A Forward Style of Living

Never Stop Growing   I once read a quote from John Lyons where he said the most dangerous situations he’s been in with horses involved those that refused to go forward. I didn’t fully understand this statement until I started my first horse under saddle, a lovely Arabian gelding named …

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Riding Well Grounded

Create Confidence from the Ground Up by Marilyn Pineda, Fire Mountain Trail Course   Language changes over time, so we don’t often hear the phrase “well grounded” any more. It can pertain to specific skill sets, but in general terms being well grounded refers to possessing common sense and the ability …

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Quality Time Matters 

Enjoy More Recreation with Your Horse by Karen Pickering   As I write my column this month I’m just returning from the Northwest Horse Fair & Expo held at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center in Albany, Oregon. I always enjoy this show, as it’s a chance to connect …

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Ready for Your First Mountain Trail Show?

Mountain Trail Show

Eight Helpful Tips to Ensure Success   by Mark Bolender No matter how hard you prepare for a show, a little nervousness is normal. And that’s if things are going well. If not, like when your horse becomes unruly, the anxiety can escalate and cause the entire situation to go …

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Opossums, Horses, and EPM

Understanding Equine Protozoal Myelitis by R. Paul Schwab, DVM   Equine Protozoal Myelitis, or EPM, is a neurologic disease of horses caused by a parasite called Sarcocystis neurona, or less frequently by Neospora hugesi. Horses acquire the parasite from ingesting feed or water contaminated with feces of infected opossums. The migrating …

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Ligament Damage and the Performance Horse

Part 2: Treating a Suspensory Branch Lesion with Platelet Rich Plasma by Jennifer Finley, DVM, Ph.D.   As discussed in part one of this case study (March 2013 issue), platelet rich plasma, or PRP, therapy was recommended for the Thoroughbred gelding racehorse with a lateral suspensory branch tear. Though PRP …

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Pressure Proof Your Riding

Identifying “The Zone” by Daniel Stewart   Rene asks “My trainer keeps telling me to get into the zone.  I’ve heard of this in other sports, but can it happen in riding and, if so, how do I do it?”    All athletes, including riders (yes we are athletes) can …

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How to Prepare for the Upcoming Show Season

Successful WRHA Members Share Their Advice   WRHA was well represented at regional and national competitions in 2012. WRHA members share their tips for preparing for the show season. Sally Sutherland, who was the 2012 Northwest Region NRHA Champion in Rookie and Non Pro, rides with Darren Stancik and suggests …

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Rolling Stone Equestrian

High Tech House Calls for Horse Owners by Andrea Heimer     Whenever I tell someone I operate Rolling Stone Equestrian, a mobile riding instruction and training service, the typical response is a confused look followed by this question, “What exactly is a mobile training service?” My answer is five magic …

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Finding Your Niche

Matching Equine Events to Your Personal Style by Catherine Madera   My husband and I are an interesting pair. He’s got what you might call a “big personality;” an outgoing, suck-the-marrow-from-life type of guy whose motto for living is pretty much “go big or go home.” He doesn’t do anything …

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