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Useful Links

National Forests:
Idaho Panhandle National Forests Visitor Center – The Idaho Panhandle National Forests comprise about 2.5 million acres of public lands which lie within “the panhandle” of northern Idaho and extend into eastern Washington and western Montana.
Flathead National Forest Wilderness Areas – Bob Marshall, Great Bear, and Scapegoat Wilderness Complex.
Kootenai National Forest – Located in the Northwest corner of Montana and the Northeast corner of Idaho on the Canadian border.
Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest – Part of Idaho’s Big Wild. Covers 1.8 million acres from the jagged peaks of the Bitterroot Mountains in the east to the river canyons and the rolling hills of the Palouse Prairie in the west.

Event Sites:

Newport Rodeo –  The Newport Rodeo Association is looking for their new queen! This PRCA event is held in June of each year.

Pendleton Roundup
Bishop Mule Days Celebration – There is no way to actually describe Mule Days. It is part mule show, part test of skills, and part Wild West show.
Calgary Stampede – “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”
North Idaho State Fair

Bonner County Fair

(NFR) Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

Organizations:
American Horse Council – Their mission is to promote and protect the equine industry by representing its interests in Congress and in federal regulatory agencies on national issues of importance.
Equestrian Land Conservation Resource – Advancing the conservation of land for horse-related activity.
BlueRibbon Coalition
 – A national non-profit organization dedicated to preserving responsible recreational access to public lands.
Leave No Trace – Center for Outdoor Ethics
Idaho Weed Awareness
Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association
Idaho Outfitters & Guide Association

Info and How-To’s:
Cowboy Showcase Links – Interesting Western-related sites
HorseAdvice.com – “Where equine science and horse sense intersect.”
Knots by Netknots -Essential rope knots are clearly illustrated and described.
Ropers Knots Page
 – A great sample of important knots.
Cowboy Chuckwagon – Full of information and recipes.

Miscellaneous:
Wild Horse and Burro Management

Spirit Horse Enterprises -Emmett, Idaho – Clothing & Ranch Wear, Tack, Packing Products, Feeders, Water Caddies, Roping Products, Water Tanks, Barn & Trailer Accessories
Long Riders Gear – For trail horse and rider
Trainers:
Ray Hunt

Magazines:
Trail Blazer – Excellent articles on horse care, equipment reviews, tack fitting, hoof care, first aid, survival, training, beautiful places to ride, more.
Horse Previews Magazine – All breed horse publication distributed monthly in Idaho, Washington, Montana, Oregon and British Columbia.
Western Mule Magazine

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