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 Inside Issue No. 57 (Summer 2017)

“Fun is good.” – Dr. Seus

Fun! That’s what summer is all about. And this issue is full of FUN! Get creative with our Design a Cowboy Boot contest. Add to your horse smarts by learning about Rocky Mountain Horses. Laugh out loud at some silly horse laws. You won’t believe some of these! They’re great for campfire conversation.

Have a blast!


Top stories issue 57 include

  • Horses Are Sensational – Horse Markings
  • Horse Breed – Rocky Mountain Horse
  • Feature –  Strange Horse Laws
  • Feature –  The Mane Event. Horse Themed Birthday Party

Plus our regular departments

  • Contest
  • Blaze Bits
  • Bulletin Board
  • Club Corner
  • Friend or Foe
  • Good Eats
  • Great Reads
  • and more

Plus an awesome Poster!!!

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Contest Corridor


Contest 57

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Cowboy boots are a specific style of riding boot, historically worn by cowboys. They have a Cuban heel, rounded or pointed toe, high shaft, and no lacing. Cowboy boots are normally made from cowhide leather but sometimes are made from “exotic” skins such as alligator, snake, ostrich, lizard, eel, shark, buffalo, and others.

Although not for sure, it’s believe that Charles Hyer deserves the credit for inventing the cowboy boot. The company says that way back in 1875 a Colorado cowboy stopped by the Hyer shop on his way home from the Kansas City stockyards. He asked for a new pair of boots that were different from his Civil War-style boots and what he got was cowboy boots.

Something else that’s special about cowboy boots is the designs, colors, and artwork that decorate the boots. Are you ready to become a boot artist? Design one that’s perfect for you!

To get start download the boot outline boot shop design page

10 lucky winners will be chosen by the Blaze Kids Committee and receive a pair of Durango boots… be sure to choose the style (by it’s number) you’d like to receive if you win and your size.

Email entries to

Mail entries to:

Blaze Magazine, PO Box 2660, Niagara Falls, NY 14302   OR   Blaze Magazine, PO Box 327, Stn Main, Grimsby, ON L3M 4G5

Contest closes October 20th, 2017.





















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Breed Profile

Rocky Mountain Horse Breed Facts

Rocky Mountain Horses


The great bluegrass state of Kentucky is the birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken, the Louisville Slugger baseball bat, President Lincoln, the song “Happy Birthday” and the Rocky Mountain Horse.

Despite its name the Rocky Mountain Horse did not originate in the Rocky Mountains. The Appalachians are home sweet home to the Rocky.

Did You Know? The Rocky is known for its long life expectancy.

Read all about Rocky Mountain Horses in issue 57.  Enjoy learning all about them here  Rocky Mountain Horse Breed Facts





Featured Content

Horse MarkingsNature’s Canvas

Making Sense of Horse Markings

Nature definitely has an artistic flair! There are the stripy zebras, masked raccoons, and spotted Dalmations. Animals can have some very interesting patterns and horses are no exception! And just like the color of your eyes, animal markings are inherited traits too.

To learn more about a horses markings read Nature’s Canvas from Issue 57.


  • White markings on a horses legs and face help with identification
  • The shape and size of the markings are unique