Monthly Archives: January 2017

A Little More Leg with Richard Winters

Photo: Incorporating your legs along with your hands in the back-up creates a softer and energetic response. When I teach advancing clinics, it's centered on refinement, softness, collection and performance. To obtain these goals, I encourage participants to begin using their legs in conjunction with their hands...
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Northwest Horse Fair & Expo 2017!

Celebrating the Spirit of the Horse! Everything equine will be offered for the education and enjoyment of horse lovers, at the 18th annual Northwest Horse Fair and Expo 2017, presented by Akins Trailer Sales! The expo runs March 24, 25, and 26 at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center in Albany, Oregon. The huge horse...
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Leather Tack and Winter Weather

The Problem Winter weather is no friend to leather, especially polluted rainwater. Microscopically, leather is made up of collagen fibers. During tanning, hides are soaked in chemicals to prevent its fibers and their bonds from decomposing. Natural fats and oils are tumbled with the hides to keep the protein bonds from drying out and to make...
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