Saturday, August 13, 2022

Feeding Treats

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While I am not against feeding treats, I do think it is more appropriate and safer for treats to be put in a bucket...

Stall Manners

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-By Charles Wilhelm- I saw an article video on YouTube by another recognized trainer suggested that, basically, horses are entitled to their space and we...

RECORD YEAR AND VICTORIA COLVIN CAPTURE WRENWOODS FARM GREEN CONFORMATION HUNTER DIVISION DURING WCHR...

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Traverse City, Mich. – July 15, 2021 – The Wrenwood Farms Green Conformation Hunter Division came to a close during World Champion Hunter Rider (WCHR)...

Pier Country

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-By Orv Alveshere-    FASTER HORSES AT THE AKN BREAK ACRESWhy were the country kids always racing their horsesIn ditches or over cow-trail or Badger-hole...

Kaleo Wassman to Perform EXCLUSIVE Acoustic Concert for NEE Competitors ONLY April 24th during...

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Temecula, Calif. - April 19, 2020 - Nilforushan Equisport Events (NEE) is excited to announce that Kaleo Wassman, lead singer of the band Pepper, will be...

Traverse City Horse Shows to Host 2021 USHJA Young Jumper Championships 

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    Traverse City, Mich. – Mar. 29, 2021 – The management team at Traverse City Horse Shows (TCHS) is thrilled to be host the 2021 USHJA Young Jumper Championships. Set to...

It’s a Cinch

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-By Charles Wilhelm- When the big day comes to saddle up for the first time, it is usually not a really big deal when you...

Hamel Family Foundation Announces Launch of New Website

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

GRANDMA’S BOYS CARRIED HER

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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 were spent...

Foundation Training

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

SOME HORSE DAYS SURPASS OTHERS

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-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 Choice Award.Nestled...

Round Pen Training

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-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...

The UPHILL PART of SKIING

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-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...

Snaffle Bits

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  -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,...

WEST FARGO AND SOLDIER’S MEMORY LANE

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-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...

YOUNG PLOW’BOY AND OLD HORSES

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  -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...

Samantha Schaefer and In The Know Shine in $50,000 National Horse Show Hunter Classic,...

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

QUIRKY, MOM’S PETULANT PET GOAT

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-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 hair...

Thoughts on What It Means to be a Horseman – Part I

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

RURAL YOUTH MADE SUMMER PLANS

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

Crossing an Obstacle

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

Equine Rescue adoption horses

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