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The Original Horse N Ranch TM Volume 4 Issue 7 2018

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The Original Horse N Ranch TM Volume 4 Issue 7 2018


Everything Horse Related Slotted Crystal Lyons..............................................................10 Last Chance Corral....................................................12 Farnam: Peace-of-Mind Protection for Both Horse and Rider........................................13

Mending at the Ranch.............................................14 Western Dressage: A Closer Look At Tack - Lynn Palm......................16 Calendar Of Events............................................ 20-21 Leaves of Three...Leave Them Be Robert Eversole.........................................................22

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SLOTTED by Crystal Lyons


have this mental system. Whether it’s a right thing to do or not, I’m not entirely sure but it seems to work for me. I have “slots” for people. Say for instance, I come across someone who promises to be able to do something, but in actuality, they never back up what they say. After a few times of that, you realize that they have a great talk but you simply cannot put your trust in them to actually DO what they say. So in my mind, into a particular slot they go. Their slot may be titled something like this....”Enjoy their company but put NO WEIGHT in what they say.” Or if I’m looking for a one word title, it might be, “Undependable”. The reason I do this is to keep my emotions from being disturbed and being angry with them. That way, once I have established in my mind the fact that they will never come through with the goods, I stop being disappointed with them as a person. I’ve slotted them in that pigeon hole that keeps them further from my heart. I can therefore enjoy that person’s personality per say but keep myself free from the wrecks they invariably will cause. It’s like some horses we’ve had. Some we could count on through thick and thin and some.......well, you know. I figure it this way; every person has their place. Very possibly NOT the place God intends for them to be but by their own choices, it’s where they seem to reside. I am NOT their integrity police, therefore, if I have no authority to demand change in those areas....I “slot them” and move on. That way I am not having to deal with inner anger every time they are around and I SURE DON’T put myself in a position where I’m hung out to dry if they don’t come through. Like that horse you may have owned at one time, you know the one! I owned one of those. I had him from a baby and at 8 years old, he still could swallow his head for no apparent reason and drill you like a yard dart. He was a cool horse but you just could NOT put your trust in him enough to ever relax! You have to “slot” the horses you can and cannot do certain things on if you want to continue riding without getting into a wreck! Finally

at 50 years old, (me....not the horse) I was riding him one day and kept feeling that knot in his back and reality FINALLY broke through the fog in my brain and I said WHY am I still riding this horse??!! I got off him that moment, before he acted on what was obviously running through his mind. I called a PRCA stock contractor who tried him, bought him and he earned a place bucking in his A string for a few years. I placed the horse in his correct slot and I was no longer agitated by his behavior! It’s amazing how that works. I have a friend who has a saying about ordeals that are outside her circle of influence. “This isn’t my circus and those aren’t my monkeys.” It pays to know a horse before you put your foot in the stirrup......and it pays to know a person’s character before you hitch your wagon to them. Not everyone deserves your trust! We can save ourselves from a few wrecks in life if we pay attention and take note of people’s patterns; because in reality,.,,,you didn’t “slot” them....they did that themselves, You simply recognized it.

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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

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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Farnam’s Dual Defense™ Offers Peace-of-Mind Protection for Both Horse and Rider

Don’t let concerns about insect-borne disease ruin your summer. Farnam’s Dual Defense™ Insect Repellent for Horse & Rider lets you quit worrying and keep riding. “Horse owners are greatly concerned about Lyme disease, as well as Zika and West Nile viruses, so having one product that’s proven effective for both horses and humans is ultra-convenient,” notes Tina Anderson, Director of New Product Strategy & Development - Equine for Farnam. Dual Defense™ Insect Repellent for Horse & Rider provides long-lasting 12-hour protection from mosquitoes that may transmit West Nile, chikungunya, dengue, and Zika viruses, and ticks that may carry Lyme disease, plus 8-hour protection from a variety of biting flies, chiggers and Scottish biting midges. The EPA-registered active ingredient in Dual Defense™ Insect Repellent for Horse & Rider is picaridin, which is known for its efficacy. In addition, picaridin is reportedly less irritating to sensitive skin than repellents containing DEET. “Not only can this well-known active ingredient be used on the whole family, it also provides great repellency for horses at the same time. You can use it on your children, as well as your horses to protect them and you don’t have to keep reapplying it,” says Anderson. Any insect repellent is only as good as the application process and Farnam’s new EquiVeil™ 360° continuous spray bottle provides efficient application at any angle, even upside down. It’s perfect for hard-to-reach areas, including under the horse’s belly and inside the back legs. Simply shake and spray for a fine, even mist that provides uniform coverage for ultimate protection of your horse and everyone in your family. Never greasy or sticky, Dual Defense™ Insect Repellent for Horse & Rider has a mild, pleasant scent and won’t damage leather tack or synthetic materials. Satisfaction is guaranteed or your money back. To learn more about Dual Defense™ Insect Repellent for Horse & Rider and protection from insect pests, 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. Farnam, Dual Defense and Equiveil are trademarks of Farnam Companies, Inc.



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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WESTERN DRESSAGE: A CLOSER LOOK AT TACK Any time you are getting into a different discipline, it is important to know what tack is allowed in competition. The smart rider will research ahead of time to learn all the rules about what tack is permitted and what is not. I recommend practicing at home with the tack you plan to use at the show. This is so important! Train with at home the bridles, bits, and saddles/pads that you would use at a show. This allows you and your horse to be familiar with the tack and helps avoid unpleasant surprises on show day. Most people will have a nice show saddle that fits the horse and rider, but never use it unless they are at a show. Instead of using their “good” saddle at home to school and practice in, they may have a “working” saddle, but one of poor quality that does not fit the horse and rider. If you want to ride well you have to have properly fitting tack for you and your horse. Properly fitting tack will allow you to have better balance in the saddle. Bits are another topic. Some people will train at home with a milder bit and use a harsher bit at the show. I advise against this practice because it will only cause problems. When a horse goes to a show, he is in new and unfamiliar surroundings. A new place will always make a horse more sensitive. Using a more severe or responsive bit to get control of a horse who is more reactive at a show will only intensify the horse’s reactions even more. Keep the same bit and use the mildest bit possible to promote relaxation. A relaxed mouth will always give you a more responsive horse. The Western Dressage Association of America is very new, only a few years old. The association just released their rules a few months ago, which you can find at their website, http://westerndressageassociation.org/. Please refer to page 14 through 17 for all the tack and attire rules. Let’s summarize what tack is required: Headstalls and Bits • Western headstalls - a western cavesson is optional

• Smooth snaffles, 3-piece smooth snaffles, or mullen mouthpiece bits are allowed. Use the snaffle for any level test and all ages of horses. Snaffles are ridden with two hands. • Hackamore (bosal) can be used in Introductory and Basic Levels only. • Curb bits can be used on any age of horse and any level. They can be ridden with two hands. If you refer to the tack rules, you will find the specific sizes and types of bits that are legal. (You should also review the section on illegal bits so you don’t use the wrong one.) Saddles and Whips • Western saddles that are permitted include stock saddles, work saddles, Aussie, or native or side saddle can be used. Silver on saddles will not count over good working equipment. A horn on the saddle is not required. • Whips are allowed no longer than 47.2”. • Check out the section on illegal equipment, as it shows other miscellaneous Western tack that it not permitted. I have worked for years developing an appropriate, handsome and comfortable western dressage saddle. Go to www.lynnpalm.com and click on the “boutique” button to learn more about this saddle. If I can help you with any tack questions or fit, please email me at generalinfo@lynnpalm.com. Now, get out there and try a western dressage test to get your feet wet. I know that if you do, you will love it!  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 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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AUGUST 17-18 Sevierville, TN. Sevier Co. Fairgrounds. Info: 800-639-9002

AUGUST 5 Ben Carol Roping Tri-State Exhibition Center www.tristateexhibitioncenter.com

AUGUST 17-19 Murfreesboro, TN. TN Livestock Center. TN Valley Paso Fino Volunteer Spirit Show. Info: http://www.tvpfha.com

AUGUST 10-11 Barrel Racing Murfreesboro, TN. Miller Coliseum. TN IBRA State Show. Info: Jamie White 901-378-7470

AUGUST 18 Barrel Racing Harriman, TN. Roane State CC Expo Center. NBHA. Info: Pam Brown 865-973-0030

AUGUST 11 Lebanon, TN. Meridian Equine Education Center. MEEC/LFF Hunter Show; MTHJA sanctioned. Info: Cristin Jordan 615-289-7539

AUGUST 18 Lebanon, TN. James E Ward Agriculteral Center. Greystone Dressage Show Info: Kim Carpenter 931-452-9225

AUGUST 11 Shelbyville, TN. Hagewood Arena. SSHBEA Youth Council Horse Show

AUGUST 18 TN National Racking Horse Association Tri-State Exhibition Center www.tristateexhibitioncenter.com

AUGUST 11-12 Knoxville, TN. Penrose Farm. ETHJA show

AUGUST 18 NBHA Barrel Race Roane State Expo Center Roane State Community College, Harriman, Tn; www.roanestate.edu

AUGUST 11-12 Ranch Horse; 10am/8am Tri-State Exhibition Center www.tristateexhibitioncenter.com AUGUST 11-12 Martin, TN. Hot To Trot Circuit. www.wtqha.org AUGUST 17-18 Lexington, TN. 16th annual St. Jude Rodeo. Info: 731-968-4226 AUGUST 17-18 Nashville, TN. Bridgestone Arena. PBR Music City Knockout




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AUGUST 18 Lebanon, TN. James E Ward Agricultural Center. Greystone Dressage Show, includes Driving Classes. Info: Kim Carpenter 931452-9225 AUGUST 18-19 Shelbyville, TN. Clearview Farms. Western Dressage Show. Info: 931-619-0773. https://clearviewhorsefarm.com AUGUST 19-20 Lenoir City, TN. Noah’s Ark. ETHJA show

Please call before you haul. Always verify dates and times BEFORE you travel. FREE CALENDAR of EVENTS LISTINGS: If you would like to include an event please Contact: Lisa Fetzner , 423-933-4968, Info@horsenranchmag.com


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AUGUST 24-25 Crossville, TN. IPRA 2nd Sanction. www. lonestarrodeocompany.com AUGUST 24-26 Memphis, TN. Show Place Arena. MegFord Show AUGUST 24-26 Murfreesboro, TN. Miller Coliseum. CTDA, USDF Ole South Prelude and Ole South Shows AUGUST 25 Knoxville, TN. Stone Gate. ETHJA show AUGUST 25-26 Franklin, TN. Brownland Farm. No Frills 4,5 AUGUST 31-SEPT 2 Germantown, TN. GCHS Arena. WTHJA Tenn. H/J Classic AUG. 31-SEPT 2 Volunteer Ranch Horse Show UT MARTIN AG PAVILLION www.utm.edu AUGUST 31- SEPT 3 Labor Day Weekend (Horses & OHV) Circle E Guest Ranch, LLC 50 Circle E Lane; Belvidere, TN 37306 (931) 962-1790

September SEPTEMBER 1 Chapel Hill, TN. Double H Farm. CTDA Schooling Show SEPTEMBER 1-2 East TN Cutting Horse Assn. Roane State Expo Center Roane State Community College, Harriman, Tn; www.roanestate.edu SEPTEMBER 1-2: Murfreesboro, TN. Miller Coliseum. TN State Championship SEPTEMBER 5-9 Franklin, TN. Brownland Farm. Fall I SEPTEMBER 8-9: Bristol, TN. Fox Hollow. ETHJA show SEPTEMBER 8-9: Knoxville, TN. Select Sport Horses. ETHJA show SEPTEMBER 5-8 CMSA Eastern US Championship TENNESSEE MILLER COLISEUM MTSU Murfreesboro, TN www.mtsu.edu/tmc

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

SEPTEMBER 15 Olive Branch, MS. 13600 Looney Rd. Oak View Stables Show. Info: oakviewstables.net/shows/

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

SEPTEMBER 16 Nashville, TN. TN State Fairgrounds. TN State Fair Horse Show

SEPTEMBER 7-8 Blue Grass Festival Circle E Guest Ranch, LLC 50 Circle E Lane; Belvidere, TN 37306 (931) 962-1790 SEPTEMBER 7-9 Morristown, TN. Hillbilly Truck Roping. Info: www.Jx2events.com SEPTEMBER 8 Lynchburg, TN. Metro Moore County Project Graduation Horse Show SEPTEMBER 8-9 Lynnville, TN. Circle G Ranch. Dressage at Circle G. USEF/USDF rated. Info: www.circlegranchevent.com SEPTEMBER 12-16: Franklin, TN. Brownland Farm. Fall II SEPTEMBER 13-16 American Kennel Club Tri-State Exhibition Center www.tristateexhibitioncenter.com SEPTEMBER 14: Treadway, TN. Valley View Farms. Jackpot Barrels and Poles. Info: 865-210-0073 SEPTEMBER 14-15 Rodeo Booster Club Barrel Race UT MARTIN AG PAVILLION www.utm.edu SEPTEMBER 14-16 Murfreesboro, TN. Miller Coliseum. TQHA Circuit (WTQHA dual points) SEPTEMBER 15 Stillwater Trail Sports Buckle Series Stateline Arena, Ringgold Ga Info. 423-331-8055 or Facebook SEPTEMBER 15 Nashville, TN. Walnut Trace farm. CTDA Schooling Show. SEPTEMBER 15 Lebanon, TN. Meridian Equine Education Center. MEEC/LFF Hunter Show. I nfo: Cristin Jordan 615-289-7539

SEPTEMBER 16-22 Memphis, TN. Show Place Arena. NWHA National championship SEPTEMBER 20-21 Equestrian team - Auburn 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 22-23 Franklin, TN. Camwood Fall I. Info: (513) 267-8157 SEPTEMBER 22-23 Talbot, TN. Walnut Grove. ETHJA show SEPTEMBER 22-23 TAGDEA Clinic Tri-State Exhibition Center www.tristateexhibitioncenter.com SEPTEMBER 25-27 Murfreesboro, TN. Miller Coliseum. TN IBRA National Finals. SEPTEMBER 28-29 Lebanon, TN. Wilson Co. Fairgrounds. Mending Fences Cowboy Church Rodeo. Info: 800-639-9002 SEPTEMBER 29 Murfreesboro, TN. TN Livestock Center. TN Paint Horse Show. Info: Marvin Butler 615-397-6754 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

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CLINICS/CLASSES AUG. 3-4: Byhalia, MS. Balance Beam Dressage at Red Hill Farm. 217 Lenderman Rd. Horsemanship Clinic. Info: 662-8012936. balancebeamdressage.wordpress. com AUG. 31-SEP. 2: Lynnville, TN. Circle G Ranch. Craig Cameron Horsemanship Clnic. Info: www.circlegranchevent.com 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 OCT. 27-28: Crossville, TN. Otter Point Farm. Barb Gerbitz Horsemanship Clinic. Info: Christie Walling Riek 309-781-4825; otterpointfarm@gmail.com

SPECIAL EVENTS SEP. 11-23: Tryon, NC. Tryon International Equestrian Center. FEI World Equestrian Games. https://tryon2018.com SEP. 28-30: Fort Collins, CO. Certified Horsemanship Assn. International Conference. Temple Grandin, Keynote Speaker. Info: http://CHAInstructors.com/ conference OCT. 4-7: Lexington, KY. KY Horse Park. 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover. Info: www. TBmakeover.org OCT. 6: Germantown, TN. GCHS Arena. Horse Fair & Food Truck Festival. Info: Wanda Chancellor: wchanc1512@aol.com

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

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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Leaves Of Three... Leave Them Be! Poison Ivy: Spotting the threat poison ivy. • Eastern poison ivy is usually and treating the rash. Summer and fall is prime horse and mule camping season. But beware what you may encounter while riding or when gathering firewood for the campfire. Here in the Pacific Northwest most of my local trails are dusty, dry, and sparsely vegetated. Until fall arrives when they come to life in vibrant shades of red. One of these beautiful plants that keeps me on my toes is poison ivy, that infamous, itchy adversary with beautiful crimson leaves. Fortunately, Poison ivy is easy to spot– especially in fall. Here are some tips to identify (and treat) poison ivy all year around. I learned the hard so you won’t have too! Poison ivy is one of North America’s most common type of poisonous plant. Exposure to the plant’s urushiol containing oils is what causes the nasty allergic reactions that give the outdoors a bad name. Poison ivy is abundant in the lower 48. Riders and campers across north America will encounter members of the T. Radicans family. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that western and eastern poison ivy can be found in all states (except California, where poison oak is more common). These hearty noxious plants thrive in almost any environment, and can be found in woods, wetlands, alpine deserts, and urban environments like backyards. If you’re riding off trail, be wary of stream beds where poison ivy thrives. Your best option to protect yourself is to wear long pants, long socks, and sleeved shirts. “Leaves of three, let it be.” This is generally good advice, although in some rare cases leaves of five have been reported. Here’s a few ways to ID your local variant of


hairy, with shiny leaves budding from a single stem that grows as a rope-like vine through aerial roots. • Western poison ivy is typically a low shrub with three leaves. The western variation doesn’t form a climbing vine like its eastern cousin. • Both species have white to greenyellow, or amber colored bunched berries that are easy to identify in fall. Quick Fact Poison ivy is very sensitive to carbon dioxide levels. Higher carbon dioxide levels increase the rate of plant growth, and causes them to produce more urushiol, which causes stronger reactions in humans. Studies have shown that poison ivy’s growth and potency has already doubled since the 1960s, and it could even higher as carbon dioxide levels increase due to climate change. What to do: People react to the plant’s toxic oil, urushiol, 12–72 hours after exposure. The oils can remain active for several years, so handling dead leaves or vines can also cause a reaction. In addition, oil transferred from the plant to other objects (such as pet fur) can cause the rash if it encounters your skin. If you think your clothes were in contact with poison ivy, wrap the exposed clothing in a plastic bag and wash them in detergent and hot water when returning home. For similar reasons, wash your dog if it was exposed. Quick Fact: People who are sensitive to urushiol can also experience a similar rash from mangoes. Mangoes are in the same family as poison ivy; and the sap of the

By Robert “TrailMeister” Eversole mango tree and skin of mangoes has a chemical compound similar to the urushiol found in poison ivy. Treatment: Even small amounts of contact with poison ivy will cause about 80–90% of adults to have an allergic reaction. Typical responses include itchy rashes, bumps or blisters, and swelling. Although extremely annoying, poison ivy rashes will pass after a few weeks. To prevent this Immediately after contact wash your skin with rubbing alcohol or a detergent (like dishwashing soap). The goal is to remove the oils so use plenty of water and rinse frequently. Apply a wet compress, calamine lotion, or hydrocortisone cream to reduce the itching and blistering. Antihistamines, such as Benadryl, may help relieve the itching. If you are suffering from a severe allergic reaction or you had a severe reaction in the past be safe and call 911. Finally, never burn poison ivy. This can release the urushiol particles into air which if inhaled could elicit a potentially fatal inflammatory response, closing off the airway. For more information on trail riding, horse camping and more visit www.TrailMeister. com. Enjoy the Ride!!!

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