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Arizona National Livestock Show 2017 Academic Year Scholarship Deadline Approaching

Phoenix, AZ-   The Arizona National Livestock Show is investing in the future of agriculture and awarding over $40,000 annually in scholarships to students who have participated in the livestock show or horse show. The Scholarship Program has awarded over $920,000. Scholarships are available to students attending an accredited university or college for the current academic year. Other requirements include: Continue Reading

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Riding with the TrailMeister: Keeping Trails Open

By: Robert Eversole Paradise. For some that’s an image of a tropical beach- for me it’s a dirt trail that twists and meanders to a backcountry camp deep in the wilderness. It’s a quiet solitude punctuated by the peaceful clip clop of hooves, and the far scream of an eagle aloft. It’s the sweet perfume of pine on a warm Continue Reading

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Standing Tied

By Steve Bauhr Within every horse is a strong overwhelming power. At times, it will take over muscle and bypass logic or reasoning. At times, it will cause the horse to hurt themselves while trying to avoid being hurt.  Many believe it’s the strongest drive in the horse. What is it? Self-preservation. My grandparents lived in Seattle, Washington when I was young. I was Continue Reading

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You Are What You Think

By: Jessica Wright You’ve probably heard people say that you are what you eat. It is true! Your body goes through a process of metabolizing the food you eat, and using the broken down proteins and carbohydrates to replenish and build cells- the building blocks of your body. I’ve seen two foals the same size at birth, and one gets Continue Reading

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Rain Rot

Along with blustery winter weather, some have seen complications in horse health.  Some will tell you that this winter, they can feel small lumps on their horse’s skin or hair. Maybe it’s rain rot, how do you know?  What is rain rot? Rain rot, rain scald or Dermatophilosis, as it is sometimes referred to, is one of the most common Continue Reading

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BLM Concludes the Reveille HMA Wild Horse Gather

TONOPAH, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) concluded a wild horse helicopter gather on the Reveille Herd Management Area (HMA) located about 50 miles east of Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada on February 3, 2017. The BLM gathered 151 and removed 81 wild horses. A total of 68 horses, both mares and studs, were released back onto the range. Continue Reading

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Red Bluff Arabian Horse Association Winter Show Recap

Red Bluff Arabian Horse Association held their first Winter Horse  Show in January at the  Rollings Hills Equestrian Center in Corning,California.  This show presents Arabians, and Half-arabian in a wide variety of classes, showcasing their beauty and versatility.  This year all breeds were welcome, providing more interest in the horse world.  The weather was certainly mixed, sometimes very stormy and Continue Reading

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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 to create added softness and responsiveness in their horse’s body. If you are only Continue Reading

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Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, Julian, California On the Web: https://www.trailmeister.com/trails/cuyamaca-rancho-state-park/ Trailhead Coordinates: 32.970311, -116.563279 Forty miles east of San Diego, nestled in the San Diego Mountains, you’ll find Cuyamaca, (pronounced Kwee-ya-mak-a), Rancho State Park, as well as a myriad of wild aster, indian pinks, and penstemon blooms as you ride through pine and chaparral on well over a hundred miles of Continue Reading

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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 fair will feature world-class Continue Reading

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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 the leather supple. Protein Continue Reading

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Don’t Be A Statistic in 2017

By Steve Bauhr  I saw a statistic some time back that was downright frightening.  It read: 85% of people who take up an interest in horses are no longer involved with horses within three years. Of the 15% left, 85% of them are no longer involved with horses after five years. You can finish the math, but that doesn’t leave many Continue Reading

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No Antibiotics, No Medications Used in Integrity Horse Feeds Facility

Star Milling Co. has announced that its facility will manufacture all feeds without the inclusion of antibiotics or medications effective January 1, 2017.  This change applies to all products produced at their facility in Perris, CA, including the brands Integrity, Ace Hi, Kelley’s, Star Milling Co. and Ultra Balance. William Cramer Jr., President of Star Milling, said, “We’re excited to Continue Reading

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53rd Arizona National Horse Show Huge Success

The 53rd Arizona National Horse Show kicked off January 4-8, 2017 at WestWorld in Scottsdale. The Quarter Horse Show ran January 4-8 with the 4H/FFA Horse Show running January 7-8. The weather held out beautifully all week with over 250 horses competing during the show. The event kicked off Wednesday, January 4 with a Ranch Riding Clinic presented by renowned Continue Reading

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Point A to Point B

By: Jessica Wright Where there is no vision, the people perish. (Proverbs 29:18a) This is a pretty popular Bible quote and it seems fitting for January, when people are making resolutions for the year that lies ahead. Most of us know New Year’s resolutions don’t really work. Nothing is more stereotypical than how long the average New Year’s resolution lasts. Continue Reading

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BLM to Gather Wild Horses from U.S. Hwy 93/State Route 322 Emergency Gather to Provide for Public and Animal Safety

ELY – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District is scheduled on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, to begin gathering and removing approximately 100 excess wild horses from public and private lands adjacent to U.S. Highway 93 and State Route 322 in and outside the Eagle and Silver King Herd Management Areas (HMAs) in eastern Nevada.  The helicopter gather is Continue Reading

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Broadening the Envelope

With Richard Winters I conduct horsemanship clinics and seminars all over the country and around the world. Recently someone asked me, “What is your goal when you begin a clinic with a new group of riders?” There is certainly a whole list of things we would like to accomplish in each clinic. Rein management, focused riding, body control and more Continue Reading

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Halters – Nylon or Leather?

Horse owners are required to make many choices as they care for their treasured equine friends.  One of the most commonly purchased horse care items is also one of the most used and essential items we own: the halter.  Choices available are nylon flat halters, nylon rope halters, and leather halters.  Halters are typically paired to match the training development Continue Reading

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Keeping Up with the Joneses

By: Jessica Wright “For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.” James 3:16 ESV I reflect on this passage as I go through the exhibit hall here at the NCHA Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas. I recall it again as I watch the horse sale as top bred yearlings, one after another, go Continue Reading

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BEAUTIFUL CANADIAN FARM IS DEDICATED TO CAVALIA STARS

By: Patti Schofler This French saying, “sending back the elevator”, expresses the passion the Odysseo by Cavalia founders, staff, artists and riders feel about their horses.  It represents why Cavalia owns the 72-acre farm outside Montreal. It shows how Cavalia commits to ensuring that their horses have a good life, even after their show career ends. Today, the farm in Continue Reading

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As Simple As Hello

By: Robert Eversole There’s an expression in French: Simple comme bonjour, “Simple as hello.” Do you greet the folks that you’re sharing the trail with?  You should!  A friendly, “Jambo,” when you meet someone on the trail will not only help horse riders become everyone’s favorite trail partner it can also help to keep you safe. The hiker you politely Continue Reading

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Nolan Watters Memorial Barrel Race

By: Kate Sanchez The Nolan Watters Memorial Barrel Race was created to raise awareness and help open up  conversations about suicide and depression.  Becoming the largest two-day race in the state of California was not what he had in mind when founder David Renier came up with the idea. After he lost his life partner Nolan Watters to suicide in Continue Reading

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JH Sanders

JH Sanders has been in the truck & trailer business in Central California since 1946. Founded by J.H. Sanders as a car sales and leasing company, the business was then passed on to Stan Sanders, and currently owned by Jason Sanders. JH Sanders is a family owned and operated business that caters to farmers and the equine industry alike. Not Continue Reading

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Haulin’ A$$ Helmet Race

By: Landon Black Was it a new state record for the largest weeknight jackpot in California? I couldn’t find any way to verify that claim, but that was definitely the buzz and the question of the night at the Haulin’ A$$ Helmet Barrel Race put on by Lunde Enterprises this September in Norco, CA (aka Horsetown, USA). It all started Continue Reading

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