Horse 'n Around the Mountains, April/May 2012

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This Wasn't In The Brochure This is not a riding stable! Written by Julie McNeary of the Purple Rose Ranch

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ince being in Kingman now for 12 years, we've had lots of visitors come to see out place, mostly city people and old friends. Most out of friendship, but others out of curiosity. The one thing they don't seem to understand is that just because we have horses....this is not a riding stable. Every horse owner knows his horses and some people come up and see the horses and the next thing out of their mouths is "I ride horses", looking for an invitation to ride ours. In the beginning after we moved here I was more generous with some people and would saddle up our older horses that were close to bombproof, but after seeing a few of the "riders" just trying to master the round pen I began to think the only horses they rode in their lives were on a merry-go-round. So I began to dodge the invitation to ride that they were looking for and ended up apologizing to my horses for letting such idiots on them. We have even met people at dinners who ask where we live and we tell them we have some property and horses, and without blinking an eye they say, "Well, maybe we'll come by sometime and ride your horses". Are they nuts? The gall! To me this is like some woman saying to me, "Oh, you are married?. Maybe I'll come by and borrow your husband." I wonder if they would like it if the feeling was reversed? We socialize a lot and I don't ask other women if I can come and use their husband, or I've got a lot of work to do on our property, "Can I have your kid come over and clean up?" In fact, in a lot of situations, I'd rather lend my husband out instead of my horses. No really honey. Sometimes I think it would be fun to have a reject from the bucking chutes at the rodeo on hand to let these "riders" have a spin on, but I know legal and insurance laws would kill me. Why is it that anyone who watched Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Red Ryder, The Lone Ranger and all the rest of our cowboy heroes seem to think they can ride? I'm not claiming to be the Annie Oakley of our ranch and I'm not nearly the best rider in the world, but I've taken my licks, my bumps, my bruises and had more than my ego hurt, but I'll be damned if I would go to someone's place and ask to ride their horse without an invitation. So, keep an eye on your husbands, but mostly keep an eye on your horses.....there are a lot of wannabees out there. ■ ____________________ Written by Julie McNeary E-mail: purpleroseranch@hughes.net

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KRMC Foundation Announces 2012 Rt 66 Race for Hospice

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ingman Regional Medical Center Foundation, the Dambar & Steakhouse, Desert Construction, and The Lingenfelter Center are pleased to announce the Ninth Annual Route 66 Race for Hospice. The event will be held on Saturday, May 12th starting promptly at 7:15 a.m. The goal of the event this year is to raise funds to help support operations of the Joan and Diana Hospice Home in Kingman. The home began seeing patients in July, 2010 and offers hospice services to those individuals who are dying from a terminal illness. . The 10k and 5k races begin and end at the Powerhouse Visitor Center on Route 66/Andy Devine. The route continues up the El Trovatore hill. The 5k turnaround point is at the crest of the hill, but the 10k continues up Hualapai Mountain Road turning around just past the Copper Ridge apartments, and follows the same route back. The Fitness walk also starts at the Powerhouse Visitor Center but then meanders

through historic downtown Kingman before finishing at Locomotive Park where the closing awards ceremony will be held. There will also be a onekilometer run for juniors 12 years and under. Entry fee is $25 for adults and $15 for children (12 years and younger) prior to May 4th. The fee for adults is $30 thereafter. Participants who raise $100 or more in pledges will have their entry fee waived and be eligible for prizes at the awards party afterwards. All participants will receive a colorful tshirt with a grab bag full of goodies. Prizes will be awarded to the 10k and 5k top three finishers for each age group by gender. Packet pick-up will be on Friday, May 11th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Dambar & Steakhouse. All participants who pick up their packets there will receive a coupon for 20% off their dinner that evening at the Dambar. Once again, this promises to be a premiere event. Participants can sign

up on line at www.active.com or call Chris Brady at 928/263-4648. For additional news about Kingman Regional Medical Center, visit the website at www.azkrmc.com. ■ ____________________

Kingman Regional Medical Center provides a full range of health and wellness services, including a beautiful wellness and fitness center, a primary and specialty care physician practices, advanced medical programs in cardiology, cancer, rehabilitation, and home health and hospice care. KRMC has 235 licensed beds and is Joint Commission accredited. The hospital employs over 1,600 employees, 250 volunteers, and 190 physicians/ allied health professionals who embrace our hospital’s non-profit mission of “Serving Our Community with Compassion and Commitment.” We are also honored to serve as a teaching hospital in affiliation with Midwestern University to train doctors specializing in family practice and emergency medicine. For more information visit the hospital website at www.azkrmc.com. You can also learn more about our family of healthcare providers by listening to "FOCUS ON YOUR HEALTH" a weekly 30 minute radio program that airs every Saturday at 11:30 a.m. on 90.7FM KJZK, Kingman or watching “YOUR HEALTH MATTERS” that airs on local cable Channel 57. The program can be viewed seven days a week, at 9:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.

Training Tips Avoid Being Sneaky When Desensitizing Your Horse

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ost people fail when it comes to desensitizing their horses to scary objects because they're sneaky and overly cautious. They slowly walk up to the horse with the object hidden behind their back, and then very carefully try to touch the horse with it. Of course the horse gets scared and moves away because he assumes that if you're being cautious, you must have a reason. I have a saying, "Heart attacks are free, so give one to your horse." Or, in other words, don't tip-toe around your horse and be afraid to scare him. In reality, trying to protect your horse from objects he's scared of only makes the situation worse. As a trainer, your goal is to desensitize your horse to as many objects that move and make a noise as you can. You can't get that done if you're afraid to scare him. When I'm desensitizing a horse, if he wants to get scared, that's fine by me. Heart attacks are free. As long as I'm in a safe position, I don't care if he has a heart attack.


Study Exposes Real Reasons Behind Decline of Horse Industry Written by Equine Welfare Alliance John Holland – 540-268-5693 john@equinewelfarealliance.org Jeff Hudson – 406.239.7741 jeff@equinewelfarealliance.org

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he Equine Welfare Alliance has released the first comprehensive analysis of economic forces that have caused major shrinkage of the horse industry in recent few years. The study analyzes the cost of alfalfa, grass hay, corn and gasoline as well as the impact of the extended recession, and explains why breed registries have seen an approximately 50% reduction in foal registrations since 2007. While all sectors of the economy have been hammered by the economic conditions this new study shows that the horse industry has also suffered hyper-inflation of its costs. The combination has been devastating. The report shows that most of these factors were in the early stage of explosive increases in early 2006, but that the full impact was not felt until the crash of the financial sector brought increased unemployment in 2008. The study also goes into government policies that lead to these pressures and thus to the collapse. During the downward trending, state laws closed the domestic horse slaughter plants in 2007, sending all horse slaughter over the borders. With no cessation in horse slaughter during this period, the impact was negligible, at best, and the downward spiral would have continued

had the plants remained open. A GAO study released in June, 2011, assessed the declining prices of low end horses largely to the closing of the US horse slaughter plants. This conclusion was widely ridiculed because the study admitted that the increased export of horses to slaughter had meant there was no overall reduction in the number of US horses slaughtered. “It is now obvious that the GAO completely missed the elephant in the living room,” explains Holland, “They didn’t even mention the increased cost of feed and fuel, and instead focused on the cost of longer trips for kill buyers hauling horses to Canada and Mexico.” The new study is available for download free, and underlying data and calculations will be made available upon written request. ■ ____________________ Full Report: http://equinewelfarealliance.org/upload s/Analysis_of_Factors_Responsible_for_ Horse_Industry_Decline.pdf The Equine Welfare Alliance is a duesfree 501c4, umbrella organization with over 230 member organizations and hundreds of individual members worldwide in 18 countries. The organization focuses its efforts on the welfare of all equines and the preservation of wild equids. www.equinewelfarealliance.org

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ONE NATION UNDER GOD

ALONG THE WAY...

with Pastor Roger Gorham, Pastor of Cowboy Church of Mohave County

Boot Straps

Mother's Day

As you grow older and mature, you may begin to realize more and more of the sacrifices your mother made for you when you were a child, and as an adult. This is a short verse in I Peter, but the words speak volumes. I believe as we reflect on our Mother's love this Mother's Day, we can easily include this verse when we pen a card or letter, because in essence it says that love doesn't make a mockery of your foolishness, immaturity, mistakes, bad decisions, or sin. Instead, love, without trying to hide the truth, gently puts issues to rest in the love and forgiveness of Christ. Thank you mother for letting go of the past and loving me through life using Peter's words in I Peter 4:8. Keep your love for one another at full strength, because love covers a multitude of sins. ~I Peter 4:8 y

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"Pull yourself up by your bootstraps!" I've heard that all my life and never have got a good grasp of the thinking behind it. I've been wading in mud and had my boots get stuck in the mud, and reached down and grabbed a bootstrap to keep from walkin' right out of my boots, it sorta worked but I was still in the mud, I just didn't lose my boot. Sometimes our lives seem like we're wading around in the mud and sooner or later we get stuck in the muck. It's like we can see the dry ground, but just don't seem to get on

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the right track to get out of the mud. Those that know they are in the "mud" of this world know there is a better path if they can just find it and get on that path. Others really don't realize they are in the "mud" of life and that there actually is a better path. They like the mud and are committed to stay there and to keep as many others in the mud with them as they can. At Cowboy Church we will take you, mud and all, and love you and accept you and will show you God's loving plan for washing the mud away and how to get onto solid ground and walk a clear path. You just can't get there by trying to hang on to your bootstraps, trying to do "it" yourself, to get yourself out of the mud of this life. Acts 22:16... what are you waiting for, get with God's plan for your life, call on the Lord, He will wash away all your mud (sins).... that's my Cowboy Church interpretation of that text. You can keep on doing the stuff that just keeps you in the mud, or you can find a better path. Come and join with all the cowboys, cowgirls, country western folks that know all about the mud, but have chosen God's path. I

bet we are having more fun than those still stuck in the mud..... Along The Way, with Pastor Roger Gorham 425-347-5399 Jesus said in John 6:37 ........... "him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out." Cowboy Church of Mohave County Check the websites below for schedules and arena events http://www.cowboychurchofmohaveco.com/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/225 853687426393/ Cowboy Church 6:00 pm, 3120 Hualapai Mtn. Rd., Ste B, Kingman, AZ (South side of 1st Southern Baptist Church through double doors.) You don't have to be a cowboy to attend cowboy church, just the love of the western culture and heritage. ■ ____________________ https://www.facebook.com/ groups/225853687426393/ http://cowboychurchofmohaveco.com/

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Gaiting in Balance for Every Horse and Rider H “GET A BETTER GAIT” orsemanship is like Music. You can learn to read the notes, but without that practice, practice, and more practice, you’ll never be able to get the strings to give you that smooth, melodious balance that is so rewarding. No matter what discipline we choose to ride, when it comes to our equestrian activities we all want to strive for gaits that are “just right”. Not too fast, not too slow. They have to be just right like the temperature of the porridge in the tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. No doubt all of us have ridden a horse that constantly speeds up unless you hold him back or slows down when you stop kicking. We all want that perfect horse who not only has a nice consistent cadence to his gait but is easy to keep on track in the direction we choose to take. Whether we ride a walk, trot, gallop, or a gaited horse, (which is hardwired to do a running walk, fox trot, rack etc.), we can all benefit from learning to stabilize our horses’ gaits. Stabilization training can allow us to have a more pleasant ride because our horse is relaxed and calm in all gaits and keeps his gait consistent whether he is moving over varied terrain, is in the company of other horses, or moving through obstacles. When our horse is stabilized in his gaits he has developed a natural sense of self carriage. Meaning that he can continue in the gait, speed, and direction asked of him without being prodded forward or held back. That self carriage can allow him to go on to further training and athletic ability in our chosen disciplines. Often times trainers are in a big hurry to get a horse into a frame. Horses who haven’t achieved the foundation training of gait stabilization are not prepared for true collection. Gait stabilization takes discipline. The definition of discipline is “to teach”. It does not mean punishment. When we teach our horse to stabilize his gaits we are working on the first two foundation levels of the dressage training scale, which as a whole consists of relaxation, rhythm, contact, impulsion, straightness, and collection. This scale of training works with horses of any riding style. Yes, even gaited horses. In order to stabilize our horses gaits we have to first be able to recognize what they are and what they feel like. Our horses’ basic walk consists of 4 beats. It is considered a square gait because his hooves leave the ground and contact the

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928-377-0705 or 928-530-3881 ground at equal separate intervals. The sound or rhythm is an even 1-2-3-4 beat. The walk gently rocks you back and forth in your saddle. When each hoof hits the ground, each side of the back rises and falls rolling your hips forward then back as you move with the horse. The basic walk is the foundation gait of almost all the intermediary gaits that gaited breeds perform. All of those gaits, the running walk, amble, rack, etc., are variations of the walk. But the timing and support of the footfall differs. Recognizing intermediary gaits when our horse performs them is often a real challenge, especially if we don’t have much

experience riding gaited horses. It really helps to have a riding instructor who has a gaited horse background to help you identify those gaits. We can then get our horses stabilized in their intermediary gaits so we can really enjoy them. The trot is a diagonal gait and is the only intermediate gait of non-gaited horses. When our horse trots, his diagonal hooves leave the ground at the same time, move forward at the same time, and set down at the same time. It is the easiest gait to stabilize because it has an even 1-2 1-2 rhythm, requires moderate energy and is easy to balance. If your horse is a gaited

quick or nervous horse, often a relaxed walk is a better place to start. However, lazier horses do better at the trot. Educating our mount to have a nice, even cadence in his gaits requires some consistence on our part.

The First Step To stabilize the trot I start at a walk on a fairly loose rein. • Give a voice command to trot. • Give a firm squeeze with your legs, enough to make your horse trot right away. • Praise him right away for his correct response. The Second Step • Have your horse pick up a steady medium speed trot, then relax your legs for about 3 strides. If your horse maintains his speed and gait, praise him. But if he slows down say “trot” and give him a sharp clear nudge with your legs. If he’s being lazy, back your leg aid up with a quick smack with a crop behind your leg. Third Step • As your training progresses, relax your leg for longer periods of time until he’s keeping his speed and gait with little or no prompting. If your horse is a bit lazy, this training will help him develop his “motor” and work ethic. It just takes persistence and good timing. After your horse has had lots of practice at maintaining a steady trot for longer distances, through corners, around circles, reverses, simple ring exercise without constant reminders, you can practice the same principle at the walk and the canter. Don’t forget to breath so you stay relaxed and balanced on your horse. Part II of this article will focus on stabilizing the trot and canter on spirited horses. ! ____________________ •

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VET WRAP Oh no! Is it colic? Written by Robin Paterson, D.V.M. Cerbat Cliffs Animal Hospital

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olic is a symptom of a disease causing abdominal pain in the horse. There are many many causes of pain, but the most common are found in 3 categories of gastrointestinal problems: 1. Intestinal dysfunction – gas, spasms, and impactions. Can be caused by poor quality feed, insufficient water, parasites, sand accumulation, and the inability to properly chew food due to poor dental health. 2. Intestinal accidents – twists, displacement, or strangulation. Their causes cannot be prevented, are very painful, and require surgery to correct. 3. Inflammation/ulceration – gastritis, enteritis, colitis, gastric ulcers. Signs can include severe pain, diarrhea, dehydration, and may progress to systemic infection. What To Look For First, know what is normal for your horse. Keep a written record (a small notebook for general health and diet info). Log all that occurs by time during the colic episode so you will have it handy for the vet. Early signs: avoiding food, restlessness, lying down and rising repeatedly, lying down more than usual, lip curling. More severe signs: not eating, unable to pass normal feces, pawing at the ground, looking or pawing at the abdomen, stretching out on the side, grinding the teeth, bloated abdomen, and rolling. Your Role Call your vet if you notice subtle signs or questionable behavior. Stay calm and document what you are seeing. Take vital signs frequently. Remove feed but offer fresh water. Hand-walk your horse around her pen or barn (if able). Treatment This will vary depending on the history and specific situation with your horse. Generally, pain control is the first step. Sometimes IV fluids, laxatives, antispasmodic or antibiotic medications may be used, depending on the cause of the colic. Sometime surgery is required. Your vet will guide you, and refer you to a specialist if needed. Do not give any medications without consulting your vet. Conclusion Although colic cannot always be prevented, regular veterinary check-ups, allowing appropriate exercise, feeding a high quality diet and supplement that is appropriate to your horse’s age and lifestyle, maintaining current vaccinations and appropriate deworming for your geographic region, providing plenty of fresh, clean water, maintaining proper dental care/health, and most importantly, knowing what is normal for your horse, are all critical factors in keeping your horse as healthy as she can be, and doing all that you can do to prevent colic from occurring. ■ ____________________ Robin Paterson, D.V.M. Cerbat Cliffs Animal Hospital

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On March 10th, 2012, one month after taking pictures of Chris on a bareback ride, Horse 'n Around the Mountains was invited back to capture Chris on his first saddle ride. The progress Chris has made is remarkable. He is stronger and more confident, as seen by these photos. The people of the Medicine Dog Arena program are committed to going the extra mile and it has been our pleasure to see the accomplishment of this group. ■ ____________________ Written by Roseane Brown Freelance Writer for Horse ‘n Around the Mountains

Happy 100th Birthday Arizona! 100 Fun & Fascinating Arizona Facts!

1. Arizona has 3,928 mountain peaks and summits—more mountains than any one of the other Mountain States (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming). 2. All New England, plus the state of Pennsylvania would fit inside Arizona. 3. Arizona became the 48th state and last of the contiguous states on February 14, 1912. 4. There are more wilderness areas in Arizona than in the entire Midwest. Arizona alone has 90 wilderness areas, while the Midwest has 50. 5. Arizona has 26 peaks that are more than 10,000 feet in elevation. 6. Arizona has the largest contiguous stand of ponderosa pines in the world stretching from near Flagstaff along the Mogollon Rim to the White Mountains region. 7. Yuma, Arizona is the country’s highest producer of winter vegetables, especially lettuce. 8. Arizona is the 6th largest state in the nation, covering 113,909 square miles.

9. Out of all the states in the U.S., Arizona has the largest percentage of its land designated as Indian lands. 10. The “Five C’s” of Arizona’s economy are: Cattle, Copper, Citrus, Cotton, and Climate. 11. More copper is mined in Arizona than all the other states combined, and the Morenci Mine is the largest copper producer in all of North America. 12. Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, two of the most prominent movie stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age, were married on March 18, 1939, in Kingman, Arizona. 13. Covering 18,608 sq. miles, Coconino

County is the second largest county by land area in the 48 contiguous United States. 14. The world’s largest solar telescope is located at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Sells, Arizona. 15. Bisbee, Arizona is known as the Queen of the Copper Mines because during its mining heyday it produced nearly 25 percent of the world’s copper and was the largest city in the Southwest between Saint Louis and San Francisco. (Happy on Page 10) 16. Billy the Kid 10th killedContinues his first man, Windy

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Golden Valley’s Monthly Livestock Auction Written by Robert Eldorado

highway in Golden Valley. You can stop in or you can call Jake at 928 716-7752. This months auction looks to be even larger with 3 times the livestock! Sellers keep those prices down and take home the Money! Everyone remember this is a Cash Only auction, no plastic, although that may change in the coming months. I'm hoping this livestock auction is a success and will become a regular monthly event. I think it can only help our community along with the surrounding areas and hopefully save some livestock owners that are fighting to survive. At the same time helping new livestock owners get some good stock for the ranch. ■ ____________________

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nyone that has been in the Kingman/ Golden Valley area more than a week knows how windy it can get sometimes, but March 17th was a test of willpower. The Grand Opening of the Bull Mountain Livestock Auction happened while dodging gusts of dirt and sand propelled by 50 mile an hour winds. Amazingly the turnout was great, I was very amazed. Free to the public, anyone can come and watch as livestock owners bid on anything from Tractors and Ranch Equipment, to Saddles, Boots, Halters, Ropes, even Building Supplies. All that and its not even lunch time yet. Of course your welcome to bring your own little brown bag or maybe stash a Subway sandwich in your truck, but if not there is a concession trailer with some great food available. After a short lunch the auction began on the smallest of livestock first. On this day it was rabbits, ducks, pigs, chickens, and geese of all sizes. Before warned, if you do intend to come and buy some of these animals bring your own cages or pet carriers because when they are sold the cages are usually not included. There were several breeds of goats and sheep, lots of cute babies, along with horses, mules and burros. The two great deals that stand out in my mind are a cute little Jenny Burro that sold for $25, and a very sharp looking 6 year old red mule that went for only $65.

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What I also noticed was a lot of animals, merchandise, and equipment that did not sell. That's part of the deal when you have something to sell at the auction, you can set a price where the bidding begins, and if no one wants to pay that price it's listed as No Sale. The problem I noticed was that people are setting their sights too high on the value of their items. I know things are tight in our area right now and this auction is just what some of us need to liquid out and maybe do a little downsizing. But sellers have to remember that the buyers are coming to the auction for some sweet deals, bottom line to get things cheap! Some money is better than no money. I know its hard to let things go, I'm a pack

rat from a family of pack rats, ask anyone that knows me they'll say its the truth. The good thing is we are blessed to even have something to sell. That we have a way to make some cash, to pay a few bills or spend on our family is something in itself. This livestock auction can be a great way to save some folks who need to make some fast cash. The price of hay and fuel is wrong, but we have to survive, if downsizing a little now keeps us afloat, we can always get more animals next year. My Dad used to say "sometimes you have to take a step backwards, so you can keep walking forward." The next auction is April 21st, held at the same place, the Big Green Barn right off the

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Elk Wander Into Kgmn

Game & Fish Tranquilize & Move Animals Written by Zen Mocarski

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he Arizona Game and Fish Department responded to a report of two elk on the east side of Kingman near the corner or Airway and Andy Devine avenues. “There were, indeed, two elk lying down in an open field next to local businesses,” said Zen Mocarski, public information officer for the Game and Fish Region 3 office in Kingman. “It was a potentially dangerous situation with two heavily-used roads and railroad tracks around this vacant lot.” Two department personnel fired dart guns simultaneously, both striking the intended target. The elk, both males, walked a short distance. One went down shortly after, but the second required additional darts before falling to the ground. “Drugs and wildlife are not an exact science,” Mocarski said. “The second elk needed three darts before it went down. Fortunately both recovered nicely from the drugs.” The two elk were released near Flag

Elk tranquilized & relocated Photo provided by Zen Mocarski of Kingman Game & Fish

Mine in the Hualapai Mountains. Game and Fish personnel were concerned about the location of the elk and took precautions to prevent a public safety issue. “I was worried,” said Jeff Pebworth, wildlife program manager at the Region 3 office. “You never know how they are going to react after being darted.” Fortunately the elk were contained in the vacant lot, loaded into the beds of two pickup trucks, and transported to their new home. Mocarski said it is likely the elk came down from the top of the Hualapais. “They appeared to have little concern with all the people around them,” he said. “The elk near the Pine Lake community have been conditioned to people due to feeding issues. This is an example of how dangerous it can be when wildlife becomes acclimated to human activity.” ■ ____________________

Elk near Airway Avenue in Kingman

Photo provided by Zen Mocarski of Kingman Game & Fish

Elk near K-Mart Parking Lot in Kingman

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Written by Zen Mocarski Public Information Officer for the Game and Fish Region 3 office in Kingman

Elk near the tracks

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Kgmn’s Healing Hooves With Rick Lamb – Spooky Horse

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Barbara asks... I have a Mustang/ Morgan who is sweet, kind and respectful but a little fearful of things like smoking burn piles, moving noisy electric gates with plywood figures on them. He refuses to go past them unless lead. The real issue is my friend says I should wear spurs and force him to go on. The smoke had him trembling. She says I’m letting him call the shots. I’m 63 I don’t need to get dumped. Should I force him when I know he’s scared? He minds me pretty well and will even leave my mare while she is screaming for him and goes down the road alone with me. Thank you.

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already frightened horse is liable to escalate the fear. I don’t think that’s the right approach for you. Instead, give your horse a job to do to take his mind off what scares him. This requires that you be an active rider, not a passenger. This will change how your horse sees you and how he sees the scary object. Let’s say the scary thing is the burn pile. First, expect your horse to walk right past it with no problem. Visualize your horse doing that and carry yourself as if that is happening. Often horses live into our expectations of them. If your horse still spooks, stay calm and direct him away from the scary thing. Be careful here because he might want to pick up speed. Put him in a tight circle and disengage his hind quarters repeatedly if he does. Once he is calm, trot around where he feels safe. I don't mean a dainty little Western jog. Get him really moving and using his air! When he gets a bit winded, let him walk toward the scary object. Even let him stop and rest there. Repeat as needed until he is calm near the thing that scared him. You see, horses are naturally worried about things that are not familiar to them. But they are also worried about using up their energy and air. At some point, the latter concern becomes greater than the former. What used to be scary is now a place of rest and comfort, a place to replenish his stores of energy and air. Incidentally, this is a good underlying strategy for getting a horse to load in a trailer. Make the inside of the trailer the easy place to be and the outside of the trailer the difficult place. Final thought: You are your horse's ultimate protector. Never abdicate that responsibility to someone else. ■ ____________________ Excerpted from Horse Smarts for the Busy Rider by Rick Lamb, thehorseshow.com

Have Fun But Keep it Safe

Levy Rogers participates in therapeutic riding program

Photos provided by Scott O’Connor Kingman’s Healing Hooves Volunteer

We are excited to welcome Levi Rogers to our Therapeutic riding program at Kingman’s Healing Hooves. Due to his injury, Levi never thought he would ride a horse again. That day came for him on Saturday March 31st with family and friends. With a specially fabricated saddle to help keep him upright, a great horse and supportive staff, Levi’s dream to ride again came true. We are looking forward to many more lessons. We are celebrating our 2nd year anniversary April 14th with an Open House introducing the hoist system. Kassie Schuerr • Kingman’s Healing Hooves Kingman’s Healing Hooves mission is: “To improve the minds, body’s and spirits of children and adults with disabilities through equine-assisted therapeutic riding. Joy can heal in so many ways and we strive to help in the healing process for family and friends of the special needs client”.

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Artificial Insemination

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his spring I wanted to breed a mare I own. I could not find a local stallion that I really wanted to use. So I started to look elsewhere around the country and found the most amazing stud. The only problem this stallion is in Ignatius, Montana. Wow talk about a long distance love affair! I started to look into veterinarians that were really

skilled in reproduction. I did not want to start this process until I had all my ducks in a row. I can be expensive and unproductive if dealing with people that are not really breeding specialists. I purchased a breeding share of this stallion. I found a great vet, Dr. Carolyn Lee, in Prescott, Az. Not a bad drive and well worth it once I met her. Artificial insemination in horses is the insertion of semen collected from the stallion and placed in the mare using artificial means, such as a pipette. There are several reasons for the procedure and benefits for it. For me it was the distance between mare and stallion. It all so prevents possible injury to mare or stud during breeding. It is a common alternative, and in some cases the first choice, among equine breeders. So now the time is coming for the process to take place. It has been very educational for me. I stood a stallion for ten years and did all live breeding we had a very nice stud that was very easy to handle and breed. Dr. Lee has been very good about explaining everything and showing me how and why they obtain cultures before to make sure everything is clean and healthy prior to breeding. When breeding artificially you have to be very aware of time of ovulation to be successful. So wish us luck for this next week and we will be pregnant with next year’s amazing foal!! Have fun and keep it safe. ■ ____________________ Mary Iozzo – Iozzo Shoeing Horse Shoeing • Riding Lessons • Horse Training 928-727-4881 Email: mryiozzo@yahoo.com

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Happy 100th (Cont. from Pg. 6) Cahill, in Bonita, Arizona. 17. Pioneer filmmaker, Cecil B. DeMille originally traveled to Flagstaff to make his first film but he arrived there in the middle of a storm and decided to move operations further west, to Hollywood. His film, The Squaw Man (1914), went on to be wildly successful, launching the fledgling movie industry and establishing Hollywood as the movie capital of the world. 18. Famous labor leader and activist Cesar Chavez was born in Yuma. 19. In 1912, President William Howard Taft was ready to make Arizona a state on February 12, but it was Lincoln’s birthday. The next day, the 13th, was considered bad luck so they waited until the following day. That’s how Arizona became known as the “Valentine State.” 20. When England’s famous London Bridge was replaced in the 1960s, the original was purchased, dismantled, shipped stone by stone and reconstructed in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, where it still stands today. 21. Mount Lemmon, in the Santa Catalina Mountains, is the southernmost ski resort in the United States. 22. Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch in Picacho, Arizona is the largest privately-owned ostrich ranch in the world outside South Africa. 23. If you cut down a protected species of cactus in Arizona, you could spend more than a year in prison. 24. The world’s largest to-scale collection of miniature airplane models is housed at the library at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. 25. Located on Arizona’s western border, Parker Dam is the deepest dam in the world at 320 feet. 26. South Mountain Park/Preserve in Phoenix is the largest municipal park in the country. 27. Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, located about 55 miles west of Phoenix, generates more electricity than any other U.S.

power plant. 28. Montezuma never visited Montezuma National Monument—he was born 100 years after the prehistoric dwelling was abandoned. The monument was misnamed for the Aztec emperor when it was rediscovered in the 1860’s. 29. Oraibi, a Hopi village located in Navajo County, Arizona, dates back to before A.D. 1200 and is reputed to be the oldest continuously inhabited community in America. 30. Built in by Del Webb in 1960, Sun City, Arizona was the first 55-plus active adult retirement community in the country. 31. Petrified wood is the official state fossil. The Petrified Forest in northeastern Arizona contains America’s largest deposits of petrified wood. 32. Many of the founders of San Francisco in 1776 were Spanish colonists from Tubac, Arizona. 33. Phoenix originated in 1866 as a hay camp to supply military post Camp McDowell. 34. Chino Valley’s Fort Whipple was a U.S. Army post that served as Arizona Territory’s first capital prior to the founding of Prescott. The post was founded in January 1864, but was moved in May 1864 to Granite Creek near present-day Prescott. 35. Prior to President Abraham Lincoln signing the Arizona Organic Act on February 24, 1863 to create Arizona Territory, Arizona was part of the territory of New Mexico. 36. Rainfall averages for Arizona range from less than three inches in the deserts to more than 30 inches per year in the mountains. 37. Rising to a height of 12,643 feet, Mount Humphreys north of Flagstaff is the state’s highest mountain. 38. Roadrunners are not just in cartoons! In Arizona, you’ll see them running up to 17-mph away from their enemies. 39. The Saguaro cactus is the largest cactus found in the U.S. It can grow as high as a fivestory building and is native to the Sonoran

Desert, which stretches across southern Arizona. 40. Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, grew up on a large family ranch near Duncan, Arizona. 41. The city of Phoenix was named for the mythical Egyptian phoenix bird—which burst into flame and was reborn from its ashes— because the town sprouted from the ruins of a former civilization. 42. Santa Cruz County (1,237 sq. miles) is the smallest of Arizona’s 15 counties, but is larger than more than 72 countries. 43. Spanish Franciscan friar Marcos de Niza was the first European to explore Arizona. He entered the area in 1539 in search of the mythical Seven Cities of Gold. 44 The best-preserved meteor crater in the world is located near Winslow, Arizona. 45. Image to the right (“AmAZing is used under license from the Arizona Small Business Association.”) 46. The Arizona Cardinals are the oldest continuous franchise in the National Football League, dating back to 1898. 47. The worst range war and family feud in the West, which claimed the lives of dozens of ranchers, ironically occurred in a place called Pleasant Valley, Arizona. 48. The average state elevation is 4,000 feet. 49. The cactus wren is the official state bird. It gets its name from the fact that it likes to build nests in the protection of thorny desert plants, like the saguaro cactus. 50. The Navajo Nation spans 27,000 square miles across the states of Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, but its capital is seated in Window Rock, Arizona. 51. The amount of copper utilized to make the copper dome atop Arizona’s Capitol building is equivalent to the amount used in 4.8 million pennies. 52. Between the years 1692 and 1711 Spanish missionary Father Eusebio Kino did

more than just found missions in Arizona; he also taught many tribes the basics of agriculture and supplied them with cattle and seed grain. 53. The Castilian and Burgundian flags of Spain, the Mexican flag, the Confederate flag, and the flag of the United States have all flown over the land we now know as Arizona. 54. Near Yuma, the Colorado River’s elevation dips to 70 feet above sea level, making it the lowest point in the state. 55. The geographic center of Arizona is 55 miles southeast of Prescott near the community of Mayer. 56. You could pile four 1,300-foot skyscrapers on top of each other and they still would not reach the rim of the Grand Canyon. 57. Nearly 5 million people visit Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park each year. 58. The Lost Dutchman, Jacob Waltz—who is alleged to be the owner of the yet-undiscovered Lost Dutchman Gold Mine in Arizona’s Superstition Mountains—was actually a German. 59. Arizona’s official state colors are blue and gold. 60. The Palo Verde is the official state tree. Its name means “green stick” and it blooms a brilliant yellow-gold in April or May. 61. The saguaro cactus blossom is the official state flower. The white flower blooms in May and June, opening in the middle of the night and closing the next day—surviving only about 18 hours for pollination.

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A Word from Annie Written by Annie of Last Chance Ranch Sanctuary

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e are a forever home for special needs animals to live out their lives happy and healthy! Welcome to our new column! We're planning to bring you news from the Sanctuary every other month, and we are glad to see you. We couldn't do what we do without you. This edition focuses on horses; future editions will rotate between dogs, cats, and horses. Sixteen years ago I bought the property outside Kingman, Arizona, that in 2009 became the Last Chance Ranch Sanctuary. Over the years, I improved the property with the basics like a well, power, then added a barn, corrals, and a log home so that I could live here full-time and devote myself to the animals that really need me. I’ve poured my heart, soul and life savings into making a forever home for these special needs and abused animals that weren’t adoptable and had nowhere else to go. A home for horses like Pathos, who arrived weighing only 350 pounds at 2 1/2 years old. A home for cats like Radar, with no eyes. A home for dogs like Milo, who was used as a bait dog and was so badly beaten that at first he was afraid of any

human contact. His front leg was so damaged it had to be amputated. But he has learned to trust again, to come out of his shell, to help the other animals, and that’s what makes it all worthwhile! Now it’s time to move the Sanctuary into its next phase – where it will become self-sustainable. I know I can’t continue to do it all myself, and my savings are dwindling. This year we will be working hard to get the word out, get more volunteers, get more supporters and donors. I know we can do this! I’m hoping I can continue to count on you. Thank you so much! ■ ____________________ $5 $10 $25 $50 $75 $100 $150 $250 $500 $1000 $5000

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people after the mines closed in 1953. 80. The Sonoran Desert is the most biologically diverse desert in North America. 81. The Arizona tree frog is the state’s official amphibian. 82. Bisbee is the Nation’s southernmost mile-high city. 83. The two largest manmade lakes in the U.S. are Lake Mead and Lake Powell—both located in Arizona. 84. Arizona is the only state in the nation that elects a Mine Inspector. 85. The longest remaining intact section of Route 66 can be found in Arizona and runs from Seligman to Topock, a total of 157 unbroken miles. 86. The 13 stripes on the Arizona flag represent the 13 original colonies of the United States. 87. Thirteen species of rattlesnakes live in Arizona, more species than in any other state. 88. The University of Phoenix Stadium, home to the NFL Cardinals, retractable roof and rollout field combination is a first in North America. 89. The negotiations for Geronimo’s final surrender took place in Skeleton Canyon, near present day Douglas, Arizona, in 1886. 90. Prescott, Arizona is home to the world’s oldest rodeo, and Payson, Arizona is home to the world’s oldest continuous rodeo— both of which date back to the 1880s. 91. Downtown Yuma, Arizona is one of only two designated National Heritage Areas west of the Mississippi. 92. Kartchner Caverns, near Benson, Arizona, is a massive limestone cave with 13,000 feet of passages, two rooms as long as football fields, and one of the world’s longest soda straw stalactites: measuring 21 feet 3 inches. 93. The Litchfield Naval Air Facility (now called the Phoenix-Goodyear Airport) was the training base for the Navy Blue Angels aerial demonstration team until 1968. 94. At 221 miles long, Apache County is the longest county in the U.S., stretching from the Utah border to just south of Alpine, Arizona. ■ ____________________ This list of facts was acquired from http://www.az100years.org/az-experience/fun-facts/ The list on the above mentioned website was compiled and researched by the Arizona Office of Tourism and the Arizona Centennial Commission staff with the assistance of Marshall Trimble, Arizona’s Official State Historian

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