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Yielding Left By Lynn Palm – Palm Partnership Training™ We've been discussing tips for teaching your horse three in-hand maneuvers that are extremely important for the horse's future from beginning work under saddle to advanced training. They are the forehand turn, turn on the haunches, and yielding. By teaching the horse these maneuvers on the ground, he will already be familiar with them when asked to do them under saddle. You will learn how to use your sight on the ground to evaluate the horse's response to your commands and keep his body straight in position during the maneuver. You will be able to apply these skills when you execute these maneuvers under saddle. Now I will give tips for teaching your horse “yielding to the left.” For those readers who are just joining this series, I'll repeat some important tips to prepare you to teach this lesson. As with all of the inhand lessons, outfit your horse with a properly fitting halter, with a longe line attached, and leg protection. For this lesson attach the longe line on the halter's side ring on the side you are leading. Like other in-hand lessons, I recommend introducing it in a smaller secure area like an enclosed paddock or round pen. I'll describe this lesson as if teaching it in a small paddock. Once your horse is solid in this lesson, you will be able to execute it anywhere. When starting this lesson, practice it in the same spot each time. By doing this, the horse will be familiar with what you will be asking him to do. Once he is consistent, add additional spots until he can perform it anywhere within the training location you are using. In-Hand Lesson: Yielding-Left I consider my good friend and Olympic dressage rider Jane Savoie one of today's top female equestrians. Through this series I've been introducing each maneuver with a definition from her wonderful books Cross Train Your Horse and More Cross Training. I want readers to appreciate how important each of these maneuvers are to their horse's training, no matter what discipline they ride. Jane describes yielding as a: “…lateral movement in which the horse's inside front leg and inside hind leg pass, and cross in front of, his hind legs. His spine is straight and he is [slightly] flexed at his poll in the opposite direction from the way he is moving”. In other words, with the horse staying straight the forehand and hindquarters work together so he can move laterally. This maneuver builds on the lesson learned in the forehand turn, that is, moving away from pressure. I recommend using a simple pattern to properly position your horse for yielding. Find a section of straight fence line that ends in a left hand corner or bend. Stand so that you are leading your horse from his left side with him positioned between you and a fence. You will be “tracking” or moving to the horse's left. Walk him straight along the fence line and turn him through the left hand corner. Continue turning away from the fence, making a ½circle to the left, until you are positioned in the middle of the paddock and facing in the opposite direction than you started. Ask him to whoa, making sure he is straight and square. Change longe line or lead and your position to the horse's right side. You will be working from the right side for yielding left following a diagonal line back toward the fence. Stand close to your horse, facing him, between the middle of his neck to his shoulder. Hold the excess longe line in your left hand. ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • APRIL 2018

Extend your right hand to lightly grasp the halter's side ring, at the horse's jaw, with just enough contact to guide the head. Do not hang on the halter or steer his head from underneath it! During the maneuver, use this hand to encourage him to move forward and very slightly bend his head toward you (away from the direction he will be traveling). Extend your left hand to apply the aid or “cue” for this maneuver to move the hindquarters laterally. The “target area” for this cue is the same location we used in the turn on the forehand: the lower half of the horse's barrel within a zone approximately 10 inches behind his heart girth. This is where your lower leg contacts the horse's lower barrel when your foot is in the stirrup. Be consistent where you apply this cue! The cue is not given up high on the flank, up on his sides, or back on his hip. Look at your horse and find the target area before staring this lesson. If your horse is sensitive to this touch, you may need to gently stroke him from his withers down to his shoulder to get him accustomed to the contact. Apply the cue using a cupped hand with a pulsating pressure, rather than poking the horse with your knuckles or fingers. Start the maneuver by extending your right hand and giving a “cluck” to ask the horse to walk forward and straight. If he is first learning this maneuver, very slightly bend his head toward you as you apply the cue with your left hand. Later, as he becomes more schooled in this maneuver, he will be able to do it with little or no bend. Use your peripheral vision to see if his right front and hind legs are crossing over the left front and hind legs while he stays straight in his top-line. If he does not stay straight, bring him forward and straighten him using the right hand on his halter, before repeating the maneuver. When the horse moves laterally, lighten the pressure and follow his movement as he moves diagonally toward the fence. If he does not respond vibrate the pressure with the right hand, to keep him moving forward with a slight bend, and with the left hand to ask him to move his hindquarters laterally. When he reaches the fence, finish the maneuver by asking him for a few steps forward and straight alongside the fence. Ask him to whoa and praise him. Teaching this maneuver is as much about learning how to coordinate your actions as a handler as teaching your horse to move laterally to your commands. Avoid the common problem of standing too far away from the horse and not moving with him. In this position the handler will lag behind her horse and pull him out of the straight-line body position. Be precise where the cue is applied. If it is given too far behind the target area or too high on the flank, the horse will have the tendency to swing his hindquarters out or resist, rather than move laterally. Don't look down at the horse's feet, but use your peripheral vision to mon(18)


itor the horse's top-line to see if he is staying straight at the same time you note if he is crossing his front and hind legs properly. Your Next Step…The goal is to keep the horse forward and straight when teaching yielding. His forehand (head, neck, front legs, shoulders) should be straight with his body and hindquarters working together to move laterally. Always start this maneuver by walking forward and straight first, before asking for any lateral movement! Here are the key points to remember when teaching “yielding”: 1. Look up at the top-line… so you can evaluate your horse's body position and responsiveness to your cues. 2. Keep the horse forward…by extending your arm and moving with him. If you find that you are moving too much sideways, pick a point on the fence or put up a marker in a diagonal line from your starting point. Keep your horse moving forward and laterally as you aim for this point. 3. Always face your horse and move with him…if you are asking for yielding to the left, cross your right leg over your left (and vice versa) to help you move with him. 4. Make sure his hips don't swing out away from you… this is a telltale sign that you are cueing him incorrectly. 5. Relax… it takes some practice to coordinate both you and your horse's movements in this maneuver. Be patient. When beginning this lesson only do a few steps at a time, then walk straight ahead for a few steps, stop and reposition the aids for the maneuver, and ask again. Build up until you can easily yield from the middle of the paddock back to the fence. With practice your horse will yield on command without the need for the fence. Praise your horse when he responds to your request. Until then, follow your dreams, Lynn Palm



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Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs website: http://www.horsecouncil.org/ horsecouncil-publications/. Additionally, the 15 state breakouts will be available for purchase by the beginning of April. If you have any questions, please contact the AHC at info@horsecouncil.org. AHCF ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF 2017 ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY The American Horse Council Foundation (AHCF) is pleased to announce the results of its anticipated 2017 Economic Impact Study of the U.S. Horse Industry. The AHCF would like to thank The Innovation Group for their work on this important study. The equine industry in the U.S. generates approximately $122 billion in total economic impact, an increase from $102 billion in the 2005 Economic Impact Study. The industry also provides a total employment impact of 1.74 million, and generates $79 billion in total salaries, wages, and benefits. The current number of horses in the United States stands at 7.2 million. Texas, California, and Florida continue to be the top three states with the highest population of horses. “Those involved in the equine industry already know how important it is to the U.S. economy. Having these updated numbers is critical not only to the AHC's efforts up on Capitol Hill, but also for the industry to demonstrate to the general public how much of a role the equine has in American households,” said AHC President Julie Broadway. “While the number of horses in the US has decreased, this was not entirely unexpected due to the decline in breed registration trends over the last few years.” Another bright spot for the industry: 38 million, or 30.5%, of U.S. households contain a horse enthusiast, and 38% of participants are under the age of 18. Additionally, approximately 80 million acres of land is reserved for horse-related activities. “For this update of the study we wanted to get a better picture of the number of youth in the pipeline, which is a number that we have not previously included in our economic impact studies. Additionally, being able to put a number of the amount of land use for equine-related activities is essential to ensuring that we are able to continue to protect and preserve that land for its intended use,” said Ms. Broadway. The National Economic Impact Study is available for purchase through the AHC

FMCSA ANNOUNCES NEW ELD WAIVER The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced additional steps to address the unique needs of the country's agriculture industries and provided further guidance to assist in the effective implementation of the Congressionally-mandated electronic logging device (ELD) rule without impeding commerce or safety. FMCSA is announcing an additional 90-day temporary waiver from the ELD rule for agriculture related transportation. Additionally, during this time period, FMCSA will publish final guidance on both the agricultural 150 air-mile hours-of-service exemption and personal conveyance. It is important to note that this 90 days is an extension of the previous 90 days given to all agriculture commodity haulers. This is not a final decision on the livestock specific ELD exemption request filed in September – a determination on that request is still to be made. The AHC will continue to push for this exemption along with other livestock industry associations. The welfare, safety, and health of the animals in transit, together with the safety of other drivers on the road, are top priorities for the equine industry and its enthusiasts. The AHC will continue to work with the FMCSA and the DOT during this delay to better meet the needs of the animal agriculture community to ensure that there are no unintended consequences from current ELD regulations. If you have any questions, please contact the AHC at info@horse council.org.

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EQUINE AFFAIRE'S FANTASIA LIGHTS UP THE OHIO EXPO CENTER COLISEUM IN APRIL! Horse people are strong on tradition – and Equine Affaire's popular musical celebration of the horse, the Fantasia, is a tradition that horse people in the region hold so dearly that they began ordering their tickets for the April event in the beginning of December. Why the anticipation and the rush for tickets months in advance? The Fantasia offers an evening of unforgettable equestrian entertainment that delights horse lovers young and old and is the perfect way to round out the Equine Affaire experience with family and friends. As the entertainment “cornerstone” of Equine Affaire's remarkable program of activities for horse lovers of all walks of equestrian life, the Fantasia is always an uplifting and special reminder of why we love horses – showcasing their beauty, diversity, athleticism, and willing spirit. The Fantasia, sponsored by Absorbine® will take place 7:30pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (April 12-14) Ohio Expo Center Coliseum in Columbus and is best described as a “musical celebration of the horse” featuring many of the nation's foremost equine and equestrian performers choreographed to a wide range of musical styles. For the past 20 years the Fantasia productions have delighted audiences with just the right blend of remarkable horsemen, fantastic horses, drama, fast-paced action, and sensational horsemanship, and this year will be no exception. The 2018 Fantasia will incorporate many of the elements that Fantasia-goers have come to expect at the event including Grand Prix freestyle dressage, freestyle reining, driving, garocha, vaulting, trick riding, horses performing at liberty, and drill team performances – all with a new twist. The Knights of Iceland will be back bringing their unique energy from the land of fire and ice, and Fantasia favorites including Tommie Turvey, Dan James, Christine Drentwett, the Canadian and Diamond D Cowgirls, and the Cavallo Equestrian Arts' Zoppes will bring new acts and new reasons to love the Fantasia. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs EQUINE AFFAIRE'S FANTASIA, cont. Horses as varied as Andalusians, Friesians, Icelandics, Hanoverians, Miniatures, Paints, Percherons, Quarter Horses and Suffolk Punches will take center stage at the 2018 Fantasia and provide plenty of reminders of why we find horses so intoxicating. This year's show promises to be an evening of extraordinary entertainment you will not want to miss. A separate ticket is required, and ticket prices range from $14 to $25 (plus a $2.75 shipping/handling/selection fee per ticket). Advance tickets for the Fantasia are available online at equineaffaire.com (where you may consult a seating chart and select your seats) or by calling Equine Affaire at (740) 845-0085 weekdays from 9:00am to 5:00pm Eastern. Tickets for this popular event sell quickly, and advance ticket sales end April 10. Any tickets not sold in advance will be available for purchase at the Information Booth in the Bricker Building beginning at 9:00am on Thursday, April 12th. For all you need to know to attend Equine Affaire – North America's premiere equine exposition and equestrian gathering – and the Fantasia, visit equineaffaire.com. Our thanks to Absorbine® for their generous sponsorship of the 2018 Fantasia!

INTERSCHOLASTIC EQUESTRIAN ASSOCIATION SETS MEMBERSHIP RECORD FOR 16TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR Celebrating its 16th competition season, the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA), has again set a record for membership. This season (2017-2018), membership is nearly 14,000. While the highest concentration of members is East of the Mississippi; the Western states are experiencing a greater percentage of growth. A new membership category – Junior Contributing Member – also attracted many new IEA participants. In 2002, the IEA started with 175 riders on 13 teams and has become the largest youth equestrian organization in the country, and the largest feeder organization to collegiate equestrian programs.

“Our goal was never to become the largest 'anything,' said Roxane Durant, IEA cofounder and executive director. “We have, however, stayed true to our core of introducing as many youngsters as we can to equestrian sport. We also wanted our student riders to be recognized as the athletes they are – just as other family members and friends are who participate in various scholastic sports. The success is a testament to delivering equestrian sport to a previously under served marketplace demand.” The IEA Board, management and staff credit the thousands of volunteers who assist the organization, coaches and riders in making the organization successful. “It is a wonderful sense of Community among those associated with the IEA,” stated Durant. In an effort to also better educate youngsters with interest in equestrian sport, the Junior Contributing Horsemanship Program was introduced in 2017. Originally designed for youngsters in grades 4-5, the program has found interest in non-riders and riders in higher grades, as well. IEA membership rates are very affordable. Fees are $60 per individual rider for the season. Junior Contributing members are $35 per year. Rider enrollment is open from July 1-November 1. Junior Contributing membership enrollment is open at all times. Importantly, there is no need for any rider to own a horse to participate in the IEA. However, the teams and barns are expected to provide horses and equipment for the competitions. About IEA: Now in its 16th year, the IEA has nearly 14,000 members across the United States riding and coaching Hunt Seat, Western and Dressage disciplines. The IEA was organized to promote and improve the quality of equestrian competition and instruction available to middle and secondary school students and is open to public and private schools and barn teams. There is no need for a rider to own a horse because the IEA supplies a mount and tack to each equestrian for competitions. Its purpose is to set minimum standards for competition, provide information concerning the creation and development of school associated equestrian sport programs, to generally promote the common interests of safe riding instruc-

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NATIONAL LITTLE BRITCHES RODEO ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN Little Britches is one of the oldest continuing junior rodeo associations in the nation. The National Little Britches Rodeo Association of Michigan (NLBRA of MI), a franchise of NLBRA in Colorado, was established in 1998 as a 501-C3 non-profit youth rodeo organization. This association is made up of amazing volunteers who have come together to promote the great sport of youth rodeo. The purpose of the organization is directed towards building character, self-reliance, and good sportsmanship in our youth. It enables kids to set goals and challenges them to accomplish such goals through discipline, organization, and physical fitness. NLBRA of MI has 4 age divisions for kids to rodeo that are 18 years old and younger. We put on 12 to 18 rodeos per season. The season starts the first Monday following the end of National Finals week and ends the last Sunday of National Finals. You can become a member anytime during the rodeo season. Your division is determined by your age as of the first Monday following National Finals of that year. Visit www.nlbraofmi.com for more information.

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YOUTH FOR THE QUALITY CARE OF ANIMALS Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is a national multi-species quality assurance program for youth ages 8 to 21. The program is designed to provide an estimated 60 minutes of education each year. The online program requires the passing of a series of three quizzes to earn certification. An inperson YQCA workshop requires complete attendance. YQCA is the result of a collaborative effort between states that have previously offered multi-species youth livestock quality assurance programs, the National Pork Board's Youth PQA Plus program and representatives from other national livestock groups. YQCA is designed as an annual education and certification program focused on food safety, animal well-being and character awareness for youth ages 8-21 producing and/or showing pigs, beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep,

goats, market rabbits, and poultry. The program has been designed by extension specialists and national livestock program managers to ensure it is accurate, current and relevant to the needs of the animal industry and shows and is appropriate for youth. Any youth in the United States will have access to the online YQCA program and to certification. YQCA in-person workshops may be available to youth where state 4-H or FFA offices or state/national livestock organizations have partnered to have qualified trainers offer in-person workshops. If your organization would like to offer the in-person YQCA training for youth livestock producers, please email: info@yqca.org. The national YQCA program launched March 2017. If your show is interested in learning more about YQCA to determine if it is suitable to meet your quality assurance requirements, please email: info@yqca.org. For more information about the YQCA program, visit www.yqca.org

centage instead of ppm. Protein, fat, carbohydrates, and major minerals are measured as grams, rather than mg. Let’s say you would like to know the number of grams of protein in 20 lbs of your horse’s hay. It contains 8% crude protein. First step, convert lbs to grams: • 20 lbs hay X 454 g/lb = 9080 grams. Next, multiply the grams of hay by the percentage (move the decimal point left two spaces): • 9080 lbs of hay X .08 = 726.4 grams of protein. Formulas to remember when working with percentages: • Convert lbs to grams: lbs x 454 = grams • Calculate to find grams: grams X percentage (move left two decimals) = grams

The Math for Equine Nutrition By Dr. Juliet Getty Reading a hay analysis report or puzzling over the ingredients in feed or supplements can be a chore, yet when considering particular elements – selenium, for example – some minor math can make a major difference to your horse’s health. Feed tags and hay analyses often list ingredients as “ppm” or parts per million. Does this confuse you? You aren’t alone. The best way to think of ppm is as milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg) of feed (since a mg is a one millionth “part” of a kg). Therefore, when using mg/kg, all you have to do is make sure you’re dealing with kg of feed (instead of lbs) before doing your calculations. Consider this example: Your hay contains 0.2 ppm (mg/kg) of selenium. How many mg of selenium does 20 lbs of hay contain? First, you need to convert the lbs to kg. Since there are 0.454 kg in one lb, make the conversion by multiplying lbs by 0.454. So, 20 lbs multiplied by 0.454 equals 9.08 kg (20 x 0.454 = 9.08). Now that you have your hay measure in kgs, you’re ready to calculate mg of selenium. Multiply 9.08 kg of hay by 0.2 ppm (or mg/kg) (9.08 x 0.2 = 1.816). That rounds to 1.8 mg of selenium in your 20 lbs of hay. Formulas to remember when working with ppm: • Convert lbs to kg: lbs x 0.454 = kg • Calculate to find mg: kg X ppm (or mg/kg) = mg What about percentages? The concentration of many nutrients can be presented as a per©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • APRIL 2018

SADDLE UP! MAGAZINE MAY 2018 SHOWBILL ISSUE The May issue of Saddle Up! Magazine will be devoted to horse shows throughout Michigan and Ohio. This special edition will feature all showbills at a reduced rate, plus all participating horse associations will receive a FREE Online Banner Ad on Saddle Up Magazine’s homepage at www.saddleup mag.com. The Free Banner Ad will feature a live link to the participating horse association’s website for an entire year! To view last years’ horse associations, please visit www.saddleupmag.com and look under “2017 Featured Show Organizations.” A full page black/white showbill is $150, a full page 4 color showbill is $215. A half page black/white ad is $95, a full color half page ad is $135. These rates are lower than our reg. non-profit/association rates! Deadline to reserve your space is April 12, 2018, 4:00 p.m. Cindy Couturier - Hours: 10am-4pm Mon-Fri 810.714.9000, saddleupmag@gmail.com Email me or call me to reserve your ad!

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Trailering the Trail Horse By Robert Eversole, www.TrailMeister.com Spring and summer are upon us and with them trail riding. Unless you're one of the fortunate few that has immediate access to trails, you most likely have to load your mounts and haul them to the trails. With that in mind, let's take a moment to consider what goes into hauling our horses and mules. The effort involved with towing starts long before we arrive at the trail head or even hook up the trailer. Consider the training aspect of trailering a horse. Just as we might not enjoy riding down the road in a noisy, bumpy, and drafty trailer, most horses tend to be a bit leery of this dark box. Fortunately given enough time and patience most equines learn to tolerate the process. Most of us have had experience with a horse that refuses to load or races out of the trailer. Practice obedience and calmness by asking him to walk forward, stand quietly, and back up on your command. The objective is for your horse to walk quietly into the trailer, stand there for a bit, and then calmly back out on your command. How long it takes to get here depends on you and your horse. Teaching your horse to load takes patience, trust and much groundwork before he'll be a consistent loader. But once that happens he'll step into any trailer when asked and unload easily and relaxed when you arrive at the trail head. Quiet and confident trailering equates into a pleasure ride for both of you. The second part of trailering involves the difference between jumping into the car for a quick drive to the grocery and hauling to your favorite trail head. Once you are out on the open road, the driving task seems almost the same as driving the family car, but it's what happens at either end of the trip that cause white knuckles for the first-time horse trailer driver. With many favorite horse camping areas located well off the beaten path and perhaps up, or down, a steep hill; now is a great time to prepare yourself by thinking about how you should approach the task. Here's a quick tip to help take the pucker out of the drive: The proper use of your brakes while descending a grade is to not use them. It may be counterintuitive, but your brakes are not there to help you maintain a safe speed of descent. Brakes should only be used to slow you down enough to “grab a lower gear.” Though your truck and trailer weigh many times that of a car, their brake surface area is only slightly larger. Therefore, a very different driving technique is needed. The goal is to use your transmission to slow down and to use the correct gear to hold your speed in equilibrium; neither gaining nor losing speed. That could mean 1st or 2nd gear, or even the 4WD low range. It's very easy to fall into the habit of driving your rig just like you would drive a car; with your foot on either the gas pedal or the brake pedal. Driving with a trailer in this manner will quickly wear out your brakes and could very possibly compromise your safety. The third piece of the trailering puzzle is how we can create an equine friendly environment while we roll down the road. There are many topics to discuss but today we'll narrow our focus and concentrate on two factors; dealing with heat and our driving style. Regardless of how far we haul we're asking a lot of our horses and we're creating stress on them in several ways; from the interior heat of the trailer to being bounced around inside the trailer. Summer heat is a very real concern when trailering. Most horses' comfort range is between 30-75 degrees depending upon the breed. ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • APRIL 2018

Now consider the trailer and how hot it can become on a warm sunny (think perfect riding weather) day. Studies have shown that temperatures inside trailers can easily be 10-15 degrees greater than outside temperatures. That perfect 80 degree day just became a hot and humid 95+ degrees inside the trailer. To ease heat stress on your animals, take the following precautions. • Select departure/arrival time schedules to avoid the hottest parts of the day (i.e. leave early when it's still cool). • Ensure your horse is well hydrated beforehand and offer water frequently (at least every 4-6 hours) during longer trips. • Keep the trailer moving and avoid parking for long periods. The wind's cooling effect is very helpful, so keep those vents and windows open. This also requires you to check road conditions prior to the trip to avoid congested areas. Your driving habits are a huge factor in a comfortable trip for your horse. Towing a horse trailer is, as you already know, very different than going for a Sunday drive in your car. Trailers are long, heavy, and loaded with precious cargo. Your consideration of your equine passengers will not only reduce their levels of stress during the trip, it will also help in having them load willingly into the trailer at the start of your next trip! Driving practices to keep at the front of your mind when hauling include: • Avoid sudden stops and starts. You're in a truck with a trailer in tow; now is not the time to pretend you're a NASCAR driver. Slow and steady starts and stops will give your horses time to adjust and to brace themselves. Think ahead and anticipate what could, would, or should happen before the situation occurs. • Equine friendly driving also includes careful braking and smooth cornering as key elements to towing a trailer in a responsible manner. Take turns easily and wait to resume your normal speed until the rig has straightened out from the turn. • Take it easy when traveling over bumpy roads. One of the best ways to learn first-hand what your equine friends are going through is to take a ride inside your horse trailer. Find a large parking area or your driveway (not on the road, it's illegal) and have a trusted someone take you for a spin. You'll be amazed at how it feels each time the rig turns or makes a sudden stop. I can guarantee that this exercise will cure any bad trailer driving habits you may have. For more information on this and other trail riding and equine camping topics, as well as the largest source of validated horse trail and camp information in North America, visit www.TrailMeister.com (30)


2018 Oakland County Open Horse Show Circuit ALL SHOWS START PROMPTLY AT 8:30 AM - RAIN OR SHINE Shows held at Springfield Oaks County Park • 12451 Andersonville Rd., Davisburg, MI 48350 • www.oakhc.org

MAY 12





Kick-Off Fuzzy Show

Milford Trail Blazers/ Young Riders

Davisburg Triple B’s

Paint Creek Valley

Champs/ Grand Finale

(show clothes optional)



50 INDIANA FLAG RACE—15-19 51 INDIANA FLAG RACE—9-14 52## KEY HOLE—ADULT 53 KEY HOLE—15-19 54 KEY HOLE—9-14 55## POLE BENDING—ADULT 56 POLE BENDING—15-19 57 POLE BENDING—9-14 58## SPEED & ACTION—ADULT 59 SPEED & ACTION—15-19 60 SPEED & ACTION—9-14 61## FIGURE 8 STAKES—ADULT 62 FIGURE 8 STAKES—15-19 63 FIGURE 8 STAKES—9-14 64## 2-PERSON RELAY—OPEN TRAIL – TO BE RUN IN UPPER ARENA AT WILL AFTER FITTING & SHOWING (APPROX. 3 HRS.) 65** TRAIL—ADULT*** 66 TRAIL—SENIOR*** 67 TRAIL—JUNIOR*** 68 TRAIL—YOUTH*** 69* TRAIL—W/T 9-12*** 70** TRAIL—W/T 13 & OVER*** 71** TRAIL—IN HAND OPEN*** 72# TRAIL—CLOVERBUD*** PATTERN CLASSES – TO BE RUN IN UPPER ARENA AT WILL. Pattern classes will begin immediately following completion of Trail. Patterns will be posted at start of each show. 73** HUNT SEAT PATTERN OPEN*** 74** WESTERN PATTERN OPEN*** 75** SADDLESEAT PATTERN OPEN*** Specific Show Details – ADDED CLASSES: Milford Trail Blazers/Young Riders—June 2 22a ** BIG TROTTERS (ENGLISH) – OPEN 32a ** COMMANDS – OPEN 43a ** EASY LOPER (WESTERN) – OPEN Triple B’s—June 3 32a ** COMMANDS W/T/C OPEN Paint Creek Valley—June 23 All Cloverbud classes will include Skills Feedback Champs/Grand Finale—August 11 24a ** EQUITATION OVER FENCES-MIHA 24b ** HUNTER OVER FENCES 27a ** PROTÉGÉ' PROGRAM SHOWCASE (FOR 5-8 YR OLDS ENROLLED IN PROGRAM) NEW THIS YEAR: Daily & Year End High Points will be awarded using a fixed scale. Each show will award Daily High Points as announced. Daily & Year End ties will be broken based on most 1st place, then most 2nd place, etc. • ADULT (20 & OVER) • WALK/TROT (9-12) • SENIOR (16-19) • WALK/TROT (13-19) • JUNIOR (13-15) • YOUTH (9-12) • GYMKHANA (20 & OVER), (15-19) & (9-14)


GENERAL INFORMATION: Registration for ALL shows will open by 7:00pm the night before each show. 1. 4-H RULES APPLY— No Stallions 2. JUDGE’S DECISION IS FINAL 3. NO REFUNDS for registered classes. 4. Adult Classes: Show Clothes are optional. 5. Current year Negative Coggins Test required. 6. Exhibitor’s age as of January 1st of the current year. 7. 5-8 year olds must adhere to the 4-H Cloverbud guidelines. All 5-8 year olds must wear helmets. 8. Exhibitor must show in age appropriate group. 9. Ponies must ride in age division. 10. No Novice Horses in 12 & Under classes. 11. Stalls are available for $25.00/day. No reservations will be taken. ALL STALLS MUST BE STRIPPED!! $10.00 refund after stall check. PLEASE PUT MANURE IN SPREADER and TRASH IN GARBAGE CANS. 12. Trailer-in Fee $10.00 per Horse per show. Please remove manure from all trailer tie locations. 13. Camping/Electrical use is $12 per show. 14. Lunch breaks to be announced. Food concessions will be available. 15. Entries close 2 classes preceding class entering ring. 16. The Committee has the right to split, combine or cancel classes and to break all High Point ties. 17. Sweepstakes: Minimum 4 entries, no ribbons, 25% 1st Place, 15% 2nd Place & 10% 3rd Place. 18. Back Number: 1 Horse/1 Rider combination. 19. Gymkhana Jackpot: Daily $10 fee per rider. Best overall time for each event wins share of pot. Pot is split evenly for Cloverleaf, Indiana Flag Race, Key Hole, Pole Bending and Speed & Action classes.

OVERALL HIGH POINT (Excludes Adult & Walk/Trot)

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Begging for Acceptance

Photo Credit: Melissa Arnold

By Julie Goodnight Imagine you're meeting a blind date at a coffee shop, a setup by your friend who just wouldn't take no for an answer. Even though you're not really interested in a relationship right now, you arrive only a few minutes late, and looking across the café, you see a guy jump to his feet, frantically waving his arms over his head, a little too eager to get your attention. Apparently, he recognizes you; obviously, he's been studying pictures. Already, you're suspicious of his motivations and thinking he looks a bit foolish. You're busy conjuring up an excuse to get out of this date as you reach out to shake his hand, but he grabs you with both his hands and pulls you into a half-embrace, kissing both your cheeks, before you have a chance to react. Now you're thinking this guy's way over-the-top, clearly desperate to have a relationship and in serious need of a schooling on personal space. Despite your best efforts to send a clear message to him that you are not interested, he gushes on about himself, how much money he makes, what a sporty car he has, and how many times a week he works out. Not once does he ask what kind of movies you like, how many siblings you have or what you want out of life; it's solely about his agenda. Stunned at how clueless he is to your disgust, you think to yourself, “How rude am I gonna have to be, before this guy sees that I am not interested in him?” Then, just as you're prepared to tell him to take a hike and bolt out the café door, he reaches for his pocket, pulls out a jewelry box, thrusts a diamond ring in your face and asks you to marry him! As you run from the restaurant screaming, you're thinking, “This guy's probably a stalker and I'm going to be needing a restraining order soon!” Anyone who is that self-absorbed and disrespectful of personal boundaries, oblivious to body language clues and that desperate for a relationship, is clearly not someone you want to hang out with. But did you ever stop to think that's what your horse might've thought, the first time he met you? This is the story of Amy and Chief, the big bay Morgan, recently featured in episodes of Horse Master. It took almost a year for Amy to come to the realization that she'd started her relationship with Chief on the wrong foot and that her dream horse had turned into an aggressive bully, who was disdainful and resentful of her. Dream horse turned night mare. First Impressions Long before actually being in a position to have a new horse, many horse-crazy people have spent years imagining the perfect horse and perusing dream horse ads online. Amy was no exception. Just like with movies and restaurants, when there's a big buildup and expectations are huge, it almost always leads to disappointment. As luck would have it, just when Amy was finally in a position to acquire a new horse, the local horse rescue posted pictures of her dream horse online – a big, beautiful, bay Morgan who'd had a rough life and was in desperate need of someone just like her – a strong and confident rider who would shower the horse with love. Before even seeing this horse in the flesh, she'd already made the decision that they were perfect for each other. Pulling up to the rescue to “test ride” her new dream horse, Amy was literally glowing with anticipation, knowing full well she'd ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • APRIL 2018

already made up her mind and there was nothing he could do to disappoint her. Gushing about his beauty as she approached him for the first time, pulling a little bag of freshly sliced apples and carrots from her pocket, she stepped right into the horse's space, fawning and petting him, kissing him on the nose and stuffing treats in his mouth. Tears of joy were running down her cheeks; she was falling desperately in love with this horse that she'd only just met. Does that sound familiar? Life in the Herd Now let's consider what it's like from the horse's point of view, when a horse, like Chief, is looking for a new herd. For whatever reason he finds himself alone, his instincts tell him survival is dependent on being accepted into a herd, so he sheepishly approaches the herd, asking for acceptance. The existing herd wants nothing to do with the new horse, so they start biting, kicking and chasing him away. The herd leaders will be quite aggressive to the new horse, driving him away, herding him in one direction then the other, to establish control of the new horse. He runs away, but always comes back, lowering his head with a contrite gesture, adopting a submissive posture, seeking out approval and acceptance. Eventually, if he plays his cards right, the herd leaders will allow the new horse a probational membership into the herd. But he will remain on his best behavior, hoping to stay in good graces with herd leaders. Horses always seek acceptance into the herd; they respect and admire the leader of the herd and want to be with her. Herd leaders don't beg for members or bribe and coddle a new horse so he'll want to be in their herd. A strong and competent leader is what makes a herd great and what makes the other horses want to be part of it. A good leader does not have to beg for followers. Horses establish dominance and control first, then work on the finer points of a relationship later. Amy started her relationship with Chief by showering him with love, telling him he could do no wrong and begging him to be part of her herd. To Chief, anyone that desperate for a herd mate couldn't possibly be a good leader or have anything of value to offer him. Chief did eventually come home with Amy to his forever home, but the story was far from over. Things went well at first, but in time, Amy's attempts at groundwork with Chief started annoying him (“Who does she think she is?”), and he felt the need to assert his dominance over her, to put her in her place, by displaying aggressive gestures. His antics worked, thor(32)


About Julie Goodnight Goodnight is the popular RFD-TV host of Horse Master airing Monday nights. Goodnight travels the USA sharing her no-nonsense horsemanship training with riders of all disciplines. Goodnight has ridden in many different saddles – she is experienced in dressage, jumping, racing, reining, cow horse, colt-starting, and wilderness riding. Explore her online library and many training videos at http://TV. JulieGoodnight.com; be sure to sign up for the free monthly training news at http://JulieGoodnight.com, and please subscribe to the free YouTube channel (YouTube.com/Julie Goodnight).

oughly intimidating Amy, and nearly a year into this relationship, it was starting to resemble a very bad marriage. Lasting Impressions For myself, I never want to start a relationship with a horse with bribery or pampering. In fact, those things are never a part of any relationship I want with a horse. I want the horse to recognize my leadership from the very beginning and for him to want to be with me, in my herd, to beg for my acceptance and approval. I usually start a new relationship with a horse in a very authoritative and standoffish way, looking for opportunities to move him out of my space and communicate my expectations to him. I'd like him to think I have no interest in him; I prefer to let him come to me. I was impressed that Amy came to the understanding of the bad dynamics of their relationship on her own, of how she got off on the wrong track with Chief from the very beginning. The analogy of a guy proposing marriage on a first date was actually Amy’s idea. She knew she made some major mistakes right from the beginning of their relationship, but she did not think it could be fixed. She was beginning to wonder if she was the right human for this horse. The Horse Changes with You The good news about horses is that once the person changes, the horse always changes with them. Once Amy understood what had led them to the predicament they were currently in, she was able to change how she acted. We started by taking Chief back to the round pen, to mimic the antics that go on when a new horse asks for acceptance into a herd. It wasn't easy. It was scary at times because Chief was intolerant of her mistakes and stayed dominant and aggressive for a while. It took a lot of courage, patience and determination – qualities that Amy fortunately has an abundance of – for her to stand up to Chief's bullying and stay strong. At the same time, Amy came to the realization that her other horse appreciated her attention while Chief seemed to disdain it; her other horse was respectful of her authority and did not challenge her. So, it made sense for her to lavish more praise and attention on her other horse, who appreciated her, and to ignore Chief. Once Amy started giving Chief the cold shoulder, his demeanor began to change, and he gradually started seeking her attention and approval, “Hey, what about me?” Amy still has a lot of work to do with Chief, to get their relationship back to the dream horse category, but as she changes her approach and her attitude, Chief changes right along with her. Now, a few months into the cold-shoulder routine and in combination with the disciplined ground work she's doing, to Chief, Amy is starting to look like a leader that he wants to be with. Even though we may only have one chance for a first impression, and we never want to squander it, this story is proof that by understanding another's perspective and reflecting on how our own actions are perceived, it can lead to a positive change. That kind of introspection and accountability is not always easy, but Amy rose to the challenge and Chief responded in-kind. Chief is a really cool horse, but he is truly an alpha horse, and therefore not an easy nut to crack. Stay tuned to Horse Master, to see the final chapter of Amy and Chief's story in May, when we reveal the challenging round pen work she did with Chief, that turned their relationship around. ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • APRIL 2018

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Equine Biosecurity Tips “Bio” means life, and “security” means protection. As a horse owner, following good biosecurity practices is one of the most important things you can do to prevent your horses from catching contagious diseases. The goal with biosecurity is to reduce the chance that viruses, bacteria, or other germs will be carried to or from your property or transmitted from horse to horse within your property. Other horses, people, insects, trailers, and equipment can all carry germs and diseases from one place to another. By making good biosecurity a habit on the road and at home, you'll help keep your horses healthy. Here are some simple steps you can take to protect them. Vaccination and General Health Talk to your veterinarian about your horses and their particular needs. A veterinarian can help you maintain your horses' good health and recommend an appropriate vaccination program. Vaccination is an important part of protecting your horses from infectious disease. It is generally recommended that all horses on the premises be vaccinated, with the goal of protecting the herd. Typically, horses receive a “core” group of vaccines and then, depending on specific risk factors (such as age, environment, geographic location, amount of travel), additional vaccines may be suggested. Leaving the Farm Horses that leave the farm to compete, breed, train, or go to a veterinary hospital can be exposed to all kinds of disease agents. When leaving the farm, don't ship your horses with horses from other farms. Use your own trailer whenever possible. If you must use someone else's trailer, be sure to clean and disinfect it before loading your horse. If you can “smell horse” in the empty trailer, it has not been cleaned and disinfected well enough. Once you arrive at your destination, don't let your horse touch other horses, especially nose to nose. Avoid sharing equipment (such as buckets, brushes, sponges, or hoses) with horses from other farms, and never reuse needles or syringes for injections. Also, never put the end of a shared hose in your horse's water bucket. Wipe the hose end with a disinfectant wipe, hold the hose above the water bucket, and then fill the bucket. If you don't have a disinfectant wipe, holding the hose above the bucket will still help protect your horse. Don't hand-graze your horse where other horses have recently grazed. If you touch other horses, wash your hands with soap and water, and dry them well. Use disinfectant wipes or hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. Don't let strangers pet your horse, especially if they've visited other countries within the last 2 weeks. Returning to the Farm When you and your horses return home, you need to protect those that didn't travel from being exposed to new germs. Clean and disinfect tack, boots, equipment, and grooming supplies before coming back. Make sure to clean off dirt and manure before disinfecting. Disinfectant wipes or a disinfectant-dampened cloth work well for tack, and shoes can be sprayed with disinfectant. You should also shower, blow your nose because germs can survive a long time in nasal secretions, and put on clean clothes and shoes upon your return. ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • APRIL 2018

It is best to keep returning horses separate from your other horses for at least 2 weeks. Avoid any nose-to-nose touching, including through holes or gaps in stall walls. When doing feeding and chores, work with the returning horses last, wear boots and coveralls, and remove them before working with your other horses. And finally, don't forget to wash your hands. Don't Carry Germs Home You can accidentally carry germs home to your horses on your clothes and shoes. To avoid doing this, keep a pair of shoes or boots that you only use for visiting other places with horses. If your shoes can't be washed and disinfected, wear plastic shoe covers; plastic sleeves from newspapers work well. If you are working with horses on another farm, wear coveralls or plan to change your clothes before working again on your farm. If there are farms you visit all the time, and you can't always change clothes or clean your shoes, be sure their vaccination and biosecurity habits are as good as yours. On Your Farm Even horses that never travel need protection with good biosecurity at home. Keep visitors from bringing germs to your farm. When visitors arrive, have them park away from the horse area of your property. If the farrier or veterinarian needs to park closer, be sure their tires and shoes have been cleaned and disinfected. Ask visitors to wear clean shoes and clothes. Provide plastic shoe covers or have them brush dirt off their shoes and then spray the shoes with a disinfectant. If you have many visitors, such as a farm tour, use a footbath when they enter and leave your farm. Making a Footbath To make a footbath, you will need: 1. A low plastic pan or bin, wide enough to fit an adult's foot and shallow enough to step into easily. 2. A plastic doormat (the “fake grass” mats work well). 3. A disinfectant that works well for most situations, such as Tek-trol or One Stroke Environ. 4. Water. Mix the disinfectant with water according to the label instructions. Put the doormat in the plastic pan. Add the disinfectant so that the bottom of the mat is wet. Ask visitors to walk through the footbath, wiping their feet on the mat. The mat scrubs their shoes as they wipe them and applies the disinfectant. When the liquid starts to get dirty, empty it and put in new disinfectant. Adding New Horses Bringing a new horse home is one of the most likely ways for diseases to enter your farm. Keep new horses away from your other (34)


Disinfectants Dirt and manure lower the germ-killing power of most disinfectants, so you need to remove these first. Wash the surface with soap and water and use a brush as needed. Rinse the surface off, then apply the disinfectant and let it dry. Always follow the label instructions when mixing, using, and throwing away disinfectants. Be sure to use care and keep disinfectants away from children and animals – these products may be harmful. When choosing a disinfectant to use in the footbath, consider the weather. For example, frozen disinfectant in a footbath won't work. Some common disinfectants include: Household bleach – Mix three-fourths of a cup of bleach per gallon of water. If you don't have a measuring cup handy, you can mix 1 part bleach to 10 parts water. Spray disinfectant – Be sure the label says that the product kills bacteria and viruses. Sprays work well on clean shoes, tack, and grooming equipment. Waterless hand sanitizer – Gels or hand wipes are easy to use for cleaning your hands at a show or after visiting other horses. Be sure to get between your fingers and under your nails. One Stroke Environ and Tek-trol – These disinfectants work when dirt and manure can't be removed. They are good choices for disinfecting trailers and tires and for use in foot baths. These usually come as concentrates and must be mixed with water before using. Questions? Call the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Veterinary Services office in your State. Visit our website at www. aphis.usda.gov/animal-health/state-offices for a listing of offices and phone numbers.

horses for 30 days. Use a separate set of pitchforks, grooming tools, and feed and water buckets for the new horses. Work with the isolated horse last each day, or wear boots and coveralls and take them off before working with other horses. You can keep these in a plastic, covered tub near the new horse's field, stall, or barn. Always wash your hands with soap and water and blow your nose (to clear debris and germs) after working with the new horse. Keep Germs from Spreading If one of your horses is sick, isolate the animal and put up signs to keep everyone away. Make sure the sick horse can't have nose-to-nose contact with other horses. Also, put a footbath at the entrance and exit to the isolation area, and keep coveralls and boots or plastic foot covers near the sick horse isolation area. In general, you can follow the same isolation guidance as for new horses, but seek your veterinarian's advice on how long to keep the sick horse isolated and how to clean and disinfect tools and the stall after the horse is well. Insects, birds, and rodents can all spread disease-causing germs to horses. Use effective insect and rodent control methods on your farm and when traveling. For example: • Keep weeds and grass cut down. • Prevent and remove pools of standing water wherever possible, including those formed from rain or wash stalls and in unused buckets, tires, and other objects. • Use fly predators, traps, or fly spray. • Store feed in closed, rodent and insect proof bins. • Empty and clean water troughs at least weekly.

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Horse Association & Trail Riders News

BLACK SWAMP DRIVING CLUB, OHIO Dr. Ernie Kearns, Kenton, OH, spoke at the February 11th BSDC meeting held at the Good Hope Lutheran Church, Arlington, OH. John Heffernan had made the arrangements for this informative program. More than a dozen members had braved the cold, unforgiving weather to hear that the neurological strain of herpes has been found in Warren County. Dr. Kearns explained that there are three strains of the rhino-herpes virus: one causes upper respiratory infections, a second abortion in mares, and the third that attacks the spinal cord resulting in death. Stall contamination is one way of spreading the virus, which unfortunately can survive for 2-3 days. The virus can also travel on clothes, and infected horses sneezing can send the virus through the air. Dr. Kearns continued with a warning about rabies. This disease is carried through bat urine, and several Ohio counties now require that equines be vaccinated against rabies. EPM, another neurological problem, is not only spread by opossums, but probably skunks and raccoons as well. Leptospirosis can lead to abortions, kidney disease, and moon blindness. It can live in the urine of any animal as well as in water, making it easy to spread. Dr. Kearns continued with information about Lyme disease. It's becoming more prevalent, resulting in sore joints and rash. It's both hard to diagnose and to treat. While a Coggins test for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) is good for one year in Ohio, some states are reducing the test period to six months. Health certificates required for out of state travel are usually issued for 30 days, but in some cases the certificates are good for only 10 days. In other business, Ranee Liedel reported that she is trying to organize a driving clinic for 4H members in her county. Ann and Wayne Leightey have chosen June 3rd for a drive at their Upper Sandusky farm. Will Stevenson will be hosting BSDC at his Ft. Wayne, IN, home August 25th with a horse drawn tour around Ft. Wayne as the highlight of the day.

Roger Higgins, Jr. is looking at holding a Saturday drive in June. Cheryl Muhek was welcomed as a new member. Darlene Higgins is now in the rehab section at Fairhaven and will hopefully be home soon. Angie Hohenbrink is busy organizing the drive under the auspices of the Ohio Horse Council at Independence Dam State Park near Defiance, OH, April 22nd. BSDC members driving must belong to OHC or a county affiliate of OHC to drive. One of Mary Thomas's Dartmoor Ponies recently won his division at the Black Prong Driving Trial, Bronson, FL. Next up for the ponies will be the GLADS (Great Lakes Area Driving Series) arena driving trials Apr. 6-7 and May 11-12 at Windy Knoll Farm, Sullivan, OH. The GLADS events are perfect for new drivers and/or inexperienced equines to learn more about driving and have fun. Check the BSDC Facebook page or visit www.blackswampdrivingclub.com for the latest news about BSDC events and information about becoming a member.

BRIGHTON TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION The calendar tells us that spring is just a few weeks away, but there's still a lot of snow on the ground and if the weather forecast is accurate, there's more on the way. Nevertheless, we're starting to gear up for the 2018 riding season. On April 14th, the Brighton Trail Riders Organization will hold its Spring Work Bee. This is a years' long tradition and its purpose, of course, is to clean up our trails after a winter of meteorological punishment. Fallen limbs and even tree trunks litter the trails and removing them requires strong backs and chain saws. We typically find sections of the trails that have washed out and shovels, gravel and even mechanized equipment come into play. We need to get all that work done because on April 21-22, the first big event of the year will occur. This is the Great Lakes Distance Riding Association's Competitive Trail Ride. As we have pointed out before, this event is not hosted but supported Š2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • APRIL 2018 (36)

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Horse Association & Trail Riders News Fort Custer Horse Friends Association

FORT CUSTER HORSE FRIENDS ASSOCIATION Hello Trail Riders! Come to Fort Custer and ride the 20+ miles of the most enjoyable trails around. With 6 creek crossings and a variety of trails that meander thru prairie grasses, rolling woods, around lakes with trail loops you can make as long as you like! Or come back to the trail head and eat lunch or grill out under our pavilion and catch a second ride before heading home. But, if you really want to spend some time at our wonderful Park, come to the Annual Spring Camp Out on May 17-20th. It's right around the corner, and is the perfect opportunity to spend 4 days riding in all the beauty Spring has to offer at Fort Custer. The trail along the Kalamazoo River is breathtaking with wild flowers this time of year! The camp out will be located at the Whitford Lake Special event area which allows us to picket or corral (with your own electric), with water for horses, manure removal, outhouse and more. Pancake and sausage breakfasts for all on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Feel free to bring eggs, etc. for us to cook on our grills. Saturday supper is a pulled pork sandwich potluck, always too much yummy food from campers! This year we are not saving campsites. It will be first come, first serve. You may send your money in ahead as usual. All of this is just $45 for the entire long weekend for members and only $60 for nonmembers. It is part of our fund raising plan for the year and we would love to get new members to help support all that we do for our horse trails and the Park. You can go to our website at www.fchfa.org for information or call Nancy Simmonds at 269-967-3613 for questions or reservations. The Annual Fall Equestrian Camp Out will be September 13-16th. Information is same as above with the addition of our rollicking fun auction on Saturday evening after the potluck. Bring your donations of anything, it doesn't have to be horsey. It a hilarious time and adds to the money that we use to maintain the trails that you love! Please look for the new trail use etiquette signs. This will explain to all trail users how

to share the trails. And remember that all dogs (pets) must be leashed. We all need to share and enjoy the miles of trails in our Park. Look for our calendar of events on the website and come and join us for a work day or a ride (your own ride) and potluck dates. It's a good time to meet a new trail riding buddy! See you on the trails! Toni Strong, FCHFA Secretary

IONIA HORSE TRAILS ASSOCIATION The board of directors of Ionia Horse Trails Association met on Tuesday, March 20th at the park headquarters. Our summer plans are taking shape! Memberships are rolling in! If you haven't remembered to renew yet, please watch your email, or log on to our website to download the membership form. www.IoniaHorseTrailsAssociation.org Memorial Weekend ~ We'll have Trail Scrabble on Saturday afternoon followed by a Potluck Dinner, a Poker Ride, and 50/50 on Sunday. We'll supply hot dogs and brats, you bring a dish to pass! Come meet the folks who work so hard to keep your trails and campground in nice shape and bring you these fun events! Kristie Walls and Jennifer Ross will be your hosts. Forbidden Trails Ride ~ The date has been set. We Ride on Saturday, July 14! Come camp with us all weekend, enjoy new games on the trail. If you register early, you'll receive a commemorative t-shirt the day of the ride. Flyers and registration forms are on the website. Ron & Carla Walker will be your hosts. Chili Cook-Off Weekend ~ October 5-7, with the cook-off on 6th. Come join us for a weekend of great riding, beautiful color, and even better food! Upcoming meetings are, Tuesdays, April 10, and May 15. Hope we see you there!

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MAYBURY TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION March is coming in like the proverbial lion, let's hope it goes out like a lamb. I haven't made it to the park on my horse yet, just around the block on one of those teaser days. Maximus and I did walk the Maggie Trail, just a couple branches in the way. We had a planning meeting for our events and got some decisions made for the GOLF OUTING JUNE 10TH. This is our first shot at this type of fund raising. Please check the website: mayburytrailriders.org for more information and registration forms. I think this is going to be a really fun and interesting fund-raiser! Our SUNDAY, JUNE 24TH SUMMER SOLSTICE RIDE is a DESTINATION RIDE! The fall ride, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH will be a SCAVENGER HUNT. Stay tuned for the particulars on these upcoming events. I am so looking forward to this riding season! Traci Sincock, DNR Supervisor of Maybury Park, says the plans for a new and much needed official park office are being finalized. We are so thrilled! Though we love the old house that has been the office for forty plus years, it's time for an upgrade. I attended a meeting on MARCH 8TH with the EQUINE TRAILS SUBCOMMITTEE (ETS), the DNR, BACKCOUNTRY HORSEMEN, & MHC. The ETS has brought all these groups together to protect and expand and create more trails in Michigan. They are interested in educating our fellow trail users on trail etiquette, making our trails safer and more enjoyable for all who use them. They have come up with a VOLUNTEER HOURS SPREADSHEET. This spreadsheet incorporates dollar values into what we all do in support of our parks. They would like us to use them, these could be very beneficial when it comes to the powers that govern, “money talks and BS walks” as they say. Things are changing, the number of people who use the parks have grown, especially here in South Eastern Michigan. We keep track of our hours for the park anyway. It was WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Horse Association & Trail Riders News MAYBURY TRAIL RIDERS, cont. a wonderful surprise to see some old friends that loved and cared for our Maybury Park! The 2018 MI HORSE EXPO was excellent! Thank you to all who helped with our table in the trails room! Not many trail groups had a table, so we were pretty popular, we went through a BUNCH of maps! HERE ARE OUR DATES FOR 2018 PLEASE PUT THESE IN YOUR CALENDAR! (*Maybury State Park Events) *SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH, 9 AM EGGSTRAVAGANZA – AT THE FARM *SATURDAY, MAY 4-5TH, WILDFLOWERS IN THE PARK – HORSE STAGING AREA *SATURDAY, MAY 12TH, COFFEE WITH THE SUPERVISOR 9:30 AM, MOTHER/DAUGHTER YOGA 12 PM *SATURDAY, JUNE 2ND, FARM FEST 10AM – FARM SATURDAY, JUNE 2ND, NATIONAL TRAILS DAY – LETS MAKE A SHOW IN NUMBERS! 9AM – HQ SHOP *SATURDAY, JUNE 9TH, COFFEE WITH THE PARK SUPERVISOR SUNDAY, JUNE 10TH, GOLF OUTING FUND RAISING EVENT – DOWNING FARMS JUNE 24TH, SUMMER SOLSTICE DESTINATION RIDE, 10AM SEPTEMBER 29TH, FALL SCAVENGER HUNT RIDE, 1PM Check us out online mayburytrailriders.org, Facebook or contact me, Christina Purslow at 248-912-5238 crispurslow@yahoo.com for more info. Oh yes, 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! Christina Purslow, Membership & President

discussed. Currently we have eight ride dates, one already occurred in January, for a total of eighteen days of competition. It was suggested that if someone wants to put on a ride they should give at least two months notice to secure the ride date. This is to ensure that people can ask for days off from work if needed. There was a review of what is required when ride results are sent to the points secretary. Thank you, Linda, for doing a great job with entering the results. The requirements for plates were discussed at the National Meeting Conference call. Last year we did a t-shirt fund-raiser with the schedule on it, but we have decided to look into doing this next year. The season began with the first successful Michigan ride in January. Our first weekend ride will be May 19th and 20th at Hadley Hills. After that, we will be going to Silver Creek for a three-day weekend on June 1st through the 3rd. The next ride will be a month away on July 7th and 8th at Yankee Springs. We will then head back to the other side of the state for the annual Horses for Hope ride at Elba Equestrian Complex on July 21st and 22nd. August 10th, 11th and 12th, Ely Lake will be the place to be and after that a new location at Pontiac Lake State Park on September 22nd and 23rd. The last ride of the year will again be at Kensington Metro Park on October 19th, 20th and 21st. All events will be listed in the Saddle Up! Calendar of events. There may be some additions to these rides, so keep checking back. Remember, there is no experience necessary to try competitive mounted orienteering. The ride manager will show you how to find the stations and if possible, will partner you up with a seasoned team. Make this the year that you try something new! Happy Trails! Janet

MiCMO MICHIGAN COMPETITIVE MOUNTED ORIENTEERING The MiCMO annual awards banquet was a huge success. A great big thank you to the ladies who made it all happen: Trudy Reurink, Brandi Apol and Deb Schrock. A brief meeting was held, and the 2018 ride schedule was

MICHIGAN FOX TROTTERS ASSOCIATION The Feb. 24th meeting was convened at The Wheel Inn restaurant (St. Johns, MI) and was called to order by Pres. Kathy Kruch. Other officers in attendance were Bob Howell (VP), Marilyn Mannino (Sec./Treas) ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • APRIL 2018 (38)

and Chuck Fanslow (Director). Current members present were Miranda Mannino, Char & George Ostrom, Amy McCarty, Phyllis Pickens and Shelly Novakowski. New members, Cindy & John Debiak of Lowell, MI and Julie Parliament of West Branch, MI were welcomed. The Debiaks own two MFT mares. One is a Palomino (Gallant Spun Honey) and the other is a chestnut (Diamond Foxy's Jewel). Julie is raising a year-old bay MFT colt (Chance's Silver Sage). We look forward to many fun adventures together! New member, Jodi Myers of Oxford, MI sent in her membership recently as did Sam & Debby Gerhardt of Newport, TN. Member Sue Annear renewed for three years. Equine Affaire will take place April 12-15 in Columbus, Ohio. Gaited trainer, Larry Whitesell, is one of the presenting clinicians. He would be good to see! We are growing – currently we have 38 members! Please continue to invite your Fox Trotter friends to join! We enjoy meeting new people and including them in our activities!! With the help of our new members we now have 25 MFTHBA members in our association! A number of out-of-state MFTHBA members pitched in to help us. Thank you all for your support!! After much consideration over dates and locations of our 2018 National Trail Ride, it was voted to hold it Aug. 11 & 12 at Scheck's Trail Camp near Traverse City, MI. Go to our website for more information. The MFTA Versatility Challenge program is starting to fill. Get the rules and application form from our website (www.michiganfox trotters.com). You can win some really cool prizes for being the top point-earners in each division. We are looking into belt buckles and/or jackets as prizes, so stay tuned... The Levi Beechy Obstacle Clinic is slated for April 28 & 29 at Levi's Training and Boarding Center in West Branch, MI. Levi will work with only nine riders (four have reserved so far), so get your reservation made quickly. Print the form from our website and send it to Kathy. Her address is on the form. There is an unlimited number of auditors allowed. $250/ horse-rider combo. MFTA members pay only $15/day ($25/weekend) and non-members pay $20/day ($35/weekend). There will be lots of excellent instruction by Levi to see, pizza, karaoke, and a campfire at night, too. There will be prizes for the trail competition. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Horse Association & Trail Riders News MICHIGAN FOX TROTTERS, cont. Another obstacle clinic to consider will be held July 21 & 22 at Morning View Farm at 3017 Turkey Trail, in Ionia, MI. Owner Susan Williams will be the clinician. There will be a beginner class for eight riders (or in-hand if you have a young horse) in the morning and an advanced class (for eight riders) in the afternoon each day. Rustic overnight camping is free, if you chose to be there all weekend. There is space for 16 total horses each day. $175/horse-rider combo ($160 if MFTA member). An unlimited number of auditors can attend. The officer election took place with the following outcome: President: Kathy Kruch, Vice President: Bob Howell, Secretary/Treasurer: Marilyn Mannino, 2-yr. Director: Chuck Fanslow. Joe Burrill moves to 1-yr. Director position. We look forward to a busy year! Our next meeting will be 11AM, April 7 at Italian Oven restaurant in Mt. Pleasant, MI.

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PONTIAC LAKE HORSEMAN’S ASSOCIATION April 20th is the official opening of the Pontiac Lake Rustic Horseman's Campground!! The MDNR staff hopes to open the campground road before that date, weather permitting, but the official open date for the campgrounds is April 20th. The 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. Want to ride the park today? You can always use the day staging area off Teggerdine Road, 365 days a year. MDNR staff plows the lot and it has direct access to all PLRA horse trails. The MDNR asks that you have a ORTONVILLE RECREATION EQUESTRIAN recreation passport on your license plate or ASSOCIATION Michigan State park sticker on each vehicle. Let the season begin! MiCMO holds their Park stickers are available at the Park and annual Ortonville Recreation ride for the ben- campground offices for purchase and most of efit of OREA on May 19th/20th this year. If the rangers on patrol will have them available you've never tried CMO, come on out and for sale as well. give it a go! Ride at your own pace and enjoy The official PLHA weekend events are June the challenge. Assistance with compass 8th, 9th & 10th and September 14th, 15th & skills and riding the course is available. 16th. Both events are by reservation and are Come back to camp and ride on Memorial currently full. Please feel free to contact Day weekend. OREA will have a camp host Susie Sulla via email: US5495@frontier.com on May 26th and 27th and offer the “No Joker to get on the waiting list. Please note that you Poker Ride” on Saturday the 27th. Find more must always request to get on the waiting list information online at www.hadleyhills.com to get a spot, should one open up. We always As always, each time you visit, please take invite you to join us for the day of activities time to record your info on our visitor log. and have plenty of parking for day users. You'll find it in a mailbox at the campground The community of White Lake and the trail head between the pavilion and the trail. Pontiac Lake Recreation Area is excited to We want to show the DNR how many eques- have a new public riding stable opening for trians use the park, as well as gather your 2018. This will be a wonderful opportunity for feedback and suggestions. Thank you! campers and users of the park to enjoy the wonderful horse trails at the Pontiac Lake OREA is a 501c3 and welcomes all interested Recreation Area! persons. Membership directly supports our work at the park. Applications can be printed Please make a note that Saturday, April 28th from hadleyhills.com or mailed to you upon there is an Orienteering club event at Pontiac request. Find us on Facebook at OREA – Lake and while the event won't be using des©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • APRIL 2018 (39)

ignated horse trails, you might on occasion find an orienteer or group of orienteers running through the woods or on a horse trail. Please be aware. PLHA is currently looking to amend its bylaws to change the current annual membership date from June 1st through May 31st to January 1st through December 31st. The current PLHA annual membership year was established for those dates because that's when we officially formed the group. The PLHA board feels it would be easier to amend our annual membership to reflect the January 1st through December 31st calendar year, to make it easier on the bookkeeper and membership directory. Please remember your membership supports the club in maintaining the trails and facilities at Pontiac Lake. Thank you for your support!

PROUD LAKE TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Hello Everyone! The board of Proud Lake would like to thank everyone who came out for our banquet. Mother Nature gifted us with about 8-10 inches of snow and terrible roads, but we still had a great turnout and an excellent time was had by all. As always, our Silent Auction was a huge hit. Thanks for coming! Mark your calendars for the rest of our 2018 schedule… Our first riding events will be Sunday, June 3 and we will be camping all weekend. We are excited to try out this new idea for a ride with everyone. It is going to be a progressive eat and ride! Each “station” will have part of a meal for you…you just have to ride the trails to get there! What could be more fun...food and riding. Camping will start Friday evening, June 1st and will be full of pancakes, movies, campfires and lots of riding. Our second event will be Sunday, September 23 with camping all weekend. This ride will be our Circle Ride where you will ride from either Proud Lake staging area or Kensington staging area and ride the circle that connects them both. Lunch will be served at both places. Camping will be at Proud Lake starting Friday, September 21. Camping is WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Horse Association & Trail Riders News PROUD LAKE TRAIL RIDERS, cont. always full of pancakes, movies, campfires and lots of riding. 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 our 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 Spring is on the way! Nancy Efrusy, Proud Lake Trail Riders.

SLEEPY HOLLOW TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATON SHTRA Events for 2018 will include The Rotten Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 14. This is for the young at heart on foot in the staging area. Spring Work Bee will be Saturday, April 29 (weather permitting) with Staging Area and trail debris clean-up. Call 989-661-2541 or 517-651-5984 for work bee info. We can always use lunch donations and helpers. Our first camp-over weekend will be May 25May 28 for Memorial Weekend. There will be one potluck and one poker ride. July 20-22 will be a camp-over weekend. August 31-September 3, a long weekend for Labor Day. MHDVA will be joining SHTRA for a “ride or drive” weekend. Sunday, September 30 we will have the 15th Annual Kris Kulhanik Memorial Judged Trail Ride, hosted by the Rangers 4-H Club. This is a 10-obstacle fun horsemanship event with cash back, lunch, but no camping. Come and have fall fun at the 2nd Annual Explore the Hollow Special Trails weekend October 19-20. Events have unique poker rides, potlucks and group campfires. Want to horse camp when there is no special event scheduled at Sleepy? Don't have an LQ trailer? Tired of sleeping in a tent? Try renting either the modern cabin or rustic cabin for a “get away go riding” weekend, go to www. midnrreservations.com or 1-800-44-parks.

It's easy and fun to rent a SHSP camp with pickett poles overlooking the lake. If you want to bring your dogs along to the rental cabin, it is now allowed for a $10.00 fee. Also new for 2018, SHSP offers 5 walk-in rustic lake camping sites and an equestrian site is in the works! Please mail or email for your 2018 memberships. Don't miss out on our unique special camping events being planned for group fun. Check out our website for membership forms that can be easily downloaded. That's at shtra.org or chat with us on our group's Facebook page. If the trails are really muddy this spring, please stay on the old road trail, (main part of the south loop), if you chose to ride at Sleepy. Happy Trails, Marsha Putnam

UPPER PENINSULA MTRA The UP MI Trail Riders Assoc. will begin its first trail ride on May 12, weather permitting. Details are available on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/UPHorsefolk. All are invited to participate! One of the crucial needs we have in the UP is the ability to camp with our horses as we travel. The existing Campground at North Little Brevort Lake was slated to be opened up for horses by the DNR years ago. That has never happened. We need that campground and our Representative is Tom Casperson, 108th District, phone is 517-373-0156, Lansing. Please help get this underutilized campground opened to horses and visit it. Thank you! There are 30 local riders who will be participating in the 2018 Pony Express Trail Ride, scattered across the UP. Don't be afraid to join us for a portion of this ride. UP MTRA, Joan Duncan, Retired DNR/DEQ/USFS/USFWS

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WESTERN DRESSAGE ASSOC. OF MI Many, many thanks to Dorothy Mueller, Suzanne Morisse and Chandra Nielson for their outstanding performance of Western Dressage at the 2018 MI Horse Council Expo held in East Lansing, MI, March 9th-11th. Throughout the entire weekend audiences were introduced to this amazing sport by our WDAMI representatives. In addition, WDAMI also hosted a booth at the Expo. Thank you to those who volunteered their time to man the booth. The Expo is always a great place to learn, shop and be involved. WDAMI is very proud to be a part of this statewide equine event. WDAMI hosted the Fourth Annual Year End Awards Banquet Luncheon Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Cheers Pub and Grill in Mt. Pleasant, MI. The celebration was attended by over 30 guests. Many awards were given to the awesome members who competed for them. Suzanne Morisse was our speaker for the banquet. She shared her journeys to prepare, travel and perform in the WDAA World Shows. Her presentation was fun, informative, and very enlightening. Thank you so much, Suzanne! To top it off, the food was great, the atmosphere friendly and the service extraordinary! Great news from WDAA – Level 4 Tests have been written and they are available on the WDAA website at: www.westerndressage association.org/wdaa-tests. These tests can be used in competition starting April 1, 2018. WDAMI’s Schooling Show is being held August 4, 2018 at Pine Lake Stables in Plainwell, MI. We are seeking sponsors and donated items for the show. If you can help, please go to: http://www.wdami.org/events/. At that site you will find the sponsorship form in addition to the prize list and entry form. This will be our Third Annual WDAMI Schooling Show and we look forward to a great turn out with many competitors and many prizes! Please come and support our show! It is time to renew your dual membership for WDAA and WDAMI. The cost is $50 per person, $25 going to WDAA and $25 going to WDAMI. It is easy to join and/or renew. SimWWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Horse Association & Trail Riders News WEST. DRESSAGE ASSOC. OF MI, cont. ply go to: www.wdami.org/membership. You must be a member of both WDAA & WDAMI. Please join up!! Spring is just around the corner! Take this time to ride and enjoy the bug free environment! Groom your horses and provide every bird in the area with nesting material. Spring is a time to celebrate!!

WESTERN MICHIGAN APPALOOSA REGIONAL Spring has certainly been teasing us this year. We'll get a couple of nice days and then she backhands us with some cold and snow. Hopefully things will start to warm up for good soon! I see foals are starting to arrive. Bobbie Best had a nice-looking buckskin, blanketed Chocolatey filly. Ours are due mid to late April. I can hardly wait 'til they arrive! The first shows are not that far off. Our first 2018 WMAR approved show is May 5 & 6 – MApHA Spring Show at the Ingham County Fairgrounds north end in the Indoor arena. Then, the WMAR Red, White & Blue show, held on June 2 & 3, 2018, will also be held on the north end of the Ingham County Fairgrounds and will have our All Breed Open classes. Our WMAR State Show scheduled for July 14-15 will be held at the south end of the Ingham County Fairgrounds. We've got plenty of stalls, two nice pens, lots of camping, and Crestview Tack Shop is right there next to the barns. We will, again, be using two judges and will also offer our All Breed Open classes. We'd love to have all of you invite your friends who may have other breeds or who just don't show on the circuit, to please come and join us for some fun. Our youth classes will now be combined into “Youth 18 Yr. & under” until such time that class numbers start growing again. We will still have Lead Line, Walk Trot and Novice classes, though. Halter classes will also be combined for the same reason and will now be Junior Mares, Junior Geldings and Junior Stallions ages 2 yr. and under with Senior Mares, Senior Geldings and Senior Stallions

as 3 yrs. and older. We will still hold Performance, Youth and Non Pro Halter classes as before. WMAR will also be adding some Non-Pro Walk Trot classes. Forms are available for you to sign up for the 2018 WMAR Open Horse Incentive Program where the WMAR gives back cash for every WMAR OPEN point you earn. (Our WMAR State Show July 14-15, has double WMAR points!) Be sure to pick the forms up or pull them off the website and turn them in to Tami Vickery before show season. Our next WMAR Board meeting will be held April 14, 2018 at the MSU Pavilion. 'til next month…. Sharon Clark

YANKEE SPRINGS TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Board Meeting Minutes: March 14, 2018 This meeting was held at John and Laura Soper's home starting at 6:00 pm with a potluck dinner. The meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm by Ron Walker, President, with the pledge of allegiance to our flag. Euchre Tournament: What a great turn out! 44 players had fun playing Euchre and enjoyed a wonderful dinner provided by Sandy's Country Kitchen. Because of everyone's generosity, YSTRA is very pleased to be able to donate $1,500.00 to Cancer Family's United. This check will be presented to Dr. Rachelle Bennecke at our Shot Clinic on April 14. This amount was voted on and approved by the board 10-0. Trail Report: It has been reported the trails are in good shape with only one downed tree on the 4 mile which you can get over until we get someone out to get it cut up. April the solar lights and hand sanitizer will be installed in the outhouses also the sand for the corrals. A Solar Water Well has been tabled. May 8th Equestrian Day: Add this date to your calendar, everyone is invited to spend the day in Lansing speaking with our law makers expressing equine concerns and desires. Sign up online at www.equinelegisla tiveday.com. ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • APRIL 2018 (41)

Coffee with members of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission will be available to the public on Thursday, March 15 in Grand Rapids at the Bob Evans Restaurant at 3040 Walker Ave., NW Grand Rapids from 7:00 am to 8:15 am. This is an opportunity for area residents to share their thoughts, suggestions and concerns about Michigan's natural resources. Ron Walker will be attending to bring YSTRA's concerns. Ron Walker's MNRC Meeting Report: Much to my surprise this meeting was not well attended by the public. The few of us that did attend had ample time to speak with the Director and his staff. YSTRA will be writing new proposals for additional trail mileage. New Business: Young Riders 4-H Club will be having a pancake breakfast held at the Bedford Lyons Club on March 18th. This is a club fund raiser. Treasure Report: PNC Bank is closing their branch in Delton where YSTRA has a bank account. Jeanne Burgers, Treasure, asked if she can move the YSTRA account to Thornapple Valley Credit Union. Board approved. Ron asked if the bank monthly statement could be presented at each meeting. Ron will also contact the IRS to get YSTRA's 501C3 IRS document to reflect the YSTRA's PO box address. Happy Trails, Kathy Taylor, Secretary

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Nelson Automatic Waterers – A Nelson preferred contractor! Installed from start to finish. Many units to choose from. Maintenance free, time saving, energy efficient. Repairs and directional boring available. Horse fence installation. R. BARNES CO., INC. – Rick Barnes Howell, MI (Livingston) (PS-09/18) 313.407.7373 cell. Nelson Automatic Waterers – A Nelson preferred provider for repair and maintenance of your Nelson Automatic Waterers. Excellent response time. Most parts in stock. Honest, ethical and reliable. Will travel. www.WaterFixLLC.com WATERFIX COMPANY – John Guthrie Dexter, MI (Washtenaw) (S-10/18) 313.418.5676 or 734.475.8898

Boarding Available at Milford’s premier equine facility. Heated 72x200 indoor, lighted 175x350 outdoor arena. Bridle trails connect to Kensington Metro Park & Proud Lake Rec.’s trails. Lessons available. www.berwycksaddleclub.com BERWYCK SADDLE CLUB Milford, MI (Oakland) (S-08/18) 248.685.1555 Boarding Available at Williamson PAQ. Large indoor arena, heated observation room, restroom, wireless internet, minutes from MSU. Staff onsite 24/7, large stalls with automatic waterers. Indoor board $500, private turnout $600. Miles fo wooded trails to enjoy. Michelle – 810.577.7791 Haslett, MI (Ingham) M-04/18) Boarding – Hastings, MI (SE Grand Rapids area). Quiet, country with 165 acres of trails. Inside and outside board, large pastures with shelters. 60 x 160 indoor arena, lessons and horses for sale. EVERVIEW FARM – Lee Hastings, MI (Barry) (S-01/19) 269. 948.9570, email: lee@everviewfarm.net www.everviewfarm.net Hamburg/Pinckney Area – Stall boarding $375. Indoor and outdoor arena, round pen, large tack lockers. Trail riding along paved, wooded and lake areas. All disciplines are welcome. Grass and dry pasture turnout. 734.330.8733 (Livingston) M-04/18 Email: sunterrafarms.krk@gmail.com


WARRIOR FREEDOM FARM Beautiful Boarding and training facility for all breeds & disciplines. Green horses & first-time riders welcome! Offering western dressage & short-term intensive training programs. Visit us online for more information. IRONWOOD FARM – Dorothy Mueller Dorothy 313.215.1944, Leonard, MI (Oakland) (PS-09/18) Email: ironwoodfarmdressage@yahoo.com www.ironwoodfarmequestrian.com Beautiful Horse Boarding Facility, privately owned, 24 hour care, over 25 years of experience. Indoor and outdoor arena. Access to Kensington Metro Park Trails. Located in the Brighton/Milford area. Board starting at $275. EASTBROOK FARMS Brighton, MI (Livingston) (S-05/18) (248) 636-7006

Horse Boarding, Training, Sales, and Lessons, Horse Rescue and Therapeutic Riding Program. Private farm on 45 serene acres with arenas, round pen and trails. Family oriented farm. Find us on Facebook: Warrior Freedom Farm WARRIOR FREEDOM FARM Clio, MI (Genesee) (PS-02/19) 248.860.6443, www.warriorfreedomfarm.com Email: warriorfreedomfarm@gmail.com Russell Training Center has current openings for horse board. Large turnouts, observation room, and heated bathroom. Indoor and outdoor arenas. Close to MSU. Easy access from I-96! RUSSELL TRAINING CENTER – Carol Russell Williamston, MI (Ingham) (M-05/18) 517.655.4712, email: rtrainct@aol.com

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Offering Full Service Boarding, Training and Dressage lessons. Relax and enjoy your horse in a quiet, adult atmosphere. Please visit our website at www.EleventhHourFarm.com, or find us on Facebook.com/11th Hour Farm ELEVENTH HOUR FARM – 248.755-2083 Holly, MI (Oakland) (PS-06/18) Email: info@eleventhhourfarm.com

EGGS FOR SALE Organic Free Range Eggs – Mixed dozens, high quality fresh and tasty chicken and duck eggs. 6 chicken, 6 duck. Our customers love the taste! CLOVERLEAF FARMS LLC Hartland, MI (Livingston) M-04/18 517.376.8577 call/text Email: cloverleaffarmsllc@yahoo.com


LaRose Equine Dentistry: Celebrating 20 years of equine dentistry excellence with thousands of clients throughout Michigan! Specializing in performing routine equine dental procedures without the risk of sedation. No farm call fee, no exam fee. See our website for information. LAROSE EQUINE DENTISTRY Midland, MI (Midland) (PS-04/19) 989.430.8595 or 989.285.5557 www.LaRoseEquineDentistry.com www.facebook.com/LaRoseEquineDentistry

EQUINE MASSAGE Animal Communication, plus Reiki, equine and canine massage. Certified and insured, please contact Anise Silvernail-Corcoran. FOCUSED HEART MASSAGE THERAPY, LLC South Lyon, MI (Oakland) (M-05/18) 248.242.2908, anise.silvernail@gmail.com www.focusedheartsouthlyon.com Certified Equine Massage Therapist: Event, therapeutic, maintenance massage to increase performance! Generous travel radius. Group and referral discounts. Like us on Facebook. HEART TO HOOF EQUINE SERVICES Katlyn Phillips – 269.384.9756 Paw Paw, MI (Van Buren) (M-05/18) Email: kjvplevelup@gmail.com WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

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Certified Equine Sports Massage, rehabilitation therapy. Free Evaluation. Rain drop and red light therapy. Let me help keep your equine performing at their best! Facebook.com/HHEMofMI HEALING HANDS EQUINE MASSAGE OF MI Stephanie Layne – 313.319.6814 New Boston, MI (Wayne) M-05/18 Email: healinghandsequine@charter.net

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Free Evaluation of horse in movement. Licensed Massage Therapist. Certified in Equine Sports Massage and Bodywork through Equissage and Equi-Pair. References available. LADY ANN EQUINE MASSAGE – Ann Heins Howell, MI (Livingston) (S-11/18) 517.672.6057 Email: ladyannequine@yahoo.com

Battle Creek Hunt is seeking an independent contractor to manage club facilities, grounds and hound care. Position includes home, stables/ stalls, arenas, pastures, etc. Bill Hajek – 269.217.3624 Augusta, MI (Kalamazoo) (M-05/18) Email: foxhorn53@comcast.net


Horses In Harmony therapeutic massage for horse and rider, since 2001. Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist, Reiki practitioner. “Like” Horses In Harmony on Facebook. HORSES IN HARMONY – Candy Cornell Howell, MI (Livingston) (M-05/18) 810.923.5003, horsesinharmony@att.net www.horsesinharmony.webs.com

EQUINE EQUIPMENT Haygain brand hay steamer. All parts in great condition. Email: susannebaird@yahoo.com Sue Baird 517.304.9122 Fowlerville, MI (Livingston) (M-05/18) Saddle For Sale: 17” English All Purpose, Nice Saddlery brand, out of England. Very comfortable, exc. condition. Comes w/fittings, girth and show pad. Used for Jumping/Dressage. $575 firm. Linda – 810.986.0528 Flint, MI (Genesee) (M-05/18) Email: houston312@comcast.net

Foaling Help Wanted – 2017 #1 Overall Arabian Breeder needs a person to assist foaling out mares at St. Clair Farm. Experience necessary. SHEA STABLE, Marty Shea St. Clair Twp., MI (St. Clair) (M-05/18) 810.329.6392, email: sheastable@aol.com MiPonderosa Is Hiring. We are currently looking for barn laborers to join our team! Openings for afternoon shifts are available immediately. Pay starts at $9.25 per hr. with the potential for raises. MiPONDEROSA – www.miponderosa.com Kristin Richards – 248.919.6979 South Lyon, MI (Oakland) (M-05/18) Email: miponderosa.kristin@outlook.com

HORSE CAMPS Ranch Summer Camp for kids grades K-12. Learn safe horsemanship while having fun! Campers feed, groom, tack, & enjoy mounted lessons, trail rides, equine science, & traditional camp fun. WANAKE RANCH SUMMER CAMP 330.756.2333, info@campwanake.org Beach City, OH (Stark County) M-05/18 www.CampWanake.org



K & J HORSE & FARM SITTING – Do you need to get away? Call K & J! Also offering natural horsemanship and training. K & J PET SITTING Kim – 248.667.2185 cell. Milford, MI (Oakland) (S-06/18)

FARRIER SERVICE Serving the Jackson, Lansing and Grand Rapids area. We’ll take care of your horse’s needs. PELHAM FARRIER SERVICE Joshua 616. 647.7781 Hunter 616.902.9190, Brian 616.902.0560 Vermontville, MI (Eaton) M-05/18


10 acres with indoor arena. Beautiful, updated 2 story 3,600 sq. ft., 5 bedroom, 3 bath home. New kitchen, granite counter tops. Hardwood floors, finished walkout. Massive man cave. 2 car att. garage. Offered at $434,900. MORGAN & MILZOW REALTORS Sandy Lawrence (PM-05/18) (248) 892-1324 Email: sandyklawrence@outlook.com 31 total acres of highly productive farm land near Morenci, MI. Can also be purchased as 21 acres, or 10 acres separately for $4,000 per acre. Add to your farming operation, great building site. Paved road, one mile from Ohio line. $4,000 per acre. FAUST REAL ESTATE, LLC (M-05/18) Call Diana – 517.270.3646 Morenci, MI (Lenawee) Buying and Selling Farms, vacant land or recreational parcels throughout Michigan. Call Doug Beasley – 517.260.2939 FAUST REAL ESTATE, LLC (S-06/18)

FOR RENT/LEASE Apartment on Horse Farm: One bedroom, large living room, kitchen, utility room. Located on 100 acre horse farm. Perfect for couple with horses. Need someone that can take care of owners horses and some maintenance. $750 per month. Possible rent abatement or salary for right people. Mature, serious persons with good work ethic. Call Ina – 517.294.0328 Howell, MI (Livingston) M-05/18 Large barn with 25 stalls – includes 60x120 indoor arena, 90x150 outdoor arena, large hayloft for storage and efficient feeding. Paddocks and pastures available as well. Call Jenny – 810.231.1534 or 810.814.0084 Pinckney/Hamburg Area (Livingston) M-05/18


16888 Milwaukee Rd., Dundee, MI – Lovely 4 bedroom home on a 5 acre horse farm. 40x64 pole barn with 5 horse stalls, and 2 kennels. 4 outdoor pastures, and run-in shed. HOWARD HANNA REAL ESTATE SERVICES Jenn Kerstetter, Realtor – 248.640.5548 Dundee, MI (Monroe) P-04/18 Email: jennkerstetter@howardhanna.com Website: jennkerstetter.howardhanna.com

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2004 AQHA Dun Broodmare – “April Shines.” Sound and broke, but hasn’t been rode in years. Blind in one eye, easy keeper, carries roan gene. Granddaughter of Shining Spark. Asking $1,200. Kayla DeWitt – 810.834.6195 Lapeer, MI (Lapeer) (M-05/18) Email: skipsimaster@gmail.com


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9 Year Old Mare – Reg. Quarter Horse, buckskin, 15 hands. No issues, good prospect, sweet with good manners. Gorgeous! Needs a good home. Downsizing. $500. Please leave a message if no answer, all calls will be returned! Arthur – 810.406.6992 Millington, MI (Tuscola) (M-05/18)

Black/white pinto stallion for sale. MiniatureShetland blend. Hollywood Farms Uncommon Chrome offered for sale. “Chrome” was born in 2013. Went Supreme at first show as a 2-yearold. 33.5” tall, AMHR papers. $2,500. Smokey black gelding. Miniature-Shetland blend. Mi Mini’s Billy The Kid offered for sale. “Bill” was born in 2010. Shown at 2017 AMHR Nationals. 35” tall. $1,500. Started in cart. AMHR papers only. Text okay, email preferred. DEAD CREEK SHETLANDS Mackenzie Gray – 989.882.6392 Millington, MI (Tuscola) (M-05/18) Email: mack.n.enzies@gmail.com

Brighton Trail Riders Association: protecting the right to ride and camp with horses within the Brighton State Recreation Area; preserving the existing trail and campground facilities; and improving the trail system and facilities for all horsemen. Visit www.BrightonTrailRiders.com

PetersonWarmbloods.com Sales, Stud Service, Boarding, and Indoor Arena. We offer lessons with our expertly trained horses. 60+ years of experience. Call Kathy. PETERSON WARMBLOODS – Kathy Peterson Highland, MI (Oakland) (S-06/18) 248.887.4303 Purebred Arabian Mare – Broodmare prospect, 16 yrs. old, chestnut, 15.3 hands. Egyptian and Polish race and endurance bloodlines. She was top race mare as a 3 yr. old. I am retiring after 40 yrs. in the business. Leon Silber 248.628.4470 Leonard, MI (Oakland) M-05/18

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SADDLE REPAIR Saddle Repair and Leather Work. New & used saddles, tack bought & sold. Complete leather repair available. Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9:30-7pm & Sunday 12pm-5pm. JIM'S QUALITY SADDLE CO. – Jim Moule Milford, MI (Oakland) (S-11/18) 248.887.4829

SHOW CLOTHES Gently used show clothes and tack at affordable prices. Visit our website or check us out on our Facebook page! BEHIND THE BIT TACK – Cat Guenther While Lake, MI (Oakland) (M-05/18) 248.505.9533, Email: cguenther@ashmi.org www.behindthebittack.com

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Great Lakes Distance Riding Association is dedicated to the education and promotion of participation in equestrian competitive distance riding events throughout the state of Michigan. Come experience trails in a whole new way! Visit us online at: www.gldrami.org Highland Trail Riders Association: Our organization is dedicated to maintaining and preserving the equestrian trails in the Highland Recreation Area. Come ride with us! highlandtrailriders.com Hungerford Trail Riders Association is committed to preserve, protect and improve the equine trails at the Hungerford Recreation area. The Hungerford Campground opens May 1st-Oct. 31st. Like our Facebook page “Hungerford Trail Riders Association” for event updates, or visit us online at: www.hungerfordtrailriders.org Kensington Trail Riders Association is looking for a few good people to join our trail club. If you would like to be a member, please contact Deanna Hanner at dshagency@aol.com or you can visit us online at kensingtontrailriders.org Ionia Horse Trails Association is here to preserve & protect trails at the Ionia State Rec. Area in cooperation with the DNR. Making a difference for future equestrians! Come and join us! Visit www.IoniaHorseTrailsAssociation.org Ortonville Recreation Equestrian Association: Ride the Hadley Hills with us and preserve, protect and improve the bridle trails and equestrian campground in OREA. Join us online at hadleyhills.com or call/text Karen 913.660.8012 Pontiac Lake Horseman’s Association (PLHA) is an organization dedicated to promote, improve and preserve the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area (PLRA) equestrian trails and equestrian camping facilities. Info regarding the organization, events, equestrian trails and rustic equestrian campground can be found online at www.plha.info Proud Lake Trail Riders: our mission is to preserve, promote, improve & expand the horse trail network in the Proud Lake State Recreation Area and in the state of Michigan. Visit www.proud laketrailriders.org or for more information contact Monica at 734.787.9396


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FREE LOGO OR PHOTO! Beautiful Boarding and training facility for all breeds & disciplines. Green horses & first-time riders welcome! Offering western dressage & short-term intensive training programs. Visit our website for more information. IRONWOOD FARM & DOROTHY MUELLER Leonard, MI (Oakland) (PS-09/18) Dorothy 313.215.1944 Email: ironwoodfarmdressage@yahoo.com www.ironwoodfarmequestrian.com FOUR POINTS FARM: Training, lessons, sales, judging, clinician services, and camps. Specializing in Equitation, Saddle Seat, Hunt Seat, Western, and Driving. Beginner through World Champion level instruction. FOUR POINTS FARM Commerce Twp., MI (Oakland) M-05/18 248.245.5587, email: m.hyde4pf@gmail.com www.fourpointsfarm.com Horse and Rider Workshops – Schedule too full for weekly lessons? Try a monthly workshop! Lameness, attitude, bio-mechanics a specialty. Traveling clinics/lessons. Like us on Facebook. EQUINE TRAINING CONSULTING Karin Bielefeld – 269.470.5007 Bangor, MI (Van Buren) (M-05/18) Email: karinbielefeld@gmail.com Lessons, Training, Leasing & Sales – Beginner through advanced, English & Western, including jumpers, eventing, barrels, pleasure and more. Find us on Facebook. www.phoenixeqcenter.com PHOENIX EQUESTRIAN CENTER Rachel Blaha – 734.660.5151 Tipton, MI (Lenawee) M-05/18 Email: cequines@gmail.com

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APRIL 2018 APRIL 3-6 – Spring Break Riding Camp. Ages 7-16, all levels of riders' welcome. Wildwind Equestrian Center, 3935 W. Seven Mile Road, South Lyon, MI. Contact Kim Patterson at 248.486.7433, or www.wildwindstable.com APRIL 7 – Mini-Clinic on Horse Health. 4pm6pm. Learn about equine vitals. Wildwind Equestrian Ctr., 3935 W. Seven Mile Rd., South Lyon, MI. Call Kim Patterson at 248.486.7433, or www.wildwindstable.com APRIL 7-8 – Working Equitation 2 Day Clinic with National Championship trainers Howard and Erica Peet. Riders $125, auditors $25. Rach Riding Academy, 3380 Morrow Lane, Milford, MI. Karen Rach 586.242.7351, or visit us online: www.rachridingacademy.com APRIL 7-8 – Yvonne Barteau Dressage Clinic. Rider spots available, auditors both days. Brilliant Reflection Farm, 490 Rissman Lane, Ortonville, MI. Barbra Reis 248.670.9031, email blondmane@yahoo.com. Forms online at: www.brilliantreflectionfarm.com APRIL 8 – Executive Farms Tack Sale 10am3pm and Fun Show, noon start. Tack sale to benefit Equine Escape, Inc. Call for a table! Food on grounds. Executive Farms, 5531 Atlas Rd., Grand Blanc, MI. 704.860.7762 call/text. APRIL 14 – Miniature Horse Pull, 1:00 pm, Branch County Fairgrounds, 262 S Sprague St, Coldwater, MI. Proceeds to benefit the Branch County Humane Society. Contact Tom Brockway at 517.639.8378, or Doris 517.617.6417, email: dorissowle@yahoo.com APRIL 14 – MSU Norma Agnew Memorial Hairy Horse Show. 8:30am start. MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI. Contact Taylor Fabus, tenlenta@msu.edu. Stalls online at: https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3645. Showbill at: http://www.canr.msu.edu/ans/ extension/ horse_youth_programs/ APRIL 14 – Willowbrooke Farms Winter Series Dressage Schooling Show Finals. Willowbrooke Farms, 7461 Brookville Rd., Plymouth, MI. Call Jennifer 313.938.9211, willowbrooke-farm.com APRIL 14-15 – MHJA/Haverhill Farm “C” & “Pony” Show at Hunter's Run Farm, 9241 Secor Road, Temperance, MI. Call 734.856. 2404, or online at: www.mhja.org ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • APRIL 2018

APRIL 15 – Sleepy Hollow Trail Riders Rotten Egg Hunt. 2pm start, non-equestrian youth Easter Egg Hunt. Sleep Hollow State Park, Equestrian Staging Area, 7835 Price Rd., Laingsburg, MI. Pat Brown 517.651.5984, or online at: shtra.org APRIL 21-22 – Equine Chiropractic Technique Seminar, All Hands-On. Learn to adjust horses from Dr. Daniel Kamen, D.C., author of The Well Adjusted Horse. To be held in Davisburg, MI. Call 1.800.742.8433, email: dkamen4492@ aol.com, or www.animalchiropractic.com

APRIL 27-29 – MQHYA Spartan Spctacular. MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. Contact MQHA office at 616.225.8211, email: mqha@hotmail.com or online at: www.miquarterhorse.com APRIL 28 – Buchanan Westerners Open Show. 14665 Mead Road, Buchanan, MI. Entries 7:30am, show starts 8:30am. Email Chrissy Bradford at buchananwesterners @outlook.com or you can find us online at: www.buchananwesterners.com

APRIL 21 – Liberty Stables Open Barn, noon to 4pm. Come see our new home at Bittersweet Farms, 10421 S. Raisin Center Hwy., Adrian, MI. Contact Caitie Ilich 248.891.2067, email: c.ilich@hotmail.com or find us on Facebook.

APRIL 28 – Dressage Schooling Show, 11am start. Intro thru 2nd Level, Western Dressage Tests. Brilliant Reflection Farm, 490 Rissman Lane, Ortonville, MI. Contact Barbra Reis 248.670.9031, blondmane@yahoo.com or www.brilliantreflectionfarm.com

APRIL 21 – Mini-Clinic on Grooming and Saddling. 4pm to 6pm. Wildwind Equestrian Center, 3935 W. Seven Mile Rd., South Lyon, MI. Contact Kim Patterson at 248.486.7433, or wildwindec@gmail.com, or visit us online at: www.wildwindstable.com

APRIL 28 – Red Flannel Saddle Club Casual Pleasure Show. 8:30 am start. Red Flannel Saddle Club, 6272 21 Mile Rd., Sand Lake, MI. Contact Marilyn Lomashewich 616.696.8303, email: lomashew@netonecom.net, or http:// redflannelsaddleclub.org/2018/teddybear.pdf

APRIL 21 – Spring Tune-Up Clinic, 10am-4pm. Workshop includes: saddle fitting evaluation, conditioning plan, riding. WillowTree Equestrian Center, 60187 34th Ave., Bangor, MI. Karin Bielefeld 269.470.5007, email: karin bielefeld@gmail.com, or find us on Facebook.

APRIL 28-29 – Levi Beechy Horsemanship & Obstacle Training Clinic. Obstacle Speed Chall. 29th. $250 per horse/rider combo. Audit $20. Levi’s Boarding & Training Center, 1340 South M-33, West Branch, MI. Contact Kathy 989.390.1838, katmccully@hotmail.com

APRIL 21 – Waterloo Hunt Club Annual Hunter Trials. 9:30am start. Waterloo Recreation Area, 11500 Glenn Road, Grass Lake, MI. Contact Arlene at 517.522.3409, or online at www.waterloohunt.com

APRIL 28 – Willowbrooke Farms Local Member Show. Willowbrooke Farms, 7461 Brookville Road, Plymouth, MI. Call Jennifer at 313.938. 9211, or visit www.willowbrookefarm.com for more information.

APRIL 21 – ZCI 25th Anniversary Sale! 9am3pm, Special Sales. Free refreshments, hotdogs and hamburgers. ZCI Feed Sales, 7077 Peet Rd., Chesaning, MI. 989.845.6913 or find us on Facebook.

APRIL 28-29 – Buckskin Horse Assoc. of MI ABRA and Open Show. 7:30am start. Ingham County Fairgrounds, 700 E. Ash St, Mason, MI. Stall reservations: Courtney, email: mibuckskin1967@gmail.com or online at: www.michiganbuckskin.org

APRIL 21-22 – MHJA/Hunters Run Farm “B” & USEF Local Member Show. Hunter’s Run Farm, 9241 Secor Rd., Temperance, MI. Call 734.856.2404, or online at: www.mhja.org APRIL 21-22 – National Little Britches Assoc. of MI Rodeo both days. 10 am start. Tyler Arena (Tom’s Western Store), 8982 E. M-21, Ovid, MI. Online at: www.nlbraofmi.com or visit www.tomswesternstore.com APRIL 22 – Custer’s Cowboys New Shooter Clinic. Reg. 10am, Clinic 11am-2pm. Bring your horse! $70, includes 30 rounds of ammo. R Bar C Ranch, 3341 E. Marshall Rd., Elsie, MI. Clayton/Jolyn Case 989.307.0915, 989.666. 3820, email: clayjorbarc@yahoo.com (46)

APRIL 28-29 – MI State Pinto (MSPBO) and All Breed Horse Show. Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, 2900 Hibbard Rd., Corunna, MI. Email us at: michiganstatepintobreeders@ yahoo.com or online at: www.mspbo.org APRIL 29 – Barry County Open 50/50 Fuzzy Show and Clinic. Show clothes optional. Boots, long pants, helmet 19 & under. Barry County Fairgrounds, 1350 M-37, Hastings, MI. Contact Theresa 269.838.2308, or email Kathy Kulikowski: kherp@mei.net (Show 1 of 3) Free Show & Event Dates saddleupmag.com/calendar.html WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Show & Event Dates APRIL 29 – Spartan Spectacular Arabian Horse Auction. Preview noon, auction 2pm. MSU Horse Teaching & Research Center, 3327 Collins Rd., Lansing, MI. Contact Manager, Paula Hitzler 517.355.7484, email: phitzler@ msu.edu, online at: www.msuarabians.com APRIL 29 – Willowbrooke Farms Winter Series Hunter/Jumper Schooling Show Finals. Willowbrooke Farms, 7461 Brookville Rd., Plymouth, MI. Contact Jennifer at 313.938. 9211, online at www.willowbrooke-farm.com

MAY 2018 MAY 4 – Boots-N-Jeans Speed Show, 5pm9pm. Branch County Fairgrounds, 262 S. Sprague St., Coldwater, MI. Contact Ginger via email: grussell53199@hotmail.com or Donna email: donnajmarsh222@yahoo.com or call 517.617.2436 for more information. MAY 4-6 – MI Reining Horse Assoc. Delta Classic. 8am start. Midland Co. Fairgrounds, 6905 Eastman Ave., Midland, MI. Show contact Deena Dunkle 989.233.7157, email: deenadunkle@me.com, or www.mrha.org MAY 4-6 – John Lassetter Dressage Clinic, 9am-5pm. Auditors $15 per day, bring a chair. Lunch included. Fair Play Farm, 2626 Brocker Rd., Metamora, MI. Contact Patricia Toth 810.614.1381, email: eliot19@comcast.net or find Fair Play Farm on Facebook. MAY 5 – Boots-N-Jeans Get Up & Go Fuzzy Show, 9am. Branch County Fairgrounds, 262 S. Sprague St., Coldwater, MI. Contact Ginger via email: grussell53199@hotmail.com or Donna, email: donnajmarsh222@yahoo.com, or call 517.617.2436 for more information. MAY 5 – Fuzzy Clinic Training Show, 10am start. Camp McGregor, 10380 Adams Rd., Clark Lake, MI. Contact Kristin Fouty at 517.769.5128, email: dkrkristin@gmail.com. Showbill available online at: www.jackson county4hhorsecouncil.com MAY 5 – PTRA Blessing of the Horse, 10am. Hosted by Pinckney Trail Riders Association at the equestrian staging area (off of Monks Rd., west of Cedar Lake Road). Camping at the staging area Friday & Saturday nights! Call 734.878.2975, www.pinckneytrailriders.com MAY 5 – Yoder Bros. Large Horse & Carriage Spring Consignment Auction. 9am start, carriages, carts, tack, 4 auction rings. Isabella County Fairgrounds, 500 N. Mission Rd., Mt Pleasant, MI. Yoder Bros. Auction Service, Contact Leroy & Willis Yoder 989.386.9082

MAY 5-6 – Bluewater Pleasure Horse Assoc. Show. Goodells Co. Park Fairgrounds, 8326 County Park Dr, Goodells, MI. Visit us online at: www.bwpha.com or find us on Facebook. MAY 5-6 – Buchanan Westerners Open Show, Entries open 7:30am, show starts 8:30am. 14665 Mead Road, Buchanan, MI. Contact Chrissy Bradford 269.362.2915, email buchananwesterners@outlook.com or online at: www.buchananwesterners.com

MAY 6 – Tri-County Horseman’s Association Open Horse Show. 8:30am start. Sanford Park, 13225 N. Sanford Rd., Milan, MI. Contact Judy 734.260.2916, tchamilan@yahoo.com, online at: www.tcha-milan2.webs.com or find us on Facebook. MAY 11-14 – Bryan Neubert Clinic. Fri-Sun Horsemanship, Colt Starting Monday morning. Blue Gates Horse Farm, Fenton, MI. Contact Kathy 810.515.0115 (text okay), or email: kathyjmalone@gmail.com

MAY 5-6 – Central MI Horseman’s Assoc. Fuzzy Show, 8am start. Proceeds to American Cancer Society Relay For Life. Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, 2900 Hibbard Road, Corunna, MI. Call Katie 989.666.4867, email: cmhasecretary@gmail.com, www.cmha.info

MAY 11-13 – MQHA Great Lakes Spring Classic. MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. MQHA office 616.225.8211, email: mqha@hotmail.com or visit us online at: www.miquarterhorse.com

MAY 5-6 – Genesee County Warm and Fuzzy Show. Show starts 8:30am. Cummings Event Center, 6130 East Mt Morris Rd., Mt Morris, MI. Contact Kirsten Lahti 248.514.8789, email: klahtipmp@gmail.com or online at: www.gchla4h.com

MAY 12 – Extreme Mountain Trail Course, hosts: Holland Western Saddle Club, 2:30 pm start. Pay & Play: member $20, non-member $30. HWSC, 3856 61st St., Holland, MI. Email: hollandwestern@protonmail.com, or online at: www.hollandwestern.net, or on Facebook.

MAY 5-6 – Green As Grass Sprint Cattle Clinic. Beginner to advanced riders. All cattle classes covered. Limited to 10 riders a day. Gilliland Horse & Cattle Co., 8435 Bowers Rd., Imlay City, MI. Contact Stephanie 810.614.3778, or email: stephanie@sthartdesigns.com

MAY 12 – MMOHSC Fuzzy Horse Show. Show clothes optional. 9am start. Isabella County Fairgrounds, 500 N. Mission Rd., Mt. Pleasant, MI. Find us on Facebook or check our website: www.mmohsc.com

MAY 5-6 – MI Appaloosa Horse Assoc. Spring Show, 8am start. Ingham County Fairgrounds, North end indoor arena,700 E Ash St, Mason, MI. Contact Michelle Stirling 586.929.6352, or email: appaloosastalls@yahoo.com or online at: www.michappclub.com MAY 5-6 – National Little Britches Assoc. of MI Rodeo, both days. 10 am start. Tyler Arena (Tom’s Western Store), 8982 E. M-21, Ovid, MI. Online at: www.nlbraofmi.com or visit www.tomswesternstore.com MAY 6 – Eaton Special Riding Open Horse Show, Judging: Rich Fitch. Eaton County Fairgrounds, 1025 Cochran Ave, Charlotte, MI. Contact Dorothy Childs 517.627.8888, email: pchilds_2004@yahoo.com or on Facebook Eaton Special Riding Volunteer Association. MAY 6 – Gratiot Agricultural Society All Breed Show. 10 am start. Gratiot Ag Expo Fairgrounds, 932 S. Pine River St., Ithaca, MI. Contact Angie Bailey 989.875.4686, text okay, email: bailey_angie@hotmail.com MAY 6 – Open Speed Show, 12:30 pm start. 6 events, 5 age divisions. La Arena Solana, 3056 Lee Rd. (South of Centerline Road), Saranac, MI. Call 616.427.5668 for more information.

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MAY 12 – Oakland County Kick-Off Fuzzy Open Horse Show. Show clothes optional. 8:30am start. Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg, MI. Visit us online: www.oakhc.org for more information. MAY 12-13 – American Horsemen Challenge at Enchanted Acres. 5347 Grand Blanc Rd., Swartz Creek, MI. Find us on Facebook or visit: www.americanhorsemenchallenge.com MAY 12-13 – Custers Cowboys Match. Sat 11am: 4 STAGE DP, Sun 11am: 4 STAGE DP. R Bar C Ranch, 3341 E. Marshall Rd., Elsie, MI. Contact Clayton or Jolyn at 989.307.0915, 989.666.3820 or www.custerscowboys.com MAY 12-13 – Janet Foy Dressage Two Day Clinic. Auditing available. Brilliant Reflection Farm, 490 Rissman Lane, Ortonville, MI. Contact Barbra Reis 248.670.9031, email blondmane@yahoo.com. Forms avail. online at: www.brilliantreflectionfarm.com MAY 12-13 – MI State Pinto (MSPBO) All Breed Open Show. Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, 2900 Hibbard Rd., Corunna, MI. Contact Susan via email: michiganstatepinto breeders@yahoo.com or www.mspbo.org ALL SHOW & EVENT LISTINGS ARE FREE! WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Show & Event Dates MAY 12-13 – Nate Bowers Driving Clinic, 9am-5pm. How to train your horse to drive. Full Circle Farm, 5180 Grange Hall Rd., Holly, MI. Contact Courtney 989.225.1702, email: info@full360.horse, www.full360.horse MAY 12-13 – Amy Bowers Jumping Clinic, 9am-5pm. Natural horsemanship principles on how to jump (horse and rider). Full Circle Farm, 5180 Grange Hall Rd., Holly, MI. Contact Courtney Clarke at 989.225.1702, or email: info@full360.horse, www.full360.horse

MAY 19-20 – FQHR of MI Show for FQHR registered horses. Cow horse and show classes. Isabella County Fairgrounds, 500 N. Mission Rd., Mt Pleasant, MI. Contact Deb Horren 810.407.0252, email: horendebbie@ aol.com, or visit www.michigan-fqhr.com

MAY 25-28 – Sleepy Hollow Trail Riders Memorial Weekend Campover. Poker Run, Potluck. Sleepy Hollow State Park Staging Area, 7835 Price Rd., Laingsburg, MI. Contact Marsha 989.661.2541, email: marken68@ aol.com, or online: www.shtra.org

MAY 19-20 – Hadley Hills CMO. NACMO sanctioned, MiCMO event. Fund-raiser for Ortonville Recreation Area. Ortonville Rec. Area, Ortonville, MI. Contact Steve and Vera, email: fletchrider@frontier.com, 810.793.3558. Visit nacmo.org online or find us on Facebook.

MAY 26 – WMAHA Community Horse Show, 8:30 am start. All Breed Classes. Berlin Fairgrounds, 2008 Berlin Fair Dr., Marne, MI. Sherry Nugent 616.446.7429, email: sinugent 6078@yahoo.com, or visit www.wmaha.org

MAY 12-14 – John Lassetter Dressage Clinic, 9am-5pm. Auditors $15 per day, bring a chair. Lunch included. Fair Play Farm, 2626 Brocker Rd., Metamora, MI. Contact Patricia Toth 810.614.1381, email: eliot19@comcast.net or find Fair Play Farm on Facebook.

MAY 19-20 – MHJA/WinAGin “C” and “Pony” show at Willowbrooke Farm, 7461 Brookville Rd., Plymouth, MI. Jennifer 313.938.9211, online at: www.willowbrooke-farm.com or online at: www.mhja.org

MAY 13 – Floral City Open Show Circuit, 8:30 am start. Monroe County Fairgrounds, 3775 S. Custer Rd., Monroe, MI. Call 734.931.6004, email: huntfronts@hotmail.com, or showbill: monroecounty4-hhorsenpony.webs.com

MAY 19-20 – National Little Britches Assoc. of MI Rodeo, both days. 10 am start. Tyler Arena (Tom’s Western Store), 8982 E. M-21, Ovid, MI. Online at: www.nlbraofmi.com or visit www.tomswesternstore.com

MAY 13 – Rose City Show Circuit Open Fun Show, 8am start. Camp McGregor, 10380 Adams Rd., Clark Lake, MI. Contact Megan 517.206.7450, meganmojton@msn.com, online at: http://www.jacksoncounty4hhorse council.com/rose_city_shows_information

MAY 19-20 – Red Flannel Saddle Club Casual Pleasure Show, Saturday 8:30am. Sunday Speed Show, 9am. Red Flannel Saddle Club, 6272 21 Mile Rd., Sand Lake, MI. Contact Julie at 616.427.9514, horse1sam@yahoo.com, or online at www.redflannelsaddleclub.org

MAY 18-20 – MI Apple Blossom Classic Open Horse Show. MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. Call 517.655.4712, email: rtrainct@aol.com, online at: www.michigan appleblossomclassic.com, or on Facebook.

MAY 20 – Open Speed Show, 12:30 pm start. 6 events, 5 age divisions. La Arena Solana, 3056 Lee Rd. (South of Centerline Road), Saranac, MI. Call 616.427.5668 for more info.

MAY 19 – 9th Annual Colt Starting Clinic with Tim Scarberry. Held 12pm-4pm. Wind Walker Farms, 9204 Valley View Drive, Fenton, MI. Call Tim at 810.287.2415, find us on Facebook, or at: www.windwalkertraining.com MAY 19 – Extreme Mountain Trail Course, hosts: Holland Western Saddle Club, 2:30 pm start. Pay & Play: member $20, non-member $30. HWSC, 3856 61st St., Holland, MI. Email: hollandwestern@protonmail.com, or online at: www.hollandwestern.net, or on Facebook. MAY 19-20 – Central MI Horseman’s Assoc. Open/Approved Show, 8am start. Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, 2900 Hibbard Road, Corunna, MI. Call Katie 989.666.4867, email: cmhasecretary@gmail.com, www.cmha.info

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MAY 20 – Tri-County Horseman’s Association Open Horse Show. 8:30am start. Sanford Park, 13225 N. Sanford Rd., Milan, MI. Contact Judy at 734.260.2916, tchamilan@yahoo.com, online at: www.tcha-milan2.webs.com or find us on Facebook. MAY 25-28 – MQHA Summer Series. Midland County Fairgrounds, 6905 Eastman Avenue, Midland, MI. MQHA office 616.225.8211, email: mqha@hotmail.com or visit us online at: www.miquarterhorse.com MAY 25-27 – Ingham County Fair Foundation Memorial Open and Dressage Show. Ingham County Fairgrounds, 700 E. Ash St., Mason, MI. Contact Steve Taylor 517.420.7505, or for Dressage email Debbie: bingha13@msu.edu, or find us on Facebook. MAY 25-27 – MHJA/Haverhill Farm “B” and USEF Show at WinAGin Farm, 3610 Delano Rd., Oxford, MI. Call 248.628.2296, or online at: www.mhja.org

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MAY 26-27 – MMOHSC Tally Ho Sanctioned Show. Show clothes optional. 9am start. Isabella County Fairgrounds, 500 N. Mission Rd., Mt. Pleasant, MI. Find us on Facebook or check our website at: www.mmohsc.com

JUNE 2018 JUNE 1-3 – 9-5 CMO. NACMO sanctioned, MiCMO event. No experience necessary! Silver Creek County Park, 3900 134th Ave. Hamilton, MI. Contact Vicki 269.244.9913, email: vickihorsley@yahoo.com or visit us online nacmo.org. Find us on Facebook too! JUNE 1-3 – Stoney Ridge Farm B & Pony Show. MHJA approved show. Held at: Hunter’s Run Farm, 9241 Secor Road, Temperance, MI. Call 734.856.2404, or visit us online at: www.mhja.org JUNE 2 – Milford Trail Blazers/Young Riders Open Horse Show. 8:30am start. Oakland County Open Horse Show Circuit. Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg, MI. Online at: www.oakhc.org JUNE 3 – Davisburg Triple B’s Open Horse Show. 8:30am start. Oakland County Open Horse Show Circuit. Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg, MI. Online at: www.oakhc.org JUNE 2-3 – American Horsemen Challenge at Enchanted Acres. 5347 Grand Blanc Road, Swartz Creek, MI. Find us on Facebook or visit: www.americanhorsemenchallenge.com JUNE 2-3 – Buchanan Westerners Open Show, Entries open 7:30am, show starts 8:30am. 14665 Mead Road, Buchanan, MI. Contact Chrissy Bradford 269.362.2915, email: buchananwesterners@outlook.com or online at: www.buchananwesterners.com JUNE 2-3 – Buckskin Horse Assoc. of MI Weekend Show. ABRA approved, all breeds. Shiawassee Co. Fairgrounds, 2900 Hibbard Rd., Corunna, MI. Stall reservations Courtney, email: mibuckskin1967@gmail.com or online at: www.michiganbuckskin.org WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Show & Event Dates JUNE 2-3 – Communication with Your Horse Clinic. Clinician Michael Gascon. Open to all breeds. 9am-4pm. 141 Mayer Rd., Wales, MI. Christine Collins 586.405.2474, email: cccollins_2000@yahoo.com, or visit Michael online at: www.gasconhorsemanship.com

JUNE 9 – Extreme Mountain Trail Course, hosts: Holland Western Saddle Club, 2:30 pm start. Pay & Play: member $20, non-member $30. HWSC, 3856 61st St., Holland, MI. Email: hollandwestern@protonmail.com, online at: www.hollandwestern.net, or on Facebook.

JUNE 16 – Leaders Day 4-H Open Show, 8:30 am start. Livingston Co. 4-H Horse Committee points approved. Cohoctah Horse Park, 6258 Preston Rd., Cohoctah, MI. Contact Michelle 517.376.2859, or http://msue.anr.msu.edu/ county/livingston/livingston_county_4_h

JUNE 2-3 – Genesee Co. 4-H Horse Leaders Assoc. Open Show. 8:30 am start. Cummings Event Center, 6130 E. Mt. Morris Road, Mt. Morris, MI. Contact Lori Eastwood at 810.691.8365, email: eastwoodacres@aol. com or visit us online at: www.gchla4h.com

JUNE 9 – Silver Spurs 4-H Club Annual Open Show, 8am start. Calhoun County Fairgrounds, (Back Arena) 720 Fair St., Marshall, MI. Show contact Becki Hagaman 269.986.1250, email: beckrida@gmail.com

JUNE 16-17 – American Horsemen Challenge at OBar Ranch. 608 Kubacki Road, Gaylord, MI. Find us on Facebook or visit us online at: www.americanhorsemenchallenge.com

JUNE 2-3 – National Little Britches Assoc. of MI Rodeo, both days. 10 am start. Tyler Arena (Tom’s Western Store), 8982 E. M-21, Ovid, MI. Online at: www.nlbraofmi.com or visit www.tomswesternstore.com JUNE 2-3 – WMAR Red, White and Blue Appaloosa Show. 8am start. Ingham County Fairgrounds (North end indoor arena), 700 E. Ash St., Mason, MI. Contact Amy Schweiger 810.602.8996, appaloosastalls@yahoo.com, online at: www.wmarapp.org JUNE 3 – Blue Water Miniature Horse Club Show, 8:30 am start. Open to all! Wolcott Farm, 65775 Wolcott Rd., Ray, MI. Contact Bonnie 810.384.6023, email: missbonnie@ frontier.com, online at: www.bwmhc.org JUNE 3 – Brandie Corlew-Feasal Memorial Show. 8:30 am start. Casual AM, Speed PM. Red Flannel Saddle Club, 6272 21 Mile Road, Sand Lake, MI. Contact Julie 616.427.9514, email: horse1sam@yahoo.com or http://red flannelsaddleclub.org/2018/events.html JUNE 3 – Open Speed Show, 12:30 pm start. 6 events, 5 age divisions. La Arena Solana, 3056 Lee Rd. (South of Centerline Road), Saranac, MI. Call 616.427.5668 for more info. JUNE 6 – River Run Horse Shows Pleasure Series, 6:15 PM start. Kent County Fairgrounds, 225 Hudson Street, Lowell, MI. Call 616.394.4018, find us on Facebook or online at: www.riverrunhorseshows.weebly.com JUNE 8-10 – Blue Ribbon Driving Show, Derby and Clinic. 8am start. Rattlewood Farm, 1935 Ray Rd., Oxford, MI. Contact Judi Campbell 517.575.5547, or email: avalonmews@ yahoo.com, or visit www.mhdva.org JUNE 8-10 – MI Reining Horse Assoc. SlideIn, 8am start. Midland County Fairgrounds, 6905 N. Eastman Rd., Midland, MI. Show contact Deena Dunkle 989.233.7157, email: deenadunkle@me.com, or www.mrha.org

JUNE 9-10 – Bluewater Pleasure Horse Association Show. Huron County Fairgrounds, 501 Fair Street, Bad Axe, MI. Visit us online at: www.bwpha.com, or find us on Facebook. JUNE 9-10 – Central MI Horseman’s Assoc. Point Approved Show, 8am start. Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, 2900 Hibbard Road, Corunna, MI. Call Katie 989.666.4867, email: cmhasecretary@gmail.com, www.cmha.info JUNE 9-10 – Great Lakes Buckskin Assoc. Double Judged All Breed Horse Show. 9am start. IBHA, Mini & Ranch Horse Classes. MSU Pavilion (South Barn), 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. Online at: www.glbahorse.org JUNE 11-15 – Foxfield Arabians Summer Horse Camp, 8am-3pm daily. $250 per child. Foxfield Arabians, 9404 100th St. SE, Alto, MI. Contact Kim Frederick 616.560.3477, email: foxfieldarabians@yahoo.com, or online at: www.foxfieldarabians.com

JUNE 16-17 – FQHR of MI Show for FQHR registered horses. Cow horse and show classes. Isabella County Fairgrounds, 500 N. Mission Rd., Mt Pleasant, MI. Contact Deb Horren 810.407.0252, email: horendebbie@ aol.com, or visit www.michigan-fqhr.com JUNE 16-17 – National Little Britches Assoc. of MI Year End Finals. Rodeo Saturday. Breakfast, meeting, awards Sunday. Tyler Arena (Tom’s Western Store), 8982 E. M-21, Ovid, MI. Online at: www.nlbraofmi.com or visit www.tomswesternstore.com JUNE 16-17 – Windermere C Show, MHJA approved. Windermere Equestrian Center, 20615 Dunham Rd., Clinton Twp. Call 586.465.2170 or visit: www.mhja.org JUNE 17 – Mackinac Island Lilac Parade. Mackinac Horsemen’s Assoc. Father’s Day Parade. Starts on Main St., Mackinac Island, MI. Contact Ashley 906.847.8034, email: info@mackinachorses.org, or visit us online at: www.mackinachorses.org

JUNE 15-17 – Jeff Bujack QH Shows. AQHA, MQHA & NSBA approved. Midland County Fairgrounds, 6905 Eastman Ave., Midland, MI. MQHA office 616.225.8211, email: mqha@ hotmail.com or www.miquarterhorse.com

JUNE 17 – Open Speed Show, 12:30 pm start. 6 events, 5 age divisions. La Arena Solana, 3056 Lee Rd. (South of Centerline Road), Saranac, MI. Call 616.427.5668 for more info.

JUNE 15-17 – State 4-H Trail Ride & Family Camp Weekend. Camping, trail ride, activities, meals, more! D Bar D Campground, 7064 E. 64th St., Chase, MI. Email Taylor Fabus tenlenta@msu.edu, or http://www.canr.msu. edu/ans/extension/horse_youth_programs/

JUNE 17 – Tri-County Horseman’s Association Open Breed Horse Show. 8:30am start. Sanford Park, 13225 N. Sanford Rd., Milan, MI. Contact Judy 734.260.2916, email: tchamilan@yahoo.com, online at: www.tchamilan2.webs.com, or find us on Facebook.

JUNE 16 – Capitol Area Open Horse Show Circuit Open Show, 8:30am start. Ingham County Fairgrounds (South arena), 700 E. Ash St., Mason, MI. Contact Kara 517.894.4074, or Laura 517.795.7082

JUNE 17-21 – Oakland County 4-H Horse Camp. Children ages 9-19. Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg, MI. Become a counselor! Email Debbie at morga194@anr.msu.edu or visit us online at: www.oakhc.org

JUNE 16 – Eve of Father’s Day 45th Annual Horse Show sponsored by HVEC. 9am start. HVEC Grounds at Milford High School, 2380 Milford Rd., Highland, MI. Contact Caron Layman 248.830.2070, or visit us online at: www.hvec.info

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JUNE 20 – River Run Horse Shows Pleasure Series, 6:15 PM start. Kent County Fairgrounds, 225 Hudson Street, Lowell, MI. Call 616.394.4018, find us on Facebook or online at: www.riverrunhorseshows.weebly.com WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Show & Event Dates JUNE 22-24 – Floral City Open Show Circuit, 8:30 am start. Monroe County Fairgrounds, 3775 S. Custer Rd., Monroe, MI. Call 734.931.6004, email: huntfronts@hotmail. com, or showbill online at: monroecounty4hhorsenpony.webs.com/forms

JUNE 25-28 – Genesee County 4-H Horse Leaders Association Achievement Days Opening Ceremonies. 5pm main arena, banquet potluck in the 4-H barn. JUNE 26-28 Shows start each day at 8am. Visit us on Facebook, or at www.gchla4h.com

JUNE 23 – Boots & Saddle 4-H Club 46th Annual Open Show, 8:30am start. Ingham County Fairgrounds (South arena), 700 E. Ash St., Mason, MI. Contact Jean Maiville (text ok) 517.285.7161, email: jlmaiville@gmail.com

JUNE 28 – 20th Ann. Mackinac Horsemen’s Assoc. Cowboy Cookout Fundraiser. 5pm to 8pm. Mackinac Community Equestrian Ctr., 3800 British Landing Rd., Mackinac Island. Contact Ashley 906.847.8034, info@mack inachorses.org, www.mackinachorses.org

JUNE 23 – Buchanan Westerner’s Judges Feedback Open Show. Buchanan Westerner’s Riding Club, 14665 Mead Road, Buchanan, MI. Contact Chrissy Bradford 269.362.2915, email: buchananwesterners@outlook.com or online at: www.buchananwesterners.com JUNE 23 – Kenowa Saddle-Ites Open Show, 9am start. $125 added! Hudsonville Fairgrounds, 5235 Park Ave., Hudsonville, MI. Contact Karla Kuiper 616.318.9033, or visit us online at: www.kenowasaddleites.webs.com JUNE 23 – Paint Creek Valley Open Horse Show. 8:30am start. Oakland County Open Horse Show Circuit. Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg, MI. Online at: www.oakhc.org JUNE 22-24 – Hunter’s Run B & USEF Local Show. MHJA approved show. Hunter’s Run Farm, 9241 Secor Rd., Temperance, MI. Call 734.856.2404, or visit: www.mhja.org JUNE 23-24 – Mid MI Open Horse Show Circuit Cowgirl Up Sanctioned Show. Show clothes optional. 9am start. Isabella County Fairgrounds, 500 N. Mission Rd., Mt. Pleasant, MI. Find us on Facebook or check our website at: www.mmohsc.com JUNE 23-24 – Red Flannel Saddle Club Casual Pleasure Show, Saturday 8:30am. Sunday Speed Show, 9am. Red Flannel Saddle Club, 6272 21 Mile Rd., Sand Lake, MI. Contact Julie at 616.427.9514, horse1sam@yahoo.com, or online at www.redflannelsaddleclub.org JUNE 24 – Barry County Open 50/50 Fun Show. Show clothes optional. Boots, long pants, and helmet 19 and under. Barry County Fairgrounds, 1350 M-37, Hastings, MI. Contact Theresa 269.838.2308, or email Kathy Kulikowski: kherp@mei.net (Show 2 of 3)

JUNE 28-JULY 1 – Haverhill B & Pony Show at Win-A-Gin Farm. MHJA approved. Win-A-Gin Farm, 3610 Delano Rd., Oxford, MI. Call 248.628.2296 or visit us at: www.mhja.org

MICHIGAN AUCTIONS Geyer Hay and Straw Auction, held every Saturday, Hay and Straw 10am, Livestock 11am. Geyer Farm Service, 3040 Dietz Road, Williamston, MI. Call 517.655-6343 or 517. 881-7538, or www.geyerfarmservice.com 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 Hay Auction: Every Monday at 1pm. WindWalker Farms, 9204 Valley View Drive, Fenton, MI. Call Tim at (810) 287-2415 or online at: windwalkertraining.com

JUNE 30 – WMAHA Community Horse Show, 8:30 am start. All Breed Classes. Berlin Fairgrounds, 2008 Berlin Fair Dr., Marne, MI. Sherry Nugent 616.446.7429, email: sinugent 6078@yahoo.com, or visit www.wmaha.org

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 30-JULY 1 – Buckskin Horse Assoc. of MI Weekend Show. ABRA approved, all breeds. Midland County Fairgrounds, 6905 Eastman Ave., Midland, MI. Stall reservations Courtney, email: mibuckskin1967@gmail. com or online: www.michiganbuckskin.org

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

JUNE 30-JULY 1 – MI State Pinto (MSPBO) All Breed Open Show. Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, 2900 Hibbard Rd., Corunna, MI. Contact Susan via email: michiganstatepinto breeders@yahoo.com, or www.mspbo.org

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


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

TUESDAYS: Natural Horsemanship Course 1, April 3 – May 8, 6pm-8pm. Natural Horsemanship Course 2, May 22 – June 26, 6pm-8pm. Full Circle Farm, 5180 Grange Hall Rd., Holly, MI. Courtney Clarke 989.225.1702, email: info@360.horse, online: www.full360.horse WEDNESDAYS: Team Sorting Practice at The Orchard Arena, 5966 W. Sanilac Rd., Vassar, MI. 6pm start. $20 per person. Call 989.6733767, or at www.gwhorsesandtack.com SUNDAYS: Team Sorting Practice at Blue Ridge Stock Farm, Howell, MI. $20 cattle fee, all ages welcome, no experience necessary. 517.548-6899. Spring through Fall Only.

JUNE 24 – Rose City Show Circuit Open Fun Show, 8am start. Camp McGregor, 10380 Adams Rd., Clark Lake, MI. Contact Megan at 517.206.7450, meganmojton@msn.com, online at: http://www.jacksoncounty4hhorse council.com/rose_city_shows_information ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • APRIL 2018

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

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APRIL 2018 APRIL 4-8 – World Equestrian Center USEF Premier/Level 4 #14. WEC, 4095 State Route 730, Wilmington, OH. Show Secretary Julie Agar 248.892.6806, Stalls Caroline stallreser vations@wec.net, pre-entry at: horseshow ing.com, www.worldequestriancenter.com APRIL 5-8 – Advanced Cowgirl Boot Camp. Trails, roping, cow working, mounted & pistol shooting, wine tasting, swimming pool. $400. Smoke Rise Ranch, 6751 Hunterdon Rd., Glouster, OH. 740.767.2624 or email: smoke riseohio@gmail.com, or visit www.smoke riseranch.com APRIL 7 – Egg Hunt & Summer Camp Preview, 2pm-6pm. Celebrate Christ’s resurrection egg hunt, plus wagon tours, pony rides, rock climbing & more! Wanake Camp & Retreat, 9463 Manchester Ave. SW, Beach City, OH. Emily 330.756.2333, info@campwanake.org APRIL 7-8 – Eastern Ohio Quarter Horse Show, 8am start. Coliseum; Denny Hales Pavilion; Gilligan Complex, Paddock. Location: Ohio Expo Center, 717 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH. Visit Facebook or eoqha.us APRIL 7-8 – Majestic Farms USDF/USEF April Adventures Show. Majestic Farms, 5700 St. Rt. 132, Batavia, OH. Call 513.625.3055, or email: mainoffice@majestic farm.net, or visit www.majesticfarm.net APRIL 11-15 – World Equestrian Center #15. WEC, 4095 State Route 730, Wilmington, OH. Show Secretary Julie Agar 248.892.6806, Stalls Caroline: stallreservations@wec.net, pre-entry at: horseshowing.com, or online at: www.worldequestriancenter.com APRIL 12-15 – 51st Annual Equine Affaire. Learn from Dan James, Ken McNabb, Van Hargis and more. 9am-7pm daily. Tickets start at $15, parking $7. Ohio Expo Center, 717 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH. Call 740.845. 0085, or www.equineaffaire.com APRIL 14-15 – Colt Starting, Lynn Semingson. Got a new colt to start? Just need a tune up? Limited spots available. Smoke Rise Ranch , 6751 Hunterdon Rd., Glouster, OH. 740.767. 2624 or email: smokeriseohio@gmail.com, or online at: www.smokeriseranch.com

APRIL 14-15 – OMIQHA Single Day Shows, 8am start. AQHA, OMIQHA, NOQHA, OQHA, NSBA approved. Eden Park Equestrian Complex, 2607 Blayney Rd., Sunbury, OH. NOQHA show secretary Chris Darnell 330.697.6353, email: ccdarnell@aol.com, www.noqha.com

APRIL 27-29 – Ohio Ranch Horse Association Show. Henderson’s Arena, 739 Van Fossen Rd., Jackson, OH. Contact Amy Roberts at 740.819.8446 or Simone Marshall at 740.407.2286. Find us on Facebook or visit us at: www.ohioranchhorseassociation.com

APRIL 18-22 – World Equestrian Center #16. WEC, 4095 State Route 730, Wilmington, OH. Show Secretary Julie Agar 248.892.6806, Stalls Caroline: stallreservations@wec.net, pre-entry at: horseshowing.com, or online at: worldequestriancenter.com

APRIL 28 – Spring Horse Sale. 10am demos. 12pm sale begins. University of Findlay, Western Equestrian Program, 14700 US Route 68, Findlay, OH. Call 419.434.4656, or online at www.findlayequestrianevents.com/springhorse-sale/

APRIL 20-22 – Bring in the Spring Cattle Drive. Free to campers; $10 day fee everyone else. Smoke Rise Ranch Resort, 6751 Hunterdon Rd., Glouster, OH. 740.767.2624 or email: smokeriseohio@gmail.com, or online at: www.smokeriseranch.com

APRIL 28 – 6th Annual Farm & Home Flea Market & Tack Swap, 10am-5pm. Belmont County Fairgrounds, 45420 Roscoe Rd., St Clairsville, OH. Vendors welcome, concessions on grounds. Contact Larry Morris 740.238.1000, or Andrea Lude 304.780.4336.

APRIL 20-22 – OHAHA Spring Horse Show, Champions Center, 4122 Laybourne Road, Springfield, OH. Contact Cindy Clinton 937. 962.4336, email: cindy@cindyclinton.com or online at: www.ohaha.org

APRIL 28-29 – Ashland Paint & Plain Saddle Club show, 9am start. Ashland County Fairgrounds, 2042 Claremont Ave., Ashland, OH. President Chunk Watts 330.317.0945, or online at: www.ashlandpaintandplain.com

APRIL 21 – April Adventures Schooling Show. Majestic Farms, 5700 State Route 132, Batavia, OH. Call 513.625.3055, email: mainoffice@majesticfarm.net, or online at: www.majesticfarm.net APRIL 21 – Crazy Woman Ranch 2018 Bonus Cash Series. 8:30am start. IBRA, NPBA and Roadies approved. $500 added money. 6450 Lancaster-Circleville Rd., Lancaster, OH. Call Chris or Joyce Hanes at 614.595.1850 APRIL 25-28 – River Ridge Charity Horse Show, it’s our 70th year! Ohio Expo Center, 717 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH. Show mgr. Barb Dunham 740.352.8562, email: shosec1@aol.com, www.riverridgehs.org APRIL 25-29 – World Equestrian Center USEF Premier/Level 4 #17. WEC, 4095 State Route 730, Wilmington, OH. Show Secretary Julie Agar 248.892.6806, Stalls Caroline stallreser vations@wec.net, pre-entry at: horseshow ing.com, www.worldequestriancenter.com APRIL 26-29 – USEF Rated A Horse Show. Chagrin Valley Farms, 9250 Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH. Call 440.543.7233 or email cvf@chagrinvalleyfarms.com or visit us online at www.chagrinvalleyfarms.com

APRIL 27-29 – Custers Cowboys Match. Fri 7pm: 3 STAGE DP, Sat 11am: 4 STAGE DP, Sun 10am: 4 STAGE DP. WB Ranch & Arena, 1621 County Road B, Swanton, OH. Contact Clayton FREE SHOW & EVENT DATES! or Jolyn at 989.307.0915, 989.666.3820 or saddleupmag.com/calendar.html www.custerscowboys.com ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • APRIL 2018 (51)

MAY 2018 MAY 4-6 – Ride For The Roses USDF/USEF Show. Majestic Farms, 5700 State Route 132, Batavia, OH. Call 513.625.3055, or email: mainoffice@majesticfarm.net, or online at: www.majesticfarm.net MAY 5-6 – Kentucky Derby/Straight Away Racing. Celebrate an old Kentucky tradition while adding our own special Smoke Rise Twist! Smoke Rise Ranch, 6751 Hunterdon Rd., Glouster, OH. 740.767.2624 or email: smokeriseohio@gmail.com, or visit us online at: www.smokeriseranch.com MAY 10-13 – 50th Annual All American Youth Horse Show, 8am start. Ohio Expo Center, 717 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH. All youth welcome under 18 yrs. old. Call 614.620.9784, email us at: youthhorseshow@gmail.com, or online at: www.aayhshow.org MAY 11-12 – WHAO Spring Fling Horse Show. Henderson Arena, 800 Van Fossan Rd., Jackson, OH. Contact show Mgr: Pat Stout 419.483.2563, ohiowalkers@gmail.com, stall mgr: Sherrie Szucs 419.483.2563 (barn) 419. 483.4389 (home), ssrunwalk@gmail.com MAY 11-13 – Heartland Classic Horse Show, ASHAO approved. Champions Center, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. Contact Judy Peters 614.402.1260, email: allhorseshows2 @gmail.com, or www.ohiosaddlebred.com WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Show & Event Dates MAY 12-13 – SOQHYA The Challenge, Ten total shows! AQHA, NSBA, OQHA, SOQHA & EOQHA approved. 8am start. World Equestrian Center, 4095 St Route 730, Wilmington, OH. Show Mgmt. Kathy Avolt, 765.714.4324, or online at: www.anequineproduction.com

MAY 20 – IMTCA Trail Course Clinic, 9am4pm. Only 12 spaces available! IMTA Judge Kelly Chapman. Creek Side Horse Park, Waynesburg, OH. Call 330.323.3559, email: baumansfarm@gmail.com, online at: www. creeksidehorsepark.com

MAY 26-28 – Ohio State Buckskin Association Show. IBHA, ICPHA, MVHSA approved. Eden Park Equestrian Complex, 2607 Blayney Rd, Sunbury, OH. Stall reservations: Carmen 740.877.1910, or visit us online at: ohiobuck skins.wixsite.com/osba

MAY 13 – 53rd Annual Mother’s Day Show, Penn-Ohio Horseman’s Assoc. Sunbeau Valley Farms, 3229 St. Rte. 59, Ravenna, OH. Contact Leesa Prachick 330.719.2464, or online at www.penn-ohio.org

MAY 23-27 – World Equestrian Summer Series I. WEC, 4095 State Route 730, Wilmington, OH. Show Secretary Julie Agar 248.892.6806, Stalls email Caroline stallreser vations@wec.net, pre-entry at: horseshow ing.com, www.worldequestriancenter.com

MAY 28 – NOQHA Level 1 Extravaganza (see May 25-27 dates as well), 8am start. AQHA, NOQHA & OQHA approved. Findlay Western Farm, 14700 US Route 68, Findlay, OH. Contact NOQHA show secretary Chris Darnell 330.697.6353, email: ccdarnell@aol.com, or online at: www.noqha.com

MAY 16-20 – SOQHA The Madness, AQHA, NSBA, OQHA, and SOQHA approved. World Equestrian Center, 4095 State Route 730, Wilmington, OH. Show Mgmt. Services, Kathy Avolt, 765.714.4324, or online at: www. anequineproduction.com

May 24-27 – Buckeye Sweepstakes Horse Show. One of the largest Arabian horse shows in the country! 8am start. Ohio Expo Center, 717 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH. Contact Cindy Clinton 937.962.4336, or online at: buckeyesweepstakes.com

MAY 18-19 – Best of America by Horseback. Clinics, demos and seminars. Rider’s Spots: Best of America by Horseback 540-829-9555, $75 fee. For Camping, cabins, stalls: call 740.767.2624. Smoke Rise Ranch, 6751 Hunterdon Rd., Glouster, OH. Email: smokerise ohio@gmail.com, or smokeriseranch.com

MAY 25 – Keystone Saddle Club Contest Show Series. 7pm start, rain or shine. Glen Dunn Arena, 5695 Clay City Drive SE, Uhrichsville, OH. Email: keystonesaddleclub@ gmail.com, www.keystonesaddleclub.com, or find us on Facebook.

MAY 18-20 – Tri-County Trails Assoc. Spring Ride. Weekend pkg. includes 6 meals: youth 12 & under free, members $45, couples $70, non-members $55, couples $80. Tri-County Camp, 2662 Downing St. SW, East Sparta, OH. Contact Ellen Van Pelt 330.323.2834.

MAY 25-27 – NOQHA Spring Extravaganza. AQHA, OMIQHA, NOQHA, OQHA approved. Findlay Western Farm, 14700 US Route 68, Findlay, OH. Contact NOQHA show secretary Chris Darnell 330.697.6353, email: ccdarnell @aol.com, or online at: www.noqha.com

MAY 19 – CT & Dressage Schooling Show. Majestic Farms, 5700 State Route 132, Batavia, OH. Call 513.625.3055, email: main office@majesticfarm.net, or visit us online at: www.majesticfarm.net

MAY 26 – Crazy Woman Ranch 2018 Bonus Cash Series. 8:30am start. IBRA, NPBA and Roadies approved. 6450 Lancaster-Circleville Rd., Lancaster, OH. Call Chris or Joyce Hanes at 614.595.1850, or find us on Facebook.

May 19 – Medina Horse Council Committee Open Horse Show, COSCA Official Point Show. Medina County Fairgrounds, 720 W Smith Rd, Medina, OH. Call 330.904.5018, email: info@ coscaonline.com, or www.coscaonline.com

MAY 26 – Memorial Day Fun Speed Show, 10:00 am start. Hueston Woods State Park Horseman’s Campground, Four Mile Valley Rd., Camden, OH. Contact Donn Buckingham 937.417.4358, email: donnb@bright.net

MAY 19-20 – ASHAO Annual Horse Show. Two shows, double points. Ashland County Fairgrounds, 2042 Claremont Ave., Ashland, OH. Contact Alan Brindle 330.723.0094, online at: www.ohiosaddlebred.com

MAY 26-27 – Ashland Paint & Plain Saddle Club show, 9am start. Ashland County Fairgrounds, 2042 Claremont Ave., Ashland, OH. President Chunk Watts 330.317.0945, or online at: www.ashlandpaintandplain.com

MAY 19-20 – GLApHC Quad-A-Rama. 7:30 am start. University Of Findlay, 14700 US 68, Findlay, OH. Contact Todd at 419.306.2259, email: tmcowboy@aol.com. Stalls contact Virginia 419.585.5225, email: vwshowhorses @gmail.com, or online at: www.glaphc.com

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JUNE 2018 JUNE 1-3 – Custers Cowboys Match. Fri 7pm: 3 STAGE DP, Sat 11am: 4 STAGE DP, Sun 10am: 4 STAGE DP. WB Ranch & Arena, 1621 County Road B, Swanton, OH. Contact Clayton or Jolyn at 989.307.0915, 989.666.3820 or www.custerscowboys.com JUNE 7-9 – 47th Annual Brown County Charity Horse Show. Brown County Fairgrounds, 525 W. State Street #1, Georgetown, OH. Stalls: Jenny Connor 937.378.6532, jconnor318@yahoo.com, www.browncountycharityhorseshow.com JUNE 8-10 – Inter-County Horsemen’s Assoc. Triple Point Show. Open to all breeds. ASHAO approved. Canfield Fairgrounds, 7265 Columbiana Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH. Contact Amy 330.457.7440, email: hoofsn harmony@yahoo.com, or www.i-cha.org JUNE 8-10 – Majestic View USDF/USEF Show. Majestic Farms, 5700 State Route 132, Batavia, OH. Call 513.625.3055, or email: mainoffice@majesticfarm.net, or online at: www.majesticfarm.net JUNE 9-10 – Fulton County Saddle Club Show, 8am start. AQHA, OQHA, NOQHA, OMIQHA point approved. Fulton County Fairgrounds, 8514 OH-108, Wauseon, OH. Contact Chris Darnell 330.697.6353, email: ccdarnell@aol.com, or www.noqha.com JUNE 10 – Keystone Saddle Club Elks Show. 9am start. Glen Dunn Arena, 5695 Clay City Drive SE, Uhrichsville, OH. Email: keystone saddleclub@gmail.com, www.keystone saddleclub.com, or find us on Facebook. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Dressage Book Excerpt – Written by Douglas Puterbaugh SEVEN Immoderation Oscar Wilde humorously said, “Too much of a good thing is never enough.” However, when riding, too much or too little of anything tends to produce disappointing results. By doing too little you unwittingly avoid a breakthrough; by doing too much you cannot avoid a setback. Do too little and you make the horse your leader, giving in to his avoidances and inviting inconsistency. Do too much and you risk joint injuries and a horse that feels “spent.” Though the straight and narrow is always preferable to wretched excess, excess is more easily attainable: it lies within the reach of all of us. Moderation takes inner strength, but we all experience periods when inner strength is in short supply. Not surprisingly, finding the middle way is often easier said than done. Though immoderate behavior comes in a wide variety, the ancients spent considerable time pondering two in particular: gluttony and sloth. Although they are polar opposites, gluttony and sloth are really flip sides of the same coin. Both embody the concept of imbalance, a manifestation of disharmony resulting in overindulgence or insufficiency. Gluttony is traditionally associated with an unhealthy obsession with food. However, for our purposes, gluttony will function as a metaphor for excessive behaviors or actions committed, either wittingly or unwittingly, as we ride. When we lapse into excess, it may be that we have succumbed to the influence of our ambition, ego, or desire for gratification. Or it may be that because of ignorance we are oblivious to our actions and the effect they have on others. In either case, the dilemma of gluttony is summed up by the old saying, “One has to ride to the limit, but not go over.” Sloth, by contrast, is commonly thought of as an excessive desire for leisure – in other words, laziness. However, its original meaning was somewhat more complex. Early devotional authorities also considered sorrow and despair to be symptoms of sloth. For our purposes, sloth connotes a lack of motivation to achieve your full potential. Under the influence of sloth, we desire to avoid obligations that require industry and sacrifice. We're impatient, eager to jump ahead. Or we feel apathetic and indifferent to detail, longing instead for the end to come so we can give up. As a result, to the detriment of our potential, we're willing to tolerate underwhelming performance and mediocrity. “What is right is often forgotten by what is convenient,” observed Bodie Thoene (author of over 45 works of historical fiction). Immoderation is a deadly sin of dressage because its behaviors stray from the balanced, considerate decisions of the intellect and instead give in to the appetites and impulses of base emotions. Immoderate acts affect not only the person committing them: in the case of dressage, they also affect the horse. Since horse and rider work together in an interdependent relationship governed by subtlety requiring knowledge and frequented by misunderstandings requiring forbearance, success depends upon measured responses and considered choices. A rider must neither indulge in excess nor neglect responsibility. Moderation thus demands that the rider follow a middle path. Dressage requires the rider to find a “middle path” between excess ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • APRIL 2018

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and neglect. So how do riders know if the path they're following threads the gap between excess and inadequacy? Several signposts can help guide you. SIGNS OF IMMODERATION Quantity of Practice vs. Quality of Practice Perfect practice hones your skills and reduces the occurrence of mistakes. It's perhaps the most crucial element in building mastery of any discipline. But training harder isn't necessarily training better. Gluttonous ambition may compel some riders to push ever harder toward a goal they desire to achieve. They want the best results in the shortest amount of time – even though their goal may be unrealistic – and they demand satisfaction even though their expectations may be not yet attainable. Imagine trying to teach a child a foreign language in just one week. If you push the child, making him endure lesson after lesson, you're forcing him to try and learn something he can't possibly comprehend on such an abbreviated time scale. Yet this is what some riders attempt to do in practice. By endlessly drilling exercises like shoulder-in, they assume that their horse gets better and stronger, but this isn't necessarily so. Conversely, while some riders over-practice in the belief that more is better, other riders make an equally egregious mistake -- they stay consistently under the limit. They may even come to practice completely unprepared to ride. They arrive distracted or unmotivated, in effect ready for nothing but an exercise in going through the motions. Everyone has periods of low motivation, but for some riders the habit becomes ingrained. They consistently slack off in practice. They don't study; they aren't focused; they forget their equipment. The price they'll pay will become evident in time: not only will the understanding of their horse remain underdeveloped, but their potential as riders will remain unrealized. Your Horse's Appearance Is Deteriorating Too much practice can essentially defeat the purpose of practice. This is particularly true from the horse's perspective. Training your horse relentlessly will probably not produce improvement in the horse's appearance. On the contrary, the result may be just the opposite. An incorrectly worked horse will produce false muscling (falsch bemuskelt in German), a condition that causes the muscles you wish to develop to atrophy, and the muscles you don't wish to develop, to overdevelop. Relentless practice usually produces only diminishing returns for (54)


level forever unless she can summon the will to push on and overcome the obstacle that is holding back progress. And so it is with horses. You need to bring the horse to the point where your work request is getting close to his limit, and when he complies, you must immediately cease the demand. The key to training is finding that balance between not doing too much and not doing too little. Here, you can see how several of the seven sins are intertwined because it could be said that timidity and indecisiveness cause you to stay under the limit, while anger and impatience cause you to push to far and fast. This is why, hidden in the works of many of the masters, emphasis is placed not only on the physical characteristics but also on the mental – or character – traits of the rider. These traits are: fairness, sound judgment, infinite kindness toward the animal, empathy, and self-criticism. Douglas Puterbaugh has traveled and trained internationally, and has successfully taught many horses to the Grand Prix. Douglas enjoys coaching his students at regional competitions and conducting clinics across the United States and Canada. Douglas is a USDF Gold Medalist, CDRA Certified Test Administrator and a USDF L Program Graduate. To order “The Seven Deadly Sins of Dressage”, visit www.amazon.com or www.puterbaughdressage.com.

both rider and horse. A musician over-practicing a musical instrument runs the risk of damaging her fingers and tendons. But this doesn't hurt the instrument, the piano being an inanimate object. A horse, on the other hand, is a thinking, impressionable being that, although tough and capable of prodigious amounts of work, can be scarred. Anything done poorly will leave its mark, either by breaking down his spirit or ruining his limbs. For example, forcing a horse (which is done by many who have competitive goals) can cause him to take the shock in his hock joints, which can cause bone spavin. An overworked horse betrays his fatigue in his body language. Unreasonable demands are exposes when a horse grinds his teeth or displays a weary facial expression, neck sweat, and heavy breathing. He may even be listless at times and appear uninterested in his work. The inexperienced rider may be beguiled by the horse's apparent submission and believe this “wrestling” is “improving” the horse. However, once allowed to rest and regain his strength, the horse may rediscover his mettle and, recalling his last ride, show signs of being unwilling to work. Only then does this rider realize that no progress was made and perhaps they have even gone backward. But while some riders overwork their horse, others go in the opposite extreme and “underwork” him. Though this neglect may seem benign, it's still a dereliction of duty that also reaps retribution: by staying consistently under limit, you'll fail to meet your training goals. If you can't push the horse to a certain point and beyond it, you can't ever make a breakthrough. Take the rider who gives up the moment the going gets tough: her horse will remain at that riding

In the Equidae family only the third toe is used.

Distant Cousins By Eleanor Blazer | www.horsecoursesonline.com Is “hippology” the study of hippos? No, it is actually the study of horses! “Hippo” is Greek for “horse.” Despite the name, the hippopotamus and the horse are not even closely related. Distant cousins who would show up at an Equidae family reunion (horses, zebras and donkeys) would be tapirs and rhinoceroses. They are members of the perissodactyla (odd-fingered) group. The relationship is determined by the unique toe configuration, digestive system and elongated skull. In the perissodactyla group there are either one, three or five hoofed toes on each hind foot. The third toe of all three cousins being the largest. In the Equidae family only the third toe is used. It is encased within the hoof wall. The unused equid toes are terminated during fetal development. The first and fifth toes do not form at all. Splint bones are the remnants of the second and fourth toe. Rhinos have three toes on each foot. Tapirs have four toes on the front, and three on the back. Like Equidae, the non-prominent toes are not fully formed or shorter than the third digit. All of the cousins are non-ruminant herbivores – they eat plants, but do not have a rumen. Animals with a rumen (cows, sheep, and goats) swallow the feed directly into a fermentation vat, the rumen, where it is broken down by bacteria. It is then regurgitated as a “cud” and chewed again before being re-swallowed. Members of the perissodactyla group do not chew a cud and are hindgut fermenters – they have a cecum. ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • APRIL 2018




The cecum is part of the large intestine. Within the cecum are microbes that aid in the digestion of cellulose and fiber. Fermentation and the extraction of nutrients take place in the cecum. Elongated skulls are also a characteristic of the perissodactyla groups members. Instead of having a wide skull, it is long and narrow. The jaw and nasal bones are also “stretched.” Other similarities are the absence of a collar bone and possessing upright ears. It is interesting that the closest cousins to the hippopotamus are cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises). The “river horse” is not related to the horse at all! Earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Equine Studies or certification as a Professional Horse Trainer or Riding Instructor. Start your new career as a riding instructor, horse trainer, or stable manager. All courses are online. Visit www.horsecoursesonline.com for information. (55)





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2018 Michigan Horse Expo By Shelby Agnew, Saddle Up! Magazine Reporter At Large The second day of the annual Michigan Horse Expo at the Michigan State University Pavilion started bright and early. I was immediately hit with the sweet aroma of roasted almonds wafting through the air near the doors, tempting the people with a sweet tooth. The cost of entrance seemed to deter some people at $15.00, since they had to pay money to go spend more money at the numerous vendors. Though the price did not stop many from attending. The crowd grew larger as the day went on, people eager to listen to their favorite clinicians and watch compelling presentations with a large amount of shopping in between. The first seminar I attended was presented by Christy Landwehr about current uses of social media. She is the Chief Executive Officer for the Certified Horsemanship Association, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote excellence in safety throughout the equine industry. Landwehr rides and has shown in a range of disciplines and has a vast amount of marketing experience. She began the seminar by discussing that equine websites can now include “.horse” in their URLs to prevent the site from being confused with unrelated organizations that may use .com, .org, etc. Landwehr mentioned that the entire equine industry has a $122 billion economic impact (as of 2015) on the United States. That includes purchasing horses, tack, feed, trailers, airline tickets, hotel rooms – everything! She added that baby boomers make up most of the equine industry, while 80% of people involved in this industry are women. Furthermore, recreational equestrians such as trail and 4-H riders, are the base of the pyramid of the equine industry, with riders competing at the highest levels such as FEI on top. Landwehr then described that people’s mind sets have changed over time. Riders have been learning and focusing more about the importance of safety, resulting in a greater number of people choosing to wear helmets and become certified in specific areas. Landwehr soon changed gears to discuss business topics. She began with emphasizing that people should not market a product or service until the product or service is the best it can be. Bad news travels faster than good news and unhappy customers are the ones that write those poor reviews and help ensure that no one else buys from that company or person again. After the product or service is at its best possible quality, the business should establish a “Why Statement” to supplement the mission and purpose statements. This should answer the big question of “Why are you doing this?” The next step is the marketing plan that includes branding. This entails the fonts and colors that are part of the business aesthetic. This helps people remember the brand, it should be distinguishable from everyone else’s brand. Landwehr advised that about ten percent of the desired monthly gross should go back into marketing. Businesses should also have open communications with current and potential customers, as well as set goals and commit money with the objective of improving the business. One of the most significant points is that businesses should know their competition to be able to find their own point of difference or what sets them apart from others. To target customers, businesses should determine their demographics, psychographics, and customer profile. Demographics ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • APRIL 2018

include age, race, gender, etc. of buyers; psycho-graphics entail the buyer’s thoughts, attitudes, and values; customer profiles are essentially a description of the buyer. Landwehr stressed that in today's world, an online presence is vital for marketing a business. There should be a professional website that is regularly updated and searchable. When a potential client wants to learn more about a business, the first thing he/she does is Google it, so the website should be one of the first results to pop up with a strong quality of design. Landwehr remarked that seventy seven percent of website visitors will NOT scroll very far, which means that the most important or recent information needs to be at the top of the main page. In addition, businesses should keep up to date on social media, such as YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook. Since there are many different types of social media, businesses should focus on only a few of them and add their links to the homepage of the website. While Facebook can help market events, YouTube is an easy site to access videos – for example sale ads – that do not even need professional equipment. The following topic Landwehr detailed was advertising. This can involve putting up flyers at shows and stores, attending trade shows, placing print advertising on websites and in magazines, or creating classified and display ads. One of the most invaluable types of advertising is word of mouth, which is free and can spread quickly, but make sure it is only good news. Some businesses should also consider a modern form of advertising, QR (Quick Response) codes and Groupon. A QR code is a code of black and white squares that could be found on a flyer used for storing URLs or other information that smart phone cameras can read and later view. This is beneficial for marketing events that may have further information and can be easily accessible online. Groupon is an online marketplace that connects subscribers with local businesses that offer activities, goods, or services. This can be suitable for trainers looking to connect with potential clients. To enhance advertising, Landwehr closed with explaining many ways to promote a business through events, clinics, shows, giveaways, silent auctions, raffles, newsletters, fund-raisers, customer service, press releases, sponsorships, merchandise/clothing, and discounts for happy returning customers. Although Landwehr's seminar included information about marketing, rather than just social media, it was still highly educational for anyone searching for ways to improve their business in the equine industry. Later in the day, I attended Landwehr’s other seminar about equine industry trends. She introduced her presentation by describing each generation most prevalent today. Starting with Baby Boomers, those born from 1946-1964, grew up during a time of affluence (62)


western pleasure is declining, while ranch pleasure/riding is displaying the opposite. Perhaps less people want to pay for all the thousands of dollars spent on horses, shirts, saddles, etc., or maybe more people want to show in a discipline that allows their horses to move out and compete in “real life” ranch skills. This seminar was engaging since Landwehr considered parts of the equine industry that many involved with horses may not have thought about and should be aware of. During lunch, I was able to watch parts of Heritage Hills Farm Hitch team of Belgians. I was impressed with seeing the team of six draft horses trot around the arena in sync with each other. I later attended a reining presentation in the main arena by Craig Johnson, a $1 Million Reiner who also shows in working cow horse, ranch pleasure, and western dressage. While two reiners were completing circles, Johnson was providing an overview of the sport along with the rules; however, the arena’s acoustics should be worked on, since it was difficult to understand what he was saying. In the evening, I watched freestyle reining for the first time. Freestyle reining is similar to freestyle ice skating because it allows riders to choreograph their patterns to the music of their choice. Patterns are required to include a specific number of lead changes, stops, and spins in under four minutes. Costumes and props are not required, but they can help please spectators. The entire crowd seemed to enjoy watching the individual patterns with music that the riders chose blasting through the speakers. For the day I visited the expo I thought it went very well. There were such a wide variety of speakers and presentations that I wish I could have attended everything at once. It would have been nice to be able to better hear the speaker system in the vendor area, but there were not too many other issues. Of course, I found time to walk through the stallion area and visit my favorite booth: the miniature rescue donkeys. My mom and I cannot seem to convince my dad to allow us to take one home, to be friends with our other horses. I hope that the MI Horse Expo will continue to grow and draw people from the entire Great Lakes region. Shelby Agnew, author/photographer Contact the author via email at: shelby. saddleup@gmail.com

along with the pursuit of the American Dream and the impending Cold War. Boomers’ main flaw is that they refuse to believe in change and are often not open to new ideas. Children growing up in this era watched Roy Rogers, The Lone Ranger, and other rough cowboys like John Wayne act in westerns. The following age group is Generation X, the children of work-aholics, divorce, and cable tv born after the boomers and up to 1981. They quickly learned to be self-sufficient while events such as Iran Contra, the explosion of the Challenger, and the AIDs epidemic occurred. Generation X finds it difficult to commit, they often decide to “wait and see” instead of pouring themselves entirely into one thing. They grew up watching The Black Stallion, believing horses can be one’s best friend and provide freedom. The next generation is Gen Y, those born after 1981 and up to around the mid-1990s and are sometimes infamously known as Millennials. Often criticized for possessing short attention spans and a “what’s in it for me?” approach, they are high achievers that were micro-managed by parents and fed participation rewards. Millennials’ defining events include the fall of the Berlin Wall, the invention of iPods, and the tragedy of 9/11. As children, they may have watched Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, causing some of them to view horses as pets. The latest age group is Generation Z who are born around the mid '90s to early 2000s. They are growing up with a safer childhood and are almost always accompanied by smart phones and social media. Even though many are deemed lazy and unaware, Generation Z generally agrees with the ruling of allowing same-sex marriage, while they argue the results of the recent presidential election. This generation is also becoming increasingly sedentary, adding to the inactive population. Since the popularity of westerns and other horse movies have declined, children do not grow up with seeing real horses on television. After explaining each age group, Landwehr reviewed an American Horse Publications 2015 survey asking what people see their horses as. The top results comprised of family members, companion animals, performance partners, and best friends. Each result reflected the generations as the older age groups like the Baby Boomers tended to view their horses as performance partners or livestock animals, while the younger generations -- Gen X and Y -tended to respond with horses as family members, companion animals, and pets. Since the Boomers grew up watching cowboys and western horses, they may have a better understanding that horses are not pets, they are not to be treated like dogs as Gen X and Y may have been led to believe. Landwehr then established ways to market to different generations regarding the equine industry. People should educate everyone they encounter about horses to prevent misconceptions about the animals and use the rural lifestyle, as well as the inactivity of children to spark interest in horses. People and businesses should still add modern day marketing strategies to their list because social media or a modern website can help people share their story while remaining relevant. Since the horse industry now has a $122 billion economic impact, up from $102 billion in 2005, it is that much more necessary to educate others about the world of horses, instead of maintaining a bubble that “outsiders” cannot penetrate. The last small trend Landwehr mentioned is that the popularity of ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • APRIL 2018



Welcome to Saddle Up! Magazines’ Youth Spot! This section features fun facts, word searches, puzzles, trivia and articles specifically tailored for equestrians ages 14 and under. Enjoy the fun! If you watch how nature deals with adversity, continually renewing itself, you can’t help but learn.


MARES, STALLIONS & THEIR OFFSPRING Breeding: Horses are mammals, and like all mammals give birth to live offspring who are nourished for the first part of their life by their mother’s milk. A mare can only produce one foal per year. A stallion is capable of producing around two hundred foals per year. A mare is capable of producing a foal at about eighteen months of age, but it is healthier for mare and foal if the mare is at least four years old. A stallion can start breeding mares as early as two years (in some cases earlier), but it is healthier for the young stallion if breeding does not begin until four years. In both cases, early breeding may affect growth. A mare may continue carrying foals until they are in their late twenties. A stallion may continue breeding mares into his twenties, although his potency will decline. Foals: Foals are able to walk and run a few hours after birth. They may nibble grass, concentrated feed or hay within a few days after birth, although their mother’s milk will be the main source of nutrition. They may be weaned from their mothers as early as three months after birth, although many breeders choose to leave mares and foals together longer. Although wild horses mate and give birth without the attention of a veterinarian, many problems can be avoided by having the stallion checked before breeding, and mare checked and cared for properly during the gestation (pregnancy) period. Average Gestation Period: The gestation period (pregnancy) or time from conception to birth is approximately 340 days or 11 months. Some mares will be inclined to foal earlier or later than the average, and breeders will get to know these tendencies. In a natural environment, the stallion will breed the mare in the summer, and foals will be born in spring and early summer. This ensures that the foals are born when pasture is abundant, and the weather has become less harsh. If a mare gives birth earlier – during the late winter months, for example, the foal will be born with a thicker coat, but will still need indoor protection from the frigid weather. Colostrum: Colostrum is the first milk the mother produces after the baby is born. Colostrum is crucial for newborn animals of all kinds, including horses. They receive no passive transfer of immunity via the placenta before birth, so any antibodies that they need have to be ingested (unless supplied by injection or other artificial means). The ingested (through nursing) antibodies are absorbed from the intestine of the neonate (baby). The newborn animal must receive colostrum within six hours of being born for maximal absorption of colostral antibodies to occur. Horse breeders can save colostrum from their animals. Colostrum can be stored frozen, but it does lose some of its helpful qualities. Colostrum produced on a breeder’s own farm is considered to be superior to colostrum from other sources, because it is produced by animals already exposed to (and, thus, making antibodies to) pathogens occurring on their farm. Antibodies: Antibodies, also known as immunoglobulins (Ig) are a form of protein. The body produces antibodies through white blood cells when antigens, which are substances that can cause damage are present. Parasites, bacteria, cancer cells and viruses are examples of antigens. Pathogens: Most pathogens are parasites (live off the host) and the diseases they cause are an indirect result of their obtaining food from, or shelter in the host. ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • APRIL 2018




to become better friends with your horse 1. Be firm, fair and consistent when handling, riding, and grooming. 2. Have play days, not just work days. 3. Horses love treats. They don’t have to be fed by hand, place them in a feed container. Carrots are healthy! 4. Learn your horses body language. Be able to read what your horse is trying to tell you. 5. Grooming: Even in the wild you will see horses grooming each other. Horses love to be groomed! 6. Respect: Treat your horse with respect and they will respect you. 7. Massage: Your horse will love an occasional neck and back rub. 8. Go for a walk. Just walk with your horse and enjoy your surroundings. 9. Play follow the leader. Let your horse loose in an enclosed space and copy their movements and have fun. 10. Always be kind and forgiving.

Find Ayla! Ayla is a Leopard Appaloosa mare, and she is the mascot for our “Youth Spot” featured in Saddle Up! Magazine.

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Happy Spring Everyone! Our Monthly Horse Magazine is Devoted to Michigan's and Ohio's Equestrians of All Levels and Disciplines.

April 2018 Saddle Up! Magazine  

Happy Spring Everyone! Our Monthly Horse Magazine is Devoted to Michigan's and Ohio's Equestrians of All Levels and Disciplines.