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Issue No. 2 December 2011

Contents

Front Cover Issue No. 2 is dedicated to

“The Messenger” Refer to Page 10

Butterflies sent from Heaven Photo by Christine Cantrill

NATIONAL COMMITTEE President: Kay Burke Ph: (07) 4661 7870 wildflowermhs@bigpond.com

Vice President: Diana Trainor

Treasurer: Craig Meade Ph: 0419 006 495 csmeade@live.com.au

Acting Secretary: Kay Tuohey Ph: (03) 5457 1390 kay2e@kayleypark.com

Editor: Kaylene Tuohey Ph: (03) 5457 1390 kay2e@kayleypark.com

Committee: Ross Fleming Ph: 0417 766 973 refleming@bigpond.com

Committee: Martin Hickey Ph: 0407 117 442 stang66coupe@bigpond.com

Paperwork Address 96 Trunk Lead Road, Bunkers Hill Victoria 3352 admin@amhs.com.au

diana.trainor@bigpond.com

Advertising Bookings: The Editor, email: kay2e@kayleypark.com Payments to: AMHS Inc, 96 Trunk Lead Rd, Bunkers Hill VIC 3352 Payments must be included with ad bookings. Advertisements lodged that are not print ready will incur a fee. Payment for advertising must be lodged with booking form or ads will not be included. No responsibility is accepted by the Australian Miniature Horse Society Inc., the Editor or the Printers for the accuracy of the information contained in the text or advertisements. Material in ELITE is Protected Under the Copyright Act 1968 (CTH). No material may be reproduced in part or in whole without the written consent from the copyright holders.

REGULARS President’s Report Editor’s Report Queensland Report New South Wales Report Show Calendar & Noticeboard Business Cards

FEATURES Grooming to Win Show Results – Victoria (Perf Days) Show Results – New South Wales (13th Sept) Butterflies sent from Heaven Show Results – New South Wales (18th Sept) Show Results – Victoria (25th Sept) Fueling a Champion Young Guns Show Results – Queensland (16th Oct) For the Love of a Horse Show Results – Victoria (16th Oct) Horse Colour at a Glance

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ADVERTISERS The Messenger Carousel Park Reece Family Miniatures Centaur Stud Casey Campbell “The Australian Tour” Carousel Park Kelly Campbell “The Australian Tour” Knights Sharpening Service Budget Miniature Horse Gear Kayley Park Yarreh Lane Miniatures Show Pony Carriage Horse Tack & Harness

DISCLAIMER: The Australian Miniature Horse Society Inc. does not guarantee that any horses in the publication are AMHS registered or eligible for AMHS registration

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PRESIDENT’S REPORT By Kay Burke, QLD Pictured Right: As we always say, “if you have any queries at all, Kay is always just a phone call away…”

I would like to welcome all of the Members who have shown their confidence in this new Society and joined us. It is your Society and we will continue to make it a decent and fun place to be. Memberships are still rolling in at a steady rate, in fact growing much faster than we had anticipated. Many people both Members and Non Members have enjoyed the shows already staged by three of our States and the number of shows and training days will build over the next twelve months. Your input on what you would like to see implemented in any AMHS Event would be greatly appreciated. My congratulations to all the winners at these shows and to those who came but didn’t win, I hope you all had a great day anyway and another day, with another Judge it may be your chance to do the victory dance. Now I must apologize for the delay in the turn around time of your Registration Certificates. We were fortunate enough to be given a Data Base for our Stud Book when we started and thought that this would handle all of our

EDITOR’S REPORT By Kay Tuohey, VIC Pictured Right: Also recently taking on the role as Acting Secretary, please contact me anytime you need assistance, as I’m always here to help AMHS Members….

Many thanks to everyone who sent in Foal Photos, it’s wonderful to see so many adorable babies safely on the ground. Remember to keep sending them in as we always have room to promote your babies…. It’s hard to believe we are near the half way mark already! The AMHS Show season has been in full swing from the very start in Victoria with AMHS leading the way with high class shows which have been extremely well accepted by all who attend. We’ve got a very busy few months ahead of us with some of the biggest shows this State has seen for many years and with the icing on the cake AMHS scored the Barastoc HOTY Show in our very first season. We have many more plans and ideas to give our Members the best showing experience possible Page 2

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Members needs, however it was not up to the task and although hours upon countless hours have been spent trying to upgrade it to handle what is required this was not successful. The Committee decided that Members could not be expected to wait any longer and so ordered a state of the art data base which will take us into the future and not need to be upgraded for many years as it does everything and more than we could possibly expect of it. The turn around time now for your paper work will be very fast. We have set the benchmark very high with everything we do and produce for our Members as we value each & every one of you and want to ensure that everything delivered to you by AMHS is of the very highest quality and you will see this by the quality of your Registration Certificates as you receive them. Our Secretary Kylie Smith has had to call it a day from her secretarial duties. The work that Kylie did to help build this Society was much appreciated. I would also like to thank her family for supporting her. In closing my phone is always available so if you have any problems, questions or suggestions call me. If you can’t get me through the day (I garden a lot) try again at night between 7.30 and 9.30 as I am home 99 percent of the time and really enjoy chatting with all horse lovers. I wish you one and all a wonderful Christmas and prosperous New Year. Take care & I look forward to talking with you again soon Kay Burke President

Which will help and support all our current Members as well as any newcomers into the showing world (starting with the Casey Campbell USA Clinics, “The Australian Tour” in January 2012) which will be a once in a lifetime experience for many of us. A big thank you to everyone who has been supporting our shows with Sponsorship, your support has been greatly appreciated and helps us keep giving back to our Members with prizes and bigger shows. Thank you to all the professionals (from all over the world) who have submitted valuable articles for our Members to enjoy. We’ve had an overwhelming response with articles and have already had to schedule a number for our next issue because of the large volume (rest assured you will all get to read them over the next couple of issues). This issue of Elite focuses on preparing for shows (which I thought would come in handy with all the big shows coming up with our end of season shows) and covers everything from feeding to clipping and preparing for the ring. Merry Christmas and happy reading everyone…. Kay Tuohey Editor HORSE SOCIETY INC.


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QUEENSLAND REPORT By Michael Bowden, QLD Let me introduce myself. My name is Michael Bowden and I consider it a great honour to be the Queensland State Representative for such a prestigious Society. My aim is to promote the Society across Queensland by arranging shows and workshops to assist our Members. My aim is to have shows in every major Queensland town so that all Members have the opportunity to show their horses. At this stage, it has been difficult to book some equestrian venues because they are already heavily booked by regular users. These venues have promised to get in touch if they have vacancies in future so we can then make permanent bookings in those areas. We held our first Training Clinic and Performance Show in Rockhampton during the weekend of the 15 and 16th of October (photos in this issue of Elite). Christine Cantrill from Orange in NSW agreed to run the clinic and drove 15 hours through fire and hail to get here and what a great weekend it was.

NEW SOUTH WALES REPORT By Christine Cantrill, NSW Hello all, What an exciting and busy time it has been so far for the AMHS NSW branch. I have really enjoyed working with this wonderful group of miniature enthusiasts and I am overwhelmed by all of your support. We have only scratched the surface with the new and innovative ideas AMHS is offering it's Members, ideas that will display the importance of miniatures in the horse industry, especially when it comes to our youth. We have already seen a wonderful response to the new “Encouragement Horses” from all walks of life and have since seen our under five Tiny Tot classes grow rapidly due to this promotion. The “Encouragement Horses” have aroused great interest from people starting out in the industry and encouraged them to get out and have a go which is fantastic to see. We have now appointed one of our up and coming Youth handlers to manage the Tiny Tot & Amateur show team horses at future AMHS shows. AMHS has lots of exciting up & coming events planned, with the New Year kicking off in January with the Casey and Kelly Campbell clinics. This is a once in life time opportunity, so please book now or email me with your expression of interest so we can get an idea of numbers for the canteen and lock everything in. Page 4

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Chris concentrated on all sorts of performance skills so that during the Sunday afternoon Performance Show, everyone was quite confident about trying new aspects of showing their horses. Thanks Christine, you really inspired and encouraged so many of us to try something new for the weekend. The cameradarie amongst all participants was great and everyone commented on what a great weekend it was (and let’s not forget all that food!) Our Judge on Sunday, Mr Wayne Cowie, was very impressed with all the performance horses and we thank him for the encouragement he gave to all competitors, especially our Junior Members. Every Performance event had competitors which was just fantastic. On the 20th of November, AMHS has arranged a full Championship Show for the Rockhampton region. With competitors arriving from as far away as Brisbane and Townsville – a nine hour drive in many cases it was another fantastic AMHS event. Photos from this show will be featured in the next edition of Elite Magazine. If anyone would like to assist me in promoting AMHS in your region, please get in touch and we’ll see if we can get a show or clinic organized for that area. Yours in miniature equines Michael Bowden The next scheduled show for NSW will be our Horse of the Year Show to be held at our new Richmond facilities over two days the 25th & 26th of February 2012. The program will be full of classes, with the use of both indoor arenas to host the event, allowing us to put together a program that will make it a more relax show that does not finish too late. We have just completed another full jump kit so we can now have the hunter and jumping course set up together to save even more time for our Performance competitors. We will also be organising a “Stallions on Parade” and a FREE “Welcome to the Show” BBQ on the Saturday night for all our competitors. I have a few special guests to be announced at a later date, can’t give away too much now, but it’s an event not to be missed, once again great prizes and raffles to be won. At the last show I notice once again the problem that we all have in that, Neddy needs to pee and ends up going in the ring hunch. So AMHS will now have Pee Pens set up ring side with deep fresh saw dust for your horses to pee in before they enter the ring. These pens will have special disinfectant in them and will also be mucked out through the day. Don't forget the great BBQ's that AMHS put on at each show and make sure you take advantage of our mini lead through as you can take your horse with you to get your food (we will have a special area for this at our next show). That is all from me, hope you all have a wonderful Xmas and I will see you all in the New Year. Take Care, Christine Cantrill HORSE SOCIETY INC.


GROOMING

To Win…

By Brooke “The Clipper Girl” Sheridan

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ay the word "body-clipping" and most miniature horse owners turn white as a ghost! Due to the mini’s tendency to grow hair quickly and LOTS of it, frequent clipping and grooming are unavoidable for shows, photo shoots and sometimes just the day-to-day comfort of our miniature horses. The question I am asked most frequently is how to go about this task with the least amount of aggravation. Since I have been clipping and grooming miniatures for over ten years, I believe I may have some good tips and tricks to share with owners to make the casual body-clipping encounter, as well as grooming for shows, easier and more enjoyable for both horse and handler. Keep in mind that practice makes perfect, so if at first you don't totally succeed, minis give us many opportunities to try, try again!!


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CLIP TIP #1 Always begin with a clean horse. This point cannot be stressed enough as STEP #1 in the clipping process. A horse covered in dirt, sawdust, sand or burrs will only result in a frustrating, unsatisfactory result. When you begin with a perfectly clean, bathed horse, you decrease the chance of dulling blades, damaging your clippers and running out of patience. A clean horse takes less time to groom and "missed spots" are easier to avoid if dirt is not caked onto the hair. Clipping CAN be done on a wet horse when absolutely necessary. However, I recommend giving a horse that is clipped when wet a good second look once it is completely dry. When wet, the hair tends to lie down flat, then once dried will puff up to create uneven areas which often require re-clipping if perfection is your goal.

Care of your blades is important. I find that simply oiling the blades during a clipping session gives the best results.

CLIP TIP #2 Equipment in good working order is the second essential element in the perfect body clip. I pamper my blades, clippers and the rest of the tools in my clipping kit like they are gold! Re-sharpened blades are fine to use for barn and comfort clips, but I frequently use brand new blades for critical uses like show and photo shoot clipping. A variety of blade types are available including those for leaving hair longer (#10, when talking about A-5 type blades), #15 and #30 blades for bodies, to #40 and #50-surgical blades for fine-finishing work applied to muzzles and ears. Care of your blades is important as well and I find that simply oiling the blades during a clipping session gives the best results. Sewing machine oil (such as 3-in-1) is a particularly fine grade product for applying to moving metal parts. Cooling lubricant sprays as well as disinfectant dips or sprays are also helpful in keeping your blades in tiptop shape. Blades should be cleaned and a light coat of oil applied before storing to help prevent rusting.

Blades should be cleaned and a light coat of oil applied before storing to help prevent rusting.

My clippers of choice are Double K Clippers which are "belt-driven" rather than the typical motor-inside-the-handpiece models. This gives the clipper more power and also causes less fatigue for your hand. The motor portion of the clipper can hang on a hook on the wall, while you utilize just the hand piece. Because the motor is not IN the hand piece, this also results in a quieter clipper that is well tolerated by most horses. Rarely will you find a cordless clipper that is adequate for full body clips, although there are several models which will work perfectly adequately for "clean-ups" such as bridle paths and chin whiskers. As in any mechanical instrument, there are parts that wear out and also parts which require regular servicing. A small, inexpensive plastic piece called a "lever" is located in the blade attachment area and should be replaced every 15-20 body clips for best performance. The bearings in the clipper unit may require servicing as often Page 6

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The Lever which is located in the blade attachment area should be replaced every 15-20 body clips for best performance. HORSE SOCIETY INC.


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PERFORMANCE TRAINING/SHOWS

VIC NEWS

14th August 2011 & 4th September 2011

Trophy Table AMHS PRIZES

Supreme Sash/Trophy & Garland AMHS PRIZES

Trophy Table AMHS PRIZES

The AMHS Garland Badge EXCLUSIVE TO AMHS

Photography by Luke Perrin

Photography by Luke Perrin

Photography by Luke Perrin

Photography by Luke Perrin

Champion & Reserve Newcomer Michelle Lyons & Sharon Dillan Photography by Luke Perrin

Champion Senior Miniature Performance Horse Kenlee Park Masterclass Photography by Luke Perrin

Champion Harness Horse Angela Watkins with Korizma Dynamite Lad

Champion & Reserve Youth Showmanship Jordon Thomas & Sheriden Tyzzer

Champion Newcomer Show Jumper Sue Bardsley

Photography by Luke Perrin

Supreme Junior Performance Sheriden Tyzzer with Kenlee Park Masterclass Photography by Luke Perrin

Photography by Luke Perrin

Champion Youth Showmanship Madilyn Tyzzer Photography by Luke Perrin

Photography by Luke Perrin

Supreme Senior Small Horse Performance Steve Tyzzer with Shangrila BJ Simply Awesome Photography by Luke Perrin

Reserve Champion Senior Miniature Performance Andrew Closter with Shangrila RE Magic Man

Reserve Champion Youth Showmanship Lachlan Thomas Photography by Luke Perrin

Kids Lunchtime Fun Class Winner Jackson Mackay Photography by Luke Perrin

Photography by Luke Perrin

Rob Lester awarding Ricky Bezzina Monster Raffle Winner

Photography by Luke Perrin

Photography by Luke Perrin

Photography by Luke Perrin

Champion & Reserve Youth Performance Jordan & Kieron Thomas

Rob Lester with Monster Raffle Winner Sue Bardsley

Champion Youth Performance Madison Closter

Supreme Senior Exhibit Shangrila BJ Simply Awesome Photography by Luke Perrin

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Photography by Luke Perrin

Champion Small Horse Junior Performance Shangrila Poised to Win

Champion Newcomer Show Jumper Rebecca King

Photography by Luke Perrin

Photography by Luke Perrin

Supreme Junior Exhibit Shangrila Poised to Win

Kids Lunchtime Fun Class Winner Tayla Bezzina

Photography by Luke Perrin

Photography by Luke Perrin

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Continued on from Page 6 as once per year depending on how often the clippers are utilized. Last but not least, I recommend having a "twitch" on hand. Many minis learn to accept clipping as readily as they do a good curry and brush down, but some always seem to be disturbed by the process. I utilize a simple tarp clamp applied to the mini's nose for brief periods of time to distract him when clipping the parts he objects to (most often ears and legs). This is one simple piece of equipment that I never leave home without!

CLIP TIP #3 The order in which you proceed with the clipping can be important for keeping a horse happy and co-operative. Begin at a spot where the horse is most willing to allow you to touch him with this "scary, noisy, vibrating thingie." Foals in particular behave best when starting at the hip, working your way to the front along both sides of the body. This reduces the stress they may feel when clippers are turned on near their head or ears where they are most sensitive and protective. With older, more experienced horses, I typically begin on one side of the neck, work my way around the horse's body, then end up on the opposite side of the neck, leaving the legs from the knees down as well as the head to very last. Working in this order, instead of beginning with typically difficult areas like the ears and legs, may help reduce the horse's stress level for the process as a whole. When you start clipping in a touchy area to begin with, you run the risk of starting off with a battle and setting an undesirable tone for the rest of the clipping session. Keeping several blades on hand will also allow you to swap out heated blades for cooled ones while you are clipping, especially important when doing sensitive areas like ears and lower legs where the skin is thin. Here's a special trick that I discovered with touchy horses that require a twitch for clipping. Before you EVER apply the twitch for the first time, clip the muzzle and nose area FIRST, apply the twitch afterwards, then proceed to those objectionable areas like ears and legs. This is especially important in clipping for shows, or when you plan on razoring the muzzle. After that twitch goes on the first time, you may find your mini much less co-operative for having his nose and muzzle area trimmed, running the risk of a perfectly clipped mini with long chin whiskers!!

CLIP TIP #4 Razoring, balding, facials…whatever the name, this seems to be the most daunting task for the miniature owner. It helps to break it down into PRE-steps before ever applying a razor to the horse's face. First, always clip the muzzle and the area over the eyes with a #50-surgical blade to take the hair down to the skin as closely as possible. The areas shaved with the #50 blade can ultimately be "blended" into the remainder of the face and Page 8

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forehead with #30 and #15 blades to eliminate the unsightly and dreaded "ring" around the nose and beautifully transition the area around the eye. Next, arm yourself with some good shaving GEL (not cream), and a dual (not triple or quad) blade razor. Process for the Muzzle: STEP 1) Starting from about the area where the halter noseband will lie (depending on your preference), shave in a DOWNwards motion with the grain of the hair, removing as much hair as possible from the area. STEP 2) The next step is best done after the horse's face has been dried and shaving gel REMOVED. After completing Step 1, rinsing, then drying the area, begin to blend the hair at the edges of the "ring" around the nose by using a light touch with the razor in an UPward direction against the direction of natural hair growth. Feather the hair with the razor upwards to the desired height on the horse's face. Do NOT use heavy pressure on the razor while blending as this will create straight lines on the face and also increases your risk of cutting the horse. Hints for Enhancing Eyes: STEP 1) One razor-width area of shaving above the eyes is sufficient and using shave gel above the eyes is not necessary. STEP 2) Clipping above the eyes with a #50 blade can substitute for razoring. Please proceed with extreme caution when using a clipper or razor around a horse's eyes.

CLIP TIP #5 As a final word of advice, remember there is no one "right" way to clip a horse. Each and every one of my clients has their own style and nuances for creating a clipped, presentable horse. Work out of your comfort zone every once in a while and experiment to find your OWN personal style – best done, of course, BETWEEN shows!!! As in all things, practice makes perfect, so don't be intimidated by face shaving and fine clipping – just be hands on and willing to try, even if you "mess up." In between shows practice the things you might not feel confident with like fine clipping faces with a #50 blade, trying a new blending technique for facials, or even something as simple as that precise tail set "arrow". You may find with time and practice that techniques you found difficult will soon become second nature and you may actually ENJOY the satisfaction of seeing your own clipping style bring out the beauty of your horse. Whether you are the owner of one horse or a hundred, clipping your miniature will most likely be necessary at some point. Following these basic guidelines can help make the process less like a chore and more like a labor of love. Bringing out the beauty of your horse for a show, for photos, or just for your personal pleasure is worth every moment you spend in the grooming room.

Enjoy and happy clipping everyone!!! HORSE SOCIETY INC.


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BATHURST REGIONAL SHOW

NSW NEWS

Sunday, 13th November 2011

Best Presented Horse & Child Handler Sarah Watkins

Best Presented Horse & Adult Handler Amy Collins

Photography by Peter Cantrill

Photography by Peter Cantrill

Kyle Maher with Centaur Radiant in Red

Champion Youth Handler Sarah Watkins

Photography by Peter Cantrill

Photography by Peter Cantrill

Reserve Champion Youth Handler Kyle Maher

Champion & Reserve Youth Handler Sarah Watkins & Kylie Maher

Photography by Peter Cantrill

Photography by Peter Cantrill

Champion & Reserve Adult Handler Holly Bird & Amy Collins

Class Photo Yearling Filly Class

Photography by Peter Cantrill

Photography by Peter Cantrill

Trophy Table AMHS PRIZES Photography by Peter Cantrill

Adult Handler Holly Bird

Class Photo Scott Crawford & Holly Bird

Photography by Peter Cantrill

Photography by Peter Cantrill

Class Photo Yearling Filly Class

Champion Filly Almighty Em’s Images

Photography by Peter Cantrill

Photography by Peter Cantrill

Champion Colt Almighty Sophisto Cats Copy Cat

Supreme Miniature of Show Sapphire Park Jays Just Fab

Photography by Peter Cantrill

Handled by Kim Watkins, Owned by Jo Mackey Photography by Peter Cantrill

Supreme Small Horse Exhibit Cranage Love "N" Kisses Handled by Kim Watkins, Owned by Carmen Bajpe Photography by Peter Cantrill

Champion & Reserve Filly Almighty Em’s Images & Alqueria Devine Diva

Youth Handler 9yrs & Under Ruby Rose Norman Maher Photography by Peter Cantrill

Champion Gelding Sapphire Park Jays Just Fab Photography by Peter Cantrill

Photography by Peter Cantrill

Champion Small Horse Colt Cranage Mirror Image

Champion Small Horse Stallion Cosmic Polish EM Off

Behu Cheval X Factor Photography by Peter Cantrill

Photography by Peter Cantrill

Alqueria Icy Blast

Behu Cheval X Factor

Photography by Peter Cantrill

Photography by Peter Cantrill

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This is a story that will not only touch your heart – it really makes you think about the cards we have all been dealt in life.

The Messenger On October this year a very special foal was born and he is now known as AAAAA

this is his story…..

Last year Joanne Raines went through a very sad and difficult time when her Mother in law who was very dear to Jo sadly passed away. Just before Mary passed away -Jo whispered in her ear –

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Later on that year Jo had a lunch date with a friend. As the friend was waiting for Jo, she noticed she was standing outside a florist shop so decided to buy Jo some flowers. As the friend was leaving the flower shop she was drawn to a pink butterfly and thought that it would look nice in the flowers so she asked the florist to put the butterfly in the arrangement. She gave the flowers to Jo who got a little emotional so she said "they are just flowers" and Jo then explained about the pink Butterflies. Later that year Jo put the flowers and the pink butterflies on her mother in laws grave. Jo had more grief in her life when one of her mares had trouble foaling. She lost the foal & the mare and felt she could not go on breeding as she could not stand to see her horses suffer. Jo had two more mares left to foal, one being a tiny mare called Fi Fi. She wanted her to be closer to a vet so she asked the same friend if she could foal her mare down for her. The day the mare went into labour it was her friends husband that delivered the foal. The foal presented with one leg back. They were able to get the leg forward and "The Messenger" was born. The friends husband rang his wife to get Jo's contact details and as he at this time did not know about the story of the butterfly, he said to his wife "Jo's foal was born - we had a bit of trouble but the mare and foal are both fighting fit. "What colour is he asked his wife", the husband replied "He is Silver, Black and white, but he has the strangest marking as if he has a butterfly on his rump which goes from hip to hip and when he walks it's wings flap".


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Continued on from Page 10 His wife for a long moment went silent on the phone, her husband said "are you still there" to which she replied "yes, did you just say a Butterfly?” He replied “yes it is like someone painted it on his rump, it is the most perfect Butterfly I have ever seen.” His wife then rang to tell Jo that her mare had foaled and she had a healthy baby colt. Jo began to cry with joy and her friend then said "Jo this is going to be hard to tell you but at the same time I can't even believe this. Jo, the foal has a perfect marking of a Butterfly on his rump.” Jo was in shock at first and found it hard to compose herself. She then asked if the butterfly was Black or White to which her friend said “it is white on pink skin, so yes Jo it is a pink Butterfly.” So to all of you who have had heartache this year foaling down mares -just think of Pink Butterflies as I am sure someone special is watching over you too.

This story is dedicated to and in memory of Mary Raines thank you for the Butterflies.


LUDDENHAM CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW

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Sunday, 18th September 2011

Photo Left Champion Junior Tiny Tot Kelsey O’Connor Photography by Hek-Tic Designs

Photo Left Child Handler 6-9yrs Axel Thomas Photography by Hek-Tic Designs

Photo Right Best Presented Horse & Adult Handler Peter Murray

Photo Right Child Handler Kyrah Nass Photography by Hek-Tic Designs

Photography by Hek-Tic Designs

Photo Left 1 Adult Lady Handler Christine Cantrill st

Photography by Hek-Tic Designs

Photo Left 2nd Adult Lady Handler Dalene Nobbs Photography by Hek-Tic Designs

Photo Right Best Presented Horse & Child Handler Rachel Dalrymple

Photo Right BEST TINY TOT OF SHOW Kelsey O’Connor

Photography by Hek-Tic Designs

Photography by Hek-Tic Designs

Supreme Miniature & Best Opposite Sex Miniature Scott Crawford (Supreme) & Christine Cantrill (BOS)

Champion Miniature Filly Centaur Fires Black Rose Photography by Hek-Tic Designs

Photography by Hek-Tic Designs

Champion Small Horse Colt Cranage Mirror Image Photography by Hek-Tic Designs

Champion Miniature Colt Scott Creek Juste Moment Dot Com

Supreme Miniature Gelding Wenalan Orions Mr Bling Photography by Hek-Tic Designs

Photography by Hek-Tic Designs

Champion Small Horse Filly Cranage Love & Kisses Photography by Hek-Tic Designs

Best Opposite Sex Small Horse Exhibit Cranage Mirror Image

Supreme Small Horse Exhibit Cranage Love & Kisses Photography by Hek-Tic Designs

Photography by Hek-Tic Designs

1st Small Horse Stallion Rapidash Boysenberry Echo

Best Classic Trot Miniature Crystal Park Fantastic Visual FX

Photography by Hek-Tic Designs

Photography by Hek-Tic Designs

Best Youth of Show Rachel Dalrymple

Best Classic Trot Small Horse Three Oaks Streak of Luck

Photography by Hek-Tic Designs

Photography by Hek-Tic Designs

Photo Left Fancy Dress Class Photography by Hek-Tic Designs

Champion Adult Learner Handler Rosslyn Badcock Photography by Hek-Tic Designs

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Champion Miniature Stallion Shangrila SE Mirrored Image Photography by Hek-Tic Designs

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Photo Right Best Colour & Best Classic Head of Show Almighty TC Twilight Rose Photography by Hek-Tic Designs

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BENDIGO CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW

VIC NEWS

Best Presented Horse & Youth Handler Lineup Photography by Luke Perrin

Champion Filly Shangrila SE Mustang Sally Photography by Luke Perrin

Sunday 25th September 2011

Champion Adult Learner Handler Champion/Reserve Youth Handler Sue Bardsley Madison Closter & Lachlan Thomas Photography by Luke Perrin

Champion Mare Daanmor Kings Exclusive Design Photography by Luke Perrin

Photography by Luke Perrin

Champion Colt Mirrindel Troubles Exception to the Rule

Champion Adult Handler Bree Whittington Photography by Luke Perrin

Champion Stallion Shangrila BW Warrior Photography by Luke Perrin

Photography by Luke Perrin

Supreme Miniature Horse Exhibit Mirrindel Troubles Exception to the Rule Photography by Luke Perrin

Best Opposite Sex Exhibit Shangrila SE Mustang Sally

Supreme Miniature Gelding Mt Alexander Bad Warrior Photography by Luke Perrin

Photography by Luke Perrin

Best Opposite Sex Small Horse Wildflower Destiny’s Bringin’ Sexy Back

Supreme Small Horse Gelding Kooka Heights Jamas The Du-Fass

Photography by Luke Perrin

Photography by Luke Perrin

Fancy Dress Competitor Isabelle Schliefert

The man behind AMHS Craig Meade

Photography by Luke Perrin

Photography by Luke Perrin

Supreme Small Horse Exhibit Wildflower Troubles Miss Behavin Photography by Luke Perrin

Lunchtime Fun Classes Stop ‘N’ Go Photography by Luke Perrin

Small Horse Gelding 4yrs & Over Warriors Mighty Titan of Mt Eagle

The woman behind the man Maree Lester judging the lunchtime fun classes Photography by Luke Perrin

Rob Lester conducting our Lunchtime Fun Classes Photography by Luke Perrin

Photography by Luke Perrin

Small Horse Gelding 3yr Old Kooka Heights Jamas Prince Charming Photography by Luke Perrin

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Youth Competitor Madilyn Tyzzer Photography by Luke Perrin

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Tim Schliefert with Odyssey Park Little Miss Muffet

Adult Learner Handler Samantha Acott

Photography by Luke Perrin

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Fueling your Champions Fire! By Mike & Allison Rosauer Stars Miniatures, USA www.starsminiatures.com

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utrition is the fuel you need to build your horse into a champion!

area our horses have trouble keeping smooth. Besides trying to fulfill the horse’s grazing needs and filling in a horses top line, we use beet pulp as a tool for hydration. We always give our horses access to clean water, but as we travel, often we have issues with horses not drinking enough. Some horses don’t like to drink on the trailer. Others can have issues with water that tastes strange to them. We feed our beet pulp soaked because it swells several times in volume when it gets wet and we don’t want it to swell in the horse’s stomach. When it’s ready to feed, it will be the consistency of runny oatmeal. If we have a hydration issue we will feed it very wet and soupy. During the evening feeding we add Red Cell to add B vitamins and iron. Both of these help keep the horse feeling good and gives them energy. We also use a daily wormer such as Strongid C.

In this article we will explain our program. This is what works for us. You may have to adjust it to work with your horse’s needs and your particular climate. Now, with these elements in place, we create an individual Our feed program is based on 2 cups of crimped cleaned oats, ration for the needs of each horse. One thing to take into 2 cups 14% protein and 7% fat sweet feed, 4 cups of soaked consideration when determining a horses needs is their body beet pulp and 1 pound of alfalfa, morning and night. This is condition. A fat horse may need the protein and fat portion the amount that most of our show horses are given. However, removed from its diet. However, remember that oats are more each horse’s diet is adjusted to their individual needs. Let’s of an immediately burned food, so you may replace some of talk about each ingredient’s purpose so we can understand the sweet feed you take away with more oats. A horse that how to adjust the ration to the individual horse. comes into the barn in poor condition, or a young horse that is growing, may only need high protein high fat sweet feed in its Crimped, cleaned oats are the most efficient way to feed oats. diet. We might feed them up to 4 cups of Having them crimped breaks through the hard outer surface for better “Remember, no matter what wet feed plus beet pulp and alfalfa. Another variable to how much sweet feed we feed digestion. Oats are high in your horse’s physical is the temperature. When we moved from a carbohydrates. They produce energy without fat. I think of them as fuel condition, it is also just as colder climate up north, to a hot climate here in southeast Texas, we found that in the for our horses. important to look at their summer we need to feed more sweet feed to Next let’s talk about sweet feed. We mental condition as well.” help maintain our energy levels. In the use a feed that has 14% protein and winter we back some horses off of sweet 7% fat. Protein is the building blocks feed because they aren’t working as hard and the air for muscle. In order for our exercise program to be effective temperature doesn’t zap their energy. We’ve had some high we must rebuild the muscle as we break it down. Also young energy, mature horses that ate as much as 4 cups oats, 4cups horses need protein to grow. The second part of our sweet feed sweet feed and 6 cups of beet pulp, as well as 1 pound of is 7% fat. Miniature horses have long, stringy muscles instead alfalfa, twice a day to keep them fit while they are in training. of short bulky muscles. No matter how much you work your We’ve also had horses that only required 2 cups of oats and 4 miniature horse you are never going to build the bulk of cups of beet pulp to stay fit. Remember that hungry horses muscle you can with a big horse. We have to carefully smooth aren’t happy horses. Beet pulp doesn’t add unwanted bulk on a out our horses and add substance through a layer of fat. Fat horse, so if any negative stall responses happen, like eating also produces energy. If we have our horses broke to stand shavings or stall walking, try to make the horse happier by still when we show, they can never have too much energy. feeding his grazing instinct with more soaked beet pulp. Now let’s talk about the most important part of our feeding If you are trying to put a lot of weight on a horse, in a short program, beet pulp and alfalfa. To understand the importance amount of time, try feeding them an additional snack, maybe of these, we need to understand how nature designed a horse’s extra alfalfa or 2 cups of sweet feed at lunch and an additional digestive system. A horse’s digestive system is unique in that snack late at night. If you feed a horse too much at one most all digestion comes through the breakdown of fibre. Beet feeding, and their stomach isn’t used to holding that much pulp and alfalfa are both high fibre. If we look at a horse in the feed, they will leave some feed behind and it will quickly get wild they live on 100% fibre. As we change a horse’s eating stale and go to waste. Only feed what they can eat in a short habits to produce the looks we are striving for, we need to amount of time. keep in mind the natural benefits from fibre in keeping his digestive system working as well as keeping him happy Start your horse on a conditioning schedule and nutritional mentally. Horses are grazing animals and alfalfa and beet pulp program and wait two weeks before you evaluate them. Our are fed in large volume. This extends the time it takes the horses are started on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday work horse to eat each meal, simulating grazing. schedule for 10 minutes at a fast trot, and are slowly built up In a horse’s digestive track, located under the horse’s top line, to 20 minutes once they can handle it. Horses that need to lose is a large vessel called a cecum. This is unique to equines. It is a lot of weight are worked the same way, but on Monday, where fibre is digested. It is also why I believe beet pulp is Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Also, give them a day turned magic for miniatures horses. One of the hardest places to fill out on grass with a friend or friends so that they stay happy in on most miniature horses is their top line. Beet pulp does and get to relax and be a horse. Horses are herd this. How? Beet pulp keeps the cecum full. animals by nature and turn out days make a huge Remember it is located just under the top line in the mental difference. AUSTRALIAN MINIATURE

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Fueling your Champions Fire!

Continued on from Page 19 Our horses stay in the stall on the weekend so that mentally they relax and they can build up their energy levels. Two weeks gives this program time to make significant changes. If we determine that we are on the right track, and we think our horse’s condition has improved, we keep the same feed and exercise schedule and we evaluate the horse weekly. If we don’t see any significant changes, we try to look at the horse’s body condition and their attitude to see what changes to make. Some horses need adjustments weekly and some are fed and conditioned the same for years.

Remember, no matter what your horse’s physical condition, it is also just as important to look at their mental condition as well. A horse with a well balanced diet and a lifestyle that combines work, a little play and some relaxation will be happy and able to give you 100% in and out of the show ring!

One of the biggest nutritional mistakes we see people make is thinking their “pot bellied” horse is fat. Actually, a horse that has no weight over its back and a big belly that hangs low is in poor condition. It has no muscle over its top line to help pull its stomach up. Most people tend to work this type horse hard and only feed it oats. Actually, what this horse needs is sweet feed and beet pulp to help build strong muscle and fill in over its back. Combine this with a consistent, three day a week work schedule and you will see the belly start to pull up tight toward the back. The sweet feed will also give this horse the energy it needs to work hard and feel strong.

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Emmy May Wilson

Q. How old was Emmy when she started in Miniatures? A. Emmy was four when she first fell in love with Miniature Horses.

Q. How did Emmy start in Miniatures? A. Emmy was an amazing horse rider at the age of four until she was thrown from a horse and become scared of riding. After a lot of research we were so lucky to come in contact with two amazing people, Scott & Sharon Crawford from Almighty Miniature Horses. Scott & Sharon have become our closest friends and family who sold us an American Miniature Gelding for Emmy who has become her best friend.

Q. What is Emmy’s favourite horse colour? A. White. Q. What is Emmy’s horses name? A. Almighty Born to Shyne (“Shyne”). Q. What is Emmy’s favourite Class at shows? A. Emmy loves Tiny Tots, but Emmy can’t wait to start Trail & Hunter.

Q. What is Emmy’s favourite showing moment? A. When a Judge said to Emmy “you’re a natural”. Emmy smiled at the Judge and said “I know”. The Judge smiled back at Emmy and laughed. Q. Does Emmy do Performance? A. Not yet, but Emmy can’t wait. Outline of Achievements: A. Emmy has had many successful shows in the Tiny Tot classes. Best Showing/Handling Tip Emmy was told: A. When Uncle Scott told Emmy “Always focus on your horse”. Ambitions: A. To compete in Trail and Hunter and breed American Miniature Horses like Aunty Sharon. To have a huge property and buy a blonde Alpaca.

Good luck in the future Emmy May Wilson. We look forward to helping you achieve all your dreams in years to come…


TRAINING CLINIC & SHOW

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Natalee & Leah Biddle

Sunday, 16th October 2011

With the Blue View Gang.

Ninna Davis with Pint Size Don Valentino

Leah Biddle with Blue View Endless Rose

Photography by Chris Cantrill

Photography by Chris Cantrill

Leah Biddle with Blue View Endless Rose

Photography by Chris Cantrill

Photography by Chris Cantrill

Natalee Biddle with Blue View G I Joe Photography by Chris Cantrill

Ninna Davis with the Judge (Wayne Cowie) Photography by Chris Cantrill

Natalee & Leah Biddle with Blue View G I Joe & Blue View Endless Rose

Ninna Davis, Ross Fleming & June Dalliston Photography by Chris Cantrill

Photography by Chris Cantrill

Ninna Davis with Shangrila NR Supreme Design Photography by Chris Cantrill

Leah Biddle with Blue View Endless Rose Photography by Chris Cantrill

Natalee & Leah Biddle with Blue View G I Joe & Blue View Endless Rose

Ross Fleming with Kildaire Safari’s Dream RPA Photography by Chris Cantrill

Photography by Chris Cantrill

Ninna Davis with Pint Size Don Valentino Photography by Chris Cantrill

Tom Dilger with Precious Moments Cowboy Eagle Boy

Ross Fleming with Hillston Grove Holly in February

Photography by Chris Cantrill

Photography by Chris Cantrill

Photography by Chris Cantrill

June Dalliston with Hillston Grove Spirit

Ross Fleming with Hillston Grove Oaky Dokey

Photography by Chris Cantrill

Photography by Chris Cantrill

June Dalliston with Carissa Park Mystery Man

Ross Fleming with Hillston Grove Oaky Dokey

Natalee Biddle with Blue View G I Joe

Photography by Chris Cantrill

Photography by Chris Cantrill

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Leah Biddle with Blue View Endless Rose Photography by Chris Cantrill

Ross Fleming with Hillston Grove Oaky Dokey Photography by Chris Cantrill

Ninna Davis with Pint Size Don Valentino

Ninna Davis with Pint Size Don Valentino

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Photography by Chris Cantrill

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For the Love of a Horse! By Dr Kylie Schaaf BVSc, BSc, MACVSc Veterinary Director, The Horse Hospital at Wadham Park

W

e met "Pepper" (Wildflower Forbidden Love) in April. She had injured herself and her owners had found her unable to bear weight on her right hind leg.

Her owners were devastated, as she was a treasured family member as well as a very successful show horse. Her local vet, Dr Chris Reardon, was called immediately and he diagnosed a complete dislocation of her hip. He gave her a short anaesthetic and took x-rays of her hip to confirm this finding. The hip was unable to be returned to the correct position, so she was sent in to hospital for surgical treatment.

Pepper being prepared for surgery.

“There was extensive damage to the soft tissue structures associated with the hip joint, making a reduction and primary repair impossible� Pepper was prepared and taken to surgery. She was operated on by specialist equine surgeon Dr Nick Kannegieter and assisted by Dr Kylie Schaaf. She was anaesthetized by Drs Craig Simon and Verena Jolly. An incision was made over her hip to expose the damaged area. There was extensive damage to the soft tissue structures associated with the hip joint, making a reduction and primary repair impossible.

Dr Nick Kannegieter assisted by Dr Kylie Schaaf working on Pepper.

We removed the head of the femur (the "ball" of the hip joint) so that a new fibrous joint can form. The muscle and skin was then closed and Pepper was taken to the recovery room. Pepper had a very quiet, smooth recovery from the anaesthetic. She was using her right hind leg better the following day. She was sent home from hospital 3 days later. We hope that Pepper will continue to improve and live a happy, comfortable life in the paddock. It is unlikely that she will be able to return to her show career, but we will see how she goes. Owners Note This was only the second horse in this country to have this type of surgery done successfully and had to be travelled a 6 hour round trip. The surgeon was flown from Sydney to Tweed Heads and taken from there an hour and a half to the Kungera Total Horse Hospital. This trip could not have been done without the help of Felicity Forgarty, who gave up a week of her time and the use of her car and float to see this operation through. Thank you to all the Doctors and assistants who helped give Pepper a second chance. Thank you to Felicity for being so kind hearted to help another in need.

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Drs Craig Simon and Verena Jolly kept a close eye on Pepper while the doctors worked to remove the head of her femur so that a new fibrous joint could form.

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Tiny Tot Turnout Competitors Photography by Kay Tuohey

Trail Class Ashley Thomas Photography by Kay Tuohey

Champion Adult Handler Catherine Connard Photography by Kay Tuohey

Sunday 16th October 2011

Champion Tiny Tot Turnout Louis Connard

Reserve Champion Tiny Tot Lachlan Thomas

Best Presented Youth Competitor Lineup

Photography by Kay Tuohey

Photography by Kay Tuohey

Photography by Kay Tuohey

Champion Colt Shangrila SE Striker Photography by Kay Tuohey

Champion/Reserve Adult Learner Samantha Acott & Rachel Carpenter

Trail Class Angela Watkins

Champion Youth Handler William Connard

Photography by Kay Tuohey

Photography by Kay Tuohey

Champion Filly Wildflower Destiny’s Love’em N Leave’em

Trail Class Sheriden Tyzzer Photography by Kay Tuohey

Photography by Kay Tuohey

Photography by Kay Tuohey

Birthday Boy Rob Lester in his matching hat/shirt/tie

On Safari, Louis Connard & his Tiger...

Champion Stallion Tiny Toy Jamiroquai

Photography by Kay Tuohey

Photography by Kay Tuohey

Photography by Kay Tuohey

Reserve Champion Stallion Silver Star King of Cool

Supreme Miniature Exhibit Shangrila SE Striker

Champion Junior Gelding Kenlee Park Cadillac Jack

Photography by Kay Tuohey

Photography by Kay Tuohey

Photography by Kay Tuohey

Photography by Kay Tuohey

Craig Meade, what are you doing?????

Supreme Miniature Gelding Kooka Heights Jamas Prince Charming Photography by Kay Tuohey

Supreme Small Horse Exhibit Kooka Heights Sir Pallidon Photography by Kay Tuohey

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Champion Small Horse Junior Gelding Warriors Mighty Titan of Mt Eagle Photography by Luke Perrin

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Supreme Small Horse Gelding Mirrindel Wheelin N Deelin

Hunter Class Collandie Park Jeronimo

Photography by Kay Tuohey

Photography by Kay Tuohey

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Marlanoc SP And Still I Rise Carousel Park Champagne Classic Star Carousel Park Destined to Dream Priscilla Maher Priscilla Maher Brianna Whittington Carousel Park Carousel Park Marlanoc Miniature Horses

Full USA Black Filly Rebecca Beriman Silvista Miniatures

Almighty Abra Catabra Scott & Sharon Crawford Almighty Miniatures

Jedarras Lady Luck Sally Henderson Jedarras Miniatures

Craig & Jenny Meade Pickamini Miniatures

Craig & Jenny Meade Pickamini Miniatures

Jedarras Simply Irresistable Sally Henderson Jedarras Miniatures

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Picture submitted by Susan Edwards

Silkwood LW Exotic Lady Tina Bowling Silkwood Miniatures

Araluen Park Reds Black Passion Graham Rose Araluen Park

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Full USA Black Pinto Filly Rebecca Beriman Silvista Miniatures

Yarreh Lane Whispering Jack Yarreh Lane Miniatures

Araluen Park Moon Charm & Araluen Park Symply Awesome Araluen Park

The Messenger Joanne Raines

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Araluen Park Symply Awesome Graham Rose Araluen Park

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Chestnut Overo Colt Rebecca Beriman Silvista Miniatures

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Picture submitted by Christine Cantrill Centaur Stud

Chestnut Colt Rebecca Beriman Silvista Miniatures


HORSE COLOUR AT A GLANCE

By B.S. Thatcher

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ne could think of equine colour as an artist’s palate, ie. the Primary Colours are Red, Blue, and Yellow from which all colours are built.

In the Equine world, the Primary Colours are Black and Red and all other colours are built from just these two. Rather than use technical terms of Chromosomes, and Allele’s I will just refer to a colour. Each horse receives one package with many programmes from each parent. This will determine the sex, the height of the horse, the eye colour and the coat colour, whether they will be intense colours or if they will be common colours etc. In the late 1990’s the Red Gene was split and since then a Pandora’s Box has been opened pertaining to horse colour. Prior to this there was Black, Brown, Bay, Chestnut, Grey and Roan. Pinto’s (Piebald and skewbald), were tolerated and one who bred Spotted Horses ( Appaloosas and other Spotted Breeds), had lost it, and Palomino horses were Hollywood Horses and all Yellow Horses with dark Points were Dun. I will discuss the building blocks of colour. Horses cannot throw a colour, there are certain laws which will determine the colour of the progeny. There are Dominate Colours (genes) and there are Recessive Colours (genes). Dominate meaning the dominating colour will be expresses and Recessive Colours will be carried without it appearing until such time that the right mating has occurred. The Colour Black Black Hair, Skin, Mane and Tail, Lower Legs, Dark Eyes, no Red or Yellow hair anywhere. When the foal is born, it will not be Black, but a dark greyish or blue colour and some even are a blue dunish colour when first born. Lucky for us these little fellows lose their foal hair to a Black Black comes in a number of Shades and in a Black Horse the Recessive allele results in a uniform Black ie. Black Hair and Points. The colour Black is rare in most breeds and the true Black will have No Red or Yellow hair present on any part of the body. The Black Horse will be the Blackest of Black. Raven Black will have a brilliance to the coat, a Black that we all strive to breed. Jet Black is the darkest Black and will not have the brilliance to the coat that the above two colours have. These three Black colours described are non Fading. Summer Black is lighter because it fades in our sunlight. This colour can fade so much that it sometimes appears to have a reddish tinge to it. Smokey Black is a colour that has a Smokey appearance to it, this is because it carries the colour yellow (Palomino), a dilute colour and perhaps should not be included with the true Black horse. All the Black colours discussed have dark eyes and skin and black point colour. The Colour Brown Brown is a colour that we will not see ie. Brown coat colour mane and tail, eyes and eye lashes, lower legs, a very boring colour, however the palate available to the equine world keep this colour lively. AUSTRALIAN MINIATURE

True brown does not occur in horses. Seal Brown is a Black Horse with black points but it will be lighter in the flanks, like a dark tan. This colour can also be found around the muzzle and sometimes in the girth area, this colour is not Pangare`. Brown is a Sooty Red or Sooty Tan. ie. it is a Red or Tan horse with a mix of black hair, giving it a Sooty or Brown appearance. The Sootiness will appear most heavily on the quarters and along the back, neck and head. The horse will have black points and brown to very dark eyes. Light Brown will be Sooty Tan to Reddish with black points. If you add Tan or Red (tan being a light Red) to Black, we get Brown. The Colour Bay The colour Bay is still classed in the Black category, as the horse will have Black Points. Bay is a very beautiful colour, ranging from a Dark Clear Red to a very Light Tan and besides the point colour the horse will have Black ear rims. Mahogany Bay is a Dark Reddish colour with Sootiness over the quarters. Blood Bay is a deep Red or Tan colour showing no Sootiness, however you can get a Sooty Blood Bay and this will depend on your breeding Stock. The Sooty effect can be found on all Bay coloured horses, not to be confused with the” Brown Horse”. Bay (common) is a Red, Tan or Brownish Red. Another Strong colour is the Cherry Red. It is a very bright colour and with the Black Points it stands out. The Cherry Red Horse will, in its peak condition, will appear to have a purple sheen on the coat. Red Bay is the colour that we all strive to breed, a clear colour with no dark or light hair on the body and very strong Black Points. Sandy Bay is a light sandy coloured Tan to a Light Reddish Tan. Golden Bay is Gold Red, a colour that burns easily in our sunlight and can sometimes look unthrifty, ie. The horse will look rough in the coat Honey Bay is a golden Honey Colour, a clear colour that can sometimes be confused with Buckskin . The Sandy, Golden and Honey Bay colours are outside the normal range of colours found on the Bay horse. All of the above colours can be found with the Pangare` factor, that is they will be heavily marked with lighter coloured hair around the muzzle and Flank area and can also be a pale cream on the inside of the legs and on the underbelly . When Pangare` is combined with the paler Bay Colours it is undesirable. The Pangare` colour can only be present if we use breeding stock with this factor. The other Bay, which we do not know a lot about but is very important in producing the Intense Colours is The Wild Bay. What determines a Wild Bay is that it lacks the extensive Black Lower Leg Marking’s. The Point colour will be seen only on the Fetlocks and sometimes on the Knees and Hocks. The colour Black will be sparse and it is the Wild Bay that is sometimes classified as a Chestnut because it will lack the lower leg colour even though it will have the Black Mane and Tail. The ear rims are sometimes lacking as well. The inside of the Cannon Bone will be lighter than the body colour, even appearing as a silvery colour. Bay foals will not have lower leg colour when born but will develop the Black Legs as it loses its foal coat, however a Bay Foal is easy to identify and with careful observation and knowledge of parent colour, so are the Sooty Colours. Next time I will discuss the Chestnut colours and the importance of keeping this Colour Clean, especially for the breeding of the Dilute Horse. HORSE SOCIETY INC.

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AMHS SHOW DATES

**REMINDER** COMPLETE STUD

TRANSFER CLOSING DATE JANUARY 2012 th

Just a reminder that we are fast approaching the closing date to register your ENTIRE stud with AMHS Inc. at the discounted introductory prices:

The following Deals are available for Members to take advantage of until the 31st December 2011:

1 – 10 Horses 11 – 20 Horses 21 – 50 Horses 51+ Horses

$20 $40 $60 $80

REGISTRATION PHOTOS Just another reminder to make sure you include a COLOUR Photocopy of the horses current Registration Certificate with your Complete Stud Transfer Form. Make sure if you are updating any horses that you include new photos (eg if you are upgrading from a Temporary to Permanent). Always remember to include a WORK ORDER with your paperwork as it makes things so much easier for our Registrar. AUSTRALIAN MINIATURE

15 VIC

AMHS Championship Show Egan Reserve, Greendale

21st NSW

CASEY CAMPBELL HALTER RICHMOND CASEY CAMPBELL HALTER 22nd NSW LISMORE 20-24 NSW/QLD KELLY CAMPBELL AVAILABLE-PHOTOS CASEY CAMPBELL HALTER 26th WA PERTH AREA 25-26 WA KELLY CAMPBELL AVAILABLE-PHOTOS CASEY CAMPBELL HALTER 28th VIC JURAVON PARK CASEY CAMPBELL DRIVING 29th VIC JURAVON PARK 27th – 29th VIC KELLY CAMPBELL AVAILABLE-PHOTOS

FEBRUARY 2012 4th VIC

****GOLDEN BUCKLE SHOW**** Juravon Park

19th VIC

AMHS BARASTOC HOTY Show Werribee Park

25/26th NSW

AMHS New South Wales Miniature Horse of the Year Show, Richmond

MARCH 2012 17/18th VIC

AMHS Victorian Miniature Horse of the Year Show, Tatura

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