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Pete and Vawnita Best's road to ranching in the Badlands began more than 200 miles from there when Pete was a 14-year-old 4-H member living in Rolette, North Dakota, and selected a heifer from McCumber Angus Ranch for a livestock project.
I’m many decades removed from being a child, now, but I have never lost my love for horses, and the West still has a special place in my heart because it’s where my dad grew up.
The 20-year-old Warmblood mare had onset of clinical signs on March 21 that included hind limb ataxia, flaccid tail and urinary bladder atony. She was confirmed positive for equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) on March 25.
Katie Dolan, owner of Gypsy Vanner Ranch near Red Lake Falls, Minnesota, is a breeder and has a fledgling carriage business, which she plans to expand.

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