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The Original Horse N Ranch TM Volume 2 Issue 5 2016

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Dare to Step Out by Crystal Lyons

ously wish I could do that....but honestly, I’m having a problem giving up what the loss of youth seems to rob from us! I have had much experience following that “hunger of heart” that has led me to defy status quo. And in the doing of it, I have experienced the supernatural presence of God joining me. Not only that....I experienced His PLEASURE in doing so! God LOVES it when we invite Him into arenas OUTSIDE normality! What’s the use of being in a relationship with a supernatural God if we never allow Him to be Who He IS......SUPERNATURAL!??!!!


never seemed to want what was the “natural thing” for a girl to want. I always seemed to want something “other than”. It has led me on many adventures.....some good.....some I’d just as soon forget. But even now, I don’t want what is before me in the natural. Old age.....weakened body.....loss of the expectancy of something super cool on the horizon. Fact is.....we simply were NOT meant to decay! We were created to never die, never grow old, never weaken, never be sick, etc. But our departure from the Creator waaaaaay back there in the Garden led us away from more than a paradise lifestyle, it led us away from LIFE itself.....or should I say life HIMSELF. I hear some people say, that they’re embracing old age and dang it....I seri-

...we simply were NOT meant to decay! We were created to never die, never grow old, never weaken, never be sick,... I believe that this generation is one like none other before us. We are a generation that was born into an age where the miraculous will be unleashed full force! The truth of God’s Word is that He wants ALL that He planned in the beginning to be COMPLETED here on earth! ALL!! God NEVER changed His mind. The Devil didn’t pull something so huge that God

had to settle for plan B! The Bible tells us that God knew before He created the earth and all in it, what man would do and He made provision to bring it all full circle to total fulfillment of His original plan. Why else would Jesus tell us to pray....”Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN”! God WANTS us to believe Him for the ALL!! Why not be like Peter, who stepped out of the boat?!! Leaving the crowd sitting securely in the natural, to step out and experience what God invited him to do...walk on water!! Some say he failed because he began to fear and started sinking. I say.....WOW!! He walked on water and when he was sinking, Jesus came to his aide and they walked on water TOGETHER back to the boat. I call that AWESOME!! I don’t know what God may be stirring in your heart, but whatever it may be..... make sure it has the “fingerprint of God” on it and not just some crazy, selfishly cooked up desire of your own.....and if so, step out of the boat! I’ve stepped out before on a word from The Lord and always found that word more solid to stand on than what was in the “seen realm”. Bottom line? God is desiring to EXPOSE HIMSELF to this rebellious, blind world! We live in a world like Joshua and Caleb, where the majority simply can’t see beyond the negativity of the natural. Literal millions may choose to die in that dry place....but if God can even find 2 who will trust Him to do the supernatural.... God will defeat giants through them!!!

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Is Your Horse’s Head In The Game? M

any years ago I lived right across the street from the national reined cow horse Hall of Fame member Tommy Sondgroff. I was a young horse trainer with a small stable trying to raise my young family. Tommy was gracious enough to give me some young horses to start and was always willing to help me with my horsemanship. On one occasion, after delivering a young horse back to him, he made the following comment: “Richard, after a month you have these colts going really well. They can walk, trot, lope, stop, back up and move off your leg. That’s all great. However, you’re missing one thing. These colts are not soft in their face. When you pick up the reins, they don’t break at the pole and yield their heads back to your hands. That’s a missing piece in your program.” I wasn’t immediately able to go out and fix that “missing piece” in my horsemanship program. However, 25 years later I now know exactly what he meant. Today head and neck control and having a horse soft in their face is a top priority in my training program and my horses early development. If a horse will not stay soft in their face when you are guiding and directing them, you’re probably not going to like the feel of any maneuver you’re trying to perform. If a horse is stiff in his face and sticks his nose up and out, there’s a pretty good chance that he is also hollow in his back and not in an athletic frame. It’s all about developing a soft feel. It’s the ability for me to pick up on the reins and have my horse soften and come back to my hands saying, “Yes sir. What can I do for you?” One of my mentors is fond of saying, “If a horse sticks his head above the saddle horn, all their brains run out into their neck and they can’t think!” In my program, this all begins as my horse learns to back up. At first my horse just makes a connection to his feet and yields backwards when I pick up on the reins. However, as time goes on I’m also looking for him to get soft, break at the pole and bring his nose to a vertical position to the ground. At this point, I find value in using my legs along with my hands to achieve this softness. Pressing and releasing with my legs in harmony with my hands helps my 14

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horse to pick up his back and soften in his face as he yield backwards. When I have my young horse comfortably yielding his face in the back up, I’m now ready to ask for the soft feel with forward momentum. When developing the soft feel with forward momentum it is important that you reward the slightest try and that you don’t get greedy with what you’re trying to achieve. When asking for beginning steps of what will ultimately be collection. I make the following promise to my horse. “Step forward into this bridle and give me your face. I promise I will give it back to you.” To teach my horse the soft feel I hold with my hands and drive with my legs. At first it can be confusing for my horse as he feels like I am pushing on the brakes and the gas pedal at the same time. This is when you have to reward the slightest try. As I start my horse forward, if I feel the slightest softening and yielding in his face I immediately release and let him walk off on a loose rein. Collection is a combination of vertical flexion with impulsion. We ask for vertical flexion with our hands and impulsion with our legs. Our hands slow down the front end while our legs speed up the hind end. Some trainers refer to this as “driving the horse up into the bridle”. Imagine a stick. It is dead and lifeless. However, if you could put something in front of the stick to hold it and then begin to push the other end of the stick, it would begin to bow. Now you can put a string on this bow and shoot an arrow clear across the valley. The stick now has life and energy. This is what proper collection does. We soften the face, drive from behind and the horse’s back comes up in an athletic frame. This all needs to begin at the slowest speeds. I would never ask for a soft feel and vertical flexion at the trot if my horse were not comfortable traveling in a collected frame at the walk. And of course I would never ask for collection at the lope if he had not mastered this maneuver at the walk and trot. It’s important to understand that being in frame and collected is physically and mentally fatiguing for a young horse. If you ask for too much too soon, they will get tired and frustrated and start bracing and

“Give me a soft feel...”

“I promise I will give it back to you.”

This two-year-old is starting to hold a soft feel at the trot

Vertical flex ion with impulsion = collection

leaning on your hands. That soft feel that you were acquiring will quickly disappear. How long will you need to work on developing this soft feel? The answer is forever. There will always be a tendency for your horse to be a little lazy and slip out of an athletic frame. Just like a human athlete, a coach needs to be there to insist on excellence and help the player become better than they would ever be on his or her own. If you’re looking for more refinement, collection and athleticism then it’s important that you get your “horse’s head in the game”.

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We are happy to announce the 2016 release of Richard’s brand new book, “From Rider to Horseman” that was published by Western Horseman Magazine.    Richard and his wife Cheryl currently reside in Reno, Nevada, and invite you to “Connect” with Richard Winters Horsemanship on Facebook and YouTube. You can also read Winters horse training articles, published monthly, in many horse magazines. For more information about Richard Winters Horsemanship please go to www.wintersranch.com.


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June 18 - GA Catoosa County Saddle Club Jerry Clark 423-667-0440 facebook.com/catoosacountysaddleclub

June 25- TN Tennessee Valley Roping Association Team Roping; Rope 10 am Sharp! www.TVRA.info Eric Graham 256-717-4266

June 18-19- AL US Team Roping Sat, June 18, 8am – Sun, June 19, 10pm NE AL Agri-Business Center info@nealagribusinesscenter.com June 20-24 - GA Hozho Therapeutic Equestrian Services Mystery Dog Ranch, 975 Wooten Rd, Ringgold, GA (706) 935-5559 mysterydogranch.com June 21-23 - TN All- Abilities Equestrian Summer Camp, Denise 423-339-2517 Tri-State Exhibition Center, Cleveland, TN June 22-26 - GA Atlanta Summer Classic II Bob Bell 843-768-5503 Georgia Inernational Horse Park June 25- AL AQHA Horse Show Sat, June 25, 8am – Sun, June 26, 5pm NE AL Agri-Business Center info@nealagribusinesscenter.com June 25-26 - TN Smoky Mtn Horse Show Series25th-English-Hunter Derby 26th-Western-Driving Class Roane State Community College Expo Ctr horseshowsarefunagain.com June 25 - GA Barrel Series @CCSC Copper Basin Riding Club copperbasinridingclub.org June 25- GA Rivermont Horse Show 9:30 am Rivermont Farms 706-676-5566 rivermontfarms.com June 25 - TN Sweetwater Valley Saddle Club Open Horse Show @ 4pm sweetwatervalleysaddleclub.com

July 23 - TN Sweetwater Valley Saddle Club Open Horse Show @ 4pm sweetwatervalleysaddleclub.com July 23 - TN Nrha An Saddlebred Horse Show Tri-State Exhibition Center, Cleveland, TN

e h t e v Sa Date! July 6-8 - TN Pony Club Camp Tri-State Exhibition Center, Cleveland, TN

June 25-26 -GA Elite Show Jumping (H,J) Vic Russell 678-858-7192 Wills Park Equestrian Center; willspark.com

July 8- GA Bartow County Saddle Club Friday Night Lights Barrel Show bartowcountysaddleclub.org

June 25-26 - TN 2 Day Horse Owner Trim and Horse Shoeing Workshops at Meridian Equine Education Center Lebanon, TN More Info at MeridianEquine.com

July 9 - TN National Barrel Horse Assn 8am - 10pm Outdoor Arena , $5 per person Brea Hodge, 865-773-6285 Roane State Community College Expo Ctr roanestate.edu

June 30-July 3 - GA Stars & Stripes Circuit Robin Barrow 770-785-2747 Georgia Inernational Horse Park

juLY July 1 - 10 GA Annual Wagon Train 2016 All kinds of events and activities for the whole family! Parade of Wagons! Trail Ride Saturday! Dance to the music! Gabe Carrell 706-537-6998 Christie Hendrix 706-581-5194 Tammy England 706-271-6134 Murray County Saddle Club.com July 1 -GA Nooga Barrel Racing Club Firecracker Barrel Jackpot 6pm State Line Arena; 423-619-4467 Check us out on Facebook July 1 - 3 - TN East TN Cutting Horse Assn. 8am to 10pm Indoor Arena , Free to Spectators Lynn Hicks 423-741-1435 Fri – Paid Warm ups 5pm – 9pm Roane State Community College Expo Ctr roanestate.edu July 2 - TN Smoky Mtn Horse Show SeriesTrail Challenge Tri-State Exhibition Center 865-306-1196 horseshowsarefunagain.com July 2-3 - TN Smokey Mtn Horse Show Series Tri-State Exhibition Center, Cleveland, TN

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July 9 -GA Nooga Barrel Racing Club NBRC Running Show 2pm State Line Arena; 423-619-4467 Check us out on Facebook July 9 - TN 1-Day Clinic Cancer Benefit Special guests, extreme cowboy course set up, colt starting, reining & softening techniques, natural horsemanship Saturday 9am Lazy R Arena, Niota TN Don Rittenberry 423-333-8174 Kim-Hyer Martin 865-466-9264 July 14-17 - TN Autumn Reins TNRHA/NRHA 8am - 10pm Both Arenas Free to Spectators Nick Cowan 423-851-2543 Harriman, Tennessee - Stafford Expo Center Roane State Community College www.tnrha.org

July 23-24- GA Ticket to Ride Benefit (H,J) Info Line 706-265-1266 Wills Park Equestrian Center willspark.com

July 23-24 - TN Smoky Mtn Horse Show Series25th-English-Hunter Derby 26th-Western-Driving Class Roane State Community College Expo Ctr 865-306-1196 July 23- GA Rivermont Horse Show 9:30 am Rivermont Farms 706-676-5566 rivermontfarms.com July 29 & 30 - TN NBR Barrel Race; Both Arenas Kyle Retor 423-273-5335 Roane State Community College Expo Ctr roanestate.edu July 29-31 - TN Double Dan Horsemanship Clinic TLC Main Arena Courtney Smith 423-309-8386 MTSU.Edu/TLC July 30-31 - TN Northeast Alabama Cuttting Horse Assoc. NE AL Agri-Business Center info@nealagribusinesscenter.com July 30-31 -GA Elite Show Jumping (H,J) Vic Russell 678-858-7192 Wills Park Equestrian Center; willspark.com

July 15 -GA Nooga Barrel Racing Club Friday Night Lights JACKPOTS Warm-ups: 6-8 pm/Racing at 8 pm State Line Arena; 423-619-4467 Check us out on Facebook

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June 18- GA North Georgia Live Steamers Public Ride Day northgeorgialivesteamers.org Georgia Inernational Horse Park

July 5-8- GA Hozho Therapeutic Equestrian Services Mystery Dog Ranch, 975 Wooten Rd, Ringgold, GA (706) 935-5559 mysterydogranch.com

July 16- GA Rolling Hills Saddle Club (H,J,W,B) Also classes for special needs riders Wills Park Equestrian Center rollinghillssc.org or like Rolling Hills Saddle Club on Facebook July 22-23 - GA Pro-Rodeo Murray County Saddle Club.com


More Leg, More Leg, More Leg….

It’s a trap! W

hen seeking refinement and precision in our horsemanship, we desire a horse that is light and responsive to the leg aids. It takes seemingly no effort to guide them, control their energy, or position their body. However, we often see riders kicking and pushing their horses with their legs. We often hear trainers and instructors referring to a horse as “dead sided” or “dull”. This is really just an excuse for needing to “use more leg”, “kick harder,” “push more,” etc. That entire mindset is a trap. We need to use the horse’s natural sensitivity to our benefit, rather than hindering our horsemanship by using progressive desensitization to ultimately teach a horse to ignore leg aids. Progressive desensitization, simply put, is the process of exposing the horse to a stimulus (in this case the leg) in increasing amounts without triggering a response. By riding with the idea of “more leg, more leg, and more leg” the rider does nothing more than desensitize the horse to the desired leg aids. We can’t make a horse light to the leg aids by using heavy leg aids. It’s as simple as that. But how, then, do we teach a horse to respond to a light leg? First, the rider must understand the difference between the primary aids and secondary aids. The PRIMARY AIDS are the aids of the body (in classical terminology, these would be referred to as the natural aids). In our recent article, The Ideal Ratio of Aids, we discussed SEAT as 80%, LOWER LEG as 18%, and HAND as 2% of our communication while riding – those are the primary aids. The SECONDARY AIDS are the tools such as the whip, crop, quirt, mecate, spur, or end of the rein (classically, these are referred to as the artificial aids). Second, the rider must use the seat and leg to REQUEST and the whip to REINFORCE that request. We train the horse by teaching him that if he responds

when the seat and leg do THIS, then the whip won’t do THIS. Fairly quickly, the horse will start to focus on the primary aids and he will, in essence, teach the secondary aids not to come into play. The rider should release the aids in the MOMENT the horse is ready to respond. This rewards his effort. We preserve the sensitivity in the horse by allowing him to make the decision to respond to the primary aids and use secondary aids to reinforce the initial request. A misunderstanding on your horse’s part would require SUPPORT from your secondary aids, NOT STRONGER primary aids. The moment we add more to the primary aids (the “more leg” mindset) the horse becomes dull. A well-timed secondary aid will enforce the efficacy of the primary aids and the result is a much more focused, attentive mount. The rider is responsible for giving the signal with their aids, and the horse is responsible for making the change requested. Consistency is very important here in order for the horse to learn what is expected. Together, the rider and the horse are working to heighten the sensitivity to the primary aids to the point that the secondary aids become unnecessary. Third, the rider must learn how to use the aids in conjunction with the horse’s footfalls. If we want him to move with more energy, we need to speak directly to his driving hind leg to increase the speed. Ideally, the rider will ask the horse to respond to the primary aid at the right moment in one stride, and then IF NECESSARY apply a secondary aid in that

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next stride to support the initial request. Finally, the rider must determine how light or responsive they would like the horse to be. I like horses to respond with a very light request from my seat and leg and I will ONLY use my seat and leg aids in that manner. If the horse does not respond, then I will reinforce with my secondary aids. I will always resist the temptation to use more leg or seat at any point. A well-timed tickle from the lash on the end of a dressage whip is usually plenty of reinforcement to illicit a response. Sometimes it is the subtlety that is surprisingly effective. If the horse is simply ignoring the leg aids altogether, then the rider may need to move beyond a tickle with the whip, which is appropriate so long as it helps the horse. After several attempts, the horse will seek that subtle suggestion from the seat and leg aid. Thus, the trap of “more leg, more leg, and more leg” can be avoided by thinking about better timing, more tact from the aids, and reinforcement when necessary. Our horses will be thankful for the subtlety and clarity in our communication – and we will come closer to achieving the goals of precision and refinement in our horsemanship.

Patrick King


581 Clark Avenue, Ashville, OH 43103 office@pkhorsemanship.com 724-858-8536 DiDi Lund (business/office manager) didi.lund@gmail.com call/text to 760-473-5206. 20

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Want the Best Horse Care Possible?? Call your farrier for all of your hoof care needs

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There are over 2,000 styles and brands of horseshoes today made of steel, aluminum, titanium & plastics for nailing and gluing on. Pads for protection and cushion, some with thrush treating packing and bonding in areas of hoof loss. The age old Farrier Trade is definitely in step with the 21st century.

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Clinic: August 2,3,4 Equine Flexion Therapy (EFT) with Dan Marcum, Equine Adjuster, Master Farrier of Texas You and your sore horses are welcome to check this out !!

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One of the main ways that a horse cools himself is by sweating and utilizing evaporation of sweat to dissipate body heat. In hot, humid conditions, however, the air is already damp, and sweat won’t evaporate. The horse stays hot and the body keeps signaling for more sweating; the horse stays wet with sweat but doesn’t get any cooler. If the horse runs out of fluid due to excessive sweating, dehydration has occurred. A dehydrated horse is always at risk because he can no longer cool himself by sweating and his temperature will continue rising.

Signs of dehydration include: Mouth and gums that are dry, brick red or very pale. (Mucous membranes should be a healthy pink color. Now pry yourself away from this article and go check your horse or mule’s gums.) Loss of skin elasticity – A pinch of skin pulled out from the neck or shoulder that does not spring right back into place, but instead, stays tented for several seconds is a sign of dehydration. If it takes 2 or 3 seconds for the skin to sink back into place, the horse is moderately dehydrated, if it stays elevated for 6 to 10 seconds or longer, he is severely dehydrated. Poor capillary refill time – Press your finger into his gum and remove. If the spot stays white and pale for a few seconds meaning the blood doesn’t rush right back afterward, the horse is dehydrated. Heart rate also increases as the horse’s body tries to get more blood to the surface for cooling, but has less body fluid to do it with. Loss of fluid will also make the horse’s eyes seem to sink back into his head and his eyelids and tissues around the eyes appear wrinkled. Horses and mules exhibiting these symptoms should be rested, watered, and cooled.

Robert Eversole; Trail Meister Owner and Chief Trail Boss. 513-374-9021; robert@trailmeister. com; www.TrailMeister.com TrailMeister is The Largest Equine Trail and Camping Guide in the World

Trail of the Month Moses C. Cone Memorial Park,

Laurel Springs, NC (36.152706, -81.703867) A gem in the Blue Ridge Parkway the Moses C. Cone Memorial Park is best seen by exploring its 25 miles of carriage roads. Like all parks on the Blue Ridge Parkway, these trails are well-maintained and signposted. Riding the trails will not be a solitary experience. Horse people like to point out that the carriage trails were built more for horses and carriages more than for walkers. Trails here are very mild and suitable for most horses. Footing is crushed gravel and very well maintained. No blazes but most are signed at trailheads and junctions. Benches can be found along some routes. While no horse camping is allowed in the park proper the adjacent Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve does offer full 22

service camping with 35 sites available. Sites include electric and water. About 25 miles of horse friendly trails to explore. As always for more information on horse trails, trail riding, and much more visit www.TrailMeister.com the largest guide to horse trails and camps in the world.

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on Year-End Closeouts, Overstocks & More! Come by for the latest selection, or check our website! Grab your title, trade-in, and come on over. Too much to list here!

Lakota 8311- Full 8’ Wide with custom front sofa floorplan. Large fridge, ducted heat & air, full kitchen and bathroom. Fully insulated throughout. Power jack & awning. Folding rear tack for horses or 4 wheelers. Only $47,948.

We have several nice LQ and day trailer trade-ins. Fully serviced and road ready for you and your family.

Sundowner Rancher Express- This value minded all-aluminum stock trailer features a full aluminum floor, cut gate, rear swing with slider, storage area in nose, and 2 escape doors. Priced & built to move you along. Torsion axles, radial tires, and more. 16’ at $12,834 and 20’ for $14,709.

Warmblood Trailers- We keep a large variety of Big Horse trailers in bumper and goose. Rear ramps, side ramps, all with extra height. Come see them today! Starting at $15,201 or about $160/Month

Lakota Charger 8X11- This 11’ shortwall with slideout floorplan just has it all! Not too long, big fridge, kitchen with OVEN and double sink. Full bathroom with walk-thru door. Manger storage, fully lined & insulated throughout. Power everything! 3 & 4 Horse on hand! Starting at $52,521 or about $475/Month

Exiss STK24. Serious, pro grade HD Stocker. 24’Lx7’W. 7,000# axles. 3 compartments. 8 year structure warranty. What else could you want? Also have tackroom models on hand. Several starting at $17,903.00

Warmblood StyleThis may be the best all-around large horse trailer there is! With an easy to use rear ramp, large walk thru design, and plenty of space for tack. Starting at only $18,784 this Sundowner is a dream for you to own.

Exiss Day Trailers- a great slant load trailer for all-around use. Large front dressing room with a walk through door to the first stall. Escape door on the first horse, drops for the rest. The folding rear tackroom makes it all the more handy for many uses. 3 horse discounts to $21,055 and 4 horse to $22,655. Come see yours today!

Bison 380 Trail Boss- The All-Aluminum answer to a budget minded trail rider! The 8’ shortwall, features all of the comforts of home in a smaller footprint. 23’ long, 7’W makes it easy to pull. Power everything! Year-End Blowout- Only $29,986. Or about $260 per month

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