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Western Wasatch

Modern dental equipment

The earliest records of equine dentistry date back almost 3000 years with Mongolian herders. Archaeologists have unearthed proof that these herdsmen understood certain aspects of dentistry and how it affected their horses. If we fast forward to modern times, within the last 100 years, the ...

The Gray

My Roy was a horse you only dreamed about.There will never be another like him, I have no doubt.His heart was bigger then the world we know.Roy always did his best to put on a great show.We were honored and blessed with this presence here.And in our hearts, his memory we’ll always hold ...

Braden Ellis; youth rodeo spotlight

I had the pleasure of visiting with Braden Ellis, a 12-year-old team roper and quite the charmer! The girls in Plain City, Utah better look out. Braden is a 7th grader at Wahlquist Junior High and a member of the Utah Youth Rodeo Association where he competes in breakaway and team roping.Braden ...

The season for fall and winter outerwear

We are starting to feel that cooler weather set in. After a hot summer I always look forward to the fall weather. Now is when we start to bring out our fall and winter jackets. For many of us it’s time to get a new cold weather jacket or coat and we are so fortunate to have many choices out ...

Corona can’t keep rodeo down

For obvious reasons, 2020 has been unforgettable. What with all the restrictions on social gatherings and events, it ain’t been none too easy on the rodeo man. With only 20-30% of my rodeos keeping their schedule, it’s made for an interesting summer.June 18th marked the end of quarantine ...

Kajun Watterson; all around dreams

Kajun Watterson, from Bluffdale, Utah, is a 12-year-old seventh grader with big goals and the skills to accomplish them!She is a member of the Utah Junior High School Rodeo Association and is the current Student Vice President. She has a goal to give every rodeo contestant an amazing experience ...

Hat Tricks

Can you tell which part of the United States someone is from by the shape of their hat?I know that sounds kind of like an odd question, but in some cases the answer to that question is; yes you can. Just like people having accents that allow you to tell if someone is from the South, the North ...

Turning compost into roses; Improving our lives through excercise

Isn’t it absolutely amazing how nature, with a little help from us, can take smelly animal wastes, mix them with soil, and produce a magnificent rose bush from a trimmed down stump of yesteryear. The year 2020 has been much like the early stages of preparing the soil and getting a bit stinky ...

Two-year-old dentistry

<p class="Body">As we enter fall, horse owners and trainers begin to make plans to start training their young horses. Whether horses are started as two-year olds or older, proper dentistry is vital to the success of a young horse.  This article will focus mainly on the 2-year-old ...

Harlee Stokes; 2020 Utah Junior High Rodeo Association Queen

At only 14 years old, Harlee Stokes has accomplished and set goals that many her age haven’t even thought about. A motivated and driven young woman, Harlee isn’t satisfied with less than her best in everything she is involved in and makes sure that she gives her absolute best to herself and ...