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Into the Horse's Mind By Mark Bolender | www.imtca.org The horse's mind is a mysterious place. Understanding the basics is an absolute necessity for creating the perfect Mountain Trail and Extreme Trail horse. Such a horse moves with boldness and confidence through the most difficult obstacles with ease and safety. Good training will shift ultimate control to the rider, and to do that, we can use the horse's instinct to our advantage. That doesn't happen naturally unless we are willing to enter into their world which is run by instinct, train under their rules and learn their language. Instinct isn't good or bad, right or wrong. It simply exists. And it's a kind of intelligence beyond our capability to fully comprehend because we have so little to compare it to. The animal world is full of this kind of intelligence, but humans simply are not well equipped to understand it. The horse is not superior or inferior to the human. They are not incomplete but from a world older than ours, where they live and move with brilliance of senses we have lost or never acquired, and living by voices we will never hear. They are not brethren or underlings, just magnificent creatures which are drawn to us as we are drawn to them. Neither the horse nor the human know why this is. So to say we are better, smarter, or more sensitive than horses is a great mistake. If a trainer thinks in those terms, then the result will never be a partnership between the horse and trainer. A partnership is where both horse and rider depend on each other to do their job. We all want that perfect horse for that perfect ride, whether it's on the mountain trail or in the show ring. Great horses and riders make the ride look easy and that is a sign of a good partnership. Good riding skills and ground skills along with learning to listen to the horse is the start of a partnership. But this isn't easy. Listening is both a science and a natural gift. Listening begins, of course, by knowing a common language. Just as with listening to people, when you listen to a horse, its voice is amazingly clear. For instance, if a horse doesn't want to step up and onto a platform, it will let you know simply by how it shakes its head and blowing. If it wants to please you and attempt to step up, it may sniff or paw at the platform. That tells you the horse is considering following through but still needs some direction or reassurance. Such behavior forms part of the basic exchange of information. The horse lets you know how it feels, you understand, and then you give it clear signals to proceed, reassuring it. And like any exchange of information, both horse and handler must partake in the listening process. The horse must also be willing to listen to instructions that the handler gives. To achieve that, the handler must communicate in a clear manner, in the horse's language, so the horse will keep listening. The skills for listening to the horse are obtained only when you understand the four principles guiding a horse's world: 1. There are no equals in a horse's world. There are only those who are superior or inferior to it for all fit into what we call a pecking order. The herd establishes this through posturing, kicking, biting etc. At first, when a new group of horses come together, you have disorder but out of disorder comes order which we call the pecking order. A high percentage of the time an “Alpha Mare” will earn and be chosen to lead at which point she will instinctively die protecting the herd. 2. Horses are natural-born followers but only to clear and consistent leaders. That leader must be worthy of being followed, according to an inborn set of criteria or instinct of the horse. APRIL 2019 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2019

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3. Horses try to please those they deem superior to them in the hierarchy. They have little or no regard for those they deem inferior to them in the pecking order. 4. Instinct drives the first three principles. Instinct is hardwired from birth, and to try to go against it is much more difficult than simply working with it. Instinct will also determine who to trust and who is worthy of a leadership role. If certain behavior is exhibited by a human, then instinct will block the horse from listening or trusting and at that point any training becomes mechanical. If instinct finds one worthy, then the horse will die trying to please. These principles govern the horse's world of authority and survival. And the primary form of communication in their world is body language. The horse understands this language just like we understand our spoken human language. The phrases used to communicate become obvious as the circumstances they're used for arise. For example, on approaching a teeter-totter, a horse will often lower its nose. By doing so, it's asking you to give it some time in order to think, essentially telling you that it's considering other options, especially like how to avoid the teeter-totter altogether. You should give it time to think it through, and then with your reinforcing gestures, it will know that the obstacle is safe to navigate. At this time, put yourself in the role of the Alpha Mare and ask yourself – What would the Alpha Mare do? I guarantee that she would not move her feet. The less one moves and does the more the horse will look to please and the less you will need to do. Using these principles is how I teach a horse to walk across a swinging bridge with boldness and confidence in 10 minutes on average. And this is regardless of size, breed or age. As a leader and teacher my job is to inspire the horse to achieve that which it felt was the impossible. As trail riders we all must be found “worthy of a leadership role” to ensure that a horse has complete confidence in us. Then we will have a horse who can move with confidence while concentrating on the job of packing us down the trail. Happy Trails and Bolender Blessings, Mark H Bolender

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Power for the Horse Trailer By Robert Eversole | www.TrailMeister.com When we started planning the Trailer Project, one of the very first things that we looked into was solar power. The majority of places that we camp at and those areas that are still on the bucket list, don't have electric hookups. I wanted to avoid noisy generators and hauling the fuel for said noisy generators. A solar power system works from dawn to dusk, silently, odor free, without fuel, no matter where you are or what you are doing. Rolling down the road, parked at the gas station, or camping, the batteries are being charged. They start charging before you feed the horses, keep charging while you ride, and continue all day. They don't quit until nightfall. You never have to think about the batteries being charged. It just happens. Like magic. Magic does require some planning. Not having experience with These batteries have been around forever, and though there have solar power systems, I called AM Solar in Oregon for help. AM Solar been new ways to dress it up (AGM batteries, Gel cells), they're all has decades of experience in designing and building RV solar basically the same for the purposes of this discussion. The second systems. I figured if they can make solar work in the rainy, cloudy, type is the lithium battery. This is a new type of battery that uses a Pacific Northwest, they can make it work on my horse trailer. completely different chemistry from lead-acid batteries, and What Do You Want to Power? requires different charging methods. They're also much more The first questions from AM Solar were all about what I wanted to expensive than lead-acid batteries. For my needs, AM Solar operate in the trailer. I thought I knew want I wanted; a few lights recommended the AGM style of Lead Acid which are maintenance and charge the phone and camera batteries. Fortunately, Garret and free, reliable, and the standard in RV energy storage. the crew have set up thousands of RV's and were able to remind me NOTE: To get the longest life out of your batteries, it's a good idea to about all the other stuff that needs a few watts: the vent fan to keep observe the “50% rule.” This means that you shouldn't discharge the LQ space from getting stuffy, the cell phone signal booster, are these batteries below 50%. They won't blow up if you discharge you planning on using your laptop in the trailer? All items that I didn't them more, but you will find yourself replacing them sooner. The think about. I'm glad they did. Once we narrowed down what things Battery monitor helps save my batteries and my $. we wanted to run, it was time to determine how many watts of 2) Solar Panels power we'd need to make the magic happen. When you're browsing for solar panels, you'll find that they come in Solar panels are typically rated and sold in Watts. Electrical loads many flavors. Monocrystalline, polycrystalline, flexible, flat, tilting, are also typically rated in Watts (you can usually find the wattage etc. Does it matter which kind you get? Maybe. Garret put together printed on electrical appliances). But batteries are typically rated in a 400 watt system that was cost effective and does everything that amp-hours. Since we're trying to balance things from an energy in I need without extra expense. We went with the tried and true for = energy out standpoint, we need to be able to convert the figures. everything we put on. For example: We used four 100w flat Fortunately, the equation is easy: Watts = Amps x Volts. monocrystalline panels mounted flat to the roof of the trailer. It's All About the Batteries Monocrystalline panels are less expensive than poly panels, but slightly larger in size. A horse trailer has plenty of roof space so that Once we narrowed down what devices we wanted to run, I was was no problem at all. surprised to discover that in solar systems it's not the solar panels that are the key player, it's the batteries. The solar panels might be Estimating Solar Output the sexy leading ladies that get all the attention, but it's batteries You can buy a 100 watt panel, but you won't get 100 watts out of it. that work in the background, silently keeping everything running There are a LOT of factors that can impact a solar power system. smoothly. The only thing that's there for you all the time is your Here are a few: battery. The battery is what stores the energy produced by the solar · Time of Day panels so that you can have reliable power once the sun goes down. · Panel Tilt That being said, here are the major components of our system: · Weather/shade/sun/clouds 1. 2 - 220Ah AGM batteries with monitor · Dirt in the air 2. 4 - 100 watt solar panels · Dirt on your panels 3. Solar Charge Controller · Efficiency of components 4. 500w Pure Sine wave Inverter · Temperature 5. AC-DC convertor So with all those things affecting the solar energy output, how are 1) Batteries you supposed to get a handle on how much energy you'll get? Here's a general rule of thumb: A 100 watt panel will generate 30 ampThe heart of your solar power system. There are two main types of hours per day. It's not a perfect figure. The number will be higher in batteries that you'll find in trailers and RV's. The first is lead-acid. APRIL 2019 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2019 (18) WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Most of what I wanted to run (LED lights, vent fan, etc.) can operate off of DC (12v) power but some items, mostly electronics, need 120V AC power like we have at home. For those devices we need an inverter to turn the DC power from the batteries into clean house power. What's the big deal with a pure sine inverter? A pure sine inverter creates clean household power. Basically if you can run it at home it will work in your trailer. Modified sine wave inverters are less expensive but can be hard on electronic devices (like your smart phone, laptop, or other mobile devices), which need clean power. I learned this the hard way a few years ago when I tried to recharge some camera batteries with a cheap inverter. There you go – the five main components of my Horse Trailer Solar Setup. After having this system for nearly a year now, I can say without reservations, I love it. Being self-contained is liberating and frees us to travel nearly anywhere we want. We love being able to pull in somewhere and know that we can generate our own power, store enough water & waste for weeks – and not feel we're lacking anything. Other than occasionally dusting the solar panels there's no maintenance to worry about and no fuel to haul, filters to replace, and no noise. Silence is golden. For more information on the Horse Trailer Project, including videos of the build, interviews with the companies that made the equipment and much more, visit online at... www.TrailMeister.com

Power for the Horse Trailer, continued the summer, or further south. The number will be lower in the winter, or further north. But if you like to work in nice round numbers, and I do – 30 is a fair number. 3) Solar Charge Controller A charge controller goes between the solar panels and the battery bank and functions to prevent the solar panels from overcharging the batteries. Solar panels produce up to 20 volts of electricity from the sun. Your batteries are 12 volts. A solar charge controller is basically a regulator that keeps your batteries from overcharging. Modern charge controllers come in two types, PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) and MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking). Garret at AM Solar explains the two types with a car analogy. A PWM charge controller would be like a manual transmission, and an MPPT controller is an automatic transmission. We went with an MPPT type which although a little more expensive gives us more power from the panels. 4) AC to DC Convertor Even though we are producing power from the sun, there are times when being able to plug into shore power is a good thing. Namely when I'm storing the trailer in the barn over the winter. The convertor keeps the batteries topped off when the trailer is being stored indoors. 5) Inverter Now that we've talked about getting energy into the horse trailer solar setup, let's consider how we're going to get that power back out and in use. 82 ACRES OF PARADISE! 20 mins. North of Manistee, MI. 3 large fenced pastures, producing hayeld, pond. Front barn with stalls and tack area, room for outdoor arena. Home has 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. Complete remodel! New roof, siding, furnace, more! Asking $475,000. 746 N. Grand Avenue Fowlerville, MI 48836

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Palm Partnership Training™

Ponying Your Horse, Part 2 By Lynn Palm | www.lynnpalm.com In this article we are continuing our discussion of how to “pony” your horse. “Ponying” means leading one horse from another horse that you are mounted on. In the last issue I shared the benefits of ponying, equipment needed, and how to start at the walk. If your pony horse shows he understands what you are asking him to do at the walk, we can move on in this article to teaching him to pony at the trot. The pony horse must be able to do the basics I've described in these articles at the walk and trot, in both directions, and be able to back before we can graduate to ponying him outside a confined/ enclosed area. Let's review a few important basics. I'll refer to the horse being lead or “ponyed” as the “pony horse”. The horse that you will be mounted to lead the pony horse is the “lead” horse. Always begin ponying in an enclosed fenced area, such as a paddock, in case the pony horse would get away from you. Equip the pony horse with a properly fitting halter and thread the longe line with a short chain end through the halter's side ring, over the nose, and snap it to the side ring on the opposite side of the halter. Put leg protection on him, such as polo wraps. Be sure to hold the longe line in a neatly stacked coil in your right hand. The longe line loops should be roughly the same length. I like to keep my index finger and my thumb between the last loop leading out to the pony horse. This lets me use my fingers to take up a little on the longe line if needed, or give out more line. We will pick up this lesson as if you have already warmed up by ponying the horse at the walk and are ready to trot. I will describe this exercise as if leading the pony horse from the off (right) side of my lead horse. Start by going to the left, the easier side to keep the pony horse turning. If possible, follow a fence line because it will help keep the pony horse in alignment. This lesson becomes more challenging whenever you move off the rail because the pony horse no longer has a barrier (the fence) to keep him straight. Remember… everything will be happening faster at the trot. Really use your peripheral vision to keep track of where you are going while keeping a close eye on the pony horse's position so you can correct any speed or body alignment issues. Use a voice command TROT as you apply seat and leg aids to ask the lead horse for the transition. Move your right hand forward to signal the pony horse to do the same. Keep your arm and elbow flexible so you can react quickly and smoothly if the pony horse lags behind or speeds up. This will also keep you from being pulled out of position in the saddle or jerking on the longe line. Watch the pony horse carefully. Our goal as we move from the walk to the trot is to keep the pony horse in position between the lead horse's neck and the rider's leg. If he gets behind your leg, he is too far back. If he gets far in front of the lead horse's neck, he is too far forward. Keep the lead horse moving at the speed of the pony horse – not the other way around. You may need to use a “cluck” to encourage the pony horse to move forward. Or, if he surges ahead, use your voice to say “EASY” and reinforce it with a slight check on the longe if he pulls ahead of the lead horse. APRIL 2019 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2019

The pony horse must stay straight during the transition as you trot forward. If the pony horse “falls in” toward the lead horse, “remind” him to keep the proper distance from the lead horse, by swinging the longe line between them. If this does not get a response from the pony horse, shake or “toss” the looped longe line towards him. The degree to which you will use the longe line will regulate how much the pony horse will move away from you. If the pony horse “falls out” (away from the lead horse) especially when you start making a circle to the left, use a slight tug on the longe to bring his head back into alignment. Trot for several strides alongside the fence. If he responds well, turn away from the fence to do a circle to the left. Evaluate how well he stays straight without the security of the fence to guide him. If you need to, go back to working alongside the fence until he understands to stay straight. Trot a short distance, then verbally give the command WALK as you use your aids to slow the lead horse. Watch to maintain the space between the horses. Praise the pony horse as he makes the downward transition to the walk. Ask for a WHOA alongside the fence to help keep the pony horse straight. The rider needs to be able to walk and trot the pony horse in both directions before she ponies him outside of the confined area. So let's change directions and practice ponying at the trot to the right. As I mentioned last week, ponying to the right offers different challenges. You will need to increase the speed with the lead horse since he will be on the outside of the turns and decrease the speed of the pony horse. If you do not keep your lead horse forward enough and up with the pony horse, the pony horse will be turning his head into the lead horse all the time. Use the verbal command TROT and apply your aids to ask the lead horse for the transition. The pony horse may have a tendency, especially going to the right, to move outward and too close to the lead horse. Be ready to use the longe line to keep him away. Keep your right arm flexible and be ready to react to keep the pony horse in position if he lags behind or speed up in front of the lead horse. Practice backing as part of the ponying lesson. It's easier to teach this alongside the fence to help keep the pony horse straight. With the pony horse between the lead horse and the fence, give the verbal command to BACK as you ask the lead horse to back. You may need to give a gentle tug on the longe line to reinforce the command. If the pony horse learned basic ground training... (20)

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Ponying Your Horse, Part 2, continued maneuvers, he should understand what this command means and respond correctly. If not, you may need to re-teach him backing from the ground before repeating it as part of a ponying lesson. Once the pony horse trots well in both directions, you should be able to move away from the fence, ask him to whoa, and expect him to stay straight. When he stops, ask him to back a few steps without the aid of the fence. Watch so that he stays straight and does not move sideways. If he does, bring him forward, reposition him, and ask again. Praise him with a pat or stroke on his neck or forehead when he responds correctly. Your Next Step… If your horse is sluggish or lazy, make sure to work short sequences during ponying. Vary the gait, speed within each gait, and direction to keep him more attentive. Ponying is a great exercise that teaches the pony horse to accept being next to another horse. As soon as the horse is responding well to ponying in both directions as the walk and trot, it is time to get him out of the confined area. This helps keep his interest. You can pony him along trails, in big areas like fields, and around the farm. This helps reduce the pony horse's tendency to become annoyed with the lead horse alongside him and allows you to spend more time ponying him. Until then, follow your dreams… For more information about Lynn Palm, her clinics in Florida and other parts of the U.S., DVDs and more, visit www.lynnpalm.com or call 800.503.2824.

MI Equine Legislative Day

MICHIGAN EQUINE LEGISLATIVE DAY

May 14th, 2019, 7:30am-4:00pm The Michigan Horse Council wants all State Legislators to be aware of the numerous equine activities that take place in Michigan. They also want to stress the importance and value those activities have to the people and tourists of the state. The morning of May 14th we will meet in the Anderson House Office Building in the Mackinac Room (5th floor) to hear speakers and receive general information. Thereafter, we will divide into teams (each with a captain) to prepare a folder/packet to hand out to all legislators as we visit offices in the afternoon. The folder/packet will contain information on the equine industry: • The 2017 AHC/MI Economic Impact Study • Equine Activities, such as: Trail Riding (State Equine Trails and Campgrounds), Equine Sporting Events (Racing, Rodeo, Eventing, etc.) Equine Exhibitions (Horse Shows and Exhibitions) • 2016 PA 288 and Its Impact on Equines • 4-H/Youth/Equestrian Team Programs • Economic Benefits of Zoning for Equine • Equine as Part of the “Pure Michigan” Tourism Campaign Each informational brochure that is put into the folder/packet will have a guest speaker who covers that topic during the morning session. Teams will visit their assigned Legislators’ offices, drop off APRIL 2019 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2019

May 14th, 2019 – 7:30am-4:00pm informational material and thank whoever they meet for their time. Afterwards, team captains will return to the Mackinac Room with feedback forms. We hope that you can join Don Packard, MHC President, on this day. Although each of you represent value in your chosen equine discipline/industry, there is strength in numbers and success in unity, as we are all driven by similar passions. If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Don Packard. Email: packardcoloneldon74@gmail.com Don Packard, MHC President 734-645-1327 (cell.) Anderson House Office Building Mackinac Room (5th floor), 124 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing, MI

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The Traveler's Horse By Lisa Skylis, Reporter at Large | Email: skylisli@msu.edu Often thought of as a small draft horse, the Gypsy Vanner was cultivated by the Romani (often called Gypsy) travelers of Great Britain. They envisioned a powerful yet graceful horse able and willing to pull their colorful caravans across great distances. The Romani people selectively bred these horses for over half a century to become the ideal 'vanner' or caravan horse. The genetic roots of the Gypsy Vanner can be traced back to the Shire, the Friesian, the Clydesdale, and various native British ponies. At first sight, the Gypsy Vanner’s reputation as a “people sized” draft horse is well-founded. They are sturdy-boned and broad like their draft relatives, but typically only stand at 14 or 15 hands in height. Another trademark feature is their abundant feathering, which offers natural protection from the elements, and their lush free-flowing mane. While their coat color is distinctly recognizable, the Gypsy Vanner is not thought of to be a color breed and actually have a variety of acceptable coat colors. These marvelous horses are not only known for their flashy appearance, but also for their amiable nature and genuine heart of gold. Similar to their cold-blooded relatives, the Gypsy Vanner possesses a relaxed and even-keeled temperament. The Romani intentionally cultivated the breed to be both robust enough to handle life on the road and calm enough to be handled by children. The quality of their breeding can be seen not only in their form, but also in their gentle and cooperative nature. Coming to America While their heritage among the Romani people spans many decades, the presence of Gypsy Vanner horses in America is relatively new. In 1995, two American tourists named Dennis and Cindy Thompson were traveling the English countryside when they happened upon a majestic stallion in a field. This fateful encounter sparked a passion to know more about the unique little stallion and ultimately led to the existence of the breed in America today. Smitten by the remarkable horse, the Thompsons’ yearned to know everything they could about it. They were invited by the stallion's owner, a Romani man, to attend Appleby Fair which is the oldest horse fair for travelers in the world. Their curiosity quickly turned into an obsession and the Thompsons’ were eager to share the breed they dubbed Gypsy Vanners with the rest of the world. In 1996, Dennis and Cindy Thompson imported the first two Gypsy Vanner fillies to America and established the Gypsy Vanner Horse Society as the first ever breed registry. Not six months later, they imported their first stallion – the exact same stallion they marveled at in the countryside. The Thompsons’ re-named him Cushti Bok, meaning 'good luck' in Romani, and he was the first registered stallion of the breed and the foundation of the Gypsy Vanner horse in America today. Caravan Culture in Michigan In Charlotte, Michigan, the tradition of the Gypsy Vanner horse in America continues to thrive. Established in 1998 by Mandy Kramar, WillowWind Stable’s ambition is to breed heavy, traditional Gypsy Vanner horses that the traveling folk in Ireland and Britain would be proud to own. They began with importing three two-year-old mares and in 2002 added their foundation stallion, Fionn, from Ireland. APRIL 2019 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2019

“It was their temperament that caught my attention,” said Mandy Kramar of her first encounter with the gorgeous breed. “I saw a brochure that my boss brought back with her from Equine Affaire which showed a two-year-old kid sitting on a grazing mare.” When they first founded WillowWind Stable, there were no shows for Gypsy Vanners to compete in. The first breed show was at the Ohio State Fair in 2005 and the five horses WillowWind took to compete placed very well. They continued to show on both the regional and national circuits, primarily in halter classes but also occasionally in English riding and driving. Nowadays, WillowWind is focused on downsizing, but continues to breed horses for competing in pleasure classes and as excellent equine companions. Along with their twenty years in the business, WillowWind has one aspect of their farm that sets them apart from the rest – their caravan. The ornate caravan was commissioned and constructed by Mr. David Bryan in 2015. Mr. Bryan was born in a vardo, another term for a portable home or caravan, in northern Wales and belongs to the group of Romani people in Wales known as the Kale. Mr. Bryan worked as a certified farrier in Wales and did not begin making custom caravans until later in his life. He later moved with his wife, Kristine, to Canada to be closer to her family. He built the caravan for WillowWind at the young age of 83 and it took an entire year to finish. Truly a family affair, his wife and granddaughter painted the exterior and interior with magnificent scenes of Gypsy Vanner horses. The caravan is covered in intricate and breathtaking scenes of the Gypsy Vanner horses from WillowWind. It is a living testament to the deep and storied connection between the traveling Romani people and the breed. WillowWind dedicated the caravan to the Bryan family and their history and it is still being pulled by Gypsy Vanner horses today. Thank you to Mandy Kramar from WillowWind Stable for allowing me to interview her. Other sources for this article include the following: The Gypsy Vanner Horse Society, and an article from Horse Journal titled 'The Gorgeous Gypsy Vanner Horse'. Lisa Skylis is an MSU Alumna with a degree in Animal Sciences. She is a horse enthusiast and avid supporter of therapeutic riding. Lisa is a professional freelance writer – inquiries can be sent to skylisli@msu.edu. (22) WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


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Saturday, May 4th – 10:00 a.m. Start Blessing Of The Horses FREE Warm-Up Open Show Entry Booth Opens 9:00 a.m. Lunch Provided. Get Ready for Show Season! Contact Janet Swarthout (989) 673-3165, ext.1919 Saturday, June 8th Boots & Bridle 4-H Club Open Show $4.00 per class or $30 all day (same horse/rider combination). Great awards! Rosette ribbons 2nd-6th place, extra large rosette for 1st. High point awards for all age groups. Call Amy Kotsch (989) 683-3271 Saturday, June 22nd Comb & Curry 4-H Club Open Show $4.00 per class or $30 all day (same horse/rider combination). 3 Jackpot Classes up to $100 added money. Contact Kristal Baker (989) 660-9064 Saturday, June 29th Wranglers 4-H Club Open Show $4.00 per class or $30 all day (same horse/rider combination). Contact Holly Harp (810) 358-8477

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Sunday, June 30th Tuscola 4-H Horse Leaders Open Show $4.00 per class or $30 all day (same horse/rider combination). Trophies and ribbons 1st-6th place. Contact Amy Kotsch (989) 683-3271 Saturday, July 13th Ride For A Cure Benefit Open Show $4.00 per class. All proceeds to local cancer patients. Raffle and door prizes. All survivors present recognized. T-shirts for purchase that can be worn in place of show shirts! Contact and T-Shirts: Kristal Baker (989) 660.9064 NEW ANNOUNCER STAND WITH CONCESSION AREA! NEW Campsite Upgrades! Reserve campsite w/each show contact. $25 per night, $10 per stall. Showbills Email: patte199@anr.msu.edu

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Horse Association & Trail Riders News

BRIGHTON TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION As this piece is being written, the weather is feeling spring-like. Today, we're blessed with blue skies and an occasional white, puffy cloud, and the temperature is going up, not down. If this doesn't brighten our outlook and heighten our anticipation of the riding season, nothing will. A lot of things are going on right now. BTRA was represented at the recent Michigan Horse Council Horse Expo, after an absence of a few years. It was great to be “back in the saddle” (aka display table in the Trails Room) and the experience was thoroughly enjoyable. Of course, the official purpose of the table is to engage the attendees, inform them on the equestrian facilities at the Brighton Recreation Area, and talk up the advantages of joining our organization. In this respect, we did our job. A good number of folks stopped by and listened to our spiel and we roped in some new members, not to mention even more who renewed their memberships. Our table was next to the Pinckney Trail Riders table and as we have said many times before, our organizations are closely allied. This year, we were offering discounts to those who joined or renewed their memberships in both clubs, so this made memberships all the more attractive. What made our experience at the Expo all the better was the opportunity to network with other clubs and organizations. Traditionally, trail riding organizations are housed in the Trails Room, so naturally we all had a lot in common. We chatted about a variety of subjects, including positive developments and plans, and yes, concerns about issues that could have negative impacts on trail riding groups and trail riding in the state. All the more reason for trail riding groups to be talking to each other and be organized. Another bonus to being at the Expo was the opportunity to talk to representatives from groups that aren't strictly trail riding clubs. A good conversation was held with two women who are members of Horses Haven, a benevolent association that takes in sick and abandoned horses. I am proud to count

myself as a member of that group. Additional exchanges were held with representatives of the Department of Natural Resources, who of course operate and oversee the state parks and recreation areas where many of our clubs are located. This writer also had a chance to chat with a representative from Saddle Up! Magazine. It is the only significant publication in Michigan which can keep us informed on happenings in the equestrian community, so you want to read each month's issue. And yes, there were vendors aplenty to provide us with all the gear and clothing that we could ever need (or want). Finally, we want to thank the Michigan Horse Council for putting on this affair. They deserve our full support. We'll soon have the trails in good shape at Brighton, so get your horses ready to go for some great riding and come visit us. Mark Delaney, BTRA President

Fort Custer Horse Friends Association

FORT CUSTER HORSE FRIENDS ASSOCIATION Hello Trail Riders! The big news is we will have a 7-site campground for trail enthusiasts to use at Fort Custer this fall of 2019! Much work is to be done by the club to get this project finished. This project is entirely funded by FCHFA!! We need trail users and friends to join us or donate to help financially. Ask yourself – Do I get $25 of enjoyment annually riding these beautifully maintained trails? Check out the kiosk at the trailhead for information on the campground and pick up a membership form by the pavilion. We need your help!! Come to the Annual Spring Camp Out May 16-19 2019. This again will be held at the Whitford Lake Event Area. There are picket poles, corrals are permitted, water for horses and an outhouse. We will feed you pancakes and sausage breakfasts and a pulled pork supper! All of this for 4 days is just $45 for members or $60 for nonmembers. Please visit our website at www.fchfa.org for information. Call Nancy with questions at 269-649-4310. See you on the trails! Toni Strong, FCHFA Secretary APRIL 2019 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2019 (24)

HIGHLAND TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Mark Your Calendars! We are looking forward to spring and are now preparing for our May 17-19th camping/poker ride event. Camping fees for 2019 are the same as last year; registration fees $10 and site fees $20 per day, which makes the cost for camping $50. It is still $5 per person for lunch and pot luck dinner. The poker ride will be held on Saturday at $5 per person and will be collected the day of the event. As a reminder, The Highland Recreation State Park will continue to provide equine only camping in 2019. April 20 through May 21, 2019 and Sept 5 through 30, 2019 will be Equestrian only (Equestrians are allowed to camp the remainder of the season but will be sharing the campground with non-equine campers). See our website for details (www.highlandtrailriders.com). We need to show equestrian usage of the campground or we could be in jeopardy of losing these camping windows. Spread the word to your equine camping friends. If you are interested in camping, let us know. Thank you for your support! We are looking forward to seeing everyone this spring!

KENSINGTON TRAIL RIDERS We had our first public debut with a wonderful weekend at the Michigan Horse Expo, our banner informing all who entered the room that a new KTR is here. We also had matching trailer stickers to hand out to those who joined KTR. The weekend started off very busy with terrific crowds on Friday and Saturday, especially. The Trails area was a beehive of activity with many new people looking for different places to ride and old friends checking in. Kensington Trail Riders and Proud Lake Trail Riders combined efforts to help man/woman a table and explain what each area had to offer. We had WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Trail Riders News KENSINGTON TRAIL RIDERS, continued many new memberships for both groups and want to especially welcome those who are new members and thank those who always support our trail groups. We look forward to seeing you on the trails and at our events. Also, thanks to everyone who worked the Expo and supported one another in the Trails Area. There was always someone to pick up the slack. It speaks well for our extended horse community. The Expo itself was its usual fun event with great clinicians and plenty of vendors to provide us with whatever we needed for the coming riding season. Here in Southeast Michigan there is a ride or horse event scheduled virtually every weekend May to October and if you go to the Southeast Michigan Equestrian Trail Group Events on Facebook, you can plan a whole riding season of fun activities. Looking forward to seeing you all on the trails.

MAYBURY TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Spring has sprung! For the time being, great thunderstorms washing all the ice away, horses shedding like crazy. I love this time of year, it's about hope and fine things to come. It's time to get out and sling some mud! We have put in our request for the signage, we also got a quote from another sign company last December, but the park would like us to use the DNR sign division. We did secure a trail grant from MHC which will cover some of the costs. We will keep you all informed, it will probably take us the summer to make those improvements, and we will be looking for work bee help. The DNR has been working on the tentwenty year plan for Maybury. The DNR had a study done by Beckett & Raeder, Inc. I reported them having a 'stake holder' meeting last august, inviting all the Maybury user groups to get their concerns and ideas on what is needed to improve the experience at Maybury. You can see the whole study online, just go to the DNR website, type in Park Management Plans for Maybury. They called another public meeting last month to

present the finished study and to make sure the public had a voice in what they want for their park. Looks like improved signage, a Seven Mile Entrance, much needed updates for the Trail Head building, and a new office to be built at the 8 Mile Entrance. They also asked us for ideas on what to do with the old house that has been the park office since the beginning, its old and not very efficient, but it's the last remaining building from the days it was a sanitarium. It should be preserved, got any ideas? The MHC MI Horse Expo was a success, the trails room was much fuller than last year. Colonel Don Packard, President of the MHC is having a meeting on April 2nd at 6:00pm at the pavilion. He would like to address the issues that are keeping the rest of the trail rider groups away. 2019 Maybury Trail Rider Events: Saturday, June 1st, 9am-noon: Annual Trails Day Work Bee, meet at the Beck Rd entrance Sunday, June 2nd, 10am-2pm: Maybury Trail Riders Picnic Saturday, October 5th, noon-8pm: Maybury Trail Riders Halloween Spooktacular and Potluck Work Bees To Be Announced More Maybury Happenings: April 13th, 9:30am-12pm: Friends of Maybury Eggstravaganza April 27th, 9am-12pm: Spring Clean Up Volunteer Day, Beck Rd May 4th, 9:30am-10:30am: Wildflowers of the Park Walk, Beck Rd May 18th, 9:30am-10:30am: Coffee with the Park Supervisor, 8 Mile Rd Check us out at www.mayburytrailriders. org, and on Facebook. Oh, and if you visit Maybury, PLEASE SIGN THE REGISTRY BOOK AT THE KIOSK IN THE STAGING AREA, just so they know how many of us enjoy the park. For more information, check the parks website: www.mayburystatepark.org or call 248-349-8390. Christina Purslow, Chief weed whacker

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MiCMO MICHIGAN COMPETITIVE MOUNTED ORIENTEERING (MiCMO) The 2018 Michigan banquet was a great success. It was so much fun to see everyone and celebrate our successes of the past summer while looking forward to the 2019 season. There was a quick membership meeting before lunch was served and new officers were elected for some positions. Thank you to everyone who chooses to serve as a board member and continues to voluntarily help this club thrive. Trudi Reurink will continue on as President while the new Vice President will be Luann Huizinga. I, Janet Wenger will continue to serve as the secretary and public relations person. The new points keeper will be Deb Schrock, who also serves as the treasurer. Melissa Fox will continue to meet with NACMO as the Michigan Director. A great big thank you goes to Brandi Apol for her service as Vice President and many thanks to Linda Paustian for doing a great job recording the points. Remember, if you belong to a club, it takes many people helping to keep things moving smoothly. Be thankful and supportive for what they do if you are not able to volunteer. The volunteers have things going on in their lives, but I truly believe that everyone is doing the best job they can with the time they have. After we were done socializing and eating lunch, Brandi began the presentation of awards. Many horses and riders were presented with awards for earning points this year. The longevity awards go to some loyal members who have earned 1,500 points over their career so far. Julie Reurink and Bonny Eck never cease to amaze me, that is a lot of plates found. The big winner was Cindy Debiak who has ridden enough to earn 3,000 points! What an accomplishment. Bonny has also logged a lot of miles on Sunny Poco Music, earning him the recognition of the 1,000 point earners. These are impressive because these points are earned over several years. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Trail Riders News MICMO, continued The 2018 high point long course team for Michigan was also the national high point earners. Great job Turn N Burn. Keeping it all in the family, the high point short course team was awarded to Grandma's Gang, they were also second place nationally. Brandi Apol was able to take home the top spot for the individual long course for NACMO and MiCMO, while Melissa Fox secured the short course individual also for both NACMO and MiCMO. A great showing again for Michigan riders. Teams are scored on the number of points earned for each ride and if there is a tie, the competitions with the most riders earns more points. Thanks so much for a great banquet full of laughs and prizes. We are looking forward to seeing new faces on the trails this year, let one of them be yours! Happy trails! Janet

MICHIGAN FOX TROTTER ASSOCIATION It's finally April! We want to get out and ride, but the rain and mud are making that endeavor challenging! Well then, are you searching the internet for a new riding companion meanwhile? These members in our association have a number of wellgaited Fox Trotters to consider. Lola Kuhn in Newago, MI needs to downsize her herd. Call her at 231-652-3043 for more information. Chuck Fanslow (989-435-9224 or clf222@yahoo.com) in Gladwin, MI has Cotton-Eyed Joe Y stock available as well as studs to breed to. Joe Burrill (989-205-4745 or jjburrill62@gmail.com) in Beaverton, MI has a black and white spotted stallion (G&G 's Chief Odysseus) for stud service and an experienced MFT gelding for sale. Gale Gunder (989-534-1207) also of Gladwin, MI has a different spotted stud (Raider) to breed to and MFTs for sale as well. Check them out! When you do shop for a gaited horse elsewhere, be sure to bring someone knowledgeable with you. The description of the proper fox trot gait can be found on our website (www.michiganfoxtrotters.com).

There is still time to sign up for the year-long Versatility Challenge. Go to our website for the rules and registration form. The fee is $20. There are two divisions: Under Saddle and Not Under Saddle. It takes place everywhere you like to ride, camp and show. Just report where you have completed/participated in the various activities. You could win an embroidered jacket or shirt. The May 11-12 clinic with Levi Beechy at Levi's Boarding and Training Center in West Branch, MI filled quickly. There are many auditor spots open, however. The cost to audit is $15 for MFTA members and $20 for all others. There will be an auction and Saturday night campfire with karaoke too. Levi is very interesting to learn from. He has quite a following! Our National Trail Ride with MFTHBA and MTRA is scheduled for August 10-11 at South Branch Trail Camp near Hale, MI. Bring a dish to pass for the potluck Saturday night. We will supply the meat for the grill. Anyone interested in learning about Fox Trotters is always welcome to attend any of our events and meetings. The membership form is found on our website (www.michi ganfoxtrotters.com) as well as a lot of other helpful breed information. We are on Facebook, too. Check there and on our website for more frequent updates on group rides, breed and gaiting information. Our mission is to educate those interested in Missouri Fox Trotting horses as well as to promote the breeding, training and enjoyment of them in Michigan. The Fox Trotter motto is, “To ride one is to own one.” Come experience the fun!

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MI HORSE DRAWN VEHICLE ASSOC. Greetings from the Michigan Horse Drawn Vehicle Association. The March speaker, Brian Jennings from COMB (Center of Michigan Bees), spoke about how to manage honey bees. Bee keeping is considered an agriculture in Michigan and must follow GAAMPS (GenAPRIL 2019 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2019 (26)

erally Accepted Agricultural Management Practices). The April meeting will again be at MSU Brody Hall dining complex on Saturday, April 13. This meeting will center on the Beginner Driving Clinic that the club is planning at the Ithaca Fairgrounds on June 2. Everyone is invited to attend the meeting for fellowship and input into the clinic. The next driving event will take place in Metamora at Windrush Farm, May 17-19. Please check our website www.mhdva.org or Facebook page for more information about events and happenings!!! We are a friendly group and welcome new faces!!! Dorothy Childs

MICHIGAN TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION By the time you read this, our annual meeting with election to fill vacancies of board of directors and our president for the upcoming year will have taken place. Another topic will be assignment of trail sections and plans for special project workbees. All are welcome to participate in workbees, and for new members they a good way to meet some other trail riders. Many board members post on Facebook for those interested in joining in on trail clearing. Spring will have officially arrived and most of us are thinking of riding and riding adventures. If you haven't ridden Michigan's shore to shore riding and hiking trail, you should consider it. You will enjoy the varied terrain, rivers and our great lakes. You won't be disappointed whether you ride a day, weekend, or organized rides. Please give us feedback on how you liked the trails and camps. Check out our website www.MTRA.org for ride schedules and information. Our first ride is our May Blossom ride scheduled for May 16-20 at Luzerne Trail Camp. Hope to see you there.

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PONTIAC LAKE HORSEMAN’S ASSOC. The Pontiac Lake Recreation Area Rustic Horseman's Campground will open the week of April 26! The late Easter holiday weekend made the campground opening early a bit of a challenge. The 2019 overnight camping fee is $20.00 per site, per night and there is a pay tube with camping forms on the kiosk in the main loop of the campground. You can also make a reservation online at the MDNR website under the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area. Want to ride the park today? We have over 17 miles of diverse equestrian trail and you can park your rig at the day staging area off Teggerdine Road in White Lake Township, 365 days a year. MDNR staff plows the lot and it has direct access to all PLRA horse trails and Indian Springs Metro Park. The MDNR asks that you have a recreation passport on your license plate or Michigan State park sticker on each vehicle. Park stickers are available at the Park and campground offices for purchase and most of the rangers on patrol will have them available for sale as well. Please call the PLRA park office directly at 248-666-1020 for more information and to be sure the Teggerdine Road lot is clear in frosty weather conditions. The official PLHA weekend events are June 7th, 8th & 9th and September 20th, 21st & 22nd. Both events are by reservation only and are currently full. Please feel free to contact Susie Sulla by email at Us5495@ frontier.com or by phone at 248-889-3799 to get on the waiting list or for more information. Please note that you must always request to get on the waiting list to get a spot to camp. We invite you to join us for the full day of activities and have plenty of parking for day users. You can find a wealth of information about the PLHA events on the webpage at www.plha.info. The Pontiac Lake Recreation Area has a public riding stable located inside the park between the modern campground and Equestrian Rustic Campground on camp-

ground road. This is a wonderful opportunity for campers and users of the park who don't own a horse to enjoy the wonderful horse trails at the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area. They can be reached to make a reservation to ride at Themobilehorse@gmail.com or 810-355-8777. PLHA annual membership is January 1st through December 31st. There is a membership application and printable PDF trail map on the PLHA web page. Please remember your membership supports the club so we can continue to maintain and improve the Equine trails and facilities at the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area. Hope to see you on the trails and thank you for your support!

PROUD LAKE TRAIL RIDERS Hello Everyone! My hope is that you are reading this edition of Saddle Up! Magazine with sunny skies and warm riding temperatures! Just to catch you up on a few things: We had a wonderful time at the Michigan Horse Expo. We shared a table with Kensington Trail Riders and saw many familiar and new faces. Both groups worked very hard to collect signatures for a petition to put a stop to an idea of opening up six miles of the Shore to Shore Ride to bikers. We feel it is important to keep as many trails as we can to remain non-shared trials with the bikers. With that being said, we have been working very hard with the DNR at Proud Lake to create separate bike and equestrian trails. We are in the final stages of this and will keep you up to date. We are also working on approval to build an obstacle course next the staging area. The construction of new mounting blocks is in the works as well. One will be place by the railroad tracks for riders that need to dismount to cross them. We also have our events calendar ready to roll out! June 14-16 will be a competitive obstacle course and camp out. The obstacle course will take place on Sunday the 16th. It will be a competitive one for those that want to compete and those that just wish to ride it

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at their leisure may do so as well. There will be camping Friday and Saturday evenings with breakfast served on Saturday and a pot luck dinner on Saturday night. September 13-15 will be the Circle Ride with Kensington Trail riders. We will be camping on the 13th and 14th and the Circle Ride will be on the 15th. All of our events are open to everyone. You do not need to be a member of our group (although we would love for you to be!). We have people that come out without horses just to hang out and socialize. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to meeting up with old friends and making new ones. If you would like to be added to our email list to be reminded of upcoming events, please email Nancy Efrusy at efrusy@yahoo.com. Stay warm! Nancy Efrusy

SLEEPY HOLLOW TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. SHTRA 2019 events are planned. We offer 9 events, 5 have weekend camping with 12 overnights available. Our first work bee for cleaning up trail debris and the staging area is 9:00 am Saturday April 6th. April 27th rain date/2nd work bee date. You come to work and earn camping credit, we'll do lunch. The Rotten Egg Hunt hosted by Pat Brown will be Sunday 2:00 pm May 5th. This is a fun staging area event on foot for youngsters searching for goodies the Easter Bunny left behind. Optional Trail riding that day depends on trail conditions. Camping? Riding? Trail Driving? Memorial Day Weekend will have a 3-night campover, one fundraiser ride, potluck and campfires with Marsha Korrock hosting. MHDVA will be attending this event. There will be no Fourth of July Ride as so many other events are occurring elsewhere. On July 12-13, host Chanda Donnan will have us gathering for Lazy Days Weekend with a potluck but no organized ride. It's a 2night campover. The weekend of July 26-28 theme is “Fantasy Island”. Hosts Dave and Therese WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Trail Riders News SLEEPY HOLLOW TRAIL RIDERS, cont. Kline are planning numerous sights for the riders this weekend. Don’t miss this unique event. Who knows what you will find. The Labor Day weekend will be hosted by Marsha Putnam and MHDVA friends. It will be a 3 night campover with special fundraiser ride, Sat. Potluck, Sunday Root Beer Floats and group campfires. Sunday, September 29 will be the 16th Kris Kulhanek Memorial Judged Trail Ride hosted by the Rangers 4-H Club. No camping. This is a great horsemanship test, lunch and cash back prizes. Our 3rd Explore the Hollow weekend will be a 2-night campover Oct. 18-20 with host Pat Brown. It is time for a full moon and a special ride. So plan to come explore the forbidden hiking trails. We welcome everyone's participation and assistance with our events. Check our website for Host contact #'s and specific information for that event. Our Facebook page is a great way to contact others who are attending or gathering to ride or drive the SHTRA trails. Remember when cart driving the East Loop to “go UP the big hill” not down! Also, no carts over the big 100' bridge to the island as it has narrow winding trails. Have you visited Wayne Mears's Memorial picnic table on the Island? If interested, go to 1-800-44-Parks or online www.midnrreservations.com to register for a cabin rental. If you want to horse camp when there is no special event scheduled at Sleepy? Don't have an LQ trailer? Try renting either the two-bedroom modern cabin/ electricity /shower or the one bedroom, heated rustic cabin for a “get away & go riding” weekend. Try getting a group together and rent both! It's easy and fun to rent a SHSP cabin w/pickett poles overlooking the lake. If want to bring your dogs, it is now allowed at the rental cabin for a $10.00 fee. Call SHSP at 517-651-6217 for more information, but you must book online. Got your 2019 renewal letter with membership form? Sent it back? If you would like to join our fun group and need a membership form, go to our website www.shtra.org or call 989-661-2541 and I will send you one. Happy Trails, Marsha Putnam

WESTERN DRESSAGE ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN It's been a long winter and spring is finally here. Hooray! It may now be just a little easier doing your daily activities out in barn without those winter gloves and all those extra clothes you needed to stay warm. It's time to start preparing and planning for summer adventures with our equine partners. WDAMI and Glass-ed is having an educational event: Dressage for Every Horse and Every Rider. It will be held on June 1, 2019 from 9 am to 4:30 pm at Wyn Farm, 3100 Noble Road, Williamston, Michigan 48895. Clinicians will be Sue Hughes, (Judge), Dorothy Mueller, (USDF L Graduate, USDF Gold and Silver Medalist, and Western Style Dressage Association of Canada Senior Judge and Judging Instructor), and Joanne Coy (USEF/WDAA “R” Judge, USDF L Graduate, USDF Bronze Medalist, and WDAA Judging Instructor). Joanne will be judging at the WDAA World show this year. What an honor! The clinic will have three rings going and many different topics being covered. Check it out on our web site, www.wdami.org. Bring your equine partner and join the fun or bring a friend and audit the clinic. Preregistration is required for riders. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there. There are lots of schooling shows and clinics in Michigan that will be offering Western Dressage this year, so check our website under events. For example, Wyn Farm in Williamston, MI will be hosting 4 WDAA recognized shows this year – on July 13 and 14 and again on August 10 and 11. Rattlewood Farms in Oxford, MI. will be hosting 2 WDAA recognize shows on August 31 and September 1. The Michigan Horse Expo was a blast. I would like to thank everyone who stopped by to visit the WDAMI booth and especially the volunteers who helped at the booth. We could not have done it without you. WDAMI members Kristen Kill, Dorothy Mueller, and I Join us monthly or bi-monthly. 600 words. were among those who were fortunate Email: saddleupmag@gmail.com enough to ride with Julie Goodnight to help APRIL 2019 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2019 (28)

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WESTERN MI APPALOOSA REGIONAL Well, the weather has finally turned the corner for us and we've actually started to warm up. I'm seeing all kinds of birds that have returned from down south and I've got some Iris poking their heads out of the ground. I've started hearing about some foals arriving and the sure sign of spring is that the horses are finally shedding! Our 2019 show schedule has been set and includes the approval of the MApHA Spring Show on May 3-5 (yes, that's 3 days this year) at the Ingham County Fairgrounds (north end), the WMAR Red, White & Blue Show on June 1-2, also at the Ingham County Fairgrounds (north end), the WMAR State Show on July 13-14 at the Ingham County Fairgrounds (south end), the MApHA/WMAR Summer Sizzler Show on August 3-4 at the MSU Pavilion and we have approved the MApHA Classic Show on August 23-25 at the MSU Pavilion. A schedule is available on the WMAR Facebook page and website. I've started getting my stall charts around, so you exhibitors can start sending me your stall reservations at appaloosastalls@ yahoo.com for the upcoming shows. Don't forget that WMAR offers the Incentive Fund for those of you showing at the WMAR shows this summer. For a small fee, you can start earning $$ for each point earned which is paid back at the year-end banquet. Further information and forms can be found on the WMAR website and Facebook page. For current information and photos from the awards banquet as well as last summer's fun check our website www.wmarapp.com WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


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YANKEE SPRINGS TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Board Meeting Minutes – March 13, 2019 This meeting was held at the YS Recreation Managers Head Quarters with a Pot Luck dinner. Ron Walker called the meeting to order at 6:25 pm, then lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance. YSTRA received a $450.00 grant from Consumers Energy, thanks to Judi Struble who filled out the grant request. This money will be added to the electric fund. Euchre Tournament Update: The attendance was down this year from last year but a good time was had by the few who atten-

ded. Kathy Taylor made a motion that YSTRA make a $400.00 donation to the Cancer Families United with the proceeds from this event. Jodi Ouwinga 2nd, voted on and approved 10-0. Shot Clinic April 13th starts at 9:00 am. Contact Dr. Bennecke for an appointment, 269-377-1222. April 13th is also the same day as the Barry Roubaix race, anyone who is not going to the shot clinic and can volunteer for the Roubaix race contact Ron Walker at (616)437-0747. This is a big money maker for our club so please volunteer if you can. Work Bee: May 17-19: Starting at 9:00 am each morning. Need lots of volunteers to help build the stairs in the confidence course and put in a culvert on the Billy the Kid trail. June 22nd Judged Trail Ride: Kathy Taylor Chair Person, email me if you can volunteer for this event. August 31st Annual Meeting, Ron Walker Chair Person September 29th Last Chance ride, Carla Walker Chair Person. This will be an organ-

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ized ride of the 9 mile trail w/lunch provided. October 12th Halloween Event: Need a Chair Person for this event, any volunteers? Trail Report: No update on the condition of the YSTRA trails. IHTA has a work bee March 30-31 with free camping. Land Manager Update: Day Use Overflow will check about using the parking area at the end of the Pines Trail. Group Camp, looking into this request. Spur Trail Update, asked if there has been an alternate trail area given from Lansing. Road signs for Gun Lake Rd and Hastings Point Rd are in but not picked up yet. Day use counter will be installed this spring. Meeting adjourned at 7:10. April Board Meeting will meet at Sandy's Country Kitchen on Gun Lake Road. All members are welcome. Happy Trails, Kathy Taylor, YSTRA Secretary

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HAY FOR SALE Mike Murphy 517.206.7377 www.murphyfarm.net Quality Horse Hay: No Rain! Square bales 60-65 lbs., 4x5 net wrapped round bales 850-950 lbs. From Northern Michigan, delivered by semi loads or in enclosed trailers. Timothy, clover, orchard grass mix. Minimum order required for delivery. Find Murphy Farms on Facebook. MURPHY FARMS LLC – Mike Murphy 517.206.7377 | www.murphyfarm.net Fowlerville, MI (Livingston) (PS-10/19)

HELP WANTED Summer camp instructors needed. Looking for camp instructors for the middle of June through the end of August. Must be at least 18 yrs. old, friendly upbeat attitude, enjoy being with kids, and has English riding experience. WILDWIND EQUESTRIAN CENTER South Lyon, MI (Oakland) M-04/19 248.486.7433, email: wildwindec@gmail.com

HORSE FARMS/PROPERTY 30 Acres, beautiful ranch home – NW Lenawee County. Finished basement, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 30x40 building with lean-to, 15 acres wooded. Near several state highways. Call Bob – 517.605.9982 FAUST REAL ESTATE, LLC (M-05/19) 145 E. Front St., Adrian, MI 49221

Almost NEW Indoor Arena: Wonderful horse farm, beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home on 10 acres. Premium fencing, nice lean-to with two enclosable stalls. Pole barn, tack shed, hayfield, pasture and woods. The perfect combination of everything! Offered at $499,900. REAL ESTATE ONE Kim Foster 734.678.7839 or 734.662.8600 Tecumseh, MI (Lenawee) (P-05/19) Email: kimfoster7@gmail.com Buying and Selling Farms, vacant land or recreational parcels throughout Michigan. Call Doug Beasley – 517.260.2939 FAUST REAL ESTATE, LLC (S-06/19) 145 E. Front St., Adrian, MI 49221 Farm For Sale by Owner: 20 acres total. Large house w/mother in-law apt. and walkout. 2 large attached decks. Hardwood, ceramic tile floors. 2nd guest house, small barn & large barn, both w/attached wood paddocks. Priced at $607,000. Nancy Clark – 248.444.8942 South Lyon, MI (Washtenaw) (M-05/19) Email: nancyannclark@aol.com Two 75 Acre Parcels in Central Hillsdale Co. near a state hwy. and several lakes. Has tillable, wooded and lowland. Great farming property. Outstanding hunting for turkey, deer, rabbits, etc. Offers welcome. Call Larry – 517.270.3645 FAUST REAL ESTATE, LLC (M-04/19) 145 E. Front St., Adrian, MI 49221

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HORSES FOR LEASE Horses For Lease: Onsite lease at private facility with indoor/outdoor and cross country arenas. 17 yr. old Arab gelding, 18 yr. old Paint mare, 11 yr. old Haflinger/Pinto mare. Experienced riders only. 3 times a week/$175 per month, per horse. CLOVERLEAF FARMS, LLC. – 517.376.8577 Hartland, MI (Livingston) M-04/19 Email: cloverleaffarmsllc@yahoo.com

HORSES FOR SALE Child Safe Mini Mare: 18-20 yrs. old, but doesn’t act her age. 33-34” tall. My 4 year old sons horse, he can do anything with her. Too much to list here. Jennifer 231.245.8169 (call or text) Bitely, MI (Newaygo) M-04/19 Miniature Horses and Shetland Ponies for sale. Show and pet quality. AMHR and ASPC registered. Open and bred mares available, plus stallions and geldings. Prices starting at $500. Photos/videos available upon request. DEAD CREEK SHETLANDS Mackenzie Gray – 810.553.1296 Email: mack.n.enzies@gmail.com (S-05/19) Black Miniature Mare and black yearling filly. White Appaloosa colt and silver cream yearling colt. 3 yr. old few spot Appaloosa stallion. 8 yr. old heavy spot Appaloosa stallion. All top show quality and all for sale. DANSYN ARABIANS & MINIS Donna Rogers – 989.667.4028 Caro, MI (Tuscola) (M-05/19) Petersonwarmbloods.com – Sales and lessons, stud service, boarding with indoor arena. Trained Holsteiners for sale for Dressage, Jumping and Eventing. 60+ years experience. PETERSON WARMBLOODS Kathy Peterson – 248.887.4303 Highland, MI (Oakland) (S-08/19) www.petersonwarmbloods.com

HORSE TRAILERS 2007 Calico 5 Horse Trailer – Stock type with dividers for each horse. Front dressing room with saddle racks/hooks. Nice trailer. $8,000 obo. CLOVERLEAF FARMS, LLC – 517.376.8577 Hartland, MI (Livingston) (M-05/19) Email: cloverleaffarmsllc@yahoo.com

SADDLE/LEATHER REPAIR SADDLE REPAIR & LEATHER WORK. New & used saddles, tack bought & sold. Complete Leather Repair available. Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, Sat. 9:30-5pm and Sun. 12pm-5pm. JIM'S QUALITY SADDLE CO. Jim Moule – 248.887.4829 Milford, MI (Oakland) (S-12/19) WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Classified Advertisements TRAINING & LESSONS Beautiful Boarding and training facility for all breeds and disciplines. Green horses and firsttime riders welcome! Offering western dressage and short-term intensive training programs. IRONWOOD FARM – Dorothy 313.215.1944, Leonard, MI (Oakland) (S-12/19) Email: ironwoodfarmdressage@yahoo.com www.ironwoodfarmequestrian.com FOUR POINTS FARM: Training, lessons, sales, judging, clinician services, camps. Specializing in equitation, saddle seat, hunt seat, western and driving. Beginner through World Champion level instruction. Find us on Facebook! FOUR POINTS FARM – 248.245.5587 Commerce Twp. (Oakland) (M-04/19) Email: m.hyde4pf@gmail.com www.fourpointsfarm.com

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Sitting Tall PEP Riding Program By Judy Beissel, Sitting Tall Volunteer YES – It's time to “Saddle Up” and welcome back our special needs riders! Our returning riders will be Sitting Tall on their favorite mounts, and greeting our volunteers, old and new. New riders and volunteers are welcome to join this unique riding program. It is not a pony ride. Sitting Tall is therapeutic recreational horseback riding for individuals with a disability. Riders learn to ride with control, in correct position with good posture and balance as adapted for their individual needs and abilities. We have fun working on riding skills, and end each class with games that incorporate riding skills and help build confidence. The Sitting Tall herd of three horses and two ponies is supplemented by privately owned horses that are trailered in on class day. Our horses and ponies are specially selected to be steady, reliable and patient partners. Sitting Tall has been helping students with special needs learn to ride for nearly 40 years. The program is FREE, as it is completely run by volunteers and instructors who donate their time. Our program is overseen by Kay O’Daniel, certified head instructor and program director. The program can not exist without our volunteers. Horses need to be groomed and saddled, equipment needs to be set up. Volunteers may lead a rider’s horse, while others “sidewalk” with riders who may need extra support. Others may clean tack, serve refreshments, or work on awards. NO horse experience is necessary! We will show you what to do and after a brief practice session, you will be ready to participate. APRIL 2019 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2019

The minimum age for volunteers leading horses in a riding class is 14 years old. Please wear boots or walking shoes. This year’s VOLUNTEER night is Thursday, April 25th at 6:30 p.m. and our riders first spring session class will be Saturday, April 27th. The classes are held at 9:30 am, 10:30 am, and 11:30 am, rain or shine. (YES! We have indoor and outdoor arenas.) Saturday classes continue through June 1st. YES! The program is free, but riders must pre-register – there are forms that must be completed and signed before riding. We do organize fundraisers to buy feed and pay for routine horse care. We are collecting pop cans again this year and, of course, we accept donations, https://sittingtalldotorgdotorg.wordpress.com/donate/. All events are held at TLC Equestrian Center, 3807 Gardner Road Parma, MI 49269. It's just off I-94 and easy to find. Come join us at Sitting Tall! Volunteers say that they have as much fun as the riders. We will be happy to sign your paperwork so you can receive volunteer credits at school or work. Need more information? Questions? Call the MSU Extension office in Jackson, MI during regular business hours and they will direct you to the right person – (517) 788-4292. LIKE us on Facebook (Sitting Tall 4H Proud Equestrian/Family page), or visit https://sittingtalldotorgdotorg.wordpress.com/about/ (32)

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APRIL APRIL 6 – Buchanan Westerners Tack Sale, 11am-2pm. $1 admission, kids 10 & under free. Buchanan Westerners Riding Club, Inc., 14665 Mead Rd., Buchanan, MI. Call Chrissy Bradford 269.362.2915, email: buchananwesterners@ outlook.com, www.buchananwesterners.com APRIL 6 – Lapeer Equestrian Team Tack Sale, 10am-2pm, $3 admission, 10 and under free. NEW Location: Lapeer High School, 933 S. Saginaw St., Lapeer, MI. Vendors welcome. Call Amanda Dixon 810.614.3691, or email: lapeerequestrianteam@yahoo.com

APRIL 17-21 – MAQHA Easter EggStravaganza. AQHA/MQHA approved. 6 judges! MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. Contact MQHA office 616.225.8211, email: mqha@hotmail.com, find us on Facebook or visit: www.miquarterhorse.com APRIL 19-21 – MJMHA Classic Horse Show. Ingham County Fairgrounds, 700 E. Ash St., Mason, MI. Contact – manager: Laura Wealch 734.644.0410, secretary: Sara 248.922.0148, stabling: Bill Tressler 517.521.3515. Find us on Facebook or visit: www.mjmha.com APRIL 20 – Kal-Val Pleasure and Speed Show. Kal-Val Saddle Club, 9853 S. 34th St., Scotts, MI. Contact Shajnett Huffman 269.567.8708, email: huffman.shajnett7@gmail.com or online at: http://www.kalvalsaddleclub.com

APRIL 6 – Consignment Auction. No buyer’s premium! 1445 E. Lansing Rd., Morrice, MI. Contact John 810.515.0710, email: info@ narhiauctions.com or find us online at: https://narhiauctions.hibid.com/auctions/

APRIL 20 – Waterloo Hunt Club Annual Hunter Trials. 9:30am start. Waterloo Recreation Area, 16345 McClure Rd., Chelsea, MI. Contact Arlene Taylor 517.522.3409, email: actaylor@ umich.edu, or online at: waterloohunt.com

APRIL 6 – Norma Agnew Memorial Hairy Horse Show. 7:30 am reg., 8:30am start. MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. Stalls online: https://commerce.cashnet.com/ msu_3645, email Taylor: tenlenta@msu.edu or: https://www.canr.msu.edu/horses_ponies

APRIL 22 – My Horse University Online Short Course on Housing Your Horse. Online horse management program at MSU Extension. Visit: www.myhorseuniversity.com, Facebook: MyHorseU, or youtube.myhorseuniversity

APRIL 6 – Sleepy Hollow Trail Riders Assoc. Work-Bee. Earn camp credits! Sleepy Hollow State Park, 7835 E. Price Rd., Laingsburg, MI. Contact Marsha Putnam 989.661.2541, email: marken68@aol.com, or www.shtra.org

APRIL 25 – Sitting Tall Volunteer Orientation Niggy. 6:30pm to 8pm. New and returning volunteers for the spring riding session. TLC Equestrian Center, 3807 Gardner Rd., Parma, MI. Visit Facebook or call MSU 517.788.4292

APRIL 13 – Sullivan Auction; antique furniture, sailboats, tractor, more! 5703 W. Bennington Rd., Laingsburg, MI. Call 810.266.6474, email: info@narhiauctions.com or online at: https:// narhiauctions.hibid.com/auctions/

APRIL 26-28 – MQHYA Spartan Spectacular. AQHA/MQHA approved. Thayne Miner Horsemanship class Sat. MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. Contact MQHA office 616.225.8211, email: mqha@hotmail.com or visit: www.miquarterhorse.com

APRIL 13 – Winning Edge Spring Tack Sale, 10am-1pm. Vendor space avail. $10 prepaid. Winning Edge Training Center, 6415 Leonard St., Coopersville, MI. Contact Chris Daling at 616.292.3787, or email: chris@winningedge trainingcenter.com, or on Facebook.

APRIL 27 – Sitting Tall PEP Riding Program for special needs students. Free! 9:30am-1pm, pre-registration required. TLC Equestrian Center, 3807 Gardner Rd., Parma, MI. Visit Facebook or call MSU Extension 517.414.2378

APRIL 13 – Winter Series Dressage Show Finals and Year End Awards. Series awards. Western Dressage tests! Willowbrooke Farms, 7461 Brookville Rd., Plymouth, MI. Jennifer 313.938.9221, www.willowbrooke-farm.com APRIL 13-14 – NLBRA of MI Rodeo, 10am start. Tyler’s Arena, (Tom’s Western Store) 8982 East M-21, Ovid, MI. Rodeo secretary: Sheila Miller 574.320.4157, email: dewshe @gmail.com, find us on Facebook or online at: www.nlbraofmi.com

APRIL 27 – Sleepy Hollow Trail Riders Assoc. Work-Bee. Earn camp credits! Sleepy Hollow State Park, 7835 E. Price Rd., Laingsburg, MI. Contact Marsha Putnam 989.661.2541, email: marken68@aol.com, or www.shtra.org APRIL 27 – Winter Series Hunter/Jumper Schooling Show, WBF Finals. Series awards for those attending 3 of 6 shows. Willowbrooke Farms, 7461 Brookville Road, Plymouth, MI. Contact Jennifer Blades 313.938.9221, or online at: www.willowbrooke-farm.com

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APRIL 27 – Working Equitation Introductory Clinic. Hosted by: Rach Riding Academy. Miracle Ranch, 3380 Morrow Lane, Milford, MI. Contact Karen Rach 586.242.7351 (text okay), or email: kl_rach@yahoo.com APRIL 27-28 – Green As Grass Spring Cattle Clinic. 10am start. Beginner to advanced riders welcome. Gilliland Horse & Cattle Co., 8435 Bowers Rd., Imlay City, MI. Limit 10 riders per day. Call or text Stephanie: 810.614.3778 APRIL 28 – Barry County Fuzzy Fun 50/50 Shows (1 of 3). 50/50 pleasure and speed. 9am start, casual dress, year end prizes. Barry County Fairgrounds, 1350 M-37, Hasting, MI. Contact Theresa Ferris 269.721.9961, or 269.838.2308 or email: kherp@mei.net APRIL 28 – Buchanan Westerners Open Fuzzy Horse Show. Buchanan Westerners Riding Club, Inc., 14665 Mead Rd., Buchanan, MI. Email: buchananwesterners@outlook.com, online at: www.buchananwesterners.com, or find us on Facebook. APRIL 28 – MSU Spartan Spectacular Arabian Horse Auction. Preview noon, sale 2pm. MSU Horse Teaching and Research Center, 3327 Collins Rd., Lansing, MI. Contact Paula Hitzler 517.355.7484, email: phitzler@msu.edu, or visit: www.msuarabians.com APRIL 28 – Woodbine Farm Dressage Show. Midwest Dressage Association approved. Woodbine Farm, 9976 Liberty Rd., Chelsea, MI. Email: woodbinehorseshows@gmail.com, or online at: www.midwestdressage.org

MAY MAY 1-5 – Hunter Jumper Association of MI (HJAM) Welcome Show I. Waterloo Hunt Club, 11500 Glenn Rd., Grass Lake, MI. Contact Lindsay 419.349.6519, email: lindsay. lyden@gmail.com, or visit: www.hjam.net MAY 3-5 – Central MI Horseman’s Assoc. Lope For Hope Fuzzy Open Show. Shiawassee Co. Fairgrounds, 2900 Hibbard Rd., Corunna, MI. CMHA 989.666.4867 call/text, email: cmha secretary@gmail.com, STALL Reservations: cmhastallres@gmail.com, or www.cmha.info MAY 3-5 – MI Appaloosa Horse Assoc. Spring Show. Ingham County Fairgrounds, 700 E. Ash St., Mason, MI. Stall Reservations: Sharon Clark 517.589.9711, email: appaloosastalls@ yahoo.com. Show info: Brad 810.790.0709 or online at: www.michappclub.com MAY 3-6 – Bryan Neubert Clinic 9am-5pm daily. Colt starting, restarts, horsemanship. Held at Blue Gates, 7601 East Allen Rd., Fenton, MI. Contact Kathy 810.515.0115, email: bluegateshorse@gmail.com WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Show & Event Dates MAY 4 – Blessings of the Horse FREE WarmUp Horse Show. Entry booth opens 9am. Tuscola County Fairgrounds, entrance on M81, next to Pizza Hut, Caro, MI. Contact Janet Swarthout 989.673.3165, ext. 1919.

MAY 5 – Sleepy Hollow Trail Riders Assoc. Rotten Egg Hunt. 2pm-4pm in the staging area. Sleepy Hollow State Park, 7835 E. Price Rd., Laingsburg, MI. Contact Pat 517.651.5984, email: trailrider1142@yahoo.com or shtra.org

MAY 11-12 – Buchanan Westerners Open Horse Show. Buchanan Westerners Riding Club, Inc., 14665 Mead Rd., Buchanan, MI. Email: buchananwesterners@outlook.com, online at: www.buchananwesterners.com

MAY 4 – Extreme Mountain Trail Course Pay To Play, 1pm start. $20 members, $30 non. HWSC Show Grounds, 3856 61st St., Holland, MI. Email Kris at: yogi-lamb@att.net, visit us online at: www.hollandwestern.net, or find us on Facebook.

MAY 8-12 – Hunter Jumper Association of MI (HJAM) Welcome Show II. Waterloo Hunt Club, 11500 Glenn Rd., Grass Lake, MI. Contact Lindsay 419.349.6519, email: lindsay. lyden@gmail.com, or visit: www.hjam.net

MAY 11-12 – Wyn Farm Dressage Schooling Show, English and Western Dressage Classes. Wyn Farm, 3100 Noble Rd., Williamston, MI. Contact Kealan 517.915.8548, email: wynfarmshowseries@gmail.com, or visit us online at: www.wynfarm.com

MAY 4 – Holland Western Saddle Club Show. 8:30am start. HWSC Show Grounds, 3856 61st St., Holland, MI. Email Kris at: yogilamb@att.net, visit us online at: www.holland western.net, or find us on Facebook. MAY 4 – Kal-Val Pleasure and Speed Show. KalVal Saddle Club, 9853 S. 34th St., Scotts, MI. Contact Shajnett Huffman 269.567.8708, email: huffman.shajnett7@gmail.com or online at: http://www.kalvalsaddleclub.com MAY 4 – Sitting Tall PEP Riding Program for special needs students. Free! 9:30am-1pm, pre-registration required. TLC Equestrian Center, 3807 Gardner Rd., Parma, MI. Visit Facebook or call MSU Extension 517.414.2378 MAY 4 – Yoder Brothers Spring Consignment Auction. Horses, ponies, carriages, carts, harness, tack, saddles, etc. 9am start, 4 rings. Isabella County Fairgrounds, 500 N. Mission, Mt. Pleasant, MI. Call Yoder Brothers Auction Service 989.386.9082 MAY 4-5 – NLBRA of MI Rodeo, 10am start. Lakeside Arena, 4635 Rathbun Rd., Birch Run, MI. Contact rodeo secretary: Sheila Miller 574.320.4157, email: dewshe@gmail.com, find us on Facebook or at: www.nlbraofmi.com MAY 5 – Barry County Annual Benefit Open Speed Show Series (1 of 5), 9:30am start. 6 speed events, 6 age groups, daily & year end prizes. Barry County Fairgrounds, 1350 M-37, Hastings, MI. Contact Linda 269.945.3691 or email: ablett0314@sbcglobal.net

MAY 10-12 – Great Lakes Spring Circuit. AQHA, MQHA, NSBA Approved. MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. Show mgr. Tom Powers 616.262.2836, email: tomcpowers@aol.com, or visit us online at: www.tompowersfuturity.com

MAY 15-19 – Hunter Jumper Association of MI (HJAM) Annual Show. Waterloo Hunt Club, 11500 Glenn Rd., Grass Lake, MI. Contact Lindsay Lyden 419.349.6519, email: lindsay. lyden@gmail.com, or visit: www.hjam.net

MAY 10-12 – Ranch Horse Assoc. of MI Show. Friday 6pm, Sat & Sun 8am start. Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds, 9122 US Hwy. 31, Berrien Springs, MI. Show info email: blondeltoni@gmail.com, stalls: samholwerda @yahoo.com, or visit: miranchhorse.com

MAY 17 – Tiny Tots Session 2, ages 4-6. Classes Fridays 5:15pm-6:30pm and 6:30pm7:45pm for 6 weeks. Wildwind Equestrian Center, 3935 7 Mile Rd, South Lyon, MI. Call us at 734.486.7433, or email: wildwindec@ gmail.com, or www.wildwindstable.com

MAY 11 – Mid-MI Open Horse Shows Circuit Fuzzy Horse Show, 9am start. Isabella County Fairgrounds, 500 N. Mission Rd., Mt. Pleasant, MI. Stall/camping reservations call: Jennie at 989.954.5268 or email: jbigelow@gpminvest ments.com or visit www.mmohsc.com

MAY 17-19 – Central MI Horseman’s Assoc. Point Approved Open Show. Shiawassee Co. Fairgrounds, 2900 Hibbard Rd., Corunna, MI. CMHA 989.666.4867 call/text, email: cmha secretary@gmail.com, STALL Reservations: cmhastallres@gmail.com, or www.cmha.info

MAY 11 – Sitting Tall PEP Riding Program for special needs students. Free! 9:30am-1pm, pre-registration required. TLC Equestrian Center, 3807 Gardner Rd., Parma, MI. Visit Facebook or call MSU Extension 517.414.2378

MAY 17-19 – Highland Trail Riders Association Organized Camping Weekend. Friday and Saturday nights, pre-registration required. Visit us online at www.highlandtrailriders.com or find us on Facebook!

MAY 11 – Spring preview sale of well broke, quality trail horses. Noon to 4pm. Wind Walker Farms, 9204 Valley View Dr., Fenton, MI. Call Tim Scarberry 810.287.2415 or visit us online at www.windwalkertraining.com

MAY 17-19 – MI Apple Blossom Classic Open Horse Show. Fri: 7pm, Sat & Sun: 8am start. MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. Show information or stall reservations call: 517.655.4712, email: rtrainct@aol.com, or Michigan Apple Blossom Classic on Facebook.

MAY 11 – Oakland Co. Open Horse Show, Triple B’s Kick-Off Show. Fuzzy show, 8:30am start. Springfield Oaks Co. Park, 12451 Andersonville Rd., Davisburg, MI. For showbill visit: www.facebook.com/OC4Hhorsecouncil/ or www.oakgov.com/msu/

MAY 5 – Cowboy Church, 5pm start. Bring a friend! Horse lovers of all ages and all denominations welcome. Free chuckwagon dinner provided. Victory Ranch, 58191 8 Mile Rd., Northville, MI. Text please: 248.410.4501

MAY 11 – Midwest Dressage Association Approved Show. Wyn Farm, 3100 Noble Rd., Williamston, MI. Email: mda.dressageorg@ gmail.com or www.midwestdressage.org

MAY 5 – Midwest Dressage Association Show at Grosse Point Hunt Club. 655 Cook Road, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI. For info email: info@gphuntclub.com, or mda.dressageorg@ gmail.com. Online at: www.gphuntclub.com or www.midwestdressage.org

MAY 11 – WHAM Spring Fling, 10am start. Family fun show, no formal attire. Dragonfly Farm, 10125 White Rd., Linden, MI. Show Mgr. Karen Bochenek 810.241.8880, email: karen@ leadershipmanagement.us, on Facebook, or visit us at: walkinghorsemi.wordpress.com

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MAY 18 – 10th Annual Free Colt Starting Clinic, Noon to 4pm, bring a chair. Wind Walker Farms, 9204 Valley View Dr., Fenton, MI. Contact Tim Scarberry 810.287.2415, find us on Facebook, www.windwalkertraining.com MAY 18 – All Creatures Healing Fair, 11am5pm. Holistic healing arts and psychic for humans and animals. Heavenly Horse Stables, 10866 Cedar Lake Rd., Pinckney, MI. Contact Victoria, email: midnightartists7@gmail.com or online at: www.amidnightartistry.com MAY 18 – Extreme Mountain Trail Course Pay To Play, 1pm start. $20 members, $30 non. HWSC Show Grounds, 3856 61st St., Holland, MI. Email Kris at: yogi-lamb@att.net, visit us online at: www.hollandwestern.net, or find us on Facebook. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Show & Event Dates MAY 18 – Holland Western Saddle Club Show. 8:30am start. HWSC Show Grounds, 3856 61st St., Holland, MI. Email Kris at: yogilamb@att.net, visit us online at: www.holland western.net, or find us on Facebook. MAY 18 – Kal-Val Speed Only Show, 4:30 pm. Kal-Val Saddle Club, 9853 S. 34th St., Scotts, MI. Contact Shajnett Huffman 269.567.8708, email: huffman.shajnett7@gmail.com or online at: http://www.kalvalsaddleclub.com MAY 18 – Ribbons-N-Riders Fuzzy Warm-Up Show. Ingham County Fairgrounds (South End) 700 E Ash St, Mason, MI. NEW: Daily haul-in available, no charge. Contact Laura McNeil 517.795.7082, or Kara 517.867.9671 MAY 18 – Rockford Equestrian Team Hunter/ Jumper Casual Schooling Show. $10 class, 3 for $25. Montcalm Co. Fairgrounds, 8784 Peck Rd., Greenville, MI. Contact Nedra Harju 616.581.8087, email: harjuhome@gmail.com or email: rhseteam12@gmail.com MAY 18 – Sitting Tall PEP Riding Program for special needs students. Free! 9:30am-1pm, pre-registration required. TLC Equestrian Center, 3807 Gardner Rd., Parma, MI. Visit Facebook or call MSU Extension 517.414.2378 MAY 18-19 – Hadley Hills (CMO) Competitive Mounted Orienteering. MiCMO sanctioned. Ortonville Rec. Equestrian Area, 5779 Hadley Road, Ortonville, MI. OREA Pres., Karen DeOrnellas 913.660.8012, email: kmdeor@ gmail.com, or visit: www.hadleyhills.org MAY 18-19 – MI FQHR Show, 8:30am start. Isabella County Fairgrounds, 500 N Mission Rd., Mt. Pleasant, MI. Contact Wendy Wixson 989.506.1558, email: laramiereed@ yahoo.com, find us on Facebook or visit us online at: www.michigan-fqhr.com MAY 18-19 – Mid MI Dressage Schooling Show 1/2. Online: www.showsecretary.com. Entries close on May 3rd. Rattlewood Farms, 1935 Ray Rd., Oxford, MI. Call 810.656.6094, email: christine.a.young@hotmail.com or visit: http://midmichigandressage.webs.com/ MAY 18-19 – NLBRA of MI Rodeo, 10am start. Lakeside Arena, 4635 Rathbun Rd., Birch Run, MI. Contact rodeo secretary: Sheila Miller 574.320.4157, email: dewshe@gmail.com, find us on Facebook or at: www.nlbraofmi.com MAY 19 – Woodbine Farm Dressage Show. Midwest Dressage Association approved. Woodbine Farm, 9976 Liberty Rd., Chelsea, MI. Email: woodbinehorseshows@gmail.com, or online at: www.midwestdressage.org

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MAY 23-27 – MQHA Summer Series. 5 sets AQHA points. AQHA, MQHA, NSBA, NMQHA approved show. Midland County Fairgrounds, 6905 Eastman Ave., Midland, MI. Contact MQHA office 616.225.8211, email: mqha@ hotmail.com or www.miquarterhorse.com

MAY 25-26 – MI Paint Horse Club Memorial Weekend Bonanza Horse Show. 8am start, APHA and NSBA approved. Ingham County Fairgrounds, 700 E. Ash St., Mason, MI. Contact Kaitlin Westphal 641.990.6580, email: kaitlin.westphal@gmail.com

MAY 24-26 – MJMHA MI All Morgan Horse Show. USEF, USDF, AMHA STAR rated show. MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Ln., East Lansing, MI. Contact Mgr: Terra Zimmerman 734.755.9019, Barn Super: Bill Tressler 517.521.3515. Find us on Facebook or visit: www.mjmha.com

MAY 25-27 – No Joker Poker Ride and Camp Out. OREA hosted campout. Ortonville Rec. Equestrian Area, 5779 Hadley Road, Ortonville, MI. Contact OREA Pres., Karen DeOrnellas 913.660.8012, email: kmdeor@gmail.com, or visit: www.hadleyhills.org

MAY 24-27 – Sleepy Hollow Trail Riders Assoc. (SHTRA) Camping Weekend. Poker Run, Potluck, campfires. Sleepy Hollow State Park, 7835 E. Price Rd., Laingsburg, MI. Contact Marsha Korrock 517.655.3421, email: mkkorrock@hotmail.com or visit: shtra.org

MAY 26 – Welcome Spring Schooling Show. Jumping and Dressage, 9am start. Justamere Equestrian Centre, 56295 Card Rd., Macomb, MI. Call 586.295.1313, email: kathleenbiondo @gmail.com, or visit: www.justamere.info

MAY 25 – Kal-Val Teamed Horse Show. Kal-Val Saddle Club, 9853 S. 34th St., Scotts, MI. Contact Shajnett Huffman 269.567.8708, email: huffman.shajnett7@gmail.com or online at: http://www.kalvalsaddleclub.com MAY 25 – Mid-MI Open Horse Show Circuit Tally Ho, 9am, Dbl. Judged. Isabella County Fairgrounds, 500 N. Mission Rd., Mt. Pleasant, MI. Stall/camping reservations call: Jennie at 989.954.5268 or email: jbigelow@gpminvest ments.com or visit www.mmohsc.com MAY 25 – Pine Lake Stables Dressage Show. Glass-Ed, MDC, WDAMI, & Reg. 2 sanctioned. Entries close: May 16. Pine Lake Stables, 12300 Pine Lake Rd., Plainwell, MI. Contact Mary Johnson 269.664.4223, email: equine line@mei.net, or visit www.glass-ed.org MAY 25 – Sitting Tall PEP Riding Program for special needs students. Free! 9:30am-1pm, pre-registration required. TLC Equestrian Center, 3807 Gardner Rd., Parma, MI. Visit Facebook or call MSU Extension 517.414.2378 MAY 25 – WMAHA Community Show. All breed classes, daily high point. 8:30am start. Muskegon County Fairgrounds, 6621 Heights Ravenna Rd., Fruitport, MI. Contact Sherry Nugent 616.446.7429, email: halsa91@aol. com, or visit: www.wmaha.org MAY 25 – Working Equitation Introductory Clinic. Hosted by: Rach Riding Academy. Miracle Ranch, 3380 Morrow Lane, Milford, MI. Contact Karen Rach 586.242.7351 (text okay), or email: kl_rach@yahoo.com MAY 25-26 – Janet Foy Two Day Clinic at Brilliant Reflection Farm, 490 Rissman Lane, Ortonville, MI. Auditors welcome. Contact Barbra Reis 248.670.9031, or email: blondmane@yahoo.com or online at: www. brilliantreflectionfarm.com or on Facebook.

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JUNE JUNE 1 – Capitol Area Open Horse Show Circuit Open Show. 8am start. Ingham County Fairgrounds (South End) 700 E Ash St, Mason, MI. NEW: Daily haul-in available, no charge. Contact Kara Fleminger 517.894.4074 or Laura McNeil 517.795.7082 JUNE 1 – Kal-Val Pleasure and Speed Show. Kal-Val Saddle Club, 9853 S. 34th St., Scotts, MI. Contact Shajnett Huffman 269.567.8708, email: huffman.shajnett7@gmail.com or online at: http://www.kalvalsaddleclub.com JUNE 1 – Oakland Co. Open Horse Show, Milford Trail Blazers/Young Riders, 8:30am start. Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Rd., Davisburg, MI. For showbill visit: www.facebook.com/OC4Hhorsecouncil/ or www.oakgov.com/msu/ JUNE 1-2 – Natural Horsemanship Clinic with Tim Hayes, 10am-4pm daily. Auditors welcome, maximum 10 participants. Hopewell Ranch, 6410 W. Leiter Rd., Weidman, MI. Contact Brenda Collins 989.644.5965, email: brenda.hopewellranch@gmail.com. JUNE 1-2 – NLBRA of MI Rodeo Year End Finals, 10am start. Tyler’s Arena, (Tom’s Western Store) 8982 East M-21, Ovid, MI. Rodeo secretary: Sheila Miller 574.320.4157, email: dewshe@gmail.com, find us on Facebook or online at: www.nlbraofmi.com JUNE 1-2 – Under The Sea (CMO) Competitive Mounted Orienteering. MiCMO sanctioned. No experience necessary. Silver Creek Park & Campground, 3900 134th Ave., Hamilton, MI. Contact Vicki 269.244.9913, email: vicki horsley@yahoo.com, or www.nacmo.org

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Show & Event Dates JUNE 1-2 – WMAR Red White & Blue Open Show. Ingham County Fairgrounds, 700 E. Ash St., Mason, MI. Stall Reservations: Sharon Clark 517.589.9711, email: appaloosastalls@ yahoo.com. Show info call: Amy Schweiger 810.602.8998 or find us on Facebook.

JUNE 8-9 – Great Lakes Buckskin Association Double Judged All Breed Show. 9am start. IBHA, PAC, Open, Mini & Ranch Horse classes. MSU South Barn, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. Find us on Facebook or visit us online at: www.glbahorse.org

JUNE 2 – 2019 Double Crown Open Miniature Horse Club Show. 8:30am start. Open to all. AMHR or AMHA reg. not required. Wolcott Farms, 65775 Wolcott Rd., Ray, MI. Contact Bonnie 810.384.6023, email: missbonnie@ frontier.com, or visit: bwmhc.weebly.com

JUNE 8-9 – Mid MI Dressage Schooling Show 3/4. Online: www.showsecretary.com. Entries close on May 24th. Rattlewood Farms, 1935 Ray Rd., Oxford, MI. Call 810.656.6094, email: christine.a.young@hotmail.com or visit: http://midmichigandressage.webs.com/

JUNE 2 – Barry County Fuzzy Fun 50/50 Shows (2 of 3). 50/50 pleasure and speed. 9am start, casual dress, year end prizes. Barry County Fairgrounds, 1350 M-37, Hasting, MI. Contact Theresa Ferris 269.721.9961, or 269.838.2308 or email: kherp@mei.net

JUNE 8-9 – Wyn Farm Dressage Schooling Show. English and western dressage. Wyn Farm, 3100 Noble Rd., Williamston, MI. Contact Kealan Millies-Lucke 517.915.8548, email: wynfarmshowseries@gmail.com, or visit: www.wynfarm.com

JUNE 2 – Spur of the Moment Horse Club Show, 8am rain or shine. Woodbine Farms, 9976 Liberty Rd., Chelsea, MI. Camping & Stalls: 517.763.7051 (text preferred), email: jenericacres@gmail.com, or visit us online at www.spurhorseshow.com

JUNE 9 – Barry County Annual Benefit Open Speed Show Series (2 of 5), 9:30am start. 6 speed events, 6 age groups, daily & year end prizes. Barry County Fairgrounds, 1350 M-37, Hastings, MI. Contact Linda 269.945.3691 or email: ablett0314@sbcglobal.net

JUNE 4 – Boots & Bridle 4-H Club Open Show. Entry 8am, show 9am. Tuscola County Fairgrounds, entrance on M-81, next to Pizza Hut, Caro, MI. Contact Amy Kotsch 989.683.3271 or online at: www.tuscolacountyfair.org

JUNE 9 – Cowboy Church, 5pm start. Bring a friend! Horse lovers of all ages and all denominations welcome. Free chuckwagon dinner provided. Victory Ranch, 58191 8 Mile Rd., Northville, MI. Text please: 248.410.4501

JUNE 7-8 – Walking Horse Association of MI (WHAM) Michigan Little Celebration. Fri. noon, Sat. 10am. Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, 2900 E. Hibbard Rd., Corunna, MI. Janice 810.610.5002, email: janicebennett222@ gmail.com, walkinghorsemi.wordpress.com

JUNE 9 – Hunter/Jumper/Dressage Series Show (1 of 4), 8am start. Justamere Equestrian Centre, 56295 Card Rd., Macomb, MI. Call 586.295.1313, show secretary email: kathleenbiondo@gmail.com, or visit us online at: www.justamere.info

JUNE 7-9 – Ranch Horse Assoc. of MI Show. Friday 6pm, Sat & Sun 8am start. Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds, 9122 US Hwy. 31, Berrien Springs, MI. Show info email: blondeltoni@gmail.com, stalls: samholwerda @yahoo.com, or visit: miranchhorse.com

JUNE 9 – Woodbine Farm Dressage Show. Midwest Dressage Association approved. Woodbine Farm, 9976 Liberty Rd., Chelsea, MI. Email: woodbinehorseshows@gmail.com, or online at: www.midwestdressage.org

JUNE 8 – Glass-Ed Serenity Farm Spring Dressage Show. English & western dressage. L judges. Closing date: May 26. Serenity Farm, 7872 Wilson Ave SW, Byron Center, MI. Contact Janine Holmes 616.723.4122, visit: www.serenity-farm.com or www.glass-ed.org JUNE 8 – Midwest Dressage Association Approved Show. Wyn Farm, 3100 Noble Rd., Williamston, MI. Email: mda.dressageorg@ gmail.com or www.midwestdressage.org JUNE 8-9 – Buchanan Westerners Open Horse Show. Buchanan Westerners Riding Club, Inc., 14665 Mead Rd., Buchanan, MI. Email: buchananwesterners@outlook.com, online at: www.buchananwesterners.com

JUNE 13-16 – Hunter Jumper Assoc. of MI Show (HJAM). Woodbine Farms, 9976 Liberty Rd., Chelsea, MI. Email: info@hjam.net, online at: www.hjam.net or find us on Facebook. JUNE 14-16 – Central MI Horseman’s Assoc. Point Approved Open Show. Shiawassee Co. Fairgrounds, 2900 Hibbard Rd., Corunna, MI. CMHA 989.666.4867 call/text, email: cmha secretary@gmail.com, STALL Reservations: cmhastallres@gmail.com, or www.cmha.info JUNE 15 – Extreme Mountain Trail Course Pay To Play, 1pm start. $20 members, $30 non. HWSC Show Grounds, 3856 61st St., Holland, MI. Email Kris at: yogi-lamb@att.net, visit us online at: www.hollandwestern.net, or find us on Facebook.

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JUNE 15 – Holland Western Saddle Club Show. 8:30am start. HWSC Show Grounds, 3856 61st St., Holland, MI. Email Kris at: yogilamb@att.net, visit us online at: www.holland western.net, or find us on Facebook. JUNE 15 – School’s Out Day Camp. Ages 5 & up, 9am-1pm, $100 per child. Riding, grooming, games, pizza & juice served. Brighton Equestrian Club, 7318 Herbst Rd., Brighton, MI. Contact Heather 810.772.7612, email: heather@clubbec.com or www.clubbec.com JUNE 15-16 – MI FQHR Show, 8:30am start. Isabella County Fairgrounds, 500 N Mission Rd., Mt. Pleasant, MI. Contact Wendy Wixson 989.506.1558, email: laramiereed@ yahoo.com, find us on Facebook or visit us online at: www.michigan-fqhr.com JUNE 15-16 – Working Equitation Recognized Horse Show. Hosted by: Rach Riding Academy. Miracle Ranch, 3380 Morrow Lane, Milford, MI. Contact Karen Rach 586.242.7351 (text okay), or email: kl_rach@yahoo.com JUNE 19-21 – Camp Crystal Horse Camp. Hands on horse experience that goes beyond lessons. 9am-4pm, $175 per child, ages 6 & up. Crystal Farms, 15203 C Drive South, Marshall, MI. Call 269.317.3910, email: crystalfarms12 @gmail.com, www.crystalfarmsonline.com JUNE 19-21 – Holland Western Saddle Club Grounds Fundraising Event. Egress 5K-10K Backyard Races. HWSC Show Grounds, 3856 61st St., Holland, MI. Email Kris at: yogilamb@att.net, visit us online at: www.holland western.net, or find us on Facebook. JUNE 22 – Best Little Horse Show Series Open Show. 9am start, all breeds, all ages & skill levels. Learning based shows. Equinox Farm, 855 N. Hickory Ridge Rd., Highland, MI. Contact Ericka Utz 248.212.8890, or online at: www.bestlittlehorseshow.com JUNE 22 – Boots & Saddle 4-H Club 47th Annual Open Show. 8:30am start. Ingham County Fairgrounds (South End) 700 E Ash St, Mason, MI. NEW: Daily haul-in available, no charge. Contact Jean Maiville 517.285.7161, text okay, or email: jlmaiville@gmail.com JUNE 22 – Comb & Curry 4-H Open Show. Entry 8am, show 9am. 3 Jackpot classes! Tuscola County Fairgrounds, entrance on M81, next to Pizza Hut, Caro, MI. Contact Kristal Baker 989.660.9064. JUNE 22 – Kal-Val Speed Only Show, 4:30 pm. Kal-Val Saddle Club, 9853 S. 34th St., Scotts, MI. Contact Shajnett Huffman 269.567.8708, email: huffman.shajnett7@gmail.com or online at: http://www.kalvalsaddleclub.com WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Show & Event Dates JUNE 22 – Pine Lake Stables Dressage Show. Glass-Ed, MDC, WDAMI, & Reg. 2 sanctioned. Entries close: June 13. Pine Lake Stables, 12300 Pine Lake Rd., Plainwell, MI. Contact Mary Johnson 269.664.4223, email: equine line@mei.net or visit www.glass-ed.org JUNE 22-23 – Mid-MI Open Horse Show Circuit Cowgirl Up, 9am start. Isabella County Fairgrounds, 500 N. Mission Rd., Mt. Pleasant, MI. Stall/camping reservations call: Jennie at 989.954.5268 or email: jbigelow@gpminvest ments.com or visit www.mmohsc.com JUNE 23 – Buchanan Westerners Judge’s Feedback Show. Buchanan Westerners Riding Club, Inc., 14665 Mead Rd., Buchanan, MI. Email: buchananwesterners@outlook.com, online at: www.buchananwesterners.com JUNE 23 – Midwest Dressage Association Show at Grosse Point Hunt Club. 655 Cook Road, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI. For info email: info@gphuntclub.com, or mda.dressageorg@ gmail.com. Online at: www.gphuntclub.com or www.midwestdressage.org JUNE 23 – Spur of the Moment Horse Club Show, 8am rain or shine. Woodbine Farms, 9976 Liberty Rd., Chelsea, MI. Camping & Stalls: 517.763.7051 (text preferred), email: jenericacres@gmail.com, or visit us online at www.spurhorseshow.com JUNE 25-26 – Hunter Jumper Association of MI (HJAM). Waterloo Hunt Club, 11500 Glenn Rd., Grass Lake, MI. Email: info@hjam.net, visit: www.hjam.net or on Facebook. JUNE 25-27 – Summer Fun Horse Camp. Ages 5 & up, 9am-1pm, 10 & up 2pm-6pm. $250 per child. Riding, grooming, games and more! Brighton Equestrian Club, 7318 Herbst Rd., Brighton, MI. Kristen 810.772.7612, email: kristen@clubbec.com or www.clubbec.com JUNE 27 – MI Dynamometer Assoc. Heavyweight Horse Pull. 7pm start. Lake Odessa Fair, 1640 4th Ave., Lake Odessa, MI. For more on horse pulls visit: www.horsepull.com or www.horsepullresults.com

JUNE 29 – Kal-Val Speed Only Show, 4:30 pm. Kal-Val Saddle Club, 9853 S. 34th St., Scotts, MI. Contact Shajnett Huffman 269.567.8708, email: huffman.shajnett7@gmail.com or online at: http://www.kalvalsaddleclub.com

Moore's Monthly Dealer Tack Auction: 3rd Thursday of every month, starting at 10am. Held at 11771 US Hwy. 223, Onsted, MI. Call 517.467.7576, or email: sales@tommoore sales.com, or visit www.tommooresales.com

JUNE 29 – Wranglers 4-H Club Open Show. Entry 8am, show 9am. Tuscola County Fairgrounds, entrance on M-81, next to Pizza Hut, Caro, MI. Contact Holly Harp 810.358.8477 or online at: www.tuscolacountyfair.org

Hay and Straw Auction: Mondays 3:30pm. Ravenna Livestock Auction, 3265 S. Slocum Road, Ravenna, MI. Call 231.853.5738, online at www.ravennaauction.com

JUNE 30 – Hunter/Jumper/Dressage Series Show (2 of 4), 8am start. Justamere Equestrian Centre, 56295 Card Rd., Macomb, MI. Call 586.295.1313, show secretary email: kathleenbiondo@gmail.com, or visit us online at: www.justamere.info JUNE 30 – Tuscola 4-H Horse Leaders Open Show. Entry 8am, show 9am. Trophies and ribbons to 6th place. Tuscola County Fairgrounds, entrance on M-81, next to Pizza Hut, Caro, MI. Contact Amy Kotsch 989.683.3271 or online at: www.tuscolacountyfair.org

Warner Farms Dealer's Tack Auction: First Thursday of every month, 10am. Lenawee County Fair and Event Grounds, 602 Dean St., Adrian, MI. Call James Warner 517.596. 3028, email: jimbohorse46@frontier.com, or online at: www.lenfair.com W-H Horse Saddle and Tack Auction: Fourth Saturday of every month. 10am used tack; 1pm horses. Wayland-Hopkins Livestock Auction, 3634 10th St., Wayland, MI. Call Leon, Cal or Tye Casey (269) 945-9398 or online at www.your-auctioneers.com

MI WEEKLY EVENTS WEDNESDAYS: Team Sorting Practice at The Orchard Arena. 5:30pm sign-up, 6pm start. $20 per person. 5966 W. Sanilac Rd., Vassar, MI. Call 989.823.3352 or 989.673.3767, email: gwright@centurytel.net or visit us online at www.gwhorsesandtack.com SUNDAYS: Team Sorting Practice at Blue Ridge Stock Farm, N. Latson Rd., Howell, MI. 2pm start, $25 cattle fee, all ages welcome, no experience necessary. Call for information 517.376.1930. Spring through Fall Only.

MICHIGAN AUCTIONS Hay and Straw Auction – Tuesdays 1pm. Lake Odessa Livestock Auction, 3675 Tupper Lake Rd, Lake Odessa, MI. Call 616.374.8213 or www.lakeodessalivestockauction.com

Focusing on FUN & Education – ALL shows are learning based, targeted to beginner and intermediate riders and horses. We pride ourselves on giving fun, useful & memorable awards for class prizes, and high points. BEST LITTLE HORSE SHOWS (Exp. 10/19) Ericka 248.212.8890, erickautz@yahoo.com www.bestlittlehorseshow.com

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Hay Auction: Every Monday at 1pm. WindWalker Farms, 9204 Valley View Dr., Fenton, MI. Call Tim 810.287.2415

JUNE 27-30 – Hunter Jumper Association of MI (HJAM). Waterloo Hunter Jumper Classic. Waterloo Hunt Club, 11500 Glenn Rd., Grass Lake, MI. Email: info@hjam.net, visit: www.hjam.net or find us on Facebook.

Horse and Tack Auction: First Saturday of each month (except July) Tack 2 pm, Horses 6pm. Hay and Straw, plus Farm Related Items Weds. 2:30 p.m. Northern MI Livestock Auction, 1848 N. Townline Rd., Gaylord, MI. 231. 439.5679, northernmichiganlivestock.com

JUNE 28 – Tiny Tots Session 3, ages 4-6. Classes Fridays 5:15pm-6:30pm and 6:30pm7:45pm for 6 weeks. Wildwind Equestrian Center, 3935 7 Mile Rd, South Lyon, MI. Call 734.486.7433, or email: wildwindec@gmail. com or online: www.wildwindstable.com

Moore's Monthly Horse and Tack Auction: First Saturday of each month, starting at 6pm with tack, horses to follow. Tom Moore Sales, 11771 US Hwy. 223, Onsted, MI. 517.467. 7576, email: sales@tommooresales.com, or online at www.tommooresales.com

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MQHA offers more than 40 AQHA shows, an Annual Tack Sale, Youth Teams, Stallion Service Sale, Futurity, Horseback Riding Program, Scholarship opportunities, great Year End Awards and more! MICHIGAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOC. 616.225.8211 | www.miquarterhorse.com Email: mqha@hotmail.com WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


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APRIL APRIL 3-7 – World Equestrian Ctr. Winter Classic #15, USEF “AA” Premier Show. OPHA approved. WEC, 4095 OH-730, Wilmington, OH. Contact Julie at 248.892.6806 or email: julie.agar@comcast.net, or www.wec.net APRIL 6-7 – Chagrin Valley Farms Hunter Schooling Show (Sat.). Jumper & Academy Schooling Show (Sun.). Chagrin Valley Farms, 9250 Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH. Call 440.543.7233, or find our schedule online at: www.chagrinvalleyfarms.com/schedule APRIL 6-7 – Crazy Woman Ranch Youth Rodeo Series Finals. 6450 Lancaster-Circleville Rd. SW, Lancaster, OH. Contact Joyce Haynes 614.595.1850, email: joycehanes@att.net or find Crazy Woman Ranch on Facebook. APRIL 6-7 – Lake Erie College Dressage Prix de Villes. USEF/USDF recognized. George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center, Cars: 8031 Morley Rd., Trailers: 10145 Pincrest Rd., Painesville, OH. Contact Pam Hess, email: phess@lec.edu, or online at: www.lec.edu

APRIL 18-21 – Brave Horse Spring Show III. Hunter/Jumper National. USEF and OPHA approved. Twin Stables, 1029 S. County Line Rd., Johnstown, OH. Call 614.885.9475, email: jbrentlinger@mac.com or visit us online at: www.brave-horse.com

MAY 11 – BHP Trail Challenge. 7:30am registration. Open to all breeds/riding styles. Buckeye Horse Park, 9260 Akron-Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH. Contact Ashley 330.222.1984, email: ashley.gruber75@yahoo.com, or visit www.buckeyehorsepark.org

APRIL 20-21 – The Cottontail Classic Show. A great warm-up show for the AAYHS. Eden Park Equestrian Complex, 2607 Blayney Rd., Sunbury, OH. Stalls and Information: Dan Klaus 419.307.9212, email: dsmklaus@gmail.com, online: https://pinnacleequineproduction.com/

MAY 11 – Crazy Woman Ranch Gymkhana Series Show. Registration 8:30am, show starts 9:30am. Year end awards, points at each show. Crazy Woman Ranch, 6450 LancasterCircleville Rd., Lancaster, OH. Contact Joyce Hanes 614.595.1850 or find us on Facebook.

APRIL 24-28 – World Equestrian Ctr. Winter Classic #18, USEF “AA” Premier Show. OPHA approved. WEC, 4095 OH-730, Wilmington, OH. Contact Julie at 248.892.6806 or email: julie.agar@comcast.net, or www.wec.net

MAY 18 – BHP Combined Test. Buckeye Horse Park, 9260 Akron-Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH. Contact Ashley 330.222.1984 or email: ashley.gruber75@yahoo.com, or visit www.buckeyehorsepark.org

APRIL 25-28 – Chagrin Valley Farms “A” Rated Show. Chagrin Valley Farms, 9250 Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH. Call 440.543.7233, or visit: www.chagrinvalleyfarms.com/schedule

MAY 18 – Stoney Ridge Stables OPHA Approved Horse Show. Stoney Ridge Stables, 2010 Reimer Rd., Wadsworth, OH. Contact Jennifer Powell 330.819.8295, email: jlpowell516@gmail.com, or visit us online at: www.stoneyridgestables.com

APRIL 26-28 – IDA National Championships. George M. Humphrey Equestrian Ctr., Cars: 8031 Morley Rd., Mentor, OH. Trailers: 10145 Pincrest Rd., Painesville, OH. Contact Pam H., email: phess@lec.edu, or visit: www.lec.edu

MAY 18 – Tri-State Rodeo Association Speed Show. 2pm start. Gibsonburg Saddle Club Inc. Show Grounds, 961 N. Main St., Gibsonburg, OH. Contact Mary Heaps 419.351.9715, email: tsracontact@gmail.com, or visit us online at: www.tristaterodeoassociation.org

APRIL 10-14 – World Equestrian Ctr. Winter Classic #16, USEF Regional II Show. OPHA approved. WEC, 4095 OH-730, Wilmington, OH. Contact Julie at 248.892.6806 or email: julie.agar@comcast.net, or www.wec.net

APRIL 27 – University of Findlay Western Farm Spring Horse Sale. Demos 10am, Sale begins at Noon. University of Findlay, Western Equestrian Program, 14700 US Rte. 68, Findlay, OH. For more information, online at: www.findlay equestrianevents.com/spring-horse-sale/

APRIL 11-14 – Brave Horse Spring Show II. Hunter/Jumper National. USEF and OPHA approved. Twin Stables, 1029 S. County Line Rd., Johnstown, OH. Call 614.885.9475, email: jbrentlinger@mac.com or visit us online at: www.brave-horse.com

APRIL 27-28 – YEDA National Championship Show at Eden Park Equest., 2607 Blayney Rd., Sunbury, OH. Show Sec. Molly 419.957.7379, email: mniese@showyeda.com or find the Youth Equestrian Development Association, Inc. on Facebook, or at: www.showyeda.com

APRIL 11-14 – Chagrin Valley Farms “A” Rated Show. Chagrin Valley Farms, 9250 Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH. Call 440.543.7233, or visit: www.chagrinvalleyfarms.com/schedule

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MAY 22-26 – World Equestrian Center May Show #1. OPHA approved. WEC, 4095 OH730, Wilmington, OH. Contact Julie Agar at 248.892.6806, or email: julie.agar@ comcast.net or visit: www.wec.net

MAY 4-5 – Chagrin Valley Farms Hunter, Jumper and Academy Schooling Shows. Hunter: May 4, Jumper & Academy: May 5. Chagrin Valley Farms, 9250 Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH. Call 440.543.7233 or visit: www.chagrinvalleyfarms.com/schedule

MAY 25 – Buckeye Horse Park Hunter Show Series, Up and Over approved. Buckeye Horse Park, 9260 Akron-Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH. Contact Barb Clifford 330.979.9763, email: bbarbnmickey@aol.com, find us on Facebook or visit: www.upandoverequestrian.net

MAY 5 – BHP Introduction to Mountain Trail Obstacle Clinic. 2pm start, $35 adult, $25 youth. Buckeye Horse Park, 9260 AkronCanfield Rd., Canfield, OH. Contact Ashley 330.222.1984, email: ashley.gruber75@ yahoo.com, or www.buckeyehorsepark.org

MAY 23-26 – Brave Horse I National Show. Twin Stables, LLC, 1029 S. County Line Rd., Johnstown, OH. Call 614.885.9475, email: jbrentlinger@mac.com or visit us online at: www.brave-horse.com

APRIL 11-14 – Equine Affaire, North America’s Premiere Equine Event. Thurs-Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 9am-5pm. Ohio Expo Center, 717 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH. 740.845.0085, email: info@equineaffaire.com or visit us online at: www.equineaffaire.com APRIL 13-14 – The Warm-Up Show. AQHA, NOQHA, OQHA, OMIQHA, NSBA approved. Eden Park Equestrian Complex, 2607 Blayney Rd., Sunbury, OH. Show: Chris 330.697.6353, Stalls: Dan Klaus 419.307.9212 or online at: www.pinnacleequineproduction.com

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MAY 18-19 – GLApHC Quad A Rama at the University of Findlay, 14700 US Rte. 68, Findlay, OH. Show Info: Todd 419.306.2259, email: tmcowboy@aol.com. Stalls: Virginia 419.585.5225, email: vwshowhorses@ yahoo.com, or online at: www.glaphc.com

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Show & Event Dates MAY 25-26 – Tri-State Rodeo Association Speed Show Saturday, Performance Show Sunday. Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 7870 OH163 Scenic, Oak Harbor, OH. Contact Mary 419.351.9715, email: tsracontact@ gmail.com, or visit us online at: www.tristate rodeoassociation.org/calendar/ MAY 29-JUNE 2 – World Equestrian Center May Show #2. OPHA approved. WEC, 4095 OH-730, Wilmington, OH. Contact Julie Agar at 248.892.6806, or email: julie.agar@ comcast.net or visit: www.wec.net MAY 30-JUNE 2 – Brave Horse II Regional Show. Twin Stables, LLC, 1029 S. County Line Rd., Johnstown, OH. Call 614.885.9475, email: jbrentlinger@mac.com or visit us online at: www.brave-horse.com

JUNE JUNE 1-2 – Chagrin Valley Farms Hunter, Jumper & Academy Schooling Shows. Hunter: Sat., Jumper: Sun. Chagrin Valley Farms, 9250 Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH. Email: lindajoseph@chagrinvalleyfarms.com or visit: www.chagrinvalleyfarms.com/schedule JUNE 1-2 – Tri-State Rodeo Association Speed Show Saturday, Performance Show Sunday. Gibsonburg Saddle Club Inc. Show Grounds, 961 N. Main St., Gibsonburg, OH. Contact Mary Heaps 419.351.9715, email: tsracontact @gmail.com, or visit us online at: www.tri staterodeoassociation.org/calendar/ JUNE 8-9 – Ellrick Farms Schooling OPHA Show. Up and Over approved. Ellrick Farms, 10286 Wilson Mills Rd., Chardin, OH. Contact Susan Lloyd 440.285.4556, email: info@ellrickfarms.com, or visit us online at: www.ellrickfarms.com, or www.opha.org JUNE 8-9 – Tri-State Rodeo Assoc. Annual Speed Show Sat., Performance Show Sunday. Gibsonburg Saddle Club Inc. Show Grounds, 961 N. Main St., Gibsonburg, OH. Contact Mary 419.351.9715, email: tsracontact@ gmail.com, or visit us online at: www.tristate rodeoassociation.org/calendar/ JUNE 9 – Crazy Woman Ranch Gymkhana Series Show. Registration 8:30am, show starts 9:30am. Year end awards, points at each show. Crazy Woman Ranch, 6450 LancasterCircleville Rd., Lancaster, OH. Contact Joyce Hanes 614.595.1850 or find us on Facebook. JUNE 9-13 – University of Findlay Youth Horsemanship School. Advanced riders, ages 12-18. Instructors: Randy Wilson and Clark Bradley. University of Findlay, 1000 N. Main St., Findlay, OH. Contact Carol 419.434.4656, email: brownec@findlay.edu for brochure.

JUNE 14-18 – University of Findlay Youth Horsemanship School. Novice/intermediate riders, ages 10-18. Instructors: Randy Wilson and Clark Bradley. University of Findlay, 1000 N. Main St., Findlay, OH. Carol 419.434.4656 or email: brownec@findlay.edu for brochure. JUNE 15 – Stoney Ridge Stables OPHA Approved Horse Show. Stoney Ridge Stables, 2010 Reimer Rd., Wadsworth, OH. Contact Jennifer Powell 330.819.8295, email: jlpowell516@gmail.com, or visit us online at: www.stoneyridgestables.com, or opha.org JUNE 15-16 – Lake Erie College Dressage Derby, USEF/USDF Recognized. George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center. Cars only: 8031 Morley Rd., Mentor, OH. Trailers: 10145 Pincrest Rd., Painesville, OH. Contact Pam Hess email: phess@lec.edu, or www.lec.edu JUNE 15-16 – Tri-State Rodeo Association Speed Show Saturday, Performance Show Sunday. Wood County Fairgrounds, 900 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green, OH. Contact Mary 419.351.9715, tsracontact@gmail.com, or at: www.tristaterodeoassociation.org/calendar/ JUNE 16 – BHP Ranch Show & Trail Challenge. 7:30am registration. Open to all breeds/riding styles. Buckeye Horse Park, 9260 AkronCanfield Rd., Canfield, OH. Contact Ashley 330.222.1984, email: ashley.gruber75@ yahoo.com or www.buckeyehorsepark.org JUNE 16-21 – University of Findlay Eventing Summer Camp. Beginner-Novice and Novice. Sue King, B.A., M.A. instructor. University of Findlay, 1000 N. Main St., Findlay, OH. Call 1.800.472.9502, or visit: https://www.findlay equestrianevents.com/events/ JUNE 20-23 – Brave Horse III National Show. Twin Stables, LLC, 1029 S. County Line Rd., Johnstown, OH. Call 614.885.9475, email: jbrentlinger@mac.com or visit us online at: www.brave-horse.com JUNE 22-23 – Up and Over Hunter Jumper Assoc. OPHA Approved Show. Buckeye Horse Park, 9260 Akron-Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH. Contact Barb 330.979.9763, email: bbarbnmickey@aol.com, find us on Facebook or visit: www.upandoverequestrian.net JUNE 22-23 – Tri-State Rodeo Association Speed Show Saturday, Performance Show Sunday. Wood County Fairgrounds, 900 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green, OH. Contact Mary 419.351.9715, tsracontact@gmail.com, or at: www.tristaterodeoassociation.org/calendar/

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OHIO AUCTIONS Auction listings are free, call to be included! Athens Livestock Sales: Regular sale every Tuesday at Noon. Athens Livestock Sales, 3738 Enlow Road, Albany, OH. Call 740. 592.2322 or find us on Facebook. Larue Horse Sale, LLC: Hay, Straw, Tack and Horse Auction on the first Saturday of every month. Larue Horse Sale, LLC, 1059 Richwood-Larue Rd., Larue, Ohio. 419.889.9150 or online at: www.laruehorsesale.com Mt. Hope Auction: Horse, Tack, Livestock Auctions Monthly. Mt. Hope Auction, 8076 OH241, Mt. Hope, OH. Call 330.674.6188, or online at: www.mthopeauction.com Sugarcreek Livestock Auction: Horse sales every Friday of the month. Tack 11am, horses follow tack. Sugarcreek Livestock Auction, 102 Buckeye St., Sugarcreek, Ohio. Call us at 330. 852.2832 or find us on Facebook. Yoder and Frey Hay and Straw Auction: Every Monday at 12 noon. Farm Machinery Auctions: 2nd Tuesday monthly at 9am. Yoder and Frey Inc., 3649 Co. Rd. 24, Archbold, OH. Call 1.800.364.2870, or visit us online at: www.yoderandfreyfarm.com

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Working Equitation By Alex Tyson, Hartland, MI | 248-245-9850 The wonderful thing about horse expos is that they allow horse people from all different backgrounds to come together and learn about different equestrian sports, breeds, and ways of communicating with our equine partners. This year’s Michigan Horse Expo at the MSU Pavilion for Livestock and Agriculture showcased sleek Belgians pulling large carts, mounted shooting participants, and an inspiring mounted police division gathering. Among these notable demonstrations was a new arrival: Working Equitation. Working Equitation. It is a sport with a wordy name, and people are not quite sure what Working Equitation is or that it is an organized sport gaining major support and popularity here in the U.S. The Demo that myself and other fellow riders from Working Equitation Michigan did aimed to change that. We wanted to show people what Working Equitation was, get them excited about it, and point them in a direction where they could become involved. Working Equitation originated in Portugal, Spain, Italy, and France and has roots in showing the versatility and ride-ability of a working horse. It is a dressage-based sport with three phases: Dressage, Ease of Handling (EOH), and Speed. The same horse and rider combo is required for all phases as well as the same tack. Any horse and any rider can compete in this sport. There are levels for everyone from walk and trot all the way through masters, which is the international level for the sport. Each level has its own dressage test and requirements for the Ease of Handling. Somewhat unique to Working Equitation is the ability for participants to compete in any tack tradition side by side. Any complete tack and outfit tradition is accepted: Hunt Seat, Dressage, Western, Australian, Portuguese, Spanish, etc. In competition, the dressage phase comes first; we talked about the dressage phase in our demos, but did not ride a test due to time. For those unfamiliar to dressage it is basically a long, predetermined pattern with movements required at certain points in the arena, represented by letters. Scores are given for each movement based on the quality of that movement. The next phase is Ease of Handling (EOH), which is basically a large trail course consisting of wooden gates, spearing a ring off of a bull cut-out with a large pole, weaving poles, backing through shoots, going on bridges, and other obstacles that test the horse and rider combo for maneuverability, smoothness, and willingness. The EOH is judged like dressage with each obstacle receiving a score for quality as well as collective marks. During our demos, we set up a large course in the pavilion and were able to do so efficiently thanks to the many passionate Working Equitation members, as well as volunteers from the Michigan Horse Council. We got to show off the bridge, small circle bull pen, sidepass poles, move a cup, slalom poles, spearing a bull ring, and working a gate. The crowd really got into the bull and cheered enthusiastically when someone got the ring. Many riders from Rach Riding Academy brought their ponies to the demo and were ring spearing experts! Next, we moved on to the speed round, where you are no longer judged, but fastest, cleanest time wins. Many of the obstacles are the same in the speed round. Penalties are incurred for knocking APRIL 2019 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2019

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obstacles over or failing to complete them. For the purposes of the demo, we wanted to show a really clear difference between the judged, smooth and accurate nature of the EOH phase, with the faster speed version. However, I think it was apparent to the crowd that the smoother you are the faster you are, further emphasizing the need of correct training for this sport. Exuberant cheering lasted for the duration of the speed demonstration. We were all smiling ear to ear. At least once in your life I recommend riding in front of a crowd, it was exhilarating to say the least. Many folks stopped by our booth afterwards and wanted to talk about Working Equitation and sign up to receive more information about our clinics and events. Folks from all different riding backgrounds, dressage, trail riders, working ranch, and barrel racers, just to name a few. People were really excited about this allinclusive sport that they could do with their horse. It was pretty clear they saw tons of room for learning, advancement, and FUN! Working Equitation Michigan was extremely proud to showcase our sport to everyone at the expo, and thankful to be invited and given the opportunity to do so by the Michigan Horse Council. We had a great time at the expo and hope to see some of you at future WE events! If you are interested in joining the fun, here are some future dates to keep in mind: April 27th – Working Equitation Clinic May 25th – Working Equitation Clinic June 15th-16th – WE United B-Rated Working Equitation Show Sept. 7th-8th – WE United B-Rated Working Equitation Show All Events will be held at: Rach Riding Academy, 3380 Morrow Lane, Milford, MI. To register for a clinic, contact: Karen Rach-St. Clair, 586-242-7351 or email: kl_rach@yahoo.com. Karen is available for instruction, as well as: Dorothy Mueller (Leonard, MI): 248-969-2651, cell: 313215-1944, and Alex Tyson (Hartland, MI): 248-245-9850. Clinics for large groups may also be available by contacting the aforementioned trainers. Find us on Facebook: Working Equitation Michigan Check out the National organization, WE United, for a wealth of information, events, and rules: www.weunited.us (40)

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Why Does My Horse Rear? By Julie Goodnight | www.juliegoodnight.com Dear Julie, I have a 12-year-old quarter horse gelding that hops up off his front legs whenever I ask him to go somewhere he doesn't want to go, like across the creek or out of the barn yard. Or, if I stop to talk to someone coming home from a trail ride, he fusses and hops and will eventually rear straight up if I don't let him go. What should I do when he acts this way and how can I break him of this habit? Fearing Rearing Dear Fearing, Rearing is an interesting behavior that has two separate and opposite causes; but regardless of the cause, the solution is always the same. Rearing is also one of the most dangerous behaviors of the riding horse, because of the propensity of the rider to lose balance and pull the horse over on himself. Although rearing is often a fear response for the horse, it can become a learned behavior when the rearing causes the rider to inadvertently reward the horse for his actions. Whether the behavior is learned or instinctive (fear response), it's caused by one of two things: when forward motion is inhibited, or when the horse refuses to move forward. The hops your horse makes are just mini rears. He's threatening that if he doesn't get what he wants, he'll rear. He's learned from experience that if he rears, you'll give in and let him have his way. Most riders are understandably afraid of their horse rearing and so will drop the argument at that point – it only takes one time for this to become learned behavior. A common example of rearing in a refusal to move forward would be when you ask him to cross the creek and he doesn't want to or is afraid to; this is often a fear response but can become a learned response if he gets what he wants. An example of rearing when forward motion is inhibited is when you stop him on the way home and he wants to keep going; this is typically a learned response. It's always important to understand the root cause of a behavior and whether or not you are dealing with a learned response or instinctive fear before developing a plan to correct it. In the case of rearing, whether it's a refusal to move forward or when forward motion is inhibited, the solution is always the same – you must move the horse forward, even if it means not going where you want. A strong rider may be able to move the horse actively forward in the direction he doesn't want to go, with aggressive use of the aids. If you are not a strong enough rider to enforce your commands, then you would need to move the horse forward in any direction you can to thwart him from rearing. In this case, I would continue to work the horse hard away from the place he didn't want to go (i.e., trot or lope small circles with constant changes of direction) then take him there to rest. Let him catch his breath then gently ask him to go one or two steps closer to the place he doesn't want to go. If he obeys, praise him and let him rest again; but if he refuses, repeat the process, making him work hard again. When the horse is threatening to rear unless you let him keep going APRIL 2019 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2019

back to the barn or with the other horses, you'll need to move him forward to thwart the rearing, then immediately turn him away and start asking him to constantly change directions R-L-R-L, making sure to always turn him away from the direction he wants to go. Finish each change of direction with a couple of steps of disengagement of the hindquarters (see www.juliegoodnight.com for more info on what this is and how to do it). After he is sufficiently tired of that exercise, ask him to stand again and see if he's changed his mind – if not, repeat the process until he rethinks it. The longer a learned behavior has been ingrained, the more difficult it's to dissuade the horse from his bad behavior. Think of it this way, every time he got what he wanted, even if only for a second, he scored a point. Often by the time a problem gets to the magnitude of rearing in refusal, the score is about 487 to nothing; so you'll have a lot of points to make up. With patience and persistence, you can bring your score up and you'll eventually be victorious. Again, rearing – especially when it's a learned response – is one of the most dangerous behaviors of riding horses and it will likely require a strong and confident rider to persuade the horse that it's not in his best interest. If your horse is rearing frequently, you may want to enlist a trainer to even up the score in short order. However, you'll only win this game by scoring the final points yourself – the trainer can not make the horse be obedient to you, only you can. But perhaps the trainer can put you in a better position to win. Good luck and be safe. Enjoy the ride! Julie Goodnight, Trainer and Clinician

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Got Colostrum? By Eleanor Blazer | www.horsecoursesonline.com Be prepared. That should be the motto of every horse owner expecting a mare to foal. If you are one of the thousands expecting a foal this spring, are you prepared for the loss of the dam or the possibility she will have no milk? Colostrum is the first fluid a mare secretes from her udder after foaling. It contains the antibodies which protect the foal from infection. Colostrum also creates a mild laxative effect that helps the foal pass the meconium. The meconium is the first stool and is a thick tarry substance which can be hard to expel. Peak absorption time for the nutrients and antibodies in colostrum is between two and four hours of birth. The protective immunoglobulins in the colostrum are more concentrated in the early hours of lactation. As time goes by, milk production will dilute the colostrum and the foal's ability to absorb the protective immunoglobulins decreases as the foal's digestive tract matures. An average horse foal should receive 250 milliliters of colostrum every hour for the first 6 hours of life. Between 12 and 36 hours of age, your veterinarian should test the foal's blood. The blood sample is checked for IgG concentrations. The test will show if the foal has received the proper levels of antibodies. If the foal has not, a blood transfusion of equine plasma should be done to insure the foal is protected. A normal IgG count is 800mg/dl or higher. Below 200mg/dl and the foal's life is in danger. Most veterinarians will recommend a plasma transfusion at 400mg/dl or lower – consult your veterinarian. But what if the mare dies, if she has no colostrum, or if she won't let the foal nurse? If the mare dies or won't let the foal nurse, try to milk her. Let the foal suck from a bottle (use a lamb nipple). Save any extra colostrum you collect for later feedings. If there is no colostrum, you should have a backup plan. This is where being prepared pays off. Colostrum products available at feed or farm supply stores are bovine (cow) based. They will not provide the antibodies needed by a foal, but can supply some nutrients. The foal will not be protected from infection when fed a commercial colostrum product. A transfusion of equine plasma will be needed. Make sure your veterinarian has some in stock or it is quickly available. Months before the foaling date contact large horse breeding farms or a local dairy farm. Bovine colostrum is better than nothing – equine plasma can be given to provide the immunoglobulin. Ask for some colostrum and then freeze it. Colostrum can be frozen for about two years. Frozen colostrum should be stored at -4F (-20C). I have found the best way to freeze it is in ice cube trays. Each cube is about one ounce or 30 milliliters (ml.). You would need about nine cubes every feeding for an average horse foal. Do not thaw colostrum in the microwave! Microwaves kill the antibodies present in the colostrum. If you have a successful foaling with no problems, milk the mare and freeze the colostrum. A healthy mare produces more colostrum than a foal needs. You can collect up to 250 milliliters (8.5 ounces) from a horse mare after the foal has sucked several times. Collect the colostrum within six hours of foaling in order to get the most APRIL 2019 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2019

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CHELSEA, MI: Great ranch w/remodeled kitchen, screened porch, full basement, att. garage. 10 private acres surrounded by spruce and pine. 70x140 indoor arena w/att. barn, 4 matted stalls, auto waterers, tack rm., wash rm., paddocks/pastures, riding trail around perimeter of property. 2nd pole barn (36x24) w/large stall. 3rd barn (40x32) w/workshop and room for more animals. I-94 - 3 miles, 15 mins. to Ann Arbor. MLS# 218100972. Offered at $595,000.

THINKING OF SELLING OR BUYING REAL ESTATE? Now is the time to get ready, call today to set-up an appointment! WANTED/NEEDED – 1) Small horse property with the ability to keep 2-3 horses, under $425,000. Close to or on riding trails a plus! Near US-23, M-59, and I-96 corridors. 2) 10+ vacant acres, with a house or not with room to build an indoor arena. Must be within 45 minutes of Ann Arbor. Price will depend on facility. 3) Trainer looking to buy a facility. Must be in the SE Michigan areas of Wayne, Washtenaw or Monroe Counties. 10+ acres with indoor would be great, but will build one. Price will depend on facility.

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April 2019 Saddle Up! Magazine  

Welcome Spring! This edition of Saddle Up! Magazine features horse shows in both Michigan and Ohio, articles on equine training and health,...

April 2019 Saddle Up! Magazine  

Welcome Spring! This edition of Saddle Up! Magazine features horse shows in both Michigan and Ohio, articles on equine training and health,...