United States Pony Clubs Becomes the 23rd Recipient of the Prestigious Equine Industry Vision Award

The United States Pony Clubs (USPC) was named and honored as the 2024 Equine Industry Vision Award Winner at the AHP Equine Media Conference in Lexington, Kentucky, on Friday, May 17, at a breakfast sponsored by Zoetis. “We are so honored at the United States Pony Clubs to receive the …

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Feature Story: Remembering Kleng

Exceptional Therapy Horse Made a Positive Difference for Decades by Julia Bozzo We have all been lucky enough to know certain exceptional individuals who make huge differences in people’s lives. In this case the individual is a horse. Kleng, a Norwegian Fjord, was born on October 11, 1991 in Sooke, …

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New & Noteworthy: Recognizing the Impact of Horses on Veterans with Back on Track Grants

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The EQUUS Foundation’s motto, “For the Love of Horses” drew Back on Track USA CEO, James Ruder, to the EQUUS Foundation to design a program that recognizes the significant impact of horses on the lives of people—especially veterans and their families. Back on Track’s therapeutic products help to achieve a …

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Rider Wellness: Getting Back on the Horse

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Photo Credit: Carol Klar

You’ll Know When It’s the Right Time to Remount The old saying is that you should always “get back on the horse”. I did get back on my horse the day I fell off during a moment of chaos when riding with friends. I got back on because I had …

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Cover Story: Up for the Challenge

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Samantha Rock and Handy Dandy. Photo by Madeline Biner.

Samantha Rock Doubles Her Chances of Winning $50,000 at First Ever Mustang Challenge in Las Vegas Why mustangs? Samantha (Sam) Rock wanted a challenge and found it in 2015 when she started gentling and training wild horses and got hooked on mustangs. Sam considers herself a very competitive person and …

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

Explore the complete digital edition of the June 2024 Issue of 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 …

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Media Barn: New in Books – Riding Out

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Riding Out by Ingrid Klimke

Strategies for Training Outside the Arena By Ingrid Klimke Olympic gold medalist Ingrid Klimke has long encouraged competitive equestrians to spend time riding outside the arena. Klimke learned to love trail riding and working outside the ring from her father, the admired dressage master Reiner Klimke, who insisted it be …

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Trainer Profile: Ben Longwell of True West Horsemanship

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Helping Riders Build Trust and Feel with Their Horses What is your name and location? Ben Longwell of True West Horsemanship, LLC from Pendleton, Oregon. What disciplines do you train/teach? We teach horsemanship for all disciplines, helping riders build strong partnerships through clearer communication. We do ranch roping and emphasize …

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Testing 1-2-3 – Strangles Research

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Testing is an important part of a recovery plan from a Strangles outbreak. Photo Credit: Canva

Strangles, the highly contagious upper respiratory disease caused by the bacterium, Streptococcus equi (S. equi) has been front and centre on social media lately with numerous disease alerts being posted. These alerts are triggered by positive test results for S. equi and reported by an official laboratory to the provincial or state veterinary office. Given the …

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Mustang Challenge – Livestream event hosted by the Cowboy Entrepreneur, Scott Knudsen

Mustang Challenge / South Point Arena, Las Vegas NV, July 11-13, 2024 – the richest western discipline national mustang competition. Mustang Champions, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management and Western Horseman, is proud to announce that the inaugural event will be streamed live and on-demand through RideTV. The …

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