Anne Patterson

A wild ride for us began 10 years ago

Our city friends warned us the move to Langley would be disastrous and suggested we had left “normal.”

Industry insiders say the beleaguered horse racing industry is slowly winning the race to survive, despite the odds.

Horse racing industry is turning a corner

Former Langley resident Nigel Holmes, secretary treasurer of Harness Racing BC (HRBC)…

Industry insiders say the beleaguered horse racing industry is slowly winning the race to survive, despite the odds.

Self-delusion is the sincerest form of flattery

In both the human world and the horse world, we see what we want to see

Haley Stradling, 15, cutting in Merritt recently. The D.W. Poppy student will represent Canada in the World Cup in Germany in July.

Stradling is a cut above

Sport is fun and easy on the wallet. Haley Stradling will be taking her talents to Germany to compete in the World Cup

Haley Stradling, 15, cutting in Merritt recently. The D.W. Poppy student will represent Canada in the World Cup in Germany in July.
Sarah Wright competes in a roping event. The Langley woman is the only Canadian on the 50-member  rodeo team at Montana State University.

You can call her ‘Canada’

Langley rodeo rider Sarah Wright is making a name for herself at Montana State University

Sarah Wright competes in a roping event. The Langley woman is the only Canadian on the 50-member  rodeo team at Montana State University.

A short horse with attitude

Humans are not the only species affected by tape measure trauma, or Napoleon complex.

Robin: ‘learn about real farming and animals, not Farmville’

The B.C. Farm Machinery and Agricultural Museum is hosting a Horse and Agriculture Education Session on April 28 from 10-3 p.m.

Cindy Lou, who was once abandoned in a Langley field without food or shelter, now has a young sponsor looking after her.

Cindy Lou has luck on her side

Young horse Cindy Lou, who was once abandoned in a Langley field without food or shelter, now has a young sponsor looking after her.

Cindy Lou, who was once abandoned in a Langley field without food or shelter, now has a young sponsor looking after her.
Kate Gillie and her six-year-old daughter Sydney drive their mini horse Max.

Minis a good alternative to full-sized horses

More Langley horse lovers attracted to miniature horses.

Kate Gillie and her six-year-old daughter Sydney drive their mini horse Max.

19-year-old horse with ‘heart’ cheats death twice

Langley vet clinic provides life-saving surgery to rescued horse.

A wheelbarrow – the gift that keeps on giving fodder for jokes

Columnist now sees value in the practical gift that reduced her tears many Christmases ago

Township workers lower a bridge into place along the South Langley Regional Trail.

2012 – year of the trail in Langley

The South Langley Regional Trail has just received a major upgrade with the addition of a new bridge

Township workers lower a bridge into place along the South Langley Regional Trail.

Alina Macleod finds homes for standardbreds

Trainers and owners donate horses to Greener Pastures, and the horses are put on a waiting list.

Education helps in choosing the right horse

Langley-based Horse Protection Society of B.C. has decided that the best way to prevent equine abuse and neglect cases is education.

Careless hunters hit innocent walker

A woman who was accidentally shot in the hand by a shotgun pellet last Thursday while walking on a South Langley trail.

As Violet Rumpel approached a milestone birthday, she climbed on a horse for the first time in years.

Violet got back in the saddle at 99 years of age

Langley resident Violet Rumpel who recently celebrated her 100th birthday, wanted to experience the freedom and joy of riding again

As Violet Rumpel approached a milestone birthday, she climbed on a horse for the first time in years.

Put us out to pasture? No, thanks.

Trio of spoiled geldings content to wait for room service

Farm market offers chance to help former race horses

“More and more attention is being focused on the aftercare of the horses. The young, urban group, the market that the industry is hoping to attract to the (sport), is very concerned about animal welfare,” says New Stride president Marcy Emery.

Vintage Riders explore Ireland by horseback

A group of six Langley women who range in age from early boomer to 77 years old returned home from the equestrian adventure of a lifetime.

Interior horse people distrust the ‘cow people’

In the Interior of B.C., where our three geldings are enjoying a summer ranch vacation, horse folk are united by one thing: an intense dislike of cow people. In that vast region outside Vancouver referred to as ‘upcountry,’ you’re either a horse person or a cow person.