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A Winter’s Lesson The phrase “to eat crow” brings to mind the image of an individual, fork and spoon in clenched fists, white napkin tucked under chin. Before him on a plate is a cooked crow, claws facing upwards. The phrase means to acknowledge a blunder. The following story is …

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How a Horse’s Teeth Erupt and Wear Over Time

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by Eleanor Blazer Is your horse getting a little “long in the tooth”? This expression usually means the horse (or person) is getting old, but even young horses can have teeth that are too long or have sharp points. It’s very important to understand how horse’s teeth change as they …

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What to Know About Adopting a Rescue Horse

Are you considering adopting a rescue horse? Many factors go into the “match-making” process. Check out this video featuring a prominent Colorado organization – you’ll learn what to expect for the adoption process, and some of the many deciding points involved: RELATED: The Ultimate Guide for Horses in Need – …

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Winter Hoof Pain – A Temporary but Serious Issue for Some Horses

For some horses, temperature drops bring the onset of relentless hoof pain. Photo by Kim Roe

Article by Eleanor M. Kellon, VMD for ECIR Group Inc. Frozen and lumpy ground can make any horse hesitant and short-strided but cold-induced hoof pain is something different. Most horses are energized by cooler weather, bucking and playing exuberantly. But for some horses, temperature drops mean the temporary onset of …

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Equestrian Living: The Clark County Fair Equestrian Court

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Making Memories—Queen Rachel Sherrell and Princess Jessica Sayward By Lynn Jenkins An empty arena encircled by overflowing grandstands awaited. . . the crowd quieted as the lights dimmed, and according to Rachel Sherrell, behind the scenes ready to make her entrance as the new Queen of the Clark County Fair, …

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No Excuses! Education and Training Progress Can Continue During a Pandemic

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Does the pandemic have you feeling stuck in your riding? Do you long for some one-on-one feedback on your training? Do you have a training issue you can’t resolve and don’t know where to turn for help? If all the canceled clinics, lessons, shows, and fairs are getting you down, …

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Demystifying Hemp and CBD in the Equine – Nutritional and Medicinal Properties Abound in this Versatile Plant

Hemp is all the buzz these days, and for good reason. It’s a plant with literally thousands of uses. Hemp is used for clothing, fuel, paper and everything in between. It’s a weed and capable of growing in many different conditions with little fertilizer. Hemp is nutritious and can have medicinal …

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The Misunderstood Mule – Four Common Myths About Mules

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A few years ago, I had the opportunity to camp and ride with two of the most enthusiastic mule ambassadors I’ve ever met — Joe and Jenny from the North Idaho Saddle Mule Club. We rode and camped throughout central Oregon for two weeks, stopping at four different equine camps …

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Boarding Horses for Others – Is it Worth it?

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Have you thought about taking on a few boarders to help make ends meet? If you keep your horses at home, it might seem like a way to make some extra cash. Or maybe you’re considering building or buying a horse facility and starting a business. Can you make a …

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How to Take a Riding Lesson – Eight Ways to be a Good Student

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Many articles are written on how to find a good instructor. This article will focus on how to be a good student. Good instructors truly want to help their students learn. Instructors prepare lesson plans and bring their best into the arena. They want their students to succeed and have …

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