New & Noteworthy: The United States Pony Clubs Adds Western Dressage Certification Track

Western Dressage certification track

In response to the popularity and growth of Western Dressage, The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (USPC) has added a new Western Dressage certification track. The new track allows riders interested in Western Dressage to specialize in this discipline and earn certifications starting at the beginner level (D-2) and progressing …

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Editor’s Postcard: A Few Thoughts on Competition

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Photo by Kim Roe

After the Show—a Judge’s Musings I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again—I love horse shows, and I love being a judge. Judging horse shows takes me places I’d never be able to see and allows me to meet wonderful like-minded people. I also get to see horses, beautiful …

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Small Farm Makeover: 10 Tips to Keep Flying Pests at Bay – Naturally!

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Swallow box with nesting Violet Green Swallows. Photo Courtesy Alayne Blickle.

Biting Insects Can Lead to Serious Health Problems in Horses and Humans Ahh, summer… the long days, the sun and warmth. The season is wonderful in so many ways, except when it comes to those annoying bugs. Flies, gnats, and mosquitoes can make our horses’ lives miserable (ours too), and …

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Tour of Federal Holding Facility Raises Alarm Over Welfare of Captured Wild Horses

Photo Credit American Wild Horse Conservation

(Warning: Graphic Images) RENO, NEV. (May 20, 2024) – On May 16th, representatives from the leading wild horse protection organization, American Wild Horse Conservation (AWHC), witnessed disturbing conditions for over 3,000 wild horses currently confined at the privately owned Winnemucca Holding Facility. Most alarming was the presence of a severely …

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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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