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Features Saving Lives at Hope Farm Navigating Trails with GPS Horse Theft: Protect Your Horse Training - Dana Hokana Stress and Transport - Part 3 Clicker Training
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A Little Exposure to Mountain Traill
Spruce Meadows Rainbow Trail Ride Calgary Stampede Highlights Bullfighter Greg Loring Jr.
Our Regulars Dear Editor Letters Cariboo Chatter Top Dog! SECTION NEW! KIDS – It’s All About You! Horse Council BC WCFA BC Rodeo Association Back Country Horsemen of BC Endurance Riders Assoc. of BC Pine Tree Riding Club South Central Quarter Horse Assoc. Lower Mainland Quarter Horse BC Paint Horse Club Clubs/Associations What’s Happening? Let’s Go! Stallions/Breeders Business Services On The Market (photo ads) Rural Roots (real estate) NEW! Shop & Swap
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cannot believe that August has crept upon us (me) this fast. I am sure we can all agree that everyone has had unusual weather these past few months – is summer really here? Pinch me! Well this issue is packed with something for everyone, and all in-between, even I can’t keep up! So many stories, so many subjects… and pictures (we love pictures!). I can’t stress enough for clubs to READ OTHER CLUBS news – we can all learn something from what they are doing, and possibly increase your entries, your membership, (change) your class line-up, and maybe even your volunteers (wouldn’t that be nice!). Why is it so hard to find volunteers? We’re all busy… but some of us choose to find the time to volunteer and others could care less. Please help out your club – they need you! I’ve been invited to Caravan Farm’s Summer Production, “The Notorious Right Robert and His Robber Bride,” running from July 24th to August 26th at their outdoor theatre in Armstrong. Due to press time, I am unable to provide an advance review for you all – but BELIEVE ME, their productions are ALWAYS worth seeing. So round-up your family, your friends, and visitors and check it out, www.caravanfarmtheatre.com Enjoy the summer… and have a good ride! I know I will.
Nancy CONTRIBUTORS: Stephanie Kwok, Dana Hokana, Monty Gwynne, Kevan Garecki, Barbra Ann King, Dianne Strohm, Christa Miremadi, Cheryle Hickman, Mark McMillan, Suzi Vlietstra, Karen Passmore, Lorna Kotz, Steven Dubas, Lorraine Pelletier, Greg Toronchuk. ON THE COVER: Old Baldy Ranch Production Sale, www.northernhorse.com/oldbaldy MASTHEAD PHOTOS: (regular features) By Rein-Beau Images OFFICIAL VOICE FOR: Back Country Horsemen of BC, BC Paint Horse Club, BC Interior Arabian Horse Assoc., Pine Tree Riding Club, South Central Quarter Horse Assoc., Endurance Riders Assoc. of BC., BC Rodeo Association, Lower Mainland Quarter Horse Assoc. MEDIA PARTNER WITH HORSE COUNCIL BC www.hcbc.ca
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Dear Editor To my fellow horses: Yesterday was a big eye opener for my owner as the SPCA inspector lady drove away from our property. Someone had sent her to check how I was being fed and taken care of in my old age. I had, over the last 12 months, been used to a new life... freedom and being spoiled rotten at the â€˜all-you-can-eatâ€™ paradise place. It was good that a person had phoned in, but was in vain, it became obvious that the vet had inspected my teeth recently and the farrier made sure to improve my feet to keep me in shape to enjoy life as I now do. Retirement life is the greatest!! I must have looked like an old Thoroughbred geezer from the highway. Surprisingly how we appear is not how we feel, my owner knows, she respects my pace at all times and asks only what is possible of me every day. She feeds me before herself on the coldest of mornings, making absolutely sure that I only get the best food, exercise and shelter that any person would require. No one from the highway would know what goes on and how much love there is between us. I thought I would write and ask the complainer to think again perhaps, return to the days without cell phones and go speak to a real person who cares; not waste time and money to authorities who depend on charity to keep them alive.
Dear Editor: In May of this year, I was contacted by Nancy Roman of Saddle Up magazine and invited to participate in the June â€œAppaloosaâ€? feature. She offered great rates for the advertising and an opportunity to be on the cover as well. Typically I do not do much in the way of print advertising as I have not found it to be effective. Till now. I have to commend Nancy and her staff on the beautiful job they did presenting my photo for the cover and also preparing my inside ad. I am so pleased and impressed with the professional look and how quickly they put it all together! All of the feedback I received was excellent and the hits on my website and blog increased dramatically. I also received several calls and emails with inquiries about my horses for sale. Best response I have ever gotten from print advertising is the one I did with you for the June issue. Well done Nancy and staff. Definitely have to say, for my first return to print advertising it was a roaring success and I will definitely consider Saddle Up for future advertising. Thanks again. - Regards, Sherry Sikstrom, Fern Valley Appaloosas, Onoway, Alberta
- Thankfully, Boyo... NEE â€˜Lighteningâ€™ from The TRACK
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