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The Original Horse N Ranch TM Volume 3 Issue 10 2017

Everything Horse Related

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The Original Horse N Ranch TM Volume 3 Issue 10 2017

Everything Horse Related

FEATURES

Let God Choose The Ride Crystal Lyons................................................................... 6 Horsin’ Around.............................................................11 Campfire Cooking........................................................12 Central Georgia Horse Carriage Auction...............13 Having Fun with Horses and Dogs Tommie Mack Turvey II............................................14 Loading a Frightened Horse.....................................15 Classifieds......................................................................16 Western Dressage Keep Progressing- Lynn Palm..................................18 Calendar Of Events............................................... 20-21 Tips for Trail Riders: 4 Things That Can Save Your Life When Riding Horses Robert Eversole............................................................22

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Let God Choose The Ride! by Crystal Lyons

days away from having to leave just to make Vegas on time. I had no choice but to give in and tell Ray. We bought that car for $300.00. They were afraid to drive that car across town, but we aired up the tires and drove that thing to Vegas. I got paid for my part and Ray won the bucking bull sale that year. We drove back to Ft. Worth feeling hog rich!! You know, we rodeoed in that little ugly thing and drove it around the world for a couple of years before it finally spit the bit on us outside Pueblo, CO. It was such a blessing!

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1987, I was invited to ride rough stock for the second year, during the crowning of Miss Rodeo America at the NFR. I was married at the time and Ray was entered in the bucking bull sale also. Problem was….we didn’t own a vehicle. Oh, and we had NO MONEY. We had been faithful with the tithe and also giving, so we both knew that God was going to provide a way for us to get to Vegas. But the time was drawing near and we still had no car…..and no money to buy anything decent, so the pucker factor was increasing daily! I had a job breezing horses and daily as I lapped the back side of the track, there was an UGLY, burnt red from the TX sun, Toyota station wagon sitting in someone’s back yard. I was told they wanted to sell it, but I never told Ray about it because I did NOT want to be seen in that car…… EVER. Every day as I rode past that car, (multiple times) I would feel the “nudge” that we were to buy it. But while galloping by I would literally say to God….”Please God…. not THAT car! Get us an old pickup….ANYTHING but THAT CAR!” I held out in my stubborn pride until we were 3

Many times in my life I have given God some totally awesome suggestions on HOW to answer my needs and desires and what “vehicle” to use to get me to the next place in life…..and you know….He has NEVER listened to my ideas and done it MY WAY…..NOT ONCE!! I have finally quit giving Him my suggestions. Maybe you’re like I was…..looking for God to do something a certain way. How’s that working out for you? We can save ourselves TONS of frustration if instead of telling God “what and how”, we learn to lift our desires up to Him and allow HIM to do it HIS WAY! Back in the late 70’s and early 80’s, I KNEW that God had a call on my life that was something “other than” anything I’d ever seen before but year after year passed and absolutely NOTHING was happening. Little did I know that riding bulls and broncs was the catalyst that God had chosen to propel me into the area of my calling! Who knew but God! I NEVER saw that coming!!

...looking for God to do something a certain way. How’s that working out for you?

A barrel racing friend once told me about finding a horse that had exactly the bloodlines she had been long looking for in a young horse. She distinctly heard the Lord telling her NOT to buy this horse! Her actual response to this was….”God, You know about camels and such….but I know barrel horses!” She bought the horse and $45,000 dollars later in vet bills, she realized that maybe….just MAYBE…. God knows horses too!! Let God choose your “ride”…..He KNOWS how to get you there!

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Looking For Adventure?

Come to Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in Jamestown, Tennessee, known as the trail riding capital of the Southeast! The BSF National park encompasses 125,000 acres of wilderness on the Cumberland Plateau. The park protects the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and several of its tributaries. The area is rich with both natural and historical attributes. It protects delicate species such as the threatened Cumberland Sandwort plant which is indigenous to this area. During the day you can see a number of beautiful wild flowers, flowing streams and wildlife. At night you will be amazed at the dark sky filled with millions of stars, glowing fireflies and sounds of the night. If you have never ridden the horse trails in the Big South Fork, you are missing out. There are over 200 miles of scenic horse trails available throughout the park. Trails provide access to many of the park’s scenic features and natural beauty. The trails are clearly marked and easy to follow; just look for the red blaze on the trees or posts, or the brown park signs with white lettering. The well maintained trails vary in length as well as degree of difficulty. Some of the trails are short, easy day rides; others are more challenging with loops that may take an entire day, or several days to complete if ridden in their entirety. The park spans both Tennessee and Kentucky so there is plenty of riding for your long term stays as well as for the weekend rider. Overlooks, bluffs, rock overhangs and other unique rock formations you’ll see will have you wanting to see more. There are several trails with water crossings which will keep your horse hydrated during your rides. Many of the more popular trails crisscross the White Oak Creek which runs along the O&W trail. This trail was once the Oneida and Western Railroad which ran between Oneida TN and Jamestown TN in the early 1920’s. It is now part of the Cumberland Valley Loop, one of the most popular riding trails in Big South Fork. Several trails branch off from the O&W, such as Little Cliff and Proctor Ridge which brings you to more caves and overlooks. Many of the overlooks such as the East Laurel Overlook, the White Oak Overlook and the Leatherwood Ford overlook are also accessible from the O&W. Riders from all over the US come to experience the natural beauty of BSF and the abundant wild life. It’s not uncommon to see a black bear roaming along the trails or down by the creek. True West Campground, Stables and Mercantile is the premier campground of Big South Fork. Located near the heart of Big South Fork, it is the most centrally located, private campground in the area with trail access right from the campground. The Cumberland Valley Loop Trail head is just one trail mile away. While you’re in Big South Fork, make the most of your trip. Don’t pass up the opportunity to take a few short hikes to see the Twin Arches, Chimney Rock, Slave falls or Angel Falls. Visit the local Winery and other historical landmarks in the area. Without a doubt, you will enjoy all that Big South Fork and the Cumberland Plateau have to offer. Don’t take my word for it. Come see it and experience it for yourself!

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Horsin’ Around bed or cornfield. Used like-”Hey, honey, I found’er.” 2.) A condition that happens to most people after Thanksgiving dinner Gallop The customary gait a horse chooses when returning to the barn

Auction A popular, social gathering where you can change a horse from a financial liability into a liquid asset. Colic The gastrointestinal result of eating at the food stands at horse shows. Contracted foot The involuntary/instant reflex of curling one’s toes up - right before a horse steps on your foot. Corn Small callus growths formed from the continual wearing of cowboy boots. Cribbing The vice of chewing your pencils while worrying as you figuring cost of next years hay. Endurance ride The end result when your horse spooks and runs away with you in the woods. Feed Expensive substance utilized in the manufacture of large quantities of manure Fences Decorative perimeter structures built to give a horse something to chew on, scratch against and jump over. Flies The excuse of choice a horse uses so he can kick you, buck you off or knock you over - he cannot be punished. Founder 1.) The discovery of your loose mare-some miles from your farm, usually in a flower

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with the purpose making the owner spin in circles-rendering the owner dizzy and lightheaded so that they get sick and pass out, so the horse can go back to grazing. Manure spreader Horse traders

Gates Wooden or metal structures built to amuse horses.

Mosquitoes Radar equipped blood sucking insects that typically reach the size of small birds.

Grooming The fine art of brushing the dirt from one’s horse and applying it to your own body.

Mustang The type of horse your husband would gladly trade your favorite one for... preferably in a red convertible and V-8.

Hay A green itchy material that collects between layers of clothing, especially in unmentionable places. Head Shy A reluctance to use the public restrooms at any horse event. Always applies to pit toilets. Head Tosser A blonde-haired woman who wears fashion boots while working in the barn. Hobbles Describes the walking gait of a horse owner after his/her foot has been stepped on by his/her horse. Hock The financial condition that a horse owner goes into. Hoof Pick Useful, curbed metal tool utilized to remove hardened dog doo from the treads of your tennis shoes. Horse Trailer Expensive movable urinal for horses. (and occasionally riders) Horse shoes Expensive semi-circular projectiles that horses like to throw. Jumping The characteristic movement that an equine makes when given a vaccine or has his hooves trimmed. Lead Rope A long apparatus instrumental in the administration of rope burns. Also used by excited horses to take a handler for a drag. Longeing A training method a horse uses on its owner

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Pinto A colorful (usually green) coat pattern found on a freshly washed and sparkling clean grey horse that was left unattended in his stall for ten minutes. Pit Crews Absolutely indispensable people occasionally noted for their ability to get lost, be in the way, eat all the food, or be sleeping in the camper when you finish a 100 mile ride. Ringworms Spectators who block your view and gather around the rail sides at horse shows. Saddle An expensive leather contraption manufactured to give the rider a false sense of security. Comes in many styles, all feature built-in ejector seats. Stall What your truck does on the way to am endurance ride, 150 miles from the closest town. Tack Room A room where every item necessary to work with or train your horse has been put, in a place which it cannot be found in less than 30 minutes. Weaving The movement a horse trailer makes while going down the road with a rambunctious horse in it. Whip Marks The tell-tale raised welts on the face of a rider-caused by the trail rider directly in front of you letting a low hanging ranch go. (Also caused by a wet or dry horse tail across the face while cleaning hooves)

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We love this twist on a S’more especially if you are camping! These homemade S’mores Campfire Cones are so easy. Heat in an oven or over a grill (not an open flame) for the perfect S’mores Dessert! We think a great addition would be butterscotch chips!

Campfire French Toast 1 loaf of bread of choice 1 carton of Burnbrae Farms French Toast Egg Creations ¼ cup sliced almonds 16 oz. fresh strawberries Confectioners sugar Syrup of choice Wash strawberries, dice half of the container and slice the other half. Wrap the loaf of bread in parchment paper, then in foil loosely so the bread slices fall slightly open. Sprinkle the diced strawberries over the loaf, taking care to sprinkle some between slices; set aside the sliced strawberries for afterwards. Sprinkle the sliced almonds in the same way as the diced strawberries over the loaf. Wrap the foil and parchment paper tighter around the loaf of bread. Pour 1 carton of Burnbrae Farms French Toast eggs evenly over the entire loaf of bread before wrapping tightly with a top piece of foil to ensure no leaks. Place over the campfire or grill on low to medium heat for approx. 35-40 min., moving around occasionally to cook evenly. If the bread looks soggy still, cook slightly longer. Remove from heat and let sit for 10 mins before serving with sugar, syrup and sliced strawberries.

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This flavorful barbecue chicken and veggie dinner is made simple by cooking the whole thing in a foil pack! Easy, delicious and done on the BBQ! These chili cheese fries won’t heat up your kitchen and can by made when you are camping!

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in 1-inch pieces 2 cups barbecue sauce 2 cups drained pineapple tidbits 1red bell pepper, diced 1small red onion, diced Cut 4 large sheets of foil; arrange singly on flat surface. In medium bowl, toss together 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in 1-inch pieces, and 2 cups barbecue sauce until chicken is fully coated. Divide chicken pieces evenly among sheets of foil. Divide 2 cups drained pineapple tidbits, 1 bell pepper, diced, and 1 small red onion, diced, evenly over chicken on foil sheets. Bring up 2 sides of foil over chicken so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch fold; fold again, allowing space on sides for heat circulation and expansion. Fold other sides to seal. Place foil packs on preheated grill. Cook 10 minutes. Turn packs over; cook 10 to 15 minutes longer or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F).

1 small package frozen french fries not mega family size one can of chili of choice 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese Spray the inside of a large doubled-up sheet of foil with cooking spray. Place the frozen fries in the middle of the sheet; fold to enclose. Cook the fries on your BBQ or over a campfire until they are cooked – around 15-20 minutes. Spread the chili and cheese over the fries. Close the packet again and cook until the chili is hot and the cheese has melted. Remove, cool slightly and enjoy! We just ate it with forks right out of the package!

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12 Sugar or Waffle Cones 1 bag Mini Marshmallows 12 oz Chocolate Chips optional: Butterscotch Chips Fill each cone with marshmallows and chocolate chips. Wrap in aluminum foil. Heat on the grill for 7 – 10 minutes. Keep away from direct flames. (This is also great in the oven!) Unwrap and enjoy. Be careful as contents may be hot.

Now Enjoy Some Hot Cider!

While hot chocolate and campfires are a classic combination, some campers find hot cocoa to be too sweet, and will want another drink to help warm them up. A great alternative his hot apple cider. Simply warm juice or cider with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves and let steep. Instant hot apple cider packets are also a good option for camping.

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Having FUN with Horses and Dogs By Tommie Turvey

them when they start this behavior on another animal or person. The key is to use their energy and working attitude to your benefit by giving them a job. Even the simplest of jobs, like picking up a whip or coming to me when I am at the far end of the arena is enough

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ne thing I have noticed during my travels around the US and Canada, 99% of all horse owners have a dog. Now I don’t know if this is coincidence or planned, but I think that most horse owners have a dog and then get a horse. It seems only natural that the training would be similar and you (being you and the dog) will be able to ride and run off together into the sunset with your horse partner. Well, that might happen, but it will take a bit of work. First off, horses and dogs are natural enemies. Dogs are predatory and horses are prey animals. I’m not saying that your poodle will chase your horse down the road during a trail ride, but I’ve seen small dogs give a bit of attitude to a horse and they didn’t get too far before the horse sent them for a loop. The best way to keep your dog from going after your horse is simple. Open the door call your horse to come to you, put on the halter, take him out of the stall, put your dog in the stall and close the door with the dog in the stall. Now this works every time, but I want to enjoy my horse and dog together, so I have a few basic rules I go by to keep my dog and horse safe. For their safety, they know their name (which is why I keep it simple and unique like “Bandit” or “Maverick”) and come to a whistle which they can hear even over the loudest noise or commotion. It is never ok to go after another animal or chase them. Some people think it’s funny to watch their dog chase a squirrel, because it’s harmless. I don’t let my dogs do this since it only encourages their instinct even more. I have Queensland Heelers. They are bred to heel cows, horses or whatever they feel like. When my Blue Heeler, Cutaway was about a year old he would play with Maverick and bite at his back legs. They start to sneak in a nip whenever they see an opportunity. It is ingrained into them, so to undo this you have to discourage it and immediately discipline 14

to keep them interested and focused on me instead of other distractions. When I get them both into the arena together, I set a “go to” spot such as a carpet or pedestal for my dog to sit and stay at. This is considered a reward because my dog gets to be with me and a part of what’s going on. Horses and dogs want to have a leader but each has their own way of expressing it. Horses want to please you so they can go back to their stalls and be left alone, dogs want to please you so they can play more and more. The most effective way to play fetch with your dog is to take the toy or ball away before he gets tired of it. This does two things: it trains your dog to want the toy when you bring it out and it shows that you, the leader is the one who says when playtime starts and ends. This helps to give your dog a toy as a reward instead of a food reward. This is how most search and drug dogs are trained. The “go to” spot is also a punishment. If they start to misbehave or get aggressive, I stop my training and get them back to their spot. I may have to do this many times, but again I know this is the best for them and for my horse and the training will have an immense effect in their relationship in the future. Once they understand this concept, I can then introduce them to the horse. Now, you still have to understand the

relationship between the horse and the dog. When I get my dog to come and sit next to my horse or even jump on my horse, there is one main rule that always stands true. Does this horse and dog now trust each other? The answer is no. They trust me that the dog won’t go after the horse and the horse won’t run away or kick at the dog. I don’t want my horse trusting dogs, because if a dog gets aggressive with him I want him to defend himself. During training I have people whose dog will run around their horse and the horse will kick them and send the dog running. They immediately say “that will teach him”, and an hour later that dog is back more determined than ever to get that horse. Letting your dog or horse know that YOU don’t tolerate that behavior is where they will learn. Now your dog may not care about your horse and vice-versa, but it is even harder to get your dog to follow you down the trail like that. They will sit at the edge of the trail to say “I’ll see you when you get back.” I want my dog to want to come along and be part of the ride. It is his reward to run alongside me and my horse and enjoy this freedom. It is my goal to try and take training to a simpler level and break a few myths along the way. Everything you do or let do will affect your training somewhere down the road in a positive or negative way. Every step of my training takes this into consideration. I believe that this type of training doesn’t create a bond between the horse and dog. It creates a bond between the horse, dog and me , so we can all enjoy a nice ride into the sunset together without one worrying about the other. I want my animals to have their natural energy and spirit, so my training is geared to keeping these traits while creating the ability to be together safely and peacefully. Tommie Mack Turvey II www.tommieturvey.com O: (470) 239-0313 C: (916) 943-6067 tommieturvey@gmail.com

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LOADING a

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Loading a horse into a trailer is a test of how accurately the horse responds to the step cue you put on him by heeding. Trailer loading isn’t a separate skill you and your horse must learn. It’s just applying the step cue you taught your horse with basic heeding to a specific task. When the horse understands your step as an cue, meaning he is to follow each of your steps with a step of his own, you can use that cue to ask him to enter the trailer with you. Horses that have had bad experiences remember trailers as scary things. If your horse is scared of the trailer because of previous bad experiences you must treat it like a new piece of equipment. All new equipment must be presented slowly and in a calm working environment. You reintroduce the trailer slowly, in a relaxed manner, with rhythmic use of your heeding cues. If your horse is very afraid to even go near the trailer, do calm and familiar things beside it. For example, you can heed the horse in large circles next to the trailer because the circle is a familiar shape and you always want to be directing the horse what to do. What you do with a horse that is terribly afraid of the trailer because of previous bad experiences is just calmly get him working on your step cue and walk him up to the trailer. The truly scared horse has a tendency to rock back on its haunches with his attention locked on the trailer as he approaches it. Gradually, you’ll heed him closer and closer till you get him right up to the ramp. VOLUME 3 | ISSUE 10 2017

Then he’ll literally try to go up the ramp into the trailer on his toes as he walks in beside you. So take some familiarsmelling bedding from his stall and cover the ramp and trailer floor about 6 inches deep so there’s no chance he’ll slip and slide when he first tries to tiptoe inside. When you are reintroducing trailers as good things, you don’t want the horse to be afraid to escape. So if he wants to escape, you let him. Stop at the point where he begins to hesitate and acts like he wants to escape. Let him investigate. Make sure you reinforce your friendship with the horse. Groom him, scratch him, talk nice and don’t apply any loud pressures. Do this over and over until the scary spot gets closer and closer to the trailer. Heeding makes the horse feel safest at your shoulder. A lot of times, the horse will be perfectly willing to stay next to your shoulder but he won’t be relaxed and will therefore want to escape (with you) when things start getting scary. So you must achieve rhythm and relaxation during each stage of introducing this “new” trailering equipment. Most horses will not be this fearful, however. Horses that are very afraid are usually horses who have been beaten into a trailer before and are afraid that they will be beaten again. You must be very patient and calm with these horses and give them time to trust you. If your horse gets excited, stay as close to the shoulder as you can. Your body there will calm the horse. And if the horse gets scared, it is even more imperative that you remain in position at the shoulder. Leaving the shoulder in a time of crisis is like the pilot of an airplane running to the back because he thinks the plane is going to crash. You have to consistently stay in position alongside the horse’s shoulder so that the horse starts to realize that he can rely on you whenever you’re in that

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position. You must make your horse calm at all times when he is next to you so that if he gets scared, he comes to you. If your horse is AFRAID of the trailer, you must stay at the shoulder so that he has somewhere safe to be and before you know it, he is trusting you and walking with you into the trailer. You must give him all the time he needs to get comfortable with the trailer. Do not force the issue. Let him check it out. Give him time to be curious. Keep him paying attention to the trailer and to you. Don’t let his head go to the outside or behind you. If he backs up, stay at his shoulder, and ask for back. Make it your idea. Let him calm down by giving him something to do that he already understands and can be successful doing. Then walk forward again. Show the horse what to do. By backing and walking forward again behind the trailer, the area that the horse is comfortable in will get larger and larger until he is also comfortable walking into the trailer. Getting the horse into the trailer is not the big goal. The big goal is getting the horse to willingly go with you anywhere, to follow your step aid accurately and willingly. If the horse will not go somewhere with you, you must fine tune the heeding and earn more trust. Never hit a horse that’s afraid of the trailer with your whip to get him to go in. The object is to get the horse to want to get in the trailer, not to trap him in the trailer. He should go in because he trusts you and because he feels safe next to your shoulder, not because you have whipped him in. But if you start a fight or force him into the trailer, you will only make the situation worse. So be patient and be his friend. Keep going back and heeding around the trailer, maybe even do some lunging near the trailer. Keep the situation calm, keep the horse working in rhythm and relaxation until he realizes that when he is with you, petcaretips.net the trailer is not scary. 15


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here are so many training “methods” out there today, it sure can confuse most riders. My advice to you is to “put your common sense cap on.” Western Dressage is new and many clinicians are all about the subject so they can keep their business alive, or use it as way to bring in new income. I worry about some clinicians, as most don’t have any credentials showing horses, judging horses, or college degrees. So, how do you get the right training and lessons to keep progressing in Western Dressage? I suggest that you find someone who has positive past credentials and has had experience showing horses that they have trained. Also, find an instructor who has a passion for the horse and teaching riders. Don’t choose someone who teaches without a subject to the lesson and can’t explain “why” they are teaching you something. You have to be able to understand and recite back to the instructor what you got out of the lesson and why they taught you want they did. A good instructor should always: 1. Teach with a clear voice and never shout or insult a rider. 2. Teach with a passion for the horse and always try to bring out the willingness in the horse by the rider ‘riding well.’ 3. Be on time! 4. Never be talking on the cell phone while working with students or giving a lesson. 5. Have a lesson plan and explain the lesson at the beginning: what they are going to teach and why. 6. Have a summary at the end and ask the riders questions about what they learned.

7. Never do a lesson that is more advanced for riders so they fail at the lesson. 8. Never do the same lesson and use the same language over and over each lesson. 9. Have the arena ready with good footing for the horses and set with cones, jumps, obstacles or simply set for the lesson plan. 10. Speak loud and clear enough so riders can hear them After your lessons, it is up to you to be an independent student. You have do your homework. You must plan to practice, continue to learn through books or DVDs and follow the Dressage progression. Only read books or watch videos from top trainers who teach dressage principles and follow classical dressage, even if you ride western.   Dressage Principles are sound, logical, and proven training techniques that are universal and have been successfully practiced for centuries. No matter what breed of horse you ride, his level of knowledge, your level of skills or what saddle you ride in, you have to progress with your riding and the development of your horse properly.   Set goals and discuss them with your instructor. Between lessons you have to take your education in your own hands. You can achieve this by reading good books on training and becoming completely familiar with the dressage tests at your horse’s level. Dressage tests are written with the systematic training of the horse in mind and are a great tool for anyone looking for practice, whether or not you actually show. Knowing your tests at your horse’s current level and the one above gives you a logical guideline for mapping out your schooling sessions. They help you achieve your goals because they are designed to move you up the levels systematically so you encounter the least possible amount of resistance from your horse.  Don’t forget to enjoy the journey! We have all had times where we feel that we aren’t making progress. At some point, we will reach plateaus and get stuck, making us feel discouraged for all our hard work and practice. A lot of riders get frustrated because they are at a plateau and they think they are not getting better. Trust me: at the plateaus you are still making progress while you are practicing! So rather then get discouraged, enjoy the plateaus. They are normal and a part of the journey to getting better with the sport. Only through practice and repetition during your plateau can you get to the next step. Check out our books to help you practice and work your way through the levels. Have fun building yourself into the best student you can be for you and your horse. Don’t ever forget to video yourself riding as well. 

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We love to share our dressage backgrounds and knowledge with you and would love to have you come ride with us. You can join us at our farm in Ocala, Florida, or at one of our Ride Well Clinics on our USA Tour at a location near you. If you would like to train with Lynn & Cyril at home with Western Dressage, take advantage of the following supportive training materials: BOOKS: “Head To Toe Horsemanship” “Western Dressage—A Guide to Take You to Your First Show” “A Rider Guide to Real Collection” DVDS: “Dressage Principles for the Western Horse & Rider” Volume 1 Parts 1-5 “Dressage Principles for the Western & English Horse & Rider” Volume 2, Parts 1-3 “Let Your Horse Be Your Teacher” Parts 1&2 For more information about training courses, educational materials and much more, please visit www.lynnpalm.com or call 800-503-2824.

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OCTOBER 14 - TN Buchanan, TN. Milam’s Horsebarn, Hwy 218. Pro/Non-Pro Bull Riding & Mutton Busting. 8pm. Call Oct. 9, 4-10 pm: 731-642-8346. Info: 731-644-5665.

OCTOBER 7 - TN Murfreesboro, TN. Roberson Equestrian Facility. CTDA show

OCTOBER 14 - TN Tn Mule Sales Westmoreland Tn Expo Center 10 am Mule Sale

OCTOBER 7-8 - TN Cookville, TN. Tennessee HS Rodeo Association 731-658-5867 http://tnhsra.com OCTOBER 7-8 - TN Shelbyville, TN. TNSHA Clinic & Show. Jessica Schultz, jas2n@hotmail.com; OCTOBER 7-8 - TN Nashville, TN. Percy Warner Park. Middle TN Pony Club Horse Trials. middletennessee.ponyclub.org

OCTOBER 6-7 - TN Altamont, TN. Skymont Endurance Ride. Troy J. Nelson 256-431-6538

OCTOBER 12-15 - TN TN Reining Horse Show Smoky Mountain Reins Tennessee Miller Coliseum MTSU Murfreesboro, TN; www.mtsu.edu/tmc

OCTOBER 6,7,8 - TN Lynn Mckenzie Barrel Clinic; 5:30 pm Charlie Wood 865-307-0187 TriState Exhibition Center, Cleveland Tn; tristateexhibitioncenter.com

OCTOBER 13-15 - TN Beast of the East Team Roping Williamson County Ag Expo Park Franklin, Tn 615-595-1227

OCTOBER 14 - AL TRAIL RIDE St John Farm, Moundville, AL 10 miles, mainly wooded, hilly terrian, some obstacles to try. 8-9am registrations and ride out, 11-1 Lunch, 12-12:30 Obstacle Demo **PRE ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 7TH** OCTOBER 14 - GA Stillwater Trail Sports; Buckle Series Practice starts at 11a Competitions starts at 2p 7 divisions; Stateline Arena Ringgold Ga OCTOBER 14,15 - TN TN NBHA National Barrel Horse Association 1:00 pm Kevin Pitsenbarger 865-712-2589 TriState Exhibition Center, Cleveland Tn; tristateexhibitioncenter.com

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OCTOBER 17 - TN Thompson’s Station, TN. Jaeckle Centre. Tribute Feed Horse Nutrition Seminar. OCTOBER 18-22 - TN Franklin, TN. Brownland Farm. Autumn Country. www.brownlandfarm.com OCTOBER 19-21 - TN Fall Finale Saddlebred Show Tennessee Miller Coliseum Mtsu Murfreesboro, TN www.mtsu.edu/tmc OCTOBER 20-22 - TN No Bull Barrel Race Harriman, Tennessee Stafford Expo Center Roane State Community College OCTOBER 20,22 - TN Nashoba Carriage Classic Germantown Charity Arena www.gchs.org (901) 754-0009 OCTOBER 21 - TN Lebanon, TN. Ward Agriculture Center. TN Paint Horse Show OCTOBER 21,22 - TN USEF Western Dressage Show Nannat Read 352-215-7030 TriState Exhibition Center, Cleveland Tn; tristateexhibitioncenter.com OCTOBER 21-22 - TN New Market, TN. River Glen Equestrian Park. River Glen Gathering. www.river-glen.com OCTOBER 25-29 - TN Franklin, TN. Brownland Farm. Autumn Classic. Info: www.brownlandfarm.com OCTOBER 27,28 - TN Sunflower Stables Arts & Craft Show Diane Mason 423-309-9783 TriState Exhibition Center, Cleveland Tn; tristateexhibitioncenter.com OCTOBER 27-29 - TN East TN Cutting Horse Assn. Harriman, Tennessee - Stafford Expo Center Roane State Community College

OCTOBER 28 - TN Murfreesboro, TN. Robertson Equestrian Facility. Greystone Dressage Schooling Show. Info: Kim Carpenter (931) 452-9225

November NOVEMBER 3-4 - TN East TN Walking Horse Trainers Show Denise Lineberry 423-244-7577 TriState Exhibition Center, Cleveland Tn; tristateexhibitioncenter.com NOVEMBER 4 - GA Stillwater Trail Sports; Buckle Series Practice starts at 11a Competitions starts at 2p 7 divisions; Stateline Arena Ringgold Ga NOVEMBER 4 - TN Mason, TN. Coyote Run Arena. Cinch Rodeo (731) 855-1860 www.tennesseeyouthrodeo.com/ NOVEMBER 4 - AL Endurance; Double Springs, AL. Bankhead National Forest. Jody Rogers-Buttram 256-476-7339 NOVEMBER 4-5 - TN Lebanon, TN. James E. Ward Ag Center. www.nchacutting.com CMCHA. Info: Frank Casey (731)514-0701 NOVEMBER 4 & 5 - Al COLT STARTING COMPETITION Cullman Agri Center, Cullman, AL $10/day; opens at 8, start at 9am Clinicians, horses, entertainment, vendors NOVEMBER 9-11 - GA Central Georgia Horse Carriage Antique Auction Thursday, Friday & Saturday Southeastern Arena 2410 Arena Rd., Unadilla GA 31091 (Exit 121 off Interstate 75)

NOVEMBER 11-12 - TN Murfreesboro, TN. MTSU Livesock Center. Volunteer Ranch Horse Show Fall Finale. WWW.VOLRHA.COM NOVEMBER 17-18 - TN Stock Horse Show Tennessee Miller Coliseum MTSU Murfreesboro, TN www.mtsu.edu/tmc NOVEMBER 18-19 - TN National Team Roping League Harriman, Tennessee Stafford Expo Center Roane State Community College NOV. 18-19: Lebanon, TN. James E Ward Agricultural Center. Greytone Dressage. USEF/ USDF. Info Kim Carpenter (931) 452-9225 NOVEMBER 19 - TN MTSU Open Horse Show Tennessee Miller Coliseum MTSU Murfreesboro, TN www.mtsu.edu/tmc

December DECEMBER 1-2 - TN NBHA; Harriman, Tennessee Stafford Expo Center Roane State Community College DECEMBER 1-3 - TN Cleveland, TN. Tri-State Exhibition Center. Horsemanship Clinic DECEMBER 1-3 - TN TAGDEA Dressage Show SANDY STAFFORD 814-932-7696 TriState Exhibition Center, Cleveland Tn; tristateexhibitioncenter.com DECEMBER 9 - TN Buchanan, TN. Milam’s Horsebarn, Hwy 218. Pro/Non-Pro Bull Riding & Mutton Busting. 8pm. Call Dec. 4, 4-10 pm: 731-642-8346. Info: 731-644-5665. DECEMBER 9-10 - TN IEA Blue Raider Cup Tennessee Miller Coliseum MTSU Murfreesboro, TN www.mtsu.edu/tmc DECEMBER 15-16 - TN SRSA Rodeo Harriman, Tennessee Stafford Expo Center Roane State Community College

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NOVEMBER 11 - TN Tn Mule Sales ; 10am Westmoreland Tn Expo Center

OCTOBER 28 - TN Volunteer State Pinto Organization Candy Corn Classic - 1 day, 2 Judge, APHA-PtHA Approved Show James E Ward Agricultural Center, 945 East Braddour Pkwy. Lebanon, TN 37087 Show Bill @ volunteerstatepintoorg.com Contact Linda Krieg 615-653-7157 or Carmen Lay 615-796-1572

NOVEMBER 11 - TN Buchanan, TN. Milam’s Horsebarn, Hwy 218. Pro/Non-Pro Bull Riding & Mutton Busting. 8pm. Call Nov. 6, 4-10 pm: 731-642-8346. Info: 731-644-5665.

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NOVEMBER 11-12- TN IEA Western Show Jackie Barron 423-292-5622 TriState Exhibition Center, Cleveland Tn; tristateexhibitioncenter.com

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My summer of trail rides and horse camping was wonderful. Until it wasn’t. You might have heard that I took a tumble recently. It’s true. I was riding in the Three Sisters Wilderness in central Oregon when I joined the unplanned dismount club. Although I don’t remember all of it, I got to visit the hospital ER, met some great doctors, toured the surgery, and now I have a shiny new shoulder! Fun times. I can’t tell you with certainty what went wrong, although I think it was bees. One moment I was in the saddle taking pictures and the next my head was impacting a tree followed by proof that Newton’s law of gravity is true. As I’m finding that narcotic fueled dreams are anything but pleasant, I’ve had plenty of time to ponder what went right during my misadventure. RIDING WITH A PARTNER. The first thing that I did right was ride with a partner.

Kim McCarell, author of the series Northwest Horse Trail Books, was my Oregon riding companion and guide as we rode and horse camped around the Three Sisters area. Kim was not only excellent trail company; she gave me a second set of eyes on my injury and was able to take care of my mule as we made our way off the mountain. Had Kim not been nearby to help I might still be out there. She helped get my floppy arm stabilized and generally watched me like a hawk during the long slow walk out. 22

She even arranged transportation to the emergency room while we were still on the trail. Your life may depend on it, so choose your riding partner wisely. CARRYING 1ST AID KITS AND HAVING THE KNOWLEDGE TO USE THEM. The second thing I did right was carry a first aid kit and have the knowledge to use it. When we found that I couldn’t move my arm, we were able to stabilize it with the first aid kits that we both carried. Between the two kits we were able to get an oddly floppy arm stabilized enough that I could make my way off the mountain. The emergency room staff was quite impressed with our efforts and the ER nurses made a point of saying we did a good job of improvising in using a belt to immobilize my shoulder. They also made of point of mentioning that most people don’t know how to help themselves in an emergency. The incident may have had a different outcome if we hadn’t carried 1st Aid supplies and taken the time and effort to learn how to use them, before the ride. Having the knowledge to use a first aid kit, and improvise if needed, is just as important as carrying the kit. CARRYING A COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE. Being able to call for help is a good thing. Having good communications is the third thing we did right. Kim and I both carried tools to contact help in an emergency. We used them that day. Between the two of us we had cell

phones, a personal locator beacon, and a Garmin InReach. With these tools at her disposal Kim arranged for emergency transportation and even let my wife know that there had been an accident. I was awfully grateful that I had options other than sitting on the side of a hill hoping that someone would come along. It’s important to carry communication devices that work for in area you’re riding. Cell phones don’t work everywhere and not all messengers are created equally. I’ve tried others and I’m very glad that I could rely on my Garmin InReach. WEARING A HELMET. Lastly, I was wearing a helmet. If scars are sexy my helmet should be in a pinup calendar. According to my helmet, my head hit a tree on my way to the ground. I certainly don’t remember it. Having a multitude of plates and pins in my shoulder is plenty. I’m glad I don’t have shiny hardware in my head as well. If you choose to wear a helmet (and I hope that you do) make sure that it’s ASTM / SEI certified for equestrian use. My Troxel Sierra model took the beating so that my head didn’t. I guess it’s time for a new helmet. Well, that’s about it for now. As you can see I’m still typing, slowly and with one hand but typing! I’ll be back in the saddle as soon as the docs give me the OK. For more trail riding tips, and the world’s largest guide to horse trails and camps, visit www.TrailMeister.com.

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