Barn Pros, the …

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Mustang Heritage Foundation Announces New TIP Trainer

Meet Northwest Washington Trainer Cheryle McConnaughey by Catherine Madera   Cheryle McConnaughey of Bellingham, WA is a northwest trainer newly approved through the Mustang Heritage Foundation’s Trainer Incentive Program (TIP). She shares what is a passion for many horse lovers: helping America’s Mustangs find adoptive homes. An estimated 30,000 mustangs …

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Back Country Horsemen of Washington Annual Rendezvous

  Back Country Horsemen of Washington 2013 Rendezvous will be held on March 15, 16, & 17 at the Kittitas Valley Event Center (the fairgrounds), 512 N Poplar Street, Ellensburg WA 98926. This event is open to the public. Barb Apple of Barb Apple Horse Play LLC, Master Horseman will be …

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2013 Bolender’s Mountain Trail Challenge Shows Held at Bolender Horse Park

Mark Bolender of Washington State’s Bolender Horse Park (BHP) announced the 2013 scheduling of Bolender’s Mountain Trail Challenge. Six shows are scheduled at BHP: April 14, May 26, June 23, July 21, Aug 25, and September 15. The shows are sanctioned by the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and open …

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Good Horse Keeping: Practical, Efficient Horse Care

Find Cash in Your Tack Box by Laurie Cerny   Nearly every 4-H horse club and many breed and show organizations now sponsor spring tack sales or swaps. For horse owners these tack sales can bring in some extra cash and they’re also an incentive to clean out tack boxes …

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Northwest Horse Fair & Expo 2013: Celebrating the Spirit of the Horse!

The Northwest Horse Fair and Expo, presented by Bison Coach, will feature a top-notch group of clinicians and equine entertainment this year. The expo, now in its 14th year, runs March 21 through 24, 2013 at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center in Albany, Oregon. Equine experts will provide …

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Horses and Fear – Part 1

Part 1: Acknowledging the Obvious by Allison Trimble   It is common to come across people with varying levels of fear with regards to their horses. That fear can range from mild to severe and can affect training and competition. In some cases it prevents people from doing the one …

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We Love Our Blazers!

Remembering Breed Founder Neil Hinck     As we head into the month of February we think of those we love: our husbands, wives, children, and extended family. As Blazer owners, we also have a special love for our horses. We are proud of our breed because of their athleticism, versatility …

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Day of Discovery

Facing the Reality of PSSM by Karen Pickering   It was a beautiful day for a ride. April had been off for a few weeks due to the removal of a small granuloma (tumor) on her back under the saddle area. I’d had a bunch of work done when the …

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