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Washington State Horse Expo March 4-6, 2022

We are delighted that the The Washington State Horse Expo returns to the Clark County Event Center March 4-6th. With Live demonstrations, seminars, vendors, kid’s activities, entertainment, beautiful horses and much more! Click to view their website and daily event schedule. Click to view the NW Equine Expo Calendar post and share!  

Washington State Horse Park New Website

February 2022 – Courtesy of Washington State Horse Park Facebook page. Now Live! The Park’s new website and shopping cart are now available for you to find information, become a member, plan a visit and get involved. Here are some important things to know. The new online look and functions are the result of many […]

How to Find Your Best Horse – 7 Strategies for Horse Buyers

January 2022 – Courtesy of The Northwest Horse Source – Kim Roe – Most people acquire a horse by buying one. The process often involves hours on the phone, scrolling the internet, and viewing videos. The goal is to find the best possible horse for whatever purpose you have in mind, and there can be […]

UC Davis Equine Veterinary Program to Expand With Donation of Templeton Farms

December 2021 – Courtesy of UC Davis by Amy Young – The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s Center for Equine Health announces the expansion of its equine facilities to Templeton Farms on California’s Central Coast, thanks to the donation of the 52-acre property from dedicated equestrian Gina Bornino Miller. UC Davis alumna Bornino Miller […]

Winter Closing of Pilchuck Tree Farm Trails

October 2021 – We are at that time of the year for the winter trail closing of the Skagit County, Victoria Tract which includes Glass school and 300th to Gate 24 for equestrians and bikers. The logging roads open to all.  With the trails OPEN to walkers year round.   To stay updated with the […]

Washington Farrier Conference

September – Join us for several days of education, shoeing, and fun! Our keynote speaker and clinician for our Fall Conference is Mr. Hank Chisholm, CJF from Mississippi. Dr. Cassie Torhorst Wallor, DVM will be giving an interactive lecture on lameness o Friday.  Mary Taft-McPhee will be giving a lecture on Saturday about Financial Success […]

Save the Washington State Horse Park Trail System

Dear Equestrians, A developer is putting in a bid to purchase the land around the Washington State Horse Park (“WSHP”) in Cle Elum, WA. While the Park’s 112 acres and most of the cross country tracks will remain intact, the trail system will be gone. We won’t have access to this safe, equestrian only trail […]

High Tail Tack for all your tack needs and a little extra

Courtesy of Lynnette Hoffman July 26, 2021 with the Home Town Debate There is a new business in the Toledo area and it fits right in with the country life. Emily Marshall opened High Tail Tack, which is definitely a tack shop. This one is a little different, it is consignment and the items are […]

Polo club settles in Molalla, OR

Courtesy of John Baker July 11, 2021 with the MolallaPioneer Hooves pound on pristine turf as riders, a ball, and horses engage in a wondrous dance of strength, speed and skill. The sport is polo, and with the arrival of the Rose City Polo Club in the Molalla area, a fun and wholly unique adventure […]

Whidbey Islander will compete in Tokyo Olympics

By Karina Andrew July 16, 2021 with Whidbey News-Times Whidbey Island native Adrienne Lyle is riding her way to her second Olympic games. Lyle participates in dressage, an equestrian sport derived from old military horse training. The sport’s objective, she said, is “teaching the horse to listen to the rider’s smallest signals so that the […]

All Phases of Tokyo Olympic Eventing to be Live Streamed on NBC

By Sally Spickard June 21, 2021 with Eventing Nation We’re eagerly anticipating the postponed 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, which are set to kick off on July 23 with the eventing beginning on Thursday, July 29 and concluding on Monday, August 2. NBC Sports will be providing a bulk of the live stream, including all equestrian […]

Pigeon Fever Uptick in Spokane Area

May 2021 – Erin Kennedy, DVM Success In Motion Veterinary Services, PLLC Pigeon fever has been an increasing issue in the Spokane area over the last few years. If you have had to displeasure of dealing with a horse with pigeon fever, then you know the importance of trying to prevent further cases. Fly control […]

Brothers envision destination equestrian event center on 3,000 acres in Douglas County

April 7, 2021 by David Ochoa, KPIC ROSEBURG, Ore. – Two brothers are looking to put Douglas County on the map.  They’re working on a project that could possibly get even the attention of the Olympics.  Right off of Interstate 5 near Metz Hill Road lies almost 3,000 acres of land. Drew and Quinn Millegan […]

Limited-Entry Permits – Deschutes & Willamette National Forests

February 2021 – Kim McCarrel with NW Horse Trails – Deschutes and Willamette National Forests to Implement Central Cascades Wilderness Permit System Following last year’s delay due to COVID-19, Forests move forward with the system this year Springfield and Bend, Ore. – The Deschutes and Willamette National Forests announced today that the two forests will […]

Horse Expos for Washington and Oregon Cancelled for 2021

January 2021 – While we at NW Equine were hopeful that we would be able to move forward with having our company booth at the 2021 Horse Expos held in March of 2021 we will have to wait until 2022.   The staff with the Washington State Horse Expo have shared.  “While we were hopeful […]

Equine Event Venue Coming Soon to Douglas County, Oregon

December 11, 2020 The journey started over 15 years ago. The papers have now been signed and Pegasus Equestrian Venue and Resort has a 3,000 acre site to call home. Pegasus is located in Douglas County Oregon with a direct entrance/exit on Interstate 5, exit 142, Metz Hill Road, just north of Oakland Oregon. To […]

Horses will be welcome at this Darrington campground in 2021

November 12, 2020 – Courtesy of HeraldNet by Julia-Grace Sanders Whitehorse Community Park will have the first equestrian campsites in the county, accommodating tents or RVs. DARRINGTON — Equestrian and RV camping is coming to Darrington in mid-2021. Construction of a campground — including 13 RV campsites, five equestrian campsites, host lodging and a picnic […]

Surviving the Oregon Wildfires 2020

September 30, 2020 – Courtesy of Life Between The Ears blog. As most of us that live on the West Coast of the US are all too painfully aware, September was a horrendous month of wildfires all up and down the coast—from Washington, down through California. Over 500,000 people in Oregon alone were evacuated, thousands […]

Washington ‘fantasy horse’ earns the ultimate honor from model maker Breyer

Author: Saint Bryan, KING 5 Evening (KING 5) Updated: August 1, 2020 SILVER CREEK, Wash. — “Checkers, very bluntly, is everyone’s fantasy horse,” says trainer Mark Bolender.” He has got an attitude bigger than life.” Bolender’s Horse Park in Silver Creek is the birthplace of Checkers and of an exciting,  worldwide sport called Mountain Trail. […]

Happy Trails: The Bony Pony Gallops On

August 2020 – Courtesy of Meyer Sign “How can you smell a piece of leather online? How can you look at it and have any idea about its quality?”– Cherie Geerdes — owner of The Bony Pony If you don’t believe that timing is everything, you might want to ask Cherie Geerdes about the wisdom […]

New Stalls For Event Center

June 25, 2020 – Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center continues adding to the amenities available with 60 new portable American Stalls.  The new, contemporary Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center (EOTEC) is a year-round, multi-use complex ready to provide hours of entertainment or host your event. Centrally located in Hermiston, Oregon, EOTEC is home […]

Whatcom County Backcountry Horsemen Maintain Trails And Carry Gear Well Off The Beaten Path

June 15, 2020 – Whatcom Talk – Steven Arbuckle Whatcom County is home to a branch of the national Backcountry Horsemen organization. Not heard of it? Well, if you walk or run, ride a mountain bike or a horse, or just take the dog for a walk in the woods that cover much of our […]

Covid-19 & Barn Safety

May 15, 2020 – AAEP/Stable Management This helpful graphic about COVID-19 and Barn Safety courtesy of AAEP/Stable Management.  Consider printing it and displaying it publicly in your barn.  You can also download and/or print the graphic by clicking this link.

Strangles detected in Pierce and Clark Counties

May 2020 – Equine Disease Communication Center Strangles Pierce County, WA Outbreak Identifier: 4143 Alert ID: 1637 May 06, 2020 Confirmed Case(s): Voluntary Quarantine Source: Attending Veterinarian and Washington State Department of Agriculture Number Confirmed: 3; Number Exposed: 20;  Age: 16; Gender: Mare; Breed: Tennessee Walking Horse; Onset of Clinical Signs: 4/30/2020; Clinical Signs: Fever, Inappetance, lethargy, Lymphadenopathy, Nasal Discharge, Ocular discharge; Confirmation Date: 5/5/2020; Horse Status: Affected And […]

Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) detected in King County

April 27, 2020 – Dr. Brian Johnson Washington State Veterinarian: A King County horse tested positive for Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) last week after showing mild signs of the disease. Results of tests on three other horses at the 30-horse facility where it was stabled are pending. Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) is a potentially fatal […]

When will your favorite horse trails be open?

April 22, 2020 – TrailMeister Wondering if your favorite horse trails are open? TrailMeister has links to the land manager on every trail area that send you directly to the governing organization for the area. Check it out –  

AAEP guidelines for Barns during the COVID outbreak

March 2020 – American Association of Equine Practitioners Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in Equestrian Facilities Facility Personnel: • Restrict access to a boarding facility to essential personnel (veterinarians, farriers, equine caretakers, trainers, and essential owners). • Prohibit non-essential persons (students, friends, family members) from entering the facility. • Stay 6 feet apart from other […]

Washington State Horse Expo

March 2020 – Love Horses? Come Experience live demonstrations, seminars, an expansive Marketplace, the Saturday Night Extravaganza and much more! RIDGEFIELD, WA – The 10th Annual Washington State Horse Expo is upon us! This is the one of the top equine events in the Northwest that attracts thousands of horse enthusiasts from all over the […]

Washington State Horse Park Mat Fund Drive

February 17, 2020 Jessica Vania – Let’s talk rubber stall mats. It’s pretty universally agreed having stall mats installed in as many stall banks as we can muster would be a wonderful improvement. Why? Let’s look at the facts 1) Matted stalls require fewer shavings and therefore there are fewer shavings to dispose of. This […]

Washington Board of Health Proposed Law

February 15, 2020 – by Joan Burlington.  The WA Board of Health is proposing a broad reaching set of rules that will significantly impact trail riders.  Basically it prohibits any type of animal manure to be left on the ground when the animal is off your property. I believe that it would be appropriate for […]

Washington State Horse Park Covered Arena

January 7, 2020 – We are all very excited to see the progress on the new HUGE covered arena. Click to view the video showing the progress of the covered arena development. Thank you cinematographer Daniel Jayne. Follow us on Facebook to follow the progress on the arena.  Click to view our Facebook page! Image […]

Sass In Boots – A blog about life with dogs, a horse and a sense of humor.

December 2019 – What can blog do for you? Check out the words of wisdom and laughs from Theresa Rice, a personal favorite of the staff at NW Equine.  Be sure to check out (click) her website-Sass In Boots,  Facebook page  and pick up your copy of  The Northwest Horse Source Magazine! Hi! Wondering what […]

Welcome New Back Country Horsemen of Washington President

 December 9, 2019 – The BCHW gavel has been passed. Outgoing president Kathy Young handed the reins of the outfit over to incoming president Jason Ridlon at the state board meeting on Saturday. Thank you both so much for all you have and will continue to do for all of us! Are you interested in […]

Snohomish and Skagit County Equine Doctor’s Combine Talents

 November Press Release: The practices of Northwest Veterinary Clinic in Stanwood and Mount Vernon Veterinary Hospital are excited to announce some upcoming changes that will have a positive impact on our ability to offer comprehensive veterinary services to our equine clients. Beginning December 16th, the equine team from Northwest Veterinary Clinic of Stanwood will move […]

How Secure is your Trailer?

Earlier this year Dwayne Russell had his dually stolen.  As a result of that theft he shared some great information in a Facebook post on keeping our rigs secure. When my Crew Cab dually was stolen from in front of my house, I did what most people would do. I called the police, filed a […]

Oregon 6-Month Travel Passports End January 1

Courtesy of Del Oeste Equine Hospital. This week we received a notification from the Oregon State Veterinarian, Brad Leamaster, that the 6-month equine travel passport will be ending as of January 1, 2020. The passport is officially called EECVI, which stands for Extended Equine Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection is commonly […]

Local Artist Paints Mural On Farrier Express Building

October 2019 –  Custom mural by local artist David Hose added to Farrier Express/Blanket Express building in Snohomish, WA. Blanket Express has been proudly serving the equine community since 1999.  They specialize in the washing, repairing and weatherproofing of all your equine related items.  In January of this year they expanded with the addition of […]

Clinician Evan Bonner moves to Sultan, WA

October 2019 – Courtesy of Evan Bonner. We are saying a big yes to new adventures! Cassie and I are excited to announce, Evan Bonner Horsemanship will be moving to Sultan, Washington at the end of October! Our new facility and home is absolutely a dream ranch. We are ecstatic and humbled by the great […]

Executive Horse Council of Snohomish County Established

The Executive Horse Council of Snohomish County will be a county-wide equestrian work group intended to interface directly with the Parks department and other regional land managers advising on equestrian needs. This includes public education on horse etiquette and safe practices as well as helping to develop specific work plans and collective vision for horse […]

‘Big Red’ moves to Kentucky from Oklahoma

October 9, 2019 – Courtesy of Alex Valverde with LEX18.    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A larger-than-life-size bronze statue of legendary racehorse Secretariat is making its way to Lexington all the way from Norman, Oklahoma. That is where sculptor Jocelyn Russell was working hard on the Triple Crown winner’s likeness. “The scope of it […]

Leather School Opens in Ellensburg

September 2019 – Julie Baugher Leather Design has expanded with opening a leather school in Ellensburg.  Offering adult and kids classes that range from tooling, lacing, chinks, chaps, and much more. Julie offers over 30 years of experience and shares her love of leather work with students.  Click to view a list of classes and […]

Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum

This #1 New York Times bestseller is the perfect gift for the young artist in your life! A never-before-published Dr. Seuss non-fiction book about creating and looking at art!   Based on an unrhymed manuscript and sketches discovered in 2013, this book is like a visit to a museum—with a horse as your guide!   Explore how […]

Washington State Horse Park Covered Arena Started

August 29, 2019 – Courtesy of Washington State Horse Park It’s really happening! Steel for the covered arena started arriving from California on Monday. There will be 42 semitruck loads total by the time delivery is complete in a couple weeks. And grading is almost finished so the footings can be dug and concrete poured. […]

The Blind Horsewomen of Washington’s High Desert

August 19, 2019  – Courtesy of  Ashley Ahern with KUOW. Julie Hensley’s body echoes the rolling motion of her horse, Hot Rod, as she rides in tight circles around her arena. Stop, roll back, lope — the palomino gelding an extension of his rider — pirouetting and stopping on a dime at her subtle command. […]

It’s Never Just a Horse – The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame Reveals Exciting New Exhibits

August 5, 2019 – Courtesy of Abigail Boatwright with Horse Illustrated The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is a must-see destination in Fort Worth, Texas. Since its opening in 2002, just beside the historic Will Rogers Equestrian Center, the museum has paid tribute to the women who shaped our western heritage. On March […]

U.S. Reining Teams Collect Six Medals at 2019 SVAG FEI Reining World Championships for Young Riders & Juniors

July 13, 2019 – Courtesy of by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department Givrins, Switzerland – The U.S. Reining Teams had excellent performances at the 2019 SVAG FEI Reining World Championships for Young Riders & Juniors in Givrins, Switzerland. The talented U.S. combinations collected two team medals and four individual medals under the guidance of […]

Woman Travels Country by Horse and Buggy Raising Money to Battle Hunger

June 5, 2019 – Courtesy of Andrew Towne Via Wyoming News Exchange Torrington Telegram TORRINGTON — According to the website, one in six children in the United States lives with hunger, and Angela Wood wanted to do something about that glaring statistic. A truck driver, Wood saw kids sleeping on the streets and going […]

Portland Meadows Will Not Reopen for Racing

April 1, 2019  – Courtesy of BloodHorse Portland Meadows plans to close according to the Oregon Racing Commission executive director, Jack McGrail, meaning the meet that wrapped up in early February will be the last for the track that opened 74 years ago.  The track’s closing was first reported by Portland Monthly March 29. The publication […]

One of the Last Horseshoe Programs in Canada Faces Demise

February 23, 2019 – Courtesy of  Maryse Zeidler CBC News  It’s a chilly, sunny afternoon at Twin Oaks Farm in south Richmond, B.C., and Jeri Sparshu is putting away his tools while a tall horse named Pedro keeps an eye on him from a stall.  Sparshu, 42, has just finished working on Pedro — taking off his horseshoes, […]

Walla Walla Community College Farrier Program to End

February 1, 2019 – Courtesy of  Sheila Hagar with Union Bulletin They say horseshoes bring good luck, but Jeff Engler has to wonder. Engler has worked in the Walla Walla Community College farrier science program as lead instructor for 21 years. He recently learned the college intends to shut the horseshoeing program down in June, […]

Congress Passes Agriculture Bill Defining Horses As Livestock, Not Pets

December 12, 2018 – Courtesy of American Horse Council and Paulick Report As the countdown to close the 115th Congress heads to the final stretch, Congress on Wednesday passed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (H.R. 2), sending the legislation to the president, who is expected to sign the bill into law this week, according […]

Rabid bat found at Hollywood Hills Equestrian Park in Woodinville.

July 9, 2018 – Courtesy of King County Story A rabid bat was found near the arena seating at Hollywood Hills Equestrian Park in Woodinville, WA. The bat was noticed by multiple people on Sunday afternoon, June 24. They were able to safely capture the bat and contacted animal control. The bat was taken to […]

Horses Count! A project of the Snohomish County Parks, Recreation & Tourism

May 20, 2018 –  Welcome to the Horses Count Project, an undertaking to better understand equestrian needs in Snohomish County.  This effort is being pursued so that we can better provide recreation facilities to support your needs.  Are you a trail rider?  Do you use competition facilities?  Is there a shortage of a specific type […]

AI-powered horse monitoring: Magic AI raises $1.2M to expand equine technology

April 12, 2018 – Courtesy of by Taylor Soper.  Horse monitoring might not be the first application of computer vision-based machine learning that comes to mind. But investors like what they see with Magic AI. The Seattle startup has reeled in a $1.2 million seed round to expand StableGuard, its 24-hour monitoring and alert […]

Woodinville Stable Under Full Quarantine For EHV-1

April 6, 2018 – Courteously of WSDA A horse has been diagnosed with EHV-1 Neuro-pathogenic form at Gold Creek stables in Woodinville, WA (King County).  Two other facilities that recently received horses from Gold Creek are also under quarantine. EHV-1 detected in horse at equine facility, quarantine order issued  Dr. Brian Joseph Washington State Veterinarian […]

Snohomish County Manure Spreader Program

April 2, 2018 – Courtesy of Snohomish County Conservation District. Our Manure Spreader Program is up and running for 2018!  Here is the latest: Manure Spreader Program Changes First Spreading Opportunity Late April Manure Spreading Advisory Resource Checking Out Spreader More Than Manure! Manure Spreader Program Changes After reviewing the performance of the Manure Spreader […]

FMCSA Announces New ELD Waiver

March 13, 2018 – Courtesy of American Horse Council. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced additional steps to address the unique needs of the country’s agriculture industries and provided further guidance to assist in the effective implementation of the Congressionally-mandated electronic logging device (ELD) rule without impeding […]

Equine Industry Survey – Be a voice in your equine community!

Did you know?  Our horse owner population is. age 25-34   11.5% age 35-44   16.8% age 45-54   30.8% age 55-64   25.4% and 88.8% are female… no surprise there.   80% care for their own horses on their property or visiting boarding daily. 40% board 44% pay for riding lessons 33% pay for training 24% have their […]

Confused about the New Hauling Regulations CDL’s & ELD’s

January 25, 2018 – Courtesy of American Horse Council AHC’s 1st Quarter Webinar to Discuss ELD Mandate – The American Horse Council (AHC) will host its 1st Quarter 2018 webinar on Monday, February 12th at 12:00 PST (3:00 pm ET) and will address the recent Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate that has caused much confusion and […]

Washington State Horse Park Awarded Funding for Covered Arena

January 23, 2018 – A note from Todd Trewin, President, the Authority Board. Dear Friends and Associates: On behalf of the Washington State Horse Park Authority Board, I’m delighted to report the Park received $2.0 million in the State’s Capital Budget that the Legislature and Governor signed into law last week. This award is designated […]

Neurological EHV-1 Outbreak in King County

Dec. 15, 2017 – updates below – Washington State Department of Agriculture confirmed an Equine Herpes Virus 1 neurotropic genome strain in a horse in King county.  The 13 year old Halflinger gelding has no neurological symptoms at this time. The facility is under quarantine and the remaining horses are having their temperatures taken twice […]

Pigeon Fever in King County, Washington

Dec. 6, 2017 – Courtesy of Tacoma Equine Hospital – The Washington State Department of Agriculture has recently reported that three horses tested positive for Pigeon Fever near the towns of Duvall and Carnation.  A 15 year old Paint gelding, 14 year old Haflinger cross gelding, and a 25 year old Tennessee Walker mare are […]

Deadline for Electronic Logging Device has been extended to March 18th: How Will It Impact Long Distance Horse Hauling

Dec 6, 2017 – Note recent article links added below. Courtesy of The Chronicle of the Horse – Electronic Logging Device Mandate: How Will It Impact Equestrians?  by Kimberly Loushin With the Dec. 18 deadline for commercial vehicles to be equipped with an electronic logging device, or ELD, fast approaching, concerns have risen in the […]

‘Out Of The Wild’ movie to be released December 5th.

OUT OF THE WILD is the story of Henry McBride, a down and out cowboy with a painful past he can’t drink away. Living on his last dollar with nowhere to go, he ends up working the last place an old cowboy wants to be: A dude ranch. It is here he meets the owner, […]

Unbridled Evening Raised Over $100,000 for WSHP

Courtesy of Washington State Horse Park Nov 2017 Fulfilling dreams. Reaching for the future. Discovering common ground. This was the heart of the 2017 Unbridled Evening. Over 200 people attended the 2nd annual WSHP Gala on November 11, and we are beyond thrilled to announce that supporters raised over $100,000 in net proceeds throughout the […]

FAWS Fall Convention

Farriers Association of Washington State Annual Fall Convention September 22-24 Featuring Trey Green, CJF and Ashley Green, DVM. The Fall Convention brings several days of learning and comradery in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.   This year’s speakers, Trey Green, Certificated Journeyman Farrier and Ashley Green, Veterinarian, provided an immense amount of information, ideas, and insight topped […]

Snohomish Artist Wins Sculpture Category at the Emerald Downs Art Show

July 14, 2017 – Janice Hoagland Anderson was very surprised and happy to have won first place in the category of sculpture at the Emerald Downs Art Show in Auburn.  Her sculpture titled “Hanging Onto My Dream”  is available.  Janice is professional artist and enjoys living in the Northwest with her husband, Ken Anderson and […]

Don Johnson Trailer Sales New Location

June 15, 2017 – After 40 years, ‘The Trailer Place’ has a new location offering more parking, trailers, shop space, and even riding.  The new 1,700 square foot steel building will house the sales and service in a much larger location. With special touches to the show room added by Dixie.  Dixie is not only […]

The $50,000 Muckleshoot Gold Cup Winner Starr School

June 12, 2017 – Twenty-one of the nation’s best Indian Relay teams competed at Emerald Downs for the three-day Muckleshoot Gold Cup on June 9-11, 2017.  The Muckleshoot Gold Cup Indian Relay concluded on June 11th. with two consolation heats and the championship that was the final race of the day. The teams in the […]

Snohomish Parks Dept Considering Changes to Lord Hill Park

June 7, 2017 – The Snohomish County Parks Department is considering changes to Lord Hill Park between Snohomish and Monroe, WA. If you care about the future of horseback riding, hiking, birding, etc. at Lord Hill Park, please drop in and fill out the questionnaire at the Lord Hill Site and Management Plan Public Open […]

Barn Parking Lot Thefts in King and Snohomish Counties

May 30, 2017 – A silver 4 door mid-2000 (approx) Honda Civic with aftermarket exhaust, and silver rims has been seen checking out barns.  The driver is described as male, about 6ft, and clean cut.  Says he has a daughter who wanted lessons.  Recent thefts of valuables from cars in the barn parking lots have […]

Join us for “Coffee with TrailMeister”

Robert with the TrailMeister website has added another informative and fun feature to the website.  Coffee with the TrailMiester features monthly videos discussing specific trails, trailers, grooming products, cleaning tack, emergency accessories,  and more. Join Robert and Celeste for equine related insight, tips, and laughs! Click to view the May “Coffee with TrailMeister” video. Browse […]

WSDA Urging Horse Owners To Vaccinate Against West Nile

Urgent call to vaccinate horses now for West Nile virus protection wsvma   |   Animal Health OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is urging horse owners to vaccinate their animals as soon as possible to protect against West Nile virus. “Now is the time to vaccinate for this mosquito-borne disease due to our […]

Washington State Horse Park Eventing Footage included in ‘How We Do: Cle Elum’ Promotional Video!

View the ‘How We Do: Cle Elum’ promotional video footage promoting Cle Elum that include footage of eventing riders at the Washington State Horse Park.  Click to view video. The Washington State Horse Park is the premier equestrian facility in Washington state, serving the recreational, competitive and educational needs of riders and horse enthusiasts in […]

8th Annual Free Rein Auction and BBQ

Join us for an evening of fundraising, fun, and fantastic food, supporting Free Rein’s mission to equip riders for life! The Free Rein Auction & BBQ is our largest annual fundraiser, featuring a live and silent auction, dessert frenzy (you may have to attend to find out what that is!), and an authentic barbecue dinner […]

WASART Assists With Downed Horse

February 26, 2017 – WASART rescues pets and livestock in emergency situations.  If you horse falls down a well or your dog is over a cliff, call 425-681-5498.  Many of us are fortunate and grateful to have this wonderful resource to reach out to.   Yesterday, WASART, Washington State Animal Response Team, was contacted to […]

Washington State Horse Expo – March 3-5th.

Come and experience the magic of the Horse at the 7th Annual Washington State Horse Expo, March 3-5, 2017. The Washington State Horse Expo has something for everyone, whether you are a horse owner looking for training tips or the most current information to care for your horse, or someone who just loves horses. Each […]

Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show – Watch Live on

The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Horse February 14-24th. Click to watch live at The largest event of its kind in the world, the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is held at WestWorld and attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators. In addition to exciting competitions, gala parties, educational seminars, family focused events and an international cuisine court, […]

Reports of Strangles in Snohomish and King County

February 2017 – There are confirmed reports of Strangles at barns in Monroe, Snohomish County and King County. The barns are under veterinarian supervision, self-quarantined, with the horses improving.  In response to this recent outbreak several proactive barns have have placed a halt on arena/barn haul-ins and equine events are being rescheduled or cancelled. Strangles, […]

New Requirements for Travel into Idaho and Oregon

February 2017 – State Veterinary Offices have issued new travel requirements for travel into Idaho and Oregon. Travel restrictions now require a current negative Coggin’s test within the prior of entry.   Oregon requires 6 months prior to travel with Idaho at 12 months.  Always confirm each states requirements. “I want to notify you that the […]

Cavalia has arrived to Vancouver, B.C.

The Best Show Ever returns to Vancouver, under the White Big Top at Olympic Village starting January 29, 2017, with matinee and evening shows scheduled through February 26, 2017. Odysseo, Cavalia’s new adventure, has been touring under the world’s largest big top since fall 2011. Odysseo is a veritable revolution in live performance.  Known as […]

Traveling the World with “Life Between The Ears”

Life Between The Ears shows us the world from the best possible way… in the saddle.  Started in 2008, when Kristine began posting between-the-ears photos of her mild adventures around Vashon Island, aboard her trusty steed, Baloo.   You can now experience and enjoy photos from all over the world from the back of a horse.  […]

What You Can Do to Keep Horse Trails Open

Courtesy of TrailMeister – December 27, 2016  Keeping Paradise Possible 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 […]

Harry & Snowman DVD now available!

The HARRY & SNOWMAN store is now open! Be the first to order your own copy of the DVD, Blu-Ray, posters and more. The DVD and Blu-ray include more than 20-minutes of additional footage, including extended interviews with legendary horsemen George H. Morris and Rodney Jenkins.

2016 AQHA World Show Live Streaming

More than 4,920 entries from the United States, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa and the United Kingdom are competing November 3-19 for 99 world championships and 83 Adequan® Level 2 championship titles at this year’s event. Click to view the live webcast, presented […]

Harry & Snowman Documentary has arrived to the Northwest

October 2016 – HARRY & SNOWMAN is a feature length documentary that tells the remarkable life story of international show jumping legend Harry deLeyer, whose career was launched by his famous show jumping horse Snowman. Snowman was an old Amish plow horse that Harry rescued off a truck that was bound for the meat and […]

Two-Time Select World All-Around Winner, Linda Coakley, Still Searching for Gold

Courtesy of GOHORSESHOW August 26, 2016 –  So far, 2016 has been a life-changing year for Select Amateur Linda Coakley. The two-time Select World Show All-Around winner and six-time Select Amateur Reserve World Champion from Clear Lake, Washington still has her steady mount, Patsys Royal Secret (Charlie), but she also has a new horse and […]

Team USA Claims Show Jumping Silver

Courtesy of NBC Olympics – August 17th.  Click here to view video and full article. The fate of the U.S.  Show Jumping team fell into four-time Olympian McLain Ward’s hands in Wednesday’s Battle Royale for a spot on the podium. The team entered Wednesday’s team finals in a four-way tie for first place with Germany, Brazil, […]

Former Skagit County Farrier is New Resident Farrier at UC Davis Veterinary Teaching Hospital

August 15 – Davis, CA. Shane Westman was a Skagit County Farrier known for his sense of humor, support of community, and his talents as a Farrier.   Shane, on the AAPF board of directors for the past three years, has been proactive with the American Association of Professional Farriers in promoting continued education for local […]

Two unvaccinated horses die after testing positive for West Nile in Sandpoint, Idaho

Courtesy of: Staff, KREM 3:56 PM. PDT August 12, 2016 BONNERS FERRY, Idaho — Panhandle Health District officials said two dead horses that died tested positive for West Nile Virus in Boundary County. Officials said the horses were unvaccinated and this is the first evidence of mosquitos potentially carrying West Nile Virus in Boundary County […]

A Wish Come True for Passionate Horseback Rider

Courtesy of: Langley Times By MIRANDA GATHERCOLE – August 12, 2016 Tim Ansell was at a loss for words as he watched his 18-year-old daughter, Hillary, and Salero, an 18-year-old Andalusian horse, parade around the riding ring at High Point Equestrian Centre on Wednesday morning. Despite what doctors have repeatedly told him, Tim believes horseback […]

U.S. Dressage Team Delivers Bronze Medal Finish in Rio

Courtesy of: The United States Equestrian Team Foundation Aug 12, 2016 | 2016 Olympics, Competitions, Dressage, Headlines Rio de Janeiro – August 12, 2016 – Allison Brock, Laura Graves, Kasey Perry-Glass and Steffen Peters put the United States dressage team back on the Olympic podium with a bronze medal finish at the 2016 Rio Olympic […]

Rio Olympics 2016: Phillip Dutton Brings Home Individual Bronze

Courtesy of:  8/10/2016 9:52am Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – U.S. Olympic Eventing Team member Phillip Dutton capped off three days of brilliant riding by winning the Individual Bronze medal at the Rio Olympic Games. Dutton finished on a score of 51.80. Michael Jung of Germany won the Individual Gold medal for the second consecutive […]

Get Ready to Watch the Rio Olympics Starting Aug 6th

TV Schedule for Equestrian at the 2016 Olympics  You’ll be able to catch some of the equestrian events whether you have network TV or cable. Plus: how to watch online. By Leslie Potter | August 1, 2016 | There’s good news and less-good news for equestrian sports fans in the United States as the […]

Barn Parking Lot Thefts Continue

July 2016 – Heads up for all barns – In January there were several thefts at barns in the Redmond/Woodinville area of King County.  As of July the same type of thefts are also occurring at barns in the Snohomish and Monroe area. Purses and valuables are taken from vehicles while riders are busy in […]

The Words of Mark Rashid

Mark Rashid has an unique style to his writing.  His words of equine wisdom are delivered in the story telling style that takes me to sitting around a campfire and listing to the words of a gifted horseman.  Leaving you with a you with a description that fills the mind with awareness. Mark began working with […]

Washington Horse and Rider Named Traveling Reserve for 2016 U.S. Olympic Eventing Team

June 21, 2016 by Leslie Potter – – Meet the 2016 U.S. Three-Day Eventing Team for the 2016 Rio Olympics Two Olympic veterans and two first-timers make up the team that will represent the United States this summer. On Monday, the United States Equestrian Federation announced the name of the four horse-and-rider combinations and […]

Eventing in the Pacific Northwest Is Stepping Up Its Game

June 14, 2016 by Candence Michel-Eventing Nation – Exciting things are afoot in Area VII, which encompasses Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. Cadence Michel is a Young Rider from the area who has kindly agreed to keep EN updated on what’s new! If you’re interested in writing for EN, let us know at […]

Snohomish and Skagit County Vet Clinics Combine Equine Emergency Care

June 2016 – In the coming months, you may have a different veterinarian respond to your equine emergency. Mount Vernon Veterinary Hospital and Northwest Veterinary Clinic of Stanwood are cooperating to provide emergency services to better serve our clients. This collaboration will create one of the largest and most progressive equine healthcare providers in Snohomish, […]

Total Arabian Interaction and Learning program (T.A.I.L.) for Children & Families at Region 5 Championship Show in July.

Region 5 Championship Show is offering the Total Arabian Interaction and Learning (T.A.I.L.) program for new-comers to learn more about Arabian horses.  Join us July 6th, 7th, & 9th at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe for this special event! T.A.I.L. OPPORTUNITIES The T.A.I.L. Program offered at the Region 5 Championship Show gives adults and […]

Lady Long Rider Rides Hwy 20 through Skagit County

May 2016 – Sunday afternoon on May 9th, Lady Long Rider – Bernice Ende, rode into Winthrop.  After a several night stay she was back in the saddle and headed west up an over the North Cascades.  In the last few days she has been seen riding through Diablo, Marblemount, and on Tuesday the 17th, […]

WA Equine Photographer Wins Chrome Model Search

June update -Danyelle voted as Chrome’s 2016 APHA Member Model Search Winner! Every APHA member is as beautiful and unique as the Paint Horses that bring us together, and for the third year in a row, Chrome has harnessed that star power in its annual APHA Member Model Search. More than 130 applicants took their […]

Flying Horseshoe Guest Ranch Wins Northwest Best Escapes!

May 4, 2016, Cle Elum, WA – The votes are in! This month on King 5, Evening Magazine will announced that the Flying Horseshoe Ranch won Best Guest Ranch in their NORTHWEST BEST ESCAPES viewer contest. Kim Holcomb and cameraman Tim came to the Ranch to film and our story aired on the second night […]

Washington Trainer Wins ‘Distinguished Trainer’ Award

May 2, 2016 – Washington based trainer, Kim Lacy, wins ‘Distinguished Trainer’ Award at this years AiM Show at the Oregon Equestrian Center. The ‘AiM at the Hood’ is the Sport Horse qualifying show for the Region 4 and Region 5 Arabian shows, encompassing competitors from Washington, Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, and Western Montana. The ‘Distinguished […]

Lewis County Back Country Horsemen Repair Forest Service Road

March 22, 2016 –  The Chronicle by Jordan Nailon – Forest Service Road 2750 is a real, passable road again thanks to the concerted efforts of the Lewis County Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen.  The road, which is in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and leads to the Goat Creek trailhead, was washed out […]

Ben Masters from UnBranded teams up with National Geographic Adventure

March 19, 2016 UnBranded is a 2015 Documentary that recorded an epic 3,000-mile journey through the most pristine back-country of the American West. Four friends rode horseback on adopted wild mustangs from the US Bureau of Land Management, border to border, from Mexico to Canada. Chosen to inspire more adoptions from the 50,000 mustangs and burros […]

Life Between The Ears named Equista Top Instagram

March 20, 2016, Vashon Island, WA –  Equista is the second largest equestrian website in Poland.  They recently announced that Life Between The Ears has been selected as one of their top Instagram accounts.   Life Between The Ears was created in 2008 when Kristine and her trusty steed, Baloo, started sharing their photos of […]

Valley Claims National Champs in Equestrian Vaulting

March 10, 2016, Courtesy of the Snoqualmie Valley Record – Equestrian vaulting is the ice dancing of the equestrian world, combining gymnastics, dance, music, strength, and balance on the back of a moving horse. The Snoqualmie Valley and surrounding area has become a hub for this growing international sport. Several national champions and top-level teams […]

The Power of Images

We’ve all seen or heard the stats and there is no doubt that images and video will enhance your content. In telling your story, make it a visual story to encourage engagement and understanding.       This Massage Therapist is shown in a grooming area working on a horse. What do you see with […]

Recap of the Washington Stallion Support Gelding Clinic

March 7, 2016 – Tacoma, WA. Last Friday, we had our first gelding clinic as a nonprofit organization and I’d say it was a success! 11 horses and a mini donkey we’re gelded thanks to the team at Tacoma Equine Hospital. Thank you to Dr. Linda Hagerman, Dr. Christina Howard, Dr. Ashley Galen, Vet Assistants […]

Congratulations to Colby Powell on his APAHA Rising Star Award.

February 2016 – Arabian Professional Amateur Horseman’s Association (APAHA) 2015 Awards were held in Scottsdale on Sunday, Feb. 21. The Rising Star Award is for an individual that is less than 30 years old, based on excellent Horsemanship and Sportsmanship skills, and has won a Championship, Reserve Championship or Two Top Tens at the National […]

Washington State Animal Response Team (WASART) Rescues Dog along Nooksack River.

February 28, 2016 – Whatcom County. Late last week, someone rented a cabin along the Nooksack River in Whatcom County. On a hike along the river, she noticed a dog on the other side barking for her attention. The slope the dog was on angled steeply up, and it didn’t seem like the dog could […]

This years Washington State Horse Expo well attended.

February 27, 2016 – Was a busy several days in Ridgefield, Wa for this years Washington State Horse Expo.  Offering a full weekend of vendors, clinicians, and exhibitions.  With the Saturday night Extravaganza started by The Black Pearl Friesian Dance Troupe with a wonderful show.  The horse lovers could find most everything they would need […]

New Trail and Camp Book for Southwest Washington!

January 18, 2016 – Kim McCarrel, trail rider and author has just released a new book for Southwest Washington.  Explore SW Washington on Horseback! Ride to alpine lakes beneath towering volcanic peaks. Enjoy beautiful waterfalls, lush forest, and breathtaking wildflower displays. Or canter down the world’s longest beach. Whether you’re looking for an interesting day […]

Team USA riders for the 2016 AjPHA Youth World Games includes WA Youth.

AjPHA Youth World Games moves to Europe in 2016 January, 2016 – APHA News. More than 20 accomplished AjPHA members applied for the opportunity to represent the United States in the 2016 Youth World Games, taking place during the European Paint Horse Championships in Kreuth, Germany, August 29–September 4. After a thorough review process, five applicants […]

Monroe teen rider saddling up for her future

January 4, 2016 – The Monroe Monitor by Chris Hendrickson. Ever since Elsie Naruszewicz first climbed onto the back of a horse, she’s had a knack for riding. She tackled the world of competitive horse shows with passion, skill and perseverance, and has a string of championship wins to show for her efforts. While all […]

First AHA Region 5 Northwest EquestFest a Home Run!

Bellevue, WA – January 9th, Arabian Horse Association Region 5 put on their first Northwest EquestFest event. This event brought 10 lectures on various equine topics to the community for free. Speakers included LMF feed, two veterinarians discussed nutrition and dentistry, local trainers/judges discussed equitation, equine insurance, equine law, sport horse trends, clipping, how to […]

Northwest Jr. Rodeo 2015 All Around Buckaroo Cowgirl

Adna, WA – Jan 1, 2016 – The Chronicle Taylor Jo Johnson may only be 6 years old, but her spunk and speed took her to the top in her rodeo age group in 2015.  The Adna girl and her oversized miniature horse, Iceman, took home 15 belt buckles, two saddles and the Northwest Junior […]

Washington State Horse Park Celebrating 5 Years!

Seattle, WA Dec 15, 2015 Cascade Horse Shows We are so unbelievably fortunate to have the Washington State Horse Park for our shows. So much more than a show grounds…its our woodland destination setting for the ideal showcation. This holiday season please consider supporting the Park’s ongoing development by giving a donation in your horse’s, […]

WASART Offers Aid to Downed Horse

Winlock, WA – Dec 5, 2015 On Saturday, the Washington State Animal Response Team was called to assist in raising a horse who was down and could not stand. A woman had rescued the horses only a couple of days before from a situation where neither horse was getting enough to eat. Both horses were […]

Miss Rodeo Washington Wins Miss Rodeo America!

 Las Vegas, NV – Dec 6, 2015  Miss Rodeo America winner is Katherine Merck from Spokane, WA. This month the 61st Miss Rodeo America pageant was held in conjunction with the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, in Las Vegas. Spanning eight days the ladies competed in the areas of appearance, horsemanship, and personality.  Katherine a Gonzaga […]

Pilchuck Tree Farm

Do you enjoying riding at the Pilchuck Tree Farm? Did you know you are to have a current signed Liability Release on file? See details on the Pilchuck Recreation Association website at

Local Horsewomen Places in Top Ten at AQHA Championship

Bow, WA – October 7, 2015 When it comes to producing Quarter Horse champions, trainer Sue Sultze is a proven master. Recognized AQHA Professional Horsemen Sultze, and her husband Tom Pasma, train horses and riders for top competition at their Double S Quarter Horse operation in Bow. “A huge shout out of thanks to Sue […]

Emerald Downs To Offer Saturday Night Racing For 2016

Renton, WA – November 13, 2015 – Paulick Report A 70-day racing season beginning Friday, April 9 and ending Sunday, September 11 has been announced for 2016 at Emerald Downs.The racing dates were approved Friday at the Washington Horse Racing Commission’s monthly meeting at Auburn City Hall. The schedule includes a 20th anniversary celebration in […]

Life Between The Ears – Created by Washington Equestrian Takes You Around the World!

Vashon Island, WA – November 10. 2015 – Horse Collaborative by Anna Carroll The Instagram Account That “Speaks Equine” All Over the World What if you could travel all over the world and see it through… a pair of horse ears?Life Between The Ears is an Instagram account that will take you right there, offering […]

Welcome Bad News for Cheatgrass

Oregon – October 11, 2015 Cheatgrass has been called the invader that won the West, and that’s not far off the mark. The annual grass covers nearly 12 million acres in Oregon alone, and can be found across the western United States and Canada, and as far north as Alaska. That causes problems. Cheat, an […]

Maciel Magnificent in Leading Tentnology to Seattle Victory

Enumclaw, WA – October 9, 2015 – Seattle Polo Cup by Tony Gregg Sunday August 9, 2015, turned out to be a (perfect) day for the second annual Seattle Polo Cup Championship at the Smith Family’s Seattle Polo and Equestrian Club. Perfect, that is, with the exception of one thing – the ever imposing and […]

The Jockey Club to Require Microchips in 2017

Blood-Horse October 9, 2015 The Jockey Club’s board of stewards voted Aug. 9 to change certain provisions of the Principal Rules and Requirements of the American Stud Book and, as a result, microchips will become a requirement for registration for foals of 2017 and later. The microchips will be used in conjunction with official markings […]

Horses Headed Home after Fire – KHQ-Q6 News Story

  RIVERSIDE, Wash. – “It’s just give and take right now,” explained Clare Painter, of Riverside. “If I help you, someone else will help me.” And that’s why the past few mornings, Clare’s been bringing evacuated horses back to their homes. “That’s what I do,” she said. View video story on KHQ link

Firefighters Aid Horses in Northwest Wildfires

As the wildfires continue in Eastern Washington. “They fight fires, cut fences so livestock has a chance against the fire, go back and while putting out hot spots take time to water the livestock they saved by letting them get out and away from the on coming flames. You all have bigger hearts and courage […]

Rotational Deworming can Promote Drug Resistant Parasites June 29, 2015 Traditional parasite control programs involved rotating dewormers with a number of different products at regular intervals. At that time, most horse owners were concerned about Strongylus vulgaris (large strongyle bloodworm). Thanks to that traditional approach, S. vulgaris infections don’t occur very often. The two-month schedule associated with rotational deworming worked well […]

The art of Stacey Mayer was featured in the Arab Horse Couture Magazine

The unique style of Stacey Mayer is instantly recognized!  Stacey grew up riding her half-Arabian gelding, Seraphim, on the riding trails around Woodinville, WA.  Her favorite horses were Arabians, Appaloosas, Morgans, sport horses, race horses, and gaited horses. Her work is shown in the June issue of Arab Horse Couture magazine.  Flip through the pages […]

How to change your Facebook Business page URL for a Professional Appearance.

When creating a business page on Facebook, the web address or URL is rather long, awkward,  and looks something like this: Fortunately, once you have at least 25 Likes on your page you can easily change your Facebook Business page URL to something like this: A word of caution, you only get to […]

Western Dressage is rolling here in Washington State

What is Western Dressage?   Western Dressage is defined by the USEF as “training and developing the Western rider and horse to improve themselves as individuals and partners through the use and discipline of dressage”. The goal of Western Dressage is to “help the rider improve the cadence, balance and carriage of the horse”. By […]

Help Wanted: Are you Practicing Due Dilegence in Hiring Your Farm Employees?

Horse-Journal By Susan Quinn, Esq. October 15, 2014 Hiring a new employee at your barn can mean playing with fire. Literally. Case in point: the arson committed by 20 year-old farmhand Michael James Holstein. Holstein had been hired by Evergreen Farm in South Charleston, W. Va., to clean stalls and cut weeds for the farm. […]

EDASC Economic Development Association of Skagit County

We Are The Economic Development Association of Skagit County ​We are the Economic Development Association of Skagit County.  We provide programs and services that help our community prosper and grow.  We host workshops and seminars that educate business owners to help them make informed business decisions.  Our business counselors offer FREE advising services to consult on […]

Washington Small Business Fair

One day, one place           Learn what you need to run a business The 2014 Washington Small Business Fair is over, but please join us on September 26, 2015 for the 19th annual Biz Fair and learn from the experts how to form and run a successful business. In the meantime, […]

The Perfect Polo Pony

By Claudia J. Howell Polo “ponies” range in size from 14h2″ to 15h2″, although there are taller horses being used. It just depends on how far you want to reach and how long a mallet you can handle. But Warm Bloods are just too big. For a novice player it’s best to start with an […]

A Brief History of Polo

Polo was first played in Iran 2,500 years ago. It spread throughout the Middle East and Asia.  British officers stationed in India began playing the game in the 1850’s and exported it to Great Britain, the U.S. and South America. Today polo is played worldwide. Polo is traditionally played on a grass field by two […]

My First Polo Clinic

First person account of an into polo clinic by Serena Carlson On a weekend trip to a wedding, I searched the internet for non-wedding activities for my boyfriend Matt and me to do. Google helpfully suggested polo lessons. I was intrigued. As a hunter-jumper rider, I can ride a horse, but riding a horse while […]

Polo Equipment

Great android application to track your rides!

The advent of the smart phone has opened up a whole new realm of possibilities when it comes to managing, tracking, and maintaining a fitness program for yourself. There are loads of apps that are dedicated simply to helping you create or monitor your workouts, and keep logs of how you are progressing and growing. […]

Lost & Found: What Brain Injury Survivors Want You to Know

By Barbara J. Webster, Lash & Associates  I need a lot more rest than I used to. I’m not being lazy. I get physical fatigue as well as a “brain fatigue.” It is very difficult and tiring for my brain to think, process, and organize. Fatigue makes it even harder to think. My stamina fluctuates, […]

Undetected Mild Brain Injury Can Wreck Lives

November 21, 2000 – By Claudia Stahl A car accident has occurred. A shaken driver emerges, thankful that his seatbelt saved him from an unwelcome encounter with the windshield. His slight whiplash seems trivial compared to a crumpled rear bumper. But the car’s damage is obvious, and will be quickly repaired. The driver’s damage, however, […]

A Website that You Will Want to See Again and Bring Your Friends!

As a horse owner we want the very best for our four legged partner.  In seeking more knowledge; Healthcare can be a vast and ever changing task for us to overcome.  Horse Side Vet Guide can be a great resource tool for you and your horse. “In the Spring of 2011, Dr. Thal had an […]

Washington State Horse Expo

Come Join Us! The 5th annual WA State Horse Expo will soon be upon us on February 20-22, 2015. The 4th annual event in February was even bigger and better than we had hoped! Thanks to all who participated and helped make this possible. The Clark County Event Center is the perfect venue for this […]

Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool

 Presented by WSU Livestock Master Foundation, WSU Extension and the Cattlemen’s Association Special Guest – Temple Grandin Saturday, January 31, 2015, Hosted by Stanwood FFA, at Stanwood High School, Stanwood, WA At the Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool, you can attend classes on a multitude of topics, network with other small farmers, enjoy a […]

The BIG Snohomish County 4-H Tack Sale

This is the tack sale that many of us in Snohomish County wait for.   You will find hundreds of saddles, bridles, blankets, pads, and so much more.   Clothing; show and work.   Silver; vintage and new.  Bring your muck bucket on a rope and fill’er up!  When: SATURDAY – February 21, 2015 9 a.m. to 3 […]

How Arabian Sport Horses Are Changing the Game

Anything you can do I can do better. In the sand dunes. Without water for six days. Horse Nation By Lorrain Jackson, February 3, 2015 What originally began as a discussion on Facebook among Arabian sport horse enthusiasts has quickly turned into a full magazine and a burgeoning organization: The Arabian Sport Horse Alliance. While […]

Special Report: Breeding Today

Times are changing, and so are people’s decisions about horse breeding.  Horse & Rider looks at what’s happening, and what it could mean to you–even if you’re not a breeder. By  Juli S. Thorson   With the economy, the horse market, and the world at large in the recessed states they’re in, here’s a piece […]

Hearing Your Horse Through the Noise

by Kim Carter, January 19,2015 Discover more about Kim at her blog: Today, for the first time in my life as a riding instructor, I asked my students to consider what should be the most fundamental question: What does your horse need right now? Because we know what we need. We need them to […]

The ‘Downsized’ Dressage Horse

If you’re a youth or a petite lady, a pony or small horse might be just the ticket to dressage success. By Stephanie J. Corum – The Arabian Sport Horse  Here are some dressage-showing complaints you have heard: “I can’t compete against the big warmbloods on my Arabian/Morgan/Quarter Horse/pony.” “The judge doesn’t like Arabian/Morgan/Quarter Horse/pony/insert […]

Integrative Medicine: Combining the Best of Conventional and Complementary Therapies

CEH Horse Report, University of  California, Davis Vol 30 No 1, April 2012   It does not matter whether medicine be old or new, so long as it brings about a cure. It matters not whether theories be eastern or western, so long as they prove to be true. — Jen Hsou Lin, DVM, PhD […]

Mild Head Injury Explained

By author, Thomas Kay, PhD BRIEF STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM-The past decade has witnessed major changes in the treatment and rehabilitation of traumatic head injury. Improvements in emergency medical services, more aggressive emergency room procedures, and greater sophistication in managing brain insults, have resulted in a greater number of persons surviving head trauma, often with […]

Grieving As A Process

By Jon Katz  I did not want to write about grieving here in Florida, I wanted some perspective on the loss of Simon and Lenore, and on the process of grieving itself. This morning, I woke up early and thought I will be returning to a Bedlam Farm without Simon’s bray to greet me, or […]

The Gifts of Grief: Active Listening

By Jon Katz I got the call that Elizabeth had just died, I was a hospice volunteer and had been seeing her with Izzy for months, I went over to her home to see David, her husband, I knew he would be heartbroken. I stopped outside the door, took a deep breath and remembered my […]

Accelerated Wound Healing Through Photobiomodulation (Laser Therapy)

Ronald J. Riegel, DVM , February, 2013 Many types of wounds cross the exam table each day. Some are intentional (surgical), some traumatic, others dermatological, a percentage infected, and all painful. Each wound is unique, yet they all have one entity in common: they all benefit from laser therapy. All three phases of wound healing: […]

Breathing Easy Help for Horses with Heaves

By Hannah Mueller, DVM, Cedarbrook Veterinary Care Heaves is a respiratory illness similar to human asthma, with flare – ups that make it hard for the horse to breath. The original veterinary term for the condition was COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. It’s now called RAO, or Recurrent Airway Obstruction. The name was changed […]

Healing Touch for Animals with Diane Garwood

By Hannah Mueller, DVM, Cedarbrook Veterinary Care Despite being a holistic veterinarian I was, admittedly, somewhat of a skeptic when it came to energy work. Fortunately, I have remained open and receptive to various forms of holistic healing and have taken it upon myself to learn more about the benefits of each type of healing. […]

Alternative Sedation

by Hannah Mueller, DVM, Cedarbrook Veterinary Care Most of us associate the word “sedative” with chemicals. Here are some alternative relaxation tips and techniques to try when your horse gets over-excited or stressed. Most of us feel our hearts pound with excitement when we see a herd of horses run across a field. Even if […]

2014 Canadian National Champion

Congrats to LaRae Fletcher Powell of Auburn, WA and RD Habanero on winning the 2014 Canadian National Champion Western Pleasure Junior Horse! Owned by Barrie Padgham and bred by Rae-Dawn Arabians

IRAP and PRP: Two New Weapons In The Arsenal To Treat Tendon and Joint Injuries In Horses

These two cutting-edge treatments are similar in certain ways, but very different in others. By Michelle Delco, DVM Diplomate ACVS What is IRAP? IRAP is a treatment that decreases inflammation and promotes healing.  Unlike traditional anti-inflammatory therapies like steroids or bute, IRAP is the horse’s natural anti-inflammatory – made by it’s own cells.   To understand […]

Common Causes of Clinical and Subclinical Lameness in Sport Horses

By Lisa Gift Krauter, DVM, DACVS, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital During the busy summer and early fall months, our horses are often required to perform at their maximum level, and, as such, a number of them develop lameness issues. Any discussion of lameness in the horse has to begin with the front hoof region. Because the […]

Advances in Diagnosing Equine Lameness

By James E. Bryant, DVM, DACVS, Pilchuck’s Equine Department Head, Staff Surgeon and Lameness Specialist Noticing a change in your horse’s gait is a worrisome experience. Because lameness can be caused by pain from just about any part of a horse’s body, proper treatment relies on accurately sourcing the problem. Fortunately, our understanding of lameness […]

Foal Care: The First 24 Hours

By Brandi Holohan, DVM You’ve waited 11 long months … and your mare has just delivered her foal. Now what? The foal and mare are lying on the stall floor, staring at each other and trying to figure out what just happened. The first few hours of the relationship between mare and foal are extremely […]

Equine Biomechanics and Chiropractic

By Stephanie Meyer, DVM, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital Biomechanics is the study of the structural, functional and mechanical aspects of motion. Structure determines movement. Individual structures, called motion units, are determined and limited by anatomy, including bones, ligaments, muscles and tendons. Bones define the fundamental structure of a motion unit; ligaments restrict the movement of these […]

Bruce Sandifer Workshop at Sky River Equestrian Center

Bridle Horseman Bruce Sandifer and his assistant Jeff Derby to give workshop at Sky River Equestrian Center. Bonnie Davis is excited to host a workshop with bridle horseman Bruce Sandifer and his assistant Jeff Derby at Sky River Equestrian Center near Sultan, Washington. The focus of this 2014 workshop will be on the California style […]

Third Place Winner in Horse Writing Contest

Former Snohomish resident, Tara Matsler, wins third place in American Horse Publications writing contest! American Quarter Horse Association Publications brought home a big list of awards from this year’s American Horse Publications writing and photo contest. This year’s competition included more than 50 classes, 736 entries and 97 contestants, of which 64 became finalists and […]

Cowboy Race Clinic

Brent Rollins – Craig Cameron Certified Trainer Offer ” Cowboy Race Through the eyes of a Judge” Clinic at Northwest Washington Fair/Even Center, Lynden, WA Brent Rollins is one of the leading experts on Mustangs. He has been called “Mustang Whisperer” by Craig Cameron. Brent is an EXCA cowboy race judge, and a Craig Cameron […]