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the master key of riding in lightness stallion service auction a success is your mare ready for the breeding season? i believe in dreams the beauty of the spanish horse comes from within my goodnight the p.r.e. in dressage THE FOUNDATION FOR THE PURE SPANISH HORSE VOLUME XII - 2014 - NUMBER 1


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Publisher: The Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse | 115 Elm St., NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102 | Phone: (505) 294-0800 | Email: info@prehorse.org Editor: Laurie Monroe | (352) 445-1235 | editor@prehorse.org Graphic Designer: GrafX by Laurie | Laurie Monroe | (352) 445-1235 grafxbylaurie@gmail.com Contributing Authors: Manuel Trigo; Elizabeth Babits, DVM; Coty; Corey D. Miller, DVM; Barb Clark; Lanys Kaye-Eddie; Jody Dawn-Sauer

The Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse International Resource Center: 115 Elm St., NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102 Phone: (505) 294-0800 | Email: info@prehorse.org

The Foundation Board of Directors Chair: President: Vice President: Secretary:

Barbara Currie Richard Nickerson Santiago Chuck Cameron English Steve Henry Lee Burton Dr. Celia Stenfors Dacre Teri Young Adrienne LaFar

barbara.currie@prehorse.org dick@nicopumps.com sechuck@usmedicus.com cenglish@englishsales.com stevehenryesq@aol.com leerburton@comcast.net cdacre@wyoming.com hrsn360@verizon.net alafar@bellsouth.net

Directors Emeritus (Life Trustees) Mary Adams fpshmpa@outlook.com Michael Connelly Marie Dooley radhaone@aol.com Lanys Kaye-Eddie lanysgf@gmail.com Jennings Lambeth jclambeth@gmail.com Mary McDonough mcdonough@bresnan.net Gavin Mackenzie gavin@ranchodoscentavos.com Barbara Rotter andalusianrsdp@msn.com Advisory Board Members Alan Dacre cdacre@wyoming.com Ami MacHugh ami@jackassmtranch.com Caren Cooper equsny@gmail.com Cynthia Roberts robertsca@ureach.com Deb Erickson deb@highlandsstable.ca Debbie Woodland orandas@att.net Ellen Birrell terriawall@yahoo.com Erick Pflucker erickpflucker@aol.com Holly Hansen hhclasical@sbcglobal.net Howard Peet howard_peet@yahoo.com Jackie Kennard Luna-azul@comcast.net Jane Evans waverley12@bigpond.com Janita Smith momfanega@hotmail.com Kip Mistral newhorsearts@hotmail.com Kristi Wysocki sk.wysocki@att.net Leslie Harrison hkprints@aol.com Linda Nickerson mail@snowypeaksranch.com Lisa Alley Zarkades lalley@ethorn.com Lisa Ann Nero ruayneroandaluz@msn.com Manuel Trigo info@equisa.biz Marc Ulanowski ulanowskikohl@cs.com Maria O’Brian maricoffee@hotmail.com Mary Beth Klock Perez mbklock@aol.com Pam Hines silhouettecutter@yahoo.com Patrice Quinlan patrice@designdynamics.com Raul Minondo rminondo@pahtaleon.com Ronnie Marroquin ronnie@andalusiansoftexas.com Sally Handley heritageandalusians@cablelan.net Sandy Wagner swagner424@aol.com Sarah Hollis tintagel@comcast.net Scott Young slpro@verison,net Shannon Pedlar sgp588@hotmail.com Sharon Hittner sghittner@earthlink.net Sharon Lee sleenator@gmail.com Terri Wall deependr@mac.com Tom Reed lostart108@aol.com Tony Bealessio toni@lightspeed.net Tony Manzo ajmanzoart@gmail.com Victor Vargas miravistaranch@earthlink.net 4 } THE P.R.E. HORSE Issue 1 2014

The Foundation Staff Executive Director: Barbara Clark (505) 294-0800 | barb.clark@prehorse.org Accounting Services: Debbie O’Keefe (505) 294-0800 | debbie@prehorse.org Membership Services: Nicole Duenas (505) 294-0800 | nicole.duenas@prehorse.org Treasurer: Al Rotter | andalusianrsdp@msn.com

Show Committee 2014 National Show Cte: Richard Nickerson (Chair) | dick@nicopumps.com Lee Burton | leerburton@comcast.net Mary Adams | fpshmpa@outlook.com

Regional Directors Region Region Region Region Region Region Region Region Region

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Accepting Nominations for position District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia 2: Andrea Michna - andrea1104@aol.com Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia,Wisconsin 3: Johnny Jimenez - jrjimenez@univision.net Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee 4: Linda Frey - LFreyNP@gmail.com Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota 5: Steven Kiipper - thehorsespecialist@hotmail.com Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming 6: Linda DeWilde-Petersen - lilaclinda@gmail.com Toni Mueller - emerald.ridge@comcast.net Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington 7: Mike Mendoza - ranchomendoza@aol.com Sarah Shechner - sarah@originPRE.com California, Hawaii, Nevada 8: Paige Strait - greymanefarm@hotmail.com Connecticut, Maine, Massachusettes, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont 9: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas

Mission Statement

The Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse is a non-profit public benefit corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person. The primary purpose of this not-for-profit corporation is to develop, perpetuate and foster an appreciation and understanding of the Pure Spanish Horse (P.R.E.) throughout the United States and any other country where interest in the P.R.E. has been expressed or the help of The Foundation requested. The Foundation was established To assist in the protection of the breed, including sharing of breeding stock and breeding information throughout the world. To maintain a strong and cordial working relationship with the parent Stud Book and the entities which administer its rules and regulations. To educate owners and the public about the P.R.E., its history and traits. To establish and maintain a program for introducing youth and students to the P.R.E. including training them to care for and show the horse. To provide protection for P.R.E. horses in endangered circumstances by rescue and/or relocation. To sponsor shows and other programs that introduce the P.R.E. to the public. To work with any sister organization or organizations which also have the mandate to protect and promote the P.R.E.

PREA (Pura Raza Española Association) PREA is the subsidiary of The Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse Association and is the Manager of the P.R.E. Mundial Registry. This subsidiary was formed in compliance with IRS regulations to ensure the non-profit 501(c)(3) status of the Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse Association. PREA is also a not-for-profit organization, however it is a 501(c)(5) and any contributions to it are not deductible from federal income tax as a charitable contribution. PREA Administrators Phone (505) 323-4413 • Fax (505) 294-0812 Margarita Smith w margarita.smith@prehorse.org Esther Conway (Enrolled Agent) w estherconway@sbcglobal.net Jolisa Anderson (Enrolled Agent) w chapelcreekranch@medievaltimes.com


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2014 Number 1

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The Master Key of Riding in Lightness

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Beauty Comes from Within

Getting Your Mare Ready for the Breeding Season

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My Goodnight

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I Believe In Dreams The P.R.E. in Dressage 8 FPSH Awards 9 Stallion Service Auction a Success 34 Join Us Today 35 Marketplace 35 Advertising Index 36 2014 Advertising Packet BP Mug Shots

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On The Cover – Jabaro LI. Photo by Coty!

The P.R.E. Horse magazine is published quarterly by The Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse, a section 501(c)(3) not-for-profit tax-exempt corporation. Gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. The contribution for tax purposes is limited to the amount which exceeds the value of any goods and services of benefit to the donor. The entire content of the P.R.E. Horse magazine is copyrighted by the P.R.E. Horse Magazine 2012 and may not be reproduced in any manner, either whole or in part without written permission. All rights are reserved. The P.R.E. Horse magazine is not responsible for advertiser’s claims. THE P.R.E. HORSE Issue 1 2014 { 7


F.P.S.H. Awards

The Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse announces 2013 Norte Lovera and Fuego de Cárdenas Cup Winners. These annual awards are given by the Foundation to P.R.E.’s competing in U.S. dressage competitions who obtain the highest median scores at Training through Fourth Levels (Norte Lovera Cup) and FEI Levels (Fuego de Cárdenas Cup). The Foundation puts the preservation, protection, and promotion of the P.R.E. as its primary consideration so the winning P.R.E. horses may be registered with any recognized P.R.E. registry (P.R.E. Mundial, Cría Caballar, ACPRE, LG ANCCE, etc.) and participate in any USDF All Breeds Program. The owner must be a member of the Foundation when the prize is awarded.

The 2013 Fuego de Cárdenas Cup winner is the P.R.E. Marques with a median score of 74.079%. He is owned by Rhea Scott and bred by Francisco Santiago Ruiz. Sabine Schut-Kery of Thousand Oaks, California is the talented trainer and rider of this exceptional P.R.E.

The reserve award for the Fuego de Càrdenas Cup is the P.R.E. Tomillo VII with a median score of 65.319%. He is bred in Spain by Los Alburejos S. A. and owned by Dori Derr of Half Moon Stables LLC in SC. His rider is Francisco Garcia who is a graduate of the prestigious Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian arts in Spain. The 2013 winner of the Norte Lovera Cup is the P.R.E. Limador with a median score of 69.334%. He is bred in Spain by Mª Del Carmen Palacios Cañamares and ridden by Rebecca Raede. Limador was owned by Avi Cohen of Agoura, CA.

The reserve for the Norte Lovera Cup is the P.R.E. Atlantico XLV with a median score of 69.300%. Atlantico is ridden by Sabine Schut-Kery and owned by Phil Joffee of Sympathy Farms in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. He is bred by Oylmpic Rider and trainer Muan Matute Azpitarte.

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2014 Stallion Service Auction a Success Selection Process underway for 2015 Auction

Congratulations to our successful bidders: Ciclon Antonio Barron

Bandolero Jan Moles

Dominante Alfredo Gonzalez

Bocelli Jesus Pena

Ladino Terry McGuire Hagel

Udon Rancho Los Aranda

Desplante Becky Schneider

Farruco Barbara Currie

P.R.E. Breeders and owners took advantage of the spectacular horses in the 2014 Stallion Service Auction and raised funds to help support the many programs of The Foundation. Organizers Pam Hines and Gavin Mackenzie gathered the best stallions in the P.R.E. breed including a service to several National Champions and the 2009 SICAB Champion Stallion UDON. The amazing group of stallions offered this year were hand selected for their quality and mare owners were quick to join the fun by bidding on a service for their mares.

We would love to hear from you if you have photos and information to share about the wonderful horses that have resulted from the past stallion service auctions: • What are those foals doing now? • How old are they? • Are any under saddle? • Have any of them won classes. • What are the stallions doing now who have participated in past auctions?

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end in your information... inquiring horsemen want to hear about your experiences! Send all information to gavin@ranchodoscenatvos.com. If you successfully bid on and won a stallion this year please remember to send us updates and photos of the foals that result. It is exciting to see the progress of the breed through the auction. If you would like to offer a stallion in the 2015 Stallion Service Auction please also contact Gavin as soon as possible. There is a selection process now and we want to be as inclusive as possible.

There were stallions availabe for both pure Spanish revised mares and for mares of other breeds whose crosses were available for registration into the Spanish Heritage Horse Registry or SHHR.

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he Foundation would like to thank everyone who participated! Next year Gavin said that he has some great ideas how to expand the concept and add value for all involved. His goal is to double the fundraising income from the auction in 2015 and he is working out the details now so if you have any suggestions please contact him at: gavin@ranchodoscentavos.com

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Jaw fleXion:

The Master Key of Riding in Lightness by Manuel trigo

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like to say that jaw flexion is almost “magic”. There are so many benefits to the horse, on his training, on his balance, and on his behavior. So, why don’t more trainers use this technique?

lightness, and may be the biggest opposing concept from competitive dressage. The jaw flexion is also the way to complete self-carriage, as when a horse is really in self-carriage, there cannot remain any tension in the reins, the horse is in contact only with the “weight of the reins”. The jaw flexion was formulated and describe by the French Master Francois Baucher (1796-1873), in his book “méthode d’équitation basée sur de nouveaux principes” which had 12 editions. However since La Gueriniere (1688-1751) a century earlier, many other masters were describing a maneuver of the horse’s mouth which all of them were striving for, proof of the lightness of their horses. But none of them will really give a methodology or a process to get it, until Francois Baucher.

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With the exception of competitive dressage, which since the 50’s removed jaw flexion from the rules manual, the rest of the disciplines: classical dressage, Alta Escuela, Doma Vaquera, reining, gaited horses etc., will all benefit of this precious tool. Please, allow me to introduce you gradually to the concept and technique of the jaw flexion. The jaw flexion or the yielding of the jaw, as some times translated in English from the French, is a maneuver performed by the horse on a delicate request of his rider. This mobilization of the jaw, a corollary of lightness, is not only the guarantor and the witness of an esthetic and correct equitation; it seems to give to the horse real comfort and improve functionality, even providing therapeutic benefits. This is the master key of riding in

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hen the horse gets tense in his mind or body, regardless the reason, he locks the TMJ (Temporo-Mandibular Joint) located on the head, around 2 inches behind the eye, locking also his lower jaw. This joint is the union between the lower jaw, poll and sternum. When the TMJ is locked, the three connected areas are also tense and will offer many resistances to the rider. The horse also cannot move freely any longer with good coordination and balance. Jaw flexion is the means to erase any resistance of force from the horse. A resistance of force is when the horse instinctively or voluntarily resists or fights against the bit. When riding, every time we feel a resistance of force we will at the same time request the horse for a jaw flexion. After the jaw flexes the horse will be light, balanced and relaxed until next time a new resistance appears. These will be done first during the introduction phase at the halt and then as soon as possible in the movement. The jaw flexion will be requested only by the rider’s hands, respecting the separation of the aids, one of the principles of riding in lightness.


“…the rider cannot be mistaken; he or she has the impression that the horse’s mouth literally melts in his or her fingers (JC Racinet).

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aw flexion consists of a slight opening of the mouth, followed by an upward movement of the tongue and the swallowing of saliva, followed by a downward movement of the tongue and the soft shutting of the mouth. Just after the horse swallows his saliva, he releases the bit falling in his mouth and producing, when bitted in double bridle or with a curb having some movement, the CLANG OF THE BIT(S). Precious and delicate noise so well described by the old masters. Do not confuse with the chomping of the bit, which may be the expression of stress, nervousness or irritation. After

a jaw flexion, the horse savors and enjoys his bit with a slightly open mouth. This is a light murmur. The jaw flexion has only one problem in my opinion: it is not used enough. Nowadays, very few people in the world can teach jaw flexion correctly. Very few people have been initiated to this technique, even less are the ones who really use it the way it should be used. In many countries with a strong Spanish heritage or Central and South America, trainers without knowing anything about “jaw flexion” use it. Knowledge, most of the time, is passed on from father to son and more known as “the horse giving his mouth”. Horses are in some countries initiated to this technique all night long during a full moon, where the trainer will perform hundreds of flexions. The horse’s bits are wrapped with tobacco leaves or covered with honey or anything tasty that can make accepting the bit to the horse even better. But if those trainers strive to get this precious jaw flexion, they unfortunately too often mix up jaw flexion and poll flexion, letting their horse perform an immediate poll flexion lowering the forehead at the vertical just after the jaw flexion. This is a big issue as the horse will then associate the jaw flexion with a poll flexion and he will perform both together, which will put the horse continued overleaf

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the Master Key of riding in lightness (con’t) behind the vertical if more than one jaw flexion was requested or performed. A horse behind the vertical is a horse somewhat on the forehand and is not in lightness, even if the horse is not pulling on the reins.

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he benefits of the jaw flexion are numerous. Both trainer and horse need to be progressively initiated and sensitized to this maneuver. It is very important that the rider or student is initiated by a master. The jaw flexion will give you the whole horse, the “mise en main” (bringing in hand) and collection in a relaxed state of the horse. The horse will be gradually introduced to the jaw flexion. The rider starts on the ground, standing in front of the horse and then on both side of the horse. After this first step, the rider will continue his work in the saddle, first at the halt, then slowly at the walk, trot, and finally at the canter.

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o make the horse more comfortable, we will do the first level of the jaw flexion on the top of the corner of the horse’s lips without restraining his tongue. When the horse is initiated to this first level we will proceed more directly on his tongue. Remember that the tongue is an extremely sensitive organ of the horse’s mouth and with respect for the horse we should strive to avoid producing pain and keep the horse as relaxed as possible in his mouth. Just put yourself for few seconds in his shoes and remember how painful it was last time that you accidentally chewed your tongue. Would you be happy to work with such pressure and pain on your tongue as most of the bits produce due to the rider’s hands? So for me the horse’s mouth is holy ground and requires respect, knowledge, and technique. It is here where a good hand, which by the way could be a very interesting subject for a future article, and jaw flexion could make as huge a difference as day and night.

For more information contact: Manuel Trigo | info@equisa.biz www.trigomanuel.com.

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Getting Your Mare Ready For The Breeding Season by corey d. Miller, dVM, MS, diplomate act Board-certified Specialist in equine reproduction

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nce again it is time to start thinking about breeding your mares for next year’s foal crop. This time of the year is the best time to start evaluating (and treating if necessary) any open mares so that they are ready to go when you decide to start breeding them. This article addresses the different steps that you should be taking now to assure that your mare(s) will be ready to go.

Good general health extends the longevity of broodmares and favors the ability of the mare to become pregnant and support a pregnancy to term. The reproductive system is one of the first systems to be sacrificed by the body for more vital bodily functions under stressed conditions.

Therefore, it is essential to maintain your mare(s) on a preventative health care schedule with regard to vaccinations, dental care and dewormings. Additionally, adequate nutrition is extremely important (especially during the winter months) to assure that your mare(s) stays in good body condition so that she does not have to play “catch up” when breeding season rolls around in the spring. A good level of nutrition will also help your mare(s) begin cycling again earlier in the spring. A thorough breeding soundness examination should be performed by your veterinarian to identify any possible problems that can be corrected or treated. A complete reproductive history may help your veterinarian determine which tests are indicated and if any special testing is necessary. For instance you should provide the following information to your veterinarian: information on previous breedings (when, how many, and whether the stallion was fertile or not); information on previous pregnancies, if any; information on previously confirmed early pregnancy losses or abortions; and information on difficulties at foalings, if applicable. continued overleaf

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Getting your Mare ready for the Breeding Season (con’t)

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our veterinarian should perform a complete examination of your mare’s reproductive tract. Her perineal conformation should be evaluated to determine if she is a “windsucker” or “urine pooler”; unfortunately, these conditions may only be present when the mare is in heat and is close to ovulation. They can be corrected with surgical procedures such as a Caslick’s and urethral extension, respectively. Additionally, a digital and visual speculum examination of the vagina and cervix may reveal abnormalities, such as an old cervical laceration, which may also be corrected by a surgical procedure. Palpation and ultrasonography per rectum are the most common procedures used to examine your mare’s ovaries, uterus, and cervix. Tumors of the ovaries, such as granulosa-theca cell tumors, and of the uterus can be detected. Additionally, free fluid within the lumen of the uterus and endometrial cysts are readily detected by ultrasonographic examination of the uterus. Free fluid in the uterus may signify a uterine infection. An ultrasound may also identify endometrial cyst(s) that may preclude or inhibit the establishment of pregnancy. There are surgical procedures which can be performed to remove endometrial cysts and increase pregnancy rates once the cysts are removed. Depending on the outcome of the physical examination of your mare’s reproductive tract, your veterinarian may recommend various laboratory tests, such as a uterine

swab for culture and cytology and/or a uterine biopsy. A cytological examination (microscopic examination of the cells in the uterus) is used to determine the presence of inflammation in your mare’s uterus and can be useful for diagnosing a bacterial or yeast infection. In contrast, a culture is used to determine the type of microorganism present Ovarian Tumor in the uterus granulosatheca cell tumor. that may be causing the inflammation and what antibiotic should be used against that organism. An endometrial biopsy is one of the best ways to assess your mare’s potential as a broodmare. The biopsy is categorized according to the prognosis for your mare to become pregnant and foal (i.e., Category I: >80% chance; Category IIA: 50-80% chance; Category IIB: 10-50 % chance; Category III: <10% chance). Many abnormalities that can adversely affect your mare’s fertility can be detected only by microscopic evaluation of an endometrial biopsy. Examples include periglandular fibrosis (scarring), which may contribute to early embryonic death; lymphatic lacunae, which may contribute to the formation of endometrial cysts; and deep inflammation not detected by cytology.

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nother consideration focuses on stimulating your mare to begin cycling prior to the onset of the breeding season. The most effective way of achieving early ovulation is to use artificial lighting. For example, if you want to start breeding your mare by midMarch (before the start of the natural breeding season) she should experience 16 hours of light a day beginning January 1st. In other words, your mare should be exposed to light (combination of artificial and natural) that is bright enough to read a newspaper without any shadows in her stall or paddock from 6 AM to 10 PM. Six to eight weeks of a lighting program should be anticipated before your mare starts to cycle in response to the program. Regumate may also be used after 6-8 weeks of a lighting program

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to hasten the onset of a “true” heat and ovulation. Even your pregnant mare that is due to foal early in the year should be placed under lights to prevent her from slipping back into winter anestrous after her foal heat. The key to a successful breeding season is to not only pick a fertile stallion who is a good cross for your mare, but also to prepare your open mares by making sure that they are ready to go. This planning can save you valuable time and money during the breeding season by having your mare ready to breed. There are many conditions that can be treated both surgically and medically before the breeding season so that the odds of your mare getting pregnant and maintaining that pregnancy will be greatly improved by the time that the breeding season rolls around again. Corey D. Miller, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACT Equine Medical Center of Ocala | Equine Reproductive Specialist After graduation from the University of Tennessee’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Miller completed a one-year internship at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. In 1997, he completed the three-year residency and Masters Program at Texas A&M University in equine reproduction. Dr. Miller returned to private practice in Oregon to manage an exclusively equine reproductive practice. In October 1998, Dr. Miller moved to Ocala and is a founding partner in the Equine Medical Center of Ocala. (352) 266.7828 | CMi1047690@aol.com

Elysium Farm Fund The Dressage Foundation is pleased to offer the annual Elysium Farm Fund for U.S. Breeder Excellence Grant, which provides financial assistance to a dressage breeder to pursue continuing education that will advance his/her career, promote sound breeding practices and further enhance the quality of U.S.-bred dressage horses. Funding is available in the amount of $1,000 - $5,000 each year and applications are due to the Foundation by May 1st. Further details and the application form can be found on The Dressage Foundation’s website: http://www.dressagefoundation.org/Elysium_Farm_ Breeders_Fund.htm

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I Believe In Dreams by Coty

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believe in dreams. I believe in destiny. believe in serendipity moments where dreams become your destiny!

About 28 years ago I fell captive to the beauty of the andalusian stallion. They are the magical, mystical horses that beckon others to admire their stately manners and their windblown long flowing manes. Some of them have silver flecks in their hair that shimmer in the sunlight, almost with a fairy tale purpose. And there is something in their eyes that captures the attention and draws you in to marvel of their magnificence. I f-i-e-r-c-e-l-y wanted one of my own. I have lived in Santa Barbara for 24 years and stayed busy with so many various projects that I had neglected a true passion of mine for horses. Before moving to this ocean paradise I had several horses, but when my first love, Sonny, an Appaloosa gelding, galloped off to the blue sky meadows, I wasn’t sure what to do with my broken heart. Of course horse property in paradise comes with a hefty price tag, so I remained “horseless,” but the passion for an Andalusian stallion “...I saw burned deep and steady within.

horse, “Do it again.” And he did! I snapped the prize photo and gave him another carrot for his efforts. I spent a couple of hours with Tracy and also met her parents, boyfriend and little dog and took more pictures. I came back the next day with my book, Butterflies Dance In My Mind, and some of my blue ribbon photos of marine life, as a thank you gift. I slipped into my jean pocket, Tracy’s business card and one for the owner, a woman named Barbara whom I didn’t get to meet. The photos came out great and I sent some to Tracy and also to Barbara. I later made a follow up call to Barbara and she was delightful. “I am so glad to see you got a photo of him turning his head, that is what he does with me when I go out the stables and he wants a cookie.” And the bonus treat was she wanted more copies of my photography – that always make me feel elated. And this nice woman named Barbara said I was welcome to come to the ranch. My heart

an amazing beauty of a stallion that captured my attention... Head up, gorgeous in form, stunning, and he was bellowing out a whinny...”

Last summer, I bought a new digital camera and went exploring at the various horse shows performed locally. I had such a wonderful time photographing all of the beautiful horses. And then the Spanish horses were coming to town! And that’s when Destiny made a precious move in my direction. I had previously tried finding Andalusian websites but without success – I had surrendered to the idea that when I was ready to buy one, I would have to go to Spain for the purchase. I was walking around chatting with people and taking pictures when I came across a lovely young woman named Tracy. She was trainer and rider of three stallions. I asked if I could take pictures and the real show for me began. One of the stallions though didn’t come out of his stall, so I took limited photos.

One was the most playful with me and I asked Tracy if I could give him a carrot. He munched that one down and then he turned his head to the right side. His head was a portrait with a braid down the left and his forelock spilling down the right. What a picture that would make. I had set my camera down to fed him his carrot, so I grabbed it again and waited while Tracy said to the

was moved towards her because she was so nurturing, compassionate and simply enchanting. Barbara is also the name of my late mother. While I was also out at the Spanish horseshow, I saw an amazing beauty of a stallion that captured my attention. He was in the arena with his groomer. Head up, gorgeous in form, stunning, and he was bellowing out a whinny with such enthusiasm, like a trumpet that demanded your attention. I watched him in awe both through the lens of my camera and also my bare eyes. The photo shows he was looking at me too, or maybe the camera as some horse, “pose.” I’d like to think though he was looking at me and we had already bonded.

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hen he was back in his stall, I overheard someone say he was for sale. I asked how much. A large amount. I asked his name. The owner said his name, and I felt such a continued pg 19

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i Believe in dreams (con’t) jolt. I turned around to ask again and received the same confirmation. This name that I am purposely omitting is a name that I have felt a connection to for 35 years. I turned back around to look at this stallion and I wondered in my heart, is this a sign that maybe he will be mine? I want to keep his identity private because I don’t want a stampede in his

the magazine because they are so artistic.” We also arranged for me to come to the ranch for some new shots of all three of the horses.

January 17th, 2014, I arrived at Barbara Currie’s. I brought edible hostess gifts, and even some apple cinnamon cookies for the horses. Barbara was also ready with various forms of goodies too, to distribute throughout the day, (for both the house guests and the horses). Seems Barbara and I have other commonalities besides horses, we both are foodies, and we both love to be photographs in caregivers and nurture others.

“I would be honored to have your the magazine because they are so artistic.” direction of other potential buyers. I want time to mull over how I can conjure up the right potion of just what I need to buy him myself. A lot of greenbacks and a home where I can keep him with me, I don’t want to board him elsewhere. Right now, I would be delighted to let him sleep in my living room, but realistically, that won’t work. I sent the owner a photo and then also a follow-up phone call. The owner told me about a great magazine titled, The P.R.E. Horse. I called the office and ordered a copy. While thumbing through the glossy pages, I discovered the woman named Barbara that I had been talking to was Barbara Currie, Chair of the Board of Directors for the Foundation of the Pure Spanish Horse. WOW!

We head for the main part of the house and she shows me her office, which sets across a huge room and also her husband’s office. Spaced with enough room for privacy yet at the same time they can glance over and see one another. This March they will have been married for 37 years. Parents, grandparents, world travelers, horse lovers, book and art collectors, etc., they are a power couple to respect. She introduces us, “This is Mal, (Malcom) my husband, and this is Coty, the photographer for the horses.”

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al is a nice looking man sitting at his desk busy with his duties. The whole room is a mass of books, art, ribbons from the horses and mementoes from a life well-lived. “And do you love horses too?” I am eager to know, his response

I called the Editor of The P.R.E. Horse and asked if I could send her some of my work for review. In a later phone call she said: “I loved everything, I even see a couple I like for the cover, but my favorite one is where the horse is turning his head asking for his treat, that shows the personality of the horse. I think I might like to try it in black & white.”

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i Believe in dreams (con’t) provides me with that assurance. “Do you ride?” Another affirmative. Barbara shows me a favorite photo of Mal atop a grand steed in regal attire at a horse show. Tracy shows me her favorite, a photo of Mal sitting atop a child’s rocking horse. You have to like a man who is secure enough to climb aboard a kiddie contraption, and then be photographed. But the fun doesn’t end there, Mal has a good sense of humor to tolerate the photo being framed and then shown off to various folks. “Barbara’s Boys” as I affectionately call them are all in the wash racks getting gorgeous for the photo op. The first one I see is Genio-MAC the one Tracy rides Dressage, the one standing in the rack next to him out-of-site for the most part is Jabato LI, the one previously I didn’t get to really photograph, and then across from them is Templado IV the tricky head turner with the carrot, he seems to recognize me as I walk over to say hello and I like that. I photographed Genio-MAC first, he is a seasoned pro and goes through his various movements with perfection, the extended trot, piroutee, passage, and half pass. Tracy Lynn is a USDF Silver Medalist and has been working as a trainer for ten years. Her license plate frame reads: Dressage Queen. When asked what she likes about dressage she responds, “It takes time to become successful, you can’t go to school and get a degree in four years, you are never done learning; it is constant training.”

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he word “dressage” means training in French and when I asked Barbara how did a French word become a part of Spanish culture with the horses, she responds, “It’s the other way around. Spanish horses were given as gifts to French Kings and when they learned how smart the breed was and how well they could be trained, it developed from there.” Templado takes center stage in the arena and shows off his prowess in more than one way. I take Barbara aside and quietly ask, “He seems to like to “drop” quite a bit.” (This is a polite way of saying his penis keeps hanging down) She laughs, “Yes, he does like to do that. We have never bred him so when he gets out and around other horses he hopes that maybe someone will notice him.” (There are three mares just a few feet away.) That helps to explain that he is also fully erect. I said, “It looks like someone gave him a bunch of Viagra.” Some things just shouldn’t be photographed and that is one of them. Templado is a good, sweet, smart, stallion and I like him. I like watching him move through the arena, even rearing on command from Tracy. I notice a yellow stain that wasn’t on him at the horse show. Barbara explains, “He is older, he has arthritis and he has learned that his urine is warm and that if lays down in the puddle

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it helps him feel better, so he has been doing it all the time.” See what I mean about smart, the horse makes good use with what is available to him to “self-medicate.” Tracy takes off his tack and he gallops across the arena as he was meant to as a wild stallion. “This is my favorite way to watch a horse,” I shared with Barbara, “Mine too”, she says and then we quietly observed the beauty. Jabato LI finally makes his entrance and he is worth waiting for. He too, is minus his tack. Tracy shares, “He knows what the camera is for, he will give you a lot of good pictures.” And she was right. He was meant to be a “model” and to show off the spirit of the Andalusian stallion. My heart was moved by his glorious movements and his stance of pride. I asked Barbara what was the most important information she wanted to share: “For people to hear the passion you have felt about the P.R.E. horses and to experience it for themselves.” Coty has been a published writer for 30 years. Her most recent work is a poetry chapbook ‘Beneath the Lemon Drop Sky,’ released by Finishing Line Press in February 2014. Coty is a blue ribbon writer, painter, baker, and photographer. Horses are a special passion of hers.


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From the Inside Out:

The Beauty of the Spanish Horse Comes from Within by Elizabeth Babits, DVM

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as that a meadowlark I heard yesterday morning? Am I now covered with mats of winter hair being wind blown onto my vest? I could have sworn I saw a few blades of green grass valiantly trying to get a stronghold in the warm afternoon sun. It is right around the corner: Spring. I love spring. I love the hopeful beginnings of new growth, the longer days, the sun on my bare skin, the smell of the warm damp earth, the excitement and impulsive energy of the horses who share in my love of Spring. Having ridden and trained all winter, I will gladly shed the layers and layers of clothes, and welcome no longer feeling like a glorified gasoline pump. As the Earth begins to awaken from slumber, there is no better time to assess and encourage your horse’s optimum health. With the prospect of competitions, clinics, training, and traveling, much stress is placed on the horse’s body and immune system. It is important to have a plan for optimal health care which addresses each individual’s unique needs.

Let’s begin with the horse’s immune system. The immune system is the first line of defense which fights off viral, bacterial, and fungal infections. A properly functioning immune system is dependent on many factors such as a clean and low-stress environment, proper nutrition, clean and fresh water, exercise, rest, and genetics. Does that sound familiar? Of course! Human immune systems depend on the same things! Should there be a stressful event, improper or poor nutrition, lack of rest, or dehydration, the immune system may not function properly. Factor in possible problems horses may have such as Cushing’s disease or Equine Metabolic Syndrome, and you may have an even more compromised immune system. Because stress is one of the main factors involved in a decreased immune system, managing horses in training and competition should be aimed at preserving and protecting the immune system, as well as lowering stress. One way to bolster the horse’s natural immune system is through proper vaccination, which will encourage the horse’s own body to produce antibodies against infectious diseases. Because it can take 14 days for a full immune response to be elicited, vaccination should be planned for accordingly, and well ahead of any events or travel. The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has established what are considered the “Core Vaccines” which most equines, particularly those participating in events or in boarding situations, should receive in the spring and fall. Vaccination will also depend on the region the horse resides in—for example, Potomac Horse Fever may be given only in certain locales—as well as whether a particularly severe adverse reaction has occurred previously. Typically, in my veterinary practice in Northern New

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the Beauty of the Spanish horse comes from within (con’t) Mexico, spring vaccinations include Eastern, Western (and sometimes Venezuelan) Encephalitis, Tetanus, and West Nile (EWT+WN). This combination is generally found all in one vaccination. However, many horses have adverse reactions, such as fever, inappetance, sore neck, and swelling at the vaccination site. If this occurs, the horse may be reacting to the adjuvants (carriers) in the vaccine, and I therefore recommend splitting the vaccinations up and spreading them out over a period of 2-3 weeks. Additionally Banamine or Bute administration at the time of vaccination may help to prevent unwanted side effects. Another “Core Vaccine” is Influenza/Rhinopneumonitis (Flu/Rhino), which should be given at least twice a year, and sometimes in horses that are actively traveling and competing up to every 2-3 months. Vaccination against Rabies is also highly recommended. The vaccine is very cost effective and provides very good immunity against Rabies, and should be administered annually in the horse. Depending on location, boarding situation, and other factors, such as likeliness of contracting the disease, my vaccination protocol for Strangles (Streptococcus Equi, subspecies Equi) is on a case by case basis. When I do vaccinate for Strangles, I administer it last of all the vaccines, and also prefer the Intra-nasal, which has very limited side effects. Other vaccinations may be area-based, such as Potomac Horse Fever. If you have a mare who will be bred this year, you will want to consider the Pneumabort Vaccine, given at months 5, 7, and 9 of gestation.

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rule of thumb I go by, is that the more infectious agents you are vaccinating against in one shot, and the more shots given at one period of time, the greater risk there exists for adverse reactions. Again, spreading out the vaccinations, trying a different brand, noting side effects down, and administering an antiinflammatory such as Banamine or Bute the day of and a day or two after vaccination may help to negate these unwanted effects. If a patient has had a particularly bad reaction, one may want to consider weighing the benefits against the risks of vaccination. Another important aspect of horse management and care to consider in the spring is that of managing the dreaded parasites. By the mere mention of parasites and deworming, people’s minds conjure up images of complex parasitic life cycles; their eyes glaze over from the attempts to think of which dewormers to use this time, and next time, and rotational deworming in general. Let me tell you,

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talking about worms and such gets really fun and exciting when you are standing in surgery, peering into the abyss of a yearling’s abdomen, and trying not to shriek at the hundreds of ascarids—huge, white, scary, squirmy worms— impacting the colon and spilling out onto the surgical suite floor. True story. I greatly dislike worms. As much as I am oh so not a worm-person, I have to give them credit: parasites are adaptable, they are smart, they use their host for food. They have a life of luxury. That being said, they have greatly changed the way we NEED and MUST look at deworming our horses and parasite-management in general. I will touch on some of these protocols and ideas. Forty years or so ago, the main parasite that was most troublesome to the horse, was Strongylus vulgaris, the Large Strongyle. He had a penchant for lodging in the cranial mesenteric artery in the abdomen, wreaking havoc in the arterial walls, creating aneurysms, and eventually death. Deworming at the time was aimed at controlling or destroying the pesky parasite, which was effectively done in managed horse populations. The goal of deworming is to disrupt the life cycle of the parasite- destroy larval and adult stages, but also prevent egg production and dissemination (as eggs are passed in the manure onto pasture, and re-ingested). Deworming is still aimed at disrupting and destructing the life cycle of the parasites, but in a different approach now given that, being adaptable, parasites are developing significant resistance to currently available dewormers. At the time of S. vulgaris, deworming approximately every 2 months was established, because it takes about 2 months for eggs to be shed again in the manure once the horse has been dewormed. By deworming every 2 months, the eggs did not develop and then be spread on pastures. Now, however, the most problematic parasites are the cyathostomins, the small strongyles as well as Parascaris equorum (ascarids) in very young horses. Additionally, Anaplocephala perfoliata (equine tapeworm) has now been implicated in cases of equine colic. And, parasites are also developing significant resistance due to decades of high usage of dewormers. We now have to do “targeted deworming” to use the minimal amount of drug possible at the appropriate time in the life cycle to control parasitic infections.

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am not here to tell you exactly how to establish such specialized deworming protocols, as they will vary depending on herd status, management practices, and levels of parasites in the herd. It would take too much


time than what I have here. That said, the days of simply deworming every other month and rotating dewormers are history. You are not doing yourself or you horse a service by doing this. Deworming should be directed at using effective anthelmintics administered at the proper dosage at the appropriate time in the parasite’s life cycle and in accordance to the relative parasite burden of the individual. The goals of deworming are, therefore, to minimize possible parasitic pathology and disease, to control the shedding of parasite eggs (thereby reducing infection), and to prevent further resistance to the efficacy of the drugs available. Note, we are not looking to eliminate parasitic infection completely in horses or herds, as this actually promotes further drug resistance. According to a recent study done by the AAEP, eradicating parasites completely is impossible, and the inevitable result would be an increased development of resistance to anthelmintics (dewormers). Large and small strongyles are most clinically destructive during their larval stages as they migrate through tissues, and in the case of small strongyles, encyst within the walls of the colon. When in larval stages, parasites are refractory to most anthelmintics. Most anthelmintic drugs take action against only mature, adult parasites, which yields limited benefits to the horse. However, indirectly, treatment of adult parasites does aid in preventing further contamination to the environment

with infective stages. A goal of parasite control is to prevent contamination of the horse’s environment with high numbers of eggs. Treatment should only be performed when environmental conditions are conducive to egg and larval development and survival. For example, strongyle eggs and larval are very susceptible to adverse weather conditions, such as excessive heat or extreme cold. There would be no benefit to deworming during these times unless the horse is showing clinical signs of parasitism. To achieve the goals of parasite management, we need to know the magnitude of the egg shedding of individual horses as well as from a sampling of those in a herd. Fecal Egg Counts (FEC) done periodically to assess egg shedding, and potentially parasite burden, are becoming the standard of how to approach and establish a proper parasite program. Treatment will be directed at those individuals producing the highest numbers of FECs. In horses with very low FECs, deworming twice yearly, such as spring and fall (Feb./ Oct.) with Ivermectin/Praziquantel (for Anaplocephala perfoliata (equine tapeworm)) and with Moxidectin (Quest)/Praziquantel respectively may be enough. In horses with higher egg shedding, additional treatments may be scheduled at certain times of the year with other athelmintics designed to affect the parasites at a different stage in their life cycle. For example, a summer deworming may be necessary with Pyrantel.

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n summary, don’t let parasites get the best of you. Doing more is not necessarily better when it comes to proper parasite management! Consult with your veterinarian to tailor a parasite management program utilizing the fecal egg count surveillance to better individualize deworming. This will be healthier for your horse, and can save you money. If you take the necessary steps in protecting your horse’s immune system and in establishing a proper parasite management program, you can ride proudly and with assurance that your horse is shining from the inside out! Dr. Bessie Babits, BVSc, DVM has been practicing equine veterinary medicine in Northern New Mexico for almost ten years. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her specialties are equine lameness and performance problems, dentistry, and reproduction. She owns and operates Medicine Wheel Equine Center, LLC as a full service equine veterinary practice. E-mail: bbhorsedoc@yahoo. com | (575) 779-2466.

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My Goodnight . . . by Jody Dawn Sauer

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ast year I had the most amazing adventures with my P.R.E. gelding Majestad Del C. It all started with me dreaming of going on a vacation that would include me riding my own horse. I did not want it to be a horse show; I wanted it to be a self-improvement journey. My Google search contained the key words: classical dressage, eating healthy, yoga or palates and every time I did my search no matter how I put my classifications in, Julie Goodnight’s women’s yoga retreat at the C Lazy U Ranch in Granby, Colorado always popped up. I had met Julie quite a few years ago and found her to be knowledgeable, kind, generous and easy to talk to. I had even watched her TV show and knew that there is always something that can be learned from anyone whom is willing to teach, so an email was sent to the C Lazy U Ranch secretary and my journey began.

access to my horses any time of day, I can ride them in the mountains anytime, and I can compete in horse shows anytime. I can attend clinics, jump cross country, ride dressage, and even work cows if I want to. All of this is within reach at any given moment in my life. I learned a great deal from Julie. Her way of working with each individual was amazing. She learned all of our names, what made us tick and maybe not tick. She was willing to spend an infinite amount of time with all the ladies until we all had a light bulb moment. My light bulb moment was of all things at the walk, I had been working with Majestad to lengthen his walk but still have his back and hind end engaged. She gave us a very simple exercise to work on with our horses, I could feel Majestad’s back come up underneath me and I could feel the engagement in his hind end. This was a WOW moment and it was so simple it was scary; I had been working on this project for months with limited results. I could hardly wait to incorporate it into my daily riding. While working with Julie and her staff the subject of her TV show “The Horse Master with Julie Goodnight” came up and before I knew it, Majestad and I were invited to be on Julie’s show. I had been ridding Majestad in a Spanish Curb bit that I had purchased from Manuel Trigo. I really liked how this bit worked with Majestad, but I knew that I could not show in the local Dressage Shows with it. I wanted to find the “just perfect bit” for Majestad that he liked and also legal to show in. So, the next part of my summer adventure began. Julie was going to have me on her show and help me find the “just perfect bit” for Majestad.

Horses are my life, horses are what make me, me. I sleep, breathe, eat and dream horses. I have been this way since I was born. I have had a horse in my life since I was about 4 years old. I love their smell, their kindness, their softness, and their generosity of spirit. Touching a horse sooths my soul, it puts me closer to God... horses are my Church. That is why it was so very important for my vacation to include my horse. When I arrived at the C Lazy U Ranch I had no expectations. I went with an open mind, this was my journey and I was going to make the most of it. Probably the biggest light bulb moment about my little vacation was how blessed I am with my life with my horses. I live in a beautiful State; I am just a few hours from some of the most amazing places in the United States. I have

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bout a week before the scheduled shoot at Julie’s ranch I received an e-mail from Julie asking if it was alright if Dale Myler of Myler Bits called me. He needed more information about my bit and what I wanted to accomplish with Majestad. Later that day my cell phone rang and it was Dale Myler himself. I could hardly contain my excitement. This was Dale Myler of Myler Bits talking to me… I have a tack trunk full of Myler Bits. Dale was amused by my excitement and told me I really needed to get a life if I was truly that excited about talking on the phone with him. The “shoot” arrival at Julie’s ranch was a choreographed masterpiece. We had a scheduled time to arrive between shoots for other shows already being filmed. The ranch was immaculate and the perfect pen was picked out for Majestad. He had a view of all the activities taking place, the true star that all P.R.E.’s are, he made himself at home and started watching the camera men and seemed to know that his turn was coming up. I got to meet all


of Julie’s staff, some I had already met at The C Lazy U retreat. These are an amazing group of women; they are kind, friendly, generous, and all had a great since of humor. I was formally introduced to Dale Myler and he was still amused by my reaction to getting to visit with him on the phone. I do need to get a life....

In conclusion, I had a wonderful time and I can hardly wait to write back to the “Horse Master with Julie Goodnight” and tell everyone about Majestad’s success in the ring. I would highly recommend being on Julie’s show... it was everything I thought it would be and more. I have made new friendships that will last for a lifetime. It does not get any better than that.

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Our show is called “Grand P.R.E” it will be on RFD-TV and Family Net the week of April 6th. Please consider watching all the shows for the new season. I met most of the women being filmed and they were all incredible.

he two days of filming were great fun. Julie is a true professional and has a great sense of humor. She is so knowledgeable about horsemanship and willing to share her knowledge. It is not a gimmick; it is not a twenty-step process on how to better play with your horse. It is basic horsemanship all the way up to advanced horsemanship. I have been around horses all my life and have made it my priority to continue to learn and grow in with my horsemanship skills. Julie made being filmed for her show as easy as possible and she also made it enjoyable, a lifetime experience. Dale Myler was also a big part of the picture. The most generous gifts were from Dale. He specially made a bit that would be perfect for Majestad. (The bit is hand made and at that time not available to the public.) Dale also shared one of the greatest gifts that one can give and that was sharing his knowledge. Dale gave completely of himself to help me have a better understanding of how a bit works. I learned so much from Dale, he is truly a gifted person, his kindness and consideration of my horse and myself meant the world to me. I felt so honored that he had taken great care to spend time with me and Majestad to make sure all our needs were fulfilled and all my questions were answered. His true compassion for the welfare of the horse is truly amazing. If only there were more people like him in the “horse world” what a happier world our horses would live in.

Silver & Gold Medals in One Year 2013 was a good year for Francisco José García Ibañez, resident trainer and rider at Half Moon Dressage Center in Wagener, SC. He earned both his USDF Silver Medal and USDF Gold Medal on just two PRE horses in one season. He also swept the state dressage association awards. Sr. Garcia rode to the Silver Medal on Enebro XIV, an 8 year old PRE gelding owned by Lee Burton of St. Simons Island, GA at Fourth Level and Prix St. Georges.

Francisco Garcia with Tomillo VII (L), and Enebro XIV (R).

His first qualifying tests in Intermediare II for the Gold were last year on Tomillo VII, a 13 year old PRE Qualified stallion owned by Jim and Dori Derr of Half Moon Dressage Center in Wagener. In 2013 he capped it off with additional Intermediare and Grand Prix winning scores. Sr. Garcia and Tomillo also earned the Championship at Intermediare II for IALHA USDF All Breeds Awards.

In Year-End Awards for the South Carolina Dressage and Combined Training Association, Sr. Garcia was Number One on Tomillo VII in Intermediare I and II, and in Grand Prix; he and Tomi also took High Score in Musical Freestyle. On Lee Burton’s Enebro XIV the pair placed first for the year in both Fourth Level and Prix St. Georges. Sr. Garcia is one of only a few professional equestrians to have earned the elite Master/Rider/Specialist status at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art in Jerez, Spain. He has been the trainer at Half Moon Dressage Center for the past year and a half. He accepts outside horses for full training and is available for clinics. Call Ms. Derr at 803-564-6919. THE P.R.E. HORSE Issue 1 2014 { 31


The P.R.E. in Dressage by Lanys Kaye-Eddie

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lthough my first exposure to the Spanish horse was a life changing event, having seen one in the bullring using its athleticism, confidence, elegance and spirit in front of a charging bull - it was not until years later when I had become more educated about dressage that I really wanted to fit these marvelous horses into that mold. The beauty of the Spanish horse is almost distracting in dressage, and some of his innate strengths are actually negative to his dressage career. Most Spanish horses in times gone by, were built more for the carriage, and the suspension which is in the modern dressage performer was not one of their strong points. They are elegant, balanced, easy to train, riveting to look at, but some of the lower level dressage movements are not easy for them, and unfortunately many people tried to force them into the same training schedule as the warmblood horses that were excelling at that time.

tional dressage competition were EVENTO, AUREOLO, DISTINGUIDO, INVASOR and currently also NORTE, GUMIEL and others following on. In the United States, GAUCHO III had a great deal of success, and after his retirement due to an injury, his offspring have continued to impress. In the meantime,the success of a number of Spanish horses, has resulted great steps to encourage breeders to breed for the characteristics that will enable our horses to to compete with the best throughout the world. In Spain, there are programs to support the breeding, training and performance of the most outstanding dressage individuals. Just as with the warmblood breeds, there are many of our P.R.E. horses who are not really suitable for dressage as a career, however, there are so many other activities at which these horses to shine, and to delight their owners, bring admiration and adulation for the breed.

For the Spanish horse, the upper level movements, like passage and piaffe and pirouette are somewhat easier, or at least more attainable for them than the extended gaits both at trot and canter. Although I showed a little at lower levels on my wonderful imported stallion Regalado II, I soon realized that the really good riders needed to be training and showing our horses to the maximum for them to be accepted. The successful trainers recognized that these horses were not likely to do well at the lower levels, but needed to be gymnastisized slowly and methodically until extension was attainable for them through relaxation of the back. The talented trainers recognized that these horses needed to a great deal of “long and low” work to free up their backs, which were inclined to be somewhat short and rather stiff. The horses that were correctly trained blossomed, and even the lack of suspension was overlooked in many cases because of their precision and elegance.

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erhaps the most extraordinary exhibition recently of the quality and ability of the Spanish dressage horse is FUEGO DE CARDENAS. This horse showed almost unbelievable talent for dressage, and definitely proved that the Spanish Horse can compete with the “big boys” internationally, both at the Olympics and the world cup . His exhibitions at the World Cup in Kentucky a few years ago, REALLY put the Spanish Horse on the map, and encouraged people to regard this breed as capable of competing with the best. The horses that actually opened the door for the Spanish horse in interna-

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LaTienda Española

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La Tienda Española ...........................35

Sommer Ranch...................................35

Applied Horse Wisdom ....................35

Oak Hill .........................................23-26

Viva Iberica .........................................15

Carlos A. Lloreda, Jr. .........................12

S&S Stables ..........................................35

Walnut Creek Ranch ...........................9

NEXT ISSUE: Make ad Farms reservations by April Yeguada 18, 2014. Estirpe Cárdenas ..................................6 Saddleridge ..............................35 Santa Elena ............................5 Be sure to get your ad order in NOW! Gremlan Farms.....................................2 Silverstar Ranch ...................................3 Jutta Heinsohn Dressage ..................33

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THE

P. R.E. HORSE

THE VOICE OF THE PURE SPANISH HORSE IN THE U.S.A. 115 ELM STREET NE, ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87102 PHONE: (505) 294-0800 FAX: (505) 294-0812

2014 ADVERTISING INSERTION ORDER

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THE P.R.E. HORSE, at the rates set forth below, and The Foundation agrees to publish Advertiser’s ad(s) in consideration thereof. This contract commences with the _________ issue of 2014 of THE P.R.E. HORSE & ends with the _________ issue. • Size of ad:  Full Page

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THE

P. R.E. HORSE

2014 ADVERTISING INSERTION ORDER

THE VOICE OF THE PURE SPANISH HORSE IN THE U.S.A. 115 ELM STREET NE, ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87102 PHONE: (505) 294-0800 FAX: (505) 294-0812

2014 ADVERTISING GUIDELINES PROCESS FOR PLACING ADVERTISING/SPONSORSHIP ADS:

ADVERTISING RATES

1. Advertising & Magazine Sponsorship Reservations: Debbie O’Keefe: debbie@prehorse.org | Fax: (505) 294-0812 Nicole Duenas: nicole.duenas@prehorse.org

Double Truck ADVERTISING PLUS! With your double truck advertisement, double your impact by adding a one-page profile written by our staff! Additional cost: Member $945 Non-Member $1,890

2. Submit Insertion Orders & Payment: Debbie O’Keefe (505) 294-0800 Email: debbie@prehorse.org | Fax: (505) 294-0812 Mail: 115 Elm Street NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Magazine Content Sponsorships Individuals! Businesses! Farms! Sponsor an article, with a big thank you badge at the top of the first page highlighting your identity and calling out your generosity!

Payments: Checks made payable to: FPSH. Credit: The Foundation accepts major credit cards for payment of advertising, merchandise, donations and club memberships.

Per Issue: $500 Platinum Sponsor Full-length feature article (4-6 + pages) $250 Gold Sponsor Short feature article (2-3 pages) $150 Silver Sponsor One-page quarterly column article

3. Submit Finished Artwork or Graphic Design Requests: Graphic Designer/Editor - Laurie Monroe: (352) 445-1235 Email: editor@prehorse.org Mail: 9885 NW 127th Court, Ocala, FL 34482

2014 ADVERTISING DEADLINES Advertising Reservations

Artwork Deadline

01/20 04/18 07/21 09/29

02/15 05/19 08/18 10/28

Issue 1 Issue 2 Issue 3 Issue 4

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$625 $680 $625 $625 $945

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Full Color Full Page (FPC) Half Page (HPC) Quarter Page (QPC)

$535 $295 $160

$1070 $590 $320

Black & White Full Page (FPB&W) Half Page (HPB&W) Quarter Page (QPB&W)

$250 $140 $90

$500 $280 $180

MarketPlace: $200/year for 4 issues with same artwork. Electronic files only accepted. We can design for you. Classified Ads: (P.R.E. Horses only): $15 with 40 word maximum, $.25 cents for each additional word. Photo additional $50

File Type: PDF, TIFF, EPS Density: Do not exceed 300% Resolution: 300dpi Color: Full color ads must be in CMYK Black & White ads: Greyscale only. Check densities and highlights to be sure you have 100% black after flattening from RGB. Graphics & Proofs: • All fonts and graphics used must be included on disc. • A hard copy (printed proof) of the ad must be submitted with disc. Disc must be properly labeled. Applications Preferred: InDesign CS4, Illustrator CS4, Photoshop CS4

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Half Page, Horizontal

7.5 x 4.75”

Half Page, Vertical

3.5 x 10”

Quarter Page

3.5 x 4.75”

Business Cards

3.5 x 2”

MarketPlace

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