Editorials

Bring Home Your Own Saddle-trained Wild Horse from the Northern Nevada Correctional Center on Saturday, February 24, 2018

RENO, Nev. — On Saturday, February 24, the Bureau of Land Management and the Nevada Department of Corrections – Silver State Industries are hosting a saddle-trained wild horse and burro adoption at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center located at 1721 Snyder Avenue, south of Carson City, Nevada.  Public viewing begins at 9 a.m. and a competitive-bid adoption event, conducted by an Continue Reading
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Northwest Horse Fair and Expo 2018

Celebrating the Spirit of the Horse! Join the “round-up” of horse lovers, as the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo, presented by Akins Trailers, gallops into Albany, Oregon, March 23 through 25, 2018 at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center! “Now in our 19th year in Albany, the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo is packed with good old-fashioned horse fun!” Continue Reading
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Trail Riding’s Most Wanted

The most dangerous mistakes are the ones you don’t recognize. By: Robert “TrailMeister” Eversole The advice that I usually write about is geared towards avoiding mistakes, but what defines a mistake? And how do you recognize one? After all, one person’s gaffe could be another’s routine. Many drivers, for example, don’t wear seat belts. And those folks do just fine Continue Reading
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Life, Horses, and Cancer

By: Steve Bauhr Sure, I had worked with untouched mustangs, but the first time I stepped into a corral with a truly wild and aggressive horse was not long after I had decided to start riding and working with horses for the public. I stood prior and watched two pretty good hands get chased out of the same corral by Continue Reading
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How to School a Horse That Anticipates Cues, Part 2

A continuation of last month’s horse-showing tip on how to school against seasoned and green horses’ tendencies to anticipate. By AQHA Professional Horseman and Team Wrangler member Ryan Cottingim | February 7, 2018 In schooling for a pattern, we tend to focus on the slower maneuvers for a number of reasons, but one is because trail is a game of Continue Reading
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Twombly Performance Horse Sale Results

Twombly Performance Horse Sale was held December 15th & 16th, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. Held during the National Finals Rodeo! The sale was held at the Mandalay Bay in the Roper Cowboy Marketplace! The Twombly family donated $20,000 from Lot 1 proceeds to the victims of the Oct 1 Las Vegas tragedy.  We would like to thank all of who attended and bid by Continue Reading
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BreyerWest at the Northwest Horse Fair & Expo

BreyerWest is an exciting addition to the Northwest Horse Fair & Expo.  The Northwest Horse Fair & Expo will be held March 23-25 at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center in Albany, Oregon.  Visit http://equinepromotions.net/northwest-horse-fair for details. YOU CAN GET INVOLVED! BreyerWest Workshop and Model Horse Show Registration is OPEN! Did you know model horses can be fuzzy? Or come in pastel colors? Continue Reading
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The 2018 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show – Celebrating 63 Years!

FEBRUARY 15-25, 2018 The 63rd Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show will take place at the City of Scottsdale’s WestWorld, February 15-25, 2018. The largest event of its kind in the world, the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show routinely attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators. Experience the passion of the Arabian horse and its versatility at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. The Continue Reading
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Where We Stand 100 Days into Recovery from October Wildfires

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – It has been 100 days since the devastating October wildfires in Northern California and Orange County. As of close of business Jan. 16 FEMA and the State have provided the following to survivors: 4,349 households have been deemed eligible for FEMA individual assistance. FEMA has approved more than $14.3 million in Individuals and Households Program grants. $8.8 million for Continue Reading
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When Horse Breeding Evolves Into Horse Training

Nine exercises to start your foal’s training on the right hoof. From AQHA Daily With these first four exercises, you’ll provide your new foal with a solid foundation. Keep in mind, these foal-training exercises are done after a foal has already been through the imprinting process. Check out “Postpartum Impression” on America’s Horse Daily for more information on imprinting a Continue Reading
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10 Tips for Happier Trail Rides

by: Robert Eversole It’s time to leave the arena behind and head for the trails. Before you go, review this list of tips to make every trail ride as safe and enjoyable as possible. Athleticism for Yourself – Horse riding is physically challenging. To be a rider requires muscle strength, balance, flexibility, agility, and overall body awareness. To be a Continue Reading
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A Horseman’s Eye

The late Hall of Famer Charley Araujo sheds light on evaluating American Quarter Horse conformation for horse breeding. From AQHA Daily Editor’s Note: Charley Araujo, a member of the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame, wrote this piece in 1970, but his timeless wisdom still holds true today. Since I was a child, I have observed horses. I grew up Continue Reading
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“The Do Over”

By: Steve Bauhr A phrase more often heard on school play grounds, the term, “Do Over,” represents a chance to regroup and start again. In golf, it’s called a “Mulligan,” in horsemanship, it’s a pet on the neck and drawing a breath. In life, it might be best described as forgiveness, allowing us to move on and start again, fresh Continue Reading
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The New Tax Law and the Horse Industry

The new tax law signed by President Trump, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), has several provisions beneficial to owners and breeders in the horse and livestock industries.  I will discuss some of the highlights. By John Alan Cohan, Attorney at Law New Deduction for Pass-Through Businesses:  The new law changes how “pass-through” entities, such as sole proprietorships, Continue Reading
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The Breast Collar

By: Buckaroo John Brand, Buckaroo Leather Products The breast collar, or breastplate, is a piece of tack used on horses in a variety of disciplines. The purpose of the breast collar is to keep the saddle or harness from sliding back. The variation of a breastplate used for western riding, is referred to as a breast collar. The term breastplate is occasionally used, though western Continue Reading
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Horse-Breeding Basics: Quarter Horse Color

Know the basics of horse color genetics so you can easily determine your newborn foal’s color. From America’s Horse Daily Legend says that a red horse is fiery, a dun is tough and a white-legged horse is bad-footed. However, the wisest horsemen also say there is no such thing as a good horse that’s a bad color. There are 17 Continue Reading
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The Little Foxes

by: Jessica Wright For the past week, there has been a constant barrage of diet commercials on television. I have seen special discounts on Nutri-System, Jenny Craig, South Beach Diet, and many others. It must be the New Year! I don’t even bother going to the gym at my usual time, (5pm), for these two months because I will not Continue Reading
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Borrow Some Horse-Training Advice

Learn how to extend your horse’s lope and slow back down. By: AQHA Daily What to Do 1. Use correct aids. Remember, changing speed in any gait is a transition, just like changing gaits. As a rider, you must: 1. Maintain a perfectly balanced position 2. Prepare and clearly cue the horse with coordinated aids for the changes in speed. Continue Reading
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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS MAY REGISTER FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE

Sacramento, Calif.—Residents of Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles and San Diego counties who suffered damage or losses from the recent wildfires and flooding, mudflows, and debris flows directly related to the December 2017 wildfires, can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The amendment to the presidential disaster declaration of January 2, 2018, made at Continue Reading
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Bureau of Land Management to Conduct Triple B Complex Wild Horse Gather

ELY, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management is expected to begin a helicopter-conducted wild horse gather on or about January 23 within the overpopulated Triple B Complex in Eastern Nevada.  The BLM plans to remove up to 1,000 wild horses, treat approximately 250 mares with fertility control and release those treated back into the complex along with approximately 250 Continue Reading
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MAKING HER MARK IN THE WORLD OF CAVALIA ODYSSEO

By: Patti Schofler With joy, fantasy and beauty, Cavalia Odysseo celebrates the holiday season under the White Big Top in Ventura County through January. And among those rejoicing will be Andreanne Dumont, once a stable cleaner for the equestrian extravaganza, and now, seeing her dreams fulfilled as a groom/rider in the show. While Andreanne had been passionate about horses since Continue Reading
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Bran Mash

Is this warm treat beneficial to horse health? Courtesy of America’s Horse Daily During the cold, dreary days of winter, a common discussion around the barns in chilly areas of the world is whether or not horse owners should provide their horses with a bran mash daily, weekly or at all. So I thought it would be a good idea Continue Reading
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Tons of Stable Mix™ Donated to Feed Displaced Horses from Southern California Wildfires

Elk Grove, California: With hundreds of horses perishing in the Southern California wildfires, hundreds more have been displaced to area stables and fairgrounds. Elk Grove Milling of Elk Grove, California, manufacturer of Stable Mix™ feed products, is shipping horse feed to assist in their care. In partnership with Kruse Feed & Supply, three tons of Stable Mix™ horse feed was Continue Reading
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A Foal’s First Winter

Courtesy of HorseChannel.com Baby, it’s cold outside! Here’s how to keep your young horse healthy this winter. By: Cynthia McFarland Many photos of mares and foals in books and magazines present idyllic scenes of horses in pasture settings, blessed with plenty of green grass and sunshine. If your current environment more closely resembles Siberia, you know such settings are only a Continue Reading
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Winter Horse Care

Courtesy of America’s Horse Daily With the right horse-health care, horses are built to weather winter. From The American Quarter Horse Journal Winter weather can be fickle and harsh in southwestern South Dakota. From Rapid City near the Black Hills to Interior near the Badlands, the average high hovers around 35 degrees Fahrenheit and the low around 10. But record highs Continue Reading
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Saddles – A History

By: Buckaroo John Brand of Buckaroo Leather Evidence exists that the predecessor to the modern saddle was in use by the Assyrians in 700-800 BCE. It consisted of a simple cloth fastened onto the horse with a surcingle. These early saddles had neither a solid tree nor stirrups. By 300 BC, the Samaritans added a breastplate and girth to keep Continue Reading
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Preventing Barn Fires

The risk of barn fire increases significantly in winter. Courtesy of America’s Horse Daily  When the weather grows cold and horses are moved indoors, the risk of barn fires increases dramatically. In the summer, lightning and spontaneous combustion of hay are primary causes of fire. In the winter, fire usually results from faulty heaters, electrical wiring problems or rodents chewing Continue Reading
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CONSIGNMENT IS OPEN FOR WINNEMUCCA’S PREMIER HORSE SALE TO TAKE PLACE DURING WINNEMUCCA RANCH HAND RODEO WEEKEND

WINNEMUCCA, Nev.—The Winnemucca Ranch, Rope & Performance Horse Sale offers up some of the best work and show horses in the West year after year. The Winnemucca Ranch Hand Rodeo Weekend will celebrate its 29th year from Wednesday, February 28, through Sunday, March 4, featuring the most renowned Ranch Rodeo in the West. This event has grown in leaps and Continue Reading
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5th Annual Horsewomen By Grace Retreat

by: Kriss Costa The Horsewomen By Grace, (HWBG), Retreat is a time for ladies, 21 and over, to get away from the wear and tear of everyday life, and experience the retreat’s motto, “The 6 R’s-Ride, Relax, Reflect, Renew, Rejoice, (Repeat as necessary)!” It’s the opportunity to ride the beautiful hills of Parkfield and play with cattle, while fellowshipping and Continue Reading
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Sometimes it’s What We Don’t Do That Matters Most 

By: Steve Bauhr In October, I was asked by my neighbor to halter break 5 colts & fillies that he had raised on the ranch next to us. The project included weaning them, turning the mares back out, and working with the youngsters for a few weeks. A couple weeks before the project started, one of them got injured, so we Continue Reading
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Where the Wild Things Are

By: Robert Eversole Last August in Idaho a woman was attacked by a bear. For weeks afterward, local newspapers printed page upon page about the encounter, warning their readers that dangerous animals were prowling the countryside. What if you were planning a ride or a horse camping trip when you read about this attack? Would you stay home, take extra Continue Reading
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Two Month Recovery Update

In October 2017, as the California wildfires were still burning, personnel from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had boots on the ground to assure that survivors would get the help they needed as quickly as possible. When the state’s request for a major disaster declaration was granted Oct. 10, Continue Reading
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THE STETSON COUNTRY CHRISTMAS 2017 Back at its Original Location at the Sands Expo!

It’s with great pleasure To announce that the Original STETSON COUNTRY CHRISTMAS will return to its original location in Las Vegas at The Sands Expo during the National Finals Rodeo this coming December. Event managing company Group W Productions LLC. announced that the mega shopping experience will kick off its return to the SANDS EXPO this December for a multi Continue Reading
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Additional Assistance Available to Repair Disaster-damaged Infrastructure

SACRAMENTO – Seven California counties impacted by the October 2017 wildfires will have additional federal assistance for permanent repair and replacement of disaster-damaged infrastructure. An amendment to the President’s major disaster declaration of Oct. 10, 2017 expands FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program for Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Orange, Sonoma and Yuba counties. The counties were previously designated for PA covering debris removal Continue Reading
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BLM Approves the Plan to Manage Pine Nut Wild Horses

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management, Sierra Front Field Office has approved the Pine Nut Mountains Herd Management Area Plan (HMAP) for the management of wild horses in the Pine Nut Mountains. The BLM has developed a 10-year plan to manage wild horses in the Pine Nut Mountains that could include wild horse gathers, implementation of population Continue Reading
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Defend Yourself Against Fraud!

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – If you did not register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) following the October fires, but you are being contacted by phone or mail by FEMA or the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), it’s a good bet your personal information has been compromised. There has been a surge in fraudulent registrations this year. FEMA is notifying survivors and Continue Reading
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BLM Concludes the Fox and Lake Range HMA Emergency Wild Horse Gather

WINNEMUCCA, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), concluded an emergency wild horse helicopter gather on a portion of the Fox and Lake Range Herd Management Area on November 18. The BLM gathered 189 wild horses. The gather took place on private land and public land administered by the BLM, about 20 miles south of Gerlach. The Tohakum 2 wildfire burned nearly Continue Reading
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Horse Health 101: How Your Horse Stays Warm

Your horse’s coat might be smarter than you think! From AQHA Corporate Partner SmartPak Because your horse was designed to spend his days roaming outside, he is naturally equipped with tools to keep himself warm when the temperatures start cooling down. Here, we’ll take a look at what your horse does to stay warm, and why that might not always Continue Reading
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The Rule of More and Less

from UC Davis Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order. —John Quincy Adams Older horses are quite similar to humans as they age. What had little or no effect on youthful well-being can suddenly take on significance in our golden years and sometimes present serious risk. Additionally, that Continue Reading
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Fall Checklist for Broodmares

Horse Breeding: Verify your broodmare’s pregnancy and plan for the next year’s foaling. from AQHA Daily One of the most important development periods in the life of a foal is the last six months of gestation when the foal is developing in the uterus of the mare. The importance of this period was recognized in the Nutrient Requirements of Horses, Sixth Continue Reading
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Gadbois Had An Epic Weekend

The 2nd annual Nolan Watters Memorial Barrel Race was held once again at Riverside Rancheros in Riverside, CA, on October 6th through the 8th, 2017. The event boasted close to 900 entries over the weekend. It paid out over $75,000 and gave away over $45,000 worth of awards including a Logan 2H trailer sponsored by Renew Gold and All American Continue Reading
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ODYSSEO’S 65 HORSES VACATIONING AT A LOCAL FARM

AHEAD OF THE MUCH-ANTICIPATED NOVEMBER 11 PREMIERE EVENT IN VENTURA COUNTY As the logistic and technical teams are working on completing the Odysseo Village near US 101 at Santa Rosa Rd in Camarillo for the much-anticipated November 11 premiere event of the largest touring show on earth, Odysseo’s 65 magnificent horses are enjoying a relaxing 12-day stay at a nearby Continue Reading
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Staying on Guard

Courtesy of America’s Horse Daily  Good horse health care is part of the equation for racetrack success. If your horse is acting different, check for ulcers today.Journal photo From AQHA Corporate Partner Boehringer IngelheimFor American Quarter Horse breeder, racing enthusiast and barrel racer Christina Zehender of Fort Jennings, Ohio, the proof is in the racetrack payout. But the cash might have remained on Continue Reading
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Is Your Horse Helping You to be a Better Person?

By Steve Bauhr Most every fall we make a ride with a group of friends into the old cabins at Cooper Meadow. Located in the Emigrant Wilderness of the Central Sierra, Cooper Meadow is a working high country cow camp during the summer months. Of all the years I’ve ridden in there, I’ve only run into summer cowboys once. On Continue Reading
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WINTER HORSE TRAILER CARE

By: Buckaroo John Brand, Buckaroo Leather Products The trails have been long and your rides have been great- now it’s time to prepare for winter! Winter is going to be here before we know it; it’s time to winterize your horse trailer. All types of horse trailers will benefit from a good scrubbing, inside and out. If you make sure Continue Reading
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Tips for Trailering Your Horse Long Distances

Courtesy of America’s Horse Daily  Protect your horse’s health with these five tips to reduce trailering stress. Hauling your horse may seem routine, but it often creates stress. Journal photo From AQHA Corporate Partner Boehringer Ingelheim Traveling, training and showing horses can all cause stress, and potentially, ulcers. One result from these stressors may be equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS), a disease Continue Reading
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Register With FEMA Even If You Have Insurance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – If you suffered personal or business losses in the devastating wildfires that broke out in October and you’re waiting for your insurance settlement before you register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), don’t wait any longer. Disaster assistance may be able to fill insurance gaps or provide help if you’ve been waiting more than 30 days on Continue Reading
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BLM to Conduct Emergency Wild Horse Gather within the Fox and Lake Range Herd Management Area

WINNEMUCCA, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management will begin an emergency gather of approximately 200 wild horses on November 15 from a portion of the Fox and Lake Range Herd Management Area, which was burned by wildfire recently. The gather operation is expected to last 4 to 5 days and is being conducted by the BLM’s Winnemucca District’s Black Continue Reading
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“In The Presence of Horses” at The Hacienda at the River by Watermark

Introducing “In The Presence of Horses” at The Hacienda at the River by Watermark Breakthrough Equine Therapeutic Programming for those with cognitive or physical challenges at the first senior living and care community in the country with an on-site stable. (L to R) The Hacienda at the River resident, Phyllis Naber and “In The Presence of Horses” Program Coordinator Barbara Rector, MA, CEFIP-ED Horses Continue Reading
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Northwest Horse Fair and Expo 2018 Details Announced!

Make plans now to “horse around” at the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo 2018, presented by Akins Trailers, March 23 through 25, 2018 at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center in Albany, Oregon.  “We’re pleased to present the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo, now in it’s 19th year in Albany! We have plans for another fine event, packed with horse fun, education Continue Reading
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