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Health & Wellness

West Nile Virus and Your Horse

By: Freya Stein, DVM, McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital West Nile Virus has appeared in the Northwestern horse population. These are the first horses in the Inland Northwest to test positive  and die from West Nile Virus. As horse owners we are understandably concerned about our beloved steeds. The best…

Arthritis

By: Dr. Emily Vermillion, DVM, McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital in Newman Lake, WA When we see our older horses start to slow down, we usually know that there are some age-rated creaks and aches that are causing their issues. Did you know that young, athletic horses may also be…

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Training

Connect the Steering – Bridle Up

Could this be the month of July? We are already halfway through the year. I’ve been privileged to teach a couple of amazing One Day Clinics at Susan Rae’s place, the Lazy Susan Ranch, home of Storybrook Farms Pony Rides. Luckily, we still have the summer ahead of us and…

What is a Conditioned Response?

By: Ann Kirk Spring is here and with it the certainty that winter is behind us. If you are like me, you have caught the horse riding bug and every sunny day calls you out to connect with your furry friend. This month I would like to talk with you…

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Baxter Black

Audio Book Review Rodeo Re-Ride 3 Audiobook Collection

by Baxter Black     Reviewed by Bob Howdy, PhD One moment please—while I rave about Baxter Black’s Audiobooks. Over three decades ago, in our younger days (pre-digitization), before he amazed audiences on Johnny Carson’s TV show (1991), I was drawn to this master humorist, a cowboy-musician-veterinarian, now genius loci…

The Cowboy Way

By Baxter Black, DVM A good cowboy will go beyond the call of duty and even put himself in harm’s way to help a suffering beast. Doug and Patty run a ranch in that big wide country in eastern New Mexico. They’d received several loads of cow/calf pairs. The weather…

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