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When American cowboys of the 1800’s ran cattle together on open ranges, they gathered each year to separate their herds from their neighbors. This is what we call “Cutting”. Naturally, when you bring a group of people working together it turns into a competition, and equine competitions are some of the best. The Cutting and Rodeo heritages run strong and deep, and have for centuries. In the 1800’s they were also a grand social events, some say the original networking events, and nothing from that has changed much today. The ranchers gathered, there was a competition and the families shared their stories and wares from the last gathering. They revealed crafts, sold wares, exchanged recipes, but most of all, they shared laughter. They worked side by side to teach and guide their children and developed a strong community. From this we have seen many “Legends” in the equine industries that give us inspiration to keep these sports going.

Our goal is to illustrate the positive value of what equine sports has done for the history of America. By actions we wish to demonstrate the legendary proceedings of the men and women, unafraid of hard work, who founded the west and the lifestyle that gave them the courage it took to endure its hardships and lead them to a better life.


November 3, 2014
To Blanket or Not to Blanket... Here is a good answer

This is the best, all encompassing science on why horses should not be blanketed or groomed in winter and fed free-choice grass hay 24/7. Well done! Natalija! All documented and referenced at the end. By: Natalija Aleksandrova Holistic Horse & Hoof Care In order for a mammal to survive, internal body temperature is kept within […]

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August 25, 2014
Truly amazing dressage

Post by Lesly Robson.

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July 30, 2014
Equestrian Essential Skills: How to Take Your Horse’s Vitals

found at www.ofhorse.com When you go to your doctor’s office the nurse will almost always take your vitals, without question. A lot about your health can be told just through vitals like blood pressure and pulse. Your horse is no different. I believe that any equestrian should learn how to take a horse’s vitals just as […]

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June 17, 2014
Firewise for Horse Owners

Firewise for Horse Owners, By Alayne Blickle, Horses for Clean Water Many horse owners live in rural areas surrounded by trees or open rangeland with grass or shrubs. In a dry year these materials can easily become fuels for wildfire; high temperatures, limited summer rainfall, strong winds and lightning storms all lead to very high […]

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July 15, 2012
Let The Good Times Roll

by Corey Fagan I can’t believe that, once again, my favorite time of year is almost here! Summer is approaching its end, and we can look forward to the smells and colors of fall! It comes with the harvest and the desire of gathering. A place for gathering has been going on for generations at […]

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March 14, 2012
Dr. Matt Woodington - Clinic March 24, 2012

Dr. Matt Woodington - Woodington Veterinary Lecture at the Idaho Horse Park: On Saturday March 24th we will be discussing conditions such as EHV-1 and 4 (herpes/rhino) and how they have impacted the horse industry. Prevention, diagnostics and treatment along with biosecurity precautions the average horse owner can use to protect their animals. Other wellness […]

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March 13, 2012
10 Ways to Help Your Horse Past Colic

Ways to Help Your Horse Past Colic March 13th, 2012 This useful guide brought to you by: The Intentional Horse Dedicated to Empowering Horse Lovers http://TheIntentionalHorse.com (and you may not need the Vet!) Yikes! Your horse is showing signs of digestive discomfort – biting at the stomach (flanks), pawing the ground, laying down and rolling, […]

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February 22, 2012
EHV-1 One Year Later

By Robin Knight DVM, DACVIM As the spring show season nears, I greet it with a great sense of optimism tempered only by memories of last year’s devastating outbreak of EHV-1 at the Ogden cutting show that caused so much disruption of horse events as well at the loss of some phenomenal equine athletes. While […]

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March 9, 2011
Idaho Equine Clinic March 19, 2011

Idaho Equine Hospital, joins Gold Buckle Champions, to further the education of equine health and safety. March 19, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM they will offer a reduced fee clinic. $75.00 includes 3 way with WNV, flu/rhino, office call. This is a savings of $30.00. They will also offer a great price on […]

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