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Clubs & Associations Peruvian Horse Club of BC

Visit our website for upcoming events, trail rides, clinics & additional contact information. We welcome everyone from the recreational rider to the serious show rider. President: Don Noltner 250-835-8472, 3/16

Overnight it or Stay in Revelstoke BC

Box Stalls and Paddocks ~ Scenic Trail riding New Covered Arena 60’ x 120’ ~ Outdoor Arena 300’ ×100’ 75’ Round Pen ~ outdoor Play Ring For info or bookings call Dianna 250-837-5009

SOUTH CENTRAL QUARTER HORSE ASSOC., Host of April Fuzzy Horse Show and September AQHA Circuit Show, 5/15 TWEEDSMUIR CAVALIERS SADDLE CLUB (Burns Lake) Gymkhanas, Shows, Kristi Rensby, Pres. 250-692-5721,, 8/15 VERNON DISTRICT RIDING CLUB,, 250-540-7344 Shows, Clinics, Pony Club, Facility Rental. “Come Ride With Us!” 5/15 WESTERN CANADIAN REINING ASSOC. Isabella 250-397-3770, 5/16


CLUBS: Do any of you want old trophies and show ribbons? We get inquiries from people wanting to donate them. Call Nancy at 1-866-546-9922

NEW BOOK LAUNCH The Horse Watcher

(The ultimate field guide to equine behaviour) By Linda Finstad


his is not another book about ‘Natural Horsemanship’. There are no tips or tricks on training, riding or even stable management. The focus of this book is equine behaviour and discovering why horses do the things they do. Linda Finstad, author and photographer, has spent the last 2 years hanging out with herds of horses both wild and domestic observing and documenting their behaviour. To unravel the mysteries of how they communicate with each other and why they do what they do. The goal was to be completely objective and not to jump to any conclusions. Her “Horse Watching” research was truly enlightening. However it also posed some interesting questions like: Are horses self-aware? Why do they form close friendships? Do stallions have a preference when it comes to mares? How wild stallions “steal” a mare from an existing herd? Are horses capable of creating a “game plan” to get what they want? Can horses count? Can horses smell fear? What smells are horses either attracted to or repulsed by? Do horses see in colour and if so which colours do they react to? How do mares teach their foals what is good to eat and what to avoid? To answer these questions and many more Linda has designed a number of experiments. The results of which will be revealed in her book, “The Horse Watcher.” Even the most seasoned of horsemen are surprised by the results.

Copyright 2015 Linda Finstad, all rights reserved. Paperback: $26.00, 110 pages, 7” x 10” Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 16, 2015) ISBN-10: 1505548535 ISBN-13: 978-1505548532

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