Stampede For the Cure Parade Entry

  •  Please come join us and ride in the parade entry for Stampede For The Cure! Stampede For the Cure is one night of the Snake River Stampede Rodeo devoted to raising awareness and funds to help fight breast cancer. This will be for the parade entry only, you must have a horse to ride to be in this entry. There is no charge, we just ask that you deck your horse out in as much PINK as possible! Pink glitter, pink paint, pink hooves, pink flowers and streamers, pink leg warmers, pink saddle blanket covers etc. Anything you can come up with. The rodeo will provide each rider with an official pink Stampede For The Cure t-shirt which you get to KEEP and this is also free of charge. Continue reading

Understanding Protein in Horses’ Diets

What are amino acids good for? Virtually all of the horse’s vital processes, it seems. Amino acids are involved in the synthesis and the release of hormones, the synthesis of neurotransmitters and enzymes, and the regulation of sleep, appetite, and blood pressure, to name just a few functions. But primarily, amino acids are needed for the formation and repair of muscle tissue and other soft tissues throughout the body. On a fat-free, moisture-free basis, they account for approximately 80% of a horse’s total structure. Continue reading

National Forest Trail Bill Introduced

On June 19, Congresswomen Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Tim Walz (D-MN) introduced the National Forest Service Trail Stewardship Act of 2014 (H.R. 4886).  The bill would direct the Forest Service to take several actions to help address the current trail maintenance backlog that is adversely impacting all trail users on many national forests, including equestrians.  The AHC, Backcountry Horsemen of America, and the Wilderness Society were significantly involved in the creation of this bill.

A June 2013, study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the Forest Service trail maintenance backlog exceeds a half-billion dollars, and only one-quarter of the agency’s 158,000 miles of trails meets agency standards for maintenance. This maintenance backlog is causing access and safety issues for equestrians and all trail users on national forests.   Continue reading


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Idaho Horse Board



25-2501. Board created. (1) There is hereby created in the department of self-governing agencies the Idaho horse board. The board shall be composed of seven (7) members, each of whom shall be appointed by the governor from a list of nominees recommended by the Idaho horse council. The horse council shall recommend at least four (4) names for each appointment, and the governor shall appoint from the nominees recommended. The membership of the board shall consist at all times of members representing the following interests: Continue reading


Live Racing

live-racing2014 Schedule

Post Time 5:30 pm

May:  3, 7, 10, 14, 17,21, 24, 26, 28, 31

June:  4, 7, 11, 14, 18,21, 25, 27

July: 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30

August: 2, 6, 9

Early 2:00 pm Post Days:

Kentucky Derby May 3, 2014

Preakness May 17, 2014

Memorial Day May 26, 2014

Belmont June 7, 2014image.jpeg

University of Idaho 4-H Clubs and BLM Partner to Showcase Wild Horse Weanlings

REXBURG, ID. – On Friday, June 6, University of Idaho 4-H members from around eastern Idaho will arrive at the Madison County Fairgrounds in Rexburg to pick up wild horse weanlings (aged 6 – 11 months) and yearlings that they will then train in preparation for the Madison County Fair in Rexburg, August 14 – 16.   The weanlings will be showcased during the Fair, and then offered to the public for adoption.  Continue reading