Horses are strong animals that have been relied upon for centuries to fill various roles. Once a primary mode of transportation for humans, horses also have helped farmers tend to their crops and entertained millions on the racetracks.
For more than 10 years, Grace Therapeutic Horse Farm has been helping people recover from trauma, abuse and other physical and psychological damage.
For the past 27 years, the Latigo N’ Lace drill team has been riding high in Clark County. This year, the team of women took home five first-place awards in three drill categories at the Clark County Fair and received overall first place for the drill team competition.
“It’s your future, take the reins.”
Amboy Saddle Weekend is back for its 11th annual year this Labor Day Weekend, giving out saddles and raising money for the Amboy Territorial Park. Starting with a Jackpot 4D Barrel Race on Friday, Aug. 30, riders and spectators can expect a weekend of jumping, racing and more.
According to a 2019 survey by the Clark County Executive Horse Council, owners are facing an increase in equine-related expenses, both direct and indirect. The survey contains a total of 675 responses from equine (horse or members of the horse family) owners around the county.
For those looking to explore on horseback, the Rock Creek Horse Campground has opened up two new trails to ride on. Both stemming from the original 26-mile Tarbell Trail, the Silver Shadow Trail and Six Sense Trail offer riders new ground to “hoof-it.”
The Mount St. Helens chapter of the Back Country Horsemen will be having their regional work party from May 22 to May 25 at the Kalama Horse Camp.
The Southwest Washington Horse Club Colorpalooza will be at the Clark County Event Center April 6 and 7. The show is put on by the Southwest Washington Paint Horse Club, whose inception was in 1975.