Northwest Horse Source Magazine’s March 2024 Issue IS HERE!

Explore the complete digital edition of the March 2024 The Northwest Horse Source. Northwest Horse SourceThe Northwest Horse Source is an independently owned and operated print and online magazine for horse owners and enthusiasts of all breeds and disciplines in the Pacific Northwest. Our contemporary editorial columns are predominantly written by experts …

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Georgia Boot Renews Partnership with 4-H Through 2026

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Partnership Supports 4-H Leaders Through Youth Trailblazer Program NELSONVILLE, Ohio (February 2024) – Georgia Boot, America’s hardest-working boot for more than 85 years, is extending its partnership through 2026 with 4-H by creating promotional programs that directly benefit 4-H clubs in local communities and nationally. For more than 100 years, …

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Trail Savvy: The Timeless Joy of Horse Camping

Horse Camping
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Embracing Nature’s Clock Most people experience time as a linear construct with every second tracked by our devices, rushing through life until nature demands that we stop. But I feel a shift when I’m on the trail, slowly making my way into the wilderness; time slows down and stretches in …

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Media Barn Book Review: Shoeing the Modern Horse

Shoeing the Modern Horse
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The Horse Owner’s Guide to Farriery and Hoof Care By Steven Kraus with Katie Navarra Horses’ hooves are integral to their overall health, their athletic ability, and ultimately, their longevity. But not all horses are the same. The individual needs of each horse require an understanding of responsible, informed hoofcare …

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Unbridled Spirit 7

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Undercover Horses!How do horses mysteriously break through the most guarded heart? Does anyone know? Horses invite connection. They are curious and each of the nine horses at Windy Acres Farm seems to know exactly who to invite into their hearts when a new group arrives for Unbridled Spirit’s programs. In …

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Horizon Structures Presents Series: Interior Design Tips For Your Tack Room

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by Nikki Alvin-Smith Do you know the artful ways to make small spaces feel like big places? Interior design knowledge can help you make the most of your horse barn tack room space. Improve the form, fit and functionality with these simple approaches to design. These methods are all easy …

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Trainer’s Corner: Do a Pre-Ride Safety Check

Safety Check
Correctly fitting protective headgear is always a good idea for safety while riding.

Pay Attention to Four Crucial Areas It was an ordinary late summer day—dry and warm, the perfect moment to be on horseback. We had been riding daily since mid June and had led almost 1000 kids, ages 8 to 10, out on trail rides. Most of them were first-time riders, …

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New & Noteworthy: Free Youth Course on the Language of Horses

Youth
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from Equine Guelph Horses are masters at picking up on our body language but how good are we at seeing theirs? Discover the fascinating body language of horses with youth from all over the world!  Students from all over the world have participated in Equine Guelph’s Horse Behavior & Safety …

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Editor’s Postcard: Seek Out Quality Instruction

Quality Instruction
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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Community News: What Makes a Good Instructor?

What Makes a Good Instructor
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CHA Region One Conference is February 29 – March 3 By Phil Peterson – CHA Region 1 Director Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) promotes excellence in safety and education by certifying riding instructors, accrediting equine facilities, producing educational conferences, and publishing educational resources. CHA has a new website. Visit www.CHA.Horse for more …

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