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BLM Wild Horses and Burros Adoptions Vs. Purchases

by: Amy Dumas In 1971, after the largest letter-writing campaign at the time, Congress passed the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. The Act offered protection from branding, harassment, and capture to wild horses and burros living on Bureau of Land Management and United States Forest Service lands in ten western United States. The Act also designated the Secretaries of Continue Reading

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My Space

AQHA Professional Horseman Jason Smith gives you tips to teach your horse to respect your personal space. Courtesy of America’s Horse Daily Whether you call it “shouldering in,” “crowding the handler” or “falling into you,” it’s a habit that needs to be stopped. Listen to what Jason has to say about teaching your horse to respect your personal space. The Continue Reading

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Backing Your Horse Like A Champ

Ask your horse to back up lightly and willingly with the halter for a positive horse-showing experience. Courtesy of America’s Horse Daily Backing your horse is a common maneuver in showmanship classes, so it’s important to do it correctly and seemingly effortlessly. Objectives: • To cause your horse to back up with very light action on his halter • To Continue Reading

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Northern Nevada Correctional Center saddle-trained wild horse Adoption Event scheduled for Saturday, June 10, 2017

RENO, Nev. — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Nevada Department of Corrections – Silver State Industries are hosting a saddle-trained wild horse and burro adoption event on Saturday, June 10 at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC) located at 1721 Snyder Avenue, south of Carson City, Nevada. Fifteen saddle-trained wild horses and one cart-trained burro from herd Continue Reading

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Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department- R3C Wild Horse Program

What We Do: In July 2014, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, (SSD), and the Bureau of Land Management- California joined Forces in helping wild horses and inmates. Mustangs receive care and training from the R3C Wild Horse Program inmates, and are then available for adoption to the public. This helps the more than 46,000 wild horses in holding facilities find good Continue Reading

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Lead, Lunge, and Load – $200

By Steve Bauhr There was a time when I offered such a deal. I would show up at your property, with my trailer, a two horse straight load, and for $200, I would have your horse leading, lunging, and loading before I left. Sometimes it took an hour, other times we were finishing with flashlights. If I couldn’t get all three Continue Reading

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The (Un)Essentials

By Robert Eversole The discovery of fire has been said to be mankind’s most important moment, but with burn bans in much of the nation, an open flame might not do you any good. Instead, you’ll need to rely on more modern innovations to keep you warm, dry, fed, and entertained. And gear manufacturers are glad to help! However, the Continue Reading

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Patience in the Process

by: Jessica Wright “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” It’s the Futurity season! Right about now, aged event riders all over the country are counting the days until whichever futurity they are entered in starts. I am, too! This year, my horse is super Continue Reading

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Western States Horse Expo Shined for 19th Year

Completing its 19th year, Western States Horse Expo in Sacramento, California opened the gates in June to yet another appreciative group of thousands of horse people. The faithful Expo fans come without fail, and new-to-the-event people increase in numbers each year. Even the cool weather was perfect, not typical for Sacramento in June. Attendees pulled out their credit cards as Continue Reading

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Back On Track: For People, Too!

Few things are as majestic as a horse at peak physical ability. Man’s best friend needs a lot of strength and flexibility to chase balls, wrestle with playmates and compete in agility racing. And, we humans are just too busy to give into pain.  Occasionally, horses, dogs and people need help reducing inflammation, managing pain and healing injuries. That’s where Continue Reading

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The Pro Panel 3 in 1 Stall Grazer Story

It’s been over 20 years ago now that I stood in the alley of my barn watching our horses tear the hay out of their hanging hay feeders and pull it to the ground. We were hauling out almost half the hay we were feeding at cleaning time after it became contaminated with manure and urine on the stall floor. Continue Reading

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Two in a Million

By Dianna Hubbard Stein Will and Grace have entered the world, and what an unlikely event it was. Shari Burns, stable master of her Wilton, California barn, is no stranger to delivering foals.- she lost count at 950 or so. When the mare, Elegant Emma N, owned by Richard and Marlene Thomas, and bred by Little Steven, owned by Shari Continue Reading

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Slow Feeding Can Improve Performance in Show Horses

By Melissa Auman, Founder and President of Freedom Feeder® Slow feeding has been shown to benefit performance horses in many different ways: Performance horses are under a lot of stress. Stress can be caused by high volumes of concentrate feeds; by transportation; new, high energy environment and noises they are unfamiliar with; and the rigors of training and competition. Stress Continue Reading

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Summer Riding Thoughts

A TrailMeister column by Robert Eversole June 20th marked the first day of summer. The many joys of this wonderful season go far beyond the smell of pine in the air as you ride down a shaded path. I’m especially looking forward to long days in the saddle, leading pack string in a wilderness area. My plans haven’t been finalized Continue Reading

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Consider the Horse

By Steve Bauhr Years ago, I was given a copy of Consider the Horse, a book written by Mark Rashid. It was the first of many he has written, and it’s a real gem. In the book, Mark describes how he first started working with horses as a young man under the teachings of Walter, or as Mark refers to Continue Reading

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DWPH HOSTS AN AWESOME CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA FUTURITY!

by: Deb Mann Deven Warren had an idea many months ago- he wanted to see what would happen if he put on a Futurity and Derby here in the Porterville area. Would sponsors be into it, and would Futurity and Derby riders support it? The answer was a resounding YES! So many great folks stepping up to sponsor 9 saddles, Continue Reading

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The Big But

by: Jessica Wright How many of you have seen “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure”? In this silly movie, there’s a scene in which Pee Wee encourages a friend he meets who has a dream, “but…” The lady has a “but” explanation as to why she hadn’t pursued her dream. Pee Wee says, “Everybody I know has a big but.” So, do Continue Reading

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Miss Reno Rodeo 2017 and her BLM Adopted Mustangs

Alexandra “Alex” Rayppy, the 2017 Miss Reno Rodeo is a very special ambassador to the wild horse adoption program! Born and raised in Reno, she is 20 years old and entering her senior year at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is currently working towards getting a degree in Kinesiology and plans to pursue a degree in Physical Therapy once Continue Reading

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The Rawhide Reata – A Work of Art

By Buckaroo John Brand of Buckaroo Leather Products The Vaqueros of the old west were skilled horsemen who valued their horses and their rawhide horse tack. The Vaqueros had many “tools” to assist them with their everyday tasks on the range. One of these “tools” was the rawhide reata (or riata). The word reata is from the Spanish word reatar, Continue Reading

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2017 Feather River College Production Horse Sale

Nestled in the Sierra Mountains off Highway 70 in Quincy, CA, is a small community college with an impressive horse program. At Feather River College students can earn an associate degree or certificate in Equine Studies with a focus in horse training, ranch, rodeo, or pack skills. New to our small college, is the Bachelor of Science degree in Equine Continue Reading

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Healthy Legs with Back on Track’s Quick Wraps

Back on Track’s therapeutic horse leg wraps help keep your horse’s legs tight and cool – particularly important for our equine athletes. All Back on Track products are made with our state-of-the-art Welltex® fabric which reflects your horse’s own natural body warmth creating a soothing far infrared thermal warmth. That thermal warmth helps stimulate blood circulation and helps your horse’s Continue Reading

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Draft Horse Classic Tickets On Sale Now!

Majestic Draft Horse performances, breathtaking competitions, and seeing a Draft Horse “up-close” are all part of the festivities at the 31st Annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, September 21 – 24, at the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Featuring six different performances by the Draft Horses, this event has become the premier Draft Horse show in the Continue Reading

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ASPCA Help a Horse Day 2017

The weather held out on April 22nd for the first Stanislaus County ASPCA Help a Horse Day at Hannink Equine Center, on north McHenry in Modesto, introduced by Healing Arenas. The Event is to commemorate the national Help a Horse Day on April 26th. The ASPCA®, (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), designed a competition for Continue Reading

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In It to Win It

Land Your Dream Home by Avoiding These 5 Mistakes on Your Offer Courtesy of Realtor.com You’ve seen every house on the market and you’ve finally found the spot you can’t wait to call home. In fact, you’ve mentally decorated it and planned your new life, down to the barbecues and block parties you’ll have with your awesome new neighbors. Sweet! Slow Continue Reading

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