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The Original Horse N Ranch TM Volume 3 Issue 11 2017

Everything Horse Related

10 Winter Health Care Mistakes to Avoid

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No Throttle...No Power Crystal Lyons................................................................... 6 10 Winter Health Care Mistakes to Avoid............... 8 TN State Parks featuring Horseback Riding........11 DIY Holiday Horse Treats..........................................12 “Tacky” Gifts & Deco...................................................13 7 Myths about Equine Nutrition..............................17 Western Dressage Warm Up Routine- Lynn Palm.................................18 Calendar Of Events............................................... 20-21 Tips for Trail Riders: Your Friend, The Map Robert Eversole............................................................22

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No Throttle…..No Power by Crystal Lyons

I made it to the next rodeo without a hitch, but then as I was driving to my next event and in the middle of Little Rock, AR amongst all the traffic of that city, my foot suddenly went to the floor again and I had NO POWER. That’s a creepy feeling, pulling a big rig with animals through a busy city and suddenly you’re “dead in the water”. I immediately started asking for the Lord’s help as I was HUNG unless He did something. Suddenly the lane to my right was open and I shifted lanes and prayed to make an exit before the truck quit rolling. I made an exit and then was praying for a place big enough to pull into. There was an incline (thankfully) so I passed up a couple businesses and spotted an open parking lot ahead. I was praising God for it as I coasted into the empty, nicely paved lot. After I stopped, I looked to see what I had pulled into……it was a funeral home. The part had broken again and this time it was done for. A mobile fix it guy ran the part down and had me back on the road in a couple hours. If it’d been in a small, country town, I would’ve been stuck but Little Rock had what I needed.

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eading to CO, I couldn’t get my two ton to go beyond 55mph and I had it on the floor to get that! It struggled up the hills and it was a looooong, tiresome two days for me to make CO from TX. After making it there, I took my truck to a diesel place. The guy took one look and said, “I don’t know how you MADE it here!” He showed me the part that connected my throttle cable to the engine was literally dangling. NO WONDER I couldn’t get any power! My truck wasn’t getting the fuel to have the power it needed. He reconnected it to the engine block and off I drove back to TX with power. Back in Texas I began to notice the throttle cable slipping again so I had someone adjust it. But as I was driving to the next rodeo, suddenly my foot went to the floor and NO POWER. The part had broken. Someone welded it for me and I was back out on the road.

...if we continue to simply try to stay in our old ways, we will be without any power to move forward with Him...

The next morning I asked the Lord what was He saying in all this, because WHAT happened and WHERE I ended up…. was just too obviously weird. He said, “No longer can we ‘patch up the old’ and continue to move forward in power. “ God is doing a “new thing” and we must shift from old lifestyles and old habits. He spoke very sternly to me that if we continue to simply try to stay in our old ways, we will be without any power to move forward with Him and we will end up stranded in a place where dead things get buried. This refers to individuals for sure but also people who claim to be believers in Jesus but live according to what’s acceptable by the world’s standard and not God’s, are going to find themselves in a dangerous position. Also ministries that are stuck in the rut of old ways and having a greater loyalty to traditions of man, than moving with what God is doing NOW will be left on the road side without power, completely out of the flow of God. God isn’t playing. To be without power on the highway is dangerous…..to be without power in the coming days is DEADLY.

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10 Winter Health Care Mistakes to Avoid Winter is setting in, and while you may be tempted to wrap your horse in an overly toasty warm blanket and tuck him in to a heated barn for the cold season, avoid the urge. He’s better off if you refrain from too much over-coddling. Of course throwing him out for the winter and forgetting about him until the spring thaw isn’t the way to go either. Ensure your horse stays healthy all season long by using common sense and avoiding these Top 10 winter horsekeeping mistakes: Letting his water freeze over - A horse will not stay properly hydrated if his water is frozen. Snow and ice are no substitute for clean, unfrozen drinking water. Your horse’s risk of impaction colic is greatly increased if he doesn’t have access to unfrozen water at all times. If you live in a region that experiences below-freezing temperatures, invest in a heating device specifically designed for horse waterers and troughs. Not increasing feed rations when temperatures dip - Talk to your veterinarian about how much feed your horse should receive during the winter months. As the temperatures drop, your horse burns more calories to stay warm. For some horses, this means considerable weight loss. If your horse isn’t on a calorie-restricted diet, consider increasing his hay rations as it gets colder outside. Forage (hay) provides an excellent source of calories. Also, the process of digesting fiber (most hays are high in fiber) helps keep a horse warmer. No exercise - Just like we humans, horses need exercise all year long, even when it’s cold outside! If possible, continue riding through the winter months. If severe conditions make winter riding impossible, turn your horse out daily in a large pasture or paddock daily; if it’s safe to do so, consider longeing him to keep him fit. Overriding an out of shape horse - If you only ride when the weather is good, chances are you won’t be doing much saddling up if you live in a cold winter region. That’s ok if you do other things to keep your horse fit, but if he’s a stable potato most of the season, use caution: An out-of-shape horse is at a much greater risk of musculoskeletal injury if exercised hard. If your winter riding schedule is sporadic, based on weather conditions, stick to lighter workouts that won’t over task your 8

horse. Gradually increase his exercise level as his fitness improves. Sequestering a horse indoors - Horses will stay healthier and fitter if left outdoors for the winter, with a few caveats: All horses must have shelter from the elements. A three-sided shelter with a roof is a must. If you do bring your horse indoors, try to leave him out during the day and only bring him in at night. And don’t close your barn up! Instead, leave it open to ensure good airflow inside; a closed-up barn leads to poor air quality that can affect a horse’s respiratory health. Over blanketing - When it’s snowing outside and you’re inside enjoying a warm dinner by the fire, it’s hard not to feel sorry for your horse. To ease the guilt, you may be tempted to rush out and pile yet another blanket on him. Stop yourself right there! Yes, a horse with a full or partial body clip does need blanketing during winter, regardless of whether he’s kept indoors or out. But a horse with his natural winter coat probably doesn’t need blanketing as long as he has shelter from the elements, is receiving proper nutrition and is in good health. Over blanketing a horse can cause him to overheat, which can lead to dehydration and a host of health problems. If you are concerned about your horse’s comfort during winter, talk to your veterinarian about it. Lack of hoof care - Nothing irks a good farrier more than an owner who insists on foregoing hoof care during the winter months. Horses—barefoot or shod, ridden or not—need regular farrier care every six to eight weeks, maybe even more often, regardless of the season. Period, the end! No beauty treatment - Even if you don’t ride during the winter, groom your horse regularly—daily if possible. Regular grooming and handling provides the opportunity to evaluate your horse and alerts you to problems such as illness, injury, weight loss, lost shoe, cracked hooves, et cetera. It’s up to us, as owners, to intervene as quickly as possible when something is wrong. Catching a problem early on helps put your horse back on the track to good health. Throwing him out to pasture and forgetting about him - There’s an old cowboy adage out there, “no rest for the horseman.” Yes, the holidays are upon us, and yes it’s darn cold outside, but you still have to keep up on your daily horsekeeping chores. Even if your horses are in pasture, you still have lots of work to do! Watering, feeding, grooming, exercising—get busy. Neglecting your own health - Most of us are responsible horse people who put equine health in front of our own. But remember, if you’re not healthy, you won’t be able to care for your horse. When tending to your horsekeeping tasks this winter, stay warm, stay safe and stay healthy because there’s someone counting on you every day. By Toni McAllister - HorseChannel.com

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Tn State Parks featuring Horseback Riding: Big Hill Pond Cedars of Lebanon Chickasaw Frozen Head Meeman-Shelby Forest Natchez Trace Norris Dam Panther Creek Warriors’ Path Take a journey into Tennessee’s natural and scenic beauty on some of the best horseback riding trails in the southeast! Tennessee State Parks offers many enjoyable places to ride through the volunteer state just about any time of year. Several parks also provide equestrian support facilities and camping areas. With the exception of Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park, Panther Creek State Park and Big Hill Pond State Park, all equestrian facilities in state parks are either guided rental horses or support facilities for guests

accessing the trails on lands managed by the Tennessee Division of Forestry. Additionally, horseback riding is very popular on National Forest and National Park lands near Pickett and Hiwassee/ Ocoee State Parks. Although these parks do not provide support facilities or trails for equestrian activities, rental horses are available nearby. For additional information about trails and equine resources please visit www.picktnproducts.org/farm_fun/ equine_res.html.

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7 MYTHS About Equine Nutrition MYTH 1: Concentrates or grain form the foundation of a horse’s diet; hay

is secondary. This might be one of the biggest misconceptions out there about feeding horses. Ideally, a horse’s diet will be structured around hay rather than concentrates or grains. In fact, retired horses and those in light work may do fine on a hay- or pasture-only diet. Concentrated energy feeds are necessary only for hardworking equine athletes, lactating mares and other horses with higher energy demands, or when the hay available does not provide sufficient calories. Nonetheless, in a balanced equine diet, concentrates will never comprise more than half of a total ration’s weight. Although individual requirements vary somewhat, most horses do well if they receive about 2 percent of their body weight in forage per day. Excess intake of concentrates and grain can lead to obesity, colic and laminitis. Keep in mind that if you are feeding a “complete” pellet---one that contains roughage---according to the manufacturer’s instructions, your horse gets his daily requirement of forage as part of his concentrate. Although these feeds are helpful for horses who are unable to chew hay or have respiratory conditions aggravated by the dust in hay, they may not be the best choice for horses who do not need them. Not only does munching hay help keep a horse occupied, discouraging stall vices, but the bulk this forage provides helps keep his digestive tract working properly. MYTH 2: Bran mashes have a laxative effect and help keep a horse warm. There’s certainly something satisfying about preparing a bran mash for your horse on a chilly winter’s day. There’s also a certain peace of mind that comes with offering a bran-based slurry to a horse who tends to have digestive troubles. What’s more, most horses relish bran mashes. But modern research has shown that these mixtures have no laxative effect and do not prevent colic. Nor do bran mashes offer a lasting “heating” effect for a horse. In fact, overzealous feeding of bran can do more harm than good, because its high phosphorus content can lead to serious mineral imbalances. MYTH 3: Horses must be fed at the same time every day. Our horses may have helped perpetuate this myth. Anyone who has heard the ruckus horses can kick up five minutes before breakfast is due can be forgiven for thinking feeding times are critical, but in reality they are not. Horses fed at regular intervals are conditioned to expect meals at certain times, but there is no physiological reason to stick to a strict schedule. A horse fed only two meals a day, with restricted forage in between, may be extremely hungry by the time his meal arrives, but he will not be harmed if it’s an hour earlier or later than usual. It’s better, however, to mimic a horse’s natural feeding schedule as closely as possible, by allowing your horse free-choice hay throughout the day. Not only will he more patient if you’re a bit tardy with his dinner, but his gut will function better and his risk of colic and laminitis will be dramatically reduced. MYTH 4: Alfalfa is too “rich” to be safely fed to horses. This seems to be a regional myth: Many horses in Western states happily and safely eat the very alfalfa that some East Coast horse owners are afraid to include in equine rations. Alfalfa does contain more protein, digestible energy and calcium than grass hays, but it is usually lower in soluble sugars. Its reputation for being “rich” may stem from the highly nutritious leaves, which are more digestible than most hays and can contribute to gastrointestinal upset and even colic if introduced too quickly into a horse’s diet.It’s wise to gradually introduce alfalfa hay to your horse’s diet, just as you would acclimate him to lush pasture grass. Most horses would get obese if fed good quality alfalfa free-choice, so it is usually best fed in limited amounts, supplemented with grass hay that provides adequate “chew time” to ward off boredom. VOLUME 3 | ISSUE 11 2017

Alfalfa’s higher protein and calcium content do result in increased urine output (and water intake) but are not at all harmful to a healthy horse’s kidneys. In fact, it has been reported that the addition of alfalfa to rations of horses confined to stalls and fed limited amounts of forage actually protects against ulcers, probably due to the buffering effects of the higher protein and calcium. Finally, contrary to popular belief, research has shown that alfalfa will not cause, and may actually prevent, developmental orthopedic disorders, such as osteochondritis dissecans in young horses. MYTH 5: Weight issues, such as being too skinny or fat, are solely related to how a horse is fed. It’s easy to look to a horse’s ration to explain weight gain or loss, and often that’s where you’ll find the answers. But sometimes a horse’s weight problem isn’t directly related to his feed ration. A horse who is too thin, for example, may have dental problems that prevent him from chewing his food properly. In addition, parasite loads or systemic illness can cause a horse to lose weight even if he is receiving adequate amounts of quality feed. Anytime a horse has trouble holding weight, a complete veterinary exam is needed to determine the cause. Likewise, an obese horse is obviously being fed more calories than he needs, but simply cutting back his ration is only part of the solution. Some horses have a so-called thrifty gene which allows them to “live on air” and gain weight even on sparse, forage-only diets. They may also be more susceptible to metabolic disorders and laminitis. In these cases, the best course is a weight-control program that integrates an exercise regimen---such as active riding four days a week---along with a restricted diet. MYTH 6: Corn is a “heating” feed. The misguided notion that feeding corn helps to keep horses physically warm probably stems from how behaviorally “hot” this ration can make some of them. A quart of corn weighs much more than a quart of oats, so owners may unwittingly be supplying a corn-fed horse with many more calories---and energy---than another feed provides in the same volume. Speaking in terms of temperature, however, any metabolic warmth generated by corn is minimal and short-lived. Corn has its place in the equine diet, but a far better “heating” feed for winter months is hay. This fibrous bulk is digested comparatively slowly, and the bacteria in the gut doing that work produce heat for a longer period of time. MYTH 7: Letting a hot horse drink cold water is dangerous. Although this myth isn’t strictly about feeding, it is so persistent and potentially damaging that it’s worth debunking as often as possible. Research has repeatedly shown that a hot, sweaty horse who drinks cold water is not at a greater risk of colic, cramping or laminitis. How this myth arose isn’t clear, but one expert postulates that years ago, before the physiological effects of exhaustion were fully understood, water intake may have been blamed for laminitis or colic in horses who were simply overworked. Withholding water can lead to dangerous dehydration. In fact, it’s best to allow your horse to drink when he is at his most thirsty, which is probably right after his workout. Waiting until he is “cool” may result in him equusmagazine.com drinking less, even if he is dehydrated.

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WARM UP ROUTINE By Lynn Palm

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good warm up routine is valuable, whether you are about to school your horse for your latest test in Western Dressage, or are just heading out for a trail ride. Your horse needs a pre-exercise warm-up routine to help loosen and limber up his muscles. A warm-up also prepares the horse’s mind for the work you will be asking him to do--whether it is schooling, trail riding, pleasure riding, or showing. Start the warm-up by letting your horse walk on a loose rein. The warm-up pattern should include very large circles, large turns, and straight lines. The horse should be moving forward, but in a relaxed manner. After warming up at the walk, ask the horse for the trot or jog. The trot is the best gait to limber up the horse. At this point, the rider should not be worried about the horse being “on the bit.” Instead, he should be allowed to move forward on a loose rein with the rider guiding him to stay on the circle, large turn, or the straight line. Spend equal time going in both directions. Change directions often to loosen up both sides and to keep the horse’s interest during the warm-up. Post when trotting/jogging during the warm-up period, whether you are using an English or Western saddle. This gives

the rider an opportunity to warm up and to use her own muscles. As the rider begins to loosen up, she will notice that her muscles respond better and her coordination improves while her thinking slows. The rider begins to relax as her warmed-up body allows her to better follow the horse’s movement. As part of the warm-up, the rider may try taking her feet out of the stirrups to get down in the saddle and closer to her horse. As her body loosens up, she will find she is able to follow the horse’s movement and stay in balance even without stirrups. There is no set amount of time for a warm-up routine. Usually, the colder the weather is, the longer and slower the warm-up should be to loosen up cold muscles and joints. It must be long enough to physically and mentally warm up the horse, but it is not intended to wear him out or bore him. Enough time should be spent in the warm-up so that both sides of the horse are equally loosened up. A good gauge for the rider is that she should feel the same balance and relaxation without stirrups as she feels with them. She also should feel her mind slow down and focus, and she should feel positive about the upcoming riding session. Once this has been achieved, it’s time to proceed from warm up to the actual lesson, training period, or pleasure ride.

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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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Badlands Horse Camp has access to over 21,000 acres of trails with scenic overlooks, waterfalls, and creeks. We have trails ranging from the beginner to more rugged and challenging. We offer day rides for this beautiful area. Bring the family and enjoy the amazing scenery. 926 Fletcher Rd, Gruetli-Laager, Tennessee

931.409.0345 Badlands Horse Camp is open every day. Please call ahead for reservations.

$10 per day for TRAIL RIDES; 12 and under FREE

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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 - TN Saulsbury, TN. East Fork Ranch. RSNC Ranch Sorting. I nfo: Daphne Grose 901-491-6156

3rd Saturday each month - GA Catoosa County Saddle Club facebook.com/catoosacountysaddleclub

NOVEMBER 4 - AL Endurance; Double Springs, AL. Bankhead National Forest. Jody Rogers-Buttram 256-476-7339

Monthly Horse Sales/Adoptions Second Saturday: Gleason, TN. West TN Auction Barn. 330 Fence Rd. 6:30 pm. Chucky Greenway 731-571-8198

NOVEMBER 4-5 - TN Lebanon, TN. James E. Ward Ag Center. www.nchacutting.com CMCHA. Info: Frank Casey (731)514-0701

Second & Fourth Saturday: Scotts Hill, TN. Scotts Hill Stockyard. Info: James Linville 731-549-3523. www. facebook.com/scottshillstockyard

NOVEMBER 4 & 5 - AL COLT STARTING COMPETITION Cullman Agri Center, Cullman, AL $10/day; opens at 8, start at 9am Clinicians, horses, entertainment, vendors

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NOVEMBER 11 - TN Tn Mule Sales ; 10am Westmoreland Tn Expo Center 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 10-12 - TN Franklin, TN. Brownland Farm. AL H/J Assn. Year-End Horse Show. www.brownlandfarm.com

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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)

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NOVEMBER 25 - TN McEwen, TN. Blue Creek Arena NBHA Barrel Race, Contact Kenny McCallister 615-712-2589

DECEMBER 6 - TN Saulsbury, TN. East Fork Ranch. RSNC Ranch Sorting. Info: Daphne Grose 901-491-6156

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DECEMBER 9 - TN Mcewen, Tn. Blue Creek Arena NBHA Barrel Race Contact Kenny Mccallister 615-617-9956

DECEMBER 1-2 - TN NBHA; Harriman, Tennessee Stafford Expo Center Roane State Community College DECEMBER 1-3 - TN Harriman, Tn. East Tn Ag Expo Center, NBHA Barrel Race, Contact Kevin Pitsenbarger 865-712-8589 DECEMBER 1-3 - TN Memphis Tn. Agri Center Showplace Arena. Lucky Dog Barrel Race www.luckydograces.com DECEMBER 1-3 - TN Cleveland, TN. Tri-State Exhibition Center. Horsemanship Clinic DECEMBER 1-3 - TN Thompson’s Station, Tn. Jaeckle Centre. Private Lessons With Karen Healey. www.jaecklecentre.com 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 DECEMBER 27 - TN Memphis, TN. Agricenter ShowPlace Arena. Liberty Bowl Rodeo 7 p.m. www.libertybowl.org/index.php/events/ bowl-week-2015/pro-rodeo DECEMBER 30 - TN Saulsbury, TN. East Fork Ranch. RSNC Ranch Sorting. Info: Daphne Grose 901-491-6156

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NOV 3-4: Pensacola, FL. Excambia County Equine Center. Wild Horse Adoption. Info: 866-468-7826; 601-919-4670. blm.gov

NOV. 11: Stewart, TN. Legend Acres, 152 Hurricane Creek Rd. Nutrena Equine Nutrition Seminar. Info: 931-232-6044

NOV. 4: Thaxton, MS. 11347 Hwy. 6. Horseman Central Livestock. Tack Sale: 10 am. Horse Sale: 1 pm. Info: 662-790-3699. www.LarryMeadows.com

NOV. 17-19: New York, NY. Equus Film Festival. Info: Lisa Diersen 630-272-3077. www. equusfilmfestival.net and FaceBook

NOV. 18: Mize, MS. Meadows Livestock Horse & Tack Sale. Info: Larry or Diane Meadows: 601-765-3530 or 601-517-7777. larrymeadows.com. facebook: Meadows Livestock Sales DEC. 2: Thaxton, MS. 11347 Hwy. 6. Horseman Central Livestock. Tack Sale: 10 am. Horse Sale: 1 pm. Info: 662-790-3699. www.LarryMeadows.com

DEC. 27: Memphis, TN. AgriCenter Showplace Arena. Rodeo of the Mid-South Queen Pageant. Deadline Dec. 1. Info: for entry packet, email contestant name, age, hometown to:

DEC. 16: Mize, MS. Meadows Livestock Horse & Tack Sale. Info: Larry or Diane Meadows: 601-765-3530 or 601-517-7777. larrymeadows.com. facebook: Meadows Livestock Sales

JAN. 13: Jackson, MS. MS State Fairgrounds. Miss Dixie National Pageant. Entries postmarked by Dec. 1, 2017. Info: Allison (601)842-1315. www.missrodeomississippi.com

SATURDAYS: Pontotoc, MS. Pontotoc Stockyard. 11 am. Info: (662) 489-4385. pontotocstockyard.com FIRST SATURDAY: Hattiesburg, MS. T. Smith Livestock sales. Tack 10:30 am; Horses 1:30 pm. Info: (601) 583-0828 SECOND SATURDAY: Gleason, TN. West TN Auction Barn. 330 Fence Rd. 6:30 pm. Info: Chucky Greenway 731-571-8198 SECOND & FOURTH SATURDAY: Scotts Hill, TN. Scotts Hill Stockyard. Info: James Linville 731-549-3523. https://www.facebook. com/scottshillstockyard SECOND & FOURTH SATURDAY: Carthage, MS. Farmers Livestock Marketing. Tack 1 pm; Horses 5 pm. Info: (601) 267-7884; (662) 317-9021

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NOV. 17-21: San Antonio, TX. Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) 63rd annual Convention. Info: convention. aaep.org

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Trail Riding Tips Your Friend, The Map From brush to saddle to trailer, equine enthusiasts use a lot of different tools to help us make our way happily down the trail. One very important element in your equine travel toolbox is a map of where you’re visiting. Let’s take a moment to consider the often-overlooked map. Explorers in the early 16th century first created the Latin phrase “mappa mundi”. From mappa (napkin or sheet) and mundi (of the world) we have or “sheet of the world”. What a glorious definition; “sheet of the world”. It perfectly describes this simple piece of paper that holds a representation of the world within its bounds. To put it in a different perspective a map is a teleportation device. With a good map you can visit an area without ever pulling into the trailhead. By examining a map, you will be able to plan a ride in detail well before you load the trailer. Let’s go for a ride in our mind.

USGS MAP IMAGE The trail begins at the end of a gravel road on the south side of a camping area located in the middle of a broad flat valley with a stream running along the edge. For the first ½ mile we’ll ride along with the stream on our right. Riding this section during the afternoon will provide the best lighting for photos of the towering cliffs that line the left side of the valley. In a mile and a half we’ll leave the streamside, better top off our water here if the ponies are thirsty, and head uphill. Soon we’ll drop into a slot canyon as we work our way downhill towards a gem in the desert, a waterfall. The source of these details is of course that “sheet of the world”, a map. A map gives us a bird’s eye view of the region on flat piece of paper filled with symbols to help guide the way. It’s up to us to learn to interpret these symbols into a story of our own. A map can and should be the basis for planning every trip. The information that a map contains can help you choose the perfect campsite, find water sources, determine the difficulty of your route, and even help you estimate how long you’ll be on the trail. A map gives us such a good picture of an area’s terrain that it’s hard to understand why riders would ever depart the trailhead without one. Unfortunately, riders often do so, especially when they think they’ll stay on trail. A rider’s best friend is the topographic map. Through the use of contour lines you will gain a detailed picture of the shape of the land you’ll be exploring. The hills, depressions, flat areas, cliffs, and other features you’ll need to know about. The various colors and symbols on the map will help you find water, campsites, and many other valuable bits of information that will help you on your ride. 22

Besides helping you find your way a topographic map can be fun to use. If you need more motives to bring a map along on your next ride here are 5 reasons to have and to use a map. 1. A few minutes spent inspecting your topographic map before your ride can give you a tremendous amount of information about your upcoming trip. 2. A map will preview your trip by showing you not only where the trail goes but also some of the treasures and obstacles you’ll find along the way. Areas with wonderful ridgetop views, challenging water crossing, and more. 3. Elevation data will show you where you might encounter lingering spring snow in early summer, or where a fall ride might include a dusting of the white stuff. 4. The patterns of the contour lines will tell you how steep a trail segment will be and how hard your ponies will be working to make the climb. 5. A map will show you likely water sources along your route where you’ll have a chance to quench your horse’s thirst. Studying your map will give you a view of the area much larger than what you’ll see from the back of your horse. A map can show you places to visit that you wouldn’t otherwise know about. As always for more information on trail riding as well as the largest equine trail and camp guide in the world www.trailmeister.com.

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