Stormy’s owner is smiling after WSU vets got her horse through a close call

That’s Stormy, a 12-year-old Quarter Horse, and his owner, Ashley Castleberry, 23, at home in Grapeland, Texas. Castleberry is one of the top barrel racers in the country. Stormy spent six weeks at Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital after an accident while Castleberry was driving between rodeos in Washington. Stormy is now back on the rodeo circuit. (Courtesy Ashley Castleberry)

By Erik Lacitis – Pacific NW magazine writer Editor’s note: Pacific NW magazine’s weekly Backstory provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the writer’s process or an extra tidbit that accompanies our cover story. This week’s cover tells the stories of just a handful of the 10,000+ animals Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital …

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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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Northwest Horse Source Magazine’s January 2024 Issue

Explore the complete digital edition of the January 2024 The Northwest Horse Source. Northwest Horse SourceThe Northwest Horse Source is an independently owned and operated print and online magazine for horse owners and enthusiasts of all breeds and disciplines in the Pacific Northwest. Our contemporary editorial columns are predominantly written by experts in …

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TEAM DURANGO® ATHLETES ZEKE THURSTON AND RILEY WEBB CROWNED AS WORLD CHAMPIONS AT THE 2023 WRANGLER NATIONAL FINALS RODEO

Team Durango® athlete - Zeke Thurston (Photo Credit: Kaycie Timm)

$1,550,335.67 in Total Winnings for Team Durango® Throughout the NFR Eighteen Team Durango® athletes competed in the 2023 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association® (PRCA) Wrangler National Finals Rodeo® (NFR), the richest and most prestigious rodeo in the world. Zeke Thurston, Professional Saddle Bronc Rider, and Riley Webb, Professional Tie Down Roper, …

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Outbreak Alerts: December 19, 2023 💥Situation Report💥 Vesicular Stomatitis in Multiple Counties in CA

Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic

Outbreak Update Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture Number Confirmed: 2Number Suspected: 1Number Exposed: Unknown Comments: VSV Situation Report 12/19/2023.  Since the last situation report (12/12/2023), there have been 3 new VSV-affected premises identified (2 confirmed positive, 1 suspect) in California, including 2 new affected counties, Placer County and San Joaquin County. All …

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DURANGO® CELEBRATES ITS THIRD YEAR AS THE OFFICIAL BOOT OF THE WRANGLER NATIONAL FINALS RODEO

Durango®

All Team Durango® Athletes Will Compete to be a PRCA World Champion Within Their Disciplines Nelsonville, Ohio (November 30, 2023) – Durango®, the Official Boot of the NFR for the third year, will head to the 2023 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association® (PRCA) Wrangler National Finals Rodeo® (NFR), the richest and …

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Outbreak Alerts: November 28, 2023 💥Situation Report💥 Vesicular Stomatitis in Multiple Counties in CA

Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic

Confirmed Case(s) – Official Quarantine Source: USDA Number Confirmed: 3 Number Suspected: 6Number Exposed: Unknown Comments: VSV Situation Report 11/28/2023: Since the last situation report (11/16/2023), there have been 9 new VSV-affected premises identified (3 confirmed positive, 6 suspect) in California, including a new affected county, Merced County. All confirmed cases to date have been …

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The Hitching Rail Wellness Center & Retreat Invites You to Their Holiday Fundraiser Party December 9th!

“Working with horses, gave me a renewed sense of happiness” -James, participant. Many veterans and first responders in our community suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (P.T.S.D). These individuals have taken an oath to serve and may face traumatic situations that leave a lasting impact. This is where The Hitching Rail …

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The Power of Print: Words You Can Trust

By Tania Millen, BSc, MJ In 2023, 29% of surveyed Americans said they got their news from Facebook; 24% got their news from YouTube. However, social media platforms are rife with fake news. Consumers know that’s the case but it’s often difficult to discern misinformation from truthful content. So what …

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Judge OKs Forest Service plan to remove wild horses in eastern Oregon

Herd of Wild Horses from the Lookout Mountain Herd on the Ochoco National Forest. (U.S. Forest Service via Courthouse News)

The U.S. Forest Service lawfully amended a management plan to remove nearly two-thirds of wild horses in the Ochoco National Forest. by ALANNA MAYHAM – Published on Courthouse News PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) — A federal judge delivered a blow to wild horse conservationists on Monday evening by ending efforts to …

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