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Gold Coast & Logan LOCAL HORSE MAY 2011 Magazine "THE MAGAZINE ON THE SCENE" www.gclhorsemag.com.au FREE Online Magazine FREE Monthly Story Cover Cover Artwork: alizajanephotography.com.au Nerang Stockfeed Open: Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm Sat 8am - 1pm Ph: 07 55 961 722 For all your pet & stock needs "You own them, We feed them & now Dress them" � Feed � Hay � Chaff � Bedding � Chooks � Baby Chicks � Electric Fencing � Fertilisers � Vet Supplies Feed for all animals: � Birds � Sheep � C ows � Alpacas � Rats & Mice � Horses � Dogs/Cats � & Much More Located at Nerang Stockfeeds ADVANCED HORSE RUGS 0415453298 � Supplier of Capriole Rug Range � Free Pick up & Delivery � Rug Washing � Repairs � Custom Made Rugs � Saddle Cloths For all your pet & stock needs 2 Units 3/4, 12 Hildon Crt, Nerang Qld 4211 (Near Nerang Saddleworld) From The Editor.... Well the first edition is Out n About! Heaps of fantastic feedback! Now for the challenge to back up the next edition, we have added another section this month, Eventing, and look forward to the coming months bringing articles, training and updates to our Eventing enthusiasts. I don't know about you, but it seems that the colder months are not too far away, it only took my horse one week to change his coat, so on with the rugs , let's hope we don't get to hairy!!! The next couple of months are full of events. Happy Riding! Happy Reading, Donna pg.7 Cover Story - Rider of the Month Breeds Dressage Eventing Horsemanship Polocrosse Pony/RidingClubs KidsCorner Racing Show Jumping Showing TrailRiding WesternPleasure/Performance EquestrianCentres Farriers Insurance Produce RugRepairs/Washing Saddleries Veterinary Contents Service Directory Page....5 Page....6 Page....8 Page..12 Page..14 Page..18 Page..20 Page..24 Page..34 Page..36 Page..40 Page..27 Page..44 Page..48 Page..49 Page..50 Page..50 Page..51 Page..51 Page..52 pg.13 pg.45 pg.30 pg.19 pg.46 FriesianSporthorse FromTheJudgeatC Eventing-WithTravisTemplar WantGreenAcres JohnChatterton-SolvingYourLoadingProblems TheRulesofPolocrosse KidsCorner-ImproveYourBalance TrailRiding FollowYourDreams Jumping-Flatwork&Groundwork Showing-Sidesaddle LocalCowboysCompeteatNationals Veterinary-WormingMadeEasy Articles Page....7 Page....9 Page..13 Page..17 Page..15 Page..19 Page..24 Page..27 Page..30 Page..37 Page..41 Page..45 Page..52 DEADLINE FOR ARTWORK 17th of each month Printed by: FAST PROOF PRESS (07) 5578 4722 Gold Coast Local Horse Magazine have taken every care in preparation of this magazine.Thereforeitmaynotbecopiedinpartorwholeforreproduction,without said magazine's written authority. 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Howard Johnson (c. 1915) Love You Mum 4 5 What's On Calendar Breeds May 2011 Ipswich Show www.ipswichshow.com.au Contact: Beth Hern Ph:54631124 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.boonahshowsociety.org.au www.wpcs.com.au/qld www.mhaaqld.com.au 13, 14 & 15 May 21st - 22nd May Boonah Show Single Judge All Breeds Western Performance Show Contact:- Megan Savill email@example.com 22nd May 20th & 21st May 28th& 29th May Brookfield Show www.brookfieldshow.com Gatton Quarter Horse & Performance Assoc Contact:-LynWatt0754671126 June 2011 Working Draught Horse Expo Johndaryon Woolshed Contact:-46927275 Contact:-KerryAndrews55736222 5-7th June Toowoomba SEQ Appaloosa Club Rising Star Show - Parkridge Pony Club Grounds Arab Valley State Show, Gatton 8th June 12th June 10 � 12th June 17th June 27-30th June Contact:JuliePearson0402714802orRachaelDouglas0407074206 Contact:0418715193 Australian Warmblood Horse Show Contact:0732252120 Gatton Quarter Horse & Performance Assoc Contact:-LynWatt0754671126 6 To Advertise your upcoming Events for FREE Contact: Gold Coast Local Horse Magazine at firstname.lastname@example.org Falling in love with the majestic Friesian with flowing mane and tail and upright proud stance but can't afford the price tag? Or love them but they don't suit the discipline you are doing? Or do you just want a quiet horse to love and worship as you get older and aren't bounce proof anymore? Friesian Sporthorses are between 25% and 99% Friesian and are predominately crossed with performance type breeds such as Thoroughbred, Warmblood, Arab and other baroque breeds such as Andalusians although any cross is acceptable except for donkeys or mules. They provide the lovely qualities of the purebred Friesian such as quiet temperament, presence and rideability as well as a stronger body type. Combining this with the other performance breeds bringing in stamina and agility and hybrid vigour, they are certainly gaining momentum as a great breed to ride and own. They have been bred in Australia since the early 1970's but are now gaining momentum as performance horses and are excellent horses for eventing, dressage, hacking, adult riding club, harness and of course a good old trail ride. They are even used regularly for mock medieval fighting and jousting in Australia and all over the world. Friesian sporthorses generally have a stronger bone structure more in line with a "Hunter" type sporthorse and most carry attributes of the Friesian in their movement and feathering. Any colour is acceptable by the Australiasian Friesian Sporthorse Studbook www.ozfriesiansporthorses.com.au such as buckskin, paints and appaloosas but darker colours dominate the breed mostly being black, bay or brown. At breed shows they are presented a little differently to purebred Friesians who leave mane and tails unplaited. Sporthorses are presented as such and are therefore plaited and trimmed as per any other show horse. More and more classes are popping up at local shows and the demand for the breed grows and we are seeing more horses out there strutting their stuff. They are a lovely horse to own and enjoy with a great work ethic , trainability, presence but still sensible and quiet and not as highly strung as some breeds of performance horse. Article written and supplied by Diamondvale Friesian & Sporthorse Stud, Young horses for sale 0407 586 540 www.diamondvalestud.com.au Photos by: Diamondvale Friesian & Sporthorse Stud Photo supplied by AFSS, Dior owned by Tashkent Friesians What's On Calendar Dressage www.qld.equestrian.org.au May 2011 NADEC Official & Associate www.nadec.net 8th May 21st & 22nd May Logan Village Riding Club - Masters Weekend Contact: Sarah Craddock Ph:0427812918www.loganvillageridingclub.com Contact:KeighleyLeesonPh:0428536868Email:email@example.com Tweed Valley Equestrian Group - Official & Associate Dressage 22nd May June 2011 LVRC Dressage & Showjumping Clinic Contact:-SarahCraddock0427812918 4th & 5th June 19th June 19th June Tweed Valley Official & Associate Dressage Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Logan Village Associate Dressage www.loganvillageridingclub.com May 2011 Surrounding Areas 1st May 27-29th May 29th May Tamborine & Districts Riding Club Dressage Clinic - email@example.com Contact:DeniseNiit0419750854 Toowoomba Regional Dressage Championships www.toowoombadressage.com Cedar Grove & District Riding Club - Open Dressage Contact:KristenHeffernan Ph:0404071123 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.cgdrc.org.au June 2011 Dressage Training Day - email@example.com Contact:DeniseNiit0419750854 Tamborine & Districts Riding Club - Internal 5th June 8 To Advertise your upcoming Events for FREE Contact: Gold Coast Local Horse Magazine at firstname.lastname@example.org From the Judge at C `A' level Grand Prix Dressage Judge/Mentor and Judge Educator Liz Coe THE TRAINING SCALE This month let's talk about the basic framework that all dressage training is founded on, the Training Scale. It originated in Germany and has been taken on with much success globally. These concepts, which have been well tested over the years, of the way the horse travels are the building blocks to develop the ideal horse and rider team and is considered the clearest and most comprehensive way of expressing the basics of dressage. The Training Scale is a gymnastic plan to guide riders to develop the horse's natural, physical and mental capacities in a systematic way. The goal is to obtain a trusting partnership between the horse and rider, with the rider communicating in a respectful manner on an obedient, supple and comfortable horse that will stay sound longer. Unfortunately as this method does depend on patience from the trainer/rider, some try using quick fix fads, to skip over the basics in order to get on with the movements. These may provide a sense of victory in the short term but it is usually not sustainable and progress cannot be made as vital components of horse (and often the rider's) education are missing. In the words of Franz Mairinger from the Spanish Riding School who trained Australia's first Gold Medal winning eventing team "when we train horses we must make haste ...slowly". Below is the official version of the training scale that shows these phases from the start point of Rhythm to the Nirvana of collection and throughness. Throughness is where the horse is relaxed and happy to allow the rider's aids through it's whole body without tightening of it's muscles or resistance with complete understanding to produce an active, athletic, beautiful way of going that is a pleasure to watch and bliss to be sitting on. Some people can at times find the above chart a little complex and so I offer you an accepted alternative image of it. I personally like the idea of building blocks in the shape of a pyramid because you have a visual image of how important the base is in order to achieve the top of the pyramid of collection and throughness. Visually it is easy to see that the first step towards your goal- on which the whole pyramid is built on, and will topple and fall without it ..... is Rhythm. Until the horse works with Rhythm, it will be difficult to make him Supple, and until Supple, the Contact will be spasmodic and until the Contact is true, soft and still, Impulsion will be elusive. Then straightness cannot be maintained to allow the aids to flow through the horse to develop collection. The levels are, from the base up are: (the English word is the closest interpretation to the German word) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Rhythm (TAKT) Suppleness/relaxation (LOSGELASSENHEIT) Contact (ANLEHNUNG) Impulsion (SCHWUNG) Straightness (GERADERICHTEN) Collection (VERSAMMLUNG) As I said earlier they are all interlinked and cannot be used in isolation from one another. You cannot think as a rider "well today I am going to work on the impulsion" and forget about the rhythm and relaxation of the horse. Next month we talk about the different levels and what each means. 9 Local Horse Magazine Masters Team Events Sponsored by FOR SALE Paris is a QH (Paint) x TB. She's capable of novice dressage & jumps up to 1.1m in competition & is schooling 1.2m at home. Has been to PC & agricultural shows. Entered in 2011 Toowoomba Royal Show. Beautiful nature. Foward moving but quiet. Best suited to a capable young rider who's looking for a fun but serious competition horse. Youtube Wyndhams Barbie Doll. $8500 very negotiable to good home. 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We offer two styles of Air Pro Cushion: 1) Deluxe Standard � 6 steel air bag tray system 2) Super Custom � 10 bag steel tray system Retro fitting to existing floats - Please Call 1276 Artwork by AQUA [PD] - www.aqua-pd.com.au www.airprocushion.com.au 11 May 2011 What's On Calendar Eventing www.qld.equestrian.org.au 7th & 8th May Yeppoon ODE email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact:-RobynBryce38883761 email@example.com www.efaqld.com.au Burpengary ODE 14th & 15th May 14th & 15th May Fig Tree Pocket Tallebudgera Pony Club www.tallebudgeraponyclub.com Zone 2 ODE Championships June 2011 4th & 5th June Eventing Coach Available for Clinics or Private Lessons 0433 884 155 Travis Templer Kooralbyn Eventing Group (KEG) has been running events at Kooralbyn for the past 15 years. Eventing is the triathlon of Equestrian, where the horse and rider are first tested in the dressage stage, then cross country and finally show jumping. All 3 phases are with the same horse and rider, over 2 days. Eventing levels begin at Pre Introductory and go right through to 4*. Kooralbyn runs events up to 2*. Pre Introductory is for beginners and young horses. The jumps are up to 60cm. The 2* jumps go up to 1metre 15cm. Kooralbyn Eventing Group The Kooralbyn Eventing Group are fortunate to have Kevin McNab on the committee. He has successfully competed at World Cup level, and is able to share his wealth of knowledge with the up and coming juniors. KEG has two more events scheduled this year. The first one is the weekend of 9th and 10th July. The second one is the 3rd and 4th September, and that is the QLD State Titles for eventing. This event normally attracts a number of world class interstate riders as well. Spectators are always welcome, and are never disappointed with the level of excitement that this sport brings. There is no charge for spectators. Kooralbyn is lucky to have a brilliant cross country course, and spectators have a magnificent view. New competitors are also welcome and encouraged. We are also actively seeking sponsorship for both events, and would welcome the opportunity to meet with local business owners. The cross country distances vary for each level and the number of jumping efforts increases with the levels. Riders have an optimum time, and are penilised 20 penalties for every refusal on cross country and 0.4 penalties for every second they are over the optimum time. The jumps include obstacles such as brush fences, ditches, water jumps, large logs etc. A lot of work goes into organising the events and there are often up to 300 plus competitors. It is a very social sport, with the majority of competitors camping out for the weekend. The Kooralbyn area has suffered for a number of years with the closure of the resort. The KEG committee are hopeful that a sale of the resort will enable the club to expand the level of eventing that is able to be held at Kooralbyn, and hopefully run an International Event in the foreseeable future. If you need any information, or are interested in sponsoring a class at one of the next events, please don't hesitate to contact Kristen on 0404071123. 12 Travis Templar For many, Eventing in Australia is seen as the pinnacle of horse riding. Spanning three different disciplines and requiring as much skill and determination as both horse and rider can muster. What Eventing seemingly lacks in finesse, like pure dressage or show jumping, it makes up for it with gutsy efforts, thrills, spills and action. Some would argue that cross country is the most spectator engaging sport in the world of performance horses. For me there is no argument, why prance around a ring when you can gallop at logs! For Australians, Eventing has a rich history having been one of our most successful Olympic disciplines, winning three team gold medals plus individual gold's, silver and a bronze. One Day Events (ODE's) are a fixture on the Equestrian Queensland calendar, with courses in Brisbane, Warwick, Maryborough, Toowoomba, Kooralbyn and even as far north as Yeppoon, east of Rockhampton. These events are usually well attended with an average of well over 150 horses and riders competing. Eventing is the purest test of both horse and rider, and to make it all the way to the top takes a very unique horse and a very dedicated and skilled rider. The Dressage phase is aimed to test the movement, training and ability of the horse and rider. Cross Country is a test of courage, fitness, jumping ability and determination, again for both horse and rider. Showjumping the final discipline is designed to test a horse's ability to recover and maintain a careful jumping technique. As the horse and rider progresses through the grades the difficulty of all three disciplines increases. Most people who first enter an event will compete in an introductory class which consists of a basic preliminary dressage test and jumps (both showjumping and cross country) no bigger that 80cm. While this may seem easy this is usually one of the largest classes and usually the most difficult to place in. Prelim is the next class as rider's progress through the grades the dressage test has some moderate technical changes, and the jumps increase to a maximum of 90cm, again usually a large class and very competitive. The first of the official classes is Pre Novice, where riders get to take on a novice dressage test, and the jumps increase to 1m and technicality becomes a factor in cross country including narrower fences, having to gallop a little quicker and more obstacles that are in combinations. For all three of these classes riders are divided into Junior and Senior classes and those who are under 18 compete in the junior section and those over obviously in the senior. It makes it a little fairer on us oldies who don't want to get too badly beaten by the younger brigade. One Star is probably where Eventing becomes serious and has its own specific dressage tests that increase the technicality of the movements and obedience of the horse on the flat. Again the height increases, to 1.10m in the jumping with more obstacles both showjumping and cross country as well as increasing the difficulty of these two disciplines. Riders start having to know how to ride different lines and distances between cross country fences and understand their horse's strengths and weaknesses to give them the best ride possible. Often people find horses that were quite consistent performers in pre-novice find the added expectation of one star a little daunting and so the number of competitors in the higher grades diminishes. The second highest level in ODE's is two star, again everything increases in intensity the dressage test becomes a little harder with more scrutiny on training, temperament and obedience. At this stage the expectations of the horse and rider are to go to a new level of competitiveness. Being well trained and having fair bit of talent in both the dressage arena and over a fence becomes imperative to success. At two star more emphasis is placed not only on the horse being brave and confident cross country but also careful show jumping. As in most cases the quality of horse at this level becomes condensed, that is to say there are far less horses at two star level than pre novice or one star, as only few horses and riders graduate to this level. The Final level is three star � a great test of horse and rider as a combination in every discipline. The dressage is the ultimate judge of the horse schooling and ability to be super fit but still maintain a level of calm and good temperament. Then that same horse has to go cross country over big fences, ditches, water, narrow fences and usually a combination of all four, over usually more than 5km at speeds of 600 meters per minute, this tests the horses fitness and technique to prove how good-of-an athlete they are. Then the horse has to recover in time for a test of its conditioning and skill and go out and show jump a course set at 1.30m. As you can imagine it takes a certain type of horse and rider to make three star and out of all the horses who start Eventing a very select few will make the top level. For most people, who event, you can find a thrill in just about every discipline, in every grade. For some it might be keeping the horse in the arena or a great transition. For others it may be getting through the water jump or making a technical set of obstacles look easy. For many it's having a smooth clean show jump round or simply bettering your result from the week or month before. One thing is for sure when you compete in an ODE, there is always one fence or one movement that either you want to forget or one you will always want to remember. 13 What's On Calendar Horsemanship ANIMAL INSTINCTS � HAYLEY CHAMBERS-HOLT Horsemanship & Trick Training Clinic � Tamborine Pony Club Grounds Contact:-Hayley0403584254animalinstinctsaust@mac.com 12th June *********************************************************** JOHN CHATTERTON CLINICS / DEMONSTRATIONS GLADSTONE MACKAY Contact:-JulieHicks49501068 Contact:-Kathy49784263 7 & 8th May 21 & 22nd May 3 � 5th June 12th June 15 � 24th June 9 & 10th July NIMBIN Contact:-Lorili02668911190447891119 TAMBORINE WINERY � `HERITAGE DAY DEMO' MELBOURNE CLINICS Contact:- Ali 0400 065 570 CHAMBERS FLAT � Training Trail Ride ContactAlie0400065570 ************************************************************* QUANTUM SAVVY COME & PLAY CLINICS LOGAN VILLAGE Contact:-SharonFord0411551703 4th May 8th May 21st May 23rd May 25th May 28th May 1st June 13th June 15th June 18th June 22nd June 28th May CEDAR GROVE Contact:-TraceyEdie0411106650qssb@bigpond.com BENOBBLE SHELDON Contact:-SharonFord0411551703 Contact:-DeniseNiit0419750854denise_niit@hotmail.com LOGAN VILLAGE Contact:-SharonFord0411551703 MUNRUBEN Contact:-TraceyEdie0411106650qssb@bigpond.com LOGAN VILLAGE PRARG Contact:-SharonFord0411551703 Contact:-BelindaTrapnell0417072718 LOGAN VILLAGE OXENFORD Contact:-SharonFord0411551703 Contact:-DeniseNiit0419750854denise_niit@hotmail.com LOGAN VILLAGE Contact:-SharonFord0411551703 MUNRUBEN Contact:-TraceyEdie0411106650qssb@bigpond.com 14 Solving Your � � � � Loading Problems There are many different problems relating to float loading. Lets list some of them: Horse Rushing out backwards and hitting its head. Rearing and running backwards away from the float. Refusing to go near the float. Rushing forward and pinning you against the chest bar. PROBLEM: One of the common problems is the horse will step to the side of the tail gate by swinging his hind quarter around. CAUSES: This is normally caused by too much pressure from behind, with bum ropes, whips, brooms and sometimes even sadly, electric prodders. If your horse has been subjected to this method of loading, a common `tell tail' sign is that they are constantly looking back behind them while the tail gate is still down. Horses start thinking they should not stand in the centre of the tail gate as this is where all the pressure will start from. In most cases, when the horse steps around to the side, the bum rope is released, the horse is then led away and then repositioned back to the centre of the tail gate, then the pressure is applied again with the bum rope or the whip, consequently teaching the horse that near the float is a very uncomfortable place to be. Most horses will anticipate the bum rope and whip and swing their hind quarter to the side to avoid this pressure. Your horse is trying to tell you there is too much pressure at the float. Over the years I have seen many different methods of loading a horse. Here are some of them and why I don't use them. Tapping the hind quarter with the whip: Most people tell me this method doesn't hurt the horse by tapping him with the whip, but holding him firmly on the halter doesn't allow him to make the choice of moving away from the float. I believe the horse needs to practise the flight instinct so that he can be the one to make the decision not to run away from the float. If you stop him from practising the flight instinct he will become very head-strong and may even barge at you. Then if you are not an assertive person your horse will not load. By allowing a horse to practise the flight instinct he learns where the `comfort zone' is, which is with you at the float. Don't forget that horses are very sensitive animals and holding the lead firm and tapping their hind quarter with the whip makes the horse feel that the handler and the float are `pressure'. This method can be challenging to the horse and can end up in a battle of the wills. I personally feel that this way of training is about trying to make the horse do it your way, instead of letting him make the decision of where his `comfort zone' is. Running the horse backwards. I have seen handlers running their horses backwards jerking on their heads and I believe that all this really teaches the horse is that you are the bad guy! These horses may get very nervous when approaching the float waiting for the handler to attack them and run them backwards. They will remember this pressure when being loaded and generally handled. The principle behind this is that " you don't want to go forward so we'll run you backwards". In my opinion, anybody that uses this type of method shouldn't be allowed to own a horse. This is not horse training. Another method commonly practised is, Swinging the rope to drive your horse forward into the float. I feel this method is very intimidating for the horse as the handler is using dominate body language to drive the horse out of their space. There are flaws in this as horses resent being chased. Often after a spell from float loading they come back to the float with so called "attitude". Their owners tell me "they are not scared of the float, they just have "attitude". I feel the reason they have this attitude is that they resent the swinging of the rope to drive them forward. I frequently hear eople say that they are sending their horse back to their trainer to be "tuned". Horses have a good memory, if they are taught correctly in the first place they don't need to be tuned. Horses look for a teacher and a leader and making your horse go out in front of you to go into the float is totally the opposite of being a leader to your horse. Think about this for a moment, if a mare had to swim across a flooded creek or river, would she drive her foal in front of her to cross first or would she take the lead to build the foals confidence to swim and follow her. By taking the lead you are building your horses trust and helping the older horses to overcome their fear, by learning to follow you first. That is what I do to start teaching the young horse to build their confidence. Memory flash backs later in life from a bad experience are not there to haunt them when being loaded. 15 MY SOLUTION: Teach the horse where the comfort zone is! I base my training on a "Comfort Zone" because the horse has a great need for comfort. Don't we all? We have to restore the horses faith and convince it that the centre of the tail gate is safe. This is where the "Pull & Release" comes in. Before we start with a problem loader I go through my Steps. Step 2 is " Standing Still" which is very important for when you get your horse in the float. Step 3 "Touching & Relaxing" is very handy so I can walk behind my horse and rub him on the rump when he is standing in the float. Step 4 "Backing" teaching him how to step back one step at a time, so he doesn't rush out of the float. Step 5 "Flexing" so he can flex around while standing in the float and look back at me instead of rushing out backwards. Step 6 "Yielding to Upward, Downward & Forward Pressure" especially important as this teaches a horse the verbal clicking signal to go forward. Try a test with your horse, - can you stand really still beside your horse, on a loose lead and click to get him to move forward without any body movement, no rocking forward and no swinging the lead? If you and your horse have learnt Step 6 of my Ten Steps Program, your horse will walk forward willingly, which makes it so much easier to teach him to float load! You will be amazed at how calm your horse is when walking into the float and eventually you will just put the lead over his neck, click him and he will walk in calmly and confidently on his own. I consider that teaching a horse all of my Ten Steps, or at least the first 6 are `a must' before you ask your horse to load on a float. If you have a nervous horse, you can set up a few obstacles, like stepping over a log, walking over an old piece of carpet and when confident enough, walking over an old plastic tarp, through a narrow gate way or stable door, preferably with a step up. The better your horse learns to follow you, the more confident he will be to follow you into a float. By doing these basic steps your horse will be loading in seconds and you won't be late for your show! I like to use my JC Training Halter & long lead. If you have a very explosive horse, make sure your lead is longer than 5 metres. The idea is to allow him to run off to the side of the tail gate and follow it through with a "pull & release". Walk your horse up towards the float, on a "loose" lead, I like to keep my hand open so my lead is just resting in my hand and the rest of it coiled up in the other hand. This stops you from dragging or pulling on his head. Walk up into the float, if your horse tries to step on the tail gate, go back and reward him as this is your 1% try � which should merit a reward. Horses learn by the release of pressure, not the applying of it. If your horse steps off to the side to avoid the tail gate, quickly step out to the other side and apply a `pull & release' then set your horse back to the centre of the tail gate and reward him by showing him this is his "comfort zone". Some older horses that have had a lot of pressure put on them around floats may throw their head up and run backwards, but resist the impulse to fight with him by holding onto the pressure - just keep following it through consistently by repeating the "pull & release". Study the "pull & release" in my DVD Steps 2 & 3 as this will really help you and your horse to overcome his problem. If your horse keeps throwing his head up, it means you are jerking the lead or applying pressure through it by `hanging' on to his head. The "pull & release" is a `smooth' pull and a quick `release'. If your horse steps onto the ramp even with ONE foot, reward him with a rub on the neck and then ask him to back away from the float at least 5 or 6 steps then take him for a walk and try again, every time you try again ask for a little bit more, once he steps two front feet on let him stand there for a minute and then back him off slowly. When he's comfortable stepping his front feet on the tail gate then focus on the back legs. Every time you see him lift up his back leg toward the tail gate, stop and reward him, until eventually he will step both back legs onto the tail gate then back him off and take him for another walk until eventually you can walk him all the way to the chest bar. If you have a very nervous horse, really watch for that 1% try, back him off and take him for a walk to give him time to think about it. Some older horses step their back legs onto the tail gate and will rush forward to the chest bar (through use of bum ropes and whips). I find if I spend time taking one step forward and then backing them off, by the time they step their back legs on the ramp they normally stand without rushing forward. Rushing backwards: Some older horses will throw their head up and rush out backwards so be aware and be ready with your long lead and have it wound correctly in your hand so you can allow the mistake and follow it through with a "pull and release'. Important: Do not, I repeat, DO NOT hold onto the lead if your horse rushes out backwards. Make sure that you have plenty of space around your float and a safe area, preferably in a sandy or soft area. Do not have fences and barriers around the back of the float, you don't want your horse to get hurt. You'll find using this calmer approach will build your horses confidence so eventually the idea is to put the lead over his neck and ask him to walk politely into the float by himself! My book JC's Ten Commandments has more information on loading problem and young horses. We will be producing a "Loading" DVD on `Young and Problem Horses' in the near future. John Chatterton w w w.johnchatterton.com.au 16 "Want Green Acres?" Start with your Soil Soil Compaction is one of the biggest enemies of pasture establishment. Horses and livestock concentrated on small paddocks is an excellent way to compact your soils but not an excellent way to grow the grass you need to feed them! Young pasture is a gentle plant and if your soil is compacted it finds it very difficult to break through the surface and with subsoil compaction, established grass won't persist as it can't break through the compaction layer underneath to reach the moisture, minerals and trace elements below. Therefore it will suffer from heat and/or cold stress a lot quicker. Compaction is solved by ripping the sub structure of the soil. This will allow water, air, mulch and microbes down into your soil also replenishing the trace minerals that can be locked up due to compaction. Indications that your soil may be compacted are water sitting on top of the ground after rain, water visibly running away, poor grass establishment and abundance of weeds and erosion due to the water not soaking through the soil and running off instead. Another way to see if you have severe compaction particularly on the top layers, is to try and push a shovel into the soil and take a sample piece. If you can't easily push the shovel into the soil with a gentle shove with your foot, most likely you have a compaction issue. Also if it is easier on top but then you hit a harder section, you most likely have subsoil compaction. This can particularly happen on old cultivated fields or dairy farms where the top 4 inches have been turned over on a regular basis but underneath it has compacted. Ripping to break up the soil is done at a fairly slow speed so the top soil has the least disturbance. Unlike conventional aerators designed for lawns, Diamondvale Pasture & Farm Improvements uses a Yeoman's Plough which can rip up to 14 inches below the surface through existing pasture or we can supply a whole service to pasture improve your property from small � acre paddocks right up to hundreds of acres and we travel! Covering South East Queensland (Toowoomba, Bundaberg, Brisbane), Northern New South Wales (Lismore, Casino, Byron) and New England area down as far as Tamworth, as well as other areas by appointment. For a property inspection please contact Scott at Diamondvale Pasture & Farm Improvements on 0427 093 076. 17 What's On Calendar Polocrosse www.polocrosse.com.au www.seqpolocrosse.org.au May 2011 Lockyer Valley Lockyer Valley Gold Coast Toowoomba Tansey Stanley Rivers Queensland State Zone Championships @ Cunningham July 23rd & 24th Goondiwindi Cunningham (Multi-Horse) Warwick Rose Bowl Queensland State Club Championships @ Chinchilla 6th & 7th Aug 20th & 21st Aug 2nd-4th Sept 7th & 8th May 14th & 15th May 21st & 22nd May 28th & 29th May 11th & 12th June 25th & 26th June 2nd & 3rd July Gold Coast Polocrosse Club Contacts: Judy McDiarmid 55964924 Jenny Sillitoe 5543 0728 Rod O'Connell 0407320512 5 Polocrosse Horses For Sale.0 � 2 x HAYDON RAYGUN out of Edenhope Sam Mare 3 y.o and 4 y.o � Beautiful chestnut by T'bred out of Edenhope Sam Mare 7 y.o � T'bred Mare played A grade 12 y.o , suitable for dressarge (very smart) � 7 y.o. Mare by Riveria Knight Opera out of Edenhope Sam Mare All horses are beautiful to handle, well educated, bred to play polocrosse or campdraft. Please phone Danny 0418755816 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 18 The les of Ru A team consists of six players, divided into two sections of three who play alternate chukkas of a maximum of eight minutes each, four chukkas usually comprising a full match, in a normal club tournament or "carnival". The three players in each section consist of a no. 1, or "Attack", a no. 2, or "Centre", and a no. 3, or "Defence". The total aggregate of goals scored by the two sections in each team constitutes the final score. The penalty line, at 27.5m, encloses what is known as the "Goal-scoring area", in which only the No. 1 of the attacking team and the No. 3 of the defending team are allowed to play. Directly in front of each goal there is a semi-circle of 10m radius, and the ball must be thrown at goal from outside this semi-circle, and within the goal-scoring area. The no. 1 is the only player who can score a goal for the team, and the no. 1 can only do so while in the "Goal-scoring area". The no. 2 is usually the pivot of the team, and can only play in the centre area. The no. 3 is the only player who can defend a goal. The game is commenced in centre field, the players lining up side by side, one behind the other with the no. 1 in front. The ball is thrown in by the umpire, over-arm, well above the players' heads. The game recommences similarly after a goal has been scored. Whenever an attempt at goal fails, the no. 3 throws the ball back into play from just behind the penalty line, at a point directly in front of the spot where the ball crossed the back line. The umpire should indicate the spot from which the throw is to be taken. Players pick up the ball from the ground, or catch it, in the net of the stick, and ride with it or throw it from player to player until the no. 1 is in possession of the ball in the goal scoring area, enabling them to throw a goal. A player cannot carry the ball over the penalty line, but must bounce it on the ground, so that the player does not have possession of it while actually crossing the penalty line. However, a player may throw the ball to another player across the line on the full. A player carrying the ball in the stick must carry it on the stick side, i.e., right-handed players carry it on the off-side of the horse. A player cannot carry it across the horse, but the player can pick up, or catch the ball, on the non-stick side provided the player brings the stick back to the stick side immediately. Left- handed players are permitted. Hitting at an opponent's stick, either to dislodge the ball, or prevent the opponent gaining possession of it, is allowed in an upward direction only. Hitting down constitutes a foul. "Riding-off ' is allowed, but crossing, stopping over the ball, or elbowing constitute fouls. The wedging or sandwiching of one player between two players "riding-off " simultaneously constitutes a foul and is dangerous play. The penalty for such fouls is a free throw to the offended side. Polocrosse 19 Pony Clubs Mudgeeraba Pony Club SECRETARY Name:LizLloyd PH: 0451671131 Email: email@example.com Nerang Pony Club SECRETARY Name:DianneMcIntyre PH:0416221332 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contacts Oxenford Pony Club PRESIDENT Name:RussellLynch PH: 0414673578 Web:www.oxenfordponyclub.net Southport Pony Club SECRETARY Name:JenniferSchofield PH: 0457759209 Web:www.southportponycub.com.au Tallebudgera Pony Club Name:AimeeSheedy Email:email@example.com Web:www.tallebudgeraponyclub.com Tweed Heads pony club SERETARY Name:TammyBlunsdon Ph:0412655898 Riding Clubs Currumbin & District Horse Club SECRETARY Name:KirstenStanford Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.cdhc.com.au gold Coast & Hinterland Equestrian Group Inc Name:BrigitteBennett Ph:0407971188 Email: email@example.com Tweed Valley equestrian SECRETARY Name:Name:KeighleyLeeson PH: 0428536868 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org NADEC TREASURER Name:GayleBlums PH:040928780 Web: www.nadec.net.au 20 Tamborine Mountain Ph: 5545 3505 www.horseridingqld.com � Riding Lessons � Overnight accommodation available for you and your horse or bring your own horse for the day. �Rainforest and mountain trail rides for all ages and levels of experience on quality, well cared for horses. � Qualified, friendly instructors. � Children's pony rides and pony parties. � Fully licensed restaurant and caf�. Open 6 days a week (Closed Mondays) Bookings essential Cnr Tamborine Mt Rd & Cedar Creek Falls Rd, North Tamborine Quiet, easy to catch, worm, trim and self loads on the float. Sensitive horse needs capable rider and knowledgable home. Regretful sale due to time and space issues. Neg ,500 $5500- Jimboomba QLD Ph: 0428 112 178 $5 ARABIAN WARMBLOOD Gelding, AWHA AHSA, 15.2h, 8 yo. 'photo taken in 2007' Sir Tristram breeding, this super talented mare is ready to go on with. Big & bold jumping 1.1m and confident at Pre-Novice cross country. Stella has it all, big comfy walk, trot and Canter with established leg yields, shoulder in and simple changes. She has been a dream to own and take out to compete. Self loads, Quiet and very easy to c,s,f the lot. Very sad sale due to full time study and work. Only to the the best of homes were her talent can only shine Contact for Video Link, Serious buyers only. Phone Shane on 0402394740 or email me email@example.com Photos taken 07/04/11 Moggill, Brisbane Qld $4,000 Stella is a 16.3hh Bay TB mare 8yo A Striking Head Turner, $8,000 you want something with WOW factor, that In All Disciplines King's Aura Do will take you to the top? (Buddy) is a striking chestnut TB gelding, 16.2hh,12yo. Currently competing D grade Showjumping,combined training,hacking and prelim Dressage; constantly scoring between 60- 70%. With his three graceful established paces, he will always be noticed. Buddy has also established walk to canter, flying changes, shoulder in, leg -yield ect. He is easy to catch, shoe, float, and prep, been on trail rides and to the beach. He has a great temperament,very willing to please and is very well behaved when out. . Currently competed by a 17 year old girl. A much loved family member for sale due to no fault of his own! Ph: 5546 8951 $2,000 Brown T/bred Mare 3yrs old approx 15.3hh. Good to float, gtrim, vacc, clip, worm. Never barrier trialled, pleasure riding for 10 months now starting basic flat work, nice movement. Perfect young horse for someone wanting to further her training. For sale due to no fault of her own as I have too many horses. A very loving horse. $2000 neg Ph: Deb 0412 485 622 May 2011 What's On Calendar Pony/Riding/Driving Clubs 2nd May 8th May 8th May 14th May 15th May 21st May 21st May 22nd May 22nd May 22nd May 29th May 29th May Ph:0417840367www.oxenfordponyclub.net Contact:ShellyHomesPh:0402821322 InstructionSchool Contact:-RobynBurren55338239 Oxenford Pony Club - Gymkhana NADEC - Official & Associate Dressage (Prep to GP) Gold Coast Horse & Carriage Club NADEC Hack Show Contact:-NadyaMarshall0411880455 www.nadec.net.au Contact:0407968777 Jimboomba Pony Club - Official Dressage Ph:55478003www.oxenfordponyclub.net Ph:0416013081 Ph:0416013081 Oxenford Pony Club - Senior Rider Sporting Southport Pony Club - Official Combined Training Southport Pony Club - ODE Championships (Open) Ph:04177840367www.oxenfordponyclub.net Contact:-firstname.lastname@example.org Contact:TraceyMills0400699967 email@example.com Ph:33752722 www.darraoxleyponyclub.org.au Oxenford Pony Club - Gymkhana Tweed Valley Equestrian Group Off & Assoc. Runcorn Official Dressage Darra Oxley Pony Club - Open Jumps Day LVRC Dressage & Showjumping Clinic Contact:-SarahCraddock0427812918 Tallebudgera Pony Club www.tallebudgeraponyclub.com www.prarg.com June 2011 4th & 5th June 4th & 5th June 5th June 5th June 11th June 12th June 13th June 13th June 18th & 19th June 19th June 19th June 26th June Zone 2 ODE Championships PRARG Official ** Dressage Beenleigh Showgrounds Contact:JeffHickspaintyourwagon@bigpond.com www.oxenfordponyclub.net Qld Show Driving Championships Oxenford Pony Club Open Hack Show Jimboomba Gymkhana Contact:-554305620407968777 Contact:- firstname.lastname@example.org Waterford PC Hunter Trials www.prarg.com PRARG Super Clinic Ned Two Hill ODE Challenge Southport-55731334 Tweed Valley Equestrian Group Off & Assoc. Contact:-email@example.com Logan Village Riding Club Open Dressage www.loganvillageridingclub.com Contact:- firstname.lastname@example.org Nerang Pony Club Gymkhana 22 What's On Calendar Pony/Riding Clubs May 2011 Tamborine & Districts Riding Club Fassifern Vaulting Competition Surrounding Areas 1st May 8th May 15th May 14th May 15th May 15th May 20th - 22nd May Dressage clinic - email@example.com Contact:DeniseNiit0419750854 Contact:-DarrenFedrick54635267 Come & Try Day (various disciplines) Contact:DeniseNitt0419750854 Tamborine & Districts Riding Club Contact: Cheryl Harris Ph:0755446474Email:firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb:www.freewebs.com/kooralbynponyclub Kooralbyn Pony Club - Open Hack Show Zone 2 Gymkhana, Beaudesert Email: email@example.com Beaudesert Pony Club - Zone Gymkhana Contact : Jane Bell 55 432 532 Contact: Beth Hern Ph:54631124 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.boonahshowsociety.org.au Boonah Show Logan Village Riding Club - Masters Weekend Contact:SarahCraddockPh:0427812918 Contact:0413399309 21st & 22nd May 28th May 29th May Cedar Creek Pony Club - Open Sporting Cedar Grove & District Riding Club - Open Dressage Contact:KristenHeffernan Ph:0404071123 Email: email@example.com Web: www.cgdrc.org.au Contact: Elle Hagarty Ph: firstname.lastname@example.org Waterford Pony Club - Zone 2 Formal Day 29th May June 2011 OldiesOpenSporting(over21yrs)-Internal Contact:DeniseNitt0419750854 www.cgdrc.org.au0413399309 Tamborine & Districts Riding Club 18th June 26th June Cedar Creek Pony Club Open Sporting Day OPEN DAY Sarabah Saddlery Factory is having an OPEN day at burleigh 8am - 12pm Friday 20th of may www.sarabah.com.au 07 55437297 23 C ids K ner or Arlene Hailstone NCAS, Level 1 CAD Equestrian Coach Kids Cor ner ly and Kimber ame is n a Hi, my . I have ears old in pony i am 7 y mounta elsh to 12.2h w tarted e just s av me and i h u help Can yo ht . the rig canter ony on my p ks to get ? Than canter he leg in t ly. Kimber Hi Kimberley You must be riding really well to be able to sit and rise to the trot while controlling your pony. Welsh Mountain ponies can be quite strong so before you canter, make sure you are in an enclosed area with safe fences, no wire. It is best to have someone with you when you first attempt to canter. Try asking for canter when you come to a corner and the pony's body is turning in the direction of the inside leg. When going right around your enclosed area or arena, before the corner sit in the saddle (sitting trot) with your pony going nicely forward. Put your right leg on the girth and your left leg behind the girth. Your right rein asks for your pony's head to turn slightly to the right (flexion) and your left rein help control the pony's balance. Touch your pony with your heels just before the corner. Make sure you don't swing your legs or lift your reins too high in the air when asking your pony to canter. My name is Lily and i am 12 years old. I am a member of the local pony club and i want to try hacking, what outfits do i need to have for my age group.. Thank You. Hi Lily Good on you for being interested in hacking! There are traditions attached to hacking and the outfit is an important part of the presentation of horse and rider If you are attending a pony club event, you wear full pony club uniform. Outside competition requires you to wear jodhpurs, cream to banana in colour (not white) a shirt and tie together preferably with a hacking jacket and vest. Boots should be short brown jodhpur boots, helmet to be matching velvet with your jacket if possible and of the correct safety standard. Your hair should be neat and tidy in a hairnet or plait. Gloves can be worn to match your jacket or jodhpurs. Part of your pony club uniform could be used. If you do not have a jacket, vest or velvet helmet it is permitted to wear your pony club safety standard helmet and compete without a jacket, vest and gloves. Bella, name is ing Hi, my mp ed a ju do i ne r jumping? or ? fo urpose saddle my allp se can i u Hi Bella Jumping is fun and to start jumping you don't need a jumping saddle. Your all purpose saddle has been designed for just that, all purposes and this includes jumping. Make sure your horse's girth is firm and your stirrup leathers have been taken up about 2 holes from where you normally ride. 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GreatGRANDFINALPrizestobewon........ 26 Trail Riding Safety Tips For many people trail riding is the only way to ride. But even if your goal is the show ring, trail riding can provide a welcome break in routine from working in an arena for both horse and rider. Trail riding requires a little more awareness. Situations can occur that would never happen in the more controlled environment of the riding ring. Following these suggestions may make your trail riding experience safer. Before You Leave the Yard: On the Trail: � Tellsomeonewhereyouplantogoandhow � Walkthefirstkilometreorsotowarmup long you will be. muscles � � Checktheweatheranddressaccordingly. You'llbemorecomfortableifyouhave snack and drink before you leave, especially if you plan to be out for more than an hour or so. Pack snacks and drinks along if you'll be out all afternoon. (Not really a safety issue, but I get light headed if I forget to eat and that takes the fun out of a ride.) Make sure your horse has been fed and watered too. � Ridewithawareness.Knowwhereproblems might occur--such as a water crossing, passing by a kennel or an unusually painted fence or mailbox. Keeptwohorsedistancesaparttoavoid kicking. Gothespeedofthegreenesthorseorthe most inexperienced rider. Walkupanddownsteephills. Knowthelocalwildlife.Beawareof kangaroos or other wildlife fleeing out of the bushes. Avoidridingalongroadsifpossible, especially at peak traffic times or in darkness. Gothesamespeed.Don'ttrotorgalloppast someone going a slower pace. Warnridersbehindyouoflowbranches, stumps, holes or other hazards. Handsignalsforhorsebackridersarethe same as for cyclists. Use them to signal riders at the back of the pack and along roads. Ridewell-knowntrailswhenthelightispoor such as nightfall or very early morning. Walk your horse the last 1km home. This will cool him down and prevent him learning to rush back home. � � � � Wearyourhelmetandproperbootsorsafety stirrups. � � � � � � � The Horse and Equipment: � Yourhorseshouldbecalmandtrafficsafe. Find out before heading out on trail. Ride in a pasture along a road. Invite a dirt bike or ATV driver to ride up and down your drive way. � � � � � Yourhorseshouldbereasonablywell schooled and obedient. Yourtackshouldalwaysbesturdy.Abroken rein might be a problem in the ring, but it could be a disaster on the trail. Ifyouplantotie,takealongahalterthatcan be put on over the bridle and a lead rope. Never tie a horse by the reins. Takealongahoofpick,apocketknife,anda small first aid kit if you will be far from help. Ifyouhavethetechnologyuseit.Cellphones and GPS are handy to have in an emergency. Thick tree foliage might interfere with reception, so a hilltop or open field might have to be found. Of course an old-fashioned map and compass might help too. 25 Out & About on The www.downunderphotography.co gold coast & Logan Follow Your Dreams "Many people believe that you create your own luck; I think to a certain extent that's true. You need to think about what you want, and not invest time thinking about the things you don't want. Maintain a positive outlook and choose to find a way forward and learn from hurdles rather than dwelling on them and letting them get you down. Believe in yourself, find the strength in your core." Zelie Bullen "Animals All Around" I was one of those annoying little sisters who used to follow around behind my sisters horses begging for a ride! I wasn't allowed my own pony until I was 10 yrs old and the years leading up to my 10th birthday seemed to take forever! By the time I was 14 I was working weekends to pay for the upkeep of my 3 ponies, one being a rescue pony from the RSPCA - of which I was a very active member. From sun up to sun down I lived and breathed horses and was always in trouble from my art teacher for only drawing horses! All I wanted to do was work with animals. In my early years I figured that meant I was bound to be a vet although to be honest that didn't feel quite right for me either. Fortunately for me I was far too busy playing with my horses and I didn't make the grades for Veterinary Science so my life took a whole new and much more satisfying road. From an early age I had played with my ponies and other animals doing my best to teach them tricks, to play chasie, etc. I loved their company and how their minds worked. I loved to read their body language, their individual personalities, their every move. Little did I know back then that I was laying down an important foundation for my future career. I was making animals body language my second language. For the last 20 yrs countless people have asked me how to train animals but there's no easy answer to that. Partly because it's a 'how long is a piece of string?' question and also because speaking animal language is an art, an acquired skill after many hours and many years of practice (and a lot of trial and error). At the age of 40, I now co-own and run with my husband Craig our business called "Animals All Around" which provides animal trainers and animals to the world wide network of the Film, Television and Live Show industries. Occasionally we take on private lessons for people who are seeking help with understanding their animals and their animals behaviour. Sometimes we take in outside animals who come to us to improve their manners and we also work with people who are simply wanting to learn tricks with their pets. Craig was born and raised in a circus family and had the benefit of generations of animal behaviour knowledge, of handling techniques and training methods passed down to him. He has spent his life with many species of animals and by the tender age of twelve, was already working five of the family elephants in an act, three of which are now happily retired at Steve Irwins "Australia Zoo". The Bullen family owned six drive through safari parks in Australia (one locally here in Beenleigh) and another two parks in New Zealand. Craig has spent time managing most of them. He assisted his father in countless animal endeavours taking him to over 35 countries sourcing animals for their own family parks as well as Government Zoos. 30 I have horse mastered and stunt performed in over 150 productions and have experience in many horse industries; rodeo, showing, reining, jumping, racing and breeding horses and am also trained in veterinary nursing. I have performed Trick and Roman riding all over Australia in several travelling shows and performed precision horse riding in all of Australian's entertainment centres. including 32 show performances with my instructor in the United States of America. One huge highlight was taking part in the Opening Ceremony for the 2000 Olympic Games. I have also trained and presented liberty ponies and other animals in circuses but my biggest and most rewarding challenge so far is raising our 4 yr old boy "Colt" who luckily for us shares our passion for animals. Colt started performing in the circus ring at the age of 2. At the time we had an Indian Runner Duck act which happened to be just his size! In his short life he has ridden ponies, horses, miniature donkeys, camels and elephants. He's sat on zebra, rhino, bulls and buffalo and he's been there with us while we've halter broken zebra, leash trained cheetah, handled eland, lions, tigers and leopards. He's watched as we've trained baboons, giraffe, goats, cows and miniature ponies, and he's played with many lion and tiger cubs, penguins, meerkats, lemurs and fruit bats. So far he's been to South Africa, England, America, France, Spain, Holland, Belgium, Germany and Thailand. Most recently Craig, Colt and I spent 6 months in England while we trained and worked Andalusians and Warmbloods for Dreamworks latest production titled "WAR HORSE" directed by Steven Spielburg. We are lucky enough to have sensational experiences that, for some reason, we seem to get paid for. After all these years I adore the life we lead and the massive variety of animals that we get to work with but I still choose to specialise in horses. However, as much as we love our lifestyles, our `jobs' and our experiences in other countries, there is no place like home and each and every time we fly back into Australia we are reminded how very lucky we are to call it home. Currently we are loving being back at home in Canungra working (playing) with new family members (a few new horses and donkeys) and are getting prepared to present and perform in some more live shows before we head off again on another completely different adventure where ever the next job takes us. An inspirational person once told me "If you love what you do enough, one day you'll make money out of it". My own career took off with a mind of it's own years ago and I discovered how true this statement is. Craig and I are lucky enough to love our work so much that it doesn't feel right calling it "work". I encourage each and every person who reads this to focus on their passion, to find a way and the time to put it above all else, to do what you love, do what makes your heart fly and I wish each of you great luck in following your dreams... I would like to thank my family and everyone who has sincerely supported me on my journey in life no matter how unconventional it has seemed at times. It's been a totally awesome ride! 31 Anzac Day 26.04.11 Elephant Rock Currumbin Qld Beginner, Nervous, Competent � Challenge us with your goals!! 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Two x one hour lessons for $60 for club members and $100 for nonmembers. Join us for either or both days. All levels of experience catered for and all are welcome. Places are limited and pre-booking is essential. Booking form is available at www.cgdrc.org.au. Please contact Inger Beulah on 0488 721 775 or email@example.com for clinic enquiries. See www.rebelmorrow.com.au for more information on Rebel and her coaching. 36 Starting A Show Jumping Career Part II: Flat Work and Ground Work For Show Jumping To optimise your horses chances of becoming a good, confident show jumper, it is essential that the horse has some decent basic flat work installed. We would begin by working on the horses balance, straightness and rhythm on the flat before even thinking about asking it to jump. We would want a horse that is going to start its jumping career to at least have achieved low level dressage training. As the horse continues to further its jumping education, we would expect to see a mirror image of it furthering its ability (gymnastic) on the flat to improve its jump and the way it travels between the fences. As the horse progresses to jump bigger and more technical courses it will be required to improve its athleticism and responsiveness to the riders aids. Therefore, we would work on the showjumping horses flat work to continue to increase strength, improve its gait, teach it to fly-change and so on. Today's technical courses require a great degree of adjustability. At home we train our show jumpers on an approximate ratio of 60:40 flat work to jumping. This ratio will vary depending on the where the horse is in its career - a horse just starting to jump will do a little more jumping to improve and build its experience. Remember, a horse that is well trained on the flat is more able to make tight, quick, smooth and more balanced turns and change the length of its stride at the riders command - this can shave seconds off the clock in the jump off! As discussed in the last issue, jumping is an essential natural movement of the horse to survive and escape in the wild, therefore most horses can jump .... BUT once a rider is added to the equation there are many new factors for the horse to deal with outside his own body. For example, the horse has to adjust to the movement of the rider on its back, the extra weight of the rider, the riders weight distribution and balance, the aids and ability of the rider to name but a few. Younger horses are often less balanced, particularly if they have not quite finished growing. For example, if they are at a "bum high" stage they maybe inclined to fall more on the forehand. This may result in the horse not being able to move the shoulder up and out the way as quickly and therefore may have a tendency to knock the fence with its front legs. Ensure your horse learns to listen and understand the half-halt to help it to engage. Remember the half-halt is not so much a stopping aid as a re balancing aid and engaging tool - the horse still needs to move forwards. It is important to work on different shapes in varying places and use your working space. If you send your horse round and round the edge of the arena, or continue to travel on the same tracks, the horse will rely on these rather than using its own balance. For example, it may then feel wobbly and unbalanced when away from home in an unfamiliar environment. The horse must be able to travel straight no matter where it is. Rhythm comes hand in hand with balance. A horse that is unbalanced will generally loose rhythm and a loss of rhythm and balance will contribute to an unbalanced and weak jump. Therefore we must encourage our horse to find a straight, balanced, rhythmical stride to jump from. Once you have found a good tempo (speed) try counting the rhythm in your head, e.g. "one, two, one, two," for trot and "one, two, three" for canter. Using your rise and fall in the trot and the balance of your body in both paces try to maintain this tempo and rhythm by continuing to count the rhythm in your head. Try this counting exercise on the straight and on 15-20m circles and even up and down gentle slopes. This counting exercise can also be used once we introduce poles on the ground and jumps. It stops the rider trying to break the horses rhythm in the last few steps to take off - a habit often sub-consciously made by the rider. It helps the rider keep an even rhythm all the way to the fence. Precision is also very high on our priority list. If the horse is not able to follow our aids to stay in a straight line, or to move on to the shape and size of a curve we ask for, how can we expect to it to make a good approach to the centre of the fence. We may end up jumping the wing or missing it out altogether! The horse must learn to move "off our leg", not just forward but sideways too. For example, if we are approaching a fence on the right rein and the horse starts to drift to the left, it is important that we get a positive response by applying our left leg to put the horse back on track. Otherwise, if we only pull on the right rein to correct it, it would continue to swing its quarters to the left and approach the jump on an angle or drift away from the fence altogether. Lots of circles getting your horse to bend around your inside leg and teaching lateral movements such as leg yield will help this. You could also put out sets of cones representing jump wings and practice riding accurately between them. Ensure you ride straight through the centre of the cones and include changes of rein as you would in a course of jumps. The horse must also learn to lengthen and shorten the stride within the pace, whilst maintaining a consistent rhythm. Sometimes on course we may find we have a line to ride that doesn't suit the natural stride of our horse. In this situation we need to ask our horse to cover more or less ground to meet a good take off point. For example, you may be riding a pony with a naturally smaller stride that it is happy jumping from, but in the course there may be a related distance between two jumps that you know your pony is going to find hard. Therefore, you may have to ask it for a longer stride between these jumps to cover more ground to make the distance. Once you have established some balance and rhythm with your horse try lengthening and shortening the stride. It is often good to try to shorten the stride on the short end of the arena and lengthen across the diagonal. Using two poles on the ground spaced approximately 6 horse strides apart, try adjusting your horses stride whilst maintaining its rhythm to fit in more (seven) or less (five) equal strides. In a typical lesson situation with us you may hear the phrase "line, length and rhythm". These are the key points to approach the fence. "Line" being the line you would be riding on if you were to draw a perfect approach to the centre of the fence, "length" being the length of the stride you are coming in on (for example not too long or flat and not too short or dead), and "rhythm" being able to find and keep a good rhythm and tempo from which to jump. In short if you cannot get your horse to the base of the fence straight, balanced and in a decent rhythm it is unlikely to achieve a decent jump. We would expect our horses to have developed a degree of balance and rhythm (preferably in all three paces but obviously the canter is eventually the most important pace to perfect for this discipline), respond to the half-halt, be able to move a little more forward and come back a little within the pace, and be able to keep straight and balanced on a line and a curve. with Anthony Murray & Ellie Pajovic Continues Next Page... 37 Flat Work and Ground Work For Show Jumping Continued..... Once the above is established we would add trot poles spaced appropriately for your horses stride (approximately one decent human stride apart). Firstly just one pole then gradually adding more as your horse progresses. Practice your line, length and rhythm over the poles. Progression can then be made to raised trot poles. Keep the poles at the same distance as before and slightly raise alternate ends. These improve the horse's gymnastic ability, encourage movement over their back and also awareness of where their legs are. As above, begin this exercise by keeping a positive, supportive contact (to prevent the horse trying to jump more than one pole at a time). Once the horse is confident and relaxed over this exercise, try to soften your hand forward to encourage the stretch of the neck that we want over the fence. The horse pictured below is beginning to soften and stretch. Lastly we can include canter poles spaced approximately 3 decent human strides apart. Again work on keeping a calm and consistent line, length and rhythm. Hope you have fun trying some of these out! 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Jared Borghero - Gleneagle AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONS FINAL RESULTS Saddle Bronc � Australian Champion Glen Kent Bull Ride � Australian Champion Troy Mara Bareback � Australian Champion Darren Clarke Rope and Tie � Australian Champion Shane Kenny Steer Wrestling � Australian Champion Todd Hensley Team Roping � Australian Champions Header Jeff Miller & Heeler Shane Kenny Barrel Race � Australian Champion Teneille Clifford Breakaway Roping � Australian Champion Cherie O'Donoghue Photos by: Reece Well Steven Colley - Beaudesert er - Kalbar Photo: Annisa Colley Fraser Babbington - Nth Maclean lbar omas - Ka nthony Th A Fraser Babbington - Nth Maclean Photo: Annisa Colley Steven Colley - Beaudesert 45 Farmcraft Equine Expo Success The first year of the Farmcraft Equine Expo was a hit, with stall holders and the general public hoping that its going to be an annual event. Over 50 exhibitor stalls. 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