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
Photo Courtesy CHA

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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Trainer’s Profile: Molly McDaniel of Balanced Performance Training and Hoofcare

Trainer’s Profile
Photo by Cassidy Kettlestring

Focusing on the Longevity and Soundness of the Horse Interview by Kim Roe What is the name of your business? Balanced Performance Training and Hoofcare, LLC What do you do?  I’m a farrier and I also accept horses and mules for training. I teach lessons (and can provide lesson horses …

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Trainer’s Corner: What to Do When Your Horse is Wrong

Horse is Wrong
Photo Courtesy Anna Blake

Affirmative Training Shapes Behavior It started the way it usually starts. Either the horse looked to the side or the rider pulled on her horse’s face. It’s the fundamental disagreement; the rider thinks it’s her right to control the horse and the horse doesn’t like having metal jammed on his …

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Trail Savvy: Winter Riding Goals

Winter Riding
Photo Courtesy Robert Eversole

Tips for Staying Motivated in the Off-Season Don’t let snow and cold temperatures deter you from pursuing your riding goals. When the wind is howling, the snow is knee-deep, and you can no longer feel your face while gathering your horses from the other side of the pasture, it’s easy …

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Gain New Leads Through Our Membership Program

NWHS Member Benefit Program Offers Big Benefits for Program Sponsors! Targeting the right market is one of the biggest concerns for business owners. We’ve helped solve this problem with our Member Benefits Program. By offering a coupon discount on select products and services to our membership, you get access to …

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Cover Story: The 23rd Annual Northwest Horse Fair & Expo

Northwest Horse Fair & Expo
Photo credit Alise Lamoreaux. BlackPearl Friesian Dance Troupe.

The Show Continues, March 22–24, 2024! Compiled by Kim Roe Few things bring horse people together like an expo, and we here in the Northwest are lucky to have the opportunity to attend and participate in the Northwest Horse Fair & Expo in Albany, Oregon. The 23rd annual expo, presented …

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From My Saddle – Don’t Forget the Basics

Basics
Riding Chip. NWHS Photo.

Senior Horses (and Senior People) Need Confidence I got my horse Chip in the fall of 2022. I wasn’t looking for a horse after losing my mare, April, but the opportunity presented itself and I brought Chip home. I’ve recently learned a valuable lesson: it doesn’t matter how old you …

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Media Barn: Book Review – The Horse is My Teacher

The Horse is My Teacher

Lessons from the Ranch: Training, Riding, Luck, and Love By Van Hargis Van Hargis grew up in the saddle on an East Texas ranch, training his first horse at age 12 and eventually making a living starting cutting and reining colts, many of which would leave his hands to become …

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Mustang Champions Announces Start Date for the Mustang Classic and Mustang Challenge Events – September 8th, 2023

Mustang Champions

Mustang Champions, a new partner with the Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro Program, officially introduced two new mustang competitions: Mustang Classic and Mustang Challenge. Wanting to give competitors as much training time to compete Mustang Champions changed the starting adoption or purchase date for their competitions to …

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