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2018 off the hill SR

King of the Hill

For the fourth year in a row, Eagle Boy and Scotty Abrahamson have earned the “King of the Hill” title. “He’s one of the greatest horses I’ve ever rode,” Abrahamson told the Tribal Tribune. “He wants to win this just as much as I do.” Eagle Boy placed second on Thursday, first on Friday, and […]

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Hoof and Heart Beats with Hannah Gardner

Me: Hey, all! I’m here with my first interview with my female hero, Miss Hannah Gardner, of my historical young adult novel, Hannah’s Journey. Welcome, Hannah! How are you? Hannah: Hello, Carmen. I am quite well. *She smiles and crosses her ankles.* Thank you for asking. Me:  How’s training coming along? Hannah: Between my Auntie […]

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Native Horses

Native Americans originally traveled by shanks ponies–or on foot. Natives obtained their first horses from Spanish explorers in 1540. Some of those original horses escaped and turned wild and are now coined Mustangs. The first horse used by Natives, now having its own registry, is the American Indian Horse. Its ancestry consists of Spanish Barb, […]

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Touring The High Desert Museum

As part of our 2015 Women Writing the West Conference in Redmond, Oregon, conference co-chairs Jane Kirkpatrick and Shanna Hatfield offered members the opportunity to tour the High Desert Museum, which is located near Bend. The museum opened in 1982. It was founded by Donald M. Kerr, a native of Portland, and brings regional wildlife, culture, art and natural […]

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