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The Horsemen’s Corral is the official publication for the following clubs: Northern Kentucky Horse Network Ashland Paint & Plain Saddle Club Northern Ohio Miniature Horse Club Avon Lake Saddle Club Northern Ohio Outlaws Black Swamp Driving Club Ohio Appaloosa Association Buckeye Equestrian Association O.H.I.O. EXCA Central Ohio Saddle Club Association Ohio Foundation Quarter Horse Assoc. Central Ohio Wagoneers Ohio Haflinger Association Classical Attraction Dressage Society Ohio High School Rodeo Association Colorado Ranger Horse Association Ohio Horseman’s Council Creek Side Mounted Archery Ohio Gaited Horse Trailriders District One National Show Horse Ohio Morgan Horse Association Dusty Boots Riding Club Ohio Paint Horse Club Flatlanders Dressage & Combined Training Association, Inc. Ohio Quarter Horse Association Geauga Horse & Pony Association Ohio Ranch Horse Association Great Lakes Appaloosa Horse Club Ohio State Buckskin Association Hoosier Quarter Pony Association Ohio Western Horse Association, Inc. Knox County Horse Park Ottawa County Horse Foundation Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros Ohio Valley Team Penning Association Massillon Saddle Club Pinto Horse Association of Ohio Miami Valley Horse Show Association Premier Mount N Trail Michigan Trail Riders Association, Inc. Tri-County Trail Association Mid-Eastern Farriers Association Tri-State Rodeo Association Mid Ohio Dressage Association Wayne County Saddle Club Mid-Ohio Marauders Western Equestrian Club at Slippery Rock University National Pole Bending Association Western Reserve Carriage Association Northern Ohio Dressage Association

Inside This Issue Boredom Busters — Enrichment for Horses .......................... 20 Corral Calendar ...................................................................... 34 The Cowboy Perserverance Ranch........................................ 40 Execute Your Goals ................................................................ 46 Farrier Friendly ....................................................................... 43 Notes From Inside The Corral .................................................. 6 Returning the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Bridle Trails to Their Former Glory ............................................................ 8 Ride In Sync ........................................................................... 16 TrailMeister ............................................................................. 24 View From the Cheap Seats................................................... 30 Western Dressage .................................................................. 44 Winter Feeding and Management Tips................................... 10

The Corral Staff

Are You Feeding Me Omega 3s Every Day? .......................... 48

Editor .............................................................................................Bobbie Coalter Advertising Sales & General Manager .....................................Joe Coalter email ............................................................... joe@thehorsemenscorral.com Club Sales & Circulation Manager Art & Composition Director .....................................................Michelle Ross email ......................................................michelle@thehorsemenscorral.com

WRITERS & PHOTOGRAPHERS Features: ........ Bobbie Coalter, Rob & Tanya Corzatt, Robert Eversole ..... Bryan S. Farcus, Lisa Kiley, Nettie Liburt, Terry Myers, Sarah Vas Guests: ................. Kelley Bitter, Juliet M. Getty, Christine Weisgarber NEXT ISSUE NUMBER 2 ............................................................................... FEBRUARY 2022 FEBRUARY 2022 DEADLINE ......................................... JANUARY 10, 2021

Club News Ashland Paint & Plain Saddle Club ........................................ 17 Black Swamp Driving Club ..................................................... 22 Central Ohio Saddle Club Association.................................... 47 Classical Attraction Dressage Society .................................... 12 Geauga Horse and Pony Association ..................................... 41 Knox County Horse Park ........................................................ 14 Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros ................................................. 49 Massillon Saddle Club ............................................................ 26 Michigan Trail Riders Association, Inc. ................................... 26

DEVOTED ENTIRELY TO HORSE AND HORSEMEN since 1969 THE HORSEMEN’S CORRAL is published monthly by Horsemen’s Corral, 8283 Richman Road, Lodi, Ohio 44254. (ISSN 0164-6591). Published as Periodicals at the Lodi Post Office USPS 889-180 with additional entry points of Cleveland, OH 44101 and New Philadelphia, OH 44663. Periodicals postage paid at Lodi, Ohio, and additional entry offices. Subscriptions may only be purchased through Horsemen’s Corral member clubs. Single copies, $3.00 at select distributors. For subscriptions, address changes, and adjustments, write to: Horsemen’s Corral, P.O. Box 32, Lodi, Ohio 44254. Manuscripts, drawings, and other material submitted must be accompanied by a stamped self-addressed envelope. POSTMASTER: All subscription addresses are properly screened through CASS per USPS requirements. The Horsemen’s Corral will not accept returns of magazines deemed undeliverable for any reason. Please discard copy of any issue deemed as undeliverable.

Mid Ohio Dressage Association.............................................. 42 Northern Ohio Dressage Association ..................................... 42 Ohio High School Rodeo Association ..................................... 50 Ohio Horseman’s Council ....................................................... 52 Ohio Morgan Horse Association ............................................. 49 Ohio Paint Horse Club ............................................................ 31 Ohio Western Horse Association ............................................ 28 Pinto Horse Association of Ohio ............................................. 28 Tri-County Trail Association .................................................... 14 Wayne County Saddle Club ................................................... 18 Western Reserve Carriage Association .................................. 22

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Notes From Inside The Corral

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or the last couple of years getting a new calendar has triggered a celebration beyond the normal New Year’s Eve party. Instead of Auld Lang Syne, we are singing songs like ‘Carry On’ by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, ‘Staying Alive’ by the Bee Gees or ‘I Will Survive’ by Gloria Gaynor. The songs are not for us personally, but for the many small businesses, who are still standing after pandemic shut downs, rising costs and supply chain delays. Specific to the Corral, we have lost ads because of show cancellations, seen increases in costs of paper and postage and experienced slower postal delivery. It hasn’t been easy but we are blessed to still be here. When we count our blessings for 2021, we include the advertisers, the Corral Clubs, the subscribers and the show committees who put their trust and faith in the Horsemen’s Corral each month. Thanks to each of you, we continue to be “Your One Source for the Horse” in this region. We offer a free calendar of events, we print and mail magazines to our Corral Club subscribers, we offer a digital magazine at no cost and we share all advertising on social media. No one in the industry offers a more comprehensive multi-level marketing program than the Horsemen’s Corral and we owe it all to you. Joe also counts his blessings for 2021. Besides being the ‘Official Voice’ of the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association, he ended his reign as the SEBRA Announcer of the Year, announced the International Liberty Horse Association Finals, the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation Battle in the Saddle and more rodeos and bull riding events than any year prior. He also became the first President of the Great Lakes Championship Bull Riding Association and produced their very first finals event in December giving out more than $28,000 in cash and prizes to bull riders and barrel racers from right here in

the Great Lakes Region. None of that would have been possible without the many sponsors who keep him on the road and in the spotlight. Thanks to Brave Horse CBD, Nutrena, Stride Out Ranch N’ Rodeo Shop, Harrison Ford, Rod’s Western Palace, Horsemen’s Corral, dac Vitamins and Minerals and Espana Silk. As we begin 2022 with the cloud of the Omicron variant casting a shadow of uncertainty on the Joe Coalter and Morning Star industry, we have to trust that as equestrians, we are very good at adapting. We do it with every new equine partner we meet, every obstacle we cross and every competition or show we enter. Things may change even more, they may even get worse but eventually they will get better. So sit deep in the saddle, give a little rein and spur forward and maybe listen to a little ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey. Happy New Year!

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Returning the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Bridle Trails to Their Former Glory

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estled between Wetmore and Quick Roads lies four miles of clear-running creeks, deep woods, wildflowers, and acres of solitude that make up the Wetmore Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). It is not uncommon to hear horses trotting along Wetmore Trail as it is the starting point for seven interconnected bridle trails in CVNP that amount to nearly 35 miles. Although these trails were designed for horseback riding, its versatility allows hikers, joggers, bikers, birders, and snowshoe enthusiasts to enjoy them as well. Old barns, shelters, and horse pastures are scattered throughout the area, a reminder of earlier farming days. The name Wetmore derives from the land’s first owners, Frederick and Emilia Wetmore, who lived in the late 1800s. Several owners have succeeded them 8

since then, and some of the land was acquired by Summit Metro Parks. In 1984 the National Park Service (NPS) purchased the remainder of the farms. Over the last 40 years, Cuyahoga Valley National Park has welcomed members of the equestrian community from across our state to enjoy the many multipurpose trails that are open to horse riding. The Medina County Chapter of the Ohio Horseman’s Council played a particularly critical role in the creation of these trails and continues to help with their maintenance to the present day.

Earlier in 2021, the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the official nonprofit of the park, announced the creation of a new trails restoration fund: The Cuyahoga Valley Bridle Trail Fund. A generous donation by Ray and Jan Dalton launched the establishment of this muchneeded fund which will work to assist the NPS with making improvements to bridle trails over a three-year period. The Daltons began conversations with the Conservancy, NPS, and members of the Summit and Medina County Chapters of the Ohio Horseman’s Council, and it was clear that they all wanted the same outcome: returning the trails to their former glory. This partnership has since proven to be successful: A total of approximately 10 miles of trail improvements were made on Wetmore, Langes, and Valley Trails thus far including repairing bridle trail surfaces, installing armored crossings,

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repairing and cleaning trail bridges, cleaning and installing trail drainage features, trimming of trail corridors, removing trees, and improving trail signs. Members from the Medina Chapter Ohio Horsemen’s Council contributed over 145 hours of volunteer work this season, assisting NPS with many projects including building a number of turnpikes and covering up muddy areas. The Conservancy is seeking support to continue this important project. All gifts will help ensure that the CVNP bridle trails can be restored back to optimal condition, so that they all can once again welcome the equestrian community of Northeast Ohio—and the hikers, runners, joggers and walkers who also utilize them. Please consider making a gift to the Bridle Trail Fund by visiting forcvnp.org/bridle-trail-fund.

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Winter Feeding and Management Tips by Nettie Liburt, PhD, PAS

Winter. Some people (and horses) love it, some people (and

horses) dislike it. No matter your take on the season, cold temperatures present management and feeding challenges for horses in some ways. In fact, horses have what’s called a ‘Lower Critical Temperature,’ or LCT, below which more energy is required to maintain proper body temperature. Clipped or partially clipped horses will have a higher LCT compared to those with full coats. For example, horses with a heavy winter coat may be quite comfortable down to 30F, whereas clipped or thin-coated horses may only be comfortable at temperatures above 60F. Studies in beef cattle concluded that the lowest comfortable temperature an animal with a full, dry winter coat can stay comfortable at is 18oF. However, this temperature is 59oF if the animal is wet, clipped, or has a summer coat, and it is likely that the numbers are similar in horses. Add in wind, rain or snow and horses may need even more help staying warm. Some breeds, such as Thoroughbreds, may be more sensitive to the cold than others, like Welch Mountain Ponies. Age also plays a role, as older horses and very young foals have a harder time regulating body temperature compared to other horses in-between those ages. Read on for some tips on keeping your horse happy, warm and well-fed all winter!

Forage for Warmth I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again—forage first! Forage is the basis for the equine diet, and horses should not go longer than about 4 hours without it. For most of us, the grass has gone dormant, and the ground may be frozen and/or covered in snow. Thus, we rely on hay until the spring when the grass starts to grow again (if you are lucky enough to have grass pastures!) What you may not realize is that horses have a built-in furnace in their digestive tract—the cecum! The small intestine connects to the cecum, the main purpose of which is to digest fiber (forage). The cecum is essentially a big fermentation vat and one by-product of fermentation is heat. Thus, horses rely on fiber to help keep them warm. So, when the temperature drops, don’t add more grain, add more hay!

Water, Water, Water The more forage or hay a horse consumes, the more water is needed to keep it moving through the digestive tract. In the cold, horses may not be as motivated to drink, but there are things you can do to encourage them. First is to add an electrolyte to the feed. Even more simply, you can add tablespoon of salt, but be mindful that some horses don’t like that much salt! This is in addition to a salt block which should always be available. Salt stimulates the thirst reflex and will help encourage a horse to drink water. One study from the University of Pennsylvania evaluated the effect of water temperature on intake (Kristula and McDonnell, 1994), and found that ponies drank 38-41 percent more water when all the water sources were warmed compared to near-freezing water. Insulated or heated buckets or stock tank heaters, when installed properly, can be useful during cold snaps. Remember

to keep the water clean, have plenty available for each horse, and, if using heaters, to check them daily to ensure they are in good repair.

Blanket or not? Most horses, if left to their own devices, can fare quite well without blankets, as long as they can seek shelter from the elements, have a clean and dry place to lie down, and the coat doesn’t become saturated with moisture down to the skin. For some horses, a blanket will help not only conserve body heat, but energy as well. When the horse doesn’t have to expend as much energy to keep warm, they are more likely to maintain weight. Blanketing is very helpful for young foals and senior horses, as horses in both age groups have a harder time regulating their body temperature. That said, adding a blanket doesn’t mean you can feed less hay, but it does mean the horse may be more comfortable and maintain weight over the winter more easily. It is also important to remove those blankets periodically, check for changes in body condition and adjust the diet accordingly if necessary.

Exercise Not all training stops in the winter. For those that continue to train, you may not need to make much change in the diet, but it is still important to keep an eye on proper water intake and body condition. For those horses that have winters off or work notably less than the rest of the year, it is possible that grain concentrates need to be adjusted in order to maintain a healthy weight. For example, you may choose to swap out grain, or a portion of it, for a add a ration balancer to provide the protein, vitamins and minerals the horse still needs.

Take Home Message Moderate to good quality forage is key for a healthy horse any time of year, but especially in the winter months when pastures are unavailable. Forage is the fuel for the horse’s internal heater, so when the mercury is predicted to plunge, consider an extra flake or two of hay or maybe a cozy blanket to help your horse stay warm and conserve energy. Remember, though, that more forage means more water, so do your best to keep those buckets and troughs from freezing (or staying frozen for long periods of time). A ration balancer can help keep the diet balanced any time of year, but especially if the horse consumes a forage-only and/or low- or no-grain diet. Reach out to a qualified equine nutritionist or your veterinarian for help, and happy winter riding (or not)! Dr. Nettie Liburt is the Senior Equine Nutrition Manager for MARS Horsecare US/BUCKEYE™ Nutrition, responsible for formulating and developing new products, research and education of the sales team, our dealers and our customers. Headquartered in Dalton, Ohio, BUCKEYE Nutrition has been manufacturing quality products since 1910. BUCKEYE Nutrition takes feed safety seriously, implementing many programs mandated in human food manufacturing facilities. With the backing of WALTHAM®, a world-leading authority on pet care and widely renowned as an institution of the highest scientific caliber, our equine nutritionists provide scientifically-based equine nutritional solutions which guide our formulations and our BUCKEYE Nutrition brand promise of being the highest quality, fixed formula feeds available. BUCKEYE Nutrition is a 100 percent equine-focused company, 100 percent medicationfree facility, sourcing 100 percent traceable, pure ingredients for consistency. 800/898-9467. www.BuckeyeNutrition.com REFERENCES • Extension Horses. 2020. Winter Care for Horses. Accessed online at: https://horses. extension.org/winter-care-for-horses/ • Kristula and McDonnell, 1994. Drinking water temperature affects consumption of water during cold weather in ponies. Applied Animal Behavior Science. 41(3-4):155160. • Lewis, Lon. 1996. Feeding idle and working horses. In: Feeding and Care of the Horse, 2nd Ed. Lippencott, Williams & Wilkins, Media, PA. pp. 186-192. • Liburt, N.R. and Williams, C.A. 2008. To blanket or not to blanket? Rutgers Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet #FS1081. Accessed online at: https://esc. rutgers.edu/fact_sheet/to-blanket-or-not-to-blanket/. • Winter Care for Horses. 2020. Extension Horses website, Accessed online at: https://horses.extension.org/winter-care-for-horses/

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Classical Attraction Dressage Society

Join Classical Attraction Dressage Society and Here’s Why PRESIDENT, Cathy Suffecool; VICE PRESIDENT, Stephanie Kame; SECRETARY, Claudia Grimes; TREASURER, David Crawford. EMAIL, cadsrider@gmail.com; WEBSITE, www.cadsdressage.org

by Cathy Suffecool Happy New Year! It’s so exciting to start a new year, the possibilities of what we can do look limitless and fascinating. It’s so much fun to plan activities and adventures and to wonder if others will get as excited about it as I do. We try to plan a wide variety of learning events and even more riding and fun experiences. (We’re heavy on activities and light on meetings!) I know that this time of year is when everyone is trying to convince you to come and join their group, and there are so many great groups out there! Why should you think about joining Classical Attraction

Dressage Society (CADS)? Read on and find out what CADS is all about and if you will enjoy fitting in with us. 1. You ride in Dressage, you must be rich? Nope! We come from all walks of life and riding experiences. We have just starting out riders in all age groups, from young beginners to seniors who are just starting to show or get back in the game. We even have some friends who just love being around horses, shows, and remember how much fun it was to show and cheer on other riders. We all like to cheer on our riders and see everyone succeed. 2. You must have really expensive horses. Nope! One of the things I truly love about our group is that you can bring anyt type of horse to show! When I book judges for the upcoming year, I explain that we have young riders, older riders, 4-H riders, pony club riders, moms who have waited till the kids are older to start or return to the horse world. These folks bring their trusty mount who is

possibly rented, a trail horse, or a new just starting out horse. Most of us have that horse that must do it all, trail, game, show, camp, pony the little kids. You know, a regular horse. 3. You only use English saddles and special equipment. Again, nope! Our riders ride both saddles, English and western. The big thing is that your tack is correct for what you are riding, including the bit. 4. You only do Dressage. Heck no! CADS is the home of USAWE in Northern Ohio. We started doing Working Equitation several years ago and it is growing quickly! We offer three USAWE Working Equitation shows this year. We also have sessions to introduce you to this up-and-coming sport. Here’s the big question: 5. Why should I join CADs? What other benefits do you offer? Just like other Dressage clubs, when you join you become a GMO member of USDF (Group Member Organization). You receive a $10 discount on each test you ride at our Dressage Schooling shows. If you ride five tests, you just paid for your membership! We have shows April through October, if you ride two tests a show….. Our members were the first to experience Working Equitation, and they love it! Several of our members went so far as to make it to the Regional finals and won in their classes. We make sure that our members have the first chance to sign up for special events. We’ll be going over the new western tests and hosting a western dressage clinic, members can sign up first. We also have events that are just plain fun! We try to have

group trail rides/covered dish picnics a couple of times each year. We have also had glamping weekends! We trail ride, stable our horses, eat at the local spots, play games, sleep, get up, have breakfast, hit the trails, have lunch, and play horse games. No stress, no sweat, just good rides, good fun and good friends. Our members can also reserve the indoor arena to school in for $10 an hour. You know that you usually have to pay at least $20 to haul into most facilities. This is a great way to school young horses in a safe, new environment or to introduce new riders to a schooling show situation, before their first show. Our facility may not be brand new, but it has been a major part of the horse scene in Northern Ohio since 1965. We have an indoor arena, a large outdoor arena, terrific trails that are maintained by the Cleveland Metroparks, large stalls, a viewing room and main room, and indoor restrooms. Non-horse people don’t usually get the importance of that! But by far, our biggest asset is our members! We have a friendly, helpful, supportive group of people. We are all here to enjoy our horses, enjoy watching friends have fun, support one another, try new things, and generally appreciate just how lucky we are! If this sounds like a group that might be a fun group to be around, and it is! Go to our website and check us out, www.cadsdressage. org. You can become a member right on the website. Our schedule is also posted on the website. If you have questions, please email us at cadsrider@gmail.com. I hope to see you soon!

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Tri-County Trail Association

Mark Your Calendars for 2022 Events at Tri-Co PRESIDENT, Jim Mike VICE PRESIDENT, Terry McKain SECRETARY, Falicia Pitman TREASURER, Chuck Stephens WEBSITE, www.tri-cotrails.com

by Cindy Krumm Happy New Year! I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. As usual, Tri-Co held our elections on the first Sunday of December and there are a few changes to our officers and trustees. I look forward to enjoying the year 2022 without the obligations of the editor of our Trailways newsletter. As such, this will also be my last article to be submitted for the Horsemen’s Corral on the behalf of Tri-Co. I will devote most of my extra time to my duties as a 4-H advisor and even some to my husband, horse and dog—all three of whom have been a bit neglected lately! Please see the photo for our new officers and trustees for 2022.

Seated are (from left to right) Jeanne Byers (Trustee), Terri Morris (Trustee), Terry McKain (Vice President). Second row (left to right) Leroy Wilson (Trustee), Harley Miller (Trustee), Beverly Mills (Trustee), Amie McKain (Trustee), Rick Kaufman and Ellen Van Pelt (Co- Trailmasters). Hiding behind that row is Chuck Stephens (Treasurer), Klif Crawford, (Past President), Falicia Pitman (Secretary), Kelly Heffner (Editor) and Jim Mike (President). Remember, our camp is currently closed to overnight camping, but will reopen in April. If you day ride there, you must plan to pack out all you bring in as our dumpster and manure spreader will not be available. Also, please take into mind the weather and try to not plan your rides on Tri-Co Trails when they will be soft and your ride will make more work for our volunteers come spring. Mark your calendars now for these important dates for 2022: MAY 20-22: Spring Ride Weekend

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2022 Tri-County Trail Association officers and trustees. JUNE 10-12: Summer Bash Weekend JULY 1-4: Away Ride, location to be finalized AUG. 19-21: Ox Roast Weekend OCT. 14-16: Halloween Weekend If you are interested in attending our club meetings through the winter, they will be held at the East Sparta Community Center at 9514 Chestnut Avenue SE, East Sparta, Ohio 44626 the

Knox County Horse Park

New President; Attend a Meeting and Help Plan for 2022 PRESIDENT, Donnie Cline VICE PRESIDENTS, Travis Ross and John Weekley TREASURER, Pam Niner SECRETARY, Anna Chadwick PHONE/TEXT, 816-305-6328 FACEBOOK, Knox County Horse Park Inc

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The Knox County Horse Park is located at 7500 Thayer Road, Mt. Vernon, Ohio. The November membership was election of officers. We have a new president, Donnie Cline. We discussed moving the fun show from the second Saturday of the month to either the first or third Saturday, with the fourth

Saturday as the rain date. We also discussed having some western pleasure and halter classes, and using the obstacle course. Come help us decide how to plan for next year. If you have other suggestions, please let us know. The membership meetings are the second monday of the month at 7 p.m. The location of the meetings for January through March will be on our Facebook page. The April through November meetings are at the Shelter House at the Knox County Horse Park. Meetings start at 7 p.m. Come to the meetings to add your suggestions and plan for the coming year. You can also contact an officer, trustee or member if you can’t attend. Be sure to check our Facebook page for any updates.

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Ride In Sync

Make Goals, Not New Year’s Resolutions by Terry Myers

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t seems like most New Year’s resolutions are made and then broken. How about making goals instead of resolutions? Look back at last year’s riding season and think about your success as well as where you need to improve. Doesn’t matter what your discipline is with your horse. Thinking about and understanding your previous successes and setting priorities for improvement in the new year will keep you focused on improving both your skills and that of your horse. Also, what new skills do you want to learn for next year? The key is to keep it simple and realistic. Make goals, but ones that are changeable.

Whenever we go to a horse show or an event, we always look at what went well and what didn’t. For the ‘didn’t’ part, I try to think about what I could have done differently and what skills do my horse and I need to improve to help our chances for improved performance. For example, one of my horses got too ramped up during the ranch pattern work. What I need to do differently is ride him harder before the show starts for the day to let him settle and use up some of his anxiety. While he was fine in the warmup pen, when

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he stepped in the show ring he got nervous. I also need to work with my horse on not stiffening in the bridle when he does gets nervous. Hopefully then I can keep his mind on his work while in the show ring rather than any external distractions that are causing him to get ramped up. That way, we can still perform. You will notice, I am not blaming the horse. Just thinking about what we need to work on over the winter and what I can do differently for him at the shows. Being realistic is about taking small steps toward your goals.

Instead of saying you want to turn your horse into a cutting horse this year, maybe you say you want to teach your horse to 1) track cattle, 2) start working a flag, 3) turn with a cow, 4) learn to rate a cow. Each of those are steps toward developing skills in your horse. Another example…you want to take your horse on trail rides. If you have never trail ridden your horse, you have several learning curves before you set out on an all-day trail ride. For your safety, you need to have body and speed control of your horse. Your horse needs to be comfortable in woods, crossing water, navigating hills, potentially seeing wildlife on the trail; just to name a few. Each is a training step toward developing a trail horse. If you aren’t sure what the steps are to developing the skills to reach your goals, talk to a professional who is competent in that skill. You can also develop a strategy to reach your goals. If you are going to show your horse, determine where and when, get your dates on your calendar. If you are going to trail ride, what type and terrain of trails do you want to ride, as well as where are you going and when? Start out on shorter trail rides with an easy terrain. Set a tentative time frame of starting to work on your goals with your dates in mind, don’t wait until the last minute. I find most horses can use a refresher on desensitizing and groundwork. This is perfect for wintertime training. Ground manners are another area of refresher. Also teaching or improving your horse’s skills in setting up for halter/conformation and showmanship can be done just about anywhere. Obstacle work and desensitizing to new things can all start on the ground. Any successful business has a good business plan. For your horse you can develop a plan.

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The coming winter months are a perfect time to develop and start to implement your plan. If you need to educate yourself to help you and your horse to improve your skills, there are plenty of resources available. With social media, online resources and consulting a professional, there are plenty of ways to get help. You can also turn to lessons. If so, find that knowledge through an instructor or mentor who can explain the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ to make sure your time and money are well spent. You can find a boarding stable for the winter months that has a good indoor arena, or look for a facility with an open arena time. There is also putting your horse with a trainer. If you are considering this, make sure the trainer has expertise in the area, skill or discipline you are needing. Ask other horse people who they recommend. If you are unsure what you need to do to improve your skills, you may need someone else’s set of eyes to give their feedback on what they are seeing. What you think you are doing and what is happening may be two different things. Goals may change or evolve but having a plan will keep you focused. Be sure to be realistic and flexible. Horses frequently have their own timeframe for their development and the best thing we can do is to understand that. To achieve any goals with horses, it takes time, patience, and consistency. Be willing to improve your skills as you seek to improve the skills of your horse. Remember, if your horse is having a problem, you are part of the problem and part of the solution. I am not a rigid or formal type person but having goals and a plan on how to progress toward your goals makes it more likely you will have success. S January 2022


Ashland Paint & Plain Saddle Club

2022 Showbill on Website; Tack Swap Scheduled for End of January PRESIDENT, Steven “Chunk” Watts; SECRETARY, Jean Yancer; TREASURER, Ashley Christian; WEBSITE, ashlandpaintandplain. com; EMAIL, paintandplaininfo@ yahoo.com

by Chesna Wertz Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a great holiday! As of this writing, we are just a few weeks away from Christmas and the new year. All of us here at AP&P hope you had a great holiday season! Speaking of the new year, it is never too early to start planning your 2022 show season. Many

It won’t be long before we see this view, and our horse show friends again! organizations are releasing dates and showbills, including AP&P. For our 2022 showbill, please visit our website or our Facebook page. We’ve made a few adjustments to the showbill, including adding a $500 Ranch

Horse Walk/Trot Rail class (eligible for cross entry). Also with the new year comes tack swap season! Please join us on Jan. 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ashland County Fairgrounds for our annual swap!

With two building to shop from, it is the perfect way to kick off the year. We still have vendor spots available as well. For more information, please contact Taylor Rebman at 419/606-5164.

letting the winter months go by and start the spring having the same challenges or problems that you did the previous year. Even small improvements add up.

Terry Myers is a national clinician and champion horse trainer with a depth of knowledge developed from over 50 years in the horse industry. Myers has been a popular clinician at multiple

expos in the U.S. and Canada. To learn more about Myers’ Ride-InSync methods as well as clinic and training services available, visit Myers at www.tmtrainingcenter. com or on Facebook.

Ride-In-Sync (continued) Finally, back to the point of this article…as you look at last year and where you hope to develop or improve, remember horses don’t make mistakes, but people do. Don’t make the mistake of

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Wayne County Saddle Club

2022 Promises to be a Superb Year PRESIDENT, Stan Bosler VICE PRESIDENT, Angie Didinger & Jaimie Horsky SECRETARY, Tricia Crilow TREASURER, Beth Eikleberry WEBSITE, waynecountysaddleclub.com

Happy New Year! I hope you all had an enjoyable, safe Christmas and New Year’s. As usual the WCSC annual meeting will be held mid-January to help get the year off to a timely start and help add a little relief for the post-holiday doldrums. Date: Jan. 15; Time: 6 p.m.; place is the Wooster American Legion. ‘Hope to see you then! With Covid still a real threat, the board, after lengthy discussion, decided to hold the meeting, election, and year-end awards without the traditional dinner and dancing. It’s a regrettable decision but Lord-willing we’ll be back to the popular traditions

by next year. We will provide coffee, light drinks and cookies (individually wrapped). The fellowship we love to share will be a bit safer without all the food handling and close contact on the dance floor. ‘Meantime we look forward to seeing you then to help kick off another fantastic year at the ‘Hollow.’ Chances are strong that I won’t have the names of our 2022 officers and directors until the March issue of the Corral due to their deadline (the 10th of each month). However we’ll probably have it on the website, www. waynecountysaddelclub.com, by late January. By the way, thankyou Matt Gortner for keeping the site up and running. 2022 is officially the 83rd year for the Wayne County Saddle Club although there were some earlier casual gatherings leading to the foundation of the club. We are now a closed corporation and not-for-profit. The ‘Hollow’ was purchased in the 1950’s; it includes 50-plus acres, mostly wooded hills and, of course the flat area where the arena,

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buildings, and show parking are. The first edition of the arena was constructed in 1965 by scraping off topsoil and hauling in sand. It was 100’ by 200’. It has had two additions to the current dimension of 265’ by 117’. The club continues to survive (excel, even) thanks to generations of volunteers. Our members pay one of, if not, the lowest dues for any organization of this type. And they can take $5 off when they pay dues before (membership forms are downloadable on the website) March 1 of each year. Otherwise, all we ask is your time. Horse shows and other events require the greatest time to produce. Of course, leadership, planning, and maintenance are also vitally important. Some of the most enjoyable time is just enjoying the numerous activities and the natural beauty of the Hollow. Even though you’ve probably read my statement, “Whether you come to show, to work, to watch, or some combination of these, you are welcome (and you most definitely are!)” the

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need for willing help never ends. In fact, the need for new ideas never ends either. Our meetings are the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. They are at East of Chicago Pizza in Wooster until the weather warms up, probably April. Then we meet at the club grounds through the warmer weather. Members are welcome. Come and see how we work and bring your ideas. There is more to the equine industry than horse shows and we like to “think outside the box” too, when it makes sense. The worship group meets Sundays all year at 11 a.m. with various speakers. Of course, deep snow might cause a cancellation. Questions,330/607-5106.

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Boredom Busters Enrichment for Horses by Lisa Kiley

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inter weather can mean horses are stuck spending more time inside or don’t get as much ride time as usual. Horses are herd animals, so when they are confined to their stalls, it can be helpful to provide them with some options to help keep them preoccupied in the winter months when the weather is too inclement for them to get outside. Enrichment toys and activities can also keep horses busy when they are outside in the pasture together and there isn’t as much grazing opportunity. Horses are naturally inquisitive and can be very playful creatures. At the same time, some horses are more interested in playing than others. This can be dependent on their life stage – younger horses are more likely to be playful than their older counterparts. Each horse is unique, and their personality is going to determine how much enrichment and interaction they are going to need and enjoy. Horses can get bored with things just like we do. Winter is a great time to introduce activities and items that can help spice up the winter days. When determining what type of enrichment is best for your horse, there are a few options that can create a better environment for your horse: Visual Surroundings: Often over-looked (no pun intended), your horse’s surroundings can make a significant difference on their well-being. Even if your horse spends a significant amount of time inside a stall, surroundings can have a big impact. This means that horses who can put their head out of the stall and interact with their neighbors or see the horses next to them can yield a reduction in stress and anxiety. A busy barn is also stimulating for a horse and can help curb boredom leading to reduction in negative behaviors associated with boredom like stall walking, pawing or wood chewing. The more activity that can be provided in and around the barn will help keep a horse preoccupied and has the secondary benefit of desensitizing the horse to things such as loud noises and moving objects in a safe environment. Horses naturally want to be in a herd because it provides a lot of things for the animal including safety, security, and social stimulation. Providing an environment that can closely mimic this, even if a horse can’t actually be out in a herd is a good place to start when thinking about their housing and enrichment needs.

Interactive

On the Ground: Enrichment that is interactive can be as limitless as your imagination. Remember, every interaction you have with your horse is teaching them something, so make sure you are aware of this and act accordingly. This goes for anything from grooming sessions to leading them around. Even if the point is to have fun with your horse, you will still want to be safe and make sure that the horse is respecting you as the leader. Teaching your horse commands, working on ‘tricks’ you have always wanted to try, or asking your horse to stretch out with simple techniques are activities that don’t take a lot of room to accomplish. If you have limited space to work with your horse this can be an ideal way to work together. Groundwork activities can improve your relationship with your horse and increase trust in your partnership. In the Saddle: If you do have access to an indoor arena, there are still opportunities to promote more engagement. It can get boring for both you and your horse to just go around and around in circles. Especially when you are in a smaller space, it can be a great time to

work on ‘foot work’ exercises. This can be going over poles, backing through obstacles, and working on side pass maneuvers. Adding a raised pole with a jump block or rail razer can help teach your horse to pick up his feet. Just remember, when introducing your horse to anything new, take it slow and exercise patience as they learn what you are asking them to do.

Items that Encourage Play

Typically, enrichment toys for horses can be divided into two categories: Toys that provide treats: We aren’t the only creatures that are motivated by food, walk into a barn in the morning and you will be greeted by excited nickers and whinnies waiting for breakfast. If you are looking to help curb boredom between meals, a food-oriented object may be a motivation for horses to engage with toys even if they aren’t the most playful type. For horses that don’t enjoy playing with other items, even just introducing something that holds hay or treats where they have to work a bit harder to get to the food can help keep boredom at bay. Toys for physical play: For really playful horses, sometimes all they need is an object that they can pick up and grab and shake around or chase. Sometimes the drive to play increases when they are out with a buddy or several pasture mates. When horses are out in a paddock or arena, mega balls can provide great interaction for them to chase and play with. Engaging with a toy like this can also help a timid horse become more confident. Just make sure that whatever objects provided for your horse to play with are durable and safe. Horses can become habituated to toys quite readily. Think of a toddler that gets bored with something because it is not new anymore. For this reason, it may be a good idea to rotate enrichment items every so often, this will help keep your horse’s attention. You will gain a better understanding of what items your horses are interested in, helping to gain insight on their personality. Enrichment activities and items can help provide physical and behavioral wellbeing for your horse. Cashmans Horse Equipment offers a wide array of enrichment options and we would be happy to help you decide what products would work best for you and your horse.

Lisa Kiley is a lifelong horse enthusiast who has worked in the equine industry and shown horses for many years. She is a proud member of the Cashmans Horse Equipment Team. Cashmans Horse Equipment, located in Delaware, Ohio, has been providing top quality products to the equine and agricultural community for 40 years. They have a commitment to sourcing environmentally conscious merchandise and items made in the U.S.A. Cashmans strives to educate customers and provide products that put safety first so you can enjoy more time with the horses you love. www.cashmans.com 20

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Western Reserve Carriage Association

WRCA 2022 Event Planning PRESIDENT, Jo Ann Murr VICE PRESIDENT, Ann Petersen TREASURER, Ann Petersen SECRETARY, Cathy Rhoades MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY, Henry Rish. WEBSITE, www.wrcarriage.com

by Cathy Rhoades The WRCA 2021 board met in November to start a plan for 2022. We would normally schedule a meeting with an auction for 2022. With feedback from members we are delaying that until spring. This is our biennial fundraiser that helps pay for the educational offerings, recreational picnic drives and other gatherings. We need your help! We will be looking for donations to auction off. In the past we have had sporting event tickets, driving lessons, and lovely handmade quilts. It doesn’t have to be driving or horse related. We usually open this meeting to friends and family. The 2022 Board of Directors will be Jo Ann Murr, Ann

Petersen, Barbara King, Cathy Rhoades, and Jon Roemer. At this writing, the board has not met to elect officers. Jo Ann was running unopposed. Keep in mind that 2022 will have two board spots open. We will looking for interested people that would like to be nominated. Our first event was a tack swap at Golden Horse Farm on Jan. 2. We will be having a Zoom meeting later in January or early February about safety and harnessing. A link will be sent out via email to members. Speaking of membership, feel free to send in your membership renewal to Henry Rish, 76 Sholle Drive, Hudson, Ohio 44236. Members that get it in by March 1 will receive the Corral subscription. Other planned events are a Sporting Day of Traditional Driving. This encompasses horsemanship, driving skills and usually care and preservation of carriages. Since so many of our members are recreational drivers, the focus will not be on antique

WRCA members enjoying Lake Farm Park this fall. and turnouts. It is planned for mid June at Zoar with a drive through the village. During the drive there may be certain stops such as picking up mail at a mailbox, signalling a turn, getting a drink. It will be fun and not too daunting. More information to come in the future. We will also be offering the CAA Level 1 certification at Golden Horse Farm on the same weekend. This gives you the opportunity to get a certificate for all the knowledge

you have on care of the horse and driving safely. I got mine several years ago! We will have several picnic drives in the summer. We welcome new venues! Parking and a good area for driving is all that is needed. The event committee can help you with the rest. Contact Jo Ann Murr (josiemurr@gmail.com) or Cathy Rhoades (cathyjo76@ yahoo.com). Looking forward to a year of fun, friends and driving!

Black Swamp Driving Club

Black Swamp Driving Club Enjoys Trip Down Memory Lane PRESIDENT, Roger Higgins, Jr. VICE PRESIDENT, Julie Emmons SECRETARY & TREASURER, Susan Murray. WEBSITE, www.blackswampdrivingclub.com

by Mary Thomas Down Memory Lane was the well-chosen theme for the 2021 Black Swamp Driving Club annual banquet held Nov. 13 at the Good Hope Lutheran Church, Arlington, Ohio. After a welcoming social hour, a delicious

potluck dinner was served. Following dessert President Roger Higgins, Jr. called a meeting to order. He thanked everyone for bringing tasty dishes to make a great meal, and Julie Emmons for decorating the hall. Adding to the décor were the beautiful sleigh and an antique buggy brought in by Mark Newman. Members who had passed away during the year were remembered: Bernard Baker, John Heffernan, Darlene Higgins, and Al Hohenbrink will be missed. The board was thanked for service done during a difficult year. Treasurer Sue Murray reported

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all bills paid and money available for drives and events. Election of board members will be held in January and members willing to serve are asked to contact an officer. After a review of the year’s events and thank you’s to event hosts, Julie Emmons took the floor announcing gifts for all members and families. Over the years Emmons has been busy snapping photos at BSDC gatherings. She put nearly 100 pictures of members enjoying past events into the perfect ‘Memory Lane’ 2022 calendar. Additional calendars are available for $10. Julie Emmons also makes sure no BSDC dinner goes without door prizes. Among the winners were Larry and Sandy Young, Becky Steingass, Ann Leightey, Molly Owen, Mark Newman, Connie and Gary Gillfillan, with Mary Elliott taking home the grand prize, a large lighted winter sleighing picture. Roger Murray was congratulated for being named a Carriage Association of America Lifetime Director. He also was chosen to judge the CAA’s

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Carriage Showcase competition held at the Villa Louis Pleasure Driving Show in Prairie du Chien, Wisc. Mary Elliott was recognized for her success showing her Percherons during fair season. Roger Higgins, Sr. was honored with a Lifetime BSDC membership for his long service to the club. To close the meeting President Higgins asked members for ideas for 2022 drives, events, and trips. He asked everyone to keep the club improving and moving forward. He announced winter meetings for Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 13, and April 10. All meetings will be held at the Good Hope Lutheran Church, Arlington, Ohio. Angie Hohenbrink has been working on the BSDC website. It will be easier to use and have a whole new look. Continue to follow BSDC news on their Facebook page. Those interested in driving equines, carriage restoration and history, or carriage collecting are invited to join BSDC. Membership information is available on the website. January 2022


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TrailMeister Trail Meister Working through the Process by Robert Eversole

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021 was quite a year! We had a few excellent rides with the mules, attended a very worthwhile clinic, and started on an epic pack trip, which ended with me heading to the ER in a helicopter. I spent July through November writing a book because I couldn’t walk, ride, or otherwise engage with our equine bubbas. It was a blessing. Enforced inactivity is jarring for someone who is typically out and about. Finding the best in a bad situation was vital. Mobility wasn’t my strong suit, but by golly, I could type, and I had a lot to share. I had scores of anecdotes and lessons learned over 20 years in the saddle. I’d been writing for equine publications for nearly 15 years. With hundreds of magazine columns under my belt, I thought I knew the process. I would use the time to put together the information that I wished for when I started this equine phase of my life. While I vastly underestimated what writing a book entails (the words are easy, editing is the monster.) I learned that writing my book, The ABCs of Trail Riding and Horse Camping, was similar to working with the critters. When working with the mules or writing, I focus on where to begin, stay motivated through the hiccups, and keep working until we’ve accomplished the objective. The steps are the same, whether getting Cocoa to cross a puddle or completing a book section on flank cinches. The beginning is usually the most challenging step. While starting may seem obvious, it’s often overlooked. When Cocoa decides not to cross a muddy puddle, my initial thoughts are “just to get across that d@mn puddle.” In this and most other situations, the cloudy pool is

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the smallest of the issues. Mules are accomplished manipulators who can coerce you into just about anything without saying a word. They can make you drop whatever you’re doing and feed them. They can get you to ‘right this instant’ provide an ear scratch. On the other hand, getting a mule to do what you want can be ... When working through the puddle situation, I first had to determine the root cause of her reluctance and how to remedy it. With the book, I had to decide what to write and how I would address the topics. I did the same thing with puddles. Even though she’s a small mule, I’m not going to try to force Cocoa to do anything. Cocoa has no problem with puddles in the pasture. I needed to convince her that whatever I asked was in her best interest. To get past her “no,” I had to go back to her “yes.” Once a course of action is decided on, it’s OK to accept any initial failures. Embrace them. Growth is hard, and we will most certainly mess something up. Be kind to yourself and try again. The determination to continue is what will sustain you, not some vague standard of perfection. Adverbs are my kryptonite. In my book, removing the many hundreds if not untold thousands of unneeded adverbs was extremely hard. Cleaning the text was difficult but worth it in the end. With Cocoa and the puddles, we practiced groundwork around and in puddles in the pasture until she was comfortable and back in her happy place. Whenever either of us got frustrated, we went back to an exercise that we could accomplish easily. Once we returned to yes, we moved forward to the next step. Better isn’t enough. No one cares about the book that you almost wrote. What matters is that we complete the process. Stopping when Cocoa was marginally better about crossing a puddle would do her a disservice. The objective was to write the book that I wish I had when I started trail riding and camping with horses. With Cocoa, the goal is to have her trust me enough to confidently cross any puddle at any time I ask. Both targets required more effort than initially anticipated. Reaching those goals was more satisfying than I can describe. I have this to say to anyone patching holes in their animal’s training. Find the root issue, embrace the disappointments, stay motivated and work through until the end. You, and your horse or mule, are worth the effort. Nothing happens in a bubble, and writing a book is no exception. As proud as I am of getting The ABCs of Trail Riding and Horse Camping published, I have a lot of people to thank. Without them, there would be no book. As I’m working with the critters, I’m constantly wondering what my mentors would do in each situation. I think it’s fair to say that a lot of people have spent just as much time in the paddock with my mules as I have, and most of them have never stepped foot on the ranch. No matter how it feels at the time, you’re not alone. For more musings on trail riding and camping with horses, as well as the world’s largest guide to horse trails and camps, visit me at www.TrailMeister.com. Get your copy of The ABCs of Trail Riding and Horse Camping, containing 178 sections of essential knowledge to help guide your equine journey onto the trails and into the horse camp of your dreams by visiting my page on Amazon—https://amzn. to/3CuErid Robert ‘The TrailMeister’ Eversole owns and operates the largest horse trail and horse camp guide in the world, www.TrailMeister.com. When he’s not speaking with horse and mule riders at events across the US, writing regular feature columns in leading equine publications including the Horsemen’s Corral, Robert can be found riding and packing trail maintenance crews into wilderness areas throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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Michigan Trail Riders Association, Inc.

A Lady for Every Girl PRESIDENT, Chuck Fanslow 1st VICE PRESIDENT, Al Davis SECRETARY, Kathleen Moss TREASURER, Mindy Ellis WEBSITE, www.mtra.org EMAIL, mtra.office@gmail.com PHONE, 989/723-1425

by Kristen Humble As the snow flies and January temperatures push most of us back into the comfort of our warm houses, leaving only the die hard trail riders to suit up with their borium shoes and snowsuits, I want to take a minute to reflect on how I got interested in horses. Just recently, I began giving a local girl some horse lessons and she reminded me of when I was a little girl wanting my first horse. I lived in a subdivision and my parents hated horses, but I had been in love since I got my first My Little Pony for Christmas in 1984. I remember I begged for riding lessons and eventually got them for my tenth birthday, but I still wanted a horse of my own.

My city parents prayed this would be a phase and they secretly hoped I would just have a normal hobby like soccer or boys, but I was not to be deterred. They finally agreed that I could buy a horse if I saved up enough money for the horse, the board and the vet bills on my own. As a 10 year old, there are not a lot of job opportunities, but I started babysitting, mowing lawns, shoveling snow, and picking up pop bottles. By the time I was 15 I had saved $3000, but my mom still didn’t think that was enough. So, I waited for her to go visit my grandparents for a weekend, and I looked in the newspaper for horses for sale. There were three horses for sale that day: a draft horse, a miniature horse and Lady. The ad said, “Morgan mare. Rides and Drives” and I knew that was my only chance to get a horse, so I told my dad I wanted to go and look at her. It was Feb. 15, 1995 and it was the coldest day of the year when I rode this horse bareback with a lead line on her halter down the driveway once and decided, “Yes, this was the perfect horse

Kristen Humble in 1997 (barrel racing) and 1999 (showing at 4-H fair) with her first horse, Lady. for me!” After 30 years of owning, showing, breeding and riding, I can’t believe how lucky I was on that day to end up buying the best horse in the world. I showed Lady in 4-H, and the equestrian team and we put in countless hours trail riding and driving in her cart. She was a high stepping, fancy Morgan with lots of speed and bravery and I had her until the day she died shortly after her 30th birthday. I truly believe that every girl needs a ‘Lady’ in their life, not just to have a horse to ride, but to learn the value of

hard work and chasing a goal and to learn compassion and how to love. I am the person I am today because I had the experience of owning Lady. I see myself in the enthusiasm and excitement of the young lesson girl that I’m working with right now and I hope that she will get her ‘Lady’ one day too. Once the weather warms up, we hope that you will join us on our rides starting back up in May. Check out our website at www. mtra.org and our Facebook pages to keep up to date with all the happenings. Ride on!

Massillon Saddle Club

2022 Show Dates Announced PRESIDENT, Leanne; VICE PRESIDENT (CONTEST), Shae. VICE PRESIDENT (PLEASURE), Jeff; SECRETARY, Francine; TREASURER, Kathy EMAIL, massillonsaddleclub@gmail.com WEBSITE, massillonsaddleclub.org

Hello, everyone. Happy New Year! MSC hopes that all is well for you, your family and your friends, and that everyone had a joyful holiday season. 2021 passed so quickly. It was a good to spend time with family, friends, and new friends who share a common passion: the amazing being known as “the horse”. Thank you to all of you who chose to share those times with Massillon Saddle Club. Many thanks to the countless

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volunteers who made the show days, and the banquet, possible. As a 100 percent volunteer organization, your willingness to share your time, talents, and your days is humbling. Thank you for all that you do. Thank you, also, to the MSC officers, and their families, for helping whenever, and however, needed. Your hours spent mowing, painting, running the shows, attending meetings to plan budgets, showbills, and the day-to-day running of MSC made yet another show year possible. And, you did all of this without any ‘perks’: no monetary compensation; no free memberships; no free classes or class fees; no free banquet. Your passion for creating a safe environment to share ‘horse days’ seems limitless. Welcome back, 2022 MSC officers and

trustees. Thank you, thank you, thank you to the two retiring officers for all that you have done this past year: the dynamic mother-daughter duo of Jeff and Shae Marshall. Thank you also to the third generation of their family who willingly helped at the shows, Jill Craig, the amazing person known as ‘grandma’. Thank you, also, to Loretta Gauder and her pastry chef apprentice, Robert Gauder, for creating the amazing desserts for the banquet. Here are some MSC dates for your new 2022 calendar: Showgrounds clean up is scheduled for May 1, and, Saturday, May 14. Both days start as 10 a.m. Fun Shows will be April 24, May 15, Oct. 2, and the Halloween show, Oct. 30; Contest Shows are May 29, June 26, July 10, July 31, Aug. 14, Aug. 28, Sept. 25 (no rain dates will be scheduled). Pleasure Shows will be May 22, June 5, June 12, July 17, Aug. 7, Aug. 21 with a rain date

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of Sept. 18. All dates are dependent on showgrounds conditions, and, any new Covid19 guidelines. Please watch the Massillon Saddle Club Facebook page, and the website for updates on possible future events that are in the planning stages. MSC is currently asking your opinions and ideas for the 2022 show season. How can the show be improved? Do you have any suggestions for updates/changes to showbills, websites or the Facebook page? We look forward to hearing your suggestions, thoughts, and ideas. And, if you have any recognitions or news that you would like added to the next newsletter, whether it is horse-related or not, please feel free to email massilonsaddleclub@ gmail.com. We are very much looking forward to celebrating the accomplishments of the MSC family. MSC thanks you, and, hopes for health, happiness, and good horses now, and in the future. January 2022



Pinto Horse Association of Ohio

Year End Award Banquet Scheduled for February PRESIDENT, Kaylee Clagett VICE PRESIDENT, Angie Wolfe SECRETARY, Leslie Watson TREASURER, Amy Leibold EMAIL, diamondkfarm20@gmail.com WEBSITE, www.ohiopinto.net

by Leslie Watson As the weather gets colder and our pinto friends get fuzzier, Ohio Pinto is getting ready

for the coming year. Elections were held in the fall President Kaylee Clagett, Vice President Angie Wolfe, Secretary Leslie Watson, Treasurer Amy Leibold, Directors: Edie Kuns, Emily Wolery, Kristine Roath, and Megan Schott were elected. Our shows for 2022 (pending PtHA approval) will be as follows: APRIL 30-MAY 2: Rockin T, Sullivan, Ohio. MAY 20-22: Fulton County Fairgrounds, Wauseon, Ohio. JULY 22-24: University of

Findlay, Findlay, Ohio. AUG. 26-28: Champion Center, Springfield, Ohio. SEPT, 23-25: Garwood Arena, Columbiana, Ohio. The whowbill will be available once it is PtHA approved. The 2021 Year End Award Banquet will be held on Saturday, Feb. 5 at Cedar Corners in Sandusky, Ohio; $30 for adults, $15 for children under 10. See the Pinto Horse Association of Ohio Facebook for more information and the form to make reservations Remember to renew your Ohio

and National memberships, it is not too early to nominate your horses for 2022 Ohio year-end awards. Ohio Pinto would like to thank Big D’s for their continued support of our organization through its Big D’s Bonus Bucks program. The bonus bucks earned are put towards year-end awards. If you are interested in being an Ohio Pintosponsor in 2022 please see the updated information on the Pinto Horse Association of Ohio website and Facebook page.

Ohio Western Horse Association

Congratulations to High Point and Reserve Winners PRESIDENT, Marc Beck VICE PRESIDENTS, Loretta Rudasill, Ranee Liedel SECRETARY, Jonda Cole TREASURER, Eric Haudenschield WEBSITE, www.owha.org

Happy New Year to all our fellow horse family and friends! OWHA recently held their Annual Awards Banquet at the Moose Lodge in Kenton, Ohio. It was a great time for food, fun and fellowship. A big congratulations to all members who worked hard, won awards and supported OWHA shows for the 2021 show season. Our third annual Hall of Fame will be presented to the family at the Officer and Trustee Show in August at the Auglaize County fair in memory of our winner Tom Knoch.

Our High Point and reserve winners received jackets and hoodies. Our High Point winners and reserve are as follows:

OPEN CONTESTOR: Maddie Gossard and Scooter, reserve Maddie Duvall. HIGH POINT ADULT CONTESTOR: Loretta Rudasill and Ace, reserve Ashley Haudenschield and Fergie. 14-18 HIGH POINT: Tae Arthur and Cruiser, reserve Kinze Sprang and Dimples. 9-13 HIGH POINT: Maddie Gossard and Scooter, reserve Weston Haudenschield and Patty. 8 AND UNDER HIGH POINT: Tied Michaela Haudenschield and Jazzy, Riley Rudasill and Thunder. LEAD-IN HIGH POINT: Bella Hooker with Baby Sky, reserve Bella Big Sky. PLEASURE WINNERS HIGH POINT PLEASURE HORSE: Andrea

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Kingsbury and Invest in Style, reserve Laney Ledley and Zippie Blue Chip. ADULT: Angela Foust and Tru Blue Dynamic, reserve Andrea Kingsbury and Invest in Style. 14-18: Taylor Shoen and Dutchess, reserve Ranee Sweigart and KC Chips Sheik. 14-18 PONY HIGH POINT: Tae Arthur and Cruiser. 9-13 HORSE HIGH POINT: Laney Ledley and Zippie Blue Chip. HIGH POINT 9-13: Pony Laney Ledley and Bugsy, reserve Weston and Patty. 8 AND UNDER HIGH POINT: Michaela Haudenschield PF No Problem, reserve Michaela and Jazzy.

The other award winners received buckets of goodies. Wendy Hooker gave out high point contest award halters in memory of her daughter Karlee Hooker. She gave one out in each age group and winners are as follows: 14-18 Tae Arthur, 9-13 Maddie Gossard, 8 and under unassisted Michaela Haudenschield and Riley Rudisall, and Lead-in Bella Hooker. The annual meeting for election of officers and trustees was held prior to the dinner being served and the 2021 award ceremony. Please welcome our 2022 officers: President Marc Beck, First Vice President Loretta Rudasill, Second Vice President Megan Gossard, Secretary Jonda Cole, Treasurer Eric Haundenschield, Membership and Points Laura

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Gossard, Youth Club Advisor Ashley Haundenschield and Newsletter Editor Jenna Duvall. New Trustees include Kyle and Victoria Lauck, Tanner Cole, Jason Duvall and Cinda Bame. Trustees at large include Kaylee Hooker, Edd Cole, Bev McDaniel, Beth Dibble and Chelsie Fout. Thank you to all the 2021 officers and trustees for your hard work and dedication over the past season. The OWHA Youth club also held their election of officers. Please welcome back Madisynn Gossard as president, Maddie Duvall as first vice president, Michaela Haundenschield as second vice president and Lexi McGue as our secretary. The Youth Club would like to say a special thank you to our youth club advisor, Ashley, and her helpers for putting on such an awesome youth auction full of great items. The OWHA Youth Club is always looking for more youth to come and show with us! Please be watching our Facebook page and website, owha.org, for details on youth club fundraisers and activities. Remember to take time to enjoy the presence of family and friends whether they are two legged or four. January 2022


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View From the Cheap Seats

Survival of the Inventive and Efficiently Lazy by Sarah Vas

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sst…… hey….. over here……. Shhhhhhhhhh! Just be cool! Yeah, I know. It’s 2022. But everyone was so bent on leaving 2020 behind and look how that turned out. I don’t know about the rest of you but I’m just trying not to make the new year angry. No direct eye contact. No sudden moves. No goal-crushing resolutions. No predictions of a stellar year spent chasing dreams. Just take what comes and endure it with a well-mannered, ‘I’m not here to make trouble, sir’ attitude. That includes quietly surviving the second half of another Midwest winter. Slogging through decades of seasonal misery has allowed me to perfect some pretty ingenious labor savers and unique short cuts of barn chore drudgery. Many ideas arise when obsessive organizing and abject disdain for inefficiency plow into my mile wide lazy streak. Let’s at

least head off hard labor with preventative measures, shall we? Either eliminate work completely or tinker with better mouse traps until it’s faster, cleaner, smarter, and easier. Nobody knows how the next year will play out. Let me at least help crush some of the everyday monotony with my best barn hacks. (insert legal disclaimer here: These methods may not suit your situation or barn environment but hopefully, you’ll get your own juices flowing and cobble up some nifty, cheap job saver idea from repurposed or upcycled stuff. If your inventions flop, please don’t come after me. Slap some duct tape on it and move along...remember, don’t make a scene.) Who hasn’t struggled with ice? In the water buckets. In the troughs. Piling up around the paddocks after weeks of ice clearing. Who hasn’t busted a bucket clean through trying to

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crack chunks with a hammer or a good drop on the driveway? Enter the trusty ol’ bowling pin. Bang that sucker on the outside of any water bucket or trough and watch ice magically repel itself from container walls. The pin’s core absorbs the concussion so the container doesn’t, preventing any breakage while making short work out of stone cold buckets and troughs. Tap lightly for thin ice and harder for thicker layers. Regarding this hack’s usability, the more flexible the receptacle, the more likely it will work. Hard plastics and galvanized metal will eventually come clean if you go slow and easy. If your trough or bucket is frozen solid, proceed with caution but still, a bowling pin will be your new best friend. Swear on my saddle soap. Now, the ice is busted down into manageable shards afloat in the watering hole. What’s next? Dump the whole thing over? Let chunks of ice pile up around the trough? Waste what water wasn’t frozen? Fish it all out with your hands? I found a solution for that, too. You only need a bucket, a power drill, and about a foot of nylon strap. The 5-gallon straight sided buckets work best and it has to have a functioning handle. I drilled holes in half of the bucket bottom and up one side wall, threaded a nylon strap at the base for a second handle and I’m two-handing the bucket like I’m bailing out a boat. My hands stay totally dry while I skim ice from the water’s surface into the bucket. Ice shards get pitched well away from my water trough area and the horses totally avoid navigating a dangerous pile of glacial chunks for a swig. Skim, Lift, Drain, Toss, Repeat. And the bucket holds the bowling pin so they’re always together! When the ice forms faster than I care to effectively skim, we go the heated route. I discovered the company that makes those blue heated water buckets also produces a heated muck tub size. Self contained thermostat enclosed underneath the bucket, hard wired for electricity, and easily secured to a fence line. Holes drilled into the handle plastic provide a safe, easily accessible spot for bungee strap hooks. I set ours against the fence posts and the bungee

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keeps it secure but temporary. Dumping them for cleaning is as easy as unhooking one end of the bungee. I wipe the schmootz out with a basic bath towel. No ice, no wet hands, no horses pulling tank heaters out of the water. Let’s say you want to use heated buckets in the stalls but that dang cord is an issue. Scrounge up some PVC pipe. Mount it in the stall right next to the bucket and the cord can be threaded inside the pipe. With some planning, you can have a horse-proof PVC tunnel for the bucket cord to safely snake to an outlet outside your stall. If you need to empty the bucket, just unhook it and pour the dirty water into another empty bucket, a wheel barrow, whatever you have on hand. No need to unplug the cord or wrestle with the electrical set up. My horses come in to stalls every night. I keep a designated hoof pick hanging at the barn door for picking snow and ice from the hooves. No big epiphany there but a sweat scraper lives there, too. Nothing better for cleaning snow fall off turnout blankets and fluffy top lines. As necessary, every horse stops just inside the barn door for snow scraping and ice ball ejecting. Once the last horse is in, I simply sweep the debris right back outside. A leaf blower moves a lot of snow and clears door tracks faster and easier than a shovel. A push broom flattens fresh powder into frozen ruts along heavily trafficked areas. A crib sheet fits perfectly over a sawdust wheel barrow for that blustery trek from bin to barn. A plastic toboggan moves S January 2022


Ohio Paint Horse Club

New Officers for 2022 PRESIDENT, Tim Snapp VICE PRESIDENT, Luke Wadsworth TREASURER, Jill Krofft Davis SECRETARY, Heather Collins WEBSITE, www.ophc.org

by Hannah Dunn Hello Corral readers! This is my first article here, so I would like to introduce myself. My name is Hannah Dunn. I have been active in the Ohio Paint Horse Club (OPHC) for a few years showing my Solid PaintBred mare Shez Sucha Sensation,

or Maggie. Maggie and I are multiple American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World and Reserve World Champions. When not showing my Paint, I study English and Creative Writing at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. The OPHC held their general meeting at the Champions Center (Springfield, Ohio) on Nov. 20, 2021. The club had a great turnout for the meeting and Lee’s Chicken catered the lunch. Members elected new officers, and the new officers are as follows: President: Tim Snapp Vice President: Luke Wadsworth Secretary: Heather Collins Nugent Treasurer: Jill Krofft Davis

Director: Roxann Rohrl Director: Cindy Snapp Director: Deb Schroeder Director: Justin Russell Director: Roger Taylor Director: Sue Johnson Past President: Mike Schwendeman We would like to extend our gratitude and say thanks to all the officers that served this year. 2021 was a great year for showing our Paints, thanks to all your hard work. Looking forward to next year, here is our tentative 2022 show schedule: *MARCH 5-6: Garwood Arena, Columbiana, OH MAY 6-8: Zone 8 show, Cloverdale, IN MAY 14-15: Buckeye

Extravaganza, Wauseon, OH JULY 30-31: Ohio and Michigan Border Bash, Wauseon, OH SEPT. 10-11: Amateur Show, London, OH *SEPT. 24-25: Indiana and Ohio Palooza, Wauseon, OH

educational endeavors both as student and teacher. Sarah owns and operates a continuation of her parents’ original business, Winfield Farm & Forge, Ltd., that which couldn’t currently exist without constant gratitude for Kevin, her very forgiving, ridiculously supportive husband. Together, they are quietly

beginning to explore the Farm’s newest chapters, both in and out of the horse world. They are returning to Sarah’s family roots, this time as breeders of Arabian/ Welsh Sport Ponies for dressage and carriage while husband and wife indulge their pent up creativity producing a variety of rustic décor and iron work.

*Denotes pending shows.

To stay up to date on shows and announcements, please follow our Facebook pages: Zone 8 APHA, Ohio Paint Horse Club, and Zone 8 Solid PaintBred Exhibitors. These groups will post judges, patterns, and showbills as we get closer to the shows. The OPHC hopes to see you and your Paints at our shows next year!

View From Cheap Seats (continued) hay and muck buckets over ice and snow. And hand and feet warmers stuffed into your boots and gloves may seem obvious but so does a spare set of bibs and balaclava always hanging in the barn for those extra crispy tractor rides out into the frozen tundra. 2020 stunk. 2021 did, too. And Midwest winter stinks

every year. I say, “Don’t go to war without your weapons, comrades, but let’s fly under the radar this year, mkay?” Sarah Vas, a second-generation horsewoman, writes about her decades of adventure and mayhem among several breeds and disciplines, and countless equine

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Corral Calendar The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all of us, creating a great deal of uncertainty within the horse show industry. It is simply impossible for the Horsemen’s Corral to keep up with event cancellations prior to going to print. Please take care of yourself, your family and your horses. Now more than ever...CALL BEFORE YOU HAUL! DISCLAIMER: The Horsemen’s Corral has made every effort to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information provided on this calendar of events. However, the information is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. The Corral does not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained herein. Where possible, event contact information is provided. Please “Call before you haul”. JANUARY 2022 JAN. 1 — Treharne’s Training Center Rodeo, 49053 Fredericktown Clarkson Rd., Negley, OH. FMI: 330-692-1271, dttrainingcenter@ gmail.com, www.facebook.com/ davetreharnetrainingcenter JAN. 8 — Blue Lakes Farm Winter Series Contest Show, 14037 Auburn Rd., Newbury, OH. FMI: 440-564-7303, https:// bluelakesfarm.wixsite.com/website JAN. 8 — Holidaze Buckle Series, Riverland Arena, 9675 Riverland Ave. SW, Navarre, OH. FMI: Jeanette, 904-477-6019 JAN. 8 — Rodeo, 5:30 p.m., Garwood Arena, 2538 Middleton Rd., Columbiana, OH. FMI: 330-717-4329, garwoodarena@ gmail.com, www.garwoodarena.com

JAN. 8 — Waynesburg Barrel Show Series, 107 Fairgrounds Rd., Waynesburg, PA. FMI: waynesburgbarrelshows@yahoo.com, www. facebook.com/waynesburgbarrelshows/ JAN. 8 — Michigan Quarter Horse Association 2022 Stallion Service Sale, Mt. Pleasant Comfort Inn & Suite, Mt. Pleasant, MI or Live on MQHA Facebook page. FMI: 616-225-8211, mqha@hotmail.com JAN. 8-9 — YEDA Show, Champions Center, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. FMI: www.showyeda.com JAN. 8-9 — Winter Indoor Mountain Trail Show Series, Shenanigans Stables, 7310 Abbey Rd. NE, Carrollton, OH. FMI: Laura, 814-434-0914 (text only) JAN. 9 — Rodeo, Garwood Arena, 2538 Middleton Rd., Columbiana, OH. FMI: 330717-4329, www.garwoodarena.com JAN. 15 — Winter Schooling Show, 10 a.m., Hartmeyer Stables, 7111 W. Bethel Ave., Muncie, IN. FMI: Victoria, 812-878-0216 JAN. 15-16 — Youth Rodeo, Garwood Arena, 2538 Middleton Rd., Columbiana, OH. FMI: 330-717-4329, garwoodarena@ gmail.com, www.garwoodarena.com JAN. 15-16 — YEDA Show, Lake Erie College, Painesville, OH. FMI: www.showyeda.com JAN. 16 — Blue Lakes Farm Winter Series Pleasure Show, 14037 Auburn Rd., Newbury, OH. FMI: 440-564-7303, https:// bluelakesfarm.wixsite.com/website

JAN. 22 — Gymkhana Series, Kowboy Corral, 7363 New Madison Coletown Rd., Greenville, OH. FMI: 765-524-1880 (Call/ Text) JAN. 22 — Waynesburg Barrel Show Series, 107 Fairgrounds Road, Waynesburg, PA. FMI: waynesburgbarrelshows@yahoo.com, www. facebook.com/waynesburgbarrelshows/ JAN. 22 — Winter Series (NBHA, IBRA, NPBA), 5S Arena, 570 Mount Jackson Heights Rd., Athens, WV. FMI: Sarah Stafford, 304-952-3254 JAN. 22 — Jumping into January, Kentucky Cowtown Arena, 210 Wainscott Road, Williamstown, KY. FMI: 859-801-6606, www.facebook.com/Kentucky-CowtownArena-100638532177540 JAN. 22-23 — Champions Center 2021/2022 Winter Show Circuit, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. FMI: Text 614-402-1260, www. championscenterarena.com JAN. 22-23 — YEDA Show, Garwood Arena, 2538 Middleton Rd., Columbiana, OH. FMI: www.showyeda.com JAN. 22-23 — Chasin’ Cold Cans Winter Series Part 1, WB Ranch, 1640 County Road B, Swanton, OH. FMI: Baily, 567-644-5761. JAN. 23 — Ohio Academy Riders Winter Tournament, Blue Lakes Farm, Newbury, OH. FMI: Alyssa Rogers, 216-538-6753, www.ohiomorganhorse.com

JAN. 26 — Wednesday Night Jackpot Barrel Race Series, Kentucky Cowtown Arena, 210 Wainscott Road, Williamstown, KY. FMI: 859-801-6606, www.facebook.com/Kentucky-CowtownArena-100638532177540 JAN. 26-30 — “Winner Circuit” Show, C Bar C Arena, 253 W. Stardust Rd., Cloverdale, IN. FMI: Kathy Avolt, 765-714-4324, www. anequineproduction.com JAN. 29 — 11th Annual Ashland Paint & Plain Saddle Club Swap Meet, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ashland County Fairgrounds, Mozelle Hall & Green Building, Ashland, OH. FMI: Taylor Rebman, 419-606-5164 (call/text), taylor9377@gmail.com, www. ashlandpaintandplain.com JAN. 29 — Ohio 4-H Horse Program Virtual Advisor & Volunteer Training, Year End Awards Presentation and Clothing Consignment Closet. FMI: Dr. Kimberly Cole, 614-292-2625, cole.436@osu.edu, www.horse.osu.edu JAN. 29 — Chilled Classic Winter Series 2022, Sundance Arena, 310 Fredonia Rd., Fredonia, PA. FMI: Alicia SurrenaZygarowski, 724-679-0186 JAN. 29 — Indiana High School Rodeo Mid-Winter Meeting & Prom, MariottLafayette, 150 Fairington Ave., Lafayette, IN. FMI: www.inhsrodeo.com

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11TH ANNUAL SWAP MEET JANUARY 29, 2022 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

ASHLAND COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

Mozelle Hall and Green Building, Ashland, Ohio ADMISSION FEE: Canned Goods or $2.00 suggested donation

• OVER 100 booths to shop from! • New and Used Tack will be available • Food Booth on grounds

Booth Spots: $25

For more information or to reserve a booth contact: Taylor Rebman (419) 606-5164 call/text or email: taylor9377@gmail.com

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CHAMPIONS CENTER

2021/2022 WINTER SHOW CIRCUIT DECEMBER 11 & 12 Judge: Bruce Army

JANUARY 22 & 23 Judge: TBA

FEBRUARY 12 & 13 Judge: TBA

4122 Laybourne Road • Springfield, OH 45505 • www.championscenterarena.com • Offering High Point Champions and Reserve Champions in the following divisions: Small Fry, Youth 10-13, 14-18, Adult 19-39 and 40 & Over, Ranch Adult, Ranch Youth, Non Stock Horse, Feathered Horses. • Must show in 2 of the 3 shows to be included for High Point. No need to nominate. • Must use the same back number for the same horse/rider combination.

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SATURDAY Class & Description $100 Showmanship English/Western Small Fry English Showmanship, 9 & Under Youth English Showmanship, 13 & Under Youth English Showmanship, 14-18 Adult English Showmanship, 19-39 Adult English Showmanship, 40 & Over Non-Stockhorse Showmanship All Ages Feathered Horse Halter Non Stock Horse Halter E/W (Arab ½ Arab, Saddle, TWH) Leadline, 6 & Under English ****FREE**** Handlers Must Be at least 16 years of age Break 30 minutes English Pleasure Non Stock Horse Hunt/Saddleseat WT $100 Open W/T English Pleasure Small Fry W/T English Pleasure 9 & Under Small Fry English Eq Hunt/Saddleseat W/T Youth Hunter Under Saddle W/T, 13 & Under Youth Hunter Under Saddle W/T, 14-18 Yrs. Adult Hunter Under Saddle W/T, 19-39 Adult Hunter Under Saddle W/T, 40 & Over Feathered Horse English Pleasure Hunt/Saddleseat Youth Hunt Seat Equitation W/T, 13 & Under Non Stock English Eq All Ages W/T No Pattern Division A Youth Hunt Seat Eq W/T, 14-18 Years Non Stock English Eq All Ages W/T No Pattern Division B Adult Hunt Seat Equitation, 19-39 Adult Hunt Seat Equitation, 40 & Over Non Stock Horse English Eq All Ages W/T/C No Pattern $50 Open Hunt Seat Equitation Youth Hunt Seat Equitation, 13 & Under Youth Hunt Seat Equitation, 14-18 Yrs Adult Hunt Seat Equitation, 19-39 Adult Hunt Seat Equitation, 40 & Over $50 English Pleasure Non Stock Horse Saddle/Hunt Seat WTC

• Youth/Small Fry may not show stallions. Leadline may not show in small fry classes. • Small Fry may not show in any 3-gaited classes under saddle, they may show in Open Showmanship. • Shows are split combined, double judged. • Stalls fill up quickly so reservations must be accompanied with a check or credit card deposit. 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54

$100 Open Hunter Under Saddle Green Hunter Under Saddle Color Breed Hunter Under Saddle Reg AQHA Hunter Under Saddle Junior Hunter Under Saddle, 5 & Under Non Stock Horse Western Pleasure W/J Non Stock Horse Western Pleasure WJL Senior Hunter Under Saddle, 6 & Over Youth Hunter Under Saddle, 13 & Under Youth Hunter Under Saddle, 14-18 Years Adult Hunter Under Saddle, 19-39 Adult Hunter Under Saddle, 40 & Over $50 Ranch Horse Mare Conformation $50 Ranch Horse S/G Conformation Break Reining All Ages $50 Ranch Horse Riding (Pattern) Youth $50 Ranch Horse Riding (Pattern) Adult, 19 & Over $50 Ranch Horse Riding (Pattern) W/J $50 Ranch Horse Pleasure Adult, 19 & Over $50 Ranch Horse Pl Youth, 18 & Under $50 Ranch Horse P W/J Adult, 19 & Over $50 Ranch Horse Pl W/J Youth, 18 & Under

SUNDAY Class & Description 55 $100 Showmanship English/Western 56 Small Fry Western Showmanship, 9 & Under 57 Youth Western Showmanship, 13 & Under 58 Youth Western Showmanship, 14-18 59 Adult Western Showmanship, 19 to 39 60 Adult Western Showmanship, 40 & Over 61 Open Halter Mares 62 Open Halter Stallion & Gelding 63 $50 Reg. Quarter Horse Halter 64 Youth Halter, 18 & Under 65 $50 Reg. Color Breed Halter (App, Buck, Paint, Pal, Pt, Roan) 66 Performance Halter 67 Open Halter 2 & Under 68 Lunge Line 2 & Under Break

• Trainers (or who ever is paying for stalls) must submit a trainer’s sheet with names of their clients for billing purposes. • All forms, entry forms and stall reservation forms available on the Champions Center website, www.championscenterarena.com • Buckles will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place. Prizes awarded to 5th place.

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$100 Open W/J Western Pleasure Small Fry Western Pleasure, 9 & Under WJ Small Fry Horsemanship, 9 & Under W/J Youth Western Pleasure, 13 & Under W/J Youth Western Pleasure, 14-18 Yrs W/J Adult Western Pleasure, 19-39 Years W/J Adult Western Ple, 40 Years & Over W/J $100 Open Western Pleasure Green Western Pleasure $50 Color Breed Horse Western Pleasure $50 AQHA Western Pleasure Junior Horse Western Pleasure, 5 & Under Senior Horse Western Pleasure, 6 & Over Youth Western Pleasure, 13 & Under Youth Western Pleasure, 14-18 Yrs Adult Open Western Pleasure, 19 to 39 Adult Western Pleasure, 40 & Over Youth Horsemanship, 13 & Under W/J Youth Horsemanship, 14-18 Years W/J Adult Horsemanship, 19-39 W/J Adult Horsemanship, 40 & Over W/J Open Western Horsemanship Youth Western Horsemanship, 13 & Under Youth Western Horsemanship, 14-18 Yrs Adult Western Horsemanship, 19-39 Adult Western Horsemanship, 40 & Over

FEES — Camping $30 per night STALLS: Single Day $35; Weekend $50 Shavings: $8 per bag OFFICE FEE: $10 per horse, per day Entry Fee (per judge) Payouts (50% if <11) Reg. classes: $7 No payout $50 classes: $10 $20, $15, $10, $5 $100 classes: $15 $40, $30, $20, $10 SCHOOLING FEE: Non-showing horses are charged $25 in addition to stall and shavings. Winnings are deducted from show account. Any unclaimed winners/overpayments are forfeit 30 mins. after the end of show. There are no refunds for scratches. Friday Night Schooling Schedule 6-7 p.m. Non Stock Horses 7-8 p.m. Ranch and Reining 8 p.m. & Later Open

STALL RESERVATIONS AND SHAVINGS ORDER FORMS: www.championscenterarena.com

Stall Reservation Form on the website must be filled out. Stalls must be cancelled by Monday prior to the show or you must pay for them.

For more information visit www.championscenterarena.com or TEXT Judy Peters, (614) 402-1260 No lunging indoors after the show starts. Participating sponsors, Champion Center, Affiliated Organization, Workers of this show will not be responsible in any way for loss or damage of any person, animal, property or equipment. Participants will assume responsibility.

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Corral Calendar Continued from page 34 FEBRUARY 2022 FEB. 5 — Rodeo, 5:30 p.m., Garwood Arena, 2538 Middleton Rd., Columbiana, OH. FMI: 330-717-4329, garwoodarena@ gmail.com, www.garwoodarena.com FEB. 5 — Michigan Quarter Horse Association 20th Annual New & Used Tack Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI. FMI: 616-225-8211, mqha@ hotmail.com FEB. 5-6 — Winter Indoor Mountain Trail Show Series, Shenanigans Stables, 7310 Abbey Rd. NE, Carrollton, OH. FMI: Laura, 814-434-0914 (text only) FEB. 11 — Special Catalog Sale, Sugarcreek Stockyards, 102 Buckeye Street, Sugarcreek, OH. FMI: 330-831-1720, info@sugarcreekstockyards.com, www. sugarcreekstockyard.com FEB. 12 — Treharne’s Training Center Rodeo, 49053 Fredericktown Clarkson Rd., Negley, OH. FMI: 330-692-1271, www. facebook.com/davetreharnetrainingcenter FEB. 12 — Gymkhana Series, Kowboy Corral, 7363 New Madison Coletown Rd., Greenville, OH. FMI: 765-524-1880 (Call/ Text) FEB. 12 — Waynesburg Barrel Show Series, 107 Fairgrounds Road, Waynesburg, PA. FMI: waynesburgbarrelshows@yahoo.com, www. facebook.com/waynesburgbarrelshows/ FEB. 12 — Winter Schooling Show, 10 a.m., Hartmeyer Stables, 7111 W. Bethel Ave., Muncie, IN. FMI: Victoria, 812-878-0216 FEB. 12-13 — Champions Center 2021/2022 Winter Show Circuit, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. FMI: Text 614-402-1260, www.championscenterarena.com

FEB. 12-13 — Madison County 4-H Tack Sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Champion Center, 4122 Laybourne Road, Springfield, OH. FMI: Colleen Martin, 614-374-6149 FEB. 12-13 — Youth Rodeo, Garwood Arena, 2538 Middleton Rd., Columbiana, OH. FMI: 330-717-4329, garwoodarena@ gmail.com, www.garwoodarena.com FEB. 12-13 — YEDA Show, Garwood Arena, 2538 Middleton Rd., Columbiana, OH. FMI: www.showyeda.com FEB. 13 — 38th GLApHC Swap Meet, University of Findlay Western Farm, Findlay, OH. FMI: Deb Follett, 734-3419219, www.glaphc.com FEB. 13 — Blue Lakes Farm Winter Series Pleasure Show, 14037 Auburn Rd., Newbury, OH. FMI: 440-564-7303, https:// bluelakesfarm.wixsite.com/website FEB. 19 — Blue Lakes Farm Winter Series Contest Show, 14037 Auburn Rd., Newbury, OH. FMI: 440-564-7303, https:// bluelakesfarm.wixsite.com/website FEB. 19 — Waynesburg Barrel Show Series, 107 Fairgrounds Road, Waynesburg, PA. FMI: waynesburgbarrelshows@yahoo.com, www. facebook.com/waynesburgbarrelshows/ FEB. 19 — Winter Series (NBHA, IBRA, NPBA), 5S Arena, 570 Mount Jackson Heights Rd., Athens, WV. FMI: Sarah Stafford, 304-952-3254 FEB. 19-20 — Chasin’ Cold Cans Winter Series Part 1, WB Ranch, 1640 County Road B, Swanton, OH. FMI: Baily, 567-644-5761. FEB. 20 — Ohio Academy Riders Winter Tournament, Blue Lakes Farm, Newbury, OH. FMI: Alyssa Rogers, 216-538-6753, www.ohiomorganhorse.com

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FEB. 23 — Wednesday Night Jackpot Barrel Race Series, Kentucky Cowtown Arena, 210 Wainscott Road, Williamstown, KY. FMI: 859-801-6606, www. fa c e b o o k . co m / Ke nt u c k y- C o w to w n Arena-100638532177540 FEB. 26 — Ohio 4-H Horse Program Virtual Hippology, Horse Bowl & Horse Judging Clinic Communications Contest. FMI: Dr. Kimberly Cole, 614-292-2625, cole.436@ osu.edu, www.horse.osu.edu FEB. 26 — Knox County OHC Tack Auction, Martinsburg Activity Center, 122 E. Liberty St., Martinsburg, OH. FMI: Terry Baker, 740-427-3085 FEB. 26-27 — YEDA Foundation Fundraising Show, Garwood Arena, 2538 Middleton Rd., Columbiana, OH. FMI: www. showyeda.com MARCH 2022 MARCH 2-6 — Indiana Quarter Horse Association Shamrock Shuffle, C Bar C Arena, 253 W. Stardust Rd., Cloverdale, IN. FMI: Kathy Avolt, 765-714-4324, www. AnEquineProduction.com MARCH 4 — Mule and Donkey Special Sale, Sugarcreek Stockyards, 102 Buckeye Street, Sugarcreek, OH. FMI: 330-8311720, info@sugarcreekstockyards.com, www.sugarcreekstockyard.com MARCH 4-6 — Chasin’ Cold Cans Winter Series Part 2, WB Ranch, 1640 County Road B, Swanton, OH. FMI: Baily VanTilburg, 567644-5761. MARCH 5 — Waynesburg Barrel Show Series, 107 Fairgrounds Road, Waynesburg, PA. FMI: waynesburgbarrelshows@yahoo.com, www. facebook.com/waynesburgbarrelshows/ MARCH 5-6 — OPHC Furry No Bling APHA & All Breed Open Show, Garwood Arena, Columbiana, OH. FMI: Tim Snapp, 937308-1611, tsnapp@americanbus.com, www.ophc.org MARCH 5-6 — YEDA Show, Garwood Arena, 2538 Middleton Rd., Columbiana, OH. FMI: www.showyeda.com MARCH 5-6 — Winter Indoor Mountain Trail Show Series, Shenanigans Stables, 7310 Abbey Rd. NE, Carrollton, OH. FMI: Laura, 814-434-0914 (text only) MARCH 11-13 — Michigan Horse Expo, MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI. FMI: www.michiganhorseexpo.org MARCH 12 — Buckeye Mini Horse & Donkey Auction, 8:30 a.m., Wayne County Fairgrounds, 199 Vanover St., Wooster, OH. FMI: Daniel Schrock, 330-763-0905, schrocksauctioneering@gmail.com MARCH 12 — Treharne’s Training Center Rodeo, 49053 Fredericktown Clarkson Rd., Negley, OH. FMI: 330-692-1271, www. facebook.com/davetreharnetrainingcenter MARCH 12 — Crawford County Horse Council Tack Swap and Silent Auction, Crawford County Fairgrounds (youth building), 610 Whetstone St., Bucyrus, OH. FMI: Trisha, 419-563-5170, trishatackett2@ gmail.com MARCH 12 — Gymkhana Series, Kowboy Corral, 7363 New Madison Coletown Rd., Greenville, OH. FMI: 765-524-1880 (Call/ Text) MARCH 12 — Chilled Classic Winter Series 2022, Sundance Arena, 310 Fredonia Rd., Fredonia, PA. FMI: Alicia SurrenaZygarowski, 724-679-0186 MARCH 12 — Winter Schooling Show, 10 a.m., Hartmeyer Stables, 7111 W. Bethel Ave., Muncie, IN. FMI: Victoria, 812-8780216

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MARCH 12-13 — Youth Rodeo, Garwood Arena, 2538 Middleton Rd., Columbiana, OH. FMI: 330-717-4329, garwoodarena@ gmail.com, www.garwoodarena.com MARCH 12-13 — Kentucky/Indiana Invitational JH & HS Rodeo, Central Kentucky Ag Expo, 678 S. Wallace Wilkerson Blvd., Liberty, KY. FMI: www.inhsrodeo.com MARCH 13 — Blue Lakes Farm Winter Series Pleasure Show, 14037 Auburn Rd., Newbury, OH. FMI: 440-564-7303, https:// bluelakesfarm.wixsite.com/website MARCH 13 — Cuyahoga Farm Bureau 19th Annual Used Tack Sale, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cuyahoga Fairgrounds Home & Hobby Building, Middleburg Heights, OH. FMI: 440-877-0706, www.cuyahoga.ofbf.org MARCH 19 — Blue Lakes Farm Winter Series Contest Show, 14037 Auburn Rd., Newbury, OH. FMI: 440-564-7303, https:// bluelakesfarm.wixsite.com/website MARCH 19 — Rodeo, 5:30 p.m., Garwood Arena, 2538 Middleton Rd., Columbiana, OH. FMI: 330-717-4329, garwoodarena@ gmail.com, www.garwoodarena.com MARCH 19 — Winter Series (NBHA, IBRA, NPBA), 5S Arena, 570 Mount Jackson Heights Rd., Athens, WV. FMI: Sarah Stafford, 304-952-3254 MARCH 19-20 — YEDA Show, Hendersons Arena, Jackson, OH. FMI: www.showyeda. com MARCH 20 — 36th Annual Great Tack Exchange sponsored by Warren County OHC, Greene County Expo Center & Fairgrounds Building Livestock 3, 120 Fairgrounds Rd., Xenia, OH. FMI: www. greattackexchange.webs.com MARCH 24-27 — Road To The Horse, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY. FMI: 325-736-5000, www.roadtothehorse.com MARCH 26 — 1-Day Ride-In-Sync Horsemanship Clinic, Terry Myers Training Center, 4170 Stover Road, Ostrander, OH. FMI: 740-666-1162, www. TMTrainingCenter.com MARCH 26 — Waynesburg Barrel Show Series, 107 Fairgrounds Rd., Waynesburg, PA. FMI: waynesburgbarrelshows@yahoo.com, www.facebook.com/waynesburgbarrelshows MARCH 26-27 — Ohio Ranch Horse Association Ranch Horse Clinic, Henderson Arena, Jackson, OH. FMI: Amy, 740-407-2286, amyshd@yahoo.com, www.ohioranchhorseassociation.com MARCH 30 — Wednesday Night Jackpot Barrel Race Series, Kentucky Cowtown Arena, 210 Wainscott Road, Williamstown, KY. FMI: 859-801-6606, www.facebook.com/Kentucky-CowtownArena-100638532177540 MARCH 31-APRIL 3 — 2nd Annual Indiana Equine Roudup, C Bar C Expo Center, Cloverdale, IN. FMI: 765-438-8696, www. cbarcexpo.com APRIL 2022 APRIL 2 — INHSRA Junior High Rodeo, High Call Arena, 13261 W. Polk Rd., Lexington, IN. FMI: www.inhsrodeo.com APRIL 2-3 — YEDA Show, Grange Park, Centre Hall, PA. FMI: www.showyeda.com APRIL 2-3 — Kentucky Paint Horse Club 4-Judge Paint-O-Rama, Lakeside Arena, Frankfork, KY. FMI: www.kyphc.org APRIL 3 — Classical Attraction Dressage Tack Sale, Brecksville Stables, 11921 Parkview Dr., Brecksville, OH. FMI: CADSrider@gmail.com, www. cadsdressage.org

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Corral Calendar Continued from page 36 APRIL 3 — Blue Lakes Farm Winter Series Pleasure Show, 14037 Auburn Rd., Newbury, OH. FMI: 440-564-7303, https:// bluelakesfarm.wixsite.com/website APRIL 7-10 — Equine Affaire, Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH. FMI: 740-845-0085, www.equineaffaire.com APRIL 9 — Ohio 4-H Horse Program Horse Bowl, Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr., Columbus, OH. FMI: Dr. Kimberly Cole, 614-292-2625, cole.436@osu.edu, www.horse.osu.edu APRIL 9 — Waynesburg Barrel Show Series, 107 Fairgrounds Road, Waynesburg, PA. FMI: waynesburgbarrelshows@yahoo.com, www. facebook.com/waynesburgbarrelshows/ APRIL 9-10 — 2-Day Ride-In-Sync Horsemanship Clinic, Terry Myers Training Center, 4170 Stover Road, Ostrander, OH. FMI: 740-666-1162, www. TMTrainingCenter.com APRIL 9-10 — YEDA Show, Midway University Equestrian Center, Midway, KY. FMI: www.showyeda.com APRIL 9-10 — American Shetland Pony Club & IN Small Equine Association Show, Henry County Saddle Club, 321 W 100N, New Castle, IN. FMI: 765-524-2400, hcsadle@ gmail.com, www.hcsaddleclub.com APRIL 13-17 — Indiana Quarter Horse Youth Association Show, C Bar C Arena, Cloverdale, IN. FMI: Kathy Avolt, 765-7144324, www.AnEquineProduction.com APRIL 15-17 — Ohio Half Arabian Horse Association Spring Show, World Equestrian Center, 4095 State Route 730, Wilmington, OH. FMI: Cindy Clinton, 937-962-4336, www.ohaha.org

APRIL 16 — Treharne’s Training Center Rodeo, 49053 Fredericktown Clarkson Rd., Negley, OH. FMI: 330-692-1271, dttrainingcenter@gmail.com, www. facebook.com/davetreharnetrainingcenter APRIL 16 — Gymkhana Series, Kowboy Corral, 7363 New Madison Coletown Rd., Greenville, OH. FMI: 765-524-1880 (Call/ Text) APRIL 16 — Chilled Classic Winter Series 2022, Sundance Arena, 310 Fredonia Rd., Fredonia, PA. FMI: Alicia SurrenaZygarowski, 724-679-0186 APRIL 16 — Kal-Val Saddle Club Pleasure & Speed Show, 9853 S. 34th St., Scotts, MI. FMI: Melissa Shrader, 269-808-7573 APRIL 16-17 — Lower Michigan Horse Association Show, Ingham County Fairgrounds, 700 E. Ash St., Mason, MI. FMI: lowermichiganhorseassociation@ gmail.com, Find us on Facebook APRIL 16-17 — Indiana Paint Horse Association Show, Henry County Saddle Club, 321 W 100N, New Castle, IN. FMI: indianapainthorseclub@gmail.com, www. inphc.org APRIL 20 — HCSC Hump Day Barrels, Henry County Saddle Club, 321 W 100N, New Castle, IN. FMI: 765-524-2400, hcsaddle@ gmail.com, www.hcsaddleclub.com APRIL 22-24 — Ohio Ranch Horse Association Show, Henderson Arena, Jackson, OH. FMI: Amy Roberts, 740819-8446, amyshd@yahoo.com, www. ohioranchhorseassociation.com APRIL 23 — Reality Dreams Open Horse Show, 9 a.m., Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, OH. FMI: Karen, 740-385-3431

APRIL 23 — Mid-Ohio Marauders Clinic, Madision County Fairgrounds, 205 Elm Street, London, OH. FMI: 740-206-7214, midohiomarauders@gmail.com, www. midohiomarauders.com APRIL 23 — Classical Attraction Dressage Schooling Show, Brecksville Stables, 11921 Parkview Dr., Brecksville, OH. FMI: CADSrider@gmail.com, www. cadsdressage.org APRIL 23 — Blue Lakes Farm Winter Series Contest Show, 14037 Auburn Rd., Newbury, OH. FMI: 440-564-7303, https:// bluelakesfarm.wixsite.com/website APRIL 23 — Waynesburg Barrel Show Series, 107 Fairgrounds Road, Waynesburg, PA. FMI: waynesburgbarrelshows@yahoo.com, www. facebook.com/waynesburgbarrelshows/ APRIL 23-24 — YEDA Show, WB Ranch, 1640 County Road B, Swanton, OH. FMI: www.showyeda.com APRIL 23-24 — Ashland Paint & Plain Horse Show, Ashland County Fairgrounds, 2042 Claremont Ave., Ashland, OH. FMI: Chunk Watts, 330-317-0945, www. ashlandpaintandplain.com APRIL 23-24 — Ottawa County Horse Foundation Spring Fuzzy Show (Speed 23rd, Performance 24th), Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 2770 W. State Rt. 163, Oak Harbor, OH. FMI: Brianne, 419-707-0398, www.ochf.net

APRIL 23-24 — IN/KY High School Rodeo, Henry County Saddle Club, 321 W 100N, New Castle, IN. FMI: Casey, 702-265-9377, www.inhsrodeo.com APRIL 23-24 — Kal-Val Saddle Club Extreme Trail Fundraiser Competition, 9853 S. 34th St., Scotts, MI. FMI: Melissa, 269-808-7573 APRIL 28-MAY 1 — Land Rover Kentucky 3-Day Event & Kentucky CS13* Invitational Grand Prix, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY. FMI: 859-233-2362, www. kentuckythreedayevent.com APRIL 29-MAY 1 — Chasin’ Cold Cans Winter Series Part 2, WB Ranch, 1640 County Road B, Swanton, OH. FMI: Baily VanTilburg, 567-644-5761. APRIL 30 — Kal-Val Saddle Club Pleasure & Speed Show, 9853 S. 34th St., Scotts, MI. FMI: Melissa Shrader, 269-808-7573 APRIL 30-MAY 1 — Mid-Ohio Marauders Club Shoot, Madision County Fairgrounds, 205 Elm Street, London, OH. FMI: 740-2067214, midohiomarauders@gmail.com, www.midohiomarauders.com APRIL 30-MAY 1 — YEDA Show, Hendersons Arena, Jackson, OH. FMI: www.showyeda. com APRIL 30-MAY 1 — American Shetland Pony Club & IN Small Equine Association Show, Henry County Saddle Club, 321 W 100N, New Castle, IN. FMI: 765-524-2400, www.hcsaddleclub.com

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Creek Side Horse Park LLC 7369 Mottice Drive SE • Waynesburg, Ohio 44688

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RANCH RIDING MAY 21

JULY 9

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AUGUST 6

Judge: Kelly Chapman

Judge: Mike Schmidt

Judge: Jennie Wright

Judge: Jennie Wright

RANCH RIDING CLASS PRICING: Adults $15.00 Youth $10.00 GROUNDS FEE: $10 per horse (fee waived with Annual CSHP Pass) CAMPING: $15 each night (fee waived with Annual CSHP Pass) STALLS: $10 per day, per horse. Stalls are outdoors, open air, limited number! PRACTICE FEE: $25 per rider/handler if coming in day before (fee waived with Annual CSHP pass) PLACINGS: Classes will be awarded ribbons 1st-6th place • Patterns and Registration Forms on website and at camp. • Water onsite for horses. • Food stand available at shows. • No one is required to hold a membership or a park pass to show. • Come to a minimum of 3 of the 4 shows for year-end high point awards!

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• All Youth under 18 years old must wear a helmet at all times when riding in the park. • See website for all class descriptions and park rules. • Judges decision are FINAL. Unsportsmanlike conduct is grounds for dismissal and forfeiture of all fees and entries paid. • Creek Side Horse Park is not responsible for damages/loss or injury to exhibitors, animals, spectators or personal property. • No refunds will be given for scratched classes day of show.

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The Cowboy Perseverance Ranch

Blow the Dust off your Bible by Rob and Tanya Corzatt

W

e are approaching three years of contributing articles to the Horsemen’s Corral. It continues to be an honor to provide articles that we hope are informative, entertaining, and most importantly, honoring our heavenly Father and his Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We haven’t been asked to stop yet, so we will continue to do so, as long as we can keep our focus on helping to build the Kingdom. In that almost 3-year time frame, I am not sure if I have ever struggled with a topic for my article as much as I have with the one you are reading now. Keep in mind that T and I take turns writing these, so we each have almost two months to put one together. So, I can’t blame it on not having time to really think about a topic. She is much better than I am at the timing part. She may not put it on paper until

the deadline is approaching, but she has an idea of the topic with supporting scripture in mind. I have said that my topics usually come from divine inspiration and a dose of anxiety about missing a deadline as well. That divine inspiration seems to hit me about five days before the deadline. That puts us both under pressure to get it written, reviewed by T and then submitted in time. I think we might have gotten one article in about two days before the deadline a couple issues back. That was mainly because T was in Florida visiting her uncle at the time the article needed to be finished and she didn’t get to review it for me. It is Dec. 3 as I sit down to write this. I have been telling T for a week now that I didn’t have a clue what I was going to write about. I would like to blame my struggle on my job. Even though I have the luxury of working remotely and have not been in the office more than a dozen times in 2021,

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I found myself working longer hours than I did when at the office. I would like to blame part of my struggle on how busy we are taking care of the horses every day. Just like a lot of you, our day starts early to get the horses fed before the lesson and training work begins. T heads to the barn and I head to my computer in the house. Then we do it all again in the evening. We try to keep time open on the weekends to take care of general maintenance or repair. Do you have any idea how much damage a blind Belgian Draft Horse can do to a fence when she spooks? I am hoping the weather cooperates during the time between the holidays for us to replace a relatively new 6-inch gate post that was snapped off at the ground during her great escape. Part of the blame could be that we are still working on several projects within the house as well. If you were a reader of this magazine last year about this time, you would know that we did not have our master bathroom finished before we moved in. Still isn’t finished! There is a toilet and vanity, but we are still using the shower in the guest bathroom. I am not sure if it was divine inspiration or a case of guilt when I was starting to write this article about a completely unrelated topic. I realized (may have been the Holy Spirit prompting me) that the real problem was that I was drifting away from the Word and my relationship with Jesus. Don’t get me wrong, I still love the Lord and I do whatever I need to do to help with the ministry we have with the kids and adults in our barn. I love doing that and want to do it fulltime as soon as we are financially able to do so, but I realized my personal relationship was suffering. I work out of the loft inside our house. There is a bookshelf near my right elbow with multiple books including my Bible. I just happened to glance up at it when I first sat down to write the article. Since our house is inside our barn, we probably get a bit more dust in here than your average home. I was appalled to see how much dust had collected on the cover of my Bible. I tried to remember the last time I cracked it open and really read it. I try (emphasis on try) to read a daily devotional every

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Tanya and Rob Corzatt morning from Our Daily Bread on my cellphone. You can read the scripture that goes with the devotional, but I think I often kept reading long after the referenced scriptures when I had the printed copy of Our Daily Bread and my Bible in front of me. My wife puts me to shame when it comes to spending time in the Word. First of all, she is always looking for a weekly scripture to share with the lesson kids and adults. At night, she typically turns on a night light and grabs her Bible from the stand beside the bed and reads for a short time. She does that regardless of how tired she might be. I, on the other hand, roll over to check that the alarm is set on the clock and then promptly fall asleep. It is a rare night when she stops reading before I fall asleep. I know I would just read myself to sleep if I tried in the evening, especially once under the covers in a warm cozy bed. Although it is the truth, it is a sorry excuse. Construction of the barn and house, as well as developing the business and ministry with the horses, has been all consuming for the past two years. Covid was, and still is, one of several reasons for us to stay at home on Sunday mornings and watch a live stream of the service at our church. They recently opened a whole new section of it, but we have yet to see it in person. We will be there in person, however, when we go to watch the Christmas performance put on by the Christian Academy at our church. I am excited to go. Believe it or not, it was at a kid’s performance many years ago at the same church that I finally gave my life to the Lord! I need an infusion of the Holy Spirit! When looking up some S January 2022


Geauga Horse and Pony Association

2021 High Point Winners and a New Year with New Showbills PRESIDENT, George Baker 1st VICE PRESIDENT, Lisa Formica 2nd VICE PRESIDENT, Scott Burroughs TREASURER, Shauna Gingrich SECRETARY, Debbie Schwartz WEBSITE, www.ghpa.us

by Debbie Schwartz Congratulations to the 2021 GHPA Point Series High Point winners! They are:

WALK/TROT 9 AND UNDER: Charlotte Saal and Sassy. WALK/TROT 10-18: Audrey Kilmer and Cheyenne. NOVICE: Carly Schwartz and Lady Aphesian MDH CONTESTING: Dana Garred and Jasper. RANCH: Kasey Walter and Ginger. OPEN YOUTH: Jeanette Baker and Gypsyland’s Prince of Clover OPEN ADULT: Taryn Swick and OMF Champion League. GENERATION GAP: Audrey Kilmer /BJ Hartman and Cheyenne.

Also new this year are High

Point winners for jumping. They are:

WALK/TROT CROSSRAILS: Audrey Kilmer and Cheyenne. W/T/C CROSSRAILS: Kamryn Foutty and Booming to the Top. 2’ JUMPING: Marley Grandini and Katerina of Thistleridge. LEADLINE: Arianna Huff and Hot Lil Willy.

The GHPA banquet date has been set for April 9, 2022. It will take place at the lovely EOUV club once again. Members can keep an eye out for additional information by email and on our website at ghpa.us As we begin a new year we will also see new officers in GHPA. We would like to sincerely thank Carmella Shale for being our president for the past year plus her dedication to the club goes above and beyond. We are all thankful for the time and endless energy she gives to GHPA and she will be sincerely missed. Carmella created our online entry system as we battled the challenges of

Covid, made improvements to our website, began an online pay system, has organized buildings and supplies and has done countless other amazing things to improve GHPA. 2022 is bringing many changes. We are going from a typical show season of six shows to four pleasure/ranch shows and four contesting shows. All classes will be shown in the same ring this year, with the exception of ‘at will’ jumping and trail classes on the ranch/pleasure days. The pleasure/ranch shows will be on Sundays and the contesting shows will be on Friday evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. All shows are at the Geauga County Fairgrounds, 4373 N. Cheshire Street, Burton, Ohio 44021. The pleasure/ranch show dates are May 29, June 12, July 10, and Aug. 14. The contesting shows are the third Friday of each month, June 17, July 15, Aug. 19, and Sept. 16.

Thank you to Saddles and Spurs members and GHPA members for the generous donations to help make one Geauga County family’s Christmas a little brighter. Members shopped, donated, sorted, and wrapped gifts for a deserving family. The Saddles and Spurs youth group has kept busy with service work. They have filled food pantries, wrapped gifts at Big Dee’s, donated, and wrapped gifts for our adopted family. They celebrated a great year with a Christmas party and are looking forward to electing new officers in the new year.

time here as “CPR for the soul!” Visit our website at www.cpranch.

wixsite.com/home or follow us on Facebook.

GHPA thanks Big Dee’s Tack for their generous support of our organization through their Bonus Buck’s program. Likewise, thank you to Schneider’s Saddlery for their generous support. We really appreciate the support that both of these wonderful companies give to us.

Dust off your Bible (continued) scriptures that emphasize the importance of the time we spend in the Word, I ran across a couple quotes that I thought were pretty profound. Theodore Roosevelt reportedly said, “A thorough knowledge of the Bible is more important than a college education”. The Reverend Billy Graham was quoted as saying “The very practice of reading the Bible will have a purifying effect upon your mind and heart. Let nothing take the place of this daily exercise.” How true that is. As for the scriptures, I looked up a reference and then opened my Bible to read it instead of just copying and pasting from the online article. That way I could read more of the context that the scripture fit in. Here are a couple that I have always enjoyed reading because of their timeless truthfulness. In Isaiah 40:8 of the NKJV it reads “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever”. Psalm 119:11 of the NKJV reads “Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You”. I know this last one meant something really special to me when I first read it from my now dust free Bible, because it is underlined. 2 Timothy 3:16 and 17 read “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for January 2022

instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work”. We pray that the holidays helped to recharge your spiritual batteries. Get your Bible down off the shelf, blow the dust off of it and read it. Our Daily Bread shows a calendar how you can read the entire Bible in a year. I challenge you to do so, even if you already have before. I have read the whole Bible before but not in any organized fashion, so I am well overdue for another trip through it! So now, my Bible is sitting on the table up in my workspace where I often end up eating my breakfast. I figure I can digest some bacon and eggs while I digest some of the Good Book! T and I wish you all a Happy New Year and pray that 2022 is filled with many blessings for you and yours. Just remember where they come from! The Corzatt family owns and operates the Cowboy Perseverance Ranch (CPR) in Marengo, Ohio. CPR is a faith based operation and our mission is to build a strong foundation and relationship with our training horses and students. We are blessed to be able to provide western horsemanship lessons infused with biblical scripture to students of all ages. One student has described her

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Mid Ohio Dressage Association

Count Your Blessings PRESIDENT, Vicki Milliron VICE PRESIDENT, Jessica Miltimore SECRETARY, Anna Cluxton TREASURER, Beth Baryon EMAIL, vickimilliron@hotmail.com WEBSITE, www.midohiodressage.org

All of us with horses realize how blessed we are to have them in our lives. Mid Ohio Dressage Association (MODA) members are no exception. 2021 proved to be a year that many have indeed counted their blessings. MODA has been blessed for over 20 years by the leadership of our President, Vicki Milliron. After 20 years Vicki has decided to refocus her time and energy to the educational, schooling show, and Level 1 show component of MODA. With her leadership these areas will grow exponentially. Watch

future issues of The Corral for announcements as to seminars, clinics, and shows. Congratulations to MODA member Helen Pianca on winning the dressage division of 2020 Class of the Thoroughbred Makeover with Elbow Room. This 2014, 16.0 hand gelding made 23 starts with four wins, before retiring and blessing Helen’s life. The event, held Oct. 12-17, 2021, welcomed two competition years’ worth of horses to the 2021 Thoroughbred Makeover. You can read more about Helen and the event at https://www. retiredracehorseproject.org/. MODA members also had a blessed 2021 qualifying for the Great American Insurance/ USDF Region 2 Championship. Held at the Kentucky Horse Park in October this event is a goal for many dressage riders. MODA members who qualified were: Cindy Kidd, Penny Krug, Megan Bolte, Joette

Greenstein, Laurinda Morris, Tracy DiSabato-Aust, Anne Elshoff, Rylee Lent, Josefine Parada, Isabella Ahlum, Jennifer Carr, Kara Corpman, Abby Johnson, Julia Hollenbeck, Sylvia Taylor, Meg Mctiver, Tracy Hamilton, Betsy Kang, Kate Ginise, and Ann Melick. From Youth through Adult Amateur and Open, these riders put in the hard work with their horses and qualified in training, first, second, third, fourth, Prix St Georges, and Intermediate 1. The USDF year end awards also featured a MODA rider. Kristin Patton and her versatile 13-yearold stallion, Smokin Custom Crome, were awarded the USDF 2021 Reserve Champion AQHA dressage Open and Amateur Horse of the Year in First Level. Kristin and Crome traveled to the AQHA World Show in November and competed in both traditional and western dressage. The pair earned four

world championships! Two of the World Championships came in Amateur Classical Dressage (first and second level) and two were in Amateur Western Dressage (Level 1 and Level 2). To top it off they also competed and put in great performances in ranch trail, ranch reining, and ranch rail. MODA would also like to give a shout-out to fellow Ohioan, Stacy Westfall. Stacy, like Kristin, rides what many would consider to be an atypical dressage horse. Riding her 14hand buckskin Willow, Stacy also competed at the AQHA World show and came home with world championships in both Classical and Western Dressage. Blessings come in many forms. Working with and improving the horse you have (no matter the size, breed, or event), accomplishing goals and marking a milestone are just a few. Until next month when we report on our year-end awards, count your blessings.

Northern Ohio Dressage Association

Greetings NODA Members and Friends! PRESIDENT, Danielle Menteer VICE PRESIDENT, TREASURER, Dee Liebenthal SECRETARY, Elizabeth Scalabrino EMAIL, president@nodarider.org WEBSITE, www.nodarider.org

by Mosie Welch It’s that time of year when the snow flies and we’re all managing frozen buckets and frisky horses. Some have headed south for the winter and the NODA board is wrapping up 2021 and busy planning for 2022.

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The elections are completed, and NODA has a new Executive Board for 2022/2023. Welcome to our new NODA President Danielle Menteer, our new Secretary Elizabeth Scalabrino, and returning Treasurer Dee Liebenthal. We don’t have the vice president position filled yet, but our new president will appoint a vice president in January. NODA also welcomes Banquet Committee Chair Kirk Morehead. We are so looking forward to 2022 when we can hopefully meet again for our banquet and awards celebration!

Speaking of awards, a huge thanks to Big Dee’s Tack and Vet Supply for hosting NODA’s year end award’s event on Nov. 19 and 20. All the award winners will be featured in the January NODA News! We’ll also have a photo spread on NODA members who went to the USDF Dressage Finals in Kentucky. NODA sends congratulations to our webmaster Lesley Matt and web assistant Patty Keim for winning first place in the 2021 USDF GMO Website Awards on page 14. We are so appreciative of all their hard work, keeping us up to date on NODA events and events from around the region and the country. If you want to find out about what NODA has to offer, check out the NODA website at www.noodarider.org. It’s membership time and NODA appreciates everyone who has already renewed. The USDF/NODA 2022 New Year started Dec. 1, 2021. Membership Chair Fran Cverna has reminded us of some reasons to be a NODA member and you can read all about benefits in the NODA News, Issue 12, 2021 which is on the NODA website. To renew or join NODA, find the membership renewal form

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is at www.nodarider.org. It just takes a minute! The Lendon Gray Adult Clinic in October was a huge success! The clinic was educational and fun for riders and auditors. Lendon is clear, direct, and focuses on each horse and rider pair as individuals. No cookie cutter lessons with Lendon Gray. Lendon also taught a two-day clinic for JR/Young riders through Dressage4Kids. The two-day JR/Young Rider clinic was filled with educational lectures, fun, and food. Thanks to Elizabeth Scalabrino and Jennifer Cooper for organizing the Lendon Gray Clinic! There are so many opportunities to improve your riding and training through NODA. No matter your goals or what level you ride, you are welcome to join NODA for clinics, schooling shows, recognized shows, and seminars. And don’t forget NODA’s four-day adult dressage and more camp! Look for news about that in the January and February NODA News! Happy New Year to each and every one of you! Find out more about NODA and all the benefits joining has to offer at www. nodarider.org. January 2022


Farrier Friendly

An Improved Farrier Practice for Post-Pandemic Times by Bryan S. Farcus, MA, CJF

That initial uh-oh moment… At the start of 2020, all was normal, planning our lives with the typical juggling act of balancing hectic work schedules and leisure time. Fast forward to that spring and suddenly everything was disrupted. For those of you that are in a serviceoriented business, like me, even everyday practices became a challenge. What was once routine, suddenly required a more creative approach. Working under the inauspiciousness of a pandemic was something that no one in our century ever seriously considered. The process of attending to our horses was now on that long list of higher risk activities. Things quickly became quite confusing as indoor competitions were closing, outdoor activities (including riding horses privately on trails or other non-competitive smaller gatherings) were encouraged and soon farriers were now in even greater demand. In turn, this lead to an entirely new label for all horse care practitioners—the essential worker. Our equine essential, frontline workforce (veterinarians, farriers, grooms, barn staff and trainers) had to suddenly reinvent ways to safely interact with clients. At the onset of this pandemic, we all paused to figure out how to proceed in this new environment of risk.

Adapting on the fly… To say that necessity is the motherhood of invention is perhaps the best description of what farriers have experienced this past year. As an everyday working farrier, better routines had to be implemented. Once the

lockdown (stay at home order) was lifted in my community my immediate challenge was to re-configure my daily work schedule in order to accommodate the safety concerns of many of my horse owners. This has always been one of my highest priorities. However, making a commitment for more efficient communication, proved to be most valuable—improved communication is not only polite, it’s profitable. Being open to more than just the old-school phone call, using text and other social media certainly helps keep those lines open. Since the early days of the pandemic, I realized that my schedule had to become more ‘fluid’, meaning some decisions on which horses needed the sooner visit were made on the fly. For instance, when a veterinarian referral comes in, it often will need first priority and will inevitably lead to a communication domino effect. I must admit that a crash course on Google calendar and the start of a text messaging appointment reminder service has improved my overall scheduling process. Next order of business involved re-thinking my personal conduct in the field/barn. Frankly, the following improved practices should be in place for overall safety, even in ordinary times: • Upon arrival take a few minutes to choose a reasonable work area with plenty of space for you, the horse and the handler to move around as needed, allowing for ease of movement. Incidentally, by doing so, this will put you in an automatic ‘social distancing’ position. • Use a face covering when you are face to face with anyone. In this past year I have discovered that it helps, particularly when you find yourself in an accidental

sneeze zone. It greatly reduces the chance of getting that seasonal cold or flu. • Quick wipe down of your tools between each barn visit (if a questionable sick horse is present, then between each horse), this will also prevent us from being a carrier of some equine communicable diseases. • And of course, perhaps the most difficult is to find ways to be cordial/respectful without needing to engage in an automatic handshake. For those first time encounters with others, gestures like a wave, a thumbs up, fist bump, or just a kind word of greeting will suffice.

Brighter, more prosperous times ahead… As I improved my daily routine, I quickly came to the realization that I was now working smarter. This has made all the difference.

Becoming more health and safety conscience, along with becoming more organized with my work schedule and working habits, has proven to be more efficient. As difficult as this pandemic has been, there’s one benefit—paying attention to all those little details actually pays-off in the long run. As we continue to navigate through this pandemic, my hope is that we not only survive this difficult time, but we come out on the other side with a renewed enthusiasm and spirit of cooperation that will make our post-pandemic time even better. If you’ve enjoyed Bryan’s articles, go to amazon.com/farrierfriendly and check-out his books offered in Kindle or paperback form. You can also tune into Bryan’s YouTube channel: “The Farrier Friendy Network”. For more information please visit: www. farrierfriendly.com

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Western Dressage

The Free Walk by Kelley Bitter

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he new WDAA tests are out! I for one am thrilled to see some of the changes that were made along with the addition of a new level 5 test. These new tests really do a good job showing the dressage elements for the working western horse. Every test shows how the skill level of the horse and the rider develop. One of my favorite changes is the free walk. A few tests now have the free walk in a half circle. That is progression. Let’s talk about the free walk. The free walk is an important maneuver in western dressage. Yet it is the gait that riders spend the least amount of time working on. We must remember that the walk, although simple, must show the same quality of every other gait. The free walk has its own place on the judge’s sheet. In fact, it is a double coefficient. So, what are the judges looking

for and how do we accomplish a quality free walk? In the free walk the horse is allowed complete freedom of the walk gait. The horse should look relaxed with head down, nose out, and neck stretched out. The horse’s back should swing showing relaxation and that is an important aspect of what judge is looking for. The rhythm and tempo should be the same as the working walk. However the stride is more ground covering, which is what shows the quality of the free walk. It is not faster but instead a longer stride. In some tests the free walk is done in a straight-line diagonal on the rail, or a half circle which is on some of the new tests. The challenge here is moving the horse straight or having the horse bend in the half circle using leg and seat aids. Your seat is balanced, and your hands are loose allowing the reins to slide down encouraging the horse to let his head move down and

forward. The reins stay loose during the free walk. I like to bring my hands down toward my thighs. This shows the judge that my reins are loose and that I have no contact with my hands during the free walk. How do you work on the free walk? First realize your horse’s ability. Some horses don’t have a natural ability to lengthen a stride or stretch their neck out. Be aware of what your horse can and can’t do, when you start working on the free walk. If your horse has a naturally short stride, practice moving him out within his ability. The stock horse will not have the same lengthening of stride as a thoroughbred. But if you keep working consistently on his stride, he will open his shoulders, stretch out and move more freely. On the other hand, if you have a hotter horse that is springier and has an over stride, you will need to work on collecting and slowing the stride without losing the length. Judges want to see riders who know their horse and can demonstrate a true partnership. Remember the wheel of training? Relaxation is one of the first things you work on with your horse. I often see riders cool their horses by loosening the reins and letting the horse just walk. I like to start training the free walk during cool down time. The horse is relaxing, the head lowers and drops as I let the reins loose and just walk forward. However, I have worked some horses that just don’t drop their head even during a cool down. To help a horse stretch his neck, I will rub both sides of his neck near the withers. This can help the horse relax and stretch out. To start, I pick up the reins slightly then release then again giving the horse a place to go reaching his head forward and down. The goal here is to get the horse to connect when reins drop the head goes out and down. Once I know the horse understands the loose rein, I work on the stride. I tend to squeeze my leg gently as the horse moves forward.

As the horses right front leg moves, I squeeze slightly with my left leg and push my seat forward. If he moves faster, I pick up the rein blocking him. Like anything else, consistent practice is important. The most common issues that occur in a horse are a tight back, chewing or holding the bit, or the horse holds his breath. Common issues with the rider are not letting the reins out or not pushing the horse to lengthen strides. Remember there is no magic wand to get a great free walk. Every horse responds differently and has different abilities. It is up to you to know your horse, practice and then show the judge how you and your horse work as a team riding your western dressage test. Remember everyone to enjoy the ride! Kelley Bitter is the owner of Buckeye Performance Horse Center in Newbury, Ohio. A second-generation horsewoman. Kelley began riding and showing at 4 years old. In her teens, she started riding Arabians in various discipline and won several Regional and USEF titles over the last 50 years. Kelley started riding western dressage with her sister’s Paint when her sister was diagnosed with breast cancer and could not ride anymore. She stayed with the discipline learning as she went from showing and reading about western dressage. In 2018 Kelley attended the WDAA Train the Trainer program. She has won several titles including placing two of her Arabians in the WDAA World show in 2020 top 15. At the WDAA International Challenge 2021 she placed with her Quarter Horse, Arabians and her student received top ten in the Gaited Division. Kelley currently runs training programs for beginners and begin again riders, Western Dressage, and Arabian Sport Horse. Kelley also holds a certification as a Mental Performance Coach and help equestrians in all disciplines overcome fear, anxiety and stress in the show ring.

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Execute Your Goals by Christine Weisgarber

One really difficult thing to do with any goal, because they usually are personal in nature is telling someone. Trust me with this, you ast month I wrote an article about budgeting and its usefulness in need to have someone in your court to help you when you start to setting goals. This month, I am going to follow along with the idea lose enthusiasm. It doesn’t have to be a daunting task to require of goals and give you the foundation to create and execute your accountability. Many clients tell me that simply knowing someone else goals. Part of what I do for clients is measuring their success through is looking at their business numbers makes them better at business. their financial records. This works well if your goals Accountability is a massive part of accomplishing something. are financial, but they can also be professional, Avoid self-sabotaging yourself. I thought I would omit this part, but I When you personal, or a combination of these. No matter am so guilty of this I know you might be too. I am not a phycologist what they are you need to know why you want but from personal experience when the pressure gets high, I create a goal, to achieve your goal. Knowing your ‘why’ tend to get critical, dwell on silly details, create excuses, or cut will help you stay on track. President John F. myself off from those who would remind me why I started. If know why you Kennedy said, “Efforts and courage are not this sounds like you, make sure you are flexible. I might want to enough without purpose and direction.” Once, not have always felt this way with goal setting. I you know your purpose then we just need to am sure I was more iron fist with myself, but as achieve tackle the direction. I work with more and more people, I realized it. When goal setting, having it in writing will help Set yourself we are only human and there are things that you be specific. Personally, I have lots of grand we can’t plan for. Be willing to adjust your up for success plans. ideas in my head but when I put it on paper things are a bit clearer. Writing things down can help you iron out the details and No matter your goal lets sum it up so by being overcome obstacles. Besides putting it on paper, set reminders on you can be successful. When you create a your phone or calendar. Taking time to measure your progress will goal, know why you want to achieve it. Tell realistic. keep you on track. Ask yourself how long it will take to accomplish someone about it. Set yourself up for success your goal. When determining a time frame make sure it is realistic. by being realistic. Don’t be afraid to break it into If it is your first-year riding, it is not realistic to expect yourself to be several smaller goals. Create reminders to measure a competing at the Grand Prix level in six months. Allowing yourself your progress and write down what you want to accomplish and an appropriate amount of time will curb frustration and reduce stress. when. Before you know it each of those goals will take you to a place It is also important that you focus on a goal within your control. For where you are better than when you started. example, putting a lot of faith in achieving wealth through the stock I hope you have a wildly successful year ahead and if there is market would be a bit out of our control. It may be necessary to anything I can do just let me know! I can be reached by text or phone break your goal into several smaller goals so you will be able to see call 330/474-9984, on Facebook or Instagram, and by email brazen. accomplishments and get fulfillment in the process. bebold@gmail.com

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Christine Weisgarber has been around horses for more than half her life having experience with equine businesses and showing. She is a Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor, member and supporter of the Massillon Saddle Club, and a proud mom of three young children. Her children were the deciding factor in opening her home-based business, Brazen Business Services LLC. Brazen, or brave, is exactly what it takes to start and run a business. She helps business owners navigate business decisions by providing accurate, up to date financial information for a more profitable business without wasted time and stress. Her services are online based with great customer service for bookkeeping and income tax services. For more information visit www.brazenbusinessservices.com or call/text 330/474-9984.

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Central Ohio Saddle Club Association

Check Website and Facebook for Election Meeting Updates VICE PRESIDENT, Rachel Zielinski SECRETARY, Debbie Balan TREASURER, Bob Huff WEBSITE, www.coscaonline.com

Happy New Year! Please check our website and Facebook page for updates on the election meeting. We are planning our annual banquet, look for information on that event this month. The 2021 Adult 19 and Over Champion is Toni Varrechia and her Quarter Horse ABC’s Miss Kiss This. Toni and Mya have been partners for 12 years and have many successes, from 4-H to youth classes to adult classes. In between the Youth and 4-H years and the Adult 19 and over classes, Toni earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Youngstown State University. She and Mya made a spectacular return to the COSCA show ring this year. Mya may be 21, but she loves those patterns and it shows with Toni and

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Mandy Dacek and Heza Star Hunter, Adult 19 and over Reserve champions. Photo credit Foreverworks Photography. Mya being champions in both horsemanship and equitation. The pair earned many class championships and reserves for the 2021 show season. Besides the pattern classes, Mya is tough to beat in hunter under saddle classes, but also enjoys running barrels and poles on occasion! She’s a true all around horse. Mya has definitely earned some well-deserved naps in clean sawdust. Congratulations to Champions Toni Varrechia and ABC’s Miss Kiss This. The 2021 Adult 19 and Over

Toni Varrechia and ABC’s Miss Kiss This, Adult 19 and over champions. Photo credit Pivotal Shots Photography.

Reserve Champion is Mandy Dacek and her Appaloosa Heza Star Hunter. Mandy and Peyton have been partners for 13 years. They have proved to be a formidable pair in the show ring, with many colorful ribbons to prove it. Mandy is a third grade teacher who has been known to bring her ribbons to school to share with her students. Mandy and Peyton showed in all the Adult 19 and over classes, with many successes in halter, showmanship, horsemanship and western pleasure. Peyton

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has proved to be pretty good at the patterns, with showmanship, equitation and horsemanship being favorite classes for the blonde duo. Peyton was also the 2021 All Around Champion Appaloosa, a title he has earned eight times in the past ten years, as well as earning the honor of 2021 Reserve Champion Horse of the Year! Congratulations to Reserve Champions Mandy Dacek and Heza Star Hunter! We hope your New Year is filled with health, happiness and of course, horses!

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Your Horse Has a Question:

Are You Feeding Me Omega 3s Every Day? by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

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ou already know that the answer is supposed to be, ‘yes.’ But over the years, I have found that there is a 50:50 chance that this question will be answered, ‘no.’ Not because of neglect, but simply because many horse owners are not aware of why they’re important, or even what feeds contain them. Or they simply assume that the commercial feed they are feeding already contains enough. But here’s the truth… most commercially fortified feeds contain more omega 6s than omega 3s, which creates an imbalance that damages your horse’s health. And that hay you’re feeding… well, it lost its omega 3 content a long time ago!

Why are Omega 3s so Important?[i]

There are only two fatty acids that are called ‘essential,’ meaning that they absolutely must be in the diet every day because the horse’s body cannot produce them. The first essential fatty acid is an omega 6, known as linoleic acid (LA) and the other is an omega 3, known as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Both have specific roles, however, omega 3s, in particular, are involved in functions such as: I protecting the blood vessels, heart, lungs, digestive tract, bones, and joints. I creating hormonal balance, including assisting with insulin resistance. I promoting a healthy immune response and protection against allergies and skin problems. protecting the brain against inflammatory conditions, most notably PPID (Cushing’s disease) and leptin resistance. Not only do both have to be in the diet, but they must be present in the proper proportion to one another. Ideally, there should be more ALA (omega 3) than LA (omega 6). However, if LA is higher, it will result in elevated inflammation throughout the body. Healthy pasture grasses, in their growing seasons contain, on average, plenty of both ALA and LA, in a 4:1 ratio ALA to LA[ii]. And if your horse is lucky enough to graze on pasture much of the year, you generally do not need to concern yourself with additional supplementation (unless your horse is suffering from inflammatory conditions that affect immune function, allergic responses, and chronic pain).

Supplementation for Hay-Based Diets

Essential fatty acids diminish when the grass is not actively growing, so your horse likely relies on hay during the colder seasons. Yearround supplementation is necessary for horses consuming hay-based diets because once living grass is cut, dried, and stored to make hay, most, if not all, of the essential fatty acids have been oxidized and destroyed. Your commercial feed may not be a good source of omega 3s. Most of the fat content from commercially fortified feeds is from soybean oil (sometimes called ‘vegetable oil’) which is extremely high in omega 6s with very little omega 3s. Some newer formulas, however, are including flax and chia seeds to improve the ratio.

Choose Organic When Feasible

Feedstuffs that are organically grown have a lower detectable level of pesticides and herbicides. Exposure to these chemicals, especially over time, can be detrimental to your horse’s heath. Interestingly, nutrients such as antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids are more plentiful in organic plants because they aren’t oxidized by commercial chemicals.[iii]

Concentrated Sources of ALA

Ground flax or chia seeds are the most popular whole foods sources for ALA. The nice thing about feeding these is that they also provide protein, thereby improving the overall protein quality of the diet. 48

USDA certified organic versions[iv] offer the highest nutritional benefit for your horses. The following dosages are recommended: Ground flaxseeds: 2 ounces by weight (equivalent to 1/2 cup) per 400 lbs of body weight (120 ml per 180 kg of body weight). Chia seeds: 2 ounces by weight (equivalent to 1/4 cup) per 400 lbs of body weight (60 ml per 180 kg body weight). Amounts can be reduced for overweight horses and increased for horses with special health needs. Algal oil contains an omega 3 fatty acid called, ‘DHA.’ Inside your horse’s cells, ALA is converted to DHA. DHA is highly active in reducing inflammation, protecting again metabolic conditions[v]. Hemp seeds are interesting. The fat found in hemp seeds is excellent, although the ALA to LA ratio is inverted. There are 2.8 times more LA than ALA, so it would be useful to also include some flax or chia. But what makes the fatty acid content of hemp seeds remarkable is its gamma linolenic acid (GLA) content. GLA is an omega 6 fatty acid, but, unlike other omega 6s that increase inflammation, GLA reduces it. Oils that are high in ALA include flaxseed oil and camelina oil. Flaxseed oil is not very easy to use. It gets ‘sticky’ and oxidizes easily, making refrigeration necessary. Camelina oil comes from the edible Camelina sativa seed. It is high in ALA with a 2.4:1 ratio of ALA to LA, and its shelf life is far superior to flaxseed oil. This is because of its remarkably high vitamin E content: 100 ml (slightly less than ½ cup) of camelina oil contains 150 IU of natural vitamin E which protects the fatty acids from oxidative damage when exposed to air, humidity, and light.

Bottom Line Healthy, growing pasture grasses provide the horse with plenty of essential fatty acids in the right proportion. Diets that consist of hay, as well as most commercial feeds, are out of balance, or even devoid of the necessary omega 3 fatty acids that must be fed daily. Adding chia seeds, ground flaxseeds, or other whole foods can help your horse maintain vibrant health for a lifetime. REFERENCES: [i] Getty, J.M. Omega 3 supplements – the old and the new. https://gettyequinenutrition. com/pages/omega-3-supplements-the-old-and-the-new; [ii] Boufaied, H, Chouinard, P.Y., Gremblay, G.F., et al., 2003. Fatty acids in forages. I. Factors affecting concentrations. Canadian Journal of Animal Science, 83(3), 501 – 511; [iii] Mayo Clinic. Organic foods. Are they safer? More nutritious? https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/organic-food/art20043880#; [iv] Organic ground flaxseeds and organic chia seeds are available in Dr. Getty’s Free Shipping Store: https://gettyequinenutrition.com/pages/free-shipping-store; [v] Getty, J.M. Research reflection: Impact of DHA supplementation on inflammation reduction in metabolic horses. https:// gettyequinenutrition.com/pages/impact-of-dha-supplementation-on-inflammation-reduction-inmetabolic-horses-research-reflection.

Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. is an internationally respected, independent equine nutritionist who believes that optimizing horse health comes from understanding how the horse’s physiology and instincts determine the correct feeding and nutrition practices. Dr. Getty provides a world of useful information for the horseperson at www. gettyequinenutrition.com.

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Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros

2022 Shooting Dates Announced PRESIDENT, R. David Davis VICE PRESIDENT, Brian (Doc) Hric SECRETARY/TREASURER, Karen Davis; PHONE, 330-719-3290 EMAIL, karenld0819@gmail.com WEBSITE, www.lakeerievaqueros.net

by Karen (Chilipepper) Davis Our awards banquet will be on Jan. 15 at the Lenox Community Center in Jefferson, Ohio. Since our season is over, Brian (Doc) Hric and I have been working on awards and deciding on what to get for this year. I do have to say prices sure have gone up a lot since this Covid pandemic. We have most of the awards ordered and are hoping they arrive in time due to the postal problems. We had a great 2021 season again and enjoyed seeing all our shooting family and friends, we are looking forward to seeing everyone at the awards banquet. Next season 2022, we are going to do something different. Each Saturday night event after

everyone has had dinner, we are going to have movie night. The movie will be the name of that event. I think it will be fun and relaxing! Everyone will have to bring their own chair, snack and drink. If it rains we will have movie night under the pavilion. It will be something different that I think most of our riders will enjoy! Our dates for next season have been approved by everyone so here they are: MAY 21-22: Open Range I & II JULY 16-17: War Wagon I & II AUG. 20-21: Broken Trail I & II SEPT. 17-18: Comancheros I & II We had our monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021. Unfortunately due to price increases on ammo and everything, we have to increase some of our event prices to help cover what it costs to put on an event. We are also going back to single points. It was a rough season this year due to no ammo but we made it through and

everyone had a good time! We hope to see everyone back again in 2022! We would like to thank Gage Concessions for their wonderful, tasty food they have for us at each event and to Carmen and Nancy Virzi for hosting our meetings. Special thanks to our sponsors: Big Dee’s Vet and Tack Supply where you can get all your pet supplies and everything they need; CMSA; Lonesome Pine Ammo; Uncle Jimmy’s Brand Products for all your pet treats; The Corral; Stagecoach West; Park Side Trailer and Services Inc., new or used horse trailers or parts or service on the one you have; Siracki Realty, if you are looking for a new house,

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Ohio Morgan Horse Association

Horse Shows Back in 2022 PRESIDENT, Alyssa Rose VICE PRESIDENT, Elizabeth Thomas SECRETARY, Nancy Rinz TREASURER, Elizabeth Burick WEBSITE, www.ohiomorganhorse.com

by Susan Walker Happy New Year! As a kid I considered two to be my lucky number, so I have good feelings about this shiny new year to come. I was able to attend the Superior Morgan Horse Sale in November. Although somewhat old news now, I haven’t had a chance to write of it until now. The auction was well organized and very professionally run. The ladies in the office trailer could not have been nicer. Roughly 280 horses were sold through the sale and to say that prices were strong would be a bit of an understatement. On Friday evening, 120 stud fees were sold at auction as part of the upcoming Superior Morgan Sweepstakes. Again, the bidding January 2022

was fast and furious, as people were not only bidding for the stud service but also for an entry into the big-money weanling competition among the offspring. Speaking as a breeder, this was a wonderful opportunity to see in person and compare the stallion options out there. Richfield Videos filmed the entire sale including the stallions’ portion, so this valuable resource will remain out there to be viewed as part of their subscription service. Instead of Netflix, I may be bingewatching some horse show videos while hibernating this winter. At our last board meeting some news was announced that I consider good news for the Ohio show horse industry/world/ community. First, the River Ridge Horse Show is back. After 75 years, you just can’t keep a great horse show down. Hopefully, the Morgan entry will be plentiful in support of this revival of an Ohio horse show tradition, which will take place April 27-30, at the Ohio Expo Center. Second, the Gold Cup is back to its usual dates and location at the fairgrounds. It

will take place June 15-18, also at the Expo Center. It’s that time of year to start planning your competition calendars, so keep these two grand horse shows in mind. And of course, at the top of your list, remember the 2022 version of the Buckeye Morgan Challenge Horse Show which will take place Aug. 10-13, at the Champions Center in Springfield. Don’t just pencil that one in on the calendar; put it on there with a big fat permanent marker! As we all know, the winter months in Ohio can be the doldrums of the equine calendar. UPHA Chapter 13 has planned a solution. They are hosting what they call the ‘Winter Weekend’ which is a combination of a dinner and entertainment,

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auctions on Friday, and instructional clinics to be held at Grove Point Stables on Saturday. Although not technically OMHA business, I thought this might appeal to OMHA members, and I don’t think that UPHA 13 would mind a bit of extra publicity. Check out their Facebook page if interested. MARK YOUR CALENDAR JAN. 4-8: AMHA/UPHA National Conference, Orlando, FL JAN. 23: Ohio Academy Riders Winter Tournament, Blue Lakes Farm, Newbury, OH FEB. 20: Ohio Academy Riders Winter Tournament, Blue Lakes Farm, Newbury, OH FEB. 25-26: UPHA Chapter 13 Winter Weekend, Newark, OH

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Ohio High School Rodeo Association

Meet Cinch Team Members Tana and Jeffery NATIONAL DIRECTOR, Nikki McCarty PRESIDENT, C.E. Taft RODEO SECRETARY, Jennifer Reynolds PHONE, 330-464-4079 FACEBOOK, Ohio High School & Jr High Rodeo Association; WEBSITE, www.ohiohighschoolrodeo.org

by Garrett Houin OHSRA members are spending time over the holidays with their families and (hopefully) finetuning their skills to prepare for our spring rodeo season run. The top four high school finalists in each event will have the opportunity to compete at the National High School Rodeo Finals in Gillette, Wyo. At the midway point of our season, here’s who those high school members are (next month we’ll be sharing our junior high standings):

GIRLS EVENTS BARREL RACING: 1/2 tie, Tana Drew and Savannah Moran, 3. Lola Stillion, 4. Dassie Mullet POLE BENDING: 1. Arly Kisner, 2. Megan Morey, 3. Mullet, 4. Brooklyn Mills GOAT TYING: 1. Drew, 2. Emma Wyant, 3. Charley Coulter, 4. Madison Mast BREAKAWAY ROPING: 1. Mullet, 2.

Wyant, 3. Drew, 4. Jolee Cummings CUTTING: 1. Drew, 2. Lexie Saint, 3. Astoria Roberts BOYS EVENTS BAREBACK BRONC RIDING: 1. Cooper Smitley BULL RIDING: 1. Isaiah Tullius, 2. Joey DiFilippo, 3. Jaxon Hall CALF ROPING: 1 - Owen Larrick, 2 - Clayton Drake, 3 - Smitley, 4 - Evan Corzatt STEER WRESTLING: 1. Smitley, 2. Isaac Miley, 3. Ayden White, 4. Garrett Houin CUTTING: 1. Luke McKinsey, 2. Robert Myer, 3. Matthew McKinsey, 4. Aaron McKinsey COMBINED EVENTS TEAM ROPING: 1. Corzatt and Gus Joseph, 2. Smitley and Michael Laughlin, 3. Owen Gardner and Kyndall Woltz, 4/5. Drake, Mast, Mills and Reese Graham LIGHT RIFLE: 1. Miley, 2. Jaxon Watson, 3. Eli Dimmerling, 4. Lily Brinkerhoff TRAP SHOOTING: 1. Watson, 2/3. M. McKinsey and Miley, 4. Garrett Miley

And now, let’s meet some of our Cinch Team members: Tana Drew Tana is a junior at Brown Local Schools/homeschool and has been an OHSRA member for five years. She competes in barrels, poles, breakaway, goat tying, team roping, and cutting. She is also a member of the Priefert Jr. Elite leadership team. Tana’s most cherished rodeo

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accomplishment is winning the 2020-21 OHSRA Girls All Around title as well as the goat tying and cutting championships last year. Tana is a two-time qualifier for the National Junior High School Rodeo Finals and National High School Finals Rodeo. Tana said she treasures the lifelong friends and memories she has made at both regular and national rodeos, and she plans to get an Ag Business Degree and continue rodeoing. When Tana is not practicing or competing, she enjoys baking or working at the family business, Straight A’s Supply.

for two years. During that time, Jeffrey has been in the top ten at Eastern Nationals in the Senior Youth Division, the top 20 at the National High School Rodeo Finals in 2021, won the 35K class at Quarter Horse and Congress, and finished this year as a finalist in the 35K class at the National Cutting Horse Association World show in Fort Worth. When he isn’t rodeoing he enjoys hanging out with his friends, traveling, and hunting. His favorite part of high school rodeo is meeting people from all over the United States and making friends. He says it’s pretty cool when you have friends that live as far away as Texas, but they can cheer you on week after week.

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Ohio Horseman’s Council, Inc. Member of American Horse Council www.ohconline.com SECRETARY Ranee Vititoe 740/505-2713 secretary@ohconline.com

TREASURER Jo Ellen Reikowski 330/806-3146 treasurer@ohconline.com

PRESIDENT Eric Estill 513/266-9823 president@ohconline.com MEMBERSHIP Catherine Estil 513/319-2517 membership@ohconline.com

VICE PRESIDENT Nancy Strayer 740/694-1007 vicepresident@ohconline.com OHC COUNTY LINES EDITOR Martie Ackerman 713/553-9644 countylineeditor@ohconline.com

Greetings From Your President We elected or re-elected our state officers in November and the chapters held their elections in October or November. I would like to thank all those officers who were re-elected for continuing to serve in a leadership role. Also, a big thank you to those new officers that have agreed to step up and take on a leadership role.

The power in our organization rests with the members, but the leaders make things happen and keep everything organized. It’s not easy to lead. It’s a role that takes practice and experience. The best way to become a good leader is to jump in and get started. One piece of advice, be a good listener. Our leaders

are there to serve the members. We must be able to listen to our members to understand what’s needed. Many people are not good communicators. Listening often requires drawing out a member’s concerns. I enjoy watching other leaders work, particularly our OHC leaders. I like attending regional

meetings and chapter meetings to see how others run a meeting and lead the group. It’s a good way to pick up leadership techniques that you may not have thought of. Keep up the good work.

Together! The festivities were graciously hosted once again by Jill and Rich Steel at their home in Bellville. The menu included turkey, stuffing, potatoes, rolls and pies. In addition, members

brought a covered dish to share. Each participant also brought a white elephant gift which resulted in fun activities. While the event was not held on the trails, any time we get together

is a great time! Needless to say, I think a good time was had by all. The following are candidates for officer positions for our chapter. President Tim Tuttle, Vice President Earl Gress, Treasurer

~Eric Estill, President Ohio Horseman’s Council

County Lines ASHLAND Last month was the most festive time of the year, so what better way to celebrate than with our OHC Annual Christmas Get

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County Lines Peggy Costic, Secretary Kathy Bogdan and/or Kathy Tompkins. Hope each of you was good last year in 2021 and thus got all you wanted from Santa. If not, January starts a new year of opportunity to improve your behavior and become an OHC member. Think about joining a chapter near you. We hope to see you down the trail, remember not to drink and ride. ~Dan and Jean Reynolds

Our ladies riding, Leah, Marybeth, Amanda and Diana.

CLARK Well, I did jump the gun and report that there had been a decision made about trail closures this winter. As we all know by now this is not true and I will refrain from making any further comments. The weather is getting cooler, but still cooperating for riding. My friends and I have been enjoying some of the Metro Parks this hunting season. A large buck was spotted yesterday at Prairie Oaks and Stephanie Petee was able to get a shot, with her camera! Have you met Kristina Valentine? Kristina is a Clark County member and former president of our chapter. I have been on the trails with Krisitina and see her at our meetings but, I did not know about her other equine activities. Kristina has three horses and a donkey named Festus. She has completed eight War Horse Challenges where all proceeds go to non profit organizations. War Horse provides riders, carriage drivers, runners, hikers, cyclists and walkers with a goal to aim for, an online community to cheer each other on and a completion award to commemorate their amazing journey. One of the charities that Kristina helped with was the boys and girls club of Rosebud for their after school program. She and her boyfriend, Tony Goodrich, also take Festus and their Amish built cart and drive in 15 parades a year. I was fortunate to see the Lebanon Carriage Horse parade this year and cheer them on their route. It was my first time watching, but certainly not my last. Maybe you saw her in one of the holiday parades this year? The Christmas party at Polly and Bill Agles was a smashing success as usual. It was great to see so many members attend and enjoy reconnecting. Bonnie Maxson surprised us with a visit January 2022

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Our last campout of the year, Casyn, Zman, Dave, Makayla, Sherri and Diana’s leg by the fire! Clark County OHC from Tennessee. Polly baked a ham and everyone brought something to share. We had a gift exchange where you better not get too attached to your gift because someone might ‘steal’ it, which happened often and added to the fun. Chris Price made a cross out of horse shoes for a door prize, which was won by Bob Hunter. It was our first Christmas party since the beginning of the pandemic and so good to get our club together again. Our next meeting will be Jan. 12 at Plattsburg UCC, 1715 S. Urbana Lisbon Road, S. Charleston at 6:30 p.m. Bundle up and come ride with us! ~Jonna CLINTON Hello fellow horsemen/women. As I sit here in December writing this it is cold and nasty out. When you read this it will hopefully start to turn around or we’ll be covered in snow! As you see from our photos we did the Holidazzle Parade in Wilmington, Ohio. It was great and all the horses did amazing. We had Marybeth Norton, Diana Spencer, Amanda Snell and Leah Goodpaster riding and carrying the banner was myself, Dave Krazl and John Snell. Now, the most important were our pooper scoopers Zack ‘Zman’ Krazl and Casyn Lamb. They made the parade, being silly and marching while picking up the road apples

with humor! The crowd loved them. The first weekend in November is always adult weekend at Hueston Wood, which we found out. Not a problem since it is a state park, but they were packed. Having the kids with us was not a problem, everyone was great and came by to introduced themselves. It was a great crowd! I do have to say it was very cold, thank goodness for generators to run our heat. We had a beautiful ride to the dam. I hadn’t been to Hueston Woods in 10-plus years. The trails are really nice. They have done a great job! I want to thank our members, they all are amazing folks even the ones that don’t camp. True horsemen helping horsemen! Tips to do with your horse in the cold snowy weather. Take a bareback ride through the snow, try taking a skijoring (tubing?), saddle up for a snow adventure, work with your horse to do tricks like bowing or kissing, give your horse a massage, desensitizing, play soccer or games and ground work. There are lots of fun things to do. Remember to keep your horse groomed, that helps keep their coat fluffy and warm. Take a kid riding and see the future! Much love, happy trails, ~Susan (Sue) Lamb COLUMBIANA Happy New Year. I hope your holidays were filled with good health, family and friends. We had a very nice turnout

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for our Christmas dinner. It’s always nice to enjoy each others company without work involved, that will be the plan for the new year. Several group trail rides are being scheduled. I think we all have missed our get togethers and sitting by the campfire. Thank you to our officers who remained in office and are ready to begin another season. I have heard many plans for trail repairs. As winter sets in we will be spending more time in our homes. It’s a great time to clean tack, wash saddle blankets and make plans for our rides in 2022. There are so many trails in Ohio that I haven’t ridden and would love to see them. That will be my winter plan for this year. Having moved to a smaller living quarter trailer another tough job I have is to sort through all the stuff I carry in the trailer and slim it down. I would like to think I’m not the only one who carries three of everything. Did I hear rumors of a Tack Swap planned for Columbiana County Chapter in the spring? I should have so much to get rid of by then. No matter what time of the year Beaver Creek State Park is always a beautiful place to hike and visit, even in the snow when riding isn’t safe. For now, relax and enjoy these winter months as much as you are able. Get ready to ride when Mother Nature says “Come on down and ride.” I hope to see you on the trail in 2022. Stay safe. ~Sally Stamp COSHOCTON The winter blues are here, cold temperatures, shorter daylight hours and our park is closed as well as the state forests. The good news is time is flying by and we will be back on the trails in no time! Our club had a nice turn out for our scheduled 53


County Lines to complete a lot of the items on the Bingo 50 Challenge. You can be a beginner rider or a seasoned rider or someone in the middle. You don’t even need to own a horse right now. There is a place for you in OHC and we need you and your talents. Until we meet, may the wind be gentle and at your back and may the sun light your way and your trails be just soft enough and your friends be true. Happy 2022! DELAWARE

Ride and roast, 2021. ride in November and we all enjoyed it very much. The food was good and the company was even better. We decided on our Christmas party and voted for it to be at The Main Street Station. Hope to see everyone there. We will at that time make our plans for the new year and discuss our scheduled rides for the new year. We plan to open the trails the first of April as long as the trails are ready. Anyone wanting to renew their membership, can do so online at https://ohconline.com. Other than that I do not have much to report on. ~Gigi CUYAHOGA Finally, we get ‘To do Something New in 2022’ and wear something new in 2022! What a great year this should be. OHC is celebrating our 50th anniversary. Join the fun! We will ride and learn and socialize and eat and ride some more. This will be a new year and we get a fresh start. Look for information to come on a Cleveland Metroparks Mounted Police Equine training session in April as well as the annual Ride the Beach event in September. We are planning a lot more wonderful events. The opportunities to grow and make new friends and help the other guy are limitless. We members of Cuyahoga Chapter wish you a Happy New Year! Make this the very best year that it can be. Come join us as we celebrate. We would love to meet you. We can work together 54

Happy New Year OHC friends! Happy 50th Anniversary Year Ohio Horseman’s Council! Although members voted to forego our chapter’s traditional Christmas potluck and gift exchange amid the current Coronavirus situation, we all remain very eager to start fresh and enthusiastic for the new year! Indeed, this year marks our 50th anniversary as an organization! Members can join in the celebration and ‘Do Something New in ‘22’ by playing the 50 Bingo game. Copies of the Bingo card and the game instructions can be downloaded from our state website, ohconline.com. Members can also purchase 50th anniversary commemorative apparel and other items. The order forms will soon be available online. A variety of merchandise intended for sale will also be available in April at our Equine Affaire booth. Your Delaware chapter officers have gotten together via Zoom to brainstorm ideas for activities and other events that we would like to see occur this year. The first ‘official’ Delaware chapter membership meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and is scheduled for Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. We hope to resume our

Drainage ditch construction near The Curves, Nov. 30.

Trail north of Hogback, Nov. 16. ‘in-person’ chapter meetings outdoors at the Alum Creek horseman’s campground as soon as the weather permits. Keep your fingers crossed for good weather in March! Speaking of weather, although it may be wintertime, our dedicated and hard-working trail maintenance volunteers continue their work in keeping the Alum Creek bridle trails in good and safe condition. Our chapter reminds our horseback riding visitors that the bridle trails can and do get slippery during the winter especially at the ravines and platform crossings. We invite riders to reach out to our club secretary, Bobbi Arters, (216/536-1837) for the current trail conditions at Alum Creek, before you haul. A huge thank you to everyone who have already renewed their Delaware chapter membership for 2022. We would like to encourage all our fellow horse enthusiasts both new friends and prior members of our chapter, to join our fun, enthusiastic and horse-loving group. You will want to stay informed on all the fun activities planned for this year. Importantly, a portion of your membership dues go directly towards our trail maintenance efforts at Alum Creek State Park bridle trails. To join or to renew your membership is quick and easy via the online format found at ohconline.com. Our OHC friends already belonging to another primary chapter are welcomed via our ‘secondary membership’. The secondary membership form specific for our chapter is downloadable from our Delaware web page at ohconline.com. Click under ‘Find chapter’. Our OHC Mid-Winter planning meeting takes place on Jan. 15-16 at Deer Creek State Park lodge. As of the writing of this article, the agenda details had not yet

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been released. I hope to provide a summary of this meeting in next month’s column. Looking ahead, our first social activity is planned for Thursday, April 7 to attend Equine Affaire’s Fantasia. Please contact Theresa Burke to inquire about our club’s group tickets if you are interested in attending this evening performance. Until next month, have a safe and enjoyable January! ~Theresa Burke ERIE Greetings from Erie County and Happy New Year! Happy 50th Anniversary to OHC! It is going to be a great year. Rides have been planned and our 2021 miles and hours have been tallied and turned in. The days are starting to get longer, which is something I definitely look forward to. Hanging up the headlamp after coming in from the barn, I think I will bring in my saddle and give it a good cleaning. Life is better on the trail! Our next monthly meeting is Jan. 10 at Coupling Erie Metro Park, 11618 State Route 13, Milan, Ohio. Potluck is at 6:30 and the meeting is at 7 p.m. On Jan. 13 at 1 p.m. is the Valentine’s day ride at Mason Road. ~Shelley FRANKLIN We hope that all of you had a wonderful Christmas and new year’s celebrations with family and friends. Be sure to renew your memberships for 2022, especially if you want the insurance coverage and the Corral magazine. Congratulations to our 2022 chapter officers: Angela Logan, president; Darylee Foertsch, vice president; Amber Baumgartner, treasurer; Dana Stewart, secretary and Oleda Hirsch, communications. With the beginning of a new year, many of us have been planning activities for 2022. We at Franklin County OHC are too. Thanks to the OHC grant, we were able to install tie lines in the picnic area at the bridle trailhead on Bevelhymer Road. Another tie line will be installed next to the equine trail and restrooms on the Walnut Street side of the main park this year. Our members continue to make January 2022


County Lines plans for improvements at Rocky Fork Metro Park and looking for other parks in the Franklin County Metro Park system that will allow us to establish and improve equine trails. In 2022, we will continue to have Zoom meetings the second Thursday of each month. In addition, Dana Stewart is working on a schedule of gettogethers throughout the year for social and riding activities. OHC members be sure to mark your calendar for some of our upcoming events: May 1315 weekend at Caesars Creek State Park, the Aug. 13 obstacle course at Rocky Fork Metro Park in New Albany, and the Sept. 1618 weekend at Stone Creek State Park. We will let you know in future Corral articles, Facebook at Franklin County ChapterOHC, and on OHConline.com any additional activites and any changes in schedule. Whether riding with us or others at Ohio State Parks, be sure to make your reservations early online at https://reserveohio. com/OhioCampWeb/Default. aspx. Wishing you and your equine friends a joyful and safe 2022. ~Oleda Hirsch FULTON Happy New Year! I hope everyone is having good holidays and finding time to spend with family and friends. I’m excited to see the days getting longer. Some of us are already talking about camping in 2022. Never mind the two to three months of snow and cold that we must endure to get there. And then the rain and the mud. Oh well, we’re used to it, right? We will endure and carry on. December was a whirlwind of activity for our chapter. Our Christmas party saw around 60 people come together for great food (the food is always outstanding), and a good time. Then we had our tack swap and live auction at the WB Ranch and Arena in Swanton. That was followed by our December chapter meeting, all in a span of four days! One of our agenda items for every meeting is ‘Good Stuff’ when President Jack asks if anyone has heard, seen or done anything cool that they want to share. We’ve heard about interesting events like the National Drive in Indiana, and the Wilsons’ trip to the Spotted January 2022

Scouts Jayden, John and Will with merit badge counselor Molly.

Year’s Day ride hosted by Tammy Royer. Then looking forward, we will be planning our Winter Blues Brunches for January and February as well as our calendar of events for the year. If you want to keep up with us, check out our website, www. fcohc.com, Facebook page: Fulton County Ohio Horseman’s Council or Facebook group Fulton County OHC. Our chapter meetings are the first Monday of the month, 7 p.m. and are currently held at Bunkers Bar & Grill in Holland. We meet in the huge banquet room and the food is good. Members, potential members and guests are always welcome. We hope you all are well and safe and we’ll see you on the trails! ~Kathy Brown

LeeAnn Reigelsperger driving Feather.

Headed to parade route.

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Fulton County Fat Saturday riders. Horse Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Recently, we heard that members Flo and Rick Hannum, of H&H Stables, were hosting several members of an area boy scout group enabling them to earn their horsemanship merit badges. The boys and girls (yes girls!) have to complete a workbook where they demonstrated their knowledge of horses including safety, breeds, parts of the horse, saddle and bridle, health and feeding. And they have to explain and demonstrate handling and riding skills. It sounds a lot like the beginning of a 4-H horse project. Flo and Rick, who have been immersed in 4-H for many years, are providing the facility, horses and equipment for the demonstration activities. Their commitment is for several one hour sessions over time with two kids at a time. I was excited to hear about young people with an interest in horses as I have seen a steep decline in the number of kids riding in our area and participating in horse shows and that makes me sad. I often think about how to attract more young people to our activities and industry. I wish I knew the answer. After the December holidays, we’ll kick off 2022 with our New

The big news this month is the Lebanon Carriage Parade. If you’ve never been, it’s a great event. Anywhere from 60-120 carriages. This year was a smaller year but still very festive. There are two times; 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. All the carriages are decorated for the season, and in the evening parade there are lights on virtually all of them. In the middle of town, it’s blocked off when the parade isn’t in progress, and there are food vendors and various other types of activities. It’s put on by the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce, and they have various OHC chapters volunteer as crowd control. They like us there especially since we know horses because we can warn people in the crowd when they’re doing something unsafe and if a driver has an issue, we can jump in and help. Luckily, that doesn’t happen often, but occasionally we are needed. If you are able, please consider helping next year. We can always use more help, and you get a great view of the parade. We are fed well, and given commemorative ornaments. This year, I was especially fortunate because in addition to volunteering, Jeannie Nicol had her camera. She does good work. So the photos you see this month are hers. She took one of us heading out to get ready to work crowd control. I bring my ATV to take us to our spots, because it’s a long walk. Dave Goodbar and Beth Krutzfeld in the bed of the ATV, Herb Rider is in back seat,

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Jen Hemphill and Zeppe. and I’m driving. Also in the back seat are a couple of Montgomery County members, Cindy Barnett and Mary Woolridge. Cindy foolishly tried to give me money for the ride; I re-donated it to the Chamber of Commerce. The white Mini is Feather, driven by LeeAnn Reigelsberger, and the Shire is Zeppe of Rolling Thunder Farm, driven by Jen Hemphill. Thanks Jeannie for the photos! Next month I’ll hopefully have some photos from the Christmas dinner. Happy New Year! ~Mickie GUERNSEY Club members have been riding all over lately! The picture is of member Judy Moyer, who got to scratch a few rides off her bucket list! Judy and a friend rode out of Red Rock Camp in Las Vegas, Nev. Their ride was for one week and they got to ride in Utah at Zion National Park, Bryce, Thunder Mountain, Butch Cassidy Trail, Paria Trail, and the north rim of the Grand Canyon. Judy is riding on one the camp’s horses. 55


County Lines Judy said their camp hosts could not have been better. They put them up in cabins and feed them really well and provided entertainment. I sure wish my horse Ben and I could have been stowaways. Bryce has been on my bucket list for a long time! Club members also rode in the Cambridge Parade. Winter meetings are held the second Thursday of the month at Mr. Lee’s, 2000 E. Wheeling Avenue, Cambridge, Ohio. We eat at 5:30 p.m. and meet at 6:30 p.m. Annual trail maintenance will start in January. We typically work every Thursday, weather depending. I sure hope we are about through with dead ash trees! Remember to log those miles and hours worked! It really does matter. Hope to see you on the trail. ~Lee Randolph HARRISON I think we all must agree that we were blessed with a beautiful fall. Many of our members went on some great trail rides and took advantage of the weather before winter really hit the trails. We spent more time in the forest and got more riding in and that was great! The Harrison County chapter met Nov. 18 at the Ranch to Table Restaurant, we enjoyed dinner and fellowship and held our monthly meeting after. Fourteen members attended. Old business mostly comprised of trail reports and reminders about 2022 memberships. Members were also reminded to turn in work hours to Cindy Shrader and to keep track of all riding hours for the upcoming year. A suggestion was made to give a club end of the year award to the person having the most riding hours. Something to work toward! The club continued the discussion about holding an annual ride in memory of Dorothy Glover. It was suggested that it might be held in October around her birthday. One topic of discussion that was brought up by Judy May was that of tick-borne diseases in our area. She shared that she was having issues with one of her horses and wanted to warn everyone about anaplasmosis. It has been noted that Harrison County does have a very high rate of Lyme disease in people and in animals. Anaplasmosis is 56

out. Already, things have gotten better. We are meeting face to face, sharing holidays with our families, traveling, enjoying football games in person, etc. One of the biggest lessons is that we are all in this together and no one is a stranger. We are meant to give kindness and compassion to everything and everyone. Here’s to a happy, healthy new year and more riding! ~Lori Mayher

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Harrison County OHC another illness that horse owners need to be aware of. Thank you Judy, for sharing your personal experience. Even at this time of year, we need to be on the look out for ticks and protect our equine family by applying tick repellent, keeping them from high grass and woods, and checking for sores and abscesses around the head. Judy May resigned as secretary and this prompted our members to consider other offices in question. It was decided that Mark Westlake would continue as president, Alan VanCuren would continue as vice president, Sherri Hart would continue as treasurer and Leanna May would replace her mom as secretary. Thank you Judy May for all that you have done as secretary. You have been a great secretary and Leanna will have a great advisor for this office. The Harrison Chapter decided to hold their annual Christmas party at the Farm to Table Restaurant on Dec. 16. We had good food and fellowship and then what everyone waits for at the end of the year and at Christmas time, we had the famous Christmas exchange, where everyone gets the chance to play Grinch and steal whatever gift they want! It was a funny and joyful time. By the time these words reach you all, Christmas will have come and gone. It is our hope that everyone enjoyed their Christmas time together with friends, family and even strangers. The one thing that the past few years have taught me is that it is so hard to put aside my personal opinions and thoughts and to have faith to let things happen as they should. Let God figure it

Well the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful! I bet you sang that, didn’t you? It is the time of the year when we get our calendars out and start blocking off riding dates for 2022. I am super excited for things to get back to ‘normal’ with the Equine Affaire, tack swaps, clinics and all the other things that Covid put the brakes on last spring. As I write this, Thanksgiving is behind us and Christmas is in front of us. The weather is getting colder, but occasionally we luck out on a really splendid day. Yesterday was one of those days. Our club participated in the Logan Holiday Parade. I’m not exactly sure how many members were there, because some people that I didn’t recognize joined in at the last minute. However, the really important people, you know who I mean, the pooper scoopers! We even had in duplicate! How wonderful is that? The folks that had originally committed to the job, ended up in quarantine over the Thanksgiving holiday and advised the club to find a back up team, just in case Covid went through the family. Luckily, it didn’t. So both the original crew and the back up crew showed up. Sadly, none of our banner carriers did. The solution? Use one of our crew at the front of the group with our banner and the other in the back, doing what they do. It really was wonderful having so many boots on the ground, so to speak. We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day. Temperatures were in the 50s and the sun really turn on full wattage. There is something wonderful about seeing a child’s face light up when they see the horses. It makes all the work leading up to the moment, so worth it! Our Christmas party is the next big thing on the calendar. After

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Brenda and her grandchildren. that it will be coming up with a club schedule for 2022. The club always has positions that need to be filled. I know that the scheduled ride coordinator is one of them. If you want to know when, where and how rides are going to fall into place for the upcoming riding season, please volunteer for this spot. The winter months after the holidays can become a bit depressing. Get your truck warmed up, throw on your coat, mittens and hat to come join us for a meeting! Our club is very family friendly and we meet at the Home Tavern in Logan the third Sunday of every month at 7 p.m. Come in earlier for dinner and relaxed conversation prior to the meeting. Watch our Facebook page for more information about our club and upcoming events! ~Donna Shade KNOX Although winter is upon us, KCOHC riders are out there. Due to personal circumstances in 2021, I have not been as active riding as I have been in past years, but I hope to pick it up again in 2022. I did recently ride with fellow members out January 2022


County Lines of Brinkhaven on some of the Mohican Valley Trail. We generally break off and ride many of the surrounding back roads where there is light to no traffic, riding an average 10 to 13 mile loop. Like I say, I like riding the best where ever me and my horse are at the time. We did hold elections at our last meeting and only two positions changed. Misty McDonald, president, Terry Baker, vice president, Kathy Shoemaker, secretary, and Barbara Stevens, treasurer. Thank each of you for past service and, as it may be, continued service. Without individuals like you, there would be no OHC. We will post our schedule starting in January so all can set vacation days to coincide with our rides. I hope you got those trail miles and work hours turned in. Trail miles are due to Anna Chadwick, KCOHC trail miles reporter, by Jan. 5. We hope to honor the top riders at our annual winter blast. Due to the holidays, no December meeting was held. We’ll pick it up in January. And with that being said, I find little to write about at this time. Our annual tack auction is scheduled for Feb. 26 at the Community Center in Martinsburg, Ohio. Sale of tack to start at 3 p.m. Save that date. We hope to have many volunteers helping to create a successful auction. We will have a kitchen setup so food is available. A planned silent auction is included, check us out. Watch our Facebook page for additional information as it comes available. We hope you had a most merry Christmas and may your New Year start pleasantly. Come on over to Knox County where the gates are wide open, the grass is greener, the horses leaner, as we do ride them, and everyone is welcome. We meet the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Hopefully, we find a new meeting place soon or are allowed to return to the Long Branch Pizza in Centerburg. Reporting for Knox County OHC, ~Terry L. Baker

in February, where we will recognize trail miles and other member accomplishments. We received notice of free micro-chipping of two horses per member. Some members are considering this offer. We also plan to enjoy the varied activities offered throughout the year by the OHC to celebrate 50 years of existence. Michelle S., Rosemary, and myself learned of some of these events when we attended the OHC statewide meeting in November. All OHC members are being asked to participate in National Trail Day in June. We of Lake County could trek through Girdled Road Park, Chapin Forest Park, or Peniteniary Glen Park. The new year is certainly one in which we look forward to riding on Ohio’s wondrous trails. Cheers to all and to all great rides during this years 50th anniversary. ~Rayneen Tisovic LAWRENCE Thanksgiving has come and gone and so has fall with its warmth and colors. Winter is upon us with the cold and mud. I am dreading the extra work and worry of bad weather. I am thankful for so many blessings the past year handed me. My family and friends, my health and the chance to get up each morning to see another day. Thank you Lord. As Christmas draws near we need to remind ourselves of the true meaning of Christmas for this season. Take the time to find peace, love and joy. Hug a friend, bury a hatchet and look forward to the coming year. Just think it is only four months until spring! As we plan for the holiday we look forward to getting together with the people in our lives who

LAKE A jolly New Year to all our friends out there. Our Lake County members didn’t meet in December, but are looking forward to our celebration January 2022

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Wanda and Jim, snuggle up guys, it’s cold! Licking County OHC

President James Maynard. He had to fight to keep his gift! mean so much to us. We laugh, we talk and we eat. On Dec. 4 the Lawrence County OHC came together for the annual Christmas dinner and their own wild version of a gift exchange. We want to wish you abundant blessings for the coming year. Wishing you peace, love and joy, ~Betty LICKING Hello from the Licking County chapter and happy new year! I want to introduce myself to everybody. My name is Sigrid Batten and I am taking over writing the Corral articles for Deb Sheka. Thank you, Deb, for doing such a great job. I have big shoes to fill for sure! I’ve been active in our chapter for some time now attending most meetings and helping to organize the trail rides in 2021. I have three awesome horses that I trail ride a lot. If you see me out on the trails, come over and say hi. My horses are friendly and so am I. Deb will still be active in our chapter doing our trail miles for the year and helping with other duties as needed. By the time this issue is published we will have already had our Christmas party. I’m sure it will have been a blast with lots of laughs since we planned for a white elephant gift exchange and an ugly sweater contest. 2021 has seen a lot of activity in our chapter. Lots of trail maintenance was completed at Dillon State Park and our local county parks by our president

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Charlene Santee, her husband Craig and a great crew of volunteers! Thank you! We also had a few chapter trail rides with a lot of rider participation and lots of laughs were had at our pizza and picnic rides. We will continue to make 2022 events better. The different committees are having their meetings and I will keep you updated on our new and exciting events, shows, trail rides and camping weekends to come. ~Sigrid Batten LOGAN Logan County OHC has had a busy couple of months, October 31, Cynthia Orr had her Logan County OHC ride she hosted, we had only three that rode this year, but we had five members and another five guests who joined us for lunch before the ride. November 7, we had seven Logan County OHC members show up for the state meeting where we helped with the 50/50 raffle and helped take down after it was over. Logan County OHC made $84.50 on the silent auction and the Central Region made $248 on the 50/50 drawing. The state meeting was very interesting and informative! We held our November meeting Nov. 14 at the East Liberty community room, we had eight members present and a potluck dinner was held. Becky Porter got with Linda Imke about tie out rails at Kiser Lake. Linda has the lumber and just needs labor and cement from our club to put the tie rails up. We are putting two tie rails up near the break area or old campsite area, then Logan County can put Christy’s memorial plaque on each of those tie rails. Becky reported to members about the state meeting and the fact that we are celebrating Ohio Horse Council being started 50 years ago. She shared the 50 year anniversary bingo game, T-shirts 57


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Logan County OHC and jackets available. I gave my daughter the form, I want one of those vests, I have a birthday coming up. Logan County had their Christmas party on Dec. 4 at the East Liberty Lodge. We had a pretty good turnout, I counted 24 members present. Larry Howell donated the turkey and John Porter cooked it, Cynthia Orr cooked the ham OHC donated, and everyone else brought a dish to share. Deb Sherer took care of music using Christmas CD’s.Cynthia Orr over saw the decorating with help from John and Becky Porter, we had the place looking pretty good. The club decided to have a $15 limit on our gift exchange, cowboys bought for cowboys and cowgirls bought for cowgirls. We donated a haj and a bag of potatoes to a family of Logan County children services, plus we each brought a bag of canned food to the Christmas party. We didn’t have a meeting but we needed to vote a new treasurer in office. Lisa Grzeskowiak is starting her own business and does not have time to be our treasurer anymore; our new treasurer is Billie Corwin. Larry Howell got a Logan County OHC ball cap for his attendance at our meetings. We gave away two other Logan County OHC ball caps in drawing. Have a great New Year everyone. ~Cynthia Orr 58

The end of a year and the beginning of a new. Take time to reflect upon family and friends. Count the blessings 2021 brought you. Our equestrian lifestyle brings a special circle of friends into our lives. Take time to reflect on just how special they are. LCOHC is exceptionally blessed with amazing members who give of themselves daily. Our cowboy hats off to you all, you are appreciated! A special thanks to Bob Budi for all his years of service as Trail Maintenance/Park Liaison. Bob is handing off the chain saw to Ken Cornish. Thanks for stepping into this position Ken! Our chapter officers and all other committee chairs remain the same for 2022. Thanks for recommitting. A few brave riders rode against the cold November winds at the annual Turkey Trot. Santa hats off to your dedication. The annual Christmas party was once again cancelled. The New Year’s Ride is at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 2 at CVC. Be there with bells on and of course, long johns! Our chapter budget meeting is Jan. 10 at the Wallace’s. Don’t forget the Jan. 17 meeting at CVC. This is the Hocking Hills (Pine Creek) meeting. Reservations must be paid for that night by members only who are currently signed up for campsites. A few sites are still open. Any campsite that is not paid for by Jan. 17 will be given back to Pine Creek. Contact Jim Wallace or Karen Norton for current availability. Other details are in the November meeting minutes. A few other activities are being considered. Keep your eyes open for email information on tobogganing and a tour of the Spirit of ‘76 museum. All, of course, include a visit to a local restaurant. A big thanks to our January

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A few members braved the cold November winds. calendar sponsor, Centerra Country Store in Grafton. Please visit them for your home and farm needs. May the horses grow fluffy coats and your toes and fingers stay warm, if not, may I suggest my favorite winter staple, adhesive hand/toe warmers available at most stores. Happy New Year and snowy trails to all. ~Karen Norton

(and a leaf blower) clearing trails on good, dry winter days. Contact Raydeen Ryden (reysden@att. net or 334/663-7361) or Greg Monsanty (330/352-5737 or (blackhorsebridge@aol.com) for information. Happy New Year from down in the valley! ~Rosemary

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Happy new cheer to all our friends from around the state and beyond. We’re hoping for a good year with lots of riding and a sharing of good times. The past year was filled with parades and other holiday events and our parade princess, Joyce Tretow, made sure we were represented in quite a few of them. From the Ashland Christmas Parade (winners of a non-commercial award) to The North Pole Adventure in Peninsula, to the Welcome Santa Holiday parade in Akron (another award winner!) she puts out the call for riders and our members show up in force and with yards of garland. We are in the midst of planning our 2022 state ride at a new site, don’t worry, we are still in the valley! We are very excited about getting back to welcoming our fellow OHC members and will be posting information as soon as we have all the details worked out. We take a break from our monthly meetings in January and February, but join us March 2 for our first meeting of 2022 at Hinckley Town Hall. Meetings will continue here from March through May. More clement weather will find us outside in Robinson Field again. Our annual banquet will be a dual event with Summit Chapter at the Masonic Lodge in Richfield on Jan. 15. More on that next month. Official work sessions will start in March, but if the mood strikes you we can always use a hand

Greetings from Morrow County OHC chapter where the ‘timid’ hints of approaching winter hopefully will delay increased seasonal equine duties required to keep our steeds comfortable and healthy. Ice free water tanks, plus some grass still available in the snow free pasture, hopefully will continue into 2022. Visiting family at Thanksgiving rode local roads/trails several times, which the attached front yard picture of daughters/ granddaughters verifies for one ride. Non-rider grandpa recorded the event, as it was too brisk for him, although riding bareback was providing a welcome ‘seat warmer’ for the four riders. Other chapter members reported no trail riding since the last report, although Drew and Frank did some arena riding to build confidence with Frank’s long ear steed. Continuing health issues has kept several members grounded although their steeds provide them an abundance of equine therapy. Ted, Floyd, Byron, and I attended the November state OHC meeting in Delaware with our chapter assisting the central region chapters with logistics by providing dessert (cookies/ pie/cake) for attendees. The resumption of face-to-face gathering after the two 202021 pandemic canceled meetings was a welcome event with good attendance. It was reported that Covid concerns kept some people at home. Ted and Floyd attended an equine sale west of Delaware with Floyd, Drew and Frank

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Morrow County OHC going to a sale near Wooster. Some horses were of interest, but the elevated sale prices had them coming home empty handed. Our 2022 chapter officers remain the same as 2021, with the annual chapter Christmas party held at a local restaurant in early December. All the attendees enjoyed a good meal and lots of equine fellowship to heal some of the 2021 pandemic stresses. Our regular monthly chapter meetings will continue for 2022 at the Mount Gilead Library Annex starting at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each the month. A winter shutdown will probably occur for the months of January and February. Any changes will be via an email notification to chapter members or by contacting Floyd or Gerald. I trust the 2021 season has allowed many OHC members to get ‘back in the saddle’, Until next month, keep your chin up and strive to provide the best care possible for your horses who will provide you the opportunity to enjoy some great riding as the promise of 2022 evolves into favorable riding conditions. Therefore, until next month, I wish happy trails to you! Stay safe in the saddle/on your horse if you do have an opportunity to ride before the next report. ~Doc PERRY It was a Ho Ho Ho time for a few of our members who took advantage of a gorgeous and surprising warm December day to participate in the Logan Christmas parade with the Hocking County OHC club. I was able to catch a few photos and have included our two members, Brenda Lehman and Donna Shade. It was great seeing everyone’s horses decked out in holiday style. Maybe next year I’ll have a parade horse again. Not a lot of news this time of year. We’re looking forward to a strong year ahead in 2022, as I reflect on 2021, I think the club made good progress in our outreach. We have some new January 2022

Logan Christmas parade. members who’ve joined and I feel for a small club that we were pretty active and proactive in having a saddle clinic, hosting our annual ride and having a couple of guest speakers during the year. Members participated in several events hosted by neighboring chapters as well which promotes the horsemen helping horsemen motto. There were a few out of state trips made by members and of course new friendships made. All in all, it was a really good year. One of the biggest projects I hope to see come to fruition in the new year is the improvement of trails, as well as the expansion of them and the campground at Burr Oak. I’m confident that the state is going to fulfill their promise to install a new latrine and help facilitate expanding the campground to the area across the road. While we await warmer weather again, I think we’re all anxious in the new year to set some work dates and begin cutting in a trail to the lodge and one trail part way around the lake. Stay tuned as these details develop. We’re trying to reserve Mohican for next year, but we don’t yet have a date set. It’s possible we may not get in, as the manager said the schedule was almost completely full, except a date or two in June. While that would be a shame, I can say there were several places we didn’t get to go this past year so I guess that will leave a weekend open to visit some of the spots we missed over the last year or two. Happy trails until we meet again! ~Marianne PREBLE We lost a very good member in 2021, Danny Witt, he was and had always been a very supportive member. He lost his battle with cancer and he will be missed. Please send Deb Witt, his wife and her family your prayers and hugs, as I know this is going to be a very hard holiday for them all.

As this year is getting to a better place and more folks are getting vaccinated, we want to invite all horseback riders to come and enjoy the trails and campground at Hueston Woods State Park. We have been working on keeping the trails clear of fallen trees and making sure that they stay safe for all to enjoy. A huge shout out to everyone who has been riding the trails and giving such good reports back to us on Facebook. Dennis has been riding the trails and called to give us a good report on trails. He did some clearing on E Trail over by the old horse rental place across the road from B Trail. Donn posted some photos on Facebook so you can kind of get an idea what we are trying to do with this trail, as it is in the no hunting area of the park. We do need to take a moment and thank those who are out there volunteering their time to help out with any and all projects. With many we can accomplish so much more. This helps keep all trails rideable and fun. We are seeing more and more riders coming back after we repaired the trails, so they are not so muddy and unbearable to ride. This gives us hope that with the more folks who come camp and ride the trails that the state will continue to look at our repairs as positive way of how effective our repairs have been for Hueston Woods Bridle trails and campground. I would like to wish everyone a very happy new year. Hard to believe, but time flies when you’re having fun. May God Bless and keep you safe, healthy and happy for 2022. I hope to see you all soon at our trails. Remember to bring your cans and bottles out that you take in when riding trails! Help us keep greener and cleaner bridle trails! ~Becky SUMMIT It is hard to start a new year without taking stock of the one just past. At this time last year we were all apprehensive about our futures with COVID-19 threatening us on so many fronts. While much has improved, a new normal continues to evolve. Whatever your personal thoughts are about the vaccines, we would still be locked down mentally and physically at some level without them. For all those who have lost family or friends, be thankful that we are still here to carry on their memory. Remember

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All aboard Sonny the reindeer. our horses who saw us through this year, comforting us with a reassuring routine, letting us touch and be touched by their calming demeanor, and giving us a chance to reconnect at some level with the world as we knew it at home or on the trails. Kicking off the holiday season, some of our riders were on hand for Christmas parades in our area. Akron and Medina drew some fine equine celebrities to march down their streets. Whether they were in daylight or under the stars, the crowds waited eagerly to see one and all. The horses and riders were outfitted in the best of their seasonal finery. Bridles, chest bands and saddles were embellished with brightly colored accents of red and green. Horses and rider sported festive attire accented by hats, pompoms and bows, and even antlers. Glitter and light strings intertwined from head to foot brought oohs and aahs from young and old alike. Even Santa eyed them wondering if he was missing out on all the fun with his eight tiny reindeer. Sonny the Reindeer Horse made several holiday appearances to the delight of children of all ages at Winter Wonders at Richfield Heritage Preserve and Richfield’s Eastwood Park. For many, it was an opportunity as exciting as sitting on Santa’s lap. They actually got a photo opportunity to sit on Sonny’s back or stand next to him for a keepsake pose and donate to restoration of the Kirby mill. The equine celebrity managed to thrill kids, but even more surprising, adults who had never been on a horse before. It’s 59


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SCOHC Eco tree, 2021 never too late. For the second year, Summit County OHC was asked to decorate an eco-friendly holiday tree at Richfield Heritage Preserve. Using wildlife friendly decorations was challenging, but we were proud of our efforts. Molly Eastwood, Kathy Cockfield and I worked to create a winter delight. The tree was strung with blue baling twine garland. Molly crafted OHC wooden horse shoes and wooden signs identifying our chapter. Kathy made her special suet and seed ornaments for our feathered friends. Molly balanced on the ladder reaching every nook and cranny topping the tree with a red sequin Santa hat and the 30 panoramic horse scenes I made. Finally, the tree was accented with five-pointed stars made from milkweed pods and the branches covered in milkweed silk, less the seeds to look like shimmering snow. It took me hours to separate the silk from seeds and get the pods to hold the star form, but it was well worth the results. Those seeds were donated to growers reestablishing plants for endangered monarch butterflies to feed on, which is a win-win for everyone. Remember, be kind; even one small act can have far reaching effects on everyone and everything around us. Happy New Year from everyone at Summit County OHC! ~Joann Ulichney TRUMBULL Happy New Year! The members of the Trumbull County chapter hope for everyone a happy and healthy 2022! The new riding season approaches quickly and we are looking forward to exploring new adventures and relaxing around the camp fire with friends and family after riding the beautiful 60

In retrospect, that which could have been a tragic finale to a well organized trail ride to Honeycreek Camping Resort in Tennessee, aspired to rise from the depths of despair to a fruitful adventure, at least on my behalf. Traveling essentially alone with my Aussie, Rylan and a green palomino gelding, Zeke, I attempted to push the limits of my hauling experience to the extreme. An eight hour destination aboard a 2003 Chevy Silverado, with a two horse bumper pull attached, was a journey destined to rely on a wing and a prayer. The eternal optimist, feeling smug with the knowledge that my vehicle was deemed road worthy by a professional, following an extensive overhaul, I proceeded. Various upgrades had also transpired to acquire the green light for my trailer. Every aspect of camping for a week long venture in unfamiliar terrain was addressed. Although, this should be considered Zeke’s first official trail ride, and by far, the longest period of time confined within a trailer, I was focused beyond belief. My OHC friends were already settled in at Honeycreek, monitoring my progress, as they explored what we considered the finest diverse trails, providing breathtaking views in the heart of the Daniel Boone National Forest. I had just congratulated myself, remarking to my canine companion above the din of country radio, that we were exceeding my expectations. I noted signage indicating Lexington was a mere 80 miles further. Moments later, on Route 64 West, my heart sank, as we motored up a slight rise. An unfamiliar engine sound accompanied by a complete loss of power produced an anxious moment. Acceleration was non-existent. There was no alternative. I guided the rig over to the extreme right, where we came to rest on the edge of the highway, but yet, closer than I preferred to thunderous semi truck traffic. At a standstill, Zeke became restless immediately. Restricted to a leash, Rylan calmly relaxed under the truck to avoid the unpleasant mid-day heat. I readjusted Zeke’s living

Zeke and Holly in Kentucky. quarters to allow air flow and comfortable access to hay and water. The racket he had created, angrily pawing, soon subsided. Unwittingly, his behavior eased my anxiety. It would be an eternally long day for him, without release for seven hours. I began searching for resolutions to my dilemma. Roadside assistance was available to transport my truck and trailer via tow truck, but they were unable to determine our exact location. Finally, I dialed 911, who were capable of determining the closest mile marker and nearest town, within five minutes. I was on the road to recovery. A Google inquiry located Oney’s Garage in Olive Hill, which qualified for the towing perimeter. My friends and family attempted solutions too. My notification to Kentucky buddy, Alice, who previously agreed to meet me in Tennessee later in the week, was the turning point of this entire misadventure. She not only opened her home for an extended visit to my entire entourage, she responded at once. To the rescue, Alice arrived at Oney’s Garage simultaneously with the tow truck crew. Amazingly, four bales of hay, ten gallons of water, miscellaneous coolers, sleeping bag and incidental dog related essentials formed a mountain of personal debris rising incongruously from the bed of her sleek black dually. Rylan rested comfortably in the back seat, which had certainly never seen any wear, much less a hairy, panting dog. To say the least, we were treated royally all week. Alice rose early to complete her work schedule. Evenings were such fun. She acquainted me with the surrounding area, including the Red River Gorge, as well as a thorough tour of her homestead. Friday dawned, horses were loaded and we met Randal at a private farm to pursue an entertaining day ride amid towering rock formations and challenging climbs, which

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Alice and Randal in Kentucky.

Honeycreek Racking Horse Show. challenged our horsemanship. Why travel elsewhere with such awe-inspiring views and diverse trails in her respective back yard? Alice is always willing to extend her horizon with the promise of sharing an amazing equine experience with any of her numerous friends. I was proud of Zeke’s flexible, adaptable nature. He endured his first trail ride with patience and competence. Saturday morning, not to disappoint, Alice drove to Tennessee, our original destination to view a Racking Horse Show. The atmosphere was charged with excitement. We were thoroughly entertained witnessing some talented horseflesh. They displayed powerful strides, extraordinary style and grace. Smooth as silk, various riders demonstrated their gait that radiated elegance and ease. Although the turn of events altered the vacation I had envisioned, it evolved into a more meaningful experience that surpassed all expectations. A friendship blossomed. The adventure I sought was transformed into immeasurable success and inspiration. In his wisdom, the Lord altered my course, to fully enjoy a spontaneous adventure with no agenda. Thank you Alice for your generosity of spirit and totally unselfish nature. I treasure our friendship! Our OHC monthly dinner meetings are held the second Monday of each month. We welcome new members. Please January 2022


County Lines contact the undersigned for location and details. Happy trails, ~Holly Waldenmyer 330/432-5164 WARREN Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a good holiday. I’m writing this in early December, so it’s too early to tell what the rest of the month will bring, but we certainly had great weather for the Lebanon Carriage Parades, 45 degrees and sunny for the afternoon, and still around 40 in the evening. We never know what Mother Nature will bring; we’ve had 50 degrees and sunny, or rain, snow, or sleet. We had quite a few of our members volunteer for this and several drive as well. It’s a lot of fun. I bring my ATV to make our lives’ easier; it’s a long walk to and from the parade route. I usually work the back side of it. I know Tom Green said he’s been doing this around 15 years and this was the only time he’s ever gotten a ride. Not sure why I missed him the last few years. Well, not counting 2020, when it didn’t happen. I plan to drive every year. We’re not getting any younger, and I’m all for making it easier. I’ve ridden in the parade twice, on a friend’s cart, driven in it three times, and worked crowd control probably 10 times or so. I’ve enjoyed all of it, though I have to say that crowd control is much easier! Belinda Snell and Janet Burrall came to volunteer and were asked to be side walkers. Each rig is required to have at least one, for safety’s sake. Unfortunately, the term ‘walker’ is generally a misnomer; depending on the horse, you go much faster! They did their best but those draft horses trotted most of the way so they were worn out! Live and learn. One of the photos is the rig they were walking for. You can kind of make them out on either side of the photo. Hopefully, next month I’ll have photos of the New Year’s Day ride. I don’t plan on riding. Cooper is way out of shape so I won’t ask him to do that just yet. I plan to be there to take photos and hopefully in 2022 I’ll get my act together and actually ride, so maybe I’ll make the next one. Remember that I’d be glad to have photos and news from anyone doing anything fun. We have a lot of members but you January 2022

Janet and Belinda as side walkers.

Katherine Wilke (walker) and Gary (mini).

Rachel Kolb and Chex. generally see the same ones over and over in here as I can only print what I get! This month there are three photos from the parade. They were taken by Greene County member Jeannie Niocol. Check out her photos on the Greene and Warren County Facebook pages if you haven’t already; she has some great shots! Stay warm! ~Mickie WASHINGTON Out with the old and in with a New Year 2022! Washington County OHC members celebrated the holidays with a Christmas dinner on Dec. 2, with a nice crowd in attendance. We shared lots of good food, friendship and comradery to start the season out right. We had our usual Christmas gift swap, but more importantly there were a lot of horse related toys brought in for ‘Toys for Tots’. We all need to encourage the children when they are young and introduce them to this love of horses that we all share! We also had our election of officers and are happy to announce our current officers stepped up for another year of service. The 2022 officers are as follows,

Brent DeWees, president; Michael Sauer, vice president, Melody Crawford, secretary; and Kathy Cline, treasurer. I have retained my position as reporter, mileage chairperson and awards committee chairperson, just to name a few. I announced that next year I would be willing to step up into an officer’s position and hopefully bring a few others with me to give the current officers a well-deserved reprieve. Even though our main focus has been to help with improvements to Kinderhook, part of Wayne National Forest here is Washington County, we are also willing to help out other clubs in our area to maintain and expand on their trail system even if they are in another state, especially our neighbor West Virginia. Keeping trails open is something we should all be focused on no matter where they are since some other trail users would like to see horses banned from all multi use trails. We have seen it happen here in our area as we have lost one county park in West Virginia, Mountwood has been closed to all future equestrian activities. We fought against it for the last three years, but due to some land being sold the right-of-way to the trails was lost and the horse camp has been shut down permanently. We are helping the Shiloh Trail Riders keep their trails open at North Bend State Park near Ellenboro, W.Va. Several members belong to our club and vise versa, so we all share a common interest. The biker club had put a lot of pressure on the NB state park officials and managed to close some of the multi-use trails to horses. Through a great effort by Burt Neswald, president of the Shiloh Trail Riders and a member of our OHC, he was able to catch the attention of Stephen McDaniel, Director of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, and gain recognition for equine activities at the park. Mr. McDaniel and several members of his staff attended a meeting in Ellenboro on Nov. 18, to discuss equine use at North Bend State Park and found over 130 of the equine community in attendance from all over West Virginia and Southeastern Ohio. Brent DeWees explained how our OHC club alone had ridden over 6,000 miles at the park each of the last two years, how we have state representation in Ohio, and how many Ohio parks have facilities

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specifically designated for horse camping and trail use. Mr. McDaniel stated the North Bend horse trails would open back up, new trails including an access trail and a new horse camp will be built with 12 camping sites, electric, facilities and 20-24 covered corral and horse stalls. A new committee of five or six superintendents from state parks and forest is being formed to enhance the opportunities for equine activities, update WV park websites to include information on riding, facilities and update park maps to include more detail on horseback riding trails to name a few. What potentially could have been another loss to the equine community has been turned into a victory! The reason I posted about the situation in West Virginia is so we can truly appreciate what our State OHC does for us here in Ohio. With so many counties represented at the State level, it helps them to handle legislation, grants and gives us access to so many wonderful trails and campgrounds here in Ohio. I want to say a special thank you to our state and county OHC officers for their due diligence. Happy Trails to you all! ~Debbie Johnson WAYNE The shoes may be pulled and horses on vacation for a few months, but club activities continue. Our officers attended the statewide meeting and reported back on all the new initiatives. The closure of equestrian trails for the winter seems to remain in limbo as far as the state goes so we would recommend calling ahead if you plan to ride and have a lengthy trip there so you aren’t unpleasantly surprised if a trail is closed. West Branch State Park Bridle Trails are closed for the winter. The logging is completed on the South Blue at Mohican. It is really opened up. Although it may be unsightly now, it will make the trails drier next summer and actually make the forest healthier. There was enough nice weather the first part of November for Elsie Zuercher, Kim Scarborough, Marilyn Conley and Tammy Burkhart to get out and ride at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Although they went in separate groups they had the good fortune to meet on the trail. The Winter Bash is Jan. 8 at 61


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Elsie, Kim and Tammy at Cuyahoga Valley.

New restroom at Mohican.

Elsie with Buck.

5:30 at the Der Dutch Dessenhaus in Shreve. Please email Trudy Schmidt to make reservations at Corralts@gmail.com. Following dinner we will have a White Elephant, awards and prizes. Since we tend to ride with those who are nearby or whose horses get along and have similar gaits this is an opportunity to catch up with everyone in the club. We hope to see all our primary and secondary members that night for a delicious meal and fellowship. Remember the ladies’ lunch is still the first Tuesday of each month at noon at the Greenleaf Restaurant in Wooster. The men’s breakfast is at Farmer’s Boy Restaurant in Wooster the second Wednesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. Some energetic and hearty members have still been doing trail maintenance work. Tom Bahl, and Dave and Marlene Smalley put new plexiglass and directional stickers on the new sign posts put in by the staff at Malabar. We will be having a work crew soon to blow the leaves off the trails at Malabar. We all offer our condolences to

Elsie Zuercher who had to put down her old paint, Buck, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. He was a great horse that she owned for 19 years. He rode in many parades in Orrville. I even rode him in one. He carried Elsie and many others over many trails in Ohio State parks and forests and was a steady mount on the Rails to Trails, never afraid of bikes or buggies. He will be missed, but is now out of pain. I am proud to say that our club surpassed its goal of raising $1,000 over this past year for our Hands Up Fund. We donated it to Wooster Hope Center where it will be matched by an anonymous donor for double the benefit to those families and children in need. It is a testament to our members’ generosity and kind spirit that we have been able to make this donation for the last three years. As we all reflect on 2021 and all that we have accomplished, and remember those who are no longer with us, let us join together with all our fellow horsemen to wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. ~Susan Baker

Stay warm and safe this winter.

So glad to have Oak Openings Metropark for winter riding.

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