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The lifespan of an equine dental treatment

Wriiten by Justin StarkCertified Equine Dental PractitionerAs I travel the region addressing the oral health of horses, I notice clues left behind from other practitioners that tell a story of how well a horse, or group of horses, has been taken care of. I am not going to discuss the obvious ...

Andy Kellett; A Spotlight of Influence

Written by Lacie KofordWestern Wasatch ContributorAndy Kellett is a 55-year resident of Weber County who has made an impact on many through his 34 year teaching career, 21 year junior posse leader and his ongoing horse shoeing business. Not one to boast or brag about his influence on the ...

Turn Pro Jackpots Member Spotlight- Susan Lindsey

Written by Lacie KofordWestern Wasatch ContributorSusan Lindsey is a member of the Turn Pro Jackpots Association. The association runs a winter series as well as a summer long series of barrel and pole bending races. They are involved in fundraisers during a race they host in July, at the Ogden ...

Where would we be without animals?

“Animals are the bridge between us and the beauty of all that is natural. They show us what’s missing in our lives, and how to love ourselves more completely and unconditionally. They connect us back to who we are, and to the purpose of why we’re here.” -Trisha McCaghJust imagine how ...

Tongue and cheek, straight from the horses mouth

The equine mouth is a very complex environment. While it is similar to the mouth of cows, goats and other herbivores, we expect our horses to live much longer than the other farm animals. This need for longevity requires extra care so the teeth last beyond their life expectancy of 18 to 25 ...

4H Senior Spotlight- Jaylee Rasmussen

Written by Jaylee RasmussenMy name is Jaylee Rasmussen and I have been a member of the Weber County 4-H for the past 3 years, with this being my last and final year.In eighth grade I joined Jr. Posse, which lead to me getting my first horse and learning to ride. Some of the kids in Jr. posse ...

Western Fashion Report: The Western Vest

<span id="docs-internal-guid-bea70dcd-7fff-8c50-6f10-e26beabd4a06"><span id="docs-internal-guid-bea70dcd-7fff-8c50-6f10-e26beabd4a06">Have you ever watched a western where the characters weren’t wearing a vest?  Have you ever gone into a western store that ...

4H Senior Spotlight- Wyatt Clark

Written by Wyatt ClarkOver the last 9 years I have had the pleasure of growing up in the most amazing community in the world! This community has allowed me to have had the opportunity and privilege to experience the 4-H program.I started my 4-H years showing Bucket Calves at the Weber County ...

Freedom Riders-A Chance for Freedom & a Legacy Left Behind: Patti Adams

Written by Lacie KofordWestern Wasatch ContributorChildren with disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, rarely have the chance to experience new and different things in their lives. The volunteers that make up Freedom Riders are helping to change all that. They’re giving disabled children a ...

Hat Tricks

Written by Tod Bell,Rockn' B Hats Owner/OperatorThis month lets talk about hat shapes:There ar multiple different hat shapes to choose from; the cattleman, the Minnick, the brick, the Gus, and the cool hand look or CHL just to name a few.The cattleman is probably the most widely used hat shape ...