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VOLUME 17 • NUMBER 4 • PRINTED IN USA APRIL 2012


Contents DEPARTMENTS 6


8 Small Farm Makeover Basic Farm Equipment for Small Acreage by Alayne Blickle, Horses for Clean Water


10 From My Saddle Equine Events by Karen Pickering


40 34 COVER STORY


6 Western States Horse Expo by Catherine Madera


FEATURES


34 Cheyenne’s Frontier Days by Jack Kintner and Jackie Braverman


40 The Silver Lake Wild Horses by Rich Wininger


SPECIAL NW ANNOUNCEMENTS


30 Melanie Plagerman Benefi t Show by Leilani Salinas


30 Internat’l Horse Identifi cation Registry by Irene Turner


CLUB CORRALS


22 American Blazer Horse Association Harper, Cram honored with Ambassador Award


25 Wash. State Quarter Horse Association WSQHA Royalty Court


31 Wash. Reining Horse Association You Too Can Qualify For the Adequan NAAC


12 Doctor’s Corner Equine Castration by R. Paul Schwab, DVM


14 Editor’s Postcard The Best of the West by Catherine Madera


16 On the Plus Side Training the Sluggish Horse by Allison Trimble


19 NWHS Media Barn From Stable to Table Cookbook by Dawn Harris Brown and Christy Sanantonio


20 Trail Savvy Mastering Log Obstacles by Mark Bolender


26 Equine Wellness


The First 24 Hours After Foaling by Brandi Holohan, DVM


28 New & Noteworthy


32 Trainer’s Corner What Every Horseman Needs to Know by Kim Roe


36 What’s Happening 37 Advertiser’s Index 37 NWHS Select Websites 38 Equine Marketplace


HORSE SOURCE The Northwest


Published monthly by the Northwest Horse Source LLC®


PUBLISHER Karen Pickering EDITOR Catherine Madera SALES Karen Pickering PRODUCTION Mark Pickering DESIGN & LAYOUT Randy Bourland


CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT Mark Pickering


REGULAR CONTRIBUTORS Alayne Blickle – Horses for Clean Water Alison Trimble – On The Plus Side R. Paul Schwab, DVM & David Sauter, DVM – Doctor’s Corner, Kulshan Veterinary Hospital


Mark Bolender, Robert Eversole – Trail Savvy


Kim Roe – Trainer’s Corner


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