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Do not Miss this Year's Gallop on Sunday, January 29th! Make sure you take the time this year to attend the Annual Gallop Charity Services Auction, it’s an event you do not want to miss! They are now celebrating their 34th year! This year the Auction is offering an incredible line-up of stallions from all over the United States with breeding fees ranging from $750 to $5600 per service. This year’s lineup includes Congress and National Champions, and World & Reserve World Champions. Nearly half of the line-up is Two-Time World or Reserve World Champions, while many others are Leading Sires in the Industry! This is a great opportunity to expand your breeding program, and help a very worthy Charity at the same time, as all proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane The event opens at 11am, with the Opening Ceremony kicking off the
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event at 12pm Noon with some amazing local singers and songwriters. You are welcome to bid while at the event, but if you are unable to make the trip to Northern Quest, the entire auction is live streamed on the internet at our website, www.GallopAuction.com This allows both International and National bidders to participate by calling in on our toll-free lines.. There is no better time to shake that cabin fever. The Gallop Annual Charity Stallion Services Auction and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane look forward to seeing you all on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at the Northern Quest Resort and Casino Family Pavilion. Northern Quest is located at N. 100 Hayford Road, Airway Heights, WA. For further information about the event, contact Gallop Coordinator, Barbara Turner at 509-990-4167.
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It’s Time for the 34th Annual Gallop Stallion Services Auction It’s just around the corner, don’t Equine Events! Gallop is ranked as miss this year’s Gallop Stallion one of the best events to purchase Service Auction presented by Rhodes Stallion services in the country! Each River Ranch and held at Northern year the Stallion line-up gets better Quest Resort & Casino on Sunday, and better and new stallion owners January 29th, we are now in our join the ranks! This year Gallop has 34th year! The event will kick off at stallions from Washington, Texas, 12 Noon PST, which gives time for California, Oklahoma, Illinois, both our National and International Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio, bidders! All stallions & auction items North Carolina, Minnesota, Georgia, will be presented on 30 foot screens Colorado, Arizona, Idaho and British in Northern Quest’s Pavilion. Plus, Columbia, Canada. the Auction is live-streamed on the Stallion breeding fees range from internet & our online viewers will be $750 to $5600 per service. “We like able to watch and then bid on both to keep a pocket book range so stallion & auction packages by calling everyone has a chance to be a part of our toll free number and speaking to the Gallop event and help our mission, an operator. as well as help raise the bar of their Highest Selling Stallion Service, “VS Flatline” Gallop would like to congratulate breeding program” explained Gallop our top high selling services from the Event Manager, Barbara Turner. 2016 auction. The highest selling service was, VS Flatline. His The event this year offers Services to National & Congress service was purchased by Paul Tarap of Napa, California. The Champions, World & Reserve World Champions. Many of the Second Highest Selling Service was Cats Merada, purchased stallions are Two-Time World by Ronald Wheeler of Macomb, Illinois. Gallop’s third highest Champions, one is a Nine-Time selling service was tied World Champion; and another between VS Code Red, is a Seventeen-Time World purchased by Dan Champion! Patton of Dublin, Ohio Many of you will recognize and his sire, Blazing the Stallion names, as they are Hot, purchased by leading sires of their breed who Lisa Naive of Walton, have produced multiple World Kentucky. Fourth and Reserve World Champion Highest Selling Service offspring. You will have the was Spooks Gotta opportunity to purchase services Gun (who was also to some of the finest Halter, the Highest Selling Western Pleasure, Hunt Seat, Paint Stallion and Working Cow, Cutting, and Second Highest Selling Service Paint/ Quarter Horse Reining stallions in the world! “Cats Merada” Third Highest Selling Service Stallion), purchased The 2017 stallion lineup is (tied) “VS Code Red” by Roberta Thompson now complete, and the website of Indian Wells, California. is nearly finished listing all our non-service auction items. Gallop would like to thank all the owners of the 2016 line This is a great time to do some homework on transported up. Their support and dedication to Gallop’s mission will help semen costs, mare care facilities and breeding procedures for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane be able to stallions and ranches that are of interest to you. It also gives continue helping families you an opportunity to do some research on the stallions. Visit in crisis who have travelled the Gallop website for to be near their child in a more information, www. hospital and need a place GallopAuction.com. If to stay. A big ‘thank you’ you are considering goes out to all the breeders transporting semen, who have participated in make sure you do some bidding on Gallop’s fine research and contact the stallions! stallion owner before bidding to confirm costs. This is your opportunity In addition, check on to help a family in need! Be sure to attend either what their “Live Foal in person, or on-line Guarantee” consists one of the Nation’s most of. Those costs will Fourth Highest Selling Service successful fundraising Third Highest Selling Service (tied) are between you, the “Blazing Hot”
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Details Announced for the… 2017 Northwest Horse Fair & Expo, Celebrating the Spirit of the Horse! Northwest Horse Fair officials have announced details for their 2017 expo for horse lovers! The Northwest Horse Fair and Expo 2017, presented by Akins Trailer Sales, will celebrate the spirit of the horse, featuring fancy dancing horses, spell-binding equine entertainment, first-class clinicians, dynamic demos, and a huge trade show, providing wholesome family fun for horse lovers of all ages! Now in it’s eighteenth year, the expo will kick off Thursday evening March 23, with the first round of a brand new event: the Mustang Adoption Challenge 2017, presented by Teens & Oregon Mustangs. Then the “mane event” gets into full swing, running three full days: March 24, 25 and 26, with an array of equine performances, entertainment and education, at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center in Albany, Oregon. John Cloe, event manager and founder said, “We have a fantastic variety of top-notch clinicians from across the United States, for the enjoyment of our audiences, including: Ken McNabb (WY) teaching General Horsemanship; Van Hargis (TX) providing Ranch Versatility clinics; Jec Ballou (CA) presenting Conditioning & Fitness for Classical and Western Dressage Horses; Steve Edwards (AZ) working with Mules; Peggy Cummings (WA) featuring Connected Riding®; and Bonnie Davis (CA) giving workshops and lectures on Horse Camping & Trail Riding. In addition, radio and on-line TV host of Speaking with Horses, Wayne Williams (WI), will be
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Ann Kirk Sensible Trailer Loading - Part 2 Last article, we talked about the principles of trailer loading… such as patience and expectations, building trust, developing a pattern of approaching any obstacle with confidence, etc. This article will detail the steps I use when teaching the trailer loading lesson. I have used this method on hundreds of horses and have only been unsuccessful twice. The first was when I tried to load a mare into a trailer that was too low for her. She had hit her head in a trailer loading incident before. Though she tried to comply, she was just too scared. I switched to a taller trailer and she loaded fine. The other was when I tried loading in very poor weather conditions. The ground was frozen with mud and water on top. It was rainy and I wanted to get done so I pushed the horse too soon on the trailer when he needed more time just learning basic ground rules. After far too long, I finally conceded that it was not going to happen and I never got another chance with that horse… my mistake for sure. I should never have started on a day with such conditions. As I said in the first article, if you approach trailer loading as a test to see what your horse has already learned, you will pay closer attention to the lessons that are solid and the areas that need work. Your horse should be solid on leading, giving to the halter when excited, yielding to your space, head-down cue, responding to a “go forward “ cue, etc. If you can not put your horse wherever you want away from the trailer, you will not be able to put him into the tight, noisy confines of this
form of transportation. So assuming your horse is good at most of the items on the above list, let's start by teaching the “goforward” cue. I use a halter and lead and a dressage whip. If your horse is not good on the halter, you can put a snaffle on and hook the lead to the bit on the left side. This lesson is taught before approaching the trailer and often it is best in a semi-confined space so you don't lose the horse if it should pull away. When I teach this lesson, I want a verbal sound to be the cue, not the whip. For me, that sound is the kissing sound. When taught correctly, even when I don’t have the whip, I can request and achieve forward motion. But to get it taught this well takes concentration and practice. I suggest you never attempt to load your horse without the whip until he becomes perfectly submitted to the notion. Stand on the left side near the shoulder. The left hand has hold of the lead directly below the clip. This allows you to be very specific in guiding the horse's nose where you want it. The right hand holds the whip as it rests on your right shoulder in a neutral position. Kiss to the horse. If the horse does not move forward, continue kissing as you move the whip at a medium speed towards the point of the hip. If
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the horse still does not move forward, start tapping the hip lightly in time with the kiss cue, increasing the strength of the tap slightly each time until the horse begins to move a foot forward, then immediately stop the kiss and the tap at the same time. Return the whip to your shoulder and praise him. Wait a few seconds and ask again. Don’t move until the horse moves. Don’t walk off as you cue the horse or lead him forward. You cannot pull a horse into a trailer. When the horse moves, you go with him but if he stops, you must stop also and cue him to go forward again. Be sure he is walking forward, not sideways when you release. If you have to tap fairly hard to get him to respond and he starts moving off to the side instead of forward, soften the taps after his feet have started moving but don’t stop cueing until he takes a step forward. The same is true if he backs up. Don’t stop cueing and try to lead him back forward. Go with him, increasing the taps until he goes forward, then release. If you stop cueing while he is backing, he learns he can get a release by backing away from the trailer instead of going forward. Practice the “go-forward” cue until it is consistent. You can even practice “loading” onto boards and bridges, into stall doors, over logs, etc. before approaching the trailer. When you are confident your horse knows the forward cue, take hold of the lead close to the clip, point his nose towards the trailer and cue him forward. He may only take one step and stop or he may walk all the way up to the trailer…either one is okay. Wherever he stops is your starting place for loading. Let him stand for a few seconds to a couple minutes, then cue him again. Let him go as many steps as he is comfortable and stop when he wants. If your horse has had some traumatic loading lessons before this method, you will need to be patiently persistent to advance him to the trailer without raising all the red-flags. Remember, you cannot put a time limit on this lesson. It may be best spread over several days so each step can be practiced a couple hundred times before moving on. Once he will approach and stand quietly at the trailer, you are ready to ask him to put a front foot in. If I am loading into a straight-load, I stand on the ground; if an open trailer, I step into the back, staying to the left to protect my feet. I'm ready to step out if the horse decides to back too far away from the trailer. Up to this point, I have asked the horse to step forward then let him shift back a bit on each release. Now I will immediately cue him forward when he shifts back, until he knows he must stay forward. Remember to release on the forward and cue on the back, no matter how many reps it takes. When his front feet are as far forward as they can go, then focus on the back feet moving forward before releasing until you have his back feet up under his belly. This is not an easy position for the horse to maintain. If you wait, he will tire and either put a front foot into the trailer or shift back at which time you cue him forward again. If he puts a foot in, let him take it back out right away and praise him enthusiastically. Wait a few seconds and cue him again. The sound of his foot on the trailer may scare him at first but be persistent until he will step one foot in consistently. If he paws the floor, he is just reassuring himself that it's safe so don't try to stop him from doing so. Repeat until he will
consistently put a foot in. The next step is to keep one front foot in until you ask him to take it out. It can be either foot and he may alternate as you work this step. This is done just like when he shifted back away from the trailer. Cue him forward and when he puts his foot in, stop the cue. But as soon as he starts to take his foot out, cue him back forward, repeating the sequence as many times as it takes for him to leave his foot in the trailer. Then count to 30 or so and back his foot out. Repeat until he will leave his foot in however long you want him too. Don't forget to praise him and release on all forward movement. Now for both front feet to be in the trailer… same sequence. At first when he steps up with the second foot, he may back out with both feet. Cue him back to standing at the back of the trailer and praise him. Ask again, slowly shortening the time he stands outside and lengthening the time he keeps both front feet in the trailer. Let him smell around but do not let him turn his head outside either towards you or away from you as this gives him an escape route. Keep your left hand ready to guide his head forward. Now it is time for the back feet. Here is where a lot of people get stuck. I have done loading lessons on lots of horses that will load the front feet just fine but not the back. Some horses will just step the rest of the way in when you use the sequence, but many are worried about what is happening under their bellies, in the blind-spot they can't see. Advancing them the rest of the way into the trailer again takes patient persistence to accomplish. The good news is, it is done by doing the same thing you have been doing so far. Again, allow him to put a rear foot in and take it right back out to start with. Then advance him to leaving it in longer and longer until he keeps it in. Then add the other foot. This lesson is far from over but I am out of space. Next article, I will talk about some of the avoidance tactics your horse will try and how to correct them. We will also talk about what to do now that you have your horse in the trailer… such as how to tie him safely, close all the dividers and doors, get him used to the sounds and movement of the trailer and how to unload him without getting him or you hurt. God bless you and yours until then… —Ann Ann Kirk is available for Sensible Horsemanship Clinics or Workshops in your area. For more information and other Sensible Horsemanship articles, go to www.annkirk.com. Beginning Sensible Horsemanship is available in a DVD series with a new addition Sensible Trailer Loading.
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To Blanket or Not to Blanket… Dr. Bob Peters, McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital
The question of the hour among horse owners is whether or not they should blanket their horse. Seems like a reasonable question. For some reason this debate seems to evoke visceral responses from horse Dr. Bob Peters, owners and experts alike. McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital I took a moment and looked at what Facebook had to say on the subject and in the span of a couple of minutes I read many diametrically opposing views. The first camp proclaiming a person is cruel and evil and their horses should be taken away if they are not blanketed. ”Would you go outside in the winter with no clothes on?” they ask. The other side of the spectrum proclaims that “a person is an idiot if they put a blanket on a horse.” “It is not what nature intended!” So, where in this blather lies the truth? In my humble opinion, not surprisingly, it’s somewhere in the middle. A little plain common sense helps us sort this one out more than emotion or supposed irrefutable science. I discussed this with a colleague at our hospital, Dr. Jennifer Earnest. She owns two horses and proclaimed that she blankets one and not the other - so she
is covered both ways! I try, sometimes over try, to distill things to their simplest form. What is a blanket for? To keep something warm. If your horse is cold put a blanket on it! Simple, I know, however, there is much more involved than that. The real truth is there are a lot of variables as to whether a horse should wear a blanket or not. Age, job, general health, weight and available shelter are all important factors. It should be noted that different horses have different hair coats. Icelandics, Fjords, Minis and some buckskins have hair coats so dense you can’t wiggle your fingers down to their skin if you tried. Others look like they just stepped off the trailer from Florida. If your horse has a dense, 4 inch long hair coat and you have a blanket on it, he’s probably plenty warm. A healthy horse with a body score of 5 or higher, that has access to shelter does not need a blanket for the most part. An adequate shelter is a barn, a 3 sided covered shed, or possibly just a dense tree thicket on the back side of a hill to block the wind. This is assuming, of course, that adequate feed and water are provided. Now, you take that same horse and put it in a bare, wide open pasture at 10 below with nothing to block the 40 mile an hour wind but the wire fence, then putting a blanket on that horse would be a smart thing to do.
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One of my biggest pet peeves is the owner that puts blankets on in November and never takes them off till March. Then they call the hospital in a panic because the horse has large sores that the blankets hid for months. You CAN’T be a lazy horse blanketer. Any blanketed horse should have their blanket removed every couple of days. Brush the horse, then let him and the blankets air out and/or dry out. Otherwise, moisture accumulates, that moisture grows mold and bacteria, and then the mold and bacteria do bad things to skin and hair coats. The show horse that is ridden throughout the winter 3-5 days a week probably needs a blanket. Most horses in this scenario are clipped so that it does not take 1.5 hours for the horse to dry out after every ride. If that horse is in a heated barn it usually does not NEED a blanket. If the barn is not heated, or if it is drafty, a blanket is a good idea, as this will help the horse stay warm and protect the hair coat. Just remember to follow the good blanketer protocol. So, where are blankets REALLY necessary? They are most necessary in the underweight horse. This, not always, but very often is an aged horse. It takes a tremendous amount of energy/calories to stay warm in the winter. Much of this is accomplished by the heat released during the fermentation process feed undergoes in the gut and the insulating properties of a fat layer. If a horse is underweight, it may be impossible for it to eat enough to maintain its weight and stay warm, let alone gain weight. In that instance, a blanket helps offset the fact that the horse does not have enough of an insulating fat layer.
A couple final notes - I have read and heard over and over that if you blanket a horse you have to keep it blanketed all winter. This is not true. It is perfectly safe, and appropriate to blanket for short periods of severe weather and then take it back off. This will not cause all the horse’s hair to slip so that he will freeze the rest of the winter. And also, don’t get hung up on just the temperature. Wind and wet make things much worse. There are many more old horses that are found down and hypothermic in cold, wet, windy weather than calm cold weather. Forty degrees, windy, and rainy for several days is much worse than 10 degrees, calm, and clear. May you and your horses be warm, fat and sassy this winter! -Dr. Bob Peters
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February 11 & 12, 2017 Remember, we are the people’s sale, open to all classes of horses for all classes of people.
21,000 copies of our sale catalog promoting the horses for sale will be distributed all over the great northwest. Randy: 509-778-3467 Any questions please call Mailing: PO Box 549, Prosser, WA 99350 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: HermistonHorseSaleExtravaganza.com There will be a live feed of the sale on our website!
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Leave No Trace Seminar in Spokane By Ken Carmichael, Back Country Horsemen
The Leave No Trace (LNT) program is for all recreational endeavors to help protect our natural resources as we enjoy visiting our favorite recreational spots. Practicing LNT principles makes a difference in our acceptance on public lands. Leave No Trace is taught by Master Trainers skilled in presenting the seven Leave No Trace Principles. Now for the first time Back Country Horsemen of Washington (BCHW) is bringing their award winning program to Spokane. This class will provide information on how we as individuals can make a difference protecting our natural resources and keeping equestrians on public land. Recent studies confirm that 90% of equestrians never ride in the back country. Our class offerings also reflect the education needs of front country riders. Class objectives include knowledge, understanding, appreciation and practical application of the 7 Leave No Trace Principles. Class members will learn how to perform LNT skills. All 7 principles will be taught hands on; fires will actually be built, high lines will be put up, tents will be used and cat holes will be dug. This is NOT a packing clinic or a horsemanship class. Leave No Trace ideas are not hard and fast rules. LNT is
a guide to minimum impact camping and stock use techniques for all riders. There are many judgements we must each make. LNT helps us do this. Bring your group, or represent them, to help make the right decisions. To investigate the Ethics of Leave No Trace further see: www.lnt.org. Class at Riverside State Park, near Spokane, starts on the evening of Friday, April 7 and continues to noon on Sunday, April 9. Camping is available or you may commute. Class size is limited and registration is on a first registered basis. Registration closes March 21. For further information please contact Ken Carmichael at 509-466-2225 or email@example.com or look on the Ponderosa Back Country Horsemen website www.pbchw. com. We also invite you to investigate the benefits of being a Ponderosa BCH member. We help keep trails open to equestrians and have fun doing it. Help keep equestrians on public and private land, learn and practice Leave No Trace Principles.
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Fourth Annual WSU Horse Course
Hosted By The Student Chapter Of The American Association Of Equine Practitioners
March 25th, 2017
• General Physical Assessment • Parasite Control • Evaluation of Injury (MRI, X-Ray) • Equine Dentistry • Lameness Locator
• Veterinary Teaching Hospital Tour • Equine First Aid Demo • Painted Horse Anatomy • Dental Demonstration
• Toxic Plants • Equine Nutrition • Joint Supplementation • Joint Injections • Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
• Veterinary Teaching Hospital Tour • Common Toxic Plants Demo • Dynamic Endoscope Demo • Lameness Demonstration
Choose Either Core or Rotating Course
WSU College of Veterinary Medicine Bustad Hall, Pullman, WA99163
Groups of 10 or More Please contact to purchase group tickets.
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On The edge Of COmmOn SenSe by Baxter Black, DVM
A Family Affair If you live in a rural community, you can probably name many examples of a multi-generational family that operates a ranch or farm. Their lives are built around the animals or crops they raise. Last August I spent a couple days gathering and branding calves for a local rancher. It was obvious that Dad was in charge and every member of this tight-knit family knew his job. You expected things would move smoothly along, in part due to the up-to-date facilities and reasonably calm livestock. He said a prayer for the gather, then sent us out to bring in the 100 or so cows. When we got the pairs to the corral we sorted the 250-pound calves off into a separate pen. “We” is defined as the four hired help plus the Dad, the Son and the Daughter, all family members over 6’2” feet tall…and tough! I was assigned to fill the holes, sort of a quality control position. Ropers rotated. We had at least three muggers on the crew that seemed to take pleasure doing the flanking. I got tired just watching them! By noon it was 96 degrees and the dust was thick as diesel fumes. Dad had a Nord Fork calf holder he wanted to try. It reduces labor by holding the front quarters while the roper
holds the hind legs. The muggers ignored him. Every time he attempted to hook up his Nord Fork the muggers stepped in front and dove at the calf! We were down to the bigger calves. Roper drug a big’un by the hind legs into the sweat-soaked, dirty crew. I reached down to hold the rope tight so Roper could take up slack. The rest of the story is still blurry in my memory; visions of Gettysburg, Moby Dick, Star Trek, the Ziegfeld Follies and Jurassic Park clash, wherein Captain Ahab gets his harpoon line tangled around Dr. Spock’s ankle who is fishing for Jaws. Shrek is water skiing, Cat Woman is juggling the vaccine gun, a branding iron, an ear tagger, open pocket knife and a can of fly spray. This whole extravaganza is accompanied by Beethoven playing “Ship My Body Back to Texas if I Die Out on the Trail!” The calf got one hind foot loose. Daughter dived on top of the calf. From my view looking up, Dad’s silhouette is trying to get his Nord Fork on the front end but gets sucked into the vortex and crashes forward onto the growing pile. This is when Son jumps on top of Sister; alias Daughter. Mind you, Brother, alias Son, weighs as much as the calf which makes Sister a 500 lb sandwich! This is a moment when I stood up and took an imaginary photograph. I titled it “Killer Whales attacking a Writhing Porpoise.” PAUSE. The calf rose to his feet; castrated, vaccinated, tagged and branded. He stared at the creatures around him. Although he had never seen a coal miner he figured that’s what they would look like comin’ home from work. All they needed was a light helmet and lunch bucket. www.baxterblack.com
Beautiful country home on 40 acres Large kitchen, family room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, nice office and spacious laundry/mud room, 2 wood stoves... home, sweet home!!!!
Outbuildings include a FABULOUS 7000 sq.ft. INDOOR RIDING ARENA, insulated and heated tack room, corrals & sorting pens, insulated shop with separate wood working room with a separate storage room in the back, a calving barn, cattle chutes, large hay barn, etc. MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE.
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TACK & TRAILERS
Paying Top Dollar For All Horses I will pick up in Spokane & surrounding areas. 509/202‑5836
Red One-Horse Open Sleigh Take a look, best offer. 509/448‑2985 Spo‑ kane
Horse/ Livestock Shelters, Panels, Gates & Products. Built to last a lifetime, maintenance free! Lucky Acres specializes in manufacturing all of the essential setups including panels & gates, shelters & mare motels, stall fronts & dividers, complete paddock setups, working corral systems, complete arena setups, round pens, contour perimeter fencing, feeders & saddle racks. We specialize in custom design. All prod‑ ucts are made of heavy gauged galvanized steel. They will not rust! Delivery avail‑ able. Visit our website www.Lucky- Acres. net or call 208/746‑1228 for more informa‑ tion
Very Sturdy 1982 Custom Built Draft horse sized trailer. Extremely well built, 7’10” tall x 6’x10” inside dimension, 16’ long. New tires, new packed bearings and good brakes on all 4 wheels. Excellent wood floor with mats. Call 509/954‑ 7386, Cheney area
Lone Pine Paints Offers LP‑Heavenly‑Moment, 8 year old brood mare, winning producer; LP‑Shez‑ A‑Secret, 3 year old halter & showmanship mare, also ridable; LP‑ Spotless‑Moment, very nice 3 year old gelding, totally ridable & ready to go to work, $2500 or best offer. 208/582‑0437 St. Maries, ID
BOARDING Northwest Trails Boarding Happy healthy horses. Excellent care, recom‑ mended by Deer Park Vet Clinic. Catering to those who really care for their horse’s well being. Large, lighted arena, three round pens, large paddocks & pastures with shelter. Endless miles of beautiful trail riding. Natural Horsemanship train‑ ing & lessons available, friendly, help‑ ful atmosphere. www.northwest‑trails.net 509/276‑6345 Deer Park Boarding! Lady Raven Stables has new stalls for your boarding needs. Indoor/ outdoor arenas, round pen, miles of trails, wash rack, heated tack room, 8 minutes from North Division Y. www.-La‑ dyRavenStables.com Call 509/953‑4511; 509‑993‑7758
MISCELLANEOUS Seeking Summer Pasture: Kimberley Black Cattle (.com) is a reg‑ istered Black Angus producer, looking for pasture to hold up to 200 pairs. Hon‑ est, responsible & good payers. Interested in signing a long term lease commit‑ ment (starting summer 2017). Call Luke Blewett 208/874‑2080 or Mike Winroth 208/790‑3535
TACK & TRAILERS Will Rogers Saddle Company Did Santa bring you some Christmas money? We have lots of great deals for all your equine needs! We appreciate all our friends & customers and wish you a Happy New Year, thank you for shopping local! Watch for new specials & on‑sale items in 2017. Don’t forget we have lots of new & used saddles & trade‑ins are taken daily, watch our Facebook page for new items, up to the minute additions & special offers! We offer amazing deals on multiple purchases of items for your whole team, just ask. Need a special order? We have contacts at over 60 different companies, and we’re happy to help! Add your name to our email list so you can receive exclusive specials! We support High School equestrian teams (WAHSET) & 4H members. Major credit cards accepted, convenient layaway program. Buy, sell, trade. w w w. Wi l l R o g e r s S a d d l e . c o m 509/466‑0106 Mead
Spokane Tack Trunk We Have English & Western saddles, tack, clothes & much more. We have horse themed wines too! From the trail to the show ring, we’ve got you covered! 11515 E. Trent, Spokane Valley. 509/927‑5891 www.SpokaneTackTrunk.com
TRAINING / INSTRUCTION We Can Start Your Ranch Roping Horse Develop confidence in your Dressage horse & train solid trail horses; Common sense training with Rob Dotts & Sally Shepard, a team of trainers with more than 45 years of experience; no gimmicks used, just good horsemanship. Northwest Trails, Deer Park 509/276‑6345
FARRIERS Barefoot Hoof Trimming 4PB‑S.A.I.D. Method, nature’s correct healthy & pre‑ ferred alternative to metal shoes. J.B. Healy, third generation farrier. 509/456‑5555 Balanced Barefoot Trimming Practitioner Pete Ramey School of Natural Hoof Care, $30 maintenance trim. Bud, 509/939‑5752
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Anado Ace WindDrift Farm ...........................15 Leitachic Mark McKinnon Quarter Horses ..16 Mama Said Dash C & S Ranch ..................................7 Mr Bo Button Meadow Starr Ranch ...................27 Nu Steps To Cash BAF Performance Horses .............31 Poco Buenos Ghost C & S Ranch ..................................7 Secured Interest Sun Dun Ranch .............................9
BarnS & BuildingS
NW Cover-All – Fabri-Steel..........35 Solid Structures..............................5 Steel Structures of America, Inc ...14
C & S Ranch ..................................7 Shalwyn Arabians ........................15 WindDrift Farm Quarter Horses ...15
4-H Tack Swap...............................6 Gallop Stallion Auction ....... Cover,3 Hermiston Horse Sale Extravaganza ...............................30 IEQHA Schooling/Reining Event ..15 Northwest Horse Fair ...................17 RHANW Stallion Auction ............34 Washington Outfitters Guide Org 25 WSU Horse Course .....................33
Lady Raven Stable .......................24 Upriver Stables ............................28
Feed & acceSSorieS
Lazy J Bedding.............................32 LMF Feeds ...................................13
All Terrain Fence ..........................11 North 40 Fence Company............18
HorSeS For Sale
WindDrift Farm ...........................15 Shalwyn Arabians ........................15
HUB International .......................12 OXARC .......................................18
Loretta Huss ................................36 Suzy Dix.................................20,21
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Indiana Harness Co. ...................15 Spokane Tack Trunk .....................10 Will Rogers Saddle Co. ............ Back
Ann Kirk Horsemanship...............22 Morris Stables ..............................15 Whetzel Horse Training ...............38 Upriver Stables ............................28
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