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do not reward an initial compliance by immediate cessation of the demand, but try to enjoy a victory until the horse becomes cross or confused.” Nagging a horse is gluttony because it denies the needs of another being. When you over-practice on a horse, you place your own ambition above the horse’s need to be relieved of your demands. A horse so treated has essentially been reduced to the status of an object. Take only what the horse gives you, and appreciate his generosity. It’s a mistake to slowly build a horse toward a breakthrough and then not back off and cease the demand when he complies. It’s a mistake because repeatedly demanding more of the horse will inevitably lead him to rebel, a setback that will require time to overcome. It’s far easier to maintain a horse’s trust than regain it. Instead, reward your horse when he’s obedient. A long pause “on the buckle” can do wonders in making a horse understand that you’re pleased with him. Caress him, or on occasion, give him a treat. But the greatest reward is simply allowing him to do what he feels best doing. And don’t nag him. If he is doing what you want, leave him alone. And ask yourself: Are you guilty of one of the other six deadly sins of dressage?

The “Deadly Sins” of Dressage By Douglas Puterbaugh, Puterbaugh Dressage, Howell, MI The ancient Greeks were among the first civilizations to stress the desirability of moderation, a virtue they called “sophrosyne”, as an antidote to the excesses of human behavior. They considered moderation, as opposed to the extremes of gluttony or sloth, as the key to a balanced, harmonious life. Furthermore, they felt that immoderate behavior planted the seeds of personal misfortune and failure, punishments they called “nemesis” or “retribution”. What does this have to do with riding? Immoderation is one of the “7 Deadly Sins 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. 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. Gustav Steinbrecht said that “The training process…must develop the horse’s natural gaits to their utmost perfection, but it must avoid anything that is excessive or unnatural.” And for some riders, that is exactly the problem. In their desire to achieve their ambition, some riders lapse into excess. They become overly ambitious. They let their competitiveness get the better of them, and they can’t leave well enough alone. They treat their horse like a machine. They think that by training the horse extra hard today, it will make him all the better tomorrow. If a little pressure is good, then a little more is better, and a lot more is best of all. But in dressage, that’s not necessarily so. Practicing harder doesn’t necessarily yield better results. In fact, the opposite is more often true. You have to push your horse, but not to the point that you push him too hard. You want to push him to the limit, but not over. You have to challenge him to ascend through the levels of dressage, but you don’t want to overload the animal. The art of dressage is educating the horse to do as you wish and take pleasure in his work. You don’t want to sour him by making undue demands upon him. On the contrary, you want him to be your partner. Knowing when to quit is key. General Faverot de Kerbrech (1837–1905), cavalry officer and pupil of Baucher said: “In training, there is always the tendency to proceed too rapidly. To arrive quickly, go slowly with careful, cautious steps. Make frequent demands; be content with little; be lavish in reward.” When you achieve a breakthrough with your horse you naturally become exhilarated, and you want to try it again. For example, a horse you’ve been working with finally does a flying change. Finally! A flying change! This wonderful thing has happened, and it’s only natural that you want more of it. But you have to control yourself. You’ve got to be considerate of the horse, and the horse has to feel that you’re being considerate of him. Many riders respond to breakthroughs by demanding the horse repeat the breakthrough again and again. This mistake was noted by Seunig, who said, “Patience is equally necessary in order not to grow immoderately demanding, which always happens when we ©2017 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • AUGUST 2017

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detects the genetic material of the organism. Antibody testing is also available but there can be false positives if the horse has been exposed before. Horses treated with intravenous oxytetracycline usually respond very well, especially if the problem is caught early. Flunixin meglumine (Banamine®) is given to help control pain and counteract the effects of the toxins. Your horse's feet may be iced to help prevent laminitis. Many horses require intravenous fluids and electrolytes to replace losses in diarrhea. There is a vaccine for PHF but it is controversial. The vaccine is against only one strain of the organism while there are multiple different strains that can infect the horse. Disease in vaccinated horses has been has been documented several times. About Dr. Kellon: Dr. Eleanor Kellon is staff veterinary specialist for Uckele Health & Nutrition. An established authority in the field of equine nutrition for over 30 years, Dr. Kellon is co-owner of the Equine Cushings and Insulin Resistance (ECIR) group, whose mission is to improve the welfare of horses with metabolic disorders via a unique interface between research and real-life clinical experience. Prevention of laminitis is the ultimate goal.

Potomac Horse Fever by Dr. Eleanor Kellon Potomac Horse Fever (PHF) was first described in horses living close to the Potomac River in Maryland. It is a bacterial disease caused by Neoricketssia risticii. The major carrier of the organism is a parasitic fluke found in water snails. When immature flukes hatch in warm waters, they carry the organism with them into the water. One way horses can become infected is by drinking water that contains the immature flukes (called cercaria) and the organism. There are also some fly species that will feed on the cercaria when they are immature larvae, then carry the organism greater distances from the water when they mature to flying adults. The organism that causes PHF has been found all over the world. Horses that are kept close to natural bodies of water are at highest risk but even ditches and infrequently cleaned water troughs may be breeding grounds. It is also believed that the flying insects harboring the bacteria can be carried by wind for as far as several miles away from their breeding ground. Horses then become infected if they eat these insects along with pasture. PHF outbreaks tend to occur in two patterns, in spring and later in the summer/fall. The early cases are usually in horses close to natural water sources, using natural water sources, or on pasture during a rainy spring and are believed to be caused by taking in the infected flukes. Later cases can occur at greater distances from any water source and are believed to be due to the infected flies. PHF is not seen over the winter. Symptoms range from none at all to death so rapid that the owner may never observe the horse to be ill. The typical case is a horse with severe depression, loss of appetite and fever, followed by diarrhea. The organism causes a severe inflammation of the horse's colon (colitis). This allows bacteria and/or bacterial toxins to gain access to the blood stream through the damaged bowel wall. The severe diarrhea can rapidly lead to dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities. Circulating bacterial toxins put the horse at high risk for developing laminitis, even collapse of the circulation and death. Pregnant mares can abort a few months following infection. Loss of blood protein through the damaged intestinal wall can result in edema of the legs and/or abdomen. Obviously diagnosis and treatment needs to be rapid, but diagnosis is not that easy. The fever, depression and loss of appetite may appear many hours before the diarrhea. There may be mild colic symptoms, but this is not consistent. In this early stage, “sick horse” may be all that is obvious. They will often be assumed to “have a virus” but if you get your vet out at this early stage he/she will be able to detect abnormal intestinal activity and often changes in the color of the gums that will tip him/her off that there is an intestinal problem. Once the diarrhea appears, PHF will definitely be high on the list of possibilities, but other infectious causes of diarrhea such as Salmonella and Clostridia can cause the same symptoms. A definite diagnosis can be made by PCR testing of the blood or manure. This ©2017 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • AUGUST 2017



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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO TAKE SURVEY TO UPDATE ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY Survey link to close August 18th The American Horse Council Foundation (AHCF) announced today that it will be extending the deadline to complete the horse owner and supplier survey to update the National Economic Impact Study to August 18th, 2017. “The survey has been open since the beginning of June, and unfortunately we have only had around 9,000 responses,” said AHC President Julie Broadway. “We decided to extend the deadline for respondents to take the survey to ensure that we are getting as many responses as we canwe estimated that the survey link should be reaching approximately 900,000 people, and the 2005 Study had over 18,000 responses itself. The industry has waited a long time for this study to be updated and we want to be sure we are getting the full picture of the impact of the vast equine industry.” The main survey is designed to capture the impact of individual horse owners (whether commercial or recreational) and industry suppliers of equine-related goods and services. To take the horse owner & supplier survey please visit: https://innovationgroup. qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0oaYvVhgaWHg pvL?Source=Request. Please note, all personal information collected in the survey will be confidential and will not be distributed. The AHC encourages Individuals to share the study link above via email, social media, etc. in order to ensure maximum participation. The 2017 Economic Impact Study will contain expanded demographics with youth participation and additional segments of the industry, including Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies, Equine Sanctuaries and Rescues, Equine Academic Programs, and Equine Youth Organizations. If you are interested in receiving one of these survey

HOUSE AG APPROPRIATIONS COMM. VOTE - HORSE SLAUGHTER DEFUNDING The House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations voted July 12, 2017 against an amendment that Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.) and Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) had offered to defund the USDA’s inspection of horse slaughter, a renewal of what was effectively a ban on the practice. Wednesday’s vote against the RoybalAllard/Dent amendment means the Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations Bill may move forward without any language limiting USDA action in the inspection of animals, facilities or products associated with horse slaughter. The Senate has yet to hold their full committee markup, and both bills must be accepted by the full House and Senate before the USDA could begin inspections for 2018. Horse slaughter plants in the United States were closed in 2007 when funding for USDA inspection was halted through the appropriations approval process. Horse slaughter inspections will remain unfunded through September 30, 2017, when the current fiscal year will end. Further information will be available when voting for the FY18 Appropriations are finalized. The American Horse Council has not taken a position on horse slaughter as the equine industry remains divided on this issue. Please contact the AHC at info@horse council.org for further information.

TOPIC AND SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED FOR AHC’S 3RD QUARTER WEBINAR The AHC is pleased to announce the topics and speakers for its 3rd Quarter webinar, which will take place Monday, August 21st at 3:00 pm ET. “Cantering Towards a Worker Shortage?” will be the focus of the webinar, and will feature speakers on both H2A and H2B visas, as well as insight from a trainer deeply involved in the thoroughbred racing industry and why the H2B visa is so important to him and his operation. “It is no secret that many of the workers on ©2017 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • AUGUST 2017 (22)

the backstretch at race tracks, on breeding farms and at horse shows are foreign born. Horse industry employers have for many years found it difficult to recruit American workers to fill these jobs,” said AHC President Julie Broadway. “For this reason, American immigration policy has been a major concern of the horse industry and the AHC has worked to ensure the H-2B nonagricultural and H-2A agricultural temporary foreign worker programs are a viable option for the industry. With an uncertain political climate, we felt it was important to provide more insight as to why the industry relies on these visas.” Eclipse Award winning trainer Dale Romans of Romans Racing will lead off the webinar and provide insight as to why the H2B program is so important to the well-being of his business, the thoroughbred racing industry and the equine industry as a whole. A licensed trainer since age 18, Mr. Romans began working in his father’s stable (renowned trainer Jerry Romans) from the time he could walk. Dale is an active advocate for the sport serving/having served in volunteer leadership positions of various industry organizations, including the Kentucky HBPA; Churchill Backside Health & Welfare Fund; Churchill Downs Racing Committee; and the Gulfstream Park Racing Committee. Glen M. Krebs of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP of Lexington, KY, will focus on the industry’s use of H2A Visas. Mr. Krebs is a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Service Team, and concentrates his practice in International and Immigration law. Mr. Krebs has spoken extensively on the subject of Immigration Law and was a contributing author to “Legal Aspects of Horse Farm Operations” (4th ed. 2014), University of Kentucky College of Law, Office of Continuing Legal Education. Lisa L. Galliath of LLG Attorney at Law will speak on the industry’s use of the H2B Visa. Ms. Galliath assists individuals, professionals, and businesses with U.S. immigration issues and question, as well as specializing in representing equestrian professionals in all disciplines. She has extensive experience and knowledge of the equine industry, and her firm provides legal services to many clients based in equestrian centers in Florida and California. The webinar is open to both AHC members WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs and world champions and Olympic, WEG and Pan American squad riders. Ride With The Best Program applicants can practice with such perfect representatives of their sport as Greg Best (hunter/jumper), Phillip Dutton (eventing), Craig Johnson (reining/ ranch riding), Steffen Peters and Vitor Silva (dressage), Barbara Schulte (cutting), Suzy Stafford (driving), Robin Gollehon (western pleasure), Liz Graves (easy gaited), Jeff Wilson (cowboy dressage), and overall horsemen/women Ken McNabb, Julie Goodnight, Van Hargis, Chris Irwin, Steve Lantvit, and Wendy Murdoch. Under saddle, in-hand and at liberty, Equine Affaire learning opportunities like the Ride With The Best Program can match applicants with presenters seeking candidates who represent specific skills or challenges, as well as those seeking to build overall horse-and-rider harmony. The experience is as economical as it is educational as expenses normally associated with traveling for just one specific clinic are invested in so much more at Equine Affaire: four days of equestrian education, entertainment and shopping. Ride With The Best Program fees start at just $75, include clinic participation, event admission and 24 hours of on-site stabling. Applications are reviewed/selected based on written application and videos. The perfect answer to practicing perfectly, the Ride With The Best Program and its EQUINE AFFAIRE MASSACHUSETTS world-class clinicians can help you and your RIDE WITH THE BEST PROGRAM horse add that plus to your reining test, improve your dressage or cones score, deIt’s been repeated by such great coaches as liver a better round over fences, and strengfootball’s Vince Lombardi and U.S. Olympic then your overall partnership in the arena show jumping’s George Morris because it’s and at home. Don’t miss the September 8 true: Practice doesn’t make perfect. Perfect deadline to apply! Find details and the Ride practice makes perfect. The perfect step to With The Best application online at your personal best is to sign up before equineaffaire.com. Click the Massachusetts September 8th for the Ride With The Best event and follow the Participate link to Ride Program at Equine Affaire Massachusetts, With The Best. Prefer a personal touch? November 9-12, at the Eastern States Expo Information packets and applications are in West Springfield, MA. The Ride With The available through Alison Scott, ascott@ Best Program at Equine Affaire delivers an equineaffaire.com, (740) 845-0085 ext. 105. unparalleled opportunity for a select group of riders and horses to access individualized Bookmark equineaffaire.com to follow Ride instruction from some of the world’s most With The Best Program announcements and proven horsemen and women over a fourupdates about Equine Affaire speakers, day series of more than 50 clinics across a seminars and demonstrations. Equine range of disciplines. Affaire will again bring 100’s of retailers (just in time for the holidays) with the largest “This is an all-access pass to excellence,” horse-related trade show on the East Coast; said Coagi Long of Equine Affaire, Inc., conplus its Fantasia musical & theatrical celefirming this year’s line-up includes national (23) ©2017 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • AUGUST 2017 and non-members – we encourage everyone to attend! To register for the webinar, please visit https://kwiksurveys.com/ s/swd3TedB#/0. If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Furst at afurst@ horsecouncil.org. We look forward to having you join us for our third quarter webinar! About the American Horse Council As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C., the American Horse Council works daily to represent equine interests and opportunities. Organized in 1969, the AHC promotes and protects the industry by communicating with Congress, federal agencies, the media and the industry on behalf of all horse related interests each and every day. The AHC is member supported by individuals and organizations representing virtually every facet of the horse world from owners, breeders, veterinarians, farriers, breed registries and horsemen's associations to horse shows, race tracks, rodeos, commercial suppliers and state horse councils. Online at: horsecouncil.org.

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HIGHLAND EQUESTRIAN CONSERVANCY ANNOUNCES 2017 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT The Highland Equestrian Conservancy (HEC), the local land conservation organization serving Highland and the surrounding communities, with a desire to give back to the education of our youth, is pleased to announce our 2017 scholarship recipient. $1,000 was awarded at the April HEC Board Meeting to Grace Rogers of White Lake, Michigan. Grace graduated from Mercy High School in Farmington Hills and will be attending the University of Tennessee Martin and is committed to ride on their NCAA equestrian team and attend the school of business. “Congratulations to Grace, our outstanding scholarship recipient,” said Amanda Poxon, Secretary of the HEC. “We are happy to recognize her many accomplishments, participation in school activities, volunteerism and dedication to the environment and our community. We wish her much success in her future endeavors.” HIGHLAND EQUESTRIAN CONSERVANCY BARN TOUR Save the Date! Sept. 17, 2017, 10am – 5 pm. Back by popular demand, we are proud to present our barn tour, featuring some of our area’s historic and working equestrian barns. This self-conducted tour runs through the beautiful rolling landscapes in and around Highland Township, MI. For more information, contact the HEC at (248) 889-7328 or online at www.highland equestrians.org WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs active Pony Club member who exhibits the qualities that Dorothy Renfro valued most: leadership, horse management, and volunteering time and energy to beneficial activities. She hoped to encourage horsemen and women in their academic pursuits. MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM This year’s recipient of the Renfro Memorial RETURNS TO JACKSON, MI Scholarship is Emily Roszhart, a C-2 TraditDeadline for registration: August 4, 2017. ional/H-B Horse Management member of Are you an avid gardener? Do you enjoy Caddo Creek Pony Club. Emily will be sharing your garden knowledge with others? attending Dallas Baptist Univ. and plans to If so, you are a great candidate for the Michmajor in psychology and counseling. igan Master Gardener Program. The fourThe Stanley R. and Martha C. Helbert Scholteen week program begins August 24, 2017. arship is awarded annually to Pony Club Classes are on Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. members pursuing Liberal Arts degrees in 9:30 p.m. at the MSU Extension office, 1715 areas such as literature, music, theater, and Lansing Ave., Jackson. Fee for the course is visual arts, who have an overall GPA of at $300. Program registration and scholarship least 2.0. Recipient Rina Kirsch, a D-3 applications are at: https://events.anr.msu. Traditional/C-2 Horse Management member edu/mgvpjackson2017/ of Clayton Canyon Pony Club, plans to Questions on this class and scholarships are pursue biology & theater at Juniata College. directed to Robert Bricault at 517 788- 4292. The Pony Club Jubilee Scholarships are Master Gardeners undergo a specialized awarded to Pony Club members for excellcourse in gardening taught by MI State ence in academic pursuits and outstanding University Extension staff providing an overachievements in Pony Club. Applicants have view of major horticulture topics. Master achieved a Pony Club certification of C-2 or Gardeners are trained as community volunhigher. The two recipients of the Pony Club teers, sharing their knowledge on healthy Jubilee Scholarships are Elizabeth Larson Cgarden and landscape practices. Jackson 1 Traditional/C-2 Flat/H-B Horse ManageCounty Master Gardener volunteers proment member of High Lakes Pony Club, who vided more than 4,000 hours, in 2016, will be pursuing majors in biology and sharing their gardening knowledge in environmental studies at Willamette Univschools, community gardens, library semersity; and Kaila McCormack, a C-2 Tradiinars, Big Seed program, natural areas tional/H-B Horse Management member of preservation, demonstration gardens and Metamora Hunt II Pony Club, who will be environmental programs. The Master majoring in political science at the UniverGardener program has been held in Jackson sity of Michigan. County since 1978. The Anson W. H. Taylor Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by Pony Club and the Equine Land Conservation Resource in memory of former Pony Club President and ELCR founder Anson Taylor. The Scholarship is awarded to a current Pony Club member PONY CLUB AWARDS COLLEGE who has been active with and committed to SCHOLARSHIPS TO MEMBERS efforts on behalf of land conservation. This year’s recipient is Jodelle Marx, a C-2 Six outstanding Pony Club members were Traditional/H-B Horse Management member awarded college scholarships through The of Columbia Winds Pony Club, who will attUnited States Pony Clubs, Inc. for outstandend Pacific Univ. as a psychology major. ing sportsmanship, stewardship, and leadership through horsemanship. The The Pony Club Triple Crown Nutrition, Inc. recipients are chosen by a scholarship Scholarship is sponsored by Pony Club and committee and administered by Pony Club Triple Crown Nutrition, Inc. to reward Pony based on requirements for each opportunity. Club members for excellence in academic pursuits and outstanding achievements in The Dorothy Renfro Memorial Scholarship is Pony Club, who have achieved a Pony Club awarded annually for higher education to an (24) ©2017 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • AUGUST 2017

certification higher than a C-2 and who has an overall GPA of at least 3.0. This year’s recipient is Julia Marrinan, a C-3 Traditional/H-B Horse Management member of Shetucket Valley Pony Club. Julia will major at the University of Connecticut in English and Spanish. For more information, visit the Pony Club Scholarship programs page on our website at www.ponyclub.org. About Pony Club – The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (Pony Club) was founded in 1954 as a nonprofit national youth organization to teach riding and horsemanship through a formal educational program.

SADDLE UP! MAGAZINE 2ND ANNUAL SUMMER WRITING CONTEST DEADLINE EXTENDED! Saddle Up! is proud to announce our 2nd Annual Writing Contest for youth under 16 years of age. There are three categories for youth to participate; 13-16, 9-12 and 6-8. Prizes for each category are gift cards: 1st $75.00, 2nd $50.00 for ages 13-16. 1st $50.00, 2nd $35.00 for ages 9-12, and 1st $30.00, 2nd $20.00 for ages 6-8. This years’ title is “What’s the Difference Between a Horse and a Zebra?” All first and second place winners essays will be published in the September edition of Saddle Up! Magazine. Deadline is now August 14, 2017. More information and entry form can be found in this issue of Saddle Up! Magazine and on our Facebook page. Sponsors welcome! If you have an equine related business and you would like to donate cash or prizes, please contact Cindy at 810.714.9000, or email her at saddleup@ voyager.net. All sponsors will receive a free complimentary ad in our September edition.

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4. As he moves up the ramp (or steps up into the trailer), back up so that you are entering the trailer in front of him. Being in this position allows you to see his reaction and keep his body straight. 5. Once the horse follows you into the trailer, run the lead rope through the hay bag, but do not tie him up, yet. Fasten the chest bar. As he concentrates on eating his hay, step out of the trailer. Walk around to the back of the trailer to prepare for fastening the butt bar. For safety, always stand off to one side of the trailer in case your horse would kick or move backward. Pet and reassure him as you fasten the butt bar. 6. Return to the horse’s head and tie his lead so he can stand comfortably without any tension on his head or the lead. There should be just a little slack in the lead when it is tied so he can’t get his head down too far and get into trouble. I like to tie my horses with a quick release safety knot with the lead passed through it. At this point you are ready to close the trailer’s doors and ramp for departure! Lynn’s Training Tip… Take the next step and learn how to teach your horse how to safely load and unload with my Longevity Series Video #2 – “Advanced Ground Training”. In this video I demonstrate the step-by-step methods to use to introduce trailer loading to a young horse plus important safety tips. The 90-minute video is packed full of other important training techniques to teach your horse the ground training basics including bathing, clipping, and progressing to ground commands in less secure areas. Set a foundation for success with your horse from the ground up. Visit my website www. lynnpalm.com, click on “On-Line Store” for more details on my Palm Partnership Training products to help you and your horse train at home to build a better partnership together!

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Trouble-Free Trailer Loading by Lynn Palm There is nothing more frustrating than having trouble loading your horse in a trailer. The way to avoid this is to take the time in the first place to teach your horse to load and unload properly. We want each trailer loading experience to be a positive one for the horse. A trailer loading experience that frightens or confuses him will only make the next loading session more difficult to achieve. Trailer loading is an important lesson that builds on the basic training commands we taught the horse in earlier lessons. These include “come to me”, “move away from me”, “whoa”, and “back”. If his understanding is not solid on these maneuvers, go back and re-teach them before moving on to the trailer loading lesson. Give you and your horse a training advantage by taking these steps to properly prepare for this lesson. Park the trailer you will be using in an enclosed paddock or small field when introducing this lesson. This will give you and your horse a more secure environment to work in. I prefer using a trailer with a ramp because it is a little easier for the horse, but the same procedures will work just fine for a “step up” trailer. Back the trailer up so it is close to and alongside a fence. This creates a “barrier” on one side of the trailer that will help keep your horse’s attention and concentration focused on the trailer. Keep the trailer hooked to the tow vehicle, if possible. This will make the trailer more stable. Be sure to set the brakes for extra safety and stability. Open all of the trailer’s rear doors, walk through front doors, windows, etc. to allow the maximum amount of light to enter the trailer. If the trailer is a “walk through” with a chest bar, make sure the bar is unhooked or down. Horses fear going into dark, confined areas – like a closed up trailer! Try to make the inside of the trailer look as much like the outdoors as possible. Put some good things to eat in the trailer like a hay bag full of hay or oats in the feed tray. I always keep a full hay bag in my trailer. One of my friends calls this “trailer bait”. It is a tasty incentive for the horse to enter the trailer, a reward when he does, and gives him his favorite thing to do (eat) once he’s inside. Have all of the tools you need to teach this lesson on hand. They include a longe whip, an in-hand whip, a lead line, and a longe line that has a snap on one end and a loop handle on the other end. Your horse should be equipped with a properly fitting halter, with the lead line attached, and leg protection for this lesson. Your Next Step… The key to success is being consistent in the procedures we use each time we ask the horse to load into the trailer. Here’s an overview of proper steps for safe loading: 1. Let the horse “address the trailer”. This means allowing him to sniff and investigate it before asking him to load. 2. Position the horse at the end of the ramp (or edge of a step up trailer) keeping his body and head straight. 3. Stand part way up the ramp, or near the back edge of a step up trailer, facing your horse. Give the “come to me” command to get him to come toward you. Never pull on the lead to force him into the trailer. This only teaches him to lean against the lead. Be patient with this step. ©2017 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • AUGUST 2017



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BLACK SWAMP DRIVING CLUB, OHIO Food & Fun Highlight Black Swamp Driving Club Events! Dutch oven cooking lessons preceded the June 26th BSDC drive at Sharon and Ron Hayhursts’ farm near Bowling Green, OH. Dutch ovens come in two styles – ones with rounded lids for conventional ovens and those with flat lids for use over open fires. Coals can be put on the flat lids to even out the cooking heat. As well as the Dutch oven delights served, other dishes had been brought in to complete the tasty noon potluck meal. Six turnouts and two dozen members and guests, including new members Allen and Sharon Tebbe, Bowling Green, OH, and Mike and Lowella Stichler, Greenwich, OH, joined Whitney Fox, Ron Hayhurst, Greg Liedel, and Bobbe Polvony in hitching up to drive. Two choices were available – an eight mile road route with a police escort or an “off road” route around the pastures and ponds on the Hayhurst farm. BSDC, a Carriage Association of America affiliate, was well represented at the CAA Festival, June 30th-July 2nd at the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY. Roger and Sue Murray, Angie Hohenbrink, Bobbe Polvony, and Mary Thomas participated in various activities. Murray, a CAA director, attended meetings as Hohenbrink earned a bronze certificate in the Carriage Showcase competition for her chuck wagon model. Thomas competed in the show and presentation drive with her Dartmoor Pony, picking up several awards with Polvony as groom. July 8th found a group of Swampers gathered at the Wyandot Historical Museum, Upper Sandusky, Ohio, for the annual ice cream social. Angie and Al Hohenbrink displayed a beautiful natural wood carriage while Roger Higgins, Jr. brought a wirewheeled road wagon, possibly built by Houghton, Marion, OH. A pony Saylor wagon, owned by Mary Thomas, sleigh robes and a foot warmer brought by Molly and Dale Owen, and antiques from Mary Elliott’s collection rounded out the BSDC

presentation. Julie, Mary Ann, and Travis Emmons used their Percheron Ted and his white carriage to give those attending a feel for “old time” transportation as they drove around the nearby streets. Several other members came to enjoy the ice cream and catch up with club news. Next up is the August 19th meeting at Will Steven’s home, Fort Wayne, IN, followed by the Riverbend Park Drive, Findlay, OH, hosted by Jackie and Mike Minges with Molly and Dale Owen on August 26th. This will be a late afternoon potluck, followed by driving around the park and on adjacent roads. September brings two popular drives: Parker Bridge, Upper Sandusky, OH, hosted by the Emmons family on August 17th and the Coon Hunters drive near Tiffin, OH, September 24th, with Sue and Roger Murray. Interested in driving equines, collecting or restoring carriages, or just hanging out with like minded people? BSDC welcomes new members and guests looking to enjoy the fun of carriage driving. Check our website out at www.blackswampdrivingclub.com or the BSDC Facebook page for more information.

BRIGHTON TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Summer is in full swing at Brighton and all our facilities – the staging area, the trails, and the campground are getting lots of use. As we have reported many times before, our sign-in station in the staging area gives us a good idea about the number of riders who park their rigs there and hit the trails. Unfortunately, an act of vandalism recently took place at the station. A plexiglass cover which protects the visitor book was broken into pieces and an obscenity was scrawled across the sign-in sheet. We are confident that this act was not perpetrated by a trail rider, but rather some unwelcome intruder whose aim was to destroy, not enjoy. Over the years, we have had very few incidents of vandalism or theft. At an event several years ago a truck was broken into and some items were stolen but by-in-large, the equestrian facilities at Brighton have ©2017 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • AUGUST 2017 (28)

been free of crime and intruders. We think this is due, at least in part, to the fact that DNR staff patrol the staging area, campground and access roads on a regular basis, and we are grateful for that. Plus, the signage located at the approaches to these areas make it clear that they are dedicated to equestrian activities. As of this year, our campground is designated as “equestrian only” and a sign at the entrance essentially says “if you don't have a horse, you can't camp here.” The Brighton Recreation Area is a sizable facility with nearly 5000 acres, and the “people half” contains campgrounds (both modern and rustic), lakes for swim-ming and boating, and trails for hiking and biking. Our June event was a combined open ride, lunch and campout. Despite the prediction of inclement weather, we had a good turnout for the ride and lunch, and a number of camp sites were reserved by participants. The original plan was for socialization and snacks on Saturday night but some of the campers pulled out early, fearing that thunderstorms would not just be unpleasant to endure, but possibly dangerous to horse and rider. As it turned out, the storms didn't descend on us, and we know that weather forecasts should be taken with a grain of salt. No big organized events were scheduled for July but the staging area and trails will still get lots of use. So far, the bugs have not invaded us in great numbers so we're thankful for that. The event coming up in August on the 5th, is our annual picnic and open ride. BTRA provides the meat, condiments, beverages and desserts, and participants bring side dishes. We won't pay attention to the weather forecast and just keep our fingers crossed, and show up no matter what. As always, visitors are welcome to Brighton, and a well-maintained staging area, campground and trails await you. Mark Delaney, BTRA President

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GREAT LAKES DISTANCE RIDING ASSOCIATION Is Distance Riding Calling to You? Perhaps you are looking for a new challenge for you and your horse, a deeper relationship and a better understanding of horse and rider fitness. Do you regularly want to keep riding when all of your friends have had enough and are you ready to join up with some likeminded folks? Does an equine sport where your competitors remain welcoming, helpful, and supportive sound inviting? And maybe it's time to be rewarded for all of those hours you spend in the saddle. GLDRA can help you meet all of these goals and so much more. Our mantra is "To Finish is to Win" and many horse and rider teams ride for the mileage, and not to cross the finish line first. Distance riding can be for any breed and many breed organizations have their own distance award programs in addition to what you can earn from GLDRA, UMECRA and AERC. If awards are not your thing, but a truer relationship with your horse is, there is nothing like spending hours and miles together, depending on each other, to build that bond. GLDRA offers rides that are 10-75 miles in length complete with veterinary supervision. All of our rides offer both Endurance/Limited Distance and Competitive Trail options except for the first ride of the season held at Brighton Recreation Area which is a Competitive Trail Ride only. We also have ready and willing mentors all over Michigan waiting for your questions. August brings us the unique and amazing Shore to Shore ride August 5-11, ride one day, all days or some of the days as you make your way across the state via horseback. Check out our website for all of the details. September is a busy month for GLDRA with rides all over the state. September 2-4 is the Labor Day White River Ride in Hesperia, MI with an intro ride offered on Saturday. Next up is the Keweenaw Ride in Marquette, MI Sept 9-10 with another chance for newbies to give distance riding a try on Sunday with a Enter Free Show Dates Online 24/7! Fun Ride. Then you can head to Luther, MI for www.saddleupmag.com/calendar.html (29) ©2017 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • AUGUST 2017 FORT CUSTER HORSE FRIENDS ASSOCIATION Hello Trail Riders! Just a few quick updates for all of our friends that enjoy the beautiful trails at Fort Custer. First, for any of you that have been riding recently, you will have noticed that the wooden bridge on the Historic Trail has been closed. We felt it was a safety issue and are dealing with it in a timely matter to re-open it before our September Camp Out. The old boards have been stripped off and new boards are being milled at a sawmill for pick-up hopefully very soon. A special workday will be scheduled and the bridge should be back in use by the end of July or early August at the latest. Also, artist/board member Judy Johnson has made a new parking directional sign for the trailhead. Please take notice of this sign on your left (by the pump) as you enter the trailhead staging area and park accordingly. On busy weekends we need to utilize the parking efficiently to make sure there is room for all the rigs. We appreciate your effort to use this diagram to park your trailer! Thankyou Judy! The campground proposal that Roger Glidden has been working on for some time has been turned in to our Park manager to review. We are waiting to hear from him to see if it will be forwarded through the process to be possibly accepted in the near future. Thank-you to everyone that filled out a survey! The Annual Fall Equestrian Camp Out is September 14th-17th this year. Please join us for all 4 days of friends, riding, food and fun. Four days of camping for only $45 for members and $60 for non-members. Go to our website for information at www.fchfa.org or call Toni Hess for reservations at 269-781-9688 or Nancy Simmonds at 269-967-3613 for any information. Trails are mowed, cleared of storm damage and ready for your enjoyment. Come out and RIDE! See you on the trails! Toni Strong, FCHFA Secretary.

Tin Cup Springs September 16-17, there is a CMO being held concurrently this same weekend. And last for September is the Metro Park Express held in Milford, MI on the 30th utilizing the Kensington and Proud Lake trails. A 12 mile intro ride will get you started in the sport! Our last ride of the 2017 year is Oak Leaf Run, October 14-15 held at Silver Creek Park in Hamilton, MI. This is a gorgeous ride winding through the Oak trees and is another beginner friendly ride venue. The rest of the GLDRA season has rides all over Michigan, from Marquette to Hamilton. So check us out today, www.gldrami.org, and get ready to experience the trails in a whole new way!

HIGHLAND TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION HTRA – September 8th thru 10th, Campout and Horseshoe Hunt. We are quickly approaching our last camping event for the year the “HTRA Horseshoe Hunt.” Time really does fly when you are having fun! It’s hard to believe we are planning for a September campout already. If you are interested in camping, please let us know. While most of our sites are taken, we always have cancellations and work from our wait list. If you can't camp, come on out for the day and participate in the fun. We will have a horse shoe hunt, prizes, 50 / 50 raffle, lunch, dinner and trail riding. We are still calling for artists for our 9th annual art competition and exhibit “It's All About the Horse”. If you are not interested in competing, be sure to visit the Exhibit at the Huron Valley Council for the Arts, September 5-30. The talent for this event is amazing. Additional information is available on our website at: highlandtrailriders.com. Visit our website at highlandtrailriders.com or our Facebook page for additional information on our events. Come Ride with Us! Free Show & Event Dates Online and in our printed magazine! www.saddleupmag.com/calendar.html WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

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HUNGERFORD TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION There are many reasons riders should explore Hungerford trail system; but here are just a few. Options for overnight camping, day use parking, a group campground, easy marked trails, and still time for ice cream at the Woodville Store. The group campground has (8) campsites and each campsite is large enough for a horse trailer/camper, (2) vehicles and (8) people; includes a fire pit and outbathroom. Advanced reservations for the group campground is required and reservations are made online at www.recrea tion.gov (type in Hungerford Equestrian Group Camp) in the search box and you can check available dates. Cost is $75/per night. Join Hungerford Trail Rider Association and West Michigan Trail Riders for a fun 10 mile ride through the Manistee National Forest Sunday, August 20th from Noon-3pm. The ride departs from Hungerford Day Use Area and a potluck at 4pm will take place at the new pavilion and campfire area at the Main Campground. Riders are encouraged to bring a dish to pass. Riders should be tacked and ready to ride by Noon. HTRA installed a fire ring pit and benches around the pit at the main campground to allow campers a place to mingle and enjoy others company while having breakfast, lunch or dinner or just to chat. A covered structure was added to enhance the environment. The Trail Derby Competition is in full swing and concludes October 15th this year. Riders/members will log their trail miles at Hungerford to become eligible for prizes at the End of the Year Banquet. We encourage guest riders to log their miles as well; to assist HTRA in documenting trail usage. The online log form is accessible on the HTRA website link below. If you are challenged with identifying a riding buddy to enjoy the trails, don't give up. HTRA is pleased to announce that we are offering a Guided Trail Ride. If you and your friends are new to the Hungerford trail system and would feel more comfortable having a trail

guide come along on your first trail ride, please contact Joan Balk at jbalk72@att.net a few days before your planned trail ride. New riders can also become a HTRA member, join our Facebook page and let others know what you are looking for in a riding buddy. There is a compatible riding buddy out there for you! Happy Trails! HTRA Executive Board President, Mike Simcoe Vice President, Joan Balk Secretary, Karen GreenBay Treasurer, Marcie Law Trustee, Greg Hotelling

IONIA HORSE TRAILS ASSOCIATION IHTA hosted it's first ever Forbidden Trails Ride July 15th and 16th. We were able to ride almost six miles of trails that are under the control of our Dog Trials group. This exposed us to about 1,300 acres of the Ionia State Recreation Area that normally is off limits. We had a lunch of grilled brats, salad, beans, chips and cookies out on the trail. We gained some new mem-bers and a total of about 30 riders got to enjoy this experience. We could not have asked for better weather, especially in the middle of July in Michigan, and feel this event was truly a success. All riders acknowledged, this freedom was a one weekend privilege and agreed to stay off the dog trials property the rest of the year. We hope all will live up to that promise, so we may be able to conduct this event again. Please come see us at Harvest Fest September 22to 24! Our annual meeting and election of board members and officers will happen right after the potluck dinner Friday Sept. 22nd at 6:00 pm. IHTA will supply a meat dish. If you can't make the dinner after work on Friday, please come out for the meeting anyway. Campsite #138. Our Annual Chili Cook-Off is October 13-15, with events on Saturday the 14th. Come see the donation by Joel Forrest of Circle JF Saddlery at this event. You will want to try your chances to win it! See you on the Ionia trails! Š2017 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • AUGUST 2017 (30)

KENSINGTON TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. Kensington Trail Riders would like to thank all the parade riders from KTRA and from Berwyck Saddle Club who rode in this year's Milford 4th of July parade. The horses were so beautiful and the rider's costumes were so innovative. A special thanks goes to our walkers, gator driver, and pooper scoopers. All the horses did really well with the crowds, noise and flag waving. If you missed the July 4th ride, we will again ride in the Annual Milford Thanksgiving/Christmas Parade the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Details will be posted on our Facebook page and circulated in our Infoshare newsletter after Labor Day. Also coming up is the Fall Campout and River Ride September 22-24. This is not only an opportunity for you to ride and visit with friends, but to support the MI Hay Bank. The River Ride (held on Saturday, September 23) will benefit those horse owners in need in Michigan. This year we are asking that you come out again and help us help the horse community in Michigan. Registration begins at 10:30 AM and the ride begins at 11:00 AM. We will be looking for you! That same weekend the Proud Lake Trail Riders will be hosting an obstacle course on Sunday, September 24, registration begins at 9:00 AM. We encourage our campers to ride over for their Sunday event. Please join us for our next Board Meeting which we will post on our website and Facebook page. We encourage all our members to come to our Board Meetings and give input. We would love to hear from you on what works; what doesn't; what events you would like to see, etc. We would like you to have a voice in activities as riders and as volunteers. If you are out and about on the trails and you see a problem, don't forget to report it on our website, www.kensingtontrailriders.org. In the near future we will have strips of caution tape at the kiosk. When you park at the staging area, grab a few to tie on your saddle. When you're out riding, mark anything that needs to be fixed with tape and report the problem. The tape will make the area easy to see for the park personnel. See you on the trails! WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

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MAYBURY STATE PARK TRAIL RIDERS A big thanks to all who braved the heat for our June 17th ride! We had a pretty good turnout given the weather – hot and buggy. We’re looking forward to seeing more at our September 30th ride so spread the word! In the meantime, Mary posted photos of our June ride on Facebook for all to see. FUNDRAISING – For those of you that have not heard, Highland Equine Conservancy provided us a grant of $500!!! If you know anyone associated with this group - please tell them thank you! We have already purchased a new weed wacker to help maintain the trails. As with any organization, you can never stop fundraising. Cindy is looking into arranging a golf outing for our group at a local course. If you know any golfers, get in touch with them now and see if they would be interested in joining for a fun day of golf and good food, all for one affordable ticket and most importantly a great cause. Jennie Patterson Maybury Trail Riders Secretary

MiCMO MICHIGAN COMPETITIVE MOUNTED ORIENTEERING Gorgeous weather graced the Beautiful Butterfly CMO at Yankee Springs. What a great job Yankee Springs Trail Riders Association are doing on installing paddocks at the campsites! The trails were also in great shape and the clues were fun to find with beautiful butterfly clips guiding the way in the woods. Thank you Brandi and Emily for putting on a fun ride. Freedom Riders brought home the top spot for the long course on both Saturday and Sunday. The short course was won on Saturday by Melissa Fox and on Sunday by The Little Buckaroos. Before these results are entered on nacmo. org two long course teams are vying for first

place. They are one point apart with the Trail Stompers just ahead of the Freedom Riders. After the last ride results are entered, it looks like there might be an upset! The competition is almost as close for the short course teams with Grandma’s Gang holding onto the top spot by 3 points and Little Buckaroos keeping them on their toes. It is wonderful that both of these teams are very successful with family fun on the trail! In August we will be having two rides. The first ride will be on August 11th, 12th, and 13th at Ely Lake. I can’t wait to get back to this park. For more information on the Mighty Mountains CMO please contact ride manager Trudi Reurink at 616.813.6682 or email tl_reurink@yahoo.com. After that ride we have a couple of weeks before we travel to the other side of the state for the Fruit Orchards CMO at Brighton State Recreation Area. Thank you Mary Greiner for taking on the challenge of putting on a ride again this year. If you have any questions about this ride please contact Mary at 734.846.3916 or email mgreiner16@gmail.com. September also has two rides. The club will be returning to Ionia State Recreation Area on September 9th and 10th and the following weekend we will be heading north to Luther for the Tin Cup CMO. Everyone is looking forward to hunting for plates for the first time on the Tin Cup Trail. The season will be wrapped up on October 20th, 21st and 22nd at Kensington Metro Park. This years schedule has been well dispersed and so far the weather has also been agreeable. We would love to see you on the trails! ~ Janet

MI FOX TROTTER ASSOCIATION The Ivy Schnexnayder Gaited Clinic held July 21-23 was a success with a full roster of gaited breeds who learned how to gait properly. Ivy performed demonstrations on some of them to show how to get them into gait. Members Jennifer Edgell, Megan McGarry and Char Ostrom also participated. By the end of the third day all of the horses were performing their signature gaits quite well. A number of auditors (one from Indiana even!) were present who asked some very good ©2017 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • AUGUST 2017 (31)

questions. Ivy is a wonderfully gifted clinician and we thank her for conducting her first clinic in Michigan with us! We also thank Leesa Massman for the gracious use of her wonderful facility. Thanks also go out to City Limits Bowling Center and Sports Grill for their much appreciated donation of meals to the riders and Ivy all three days. Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make this clinic run so smoothly! July 22nd we held a tack sale also at Massman Stable in Mason, during the gaited clinic. A number of vendors sold their tack and related equipment. Congratulations go out to member Levi Beechy, for placing in the top 10 nationwide in the July Mustang Challenge held in Kentucky. Levi does amazing things with horses! The next association event is the MFTHBA/ MFTA/MTRA National Trail Ride across beautiful Northern Michigan September 1728 heading east. You must be an MTRA member to participate (for insurance purposes). Annual dues are $35 with each day of the 12 day ride costing $12 to camp. Go to mtra.org or call Chuck Fanslow at 989-4359224 (evenings) for more information. Also, enroll in the Fox Trot America Program www. mfthba.org and earn a point toward a prize! The MFTA Versatility program is in full swing! There is still time to get involved however. Earn a cool prize for doing everything with your horse! I know some have been in parades, participated in clinics, taken lessons, gone to horse camps and have ridden trails in Michigan and other states. Get credit for it! Go to our website to find out more information and print off an enrollment form or call Kathy Kruch at 989-390-1838 if you have any questions. Awards will be given out at our January 2018 meeting. Is anyone going to the Celebration show at the Ava, MO show grounds? It should be a very fun show! It is held annually during the first week of September. Lots of Grand Champions will be awarded garlands! Do you have any news to share? Accomplishments? New horses? Let us know and I can put it in the newsletter. We love to hear from our members! We are always accepting new members! Go to michiganfoxtrotters.com or our Facebook page to print off the membership form. We are an educational association promoting the WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Horse Association & Trail Riders News MI FOX TROTTER ASSOCIATION, cont. breeding and use of Fox Trotters in Michigan. We conduct as many different clinics as we can to help people learn how to enjoy their MI Fox Trotter’s more. You do not have to own one to join.

NORTHERN MICHIGAN PAINT HORSE CLUB NMPHC Summer Sizzler POR show July 1 and 2, was a complete success. With lots of new faces and old coming to show in APHA, All Breed and Sweepstakes classes at MSU. One of the Big Hits, was our Sweepstakes with over $1000 given away over the weekend. The NMPHC gives a big Thank You to our Sweepstakes Class Sponsors!! Gary and Kathy VanKampen, Bob and Wanda Rasch, Chad Mills, Darcy Krause, Lexi Heney and Jeff Race. Sweepstakes Winners: Gelding Halter: Burning Style - Gary VanKampen, Showmanship: Got To Luv It - Brenda Ball, Mares Halter: Drop Top Diva - Norma Hamilton, Trail: Got To Luv It - Brenda Ball, Hunter Under Saddle: Bigger Yet - Jennifer Heuker, Western Pleasure: Got To Luv It - Brenda Ball, Longe Line: Bluesdontcomeeasy - Heather Hembree. The NMPHC would also like to say a big Thank You to our Show Sponsors – Robin Hoods, JoAnn Harris, and Tractor Supply Company of Lowell, Michigan. High Point For Weekend: Stallion - One Special Asset, Gelding - Burning Style, Mare - Got To Luv It, Yearling - Pictured Martini, APHA Open - Drop Top Diva, Amateur Brenda Ball, Novice Amateur - Brooke Ruggles, Novice Youth - Hailey Davis, WT Amateur - Linda Krzemecki, Youth - Hailey Davis, SPB Amateur - Melissa German, SPB Youth Delaney Bakker, SPB Open - Bearly A Tiny Dancer, All Breed Adult - Melissa German, All Breed Walk Trot Adult - Kimberly Krawczak, All Breed Youth - Austin Jousma, All Breed Walk Trot Youth - Hannah Smith. Our Pig Roast was to die for, it had exhibitors coming back for seconds and thirds. Thank You to our Director Mark Schaub coming down from Kingsley to provide the wonderful

food which was greatly appreciated and enjoyed (the pulled pork rub was great). The NMPHC July 22 & 23 Summer Sizzler will be over at time of printing, and I will post the results of this show in the next issue of Saddle Up! Magazine. And for all the APHA exhibitors check out our website: www. NMPHC.net for information on the Fall Color Classic at MSU in October. This is our Halloween show with costumes, lots of candy and fun. Please join us for this Great Weekend!

ORTONVILLE RECREATION EQUESTRIAN ASSOCIATION (OREA) Come test the skills of your horse/mule and yourself at OREA's annual Judged Trail Ride, coming up this year on September 16th. Registration starts at 9 am and participants hit the trail between 10 am and 12 noon. Cash prizes and ribbons, 50/50 raffle, silent auction and lunch await you after the ride. Camp with us Friday and/or Saturday night and get your name in the drawing for a surprize bag. Just bring your camping receipt to one of the organizers at the pavilion to get in the running. More details about the event can be found on the Events Tab of hadleyhills.com as the date approaches, but get it on your calendar now! OREA is a 501(c)3 and welcomes all interested persons. Membership directly supports our work at the park. Applications can be printed from hadleyhills.com or mailed to you upon request. Call or text me (Karen), for information, or leave a note on our website's Contact tab. Happy Trails! Karen DeOrnellas, OREA President 913-660-8012

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PONTIAC LAKE HORSEMANS ASSOCIATION Wow, it is August already!! Hard to believe sometimes how fast the time passes. Just a quick reminder that August 19th is the In The Pink Derby at the Huron Valley Equestrian Field. This is a FUN Fund Riding Horse Show and Silent Auction where the majority of the proceeds go to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital for women's health, but mostly for “Boob” a grams, as our beloved Susie calls them. The PLHA is a big supporter of this event and we encourage you to participate, volunteer or maybe bring by a donation to the cause, so that the Pink Derby can raise a whole lot of money for those women who can't afford this important procedure. Contact the HVEC directly for more information at www.hvec.info or email stbisque@comcast.net Don't forget September is right around the corner and it's going to be time to confirm with Susie, your reservation for our September Tour the Trails Camp weekend. The Pontiac Lake Recreation Area trails are in pristine shape thanks to Rich, so come on over to the park and ride! Happy Trails! CR

PROUD LAKE TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Hello Everyone! Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful summer. Our next event will be our Obstacle Course Ride on Sunday, September 24th. This event is open to members and non-members and any level rider. Come out and try as many obstacles as you like and then go for a ride and enjoy our trails. If you are not riding that day, come and just hang out with us. We will be camping on Friday and Saturday evenings. Please let us know if you plan on camping so we can save you a spot. Lunch will be included on Sunday. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Horse Association & Trail Riders News PROUD LK. TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC., cont. 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

SLEEPY HOLLOW TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION The Fourth of July Weekend began June 30July 4 with riding for fun. On Saturday and Sunday, there were patriotic games with prizes for all participants thanks to Host Rosie Johnson. Thanks to all – Kathy, Linda, and others who helped her host this fun time. On Monday a special event was hosted for all park users on the big island. It was a POKEMON HUNT! Three divisions were off-ered for participants to ride their horse, bike or hike it to find those critters. Prizes given out back at camp. Thanks to Therese and Dave Kline who hosted this creative event. They will host another Pokemon Hunt (TBA). Fun, even if you don't what those crazy critters are named!! For those interested: The Pink Ride - a pink item scavenger hunt in honor of Rhonda Hayward Gregory. A Lope for Hope Fundraiser. August 26th, 11am-4pm, $10.00 or more donation at Sleepy Hollow equestrian trails. For more information call host Therese Kline 989-289-2334. Donation lunch optional. No camp-over. Our other special event camping weekends allowed by the DNR will be on Labor Day. It's a Ride or Drive 'em weekend September 1-4 with MHDVA joining us for Saturday potluck and fun activities and Root Beer Floats on Sunday, September 3. The Haunt Club Ride Weekend with special spooky rides on all equestrian trails October 6-8 will have spooky glow rides, decorated trail games, 4 costume contests and Saturday night potluck. Explore the Hollow week-

end is October 20-22, we will have Open Houses for the Modern and the Rustic Cabins for anyone to visit and a special ride TBA for that day. SleazyBarbHorsewear is helping sponsor this event. For all camping weekends, participants need to register with the Host at the Horseman's staging area, then enjoy the group potluck and campfire. If interested in helping with an event, your participation is welcome. Check our website at shtra.org or our Facebook page as the dates get closer for specific details. Sunday, September 24th will be the 11th Annual Rangers 4-H Club Judged Trail Ride in memory of Kris Kulhanic. From 10 am - 2 pm this 10 obstacle event draws many participants testing their horsemanship skills. There will be lunch and cash prizes awarded. Call 517-651-6884 for more info. There is no overnight camping with this event. Happy Trails! ~Marsha Putnam

WESTERN DRESSAGE ASSOCIATION® OF MICHIGAN Summer 2017 is almost over! WDAMI's Jec Ballou Clinic and Schooling Shows were a success. Thank you to all who came to Cheboygan to participate in the Jec Clinic and thank you to those who traveled to Byron Center and Chelsea to participate in the schooling shows. In addition, thank you to the many schooling shows across the state who have included western dressage classes in their offerings! Your willingness to do this has helped open the door to western dressage for many riders! In the upcoming months, the WDAMI Board will begin planning for 2018. If you have suggestions or ideas for the us, please send them to infowdami@gmail.com. Topics of discussion will include: schooling shows, marketing, membership, clinics, banquet and board officers. The National organization is planning the Western Dressage Association® of America World Show. This event is taking place in Guthrie, OK at the Lazy E Arena, September 28 thru October 1, 2017. Entries are now open and you can review the prize list at this

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site: http://westerndressageassociation. org/news-events/2017-wdaa-world-showprizelist/. More information about the event and the venue can be accessed by going to the National website at: www.western dressageassociation.org. Enjoy the remaining days of summer! Soon Fall riding will be offering bug free days and beautiful colors!

YANKEE SPRINGS TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Board Meeting Minutes – July 12, 2017 This meeting was held at John and Cindy Dermody's home due to unfavorable weather conditions. Thank you Dermody's for your hospitality. Judged Trail Ride Report: This year's ride was not the biggest we have had, but everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. We thank all the volunteers, we couldn't have put on this event without you! Would also like to thank all the riders for your participation. Congratulations to the winner Bonnie Cornelius who had a score of 99 points! Annual Meeting, September 9, 2017: we will have another pig roast, Pancake breakfast and a Poker Run this year. Ron Walker is Chairperson for this event. Judi suggested Shannon Lundstrom-Stafford as a speaker on horse dentistry. Ron will call to see if she is available. Halloween Event, October 14, 2017: Carla Walker is Chairperson for this event and is planning on getting some new things for the Haunted Ride. There is a new sign at the creek where the 4 and 6 mile trails meet, hope this helps new riders find their way around the trails. Confidence markers were also added to the 9 mile trail, a red stenciled horse shoe with a 9 marked with tree paint. You will also see old posts with a blue top, these are horse trail markers also. There are some picket posts which are leaning in camp that need to be re-set. We are also going to number the posts to match their campsite so new campers will know which WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Horse Association & Trail Riders News YANKEE SPRINGS TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION, continued posts belong to their site. John Dermody, John Soper, Ken Terpening, Ron Walker, and Skip Burger volunteered for these tasks. Ron Walker fixed the corral on site 7. The gates are now even and the long bolts are gone. Thank you Ron! A request was made to have the corrals attached to the site on the DNR reservation page so campers who want corrals can find which sites have them. Andru said he can do this. July 29, 2017, starting at 7 am there will be a work-bee to install corrals on sites 3 and 4. Anyone who wants to help, bring your hammer and shovel. Andru Jevicks DNR Update: As Andru is just getting back from Maternity Leave, he is trying to get caught up on paperwork that has piled up. Material for the corrals for site 3 & 4 will be provided by the DNR, YSTRA will provide the gates and any extra material needed.

A new map of Yankee Springs Trails is available online. YSTRA asked the DNR to print out copies for the kiosk. This was agreed to but would be a winter project. Yankee Springs will be donating a pallet of stall shavings for the Young Riders 4-H club while they are at the Fair, these will be purchased at the Caledonia Feed Store and delivered to the Barry County Fair Grounds. Happy Trails, Kathy Taylor, YSTRA Secretary

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Next month we'll begin to talk about the lateral softness. There are many different exercises and drills you can use for that because the term lateral softness is very broad and encompasses essentially any lateral and forward movement that we ask. Because of this, the next article will focus on the leg yield and side pass. About Nathan Horsman Nathan Horsman assumed the role of head coach of the western team at Albion College in 2016. An AQHA Professional Horseman and Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) master instructor, Horsman has been a rider since he was first placed aboard a horse at the age of two. For the past decade, his specialty has been training horses for reining, cutting, and reined cow horse events. He's also a popular clinician across the U.S., working with non-pro and amateur horses and riders to help them improve their communication and training. As a coach in the Albion equestrian program, Horsman's primary duties involve training the horses and riders affiliated with the IHSA western program, reviewing horse donation prospects, recruiting new students, and supporting the daily operations of the Held Equestrian Center. He can be reached at NHorsman@albion.edu.

The Counter Arc by Nathan Horsman, Western Team Head Coach, Albion College We've now made it through half of the Cornerstones. The first four (lateral/ vertical flexion, hip control, backing, and stopping) are a bit easier, but they are the very important foundation to build the last four Cornerstones on. These last four – counter arc, lateral softness through the body, guiding, and pivoting – are more difficult and require more athletic ability from the horse. We will talk this month about the counter arc. The basic counter arc (or bend) is a movement where the horse is asked to move his shoulders to the outside of the arc or bend of his body. If we're traveling on a circle to the left, we maintain the left bend in the body and ask the shoulders to move to the right. When performed correctly, the horse will maintain the left bend while his left front leg will reach to the right, crossing over (and in front of) the right front leg. The right front leg will move out to the right and step slightly backward, allowing more room for that left front to step across. He will be soft in his mouth, relaxed in the poll, the withers will be elevated as they move, his ribs will be soft to your leg, and the hindquarters will continue to drive the horse forward. The counter arc is a maneuver used to gain better control of the shoulders. It's very important to be able to move the shoulders around in any (and all!) gaits. The better control of the shoulder we have, the more we are able to collect the horse and transfer their weight onto the hindquarters. This shoulder control will become more important as we advance and ask for leg yields, half passes, spins, better stops, flying lead changes, and cattle work – basically any and all advanced maneuvers we will ask of the horse. Begin the counter arc by walking a circle to the left. Your left rein should maintain the bend to the left. As you ask for the counter arc, lift your left rein slightly and bring it toward your right hip. Extend your right hand outward (opening a door for the horse's shoulder to move through). Keeping equal pressure in both reins, check back a bit as you drive with your left leg at the girth. Open your right leg off the horse so he feels a spot to move into. Your horse should step forward and to the right with his shoulders. When he moves his shoulders a few steps, reward him by allowing him to move back into a left circle. It's important that as you use the reins, you don't change the bend in his body. The left rein should maintain the bend and the right rein opens up to help “lead” his shoulders to the right. If you ask for this and the horse straightens out or bends to the right, then you're using too much right rein and not enough left rein. Remember to use equal pressure in both reins – the horse should have both lateral and vertical flexion. At first the horse isn't going to be very fluid at this exercise. As he begins to understand and learns to soften and yield his shoulders, his cadence will improve. As he gets fluid and moveable, you can ask for full circles in the counter arc. Once I feel that the horse is moving very fluidly at the walk on both sides, then I will begin to ask for the counter arc at the jog. ©2017 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • AUGUST 2017

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Horse Leg Protection By Eleanor Blazer Protecting a horse's legs effectively and correctly is a skill every horseman should perfect. No matter the type of protection it must be properly used and applied. The basic categories are: wound bandages, standing wraps, exercise wraps and shipping boots or wraps. The first step is to know the differences in the outer wraps. There are basically three types: standing wraps, polo wraps and adhesive elastic wraps. Standing wraps: This wrap is made of light weight material with some stretch, such as polyester knit. It is used with quilts or bandages that cover a wound or poultice. Standing wraps can also be used when shipping a horse. They are usually wider and longer than other wraps. They are never used as an exercise bandage. Other names include: track bandage, turf knit and stall bandage. Polo wraps: This wrap is soft and bulky. Its function is to protect the horse's leg from cuts or bumps by a hind or fore foot while the horse is doing its normal work routine. It is not designed to cover a wound, as the bulk makes the finished bandage too thick. Adhesive elastic wraps: These handy wraps are easy to tear, are self-adhesive and can be wrapped tightly around the leg. They are used to cover wound bandages and can be used over a light sheet of cotton as an exercise wrap. Common name: vet wrap. Improperly applied wraps can slip, bunch, gather and constrict a tendon with the potential of becoming a “bandage bow.” A bow to a tendon causes inflammation and scarring. Bows cause at the very least temporary lameness, and even after healing will impair a horse's ability to perform. Be careful applying wraps; don't bandage bow a horse! When using a standing wrap to cover a wound or protect a horse for shipping, apply the protective material (gauze pad, quilt, sheet cotton), then finish with the outer wrap to hold it in place. Start the outer wrap on the inside of the leg with the rolled bandage in your hand closest to the horse's head. Take the end of the bandage and place it in the center of the inner side of the leg just above the fetlock joint. I like to start all wraps just above the fetlock joint so that I can wrap the fetlock joint first and anchor the bandage to that joint. There is little chance of pulling the wrap too tight around the joint since it is virtually all bone. Do not wrap under the fetlock joint when using a standing bandage. Bring the roll of bandage from the inside of the leg to the outside, pulling taunt only across the front of the cannon bone. Wrap the bandage around behind the tendons and grasp the bandage again inside the leg with your hand closest to the horse's head. DO NOT PULL TIGHT ACROSS THE TENDONS. Bring the roll of bandage across the cannon bone again inside to outside. ©2017 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • AUGUST 2017

Always wrap from the inside toward the horse's head. This direction will help ensure you do not pull across the tendons. Wrapping so the material is “pulled across the cannon bone” and “laid across the tendon” can prevent swelling, accumulation of fluid, restriction of blood vessels and avoid creating pressure points. Always bandage the opposite leg as well, giving equal support to both legs. Never put a full bandage on one leg without putting a full bandage on the opposite leg. This applies to hind legs as well as front legs. Exercise wraps are very tricky and should not be attempted the first time without an experienced supervisor watching. Exercise wraps are most often seen on race horses, jumpers and cross country eventers. Exercise wraps do not give protection to the leg, nor do they help hold tendons. A well-done exercise wrap simply slows down the descent of the fetlock joint, helping to avoid serious pulls or tears to tendons or ripping of joint ligaments. With the many good exercise boots on the market, it should not be necessary to use exercise wraps. The danger of causing a serious problem due to improper application of the wrap is great. There is also the possibility of the wrap becoming loose – tripping or frightening the horse. Likewise, there are also many commercially produced shipping boots. If you plan on hiring a hauler to transport a horse, check their policy about leg protection. Some companies prefer the horse's legs not be wrapped, as the driver will not reapply the bandages or boots. The driver may remove the loose leg protection or not. If you decide to protect legs with boots or bandages get the horse used to wearing them before the day of shipping. Allowing the horse to wear the chosen leg protection in the stall will give you time to see how they fit, if they stay on and how the horse reacts to having something on his legs. Poorly made or poorly fitted commercial shipping boots can become loose, allowing them to slip/slide off. Many people who transport horses will only protect the front legs. It is possible if the horse urinates in the trailer the wraps or boots can become soaked in urine. This could lead to scalding of the skin, kicking or stomping because of irritation. Don't let leg protection cause a problem – know the wraps and how to properly apply them. Take the online course Stable Management. Earn certification or work toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Equine Studies. Go to www.horsecoursesonline.com for more information. (47)


Three Common Mistakes that Erode Your Horse’s Trust By Julie Goodnight Horses know good leadership when they see it because their lives depend upon it. We probably all agree that the ultimate relationship with a horse is one in which the horse looks up to you, wants to be with you and feels safe and peaceful in your presence. But all the groundwork and relationship building exercises in the world won't help you develop this relationship unless you present yourself as a competent leader at all times. In every clinic that I teach, people ask how they can get their horse to trust them more, yet I see them constantly doing things that show their horses that they lack judgment and make poor decisions. It's funny that horses see this so clearly, but humans – not so much. Your job as the leader is to watch out for the safety of your followers. Every time you give a horse a reason to question your judgment – because you've put him in a situation he perceives as unsafe – you're chipping away at his faith in you. Here are three common mistakes I see people making every day with their horses that give the horse good reasons not to trust their judgment and leadership. Watch for these mistakes closely the next time you interact with your horse; make sure that you are the leader your horse deserves. Putting the Horse on a Collision Course. An obedient riding horse goes in the direction you dictate, at the speed you set, without argument. The problem is that horses are much more spatially aware than humans. Horses worry about the other horses in the arena and they expect the leader to watch ahead and prevent any potential horse-to-horse collision or conflict. Most people are so consumed with themselves, that they are oblivious to their surroundings, including what the other horses are doing. Your horse always recognizes your lack of awareness, because his safety depends upon it. He sees the hazard even when you do not. I often see this when people are longeing or circling in an arena where there are other horses. First of all, let's be clear on this, longeing a horse in an arena where horses are being ridden is dangerous and should never happen – that's a pretty basic safety rule. At clinics, when everyone is doing circling work (and no horses are being ridden), people will still put their horses on a collision course with another horse. The horse always sees it; the person seldom does. If you do this, your horse starts doubting your judgment. I also see this in the arena when all riders have their own agendas. The smart riders (and the good leaders) are looking well ahead. But invariably, there will be riders totally focused down on the horse's withers, concentrating only on themselves, not even aware of their own horse, let alone the other horses in the arena. Being aware of danger in the environment is such a basic job of the leader that it is hard for your horse to think of you that way when you are failing at such a basic task. Putting the Horse Between a Rock and a Hard Place. Your horse may view any given situation much differently than you and he sees danger where you may not. We, as humans, tend to analyze, ration©2017 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • AUGUST 2017

Photo credit: Heidi Melocco, Whole-Picture.com alize and justify the situation, while to your horse it's simple – it's either safe or it’s not. I often see riders and handlers put their horses in very precarious situations, with seemingly no awareness that it was risky for the horse. Perhaps the rider had no awareness of how the horse views the situation. Or perhaps the rider made an executive decision to override instinct and go into an unsafe situation anyway because her logic tells her it's safe (logic that the horse may not possess). This happens at my clinics while we are working on teaching the horse to step back with a subtle hand signal. I always catch people backing their horse into a solid fence or worse, another horse. He knows it to be wrong and unsafe. People get so caught up in the exercise of teaching the hand signal, that they lose all awareness of the surroundings and abdicate all responsibility for leadership. Similar examples from the ground include asking a horse to step into a trailer, then standing right in front of him so he would have to bowl you over in order to comply. He's pretty sure he's not supposed to do that. Or asking the horse to trot on the lead line, but remaining right in front of him so there's nowhere for him to go without running into you. It feels like a trap. When riding in a group, it's your job to keep your horse safe. Still, I see riders pass between a horse and the fence. Entrapment! There's a reason fundamental safety rules exist – and it's a fundamental rule to never pass between a horse and the rail. Horses can be very opportunistic when it comes to aggressive behavior and many horses will kick, given this opportunity. Your horse knows that as well and he has good reason to question your judgment when he is the one that will likely take the blow. Asking the Horse to do Something, Then Punishing Him When He Does. Horses, by nature, are very willing animals that instinctively seek out approval and acceptance from the herd leader. When you are a fair and consistent leader, your horse will work hard to please you and will feel safe and content in your presence. When you notice his efforts and praise him for giving of himself, then your relationship kicks to a whole new level. There's no limit to how hard a horse will try to please you when the right kind of give-and-take relationship exists. We humans tend to fall down on our leadership in some very gutwrenching ways to the horse. Often I see riders give a cue to the horse, then inadvertently punish him for responding to the cue. The most common example of this occurs in the canter departure. The rider may lack confidence. The horse is cued to canter, then hit in the (48)


either thinks of you as the leader or not. If he's resistant and argumentative, he probably has a good reason. If he trusts you and looks up to you, you're a good leader.

Three Common Mistakes that Erode Your Horse’s Trust, cont. mouth with the bit when he does (because his head moves into the bit in that moment). It hurts his mouth and scares him, leaving him with the feeling that he is being punished for doing what was asked.

Enjoy the ride! Julie Goodnight, Trainer and Clinician 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's experienced in dressage and jumping, racing, reining, cow horse, colt-starting, and wilderness riding. Goodnight grew up on the hunter-jumper circuits in Florida, but is now at home in the West. She and her husband, Rich Moorhead, live in the mountains in Salida, Colorado. Both love versatility ranch horse competitions and riding cow-horses.

Sometimes I see riders miscue their horse then admonish him for responding to the cue given. Then the rider wonders why he suddenly stopped responding to that cue. A perfect example is seen frequently when the rider, with two hands on the reins, asks the horse to turn with the inside rein, then starts pulling on the outside rein too, effectively pulling the nose in two directions at the same time. Pulling on two reins to turn puts incredible undue pressure on the horse's mouth. It appears to him that you asked him to turn, then penalized him with the outside rein when he did. In that moment, the mistake was the rider's (it's the leader's job to be clear in her directives). The horse did exactly what he was told to do then was admonished for trying.

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 at http://YouTube.com/JulieGoodnight.

Being a good handler and good rider takes a lot of time and effort and a lot more awareness of the horse. The more we can think from our horse's point of view, the deeper our level of understanding of his behavior and the more rewarding the relationship with the horse. They are complicated animals, perceiving much more about us than we do about ourselves. That's what makes horses so therapeutic to our souls.

Julie Goodnight takes on topics you want to know more about in her online training library – part of her ever-expanding Horse Master Academy (http://signin.JulieGoodnight.com) now with a free access membership to help you search for many training articles, videos and Mp3s!

Seek out help and have others watch you – they'll catch on faster than you about what cues you may be giving the horse. They'll see what you can't. Let your horse guide you. He won't lie to you; he

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Can You Name These Famous Cartoon Horses? First name the horse and place the matching number in the box. Then name the owner of the horse with the movie they were in and place the matching letter in the box. Have fun!

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The (Un)Essentials By Robert Eversole, The TrailMeister The discovery of fire has been said to be mankind’s most important moment, but with burn bans in much of the nation, an open flame might not do you any good. Instead, you’ll need to rely on more modern innovations to keep you warm, dry, fed, and entertained. And gear manufacturers are glad to help! However, the downside of gadget desire and the slick marketing campaigns that accompany the shiny new gizmos is the sad fact that most of what we have is perfectly acceptable. As an example; the battered aluminum pot was perfectly fine until you spotted a shiny titanium version for only $38.85. Resisting the temptation to buy more stuff is like trying to stop the tide. However, if you spend all your hard-earned dollars on unnecessary gear, you won't be able to buy the stuff you need. Here’s my defense: the 6 outdoor items you never should buy. 1. Rambo knifes and multi tools Yes, the size of your gear matters, but opposite than what you first thought. When camping or packing, any tool that does the same job as another – but is smaller or lighter – is automatically better. Because of their “bigger is better” attitude, knives and multi-tools often add unnecessary ounces. Here’s a simple rule. If your knife could be used in combat, it’s too big. Likewise, if your multi-tool has more than one cutting blade, a metal file, or weighs more than five ounces, it’s better suited for your glove compartment than your pack. Honestly who needs a “Mother of All” Swiss Army knives, featuring 87 tools and weighing almost three pounds. Despite its indisputable coolness, it won’t fit in your pocket. 2. Snakebite kits Let’s be painfully honest. Very few of us can tell the difference between a rat snake and a gopher snake, but somehow, we’ve all learned to cut an “X” over a snakebite before sucking out the venom. Unfortunately, first aid techniques gleaned from B-grade Westerns aren’t the best source of medical information, nor are they hygienic. Modern wilderness medicine experts advise against the “cut and suck” technique to treat snakebites. Making incisions around a bite, they claim, damages skin and introduces infection. Plus, a study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine has effectively demonstrated that the leading commercial suction device doesn't work. According to the study, three minutes after eight human subjects were injected with radioactive fake venom (sign me up for that test!), the suction device removed less than 2 percent of the liquid from the affected tissue. For more effective snakebite treatments, consult your physician. 3. Torch lighters I like fire as much as the next Boy Scout, but I’m also, very occasionally, practical. So, a windproof torch lighter that generates a 2,000°F plasma flame sounds cool, if someone else shells out the $50 to buy it. To light my campfires I prefer a generic Bic lighter, which costs about 50 cents at gas stations from coast to coast. Besides the 100-fold cost difference, here are three additional reasons to favor low-tech ignition sources. First, although a stormproof torch might work in hurricane conditions, most of the stoves or fires you’re trying to light wont. So, unless you’re planning on crème brulée instead of s’mores, the torch lighter will be a lonely ©2017 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • AUGUST 2017

spark in the squall. Secondly, Murphy’s Law dictates that small expensive gear is the first to get lost. 4. Candle lanterns Abraham Lincoln learned to read and write by scratching the alphabet on hickory bark under the glow of a tallow candle. Impressive? Yes. But Abe was a smart young man, and had Eli Whitney invented the light-emitting diode (LED) instead of the cotton gin, the Lincoln family would have been among the first users. Candle lanterns are nostalgic, but LED headlamps and lanterns won’t burn down your tent. 5. Weather radios The radios designed for outdoor enthusiasts don’t stop at AM/FM. Many of the ones I’ve seen in recent catalogs were solar-powered, hand-crankable, and even feature built-in LED flashlights. If you’re a fan of zombie apocalypse movies, you should purchase this radio for your underground bunker. You don’t want to miss your daily dose of National Public Radio. But if you’d rather sleep in a tent than a fallout shelter, check the forecast before you leave for a camping trip, pack the proper equipment, and save the money. 6. Lensatic compass Most hikers use a compass to answer basic navigation questions like “Which way is north?” “Which direction am I heading?” and “What is the bearing of that peak?” A lensatic compass can also answer the question: “What magnetic azimuth should I fire my artillery upon the enemy?” Also called an engineer’s compass a lensatic differs from a baseplate compass by having a flip-top lid, a sighting wire, and a pivoting lens. Instead of a floating magnetic needle, the entire dial of a lensatic compass rotates. If combat isn't on your weekend itinerary, a regular baseplate compass is more than adequate for most navigation tasks like orienting a map, shooting a bearing, and triangulating your position. Just be sure to purchase a baseplate compass with an adjustable declination, especially if you’re not a fan of mental math games. Did this list give you ideas on where to shed extra stuff? I’d love to hear your stories of what’s “Not Needed”! Visit us online at www.TrailMeister.com and leave us a note!

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Equestrian Campgrounds Saddle Up! Magazine will feature a series of articles in 2017 dedicated to Michigan State Parks, which will be provided by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Rein in equestrian-friendly trails and campgrounds “Up North” Travel to Michigan’s “Up North” and rein in the beauty of equestrianfriendly state forest campgrounds. There are 14 state forest campgrounds, managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, open to equestrians located in the northern Lower Peninsula. Ten of these destinations are located along the popular Shore-to-Shore Trail. An equestrian’s dream, the 420 mile Shore-to-Shore trail system in northern lower Michigan is open to hiking and horseback riding. The beautiful trail stretches east-west from Empire to Oscoda, with two additional northern and southern spur trails. The Michigan Trail Riders Association assists with the maintenance of the Shore-to-Shore Trail and hosts several annual rides popular with equestrians from near and far. “The Shore-to-Shore Trail is nationally and internationally known to equestrians,” said Al Davis, president of the Michigan Trail Riders Association. “We have equestrian riders that come from as far as Switzerland to experience the trails and check it off their bucket list.” There are options to “hit the hay” at any one of the state forest campgrounds. Some are designated for equestrian camping only, and others allow both equestrian and recreational camping. The equestrian camping option can include designated equestrian sites, trail camps or both. Trail camps are open to group camping, and permits may be required. Almost all of the campsites are available first come, first served. Here are a few hidden gems: Hopkins Creek Trail Camp (Missaukee County): This equestrianfriendly campground is located in the heart of Michigan’s Manistee State Forest, with miles and miles of equine trails and state forest roads perfect for riding. The trails encompass water crossings and varying terrain well suited for both experienced and nonexperienced riders. In addition, the Manistee River and Hopkins Creek are within miles of the campground. The campground offers 16 designated equestrian sites that accommodate tents and small trailers and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The group area can fit a maximum of 108 individuals and can accommodate tents and small trailers. “I would say it is one of the most remote, but accessible equine campgrounds in northern lower Michigan. It’s what I look for in a trail camp,” said Scott Slavin, DNR unit supervisor. Walsh Road Equestrian State Forest Campground and Trail Camp (Crawford County): The campground, surrounded by tall jack pines, accommodates nine designated equestrian sites for tent and small trailer use. There is also a group area (event permitholders only) that has a maximum capacity for 40 individuals and can also accommodate tents and small trailers. “Truly beautiful,” is how Michigan Trail Riders Association President Al Davis described this facility. ©2017 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • AUGUST 2017


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Goose Creek Trail Camp (Crawford County): Located near the majestic Manistee River, this campground is surrounded by tall jack pines. There is a large, open group camping area designed for equestrian campers riding the Shore-to-Shore Trail. The maximum capacity is 200 individuals and 50 wheeled recreational vehicles. This one is a family favorite! Big Oaks Equestrian State Forest Campground (Montmorency County): Big Oaks is the DNR’s newest equestrian destination. It is nestled on beautiful Avery Lake and includes 24 sites (including two buddy sites that can fit two trailers), a manure bunker, dumpster, vault toilets, potable water and a well with generator hookup. The campground is supported by Equestrian Friends of Big Oaks, who host several workdays to help maintain the campground and trails. A full list of equestrian camping and riding opportunities can be found at www.michigan.gov/dnrtrails.




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