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Ways To Keep Your Horse Healthy in the Summer Should I Leave My Horse Out In The Rain?

Changing Leads I Went to A Clinic and So Should You!

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The Original Horse N Ranch TM Volume 4 Issue 6 2018

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Everything Horse Related Happy Horse = Happy Owner! Casey & Son..............................................................................8 Changing Leads Crystal Lyons........................................................................ 10 Should I Leave My Horse Out In The Rain?................. 15 Dealing with a Horse That Pins His Ears Back - Lynn Palm...................................... 16 10 Ways to Keep Your Horse Healthy in The Summer................................................... 18 Calendar Of Events.......................................................20-21 I Went To A Clinic And So Should You! Robert Eversole................................................................... 22

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HAPPY HORSE = HAPPY OWNER!! An Excellent case of training your horse to prepare for the farrier

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BABY’S FIRST TRIM: Safety is taken while

working with this 3 week foal while his mom stands for her trim. Mom is calm which helps little guy be calm. Picking up the feet, tapping on them, rasping off the rough edges the slightest bit is important for him to “feel” what is going on.

BABY’S THIRD TRIM: This foal is getting bigger!. He is calm and cool around all of these farriers allowing his hooves to be handled. His hooves ARE GROWING strong and correct with regular 6 week trims. Note: This horse is now grown and continues to remain calm for the farrier. A lesson well learned as a youngster.

Does your little pony look like this? This little pony, actually a miniature, has gone too long without a good trim. Long hooves on little ones will curl up, grow sideways, tall, etc. like this. Her little tendons can’t hold her up, so she is wobbling and tripping. This will not be corrected in one quick trim. It will take several trims and farrier appointments to get her walking upright again. Patience is the answer here.

LITTLE PONY, AFTER FOUR MONTHS:

WOW, What a change. This is not a miracle, just patience and professionalism. Horses and ponies hooves grow so fast, we encourage trimming, or shoeing needs, to be offered every 6 weeks. Yes, a horse’s feet grow that fast if on good grass, feed, vitamins, salt, etc. and they get enough exercise to provide proper blood flow.

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Changing

Leads by Crystal Lyons

If you were drawn to this article in hopes of getting wisdom on training your horse flying lead changes, don’t waste your time. Turn to someone who knows....and that’s certainly NOT me! But there is a principle here that weighs truthful in other areas of life concerning lead changes. Years ago I was blessed to breeze race horses for an older woman who was an encyclopedia of horse knowledge. She insisted that her race horses be well trained and not just unbroken colts running fast, more from fear than good training. She was adamant that her horses be able to change leads easily so they could better maneuver getting out of a tight spot during a race. And that sometimes, that little bit of knowledge could make the difference between winning or losing. A few weeks ago I spent time with a good trainer friend of mine and he was instructing me on the beginning exercises needed to prepare a horse for learning a smooth flying lead change. He had me doing counter arcs with my horse. You know what that is, right? It’s where you lope a circle in one direction while having your horse’s head face outward from the circle. In other words, you’re loping one direction but your horse’s head is facing another. We as individuals and as a nation also, can get stuck in one lead and changing that lead is desperately needed for the benefit of our future. Learning to switch leads fluidly and easily to transition from one direction to another is MOST IMPORTANT if we want to finish our race well! And sometimes, when we’re NOT getting it, we need to be brought through some exercises where we our eyes are turned OUTWARD instead of inward, so as to position us for a much needed shift in direction! America as a nation is in a counter arc right now and it’s a GOOD THING because the direction our nation has been traveling in, has been in desperate need of change! And though loping in a counter arc is rather uncomfortable to say the least.... the results will prove to be very refreshing! While many people in our nation are upset over this shift, and sad to say, that even includes many who consider themselves Christians. Our leadership, (the head) is looking outward.

Though that puts the nation in a place of unrest, it’s imperative that we be in this counter arc so as to change the entire direction of our nation from self imposed destruction to fulfilling the destiny that America was birthed to ultimately fulfill. These are exciting times and to be overwrought in fear over all the unrest, is to believe that we will be stranded in this counter arc forever. No.... the counter arc is NOT the destination....it’s the pathway to a much needed transition and change of direction. This is a matter of necessity for the destiny of our nation, and other nations that will follow suit. Whether we realize it or not, we’ve been “boxed in” for several decades now by those who’s agenda is for their own self interest and NOT for the nation. To maneuver out of this trap, demands we change leads. The difference in winning or losing is at stake.....so I say “thank God for this counter arc America is experiencing”! We’re in the process of making a flying lead change! May we as a nation get back on course with the direction GOD has for us and may we be able to proclaim with confidence....God bless America....AGAIN!

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Should I Leave My Horse

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THERE’S NOWHERE YOU’D RATHER BE DURING WET WEATHER THAN INDOORS…

A horse who kicks the walls until he’s damaged a leg is no better off than a wet horse out in the rain. ASSESS THE RISK FACTOR: WEATHER SEVERITY

preferably someplace warm and comfortable, right? Many horseowners assume their horse feels the same way. And, truth be told, some horses do feel that way. But for the most part, the average horse really doesn’t mind a little wind and rain. They’d just as soon be left out to enjoy their pasture time during a storm as during a bright sunny day. Of course, horses can pick up all sorts of ailments from wet weather, too: skin fungus, hoof infections, even injury from blowing debris or hail. So what’s a horseowner to do when the forecast calls for wet? ASSESS THE RISK FACTOR: THE INDIVIDUAL HORSE Every horse is different. It might be their physiology: some horses are very susceptible to skin fungus like rain rot. It might be their psychology: some horses have stable vices that make spending time indoors just as dangerous as time outdoors during a storm. Assessing whether it’s safe for your horse to be outside in a thunderstorm or just a rainstorm depends very much on the individual horse. Does your horse develop chronic skin or hoof conditions as soon as the first spring showers roll through? You can try to address it with feed supplements, therapeutic shampoos, or even a waterproof sheet. But very delicate horses might just be best off inside, out of the rain. Does your horse weave, stall-walk, crib, or get stiff and creaky when kept in a stall? Or, worse, panic and spook during storms?

A gentle or even a steady rainfall likely won’t jeopardize a horse’s health. A cold rainfall would probably call for at least a run-in shed. A chance for severe lightning or winds could be life-threatening. Lightning can be a killer in bizarre ways: horses have been electrocuted while standing under trees or even just touching a metal gate along a fence-line struck by lightning. Horsemen living in areas with severe, frequent lightning often choose to bring their horses in — while acknowledging lightning can strike the barn as well. Severe wind or a tornado threat, however, nearly always makes the barn the most dangerous place for a horse — or anyone. Barns flattened by tornadoes are an unfortunate byproduct of severe weather outbreaks, while horses left turned out often seem to have an uncanny ability to avoid injury. Deciding whether to keep your horse in or out during rain or severe weather is often an intensely personal decision. On either side there are stories of how it could have gone the other way, if the horse had just been in the barn or in the paddock. As the storm season approaches, take a look at your horses, your equine facility, and your area weather patterns, and start making those decisions now. But if it’s just a little rain shower, your horse probably just wants to roll in the mud. equinefacilitydesign.com

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PALM PARTNERSHIP TRAINING™ Building a Partnership with Your Horse

By Lynn Palm

DEALING WITH A HORSE THAT PINS HIS EARS If you have spent much time in the saddle, chances are you have come across a horse that pins its ears. Whether you are riding such a horse, or you are riding in a group that includes this kind of horse, you know how unpleasant it can be. More importantly, the aggressive, ear-pinning horse can be dangerous. Why do horses pin their ears, and what can we do about it? Horses use physical actions known as “body language” to communicate clearly with each other, and laying their ears back is just one of the examples of body language. When a horse pins it ears, actually flattens the ears back to the neck, the horse is saying, “Get away from me” or “Keep your distance!” Flattened ears may also mean, “Watch out because if you don’t move away, there’s going to be trouble!” Mares have a tendency to pin their ears more than male horses, but either sex can develop the habit. With some horses, this is just part of their nature. It could be a horse that is especially territorial and uses this way to let other horses know that they are getting too close. Or, the horse may just have a dominant personality. In any case, the horse that is pinning its ears is clearly letting both his rider and the other horses know he is not accepting the immediate situation, whatever that may be. It is natural for your horse to flick his ears back to register another horse’s approach, either beside or behind him. He may even briefly flatten his ears to give a warning to the other horse not to get in his personal space, but he does not react beyond this. This causal pinning of ears means, “I’m not happy about this and I’m letting you know.” What we are concerned about is the horse that quickly and aggressively pins his ears and then swings his head to bite. He may also swing his hindquarters to kick. This horse is saying, in no uncertain terms, “Look out!” This kind of attitude can be a nuisance at best, and, at worst, a serious danger to other horses and riders. And, the horse that regularly pins his ears at his riding companions does not make for a fun ride! (In the show ring, this attitude is very undesirable and not one the judges will look on favorably.) If you are the rider on an ear-pinning horse, remember that it is up to each rider to avoid potential accidents every time you are in the saddle. Your horse will react to what happens around him, and so it is your responsibility to think for both of you and to always keep safety in mind. Inform the people you are riding with that your horse is anxious about horses coming up behind him or if he has any personality quirks such as being territorial or dominant. Forewarned is forearmed! Always keep a minimum distance of ten feet (on both sides and front and back) between horses whenever you are riding in company. If you allow horses to get any closer together then they can make potentially dangerous contact with another horse or a rider before you can react in time to prevent it. Stay aware of where other horses are in relation to you and your horse. Do not rely on other riders to maintain the minimum ten foot distance between horses. You are responsible for where your horse is at all times! A common error many riders make is to tunnel their vision and focus their mind on the middle of their horse’s neck or head. Our instinct is to look at the horse or whatever or wherever the focus (or problem) is. We have to remember to take in the whole picture and not just focus on one particular horse or thing. If your horse aggressively pins his ears, immediately act to change his focus from the

other horse(s) to you, the rider. Continue to keep controlling your horse. Make a transition or gait change to distract his attention and refocus his concentration from the other horse(s) to your commands. This may mean trotting for a few steps, or dong a turn on the forehand, or backing a few steps. Obviously, you want to be sure that any gait transition will keep other horses and riders out of harm’s way. Many riders want to react by hitting their horse when he pins his ears. I would caution them that when you use physical discipline, if your timing is off by even a second, you could end up confusing the horse or even making him more aggressive. Instead, I suggest using vocal discipline. Get bossy with your voice! The moment your horse pins his ears, say “NO” in a sharp, stern tone. Take charge with your voice, then immediately physically make him do something else, such as a gait change, to redirect his concentration and change his focus. Speaking of change, it is a good idea to change positions with other riders throughout a trail ride so your horse does not always get the idea he has to be on the lead, or bringing up the rear, or that the only safe place is in the middle. You have to expose your horse to as many different things as possible. The goal is to have your horse focused on listening to you and what you are asking him to do, rather than fretting about the horses around him. Another method I like to use that can help break the bad habits of the ear pinner is to pony him. Ponying is leading one horse while you are riding another horse next to him. When I start, I will ride a “good faith” horse—one that is steady and totally reliable—and lead the ear pinner. For safety’s sake, always teach a horse to pony in an enclosed area such as a ring or small paddock before going out on the trail on into a large open area. You should have control of both horses and be able to stop, turn in both directions, and back up before you head out of the enclosed area. When you do go outside the small area, the ear pinner will have more interesting surrounding to focus on rather than directing his negative attention to the horse next to him that you are riding. When the horse flattens his ears in reaction to the other horse you are riding, immediately take the longe line you are leading him with and shake it towards his face. This will make him move away from the horse being ridden and teach him that ear pinning is unacceptable. In addition, remember to use your bossy voice and say a loud “NO” whenever he pins his ears. When you feel confident after many ponying sessions, tack up the ear pinner and use him to pony another horse. The end result is a horse that is more tolerant and will not express a territorial attitude by aggressively pinning his ears; and, in the long run, that means a happier ride for you. All that being said, keep in mind that ear pinning for some horses just may be part of their temperament. It may not be possible to get them to totally stop even with training. However, by being a conscientious and consistent rider, you can lessen their aggressive reactions and make them more pleasant to ride in company. Learn about our valuable training products at www.lynnpalm.com or by calling 800-503-2824.

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start rising, you have to take extra care to make sure your horses are comfortable. We recommend the following 10 items to keep your horse healthy this summer: APPROPRIATE FEED Your horse’s feed needs change during the summer. Feed like alfalfa, oats, and corn produce more heat than grass hay or pasture; so cut back or cut out these foods in favor of grass hay and pasture grazing. Letting your horse roam the pasture will also help it get more water. Horses enjoy snacking on freshly watered grass! You can also wet down your horse’s hay or even soak hay or feed before feeding for extra hydration. Check feed regularly, as sweet feed can get moldy in the heat, and you never want your horse to eat bad feed! Also, clean out feed buckets often so they don’t attract flies. WATER Your horse will obviously need plenty of H2O during the hot summer months. The total amount of water within a horse’s body is about 60% of their body weight—so they need, on average, 10 to 15 gallons of water during hot summer days. Consider providing an extra bucket of water in addition to a water trough. And remember to clean the trough at least once per week; they tend to get dirty more quickly in hotter temperatures. Other options to keep your horse cool: take your horse for a swim if you live near a pond or lake, or use a hose to water them down. Your horse will look forward to a daily shower and will get extra exercise when going for a short swim. SALT/ELECTROLYTES Salt licks and electrolytes are a great addition to your horse’s regular diet, especially in the summer. Both will help to replace minerals and electrolytes lost while sweating, and they also encourage increased water consumption. Place a salt lick in a holder near feed and water, add electrolytes to one of the horse’s water supplies, and your horse will be one happy camper! SHADE Shade is an absolute necessity during the summer. A shaded area can offer a temperature drop of at least 10 degrees—a big help when it’s 110 degrees (or more) out there! If you don’t already have lots of shaded areas for your horses, you may want to build something from scratch, or move your horse into a barn or mare motel during the hottest part of the day. COOLING SYSTEM A misting system is a great way to keep your horse cool in the summer. To make it even more effective, place a large fan outside the stall so it can increase air flow on your horse. These two items will work together to make your horse cool and comfortable. Your horse will thank you! EXERCISE It’s important to keep your horse physically fit, especially during the summertime. An overweight horse produces more heat. Exercise your horse early in the morning, before 10 AM. 18

“Horsing around” in the heat of the afternoon will stress even the fittest horse! LESS TACK When you prepare your horse for a ride or a trip in the summertime, use less tack. Your horse needs less padding under the saddle and light leg boots, or better yet, cooling leg boots! When traveling, avoid blanketing your horse. A lighter load means a cooler, happier horse. EXTRA BEDDING Soft, deep bedding is a must this time of year. The ground can be hard and hot, especially in the summer. Deep wood shavings in a cool, shady spot allow your horse to lie down and rest comfortably. FLY CONTROL Horses, plus manure and sweat, equals annoying pests! Flies are at their worst during the summer. A fly mask will become your horse’s best friend. Make sure the one you choose is a good fit to prevent irritation and sores. You may want to try a couple of different masks to see which works best for your horse. And you may want to research some manure disposal services: for a nominal fee, you can get someone to haul it away and give to gardeners and landscape companies! This will eliminate flies’ favorite breeding grounds. SUNSCREEN Did you know horses can get sunburned just like you can? White horses especially, or those with white socks and blazes, pink noses, or hairless patches are more vulnerable to the sun’s rays. A fly sheet can help prevent sunburn, while keeping flies away at the same time! In addition, applying sunscreen to areas where the skin is exposed will help prevent sunburns. And of course, providing plenty of shade and encouraging your horse to stay under that shade during the day is even better! www.shopperssupplyaz.com

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Farnam Introduces Two New Supplements Formulated Specifically for Senior Horses Today’s horses are enjoying longer, healthier lives, thanks to improved health care and advances in veterinary medicine. Because aging digestive systems aren’t as efficient at absorbing nutrients, most senior horses will benefit from a supplement designed specifically for their unique requirements. Farnam recently released two supplements designed specifically for horses in their golden years: Farnam® Senior Health & Wellness and Farnam® Senior Active Performance ASU. Both were formulated by Ph.D. equine nutritionists. Senior Health & Wellness was developed for older horses who are fully retired or used only for light work. It’s ideal for horses eating a commercial senior feed who can’t be fed the recommended amount without gaining too much weight. It can also be added to an unfortified diet. “Senior Health & Wellness contains beneficial vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that will help fill in any nutritional gaps and helps meet the requirements of senior horses” explains Richard G. Godbee, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS, Director of Technical Services--Equine for Farnam, Vita Flex and Horse Health. “It also contains a prebiotic to aid in digestion. This helps promote healthy gut function and digestion of fiber, so it helps the horse get the most out of the forage he’s eating.” For older horses who are still being ridden regularly, Senior Active Performance ASU is a great choice, as it helps maintain the structural integrity of aging joints, as well as joint mobility and muscle recovery, after exercise. ASU stands for avocado soybean unsaponifiables, a combination of natural vegetable extracts from avocado and soybean oils that has been shown in research to help maintain joint health. In addition to easing joint stiffness due to normal exercise and activity, Senior Active Performance ASU helps support normal recovery time after strenuous activity. It supports healthy cellular activity and also protects against free radical damage and oxidative stress resulting from exercise. Both supplements can be given year-round and may be used with any type of feeding program, whether horses are on pasture, hay or a combination. Just mix the recommended amount into the horse’s daily ration; because the extruded nuggets are highly palatable, horses eat them readily. Supplements are designed to work synergistically and may be given together. Farnam® Senior Health & Wellness and Farnam® Senior Active Performance ASU are available in two convenient sizes: 3.75 lb. refill bag and 7.5 lb. Farnam fresh keeper bucket. Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back. To coincide with the release of these exciting new supplements, a trial launch coupon can be found in the 3.75 lb. size that is good for $10 off the next purchase of a 7.5 lb. bucket. Farnam is also offering an instant $5 off coupon for any size of either senior supplement. Go to www.farnam.com to print your coupon and learn more about the products. Founded in 1946, Farnam Companies, Inc., has grown to become one of the most widely recognized names in the animal health products industry and has become 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 the performance horse markets with products for fly control, deworming, hoof and leg care, grooming, wound treatment and leather care, plus nutritional supplements.


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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

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 14-15 Lynnville, TN. Circle G Ranch. Dressage at Circle G. USEF/USDF rated. Info: https://www.circlegranchevent.com/ upcoming-events.html

JULY 13-14 Gallatin, TN. Triple Creek Park. Sumner Co. Anti-Drug Coalition. Info: 865-556-9154

JULY 7 RBHA TN State Racking Horse Championship Tri-State Exhibition Center 10am / 5pm Cleveland, TN www.tristateexhibitioncenter.com

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

JULY 12 White Pine, TN. Walter State Expo. TQHA Novice Show

JULY 13-14 Dickson, TN. Dixon Co. Fairgrounds. Lone Star Championship Rodeo Stampede Days. Info: 270-269-6000 www.lonestarrodeocompany.com

JULY 6-8 Murfreesboro, TN. Roping Eastern Regionals. Info: www.Jx2events.com

JULY 7-8 East TN Cutting Horse Assn. Roane State Expo Center Roane State Community College, Harriman, Tn; www.roanestate.edu

available! Come Shop our expo July 14th! Call us for more information (931) 752-8272 - 3341 Leatherwood Ford Rd Jamestown TN 38556

JULY 13-14 Columbia, TN. Maury Co. Fairgrounds. Maury Co. Sheriff’s Dept. IPRA Rodeo. Info: 800-639-9002

JULY 4-8 Franklin, TN. Brownland Farm. Mid-South Classic

JULY 7 Franklin, TN. Old Hillsboro Manor. CTDA Schooling Show

JULY 10 Barrel Racing Bradford, TN. Bradford Saddle Club. Info: Patti Taylor 731-676-6216

JULY 13-15 White Pine, TN. Walter State Expo. Country Music Circuit JULY 14 Barrel Racing Corryton, TN. AAA Arena. Info: Pam Brown 865-973-0030 JULY 14-15 Paint Horse Show Tri-State Exhibition Center 10am / 5pm Cleveland, TN www.tristateexhibitioncenter.com JULY 14 2nd Annual Equine Expo True West Campground 10am-4pm CST Vendors of all types. Contact us today to book a booth! Outdoor booth is $15 and Enclosed Common Area is $25. Electric is

JULY 14-15 Talbot, TN. Walnut Grove. ETHJA show JULY 19 Barrel Racing Bradford, TN. Bradford Saddle Club. Info: Patti Taylor 731-676-6216 JULY 20 Barrel Racing Milan, TN. Milan Saddle Club. Info: David Prince 731-414-6609 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 Knoxville, TN. Select Sport Horses. ETHJA show JULY 21-22 Dan James Horsemanship Clinic Tri-State Exhibition Center 10am / 5pm Cleveland, TN www.tristateexhibitioncenter.com Kristine Pecca 423-504-0584

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JULY 21-22 McDonald, TN. Tri State Exibition Center. Dan James Horsemanship Clinic.

Roane State Expo Center Roane State Community College, Harriman, Tn; www.roanestate.edu

JULY 26 Milan, TN. Milan No-Till Field Day. Info: http://milan.tennessee.edu

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

JULY 27-28 Need A Hand Open Show Tennessee Livestock Center MTSU Murfreesboro, TN www.mtsu.edu/tlc JULY 27-28 Springfield, TN. Guptons Ram Tough IPRA Rodeo. Info: 800-639-9002 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

AUGUST 10-11 Barrel Racing Murfreesboro, TN. Miller Coliseum. TN IBRA State Show. Info: Jamie White 901-378-7470 AUGUST 11 Lebanon, TN. Meridian Equine Education Center. MEEC/LFF Hunter Show; MTHJA sanctioned. Info: Cristin Jordan 615-289-7539 AUGUST 11-12 Knoxville, TN. Penrose Farm. ETHJA show 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

AUGUST 17-18 Lexington, TN. 16th annual St. Jude Rodeo. Info: 731-968-4226

AUGUST 2-4 St. Jude’s Children Hospital Rodeo 11738 AL Hwy Ringgold, GA 30736 8 pm, Yates Farm

AUGUST 17-18 Nashville, TN. Bridgestone Arena. PBR Music City Knockout

AUGUST 3 Cookeville, TN. IPRA 2nd Sanction. www.lonestarrodeocompany.com

AUGUST 17-18 Sevierville, TN. Sevier Co. Fairgrounds. Info: 800-639-9002

AUGUST 3-4 Dayton, TN. Rhea County Fair Rodeo. Info: 865-556-9154

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

AUGUST 3-5 Barrel Racing Memphis, TN. Show Place Arena. Lucky Dog Barrel Race. Info: 870-930-7717 AUGUST 4 AL National Racking Horse Association Tri-State Exhibition Center www.tristateexhibitioncenter.com

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

AUGUST 18 TN National Racking Horse Association Tri-State Exhibition Center AUGUST 4 College Grove, TN. Traveler’s Rest Farm. CTDA www.tristateexhibitioncenter.com Schooling Show AUGUST 18 NBHA Barrel Race AUGUST 4-5 Roane State Expo Center East TN Cutting Horse Assn.

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Roane State Community College, Harriman, Tn; www.roanestate.edu 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

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

AUGUST 19-20 Lenoir City, TN. Noah’s Ark. ETHJA show

OCT. 19-21: Lynnville, TN. Circle G Ranch. Kerry Kuhn Horsemanship Clinic. Info: https://www.circlegranchevent.com/ upcoming-events.html

AUGUST 24-25 Crossville, TN. IPRA 2nd Sanction. www. lonestarrodeocompany.com

OCT. 27-28: Crossville, TN. Otter Point Farm. Barb Gerbitz Horsemanship Clinic. Info: Christie Walling Riek 309-781-4825; otterpointfarm@gmail.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-SEP. 2 Germantown, TN. GCHS Arena. WTHJA Tenn. H/J Classic AUGUST 31- SEPT 3 Labor Day Weekend (Horses & OHV) Circle E Guest Ranch, LLC 50 Circle E Lane; Belvidere, TN 37306 (931) 962-1790

SPECIAL EVENTS

JUL. 5-8: Holly Springs, MS. Marshall Co. Fairgrounds. Wild Wagon Weekend Wagon Races & Rodeo. Brad Hart (901) 487-9405; wildwagonrodeo@gmail.com JUL. 12: Jackson, TN. West TN. AgResearch & Education Center. Summer Celebration. 9-5. Info: west.tennessee.edu/events JUL. 13-15: Lexington, Ky. Ky Horse Park. BreyerFest. Info: www.breyerhorses.com JUL. 20-21: Savannah, TN. Miss Rodeo Tennessee Pageant. Entry deadline: June 23. Info: rodeotenn@aol.com JUL. 21: Holly Springs, MS. Strawberry Plains Audubon Center. Harmony for Hounds. Amanda McGee (901) 606-2119 or sandamcgee@mindspring.com OCT. 6: Germantown, TN. GCHS Arena. Horse Fair & Food Truck Festival. Info: Wanda Chancellor: wchanc1512@aol.com SEP. 10-23: Tryon, NC. Tryon International Equestrian Center. FEI World Equestrian Games. https://tryon2018.com

TRAIL RIDES/TRAIL CHALLENGE www.natrc.org

ENDURANCE

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SEP. 7-8: Oneida, TN. Big South Fork Recreation Area. Info: Eric Rueter 865-986-5966; eric@fleetfootfarm.com OCT. 5-6: Altamont, TN. Skymont 25/50. Info: Troy J Nelson 256-431-6530; TNe1020668@aol.com NOV. 3: Hillsboro, AL Banakhead National Forest. 25/50. Info: Judy Rogers-Buttram 256-476-7339; 3jfarm@earthlink.net

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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 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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I Went to a Clinic and So Should You! By Robert “TrailMeister” Eversole

Horsemanship clinics have become quite the to-do amongst us in the equine world. More and more people are attending clinics of various types and flavors in hopes of improving their horsemanship skills. Indeed, most of my friends have been clinic attendees at some point. As usual I was late to the party. My first equine clinic experience occurred just recently with Ty Evans of TS mules. It was fantastic. Ruger and I both learned a lot and are looking forward to attending another in the future. I wish I had attended sooner. If you’re interested in becoming a better horse or mule person, don’t wait as long as I did. So why attend a clinic? I had three main goals in mind when I signed up for the Ty Evans Mulemanship clinics; instruction, investigation, and socializing. Ever since my encounter with gravity last year riding hasn’t been pleasant, not because of anything Ruger did, but rather because of the nagging worries and “what-ifs” that I felt when on him. After meeting Ty in person last year, I knew that he’d be an excellent resource to help me get joyfully back in the saddle with good form. And the socializing side of the equation? The clinic was hosted by the North Idaho Saddle Mule Club, which has a reputation for feeding people well, very well. Attending Ty’s clinics—both for riders and spectators—was an inspiring, motivating and very fulfilling event. I was able to observe, explore new ideas, and immerse myself in being a better horseman during the entire event. It was a great opportunity to learn from a renowned professional, expand my horsemanship skills and grow as a rider. With that in mind here are SIX TIPS to help make your clinic experience even better than mine! Know What To Expect: Contact the clinician directly and visit their website to learn what will be covered at the clinic. Do the areas covered coincide with your aims? If you want to improve your riding, then a clinic that consists of solely ground work might not meet your needs. You wouldn’t want to take a green colt to a horsemanship clinic where everyone is expected to ride. Ask if the featured clinician will be the person teaching the clinic. Some “big name” clinicians may only make an appearance; farming out the actual work of conducting the clinic to an understudy. I’m glad Ty was there teaching the entire time for both of the clinics I attended. Your time is precious and money is hard to come by. Make sure you’re signed up for the right clinic to meet your goals. Be Physically and Mentally Prepared: Riding in a clinic could require being in the saddle up to eight hours a day. If you and your horse are weekend warriors, this could be quite taxing. An animal that’s been lounging in the back pasture for the past year before being taken to a clinic will keep you from taking full advantage of the scheduled activities. Start getting you and your horse physically and mentally “legged-up” before the clinic date rolls around. Being physically fit and prepared will help both of you get the most from your clinic experience. I signed up for two back to back clinics (Mulemanship I & II). By the end of each day Ruger and I were both exhausted in every sense of the word. Make Sure Your Trailer Is in Order and Your Horse Loads: If your trailer has been sitting for months, it’s time for a good look over and perhaps even some maintenance. Your horse hasn’t been loaded for a while and a bit of practice before the event will save time and energy that you’ll need during the clinic. Check things out a week or two before the clinic, including loading, so you don’t run into problems the morning you try to leave. While I went over the trailer I neglected to include enough practice time loading Ruger into the new rig. It was quite embarrassing to need help loading at the end of the clinic! 22

Don’t Be Afraid: If the clinician asks for a volunteer, step up! Be the guinea pig. Let the clinician use you and your horse for every example possible. Sometimes you’ll look like a star. Occasionally you won’t. But you’ll learn something and gain valuable experience. Don’t Be Shy: You’ve taken time from your busy schedule. You’ve paid to participate in the clinic. Don’t disappear into the crowd. Ask questions. If you’re struggling with an exercise, ask for help. Ask for an explanation if you don’t understand the directions. Ask the clinician to observe your maneuver and critique your performance. Most clinicians want and like riders who are hungry for knowledge and want to learn. Spectating Can Be Great: My much better half, Celeste, audited Ty’s Clinics, while I rode. She learned a tremendous amount by doing so and is looking forward to attending Mulemanhip I and II with her Icelandic horse next year. Yes, Ty helps horses with people problems just as much as he helps mules. Without the pressure and responsibility of riding herself, she could still grasp the concepts and see Ty’s techniques played out on multiple animals. Just because you may not be riding in a clinic, much can be gained while observing. Here’s a link to Ty Evans TS Mules website where you can learn more about him and reserve a spot at one of his clinics if you’re so inclined. www.tsmules.com As always to find new places to ride and camp, as well as how to have more fun while you’re there, visit www.TrailMeister.com

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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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