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The Original Horse N Ranch TM Volume 3 Issue 5 2017

Everything Horse Related


Defeating Strongholds that Sabotage Our Success Crystal Lyons................................................................... 6 Lead Change Honesty Richard Winters Horsemanship..............................12 Central GA Horse Carriage Antique Auction........14 Western Dressage: Understanding Test Scores Lynn Palm......................................................................18 Calendar Of Events............................................... 20-21 Tips for Trail Riders: What’s Bugging You? Robert Eversole............................................................22

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by Crystal Lyons

How do you handle pressure, more accurately, the pressure of competition? Are you one of those BLESSED people who excel under pressure? You know the kind…. stack up the pressure and they seem to THRIVE. Well….I never was one of those. It was always easier for me to believe I’d lose than win. I expected failure from myself way more than success. And by golly….I had a history to PROVE my expectations! I could easily recount the times I had a brilliant chance to snatch a victory and I choked… screwed up….blew it.

failing. For instance, someone who is always expecting to be rejected without even being aware of it, IMAGINE themselves not being accepted. Therefore they ATTRACT rejection. Our past hurts, failures and negative experiences, etc. begin to build thought processes….imaginations…that we portray in our minds. As this becomes a habit, we literally build a FORTRESS that harbors the power (given permission by us) to cause what we believe to come to pass! It’s a stronghold that safely harbors the power to keep us from succeeding and WE BUILT IT!

What I DIDN’T KNOW, was that I was harboring within myself the enemy army that was there to rush out and sabotage my success anytime the chance arose. I thought it was “just my luck”. Well, that’s the verbalization of losers for sure. Blame it on something OUTSIDE myself instead of locating the enemy within. What I discovered was, it was my own THOUGHT PROCESSES that was sabotaging my success right at the point of victory. I went through literal YEARS where I had first place HANDED to me on a silver platter and I would somehow screw it up at the very last….and give first place over to someone else….and come in second….always second…or worse. I remember KNOWING I had something won and fear would hit me that I was about to win something so, “don’t screw this up like you always do” would be my thoughts. What would I do? You got it…..at that moment I would fumble. I remember writing a speech in FFA that took me all the way to state competitions. I knew that speech frontwards and backwards. The judges and the audience were eating out of my hand…some even wiping tears….I had a couple more lines and then the closing. I remember thinking… .”I’m about to win STATE!” At that point, I went BLANK… .I recovered and moved to the closing statement only missing a sentence….but it wasn’t perfect. Even though it was by far the best speech for that year, I forfeited first place AGAIN….and came home with a second. Always second.

How do I tear that fortress down? I’m so glad you asked! Not by simply thinking positive thoughts, though that’s great, but by changing our whole thought process! I love what Bill Johnson says, “I cannot afford to think anything about myself that God doesn’t think about me.” That’s it. Start causing your thoughts and imaginations to align with the way God thinks! It’s brutal to change our thought process, but if we want success, or peace, we MUST. What holds my focus holds me! What attracts my attention multiplies in my life! Check out where your mind goes in your imagination and you have found the source of what’s fueling your life.

I didn’t know then what I’m about to tell you now. The Bible tells us the answer. (It has the answers to everything!) 2Cor.10:4&5 tells us….”pulling down STRONGHOLDS and casting down IMAGINATIONS and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God.” Strongholds: a fortress, a castle. Militarily speaking it’s like this: Our imaginations…how we let our thoughts go…either paint pictures of us succeeding or

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Lead Change Honesty With Richard Winters

By any measure, a flying lead change is considered an advanced maneuver and can be tricky to execute correctly. Horses dropping their shoulder, not changing behind, rushing through the lead change and anticipating the change are all common problems that riders encounter. In this article I want to share with you some exercises that I do with my horses to keep them more correct and honest in the lead change. These tips are intended for horses that are advanced enough to perform flying lead changes. To begin, let me say that I rarely change leads in the middle of the figure 8, like we are asked to do at the horse show. Changing leads in the middle of the arena is a sure way to get your horse anticipating the lead change. That anticipation often causes anxiety and acceleration in the change or not changing at all. When I do change directions in the middle of a figure 8 I will often begin to counter canter around the new circle and possibly change leads halfway around that new circle. When setting up a lead change most riders will press with their outside leg on the horse. (Example: Pressing with your right leg when your horse is on the left lead.) The rider will then switch to the opposite leg when they ask for a lead change. However, many horses, when they feel our outside leg, will begin to anticipate and never really move off of the rider’s outside leg. They never picked up their shoulders, moved their rib cage over or changed the arc in their body to get set up for the new lead. You can improve this by leg yielding your horse over into the direction of the lead that they are on, for numerous strides, and then continuing on in the same direction. You can set this up like you are going to do a figure 8. As you come through the middle begin to press your horse over into the pre-existing circle with your outside leg. Get definite lateral movement for numerous strides. You would then continue on in the same circle and direction. Now your horse will begin to realize that he really does need to move his body over when he feels that outside leg. Just because he feels your outside leg doesn’t necessarily mean it has anything to do with a flying lead change. You can also practice this leg yield at the lope by traveling from one corner of the arena all the way down to the diagonal corner at the other end while loping. Keep your horse pointed toward the end of the arena and push them over sideways. As you approach the end of the arena you can allow your horse to straighten out and continue in the direction of the lead that you are on or you can counter canter around the end. This leg yield down through the arena could be considered an “oblique” maneuver.

Always keep in mind that you never want your horse to think that a change of lead has anything to do with the change of direction. If they do, they will begin exhibiting the negative behaviors we mentioned previously and your lead changes are going to suffer. Experienced performance horse riders are always thinking outside the box and being creative in how they set up and ask for lead changes. There are many other things that a rider can do as well. I certainly have not given you an exhaustive list. These are just a few ideas to help keep your horse accurate and honest with their flying lead changes.

Here is another great exercise to keep your horse honest in the lead change. This is especially beneficial for those horses that drop their shoulder and want to fall into the new lead. This exercise will necessitate the fence or wall of the arena to help you. As you are traveling around the arena, a few feet off of the long wall, ask your horse to change leads towards the wall. This means that if you are loping around to the right, on the right lead, you would change leads to the left while loping along that fence line. The arena fence will now become a visual barrier for your horse and discourage them from fading and falling into the new lead. Then you can continue counter cantering to the end of the arena and on around. 12

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Are you a Good Boarder?

This is written from horse boarding facility’s perspective and what is expected of the boarder.

7. A reliable boarding facility cares for your horses.

Below is a small list of responsibilities of the Boarder.

When the owner tells you your horse is in need of something; farrier; Jim Swanner deworming; feed, etc, it is your responsibility to take care and provide these things, not the facilities responsibility unless it’s in the agreement.


Pay your boarding fee on time.

Why, because it’s difficult for someone to care for your horse(s) without the proper financial support that has been agreed upon. There is a lot of cost in keeping up and maintaining your pasture. There is the reseeding, fertilize, weed treatment, fencing, repairs, shelters, etc, not to mention the time involved in the upkeep. 2.

Respect for the facility’s opening and closing hours.

If you really need to visit the barn outside of the business hours, be polite and give the barn owner as much notice as you can. Of course, extenuating circumstances happen, but do your best to let the people who care for your horse know you need to be there early or late. Remember, this is a business and oftentimes you have to be checked behind to ensure everything is closed up and turned off correctly. 3.

Clean up after Yourself and your horse.

I cannot stress this enough. No one wants to clean up after you, as much as you don’t want to clean up after someone else. If you and your horse put it there, clean it up; if you opened it, close it; if you turned it on, turn it off; do the right thing. Facility upkeep isn’t easy. Do your part. I have implemented a $10.00 per occurrence if I have to clean up after your horse. Usually there are only a couple of people in a facility thst cause these rules to be implemented. Disrespectful people.. 4.

Be a responsible Horse Owner.

It’s your responsibility to visit your horse and observe your horse for things it may need, Veterinarian care, farrier care. Go visit your horse at least twice per week. 9. Be respectful of the property, it’s not yours. Follow ALL the rules and policies.

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Western Dressage:

By Lynn Palm

UNDERSTANDING TEST SCORES In Dressage, it is tradition to receive score sheets from the judge. Horse and rider are judged on each component of the test; a score and comments are recorded. Each element of a test will be scored and most elements will have a comment from the judge. You can see how the judge scored your ride on a point scale of 0 to 10, with 10 being perfect. In addition, the judge will add comments about your score. These comments can explain how well you executed the test or show you areas where improvement is necessary. Once you understand the scoring system, you can use the score sheet as a helpful guide for your practice at home before the next show. The Scoring:  *10 Excellent  *9 Very Good  *8 Good  *7 Fairly Good  *6 Satisfactory *5 Sufficient  *4 Insufficient  *3 Fairly Bad  *2 Bad  *1 Very Bad  *0 Not Performed There are three tests within a level. Each level and test advance with the higher numbers. In other words, First Level Test 1 is less advanced then Test 3 in the First Level. First Level is more advanced than any of the Training Level tests. Here are some statistics about First Level Test 1: • There are 16 elements in the test. • 290 = Maximum Possible Points. • Arena: Standard (20 meters X 40 meters) • Average Ride Time: 5:00 (from entry at A to final halt)  The scores that I love to see and always look at first are the Collective Marks & Comments. These marks and comments give the best overview of your skills and your horse.  The Collective Marks: • Gaits (freedom and regularity) • Impulsion (desire to move forward, elasticity of the steps, suppleness of the back, engagement of the hindquarters) • Submission (attention and confidence, lightness and ease of movements, acceptance of the bridle, lightness of the forehand) • Rider’s position and seat • Rider’s correct and effective use of the aids • Harmony between rider and horse

• Further Remarks: The judge will also give you further remarks about your horse and your performance. Here are some tips that will give you more knowledge about your test:  First Level Test 1 Purpose: To confirm that the horse, in addition to the requirements of Training Level, has developed the thrust to achieve improved balance and thoroughness and to maintain a more consistent contact with the bit. All trot work may be ridden sitting or rising, unless stated. Introduce: 10 m half circle at trot; 15m circle in canter; and lengthening of the stride in trot and canter.  Check out the Dressage Illustrated books I have available for purchase on our website. The best part of these books is that you have “directive ideas” that explain what the judge will be looking for in each element.    An example: A  Enter Working Trot X Halt Directive Ideas: Straightness on the centerline and in Halt: immobility: quality of trot; willing, balanced transitions.  The books are great tools for success in the show ring. I have each Dressage Illustration book for each level in the office of my barn right next to the tack room. I also have two sets for the horse shows. I put one in my clothes bag to study at night and the other in my tack trunk to be ready at the show. At the end of each show, I make sure I have my books before heading home.   I hope you take these suggestions to heart. The Dressage books are very helpful at home and at the horse show.

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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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


MAY 3-7 - TN AQHA Lucky Seven QH Show TENNESSEE MILLER COLISEUM MTSU Murfreesboro, TN www.mtsu.edu/tmc MAY 4-6 - GA Dixie Cup Spring Classic Barbara Goda 770-475-1244 GA International Horse Park MAY 4-7 - TN Hunter/Jumper Germantown, TN. GCHS Arena. WTHJA Memphis in May I. Info: www.wthja.com

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

MAY 5 - TN Jamestown, TN. East Fork Stables. Volunteer Cowboy Classic. Info: Justin Case 931-250-1097 extremecowboyassociation.com/schedule

First Monday of every month Meeting 7pm Bartow County Saddle Club bartowcountysaddleclub.org

MAY 5-6 - TN Madisonville, TN. Sequoah HS, Hwy. 411. 13th annual Sequoah FFA Rodeo. Info: 865556-9154

3rd Saturday each month - GA Catoosa County Saddle Club For the 2016 show season...we will be going back to the 3rd saturday each month for our shows....will seem like old times with lots of new people.....looking forward to it. facebook.com/catoosacountysaddleclub

MAY 5-7 - TN East TN Cutting Horse Assoc. Roane State Expo Center Harriman Tn; roanestate.edu

Monthly Horse Sales/Adoptions 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. www. facebook.com/scottshillstockyard

MAY 6 - GA Rolling Hills Saddle Club Wills Park Equestrian Center, Alpharetta, GA Hunter, Jumper, Western, Running, and Classes for Riders with Special Needs All arenas start at 8 a.m. MAY 6 - TN Millington, TN. Woodstock Cuba Saddle Club, 7211 Woodstock Cuba Road. 4th annual Horsapalooza! 10 am - 4 pm. Info: Flo Munoz (901)308-3424 or Lydia Holland (901)282-9709


















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MAY 13 - TN Anderson County 4-H Horse Show East TN Riding Club Oak Ridge TN; 10am Ron Asher 865-414-8566 Robin Asher 865-214-5586

MAY 6 - TN Dressage Franklin, TN. Park at Harlinsdale. CDTA Spring Fling show. MAY 6th- TN GA Draft Horse Show TriState Exhibition Center; Cleveland Tn; Brittany Edgerta tristateexhibitioncenter.com

MAY 13 - TN West Tn Barrel Horse Association. Info: Melinda Darnell 901-475-4335 MAY 13 - TN Buchanan, TN. Milam’s Horsebarn, Hwy 218. Pro and Non-Pro Bull Riding and Mutton Busting. 8pm. Call May 8, 4-10 pm @ 731-642-8346. Info: 731-644-5665.

MAY 6-7- AL Huntsville, AL. River Pine Farm. Info: www.alabamahunterjumpers.org MAY 6-7 - TN Martin, TN; Tennessee HS Rodeo Association (731) 658-5867 http://tnhsra.com

MAY 13 - TN Racing/Steeplechasing Nashville, TN. Percy Warner Park. Iroquois Steeplechase

MAY 11-14 - TN Hunter/Jumper Germantown, TN. GCHS Arena. WTHJA Memphis in May II. Info: www.wthja.com

MAY 13-14 - TN TBA. TYRA Finals Tennessee JR Rodeo Association (731) 855-1860, http://tnjra.com

May 12-13- Tn NBHA Barrel race Roane State Expo Center Harriman Tn; roanestate.edu

MAY 13-14 GA Greater Atlanta Dressage Southern I & II Sandy Donovan 901-218-0613 GA International Horse Park

MAY 12-13 - TN WHOA Pleasure Horse Jamboree Tennessee Miller Coliseum MTSU Murfreesboro, TN www.mtsu.edu/tmc

MAY 18-20 - FL Jacksonville, FL. Extreme Mustang Makeover. extrememustangmakeover.com

MAY 13 - AL Hoover, AL. Fox Lake Farm Hunter Show. Info: www.alabamahunterjumpers.org MAY 13 - TN Southeast Ranch Horse Buckle Series (Main Arena) TRAC (Arena 3) Hunter Jumper Show TriState Exhibition Center; Cleveland Tn; tristateexhibitioncenter.com

MAY 18-21 - TN Spinning in the Rein incl. 4 YR Old Futurity Tennessee Reining Horse Association Murfreesboro, Tennessee Miller Coliseum, www.mtsu.edu/tmc MAY 18-20 - TN Franklin, TN. Williamson Ag Expo Park. Franklin Rodeo. Info: franklinrodeo.com

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MAY 19-20 - TN Clarksville, TN. Montgomery Co. 4-H Arena. Kiwanis Rodeo. MAY 19-20 - TN Loudon, TN. Loudon Co. Farmers & Ranchers Rodeo. Info: 865-933-8588 MAY 19-20 - TN Murfreesboro, TN. Livestock Center. National Spotted Saddle Horse Show. Info: Donna Fletcher 615-890-2864. www.nssha.com Murfreesboro, TN www.mtsu.edu/tlc

MAY 26-27- TN Outlaw Pro Rodeo 8pm TriState Exhibition Center; Cleveland Tn; tristateexhibitioncenter.com Travis Presley 865-388-9494 MAY 27 - GA Rolling Hills Saddle Club Wills Park Equestrian Center, Alpharetta, GA Hunter, Jumper, Western, Running, and Classes for Riders with Special Needs All arenas start at 8 a.m.

MAY 19-21 - TN Dynamite Barrel Race Agricenter Showplace Arena 7777 Walnut Grove Rd., Memphis, TN www.agricenter.org/showplace Jamie White 731-693-6315; 901-378-7470 MAY 20 - GA Gordon County Saddle Club Annual Fundraiser Event Riding for a Cure Dry Creek Trails, Armuchee Ga. Registration 9am; Info: (770) 548-5956 www.gordoncountysaddleclub.com

MAY 27 - TN Dressage, Murfreesboro, TN. Roberson Equestrian Facility. CTDA show MAY 27-28 - GA Horse Show VenturesThe Southeastern Hunter/Jumper Series Morgan Taylor 770-827-0175 GA International Horse Park

MAY 20 - TN Stewart County Riding Club, Dover TN Open Show Series; Jackpot Speed Races 931.221.2998 StewartCountyRidingClub.com

MAY 27-28 - TN TQHA Hillbilly Classic Roane State Expo Center Harriman Tn; roanestate.edu

May 20 -TN Riverdael Saddle Club Horse Show, Speed Events, Line Events RiverdaleSaddleClub.com Jim Murrah: (865) 924-1433

MAY 27-28 - TN Volunteer Ranch Horse Show TENNESSEE MILLER COLISEUM MTSU Murfreesboro, TN www.mtsu.edu/tmc

MAY 20- TN National Team Roping League Roane State Expo Center Harriman Tn; roanestate.edu

MAY 27-29 - TN Cleveland, TN. Forrest Co. Multipurpose. MayFest Barrel Run www.where2barrelrace.com

MAY 20 - GA Rolling Hills Stables Dressage & Combined Training Show Ashleigh Kinsley 678-984-5735 GA International Horse Park MAY 20-21- TN GA HS Rodeo Cutting & Reining Cowhorse Clinic and PRCA Mini Camp TriState Exhibition Center; Cleveland Tn; tristateexhibitioncenter.com Ronnie Haslerig 423-596-0963 MAY 20-21 - TN Lynnville, TN. Circle G Ranch. Dressage at Circle G. www.circlegranchevent.com MAY 24-28 - TN Hunter/Jumper Franklin, TN. Brownland Farm.

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MAY 25-27 - TN TN Walking Horse National Celebration 47Th Annual Spring Fun Show Calsonic Arena Shelbyville Tn www.twhnc.com.

MAY 31-JUN. 4 - TN Hunter/Jumper Franklin, TN. Brownland Farm. Summer. Info: www.brownlandfarm.com


JUNE 1-3 - TN Region 4-H Roane State Expo Center Harriman Tn; roanestate.edu JUNE 1-3- TN Central Region 4-H Show Tennessee Miller Coliseum MTSU Murfreesboro, TN www.mtsu.edu/tmc

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JUNE 3 - AL Vandiver, AL. Longview Farms Jumper Show. Info: www.alabamahunterjumpers.org JUNE 3-4- TN Murfreesboro, TN. Livestock Center. Meridian Equine Spring Fling Open show Murfreesboro, TN www.mtsu.edu/tlc JUNE 6-10 - TN Germantown, TN. Germantown Charity Horse Show www.americandrivingsociety.org JUNE 8-10 - TN Franklin, TN. Williamson Co. Ag-Expo Park Tennessee HS Rodeo Association (731) 658-5867 http://tnhsra.com JUNE 9-10 - TN United Professional Horseman Association Janet Crampton 423-284-3677; 9AM TriState Exhibition Center; Cleveland Tn; tristateexhibitioncenter.com JUNE 9-11 - TN New Market, TN. River Glen June HT. Info: www.river-glen.com JUNE 10 - TN NBHA; Roane State Expo Center Harriman Tn; roanestate.edu JUNE 10 - TN Oakfield TN. Oakfield Saddle Club 343 Oakfield Rd. West Tn Barrel Horse Association, Melinda Darnell 901-475-4335 JUNE 10-11 - TN Cross Plains, TN. Carr’s Wild Horse & Burro Center. Meet The Mustang. Education, demonstration, & adoption. Info: mustangheritagefoundation.org JUNE 10-11-TN Franklin, TN. Brownland Farm. The Tennessean Dressage Show. JUNE 10-11 - TN Morristown, TN. Jx2 Team Roping World Series. www.jx2events.com JUNE 11-FL OBMHC Fun In The Sun Amha Show Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, Ocala Fl Laura Mullen / 607.769.6743 Www.orangeblossommhc.org

JUNE 16-17 - TN Meg Ford Show; Agricenter Showplace Arena 7777 Walnut Grove Rd., Memphis, TN www.agricenter.org/showplace Jamie White 731-693-6315; 901-378-7470 JUNE 16-18 - TN Southeast Regional POA Show Tennessee Miller Coliseum MTSU Murfreesboro, TN www.mtsu.edu/tmc JUNE 17 - TN Shelbyville, TN. Obenauf Farm. Middle TN Carriage Club HDT www.midtenncarriageclub.org JUNE 17 - TN Equine Trail Sports Fun in the Sun Obstacle Challenge; Meridian Equine Education Center June 17 -TN Riverdale Saddle Club Horse Show, Speed Events, Line Events RiverdaleSaddleClub.com Jim Murrah: (865) 924-1433 JUNE 17 - TN Stewart County Riding Club, Dover TN Open Show Series; Jackpot Speed Races 931.221.2998 StewartCountyRidingClub.com JUNE 23-24 - TN Battle in the Saddle Barrel Race Tennessee Miller Coliseum MTSU Murfreesboro, TN www.mtsu.edu/tmc JUNE 24- TN Lynnville, TN. Circle G Ranch. Rocky Top EXCA Shoot Out. Info: Justin Case 931-250-1097 extremecowboyassociation.com/schedule JUNE 24 - TN Southeast Ranch Horse Buckle Series 10 am TriState Exhibition Center; Cleveland Tn; tristateexhibitioncenter.com MICHELLE TURNER 423-619-4467 JUNE 24-25 - TN Martin, TN. UTM Ned McWherter Ag. Complex. WTQHA Homecoming Circuit. Info: www.wtqha.org JUNE 24-25 - TN Shelbyville, TN. TNSHA Summer Sizzler. Info: Holly Spooner holly.spooner@mtsu.edu; 979-492-4052

JUNE 13-18 - TN CCCHS Chattanooga & Cleveland Charity Horse Show TriState Exhibition Center; Cleveland Tn; tristateexhibitioncenter.com

JUNE 30-July 1 - TN RBHA Racking Horse Trainers Association GREG JOHNSTON TriState Exhibition Center; Cleveland Tn; tristateexhibitioncenter.com

JUNE 15-18 - TN TQHA Dogwood Classic Roane State Expo Center Harriman Tn; roanestate.edu

JUNE 30 -July 2 - TN East TN Cutting Horse Assn. Roane State Expo Center Harriman Tn; roanestate.edu


Trail Riding Tips

What’s Bugging You? IT’S A FACT. Bugs are part of the great outdoors that we love and many a trail ride has become a nightmare of slapping, scratching, and even swearing because of insects. Sometimes it seems that the entire insect kingdom is out to make us and our animals miserable. Wherever we ride we’ll encounter insect pest of some type. Here’s the low down on the five most common biting and stinging insects that you’ll encounter, when you’ll find them, and how to fight them. MOSQUITOES The mosquito is the deadliest animal family in the world. It might seem impossible that something so miniscule can kill so many people, but it’s true. According to the World Health Organization, mosquito bites result in the deaths of more than 1 million people every year. When you’ll find them: Some species will bite all day long, some are most active at sunup and sundown, and many feed in the cooler hours between dusk and dawn. Diseases they carry: West Nile virus (WNV), malaria, yellow fever, Chikungunya, dengue fever,  filariasis,  Zika virus  and other arboviruses, Fight them with: Products containing DEET. Quick Fact – Only female mosquitoes bite. SAND FLIES/BLACK FLIES Wet areas throughout the north are home to these nuisances whose populations swell from April to July. When you’ll find them: These flies usually bite during the day in outdoor shaded or partially-shaded areas Diseases they carry: Vesicular stomatitis (VS), another viral disease that affects both horses and humans. Equine symptoms are fever, mouth sores, and face-rubbing; humans typically develop flu-like symptoms. Fight them with: Products containing DEET or picaridin  are most effective. 22

However, given the limited effectiveness of repellents, protecting oneself against biting flies requires taking additional measures, such as avoiding areas inhabited by the flies, avoiding peak biting times, and wearing heavy-duty, light-colored clothing, including long-sleeve shirts, long pants and hats. Quick Fact – Black flies are attracted to mammals by the carbon dioxide and moisture in exhaled breath as well as dark colors. HORSEFLIES & DEER FLIES Large and agile in flight these ferocious breeds of flies have cutting and tearing mouth parts that can easily pierce a shirt. Their painful bites can make a normally calm horse to go out of control, When you’ll find them: In the daytime. They prefer to fly in sunlight, avoiding dark and shady areas,  Disease they carry: Equine infectious anemia (EIA), also known as swamp fever, a chronic degenerative disease caused by a retrovirus similar to the one that causes HIV in humans. Biting flies can transfer EIA from horse to horse. Diseases they carry: Besides making life outdoors miserable female horse-flies can transfer blood-borne diseases from one animal to another through their feeding habits. In areas where diseases occur, they have been known to carry equine infectious anaemia (EIA), tularemia, and anthrax. Fight them with: Most repellents don’t impress these hard hitting flies. Quick Fact - Horse-flies have appeared in literature since 465 BC when the Greek playwright Aeschylus mentioned them driving people to madness through their persistent pursuit. BEES - WASPS - HORNETS Encountering bees is not pleasant, but if you keep your wits about you, and leave the area quickly, you should be all right. When you’ll find them: Throughout the summer but especially autumn as the days grow shorter these territorial insects will become more aggressive than usual. Wasp/hornet nests and bee hives may be found in dead/hollow trees and logs, and hanging from tree branches. Nests may also be in the ground or dug into the stream banks. When riled any exposed area of your horse’s body (and yours) is fair game.

Fight them with: Insect repellents don’t work against these stinging insects. Instead awareness and avoidance are your best bet. Keep an eye out for nests and hives. Be ready to shout. If you’re on the trail and your horse is stung, shout “BEES!” to warn other riders. Before you head out talk about what to do if you encounter bees on the trail. Quick Fact - Yellowjackets are sometimes mistakenly called “bees” (as in “meat bees”), given that they are similar in size and both sting, but yellowjackets are actually wasps TICKS These small arachnids have incisor-like claws that can tunnel beneath your skin in seconds. When you’ll find them: Ticks are widespread from spring until after the year’s first killing frost. They particularly like to attach to the base of your horse’s mane and tail, to the insides of his ears, and inner thighs. Diseases they carry: Ticks are implicated in the transmission of a number of infections, notably Lyme disease which both you and your horse are vulnerable to. Other gifts from the tick include typhus, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Colorado tick fever, tularemia, babesiosis, and ehrlichiosis, Fight them with: Constant awareness (inspect you and your horse closely and often, several times per day), Prompt, careful removal is key. Some repellents have proven to be helpful. Especially permethrin which when applied to clothes, can repel and kill ticks for months. DEET has been shown to repel ticks, but mainly at higher concentrations (upward of 20 percent). Research has found that the repellant picaridin works pretty well against ticks. Quick Fact - The fossil record suggests ticks have been around at least 90 million years. Trail riding is one of the most pleasurable activities that you and your horse can enjoy together. To promote your, and your animal’s health, safety, and comfort, be aware of the dangers of insect pests, and take the precautions to protect your horse and yourself from them. 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

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