Trainer’s Corner: Seeking Unity

seeking unity
By Kim Roe

Step One: Say Hello “We are taught to watch or feel for external changes in the horses we work with but pay little attention to the internal changes. Even when we do look for internal changes in the horse, we often are paying little attention to what is going on …

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Small Farm Makeover: Horizon Structures Presents Series: Fire Safety in the Barn

Horizon Structures Presents Series Fire Safety
Photo courtesy of Horizon Structures.

Overlooked Farm Practices Can Be Dangerous Fire safety in the barn often involves common concerns such as moisture content of hay and its storage, providing evacuation plans and emergency services contact numbers, 24/7 illuminated exit signs, smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, removal of cobwebs from light fixtures, no smoking signs, keeping …

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New & Noteworthy: 2023 Citizen of the West

Citizen of the West
The National Western Stock Show is proud to name Matthew Mead its 2023 Citizen of the West.

Former Wyoming Governor Matthew Mead is the 2023 Citizen of the West. The National Western Stock Show proudly announces former Wyoming Governor Matthew Mead as the 2023 Citizen of the West. This prestigious award recognizes those who embody the spirit and determination of the Western pioneer—a true representative of Western …

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Trainer Profile: Abby Pacheco

Abby Pacheco is a multi-faceted Western trainer based in Colorado Springs. Credit: Betz Equine Photography

Heart 2 Horse Allows This Western Trainer to Combine Her Expertise in Equine Massage Therapy With a Vibrant Training Business What’s your name, and where do you train horses? My name is Abby Pacheco and I train horses at Heart 2 Horse in Colorado Springs. I’ve been in business for …

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Trail Savvy: “Don’t Pass the Jigger Boss” and Other Unwritten Rules of Trail Riding

(Photo Caption: “Our merry band of mule enthusiasts enjoyed time spent around the campfire as we worked towards solving the world’s problems and instructing young Hunter in the unwritten rules of ranch and camp life.”) Memorable Sayings Get Defined in the Bob Marshall Wilderness I recently had the opportunity to …

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