Caring for Our Equine Partners

The more you know, the more your horse knows you care!

Do you always know what your horse is thinking?

Hayley McCracken, age 14, with Dear Abby. Photo courtesy Delphine McCracken Photography.

As one of the top places in the nation with respect to horse ownership, Washington state enjoys a rich resource in the knowledge and expertise of our many qualified professional trainers and expert equine care specialists.  

As a service to the community, the WSHJA horse welfare committee is tapping into this resource to help promote the welfare of our equine partners. Our goal is to be an information conduit to help enrich and expand our members knowledge of horse care, management, and health topics.

The WSHJA Horse Sense Learning Series brings together subject matter experts from diverse disciplines including veterinarians, farriers, grooms, saddle fitters, equine massage therapists, and trainers... and more!

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NOTE: This content is provided as a courtesy to WSHJA members and does not represent an endorsement, recommendation, or approval of any service or product.  All opinions stated are exclusively those of the authors' and do not necessarily reflect the views of the WSHJA board, staff, or membership.  Questions should be directed to the organizations or individuals listed.