Saturday, July 24, 2021

    Wellington, Fla. – March 19, 2021 – The Hamel Family Foundation is thrilled to announce the launch of its website, hamelfamilyfoundation.org. Established in 2017...

A MOUNTAIN TOP PASTURE HIGHWe often contemplate the life of Ida, a young Norwegian girl,Who immigrated and literally became the ‘mother-of-Pearl’.Early years...

-By Charles Wilhelm-  Foundation training for a young horse is some of the most important training we can give. I feel good about...

-By Orv Alveshere-A Beautiful Horse and Children's DayA bustling 1800’s cowtown had been lovingly restored.Now a summer highlight, they won 2007 Visitor’s...

-By Charles Wilhelm- There has been a lot of recent discussion on Facebook about the use of a round pen.   Several well-known trainers...

-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...

  -By Charles Wilhelm- There are a lot of opinions out there about the snaffle bit. Everyone, from your local trainer to a national...

-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,...

  -By Orv Alveshere-   DRAFTING A DRAFT HORSE DRIVERIt was on the 5th, I visited with Dad.He told me of recollections, he had."Yes,...

    Lexington, Ky. – Oct. 30, 2020 – The highlight hunter event of the 137th National Horse Show, the $50,000 National Horse Show Hunter...

-By Orv Alveshere-family's long train ride to coastal town Wilmington *Gramp's heart trouble Gram raised Mom and girlsGramps pulled Mom from ocean...

-By Charles Wilhelm- What qualifies a person to be a horseman or horsewoman? I think maturity is the number one factor. By this...

-By Orv Alveshere-ENAMORING EVENTS AND PERHAPS SOME TEARSOn the last day at small country schools there was a celebrationBuzzing with laughter. Most...

  Many of us ride trails that cross creeks that may be dry in summer and fill with winter rains.  Also, you never...

Delta and Dream CatcherAge: Delta 20 years, Dream Catcher 11 yearsBreed: Arabian MixDelta is the mother of Dream Catcher; both are inseparable....

-- By Charles Wilhelm -- Hoof care is an important element in the care of a horse. With a young horse it is...

  Temecula, Calif. - Feb. 18, 2020 - Following a wave of early support, the Temecula Valley National Horse Show team is proud to formally introduce...

I’M CALLED A WHAT?   Some of the fondest memories and joys  Are of constructing wooden Christmas toys.  “Open Your Heart” programs, I remember,  Sponsored year after...

Traverse City, Mich. - Dec. 3, 2019 - The Great Lakes Equestrian Festival (GLEF), presented by CaptiveOne Advisors, LLC, in conjunction with US Equestrian, is pleased to...

  FARGO, N.D. - The University of Minnesota Crookston earned High Point Team Saturday at North Dakota State University, and earned Reserve High...

Broomfield, Colo. - Cases of vesicular stomatitis (VSV) have been identified in the following 35 Colorado counties:  Adams, Alamosa, Arapahoe, Archuleta, Boulder,...

The One-Rein Stop- By Charles Wilhelm- The act of moving the hips over for a one-rein emergency halt is the single greatesttechnique you can employ to...