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On the Cover: Morgan Fetzner, daughter of Lisa & Dennis Fetzner, publishers of Horse & Ranch

Everything Horse Related

Shank Him! Crystal Lyons...........................................................................6 Unidentified Lameness And EFT Casey & Son..............................................................................8 Where To Go Horseback Riding On The Beach........... 11 Keep Your Horse Well-Hydrated.................................... 13

Western Dressage: Understanding Basic Level Tests 3 & 4 - Lynn Palm.......................................... 16 10 Hot Weather Horse Care Tips..............................18-19 Calendar Of Events.......................................................20-21 Keep Your Trails Open Robert Eversole................................................................... 22

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K N A SH HIM! S

by Crystal Lyons

tallions....don’t ya just LOVE dealing with them??!!

A friend told me this story on her husband. And you KNOW how us cowgirl type people just LOVE IT when we get something over on our men!! She had this big, black stud, leading him out to live cover a mare and he was getting ahead of her as she struggled to get him under control. Instead of coming to her aid, her husband just kept yelling, “shank him....SHANK HIM!” If you’ve been in a similar situation you KNOW how aggravating it is to have someone yelling instructions from the sidelines when it’s taking everything you’ve got just to keep your legs underneath you! Her time came to get even though as her husband was leading said stallion out for another breeding. He tripped and as he was being drug on his belly, across the gravel, instead of stepping in to aid him....sporting a sort of triumphant smirk, she simply yelled.....”Shank him....SHANK HIM!” I can type out this story but to hear her tell it had us all doubling over in laughter. She passed into heaven a few years back and this story as well as others, were told at her graduation as we celebrated her life with plenty of tears and much laughter. The other day I got a call to collect Strider for a mare in another state. Since I’m rarely in the same place when I get those calls, I don’t have the convenience of the vets knowing my stud. One of the places I went, the vet asked if I wanted him to handle Strider and I said definitely YES and explained that he isn’t mean, but he’s VERY STRONG. When I saw the set up, I was a bit more concerned as there was NOTHING between the mounting dummy and the mare. Then.....I found out....there wasn’t even a mare! They had a gelding they were going to use. As they were getting ready to lead Strider out there I suggested that the gelding not be positioned as they had him.....directly in front of Strider....but to move him to where the mounting dummy was between Strider and the gelding. The young vet quickly told me that he was going to lead Strider at an arc as that’s how he liked doing it. So I apologized for butting in and backed off.

Enter vet and stallion: Problem was....that arc thing the vet had in mind didn’t cross Strider’s mind at all and as soon as they came around the building Strider aimed for the only horse he saw. The vet fell down and was dragging on his belly across the grass. The girl holding the poor unsuspecting gelding never moved until the vet started yelling “MOVE”! I added an adjective and yelled “FAST!!!” I was releasing the Name of Jesus over the entire situation as SOMETIMES there simply isn’t enough time to fashion a proper prayer and when in those times I’ve learned that saying “JESUS!” kinda covers it all! It worked thank God! Because instead of Strider being in his typical “butt whooping mood”...he had no desire to hurt that gelding and started smelling horse poop instead. Girl and gelding got safely away, as did the vet, though he may have been a tad wounded in his pride. All in all, semen got collected and I swear I heard my friend speaking from that great crowd of witnesses in heaven, “Shank him.....SHANK HIM!”.....as I drove away with a smile.

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UNIDENTIFIED LAMENESSES and Equine Flexion Therapy

By: Dan Marcum, Equine Adjuster, Master Farrier, Texas % Farriers National Research Center and School, Georgia “EFT” Equine Flexion Therapy in simple terms is: Flexing, Stretching & Massage for a more comfortable and calm horse. Tight muscles may be a source of hard to identify lameness issues that give farriers and veterinarians headaches. Tight muscles, shortened muscles, muscle knots and spasms, etc., often wreak havoc on the horse’s range of motion. Muscle problems can contribute to a general lethargy, as the horse does not want to extend, flex or bend sore muscles. If he favors one painful area, he may soon be sore all over as his body compensates. Unfortunately, X-rays do not tell us anything about muscles. Muscles have four basic actions relating to the skeleton: extension, flexion, adduction, and abduction. These muscles affect the horse when he is static (standing) or dynamic (moving in any gait).

1 This horse was obviously kicked by another horse due to the marks on the hide. Photo one clearly shows a dropped hip and photo two is after a massage by EFT students and in this case, professionally adjusted by Dan Marcum the Instructor.

Over a period of time tight muscles can pull the skeleton out of alignment causing other lameness issues. His stance can be affected. He may appear toed in or out, camped out or under. Tight muscles can certainly contribute to a multitude of problems - difficulty with leads, stiffness, short striding, backing, staying in the bridle, collection, bending, the way he tracks, and so on. Problems lifting his legs for the farrier is an indication there may be a problem! Joints can also be affected by muscle problems. There are basically two types of joints in the horse’s limb, ball and socket. It can cause the hoof to land medial or lateral of center of the limb track. Many times, the joint gets the blame On their own, chiropractic and massage are helpful, but EFT combines and addresses the muscles and the skeleton. If the skeleton is out of alignment and adjusted, the tight muscles can pull them back out of alignment. If the skeleton is out of alignment and the muscles are massaged, it can relax the spine and may allow it to go back in alignment. However, massage is not completely reliable to realign the spine. One without the other is not as beneficial as both. EFT addresses both of them. 8

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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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Where to Go Horseback Riding On the Beach By Lauren Tjaden visitflorida.com

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You’re horseback riding on the beach. The sand stretches out behind you and in front of you, too. The waves tickle the shore in their soothing, quiet rhythm. The air smells clean and a little like salt; the water is the color of emeralds. You tell your horse he’s a good boy and stroke his mane, and he flicks an ear back to listen. His coat glistens, warm from the sun, and his hooves throw up bits of foam when you wade into the surf. You don’t have to imagine! You can actually enjoy this incredible adventure in Florida. Check out my guide to

Award-winning Cape San Blas in northwest Florida is the ideal place to enjoy horseback riding on the beach. Just give Two-bit Stables a buzz and they’ll have you paired-up with one of their perfect ponies before you can say “giddy-up.” Amelia Island is a laid-back northeast Florida destination with miles of rolling dunes and pristine seashore. Find out more about riding in Amelia Island here. Saddle up and explore the sands of Fort Pierce with Beach Tours on Horseback.

In Bradenton, close to Anna Maria Island, you can try horse-surfing. The adventure features a ride on the beach and swimming the horses in addition to the aforementioned surfing, which is really just trying to stand up on your horse’s back in the water. It’s fun and wacky, but be forewarned, the beach is a very small section of sand on Palma Sola Bay, which is right next to a highway. If you can bring your own horse you can go horseback riding on the beach here, too: Canaveral National Seashore is pristine, private and stunningly beautiful. Restrictions apply and a permit is required. Learn about it here. St. John’s County, St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra beaches provide 30 miles to make waves on horseback. To obtain a permit, visit the St. John’s County website. Insider’s tip: When riding – even if your horse is very quiet and sweet – it’s advisable to wear a helmet. Always wear close-toed shoes. A shoe or a boot with a small heel is good idea, too, so your foot can’t slip through the stirrup.

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WESTERN DRESSAGE: UNDERSTANDING BASIC LEVEL TESTS 3 & 4 By Lynn Palm Now that you are moving forward (see last article), let’s go into more detail about the gaits you and your horse will ride when competing at the Basic Level. Working Jog - The jog is a two-beat gait of alternate diagonal legs separated by a moment of suspension. The gait has ground-covering forward motion with energy. The horse is in an uphill frame with the head in front of, or on, the vertical. Free Jog - This is a pace of moderate lengthening stride and frame compared to the Working Jog. Without hurrying, the horse goes forward in a two-beat gait with clearly lengthened steps, with impulsion from the hindquarters and uphill balance. The rider allows the horse to carry the head a little more in front of the vertical than at the Collected and Working jog. The horse’s neck is “out,” down and forward with the nose in front of the vertical. The rider has a loose rein and horse’s poll is at approximately the same height as the wither, or level with the horse’s neck. The steps should be even and the whole movement balanced and unconstrained. The free jog may be ridden posting or sitting. Working Lope - While maintaining the three-beat cadence, the horse must go forward with even and elastic steps. The back must be relaxed and the shoulders free. There should be an obvious push from the hindquarters and the hind legs step actively up under the horse. The horse must maintain light contact with the bit and his nose must be in front of the vertical. NEW requirements in Basic Level are: 20-meter circle at the Free Jog Loop Figure Serpentine Figure Here are my tips for riding Basic Level Test 3: 1. Enter at the Working Jog and halt through the walk. Remember to walk about five steps before you halt at X. 2. 20-meter circle at E. This is my favorite 20-meter circle at E or B. Starting at E, ride the circle to the center line six feet smaller then the imaginary line from V & P, tangent to the rail at B, center line six feet smaller than the imaginary line from R & S, tangent to the rail at E to complete the circle. 3. The loop from F X M is a new figure introduced in this test. You have to keep the correct bending of your horse with each of the three curves. Tip: straighten your horse just before the quarter line after F then after the quarter line, create your new bend, with X being in the middle of the curve. At the next quarter line, straighten your horse a few strides before it and bend your horse for the last curve. Walk this figure to learn the accuracy before your ride it. 4. The Free Walk is short, so make sure that you lengthen your reins before the quarter line. This way you will not have to hurry to address your reins before your reach F.

5. Your second loop is M X F. Ride this loop exactly the same as you did the first in the other direction. 6. Your Free Jog is at A. Make sure you are accurate with the 20-meter circle. Tip for your Free Jog: Lengthen your reins before you meet the first quarter of your circle. Keep your horse forward at the trot to create the stretch and engagement of the hind legs. Take up your reins in the last quarter and don’t hurry. Remember your horse has to show acceptance of the bit and your reins aids when finishing the Free Walk and Free Jog. 7. At the end you have to turn right at E and left at X. Make sure when you turn at E you are looking for C and ride to it. This way you will be on the center line perfectly. Here are my tips for riding Basic Level Test 4: 1. You have a 20-meter circle starting at B. Ride it exactly as you did starting the 20-meter circle at E. 2. Serpentine of three loops on the quarter line. Tips: Before you reach A, you will have to find the quarter line. Your first loop is going left. After you pass the imaginary line of S&B, straighten your horse and create the new bend to the right, where the middle of your curve is between E and B. Straighten your horse before the imaginary line of V&P and bend your horse back to the left to complete the figure at C. The loops are small and I suggest you to walk this figure several times to get your accuracy before you ride it. 3. The Free Walk is in the “V,” as I call it. I love this figure as I like to show that I can make the figure with my leg aids only. Loosen your reins and take up (address your reins) to the light contact at the second quarter line before you end the figure. Make sure you reach X. 4. The second Serpentine is the same figure on the quarter lines just going the other direction with two left loops and one right loop. Walk this figure to get it accurate on the ground and then under saddle. When you get it correct at the walk, then proceed to the Working Jog. 5. Remember to leave the arena after your test in the walk with looped or long reins. I love to pet my horse to reward him for all that he tried in the test! I hope these tips will help you. In addition, 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.

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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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Summer is a great time to ride, but summer heat can be dangerous for horses, resulting in dehydration, lethargy, and general malaise. Severe heat stress can even cause diarrhea and colic. Janet Johnston, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVS, an emergency critical care veterinarian at University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center, offers the following tips to help keep your horse healthy and cool as we approach the first day of summer: 1. CHOOSE COOLER TURNOUT TIMES. If your horse has a stall, but is turned out for part of the day, provide turnout during the cooler hours. Overnight is ideal, but if that’s not possible, have the horse go outside as early as possible during the day. Remember, the summer heat can also take a toll on the quality of your pasture. You might need to provide additional feed as the grass becomes sparse to maintain proper body condition and energy. 2. PROVIDE SHADE. If your horse lives outdoors or if he must be outside during the day, provide relief from the sun. A run-in shed is best. Trees are a source of shade, but as the sun moves, so will the shade; ensure that, regardless of the time of day, the trees are offering shade.

will get warm and the water will no longer be appealing. Left long enough, the water will also become stagnant and unhealthy. If you are providing clean, cool water and your horse doesn’t seem to be drinking, then encourage it by providing a salt block, or even by misting hay with salt water. If your horse is sweating a great deal, water laced with electrolytes can help keep its body in balance. Whenever you offer electrolytes, however, be sure to offer a second source of fresh water, as well. Not all horses will drink electrolyte-laced water, so providing a source of water without them will ensure your horse keeps drinking. Also, too many electrolytes can be harmful. 6. SLOW DOWN THE WORK. Don’t think that because your horse has been working intensely at 1:00 p.m. every day that it can take the heat when the temperature tops 90°F. If you have to work your horse in the heat, lighten the work or spread it out over a couple of short sessions. This is especially important when the humidity is high, contributing to the poor quality of the air your horse is breathing. Cool your horse down slowly, and offer frequent

3. MOVE THE AIR. Fans are a great way to help keep the air moving in the barn, but use them wisely. Always ensure that your horse can’t get a hold of cords and plugs. 4. MIST YOUR HORSE. If you are fortunate enough to have a misting system for your horse, use it. As moisture is absorbed from your horse’s skin, it will take away some of the heat. Frequent mistings are far more effective than a single dousing with a hose. 5. PROVIDE FRESH, COOL WATER AND AN ELECTROLYTE SOURCE. Make sure your horse has plenty of fresh, cool water. A bucket hanging on a pasture fence 18

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sips of cool water. Take the tack off as soon as you’re done and sponge the horse off again with cool water. 7. STICK TO A SCHEDULE. Within the parameters of keeping him cool, try to stay as close as possible to his normal schedule. Too much change at one time can be an invitation for colic. 8. AVOID SUNBURN. Horses, especially white horses, can suffer from sunburn. Even those with white socks and blazes, pink noses, or hairless patches from scarring can be susceptible. Using a fly scrim can help. In addition, applying sunblock to small, particularly vulnerable areas can be effective. Staying out of the sun’s harmful rays will, of course, be best. (Also be aware: If a horse has excessive sunburn it could indicate a rare, underlying liver disease.) 9. CLIP HORSES WITH LONGER HAIR COATS. Clipping is important, especially for those with pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID, or Cushing’s disease). While some coat can provide protection from the sun and insulation, a long, thick coat tends to hold heat and makes it difficult for the horse to cool down. Be careful not to clip the hair too close, however, as it provides some protection from damaging rays.

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10. KNOW YOUR HORSE AND SIGNS OF HEAT STROKE. Heat stroke can happen anytime your horse is exposed to excessive heat that his body cannot handle. Heatstroke can happen if exercising in hot conditions, but be aware that it can also happen if standing in a hot stall or trailer. You should know your horse’s normal temperature, heart, and respiratory rates. To find the heart rate of a horse, simply find a pulse and count the beats for 15 seconds, then multiply that number by four, which will give the beats per minute. Count the breaths per minute in a similar way. Signs of heat stroke can include: • An elevated heart rate that does not return to normal in a reasonable period of time; • Excessive sweating or lack of sweating; • Temperature that persists above 103°F; • Depression and/or lethargy; and • Signs of dehydration: dry mucous membranes, poor capillary refill, and poor skin turgor. • If you are concerned that your horse is suffering from heat stroke, call your veterinarian immediately and get your horse into a cooler environment. thehorse.com | Janet Johnston, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVS, By University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center

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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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MAY 30-JUNE 3 Franklin, TN. Brownland Farm. Nashville Classic

MAY 30-JUNE 2 REGIONAL 4-H SHOW Roane State Expo Center Roane State Community College, Harriman, Tn; www.roanestate.edu

JUNE 7-9 Cookeville, TN. State Finals Tennessee HS Rodeo Association (731) 658-5867 http://tnhsra.com JUNE 9 United Professional Horseman Association Tri-State Exhibition Center 8pm; Cleveland, TN www.tristateexhibitioncenter.com

JUNE 15-16 Lawrenceburg, TN. Rotary Park. Lawrence Co. Sheriff’s Reserve Rodeo. 270-269-6000 lonestarrodeocompany.com

JUNE 9 Barrel Racing; Newbern, TN. Newbern Saddle Club IBRA James Bell 731-694-3273

JUNE 1-2 Rodeo and Bull Riding Sevierville, TN. Sevier Co. Fairfrounds Rodeo. Info: 800-639-9002

JUNE 6-9 Germantown, TN. GCHS Arena. 70th Annual Germantown Charity Horse Show

JUNE 14-17 TQHA Dogwood Classic Roane State Expo Center Roane State Community College, Harriman, Tn; www.roanestate.edu

JUNE 9 NBHA Barrel Race Roane State Expo Center Roane State Community College, Harriman, Tn; www.roanestate.edu

MAY 31-JUNE 2 Central Region 4-H Show Tennessee Miller Coliseum MTSU Murfreesboro, TN; www.mtsu.edu/tmc

JUNE 1-2 4-H Horse Show UT Martin AG Pavillion & Equestrian

JUNE 13-17 Franklin, TN. Williamson Co. Ag Expo Park. WHOA Service Horse School

JUNE 9 Stillwater Trail Sports; Buckle Series Stateline Arena, Ringgold Ga Info. 423-331-8055 or Facebook

JUNE 9-10 Franklin, TN. Brownland Farm. CTDA, USDF Tennessean Express and Tennessean shows JUNE 9-10 Morristown, TN. Smoky Mountain Showdown. www.Jx2events.com JUNE 11-15 WHOA Service Horse School Williamson County Ag Expo Park Franklin, TN (615) 595-1227 www.williamsoncounty-tn.gov JUNE 12-13 TN Jr. Rodeo Finals UT Martin AG Pavillion & Equestrian JUNE 13-16 Cleveland Tri-State Charity Horse Show Tri-State Exhibition Center 8pm; Cleveland, TN www.tristateexhibitioncenter.com

JUNE 15-16 Thunder on the Mountain Speed Racking & Pacing Event (Horses Only) Circle E Guest Ranch, LLC 50 Circle E Lane; Belvidere, TN 37306 (931) 962-1790 JUNE 15-17 Southeast Regional POA Show Tennessee Livestock Center MTSU Murfreesboro, Tn www.mtsu.edu/tlc JUNE 15-17 Tunica, MS. Expo Center. Clinton Anderson Three-Day Fundamentals Clinic. www.downunderhorsemanship.com JUNE 16 Lebanon, TN. James E Ward Agriculteral Center. Greystone Dressage Show Info: Kim Carpenter 931-452-9225 JUNE 16 Cookeville, TN. TN Tech. WHOA Versatility 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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JUNE 16 Barrel Racing Corryton, TN. Aaa Arena, Pam Brown 865-973-0030 JUNE 16 Barrel Racing Winchester, TN. Southern Middle TN Pavilion IBRA, Neysa Logan 423-903-7437 JUNE 18-23 Shelbyville, TN. State 4-H Horse Championship 4-H/USPC https://4h.tennessee.edu JUNE 21-23 Lexington, KY. Kentucky Horse Park. Extreme Mustang Makover www.extrememustangmakover.com JUNE 22-23 Clarksville, TN. Clarksville Speedway. Montgomery Co. Fair Rodeo. 800-639-9002

July JULY 4-8 Independence Day Ride (Horses & OHV) Circle E Guest Ranch, LLC 50 Circle E Lane; Belvidere, TN 37306 (931) 962-1790 JULY 6-8 Murfreesboro, TN. Roping Eastern Regionals. Info: www.Jx2events.com JULY 7 RBHA TN State Racking Horse Championship Tri-State Exhibition Center 10am / 5pm Cleveland, TN www.tristateexhibitioncenter.com JULY 7 Franklin, TN. Old Hillsboro Manor. CTDA Schooling Show

JUNE 22-23 Gray, TN. Appalachian Fairgrounds. Gray IPRA Rodeo. Info: 800-639-9002

JULY 6-8 East TN Cutting Horse Assn. Roane State Expo Center Roane State Community College, Harriman, Tn; www.roanestate.edu

JUNE 22-23 Murfreesboro, TN. Miller Coliseum. WHOA Jamboree. www.walkinghorseowners.com Tennessee Livestock Center MTSU www.mtsu.edu/tlc

JULY 9-12 Pony Club Camp Tri-State Exhibition Center 10am / 5pm Cleveland, TN www.tristateexhibitioncenter.com

JUNE 23-24 Ranch Horse Show Tri-State Exhibition Center 10am / 8am Cleveland, TN www.tristateexhibitioncenter.com JUNE 23-24 WTQHA Homecoming Circuit. www.wtqha.org UT Martin AG Pavillion & Equestrian JUNE 27-JUL. 1 H unter/Jumper Franklin, TN. Brownland Farm. Summer JUNE 30-31 Western Dressage Tri-State Exhibition Center 10am / 5pm Cleveland, TN www.tristateexhibitioncenter.com

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JULY 12 White Pine, TN. Walter State Expo. TQHA Novice Show JULY 13-14 Columbia, TN. Maury Co. Fairgrounds. Maury Co. Sheriff’s Dept. IPRA Rodeo. Info: 800-639-9002 JULY 13-14: Dickson, TN. Dixon Co. Fairgrounds. Lone Star Championship Rodeo Stampede Days. Info: 270-269-6000 www.lonestarrodeocompany.com JULY 13-14 Gallatin, TN. Triple Creek Park. Sumner Co. Anti-Drug Coalition. Info: 865-556-9154 JULY 13-15 White Pine, TN. Walter State Expo. Country Music Circuit

JULY 14-15 Lynnville, TN. Circle G Ranch. Dressage at Circle G. USEF/USDF rated. Info: https://www.circlegranchevent.com/ upcoming-events.html JULY 20-21 Savannah, TN. Miss Rodeo Tennessee Pageant. Entry deadline: June 23. Info: rodeotenn@aol.com JULY 21 Lynnville, TN. Circle G. Guest Ranch & Event Facility. Dixie Outlaws Tennessee State Championship. Info: Dennis Robinson 931-787-2047; horse572001@yahoo.com JULY 21-22 Dan James Horsemanship Clinic Tri-State Exhibition Center 10am / 5pm Cleveland, TN www.tristateexhibitioncenter.com Kristine Pecca 423-504-0584 JULY 21-22 McDonald, TN. Tri State Exibition Center. Dan James Horsemanship Clinic. JULY 26 Milan, TN. Milan No-Till Field Day. Info: http://milan.tennessee.edu JULY 27-28 Need A Hand Open Show Tennessee Livestock Center MTSU Murfreesboro, TN www.mtsu.edu/tlc JULY 27-29 Memphis, TN. Show Place Arena. WTQHA Summer Circuit. www.wtqha.org JULY 28 Summer Sizzling Dressage Show Tri-State Exhibition Center 10am / 5pm Cleveland, TN www.tristateexhibitioncenter.com JULY 28-29 Lexington, KY. Ky Horse Park. Clinton Anderson Walkabout Tour. Info: https://downunderhorsemanship. com/events-calendar/Craig Cameron Horsemanship Clinic

JULY 14-15 Paint Horse Show Tri-State Exhibition Center 10am / 5pm Cleveland, TN www.tristateexhibitioncenter.com

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CLINICS/CLASSES JUL. 28-29: Lexington, KY. Ky Horse Park. Clinton Anderson Walkabout Tour. Info: https://downunderhorsemanship. com/events-calendar/Craig Cameron Horsemanship Clnic JUL. 21-22: McDonald, TN. Tri State Exabition Center. Dan James Horsemanship Clinic. Into: Kristine Pecca 423-504-0584 SEP. 28-30: Lynnville, TN. Circle G Ranch. Josh Lyons Horsemanship Clnic. Info: https://www.circlegranchevent.com/ upcoming-events.html OCT. 19-21: Lynnville, TN. Circle G Ranch. Kerry Kuhn Horsemanship Clinic. Info: https://www.circlegranchevent.com/ upcoming-events.html OCT. 27-28: Crossville, TN. Otter Point Farm. Barb Gerbitz Horsemanship Clinic. Info: Christie Walling Riek 309-781-4825; otterpointfarm@gmail.com

SPECIAL EVENTS JUN. 13-16: Cleveland, TN. Tri-State Exhibition center. Chattanooga Cleveland Charity Horse Show JUN. 21-23: Lexington, KY. Kentucky Horse Park. Extreme Mustang Makover www. extrememustangmakover.com JUL. 20-21: Savannah, TN. Miss Rodeo Tennessee Pageant. Entry deadline: June 23. Info: rodeotenn@aol.com

TRAIL RIDES/TRAIL CHALLENGE www.natrc.org JUN. 7-9: Waynesboro, TN. Buffalo River Camp and SSHBEA Trail Ride JUN. 30: Lebanon, TN. Meridian Equine Center. Summer Fun Obstacle Challenges. Info: www.equinetrailsports.com JUL. 21: Lebanon, TN. Meridian Equine Center. Trail Obstacle Challenges. Info: www.equinetrailsports.com SEP. 22: Lebanon, TN. Meridian Equine Center. Fall Harvest Obstacle Challenges. Info: www.equinetrailsports.com

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Keeping Your Trails Open By Robert “TrailMeister” Eversole

We’re blessed. Our nation’s public lands are one of the America’s greatest achievements. Every year millions of horse owners across the U.S. visit our federal, state and local parks and other open spaces. And nearly every visit has something in common—trails. Horse owners experience our public lands on trails—whether riding on short paths to scenic overlooks, or taking backcountry wilderness pack trips. Horse trails are such a repetitive theme woven through open lands that they can often be taken for granted. Please don’t. Have you wondered how you can do more for your trails, even when off the trail? Here are three easy ways to help keep the trails you love open to horse use now and into the future. #1 - Go on a Ride! Explore a trail “less traveled.” Observe and share the state of trails. If you’re not out and enjoying your trails, you won’t feel the strong appeal to save them. We can all agree that without more hoof prints our trails will be lost. Please help others discover new places to enjoy and ride by and uploading your favorite trails to TrailMeister.com. Adding a trail area is easy and helps nearly 8 thousand people a day find new areas to enjoy on horseback. For many people, your favorite horse trails and camps are already listed on TrailMeister. Make your voice heard on these areas by adding your ride notes. Ride notes are a way to share thoughts, pics, and even GPS tracks from your rides. Here’s a link to add a new trailhead or horse camp https://www.trailmeister.com/trails/ #2 - Give your trails a voice. Be the squeaky wheel. I started TrailMeister over a decade ago to simply provide a reliable resource to help people find places to ride and camp with their horses. It has turned into a tool that gives horse trails a voice by letting people share their personal stories and thoughts about the places they love and enjoy. QUICK TIP: Land Managers around the nation are using TrailMeister.com to see what people are saying about their horse trails and camps. By sharing notes from your rides, you are not only letting people learn about a trail, you’re helping new riders feel confident venturing into a new area, and even sharing the trail maintenance efforts of your organization. Giving your trails a voice makes a difference and helps these special areas become even better places to ride and camp. Please look up your trails and add notes from your latest rides. #3 - Join a trails advocacy organization like the Back Country Horsemen or similar trails support group. Trails are the result of ride-minded people, and organizations 22

who pledge their support at both the local and national level. Become a Back Country Horsemen member and join the only national effort to protect the places you love to ride and camp with equines. Please remember when you’re enjoying a great trail ride and camping experience, much of the work of clearing and preserving the trails and camp maintenance is performed by volunteer members of the Back Country Horsemen and other advocacy groups. Here’s a link to the Back Country Horsemen of America webpage where you can find a local chapter to join. https://www.bcha.org Thank you for pitching in to keep your trails open! By simply sharing a trail, sharing a ride, and joining together with like-minded people you can help us protect horse trails across the nation, as well as set the tone for our beloved natural recreation areas. For more information on trail riding, horse camping and more visit www. TrailMeister.com. Enjoy the Ride!!!

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