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From the Editor… Features Border Crossing Procedures Part 2 Teepee Heart Guest Ranch Horseback Archery TFC – Paul Dufresne Cardinal’s Corner – Mares Rock! Stretches – Good for the Horse Training – Dana Hokana Healing Horses Naturally Clicker Training Curly Horses Q&A Training – Mark Sheridan Down Home with Tolt Away Farm Construction Feature
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hings are starting to happen and riding season is almost upon us (at least for those that get the ‘winter’ months as we do). And all those horsey folks enjoying the mild Arizona weather will be back home soon. March is one busy month for Saddle Up! First we head to the Kamloops Cowboy Festival on the March 9-11 weekend – we are a major sponsor this year, so do pop by the booth and say hi. Then the following weekend it’s over to the LMQHA QH Bazaar in Langley, March 18, for a full day of events. I’ve been invited for a media day in Hope at the Twisted Terrain Horse Park to meet the owners and see what this new fabulous theme park is all about. They’ve also asked me to ride the Extreme Trail course – and offered one of their horses too! You bet I will. Watch next month for my report (if I’m still alive - ha!). This issue offers up our 12th Annual Construction Feature; dedicated to our readers that are contemplating that next ‘big step’ (or investment) for their property. We decided to look a little closer at CURLY horses in this issue and have included a “Q&A” article about them and a bit of history. And our Top Dog! Section is gaining recognition… Hope you enjoy it all!
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Renenic â€œNicâ€? (Chics Renegade x Miss Reminic) 2003 AQHA Bay Stallion NRHA earnings to date $8,421.15, NRCHA earnings $1,130.00 AQHA ROM Performance with points in Halter, Reining, Cutting and Working Cow Horse. Numerous awards including 2010 Reining Canada Novice Horse Non-Pro Level 1 Champion. In 2011, Nic made his debut with our 14-year-old daughter Mayson. They had a great season, won some cool prizes, scored a 70.5, 71 and 71.5. She had a great time. She has also done some cutting on him this winter. He is quiet, great minded and very athletic. His ďŹ rst babies are two and showing his same quiet, great minded athletic ability. He loves attention and we love to show him off so stop by and see him for yourself, you wonâ€™t be disappointed! 2012 STUD FEE: $750 + $350 chute fee. For more information www.machoquarterhorses.com
Berry Shiny â€œBerryâ€? (Shining Spark x Custom Red Berry x Custom Chrome) 2004 AQHA Red Roan Stallion Rafter D Reiners Inc has owned Berry since he was a yearling. He has incredible athleticism which is shown time and time again in the show pen. He has over $15,900 in earning and continues to be shown. Berry has an amazing temperament that is being passed on to his babies. Berry Dun Good â€œDarby,â€? (Berry Shiny x Dun it Because I Can x Reminic N Dunit) his ďŹ rst, has just been started under saddle and is already showing great promise. Both Darby and Nickel, his weanling, out of NickeriďŹ c (Boomernicker x Tasha Chex x Sooty Quixote) have their daddyâ€™s winning personality and good looks. We expect three more Rafter D Berry Shiny babies on the ground this spring. We look forward to his next foal crop and encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity and enjoy your own Berry babies. 2012 STUD FEE: $1000. plus chute fee, frozen semen available. www.rafterdreiners.com
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See You at Mane Event, Red Deer By Gail Barker
hether your discipline is Barrel Racing, Western Pleasure or you would like to train your horse to bow or lay down, the upcoming Mane Event Equine Education and Trade Fair has something for you. Back for its 6th year at Westerner Park in Red Deer April 27 â€“ 29, 2012, the Mane Event is pleased to welcome horse trainers and clinicians from near and far. Well-known Canadian trainers, Jonathan Field, Jackie Johnson and Robyn Hood are being joined by six-time Canadian Olympic y who will be presenting Dressage clinics competitor, Cindy Ishoy, throughout the 3-days of the expo. A first-time presenter at the Mane Event is Australian horse trainer Dan James who will be presenting demonstrations Saturday and Sunday as well as participating in the Saturday Night Equine Experience. A new component to this yearâ€™s event is the addition of Extreme Trail clinicians JoLinn and Mitch Hoover who will be presenting clinics on mastering the challenges of Extreme Trail on Friday and Saturday and then judging the Extreme Trail competition on Sunday. The Mane Event is looking for some hardy horse and rider combinations to compete in this first ever competition at the expo. Stay tuned for further details on this competition. Rounding out this yearâ€™s line-up of clinicians is: World Champion Barrel Racer and trainer, Chad Crider; multiple World and National Champion Western Pleasure competitor and trainer
Robin Gollehon; NRCHA Judge and multiple Champion Sandy Collier, who will be presenting clinics on Reining; the unstoppable, Michael Richardson, left a paraplegic after a vehicle accident in 1986, Michael will be presenting horsemanship clinics; Elizabeth Graves will be presenting gaited horse clinics and welcomes any gaited breed horse and handler to participate; and Hunter/Jumper rider, trainer, judge and clinician Scott Hofstetter will be presenting jumping and equitation clinics. This yearâ€™s Trainers Challenge is expected to be one of the closest challenges yet - with veteran horse trainers Mike Kevil, Martin Black and Kerry Kuhn competing head to head with horses supplied by the Ace of Clubs Quarter Horses of Ponoka, Alberta. With over 220 vendors already booked as exhibitors the indoor trade fair is again going to offer a multitude of equine products and services. Everything from boots, clothing, hats, saddles and tack, rounded out by carriages, harnesses, feed, supplements and a multitude of breed and riding associations should ensure plenty of shopping options and information for the equine enthusiast. Donâ€™t miss the demonstrations by the Ranch Horse Versatility Association and over 15 breed groups, along with presentations on equine nutrition, parasite control, saddle fitting, biosecurity and how to photograph your horseâ€Ś just to name a few. www.maneeventexpo.com
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