It\’s been a bit distracting around here lately. Really, for the past two months. All in a good way. For one thing, spring arrived in the usual yard work and seasonal cleaning sort of way. More on that later.
The girl\’s 4H club is in full swing. In addition to their regular activities one of the highlights of their month was a clinic with Keith Stewart at the Bullpen Arena, just east of Airdrie.
Keith and his wife, Denice operate The Key Ranch, southwest of High River, along with their two daughters, where they work at their craft and style of horsemanship which is Ray Hunt and Buck Brannaman inspired.
It was a great opportunity for our 4H\’ers to get to spend a day with Keith, who took such careful and thoughtful time with each of them – working on groundwork in the morning, and then in the saddle for the afternoon. We all sure did appreciate Keith’s time.
At the Western Horse Review office, the past two months have been a blur of two back-to-back issues – March and April, plus the Canadian Supreme Register. This year\’s Register was our largest since 2009, making us pretty darn happy, but insanely busy with it all.
Thanks to all of the stallion owners who support the Register. The Canadian Supreme nomination program is a brilliant way to showcase the Canadian performance horse industry and set yourself up for the prestige of earning a Canadian Supreme championship buckle. Mare owners, be sure to get yourself a copy. Not only was it packaged with the April issue, but we distributed many to arenas and events all over western Canada, and we\’ll have them at the Western Horse Review booth at this weekend\’s Mane Event in Red Deer. If you happen to be a clinic participant at the show, you\’ll receive one in your swag bag.
We also completed two special projects in collaboration with the Horse Industry Association of Alberta: Horses 101 – the third edition of which rolled off the press about a week ago, as well as a new brochure, focusing on basic care considerations for horses. Both publications are handy guides and will be available at this upcoming weekend\’s Mane Event in Red Deer, Alberta at the HIAA\’s booth. Please drop by and visit with the Robyn, Heather and crew and pick up your copies.
Speaking of which, we have two tickets to give away to the event! Simply let us know in the comment section below, what you\’re looking forward to at this year\’s event. We\’ll do a draw Thursday at 6:00 a.m. and post the results on Screen Doors & Saddles.
Finally, remember you have until April 30 to win this saddle pad. Buddy the cat included. Enter here.