Exchanging Remotes for Reins..

Post by Melody Garner-Skiba
Rocking Heart Ranch

Every day each of us gets a little older. It does not matter what industry you work in or what job you do, days go by so quickly and none of us get any younger. This is especially important to remember if you want to ensure your way of life, your business, and your passion will continue long after you are gone. The horse industry is not immune to this circle and unless we get our kids to exchange remotes for a set of reins, we could find ourselves in a bit of a conundrum down the road.

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It is with this potential pitfall down the road, that our ranch started to work on a vision of getting Youth Back in the Saddle several years ago. Our mission is to encourage up and comers of all ages to get involved in the industry and contribute to ensuring this way of life that we all love will be around for future generations. One of the projects that our ranch is undertaking to meet this vision, is our 60-day Colt Starting Challenge. This challenge focuses on promoting up and coming trainers who are trying to ensure that people of all ages get back into the saddle and stay in the saddle! Continue reading “Exchanging Remotes for Reins..”

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2016 Wild Rose Welsh & Open Pony Show

We read show reports from various shows but this one has something a little extra. Karen Podolski has taken the time to get contributions for the article from the pony owners included in the article. This makes it much more interesting. Nice job Karen.

2016 Wild Rose Welsh & Open Pony Show

Written by Karen Podolski with contributions from pony owners included in the article. Photo credit on all but the last two photos goes to Sarah’s Equine Design.

July 16-17 weekend saw another Wild Rose Welsh & Open Pony Show alongside the Welsh & Half-Welsh Young Stock Futurity & Performance Stake on Friday, July 15 in Red Deer, Alberta. We welcomed three judges in total: Shirley Cane, Elizabeth Russell, and Molly Rinedollar.

With challenging weather and economic climate, we had lower entries than usual—though unlike many shows across the province, and across disciplines—we were able to make a go of it. Continue reading “2016 Wild Rose Welsh & Open Pony Show”

Canadian Supreme Turns 40!

Red Deer – Canada’s largest western horse event returns to Red Deer, as it celebrates a major milestone. The Canadian Supreme is marking 40 years, as it showcases and promotes the training traditions of the western horseman in the cutting, reining and working cow horse events. Offering $400,000 in prize money, the show has attracted nearly 600 entries from across western Canada and the northern U.S. states. The skilled competitors will be at Red Deer’s Westerner Park for six days of action, September 27th-October 2nd. Continue reading “Canadian Supreme Turns 40!”