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Dog Hair & Mule Sweat

With Natalie Riehl 

editor@rockymountainrider.com

 

February 2013 issue  

      I recently saw a photo on the internet of cattle in Russia hanging out near a burn barrel full of burning wood in minus 49 degree weather. I figured the temperature must have been in Celsius. How cold is minus 49? Using a handy-dandy online converter, I found it is the same as minus 56 degrees Fahrenheit. (I know, that’s only moderately cold to you folks east of the Divide.)

     Here in western Montana , we have been experiencing a little bit of winter compared to the past few years. The temp has actually gone below zero at our place, and stayed below freezing during the days so there is still snow on the ground from the snow that fell a couple of weeks ago. We’re hoping that the below-average snowpack has accumulated more inches.

     Mornings and evenings have delighted us with spectacular sunrises and sunsets —apricots and roses filling the skies and intensifying with incredible beauty. And then, a few breaths later, the colorful palette has faded, leaving the bright winter blue of a new day or the dusky sallow blue as night fills the sky.  

 

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     Here at RMR, we’ve been getting a number of calls lately from the organizers of horse events, asking if we can give them free write-ups in the magazine and free listings in our Calendar of Events.

     It has always been my policy to list horse shows and competitions located in RMR’s distribution area at no charge in our calendar as a service to the horse community.

     However, we have asked money-making events like clinics and horse sales to please chip in and purchase an ad. We are an independent, small business struggling in the current economy, and cannot afford to subsidize For Profit businesses by giving them free advertising in our calendar.

     We sometimes need to edit our calendar in the print edition of RMR. While many events must be deleted for the sake of space, advertisers with a classified or display ad are guaranteed to be in the printed magazine.

     If you purchase display advertising, a number of free bonuses are available like write-ups, web buttons, digital hot links, and e-newsletter support.

     If event coordinators feel that RMR is a valuable means of getting their message out to a targeted readership, we would appreciate they show their support by buying an ad. You will reach horsepeople in seven Western states! Perhaps you have a member of your organization who would like to sponsor an ad?

     However, we will continue to support youth events and therapeutic riding facilities for the disabled — as we always have — with press releases printed and events listed in our calendar, space allowing.

            We appreciate your continued support of our magazine!

 

  

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