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. Melissa Reinhardt says

    I enjoyed the wedding feature!!

  2. Tracy Ozirney says

    I enjoyed the cloning article.

  3. Ruth Christensen says

    I enjoyed the cloning article.

  4. Conway Campbell says

    I like staying caught up with the Cloning issue as well I enjoy the training tips and taking what I read and trying it out.

  5. I loved the article of 55 Horsekeeping Tips. Can’t wait to test some of them out! I also loved the wedding article.

  6. Marilyn Lindenschmidt says

    I really liked the cloning article.

  7. Lauren Mcarthur says

    I liked the cloning article

  8. I liked the rare articles that you have and know one else does example is the diving horse

  9. I thoroughly enjoyed the one about how much time our horses spend in the barn

  10. I loved the Deb Renger article! Keep up the great work=:)

  11. Stephanie Gruhle says

    Loved the western wedding article !!

  12. Laurie Cooper says

    I always enjoy the magazine. I found the cloning article very informative. The weddinga rticle was fun. Especially enjoyed Deb Ringer article. Haven’t read the april issue as of yet but am looking forawrd to the 55 horsekeeping tips as well as the hauling gadgets

  13. I really enjoyed the cloning article – super interesting read and really makes one think about the future of breeding industry around the world, and what role cloning will play in all of that.

    However, being a massive sap, the wedding feature was absolutely adorable and made me go “awwwwwwwww” the entire time. Absolutely stunning photos.

  14. I enjoyed the cloning – very informative and the wedding article, the photos were gorgeous. Happy Spring!

  15. I enjoyed the Buck Brannaman article.

  16. Amy Gillespie says

    I really liked the cloning article in the January/February article. It gave me information about something I didn’t even know was going on in the horse world.

  17. Lana Shields says

    Loved the cloning issue for sure – thanks :)

    I hate to admit I haven’t had a chance to read April’s issue yet, it just came in the mail and I have been riding instead of reading – but I’m pretty sure that’s okay…lol

  18. Chelsea Bulani says

    I really enjoy the product showdown sections. There are so many new products and even more tried and true products, and it’s nice to see the comparison with the pros and cons of the products.

  19. Kristen Meadows says

    enjoyed the Equine Nutrition Options article! Every issue has good reading!

  20. I enjoy especially enjoyed “Saddle Bronc Girl”.
    Your magazine is always informative, and I look forward to receiving it in the mail:)
    Always like to read about the horse industry in general and your editorials:)

  21. Amanda Arey says

    I quite liked the easy keeper article, and of course the “nothing to prove one bronc riders story” was a favorite too!!!

  22. Samantha Morgan says

    I enjoy the 55 must read horsekeeping tips.

  23. Mary Deiter says

    Oh! A contest! Love it! It will be a challenge to pick the article though, as there are so many good articles in your magazine. However, I will wait to get my April issue before I decide, as it hasn’t come in the mail yet. Oh, the anticipation now that I have seen the cover of it posted here. I will eagerly check my mail box today. (Didn’t look yesterday!)

  24. J.C. Redden says

    Really enjoyed the cloning article. Very interesting topic.

  25. Doreen carlson says

    I really got excited reading Buck…..Fame and feel.
    Looking forward to many more articles about buck and his methods

  26. I enjoyed the story about Airwolf Two (Wolfie), the clone of Airwolf. The technology that can bring us a genetic replica of a long-gelded horse is astounding!

  27. My favorited was the cloning article. I found it very interesting.

  28. Wendy williams says

    I hate to sound like most others but I did learn a lot from the cloning article, although I must say that the current issue is my favorite overall this year.

  29. Alex MacRae says

    I liked the article on Why Canadian Bred still hits the Pay Window

  30. Love the entire magazine, but did enjoy the 55 tips! Good read!

  31. Brenda Kemppainen says

    Futurity Road!

  32. I loved your feature article about Western Weddings! The photographs were very inspiring and it was great to read about the couples and why they chose to do a western styled wedding, as well as the photographers who were able to capture the day so well. I’ve just started my own photography business and I’ve done a few weddings–I can only hope one day I’ll have the opportunity to take western styled wedding photos!

  33. I really enjoyed the Cloning article, I read every issue…..
    Another one was the Buck Brannaman article.

  34. I LOVED the wedding feature!!

  35. Crista Farrington says

    Cloning article was an eye opener!

  36. Kaycee Hecht says

    Why Canadian Bred Still Hits The Pay Window! Such a great read! Need to keep our bloodlines going up here :)

  37. Jessica McNeil says

    I really really enjoyed the cloning article & the one about starting two year olds.

  38. I look forward to the Supreme catalogue every year!

  39. Tammy Ball says

    I appreciated the article on The Easy Keeper. I have 2 easy keepers and was grateful for some of the clarification on the sugars in the grass, who knew!! :) Also, I really loved the photo journal of the Little Britches Rodeo. Those little buckaroos are so adorable and their heart is so inspiring!

  40. I really injoyed the cloning article, i found it really intersting! the magazine was awsome!

  41. I liked the cloning article, i found it really intersting! the magazine was awsome!

  42. Emily Hagerman says

    Since we are just in the process of buying our first horse trailer the Hauling gadgets article was quite helpful. It seems that whenever we are in the midst of either buying tack or even training issues I can always find an article that helps with whatever situation I’m dealing with. Great magazine!

  43. Loved the wedding feeature!

  44. louise haddaway says

    the cloning article was amazing… def my fav!

  45. carol Mceachen says

    Just starting to look at the info available. Looks like some good reading ahead.

  46. It always surprizes me to read that people are against horse slaughter. There will always be people who breed horses for quantity not quality. It would be great if all mankind would breed horses and keep care of them like they should be. We all have heard the horror stories and have seen horses in bad situations. There will always be excess animals out there..where would you like them to go??? I just do not understand why this is even an issue…horse slaughter has a place in our world just like any meat. No contest…we need the slaughter houses..just make it a little better for the ones that make it there.
    I love reading Western Horse Review!!

  47. 2rin Lundteigen says

    I enjoyed the article about “too much stall time”.

  48. Erin Lundteigen says

    I enjoyed the article about “too much stall time”. I’m an english rider and I really liked reading this as I could easily relate.

  49. Autumn Lawson says

    I loved the article on feeding the easy keeper.

  50. Tawny O'Hara says

    I really enjoyed reading the cloning article as I was not aware people were doing this. I am not for this however I think it’s against Nature. I also enjoy the tips as I try them on my Apache Reservation rescued horse. Some work and some either I’m doing them wrong or he has other thoughts on the matter.