Nez Perce Trail

Every year the Appaloosa Horse Club puts on the Chief Joseph Trail Ride, a 5-day, 100-mile trail ride commemorating the amazing 5-month journey 750 Nez Perce men, women, and children, and their approximately 1500 horses took through the mountains to evade the US Army. Photos courtesy of USFS and Karen Heagen-Nez Perce Trail Foundation. I’ve long had …

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Teaching “Touch”

Horse training starts with the horse learning a few simple concepts such as “whoa” and “step-up” and tolerating being saddled and mounted. But one concept — “touch” —  is frequently overlooked by traditional trainers even though it has the potential to open up a world of learning possibilities once it’s put to use. “Touch” is …

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