Monday, January 25, 2021
  The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (MCHF & WHC) has postponed its 2020 Inductee Recognition Ceremony & Western Heritage Gathering, normally held in early February each year, to Saturday, August 14, 2021.   “Due to local...

-By Charles Wilhelm- There has been a lot of recent discussion on Facebook about the use of a round pen.   Several well-known trainers say that round pen work is just chasing a horse around using their flight mode....

-By Orv Alveshere-QUARTER MILE OVER SNOWBANKS; WE’RE OVER THE HILLBehind the barn rising high above, was a 60-foot hill;Estimated to be thirty-five degrees, it gave beginners a thrill.The neighbors came for a competition on a sunny dayOver...
  Preparing for winter is especially important for horses who typically enjoy pasture grasses and have to now become accustomed to eating hay. Join Dr. Getty for guidance on the best ways to keep horses warm, and in...

  -By Charles Wilhelm- There are a lot of opinions out there about the snaffle bit. Everyone, from your local trainer to a national level trainer, has a point of view on the right type of snaffle and how...
-by Orv Alveshere-JINGLE BELLS AND WINTER RECREATION INVIGORATIONYouthful ambitions and plans caused a hurrying of most ranch choresTo allow time to ride ponies or to hitch a sleigh to a horse.Winter and snow offered novel forms of...
  CROOKSTON, Minn. – The University of Minnesota Crookston equestrian program announced the signing of four student-athletes for their 2021 class. The Golden Eagles signed Keira Boedigheimer (Colorado Springs, Colo./Lewis-Palmer H.S.), Clara Lemarr (Sleepy Eye, Minn./Minnesota Valley Lutheran H.S.),...
-By Orv Alveshere- EASTERN EXPOSURE OF FRIENDLY FLATLANDERSRecently, my car and I hummed down Sheyenne Street for a treat.My destination wasn’t old memories, but that’s what I’d meet.In college days, we’d fill gas there and wave goodbye to...
  -By Orv Alveshere-   DRAFTING A DRAFT HORSE DRIVERIt was on the 5th, I visited with Dad.He told me of recollections, he had."Yes, it was 75 years ago;Right on November 5th, I know, I know.That day, mother had...
  Casie Bazay, writer for The Naturally Healthy Horse, recently interviewed Dr. Juliet Getty on popular and highly-relevant equine nutrition topics, including: CBD Leaky Gut Free Choice Forage Feeding Need for Supplementation Insulin Resistance, Obesity, and Laminitis Enjoy this Q&A session: https://thenaturallyhealthyhorse.com/new-qa-with-equine-nutritionist-dr-juliet-getty/   ______________________ Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. is an independent...
  ARVADA, Colo. - One of Colorado Cattlemen's Association's own, Beatty Canyon Ranch was honored with a Region V win for the Environmental Stewardship Award last week. Hosted by NCBA’s Cattlemen to Cattlemen, seven of the nation’s top cattle...
    Lexington, Ky. – Oct. 30, 2020 – The highlight hunter event of the 137th National Horse Show, the $50,000 National Horse Show Hunter Classic, presented by The Chronicle of The Horse, took place Friday evening in the Alltech...

-By Charles Wilhelm- Horses are prey animals, they are programmed to fight or flee. It is partof the herd instinct. If something startles a horse or it sees something outof the ordinary, the response is to escape. The...

-By Orv Alveshere-   TRICK OR TREAT HOLIDAY WITH HOBGOBLINS Halloween has always been eagerly awaited by gals and guys.  Costumes and masks have been sought, wanting to be a master of disguise. Meals inhaled, rooms briskly cleaned and new speed records...
American Horse Council’s National Issues Forum - Guest Speakers (Washington, DC; October 5 2020) – Join professionals from all facets of the equine industry to learn and explore current issues facing the horse community. On Wednesday, October 28th, The...
Louisville, KY (October 19, 2020) - EquiLottery Games, the leading live sports lottery game developer, announced today that it reached an agreement with the National Basketball Association (NBA) that will see EquiLottery launch a new, officially-licensed lottery...
  Today the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (MCHF & WHC) announced the 13th class of inductions into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame. The inductees were chosen from a field of candidates nominated by...
    This year, the Washington International Horse Show Honor & Service Award, sponsored by the EQUUS Foundation, is being presented to Mystery from the SOUL Harbour Ranch in Barrington, IL. Mystery is a nine-year old gray and silver dapple miniature...
Broomfield, Colo. - A horse residing in Jefferson County has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus (WNV), marking Colorado's first confirmed equine WNV case in 2020.  Vaccines in horses have proven to be a very effective prevention tool for...
  Ridgefield, CT - Sept. 25, 2020 - In an effort to bring educational opportunities to hard-working equestrians who have been limited in their endeavors, Double H Farm has partnered with Horse Pilot to host a two-day clinic for six lucky riders at...
  A part of being a horseman is in knowing when to be firm.We need to set standards and have expectations for our horses. There is always a pecking order in a herd. When a horse is a...
By Orv Alveshere         THRESHING CREWS: HUMANS AND HORSESSome threshers might have been to the point of sleepwalkAs teams of horses pulled hayracks from shock to shock.They brought their 3-tined forks from home and their muscleFor four full...