If the Bit Fits

by Ross Hecox Western Horseman Ever pulled on a pair of ill-fitting boots? Maybe they were too small, cramming your toes together. Or they might have been so roomy that your foot sloshed around until you rubbed a blister on your heel. You probably started walking funny, your ankles got tired and your otherwise chipper attitude got stomped all over, […] Continue Reading

Laminitis – failure of attachment between the distal phalanx and lamellae of the inner hoof wall.

Veterinary Institute if Integrative Medicine Laminitis is the failure of the attachment between the distal phalanx and the lamellae of the inner hoof wall. When the distal phalanx is no longer properly attached to the inside of the hoof the distal phalanx can descend down through the foot and even penetrate the sole. Many factors can trigger an episode, from […] Continue Reading

Minimizing Laminitis Risk in EMS Horses

  By Erica Larson, News Editor, The Horse The relationship between obesity, equine metabolic syndrome (EMS), and laminitis is like a confusing slippery slope: obesity often goes hand in hand with EMS, and a diagnosis of EMS puts the horse at greater risk for developing laminitis. But not all obese horses develop insulin resistance and some lean horses develop insulin […] Continue Reading

How Long Does it Take Jumping Horses’ Muscles to Recover?

By Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA The Hosrse What’s your horse’s show schedule like? Do you compete on back-to-back weekends? If so, it might be time to rethink that pattern—at least for show jumping horses. Results from a new Italian study suggest that five days aren’t enough for these competition horses to recover from their physical efforts. And the effects could be […] Continue Reading

Nick Skelton talks first ponies, broken bones and his Rio dream

Horse & Hound catches up with the Olympic champion at home in Warwickshire to talk about those early days with ponies, why Big Star is just so special — and the moment he thought he might never ride again Read the complete article HERE

It’s Time to Re-Think Early Weaning of Horses

Separating them too soon benefits no one. By Beth Benard For the most part, the symbiotic relationship between the domestic horse and humankind works out well. The horse gets immunization from fatal diseases, readily available food and protection from predators. (One can also argue farrier care and deworming, but neither of those would be essential if we hadn’t domesticated the […] Continue Reading

Golden Eagle Meadows welcomes Ted Thorne and Family at Highview Angus Ranch

. ENTERPRISE, Ore — Highview Angus Ranch, the home of Golden Eagle Meadows, is pleased to announce the addition of Ted Thorne as “Ranch Operations” Specialist. Ted and his wife Jimmie along with children Garrett, Emrie, Livvie, and Kade have recently relocated to Enterprise from nearby Pendleton, Oregon. Ted and Jimmie are also proud of their grown children Robert, Tyler, […] Continue Reading

Women’s Retreat & Dun the Right Way Horses

Looking for something to do with your friend including your horse passion? Want to go to a great place to learn more horsemanship skills? A women’s retreat in Beautiful Joseph Oregon is just the event for you! You Will Learn: How to communicate with your horse, whether out on trails or in the arena How to build your confidence so […] Continue Reading

Youth Camp at Dun the Right Way Horses

Sign up for a Youth Horsemanship Camp, April 30 – May 1st, 2016.  This two day camp will help kids with horsemanship skills, showmanship, trail, roping, gaming and more. Limited to 15 riders. Registration is open. Email dunfoxy@gmail.com for more information on location and camp. Dun the Right Way Horses in Joseph www.duntherightwayhorses.com

Wallowa Mountain Horse Show, June 25 & July 16

The Wallowa Mountain Open Horse Show is hosted annually in June & July at the Wallowa County Fairgrounds in Enterprise, Oregon. This show is open to 1st year Juniors thru Adults. Classes Include: Showmanship English Equitation Pole Bending Trail Nervous Novice Classes Key Race In Hand Trail Western Equitation Barrels Western Pleasure English Pleasure Reining For more information, or for […] Continue Reading