Nampa, Idaho ( November 8,2014) The Idaho Horse Council new president is Steve Taylor, 1st Vice president is Charlene Cooper, and 2nd Vice President is Dixie Christensen. Thanks to Myron Amsden outgoing President .
Second Call for Nominations for Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board
The Bureau of Land Management today announced a second call for public nominations over a 30-day period to fill three positions on its national Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board. To be considered for appointment, nominations must be submitted via email or fax by December 18, 2014, or postmarked by the same date. Continue reading
The horse industry is a very large and important part of our national, state and local economies. It is diverse, involving agriculture, business, sport, gaming, entertainment and recreation.
The economic study done by Deloitte Consulting LLP for the American Horse Council Foundation in 2005 validates what the industry has known for some time, that the horse industry is a highly-diverse, national, serious and economically significant industry that deserves the attention of the general public, the media and federal, state and local officials. (Please note that all figures are accurate from the time the study was done and may have changed slightly)
Highlights of the national study include:
There are 9.2 million horses in the United States.
4.6 million Americans are involved in the industry as horse owners, service providers, employees and volunteers. Tens of millions more participate as spectators.
2 million people own horses.
The horse industry has a direct economic effect on the U.S.of $39 billion annually.
The industry has a $102 billion impact on the U.S.economy when the multiplier effect of spending by industry suppliers and employees is taken into account. Including off-site spending of spectators would result in an even higher figure.
The industry directly provides 460,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs.
Spending by suppliers and employees generates additional jobs for a total employment impact of 1.4 million FTE jobs.
The horse industry pays $1.9 billion in taxes to all levels of government.
Approximately 34% of horse owners have a household income of less than $50,000 and 28% have an annual income of over $100,000. 46% of horse owners have an income of between $25,000 to $75,000.
Over 70% of horse owners live in communities of 50,000 or less.
There are horses in every state. Forty-five states have at least 20,000 horses each.
Numbers of Horses
The study concludes that there are 9.2 million horses in the U.S., including horses used for racing, showing, competition, sport, breeding, recreation and work. This includes horses used both commercially and for pleasure. Continue reading
This Years Clinician is Ruben Villasenor ,
Horsemen’s Western Dressage ,About Horsemen’s Western Dressage
Horsemen’s Western Dressage’s experience has been developed and honed through the years within the Villasenor family. The Villasenor family has a long history of outstanding horsemanship, experience and traditions have been passed down through the generations. As a young boy in Mexico it was Ruben Villasenor, owner of Horsemen’s Western Dressage, responsibility to tame wild horses that were rounded up in the mountains of Jalisco. As a child he knew little about the processes involved but dedicated himself to earning the trust and respect of those wild horses. Now, as the owner of Horsemen’s Western Dressage, he works with all breeds of horses and train for all disciplines. HWD believes that the more we teach our horses the more capable and dedicated they will be to our relationship with them.
Horsemen’s Western Dressage utilizes a unique the methods with a Bosal. HWD offers their clients and the public a new and fresh approach to the correct use and fit of this very effwctive but often misunderstood tool.
HWD’s training techniques are good for the horse and easy for the horseperson to understand and implement. We believe that if you are not having a good time while working with your horse then it is time to learn how to, after all, most of us at the end of the day want to spend time enjoying our horses not struggling with them.
208-860-2462 or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Plan to finish out your riding year with a Fun Show for the whole family.
Southern Comforts All Breed
4th Annual Playday & Fun Show
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Birt Arena, Nampa, ID
Judges: Nya Bates & other TBA Continue reading
Idaho Horse Council Annual ..Open to the Public
Please join us for our 40th Annual Membership Meeting….
Idaho Horse Council 40th Annual Membership Meeting
Meeting and speakers
Important Equine Issues in Idaho
For more information contact idahohorsecouncil @yahoo.com
Hali is the 24 year old daughter of Howard and Laura Stutzman of Twin Falls, Idaho. Hali was crowned Miss Rodeo Idaho July 17, 2013 in front of a packed house at the 98th Annual Snake River Stampede in Nampa. She began her reign in mid-December, 2013. Hali is the 59th woman to wear the Miss Rodeo Idaho crown.
Hali has always believed if you work hard and have enough passion, you can achieve your goals. In 2008, Hali and was signed to compete on the College of Southern Idaho Rodeo Team. In 2009, she was recruited to compete for the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team in New Mexico where she served as women’s team captain. She was a successful and strong competitor in breakaway roping, team roping, barrel racing and goat tying. Continue reading
As temperatures drop, horse owners should begin to make changes in their horse’s feeding program in preparation for winter. But what alterations are needed? Here are some points to consider when preparing to adjust a nutrition program for the colder weather.
As the temperatures fall, horses will often decrease their water consumption per day. Ensure horses always have access to fresh water, and when temperatures dip below freezing, make sure to check all water sources for ice. Continue reading