ClearSpan Indoor Arenas – Ride Year Round

An indoor arena is a must in order to have a competitive boarding facility. Katie and Gary McClure of Swampy Oak Farm and Stable decided to open their own boarding facility when they built a new barn on their property three years ago. Their next step was to look into …

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When the Going Gets Rocky

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Mastering Extreme Rock and Log Step Obstacles   by Mark Bolender As with most technical challenges, proper training makes the impossible possible.  My latest book, Extreme Mountain Trail Course by Mark Bolender is built on the Rush Spring Ranch in Missouri. It is visually beautiful and challenges the best of …

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Never Stop Learning

A Teachable Spirit Invites Success By Catherine Madera As the new editor of the magazine, this month’s theme of educational opportunities is especially appropriate—I’m on a big learning curve! It’s an awesome opportunity to get more involved in the Northwest horse industry and I look forward to meeting and learning …

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TechNiche Internationals’ TechKewl TM Hybrid Sport Vest!

  The Hybrid Vest is the latest state of the art Cooling Vest from TechNiche Intl. It combines the HyperKewlTM  Evaporative cooling technology with the TechKewlTM Phase Change (58o F cold pax) technology to create a more versatile cooling product with an extended life. They are used by some of the world’s …

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What Cowhorses Teach Kids

Building Character in Our Youth By Allison Trimble   Many of us started our horse experience as children. I participated in 4-H and rodeo events before being exposed to the working cowhorse discipline in college. As a professional, I have developed a strong group of youth clients. These girls ride 5 to …

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Emily Edward’s The Trouble with Being a Horse

By Emily Edwards   The Trouble with Being a Horse What would you do if one day you woke up as a horse? Olivia is outraged when her parents forbid her to ride and she wishes she could run away and be with horses forever. But after falling off her …

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Horse Ownership and Liability: What you don’t know Can Hurt You.

The What, When, and Why of Equine Insurance By: JoAnn Maynard   Most horse owners understand the danger of being physically hurt while working with their horse, but many are unaware of the danger to their pocket book if their horse should cause physical harm to another person or their …

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Smokey becomes a TV star

    The American Blazer Horse is getting a chance at some national TV exposure thanks to BB’s Smokey Dun and Diane Robson of Post Falls, Idaho. The pair will be featured as one of 100 competitors in the reality show “America’s Favorite Trail Horse,” which begins airing Sept. 6 …

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Barb Apple’s Halter/Bridle

  Review by Karen Pickering               The halter works like a side-pull, but is soft on the nose as it does not have a hard lariat rope across the nose. It is a halter made of soft yacht braid rope with rings on the …

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A Place to Call Home

Windermere real estate agent and horse lover Janey Ullman is dedicated to helping others find “home” By Alana Linderoth   Known for her responsiveness and easy way with people, Ullman feels lucky to have gotten into real estate and truly loves what she does. “Horses are incredibly large animals with …

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