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BLACK SWAMP DRIVING CLUB, OHIO Black Swamp members brought antique vehicles and driving related items adding to the historical display at the Wyandot County Historical Museum’s annual ice cream social, Upper Sandusky, OH. Thanks to the musical Oklahoma, everyone in the crowd recognized the surrey with the fringe on top brought by Will Stevenson. He also contributed a beautifully restored two seat sleigh that drew lots of interest. The Roger Higgins’ were busy explaining the use of their “like new” delivery wagon. Rounding out the club’s display was Angie Hohenbrink’s covered wagon model, Mary Elliot’s walking plow, and Mary Thomas’ pony carriage. Several other members came to eat ice cream, large hot dogs, and homemade pie. The museum, a large 19th century home, and the 1895 schoolhouse were open for viewing along with the display of antique cars. The patriotic band concert closed the day’s activities. Roger and Sue Murray, Rebecca Rich, and Mary Thomas traveled south to the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY, June 23-25 for the Lexington Carriage Classic. Beautiful antique carriages being shown to superbly turned out equines was definitely history in motion. A very unusual turnout labeled “the crazyman’s combination” stole the show. Paul Maye, VA, drove four Shires – two wheelers, a swing horse, and a leader – to a rare skeleton break to win the Gentleman to Drive class. Rebecca Rich walked away with Reserve Champion Novice honors and Thomas’ entry earned the Small Pony Reserve Championship. The Carriage Assoc. of America hosted a reception for attendees Thursday evening and sponsored coffee and doughnuts each morning. The Friday night barn party was hugely popular as was the Awards Ceremony ice cream social after the show Saturday night. BSDC members are already making plans to attend the Fall National Drive October 4-9 at the Hoosier Horse Park, Edinburg, IN. The event features trails, a swap meet, daily breakfast, a driving derby, clinics, lessons, vendors, and tons of fun.

A reminder that Ohio House Bill 30 requires that animal powered vehicles must have a flashing yellow LED light on the uppermost part of the rear of the carriage, cart, wagon, etc. It must be operating day or night on Ohio roads beginning August 31st. Upcoming Events: August 6: Drive at Carlisle Reservation near Loraine, OH, with the Western Reserve Carriage Asso. co-hosted by Jackie Minges August 27: Obstacle Drive with Dutch Oven picnic hosted by the Hayhursts, Bowling Green, OH September 24: Parker Bridge Drive near Upper Sandusky, OH, hosted by the Emmons family October 23: Annual Hayride hosted by Mary Elliott and Linda Spears, Galion, OH November 12: Annual Banquet, Good Hope Lutheran Church, Arlington, OH

MI FOX TROTTING HORSE ASSOC. Wow – what a fun time that was...The inaugural 2022 Great Lakes National Trail Ride co-sponsored by the Indiana Fox Trotter Association (IFTA) and our association was a resounding success! An avid Fox Trotter rider from Nebraska even attended! Many others rode too! It was held at Waterloo State Recreation Area in Chelsea, MI July 8-10.The guided ride each day started out from the Horseman's camp and was led by Georgi Carlton on Saturday and IFTA's Cheryl Gramling on Sunday. A large group went out each day to experience the well-marked trails and varied terrain. Thankfully the bugs weren't too bad and the weather was great! The Waterloo Horseman's Association and MI DNR have been doing a super job upgrading the campground and maintaining the trails over the years. The Saturday night potluck under the pavilion was delicious due to the selection of goodies that were shared. We also made new friendships with the members of the IFTA. The evening around the campfire was wonderful too. We will have to do this again. We have two clinics left for you to participate in this summer.

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Due to inclement weather, the Natural Trail and Obstacle clinic at the Holland Western Horse Park had to be rescheduled to August 21st. Have you ever wanted to learn how to use the obstacles at the Holland Western Horse Park? Susan Williams will conduct a Natural Trail & Obstacle Clinic there August 21(rescheduled from July 24). The park is located at 3856 61st St., Holland, MI. 12 riders will be allowed. Lunch is provided. Camping is available for an additional fee. Go to to reserve your site or stall. There is a $145 fee to participate ($135 for MFHA and HWSP members). Audit for $20. Go to the Activities page to access the reservation form. Susan will explain and guide you safely through all of the outdoor trail obstacles. She will help your horse think about foot placement and help it gain confidence. If you have never been there, you will be amazed and glad that Susan will be there helping you. Here is your chance to learn better horsemanship skills from the popular Levi Beechy ... he is coming downstate! No need to drive hours up to his facility. Sought after clinician Levi Beechy of West Branch, MI (he presented at the 2022 MI Horse Expo) will conduct a two-day Horsemanship clinic at Morning View Farm (3075 Turkey Trail, Ionia, MI) August 27 (groundwork) and 28th (astride). Reserve your spot now by sending in your paid registration. The form is available from the website at: michiganfox Activities page. You don't want to miss this! He will work with only 10 riders that weekend. Auditors are encouraged to attend for $25. Cost is $350 per rider ($325 if MFHA member) which includes a stall, a bag of shavings and a rustic camping spot. You will definitely be a better horseman after this clinic! Levi loves teaching people and horses. He is fascinating to watch. All breeds are welcome of course. Bring a chair. Participants in the MFHA Versatility Challenge (with three divisions – Not Under Saddle, Under Saddle and Horseman's Challenge) have been out helping at clinics, trail riding, camping and attending more clinics. Read the rules on our website and get involved! It's fun doing so many different things with your MFT! There are nice quarterly prizes too. We are the MI affiliate of the MFTHBA ( which is based in Ava, MO. Our mission is to promote MFTs and to enWWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

HORSE ASSOCIATION & TRAIL RIDERS NEWS MI FOX TROTTING HORSE ASSOC., CONT courage the breeding and training of them, as well as to help their owners learn to enjoy their horses more through various educational clinics and discussion. We meet mostly on Zoom each month but sometimes in person. Go to our website and Facebook page for updates and to see our list of sponsors who offer discounts to our members for breedings, lessons, tack and more. Youth and adults interested in this versatile breed are always welcome to join, learn and enjoy. We have lots to offer no matter what your discipline is. Have a great month! I hope to meet you at a clinic or ride this summer, Marilyn Mannino

IONIA HORSE TRAILS ASSOCIATION Our remaining event for 2022 is the October 1st Chili Cookoff – don't forget to get your reservations made! Bring out your best chili, or your favorite chili side dish for our potluck and chili contest. Don't forget your horses, as the trails are great in the fall of the year. The Forbidden Trail Ride weekend was a great success! Thank you to all who came out and shared in the fun and great weather! After our annual meeting, we have two open seats on our board, so if you'd like to contribute a bit of time and be part of the improvements at Ionia, please reach out to any board member, or tag us at Ionia Horse Trails-IHTA on Facebook. When reserving online, remember your first click is on the “Equestrian” tab on the right side of the first page, then you can select our horse camp. We hope to make additions to the Ionia Confidence Course next year (2023). We have plotted out our proposed route for Phase 2, and it has been roughed in. Riders are welcome to start using the path to go from day staging to the Phase 1 course. The path will pick up from the trail just across the road from day staging, then take the first right (presently it is marked by pink ribbons in sets of two – stay between the ribbons). Our approximately 100x100 arena built with a joint effort of park staff and IHTA volunteers in September of 2019, is next to day

staging. If you have an anxious horse you want to expose to trail riding, you'll have a safe place to “work out the kinks” before hitting the trails. We'll also be encouraging 4-H groups to hold their practices there, as well as potentially inviting clinicians and outside events in the future. THREE DAY PARKING AREAS: 1: Normal Day Staging; 2: Go past the day staging parking lot to the “Barn Lot” on the same side of the road; 3: There is also a new option to access the west end of the park more easily! It is still signed as the X Country Ski Trail, just before the beach entrance (on the opposite side of the road) when entering the park. Park staff enlarged the parking area to hold four or five horse size rigs, but this is not a parking area suitable for BIG rigs. The drive entry is not wide, and the turn around area is not huge. If your rig is more than 30 feet or you lack backing skills, this may not be a good option. Please park like you expect the lot to be full when you come back. Leave room for others and plan for all rigs to be able to exit safely. If you encounter this situation on the trails, please let us know, and let the park staff know before you leave the park. We all work together as best as we can to keep the trails clear. You can ask questions or report trail issues on our Facebook page Ionia Horse Trails-IHTA, or call the park 616-527-3750.

MAYBURY STATE PARK TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION (MSPTRA) Greetings, trail riders – the trails are in great shape! So thankful that there have been many beautiful days this month to enjoy the park. We have seen many horse trailers parked at the staging area, even during the week! There are a few deer flies out, but overall it is not too bad! We still have not received any good news yet on any interest of someone to take over the riding stables facility at the park. If you or anyone you know that might be interested, please contact Traci Sincock at sincockt@ We would not want this great facility to be left unused. Since the riding stables Facebook page has been taken down, we are getting many questions about AUGUST 2022 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2022 (15)

horse rentals on our website. As of now, I am directing inquiries to other local riding stables, such as Brighton. We hope to be able to give them good news about renting horses at Maybury State Park again someday soon! If you haven’t done so already, please renew your 2022 MSPTRA Membership! Join today and pay online or print the membership form and mail it in. We appreciate the support! Mark your calendars for our annual fall ride this year! It is scheduled for October 23, 2022 from noon - 3:00 pm. The group will be meeting up soon to finalize details. Please remember that there is NO hunting at Maybury State Park. Check out all the new updates to the website at Continue to follow us on Facebook for updates on the trails, events and general news going on in the park. Feel free to post pictures from your rides! Happy Trails! Mary Nader

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HORSE ASSOCIATION & TRAIL RIDERS NEWS PINTO HORSE ASSOC. OF OHIO, CONT. from PtHA with all of the pictures and placings. For fear of missing some, I won’t list them here. We have our last two shows of the year coming up. August 26-28, 2022 at the Champion Center and September 23-25, 2022 at Garwood Arena. You can find information on both of these shows at For the August show we will be returning to Champion Center and in September this a new venue for Ohio Pinto at Garwood Arena. While I have never been there, I hear it is a great place to show and we all look forward to these upcoming shows. New venues may bring some new faces to our shows. Just as a reminder that if you have a horse that needs to be registered you can complete that at the show and show the same weekend. Simply go to the group page and ask who needs to be contacted, so that you can have all the necessary information to complete the process. We want to welcome both new and old members to our shows this summer and look forward to seeing everyone soon. I have included some a member photo from the World Show. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to one of the members of the Board of Directors or show managers. Until next time – Happy Trails.

Proud Lake Trail Riders has been working diligently with the DNR to separate our trails from the bikers. A huge hurdle was just accomplished in that the location of the new bike trails has been decided and agreed upon. The next step will be cutting out the trails. Once the trails are separated, there will be signs up stating what are horse trails and what are bike trails. We have been working on this for the past several years and we are thrilled that the park is committed to making this happen. As of right now, the GPS maps have been submitted and we are moving forward. If you encounter bikers on the trails that are not giving the right of way to horses, please contact the DNR immediately. If you are able to get photos, please try to do so. If you would like to join our email list, please email me at and also remember to like us on Facebook! Stay safe and keep riding!


WESTERN DRESSAGE ASSOC. OF MI Hello, August! As we enjoy our summer activities and great weather, I have a few things to share with you. WDAMI’s biggest online horse show, the Battle of the Saddles, is open until August 12. Videos are due by August 26, 2022. Battle of the Saddles has lots of door prizes, championship ribbons for each division and level, ribbons for the highest scoring rookie, Western Dressage, English Dressage, and Driven Dressage. There will be a Silver Spur PROUD LAKE TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. Award and versatility awards for Open, Hello Everyone! The Circle Ride with KenAdult Amateurs and Junior Riders. Plus, sington Trail Riders was a huge success! every participant will receive a WDAMI We had over 80 camper/riders between the patch. Save your gas and join the fun in this two parks and it seemed everyone really big annual virtual event. I hope you will join enjoyed themselves. us – good Luck to all! Our next event will be September 23-25. The theme will be “The Galloping Gourmet” ride. WDAMI would like to say thank you, to all of Cost of the ride and camping will be avail- you who participated in the WDAMI Sunable soon. You do not need to camp to par- flower Show and extend our congratticipate. Each trail in Proud Lake will have a ulations to all the winners. We had over 90 rides for this show. Way to go WDAMI delicious food item for you to enjoy! members! We are also very happy to report that we have added even more obstacles to our obs- National News. WDAMI would like to say tacle course. Please come out and give it a thanks to all the Michigan members who participated in the WDAA International try! Absolutely no charge, just enjoy! Challenge and extend our congratulations to AUGUST 2022 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2022 (16)

the winners. Great job, everyone! Results of the show are posted on www.ShowSec and the Michigan winners are also posted on our own WDAMI website. We encourage you to visit these sites and take a look. And don’t forget that this year’s WDAA World Championship Show will be held from September 27th to October 1st, 2022 in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Entries are now open and will close on September 7, 2022. Tip of the month: The rider is the keeper of the tempo. WDAMI is looking for sponsors for our yearend awards and educational events. If you would like to help by sponsoring, or by helping us to find sponsors, please contact us by email at If you would like to volunteer or offer other services we may need, please contact us. We can always use the help. Thank you for your support. Be safe, have fun, enjoy your equine partner and exercise acts of kindness to all. Please remember to keep Ukraine in your prayers. Until next time ~ Suzanne Morisse, WDAMI President

YANKEE SPRINGS TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Board Meeting Minutes – July 12, 2022 Our meeting was held at Yankee Springs Horse Camp. Attendance: Ron & Carla Walker, Jon Soper, Kathy Taylor, Travis & Sarah Buehler, Heather Slocum, and Jeanne Burger Excused: Jon Dermody, Tom Chaffee, Skip Burger, Ken & Ruth Terpening Attending Members: Dick Smith, and Terry Cross President Ron Walker called the meeting to order at 6:36pm. Treasurers and Secretaries report were accepted as written by the board. Club Business: Elections will be held at the annual meeting. We currently are one position short on our BOD. The bylaws state that we are to have a 14 member Board of Directors. If you ride ... WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

HORSE ASSOCIATION & TRAIL RIDERS NEWS YANKEE SPRINGS TRAIL RIDERS, CONT. Yankee Springs and would like to contribute to this equestrian trail system, please consider a term on the BOD. We are always looking for a new viewpoint. Your board members who will be voted on at the Annual Meeting are: • Travis Buehler (Treasurer) • Kathy Taylor • Heather Slocum • Carla Walker • Jeanne Burger • Ruth Terpening • Jon Dermody Trail Report: The 6 mile has a paper wasp nest. The 9 mile still needs new markers put up. We have them, we just must find time to get them out there. Tribute proof of purchase will be mailed for credit to YSTRA. The club gets twenty-five cents per bag. This can be a big return for more trail and camp improvements with everyone’s contribution. The new trailer needs some evaluation before we modify it to fit our needs.

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2022 Calendar of Events: September 3rd: Annual Meeting, Ron Walker Chair. Come vote on your board members! Enjoy a ride to Yankee Bills Saloon (must be a paying member) around a 18 mile ride round trip. Poker ride on the 4 mile. October 8th: Halloween, Sarah Buehler Chair. Show us your best costume and win prizes! Additional information to come. New Club Business: DNR: Joe is working on setting up a meeting with well drilling company to go over options and the ideas you proposed for the water source. No update on the new day use area. Kathy Taylor: Corral 3 needs gravel and maintenance. Site 4 needs tree and stump clean up. Can we ask the DNR if they plan to do stump removal? Carla Walker: We need hand sanitizer in the out houses. Currently it is soap, but we have no water to rinse the soap off with. Hoping to reach out to the DNR for assistance as the

non-equestrian camps are provided with hand sanitizer. We should be provided with it as well. Sarah Buehler: The pavilion has paper wasps. Please be mindful of them. We will reach out to the DNR to have them sprayed. The Sponsor Banner is in! We just have to figure out how to hang it up where someone won’t steal it. On behalf of the entire board, we would like to sincerely THANK whoever STOLE our solar lights for our kiosk area. Our nonprofit works hard to provide these things to our members. And many times, out of our own pockets. Thieves should be reported to the proper authorities. Kathy motioned to close the meeting at 7pm. Carla 2nd. All agreed. Our next meeting will be held at camp (weather permitting) the 2nd Tuesday of August at 6pm. Regards, Sarah Buehler, YSTRA Secretary

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Horses and Trust By Kim Cardeccia | When I interact with and hang around horses, they teach me so much. I am sure that you can understand and appreciate that. Recently, they have been impressing upon me the importance of trust. Trust is such a vast and deep topic, and so very important in creating the harmonious interactions we desire with our horses. I decided to take some time and really examine the concept. The horses have let me know that they would appreciate it if I share this journey with other humans, because they have great stuff to say! What sparked this adventure of exploring trust was when I was asked “What do I do with my horses?” That is a very common question. What type of riding do you do? We horse people hear that all the time, and it's not meant to be an off-putting inquiry. Really, why would you have a horse if you do not ride it? My reason for having my horses? The biggest one is that I love horses. Kind of simple. The activity I share with my horses, what we “do?” We learn and teach. Together. We rehabilitate. We heal. A big part of how we do that? Trust. Thinking on this has caused me to be more conscious of my intention to build trust with my horses. Above any other goal or expectation. If you have not taken a moment to get clear on what you “do” with horses, maybe this is your opportunity to be a bit more rooted and bold in what you stand for. Deepen your trust in what your heart is telling you.

your horse will take you through some amazing adventures. Be prepared to learn, grow, and thrive. Listen to and believe in your horse. Trust what they are telling you. Trust your horse. Trust yourself. You got this! Kimberly Cardeccia is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has loved horses for as long as she can remember and has over 35 years of horse experience. She combines her professional skills with her passion for horses in order to help individuals surpass the mental and emotional blocks that continue to limit their experience of life.

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Metabolic Conditions, Part II By Dr. Joanna Bronson | Metabolic issues can be observed by certain physical signs: · Chronic or recurring laminitis (in the absence of any other cause) · Variations in weight. · Abnormal fat pockets found along the crest of the neck, the rump and tail head, and the abdominal area · Symptoms of Insulin Resistance include excessive thirst, drinking large amounts of water, and frequent urination. · Symptoms of PPID/Equine Cushing’s include increased coat length, delayed shedding in the spring, excessive sweating, and lethargy, excessive thirst and urination. · Muscle wasting Affected horses are susceptible to skin infections, intestinal parasites, and dental disease. Some may even develop neurological signs or changes in behavior with Cushing’s but not EMS. PPID or Equine Cushing’s Disease is one of the most common endocrine diseases found in horses. It usually appears in equines 15 years of age and older with the average age being 20 or older. It can occur in younger horses but is rare. This complex condition originates from an abnormal function of the hormone-producing pituitary gland that lies at the base of the brain. Usually, a mass develops that crowds the surrounding tissue causing neurological signs to then appear. Affected horses lose the daily natural rhythm of the hormone cortisol. Its usual production is high in the morning and low at night. Loss of this rhythm can be triggered by stress, disease, and old age. Unfortunately, many equines that develop PPID will often also develop a form of laminitis which is different from pasture or stressrelated laminitis. However, if PPID is caught early before laminitis appears, it may be more easily controlled than if it originated through the other causes. If a horse is suspected of having PPID, the first line of testing involves an ACTH (adrenocorticotrophin hormone) test. In affected horses, this hormone is found in higher concentrations than normal. Once diagnosed, the standard treatment for PPID is the drug Pergolide given orally once daily. The prescribed dosage may be higher initially and may take several months to adjust. Yearly testing is necessary for continued correct diagnosis, but lifelong treatment is necessary. If the horse has also developed laminitis, control often means remedial shoeing or trimming. An appropriate diet must be enforced with limited or no access to pasture and careful stable management with clean, thick bedding. These horses should also be tested for EMS (Equine Metabolic Syndrome) as unchecked EMS can prevent good control of laminitis in equines with PPID. Prognosis for horses and ponies affected with PPID are most generally favorable. With appropriate management and diet, the signs should improve. After therapy has begun, repeat testing of ACTH should show a reduction in blood concentration levels. Hypothyroidism in horses is characterized by a deficiency of thyroid gland activity through underproduction of the hormone thyroxin. Thyroid conditions are caused by too much or too little iodine which can affect the horse in many ways, including: AUGUST 2022 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2022

· The inability to regulate body temperature · Affecting the body's use of protein · Heart rate and strength · Production of red blood cells · Reproduction · Hair coat · Energy levels · Appetite · Milk production · The immune system · Usually overweight In foals, the thyroid hormone is essential for the normal development of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Hypothyroidism is classified as being primary, secondary, or tertiary. Primary hypothyroidism originates from a disease of the thyroid gland and is the most common. Secondary hypothyroidism is caused by a deficiency of the thyroid-stimulating hormone, usually as a result of a lesion in the pituitary gland. Tertiary hypothyroidism is caused by a lack of synthesis or release of thyrotropinreleasing hormone. The thyroid is being produced, but the body is unable to use it. Common causes are iodine deficiency (found most around the Great Lakes regions) or excess (goiter), inflammation of the thyroid gland, cancer of the gland, developmental failure of the thyroid to grow, or ingestion of plants or toxins that interfere with the body's ability to make the thyroid hormone. Lifestyle changes are important to avoid metabolic complications. Effective management tips include: · Increased exercise and feeding a reduced-calorie diet · Limiting pasture grazing (or using a grazing muzzle) · Not feeding grains, carrots, apples, or sweet feeds · Avoiding supplements that are soybean meal-based or high in sugar content · Testing hay for carbohydrate content. Non-structural carbohydrate content should be under 10%. Soaking hay for 15-60 minutes, then dumping water prior to feeding can help remove nonstructural carbohydrates Metabolic disorders in horses are serious and always need to be addressed promptly. Dr. Joanna Bronson graduated from MSU at the top of her class. In 2005, she opened Bronson Veterinary Services in Coldwater, MI, a full-service equine, small animal hospital and surgical center.

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September 9th-11th Breeder’s Classic & Fall Finale Midland County Fairgrounds, 6905 Eastman Ave., Midland, MI • Current Coggins • National FQHR Membership Cards • Exhibitors • Owners • FQHR Amateur Card (for Am classes) • Horses FQHR Registration papers • Leased horse letter from FQHR • Youth may show in Open/Am classes with an Individual or Joint membership and appropriate cards • MI-FQHR membership is not required to show, but liability form must be signed • Only MI-FQHR members accrue points toward year-end awards (3 show minimum) • No Fee for Breeder’s Classic eligible horses shown in Breeder’s Classic classes • All Horses MUST be stalled and have bedding • Friday entries close 9pm on Wednesday Late Fee of $25 per class for Friday classes • Open/Am Entry Fees: $15.00 per Class • Open/Am Cattle Fees: $40.00 per Class • Youth Entry Fees: $8.00 per Class • Youth Cattle Fees: $20.00 per Class • Camping Fee: $30.00 per night • Horse/Tack Stalls: $55.00 per stall • Non-MI Member Fee: $5.00 • Non Early Entry Fee: $5.00 per horse/rider • Friday Late Entry Fee: $25 per class

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Backing with a Loose Lead By Lynn Palm | If you have been following this series, we have been discussing how to teach your horse basic ground training commands including “come to me,” “move away from me,” and “whoa” or stop. Now I am going to share tips for teaching him the fourth basic command: how to “back.” Make sure your horse is consistently responding to the first three commands before introducing this lesson. Backing is an excellent exercise to improve communication with your horse and sharpen your reactions to control his body position. It also improves under saddle work because your horse learns to respond to your vocal and body language cues, with lightness. Before we start, let us quickly review how to set a foundation for success. Make sure your horse is properly equipped for training. You do not need any fancy equipment or training aids. A properly fitting halter, a longe line or lead rope, and leg protection is all he needs. I recommend using a longe line because its length gives more flexibility to move with your horse and still remain in contact. Instead of attaching the longe to the bottom halter ring, I prefer the “longe-line-over-the-nose“ technique for more control. Thread the longe line through the halter ring on the side you are working on, over the nose, clipping it on the ring on the opposite side of the halter. Make sure that the snap faces outward. It will be easier to release in case of an emergency. I like using my Palm Partnership Halter because, unlike other halters, the rings are designed large enough to allow a lead or longe to easily fit through them. Excess longe line should be held in a loose but organized neat coil. I will stress again the importance of location when teaching any ground training command. Introduce this maneuver in a confined area, free from distraction, and familiar to your horse. His stall is a perfect place. When he demonstrates consistent responses to your commands there, move to a slightly less secure, larger area such as an aisle way of the barn, then a round pen or paddock and repeat the maneuver. Continue this process, each time graduating to a slightly less secure location until you can get consistent responses anywhere you ask your horse. If your horse does not understand or is inconsistent in his responses, go back to a more secure location and repeat the lesson there. Your goal is to teach your horse to willingly back up on a loose lead, while keeping his body straight from his poll to the top of his tail, without any pressure or tugging. Sound impossible? Let us break it down into some simple steps. A horse can best perform this maneuver when he is straight which will enable him to be balanced. So give yourself and your horse an advantage by positioning him alongside a wall or fence to help keep him straight when starting this maneuver. Stand at your horse's near (left) side approximately one foot away from him. Turn and face your horse so that you are slightly in front and off the side of his left shoulder. Never stand directly in front of any horse. It is an unsafe position and a common error when teaching this maneuver. Direct your vision to focus on the horse's entire topline, from his head to the top of his tail. This will allow you to see a bigger picture of whats happening and better evaluate and respond to your horse's reactions. Avoid the common error of looking down at the horse's AUGUST 2022 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2022

feet. Focusing attention there prevents you from seeing his responses and body position. With the coiled longe in your right hand, lightly place your hand on the left side of your horse's halter at the chin piece (the part of the halter that goes underneath the head). As I've stressed in past lessons, if you control the horse's head, you control his body position. Your contact will only be used to guide your horse's head and neck to keep them straight in the middle of the shoulders and in alignment with the spine. Using a deep, commanding tone say “back” as you apply light pressure on the halter and move toward your horse's shoulder. Use your contact on the halter to keep his head straight. Do not pull on the halter or the lead to force him to move! The instant your horse takes a step backward, step with him. Release the pressure as you ask him to stop using the “whoa” command. Praise him with a stroke on his forehead or a pet. If your horse does not respond, re-evaluate your position, reposition him by walking him forward (you do not need to turn around, just back up a few steps as you continue to face him) and ask him to back again. This time add a little reinforcement by pressing your right hand on the point of his shoulder (the “point” refers to the round joint, much like our shoulder joint, located at the bottom of his shoulder) to encourage him to step backward. Keep a contact on the point of his shoulder using either a steady pressure or soft pulsating contact that varies in pressure with the timing of the horse lifting his legs to step backwards. Avoid using an on-off type touch, a tap, or slap, which will only frustrate or aggravate your horse. The instant that he makes an effort to move backward, praise him. As he learns the verbal cues, you will eliminate this guiding pressure and the touch on the halter. He will respond and “back” with a voice command only. Once he can consistently back several steps alongside the wall, ask him to back from the middle of the stall. This will be more challenging because now you will not have the wall to help keep him straight. The tendency for most horses is to swing their hindquarters out of the desirable straight-line alignment when backing. It is usually moving the hips to the right if the handler is working from the near side since because most people will unintentionally move the head to the left and towards themselves when executing the maneuver. To correct hindquarter alignment problems, you must react quickly to slightly reposition the horse's head in the same direction that his hindquarters are moving to realign his body. For example, as your (20)


horse is backing his hindquarters swing out to the left. With light tension on the lead, reposition his head slightly to the left as he continues to step backwards. This will cause him to move his hindquarters to the right, straightening his body. If your horse gets too far out of alignment, ask him to walk forward a few steps to straighten his body. Stop, reposition, and ask for the maneuver again. Focus on keeping his head straight as you ask him to back. Watch his topline to anticipate and respond to alignment problems as they happen. Vary your command to back with the “come to me” command so that your horse does not associate your presence at his shoulder with a reaction to back up. Once he consistently responds to your command to back on his near side, repeat the lesson on his off (right) side. Your Next Step Make it part of your schooling to practice the “back-up” command and the other in-hand lessons we have covered in the past several articles. Create exercises using combinations of these four basic ground-training maneuvers to keep your horse interested and to build his responsiveness to your commands. Time spent on ground training will pay big rewards in precision responses in your horse without pressure, tugging, or pulling! To learn more about Lynn's educational programs at Palm Equestrian Academy in Ocala, Florida, her Ride Well clinics across the United States, saddles, DVDs, books, as well as trail and Western dressage competitions, and more, please visit her website or call 800-503-2824. Lynn can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Horse Water Requirements By Kentucky Equine Research Staff | There are six nutrients in a horse's diet: carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, and water. Each of those is considered essential, yet water is king of the hill. “A horse can live for almost a month without food, but within a mere 48 hours without water a horse can begin to show signs of colic and can quickly develop an impaction, lethargy, and life-threatening sequelae. A horse can only survive about five days without water” shares Peter Huntington, B.V.Sc., M.A.C.V.Sc., director of nutrition at Kentucky Equine Research (Australia). Consider these five points to ensure the proper quantity and quality of water is being offered to your horses year-round: 1. Horses normally consume between 5 and 15 gallons (approximately 20-55 liters) of water in a 24-hour period. The individually stabled horse is usually easy to monitor for water intake if you are filling five-gallon buckets two or three times a day. If a horse is kept on pasture or in a herd on pasture, assessing water intake becomes increasingly challenging, but not impossible. “Hydration can easily be assessed in individuals within a herd by feeling their gums to ensure they are moist and pinching a small area of skin on their neck or shoulder to watch it bounce back to its normal position” advises Huntington. 2. Field-kept horses obtain moisture from pasture. In fact, fresh pasture is approximately 60-80% moisture, meaning they obtain a substantial amount of water while grazing. In contrast, grains, concentrates, and baled hay contain far less moisture, which means AUGUST 2022 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2022

horses need to drink more to meet their water needs. Another factor to consider in a herd situation is pecking order. If you suspect that one or more horses are being chased away from the water trough, consider adding a second trough. 3. Weather and exercise can impact water consumption. Typically, horses consume more water during the hot, humid summer months. That said, some horses actually drink more water in the winter than in the hot summer (recall that the quality of forages is generally not as good as in the summer, with less moisture). It is also important to bear in mind that horses are different and do not need to consume the same amount of water to remain healthy. 4. Underlying health issues can impact water consumption. Diarrhea or chronic kidney disease in particular can cause increased water losses from the body that need to be replaced. Such horses will need extra water to facilitate recovery and maximize quality of life. 5. Natural sources of water such as streams or ponds should not be used as the horse's primary water supply. If they choose to drink from those sources, it is not usually a concern, but they should still be offered fresh water. The quality of streams and ponds cannot be guaranteed, and pollution or algae blooms can impact the safety of those water sources at various times throughout the year. Horses can also have difficulty accessing the water in ponds and streams if the shores are muddy or frozen. Contact a Kentucky Equine Research nutrition advisor for guidance on how to supplement electrolytes to best meet your horse’s needs. Visit



Side Effects and Other Fears By David Ramey | So, you are leaving the barn. You get into your car and start the engine. Then, suddenly, your friend comes up and starts pounding on your window. Startled, you roll down the window and ask, “What?” Your panicked friend exclaims “What are you doing? Don’t you know you could be killed?” Truthfully, what would you think? The fact of the matter is that your friend is correct. Death is a side effect of driving cars. In fact, in the United States, over 30,000 people a year are killed in automobile accidents (I sincerely hope this has not happened to your family, or to anyone that you know). However, no one thinks about this terrible side effect because it happens rarely. It is not that the side effect does not exist, but it is so rare that nobody really thinks about it before getting into their cars. I quite commonly run to clients who have a very real – albeit unwarranted – fear of certain medications. Due to the rapid dissemination of misinformation that is one of the unintended consequences of the internet, some horse owners seem to be convinced that certain medications – in particular phenybutazone and dexamethasone – are dangerous drugs that pose a considerable risk to the health of their horse(s). That is just not so. Honestly, for most medications – especially the common ones used for horses – side effects just are not common. You see, it is not the fact that side effects occur that is (or should be) the problem. The important question is, “How often does the side effect occur?” When it comes to deciding whether you are going to give a substance to your horse, that is the question you really should be asking. Let us talk about the two “problem” drugs that seem to be of great concern: phenybutazone and dexamethasone. Phenylbutazone (“bute”) is arguably the most commonly prescribed drug for horses on the planet. My guess is that whether by injection, paste, pill, or powder, more bute is given to horses than all other medications combined. It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, used for treatment of just about anything that is painful, including muscles, tendons, and joints, as well as for conditions such as laminitis. It is also a very effective antipyretic, meaning it controls fever. It has three things about it that makes it an almost ideal drug; it is effective, it is cheap, and it is very safe at the commonly recommended dosages. I mean, really, when it comes to a drug, what else do you want? That said, bute – like all effective drugs – does have occasional side effects. Two types of adverse side effects have been reported in the horse: gastrointestinal (causing ulcers of the mouth, stomach, or intestines) and renal (on the kidney). The side effects are most commonly reported in foals and ponies; adverse effects are rarely reported in adult large-breed horses. It is thought that oral ulcers may occur as a result of some local effect of irritation from high concentrations of the drug; oral ulcers are rarely seen when it is given in the vein (IV). Ulceration of the stomach and intestinal tract is like due to systemic effects. The kidney side effects most commonly occur when horses are not adequately hydrated, when they have kidney disease, or when other medications that also affect the kidneys are given at the same time. Side effects also may occur with increasing doses; doubling the recommended doses (which is AUGUST 2022 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2022

as much as 2 grams twice daily) increases the potential for side effects. But the bottom line is that, at the end of the day, bute is a remarkably safe medication for horses. NOTE: In certain jurisdictions, especially those where horse meat can enter the food chain, the use of phenylbutazone is banned. I understand the rationale. But still, it is a pretty safe drug for horses. Dexamethasone is one of a class of drugs called corticosteroids. The most important effects of the corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory; dexamethasone, and similar compounds, reduce inflammation of a variety of tissues. They are also used to control allergic reactions, as well as in the treatment of early stages of shock. Various dexamethasone preparations may be given intravenously, in the muscle, orally, or on the surface of the body, as well as both on and in the eye. Buckets of dexamethasone may be used in some horse show circles, because some people feel that it is a calming agent (in some competitions, calmness is a desired attribute, but such use is against the letter of show rules). The side effect of concern with dexamethasone is laminitis. The thing is, nobody has even been able to cause a horse to develop laminitis by giving him dexamethasone (at any dose). Still, there is an association that has been made – some people have seen horses get laminitis after having received dexamathasone, as well as other corticosteroids – and there is a warning about laminitis on the label of bottles of dexamethasone intended for IV injection. You would certainly not want to use dexamethasone more than is necessary, and in amounts greater than is necessary, but that is the same with any drug. Just like bute, dexamethasone is largely safe, very effective, and remarkably inexpensive. It would be great if all horse drugs were like that. Medication – any medication – is intended to cause a change in the horse’s body. An effective medication has some effect (there are plenty of things that are sold to horse owners that have no effect at all, but that is another story). If a medication has an effect, there is also the potential for a side effect, meaning an unexpected result of the medication being given. Of course, that is the way life is in general. You go outside barefoot in the grass, and you generally enjoy the squishy feeling between your toes. Sometimes, you get a sticker in your foot, or you stub your toe. Maybe you will get bitten by a snake. That does not mean that going outside barefoot is inherently dangerous, but there is a risk associated with the practice. It is the same way with the driving story at the beginning. Your friend is right; you could be killed in a car trip. But the risk is very low, compared to the number of trips made. The risk is certainly no reason to start leaving home six hours early so that you can hike to work (and, of course, you might get run over doing that, too). Just about everything that we do is associated with risks. But risks are only one side of the equation. We also consider benefits. To consider only risks is ridiculous – you might never put a fork in your mouth if you only considered that it is possible to stick yourself on the inside of the cheek with one of the tines. So, as pertains to medication in horses, the real question is, “Do the benefits of the medication outweigh the risks?” With bute and dexamethasone, the answer to the question is overwhelmingly, “Yes.” Of course, you should not be giving large, frequent doses of these drugs (or any drugs), and you probably should not be giving them at (22)


all without veterinary supervision. But to avoid them completely out of some fear of an overblown risk of some catastrophic side effect is just plain silly. One other note: there are plenty of people willing to take advantage of other people’s irrational fears. In fact, one of the selling points of many “alternatives” to medications such as bute or dexamethasone is that they do not have those horrible side effects. That is probably true – of course, they also do not have any effects, so why waste your money? Personally, I think that pushing an ineffective product based on overblown fears of something being harmful is despicable, but unfortunately, it seems to happen all the time. Some stuff may be marketed as being free of side effects. In my experience, if something does not have any side effects, it does not have any effects, either. If some treatment really does something, there will always be some side effect. If there is no side effect – or if it is advertised as having no side effects – it is usually a sign that you should just walk away. Anyway, if you are concerned about medication risks, ask your veterinarian (or send me an email and I will try to calm you down). Medication risks increase when medications are not used properly; just as the likelihood that you will wreck your car increases as you go faster, or add distractions while driving 65 miles an hour. Nothing is completely harmless, but used properly, the risk of harm can be greatly minimized. When it comes to drugs and side effects, and most particularly bute and dexamethasone, you really should not be losing any sleep. Dr. David Ramey began veterinary practice in 1984, in the Los Angeles area of southern California. He has been providing outstanding care to horses in southern California ever since. He spec-

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Cost Saving for Horse Owners On The Road By Lisa Skylis | email: As any horse owner could tell you, taking proper care of a horse is a significant investment in both your time and money. Although their equines 'pay' them daily in affection, the majority of horse owners don't generate income from their horses and are intent to keep them only as companions. When times get tough financially on the farm, the tough get creative! Whether you're encountering tough financial times or just want to stick to the budget, show and travel season is the perfect time for horse owners to explore and implement options to reduce the cost of keeping their horses. In January, we covered methods to reduce costs on your horse's health care, hoof care, and more. The following month, in February, we learned more about cost-cutting practices when considering feeding, grazing, housing, bedding and how to maintain your horse's medical records. This month, read on to discover some cost-cutting practices for when you're on the road and still looking to keep your spending slim. Savings at the Show With horse show season still in full swing, you wouldn't be alone if you found that your desire to show is bigger than your budget. Even though your budget for summer shows is shrinking, the cost of showing your horse remains the same. When you're on-the-go and in a rush at your next clinic or show, keep these cost-saving tips in mind: • Before you go, create a detailed packing list and label your belongings. This way, you can avoid last-minute spending splurges by bringing all of your necessities and come home without losing anything. • Get your entries in on time to avoid any tardy fees. It might not seem like an extra $20 every once and a while is straining your budget, but over the course of a show season it'll add up. • Pack a cooler full of your own snacks and beverages to avoid the over-priced concessions. Maybe ask your friends to participate in a potluck where everyone brings a dish to pass one night. • Reserve stalls with your friends to get the group discount. Not only will you get to keep your show friends close, you'll save a bundle by working together. • If you're showing in multiple classes, be on the lookout for shows that offer a 'flat fee' for classes. 'Flat fee' classes allow you to show in many classes for one fee rather than paying for each individual class. • Bring your own shavings (if allowed) and hay for stalling – skip purchasing it at the show at an inflated cost. • Either learn the skill yourself or make friends with a tailor. That used show shirt you bought at a bargain price from the consignment shop will only present well if it fits well, so tailor it to your measurements. • Learn to do your own banding and braiding. At the very least, it'll save you the cost of hiring someone else and it could even be a way to cover some of the expenses of showing. AUGUST 2022 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2022

Consider hosting a tack swap at your barn and advertise locally in advance. You'll get the opportunity to unload any unwanted/outgrown tack and you may just find the perfect 'new to you' piece for the next time you're in the arena. While religiously cleaning your tack or labeling your supplies may be the last thing that you want to do before heading out to a horse show or clinic, it'll ultimately prolong your belonging's lifespan. Although it can be time-consuming, taking good care of your tack, clothing, and other show supplies will keep you looking sharp in the arena and will save your pocketbook some pain. Travel Biosecurity Basics Another, less obvious, method to save money during times of frequent travel is to implement some simple biosecurity measures on the go. Simply stated, biosecurity procedures are management practices that limit your horse's exposure to infectious disease. Biosecurity includes any hygienic practices – from hand washing to vaccination – that are intended to prevent introducing contagious diseases to your horse. Here are a few simple biosecurity measures you can take when travelling to clinics, shows, and other group events: • Don't travel with your unvaccinated horses or horses displaying signs of illness such as unusual coughing, fever, no appetite, etc. • If possible, don't share a trailer with horses from other barns and use your own trailer. Otherwise, clean out any soiled shavings and manure from the trailer's last journey. Then, thoroughly disinfect the trailer and let it air out before loading your horse. Repeat this cleaning and disinfecting process after you're done using the trailer. • At the venue, don't share equipment (tack, blankets, grooming tools, buckets) or communal water troughs. Alternatively, if you're kind enough to loan out equipment, keep the borrowed equipment away from your horse until you've cleaned it. • When using a stall that's been occupied by other horses, completely empty the stall of any used bedding and consider disinfecting areas of the stall that your horse is likely to slobber on. • During the event, keep the nose-to-nose contact between your horse and other horses to a minimum. This is a common way that infectious diseases such as strangles spread. As for yourself, wash your hands or use hand (24)


sanitizer often during the day and particularly after handling another horse. • After returning home, monitor your horse for any unusual health signs and keep them away from the rest of the herd (particularly in indoor settings) for two weeks. Call your veterinarian immediately if your horse develops any concerning symptoms, including: decreased appetite, diarrhea, nasal discharge, fever, signs of pain, or discomfort, etc. Now on-the-go more than ever before, simple biosecurity steps are crucial for keeping your herd 'healthy as a horse' and avoiding the financial and emotional strain of having a horse with a contagious illness. Once you've created a biosecurity plan for your farm, clearly communicate it to your staff, boarders, lesson students, equine health practitioners, and other farm visitors. While they might seem like common sense, these precautions are only effective if everyone on your farm is on the same page. Although at first they might seem demanding and time-consuming, some basic biosecurity practices when you travel can prevent your horse from bringing an infectious disease home to the rest of the farm and, ultimately, save you time and money. Keep your herd healthy and your budget in mind to ensure that the only thing you're bringing home from this show season is ribbons! Sources for this article include an article from Pennsylvania State University Extension titled “Biosecurity at Horse Events,” an article from the 2014 edition of the Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems written by M.C. Roberts, pages 61-68, titled “Biosecurity and Equine Infectious Diseases.” This article can be viewed at:

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Filtering and Purifying Water By Robert Eversole | You are not a savage, and this is not the stone age. We should not be drinking out of ponds, puddles, and streams anymore. When we extend our adventures and visit more remote areas that do not have reliable, clean water sources, we need a dependable way to ensure that our drinking water is safe. After all, Giardiasis, or beaver fever, a digestive system infection that causes severe abdominal discomfort and diarrhea, is not conducive to a pleasant day in the saddle. As we play and camp outside, we must protect ourselves from water that can make us sick. The water you are camping near may look pristine, but invisible beasties may be lurking within that clear and refreshing stream. Here is a way someone might pick up a waterborne illness: A bear with Giardia defecates near a high mountain spring, many miles from the nearest trailhead, releasing millions of cysts invisible to the naked eye. You camp in a meadow surrounding the spring and rinse your face in the ice-cold water. Some of the water gets past your lips, and you swallow some of the cysts. A single cyst makes it to your small intestine and happily begins reproducing. In short order, enough Giardia has taken up residence to cause a fever and diarrhea. The treatment for Giardia is usually quick with antibiotics, but in some cases, it could linger for months or even years. The best plan is to avoid waterborne parasites by purifying your water. You can do this in several ways. Filtration: For me, filtration systems are the gold standard. Water filters are a physical barrier that can block debris, microorganisms, and viruses from passing through and into you. While many types of filtration systems physically strain out the nasties that can make us sick, I am a fan of gravity-style filters and purifiers such as the various Berkey water systems. With this style of water filter, gravity does the hard work of forcing water through the filter for you. You can filter and purify a lot of water at once without the effort of handpumping water through the filter. I like countertop models such as the Travel model from Berkey for trailhead camping or anywhere that space is limited. The solid design has a reservoir that holds clean water at the ready. I stick with gravity filters for backcountry packing trips but move to collapsible bag styles that roll up to fit inside a pannier box. Not all water filters are the same. Where my countertop Berkey model removes contaminants as small as viruses, the collapsible bag filter only removes larger impurities such as protozoa and bacteria. Thankfully, these biological pathogens are the main water concerns if you are traveling in North America. Read the fine print before purchasing a water filter to ensure it will do the job you need. Boiling: At the most primitive level, boiling water is the most effective way to remove harmful microorganisms from untreated water sources. According to the WHO, water boiled at “158°F will kill 99.9% of bacteria, protozoa, and AUGUST 2022 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2022

viruses in 1 minute.” Once boiled for at least a minute, your water is “safe,” though it may be cloudy and taste like whatever was upstream from your collection point. Chemical Disinfection: Chlorine or iodine tablets are a space-saving and effective way to purify water. You add water purification tablets directly into a bottle of water, and after 30 to 60 minutes, the water is safe to drink. Chemical purification tablets can leave an off taste (there goes your morning coffee), and some are not safe to use for people with shellfish allergies. UV Light Purification: Lightweight Ultraviolet light purification systems are becoming more and more popular. The UV light of the device disrupts the DNA of the creatures lurking in the water, rendering them harmless. Besides good batteries, UV light requires very clear water to work effectively. Correct power delivery, water agitation, and contact times are also necessary for maximum pathogen reduction. When camping, proper water treatment is vital to maintaining your health. Not all water sources are unsafe; however, even the most pristine-looking source can make you ill. If people or wildlife can reach an area, so can their contaminants. As more and more of us explore wild places, contamination levels rise. Do not play intestinal roulette when you have many water treatment options available. For more information regarding trail riding and horse camping, as well as the world's largest and only accurate guide to horse camps, please visit:






Horses Need Horses By Julie Goodnight | Do you want your horse to be happy, relaxed and ready for your next ride? For your horse to feel his best, he needs time with other horses when you cannot be around. Horses need the herd. They are social animals and they only exist in natural settings in a herd – horses are never alone for long in the wild. They depend on the herd for social stimulation, as well as a sense of security. Horses actually depend on the herd for a feeling of well-being. In the herd, they exist cooperatively: they stand head to tail to help keep pests away; they guard one another to feel safe enough to sleep. If a horse is alone, he may never fully relax. He will always be the one that has to watch the horizon – constantly on guard. When horses are alone, their behaviors can change and they are often depressed. They may begin repetitive stress behaviors such as weaving or pacing in a stall. While not all horses can always be with a herd, you can make housing and turnout choices to include his socialization needs. If you have a small property, a performance horse that needs to be kept safe, or a horse with health or behavior issues, you may need to keep alone for part of the day. That is OK, as long as you do your best to provide natural elements. A horse would rather be with other horses (envision how mustangs live in the wild as what your horse would choose for himself). A horse wants wide-open spaces so that at any moment he can flee from a predator. While humans think that a small, warm space with high walls is comforting, horses are comforted by seeing the horizon and accessing open spaces. Your horse wants turnout time outside with other horses. It is time to think like a horse and think about how your horse wants to live. Horses Home Alone If your horse is an only horse, I think you have a responsibility to provide 24-hour-a-day companionship. At the very least, your horse will feel more comfortable if he can see other horses. If possible, make sure your horse shares a safe fence line with a neighboring horse. However, he will be most comfortable if he can touch another horse. Touching, nipping, grooming, swishing tails and even being able to bite is important to a horse’s overall well-being. If you are the only one your horse has, make sure to enrich his life. In addition to riding, stimulate his mind and occupy his time with long walks. You may also give him obstacles and novel items to interact with in his paddock. Ideally, getting a buddy horse is the best answer. A miniature donkey or even a goat can be a great companion. I have even seen a horse bond with a duck or a cat! Your horse can even bond with a dog, but that does not work if you take your dog inside. Your horse can get companionship from any animal and that companionship is best provided by another horse or a similar species. Horse Boarding Choices My horses are together outside all day then come into stalls with runs in the evening. That separation time works for us because that is how we feed separately and manage their different supplement and diet needs. At that time, they can all see one another, touch each other through openings in the dividers and access their outdoor runs so that they can see the horizon. They are all ready to go AUGUST 2022 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2022

out first thing in the morning. They do not tend to stay in their stalls unless they are seeking shelter from rain or snow. If you board your horse, the most ideal scenario is having your horse turned out with other horses. Choose as much outdoor access and herd time turnout as possible. Horses can learn to like their stalls, but I say learn purposefully. If your horse is stalled, choose a stall with a window that allows him to see the horizon. New, high-class barns have indoor walls made of mesh so that horses can see one another and even touch through the walls. That is more preferable to a solid wall. Choose an attached run so he can move in and out to see other horses. That is preferable to a stall that is dark and inside only. A long and narrow run is preferable to a square pen. A long run is designed for the horse’s benefit because he wants to play and act out his flight response and run in a straight line. A square pen that only allows him to run in a circle is not satisfying to the horse. No matter where your horse lives, take a moment to evaluate his interaction with others and his ability to see the horizon. Build in as many natural views and interactions as possible and you will have a healthy horse – and a healthier relationship with your relaxed and calmer riding partner. Julie Goodnight is the host and producer of Horse Master, a popular horse training series that aired weekly for more than a decade. She now travels the world to produce compelling horse TV, and educates horse owners and riders of all disciplines everywhere. She and her husband reside near Salida, CO. Visit and stay in touch by following @JulieGoodnight on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.



Be Prepared For An Emergency By Preston Hickman, DVM, Wichita Equine and Sports Medicine Horses are like kids; if you are around them long enough, you are going to have an emergency. You must learn to recognize serious problems and respond to them promptly; taking appropriate action will ensure the best outcome. From lacerations, colic, foaling difficulties and many more, preparation is vital when confronted with a medical emergency. Being mentally prepared and having the proper supplies on hand will help ensure panic does not take control when you are faced with a medical emergency. • Know where your veterinarian's phone number is located. • Know the numbers and directions to the local emergency room in case a human is injured alone or in conjunction with an equine medical emergency. • Consult with your regular veterinarian regarding a referral veterinarian in case he or she cannot be reached. • Make arrangements with friends or neighbors who can assist you in case of an emergency. • Have a backup trailer available in case your trailer is not usable. • Have the phone numbers of nearby friends, neighbors, and relatives, along with your veterinarian's phone number posted in case you are not around when an emergency happens.

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need them than to not allow them the time to prepare in order to serve you and your horse to the best of their ability. Dr. Preston Hickman practices veterinary medicine in Wichita, KS, specializing in equine podiatry and sports medicine. He combines traditional veterinary medicine with video gait analysis to diagnose physical problems and abnormal motion in horses. His experiences as a farrier and chiropractor allow him unique perspective into biomechanical movement. Dr. Hickman has worked extensively with horse wellness issues as Assistant Medical Director for the Louisiana Racing Commission, overseeing four tracks and 16 veterinarians. Dr. Hickman has a background in mixed practice, equine and bovine veterinary VALLEY VET SUPPLY medicine, as well as veterinary consultation to feedlots.

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BYO – Water Caddy By Lisa Kiley | With summer in full swing and many horse activities like shows, fairs, and trail rides at their peak of the season, you may start to notice some ways that you would like to streamline your experience. You figure out what you need in your trailer with lists for your horse and for yourself. Being organized and getting into a routine can make traveling with horses so much easier. One thing that should be on the top of your list when planning outings with your horse is making sure that the water source is sufficient. Water is an absolute essential for horses, but sometimes when they are travelling, they can be picky about the water they are offered. There are many reasons for this that can range from disliking the taste of water that is different from what they are used to, to avoiding drinking due to stress. While horses typically drink 5-10 gallons of water a day to meet their hydration needs, when the weather is hot or they are working hard, they can require even more water to stay hydrated. If you are going to a location like a fairgrounds or facility set up for horses, you know that there will be a water source available, but it is often 'city water' and can especially taste differently to your horse if they are used to well or cistern. In these cases, putting an additive in the water at home to get the horses used to a different taste and then adding that flavor when they are at an unfamiliar location can help them drink. Adding electrolyte powder can also be great when your horse is increasing activity and water needs increase. Having access to salt can also help increase water consumption. When horses do not drink adequate amounts of water, it can really have an impact on their performance and if dehydration ensues, it can be a serious health hazard. It is important to monitor your horse's water intake regularly. Sometimes we take horses to places where we are unsure of what the water source will be like. In these cases, the best way to ensure that your horse gets adequate hydration is to bring your own water with you on the road. While it might seem like a hassle to lug water around, there are some great solutions for trucks and trailers that make it easy and convenient. In many cases, bringing your own water can be the best solution for several reasons. First, if you are going on a long trip, it makes it easy to offer horses water on the way while they are in the trailer, this is especially crucial when the temperatures are very hot. If you are going to a day show and your horse will be tied out to the trailer, having water at your rig is a time saver so you do not have to walk back and forth to gain access to water and you can spend your time getting you and your horse ready, because who does not need a few more minutes to get ready before a class? When it comes to trail riding, you may want to go into areas that do not have access to water at all and by bringing your own water, you have access to areas that may have been a limitation before. AUGUST 2022 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2022

There are several types of water caddies that are specifically made for people hauling horses. If you have a trailer with a dressing room or rear tack, there are tall tanks that are triangular and fit into the back corner in that seemingly 'unusable' space and are perfect for day trips. If you need a bit more water, a half-moon shaped caddy can hold more water and can be stored upright in a rear tack or dressing room while other styles can lie down in a truck bed. Other styles cater to not just water storage but provide additional storage within the container as well. There is a style that can go at the end of the truck bed and has room for a goose neck hitch to get through with clearance. There are even some styles that double as saddle racks and can fit in the storage space of a two-horse straight load. When looking for a water caddy, there are a few important things to look for. First and foremost is using a tank that is clean and suitable for livestock. Repurposing containers that held unknown contents could prove to be extremely dangerous for your horse. It is a good idea to look for tanks that are food grade quality plastics, this will not only ensure that your horse's water is safe for them to drink, but if needed, you can also use the water too, which can come in handy if you are camping. Look for good quality hardware that makes it easy to access the water (some require the use of hoses while others can fill straight from the spout). Pick a size that is suitable for the number of horses you have and/or how long you will be on your outing. Typically, tanks range in size from 18 gallons to 63 gallons and come in many different shapes, so it should not be hard to find one to meet your needs. Your horse's hydration needs are very important for their health. Investing in a water caddy for travel is an easy way to provide fresh, clean water for you and your horse no matter where the road might take you. Lisa Kiley is a horse enthusiast who has worked in the equine industry and shown horses for many years. She is also a proud member of the Cashman's Horse Equipment Team in Delaware, Ohio. Cashman's Horse Equipment Lisa and Cotton proudly provides top quality products to the equine and agricultural community, with a commitment to sourcing environmentally conscious merchandise and items made in the U.S.A. For more information please visit (29)


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Nelson Automatic Waterers – A Nelson preferred contractor! Installed from start to finish. Many units to choose from. Maintenance free, time saving, energy efficient. Repairs and directional boring available. Horse fence installation. R. BARNES CO., INC. – Rick Barnes Howell, MI (Livingston) (PS-12/22) 313.407.7373 cell. Nelson Automatic Waterers – A Nelson preferred provider for repair and maintenance of your Nelson Automatic Waterers. Excellent response time. Most parts in stock. Honest, ethical and reliable. Will travel. WATERFIX COMPANY – John Guthrie Dexter, MI (Washtenaw) (S-01/23) 313.418.5676 or 734.475.8898

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Beautiful Boarding and training facility for all breeds and disciplines. Green horses and firsttime riders welcome! Offering western dressage and short-term intensive training programs. IRONWOOD FARM – Dorothy 313.215.1944 Leonard, MI (Oakland) (S-08/22) Email: Boarding in Hastings, MI (South East Grand Rapids area). Quiet, country with 165 acres of trails. Inside and outside board, large pastures w/shelters. 60x160 indoor riding arena. Lessons available. Horses for sale. EVERVIEW FARM – 269. 948.9570 Hastings, MI (Barry) (S-04/23) Email: CHAMBERLIN RIDES HORSE BOARDING – We offer a quiet location w/large pastures and indoor stalls. Green horses & first time riders welcome. We also offer riding lessons and training. Big indoor arena. Located just North of Howell, MI. Call or Text Judy – 248.284.5043 (M-08/22) Email:

MORAZ STABLES & EQUESTRIAN CENTER – Horse Boarding/Riding Lessons. Farm events and activities. Organic farm eggs for sale. MORAZ STABLES & EQUESTRIAN CENTER East China, MI (St. Clair) (S-08/22) 586.484.4154 or 630.991.0733 Email: Stall Board with Daily Turnout – Large pastures w/shelters, fans for summer, heated buckets in winter. Climate controlled observation room and bathroom. Tribute Kalm N EZ & hay feed 2x daily. Close to MSU & I-96. $450 per month. RUSSELL TRAINING CENTER – 517.655.4712 Williamston, MI (Ingham) (M-09/22) Email: TUTHILL FARMS, SOUTH LYON offers stalls and pasture board on over 20 acres. Miles of trail riding on the farm. Good location for trailering to nearby parks. Quality hay, outdoor arena, round pen, heated tack room and restroom. TUTHILL FARMS – Sandra Tuthill 248.207.6201 South Lyon, MI (Livingston) (S-12/22) Email: Online: TWIN ELM TRAINING: Full service training and boarding facility. Friendly, professional barn on 40 acres, indoor and outdoor arena, wash rack, tack lockers, 1/2 mile track, trailer parking. Resident trainer/instructor: hunt seat (on the flat), saddle seat, western, and western dressage. TWIN ELM TRAINING, LLC – 248.697.6503 Northville, MI (Washtenaw) (S-05/23)

EQUINE DENTISTRY Offering Full Service Boarding, Training and Dressage lessons. Relax and enjoy your horse in a quiet, adult atmosphere. Please visit our website at, or find us on Hour Farm ELEVENTH HOUR FARM – 248.755-2083 Holly, MI (Oakland) (PS-10/22) Email: OPEN 24/7 – Quality Boarding. Includes tack locker, heated rooms, 12% pellet grain, hay, large pastures and daily turnout. We have trails, two indoor arenas, and one outdoor arena with lights. HARDY FARMS – 313.363.2243 (call or text) 7215 N. Latson Rd., Howell, MI (M - 08/22) Email: Find us on Facebook: Hardy Farms

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Horses In Harmony Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, since 2001. Offering massage, Reiki, Craniosacral Therapy and Red Light Therapy. Facebook: HorsesInHarmonyCESMT, Instagram: @horsesinharmony.cesmt HORSES IN HARMONY – Candy 810.923.5003 Howell, MI (Livingston) (M-10/22) Email:

Pinto Mini Yearling Show Colt. Stallion quality, excellent conformation. Good disposition, chestnut and white. Appaloosa 2 yr. old stallion. Silver creme, dark bay spots, unique color. Black mare for sale as well. Call for more information. DANSYN ARABIANS & MINIS Donna Rogers 989.667.4028 Caro, MI (Tuscola) (M-08/22)

1996 4-Star Three Horse Trailer: Slant load with living quarters. Ramp and power jack. Clean and in perfect condition. Ready to go! $17,000 obo Call Charlene – 269.568.5467 Kalamazoo, MI (Kalamazoo) (M-08/22) Email:

FARRIER SERVICE Hoof Care Matters! Over 25 years of experience in trimming, shoeing and corrective shoeing. Ask about teeth floating too! Serving Oakland County and surrounding counties. JOHN PETERSON FARRIER – 248.303.6498 Milford, MI (Oakland) (S-07/23)

FLY & INSECT CONTROL Shoo-Fly Insect Control – Automatically get rid of flies, mosquitoes, and spiders. Safe and inexpensive to use. Used throughout Michigan for over 30 years. We Install or Do-It-Yourself. Bill Tressler – 517.927.8089 Webberville, MI (Ingham) (S-08/23) Email:

HELP WANTED Barn Help Wanted: Various barn chores, handling and caring for horses, cleaning stalls. Part time help needed. Robin Schwartz – 248.310.2026 White Lake, MI (Oakland) (M-09/22) Email: Stall Cleaners Wanted: Great environment, flexible hours, and a family atmosphere. Located between Howell and Lansing, MI. RUSSELL TRAINING CENTER – 517.655.4712 Williamston, MI (Ingham) (M-09/22) Email:

Purposely Bred Colored Sporthorses: dedicated breeders of talented Sporthorses that excel in multiple competition rings. Available: gorgeous Knabstrupper filly, born May 2022, social, confident personality, elastic flowing gaits. Showing great scope in jumping already. ON THE DOT FARM, LLC – 734.323.3884 Manchester, MI (Washtenaw) (M-09/22) Email: Facebook: On The Dot Farm

LARRY’S RV CENTER – Michigan’s Exclusive SMC Trailers Dealer! LQ and stock trailers, easy to customize, endless floor plans and decor. We also carry new and used RV’s, accessories, parts and have a full service department. LARRY’S RV CENTER – 517.787.3830 2501 Lansing Ave., Jackson, MI (M-12/22) and social media

Stallions: Excellent Conformation. Grandson’s of the great JNRS Medicine Man. Will produce Appaloosa color from solid colored mares. DANSYN ARABIANS & MINIS Donna Rogers 989.667.4028 Caro, MI (Tuscola) (M-09/22)

HORSE EQUIPMENT 12 Used Saddles: Australian, Possible Antique, English, Pony and Western. Western/English bits, bridles, saddle racks. 4 wheel show buggy, horse breaking cart, harness: show, work and training. Winter blankets, saddle pads, tack trunks, water troughs, feeders, horse shoes. All used items. Call Jerry – 810.658.0841 (M-09/22) Davison, MI – 3 miles from I-69 (Genesee)


HORSE BLANKET WASHING & REPAIR FIBER LUXE – Horse blanket cleaning and repair. Free pick-up and delivery. (M-12/22) FIBER LUXE 1.800.334.1994 Email: THE LAUNDRY BARN horse blanket laundry. Offering blanket washing, repairs, waterproofing. 25+ years of commercial laundry experience. Professional products and equipment used. THE LAUNDRY BARN – 248.274.6070 (call or text okay) 1400 Wooley Rd., Oxford, MI (M-12/22) Email: AUGUST 2022 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2022

SPARTA CHEVROLET & TRAILER SALES – We specialize in horse trailers: full living quarters with slide-out to smaller two horse bumper pulls. Cimarron, Lakota, Sundowner and Trails West trailers. Great selection and even better prices! SPARTA CHEVROLET & TRAILER SALES Call Jim Kelly 616.887.3456 8955 Sparta Ave. NW, Sparta, MI (M-12/22) Email: Online:

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SADDLE REPAIR & LEATHER WORK. New and used saddles and tack bought and sold. Complete Leather Repair available. Many years of experience. Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat. 9:30-5pm. JIM'S QUALITY SADDLE CO. Jim Moule – 248.887.4829 Milford, MI (Oakland) (S-08/22) WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

CLASSIFIED ADS SHOW CLOTHING DIY Sewing Kits! Horsemanship Shirts, Western and Bolero vests. Kit includes: fabric, interfacing, thread, zipper, with or without a pattern. Just cut and assemble. Call us for all your sewing needs! Pegg Johnson – 810.346.2305 SHOW CLOTHES UNLIMITED (M-11/22) Email: Online: Equestrian Wear Sewing Patterns: Full line of western show clothing patterns; jackets, shirts, vests, boleros, chaps. Child through plus sizes. Printed or PDF format. Pegg Johnson – 810.346.2305 SHOW CLOTHES UNLIMITED (S-11/22) Email: Online:

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Beautiful boarding and training facility for all breeds and disciplines. Green horses and firsttime riders welcome! Offering western dressage and short-term intensive training programs. IRONWOOD FARM – Dorothy 313.215.1944 Leonard, MI (Oakland) (S-08/22) Email:

TRAINING & LESSONS, CONTINUED INSTRUCTION: Dressage, Jumping, Eventing. After a lull in clinics/lessons after Covid, clinics will be scheduled mostly on Saturdays/Sundays. Lessons will be scheduled Thurs, Sat & Sun. Some evenings & private scheduling is available. CROWTHORNE FARM Lynnda Marie Malone – 248.535.8954 Hartland, MI (Livingston) (M-08/22) Email: The Traveling Trainer offers training, lessons, consulting at your facility or mine. Over 30 years of experience. Bachelor’s degree in Equestrian Studies from the University of Findlay. Also quality horses for sale. Find us on Facebook, or on Instagram: #thehappyhorsehouse, or visit our website at THE TRAVELING TRAINER LLC Ann-Marie Lavallee – 810.796.3510 Dryden, MI (Lapeer) (S-08/22) Email:

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TRANSPORTATION DRAGONFLY’S RIDE: How your horse likes to travel! We ship around the corner or around the country. Ship in single, double, or box stalls. We specialize in quality, not quantity. 24-hr. emergency service available. DRAGONFLY’S RIDE – Dennis 248.320.9839 Northville, MI (Washtenaw) (S-08/22) EQUINE TRANSPORTATION: Offering 25 years of experience, horse handling and hauling. Short and long hauls. 3 horse slant or head to head, box stall option. Available 24 hours. Bud Richardson – 248.924.8891 Highland, MI (Oakland) (M-08/22) Email:

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AUGUST AUGUST 4-6 – TLA Classic Draft Show, Thurs 5:30pm, Fri. & Sat. Noon. Topeka Livestock Auction, 601 E. Lake St., Topeka, IN. Call TLA 260.593.2522, Facebook “Topeka Livestock Auction” or visit us at: AUGUST 6-7 – IQHAA Summer Fun Show, 8am, 3 judges, AQHA/IQHA approved. Henry County Saddle Club, 2221 Memorial Dr., New Castle, IN. Stalls: 765.748.3464, email: iqha Find the “Indiana Quarter Horse Assoc.” on Facebook or AUGUST 7 – Golden Spur Saddle Club Open Show. 8am start. Boone Co. 4-H Fairgrounds, 1300 E. Co. Rd. 100 S, Lebanon, OH. Email: Find us on Facebook: “Golden Spur Saddle Club” or visit: AUGUST 12 – Saylor’s Arena Fast N Fearless Fridays (2nd Friday May-Oct). Bull Riding & Barrel Racing, 6pm. Saylor’s Arena, 4600 N. 1100 E., Grovertown, IN. Books open Monday before show, 574.532.1840 text. Em.: saylors Facebook: “Saylors Arena” AUGUST 13 – Paul Wies Memorial Speed Show, 10am, $2200 added. Hosted by: Allen Co. 4-H Horse & Pony. Allen Co. Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Rd., Fort Wayne, IN. Jason 260.241.2420, Lisa 260.740.8313. Facebook: “Allen County Indiana 4H Horse & Pony” AUGUST 13 – Speed Show: IBRA and NPBA approved. Warmups 4pm, 6pm start. Stop 16 Saddle Club, 4200 Tuttle Ave., Terre Haute, IN. Call 812.208.7013, or 812.208.0582. Find us on Facebook: “Stop 16 Saddle Club” AUGUST 13 – Warrick Saddle Club Show. 10am start. Western, English & Speed Classes. 202 East Columbia St., Boonville, IN. Call Casey 812.618.5416, Shannon 812.205.9347. Email: Find us on Facebook: “Warrick Saddle Club”

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AUGUST 13-14 – Cardinal Classic Youth and Open Show. NE Indiana & Van Wert OH Show Circuit. 8:30 am start. Presented by Blackstone Ranch. Fulton Co. Equestrian Center, 1157 W. 3rd St., Rochester, IN. Sydney 260.715.1745, email:

AUGUST 20-21 – ISHA Fall Open All Breed Show. TIP approved. 70% paybacks on most classes. Hoosier Horse Park, 7105 S. Kern St., Edinburgh, IN. Donna 317.418.6381, email: Facebook or at:

AUGUST 13-14 – Indiana Appaloosa Assoc. State Show, 7:30am. High Point Weekend Awards. C Bar C Arena, 253 W. Stardust Rd., Cloverdale, IN. Stalls: Bobbi 812.381.5085, email: Online at:

AUGUST 21 – Bainbridge Saddle Club Open Show, 8:30am start. Club grounds: 3038 N County Road 450 W, Greencastle, IN. Contact Denee’ 765.721.3948. FB: Bainbridge Saddle Club,

AUGUST 13-14 – IN Hunter/Jumper Assoc. Annual Show, 8am start. Triple Point Show! Hoosier Horse Park, 7105 S. Kern St., Nineveh, IN. Email: Find us on Facebook or visit:

AUGUST 26-27 – Kosciusko Co. Open Speed Show. Fri. 6pm, Sat 10am. Added Money both days. Kosciusko Co. Fairgrounds, 1400 E Smith St, Warsaw, IN. Amanda Bays 260.578.2772. Email Charity Trump: Facebook: Kosciusko County 4H Horse & Pony

AUGUST 13-14 – Valley Riders Saddle Club Open/AQHA Intro. Show. Johnson Co. Fairgrounds, 250 Fairgrounds St., Franklin, IN. Call Stephanie Dunn 317.313.1445, or Barbara 317.535.4597. FB: “Valley Riders Saddle Club” or visit:

AUGUST 27 – Illiana Livestock LLC Sale. 10am New Tack, Saddles & Used Tack 1pm, Ponies, Donkeys 4pm, Horses to follow. Vermillion Co. Fairgrounds, 325 W. Maple St., Cayuga, IN. Call Clay Norris 574.780.8378, or Cobie Norris 217.260.5696. FB: “Illiana Livestock LLC”

AUGUST 14 – Greene Speed Fun Show, warmups 3pm, show starts 4pm. Hosted by: Greene Co. RidgeRiders 4-H Club. Greene Co. 4-H Fairgrounds, 4503 W SR 54, Bloomfield, IN. 812.384.6128, or email: greene.ridgeriders@ FB: “RidgeRiders 4H Horse & Pony

AUGUST 27 – Old Capitol Saddle Club Open Buckle Series Show. 10am start. Old Capitol Saddle Club, 751 Old Hwy 135 SW, Corydon, IN. Kim 812.267.3339 or Troy 812.572.6646.

AUGUST 19-20 – Cattle Sorting Series. Friday 6pm practice $35, Saturday show 11am. Noble County Saddle Club, 1111E. Main St. (St Rd #8), Albion, IN. Kathy Parks 260.564.0003. Facebook: “Noble County Saddle Club”

AUGUST 27 – Open Pleasure Show. Hosted by: Navajo Saddle Club, 84 W 900 S, Kouts, IN. 9am start, 70% payback to 4 places. Call Jake 219.713.6831, Janette 219.765.9239. Email: or find us on Facebook: “Navajo Saddle Club”

AUGUST 19-21 – Jasper Co. Speed Show. IBRA, NPBA, NFRA, ILBRA. Fri. 5pm (CST), Sat & Sun 9am (CST) Jasper Co. Fairgrounds, 2671 W. Clark St. (Airport Rd. entrance), Rensselaer, IN. Brian 219.863.0336. FB: “Region 4 Open Show Circuit” or “Jasper Co. Fair Assoc.”

AUGUST 27 – Shelby Co. Western Riders Open Speed Show. 4pm start. Location: 2614 N. Little Blue Rd., Shelbyville, IN. Call Bill 317.601.1140 Find us on Facebook: “Shelby County Western Riders Saddle Club” or at:

AUGUST 20 – Davis Ranch Open Show Series, 10am start. PAC, ISHA, OCAP approved. Davis Ranch, 385 East US Hwy 150, Hardinsburg, IN. Call Jo 812.972.3365, David 812.620.5707, or email: Facebook: “Davis Ranch Open Horse Shows”

AUGUST 27-28 – Indiana CMSA & Custers Cowboys Strapped For Brass Series. Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club, 792 N. 200 W. Huntington, IN. Call Chad Kreider 260.224.4144, or Jolyn Case 989.666.3820. Find “Indiana CMSA LLC” or “Custers Cowboys” on Facebook.

AUGUST 20-21 – 68th Annual Shrine Charity Horse Shows. Open Western & English Show, Open Dressage Show, and Fun Show. Mizpah Shrine Horse Grounds, 965 IN-9 Columbia City, IN. Sheila 574.377.0943, winningedge2000

AUGUST 27-28 – TCSC Benefit Show, 9am, $1,000 added money. Decatur County Fairgrounds, 545 S. Co. Rd. 200 W, Greensburg, IN. Stall res.: Danielle 812.593.4992, email: Find us on Facebook: “Tree City Saddle Club”

AUGUST 20-21 – H & H Summer Horse Show Series. IN Hunter Jumper Assoc. & USHJA Outreach approved. Traders Point, Zionsville, IN. Show info.: Jim 317.809.1704. Stalls and golf carts: Kelli Hughes 317.945.7250. Visit us online at:

AUGUST 28 – Laporte County Rebel Pavilion Open Show. $1000 in added money. Laporte County Fairgrounds, 2581 W. State Rd. 2, Laporte, IN. Call Jessica 219.898.0133, or Jeana 219.363.3584. Facebook: “The Rebel Pavilion” or visit:

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SHOW & EVENT DATES SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER 3 – Greene Speed Fun Show, warm-ups 3pm, show starts 4pm. Hosted by: Greene Co. RidgeRiders 4-H Club. Greene Co. 4-H Fairgrounds, 4503 W SR 54, Bloomfield, IN. 812.384.6128, email: greene.ridgeriders@ FB: RidgeRiders 4H Horse & Pony SEPTEMBER 3-4 – H & H Summer Horse Show Series. IN Hunter Jumper Assoc. & USHJA Outreach approved. Traders Point, Zionsville, IN. Show info.: Jim 317.809.1704. Stalls and golf carts: Kelli Hughes 317.945.7250. Visit us online at: SEPTEMBER 4 – Dan Hobyn Stables 50th Annual Fall Horse Trials w/Dressage Classes too! 8am start. Dan Hobyn Stables, 704 N. Matthews Rd., Greenwood, IN. Facebook: “Dan Hobyn Stables.” Entry forms online at: SEPTEMBER 4 – Denver Saddle Club 100% Payback Jackpot Speed Show. Warmup poles 5:30pm. Denver Saddle Club, 343 W. Little St., Denver, IN. Call Mindy 765.469.6900, or Brady 765.480.2752. Facebook: “Denver Saddle” SEPTEMBER 4 – Golden Spur Saddle Club Open Show. 8am start. Boone Co. 4-H Fairgrounds, 1300 E. Co. Rd. 100 S, Lebanon, OH. Email: Facebook: “Golden Spur Saddle Club” or visit: SEPTEMBER 5 – Labor Day Open Pleasure Show. NE Indiana & Van Wert OH Show Circuit. Noble County Saddle Club, 1111 E. Main St., Albion, IN. Call Mary 260.229.4616, or Melody 260.318.3521. Facebook: “Northeast Indiana Open Show Circuit” SEPTEMBER 9 – Saylor’s Arena Fast N Fearless Fridays (2nd Friday May-Oct). Bull Riding & Barrel Racing, 6pm. Saylor’s Arena, 4600 N. 1100 E., Grovertown, IN. Books open Monday before show, 574.532.1840 text. Em.: saylors Facebook: “Saylors Arena” SEPTEMBER 9-10 – Open Speed Show, IBRA, NBHA, NFRA approved. Noble County Saddle Club, 1111 E. Main St., Albion, IN. Brad Parks 260.409.5861, Mary Worman 260.229.4616. Find “Noble County Saddle Club” on Facebook. SEPTEMBER 9-11 – Fri. Fun Show. Sat. Wes Morelock Memorial Open Western Show, 9am start. Open Speed Show, 6pm start. Sun. English, Dressage & CT Dressage. Proceeds benefit the Indiana Equine Foundation. Boone County Fairgrounds, 1300 E. 100 S., Lebanon, IN. Contact Katie Teeters 317.997.9449, email: Find us on Facebook: “Indiana Equine Foundation”

SEPTEMBER 9-11 – Nat’l. Open Horse Show Assoc. World Championship Show. C Bar C Expo Center, 253 W. Stardust Rd., Cloverdale, IN. 847.625.7433, email: FB: “National Open Horse Show Association” or visit:

SEPTEMBER 12 – Open English Show, 10am start. Proceeds benefit the Indiana Equine Foundation. Boone County Fairgrounds, 1300 E. 100 S., Lebanon, IN. Katie 317.997.9449, email: Find us on Facebook: “Indiana Equine Foundation”

SEPTEMBER 10 – Hamilton Co. Horsemen’s Club Combined English/Western Show. 9am start. Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2003 E. Pleasant, Noblesville, IN. Debbie Albright 317.345.6892, email: Facebook: “Hamilton County Horsemen's Club”

SEPTEMBER 15-17 – Six-Horse Hitch Classic Series Finals. Michiana Event Center, 455 East Farver St., Shipshewana, IN. 315.750.0258, email: Facebook: “Six-Horse Hitch Classic Series.” Tickets on sale at:

SEPTEMBER 10 –Summer Spectacular Series Show, 10am start, payback classes. Hartmeyer Stables, 7111 W. Bethel Ave., Muncie, IN. Call 765.759.9507, email: info@hart Facebook: “Hartmeyer Stables” or at:

SEPTEMBER 17 – Boots & Jeans Fun Show. Open to all breeds, 9am start. Midwest Saddle & Bridle Assoc. , 25 N. 450 E., Valparaiso, IN. Call 219.241.3037, or 219.613.7479. Facebook: “Midwest Saddle & Bridle Association”

SEPTEMBER 10 – ISHA & Canterbury Manor Schooling Show. TIP sanctioned. Canterbury Manor Stables, 605 Starkey Rd., Zionsville, IN. Val Harley 317.716.7717, email: val080860@ FB: Indiana Saddle Horse Assoc. or at: SEPTEMBER 10 – Shelby Co. Western Riders Open Show. 9am start. Location: 2614 N. Little Blue Rd., Shelbyville, IN. Call Bill 317.601.1140 FB: “Shelby Co. Western Riders Saddle Club” SEPTEMBER 10 – Speed Show: IBRA/NPBA approved. Warmups 4pm, 6pm start. Stop 16 Saddle Club, 4200 Tuttle Ave., Terre Haute, IN. Call 812.208.7013, or 812.208.0582. Find us on Facebook: “Stop 16 Saddle Club” SEPTEMBER 10 – Warrick Saddle Club Show. 10am start. Western, English & Speed Classes. 202 East Columbia St., Boonville, IN. Call Casey 812.618.5416, Shannon 812.205.9347. Email: Find us on Facebook: “Warrick Saddle Club” SEPTEMBER 10-11 – IQHAA Fall Quarter Horse Show. AQHA, IQHA approved. 3 Judges. Henry County Saddle Club, 2221 Memorial Dr., New Castle, IN. Email: Stall Res.: 765.748.3464. Facebook: “Indiana Quarter Horse Assoc.” or at:

SEPTEMBER 17 – Davis Ranch Open Show, 10am start. PAC, ISHA, OCAP approved. Davis Ranch, 385 East US Hwy 150, Hardinsburg, IN. Call Jo 812.972.3365, David 812.620.5707, or email: Facebook: “Davis Ranch Open Horse Shows” SEPTEMBER 17 – White County 4-H Horse & Pony Open Show. 9am start. Contesting 2pm. Located at: 12 N. 25 E Reynolds, IN. Email: Find us on Facebook: “White County Horse and Pony” SEPTEMBER 17-18 – Hoosier Classic. Hosted by the Indiana Pinto Horse Association. Henry County Saddle Club, 321 West 100N, New Castle, IN. Find us on Facebook: Indiana Pinto Horse Association or SEPTEMBER 18 – Bainbridge Saddle Club Open Show, 8:30am start. Club grounds: 3038 N. County Road 450 W., Greencastle, IN. Call Denee’ 765.721.3948. FB: Bainbridge Saddle Club, SEPTEMBER 24 – Illiana Livestock LLC Sale. 10am New Tack, Saddles & Used Tack 1pm, Ponies/Donkeys 4pm, Horses follow. Vermillion Co. Fairgrounds, 325 W. Maple St., Cayuga, IN. Call Clay Norris 574.780.8378, or Cobie Norris 217.260.5696. FB: “Illiana Livestock LLC”

SEPTEMBER 11 – Circle G Saddle Club Fall Classic, 9am start. Added Money! 4-H High Point Award. Location: 1529 S. 700 East, Marion, IN. Facebook: “Circle G Saddle Club”

SEPTEMBER 24 – Open Fun Show. Hosted by: Navajo Saddle Club, 84 W 900 S, Kouts, IN. Call Jake 219.713.6831, or Janette 219.765.9239. Email: or find us on Facebook: “Navajo Saddle Club”

SEPTEMBER 11 – Dave Makcymszak Memorial Speed Show. Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2003 E. Pleasant, Noblesville, IN. Call Debbie Albright 317.345.6892, or email: Find us on Facebook: “Hamilton County Horsemen's Club”

SEPTEMBER 24 – Quarterly Show Series, 9am start. Sign-ups at least 48 hrs. before show. Savage Riding Academy, 19030 CR 23, Bristol, IN. 574.329.1431, email: contact@ Find us on Facebook or at:

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SHOW & EVENT DATES INDIANA, CONT. SEPTEMBER 24 – Shelby Co. Western Riders Open Speed Show. 4pm start. Location: 2614 N. Little Blue Rd., Shelbyville, IN. Call Bill 317.601.1140. Find us on Facebook: “Shelby County Western Riders Saddle Club” or at: SEPTEMBER 24 – Tippecanoe Co. 4-H Open Fun Show. Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds, 1401 Teal Rd., Lafayette, IN. Call Jon Eads 765.490.1407, or Amanda Lade 765.426.2568. Find Tippecanoe County Open Show on Facebook or at: SEPTEMBER 24-25 – Clay County Open Horse Show, 8am start. NOHSA approved. Clay Co. 4H Fairgrounds, 6656 IN SR 59, Brazil, IN. Info. Travis 812.605.3201. Camping: Autumn Drake 812.243.5487. Find “Clay County 4-H Horse and Pony” on Facebook. SEPTEMBER 24-25 – Mid-America Buckskin Association IBHA & All Breed Split Combined Show. Henry County Saddle Club, 321 W Co. Road 100 N, New Castle, IN. Facebook: “Mid America Buckskin Association of Indiana” or visit: SEPTEMBER 24-25 – Valley Riders Saddle Club Anniversary Show. Sat. Double Judged. Johnson Co. Fairgrounds, 250 Fairgrounds St., Franklin, IN. Email Becky: teeterscowgirls@ Find us on Facebook or visit us at: SEPTEMBER 30 – Mounted Shooting & Horsemanship Clinic with Elizabeth Clavette. Noon4pm, $150 per rider, limit 10 (bring your own ammo). Hoosier Horse Park, 7105 S. Kern St., Edinburgh, IN. Call Elizabeth 303.887.6030, or email her at:

OCTOBER OCTOBER 1 – Old Capitol Saddle Club Open Buckle Series Show. 10am start. Old Capitol Saddle Club, 751 Old Hwy 135 SW, Corydon, IN. Kim 812.267.3339 or Troy 812.572.6646. OCTOBER 1-2 – Indiana Pinto Fall Finale. Hosted by the Indiana Pinto Horse Association. Henry County Saddle Club, 321 West 100N, New Castle, IN. Find us on Facebook: “Indiana Pinto Horse Association” or visit our website at: OCTOBER 2 – Bainbridge Saddle Club Open Charity Show, 8:30am start. AQHA & BSC rules. Club grounds: 3038 N. County Road 450 W., Greencastle, IN. Denee’ 765.721.3948. Find “Bainbridge Saddle Club” on Facebook or visit:

OCTOBER 2 – Golden Spur Saddle Club Open Show. 8am start. Boone Co. 4-H Fairgrounds, 1300 E. Co. Rd. 100 S, Lebanon, OH. Email: Find us on Facebook: “Golden Spur Saddle Club” or visit:

OCTOBER 16 – Hoosier Quarter Pony Assoc. Show, 10am start. Davis Ranch, 385 E. Hwy. 150, Hardinsburg, IN. Victoria 812.878.0216, cash only. Em.: dave@daviddavisranchhorse Facebook: Hoosier Quarter Pony Association or Davis Ranch Open Horse Shows

OCTOBER 6-8 – ASHAM Charity Fall Horse Show. Michiana Event Center, 455 E. Farver St., Shipshewana, IN. Show Mgr. Ron Gekiere 586.484.8790, or email: Facebook: American Saddlebred Horse Assoc. of Michigan or visit:

OCTOBER 20-23 – Fall Color Classic Futurity. Hosts: MI Paint Horse Club. C Bar C Expo, 253 West Stardust Rd., Cloverdale, IN. Email: Find “Michigan Paint Horse Club” on Facebook or visit our website at:

OCTOBER 8 – Backroad Riders Speed Show, 1pm start. Rush County 4-H Horse Park, 1352 E. St. Rd. 44, Rushville, IN. Call or text Paul Nicholls 765.561.0472. Find “Backroad Riders Club Rush County IN” on Facebook.

OCTOBER 22 – Illiana Livestock LLC Sale. 10am New Tack, Saddles & Used Tack 1pm, Ponies/Donkeys 4pm, Horses follow. Vermillion Co. Fairgrounds, 325 W. Maple St., Cayuga, IN. Call Clay Norris 574.780.8378, or Cobie Norris 217.260.5696. FB: “Illiana Livestock LLC”

OCTOBER 8 – Speed Show, Added Money. IBRA/NPBA approved. Warmups 4pm, 6pm start. Stop 16 Saddle Club, 4200 Tuttle Ave., Terre Haute, IN. 812.208.7013, 812.208.0582. Find us on Facebook: “Stop 16 Saddle Club” OCTOBER 8 – Warrick Saddle Club Show. 10am start. Western, English & Speed Classes. 202 East Columbia St., Boonville, IN. Call Casey 812.618.5416, Shannon 812.205.9347. Email: Find us on Facebook: “Warrick Saddle Club” OCTOBER 9 – Greene Speed Fun Show, warmups 3pm, show starts 4pm. Hosted by: Greene Co. RidgeRiders 4-H Club. Greene Co. 4-H Fairgrounds, 4503 W SR 54, Bloomfield, IN. 812.384.6128, email: greene.ridgeriders@ FB: RidgeRiders 4H Horse & Pony OCTOBER 13-16 – Midwest Ranch Horse Classic. Hosts: IN Ranch Horse Assoc./Ranch Horse Assoc. of MI. C Bar C Expo, 253 W. Stardust Rd., Cloverdale, IN. Pre-register/stalls Find “Midwest Ranch Horse Classic” on Facebook. OCTOBER 14 – Saylor’s Arena Fast N Fearless Fridays (2nd Friday May-Oct). Bull Riding & Barrel Racing, 6pm. Saylor’s Arena, 4600 N. 1100 E., Grovertown, IN. Books open Monday before show, 574.532.1840 text. Em.: saylors Facebook: “Saylors Arena” OCTOBER 15 – Greene Co. Ridgeriders Fall Finale. Hosted by: Greene Co. RidgeRiders 4-H Club. Greene Co. 4-H Fairgrounds, 4503 W SR 54, Bloomfield, IN. Call 812.384.6128, email: Facebook: “RidgeRiders 4H Horse & Pony” OCTOBER 16 – Bainbridge Saddle Club Open Show, 8:30am start. Club grounds: 3038 N. County Road 450 W., Greencastle, IN. Call Denee’ 765.721.3948. FB: Bainbridge Saddle Club,

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INDIANA AUCTIONS Hamilton County Horse Sale: 1st & 3rd Saturday each month. New and used tack, hay, straw, trailers & horses. Consigners welcome. 22217 St. Road 37 N., Noblesville, IN. Call 317.946.4450 or 317.773.5590, or find us on Facebook for more information. Illiana Livestock, LLC. Tack, ponies, donkeys, and horse sales held at the Vermillion County Fairgrounds, 325 W. Maple St., Cayuga, IN. Call Clay Norris 574.780.8378, or Cobie Norris 217.260.5696. FB: “Illiana Livestock LLC” Shipshewana Trading Place: Horse Auction Every Friday. 10:30am tack, 12:30pm Horses; saddle, ponies, work and driving. 345 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN. 260.768.4129, email:, or visit: Topeka Livestock Auction: Hay and Livestock Auction every Tuesday. Special horse auctions throughout the year. 601 E. Lake St., Topeka, IN. Call 260.593.2522, or email: Find us on Facebook or

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Parts of the Horse

The parts of the horse aren’t too hard to learn, it just takes a little time. If you hang around a barn long enough, you’ll pick up the language. Horse lovers are known to speak in “horse.” “He’s got a locked stifle” or “She’s cut her gaskin” can sound like a foreign language, if you don’t know what those parts of the horse are. When calling a veterinarian for an injured horse, it’s very important to know the horses anatomy to tell the veterinarian exactly where the horse is injured. If you print two of these pages, and white out the words on one, you can practice the parts of the horse with a friend. You can make it a contest and see who can remember the most!

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WHAT IS STRANGLES IN HORSES: • Infectious, highly contagious disease that produces high morbidity and low mortality in susceptible populations • Characterized by abscessation of the lymphoid tissue • Causative Organism: Streptococcus equi – produces clinical disease only in horses, donkeys and mules


• Fever (103-106 F) • Nasal discharge • Depression

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The use of risk-based vaccinations may vary regionally, from population to population within an area, or between individual horses within a given population.

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MSU Farrier School There are currently approximately 155,000 horses in Michigan, based on the last Equine Survey (2007). While these numbers may have decreased somewhat based on the recession, the use of horses in the state has not decreased, and in fact may be increasing (personal observation). Each of these animals is in need of regular hoof care, with trimming required every 6-8 weeks and shoes (for those who are shod) required on a similar schedule. The old adage “no foot, no horse” holds, in that a horse without regular hoof care by a knowledgeable professional, is unlikely to be of use to its human caretakers. Further, most horsemen and women would rather hire someone knowledgeable to do this work than to do it themselves. Finally, well-trained farriers have the potential to make a decent living, as evidenced by “An American Farriers Journal survey in 2012 found that the national average annual salary for full-time farriers in the U.S. was reported to be $92,623 per year and for parttimers, $21,153. This amount is an average and varies according to experience level, training, etc.” ( The problem currently facing the horse industry in the Midwest is that there is currently no reputable means by which to consistently produce well-trained farriers. Michigan residents wishing to pursue this line of work, have needed to leave the state for extended periods of time. Until now. Michigan State University offers the MSU Farrier School: This is a 12 or 24-week program, housed on the MSU Horse Teaching and Research Center, and will be led by MSU alum, David Hallock, CJF, ASF. Students in the program will receive both hands-on and classroom-based instruction in hoof and farrier science, equine anatomy and physiology, basic welding, and business. The class runs 8 hours per day, with the intention of producing individuals poised to be well trained, professional farriers to serve the equine industry.

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4-H IS A COMMUNITY FOR ALL KIDS – In 4-H, we believe in the power of young people. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us.

MICHIGAN 4-H The 2022 Equine Education Super Series is in full swing this summer! The series will consist of six in-person educational opportunities on horse management topics as listed below (May – Oct.). Sessions will run from 6:30pm until 8pm at Tollgate Farm, Novi, MI and will include outdoor hands-on activities, so participants should dress appropriately for the farm. Wednesday, August 24th will be the Composting Horse Manure session and participants can come see an on-site demonstration and learn the process of composting horse manure. Presenters for August 24th will be Erica Rogers and Sarah Fronczak, Michigan State University Extension, Environmental Management Educators. Wednesday, September 28th will be the Horse Health session and participants will work on developing a health care plan for their horse. The speakers for September 28th are TBD. Youth 18 and under are FREE, otherwise, it's $20 per person per session. For groups of 2 or more, the cost is $15 per person per session and you must register 2 or more people at one time. For more details about the Super Series, please contact Tom Guthrie at or by phone at 517788-4292 or contact Debbie Morgan at, or by phone at 248347-3860, ext. 279. Looking for ways to keep your 4-H kid’s active, engaged, outdoors this summer? Look no further! Stories for Sprouts and Seedlings is in full swing for the summer 2022 season. Hosted at the 4-H Children's Garden on the campus of MSU, here are the upcoming Stories for Sprouts and Seedlings: Over and Under the Pond on August 17th, Tree Full of Wonder on September 21st, and Big Pumpkin on October 19th. The readings will take place each third Thursday of the month from 10am-11am. Although

there is no cost, registration is encouraged. Also taking place at the 4-H Children's Garden, come to Bubble Day for a blast! On August 11th from 11am until 12pm, celebrate the end of summer vaca-tion with a Garden full of bubble-tastic fun! As we explore the wonderful world of bubbles we will paint, eat and even make music with bubbles. Don't forget to invite your friends and family to come to this bubblicious bash! The cost for is $5 per child, registration is required. Register for the Stories for Sprouts and Seedlings and Bubble Day by visiting: https://www.canr. Is your young 4-H'er feeling left-out this show season? Our youngest 4-H'ers aren't quite ready to participate in many of the project areas or activities that their older siblings can, but there's still plenty for them to do in 4-H! Your 4-H Cloverbud can partici-pate in community service as much as any other 4H member and they can achieve the benefits of service regardless of age. The emphasis is on participation, learning and teamwork, not competition. Pre-planned service projects include making kits for people undergoing chemo, making care packages for veterans and military members, and more. For more information, please contact Michelle Neff by email at or at 989-539-7805. For more information on events or how to get involved in Michigan 4-H, contact Taylor Fabus, 4-H Horse and Pony Extension Educator, by email at Stay in-the-loop on Michigan 4-H Horse and Pony events by visiting their online calendar of events at horses_ponies/events


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OHIO 4-H Mark your calendars, the 2022 Ohio State Horse Groom and Clean Contest is coming up on Friday, August 27th. Located at the Union County Fairgrounds (845 N Main Street, Marysville, OH), the primary objective of the Groom & Clean Contest is to provide an opportunity for youth enrolled in a 4-H horse project to demonstrate their knowledge of horses and equine related subject matter (written test), grooming and team work skills (grooming phase) and their showmanship skills (showing phase) in a competitive yet friendly and relaxed setting. Registration for this event must be made online by August 19, 2022, including the payment of $30 per team. No late entries will be accepted for any reason. For more details, reach out to Dr. Kimberly Cole, the Ohio State Extension Equine Specialist, by email at Is your 4-H youth looking to trail ride their tail off in September? Show off your skills and test your grit at the 2022 State 4-H Horse Competitive Trail Ride. The Competition will take place on September 9th through September 10th at the Caesar Creek State Park in Waynesville, OH. Junior Trail Ride participants must be 10-13 years old (4-H age) or may be 14-18 years old, if it is the first time they have participated in the ride. Those riders 14 years old or older must advance to the senior ride after riding the junior ride one time. Senior Trail participants must be at least 14 years old (4-H age) as of January 1 of year of participation. Shadow riders are allowed for ten and eleven year olds or for youth with disabilities on the junior ride. The junior riders ride one half of the senior ride. All other senior rules apply to the junior ride. Registration forms and the fee of $40 will be due on or before August 29th. All trail ride competitors must be currently enrolled in or have previously taken the Trail Riding WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

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Project. For a full list of rules, please visit -4-h-horsecompetitive-trail-ride-0 and scroll down to the ‘Rules &Regulations’ link. Come one, come all to the Labor Day Family Camp at 4-H Camp Ohio! Family Camp at 4-H Camp Ohio provides a dynamic, economical end-of-summer vacation with opportunities for bonding, education, and adventure! There will be plenty of activities that the whole family can enjoy doing together, or kick back and relax for the weekend. Bring the entire family to 4-H Camp Ohio (11461 Camp Ohio Rd., St. Louisville, Ohio 43071) from September 3rd-5th. The cost breakdown is $90 for ages 13+, $55 for ages 4-12, and ages 3 and under are free of charge. The fee includes two nights of lodging at Camp Ohio, all activities, and all meals. Register online by August 13th at https://www.4h If you have questions or to learn more, contact Family Camp organizer Haley by email at or Camp Ohio email at Do you have a Cloverbud at home who loves to read? Check out 4-H Cloverbud Reading Adventures! A part of the Ohio 4-H Coverbud Program, these twenty reading adventures include activities, crafts, games, and snacks centered around a children's book. Online at: connections/reading/ to start your Cloverbud’s next reading adventure! Calling all involved in Elkhart County's 4-H Saddle Club! Head to the Elkhart County 4H Fairgrounds on the following dates for meetings: 4-H Saddle Club Junior Leader meeting on August 7th and September 4th from 7pm-8pm, Saddle Club 4-H Club meeting on September 12th from 7:309pm. For more information about the Elkhart 4-H Saddle Club meetings, reach out to Ashley Holdeman at 574-354-7403 or by email at Congratulations to all those who competed in the Randolph County Fair 4-H horse show on July 17th-20th! Although Fair is over, Randolph Riders 4-H members still have a couple of shows left before winding down the 2022 season. On August 6th, competitors can make their way to the Circle X Fun Show starting at 3pm. On September 3rd, there will be another opportunity to compete at a Circle X Fun Show starting at 10am. For anyone unfamiliar, Circle X Ranch is a non-profit organization based around family/horse oriented events and located in Winchester, Indiana. The Randolph Riders 4-H Horse & Pony Club will be having an advisory meeting on September 1st at 7pm, open to all members/parents. The advisory meeting will start at 7pm in the Best Way Disposal Center in Husted Hall at the fairgrounds. At the next meeting or show you attend, please pick up a new date sheet for the most up to date list of upcoming events. To keep up-to-date, visit the following website Know a volunteer that’s demonstrated exemplary service to 4-H? Nominate them for an Indiana 4-H Volunteer Award of Excellence! Indiana 4-H will recognize a Youth and an Adult 4-H Volunteer in each of five award categories. These five categories include Excellence in 4-H: (1) Club Programming; (2) Science Pro-

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gramming; (3) Healthy Living Programming; (4) Civic Engagement/Leadership Programming; and (5) Animal Science Programming. Additionally, a team award will be presented to a group of Youth and Adult 4-H Volunteers who have demonstrated “Excellence in Youth and Adult Partnerships.” Individuals or teams may be nominated by any member of the Purdue Extension Staff, by any active participant in the Indiana 4-H Youth Development program, or by self-nomination. Nominations are due on August 15th, 2022. Application Information: The same nomination form is used for each of the six award categories. If an individual is nominated in more than one category, separate nomination forms will be submitted for each category. A single individual may win an award in only one category. Completed nominations include the nomination form and one (1) letter of support written by an individual who can best describe the nominee's contributions to the 4-H Program (e.g., Extension staff, 4H Volunteers, 4-H Families – unrelated to the nominee). Nomination packets missing any of these components (nomination form and a letter of support) will not be considered. Each completed application will be reviewed by a selection committee of Extension staff. Award Information: Awards for the five youth categories will be $250 each. Award recipients may choose to apply the $250 to their post-secondary education or they may designate a 4-H group to receive the $250. Awards for the five adult categories will be $250 each. Award recipients will designate a 4-H group to which the $250 will be given. Team award in the Youth and Adult Partnership category will be $500 and will be awarded to a 4-H group of the team's choice. For more information on Indiana 4-H, email Courtney Stierwalt, 4-H Youth Development Ext. Specialist at Please also visit Purdue Horse Extension's Facebook page to stay updated on 4-H and equine-related news. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


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