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The team moved to a new barn during the pandemic and it was a good time to make the transition. It gave them easy access to the wheat fields.

Equestrianship teaches real-life skills and discipline

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor April 22, 2021

The WSU equestrian team successfully and safely competed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The equestrian team started back in the 1980s but “kind of faded away,” said Emma Spencer, member and fourth-year...

Sugar stands with her owner and the people who helped her after she got severe colic. The horse was lying down in a trailer and had to be brought into the veterinary hospital on a sled.

WSU veterinarians saved horse with colic

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor October 8, 2020

When a horse came in with a Christmas tree-shaped tumor, veterinarians at WSU rushed her into surgery, saving her life. The horse, named Sugar, was lying down in her owner’s trailer when she arrived,...

The horses first started showing symptoms of equine influenza Aug. 21, including cough and fever. The animals have been symptom-free since Aug. 27 but are still quarantined.

Eleven research ponies recover from equine influenza

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen deputy news editor September 8, 2020

Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct a factual error where ponies were incorrectly identified as horses.  Eleven ponies at WSU contracted equine influenza, which is an airborne virus...

Brent Glover, president and main caretaker of Orphan Acres, talks about the struggles of taking care of nearly 70 horses and where his passion with rescuing horses began on Jan. 31 at Orphan Acres in Viola, ID.

79 horses, 45 years, one man

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor February 4, 2020

A one-eyed horse neighed in a wooden stall as Orphan Acres president Brent Glover stood on a ladder to change a lightbulb.  Miss Degree ("Miss D" for short) is one of 79 horses Glover takes care...

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