Lifestyle Article: Do You want a Career in the Equine Industry?

Lauren Newlin interned at Bolender Horse Park in 2019. Photo Courtesy Lauren Newlin.

Get a Feel for the Horse Business with an Internship at Bolender Horse Park By Kristina Lotz Mark Bolender is known for his methods in mountain trail training that build confident and safe trail horses. He and his wife and business partner, Lee, have built courses all over the world …

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Small Farm Makeover: Spring Cleaning Tips

Early spring is a good time to hang nest boxes. Photo Courtesy Alayne Blickle

Get Ready for the Busy Season Ahead! Earth Day is just around the corner on Saturday, April 20, 2023. In some parts of the country, daffodils are poking their heads up and may even be blooming. That means now is the time to get things done around your horse property …

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Editor’s Postcard: The Changing World of Veterinary Care

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Photo by Aliena Hook

Appreciate Your Equine Veterinarian My beloved veterinarian of 28 years recently informed me she was giving up her equine veterinary practice and transitioning to small animal care. I’m devastated, but not surprised. Vets are dropping like flies in the equine industry, and those who are staying in it are setting …

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Trainer’s Corner: My Journey with “Journey” the Mustang – Part 1

Matt and Journey. Photo courtesy Matt Livengood.

What is a Mustang? Mustangs are the wild horses of the American West. When most people think of wild horses, they think of stallions rearing and fighting with a band of mares and foals watching intently. Or maybe they think mustangs are a thing of the past—those great herds of …

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Media Barn: Book Review – The Kid’s Guide to Horsemanship and Grooming

Everything You Need to Know to Care for Horses While Staying Safe and Having Fun By Cat Hill & Emma Ford Whether taking their first lessons, handling horses when visiting friends, or enjoying the challenges of first-pony ownership, children need to learn more than how to ride. When it comes …

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Equine Wellness: Minerals and Insulin Resistance

Mineral and Insulin Resistance
Photo Courtesy Kim Roe

By Eleanor M. Kellon, VMD for the ECIR Group Inc. A Balanced Intake of Key Minerals is Essential for the Support of IR Horses Minerals have direct and indirect involvement in virtually every action in the body and have important effects on insulin resistance (IR) or its consequences. IR is different …

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Willfully Guided: A Different Side of the Horse Industry

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Photo Courtesy Samantha Etsell

An Interview with Samantha Etsell of DC Structures I have spent my entire adult life working in some aspect of the equine industry, first as a horse trainer and competitor, and for over the last decade as a Realtor specializing in equestrian and agricultural properties. When I hear young folks …

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From My Saddle: Friends for Life

Karen (left) and Wendy at The Flying W Ranch

Making Cherished Memories One of my favorite places to visit is the Flying W Ranch in Colorado Springs. After moving to Colorado, my sister Sharon and her husband Warren drove from Washington for a visit. Sharon had asked me about the Flying W Ranch as she had visited the ranch …

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New & Noteworthy: Idaho Horse Expo Offers Top Notch Clinicians and Entertainment April 7-9

Photo by Cam Essick

The 37th annual Idaho Horse Expo will be held April 7-9, 2023, at the Ford Idaho Horse Park in Nampa, Idaho. If you’re a horse lover of any age, you can’t miss this event. The expo features international and local clinicians and trainers including Ty Evans of Utah. The Idaho …

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Trail Savvy: How to Purify Water

The Berkey Travel water purifier is a gravity fed water filter. Photo Courtesy Robert Eversole. www.bigberkeywaterfilters.com

Avoid Waterborne Disease in Remote Areas This isn’t the stone age, and we’re civilized. We shouldn’t drink out of ponds, puddles, or streams anymore. When we extend our adventures and visit remote areas that don’t have reliable, clean water sources, we need a dependable way to ensure that our drinking …

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