Saddle Up July 2020

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uly already – and the whacky weather we have been having – rain monsoons!!! At least that does help with the fire situation (so far!). This pandemic has certainly taken its toll on many, but it is nice to hear that the provincial government and health authorities are slowly ‘opening up’ things a bit more for us. Let’s hope over the next weeks and months we can get out there a little more and start to enjoy our summer! Ride your horse, go shopping, eat in a restaurant (yay!!). I see some events are being planned, with distancing of course, which is great! Horse events may not be offered in the same way for a long time, but at least a few of them can take place, depending on the discipline and structure of classes, etc. If, and when, they increase the ’50 person’ limit, we may be able to have a regular horse show. Time will tell. We have to be patient and follow all recommended guidelines, particularly to remain safe. Again a reminder to clubs, tell us how your club started. Give us a bit of history – or share some old photos of days gone by at a club activity. I hope some of you are looking at the monthly entries to the Photo Contest on our Facebook page. Feel free to ‘like’ or comment. Every month is a different theme – do check it out! Happy Canada Day everyone!

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Happy Thoughts!


Holding the Bar


Homeopathy for Horses, Part 2 8 Driving Clinic & Trials


What’s This?


Top Dog!**New Sponsor


KIDS 18 Horse Council BC


Lower Mainland QH Assoc. (sorry, no news) Back Country Horsemen of BC 23 Clubs/Associations 24 What’s Happening? Let’s Go!


Transitions 12

Business Services


Horse Welfare in Canada


Rural Roots (real estate)


On the Market (photo ads)




Stallions/Breeders 30 Shop & Swap


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Holding the Bar By Glenn Stewart

I wanted to share an experience that I had just lately that I felt extremely privileged to be a part of. You’ve heard the saying “Holding the Bar” or “Hold the Bar High.” It is having a standard or a level that you, other people, or things can reach for.

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Me and my buddy Jonathan


ou can hold your own bar or someone else can hold the imaginary bar that we are trying to reach for. If the bar is held high it is tougher to reach but when you get there you will have really accomplished something. Often many are trying to pull the bar down to their level to something that’s easier or seems more fun or it’s what we want, but often it is not what we need. I was visiting a good friend of mine who has been training/boxing with a professional boxing coach. He asked if I’d like to go for a lesson and that he would ask a favour to get me in. All the people in the gym are trained or training to be professional boxers with careers in the ring. I said that I would love to. It would give me a chance to burn off the weekend’s events and clean out the carburetor. I was warned that there’s no goofing around and they are serious about what they do. I got 5 minutes of instruction in the front room from my buddy so I’d have an idea what to expect when we got there and I’m getting more excited by the second. I had sparred in my younger days with a golden gloves champion half my size and he would pummel me at will, but I’d land the odd one and always leave exhausted. So I can’t wait to get to the gym, get the gloves on and start swinging. We arrive at the gym. It’s downstairs in an old building. It totally looks like a boxing gym that Rocky trained in. There were posters all over the walls of boxing matches from 25 years ago. Even my old sparring buddy had a poster on the wall of a match he was in, in the U.S. So I was really getting pumped; couldn’t wait to start dodging punches, ducking and lunging throwing haymakers. I was just beside myself with excitement. First thing that happened was the trainer hands me a skipping rope and says ok skip. When the bell rings you can rest, when the bell goes again start skipping again. You have 3 rounds of skipping. Wow, ok that sounds good I guess, a little warm-up before all the punching. So, I make it through the 3 rounds of skipping, but, it was not pretty, and I was glad nobody was watching but the three of us. So, the trainer says ok time to wrap your hands, YES !!! Now we are talking. We were finally getting serious. My hands got wrapped and he said “get in the ring.” The adrenaline is starting to flow. Then he says “We are going to work on your footwork and balance.” Geez, well this can’t take long I‘ve been walking all my life. Turns out, if I want to box I was going to have to learn to walk all over again and find my balance because I really didn’t have any. Back and forth I went across the ring trying to stay straight, keep my feet the right

distance apart, don’t walk heel toe, slide my feet, and keep them flatter. I was struggling to do this even remotely right. “Now,” he said “get more sideways, you are too big a target and keep your hands by your jaw.” Every minute, or less, he was back saying I was standing too square and my hands were too low. He’d say, “I just knocked you out and I could easily push you over,” which he would prove minus the knockout part. So, I was supposed to try to jab, step, jab, step. I know I looked and felt like a robot that hasn’t been oiled in… well, never. Then he said, “Slow down, you’re trying to go too fast.” I thought I was moving like a snail already. I was shocked at this point at how much I could practice these things and how ridiculous I must look. The whole time though I’m still secretly wanting to get to the punching and getting punched part. I practiced these techniques for a few rounds listening for the bells to end each round. I was starting to get a clock in my head as to when the round would end without looking at a clock. Learning things I didn’t know I was learning. Sure would be handy for the real thing. He said, “Ok, good start, let’s get the gloves on,” and asks my friend to get in the ring. Finally, here we go. He said he wanted me to wear a body protector vest thing, you know like you see in the movies. I figured so my buddy can’t beat me up too bad, he’s been training for 3 years. So, the next thing the coach said was to cover my jaw, move around the ring like he showed me, then stop often, lift my arms in the air and my buddy will hit me 3 times. Then move a bit, stop, lift your arms and he will hit you 3 more times. Well, this is not at all the plan I had in my head when I said yes to this fun boxing gig. It turns out I don’t move correctly, my balance is off, I punch wrong, my hands are too low, my elbow goes out, I was hitting through the bag instead of snapping it just at the end of my reach, and I don’t breathe right. Long story short, I have a lot to learn if I was to ever be remotely good. Doing what I wanted to do would just ingrain more terrible habits and make myself worse rather than better. I went there thinking it would be fun to do certain things. The coach didn’t care what I wanted to do; he just knew what I needed and what would benefit me much more in the future. He was a professional. He also knew I would never be in a professional fight, ever, and that he would have never let me be hit in the head in his gym as long as he owned it. No matter how much I thought it would be fun. But, he was training me like I could become a professional knowing I never would be one. His boxers that will have a career don’t get to spar until they have been there at least a year and a half. I was absolutely thrilled to have met him and the fact that he held the bar and did not drop it down or lower it down for me. It was refreshing to be around someone that wasn’t about to drop the bar just to make sure I’d come back or that I got what I wanted. He helped me with what I needed and I got more out of it personally by not being allowed to fly around out of control than I ever would have gotten doing what I wanted. The hour and a half was a lesson in self-control, going against my instincts, and working on developing skills that will help way beyond the ring. I never hit anybody that lesson but I learned more about boxing than any other time in a gym. I could go to other gyms and spar the day I got there, do exactly what I wanted. Thank goodness I didn’t accidently go to one of those. I will be back to the professional coach whenever I’m in the area - as long as they will let me through the doors.

'Rocky' We all have the ability to hold the bar for ourselves and for others. Mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, business owners, employees, coaches, etc. It’s not always easy to hold the bar, it gets heavy at times but I know there are many people that are happy out there that someone is holding the bar. I salute to all of you for Holding the Bar. What’s this got to do with horsemanship? Everything. Glenn Stewart

Glenn offers year round educational horsemanship programs at his facility near Fort St. John BC and is available to travel and conduct clinics. For more information visit our website (See his listing in our Business Services section under TRAINERS)

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Horses & Homeopathy – Part II Welcome back to my two part series on Horses & Homeopathy. In Part I (last month) we learned about what homeopathy is and how it works.


e discussed the difference between homeopathic medicines and pharmaceutical drugs, where homeopathy stands in the health industry today, and the studies that are available on homeopathy. The many benefits of homeopathy were outlined including effectiveness, safety, minimal to no side-effects, environmental cleanliness, and no animal testing. Now, we are ready to take a more in-depth look at when to use homeopathy, the different forms of homeopathic remedies, potency and dosage, as well as how to select and administer remedies. When to Use Homeopathic Remedies Homeopathic remedies can be used for virtually all health conditions, including injuries, inflammation, colic, flus, colds, fevers, skin conditions, respiratory problems, allergies, infections, indigestion, hormonal imbalances, anxiety, and behavioural issues. Homeopathic remedies are safe for all breeds and all ages from the new-born foal to the 35-year-old senior. Homeopathic remedies are suited for both acute and chronic conditions but for those people who are using homeopathy at home and in the barn it is best applied to acute or recently occurring issues since these are more easily resolved without the intervention of other health modalities. Homeopathic medicines can be very fast acting, and improvements are often felt within one to two minutes of administering the correct remedy. Potency Potency refers to the strength of the homeopathic remedy. The most common potencies available are a 6C, 30C, 200C, or 1M. Potencies of 30C or lower are called low-potency remedies or medicines, and potencies of 200C or higher are considered high-potency medicines. The C stands for centesimal or one hundred. Homeopathic remedies are prepared in professional laboratories using a complex process. A 6C dilution is made by mixing one part of the original mother tincture with 99 parts of water or alcohol. Then the next dilution uses one part of this mixture added to another 99 parts of water and so on until the process has been repeated 6 times at a dilution of 99 to 1 each time. For a 30C potency the process would be repeated 30 times and for a 200C the process would be repeated 200 times. However, the key to manufacturing potentized homeopathic remedies is the method of succussion. This means that between every dilution, the mixture is “succussed” or vigorously shaken. The succussion process is how the essence of the remedy is released into the dilution. The conundrum for chemists who investigate homeopathy is that the strength of the remedies increases with the number of dilutions. In other words, the more dilutions that are prepared for one remedy the 8 • JULY 2020


more dilute the remedy becomes; but the stronger the effect is on the condition of the body. This can be explained by the concept that the homeopathic preparation is not relying on an increase of molecules to generate potency; rather it is building strength through the vibration in the preparation each time that it becomes more dilute. Thus, the vibrational or energetic frequency increases with the number of times a remedy is succussed. Lower potencies cover a wide range of symptoms and can be effectively used in the home and barn. Generally, the lower the potency the more often it can be repeated as needed. As a rule, unless otherwise instructed, discontinue the remedy as soon as symptoms improve. If symptoms reappear, repeat the remedy and use as needed. If the symptoms do not improve after 2-3 doses discontinue the remedy and choose another one that is better indicated for the current symptoms. For more severe or chronic problems, the higher potencies are a better choice. But higher potencies should not be repeated as often. This is because the benefits or effects of even just one high potency homeopathic remedy can last for months or even years. Higher potencies are also able to stimulate healing aggravations, so it is better to use these when working under the guidance of a professional homeopath. Form, Dosage & Administration Homeopathic remedies are available in small white sugar tablets, granules, or pellets, as well as in a liquid form which can be syringed, sprayed, or medicine dropped. Homeopathic medicines can also be used topically in the form of an ointment or liniment. Dosage refers to the quantity of the remedy that is given at any one time. For example, if using a remedy in the form of pellets one dose for a horse is 5-6 pellets. If using a liquid form give ½ tsp mixed with a small amount of clean water and drop or syringe into the mouth. The Riva’s Remedies homeopathic remedies are liquid combination remedies which are in a convenient spray bottle where 5-10 sprays can be gently sprayed directly into the mouth. Pellets and liquids should be administered directly into a clean mouth without food, otherwise the essence of the remedy may be absorbed by the food rather than the mucous membranes. To administer homeopathic remedies, pellets can be put inside the lip or into the mouth or offered on the bottom of a clean pail or dish for them to lick up. This works well when they are licking the bottom of the dish after finishing their feed or their mash. You may also dissolve the pellets in a small amount of water and syringe into the mouth. If inserting the pellets directly into the horse’s mouth wait until the pellets have dissolved or chewed in the mouth, then follow it up with a little treat and they will look forward to their “medicines” every day. For horses that cannot be handled or have not been trained to accept things by mouth you may also add the pellets or liquid spray to 1-2 litres of drinking water and allow them to drink it throughout the day. Homeopathic remedies should be stored away from sunshine, strong electrical fields such as computers, refrigerators, stoves, or other appliances, and strong aromatic substances such as essential oils. It is also

By Marijke van de Water, B.Sc., DHMS

not advisable to store homeopathic remedies near healing crystals as the different vibrational fields may interfere with one another. Selecting Homeopathic Remedies Homeopathic remedies are chosen according to the individual set of symptoms as expressed by each person or animal. Remedies are not prescribed according to a disease label. It is the symptoms which show us the individual expression of each horse. So, in order to select the correct remedy we need to know what sort of symptoms the affected horse is experiencing. For example, say you want to help a horse who is suffering pain and stiffness in the lower back. There are several homeopathic remedies that could help this condition but first we need to know how this particular horse is experiencing the condition. Is s/he feeling better when walking, better when standing still, or prefers to lie down? Does s/he flinch to the touch or enjoy a massage? Does the back feel hot or swollen? Does s/ he get irritable with pain or does s/he seek out the company of the herd for reassurance? Does the weather affect her well-being? Here are three examples then of possible remedies. Arnica Montana (leopard’s bane) is one of the most common remedies for symptoms due to injuries or falls – past or present. It is also very useful for bruising. It eases the pain and soreness from over-use or from any injury which involved mental strain or shock. The back tends to be sore after over-exertion and symptoms are worse after motion, any

kind of touch, and damp cold. Arnica horses feel better when lying down or standing with their head low. Bryonia (wild hops) would be a remedy to consider if your horse is very stiff, feels pain with the least movement, and seems better with rest. The pain is usually worse on the right side, worse in hot weather, and improves with hard pressure rather than light touch which may irritate her. S/he may be very irritable, abnormally hungry, or very thirsty. Rhus-Tox (poison ivy) affects tendons (connects muscles to bone) and joints which have been strained. It is an amazing remedy when horses experience relief with movement but are worse from standing still and stiffer after resting. They may therefore be very restless when standing as they keep changing position or stretching. They often get relief from Continued on page 10

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Continued from page 9 continued walking. Rhus-Tox can also be of value after surgery where the fascia has been traumatized or scarred. Rhus Tox horses feel worse from wet, rainy weather and better from warm, dry weather.

Infection Drops – Abscesses and infections. Use for hooves, skin, ears, and eyes. Injur-Ease – Sprains, strains, bruising, muscle soreness, stiffness, or trauma.

Combination Remedies Single remedies are highly effective but not everyone is able to take the time to observe the symptoms and match them to the correct remedy. This is especially true in urgent cases or cases where the symptoms are more complex, subtle, or are difficult to observe to the untrained eye. For this reason, Riva’s Remedies offers homeopathic formulations containing multiple remedies to help address common problems:

Gastricol – Indigestion, bloating, and colic pain. Liver detoxification.

Allerg-Ease – Supports the immune system and helps stabilize respiratory conditions in horses with breathing problems due to inhalant allergies.

Homeopathy in the Barn Homeopathy is an invaluable tool in the health care kit for both the home and the barnyard. It provides an effective, safe, and very convenient option for many common health conditions. Millions of people and their animals from around the world have benefited from the remarkable properties of this quiet energy medicine. As it continues to enjoy increased popularity more people as well as practitioners are choosing it as a primary health care option. Combined with good nutrition and an appropriate diet our horses are looking better than ever!

Blood Sugar Formula – Supports normal blood sugar levels and healthy metabolism. Balances excess appetite and encourages weight loss. Calm-Aid – Promotes calm in horses with tension, stress, and restlessness. Use for handling, trailering, trail-riding, showing, and herd anxiety. Digestive Drops – Promotes healthy digestion in horses with chronic diarrhea. Supports digestive processes and absorption. Flu-Ease – Maintains a healthy respiratory system in horses with symptoms due to colds and flus including fevers, cough, and congestion.

Neuro-Aid – Supports a nervous system affected by bacterial or viral toxins. Vac-Aid – Supports horses who have experienced adverse reactions to vaccines.

Marijke van de Water, B.Sc., DHMS Equine Health & Nutrition Specialist Homeopathic Practitioner Medical Intuitive & Healer Author & Educator Marijke is a life-long horse lover, the author of the best-selling Healing Horses Their Way, and the founder, formulator, and CEO of Riva’s Remedies. She is a gifted healer who helps horses, and their people from around the world, live happier, healthier lives.

Cowboy Poetry The Goodbye By Patrick Thomas I wore my go-to-town boots to the barn today To check on that colicky mare With her legs tucked up beneath her And sweat on her long winter hair. Well she gave us two colts and a filly After six years working the range To see the old girl in her sufferin’ It felt so unfair and so strange.

I came home from town when they called me Because that’s what you do for a friend I’d been there for her life’s beginning And I’ll be there for her at the end.

My best leather coat wrapped around her The one with the fringes and braid Her eyes once so lively and eager Were now full of pain and afraid.

The vet came, he got here at sundown As the sky’s red and gold turned to grey She gave her last breath oh so softly And laid her head down on the hay.

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As the World begins to Open up Again… By Ellen Hockley | Photos courtesy of Rachael Sdoutz


e felt we could host a Driving Clinic and small Driving Trials at ‘The Ranch’ in Pritchard BC. On May 28-31 we had a small group out to test how things would work. Larry Brinker from Langley BC was invited to come and teach the art of Driven Dressage to 8 very eager drivers. Our youngest driver was 17 and the oldest at 76. A Driving Trials consist of three elements. First is Driven Dressage - held in a 40 x 80 metre arena, with letters, the same as ridden dressage. The drivers do a test (they should have practiced). Following the Dressage test the driver goes to the Cones course – where there are 20 sets of pylons (cones), set and measured so that each set is only 35 cm wider than the wheels of each vehicle for Training level and 30 cm for Preliminary. The course is 600-800 metres long and driven at a rate of about 200 metres per minute. In the afternoon the Marathon part of the event starts. A cross country course of 5-6 kms is marked out. Also, on the course are 5-6 obstacles which must be navigated in the correct order. At The Ranch event we treat the Trials as a clinic and learning time. No scores are kept. We are very lucky to have many very dedicated volunteers to help out. These events cannot run without them. Rain or heat they come and we are truly thankful. Everyone had a good time and were careful about distancing for the most part. We chose to have a repeat of this event on June 25-28. You may contact Ellen Hockley at if you would like to volunteer or just come to watch, and take in the VIEW!

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Transitions Transitions are an important

part of any training program. Transitions, when done well,

build strength and suppleness

in the horse. In an Introductory

Western Dressage test you may have ten or more transitions

within the test, making this a

very important component and

a place where you may be giving away marks.


ead on to see where you can improve your transitions.

Transitions may be basic transitions, for example: - working jog, walk, working jog - working jog, working lope, working jog - walk, halt, walk - working walk, free walk, working walk - working jog, lengthen jog, working jog Or they may be transitions used for improving collection (these improve

By Lisa Wieben and Birgit Stutz Horse: You Otta Have Me, rider Lisa Wieben Photos by Gary Wieben

engagement and strength as well as collection): - working jog, halt, working jog - working lope, walk, working lope - collected lope, lengthen lope, collected lope - working lope, halt, working lope Using the dressage training scale we can assess the transitions based on the following criteria: Rhythm – this is the clarity of the gait. Does the horse quicken his steps before, during or after the transition or does it keep an even pace from one to the other? Suppleness – Does the horse’s topline stay engaged and stretched throughout the transitions without hollowing? If a horse hollows, tosses or lifts its head into the transitions, then it is moving from front to back instead of engaging the hind end and core and lifting the back. When a horse moves smoothly from one transition to the next the muscles stay relaxed and elastic. Connection – Does the horse stay connected to the hand and accept the aids? The feel in your hands should remain the same before, during, and after the transition and the horse will move easily off seat and legs. Impulsion – This is the suspension and lift that is felt as the horse engages more from behind. Straightness – When there is a straightness issue it will be felt more during a transition. The horse may bulge out more to one side, fall in, or pop up into the transition. Collection – Transitions develop and test collection. Those working lope, walk, working lope transitions are a great way to develop the engagement of the hind end along with lateral work.

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Let’s look at some common mistakes of both horse and rider during a transition. Rider: - ineffective with legs and/or seat - leaning forward or falling back - pulling on the reins. As Sally Swift said, “Ask, receive, give.” Feel as though you are pushing forward instead of pulling back. - incorrect timing Horse: - pops head up/hollowing its topline - not wanting to use core/hind end but instead lifts with head and neck - no reaction to the aids - losing impulsion in downward transition - tempo not steady When performing a transition the rider should only move from the waist down. The seat follows the movement of the horse throughout the transition and both legs will be involved. Even a momentary cessation of movement in the seat will relay tightness to the horse who will also then tense. Remembering to breathe through a transition will keep tension from building. During an upward transition it is important to allow the forward with both seat and hands, without giving away contact. Thinking “up” into the transition will help the rider stay light in the body. For a downward transition think of a boat on a wave where the back of the boat is the lowest point and then as the wave comes down the front of the boat comes down last. We want the horse to ‘land’ hind end first. If the horse lands front end first there is no engagement from the hind end and we have crash landed!

Lisa tightened her body and stopped following with her seat as she asked for the jog. The mare responded by getting tight and inverting. You may also notice she is not stepping evenly in the jog.

The mare’s frame remained the same into the jog. Lisa’s body stayed relaxed and followed the movement from the walk into the jog. Even during a downward transition the rider’s legs are on the sides of the horse to keep the horse engaged forward and the rider breathes out and slows the following seat. The only time the seat stops is during a halt transition, but the legs will still be engaging the horse to stop hind end first without hollowing its topline. In a transition from a working jog to a walk the seat keeps following. A lazy horse will need more leg aids to keep it engaged forward, whereas a hot horse will need more seat and rein aids. Downward transitions are always harder to develop. The quality of the transition is completely dependent on the quality of the gait before, during, and after the transition. So, if you feel your horse is not engaged in your working jog, wait for that moment of connection before asking for an upward or downward transition. When the horse is engaged it will step further under the body. If the horse struggles with this asking for a shoulder fore where the horse moves the front end off the track half a step will encourage the inside hind leg to step further under the body. Imagine the horse stepping its hind leg under the rider’s weight. This will engage the hind legs and as the horse pushes forward the back and withers will lift while the head and neck remain relaxed. When working on transitions initially it is always best to do them on a bending line as the bend of the horse will help it to stay engaged. A straight line makes it easier for the horse to pop up or dive down in the transition. Keeping the connection between the inside leg and outside rein will help to balance the horse before, during, and after the transition, and if the horse has a tendency to pop up you can always spiral into a circle or add a leg yield out to rebalance. Making transitions a bigger part of your training program will pay off no matter which event you are training for. Have fun with it!

Here you can see how the mare is sitting more to push off into the lope. The inside leg is reaching further under. Notice the lightness of the contact and how Lisa’s seat is deep in the saddle.

Here Lisa leaned forward, a common error of riders going into the lope. This puts weight on the horse’s forehand. You can see how Lisa’s seat has been lifted out of the saddle by the horse’s movement. You can also see how Lisa’s hands have gotten tight on the reins and the mare is tipping her nose. The mare’s hind leg is not stepping very far under her body.

Lisa Wieben is a Level 2 Centered Riding Instructor, Equine Canada Competition Coach, Irwin Insights Master Level 4 Trainer, and Essential Somatic Clinical Practitioner, and Certified in Eden Energy Medicine. Her passion is working with riders of all ages who experience pain, tightness, and loss of flexibility to improve balance and gain greater freedom of movement. She is located in Mountain View Count, AB. Contact to book Somatic Rider Clinics As an Irwin Insights Level 4 Master Certified trainer and coach, Birgit Stutz helps riders of all levels and backgrounds advance their horsemanship skills by developing personal and situational awareness, focusing on in-depth understanding of equine behaviour, body language, psychology and biomechanics. Driven by her passion for both equine welfare and performance, Birgit believes that facilitating effective communication between horse and rider is an approach that fulfills our responsibilities to the horse and elicits great results. www. (See their listings in our Business Services section under TRAINERS)

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Talking Horse Welfare in Canada: How Do We See Our Industry?

How would equine industry members describe the welfare status of Canadian horses? Which horses do they believe are the most at risk? And what do they believe threatens horse welfare?


hese are just some of the questions a research team at the University American Association of Equine Practitioners Lameness Scale (35.6%), the of Guelph set out to answer. In 2015, Master’s student, Lindsay Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare (29.7%), and Equitation Science (20.4%). Nakonechny, with the support of supervisor Dr. Katrina Merkies Alongside examining the participants’ views on equine welfare within the industry, researchers also and PhD student Cordelie DuBois, examined what factors, such as a created a survey to find out what person’s gender or view on their adult members of the Canadian horse’s ability to feel emotions, equine industry think about most often affected their answers. horse welfare. The online survey Researchers found that whether a results revealed that participants person considered their horse to be largely agree on some of the top livestock or a companion animal, perceived threats to horse welfare, as well as what discipline they were but also uncovered a few surprises. involved in, most often influenced Almost one hundred their perception of welfare issues. percent of survey participants People who considered horses agreed that there were welfare livestock, for example, were less likely issues in the Canadian equine to believe that horses at auction or industry, citing unwanted horses, on feedlots were an “at risk” group. inappropriate training methods, Photo courtesy of ReinBeau Images Additionally, eight scenarios were and unknowledgeable owners included in the survey, each outlining as some of the key issues within the industry. The majority of participants also highlighted ineffective a scenario in which horse welfare could be compromised. Those ranked legislation and the incapacity of law enforcement to protect horses as the most welfare-compromising involved horses being pastured without water during the wintertime and a horse given a sedative prior to training. important. When examining which groups of horses were perceived to While participants of this survey almost unanimously indicated that they be “at risk,” however, opinions were much more divided. Welfare believed horses could feel a variety of emotional states, this belief was issues connected to auctions or feedlot horses were less divided. Horses not always reflected in their ranking of the scenarios. Several scenarios intended for slaughter and horses with owners who lack knowledge, were described situations in which horses could be suffering the effects of boredom or frustration (e.g. a horse on extended stall rest), but these also suggested as affected groups by survey participants. Lack of knowledge continued to emerge as a re-occurring survey scenarios were not considered as welfare-compromising as others. The theme. This, along with financial difficulties was considered one of the intersection between what individuals think horses are capable of feeling biggest challenges to “good” equine welfare. This supports the need and how this translates into practice (i.e. what situations cause horses for educational programs and targeted knowledge transfer. Gayle Ecker, to feel emotions such as boredom or pain) is an interesting one, and a director of Equine Guelph could not agree more. “What this survey tells challenge to all educators looking to bridge the gap between “knowing” us is there is a need to work together with strong support from the and “understanding.” To learn more about the survey questions, the diversity of industry to extend the reach of welfare education,” says Ecker. “Improved information outreach to the industry incorporating human behaviour the survey participant’s answers, and how they related to their change approaches are vital if we are to have an impact on improving involvement in the equine industry, read the full publication: https:// equine welfare.” Close to 1,000 participants from multiple disciplines across Canada took the survey and self-identified as at least somewhat Equine Guelph is the horse owners' and care givers' Centre at the University knowledgeable regarding horse care. Of the five options regarding of Guelph in Canada. It is a unique partnership dedicated to the health and horse care knowledge, participants were most familiar with body well-being of horses, supported and overseen by equine industry groups. condition scoring (BCS; 78.6%,). Surprisingly, under 55% were aware of Equine Guelph is the epicentre for academia, industry and government - for the national document: the Canadian Code of Practice for the Care and the good of the equine industry as a whole. For further information, visit www. Handling of Equines (NFACC). Participants were even less familiar with the 14 • JULY 2020


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Puppies in a Pandemic - YES… OR… NO? By Sandi Malcolm, Breeder, Nanaimo BC

Hey family!! We are all home during the pandemic and have lots of time to take care of; and train a puppy. Let’s get one today!


have heard that sentence many times during the last couple of months. Heritage breeders in all breeds have had huge surges in requests for puppies or an adult dog. Some have doubled and even tripled requests and we do not have puppies to offer you for the reasons below. I am sorry to say, but this is not a good time, nor reason, to get a new family member. Dogs are a lifetime commitment and should not be considered until everyone is back to their own normal. What happens to the dog after everyone goes back to work or school and you are back into the life style that prevented you from getting a dog or puppy before. Most heritage breeders have not bred at this time due to the pandemic situation and because we simply do not know what is happening. Bringing puppies into the world safely is a priority and has to be responsibly done. Most do not have puppies now, and many have wait lists and puppies are already spoken for by people who have researched and got on a waiting list. When contacting breeders remember that the queries are large and it may take a few days for them to get back to you. So; getting a purebred dog right now is difficult. Be wary of someone who has lots of puppies to sell. Ask about what precautions were taken to breed the litter; and long term what health testing was done for the breed and what their guarantees are. Ask dozens of pertinent questions. Do NOT buy a puppy in a parking lot or off the back of a truck. A heritage breeder is someone who only wants to improve the breed in all facets. One who studies pedigrees to ensure good matches with families and one who pays the utmost attention to health and

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temperament. Good breeders will want non-breeding and return-tome contracts with stipulations. Good breeders’ dogs do not end up in shelters or on the street. Sources to get a puppy are: Canadian Kennel Club, American Kennel Club, breed specific national clubs, Canuck Dogs, For the Love of Purebred Dogs Facebook page, local kennel clubs, i.e. Nanaimo Kennel Club has a list of breeders as do the local kennel clubs on Vancouver Island. Just google the breed you are interested in and add National Club of ____. Read the breed standard so you can be prepared to know what the dog should be in mind and body. That is called doing your homework. Put more research into getting this family member than purchasing a car. By doing that you will get a wonderful family member totally suited to you and your lifestyle and the support and contact of a good breeder for the life of your dog… but it probably won’t be today or tomorrow.

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Hi Saddle Up... thought you might appreciate these photos of my 9-month-old son Emmett “reading” the April issue of the Saddle Up magazine this morning. - Regards, Michelle M, Oliver BC (Editor’s note: Start ‘em you they say!)

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Hi my name is Winter and this is my pony Finnagin. Finnagin is a 24-year-old Welsh Cob. Although I've also been practicing liberty and tricks with Finnagin. - Winter (age 12), Ymir BC

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Horse Council BC - Notes from the Office HCBC is Celebrating 40 Years and We Want to Share Your Photos!


e know you’ve got beautiful, funny, touching images of your time with your horses and we want to celebrate that! With 2020 not going according to anyone’s plan, we want to take this opportunity to celebrate our members. We are giving away HCBC 40th Anniversary Prize Packs for the best photos in the following categories: • On the Trail – Your best shots from BC trails • Pony Tails Kids Club Shutterbug - Photographers 12 and under! • Coaches Corner – Your best shots of life as a coach or coaching in action • Throwback – Shots from over the years, prizes could be awarded for the best photo for 40 years of Competition, Industry, Recreation, and Coaching • Life with Horses – Open category

possibilities towards returning to sport. HCBC has hosted Membership, Coaching and Competition Organizer webinars and we are thankful for the engagement by our members and stake holders. The HCBC competition team would like to especially thank everyone who attended the latest Organizer’s Q&A. A very informative discussion was held. We were fortunate to have Jared Kope , Director, Provincial Activation, viaSport, Mike King from Capri CMW and Susan Harrison, HCBC Officer for Competition and Sport on the call answering questions and providing insight, helping us understand some of what we need to do to navigate through this unprecedented process. Staying calm and staying safe is more important now than ever before. With new protocols being tried and tested by all participants please be patient and mindful as we all do our part to make sure the end result is, and continues to be, a success. 2020 CORE GRANT RECIPIENTS Core funds are provincial funds targeted for events or projects that support sport growth and development. An approved event or project will be open to all qualified participants in your area, not just your club members. The event or project must support the goals of HCBC for developing sport within the province. Clubs are expected to charge participants reasonable registration fees. Money will be released only after a financial report, receipts and an event summary are received by HCBC. Club Name


Winners will also be featured in the Fall/Winter edition of BC Equine Lifestyle Magazine. Contest will be judged by: Orville Smith, Liz Saunders and Karen Swantje (two past and our current HCBC President!). Contest closes September 13th 2020, all photos to be submitted to with HCBC Photo Release Form.

BCHBC West Kootenay Chapter

Mountain Trail Pond

Campbell Valley Equestrian Society

Show Jumping Area Footing Improvement

Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association

Sensory Trail

Please note that HCBC supports and promotes the use of helmets while riding or driving, and your photo subjects must be wearing helmets if riding or driving.

Kelowna Riding Club

Jump Shed

Northern Saddle Club

Main arena Repairs

Prince George Horse Society

Indoor Arena Revitalization

Southlands Riding Club

Synthetic Footing Arena Groomer Upgrade

Vimy Western Riding Club

Concession Upgrade

Any current member of Horse Council BC may enter, contest is open from 12:00 am June 6, 2020 to 11:59 pm September 13, 2020. Full contest rules and details available at HCBC EVENT DIRECTORY We know this year hasn’t gone according to the plan. We want to give BC clubs the opportunity to raise awareness about your educational events or schooling days on the HCBC Event Directory. Email for more information.

Please check the HCBC website often for the latest up to date info regarding Equestrian and COVID19.

HCBC COMPETITONS UPDATE Horse Council BC has been working diligently to bring you up to date information as we receive it regarding COVID19 and the Horse Council BC • How to Reach Us Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Address: 27336 Fraser Highway, Aldergrove, BC V4W 3N5 604-856-4304 or Toll Free 1-800-345-8055 • Fax: 604-856-4302 •

JULY 2020


Equestrian Canada Equestre, Virtual Horse Day 2020 Unites Equestrians Nationwide

The age category winners of the Horse Day 2020 National Drawing Contest are as follows:

Equestrian Canada (EC) would like to thank everyone who made Horse Day a success on June 6, 2020 Held annually to raise public awareness of equestrian sport, industry and recreation, and promote the beloved horse, Horse Day is celebrated each year on the first Saturday in June. While Horse Day may have looked a little bit different in 2020 than in years past, hosting the celebrations online didn’t dampen the spirit and joy surrounding the day.

Category: 3 to 6 "Brushing Dream" by Merridy Hunt, Nova Scotia

Here’s to the Horse! Instagram Week Here’s to the Horse! Instagram Week encouraged Canadians to share their favourite photos and memories from their equestrian careers. Hundreds of horse lovers from every discipline and activity – hunter/jumper, dressage, driving, eventing, racing and therapeutic riding, to name a few – logged into Instagram to spread the unique joy that can only be found when working with horses. Visit @equestrian_can and the hashtag #HorseDay2020 on Instagram to view highlights from across the country.

Congratulations to the National Drawing Contest Winners! EC is pleased to announce the winners of the Horse Day 2020 National Drawing Contest. The contest was offered as a fun and engaging way for Canadians aged 3-16 to get involved in the day’s festivities. Fantastic entries were sent in across four age categories, making the judging no easy task. The contest guidelines required entrants to draw their art by hand and include at least one horse in the submission. The works of art were then judged based on the criteria of beauty, arrangement of colours, originality and implied effort by the contestant. Congratulations to the winners, and a huge thank you to all contestants for submitting entries and getting involved in Horse Day 2020! Winners between the ages of 3 to 12 took home a gift certificate valued at $50. EC would also like to thank Equine Guelph, who sponsored the prize for the winner of the age 13-16 category. Ashlyn received free enrollment in Equine Guelph’s online Horse Behaviour and Safety Course.

About Horse Day Each year, the first Saturday of June is marked as Canada’s National Horse Day. Together, EC and the Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations invite all Canadians to take this unique opportunity to honour, discover, and explore the equestrian world. For many Canadians, Horse Day is the chance to get up close and personal with a horse for the first time. Horse Day is also the perfect opportunity to acknowledge both the important contributions made by horses in our nation's heritage, as well as the fact that people of all ages and experience levels can continue to enjoy horses in sport and leisure. For more information on Horse Day, visit EC also gives special thanks to the Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations (PTSOs) for helping to make Horse Day 2020 such a success, and to the Canadian equestrian community for their continued involvement and commitment to spreading awareness about the wonders of the equestrian world. 20 • JULY 2020


Category: 7 to 9 "My Neeeighbour" by Paolo Roland Self, British Columbia

Category: 10 to 12 "Running Free" by Maddy Turek, British Columbia

Category: 13 to 16 "In Loving Memory of Caliph" by Ashlyn Thompson, Ontario

Armstrong Enderby Riding Club By Lauri Meyers


ith the current COVID-19 situation, the Board of Directors at the Armstrong Enderby Riding Club want to reassure our members that we have not forgotten about you. We are all missing getting out and showing our horses. Some of us are lucky and have personal arenas to play in. Others have miles of trails at their disposal. A few have both. But what is missing is the camaraderie of the Show Day. The jokes, laughter, witty banter and, yes, even the tears. People helping people: Sharing our experiences, both good and bad. We are diligently working on creating a show that will adhere to the current guidelines. Watch for updates on our Facebook page as well as on our website, The Board of Directors will be meeting in July to plan a show in August and hopefully September. With the new guidelines and social distancing there will be some changes to the registration process. Once all the details are figured out, they will be posted online. Please stay safe and watch for updates.

Our ‘social distance’ meeting

Alberta Donkey & Mule Club By Sandra Harper | Photos by Lisa Wade


ith all of the terrible headlines in the news lately, a headline from a Pittsburg Texas newspaper last month stood out. That heading was “Twice As Nice.” It was reporting the birth of live twin mules born on April 16 2020. Lisa Wade wanted to have a mule baby so her fiancé Kenneth Wolfe let her breed his 18-year-old APHA mare Lilly. The proud papa was a 61” Mammoth Jack called Ezra who was owned by Lisa. The twin pregnancy was discovered at a 30-day ultrasound so there was lots of time to prepare, which was good, because it took three people to help get one foal out of the way while the other one was being born. With Kenneth at work when the action began, Lisa’s niece Tasha Miller stepped in to help. The first foal to be delivered was the boy ‘Joker’, followed soon by the girl ‘Harley Quinn’. Lisa said it was cold when they were born so she had to cut up two of her Under Armour shirts to help keep the foals from getting chilled. They were lucky to be in Texas. The weather that day was a high of 23 degrees and a low

Harley Quinn in her Under Armour shirt

Harley and Joker

of 6 degrees. In Alberta it was a high of 10 and a low of minus 5… they would have needed snow suits here. They were told that the chance of a mare carrying twins to full term is about 1 in 40,000, as about 80% of mares will abort by 9 months. The chance of two healthy foals is even rarer. Long ear lovers already know how hardy mules are, so it will come as no surprise to them that both foals are doing amazing and growing like weeds. Check out the Alberta Donkey and Mule Club Facebook page. Hopefully Lisa will post updates on the foals’ progress and some videos of them racing around. COVID-19 has suspended this summer’s Long Ear Days, but keep an eye on our web page and we will try and get a play day organized in the fall; as well as a camping trip this summer, now that some of the social distancing rules have begun to relax.

Joker JULY 2020


BC Interior Morgan Horse Club By Nancy Roman


t is so sad for all clubs, including ours, to have cancelled their events. Most depend on their events as fundraisers, some host events just for fun (as all should be!), and others host clinics and seminars for education and horsemanship. It can’t be easy for any non-profits right now. But we are all in this together – remember that. Naturally, we had to cancel our annual open show, the Pot O Gold, which was to be held in June. This is ‘our’ major fundraiser each year. So we will have to take a break, and re-group for 2021. I haven’t mentioned to the directors yet, but I am thinking (oh no!) maybe later in the summer or early fall we could have a ‘Fun Day’ of some kind… but shhh... no one knows yet. And that would be IF the ’50 person’ limit opens up. Our fall Poker Ride was booked for early October (because Timber Ridge is so busy!); but there are now some more dates available, and there is a possibility of moving it to early/midSeptember. Will keep you posted on that. If you want to keep in touch with our club, check out our Facebook page and feel free to join us! We always welcome new members. Take care everyone.



By Kristy Coulter

his is a good time to get your foals registered with the Canadian Registry of the Tennessee Walking Horse and to make sure your Tennessee Walking Horse is recorded in your name. But you say, “I don’t ride the papers”? I would have to agree. I don’t ride papers either, but I do want to make sure the horse I am riding is registered and recorded in my name. Oh, there are the obvious reasons for making sure your horse is registered. I find that a lot of people think a horse only needs to be registered if you are into horse shows and bragging rights. For what I do with my horse, technically she doesn’t need papers, but being registered is important to me for many reasons. I know there are a lot of people that find following their horse’s lineage to be a fun pastime, and I have to admit it is fun to find out that your horse is related to a friend’s horse, or that perhaps your horse has some progeny that you were not aware of. But it is also important to have accurate records of horses in any registry for historical records. Another reason I have registered horses is for proof of ownership and traceability. This is important for so many reasons. There are always unforeseen circumstances like divorce, theft or job loss. We have seen firsthand recently, how quickly our lives can change. If I had to sell my horse, I know that she would have a better chance of getting a good home if she was registered and I would have a better chance of getting what she was worth. I also believe that traceability seems to be getting more prevalent. We now need PIDs in order to purchase medications, and I believe there has been a shift towards tracing where livestock is or has been. This is much easier with a registered horse. Not all horses are lucky enough to only have one or two owners. It is a bit of a peace of mind for me, knowing that I could speak to former owners of a horse that I have purchased and be able to contact past owners to piece together previous training or any injuries that may have occurred. This could save a person a lot of guessing as to how that scar on a hind leg came to be, or maybe what type of bit the horse prefers. So, you are right, I don’t ride the papers, but those papers give me peace of mind when it comes to my ride. For registration forms or transfers of ownership visit our webpage or clrc. ca. We welcome you to join the Canadian Registry of the Tennessee Walking Horse Facebook group ( Our members are always ready to give you a helping hand.

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From the June issue…

We’re going to give you a bit more time to figure this one out! This tool weighs 7 lbs. and is approximately 24” long and made of 1” flat bar. It hinges where the gooseneck meets the flat bar. Only 1 correct guess so far, congratulations to: Ty Redman, Vernon BC

From the May issue…

This is the second generation of what is known as an ‘Adjustable Wrench’. Out west we call them a Crescent Wrench because of the Crescent “Wrench Manufacturer.” In eastern Canada, they are referred to as an ‘adjustable spanner’ and further east a ‘spanner’! A great invention of the time. This one wrench could replace 6 individual wrenches!

Guess what your grandmother used 70 years ago? This is 16” high with a 24” diameter.

READERS – What’s your guess? Discuss this item with your friends and send your guess to

Do include your city and province please. Saddle Up will print names (and location) of those with the correct answer in a future issue. GOOD LUCK! If you or your company would like to sponsor this monthly brain teaser, do call 1-866-546-9922 or email nancyroman@ for details.

The Back Country Horsemen of BC Sharing our Trails – keeping encounters safe Submitted By Rose Schroeder


s the main riding season approaches, it is good to be reminded of some common sense trail etiquette. These 3 C’s apply to all users, motorized or non-motorized: Common Sense Courtesy Communication Horses and mules (equines) are flight or fight animals. Their first instinct to perceived danger is to run or bolt. If they cannot they will fight. Equines are very sensitive to sudden movement and loud noises. You can detect many scary incidences if you: - Be aware of your horse or mules’ focus and your surroundings, control your speed and consider the effect your actions have on the herd. When on a group ride of more than one, you are a crowd of people riding a herd of horses, reactions of one have an effect on all. - Look ahead, especially on corners and hills. - Listen to the surrounding noises so you can be prepared when the unexpected happens.

If possible, discuss how horses react: Ask that they avoid moving suddenly or making loud noises. Make sure you wait until the last horse or mule is safely past the other user group before continuing on. Treat it like crossing a stream or any trail obstacle. Move ahead incrementally as each rider passes. That way you will avoid other stock feeling they have to rush to keep up. Try not to be part of the problem, be a part of the solution! If there is an issue with a user, consider contacting the local organization or trail manager to discuss options to make the trail safe. Things like signage, education, optional trails, and directions of use. The BCHBC Trails Committee can also help with this. The main premise is “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” BCHBC would like to encourage our cooperative reputation so everyone can have a safe outdoor experience!

If you chance upon another type of user (mountain bike, motorized, hiker, dog walker, baby stroller, fisherman, etc.)…

Move to the uphill side of the trail but stay in sight.

Stop and call out a greeting - Ask that the other user stay on the downhill side and stay in sight. If it’s a motorized user ask that they please shut off the engine. If the horse/mule is extra scared have them take off their helmet and stand between the vehicle and the animal. Sometimes it helps your animal if you have a conversation or you also dismount. If you encounter a pedal bicycle coming towards or up behind a horse call out as soon as you see them. Horses are startled by pedal bikes as they are silently creeping up like a predator! If you have time, downhill bikes come fast around corners and are focusing on the ground about 4 metres in front of their tires, have a conversation and educate them about how quickly equines react to sudden movement and loud noises. I know your first reaction is to get mad, but it is a fact that most of the general public nowadays has no idea how horses think and react.

Dogs and children should be held by the owner.

If your horse/mule is having difficulty passing, ask them to wait and take direction from the rider. Carry on a pleasant conversation with the other user.

Back Country Horsemen Provincial Executive ~

President: Scott Walker,, 250-764-8555 or 250-300-8415 Vice President(s): Karl Arnold,; Verna Houghtaling,; Sandra Erickson,; Marie Reimer, Treasurer: Debra Oakman,, 250-897-5779 Secretary: Christine Heffernan,, 250-714-6001 Past President: Brian Wallace, 250-569-2324

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Clubs & Associations 31 Years of Celebrating Long Ears


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ARMSTRONG ENDERBY RIDING CLUB  Schooling Shows (Eng/West/Games), Armstrong Fairgrounds, April to Sept. 8/20 12/20

CANADIAN THERAPEUTIC RIDING ASSOCIATION CanTRA promotes the benefits of therapeutic riding across Canada through awareness, education, and setting standards for therapeutic riding instructor certification, centre accreditation, hippotherapy, and equine-facilitated wellness.


BC CARRIAGE DRIVING SOCIETY, Pres: Ellen Hockley 250-572-7516, Pleasure, Combined, Recreation from Minis to Drafts, 5/21

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BC QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION, Contact Carolyn Farris, email 7/21



BC PAINT HORSE CLUB, Open Show & Competition Program, award sponsorships for local clubs, youth scholarship. 2/21



BC INTERIOR MORGAN HORSE CLUB Pres: Tom Nobles 250-838-2228, leetom., Clinics, Pot O Gold Show, Trail Rides, see our FB page 4/21



BC INTERIOR ARABIAN HORSE ASSOC.  Pres: Wally Goertz 250-546-6004 9/20, clinics, Recreational riding programs, Awards/Social Activ.

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Certifying equine professionals such as riding coaches & equine facility managers. CHA accredits equine facilities for insurance discounts & publishes educational horsemanship manuals & hosts networking conferences. Visit To find a certified equine professional or accredited site visit


CHILLIWACK RIDING CLUB, Drill Team, Horse Shows (Heritage Qualifiers), Gymkhana, Trail Rides, Clinics, Open Ride, Socials, 11/20 Equestrian Canada (EC) is the national governing body for equestrian sport and industry in Canada, with a mandate to represent, promote and advance all equine and equestrian interests. 1-866-282-8395 | |

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Want to enjoy miles of beautiful new trails with your equine partner in BC? Try Endurance Riding! We welcome all levels of riders and all breeds of equines.

Team Cattle Penning is a race against the clock to have 3 riders pen 3 of 30 numbered head of cattle. Each rider is rated to their current abilities and the three riders on a team make up the maximum allowed number for the division they are riding. Example: a 10 Class is made of a 4-rated rider and two 3-rated riders. The herd is on one end of the arena and the foul line is usually 1/3. DON’T BLOW OUT!! YEE HAW!!

Info on clinics and events at

A charitable equine organization funding veterinary colleges and students, and other worthwhile equine causes.

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BOUCHIE LAKE GYMKHANA CLUB (Quesnel BC). May to September. All info on our Facebook Page: B LAKE Gymkhana CLUB. Tel: 250-249-9667 6/21

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Bob Watson, President 403-378-4323

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BOUNDARY HORSE ASSOCIATION (Grand Forks BC), Offering shows, gymkhanas, clinics & more. See us on Facebook, 250-443-3191, 3/21



INTERIOR CUTTING HORSE ASSOCIATION New cutters always welcome. Lee Poncelet 250-938-2034 7/20

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KELOWNA RIDING CLUB, contact and event info. Daily drop-in rates & facility rentals open to all. 3745 Gordon Dr, Kelowna, BC. 3/21

To One Another

LANGLEY RIDERS SOCIETY, English/Western, Games, Jumping, Drill Team, Rodeo. 604-530-5981 9/20 LOWER MAINLAND QUARTER HORSE ASSOC. Pres: Mellissa Buckley,, 11/20

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Clubs & Associations NORTH OK THERAPEUTIC RIDING ASSOC. 250-549-0105 Providing therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults with disabilities 7/20 OLIVER & DISTRICT RIDING CLUB, Pres: Dawn MacRae 250-689-0156,, Clinics, Summer Show & more, see our FB page 4/21 7/20

100 Mile & District Outriders

7/18 9/20

Promoting equine activities and knowledge in the south Cariboo with Shows, Clinics, Gymkhanas and more. Harvey President: Adam Mike Kidston E-mail: ~

PEACHLAND RIDING CLUB, Pres: Calista Collins,, 250899-0830. Info, Gymkhana dates & events at 5/21

PRINCETON RIDING CLUB, Pres: Stephanie Antonick, See us on Facebook. Offering shows, clinics and more! 12/20 SOUTH CENTRAL QUARTER HORSE ASSOC., Host of April Fuzzy Horse Show and September AQHA Circuit Show, 10/20 VINTAGE RIDERS EQUESTRIAN CLUB (Fraser Valley BC), English/Western, lectures, clinics, socials, safe and fun,, on Facebook 3/21 WESTERN CANADIAN REINING ASSOC. Amber 250-392-6402, 9/20


WILD ROSE DRAFT HORSE ASSOCIATION, Barb Stephenson (Secretary) phone 403-933-5765 (8:00 am to 8:00 pm) 5/21

NEW BOOKS A Shit Picker’s Guide to Training Horses: A Spatial Odyssey By Pinto Miremadi

(Currently number one equestrian publication on Amazon Canada)


rock and roll musician who became involved with horses through happen stance, initially as a “shit-picker,” shares his journey to understanding and insight to equine psychology through two decades of working with horses as a professional trainer and problem solver. A hilarious collection of stories and lessons learned the hard way primarily based on observations made and experiences gained that take root in the fundamentals of basic equine care and daily chores. With a background and degree in Philosophy, the author makes the connection between daily chores and “training” and reveals an opportunity for a deeper understanding of horses in an unadulterated setting that is uniquely available during the process of caring for horses in a “non-work” setting.

Long Ride Home: Guts, Guns and Grizzlies, 800 Days through the Americas in a Saddle By Felipe Masetti Leite


oon to be a major motion picture! How far would you go to chase your dreams? This is the story of a Ryerson Journalism student who rode 10,000 miles from Canada through the Americas to his home in Brazil. Two years. Three magnificent horses. Ten countries. A thousand stories of drug cartels, mass migration, the glorious wilderness, the old cowboy ways, the kindness of strangers and the powerful connection between man and beast. This is a tale of grit and inspiration, of Filipe and Frenchie, Bruiser and Dude chasing a dream, one hoof at a time. Paperback: 360 pages ISBN: 978-1721171644 ASIN: B07DS3TWQ Kindle Edition $3.99 Paperback $26.18 Available at

Paperback: 153 pages Publisher: Independently published (May 26, 2020) ISBN-13: 979-8648886025 ASIN: B089D3N25R Product Dimensions: 14 x 0.9 x 21.6 cm Kindle Edition $5.60 Paperback $20.00 Available at

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What’s Happening? Let’s Go! 2020 Events? Let us know – this is a FREE service for non-profit events. REQUIRED FORMAT FOR EACH DATE:

Jan 1-3 OPEN HORSE SHOW, Smith Arena, Smithsville, BC, John 604-123-4567,



3-5 BRIDLED STOCK HORSE SERIES w/Miles Kingdon, Horsemanship/Cattle Handling, Kamloops BC, David Ciriani 250-377-5996, 4 LRS ENGLISH/WESTERN SHOW, LRS Arena, Langley BC, Mary 778-878-0611,, 4-5 BHA ENGLISH & WESTERN DRESSAGE SHOW, BHA Grounds, Grand Forks BC, contact Madalene at or 250-443-3191 6-8 ARENA TO TRAIL TRANSITION w/Dawn Ferster (Beg & Int sessions), Timber Ridge Trails, Lumby BC, Dawn 250-808-0738, 10-12 HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC w/Jonathan Field Circle Creek Equestrian Center, Kamloops BC, Tamara 1-888-533-4353, 11 CRC SPEED EVENT, 9 am, Heritage Park, Chilliwack BC, contact 11-12 VERNON DRESSAGE SHOW Bronze/Gold, Vernon BC 12 BCRCHA SUMMER SIZZLER, Langley Riders Arena, Langley BC, info at, email, or call Robyn 604-318-4140 13-17 5-DAY INTENSIVE HORSEMANSHIP COURSE w/Birgit Stutz, Irwin Insights, Falling Star Ranch, Dunster BC, 250-968-6801, 14-19 HUB HOUBEN CLINIC, Topline Stables, Salmon Arm BC, 15-17 CANADA CUP DRESSAGE SHOW Bronze/Gold, Maple Ridge BC 17-19 HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC w/Jonathan Field (Course 1), Pinnacle Stables, Surrey BC, Tamara Chmilar 1-888-533-4353, 18 (tent) BCCDS DRESSAGE & DERBY DAY, Thompson Okanagan (Armstrong),, 18 LRS GAMES DAY, LRS arena, Langley BC, Ngaire 778-277-0015,, 18-19 INTERIOR SPORT HORSES SUMMER CLASSIC, Westwold BC, Sharon 250-319-3699, 19 LRS COWBOY OBSTACLE CHALLENGE, LRS Arena, Langley BC, Bethany 604-614-8226,, 23-26***CANCELLED - BC SUMMER GAMES (for juniors), includes Dressage, Para Dressage, Jumping, Eventing & Vaulting, Maple Ridge BC, 25 LRS BARREL RACE, LRS Arena, Langley BC, Paul 604-773-5319,, 25-26 SCEA DRESSAGE & FLAT SHOW, Williams Lake BC, info 25-26 BCCDS FTDs, Vancouver Island (Courtney),, 25-26 BCCDS CARIBOO TRAILS CDE, Prince George (Cariboo),, 25-26 DOUBLE HEADER GYMKHANA/BCBRA RACE, Peachland BC, 26 JUMPING SHOW, LRS Arena, Langley BC, Julia 604-856-7567,, 26-Aug 1 LANGLEY BC Learn equine massage! Certification Course Sidonia McIntyre, RMT, CEMT, CCF, 31-Aug 2 ABBOTSFORD AGRIFAIR OPEN HORSE SHOW, Agriplex Arena, Abbotsford BC, Bethany 604-614-8226,


2 ABBOTSFORD AGRIFAIR GAMES DAY, Hosted by LRS Agriplex Arena, Abbotsford BC, Bethany 604-614-8226, 3-Sep 11 EDMONTON AB 6 week Advanced Equine Massage Therapy Certification Course Sidonia McIntyre, RMT, CEMT, CCF, 7-9 BRIDLED STOCK HORSE SERIES w/Miles Kingdon, Horsemanship/Cattle Handling, Kamloops BC, David Ciriani 250-377-5996, 7-9 WILD ROSE WELSH & OPEN PONY SHOW, Westerner Park, Red Deer AB, or 7-9 HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC w/Jonathan Field, Villa Training Stables, Langley BC, Tamara Chmilar 1-888-533-4353, 8 BCCDS BALME AYR FIELD DRIVING TRIALS, Vancouver Island,, 8-9***CANCELLED - LONG EARS DAYS, Stettler Ag grounds, Stettler AB, 9 LRS ENGLISH/WESTERN SHOW, LRS Arena, Langley BC, Mary 778-878-0611,, 9 AERC CLINIC – TRAIL, Armstrong BC, pre-register at 10-12 ARENA TO TRAIL TRANSITION w/Dawn Ferster (Beg & Int sessions), Timber Ridge Trails, Lumby BC, Dawn 250-808-0738, 13-15 HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC w/Jonathan Field, Prairieland Park, Saskatoon SK, Tamara 1-888-533-4353, 15 LRS BARREL RACE, LRS Arena, Langley BC, Paul 604-773-5319,, 15-16 PRC BEACH TOWN RODEO, Peachland BC, 16 AERC HORSE SHOW, 9 am start, Agriplex, Armstrong BC, 16 LRS GAMES DAY, LRS arena, Langley BC, Ngaire 778-277-0015,, 16-18 HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC w/Jonathan Field, Prairieland Park, Saskatoon SK, Tamara Chmilar 1-888-533-4353, 21-23 BC DRESSAGE CHAMPIONSHIPS, Southlands, Vancouver BC 22 BCCDS CAMPBELL VALLEY GAMES DAY, Fraser Valley,, 22 BCCDS LONG LINING OBSTACLE CHALLENGE, Thompson Okanagan, Chase Creek,, 22-23 BCRCHA CALCUTTA & SEASON FINALE, Anderlini Farms, Langley BC, info at, email, or call Robyn 604-318-4140 22-23 DOUBLE HEADER GYMKHANA/BCBRA RACE, Peachland BC, 26-Sep 7***CANCELLED - PACIFIC SPIRIT HORSE SHOW at the PNE, Vancouver BC, Info 604-252-3581 or, 28-30 BELL CREEK ARENA CUTTING, Chilliwack BC, 29 THE ODRC CHALLENGE! Judged by Dustin Drader, Desert Park, Osoyoos BC, Oliver & District Riding Club, see us on FB


Do you have your 2020 dates booked yet? Send them in (required format only, as above) – our readers want to know! Remember, we can only fit so many in the magazine, but we print them ALL on our website! 26 • JULY 2020


Business Services EQUINE HEALTH


For Horses DR. REED’S Supplements

Ask for Chilliwack Heritage Park rate LSPECI East of Heritage Park at mall & restaurants

FREE Comfort Sunshine Breakfast 604-858-0636 or 1-800-228-5150 • Chilliwack, BC 4/15



Hidez Equine Compression Products Canada Hoods, Ice Compression Socks, Compression Socks, Travel and Recovery Suits, Active Suits Check us out at acebook or call or text 403-704-6417 We will connect you with a rep in your area! 9/20

HOWARD JOHNSON INN, Red Deer, 403-343-8444. One minute from Westerner Park. 12/20


2/21 12/20




Horse Shavings  Hog Fuel formerly David Beerstra Trucking  Bark Mulch Serving the BC Interior 250-503-7432 4/21

NATURAL TOUCH THERAPY INSTITUTE (BC/AB/SK) Certified Farrier & Equine Therapy Programs 4/21



WWW.REIMERSFARMSERVICE.COM (BC Interior) 1-855-737-0110 or 250-260-0110. Bulk & Bagged Shavings, 4x4x4 Totes, Sawdust, Bark Mulch



BOARDING FACILITIES / RETIREMENT / REHAB SILVERADO HORSE CENTER (Cochrane AB) Boarding, Clinics, Lessons, Training, 11/20



 Driveways

 Barns

 Metal

 Garages  Houses Roofing  Metal Siding


Duncan Farrow  250-503-6099  Serving the Okanagan and Shuswap 9/20

FARM SUPPLIES CATTLE FEEDERS, free-standing Panels, fence line Feeders, bunk silage Feeders made from oil field pipe. Call Dan 250-308-9218 (BC wide) 6/21

DEAD STOCK REMOVAL THE BLUE GOOSE CATTLE CO. (Ok/Shuswap) 250-309-0629 or 250-838-2157, Providing prompt dead stock removal service when the decision has to be made. 3/21

ARMSTRONG 1-250-546-9174

CHILLIWACK 1-877-847-3735

wholesale panels & gates | pet food | bagged feed


Wanted Wranglers / Trail Guides

8/18 10/20


Guide on Guest Ranch / Horse pack trips

8/19 9/20


CANPRESSCO CAMELINA OIL. Omega 3-6-9 & Vitamin E., Brand Rep: Amy Langevin 604-828-2551, 5/21

D E A D LI N E 5th of each month


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DON LOEWEN SADDLERY, 1802 Houston St., Merritt BC, 250-525-0220 Custom saddlery, chaps, repairs, leather bags & more,

ASHCROFT HOME BUILDING CENTRE (Ashcroft) 250-453-2281 Otter Co-op Dealer & Pet Foods. You can find us on Facebook 9/20 31852 Marshall Place 5410 Trans Canada Hwy. 103-1889 Springfield Rd. 975 Langford Parkway 1-1227 Island Hwy. S. 587 Alberni Hwy. 1970 Keating Cross Rd. 1771 10th Ave SW 2565 Main St.

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DIAMOND H TACK INC. (Kelowna BC) 877-762-5631 English & Western Saddlery, Clothes, Farrier, Feed, Blanket & Leather Repairs 8/20 WWW.HORSEGEARCANADA.COM - online shopping - always open! Tack, hoof boots, nutritional products, grooming products & more. 4/21 7/21

130MILERANCH.COM (Cariboo) 250-644-7200 Corrals, Gates, Panels, Bale Feeders, Best Prices in the Cariboo!


Gates, Panels, Feeders, Continuous FenCe deer & Farm FenCe installations

Custom built and installed to your needs

GRK Fasteners Dealer * Customized Bale Spikes * Custom Welding * Horse Trailer Repairs *Serving BC/AB/WA for over 10 years

Alan Cossentine, Oliver, BC • 250-490-5662 •


FERRIS FENCING “PastureLine” 4mm : “No Wire” Polymer : Complete ElectricSystems HorseRail products : No-Climb & Diamond Mesh

30 years Serving the Horse Industry / / 1-800-665-3307 5/21 3/19

GUEST RANCHES WWW.MEADOWLAKEGUESTRANCH.COM (Clinton BC) toll free 1-833-238-1200 Back country trails, bed & bale, multiple updated private lodgings on 700+ acres 7/20

WWW.THETRADINGPOSTFEEDANDTACK.COM (Nanaimo) 250-245-2115 English/Western Tack & Apparel, Feeds & Hay, Bedding, Footwear 4/21

TRAILER REPAIRS PETERSEN TRAILERS LTD. (Langley) 604-533-4209 Service and Repairs. All makes. 6/21 TRANS NATIONAL TRAILER INC. (1645 Eagle Rock Rd., Armstrong BC) 250-308-8980, RVs to Horse Trailers. Your Trailer Parts Superstore! 7/20

TRAILER SALES CUMMINGS TRAILER SALES & RENTALS (Abbotsford) 1-877-856-1988 Horse, Stock, Flatdeck, Utility, Dump, Cargo and Pre-owned, 10/20 KITT EQUIPMENT TRAILER SALES, (Chilliwack & Aldergrove), 1-877-823-7199, Horse ~ Stock ~ Utility ~ Dump ~ Flatdecks, 3/21

TRAINERS/COACHES BIRGIT STUTZ, Irwin Insights Master Level 4 Cert. Trainer, www.fallingstarranch. ca, Training/lessons/clinics/student programs, Dunster BC, 250-968-6801 8/20 DAWN FERSTER (Kelowna BC) Coaching/Training/Workshops 250-808-0738 Mountain Trail/Western/Dressage, see Damarhe Training on FB 2/21


SPRING LAKE GUEST RANCH, (100 Mile House BC) 250-791-5776 Beautiful Ranch on 600 acres & private lake,

LESSON PROGRAMS WWW.FOOTNOTEFARM.COM (Langley BC) 778-822-3276 Certified instructors, safe & sound horses, curriculum followed, privates for beginners. 4/21




Listing and Selling – Rural and Residential Properties in the North Okanagan and Shuswap Cell: 250-549-0996 / Office 250-546-3119 Armstrong 9/20

RIBBONS & ROSETTES OKANAGAN RIBBONS, 1-888-545-7647 The best source for all your event and award ribbons!, 10/20 28 • JULY 2020




International Clinician and Horseman 1-877-728-8987 JONATHAN FIELD HORSEMANSHIP - Inspired by Horses®, 1-888-533-4353 9/20 LEE PONCELET TRAINING STABLES (Vernon, BC) 250-938-2034 Starting Colts. Training all levels. Specializing in Cutting/Cowhorse. 7/21 LISA WIEBEN (Bowden AB), Clinics, Training, Lessons, Centered Riding/Western & English Dressage 6/21 MARION WEISSKOPFF (Princeton BC) Clinics & Horse Training, Working Equitation, Classical & Cowboy Dressage, Wilderness Trail. 7/20 SANDY LANG HORSEMANSHIP (Abbotsford BC) 604-850-1243 Foundation Specialist, Natural Horsemanship, 7/20

Business Services VETERINARIANS

VETERINARIANS ANIMAL CARE HOSPITAL Williams Lake 250-392-5510 / Quesnel 250-747-3053 Drs. Magnowski, Scheidt, Thompson, Jordan, Meier, Ree , Bennett 3/21

WALES EQUINE VETERINARY SERVICES (Okanagan) 250-258-2299 Drs. Alex Wales and Dr. Susan Wales, 7/20

DAWSON CREEK VETERINARY CLINIC 250-782-1080. Equine Reproduction, Endoscopy, Ultrasound, Digital X-Ray and more. 11/20


INTERIOR VETERINARY HEALTH SERVICES (Okanagan) 250-769-4217, Mobile Equine, Brytann Youngberg DVM, VSMT, College of Animal Chiropractors 7/20

Serving BC’s Interior for over 50 years GENERATION Pump Co.

OKANAGAN EQUINE VETERINARY SERVICES (Kelowna) 250-764-9888 Sheila McDonald DVM,

Paul Moore 250-549-0780 | | Gary Moore 250-558-6812


rs. repair.. stall & the yea Meeting your water needs through ter system in a w Water well pump specialist. Full 8/20

YOUR LISTING SHOULD BE HERE YEAR ROUND Starting at just $250 per year (for 12 issues). Plus we can add a link on our web site for only $50 per year!

Call 1-866-546-9922 for more info

Rural Roots REALTORS YOUR AD COULD BE HERE HEY, FOR THE COWBOY AT HEART! This newer attractive southwest style Santa Fe 3 bed/4 bath home is located on 11.4 acres, 20 minutes east of Osoyoos. Ideal horse property with a 4-stall barn (30’x40’), tack room, hay storage and shelter. There are fenced irrigated pastures, a 70’x180’ riding arena, and land for riding just down the road. For the hobbyist, a large 25’x40’ shop. Home has a great view to the east of mountains and valley. Bonus… 9 mile creek crosses the property! Home uses an open floor design with high ceilings and decorated in a western theme. Spanish courtyards surround the home. Duplicate Listing Agriculture #180094. 657 Ravenhill Road, Osoyoos BC $998,000 MLS® 180095 BOB GRANHOLM 250-983-3372 RE/MAX Wine Capital Realty, Oliver BC

METICULOUS FLAT & FUNCTIONAL 5 ACRE HORSE FARM Cute rancher with 2-side wrap-around deck, fire pit, gated entry, new covered deck. 2018 bathroom and laundry/mud room reno. 2010 install of HE furnace, DHW system and vinyl windows. New post and rail fencing, gravel driveway, 200 AMP service to home and buildings. Underground power and water to shop/barn, sheds and sauna! Ample covered parking for trailers, boats, RV, and equipment! New sauna shed, 3 storage sheds, workshop 27’x22’, 2 carports 21’x24’ and 28’x14’6. Close to schools and amenities in Armstrong BC. Welcome Home! 4226 Highland Park Road, Armstrong BC $740,000 MLS® 10205069 STEVE BEARSS, REALTOR 250-309-3442 3 Percent Realty Inc, Vernon BC E-mail: ~



On The Market (Private Sale) The Peruvian Horse

Peruvian Paso Horses

We Have the Blues!

Ringstead Ranch, one of Canada’s Largest breeders, now have locations in both Chase, BC and Cayley, AB.

To learn more about this beautiful & unique breed of horse, and for a complete Sales List, please visit our website.

2020 Foals will be available sired by: 403-860-9763


LBJ Sierras Blue Te | AQHA Blue Roan and his son AW Blue Fire N Te | AQHA Blue Roan Aaron & Colleen Wangler 250-843-7337 (Dawson Creek BC)

The smoothest riding horse in the world! For Pleasure, Trail, Show, Work... Discover the versatile Peruvian Horse at!

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2010 Amber Champagne AQHA Stallion Peppy San Badger, Hollywood Dun It 2007 Sooty Dunalino AQHA Stallion; Sugar Bar, Hollywood Jac 86 2008 Homozygous Black Tobiano APHA

Horses for Sale/Australian Shepherd Dogs 250-499-6514


Stallions & Breeders

DEADLINE 5th of each month Call 1-866-546-9922 for more info 30 • JULY 2020


APPALOOSACENTRE.COM 250-963-9779 Real Appaloosas for Today and the Future! 8/20 FOOTNOTE FARM FJORDS (Langley BC) 778-822-3276. Registered & imported breeding stock. Bred for performance and built to last. 4/21 OLD BALDY RANCH (Dawson Creek) 250-843-7337 SS: Breeding AQHA/NFQH Grullo & Blue Roan, 12/20 SUNSET VIEW RANCH (West Kelowna BC) 250-707-7271. Top Performance AQHA/APHA bloodlines, Breeding & Sales. SS: Dunit Canadian Style 2/21

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Double Delichte Stables

Full Board $325 monthly (3 feedings p/day) Daily/Nightly/Weekly Group or Individual Paddocks with Shelters Individual Feed Program Box Stalls, Wash Stall, Heated Tack Room 90 x 200 all purpose Western/English Arena 110 x 200 Jumping Arena, Round Pen Lessons, Conditioning TRAINERS WELCOME 15 minutes from downtown Vernon  250-309-2384 Coldstream, BC 

HORSE BLANKET & SADDLE PAD WASHING & Repairs. Clean used Blankets for sale. Town Centre Dry Cleaners, Town Centre Mall. 250-546-0104 (Armstrong BC) 8/20



Some training spaces available for 2020 Season Upcoming Clinics listed on: Luttmer Training and Clinics Quesnel BC ~ 250-249-9613 9/20

8/20 11/19


Custom Made Chaps Any Style Saddle, Tack & Blanket Repairs Top Quality Australian Saddles Sherri DeBoer • 250-838-0778 email: Hwy 97, Grindrod, BC Open Mon - Sat 9-6 pm 12/20

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