Feature: Senior Horse Essay Contest WINNERS

Senior Horse

My Senior Horse’s Silly Quirk It’s that time of the year again! The holiday season has us coming indoors out of the cold and getting warm by the fire, drinking hot tea, listening to rain on the roof, and visiting with loved ones. And then there’s our Senior Horse Issue, …

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Idaho Horse Expo April 8-10, 2022 – 36th Annual Horse Expo Features Top Trainers, Entertainment and Fun!

Provided by Idaho Horse Council.

The 36th annual Idaho Horse Expo will be held April 8-10, 2022 at the Ford Idaho Horse Park in Nampa, Idaho. If you are a horse lover of any age, you can’t miss this event. The expo features internationally known clinicians as well as local clinicians and trainers. The featured …

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Fencing Considerations for Horse Properties – Focus on Safety, Appearance, Chore Efficiency, and Budget when Planning Fencing Projects

Photos from Alayne Blickle.

Horse owners agree that a well-fenced property is a beautiful sight and the cornerstone to proper management. When building or modifying a horse property, a primary consideration is what type of fencing to choose, and many great options are available. Here are a few guidelines to help you make a …

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How to Find Your Best Horse – 7 Strategies for Horse Buyers

Photo by Kim Roe

Most people acquire a horse by buying one. The process often involves hours on the phone, scrolling the internet, and viewing videos. The goal is to find the best possible horse for whatever purpose you have in mind, and there can be many pitfalls. The purchase price of a horse …

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How My Senior Horse Makes a Difference

Photo by Stacy Judd Photography

This year the theme of our annual Northwest Horse Source Senior Horse Essay Contest was “How My Senior Horse Makes a Difference.” We had some very strong entries that showed us the value of a number of senior horses in our midst. Surprisingly, we didn’t have any youth entries, so …

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A Red Horse Grazing in the Green Grass – Receiving the Gift of Healing and Peace from Horses

Photo from Vonie Kalich

Balancing a book and a water bottle on a white plastic chair, I made my way into my horse’s pasture where I would settle myself for some reading and quiet time. Acknowledging my presence, my gelding Cody lifted his head. He immediately lowered it again, satisfied that the chair was …

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What Makes Good Hay? The Basics on Hay for Horses

Photo by Kim Roe

Few things are more important for horse health than good hay. We’re fortunate that the Pacific Northwest produces some of the best hay in the world. With hay prices escalating and worldwide demand high, it’s worth knowing some basics on how to select hay before you trot down to the …

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How to Prepare for a Portrait Session with Your Horse – Get the Most from Your Time with a Top Photographer

Amber Curran of Curran Ranch and Kate. Photos by Kat's Eye on Design Photography

Getting quality portraits of you and your horse can show the bond you share and leave you with keepsake images. But as your portrait session approaches, how do you know you’re ready? Here are a few tips to lead you to a more successful session with your equine partner and …

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Must-Have Horse Farm Features – Ease of Use and Quality Horse Care are Highest Priorities

The August issue of The Northwest Horse Source is our Training and Facilities issue. We thought it would be interesting to compare must-have equine facility features from two different viewpoints: one from a professional trainer who boards and trains horses and instructs riders, and another point of view from someone …

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Going Bitless in the Show Ring – Moving Past Fear with a Quirky Gypsy Mare

Photo by Jill South

Article by Jerica Pender “I never planned on going bitless. In fact, the idea scared me initially,” shares Kristina Lotz. In 2007 she was bucked off a horse she was trying out and the fall broke her pelvis in three places. In addition to the physical trauma, the mental trauma …

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