Horse Training in Harmony Podcast

Get ready for some fresh insights and deep understanding of how to progress with your horse. Do you want to advance up the levels without sacrificing your horses’ welfare and your relationship with them? Do you find it confusing trying to reconcile competitive training techniques with methods that prioritize partnership? …

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Four Keys to a Successful Clinic Experience – How to Get the Most Out of a Group Learning Environment

Photo courtesy of Allison Trimble Paparoa

Early in my career, hungry for knowledge, I attended many clinics both as a participant and an auditor. Some of my favorites were with Bob Avila and Todd Bergen and I owe a lot of my success to those very experiences. Over my professional career I also gave many clinics, …

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(Mis)adventure in the Bob Marshall Wilderness – Accidents Happen but Being Prepared Pays Off

Two paramedics, a pilot, and a friend attend to Robert after his accident. Photos by Robert Eversole

Outside an emergency room entrance, an unfamiliar town stretches ahead. I’m unsteady and wobbly on new crutches and wearing a hospital issued suit of sweatpants, a t-shirt, and a single anti-slip sock. A flimsy plastic bag held all my belongings, a vial of narcotics, and $150 in cash. No wallet, …

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How to Prepare for a Portrait Session with Your Horse – Get the Most from Your Time with a Top Photographer

Amber Curran of Curran Ranch and Kate. Photos by Kat's Eye on Design Photography

Getting quality portraits of you and your horse can show the bond you share and leave you with keepsake images. But as your portrait session approaches, how do you know you’re ready? Here are a few tips to lead you to a more successful session with your equine partner and …

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Georgia Wiersma is Gaining Confidence – Hoping for Las Vegas EMO Championship Shows

Photo by Elizabeth Knight Photography

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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Dream Barns – Believe it Can Happen!

Photo from Castlebrook Barns

How do you feel about your barn? Are there things that could be more efficient? Are there conveniences you’d love to have but can’t afford? Or maybe you just haven’t gotten around to doing the necessary work. I have always wanted a barn with an aisle way. We recently left …

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Book Review – Pilates for Horses A Mind-body Conditioning Program for Strength, Mobility, and Performance

This highly illustrated how-to manual provides a clear guide to new ways of thinking about preventing injury in the horse, and when injuries do happen, to help the horse’s body recover in a mindful and safe way. As a Pilates teacher for humans, horsewoman and eventer Laura Reiman has seen …

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Equine Network Announces Horse Week Film Contest

If you make video content, this contest is for you! This fall, the Equine Network LLC is launching its inaugural Horse Week brought to you by Boehringer Ingelheim, an equine-centric digital festival unlike any other. In conjunction with Horse Week, the Equine Network and Boehringer Ingelheim are happy to announce …

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Three Ways to Stay in Touch from the Trail – Go Beyond the Cell Phone for Reliable Communication

Communicating with the folks back home while you’re camping seems like the last thing that you would want to do. After all, we’ve left technology behind to embrace the wilderness. There’s no better feeling than being off-grid, disconnected from the outside world. However, there are exceptions to this; you may …

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Must-Have Horse Farm Features – Ease of Use and Quality Horse Care are Highest Priorities

The August issue of The Northwest Horse Source is our Training and Facilities issue. We thought it would be interesting to compare must-have equine facility features from two different viewpoints: one from a professional trainer who boards and trains horses and instructs riders, and another point of view from someone …

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