Back Country Horsemen of Washington Annual Rendezvous

  Back Country Horsemen of Washington 2013 Rendezvous will be held on March 15, 16, & 17 at the Kittitas Valley Event Center (the fairgrounds), 512 N Poplar Street, Ellensburg WA 98926. This event is open to the public. Barb Apple of Barb Apple Horse Play LLC, Master Horseman will be …

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Good Horse Keeping: Practical, Efficient Horse Care

Find Cash in Your Tack Box by Laurie Cerny   Nearly every 4-H horse club and many breed and show organizations now sponsor spring tack sales or swaps. For horse owners these tack sales can bring in some extra cash and they’re also an incentive to clean out tack boxes …

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Horses and Fear – Part 1

Part 1: Acknowledging the Obvious by Allison Trimble   It is common to come across people with varying levels of fear with regards to their horses. That fear can range from mild to severe and can affect training and competition. In some cases it prevents people from doing the one …

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We Love Our Blazers!

Remembering Breed Founder Neil Hinck     As we head into the month of February we think of those we love: our husbands, wives, children, and extended family. As Blazer owners, we also have a special love for our horses. We are proud of our breed because of their athleticism, versatility …

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New Shows for 2013!

Show Series to Debut in April in Wenatchee   WRHA will host three shows for the 2013 show season, each with a different feature class/event in addition to full slates of NRHA classes as well as club classes not requiring NRHA membership. The first WRHA show of the year is …

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Mission Farrier School

One Horseman’s Journey to Farrier Science by Karen Plumlee and Catherine Madera     “If you can aspire to become a good horseman, you can’t help but become a better farrier.” So says Mark Plumlee, founder and instructor of Mission Farrier School in Snohomish, WA. Now in its 17th year, …

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Choosing the Ideal Life

Being Grateful and Achieving Your Goals by Karen Pickering   I struggle some days with what the ideal life looks like. Right now it would be less stress, make everyone happy, make time to ride my horse every day, be fit, be financially set, time to draw and be creative …

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Breathe Life Into Your Riding – Part 2

The Importance of Self Awareness by Jenny Rolfe   Athletes can increase performance, mentally and physically, by using steady, deep and rhythmic core-breathing. When you can understand how to master your own body you will be much more effective as a rider. The rider has to focus, not only on …

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Mountain Springs Lodge

Historic Getaway for Horse Lovers Young and Old by Catherine Madera     Nestled in the Beaver Valley 20 miles west of Leavenworth, WA, Mountain Springs Lodge is a horse lover’s paradise. This scenic lodge and rustic getaway has been in owner Bill Newell’s family for six generations and is …

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Riding the Corners

Keep Your Focus, Achieve Your Goals by Catherine Madera   It’s February, how are you all doing with those New Year’s resolutions? I make a few every year but often discover I am off track by summertime. Why does this happen and how can it be avoided? The key, I …

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