From My Saddle: Change is Inevitable

Change
My best friend’s husband, Duke, created this beautiful plaque for me commemorating 28 years of the Northwest Horse Source.

Moving Forward and Embracing Digital Communication 2023 was a year of big changes for The Northwest Horse Source. The November/December issue was the final print edition of the magazine and we’re now an all-digital magazine and website. This was a tough decision for me, but the print version of the …

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Trainer’s Corner: Do a Pre-Ride Safety Check

Safety Check
Correctly fitting protective headgear is always a good idea for safety while riding.

Pay Attention to Four Crucial Areas It was an ordinary late summer day—dry and warm, the perfect moment to be on horseback. We had been riding daily since mid June and had led almost 1000 kids, ages 8 to 10, out on trail rides. Most of them were first-time riders, …

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The Weekender Mountain Trail Clinic

By popular demand we have added a second Weekender Mountain Trail Clinic in April!  Location: Bolender Horse Park, 131 Craterview Drive, Silver Creek, WA 98585 Includes: * 6 hours of group lessons * 2 Nights stall * 2 Days Dry Camping, Rooms or RV (First Come First Serve) * Pot …

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New & Noteworthy: Free Youth Course on the Language of Horses

Youth
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from Equine Guelph Horses are masters at picking up on our body language but how good are we at seeing theirs? Discover the fascinating body language of horses with youth from all over the world!  Students from all over the world have participated in Equine Guelph’s Horse Behavior & Safety …

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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
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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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Cascade Horse Club BCHW 2024 Annual Dessert Auction and Chili Cookoff

Annual Dessert Auction and Chili Cookoff Open to ALL! Cocktails/Social Hour starts at 5pm (no host beer/wine) Chili Cookoff starts at 6pm $7/pp donation please Dessert Auction starts at 7pm Come for just the auction, or come for it all. BRING FRIENDS! If you’d like to participate in the chili …

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Back Country Horseman Rendezvous 2024

Back Country Horseman Rendezvous

What is Back Country Horseman Rendezvous??  It is a state sponsored event put on by Back Country Horsemen of Washington that is open to the public. This is a non-riding event. We offer educational classes, shopping, social and informative events and seminars. There are no fees for anything other than the Saturday …

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Results from the 2023 National Equine Economic Impact Study Released

Equine Economic

The findings of the highly-anticipated 2023 Equine Economic Impact Survey have been officially released by the American Horse Council (AHC). The results shed a light on the significant and robust contributions of the equine industry to the U.S. economy. The survey offers a comprehensive overview of the economic impact and …

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Cover Story: The 38th Annual Idaho Horse Expo

The 38th annual Idaho Horse Expo
Photo by Carrie Sigglin

State’s Largest Horse Expo Returns April 5-7, 2024 by Idaho Expo Staff The 38th annual Idaho Horse Expo will be held April 5–7, 2024 at the Ford Idaho Horse Park in Nampa, Idaho. This event is perfect for anyone who is interested in horses, training, and riding—from dressage to colt …

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