A Red Horse Grazing in the Green Grass – Receiving the Gift of Healing and Peace from Horses

Photo from Vonie Kalich

Balancing a book and a water bottle on a white plastic chair, I made my way into my horse’s pasture where I would settle myself for some reading and quiet time. Acknowledging my presence, my gelding Cody lifted his head. He immediately lowered it again, satisfied that the chair was …

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Back in the Show Pen Again – A Talented Colt Brings Back the Desire to Compete

Back in 2011 I competed in my last National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) show. I got married in 2013, and along with that came a precocious 4-year-old boy. I didn’t think anything would pull me away from the horse industry, but it turns out motherhood was the thing. In …

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Cora Floyd – Jumping Star Aims for a Professional Career with Horses

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The Northwest Horse Source is celebrating youth in action. This column features young equine enthusiasts from all over the Northwest who inspire, uplift, or just have fun with horses. The future of the horse industry depends on youth participation. We look forward to sharing their stories and adventures! If you’re …

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Kensington Revamps the Best-Selling Luggage Collection

New, improved, and ready to hit the road! Kensington Products is excited to debut their newly redesigned luggage collections. Utilizing feedback from their loyal customers, they have set out to make their best sellers even better. The revamped products still feature the same durable fabrics and attention to detail equestrians …

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Dreams Can Come True – Determination, Faith, and Friendship Get it Done

The last few weeks have been a flurry of activity around our new place. While I’m grateful to Duke and Wendy Croney for their hospitality, it was time to become independent. For nearly four months the Croneys hosted our horses and our temporary RV on their property until we could …

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Milo the Mustang Makes Progress – First Trail Ride a Success!

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Article by Tracey Hamilton Back in January and February I shared about our curious little Mustang named Milo. He had the peculiar habit of lying down in the arena when he didn’t want to work. Our student leader Heather has been consistently showing up at the barn in between school …

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An Interview with Drew Doggett about his new book, WILD: The Legendary Horses of Sable Island

  I recently had the privilege of reviewing this beautiful new book. It’s stunning, breathtaking and will be a treasured coffee-table book. Let me take you through an interesting interview, a behind-the-scenes look at how this book came to be. Karen Pickering, Publisher, The Northwest Horse Source.        …

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Anya Leland – Six World Titles in 2021

Photo by Larry Williams Photography & Design, Inc.

The Northwest Horse Source is celebrating youth in action. This column features young equine enthusiasts from all over the Northwest who inspire, uplift, or just have fun with horses. The future of the horse industry depends on youth participation. We look forward to sharing their stories and adventures! If you’re …

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Learning Reveals Life’s Mystery – Education Keeps Us Young and Gives Us Hope

Photo by RoseAnne Featherston

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. – Henry Ford   I remember when I got my first pair of glasses. I’d just passed my 40th birthday and it was …

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Education is a Lifelong Process – Learning Along the Way

I feel like I’ve learned a lifetime of lessons in just a few short months. If I had known what I was in for I never would have left Washington. Perhaps it’s better not to know what’s coming. I sometimes look at it like driving down the road at night. …

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