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Features Gut Microbes Mane Event Coming Up! Developing Bravery (Part 2) Navicular Syndrome Explained Icelandic Horse Evaluation Drafts at Stampede Mangalarga Marchadors Goals and Mindfulness Dressage BC

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Our Regulars Cariboo Chatter 24 Top Dog! 30 Horse Council BC 33 KIDS 38 BC Rodeo Association 42 BC Paint Horse Club 43 Lower Mainland QH Assoc. 44 Back Country Horsemen of BC 45 Clubs/Associations 46 What’s Happening? Let’s Go! 47 Business Services 49 On The Market (photo ads) 52 Stallions/Breeders 54 Rural Roots (real estate) 54 Shop & Swap 55

ell I finally made it out to Rocking Horse Park in Kelowna to take on the Okanagan’s newest mountain trail course. You have a great facility there Carol, and thank you to Dawn Ferster for offering these valuable clinics. Angie (my Morgan horse) and I had a great time. There isn’t much she won’t do – depending on her mood! Watch out Seniors Games - ha! Hopefully Vernon & Armstrong, or Kelowna win their bid on the 2017 venue. Keeping my fingers crossed. September is a busy month for me with fall fairs, a Poker Ride (Sept 12 at Timber Ridge… plugging it!), and a Crony Club sleepover – can hardly wait! So much to do and so little time to fit everything in! We’ve got some interesting articles in this issue, including an Icelandic Breed Evaluation and a Mangalarga Marchador Inspection, and of course more news from your favourite clubs. See you out and about!

Nancy CONTRIBUTORS: Stephanie Kwok, Christa Miremadi, Kristi Luehr, Tahn Towns, Christine Schwartz, Noni Hartvikson, Hazel Plumbley, Dr. Thomas Ritter, Dana Johnsen, Mark McMillan, Lisa Kerley, Valerie Barry, Carol Cody, Bruce Roy. ON THE COVER: Fern Valley Appaloosas, MASTHEAD PHOTOS: (regular features) By Rein-Beau Images OFFICIAL VOICE FOR: Back Country Horsemen of BC, BC Paint Horse Club, Lower Mainland Quarter Horse Association, BC Rodeo Association MEDIA PARTNER WITH HORSE COUNCIL BC and BUSINESS MEMBER WITH AEF

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