Spring Contest


It’s spring, and we happen to have just the right ingredient for your riding pleasure – a new saddle pad!

Please excuse the fact this photo has a decidedly autumn feel to it. When I sent Teenage out last week to photograph this pad over an old fence, I neglected to mention I desired a spring color palette for the end result.

And she refuses to run out and conduct another photo shoot.

Teenagers. . . . .

I love the shades on this saddle pad.

They match any and all of my brown horses.

Which, with the exception of a certain red roan pony include all of them.

I’m turning this contest into an informal Reader’s Survey. All you have to do to be entered to win is let me know what your favorite reads in any of the 2012 issues thus far were.

That would the following issues:

January/February 2012.

And this one – March.

And finally, the latest – April.

We’re about to begin planning 2013 editorial. And, knowing what you appreciated this year will help us plan.

So, in the comment section below, tell us what article(s) you enjoyed – small or large, feature or department. And thanks for the feedback!

At the end of April, we’ll do a draw from all the answers and the lucky respondent will win the saddle pad pictured above.


  1. I enjoy reading Futurity Road series and following the progress of each young horse.

  2. heidi whelan says

    I just read the Stall Time article it confirms plenty about stalling I really believe horses are better off not stalled and allowed to roam their pastures, I know we’re all not lucky enough to have lots of grazing especially in April in Canada, but we have 6 horses on our farm and they are free to graze and eat round bales at their leisure, they just seem so much happier to me than horses I see in stalls. They have access to a large walk in barn but are seldom in there. Even when there isn’t lots of grass in winter or early spring they still seem to graze. The nature of the horse is to graze in a herd and put on lots of miles everyday, I feel sorry for horses that don’t get to live naturally. You learn a lot about herd dynamics, who is the boss, how horses discipline each other, who is at the bottom of the herd etc. I love to look out on a sunny day and watch my herd flaked out lying in the sun having a snooze. The horse wasn’t meant to live in a box.

  3. Janet Rose says

    I’ve never been to a Mane Event, and will be in Red Deer this weekend – seems like the perfect opportunity to see what it’s all about. Thank you for the contest!

  4. I really enjoyed the piece on feeding easy keepers- it’s hard to manage a combo of pudgy & thin horses & I find my easy keeper harder to keep at a healthy weight!

  5. Dawn-Marie says

    it is such a hard decision to pick just one article… your magazine has great articles in every issue. But i just purchased a couple new horses and they have proven to have differant nutritanal needs that i have not had in the past. so i really liked the “Equine Nutrition Options” article!

  6. Pamela Sabo says

    I enjoy all the articles in Western Horse Review. I love finding it in my mailbox and rarely put it down til I’ve read it cover to cover :)

  7. Michele Borodawk says

    I really enjoyed learning more about “cloning”. Feel it is not “mother nature’s” way – but to each their own.

  8. As an Icelandic owner, I’m most looking forward to see Liz Graves. I’ve followed her work with gaited horses for a bunch of years, though I wasn’t sure if we’d see her in this part of the world. Nice surprise!

  9. Whoops, wrong comment section! Most enjoyed the articles on Buck Brannaman.

  10. Colleen Gilbert says

    Why Canadian Bred interested me as I own two broodmares. I always like to see nutrition articles such as Equine Nutrition Options and Feeding the Easy Keeper. All of these appeared in the March issue. I love this magazine!

  11. Kim Eremko says

    I thought the article on cloning was fantastic. Very thought provoking. Keep the scientific articles coming! I thoroughly enjoy reading the magazine and look forward to each issue!

  12. Shirley Boucher says

    So far my favorite issue is Jan./Feb…particularily the articles on Deb Renger and also cloning…interesting that so many mares have been cloned.

  13. Allie Sutton says

    Canadian bred article from March issue was excellent , we don’t need to go south for top horse flesh!!

  14. I enjoyed the Easy Keeper article. Good information throughout the article.

  15. I love the whole magazine…I read it cover to cover each issue! I especially enjoyed the first enstallment of Lisa Schiestel’s 3 part series on working with two year olds! For everyone who wants to provide the right start for their young horse and can’t afford or doesn’t have access to a trainer I think it’s great!!!

  16. Sharlene Patterson says

    I enjoyed all of them, but the March issue had the most broadest information to cover all disaplines. Keep it up. Thanks you

  17. Nadine McLellan says

    I like the feeding easy keepers article.

  18. Brenda Campbell says

    I cant tell you how much my family enjoys your magazine. I really enjoyed the article on cloning. Very interesting. We also all really enjoy the Road to Futurity articles. To be truethful… Its hard to pick one… It’s a great magazine ‘Cover to Cover’ … Everytime!

  19. Glenda Wagar says

    I enjoy reading almose all of the articles. I love the scientific articles and stories about real people and thier horses. I would love to read more about natural situations with horses instead of always the consumer approach. I look forward to reading how to use and treat our friends in friendly non chemical ways. good job and thank you