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The Original Horse N Ranch TM Volume 4 Issue 8 2018

Everything Horse Related

F E AT U R E S

Cover: Cherokee Feed & Seed Customer Appreciation Day.................................... 7 The Horses Hoof Related To Abscesses Casey & Son................................................................... 8 Duke - Crystal Lyons................................................10 Central Georgia Horse Carriage Antique Auction........................................................12 Farnam: Simplify Horse Care Routines..............13 Mending At The Ranch...........................................14 Western Dressage: Staying In Control - Lynn Palm.............................16 Calendar Of Events............................................ 20-21 Dealing With Fear On The Trail Robert Eversole.........................................................22

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The Horses Hoof Related To Abscesses “My horse is lame and won’t get up, limping or has broken his leg!”…WRONG… ….he may have a stone bruise or a hoof abscess. The horse owner will see their horse out to pasture, unable to bear weight on a limb, which instills panic. To see a horse with a full-blown abscess is quite dramatic. Often, he will not bear weight on the affected limb. Usually the hoof will be warm to the touch with a rapid pulse. It will get worse before it gets better. Do not ignore it. A certified farrier is knowledgeable about abscesses and can trim out the hoof and use a pair of hoof testers to find the sore spot. Often the farrier will bore out the abscess to relieve the pressure. It is recommended to soak in warm water and Epsom salts making sure to soak up to the coronet band. With winter weather also comes ideal conditions for abscesses to form. If the hoof becomes too dry it will crack allowing bacteria to travel up into the hoof wall and sole.

Stone bruises caused these abscesses that busted out in the sole of the hoof.

Currently in the southeast: Too much moisture 24/7 can cause the same thing if your horse stands around in muddy damp areas. With the humidity, the morning dew is enough to cause a horse’s hoof to become too soft and sponge like. This condition is prime for dirt, bacteria and fungi to be worked through the sole and hoof walls. Once worked in, there is no way out and most of the time it will occur in the front hooves. The grime becomes locked in and begins to fester. The fester begins brewing, creating pus and heat from the rotting flesh locked within, causing great pressure against the hoof wall. This is like a bruised finger or toenail on you. Anyone having experience with this can testify as to how unpleasant this is. But climate is hardly the only culprit. Riding a horse over rough, rocky terrain is a leading cause of abscesses. This is worsened if the horse is not properly shod.

These cracks were caused by continued wet conditions, an abscess that blew out close to the white line. They are now cleaned out and ready for bonding and shoes to help prevent more cracking and infections. Along with dry conditions, hoof supplements to promote healthy growth, all should be normal in 8-10 months. (after photos are on website)

Provided by: Link Casey, owner, Instructor of the Casey Horseshoeing School affiliated with the Farriers’ National Research Center, Inc. More of this article and more topics are available on our web site under “Helpful Articles.” www.caseyhorseshoeingschool.com www.farriersnationalresearchcenter.com 8

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DUKE

by Crystal Lyons

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got a new dog. He’s a Dutch Shepherd, 3 1/2 years old. He was on an adoption site, a military dog that flunked out of bomb sniffing school. His whole life history was one of being on a leash or in a crate, being trained and handed off to strangers. I drove 4 hours to meet the man and get Duke. On the trip back, I could tell Duke was a tad concerned as to what turn his life was taking now. I didn’t know if he’d warm up to me or simply go nuts with a new found freedom and run off, but I was NOT going to have a dog who must be tied to stay with me. My first move was to turn him loose on the 20 acres that was completely fenced with woven wire and just let him RUN. Oh my! What a sensory overload this new place must’ve been to Duke!! He’d NEVER been in the country...only city life. He peed on EVERY bush he smelled until he simply ran dry of pee. He discovered deer....prickley pear....and skunks. I knew that had to happen. At first he didn’t want to come to me. I could understand why. He figured if I got my hands on him....back in confinement he’d go and he was LOVING this newfound freedom! He didn’t want this world to go away...like waking up from a dream of exhilarating freedom and finding yourself back in jail. The next day I had to drive to town and asked Duke to “load up”. He ducked his head and went back to the trailer. I knew what he was thinking....”she’s going to take me away and give me to someone else or put me back in a crate.” After I loaded him in the truck, ran my errands, came back and unloaded him, he was ecstatic! After a few days of this, you could SEE his mind contemplating the whole deal. “Maybe this IS my life now! Maybe SHE is the center of this new life. Maybe this WON’T end and I can relax and trust her and be loyal to her as my life’s source.” We’ve only had a week together at this point but Duke is already showing great loyalty to me. And happy...????? Oh my gosh, he’s happy!! His face has a whole new expression on it. But every once in awhile, something will trigger him and he’ll have a sudden reaction to something that caused old memories and fears to rush back in. He’s afraid of losing freedom. It’s not that he minds being tied up. That still has to happen. It’s a fear of all this GOOD, ending!

Duke is learning to trust my character....I’m good....I will NEVER want him harmed. My desire towards him is ALWAYS for his own benefit. All I expect back from Duke is his loyalty. I just want to enjoy him and him enjoy being with me. I don’t want a dog that must be on a leash to stay with me. I want his love. This is TOTALLY, COMPLETELY AND EXACTLY what the Lord wants of US!! God is GOOD! He will NEVER desire you harm and ALWAYS His desire is for your benefit! All He asks is we learn to TRUST HIM and become LOYAL in our relationship. And God doesn’t give up on us or throw us away! Our place in Him is SECURE! Wow.....the things you can learn from a dog.

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Farnam’s Newest Vetrolin® Products SIMPLIFY HORSE CARE ROUTINES Whether you’re prepping for the next show or soothing tired muscles after a long ride, you want the easiest process with the best results. Two new additions to Farnam’s trusted Vetrolin® line will help streamline your horse care routines. Farnam introduces Vetrolin® Shine Spray and Vetrolin® Liniment Spray in EquiVeil™ 360° continuous spray bottles for unbeatable coverage and efficient application at any angle. This new technology also lets you spray virtually every drop until the bottle is empty, and no more wasted product means you’ll save money. Professionals have long relied on Vetrolin® Liniment with its invigorating aromatic scent to help relieve minor stiffness, soreness and inflammation. Putting the popular original formula in a 20 oz., non-aerosol continuous spray bottle makes applying it more convenient than ever. Pump the nozzle once for a light mist or three times for a continuous spray, then spray exactly where it’s needed. Ideal for post-workout use, Vetrolin® Liniment Spray contains five essential oils that soothe and revitalize, stimulating blood flow to sore ankles, knees and tendons. With the new spray application, your post-workout routine is simple and right on target. Vetrolin® Shine Spray is a high-luster coat polish and conditioner that produces a brilliant shine and is ideal for both horses and dogs. The only way to improve this popular product was to upgrade the packaging, so that’s what Farnam has done. Now you can groom smarter — not harder. The EquiVeil™ 360° continuous spray bottle delivers a uniform misting spray that quickly covers the animal’s coat. There’s no hand fatigue, and the bottle even sprays upside down. For best results, spray on damp hair after shampooing and then brush in the direction of hair growth. Rich in vitamins that keep hair manageable and tangle-free, Vetrolin® Shine Spray enhances the appearance of any color coat while protecting hair from dust and weather. PABA sunscreen shields the skin and hair from damaging UV rays, and the refreshing scent won’t attract insects. Find Vetrolin® Shine Spray and Vetrolin® Liniment Spray in EquiVeil™ 360° continuous spray bottles at your favorite equine supply retailer. Introductory coupons offer extra savings. Learn more about the entire Vetrolin® product line when you visit www.farnam.com. Founded in 1946, Farnam Companies, Inc. has grown to become one of the most widely recognized names in the animal health products industry and one of the largest marketers of equine products in the country. No one knows horses better than Farnam. That’s why no one offers a more complete selection of horse care products. Farnam® Horse Products serves both the pleasure horse and performance horse markets with products for fly control, deworming, hoof and leg care, grooming, wound treatment and leather care, plus nutritional supplements. Vetrolin and EquiVeil are trademarks of Farnam Companies, Inc.

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MENDING AT THE RANCH

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estled just off a curvy back road in Tennessee lies a small horse ranch with a big purpose. It’s easy to miss among the barns and pastures that scatter Red Clay Road, but the impact it has on some children and parents in the Chattanooga/Northwest Georgia area is unforgettable. Mending Arrow Ranch is a facility that offers a safe haven for children and teens to experience healing and personal growth through interactions with horses. Situated at the southern edge of Cleveland, Tennessee, the fence line at Mending Arrow sits at the crossroads of both Bradley and Hamilton County (Tennessee), as well as Whitfield and Catoosa counties, in Georgia. Its quiet, country atmosphere is perfect for completing the tasks for which the owner finds herself compelled. In August 2016, Mending Arrow Ranch opened its gates and hearts to children with special needs and at-risk adolescent girls, absolutely free of charge. Each child that comes to the Mending Arrow has had to deal with their own set of unique challenges in life. Serving emotionally wounded, physically disadvantaged, discarded, lost, or broken hearted little souls, the ranch aims to help students experience healing by fostering relationships with horses. The mission of Mending Arrow Ranch is simple- to meet the full potential of each child by linking them to the spirit of a horse through passion and love. Students participate in tailored, one-on-one sessions with an instructor that include horseback riding, equine groundwork exercises, animal care, farm chores, and a variety of other activities. The staff at the ranch strives to equip students with life lessons and tools they can use to rise above their circumstances and enrich their overall quality of life. Mending Arrow Ranch is fully funded by individual and corporate donations, fundraisers and grants. Every aspect of the ranch is FREE of charge for participants and visitors. Your gifts enable us to continue serving kids and families at no cost to them. If you would like additional information about our programs, to refer a child, volunteer, donate financially, donate items, or sponsor a horse please contact us at www. MendingArrowRanch.org. We are profoundly grateful for your kindness and support. God Bless.

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PALM PARTNERSHIP TRAINING™ Building a Partnership with Your Horse

STAYING IN CONTROL

By Lynn Palm

Riders frequently ask how to stay in control in new situations. In fact, the most common question I am asked at clinics and featured appearances relates to training and riding outside of the horse’s normal environment. Riders are concerned about losing control and what to do if the horse is disobedient, bucks, or rears. These responses from the horse usually cause the rider to become fearful and apprehensive about getting hurt. The best way to avoid these problems before they arise is to exercise the horse before going into a new environment in order to release what I call the horse’s “inner energy.” When a rider takes his/her horse into a new situation, the horse will almost always become overly sensitive and be higher strung in the new surroundings. Riders tend to expect that the horse will work and perform outside in the same way as he does at home. This is not the reality, especially for horses that have not been seasoned by going different places and traveling many miles over many years. Any fit and healthy horse will have some level of inner energy that must be released before he can concentrate on the task at hand. The level of inner energy can vary in different horses, but it is always there in high strung or sensitive horses, and some lazy horses as well. When a horse has not released his inner energy, he will be thinking “fast.” Remember, you will be safe and able to teach a horse only if the horse is thinking “slow.” You can recognize when a horse is thinking “fast” if he is turning his head and moving his ears quickly and if his movements are fast. The horse’s breathing is another important indicator, especially when riding outside. A horse will try to smell with big breaths if he is unsure or afraid. He will wring or switch his tail if he is irritated or frustrated. One of the best ways to help the horse release this inner energy is through what is called “forced exercise.” There are three types of forced exercise: (1) longeing, (2) liberty work, and (3) ponying. Of these three, the most important to master is longeing. Personally, I feel longeing is the most important form of forced exercise because you can use it anytime and anywhere. All you need is a good fitting halter, a cotton longe line, and a lunge whip. The longe whip should have a minimum length of three feet with a tassel that ends with a little “snapper.” There are a few rules to follow when longeing. If the horse is already bridled and needs to be longed, simply fit the halter over the bridle. Attach the longe line either over the nose (for more response) or under the chin. A longe line that ends in a chain will be more severe than a simple cotton line with a snap end. Before longeing with a bridle on, it is very important to secure the reins so that the horse cannot get them over his head, step on them, or get a leg between them. To do this, place the halter on over the bridle. Attach the longe line, with or without chain end, to the horse’s halter either

by threading it over the nose or under the chin. If you are riding in Western tack, bring the reins under the pommel and through the hole under the pommel, and tie them in a knot. Loop the knotted end over the saddle horn. Make sure that the reins are not so loose that the horse could put his nose down on the ground or get a leg through them. Be equally careful not to tie the reins too short as it will restrict the horse’s head carriage. If you are riding in English tack, the easiest way to handle the issue of reins is simply to take them off. While longeing your horse, he will tell you if he has inner energy to release through the common signs of shaking his head like he is saying “no,” flicking his ears with tight or tense muscles in his neck and body, drastic loss of attention, and wanting to run, buck, kick up or kick at you. Your horse will be ready to focus on you and what you are asking of him once you have released his inner energy through longeing (or some other form of forced exercise). You then will be in control and able to maintain safety. If you want more information on longeing, Part 5 of my Longevity Training Video Series provides you with detailed instruction on the art of longeing. I also recommend the DVDs in the Longevity Training series that cover “Working at Liberty” and “Ponying.” In addition, Dressage Principles, Parts 1 and 2, cover rider balance and rider aids, and they will help you to make sure that you are not creating frustration energy in your horse by using improper aids and by riding unbalanced. My final recommendation is Private Lesson Natural Balance, Bending Parts 1 and 2. Keep in mind, the saying “there is safety in numbers” aptly applies to riding. Trail riding, or riding around a new show grounds, with a calm and “seasoned” horse and rider combination will give you and your horse confidence. Another way to give yourself more confidence is to check out the new environment in advance. Take a walk on the trail that you are going to ride so that you can scout out any problem spots beforehand. Always remember that you are in charge of your own safety first but also the safety of your horse. There is a fine line between limiting yourself because of fear and avoiding situations that you are unprepared for and only you (or a trained equine professional) can make that distinction.

PALM PARTNERSHIP TRAINING ™ Building a Partnership with Your Horse

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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We work to alleviate the suffering and senseless slaughter of domestic equine and to provide an environment for rehabilitation and carefully select adoptive homes At the age of 12 Victoria rescued her first horse. Since 1968 she has always taken in the horses that everyone has given up, trying to turn their life around by giving them one last chance. In 1991, orphaned nurse mare foals were brought to Victoria’s attention. Since then, Nurse Mare Foal Rescue is our main priority and has progressively grown to save THOUSANDS of foals. We offer a neonatal and intensive care facility for orphan nurse mare foals. We provide the foals with the necessary attention in order to secure a future in adoptive homes. Annually, we save 150-200 throw away foals from a certain death and provide them with the opportunity to a healthy life. One or two at a time, horses have come in and out of her life inspiring her to firmly believe that there is always a horse out there in need of refuge, and always a need for someone to feel responsible and intervene on that animal’s behalf. Establishing the Last Chance Corral in 1986 was the realization of her vision of creating a muchneeded facility to offer horses asylum. Today, the Last Chance Corral proudly offers horses hope, shelter, and opportunity regardless of their situation or problems. Be it psychological

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or physiological we are committed to addressing the individual needs of each rescued animal. Our work begins with developing an individual diet, treatment regiments, and a training program for each horse according to its needs. When a horse has been sufficiently rehabilitated we go about the work of finding appropriate adoptive homes that suit the horse’s needs and abilities. 740.594.4336 lastchancecorral.org

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Equitation lessons in English & Western for beginner to advanced riders. Experience the full opportunity of horsemanship through instruction in the ring, time in the saddle on trails, and the care and responsibility of having your own ranch horse. Enjoy 4-6 hours daily with your horse. Limited to 50 campers per session.

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Sat March 17th Equine Trail Sports St Patrick’s Day Challenge Sat March 24th MEEC/ LFF Hunter Series I (MTHJA Show)

2018 EVENTS AT MERIDIAN EQUINE This year is going to be busy at Meridian. We will be hosting

Sat April 14th Spring Fling Open Western Show Sat May 19th MEEC/ LFF Hunter Series II Sat June 30th Equine Trail Sports Summer Fun Challenge

6 trail obstacle challenges on 3 dates through Equine Trail

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This year we will be hosting 6 trail obstacle challenges on 3 dates through Equine Trail Sports, 2 open breed Western shows, and a new 4-show hunter and jumper series. The hunter series will be co-hosted in withItLucky Fox Farm, to and 3 of the We are excited about the 2018 show partnership season. is going shows will be MTHJA rated. be a lot of fun, and we hope to see youToall there. register for any of our events, please go to Events page at www.MeridianEquine.com.

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r a d n e l Ca First Monday of month - Burrell Horse Auction, Horse & Tack Sale: Tack 6:00, Horse 8:00; 6450 Bates Pike, Cleveland TN 423-472-0805 First Tuesday of every month National Racking Horse Assoc, Choo Choo Chapter meets at Wally’s Restaurant in East Ridge Tn @ 7pm. New members and visitors always welcome! Jerry Clark 423-667-0440 Fourth Thursday of every month Gordon County Saddle Club monthly meeting @ Gordon County Agricultural Service Center Visitors welcome! Info: (770) 548-5956 First Monday of every month Club Meeting 7:00 pm Last Monday of every month BOD Meeting 7:00 pm Murray County Saddle Club.com First Monday of every month Meeting 7pm Bartow County Saddle Club bartowcountysaddleclub.org 3rd Saturday each month - GA Catoosa County Saddle Club facebook.com/catoosacountysaddleclub Monthly Horse Sales/Adoptions Second Saturday: Gleason, TN. West TN Auction Barn. 330 Fence Rd. 6:30 pm. Chucky Greenway 731-571-8198 Second & Fourth Saturday: Scotts Hill, TN. Scotts Hill Stockyard. Info: James Linville 731-549-3523. facebook.com/scottshillstockyard

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SEPTEMBER 7-8 Blue Grass Festival Circle E Guest Ranch, LLC 50 Circle E Lane; Belvidere, TN 37306 (931) 962-1790

SEPTEMBER 1 Chapel Hill, TN. Double H Farm. CTDA Schooling Show

SEPTEMBER 7-9 Morristown, TN. Hillbilly Truck Roping. Info: www.Jx2events.com

SEPTEMBER 1-2 East TN Cutting Horse Assn. Roane State Expo Center Roane State Community College, Harriman, Tn; www.roanestate.edu

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SEPTEMBER 8-9 Lynnville, TN. Circle G Ranch. Dressage at Circle G. USEF/USDF rated. Info: www.circlegranchevent.com

SEPTEMBER 15 Lebanon, TN. Meridian Equine Education Center. MEEC/LFF Hunter Show. Info: Cristin Jordan 615-289-7539 SEPTEMBER 15 Olive Branch, MS. 13600 Looney Rd. Oak View Stables Show. Info: oakviewstables.net/shows/ SEPTEMBER 16 Nashville, TN. TN State Fairgrounds. TN State Fair Horse Show

SEPTEMBER 12-16 Franklin, TN. Brownland Farm. Fall II

SEPTEMBER 16-22 Memphis, TN. Show Place Arena. NWHA National championship

SEPTEMBER 8-9: Knoxville, TN. Select Sport Horses. ETHJA show

SEPTEMBER 13-16 American Kennel Club Tri-State Exhibition Center www.tristateexhibitioncenter.com

SEPTEMBER 20-21 Equestrian team - Auburn UT MARTIN AG PAVILLION www.utm.edu

SEPTEMBER 5-8 CMSA Eastern US Championship TENNESSEE MILLER COLISEUM MTSU Murfreesboro, TN www.mtsu.edu/tmc

SEPTEMBER 14 Treadway, TN. Valley View Farms. Jackpot Barrels and Poles. Info: 865-210-0073

SEPTEMBER 6,7,8 National Racking Horse Asso. World Show Tri-State Exhibition Center www.tristateexhibitioncenter.com

SEPTEMBER 14-15 Rodeo Booster Club Barrel Race UT MARTIN AG PAVILLION www.utm.edu

SEPTEMBER 21-23 Ride & Slide The Ranch (OHV Only) Circle E Guest Ranch, LLC 50 Circle E Lane; Belvidere, TN 37306 (931) 962-1790

SEPTEMBER 7-8 Oneida, TN. Big South Fork Recreation Area. Info: Eric Rueter 865-986-5966; eric@fleetfootfarm.com

SEPTEMBER 14-16 Murfreesboro, TN. Miller Coliseum. TQHA Circuit (WTQHA dual points)

SEPTEMBER 5-9 Franklin, TN. Brownland Farm. Fall I SEPTEMBER 8-9: Bristol, TN. Fox Hollow. ETHJA show

SEPTEMBER 15 Stillwater Trail Sports Buckle Series Stateline Arena, Ringgold Ga Info. 423-331-8055 or Facebook

SEPTEMBER 22 Lebanon, TN. Meridian Equine Education Center. Equine Trail Sports Fall Harvest Challenge Info: Cristin Jordan 615-289-7539 SEPTEMBER 22-23 Franklin, TN. Camwood Fall I. Info: (513) 267-8157

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SEPTEMBER 22-23 Talbot, TN. Walnut Grove. ETHJA show SEPTEMBER 22-23 TAGDEA Clinic Tri-State Exhibition Center www.tristateexhibitioncenter.com SEPTEMBER 22-23 Huntsville, AL. River Pine Farm, 3017 Green Cv. Rd. AHJA Huntsville Pony Club Show. Info: 256-603-0057

OCTOBER 6 Dressage; Murfreesboro, TN. Roberson Equestrian Facility. CTDA Schooling Show OCTOBER 6-7 Nashville, TN. Percy Warner Park. Middle TN Pony Club Horse Trials. Info: Delana Owen 615-598-0205 OCTOBER 6-7 Franklin, Tn. Brownland Farm. No Frills 5,6

SEPTEMBER 25-27 Murfreesboro, TN. Miller Coliseum. TN IBRA National Finals.

OCTOBER 6-7 Bristol, Tn. Fox Hollow. ETHJA SHOW

SEPTEMBER 28-29 Lebanon, TN. Wilson Co. Fairgrounds. Mending Fences Cowboy Church Rodeo. Info: 800-639-9002

OCTOBER 7-14 October Fest (Horses Only) Circle E Guest Ranch, LLC 50 Circle E Lane; Belvidere, TN 37306 (931) 962-1790

SEPTEMBER 29 Murfreesboro, TN. TN Livestock Center. TN Paint Horse Show. Info: Marvin Butler 615-397-6754 SEPTEMBER 29 Horse & Food Truck Fair Germantown Charity Arena www.gchs.org, Susan Winn (901) 754-0009 SEPTEMBER 29-30 East TN Cutting Horse Assn. Roane State Expo Center Roane State Community College, Harriman, Tn; www.roanestate.edu SEPTEMBER 29-30 Knoxville, TN. Fiesta Farm. ETHJA show

October OCTOBER Friday & Saturday Nights Post Mortem Haunted Trail 8pm-12am Tri-State Exhibition Center www.tristateexhibitioncenter.com OCTOBER 3-6 Shelbyville, Tn. Celebration Grounds. Sshbea Fall Show OCTOBER 6 Ranch Horse 10am/8am Tri-State Exhibition Center www.tristateexhibitioncenter.com

OCTOBER 12-14 Beast of the East Team Roping Williamson County AG EXPO Park Franklin, TN (615) 595-1227 www.williamsoncounty-tn.gov OCTOBER 12-14 Smoky Mountain Reining horse show Murfreesboro, TN. Miller Coliseum. TQHA Circuit (WTQHA dual points) OCTOBER 13 Lebanon, TN. Meridian Equine Education Center. Autumn Classic Open Western Show Info: Cristin Jordan 615-289-7539 OCTOBER 13 TN National Barrel Horse Association Tri-State Exhibition Center www.tristateexhibitioncenter.com OCTOBER 13 Stillwater Trail Sports Buckle Series Stateline Arena, Ringgold Ga Info. 423-331-8055 or Facebook OCTOBER 13-14 Franklin, TN. Camwood Fall II. Info: (513) 267-8157 OCTOBER 13-14 Talbot, TN. Walnut Grove. ETHJA show OCTOBER 17-18 UT Extension Ag Fun Fair Williamson County AG EXPO Park Franklin, TN (615) 595-1227 www.williamsoncounty-tn.gov

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OCTOBER 17-21 Franklin, TN. Brownland Farm. Autumn Country OCTOBER 19 Treadway, TN. Valley View Farms. Jackpot Barrel and Poles 865-210-0073 OCTOBER 19-20 Fall Brawl Thunder on the Mountian Speed Racking & Pacing Event Circle E Guest Ranch, LLC 50 Circle E Lane; Belvidere, TN 37306 (931) 962-1790 OCTOBER 19-20 Rodeo Booster Club Barrel Race UT MARTIN AG PAVILLION www.utm.edu OCTOBER 19-21 Nashoba Carriage Assn. Show Germantown Charity Arena www.gchs.org, Susan Winn (901) 754-0009 OCTOBER 20 Murray, KY. St. Rt. 80 E. Wranglers Riding Club Dressage & Hunter/ Jumper schooling show. Info: wranglersridingclubofmurrayky@ hotmail.com & facebook OCT. 20-21 Lenoir City, TN. Noah’s Ark. ETHJA show

OCTOBER 27 Murfreesboro, TN. TN Livestock Center. TN Paint Horse Show. Info: Marvin Butler 615-397-6754 OCTOBER 27-28 Knoxville, TN. Fiesta Farm. ETHJA show OCTOBER 27-28 2018 AHC Colt Starting Competition Cullman Agri Business Center, Cullman, AL Fun, Food, Horses, Shopping, Education, Excitement, Clinicians, Vendors, Entertainment and more! *Four Round Pens *Four Unbroke Colts *Four Clinicians *One winner to take home the Title of the ALABAMA COLT STARTING CHAMPION; 205-678-2882 info@alabamahorsecouncil.org

CLINICS/CLASSES SEP. 27-30: Thompson’s Station, TN. Jaeckle Centre. Therasage EMC SEP. 28-30: Lynnville, TN. Circle G Ranch. Josh Lyons Horsemanship Clnic. Info: www. circlegranchevent.com OCT. 3-4: Thompson’s Station, TN. Jaeckle Centre. Sonosite. OCT. 12-14: Shelbyville, TN. Clearview Farms. Buck Brannaman Clinic. Info: 931619-0773. https://clearviewhorsefarm. com OCT. 19-21: Lynnville, TN. Circle G Ranch. Kerry Kuhn Horsemanship Clinic. Info: www.circlegranchevent.com

OCTOBER 21 Stillwater Trail Sports Obstacle Clinic Stateline Arena, Ringgold Ga Info. 423-331-8055 Or Facebook

OCT. 27-28: Crossville, TN. Otter Point Farm. Barb Gerbitz Horsemanship Clinic. Info: Christie Walling Riek 309-781-4825; otterpointfarm@gmail.com

OCTOBER 23 Murfreesboro, TNH. Mac Gregor Stables. WHOA Versatility Show

www.natrc.org SEP. 22: Lebanon, TN. Meridian Equine Center. Fall Harvest Obstacle Challenges. Info: www.equinetrailsports.com

OCTOBER 24-28 Franklin, TN. Brownland Farm. Autumn Classic OCTOBER 26-27 Sunflower Craft Show Tri-State Exhibition Center www.tristateexhibitioncenter.com

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SEP. 27-30: Alamo, TN. 95 Weaver Rd. Buck Creek St. Jude Trail Ride. Info: Kathy Moore 731-617-1225; buckcreek2015@ yahoo.com. www.buckcreektrailride.org & facebook.

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OCTOBER 26-28 No Bulls Barrel Race Roane State Expo Center Roane State Community College, Harriman, Tn; www.roanestate.edu

SEP. 7-8: Oneida, TN. Big South Fork Recreation Area. Info: Eric Rueter 865-986-5966; eric@fleetfootfarm.com

OCTOBER 27 Franklin, TN. Harlinsdale Farm. WHOA Fall Classic

NOV. 3: Hillsboro, AL Banakhead National Forest. 25/50. Info: Judy Rogers-Buttram 256-476-7339; 3jfarm@earthlink.net

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OCT. 5-6: Altamont, TN. Skymont 25/50. Info: Troy J Nelson 256-431-6530; TNe1020668@aol.com

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Dealing with FEAR on the Trail

One year ago (August 26th, 2017 to be exact) I discovered gravity in Central Oregon. I was riding in the Three Sisters Wilderness and feeling terribly comfortable and confident. One minute I was busy taking pictures of an outstandingly beautiful area. The next I was in a Bend, OR Emergency Room with some pretty grim news. The assortment of bones in my shoulder were newly arranged and had numerous additional pieces floating around. It wasn’t pleasant. Fast forward a few months and past the worst of narcotics to when I first tried to get back on my mule Ruger. After awkwardly clambering aboard with an oddly wonky arm I realized that was nothing between me and ground but the same animal that I had been on during my accident. The comfortable and confident feelings were long gone. The next moment I was nearly unable to move. This was my first experience of being walloped by so severe a fear reaction. The anxiety lingered even after I got back on the ground. Fear is a neurophysiological response to a threat, real or perceived. It activates our fight-or-flight response by stimulating the hypothalamus, which in turn directs the sympathetic nervous system and the adrenal-cortical system preparing our bodies for danger. This can happen suddenly or we can experience a slow drip of anxiety that creeps up on us as dread. We inherited this “survival circuitry” from our hunter-gatherer ancestors. Those who developed it were better able to survive having to wrestle a bear or run from a pack of wolves. During an encounter with fear, blood is shunted from our limbs so it’s more available to our hearts. Our breathing and heart rates increase; we sweat or shiver; our stomach “drops” and our vision narrows as our bodies prepare to flee or freeze. As much as we might like to eradicate this disabling feeling from our lives, fear is a central part of us. We might as well accept it. But how? If we can’t escape our fears how do we work with them? One way to overcome fear is to study our anxiety, to become familiar 22

with it and understand it better. Diving into fear is contrary to our typical reaction of denying what frightens us, but getting to know our fears might well reduce them. These are five of the things that helped me. AVOID AVOIDANCE - For me the way to deal with my fear was to face it as head on as possible. Avoiding the thing that you fear prevents you from moving forward. For me that wasn’t “cowboying up”. I didn’t try to get rid of the fear or change it. It was simply recognizing and admitting to myself that I had fears. And being ok with that. DEVELOP A SENSE OF CONTROL - The stress is on “personal control.” Focus your energy on the events that you have influence over, rather than on situations beyond your control. For me the Serenity prayer helped immensely: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference. ENCOURAGE POSITIVITY - Fear causes us to notice and remember negative events, which in turn strengthens the sense that the world is scary. I slowly changed that by concentrating on the positive—the joy I feel when I see my wife, the pleasure of being around horses and mules, the beauty of a well-groomed mule, the fun of a great ride, the humor in a situation. Finding a positive angle was sometimes the hardest part. FIND SUPPORT – My fear caused me to feel disconnected from others. Fortunately, I had a wonderful support group of friends around the nation who offered support and encouragement during some pretty dark times. Thank you all. Family and friends can help us make a realistic assessment of our perceived threats. With the support of others, you’ll feel more confident when dealing with anxiety. Also, having a loved one close is calming and reduces the fight or flight response. Thank you Celeste for being there.

By Robert “TrailMeister” Eversole GO FOR A RIDE - Numerous studies have shown that being in outdoors with equines reduces fear and anxiety and increases pleasant feelings. There are many scientific reasons behind why hippotherapy (the use of horseback riding as a therapeutic treatment) works. Being connected to our animals and the outdoors not only makes us feel better emotionally, it reduces blood pressure, heart rate, and muscle tension - all signals of stress and fear. I’ve been a certified PATH instructor for nearly 20 years. I now know first-hand how my students feel. My first “rides” were simply sitting on Ruger. We progressed slowly from there. In summary: • Face your fears and anxieties so they don’t become debilitating. • Find ways to create a sense of personal control. • Shift your focus to positive emotions. • Get support from others. • Hang out with your animals. I hope that these tips are as helpful to you as they were for me in finding my way back to being comfortable in the saddle and on the trail. Now, if you’ll excuse me I have a mule to saddle and ride. As always, for more information on this and other topics, as well as the largest source of validated and free horse trail and horse camp information in the U.S. please visit www.TrailMeister.com.

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