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Northernhorse Blog

Many Years of Classifieds

The years slip by quickly. Too quickly. Mark sent me a reminder of that today.

Let me put a little perspective on this little flashback. It was the mid 90’s. We still had a couple of our 6 kids living at home. We had just been through the 20+ percent interest of the 1980’s with almost more debt than we could survive.

After we sold the dairy, we worked at haying half the hay fields around the area, ran a silage operation, had up to 140 head of cows calving, raised a fair number of horses, tended a big garden, and raised kids. We never seemed to have enough money but we certainly had enough to do. And on the subject of years slipping by quickly – some of those years went by way too fast. Could use a rerun. There were a lot of good times.

Then Dave hurt his back. The surgeon asked  him if he “had to keep farming”. Well, that was a dumb question. Of course Dave had to keep farming. That was what Dave did. But every time he drove the tractor or the cutter or the truck for too long, he was back laying on the floor. Continue reading “Many Years of Classifieds”

Things of Interest

Wouldn’t you love a pet hummingbird?

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Train near Rogers Pass, BC

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The Classifieds at Northernhorse.com have their own Facebook Page now.

When we meet people and tell them we are from Northernhorse, you’d be surprised how often their next line is “I visit that site every day”. And one of the big draws is the classified ads. From horses to tack to trailers to trainers, you will find many of the best that are offered for sale here. For over 20 years it has been Canada’s most visited online horse classifieds.   https://www.facebook.com/northernhorseclassifieds/

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NCHA Hall of Fame Rider Tracy Barton nearly summersaults off NRR Cat King Cole when the stallion kicks it up another notch.


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Canadian Cowboys Levi Simpson & Jeremy Buhler win the 2016 PRCA Team Roping Championship

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Very interesting visual of human growth.

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Youth Essay Contest

Rocking Heart Ranch and the Garner family are lifetime breeders of American Quarter Horses and are pleased to be donating a pretty blue roan filly for the winner of the Youth Essay Contest held in conjunction with The Mane Event in Red Deer, AB on April 21-23, 2017. If you are between the ages of 13 – 18 you qualify to enter. Deadline 4:30 PM PST on Monday, April 10th, 2017.

You can view a video of the prize filly here.

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How the Vikings started the worldwide distribution of gaited horses

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The 81 Point Ride of Tanner Miller aboard RMP’s Hillbilly Stomp

Some kind of bronc rider.

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Hollywood wrangler: an inside look at John Scott’s famous film sets

(From Alberta Venture) He got his start in movies 47 years ago as a riding extra. Since then, he’s worked with scores of Hollywood legends on dozens of Oscar-nominated films, and become something of a legend himself. (photography Bruce Meyer) Click on photo to read more.

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Winter Pasture – Jan 2017

A New Year and New Pasture Problems.

The first half of January 2017 we got a bit of new snow and cold with night temperatures in the minus twenties and thirties. The horses continued to do remarkably well out on the pasture. Dry and cold aren’t really much problem for horses.

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On the really cold days when the wind is blowing they are usually lined up along the windboards. The day this photo was taken it was cold and windy.  In the photo they look warm and comfortable. And when you go stand where they are, it is much much warmer and no wind. They soak up the sun’s rays. Their coats even feel warm on the sunny side. Continue reading “Winter Pasture – Jan 2017”

2017 Equestrian Canada Rules Now Available Online

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Ottawa, ON, Jan. 16, 2017 – Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce that the online edition of the 2017 EC Rules are now available at www.equestrian.ca/programs- services/rules.

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The 2017 EC Rules are available free of charge in a clean digital version, as well as a version with changes from 2016 visible. Continue reading “2017 Equestrian Canada Rules Now Available Online”

Canadians Are Eligible For STEP

AQHA has confirmed that Canadians are eligible for STEP!

Stewards for Trails, Education & Partnerships

STEP is a trail conservation program.

Stewards for Trails, Education and Partnerships is a program to increase participation in trail stewardship among equine enthusiasts while casting a positive light on horseback riders to land managers and other trail users.

Continue reading “Canadians Are Eligible For STEP”

Heads Up! EC Concussion Protocols

Heads Up! Equestrian Canada to Implement Ground-Breaking Athlete Concussion Protocols

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Ottawa, ON, Dec. 14, 2016 – Equestrian Canada (EC) has become one of the first national governing bodies for sport in Canada to release official, sport-specific guidelines on return-to-play protocols for athlete concussions.

“Parachute congratulates Equestrian Canada in creating a Return-to-Play protocol that will help educate and monitor concussion in their sport,” said Pamela Fuselli, Interim CEO of Parachute, a national charitable organization in Canada dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives.

EC’s concussion-related Accidents & Return-to-Play rule will come into effect Jan. 1, 2017 for all EC sanctioned competitions in Canada. Continue reading “Heads Up! EC Concussion Protocols”