Paca Paca april 2011

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Volume 20 Issue 1

CM Inca Roca Crescent Moon Ranch

CM Inca Roca is an 8 year old stallion bred and owned by Crescent Moon Ranch. Many titles in Breeding and Pleasure, and Best Gaited Horse of Show. See ad inside this issue.



History of the Peruvian Horse by Adele Von Rust Mccormick Equine Acupuncture by Jared McCollum Peruvian Tack The Lesson I始m Learning with Horses by Jocelyn Hastie

Peruvian Horse Club of BC Peruvian Horse Association of Alberta Saskatchewan Peruvian Horse Club Peruvian Paso Association of Ontario

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Official Newsletter of the Peruvian Horse Association of Canada

PHAC Board of Directors Ben Sawatzky, President 7886 Bench Row Road Vernon, BC V1H 1H3 Phone (250) 558-4743 Email: Don Noltner, Vice-President Box 1133 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P3 Phone: (250) 835-8472 Email Sherri Rosia, Secretary R.R. 1 Cochrane, AB T4C 1A1 Phone (403) 932-7032 Email Jocelyn Hastie, Treasurer Box 1, Site 2, RR3 High River, AB T1V 1N3 Phone (403) 601-2500 Email Mimi Busk-Downey, Director Box 449 Acme, AB T0M 0A0 Phone (403) 546-4331 Email EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS:

Gus McCollister, Exec. Secretary General Delivery Lyalta, AB T0J 1Y0 Phone (403) 935-4435 Fax (403) 935-4774 Email: AWARDS COMMITTEE: Sherri Rosia Mimi Busk-Downey Shannon Zaitsoff


Box 207 Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0 Don Nolter, President Phone: (250) 832-1188 Email: Website:

PERUVIAN HORSE CLUB OF ALBERTA 11003 Oakfield Dr.SW. Calgary,AB T2W 3H3 Chantelle Sawatzky, President Phone: (403) 281-2114 Email: Website:

SASKATCHEWAN PERUVIAN HORSE CLUB INC. 147 Rao Crescent Saskatoon, SK S7K 6V7 Phoebe Soles, President Phone: (306) 929-2350 Email:

ONTARIO PERUVIAN HORSE ASSOCIATION c/o Lyn Knell 1067 Melville Rd, RR#2 Consecon, Ont K0K 1T0 Lyn Knell, President Email: Website:

PERUVIAN PASO HORSE ASSOC OF ONTARIO c/o Carlos Escudero,President Peruvian Paso Horse Assoc. of Ontario 63 Kinloch Cresc Maple, Ontario Phone: (905) 3038137 Email:



c/o Chris Thurn, Secretary PO Box 586 Linden, AB TOM 1J0 Wanda Malsbury, President Phone: (403) 546-4320 Email: Website:



BY-LAWS COMMITTEE: Marion Bear Mimi Busk-Downey Mark Van Diest

NOMINATION COMMITTEE: Gus McCollister RULES COMMITTEE: Val Henderson Phoebe Soles Daryl Olson

CM Inca Roca is an 8 year old stallion bred and owned by Crescent Moon Ranch. Many titles in Breeding and Pleasure, and Best Gaited Horse of Show.

From ! E"tor’s desk‌ Thank you all for your the articles, photos, and ads. Submissions should be in either a PDF format or jpeg. Quite often our file size needs to be reduced for publication so be careful with the fonts used as some translate and reduce better than others. I have included a new regular feature called Pics . I am keeping a library of these photos. The size and layout of each Paca Paca issue will determine the number of photos that will be used so some may turn up in later issues. Deadlines are set so publications can be ready for specific events. So please adhere to these. S$anne Bro%

History of the Peruvian Horse By Adele von R端st McCormick, PhD Our personal and professional travels led us to many interesting places and people, to some of the leading Equine authorities on the Iberian Peninsula, the European Continent, the Celtic Isles, North Africa and North America. Breeds evolve, so to understand the Peruvian horse we must gaze into its distant past. Thousands of years ago a unique type of horse came thundering onto the world stage. In ancient horse-cultures such as the Celts, Scythians, Mongolians, Greeks, Persians, etc. they domesticated horses for specific reasons. Hunting, travel, war and particularly conquest were some of the primary reasons. Eventually, an Indo-European horse skilled at skirmish style warfare emerged. This Skirmish horse eventually landed in Spain as a result of the Celts, an Indo-European tribe. Predating this Indo-European horse used by the Celts, Persians, Greeks and Iberians, the Scythians and Mongols had a similar type of horse and advanced riding style. Excellent riding style was the difference between life and death for many of these tribes. THE ANCIENT SKIRMISH STYLE HORSE This ancient horse had an aptitude for maneuverability and an ability to become air-born for warfare movements which required attack and retreat. The Iberians eventually discovered the rare capabilities of this horse and began their own breeding campaign. Besides skirmish style warfare the Spanish desired a horse that could work bulls and navigate the rocky terrain of the Iberian Peninsula by remaining balanced and collected. Hence, a Spanish/Iberian type emerged. This is why breeders of all Spanish blooded horses today desire a square horse instead of a rectangular horse and a horse with brio (willing, hot and tractable temperament) and natural collection. They did not need a horse for speed. The Iberians also found this ancient horse to have a keen mind which gave it the intelligence to become versatile. While in Spain the blood of this ancient horse was further infused with blood from the Barb in Morocco, the Celtic horse (called the Galician or Austurian found in the north of Spain called Celt-Iberia) and the Sorraia, a wild horse found in Portugal. THE PERUVIAN HORSE-THE HORSE OF SPANISH CONQUERERS The horse of the Iberian Peninsula is called by many different names such as the Andalusian, the Luisitano, the Castillian, Gineta, Jinete, Pura Raza Espanol. Since it was the finest riding and military horse in the world it was used by Spain during the conquest of the Americas. Eventually the horse of the Spanish Conquerors was given new names, such as Peruvian horse, as the various countries colonized and gained their independence.

In essence, the Peruvian Horse that we know today is an antique Andalusian from the 15th century with a gait. Pizarro was a horseman. He would only ride the very best of horses. It is well documented that the Spanish Conquistadors brought with them both Hacks (amblers) and Chargers (trotters) of the same breed to the New World, as recorded in the Archives of the Indios, the Spanish Horse was (and still is) a breed consisting of Galician/ Asturian (Celtic) horses of the North, Sorraia horses, and Barb horses from Morocco. Arriving in the New World horsemen in those days often traveled as much as a “full thirteen leagues” (39 miles) which is not a bad journey for those who had only a single horse and were not certain of the road. The gait they used for travel was called “Castillian Pace” or running walk, or in Peruvian horse jargon in modern times…. Paso Llano. Cuban historian and analyst Jorge DeMoya indicates that “Paso Llano is actually a contraction of Paso Castellano, a smooth way of going.” THE PERUVIAN GAIT The Peruvian gait comes directly from its Iberian ancestry. While in Spain we discovered that many Andalusian horses still had a propensity to amble and it is those horses that the Peruvians selected to breed to one another to get the broken lateral gait. The Spanish breeders of today still want high lift which is also a characteristic of the Peruvian horse. Throughout Spain there are many old statues of the Spanish horse with high lift and gait.

. It is common knowledge that the first group of horses brought from Spain by Columbus to the New World were Sorraias. The Sorraia, a strong and rustic horse, one of the wild predecessors of modern Iberian breeds, proved to be very tough for this kind of uncharted territory.

A 5-year old Sorraia stallion from Iberia with J.P. Giacomini. This is the predominant wild ancestor behind the Andalusian, Lusitano, Paso Fino, and Peruvian Paso horses

Later, however there were many shipments of prized Andalusian horses and soon, breeding farms were being established in the New World and began thriving. Columbus set out from the Puerta de Santa Maria on his second trip to the West Indies (Caribbean Islands) with horses, mares and stallions to set up Criadores (Breeding Farms). These breeding farms were to be found on what is now the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and as far South as Panama. It was in Panama that Pizarro charted his voyage to Peru taking many of these horses with him. Spanish breeders settled in these islands and Panama, to sell horses, especially to Spanish Conquerors, both in Mexico and Peru. So important were the noble horses of the Conquistadores that Bernal Diaz gives a description with their colors, merits, and faults before he wrote about any of his inimitable stories of conquerors. Bernal Diaz, a chronicler, writes for the conquistadors of the horses as friends and comrades. When a horse was wounded or killed he writes, "The conquest was victorious because of the horses, after God.� THE PERUVIAN HORSE IN MODERN TIMES Peru has had a tumultuous history with much political upheaval and war. Yet, with all its problems Peru is like the proverbial Phoenix rising from the ashes. For this reason prior to 1945 many names and dates relating to horses in Peru are virtually non-existent. Most records were lost during the Chilean War. The Chileans not only won the War of Pacific, 100 years ago but they also occupied Peru after the victory. This situation proved to be devastating to both the people and the horses of Peru, most particularly those in the South since it borders Chile. During the war and occupation Chile not only killed horses and trainers (considered military experts) but they also burned most of their records. The Peruvian breeders fearing for the lives of their most esteemed animals set many of them free in the Andes. They hoped to retain these lines for the future and save them. Sol de Oro Viejo is presumed to be one of the offspring of these horses and for this reason finding him in the mountains must have been cause for great elation. Many who saw him reported they recognized him as old Spanish blood and interestingly enough he gaited and trotted.

In the post war era after the Chilean occupation Peru began to recover. In approximately 1935 once Peru began to regain its independence and restore its equilibrium, agriculture began to flourish once again. As part of this recovery in 1945, Peru made an all out effort to preserve their treasure, almost lost. Peruvians made a serious attempt to record the horses' fabulous history and guard their legacy. It was at this time they decided to have shows, form an association and start a stud book. Then tragedy struck again when the government implemented a program called the Agrarian Reform in the 1960’s. The political powers decided to seize land from the patrons by force and redistribute it. Many of these patrons/horse breeders had been successful agriculturalists for generations. Overnight their haciendas were taken away from them at gun point, under the threat of death. Many had to flee in the middle of the night. Some left with just the clothes on their backs and ran with their families and horses over the boarder into other countries. It was a dark period in Peru. Those who were lucky enough to retain their lands lived under a constant threat. Since horses are always viewed as a ‘luxury’ during a government takeover the beloved horses were under siege as well. Some were confiscated; herds lay dead in the fields from lack of government care, others were set free by their owners to run for their lives. There were instances of breeders who hid their horses from government thugs, sequestering their favorite horses inside their haciendas. The Peruvian breeders endured unimaginable conditions and made many sacrifices to protect the Peruvian horse out of a deep sense of love. There are endless accounts of breeders who risked their own lives to save their equine friends. These horse breeders proved what it means to be courageous and honorable. Today Peru’s economy is good and the horses are thriving. Yet, we owe many thanks to the Peruvian Breeders and their families who endured so much suffering so the world could encounter the Peruvian horse, a treasure from the ancient past. In summary, the Peruvian horse has all the characteristics of his Iberian ancestors: conformation, temperament, natural collection and grand movement, albeit it lateral or diagonal. The Peruvian breeders' genius lay in their maintaining the purity of their Spanish horses and its lateral gait. Resources: Pedro garcia Conde, "Verdadera Albeiteria" Maestro Harrador, y Albeytor mas Antiquo, De La Real Cavallerja. "The Horse of the Conquest," R.B. Cunninghame Traham (Don Roberto) Wm Heineman, Ltd. 1930. Note: Robert B. Cunninghame Graham known in Spain and South America as "Don Robert" was the son of a high born Spanish mother and a Scottish father of nobility. He was raised in Spain by his Spanish grandmother and became a true Renaissance man of the 1800s, he died in 1936. He was well known in Spain, Mexico and South America spending years there. Garcilasco de la Vega, el Ivea. Madrid - Archueve Le Vidios 1723. 'd Andrade, Antonio, Arte Cavallania de quenta e estradiota Lisbon, 1678. Zarate, Augustin de: Historia de decubrirmento y Conquestor de la provincia del Peru, Madrid 1826 Archives. Muchuca, Bernado de Vargas, Libro de Excicious de la Gineta. Madrid 1500. Loch, Lady Sylvia, The Royal Horse of Europe, J. A. Allen, London 1986. de la Gueriniere, School of Horsemanship, Translated by Doucher, Allen, London 1994. Daniels, Rick, Controversy, Oh, Controversy, Caballo Magazine, Vol. 9 Number 59, 1996. Historia General - Antonia de Herrera y Tordisillas Madrid 1726.

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT As the days get longer, the sun warmer, snow melting, we see a reminder that spring is in the air. The mares are growing in size and the owners grow impatient. As so many springs before this one, many of us are anxiously awaiting the arrival of this years babies; surly this year will bring the finest results of our labor of love. As you read this, the famous Peruvian National Show for 2011 will have ended, and many of us have returned from Lima, with renewed enthusiasm and a stronger aficion for this horse that is so dear to all of us. This is a good time to make summer plans to show our support for the many show committees across the country, and confirm our plans to attend and participate in the various shows and events. All of the shows of interest to us are posted on the website under the events button. All show dates are confirmed and most judges have been contracted. In keeping with our members vote 4 years ago, and reconfirmed at the last AGM, to have 2 consecutive shows in Alberta, followed by 2 in BC, our Canadian National Show will take place in the Armstrong BC, September 30th to Oct 2. We would have preferred an earlier date, but we could not find an available venue. At this year始s AGM, we will have a discussion with you all again, as we take a longer term look at booking dates, locations and venues. Our Judge, Juan Manuel Risso Patron was chosen from a list of preferred judges, chosen by you, our members , in a membership survey taken last fall. If you are interested in checking out how your horse(s) performed at last years shows, please check out the updated High Point Awards list, also posted on the website. ( see pages 12 & 13) in this magazine. Your board continues to meet by teleconference regularly, as it manages the affairs of the association. Our finances, while revenue has dropped considerably in the last few years, are in good shape. We have proactively managed to reduce our expenses to keep them in line with our revenues. The most significant savings have been realized by using as our conference call method, and by offering our Paca Paca Magazine electronically, to those who chose that method. Thank you for your participation. A number of issues have been brought to the board by our members, and we have discussed them, debated them, and decided on those that required it. All of this information is available for your review in our minutes, also on our website. One point , for example , that has received a lot of attention, was the request ( by members) for the board to look at the point system. You will find the results of this discussion in the minutes from the February board meeting, where we decided that US based shows under Napha rules, that were previously always single point shows, will now be recognized as 1.5 times single points for PHAC point purposes, IF they have a minimum of 4 PHAC registered owners and 25 PHAC registered competing horses . If you have issues or concerns , or if you have ideas on how we can make improvements to our association, please feel free to contact any board member, and we will bring these topics to our Board Meetings for discussion. I look forward to seeing you all again at our various summer events. Sincerly Ben Sawatzky President PHAC

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2011 Calendar of Events Event:


Junior Clinic Millarville, Ab Clinician: Kelly Powers Gold Rush Classic Las Vegas, NV USA Judges: Eduardo Risso Montes Nicholas Breaux

May 20-22

Deb Cones (403) 931-3276

June 23-25

Linda Strong

Wild West Classic Claresholm, AB Judge: Lionel Peralta Andres Salinas

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Sherri Rosia (403) 932-7032

Brian McLoughlin (360) 732-0685

Northwest Regional Championship Show July 29-31 Manroe, WA, USA Judge: Bonnie Gallegos


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August 5-7

Diamond Classic Saskatoon, SK Judge: TBA

September 2-4

Ronda Lemmon (403) 782 -3118 Phoebe Soles (306) 929-2350

Canadian National Peruvian Horse Show September 30-Oct. 2 Rob Sjodin Armstrong, BC Judge: Juan Manuel Risso Patron

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Wellington Trade Show

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Readying the Silent Auction Mimi Demonstrates thread Alberta AGM

LLinda ...Newfoundland to Peru

Chantelle & Shailah Peruvian Nationals

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Equine Acupuncture By Dr. Jared McCollum When I talk to friends and patients about Equine Acupuncture they are often surprised, “Acupuncture for horses? Does it work?” My answer is, “Of course it works and most of the time, results appear even faster than with people”. Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine itself is believed to be over 3000 years old making it oldest and longest standing medical system in the world. It has been treating a third of the world’s population for thousands of years and literally has billions of recorded case studies. With the success that acupuncture has in treating people, it didn’t take long for horse owners and trainers to ask the question, “Can it work on horses as well?” Acupuncture technique did transfer effectively to horses and works surprisingly well, and so was born equine acupuncture. As many horse owners will tell you, horses are very connected and responsive to their bodies and tend to be incredibly balanced animals. Being that they instinctively know that there are being treated while receiving acupuncture, most are very sensitive to the needles, welcome the effects, and respond quickly to treatment. Acupuncture is centered around the concept of Qi (chi). Qi is difficult to describe in western terms as there are no words in our vocabulary to describe it adequately. Our best translation is that Qi is the vital living force in all things, meaning that it is far more than energy. It is the substance that animates all life and flows in and through all living things....air, water, food, and us. Qi flows through our bodies in channels called meridians. These meridians connect all our body's organs and tissues together. We can use the analogy of irrigation ditches to describe the function of Qi in the body. The Qi is like water that flows though the ditch. The ditch is the meridian and the field is our body. If all flows properly the field is nourished and healthy and the crops grow well. Yet it is around the acupuncture points that the ditch can collapse or debris can build up causing a dam in the flow of Qi. The dam then causes flooding in one area and drought further down the channel. It is these areas of

flooding and drought that cause imbalance in the body which then leads to illness. The acupuncture needles work like little shovels that dredge the channel and get the water flowing again. Not only can the acupuncture needles remove a blockage of Qi, but we can use needles to direct the flood area straight into an area of drought to quickly repair an imbalance. The main difference between horses and people is that horses have no doubt and prejudice so we don’t have to worry about their judgment or lack of acceptance getting in the way of the success of the treatment. Horses don’t need to be convinced for acupuncture to work, they just accept and allow it to happen. Being highly responsive creatures who crave balance and health, horses tend to instinctively invite and accept the benefits of acupuncture treatments. In our practice we have treated horses for a variety of conditions: wound healing, weight issues, chronic and acute pain, skin conditions, emotional conditions, and digestive issues. Although it a steep learning curve treating horses, the challenge has been exciting and incredibly rewarding. Horses truly are majestic creatures that have so much to offer and teach us. I am grateful that I have a therapy that can contribute to the well-being of horses and provide them and their owners with increased health and wellness that comes from a healthy horse and an enjoyable ride.

Dr. Jared McCollum is the owner and operator of Healing Elements in Okotoks Alberta. He is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. He can be reached at or through is website:

Peruvian Paso joins in “Play Day” at Windhurst

On May 30, 2010, Windhurst Riding and Training Academy in Wainfleet, Ontario, held its first “Play Day”. Half a dozen people, along with their equine partners, joined in the activities. Pictured at right is PJP Buena Suerte and handler, Meagan O’Reilly. Meagan is asking the mare to back up and move forward using hand signals. Suerte took some convincing to join in the activity. As you can see, she is not sure that this is a good way to be spending her time.

The day began with timed events in the outside ring. There were a set number of tasks to perform within a specified time period. The first task was to have your horse put one foot on a small object, in this case, a small white lid. The mare did manage to complete this task….with some coaxing. We moved along through the course. Although we did not make it within the time limit, nor did we actually complete many tasks as required, we did have fun trying and it gave us something to work on for next year.

Following a short lunch break, it was out to the playground soe we could work on other interesting obstacles. Suerte was so proud of herself when she managed to muster the courage to stand on the bridge!

I could not believe the difference with this mare. What time and patience can accomplish. In the morning, this mare was less than enthusiastic about anything that was asked of her. By the afternoon, she was taking on the challenges; her eyes were bright, her ears forward and she was really focused. It was as if she was saying “What do you want me to do next?” …..with enthusiasm! What a great way to spend a day. The weather could not have been better and everyone enjoyed the time spent helping each other, sharing information with friends, and working with our equine partners.


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RSTD El Canadiense (’02 Gelding) ~ *FC Veranero x RSTD Madonna $3000 This gelding has some solid trail experience and requires a rider with confidence. A striking horse, he is sure to attract lots of attention on the trails. RSTD Espiritu (’00 Gelding) ~ Mensajero de Paijan x RSTD Canela Salvaje $5000 Espiritu has been a working ranch horse for the past 5 years. He is very smart and loves to work cattle and will to go through mud and water up to his belly if there is a cow to chase. A solid, strong horse who requires an intermediate rider. RSTD Carmen (’07 Mare) ~ Espejo de Peru x RSTD Madonna P.T. Born from two Canadian National Laureado parents, this filly is beautiful and has an incredibly smooth and fluid gait. She has a very bright show career ahead of her. RSTD Luciernaga (’05 Mare) ~ *FC Veranero x JWF Aleli $4000 Lucy has been continuing her trail training recently, being ridden on roads and thru the trees. While she enjoys her time on the trail, she is cautious and attentive to her surroundings and would benefit from a patient and confident owner.

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MaMPHAC#1759 Marquesa is a beautiful mare with a sweet and gentle temperament. She is fully trained in the bit, has very typical balanced conformation and has placed well in zootecnico and breeding classes. For breeders, this is an excellent opportunity to add quality bloodlines and strength to your breeding program. $4500 Cdn

Salida del Sol Peruvian Horses RR#1 Red Deer, Alberta Canada T4N 5E1 403-343-2814

Peruvian Tack & Attire " The Traditional attire is based on history, geography and practicality. Historically, the caballero (gentleman rider) or chalan cowboy, overseer or horse trainer) had to travel long distances through desert zones or highlands yet arrive looking presentable. " Thus the ponchos could be made of alpaca, vicuna or wool for the mountains and cotton or silk for the coastal area. The poncho was used for warmth or a dust cover. The neckcloth prevented perspiration from drenching the shirt and also as a dust cloth.The chalanʼs hat was his trademark. These come in various styles and prices depending on the weaving and the materials used with the best being from toquilla palm. Their shape used to vary depending on local customs with Northern hats having broad brims while narrow brimmed hats prevailed around the central district. " The pellon is a twisted fleece saddle cover consists of dyed dried wool strands spit-braided one by one over a woven cotton core. A calf-skin lining with pockets is attached to the underside. In days of old the pockets were used for carrying bags of gold and silver. It takes about three months of intensive labour to make and will weigh about 35 pounds when finished. " The braided rawhide Jato or headgear which is characteristic of the Peruvian horse consists of :the halter with its lead line, the headstall with its reins, and the tapa ojos (decorative blinders that can be functional if needed). As with all Peruvian tack , the headgear can be simple or plain for work or a luxury headgear adorned with silver pieces. The number of rawhide strips an vary from 4 to 64. Needless to say the one with 64 strands is much finer and more costly. A braider working 8 hours a day would take two months to finish a fine headset. A good jato is not necessarily the one with the most metal pieces but the one with the finest braiding. " Another distinctive piece of Peruvian tack is the set of wooden stirrups or estribos which can be plain on carved in fancy manner. In the early days after the conquest, stirrups were made of gold and silver, then changed to wood. They were sometimes adorned with semiprecious stones and were the most costly part of the attire, weighing up to 40 pounds. Legend has it that these stirrups were sometimes used for candle holders, or buried in the sand to tie a horse in the dessert, or even used as a cup to drink from. " The saddle was derived from tack used in Europe in the 16th century. When the Spanish conquistadors arrived, they brought with them their European riding tack. Over the years the tack was modified to suit the the way horses were used. In Peru, the horses were used for transportation, needing a secure and comfortable saddle. This gave rise to the montura de caja or box saddle. The name is derived from the fact that the rider sits “boxed in” between the pommel and cantle. A wooden tree is carved, then covered in rawhide, and rings and buckles are attached. This is then covered in leather and skirted. A leather pad (carona) is used under the saddle, but on top of the saddle blanket (jerga) .

Traditional Attire straw hat, scarf, poncho,white pants & half boots

Chalan Jato



Estribo Retrancas

One of the unique features of the Peruvian tack is the Guarnicion or breeching, comprised of a crupper(baticola) under the tail, a floran or tailcover, and straps called retrancas. The whole gear probably had its origins in functionality to cover the crupper and to prevent the saddle from slipping forward while riding over rough terrain. With the passing of time, the utilitarian purpose gave way to an ornamental use and the guarnicion became a very traditional piece of the Peruvian tack. The leather work on the saddle and the carona is all elaborately carved by Peruvian artisans and should have the same pattern for both pieces.

Note: much of this information is interpreted from : The Peruvian Horse” by Carlos Luna de la Fuente


Learning With and Through Horses F acilitiating personal growth through experiencing the gentleness, beauty, majesty and wisdom of the horse. O ne day hands-on learning experiences ± no previous horse experience required. Introduction to Horses ± developing comfort and confidence around horses Developing E mpowering Relationships ± experience authentic power through mutual respect and understanding Please check the website for wor kshops dates in O kotoks or Blackie. W e continue to provide a full service Peruvian Horse facility including horses for sale or lease and stallion service to your choice of three outstanding sons of H dN Coqueton+ including H dN Jalapeño (pictured at right ± photo by Michele K ing).

We proudly and happily welcome Alex Montalvo back for the 2011 season. Alex was H igh Point Professional at the 2010 Canadian National Championships. H is gentle and patient approach helps create calm, responsive horses that are suitable for trail or show. H eartfelt thanks to all that provided the support to make this improbable dream into a realizable plan. Contact Jocelyn by phone at 403-601-2500 or email

The Lessons I’m Learning With Horses In this busy, modern world, we are constantly bombarded with stimulation, and may learn to disregard our emotions in order to cope with the demands of daily life. Sometimes we may feel vulnerable or attacked and use our words to disguise our more tender emotions and keep us safe. When this happens, we may feel disassociated from those around us, and even from ourselves. My journey with horses began as an adult. My career in the oil industry began right out of high school, and I worked full-time and studied at night from 1981 to 2001. Horses became part of my life in 1991, and gave me an outlet from the demands of combining work and school. As time passed by, I began to become more serious about competing and wanted to improve my results. Many people gave me the advice that I needed to “show them who is boss”. This set up even more conflict, and I found that I began to enjoy my time with them less and less. Sometimes, I even went as far as heading to the horses when I was in the mood to argue, and they responded either by recognizing my steely resolve and behaving, or by indicating that they were ready to rumble, too, and the fight was on. My results in the show ring actually improved, but my enjoyment began to decrease. I realized that horses had become an extremely important part of my life, and that if it were more work and discord than enjoyment, it was time to either back away or to change my attitude and find the peace that I had originally found through creating a partnership with them. And I re-read many of the books and articles I’d read previously and decided I needed to re-interpret their contents and create a new relationship with them. As I began to relate to horses differently, I learned some amazing things - how we can clearly contribute to a relationship by honouring our companion’s strengths and recognizing our own. Horses can be intimidating creatures. They are large and powerful, keenly aware of their environment and with a strongly developed flight response due to their place on the food chain. We are small, weak and slow compared to them and yet we see people directing the behaviour of horses almost every time we see them either in person or on television. Phenomenal things can happen when the strength and power of a horse can be directed and influenced by the thoughts, emotions and energy of a human. This happens most brilliantly when the handler or rider has earned the trust and respect of the horse. Combining and honouring the talents of each leads to a much greater result than either could achieve without the other. For centuries, horses have kept themselves safe through being in tune with their companions, surroundings and intuition. They are in constant communication with the other members of their herd. They develop deep and lasting relationships with one another and with their human companions through clear, but wordless, communication.

Horses are masters at reading intention. We may think we can fool them with our fancy words, but our body language and energy is much clearer to them than anything we say. When our emotions match our words, horses relate beautifully with us. When we are not so congruent, they are amazing lie detectors and feel free to let us know they’re on to us. If we are clear in our communications and in tune with our emotions, they trust us. Becoming clear on our own emotions helps us to become a leader that has earned the trust of those we are in any relationship with. Honouring the perspectives of others helps build the relationships that feed our souls. The lessons we learn from these experiences relating to the horses are directly applicable to our relationships with humans, too. Like all animals, horses make no judgments on us. They accept us as we are, with all our human frailties. They live in the moment, and can help pry open our hearts to the wonders present in our daily lives, and the world is a better place for it. Jocelyn Hastie is a Director of the Peruvian Horse Association of Canada. She has been breeding and showing Peruvian Horses since 1994. Her first foal, RJT Colorado Real++ became a National Laureado Pleasure Gelding before retiring from competition at the age of 14. She has presented her horses at the Calgary Stampede since 1994.

Spanish Pronunciation Did you know???

In English there are certain sounds that do not occur in the Spanish language. We in North America love to say the sound of “A” they way it is pronounced in the words “at” and “pack”. In Spanish, there is no such sound. The “A” is always pronounced the same way, more like the one in the word “paw”. So the name of this Paca Paca newsletter: “Paw-caw Paw-caw” (not packa-packa). The word “Paso” is “Paw-so” (not pass-oh”. The second word in “Paso Llano” is “Yawn-o” (not “Lanno” or “Yanno”). Vowels in Spanish: A – the sound is “aw” as in “paw”. E – the sound is “eh” as in “hay”. I -- the sound is “ee” as in “seed”. O – the sound is “o” as in ‘owe”, U – the sound is not like “you” but is like “oo” or as in “shoo”. The letters B and V have the same sound, sort of half-way between the sounds the two make in English. Try the Spanish sounds with your horse’s name and enjoy developing your own authentic accent! Then you will be a true Aficionado (awe-fee-see-own-awe-doe).

Junior Showmanship Clinic May 20 – 22, 2011 Ringstead Ranch Ltd. Millarville, Alberta With


The Junior Showmanship Clinic is fast approaching …. it’s time to dust off your riding boots and get your horse in show shape. This event will be held at Ringstead’s facilities in Millarville, AB (20 minutes SW of Calgary). This is a two day clinic which is FREE to all juniors. Please Note: There has been a change in participation eligibility for the Junior Sponsorship Program, please go to to see new rules.

Kelly Powers has been involved with the Peruvian Paso breed for 25 years. Her great-uncle, George Stevenson had the first two Peruvian horses in the United States in the 1920’s ~ two buckskin stallions named Norbo & Gringo. She started showing at age 7 and was a very successful junior rider. She has shown horses all over the U.S. and has competed at the National Show in Peru several times, as well as National shows in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. As a successful Amateur competitor, Kelly has hundreds of Regional Championships to her credit and started winning National Championship titles at the age of 13. Kelly owns Phenom Farms, home to MCD Coronado+ in Buellton California ( where she has a small but focused breeding program. To read more about Kelly and her involvement with the Peruvian Paso, go to


All meals and accommodations are provided FREE of charge Inside box stalls available Inside and outside riding arenas Overnight Supervision will be provided Awards & Prizes

If you are interested in attending, but do not have a horse, there is a small number of loaner horses available. Please let us know ASAP if you will require a loaner. Registration forms, directions to the ranch and all other clinic information are currently available on the Peruvian Horse Association of Canada’s website at You may also contact Deb Cones @ (403-931-3276) or Cindy Zaitsoff @

Events of 2011

Mane Event April 29 - May 1st Red Deer, Alberta

Wild West Classic Double Regional Show PHCA Wild Rose Regional Show & PHCBC Regional Championship Show

July 15-18, 2011 Judges: Andres Salinas Lionel Peralta Claresholme, Alberta

Introducing PizzaroĘźs Pot A Graduation Award

This award is being introduced by the Peruvian Horse Club of Alberta as an incentive to promote the young horse shown in bozal the first year and then in the bit the second year. It is open to Stallions, Mares and Geldings and is based on the total number of points won over two consecutive years. It is an incentive promoted by the PHCA only, and the points used will only come from competing at the same PHCA Regional show for 2 years in a row. The qualifying classes will be Breeding/Luxury, Gait and Open Performance (bozal gender, bozal gait, bozal performance; breeding/luxury gender, gait gender, and open performance). Points won in the first year will be carried over to the following year and at the end of the second consecutive show the points from the two years will be tallied up and the horse with the most points will be declared the winner. Horses entered into this incentive must be registered with the Peruvian Horse Association of Canada. If the horse is sold after the first year of competing, it is still eligible for the award if the new owner enters and pays the entries for the 2nd year. The points are for the horse only; not the horse/rider combination or for the owners, and these points for this award are calculated separately from the PHAC High Points. They do not interfere with the PHAC members’ High Point Awards. For more information and registration: see the premium list or on our website.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: President Chantelle Sawatzky Vice President Shailah Olsen Secretary Suzanne Brown Treasurer Lesa Steeves Director Grant McKinney UPDATES: Updates can be found online at If your ranch would like to add a link to our website, contact Lesa Steeves at website:

PERUVIAN TACK FOR SALE For more information please contact: Pat Newton @ 204-222-7879 /

COMPLETE HEADSET - NEVER USED Natural Color; Medium Braid with 5” Bit; 6 Rollers.


SADDLE - RAINTREE TACK 13” Seat; 10 1/2” Leg; Wooden Stirrups; Used only 4 or 5 times.



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Announcements from the PHAC Board of Directors

Show Rules A complete set of the updated Book of Peruvian Horse Showing is available at the PHAC website Those members who wish to receive a copy by mail should send a $5 cheque payable to the PHAC to: PHAC, General Delivery, Lyalta, AB T0J 1Y0. 2011 PHAC Memberships To continue receiving the Paca Paca News and other member benefits, please send your cheque or money order payable to the PHAC to the CLRC, 2417 Holly Lane, Ottawa, ON K1V 0M7. Link your website with the PHAC website! The PHAC will add a link to your website for FREE. Email Bonnie Matheson at . Nominations to the PHAC Board of Directors Nominations to the PHAC Board of Directors can be made throughout the year and forwarded to Gus McCollister, Executive Secretary by email at , by phone 403-935-4435, by fax 403-935-4774 or by mail at PHAC, General Delivery, Lyalta, AB T0J 1YO. 2011 Canadian National Show The 2011 Canadian National Show will be held September 30– Oct. 2 in Armstrong BC. Please contact Rob Sjodin at if you have any questions concerning the show or would wish to volunteer. Volunteering: If anyone is interested in becoming part of any of the committees (e.g. Rules, Bylaws, Advertising, Drug Testing), please contact any of the Board of Directors. Programs offered by the PHAC

1. Junior Scholarship Program 2. Novice High Point Program 3. Trail Riding Program

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AVO Candelero(Aero) 6 yr old grey/blue roan gelding 14.1 hh approx. Impressive pedigree. Exceptionally smooth gait. Mucho brio. Aero has been ridden in western tack for the past 2 years. Trailered to Kananaskis, herding cows & bulls, goes anywhere alone or with "strangers". Would be impressive in show arena but I have no interest or time. Has had 2 months pro training so just needs a tune up. Needs someone with more time than I am able to give due to career change. He's a good boy and has proven to be very bold & solid on the trail and in new situations. All shots, farrier & worming are current. Asking $4500.00 Also have a never used, complete, black Peruvian headset with bit. $750 or neg with horse. email: or call: 403-536-8926


Introducing our other stallion New Horizon Peruvians Sherri & Wayne Rosia RR #1, Cochrane, Alta T4C 1A1

VRR Rumor Phone (403) 932-7032 email: Web:

The many faces of New Horizon.......




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