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LMQHA All Novice Level 1 & Rookie Show

LMQHA All Novice Level 1 & Rookie Show

We held our 2nd all Novice Show at the beautiful Milner Downs in Langley. The weather was as gorgeous as the setting. Mike Edwards from WA was our judge foe the day and he was marvelous. He gave everyone constructive criticism and praise, making for an upbeat but relaxing show environment. As always, our show staff was beyond exceptional which is what makes these shows a joy to attend. Thank you to all our show staff, volunteers and sponsors for all that you do. We are extremely grateful.

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BC's Fire Season

BC's Fire Season

It looked like Noah's Ark during the month of July 2017 at the North Thompson Fall Fair and Association facility in Barriere. From a horse holding capacity of 125 horses, stalls and individual pens the capacity was to increased to house a peak total of 378 animals. Horses, mules, donkey, sheep, pegs, chickens, goats, alpacas, rabbits, dogs and cats.  They came from all over, Clinton, Greek Lake, 100 Mile, 108, Little Fort, Clearwater, Lemieux Creek, Dunn Lake, Williams Lake and more.

So many people stepped up to the plate to help, putting families, jobs, and in many instances their personal safety on hold to help people who had livestock and were unable to transport them out of the evacuated areas. Once the animals were unloaded at the fairgrounds another group of amazing people of all ages stepped forward to care for all the lives touched by the fires.

Donations of hay, grain, vet supplies, poured in from many areas..the lower mainland and Island.. Barns collected tack and other sundry supplies and sent them up country or even delivered in person. BC Horse Council provided support and supplies and were able to tour the facility at it's peak capacity.

Submitted by Cherie Jardine,

Long time Barriere resident, horse breeder and member of BCQHA and HCBC

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AQHA Executive Committee Approves Animal Welfare Measures

AQHA Executive Committee Approves Animal Welfare Measures

These rule changes for 2018 will affect tie-down classes, as well as the use of furosemide (Lasix®) in show horses.

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Horse-Training Tip: Exceute the Pivot

Horse-Training Tip: Exceute the Pivot

Teaching your horse to pivot takes time and patience.

From The American Quarter Horse Journal

Horsemanship is one of the most popular events in AQHA youth and amateur competition. It consists of rail work and a pattern full of challenging maneuvers that riders must perform precisely - almost perfectly. Horsemanship is defined by detail. Virtually every horsemanship pattern calls for one or more pivots. AQHA Professional Horsewoman Bonnie Minor of Dennison, Minnesota, gets down to the horse-training basics for perfecting your pivots.

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New Navicular Bursa Injection Technique Validated

New Navicular Bursa Injection Technique Validated

Horses with chronic navicular pain might benefit from analgesic (pain-relieving) injections in the navicular bursa, a tiny space nestled between delicate structures within the hoof. 

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BC's Quarter Horse History

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