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Salt vs Electrolyte Supplements By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. | www.gettyequinenutrition.biz Salt, chemically known as sodium chloride (NaCl) is fundamental to your horse's well-being. Even horses who are not working require a daily supply. Sweating from work, or heat and humidity increases the need. It also increases the need for other electrolytes, such as potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Forages and other feedstuffs usually provide these additional minerals. Or electrolyte supplements can be used. But there is an important distinction between feeding plain salt and adding electrolyte supplements to the diet. Let's start by examining salt. No matter what the season, salt is required. Salt is necessary for key body functions that have nothing to do with the weather. The sodium portion of NaCl is needed for proper muscle contraction, including the heart muscle, as well as nerve impulses throughout the body and brain. If your horse is getting plenty of forage every day, he is getting many key electrolytes, except sodium. Hay and pasture are very low in sodium. That is why salt needs to be easily accessible. The chloride portion assists with balancing the blood pH and water flow in and out of the cells (osmotic pressure). It is needed for potassium regulation, allowing for proper muscle contraction as well as water balance. During exercise or hot/humid conditions, large amounts can be lost from heavy perspiration. Fortunately, forages (pasture and/or hay) are high in chloride. Another significant role of chloride is the production of stomach acid, known as hydrochloric acid (Hcl). HCl is needed to start protein digestion. Without enough HCl, horses can become malnourished due to an inadequate pool of available amino acids with which to produce body proteins (such as those found in muscles, joints, skin, hooves, vital organs, and other tissues, as well as enzymes, antibodies, and some hormones). An important aspect of HCl worth noting is its role in the immune system. Horses normally eat off the ground, ingesting beneficial but also harmful microbes. HCl serves as the first line of defense against potential infections. Salt requirements. A full-sized horse (1100 lbs or 500 kg) requires a maintenance level of one ounce (two level tablespoons or 30 ml) of salt each day. How to add salt to your horse's diet. The best way to meet your horse's salt needs is to offer granulated salt free-choice in a small container. If your horse ignores it, it may be necessary to add salt to your horse's meals. Before doing this, calculate the amount of sodium from any commercial feeds or supplements. You may need to contact the manufacturer for this amount since it is often is not included on the label. Your goal is to provide approximately 12 grams of sodium per day to a full-sized horse. Each teaspoon (5 ml) of table salt contains 2 grams of sodium, so calculate accordingly. However, for palatability, limit the amount to no more than 1 tablespoon (3 teaspoons) per meal. Salt blocks or unrefined rocks should also be available for additional needs. During periods of heavy perspiration, one ounce per day may not be enough. Salt blocks or rocks can offer additional salt during these times. However, keep in mind that these were originally intended for cattle, which have scratchy tongues. Horses, with smooth tongues, may develop irritations when licking too long. FEBRUARY 2020• C & C PUBLISHING, INC. Š2020

Therefore, though good to have around, they generally do not meet the daily requirement and are only useful for supplemental needs. TYPES OF SALT White table salt is heavily processed to remove minerals. It is simply NaCl and is the most economical way to supplement salt. Iodized table salt is also available. Which one to choose depends on how much iodine is added to your horse's feed or supplements. Two tablespoons of iodized table salt typically contain 2 mg of iodine. Do not exceed 6 mg of iodine per day; too much can damage the thyroid gland, especially if there is not enough selenium in the diet. Salt offered in bulk at many feed stores may contain "prussic acid," so check the label before purchasing. Prussic acid is often added as an anti-caking agent and is the common name for "hydrogen cyanide." While cyanide can naturally occur in minuscule concentrations in feedstuffs, I do not recommend deliberately adding cyanide to your horse's diet. White salt blocks. These are compressed white salt. Mineralized salt blocks. These only offer a few minerals and are bitter-tasting. Since your horse may not lick them adequately, you cannot rely on them to meet your horse's mineral needs. Many of them have molasses added to overcome the harsh taste and I have seen horses bite off chunks of them like candy. Not what you had intended! Rocks mined from underground salt deposits. A naturally mined salt rock (which may also be available coarsely ground) provides a vast variety of trace minerals which plain NaCl cannot offer. They are naturally chelated to organic nutrients once found in the oceans such as plants, algae, diatoms, and shells but long since decayed, making them more bioavailable than inorganic mineral sources. Common sources of mined salt deposits are those from Salt Lake in Utah as well as Himalayan salt. Himalayan salt is obtained from a salt mine in Pakistan, about 300 miles away from the Himalayan mountain range. It contains a vast variety of trace minerals and many horses enjoy the rocks. When choosing a product, it is always preferable to use one that offers a guaranteed analysis. Sea salt found on your grocery store shelf. This is produced by evaporating the water from salty oceans or lakes. This is not as good a choice as mined rocks because the evaporation process can remove many trace minerals. Kelp. This can vary dramatically in its sodium content and may not provide enough to meet sodium needs. Furthermore, the iodine content may be high. When purchasing kelp, make certain it offers (14)


supplements to your horse's feed, but if you're already adding salt, you'll make it unpalatable. Electrolytes also come in a paste version, which is fine, but don't forget to immediately follow it with fresh water. Important to note: Never add electrolytes to your horse's only water supply. Plain water must always be available. Furthermore, always allow your horse to eat something before giving him an electrolyte supplement. The risk of developing ulcers is very real if electrolytes are given on an empty stomach. How salt and electrolyte supplements help increase water consumption. Oddly, horses do not always know that they're thirsty. This has to do with the hormones that regulate sodium and water levels in the blood. If your horse does not drink enough water, his blood will become concentrated with sodium. The hormone that manages this problem is called antidiuretic hormone (ADH). An anti-diuretic causes less urination. Therefore, ADH will tell the kidney that it needs to retain water in order to dilute the blood; your horse will urinate less, and his urine will be more concentrated. His blood, on the other hand, will become more diluted due to water retention and he won't know that he's thirsty. But there's a flip side to this situation. Let's say your horse is getting enough water, but not enough salt (sodium). Low sodium in the blood causes another hormone to come on the scene – aldosterone. This hormone delivers a different message to the kidney. It says, "Don't let any sodium leave!" When the kidney holds on to sodium, it excretes potassium in its place. This would lead one to think that the horse needs more potassium. But it's just the opposite – he needs more sodium; not enough sodium is what caused the potassium loss in the first place! In both cases, the hormones try to maintain balance between water and sodium, so your horse may not sense that he is dehydrated. He will not realize that he either needs more salt, or more water. Why, you ask? Well, this is a survival mechanism. But as caring horse owners, we do not want our horses to go into "survival mode." We want them to thrive. The solution is to provide adequate sodium so your horse will drink enough water. Even mild dehydration can be harmful -- muscles get tired and can tie-up, and colic risk increases due to depressed intestinal motility. To check for dehydration, most folks pinch a fold of skin on the horse's neck to see if it goes back into place. But frankly, the best barometer of hydration is to offer him a drink. You "cannot make him drink" as the old saying goes, but if he does drink, then you know he needed it. If his thirst mechanism is out of whack, feed him something he enjoys and add some salt to it, while keeping water nearby. Bottom line: Give your horse salt – either plain, white salt or a natural salt that has at least 93% NaCl. Potassium and chloride requirements are met by feeding hay, but one ounce of salt will provide the sodium he requires for maintenance. Electrolyte supplements can be given when there is excessive sweating, but only when your horse starts out in good sodium balance. To learn more, please visit: www.gettyequinenutrition.biz

the guaranteed analysis on the label. If not, do not risk it. How do wild horses get their salt? In nature, salt exists in loose form, accumulating on rock surfaces and sediments near saltwater sources. Wild horses often travel miles to find salt. They also obtain salt, and trace minerals simply by eating many types of plants, contrary to the same daily diet our horses experience. Offering a naturally mined salt rock or coarse granulation is one way to offer the domesticated horse the variety found in nature. Should you be concerned about the iron content in naturally mined salt? The iron content in Redmond rocks, for example, is 300 ppm and Himalayan rocks contain approximately 39 ppm. If you have an insulin resistant or a cushingoid horse and are trying to avoid added iron in the diet, these numbers may sound concerning. But they shouldn't be. It's best to put it into perspective: Most forages contain between 70 and 250 ppm of iron. If your horse consumes 22 lbs of this forage per day, that equates to 700 to 2500 mg of iron per day. One ounce of Redmond Rock contains 8.5 mg of iron and one ounce of Himalayan salt provides 1.1 mg of iron. So, the contribution of iron from these salt sources is minuscule compared to what a horse normally consumes from pasture or hay. Electrolyte supplements. Your horse can lose up to four gallons of perspiration an hour when exercised in hot, humid conditions. Sweat is predominantly made of sodium, chloride, and potassium, with lesser levels of magnesium and calcium, all responsible for keeping your horse's heart beating, the gastrointestinal tract moving, kidneys working, as well as maintaining almost every biochemical reaction. Without them, the horse can become weak and may collapse. Electrolyte supplements contain some NaCl, but not enough to meet your horse's daily need for salt. Consequently, if used, they should be given in addition to salt. They are not meant to replace salt. Instead, they are designed to help replace some perspiration losses and are to be used on an "as-needed basis" following exercise or periods of excessive perspiration. Read the label. Many electrolyte supplements contain sugar as the first ingredient. It is typically added for improved palatability but is not necessary. Horses normally enjoy the flavor of salt. Your supplement should contain approximately 13 grams of chloride, 6 grams of sodium, and 5 grams of potassium along with lesser amounts of calcium, magnesium, and perhaps some copper (to promote healthy red blood cells). Hay provides almost no sodium, but plenty of potassium and chloride. When a horse sweats for two hours or longer, he will lose significant amounts of chloride. Electrolyte supplements designed to replace perspiration losses offer some, but not enough. The key is to give your horse a head start on chloride blood levels before exercise begins. Fortunately, this is easy to do since grass hay is high in chloride. As little as 9 lbs will provide enough chloride to get your horse through his exercise session. Fresh pasture grasses also contain chloride, but your horse would have to graze for a several hours to get the same amount found in hay because pasture is mostly water. How to use an electrolyte supplement. Assuming your horse is in good sodium standing before the hot, humid conditions set in, you can supplement electrolytes on an as-needed basis. Follow the label instructions. You can add it to one or two gallons of water, followed by plenty of fresh water. You can also add electrolyte FEBRUARY 2020 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2020



Veterinarian, Farrier, Trainer And Feed Specialist Why building a relationship between them is important By Paula Stevens | MSU Horse Management Program Student Any barn owner and/or trainer knows the importance of having a good veterinarian, farrier and feed supplier can have in making sure they and their horses are successful at what they do. A horse that has poor feet cannot do well at whatever it is that may be asked of them by their trainer; the same can be said for a horse lacking in nutritional needs, which both a veterinarian or feed specialist can help to pin point and resolve. It can be safely said, then, that making sure there is a strong, working relationship between veterinarian, farrier, feed specialist and trainer, is very important. Veterinarians and Farriers may often have to work together to solve a lameness issue, or perhaps your veterinarian will have to work with your feed specialist on developing a diet to meet the horse's physical demands. The trainer needs to work with all of them to fill in the blanks and provide information to help either the veterinarian, feed specialist or farrier to develop a plan to help the horse have the best quality of life, and also be willing to adapt his or her plan to whatever may be in development. Strong and reliable communication is vital in making this relationship work, along with respect for what the other one does to help horses and what they have to say or share. The relationship between veterinarian, farrier, trainer and feed specialist can be looked at like a “marriage.” Open communication, mutual trust and respect and the ability to work and function as a team, are crucial for making this “marriage” work and last to ensure the horse's athletic success. Here and there you might have to “Break Up” or “Divorce” with a member or two of your team and look for someone else to fill their spot; but strong, healthy relationships between the individuals can last most trying times. When looking for individuals to make up your “Dream Team,” you need to consider the following: · Each individual will have their own professional style and techniques – you need to make sure that their style and techniques are ones that you and your horse can get on board with, and that don't conflict with each other, in order to form a successful and professional relationship.


· Making sure everyone can meet the owner's expectations which could be, but are not limited to: availability, cost, experience, customer service and expertise. · Having confidence that everyone is capable of doing their job and doing it well, and capable as working as a team with other individuals, if necessary. · That everyone is aware of the progressive nature of the industry and recognize current trends and research and are openminded to new ideas or ways of doing things. · That as much as the horse owner scrutinizes everyone who will be working on making sure this horse is in tip-top shape, each individual will be scrutinizing the owner, checking to see if this is someone they're willing to work with/for long term. · Philosophy: making sure you, your vet and farrier and feed specialist share the same philosophy is of utmost importance. If the trainer's philosophy is quantity over quality, “I need as many horses in as much time as possible,” not caring about the quality of the training or riding; but the veterinarian’s philosophy is “you get what you pay for” with their service; the farrier puts the horse’s welfare first and the feed specialist just cares about selling grain – you're going to run into problems. Everyone needs to have a similar, if not the same, philosophy concerning treatment of the horse, the client and quality of the services being offered. Contradicting philosophies won't let the relationships blend smoothly. Every horse farm or owner is given the responsibility of assembling a team of professionals who will help to ensure the horse's athletic success and performance in the show pen. Creating a strong bond and relationship between each individual is just as important in creating a successful environment as picking out each individual member of the team. About Paula Stevens: Paula Stevens is a current student at Michigan State University, enrolled in the Horse Management Programs with plans to go on to get her bachelor’s degree in business with a minor in journalism, upon completion of the program in spring 2020. She manages blog and Facebook page “CitifiedCowgirl” and also manages and operates CitifiedCowgirl Photography (there's a Facebook page for that as well), and works at Chase Lake Equine Center, a barn in Fowlerville, MI. (16)


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MICHIGAN TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION: The MTRA wants to help you enjoy the sport of horseback riding and your love of the outdoors in a unique way, by riding the Michigan Shore-to-Shore Riding and Hiking Trail. This trail provides nearly unlimited riding in wilderness areas and provides a way across the state of Michigan through the more civilized areas.

2020 RIDE SCHEDULE MAY 14-MAY 18: Proposed Blossom Ride (5 days). This ride is at South Branch Camp for 5 days with members circle riding. This is not a trophy ride. MAY 28-JUNE 7: Proposed First June Ride (11 days). This ride begins at River Road Trail Camp with members riding from Lake Michigan at Empire to Lake Huron at Oscoda with no layover days. Trophies are awarded with successful completion. JUNE 13-JUNE 28: Proposed Second June Ride (16 days). This ride begins at River Road Trail Camp with members riding from Lake Huron at Oscoda to Lake Michigan at Empire. There are 4 layover days. Trophies are awarded with successful completion. AUGUST 8-15: Proposed August Family Ride (8 days). This ride begins at Scheck’s Trail Camp with 3 layover days. Then trailering to Goose Creek Trail Camp, also with 3 layover days. This is not a trophy ride. SEPTEMBER 8-27: Proposed September Ride (20 days). This ride begins at Cheboygan with members riding from Lake Michigan at Cheboygan to Lake Huron at Oscoda, then to Lake Michigan in Empire. There is no layover days. Trophies are awarded with successful completion. OCTOBER 9-17: Proposed Color Ride (9 days). This ride begins at Scheck’s Trail Camp with 4 layover days and then riding to Hopkins Creek with 2 layover days, then ride to Cadillac. This is not a trophy ride. Proposed dates need to be approved by MDNR and are subject to change until MTRA receives ride permits from the MDNR. FEBRUARY 2020 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2020



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WHAT IS THE EDCC? The Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) is an industry-driven initiative which works to protect horses and the horse industry from the threat of infectious diseases in North America. The communication system is designed to seek and report real time information about diseases similar to how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) alerts the human population about diseases in people. MICHIGAN Alert ID: 1546 | December 16, 2019 Wexford County, MI | Strangles Source: Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Number Confirmed: 1 Number Exposed: 10 Age: 5; Gender: Mare; Breed: Not Reported; Onset of Clinical Signs: 11/6/19 Clinical Signs: Fever, Neurologic Confirmation Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated. Horse had atypical (bastard) strangles with abscesses in the brain that cultured positive for S equi subspecies equi. OHIO Alert ID: 1539 | December 02, 2019 Fulton County, OH | West Nile Virus Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine Source: Ohio Department of Agriculture Number Confirmed: 1 Age: 6; Gender: Gelding; Breed: QH Onset of Clinical Signs: 10/22/2019 Clinical Signs: Fever, Muscle Fasciculations, Weakness Confirmation Date: 10/24/2019 Horse Status: Recovering Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated. This is the third case of West Nile Virus for Ohio in 2019. INDIANA: Nothing to report. Visit www.equinediseasecc.org for more information or to sign up for alerts.

DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS IN THE SADDLE If you’ve ever wished you could ride your own horse in a clinic with your favorite trainer, that wish can come true at Equine Affaire in Ohio! On April 2-5, 2020, Equine Affaire returns to the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio, with a brand-new roster of the country’s top trainers and equestrian experts. Many of these presenters are now seeking horses and riders to participate in their clinics through Equine Affaire’s Ride with a Pro program. Apply to Ride with a Pro and you could find yourself sharing the arena with such trainers as Jonathan Field, Craig Cameron, Warwick Schiller, Tik Maynard or Lynn Palm at the 2020 Equine Affaire in Ohio. With more than 200 educational sessions in a variety of disciplines, there’s something for everyone to learn at Equine Affaire. Riders and horses of all skill levels are invited to apply to participate, and applying is easy. Visit www.equineaffaire.com (select the Ohio event, click “Participate” and then “Ride with a Pro”) or contact Coagi Long by emailing clong@equineaffaire.com or by calling (740) 845-0085, ext. 114. Fees range from $75 to $350 depending on the clinic. The application deadline is February 14, 2020, so get a head start on your materials by applying today! This year’s lineup of presenters includes such equestrian all-stars as Jonathan Field, Craig Cameron, Warwick Schiller, Tik Maynard, and Lynn Palm, presenting on general training and horsemanship. Other featured clinicians and topics include JR Robles (general training & colt starting), Jim Thomas (general training and horsemanship), Jonathon Millar (hunter/jumper), Steve Colclasure (cutting and reined cow horse), Jeremy Steinberg (dressage), Kevin Oliver (reining and trail), Kristen Weaver Brown (barrel racing), Liz Austin (dressage), Heidi Potter (centered riding), Rick Christy (western horsemanship and hunter under saddle), Suzy Stafford (driving), Simon FEBRUARY 2020 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2020 (18)

Cocozza (core strengthening & yoga for horses), Sarah Track (saddleseat), Paul Garrison (mules), and Heidi McLaughlin (overcoming fear). Equestrians of all disciplines are also invited to compete in the Versatile Horse and Rider Competition, hosted by Equine Affaire on Friday, April 3 at 1:00 pm in the Coliseum at the Ohio Expo Center. Apply by February 14, 2020, for your chance to vie for $5,500 in prize money and the top honor of being crowned as the 2020 Versatile Horse and Rider Champion at Equine Affaire in Ohio. The Versatile Horse and Rider Competition consists of a timed obstacle race, specially designed to test the communication and partnership between horse and rider. Judges will also evaluate competitors based on general horsemanship criteria and overall performance. Up to 25 pre-selected horse and rider pairs will compete, and cash prizes will be awarded to the top four contestants, with ribbons presented through tenth place. The $350 entry fee includes three single-day admission tickets and stabling for one horse, Wednesday through Saturday of the event. To apply, visit www.equineaffaire.com online (select the Ohio event, click “Participate” and then “Versatile Horse and Rider Competition”). To learn more about Equine Affaire in Ohio, visit www.equineaffaire.com or call the office at (740) 845-0085, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST (M-F). See you at Equine Affaire!

MICHIGAN HORSE COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS Deadline February 20, 2020 MHC awards Ten scholarships per year. which include: 4-H Scholarships: For Senior division participants at the State 4-H Show we have 2 scholarships in the amount of $500. The winners are selected by randomly drawing 2 names from those of all the senior exhibitors; it is not a competitive award. You are entered in the drawing when you enter the show. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs MHC SCHOLARSHIPS, cont. Michigan State University Scholarships: One scholarship in the amount of $1,500 for a student enrolled in the Horse Management program at MSU's Institute of Agricultural Technology. One scholarship in the amount of $2,000 for a student pursuing a bachelor's degree with an equine emphasis. One scholarship in the amount of $2,000 to a student pursuing a DVM with and intent to practice equine medicine in Michigan. Please contact the MSU Department of Animal Science at (517) 355-8383 for information about the Horse Management and bachelor's degree scholarships. Contact the College of Veterinary Medicine at (517) 3557624 for information regarding the veterinary scholarship. MI Horse Council Member Scholarships: MHC offers 3 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to students who are members of the Michigan Horse Council or a MHC member organization. These are not limited to students pursuing equine fields of study. Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association (MIHA): Two $500 each scholarship will be presented to Seniors in the Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association. For additional information see www.miha.org. For any questions concerning scholarships, contact Inger Lanese at 517-974-9664. To apply online: www.michiganhorsecouncil.com/2020scholarship-application.html

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OHIO HORSEMAN'S COUNCIL 2020 STATE TRAIL RIDES The Ohio State Trail Rides were started to show fellow equestrians the trails system in a particular area. Now the rides are a yearly activity organized and hosted by a local OHC County Chapter. Riders can ride in groups or ride alone. Non members are encouraged to attend and join the fun. If you are looking for someone to ride with, learn new trails or eat a lot of great food, a State Trail Ride should be on your list of places to go this year! 2020 State Trail Ride Dates & Contacts: June 12, 13, 14 Caesar Creek State Park” Hosted by Greene County OHC Contact: Herb Rider 937-372-9829 or Mickie Newman akela83@att.net Date TBD Barkcamp State Park Trail Work Days Hosted by OHC State Trail Committee Contact: Don Wagner 740-350-2780 or wagnerhorsefarm@yahoo.com Attendance reservations required; overnight camping reservations required. Reservations contact: Charlene Santee 740-323-1433 or santeecharlene@gmail.com July 31, August 1, 2 Barkcamp State Park Gibby Memorial Ride Attendance reservations required; overnight camping reservations required Reservations contact: Charlene Santee 740-323-1433 or santeecharlene@gmail.com August 14, 15, 16 Cuyahoga Valley N.P. Hosted by Medina County OHC Attendance reservations required Contact: Rosemary Young 440-884-7994 or rosemary4medinaohc@gmail.com August 26-31 Scioto Trail State Forest Hosted by Fairfield County OHC Contact: Chris Streitenber 740-703-7740 or cstreite@gmail.com or



September 18, 19, 20 Mohican State Forest Hosted by Ashland County OHC Attendance reservation required Contact: Mike Gerard 330-262-4537 or Mgerard12@gmail.com September 25, 26, 27 Van Buren State Park Hosted by NW Region Attendance reservations required; Campsite reservations through ODNR website. Attendance reservation contact: Al Sidell 419-680-2036 or sidellandco@yahoo.com October 2, 3, 4 Hueston Woods State Park Hosted by Preble County OHC. Campsite reservations through ODNR website. Attendance reservation contact: Donn Buckingham 937-417-4358 or donnb@bright.net For more information visit: https://ohc online.com/2020-state-ride-map/

BE PART OF THE FIRST EVER YEDA ROYALTY COMPETITION! There’s still time! YEDA has exciting opportunities to grow our student riders into well rounded individuals. This year YEDA will crown a King, a Queen, a Prince, a Princess, a Lil Mister, a Lil Miss and two ambassadors for our first ever YEDA Royalty Court at the 2020 Nationals. The competition will hone student riders skills in leadership, pose, interview competency and horsemanship. The Royalty Court will have representation from all the YEDA categories: Sr. high, Jr. high, Elementary and EWD. The goal is to make our student riders as smart on the ground as they are on their horses. For a complete set of rules visit: https://showyeda.com/2019/10/20/yedaroyalty-competition-at-nationals/

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The 10 Essentials For The Trail Rider By Robert Eversole | www.TrailMeister.com Back in the early 1930's a group of mountaineers in the Pacific Northwest created the 10 Essentials; a list of items intended to help you respond positively in an accident or emergency, and to help you safely spend an unplanned night outside. Over time, the 10 Essentials has evolved from a list of individual pieces to a list of practical systems. You probably won't need every item on every ride, but these essential items can be a lifesaver in an emergency. Most forward thinking trail riders already take along a few things in case of emergency. This checklist will help you remember what to bring. Here's the Trail Rider's 10 Essentials. NAVIGATION: Can every member of your party find where they are and a way to get back to the trailhead? Modern trail riders have a variety of navigation tools available to them to help them “Stay Found.” A prepared rider carries, and knows how to use, at least these three essential tools while on the trail: map, compass, and GPS device. A map and compass can help you identify where you are, how far you have to go, and also help find campsites, water, and an emergency exit route in case of an accident. NOTE: While GPS units are handy, always carry a map and compass as a backup. Don't know how to read a topo map? Please have a look at the article on topographic maps on page 43 of the December issue of Saddle Up! Magazine. ILLUMINATION: For horse riders, headlamps are the flashlight of choice, freeing your hands for all sorts of tasks, from untacking a horse to starting a fire. For those occasional longer than planned rides, the light will help you to see your map and where you're heading. Modern, efficient, and bright LED bulbs have virtually replaced incandescent bulbs from the 1900's. An LED bulb will last seemingly forever but batteries don't, so carry spares. FIRST AID SUPPLIES: Carry a First Aid Kit. Increase your kit's effectiveness with the knowledge to use it: take a first-aid class or a Wilderness First Aid class. On the trail and in the mountains, trained response may be hours or even days away. Pre-assembled first-aid kits take the guesswork out of building your own, though most people personalize their kits to suit individual needs. Any kit should include treatments for blisters, adhesive bandages of various sizes, gauze pads, adhesive tape, disinfecting ointment, and over-the-counter pain medication. For a longer-term ride or back-country pack trip talk your physician about appropriate prescription medications. Carrying a First Aid Kit, and knowing how to use it, can help make a bad situation a lot less bad! REPAIR KIT: Knives, or multi-purpose tools are so useful in first aid, food preparation, and repairs, that a rider needs to carry at least one. From repairing broken tack on the trail to making bandages and removing splinters (or just to get to the bottom of the peanut butter jar) having a way to repair equipment on the trail will help keep a ride on track. Other repair kit supplies carried by nearly every trail rider include duct tape and baler twine. These all-purpose fix-it items have saved many trail rides! Think about the length and nature of each ride in FEBRUARY 2020 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2020

deciding what to add to your repair kit. Other tools such as pliers and useful repair items including needle and thread, cable ties, cordage, and replacement parts for equipment such as a water filter, have a place in every rider's gear list. COMMUNICATION: Historically, horsemen have needed to be selfreliant, and riders should still have that mind-set today. But when an emergency unfolds despite preparation and training, most people welcome help. Reliable communications can get that help to you! Satellite communicators and Personal Locator Beacons determine your position using GPS and send messages via satellites. These tools have saved many lives and every trail rider should strongly consider carrying one. Satellite communicators are reliable in remote areas, regular phones, which rely on your proximity to cell towers, are not. Unless you are positive you'll have a dependable connection, assume that your phone won't function. FIRE: Can you reliably start and maintain a fire? Its heat and light can make a world of difference on a cold night. For many people, a disposable butane lighter works fine, matches are also suitable so long as they are stored in a waterproof container. More experienced outdoors men use fire strikers that create intense showers of sparks to easily start a fire in the worst of conditions. You can also make your own home-made fire starters: candles; balls of dryer lint mixed with paraffin; egg-carton cups filled with mixtures of wood shavings, wax, and lint; etc. EMERGENCY SHELTER: If you're really in a bind, you might be waiting for a rescue. Anything that can keep you warm and dry will be appreciated in such a situation. Tarps, emergency blankets, or even large garbage bags can provide a way to protect yourself, or others, from the elements in an emergency situation. Emergency “space blankets,” are a cheap, lightweight, and compact tool that can help if you get stranded or injured on the trail. NOTE: A shelter is only useful if you have it with you at all times. Left behind at your trailer or camp and it's not going to help you. INSULATION: Are you prepared in case the weather changes? We've all been caught in an unscheduled rain shower. It wasn't pleasant. Conditions can abruptly turn wet, windy or cold on the trail or an injury can result in an unplanned night out. Hypothermia can be a serious concern even in the summer if you're stuck out overnight. Carry at least a spare rain coat. Pro Tip: An extra hat will provide more warmth for its weight than any other piece of clothing. (20)


HYDRATION: We humans are 60% water and we're constantly losing it! Without enough water, your body's muscles and organs won't function as intended. Always carry at least one water bottle or hydration bladder. Wide-mouth containers are easier to refill. Make sure to always start a ride with a full container and have the skills and tools required to obtain and purify additional water by filtering, using purification chemicals, or boiling if necessary. NUTRITION: I'm always glad to find an extra snack in the bottom of my saddle bags. Extra food helps keep up your energy and morale. Carry extra high-calorie, nutrient-dense food that lasts a long time, requires no cooking, and is easily digestible. Combinations of jerky, nuts, candy, and granola work well. If you're a dedicated coffee drinker, a few packets of instant will provide a caffeine fix and help you keep a clear head. COMMON SENSE: It's the most important essential. Having the right gear is one thing, knowing how and when to use it is quite another. Often, it's not a person's equipment that saves them. It's their experience, know-how, and good judgment. Inexperience, or a lack of good judgment, is what gets people into trouble. Take the time and effort to develop a better understanding and greater knowledge of the outdoors. Go beyond just horsemanship skills, it'll make for much better trail riding and horse camping trips. For more information on trail riding and horse camping, visit us online at:

October 1948 – December 2019 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Beth Toomey on December 30, 2019. She was born October 23, 1948. She is survived by sisters Betty Ann Varon, Eileen Mulligan, brother Tim Toomey and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her beloved horses Rosie, Mister and Bob and her faithful dog and companion, Jackie. Mary Beth lived and worked at Ivory Farm in White Lake Twp., MI for more than 20 years. She will be sorely missed by her “barn family” and all of their horses. She gave special attention to each and every horse every single day. She loved horses and had very special relationships with the boarders, their horses and many people in the equine community. MaryBeth was an accomplished equine artist and was very well respected for her immense knowledge of caring for and treating horses. She was extremely lucky to spend the last years of her life doing what she absolutely loved. It was truly a life well lived. A memorial celebration will be held in Michigan this coming spring, date pending. Contributions, in her memory, for the care of her horses, can be made by emailing her sister, Eileen Mulligan at: emmulligan@roadrunner.com










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My Favorite Books By Julie Goodnight | www.juliegoodnight.com As a voracious reader, I often reference books when I'm teaching or public speaking. Typically, that leads to questions from other voracious readers about what horse books I recommend. With the start of a new decade, I thought it would be a good time to share my favorite books on horses and animals. While I'm at it, I may as well share all my favorite books with you. Reading is one of my favorite pastimes. In fact, my fantasy vacation (which I've yet to take) always involves endless reading on a beach or a boat. I read myself to sleep every single night, but I'm lucky to get through one paragraph. To sit down and read a book, for the sheer pleasure of reading, is the ultimate luxury. I read for a lot of different reasons: education, edification, entertainment, and personal betterment. I try to alternate between fiction and nonfiction, but nothing is more entertaining to me than curling up with a fast-paced spy novel. For more than a decade, I've been reading almost exclusively on my Kindle. It travels with me everywhere I go, and it literally sleeps in the bed with me. Occasionally I read hard copies – often books about horses or obscure titles that are not available in digital format. Although I prefer the written word over listening to audio books, lately I've been using the “Switch to Listening” feature on my Kindle, so I can consume more books – listening in the car, the hot tub or while doing chores. I've learned not to listen to books at night in bed, because I awaken to a finished book that I've slept through. If I really fall in love with a book, I often buy the hard copy to add it to my collection and so I have something to loan to others. I prize my library of real books. They surround my desk – most of them titles about horses – and I enjoy perusing the titles and thumbing through them. When it comes to books, I suppose I'm moving into the 21st century, slowly but surely, since the titles in my personal Kindle Library now outnumber those on my bookshelves. Below, I'd like to share with you my favorite books of the year and of the decade! In case you are only interested in one type of reading, I'll divide them into the categories of horses, nonfiction, fiction and self-help.

Fiction Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens This is a beautiful work of fiction set in coastal North Carolina. The story is full of the wonders of the coastal environment; it's a beautiful love story and a compelling murder mystery. Kya is abandoned as a child and forced to survive on her own in the swamp. With a few characters to guide her, she not only survives, but goes on to become self-educated and highly successful. But will she survive the cruelty of the people in her own community? Self-Help Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking, by Susan Cain As a confirmed introvert myself, this book spoke volumes to me, in terms of the value of listening and the importance of quiet and solitude. According to the author, at least a third of humans all over the world are introverts; they are the ones that are listening, not talking. She talks about the rise of the “Extrovert Ideal” in the 20th century and how deeply it has permeated our culture.

My Favorite Books of the Decade Online, I can scan through hundreds of digital books that I've read over the past ten years. The best books stand out in my mind like I read them yesterday; others evoke vague memories of pleasant reading, while some are completely forgettable. Here, I will list my most favorite books that I have read or re-read in the past 10 years on horses, works of nonfiction, novels, and personal betterment. My Favorite Books of 2019 Books on Horses and Animal Behavior About Horses Evidenced-Based Horsemanship, Whole Heart, Whole Horse, by Mark Rashid by Dr. Stephen Peters & Martin Black Mark Rashid is one of my all-time favorite authors; he's also a friend This is a short book and an easy read, but it will teach you a lot about and colleague. Not only a talented and engaging author, Mark is an how horses think (and don't think). It's about the neurology, exceptional horseman and a stellar person. In this book, he physiology and behavior of horses and how that relates to the ways emphasizes the importance of not placing judgment on a horse's we train them. behavior. As with all of Mark's books, this one will change your Equine Behaviour: Principles & Practice, perspective on horses and people. by Daniel Mills and Kathryn Nankervis Nonfiction This is my favorite book on horse behavior because it's scienceThe Invaders: How Humans and Their Dogs Drove Neanderthals based, with textbook content, but it's relatively easy to read. The to Extinction, by Pat Shipman author's British wit made me chuckle throughout this compreThis may be my number one read of 2019. Lately, I've been hensive look at horses. researching the domestication of dogs and horses and their roles in Equine Behavior: A Guide for Veterinarians and Equine Scientists, human society. This book offers a scientific look at the evolution of by Paul McGreevy homo-sapiens and how they collaborated with wolves to become Widely regarded as the definitive work and the “Bible” of horse the apex predator. The author lays out a compelling case for behavior, you'll need a highlighter, a dictionary and plenty of time to humans as the most invasive species on earth and how the make it through this book. Caveat: It's very expensive and only for domestication of wolves may have played a role in the extinction of the obsessed student of horse behavior. many species, including Neanderthals. FEBRUARY 2020 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2020 (22) WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Zen Mind, Zen Horse: The Science and Spirituality of Working with Horses, by Allan J. Hamilton, MD In many ways, the simplicity of this book on horse behavior is in stark contrast to the work above. Written more for the horse owner, it combines a scientific look at behavior, both horse and human, with simple and effective training techniques that promote harmony in both. Understanding the Ancient Secrets of the Horse's Mind, by Dr. Robert Miller I love this book – it's a quick read, chock full of science-based behavior, and it offers the reader a much deeper understanding of the horse's perspective and it will give you a greater ability to think like a horse. Animals in Translation, by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson This book is about the behavior in many different species, including humans, and brings insight that only Dr. Grandin can give. She's a renowned animal behaviorist at Colorado State University, primarily known for her work in the cattle industry (and the HBO movie about her life), but she is researching horse behavior as well. Equine Science: Basic Knowledge for Horse People of All Ages, by Jean T. Griffiths This is a comprehensive reference book for horse owners, with everything you need in one place: evolution, behavior, coat colors, senses, gaits, genetics, nutrition, health, disease and anatomy. This book should be required reading for all horse owners. Nonfiction Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover For me, this book ranks as one of the best reads of the decade. It is a fascinating autobiography that reads like a novel. It's a story of cruelty, survival and amazing accomplishment. Becoming, by Michelle Obama An intriguing and inspirational memoir about the former First Lady and the path that led her to the White House. Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man's Fight for Justice, by Bill Browder Honestly, I thought it was a novel when I first started reading it; but sadly, it's true and factual. This books sheds light on the entrenched corruption and murder in Putin's regime. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Noah Harari This renowned historian takes us through the evolution of modern humans, starting about 70 thousand years ago with the appearance of modern cognition, through the cultures and conquests of history, to the state of affairs today. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by J.D. Vance A true story about a culture in crisis – the white working class – and the loss of the “American Dream.” American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History, by Chris Kyle This is the deeply personal story of a young soldier from Texas, a former cowboy and bronc rider, who went on to become an Army sniper. You may recall the tragic real-life ending of this story, which occurred after the book was published, when the author was tragically murdered by a fellow Veteran. An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space FEBRUARY 2020 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2020

Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything, by Chris Hadfield This is a light-hearted, but fascinating read on what it takes to become an astronaut and the harrowing stories of real-life space travel. It is a motivating tale of determination, perseverance and ingenuity. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption, by Laura Hillenbrand From the author of Seabiscuit, one of my 'books of a decade' from the 2010s (also a must read), comes this true-life story that proves life is stranger (and more fascinating) than fiction. Fiction An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones A moving love story steeped in southern culture and institutionalized racism. It's a compelling story that opens your eyes to some ugly truths. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman This is a charming and heart-warming story about the “neighbor from hell,” a grumpy old curmudgeon, and how the actions of others can have meaningful impact. Small Great Things, by Jodi Picoult A moving and gut-wrenching look at racism, privilege, prejudice and justice in American society. Spilled Milk, by K.L. Randis Based on a true story, this book offers a disturbing look at child abuse and one girl's pursuit of safety and justice. The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins A psychological thriller with many twists and turns; a serious page-turner.

My Favorite Books, continued Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn A riveting and unique plot about a marriage gone bad. I love plots that are unpredictable and this one keeps you guessing. Hunger Games Trilogy, by Suzanne Collins Okay, I admit it. I often read young-adult fiction. This trilogy has everything I love – it's post-apocalyptic, dystopian, sci-fi, and futuristic all in one story. And, it has a strong female heroine. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein One of my favorite books of all time, this novel is narrated from the voice of its main character – a dog. On top of the unique point of view, the plot is as intriguing as the setting – the life of a race car (23) WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

driver. By the way, it's a major motion picture now and the movie is almost as good as the book. Personal Betterment Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box, by The Arbinger Institute I first read this book to increase my business acumen but soon realized it also has a significant impact on more intimate relationships too. I have gifted this book to quite a few people; I have read it several times and reviewing it now makes me want to read it again. The Happiness Animal, by Will Jelbert This book explains the painful truth… that happiness comes from within. It helps us become accountable for our own happiness and to train our minds to think positively. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, by David Allen I'm an organization freak, so I loved this helpful book on organizing your business and personal life. I read this almost 10 years ago and I still use these techniques daily. Mulling over and describing these books to you is like reliving the joy of reading them all over again. I love that about a good book and it's the reason I like to keep hard copies around. I like to highlight meaningful passages or beautifully crafted prose, to make it easy to enjoy again later. Enjoy the read! Julie Goodnight, Trainer and Clinician For a wealth of information and to purchase educational videos and training equipment, visit my website www.juliegoodnight.com



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Fight Common Hoof Issues By Carole Herder, Cavallo President How can I keep my horse’s hooves free from common problems? Here’s a look at three common problems with hooves: seedy toe, thrush and cracks. Find out about the cause, origin and what you can do to help your horse. Nutrients The hoof requires simple nutrients. It's not complicated, and nature provides what's needed. Horses are enduring survivors. They are not like cows, and interestingly can subsist in areas where cows and sheep cannot. Even if the food digested is lower quality, as long as it is high fiber, horses can digest huge amounts. Feeding them cultivated high proteins, with starchy sugars and fructose, that they can quickly gobble up, is not appropriate for their natural digestive system and can lead to a number of hoof related problems. Slow feeders are a wonderful way to slow the process down, so they are not gorging, but rather eating small amounts with continuous mastication as nature intended. Keep the feeder low or on the ground, as a head-down position is best for digestion. Balance In a wild-horse environment, horses move around 15 or even 40 miles a day on hard, aggressive terrain – ultimately trimming their own hooves to accommodate their bodies. For our domestic horses, it is our responsibility to ensure their hooves are properly balanced and correctly trimmed. Your trimming program should mirror what happens naturally. This goes a long way in alleviating many problems. Thrush Tenacious and smelly, thrush is characterized by a foul odor involving the frog and the central and lateral sulci. The area should be cleaned out with antiseptic, protected from mud and moisture, and kept dry. You may have to delve deep into sensitive tissue to really clean the infestation out and it can be painful for your horse. Once it's clean, it should be treated with an antibacterial product. Be diligent and treat thrush every day or you will not conquer its obstinate persistence. Cracks A horizontal hoof crack is often referred to as a “blowout.” It results from an injury to the coronary band or a blow to the hoof. These cracks will generally not increase in size, will heal on their own, and can often go unnoticed. On the other hand, the vertical varieties are most often a result of hoof imbalance. All that may be required is to remove the bacteria and re-balance the hoof. Horses have incredible healing power, and in this case new growth is essential for healing. You may use one of several repair products to patch the crack, but be very cautious not to trap moisture inside. Seedy Toe Seedy toe cannot exist without white line separation which stems from inadequate nutrition, lack of movement (moving the hoof mechanism) or a badly imbalanced hoof. Thankfully, all of the above can be resolved. If it's very bad, it may require a veterinarian for a possible diagnosis of insulin resistance, (which then relates back to the feed program), or she/he may advise a hoof resection. You could FEBRUARY 2020 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2020

pack the white line separation with an antifungal batting which should be kept dry and protected. Hoof Boots Trying to keep your horse's hooves dry and protected while rehabilitating a problem can be challenging. Hoof boots will facilitate your efforts. Leave your horse barefoot so that you can often and easily treat the problem, while maintaining a good balanced trim to correct negative mechanical forces. Boots will help to hold the batting or treatments in place. The drainage holes in Cavallo Boots, which are so beneficial while riding, can easily be blocked with duct tape to allow poultice treatments and bandaging. Your horse will be more inclined to move as he will be more comfortable with sole protec-tion. Cavallo Hoof Boots aid in healing hoof problems and can easily be used when riding. Go Riding Get out there and ride. Horses thrive on movement and increased circulation. It can be that simple. There is good information readily available for you to learn more. Hopefully your farrier/trimmer can be your best resource. Find someone you can talk to and who's company you enjoy; someone who answers your questions in a way you can understand. Do not overreact when you discover a problem. Horses have amazing ability to heal, and very often without treatments – less is best. Carole Herder is the author of the #1 International Bestseller, There Are No Horseshoes in Heaven. She has been involved in horse health since 1993. Her company, Cavallo Horse & Rider Inc., develops, manufactures and distributes horse products in 26 countries. Herder designed and developed Cavallo Hoof Boots and Total Comfort System Saddle Pads. She presents training around the world to teach the benefits of keeping horses in a natural state. Herder is an honored recipient of the Royal Bank of Canada Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award. She is a member of the Women's Presidents Organization, and supporting female entrepreneurs in every industry. Visit www.cavallo-inc.com to learn about the full line of Cavallo Hoof Boots. Sign up for our free newsletter at www.cavallo-inc.com/email-signup-AHP. Call (877) 818-0037 from the USA or Canada, or call direct (604) 740-0037. (25)


Be Equestrian Fit By Lisa Skylis, Reporter at Large | Email: skylisli@msu.edu In the off-season, equestrians know that a performance horse at any level should be kept in shape. Riders know that to compete successfully with their horse, they need to maintain their horse's fitness, meaning that the horse stays supple, strong, and sound. Yet riding is always a partnership and if only half the team is in shape, you're in for a rough ride. This winter, set yourself up for success in and out of the show ring and prioritize your fitness too! Just like their equine partner, riders also benefit from staying limber and generally fit year-round. Whether you're coming back to riding after a long hiatus or a genuine beginner, incorporating some healthy habits like regular exercise and stretching can prevent injury and aches when getting back in the saddle. Equestrian fitness should be focused on the following elements: balance, strength, flexibility, and aerobic or cardiovascular work. Now is usually when people begin to struggle with their new year's exercise resolutions. After the holidays, it can be really hard to keep to your exercise routine when you're back to 'real life' and a very busy schedule. For some people, staying in shape means daily gym time and lots of protein shakes. If that works for you, great! But if you're looking for easy ways to maintain your equestrian fitness without breaking the bank – look no further! Simple Stretches A simple routine of stretching before, during, or after riding will greatly increase your overall flexibility and reduce your risk of injury. Even the most basic of stretches will improve your circulation, further your range of motion, loosen up any tight muscles, and keep your balance in check. As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Likewise, a basic stretching routine will cost you nothing but likely save you a trip to the doctors. When stretching, remember to listen to your body's limitations and don't over-do it – as long as you're feeling a stretch, you're doing great! Here are a few quick stretches to fit into your riding routine and help keep you equestrian fit. DURING YOUR RIDE Mounted Neck Stretch: Focus Area: Neck and shoulders Degree of Difficulty: Easy 1. Keeping your back straight, slowly lower your head so that your chin is resting on your chest 2. While you exhale, slowly roll your head to the left towards your left shoulder 3. Hold this stretch for 5 seconds and breathe deeply 4. On your next exhale, roll your head to the right, stretching towards your right shoulder 5. Hold this position for 5 seconds and repeat the entire exercise (left and right) 4 times Mounted T-Stretch: Focus Area: Arms, shoulders, and lower back Degree of Difficulty: Medium 1. While mounted, raise both your arms to each side until level with your shoulders, making a t-shape 2. Keeping your eyes forward, slowly rotate your trunk to the right and hold for 5 seconds 3. Eyes still forward, repeat the stretch turning to the left and hold for 5 seconds FEBRUARY 2020 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2020

4. Repeat the stretch 4 times in each direction (For increased difficulty, turn your head to look behind you with each stretch) Mounted Leg Stretch: Focus Area: Hamstrings, quadriceps, calves, and possibly hips Degree of Difficulty: Hard 1. First, drop both stirrups and remain centered over the horse 2. Remaining centered, slowly bend your right knee and raise your lower right leg towards your seat 3. Then, use your right hand to carefully grab either your right foot or shin area 4. Hold the stretch for 5 seconds and breathe deeply 5. Release your right leg back down and repeat the stretch on your left side. (If struggling with balance, keep the foot not doing the stretch in the stirrup) AFTER YOUR RIDE Calf Stair Stretch: Focus Area: Calf muscles and Achilles Degree of Difficulty: Easy 1. Stand on a step and position your feet so that you are balancing on the ball of your feet, with your heels off the edge 2. Slowly press your heels down below the level of the step 3. Hold your feet in this position for 10 seconds before lifting your heels back up 4. Repeat this stretch ten times and, if necessary, hold on to a railing or wall for balance. (Don’t bounce while doing this stretch, move slowly and in-control) Supine Spine Twist: Focus Area: Lower and middle back, abdominal oblique muscles, slight knee stretch Degree of Difficulty: Medium 1. Lie flat on your back with your knees bent and with your arms out to your sides in a t position 2. Bend your left knee and place your left foot on the right knee 3. As you exhale, slowly drop your left knee over to the right side of your body, twisting your spine 4. Remain in this position for about 10 deep breaths. As you relax, let gravity help you deepen the stretch naturally 5. When ready to release from the stretch, inhale deeply while you roll your hips back down to the floor and then exhale as your return your leg back down to the floor 6. Repeat on the other side (26)


Hindu Squat: Focus Area: Glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, and abdominal core Degree of Difficulty: Hard 1. Stand on level ground with your feet shoulder-width apart, looking forward, and with your arms extended straight out from your chest. 2. Then inhale deeply as you lower your body by bending your knees while stretching your arms to reach behind you. Stop when your thighs are parallel to the ground. 3. In one smooth motion, exhale and stand up while swinging your arms to the front of you, parallel to the ground. 4.Repeat this squat five times, keeping your back straight and your breath in sync with your movements. (If having difficulty balancing during step 2, keep your arms at your sides instead of stretching them behind your back. If you have bad knees, possibly skip this squat.) Stretching for Success When paired with regular exercise, a simple stretching routine like the one in this article will set you up for success by increasing your flexibility and decreasing your chance of injury. Remembering to prioritize your fitness, and not just your horse's, will keep you ready for when warm weather comes calling. But…if injury is inevitable… save yourself the mess and money of a cheap ice pack and follow this recipe for a flexible, homemade ice pack! Homemade Slushy Ice Pack Supplies: · 2 cups water · 1 cup rubbing alcohol · 2 zip-top gallon-sized bags or vacuum sealer bags

Instructions 1. In one of the bags, mix the water and alcohol together. The more alcohol you add, the slushier the ice pack will be. 2. Then, empty as much of the air out of the bag as you can and seal the first bag 3. Next, double-bag the first zip-top bag with the second bag 4. Store the ice pack flat in the freezer for overnight before you use it for the first time About Lisa Skylis: Lisa Skylis is an MSU Alumna with a degree in Animal Sciences and a regular contributor to Saddle Up! Magazine. She is a horse enthusiast and avid supporter of therapeutic riding. Lisa is a professional freelance writer and inquiries can be sent to skylisli@msu.edu.

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Working In Hand – Yielding Left By Lynn Palm | www.lynnpalm.com We've been discussing tips for teaching your horse three in-hand maneuvers that are extremely important for the horse's future from beginning work under saddle to advanced training. They are the forehand turn, turn on the haunches, and yielding. By teaching the horse these maneuvers on the ground, he will already be familiar with them when asked to do them under saddle. You will learn how to use your sight on the ground to evaluate the horse's response to your commands and keep his body in a straight position during the maneuver. You will be able to apply these skills when you execute these maneuvers under saddle. In this article I will give tips for teaching your horse the maneuver “yielding to the left”. I'll repeat some important tips to prepare you to teach this lesson. As with all the in-hand lessons, outfit your horse with a properly fitting halter, with a longe line attached, and leg protection. For this lesson, attach the longe line on the halter's side ring on the side you are leading. Like other in-hand lessons, I recommend introducing it in a smaller secure area like an enclosed paddock or round pen. I'll describe this lesson as if teaching it in a small paddock. Once your horse is solid in this lesson, you will be able to execute it anywhere. When starting this lesson, practice it in the same spot each time. By doing this, the horse will be familiar with what you will be asking him to do. Once he is consistent, add additional spots until he can perform it anywhere within the training location you are using. In-Hand Lesson Yielding-Left I consider my good friend and Olympic dressage rider Jane Savoie one of today's top female equestrians. Through this series I've been introducing each maneuver with a definition from her wonderful books Cross Train Your Horse and More Cross Training. I want readers to appreciate how important each of these maneuvers are to their horse's training, no matter what discipline they ride. Jane describes yielding as a: “lateral movement in which the horse's inside front leg and inside hind leg pass, and cross in front of, his hind legs. His spine is straight and he is [slightly] flexed at his poll in the opposite direction from the way he is moving”. In other words, with the horse staying straight, the forehand and hindquarters work together so he can move laterally. This maneuver builds on the lesson learned in the forehand turn, that is, moving away from pressure. I recommend using a simple pattern to properly position your horse for yielding. Find a section of straight fence line that ends in a left hand corner or bend. Stand so that you are leading your horse from his left side with him positioned between you and a fence. You will be “tracking” or moving to the horse's left. Walk him straight along the fence line and turn him through the left hand corner. Continue turning away from the fence, making a 1/2circle to the left, until you are positioned in the middle of the paddock and facing in the opposite direction than you started. Ask him to whoa, making sure he is straight and square. Change longe line or lead and your position to the horse's right side. You will be FEBRUARY 2020 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2020

working from the right side for yielding left following a diagonal line back toward the fence. Stand close to your horse, facing him, between the middle of his neck to his shoulder. Hold the excess longe line in your left hand. Extend your right hand to lightly grasp the halter's side ring, at the horse's jaw, with just enough contact to guide the head. Do not hang on the halter or steer his head from underneath it! During the maneuver, use this hand to encourage him to move forward and very slightly bend his head toward you (away from the direction he will be traveling). Extend your left hand to apply the aid or “cue” for this maneuver to move the hindquarters laterally. The “target area” for this cue the same location we used in the turn on the forehand: the lower half of the horse's barrel within a zone approximately 10 inches behind his heartgirth. This is where your lower leg contacts the horse's lower barrel when your foot is in the stirrup. Be consistent where you apply this cue! The cue is not given up high on the flank, up on his sides, or back on his hip. Look at your horse and find the target area before staring this lesson. If your horse is sensitive to this touch, you may need to gently stroke him from his withers down to his shoulder to get him accustomed to the contact. Apply the cue using a cupped hand with a pulsating pressure, rather than poking the horse with knuckles or fingers. Start the maneuver by extending your right hand and giving a “cluck” to ask the horse to walk forward and straight. If he is first learning this maneuver, very slightly bend his head toward you as you apply the cue with your left hand. Later, as he becomes more schooled in this maneuver, he will be able to do it with little or no bend. Use your peripheral vision to see if his right front and hind legs are crossing over the left front and hind legs while he stays straight in his topline. If he does not, bring him forward and straighten him using the right hand on his halter, before asking again. When the horse moves laterally, lighten the pressure and follow his movement as he moves diagonally toward the fence. If he does not respond, vibrate the pressure with the right hand, to keep him moving forward with a slight bend, and with the left hand to ask him to move his hindquarters laterally. When he reaches the fence, finish the maneuver by asking him for a few steps forward and straight alongside the fence. Ask him to whoa and praise him. Teaching this maneuver is as much about learning how to coordinate your actions as a handler as teaching your horse to move laterally to your commands. (28) WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Avoid the common problem of standing too far away from the horse and not moving with him. In this position the handler will lag behind the horse and pull him out of the straight-line body position. Be precise where the cue is applied. If it is given too far behind the target area or too high on the flank, the horse will have the tendency to swing his hindquarters out or resist, rather than move laterally. Don't look down at the horse's feet, but use your peripheral vision to monitor the horse's topline to see if he is staying straight at the same time you note if he is crossing his front and hind legs properly. Your Next Step… The goal is to keep the horse forward and straight when teaching yielding. His forehand (head, neck, front legs, shoulders) should be straight with his body and hindquarters working together to move laterally. Always start this maneuver by walking forward and straight first, before asking for any lateral movement! Here are the key points to remember when teaching “yielding”: 1. Look up at the topline… so you can evaluate your horse's body position and responsiveness to your cues. 2. Keep the horse forward…by extending your arm and moving with him. If you find that you are moving too much sideways, pick a point on the fence or put up a marker in a diagonal line from your starting point. Keep your horse moving forward and laterally as you aim for this point. 3. Always face your horse and move with him…if you are asking for yielding to the left, cross your right leg over your left (and vice versa) to help you move with him. 4. Watch so his hips don't swing out away from you… this is a telltale sign that you are cueing him incorrectly.

5. Relax… it takes some practice to coordinate both you and your horse's movements in this maneuver. Be patient. When beginning this lesson only do a few steps of this maneuver at a time, then walk straight ahead for a few steps, stop and reposition the aids for the maneuver, and ask again. Build up until you can easily yield from the middle of the paddock back to the fence. With practice your horse will yield on command without the need for the fence. Praise your horse when he responds to your request. Until then, follow your dreams...Lynn For more information about Lynn Palm, please visit her website www.lynnpalm.com, where you can learn about her educational programs at Palm Equestrian Academy in Ocala, Florida, and Lynn’s Ride Well clinics across the United States, or call 352/629-3310.

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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-02/20) Email: ironwoodfarmdressage@yahoo.com www.ironwoodfarmequestrian.com Boarding in Hastings, MI (South East Grand Rapids area). Quiet, country with 165 acres of trails. Inside and outside board, large pastures with shelters. 60x160 indoor riding arena. Lessons and horses for sale. EVERVIEW FARM Hastings, MI (Barry) (S-01/21) 269. 948.9570, email: lee@everviewfarm.net www.everviewfarm.net

Accepting New Boarders at Q Card Stable. All disciplines welcome. Accepting stall and pasture boarders. 60x120 indoor arena, 80x100 outdoor arena. Family environment, plus a multiple horse discount. Online at: www.qcardstables.com Q CARD STABLE – Angie 517.304.3613 Howell, MI (Livingston) (M-02/20) Email: qcardstable@gmail.com Boarding available: Includes regular deworming and discounted lesson packages. Great atmosphere! Lessons: complete training for you and your horse. Tailored to each individuals needs. Specializing in off farm clinics and lessons. BOVALIE FARM – 810.664.0058 Lapeer, MI (Lapeer) (M-02/20) Email: bovaliefarm100@gmail.com www.bovaliefarm.com Boarding available: Lighted indoor and outdoor arenas. Access to Kensington Metropark trails. Large pasture. Convenient location. LASHBROOK FARM Rick Wiegand – 248.225.2818 Brighton, MI (Livingston) (M-02/20) Email: rwiegand01@aol.com Groveland Equestrian Center is Under New Management. Boarding: Customized care, large matted stalls, 80x120 indoor arena with new footing, heated observation room with kitchen, two bathrooms. 100x200 outdoor arena with new footing. New obstacle course. GROVELAND EQUESTRIAN CENTER Jenna 810.288.2491 | Facebook: GrovelandEC Ortonville, MI (Oakland) (M-03/20) Email: pistolequinellc@gmail.com

Offering Full Service Boarding, Training and Dressage lessons. Relax and enjoy your horse in a quiet, adult atmosphere. Please visit our website at www.EleventhHourFarm.com, or find us on Facebook.com/11th Hour Farm ELEVENTH HOUR FARM – 248.755-2083 Holly, MI (Oakland) (PS-06/20) Email: info@eleventhhourfarm.com Trade For Board: We need farm help! Board your horse with full or partial trade for farm help. Box stalls, trails, on a beautiful 20 acre farm. IRONWOOD FARM – Dorothy 313.215.1944, Leonard, MI (Oakland) (M-03/20) Email: ironwoodfarmdressage@yahoo.com www.ironwoodfarmequestrian.com




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EQUINE MASSAGE Horses In Harmony Therapeutic Massage for horse and rider. Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist, Certified Trigger Point Therapist, Reiki Practitioner. Since 2001. HORSES IN HARMONY – Candy Cornell Howell, MI (Livingston) (M-02/20) 810.923.5003 | Like us on Facebook! Email: horsesinharmoney@att.net Online: www.horsesinharmony-cesmt.com Inside Out Equine Bodyworks – Certified in both Equine Therapeutic Massage & Equine Nutrition. Working from the inside out to help your horse live its best life, whether in its prime or retired. Find us on Facebook. INSIDE OUT EQUINE BODYWORKS Emily Bradburn – 810.358.2798 Lapeer, MI (Lapeer) (M-03/20) Email: ejbradburn93@gmail.com

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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) (PS-05/20)

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HAY FOR SALE Mike Murphy 517.206.7377 www.murphyfarm.net Quality Horse Hay: No Rain! Square bales 60-65 lbs., 4x5 net wrapped round bales 850-950 lbs. From Northern Michigan, delivered by semi loads or in enclosed trailers. Timothy, clover, orchard grass mix. Minimum order required for delivery. Find Murphy Farms on Facebook. MURPHY FARMS LLC – Mike Murphy 517.206.7377 | www.murphyfarm.net Fowlerville, MI (Livingston) (PS-10/20)

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Miniature Pony Appaloosa Stallion – 3 years old, white with few spots. Grandson of Medicine Man. Great disposition. $500 firm. DANSYN ARABIANS & MINIS Caro, MI (Tuscola) (M-02/20) Donna 989.667.4028 Petersonwarmbloods.com – Sales and lessons, stud service, boarding with indoor arena. Trained Holsteiners for sale for Dressage, Jumping and Eventing. 60+ years experience. PETERSON WARMBLOODS Kathy Peterson – 248.887.4303 Highland, MI (Oakland) (S-08/20) www.petersonwarmbloods.com

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TRAINING & LESSONS Beautiful boarding and training facility for all breeds and disciplines. Green horses and firsttime riders welcome! Offering western dressage and short-term intensive training programs. IRONWOOD FARM – Dorothy 313.215.1944 Leonard, MI (Oakland) (S-01/20) Email: ironwoodfarmdressage@yahoo.com www.ironwoodfarmequestrian.com WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

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TRAINING & LESSONS, cont. Come join the fun! Groveland Equestrian Center is under new management. Many fun events planned for this winter! Professional trainers are onsite for all your training needs. GROVELAND EQUESTRIAN CENTER Jenna 810.288.2491 | Facebook: GrovelandEC Ortonville, MI (Oakland) (M-01/20) Email: pistolequinellc@gmail.com



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FEBRUARY FEBRUARY 1 – 18th Annual MQHA Tack Sale, 10am-4:30pm. Free admission. MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. MQHA 616.225.8211, email: mqha@hotmail.com, or online at: www.miquarterhorse.com FEBRUARY 1 – SHTRA Annual Meeting, Potluck & Auction. 11am hall set-up, social hour. 1pm potluck w/meeting. Please bring dish to pass and donation item. Victor Twp. Hall, 6843 Alward Rd., Laingsburg, MI. Contact Marsha 989.661.2541, or visit: shtra.org FEBRUARY 8 – Byron Center Equestrian Team Tack Sale, 10am-2pm. Byron Center West Middle School, 8564 Homerich Ave. SW, Byron Center, MI. Contact Darcy Fransens 616.647.7118, email: ardar1980@hotmail. com, or find us on Facebook.

FEBRUARY 15 – Sparta Equestrian Team Tack Sale, 10am-2pm. Free Admission. Sparta Middle School Gym & Cafeteria, 480 S. State St., Sparta, MI. Vendors $15 per space. Contact Julie 616.890.8476, email: jak7411@aol.com, Facebook: 20th Annual Sparta Tack Sale.

MARCH 28 – Ionia County 4-H Leaders Tack Sale, 10am-2pm. Free Admission. Ionia High School, 250 East Tuttle Rd., Ionia, MI. Contact Dolores Powell 443.534.4102, or email: powelldm@yahoo.com. Find “Ionia County 4H New and Used Tack Sale” on Facebook.

FEBRUARY 21-23 – 40th Annual Quarter and Paint Horse Auction. Wholesale Tack: Friday 10am, Public Tack: Sat. 11am. Horse Auction: Sat. 2pm. MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. Tom Moore Sales 517.467.7576, online at: www.tommooresales.com


FEBRUARY 23 – Shamrock Shake Open Horse Show, 8am start. Held with above horse auction at the MSU Pavilion. Contact Steve Taylor 517.420.7505. Facebook event: Annual ICFF Shamrock Shake Horse Show.

MARCH MARCH 2 – Grand Traverse County 4-H Horse and Pony Council Tack Sale. 9:30am-3pm. First Christian Church, 3686 W. South Airport Rd., Traverse City, MI. Contact Alisa Forton at 231.357.4346, email: excaliburstables@ gmail.com, or find us on Facebook.

FEBRUARY 8 – MAP Horse Show. Noon start. MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. Contact Doosie Cole 810.599.4689

MARCH 6-8 – 37th Annual MI Horse Expo. The 2020 Expo will feature 4 top clinicians; Craig Cameron, Cole Cameron, Charmayne James and Michael Gascon. MSU Pavilion, 4301 East Lansing, MI. Call 517.919.EXPO. Visit us online at: www.mihorseexpo.com, or on Facebook.

FEBRUARY 8 – Wayne County 4-H Horse and Pony Tack Sale, 11am-2pm, donation at door. Held in the Ted Scott Comm. Room. Wayne Co. Community College Western Campus, 9555 Haggerty Rd., Belleville, MI. Contact Melissa 734.751.1022 or heylis529@yahoo.com

MARCH 7-8 – Cabin Fever Remedies II CMO (re-scheduled from January 11) Competitive Mounted Orienteering hosted by MiCMO. Windy Ridge Horse Farm, 950 Rosell Rd., Holly, MI. Contact Cindy Hotz 810.513.6379, email: clw2369@aol.com, or visit: www.nacmo.org

FEBRUARY 13-15 – Get Ready To Ride Sale at The Wire Horse. Thurs. & Sat. 9:30am-5:30pm. Fri. 9:30am-7pm. Featuring Spin To Win for add’l. discounts, specials and prizes! The Wire Horse, 12500 Corunna Rd., Lennon, MI. Call 810.621.5300, or www.thewirehorse.com

MARCH 14 – MAP Horse Show. Noon start. MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. Contact Doosie Cole 810.599.4689

FEBRUARY 14-16 – 51st Annual Spartan Stampede Rodeo, hosted by the MSU Rodeo Club. MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. Call Brian Nielsen 517.432.1378, or email: bdn@msu.edu, or visit us online at: https://www.canr.msu.edu/msurodeoclub/ FEBRUARY 15 – MJMHA Tack Sale, 10am3pm. Admission $1, during set-up $5. Vendor set-up: 8am-10am. No pets. Pinckney High School, 10255 Dexter-Pinckney Rd., Pinckney, MI. Call Sherry 313.207.8194, email: skollien @gmail.com, www.mjmha.com, or Facebook.

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MARCH 21 – 5th Annual Lapeer Equestrian Team Tack Sale, 10am-2pm. Admission $3, 10 & under free. Vendor space available. Lapeer High School, 933 S. Saginaw St., Lapeer, MI. Contact Amanda Dixon 810.614.3691, or email: lapeerequestrianteam@yahoo.com MARCH 21 – L & G Winter Series FINALS. Open IBRA Speed Show, IN & MI cosanctioned. Fri. Arena Opens 5pm. $500 added money. RedHorse Ranch, 64247 Library Rd., Cassopolis, MI. Contact Peggy 269.626.4795, or visit: www.ibra.us MARCH 23 – Kalamazoo County 4-H Horse Leaders Tack Sale, 5pm-9pm. $1 donation, 5 & under free. One of the largest tack sales in MI! Kalamazoo County Expo Center, 2900 Lake St., Kalamazoo, MI. Contact Tami 269.599.7135, email: kalamazoo4hhorse@yahoo.com



APRIL 4 – Ionia Horse Trails Association Work Bee (rain date: April 18). Join us at the Horse Camp Pavilion. Ionia State Recreation Area, 2880 W. David Hwy., Ionia, MI. Find “Ionia Horse Trails Association” on Facebook or visit: www.ioniahorsetrailassociation.org APRIL 5 – 2nd Annual Tack Sale hosted by Moody Mare Tack Shack. 11am-3pm, free admission. Lenawee County Fairgrounds, Merchant Bldg., 602 N. Dean St., Adrian, MI. Contact Leanne Bear 517.258.4652, email: lheller320@gmail.com, or find us on Facebook APRIL 18 – Kal-Val Saddle Club Pleasure & Speed Show. Pleasure 8:30am, speed not before 4:30pm. Kal-Val Saddle Club, 9853 S. 34th St., Scotts, MI. Contact Shajnett Huffman 269.567.8708, email: huffman.shajnett7@ gmail.com, or find us on Facebook. APRIL 18 – SHTRA Work Bee, Clean Up and Trail Maintenance, 9am-5pm. Noon lunch, dish to pass. Earn camping hours. Sleepy Hollow State Park, 7835 E. Price Rd., Laingsburg, MI. Contact Marsha Putnam 989.661.2541, email: marken68@aol.com, or visit: shtra.org APRIL 18 – Waterloo Hunt Club Hunter Trails, 9:30am start. Waterloo Hunt Club, 11500 Glenn Road, Grass Lake, MI. Contact Arlene 517.960.9417, email: actaylor@umich.edu, visit www.waterloohuntclub.com or find “Waterloo Hunt Club” on Facebook. APRIL 25 – YSTRA Equine Shot Clinic with Dr. Rachelle Bennecke, 8am-noon. Yankee Springs Horseman’s Campground, Duffy Road, Hastings, MI. Find us on Facebook or visit www.ystra.org for more information. APRIL 26 – Buchanan Westerners Fuzzy Horse Show, 8:30 am start. Buchanan Westerners Riding Club, 14665 Mead Road, Buchanan, MI. More information online at: www.buchanan westerners.com, or “Buchanan Westerners” can be found on Facebook.

MI WEEKLY EVENTS WEDNESDAYS: Team Sorting Practice at The Orchard Arena. 5:30pm sign-up, 6pm start. $20 per person. 5966 W. Sanilac Rd., Vassar, MI. Call 989.823.3352 or 989.673.3767, email: gwright@centurytel.net or visit us online at www.gwhorsesandtack.com WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Show & Event Dates MI WEEKLY EVENTS, cont. SUNDAYS: Team Sorting Practice at Blue Ridge Stock Farm, N. Latson Rd., Howell, MI. 2pm start, $25 cattle fee, all ages welcome, no exp. nec. Call 517.376.1930. Spring - Fall Only.

MICHIGAN AUCTIONS Hay and Straw Auction – Tuesdays 1pm. Lake Odessa Livestock Auction, 3675 Tupper Lake Rd, Lake Odessa, MI. Call 616.374.8213 or www.lakeodessalivestockauction.com Horse and Tack Auction: First Saturday of each month (except July) Tack 2 pm, Horses 6pm. Hay and Straw, plus Farm Related Items Weds. 2:30 p.m. Northern MI Livestock Auction, 1848 N. Townline Rd., Gaylord, MI. 231. 439.5679, northernmichiganlivestock.com Moore's Monthly Horse and Tack Auction: First Saturday of each month, starting at 6pm with tack, horses to follow. Tom Moore Sales, 11771 US Hwy. 223, Onsted, MI. 517.467. 7576, email: sales@tommooresales.com, or online at www.tommooresales.com Moore's Monthly Dealer Tack Auction: 3rd Thursday of every month, starting at 10am. Held at 11771 US Hwy. 223, Onsted, MI. Call 517.467.7576, or email: sales@tommoore sales.com, or visit www.tommooresales.com Hay and Straw Auction: Mondays 3:30pm. Ravenna Livestock Auction, 3265 S. Slocum Road, Ravenna, MI. Call 231.853.5738, online at www.ravennaauction.com Warner Farms Dealer's Tack Auction: First Thursday of every month, 10am. Lenawee County Fair and Event Grounds, 602 Dean St., Adrian, MI. Call James Warner 517.596. 3028, email: jimbohorse46@frontier.com, or online at: www.lenfair.com W-H Horse Saddle and Tack Auction: Fourth Saturday of every month. 10am used tack; 1pm horses. Wayland-Hopkins Livestock Auction, 3634 10th St., Wayland, MI. Call Leon, Cal or Tye Casey (269) 945-9398 or online at www.your-auctioneers.com


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FEBRUARY FEBRUARY 1 – Crazy Woman Ranch Youth Rodeo Series (4 of 6). Saddles, buckles, cash! Rodeo begins 10am. High Point Winners at each show. 6450 Lancaster-Circleville Rd., Lancaster, OH. Contact Joyce 614.595.1850, or find Crazy Woman Ranch on Facebook. FEBRUARY 3-5 – Half Baked Winter Series Barrel Racing. Champions Center Expo, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. Call Dawn 330.771.3205, Clea 330.592.5745. Visit “On The Road With Dawn and Clea” on Facebook or www.onthereadwithdawnandclea.com FEBRUARY 5-9 – World Equestrian Center #9 Premier Show. OPHA approved. 4095 OH 730, Wilmington, OH. Julie Agar 248.892.6806, email: julie.agar@comcast.net, online at: www.wec.net, or www.opha.org FEBRUARY 8 – 9th Annual Swap Meet, 9am2pm. $1 admission, or 2 non-exp. can goods. Ashland Co. Fairgrounds, Mozelle Hall, Ashland, OH. Contact Ashley 419.606.8383 (text ok), email: acanfield386@gmail.com or visit: www.ashlandpaintandplain.com FEBRUARY 8 – Crazy Woman Ranch Bonus Cash Series Speed Show. IBRA, NPBA, Roadies approved. 70% Payback. 6450 Lancaster-Circleville Rd., Lancaster, OH. Call Joyce Hanes 614.595.1850, or find “Crazy Woman Ranch” on Facebook. FEBRUARY 8-9 – Hunter/Jumper Schooling Academy Show at Chagrin Valley Farms. 9250 Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH. Contact Linda Joseph 440.543.7233, email: linda joseph@chagrinvalleyfarms.com, or visit: www.chagrinvalleyfarms.com FEBRUARY 8-9 – Youth Equestrian Development Association (YEDA) Show. WB Ranch and Arena, 1640 Co Road B, Swanton, OH. Call 419.957.9054, or email: info@showyeda. com. Find YEDA on Facebook, or online at: www.showyeda.com FEBRUARY 9 – ASHAO Academy Show. Sponsored by: Ohio Morgan Horse Assoc. & UPHA Chapter 13. Blue Lakes Farm, 14037 Auburn Rd., Newbury, OH. Contact Alyssa 216.538.6753, Kathleen 330.620.8106, email: kflower@lookawayfarm.com



FEBRUARY 9 – OHIO and IN IBRA Approved Speed Show. Exhibition barrels 9-11:30am, $5/run. Cash only day of show. Preble County Fairgrounds, 722 S. Franklin St., Eaton, OH. Contact Cristy McElroy 513.256.1225, email: cristy.mcelroy@gmail.com FEBRUARY 12-16 – World Equestrian Center #10 Premier Show. OPHA approved. WEC, 4095 OH 730, Wilmington, OH. Contact Julie Agar 248.892.6806, email: julie.agar@ comcast.net, visit us online at: www.wec.net, or www.opha.org FEBRUARY 13-16 – “A” Rated National Show at Chagrin Valley Farms. OPHA approved. 9250 Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH. Contact Linda Joseph 440.543.7233, email: linda joseph@chagrinvalleyfarms.com, or visit us online: www.chagrinvalleyfarms.com FEBRUARY 15-16 – Youth Equestrian Development Association (YEDA) Show. Champions Center, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. Call 419.957.9054, or email us at: info@show yeda.com. Find YEDA on Facebook, or online at: www.showyeda.com FEBRUARY 16 – 37th Annual GLApHC Tack Swap, 8am-2pm, $3 admission. University of Findlay Western Farm, 14700 US 68, Findlay, OH. Contact Jim Hollis 269.214.6194 or Deb Follett 734.341.9219. Find the “GLApHC Swap Meet” on Facebook or www.glaphc.com FEBRUARY 19-23 – World Equestrian Center #11 Premier Show. OPHA approved. WEC, 4095 OH 730, Wilmington, OH. Contact Julie Agar 248.892.6806, email: julie.agar@ comcast.net, visit us online at: www.wec.net, or www.opha.org FEBRUARY 22-23 – Champions Center Open Show. Champions Center, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. Email: championscenter02 @gmail.com. Follow us on Facebook or visit us online at: www.championscenter.net FEBRUARY 22-23 – Youth Equestrian Development Association (YEDA) Show. Garwood Arena, 2538 Middleton Rd., Columbiana, OH. Call 419.957.9054, or email: info@show yeda.com. Find YEDA on Facebook, or online at: www.showyeda.com FEBRUARY 23 – CVF Dressage Show. Chagrin Valley Farms, 9250 Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH. Contact Linda Joseph 440.543.7233, email: lindajoseph@chagrinvalleyfarms.com, or visit : www.chagrinvalleyfarms.com FEBRUARY 23 – Ohio State 4-H Hippology, Judging and Horse Bowl Clinic. Cost: $10. Deadline Feb. 8th. Kottman Hall, 2021 Coffey Rd., Columbus, OH. Contact Dr Kimberly Cole 614.292.2625, email: cole.436@osu.edu, or online at: https://ohio4h.org/events WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Show & Event Dates OHIO, CONTINUED FEBRUARY 26 - March 1 – World Equestrian Center #12 Premier Show. OPHA approved. WEC, 4095 OH 730, Wilmington, OH. Contact Julie Agar 248.892.6806, email: julie.agar@ comcast.net, visit us online at: www.wec.net, or www.opha.org FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 1 – Southern Ohio Quarter Horse Association “The Challenge.” 3 judges, flat fee. Champions Center, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. Contact Kathy Avolt 765.714.4324, online at: www.anequine production.com, or www.soqha.com FEBRUARY 29 – C Bar T Cattle Co. Winter Saddle Series. 10am reg., 11am roping. 70% Payback. Stalls/RV hook-ups available. Crazy Woman Ranch Arena, 6450 Lancaster Circleville Rd. SW, Lancaster, OH. Contact Trent 618.781.9721, or Clyde 614.915.5540 FEBRUARY 29 – CADS and NODA approved “Passage Into Painting.” 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Please bring a dish to pass. All art materials provided. $25 each, space limited. Brecksville Stables, 11921 Parkview Dr., Brecksville, OH. Visit www.cadsdressage.org to register. FEBRUARY 29 – Sandusky Co. 4-H Horse Council Tack Sale, Silent Auction, Education Day, Food. 10am-2pm, $1 admission, indoors. Sandusky County Fairgrounds Flower Building, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont, OH. Contact Candy Rosenberger 419.307.4774

MARCH MARCH 1 – CVF Combined Test. Chagrin Valley Farms, 9250 Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH. Contact Linda Joseph 440.543.7233, email: lindajoseph@chagrinvalleyfarms.com, or visit : www.chagrinvalleyfarms.com March 4-8 – World Equestrian Center Winter Classic #13 Premier Show. WEC, 4095 OH 730, Wilmington, OH. Contact Julie Agar 248.892.6806, email: julie.agar@comcast. net, or visit us online at: www.wec.net MARCH 5-8 – “A” Rated National Show at Chagrin Valley Farms. OPHA approved. 9250 Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH. Contact Linda Joseph 440.543.7233, email: linda joseph@chagrinvalleyfarms.com, or visit us online: www.chagrinvalleyfarms.com MARCH 7 – Crazy Woman Ranch Youth Rodeo Series (5 of 6). Saddles, buckles, cash! Rodeo begins 10am. High Point Winners at each show. 6450 Lancaster-Circleville Rd., Lancaster, OH. Contact Joyce 614.595.1850, or find Crazy Woman Ranch on Facebook.

MARCH 7 – SEBRA Extreme Bulls & Barrels, bull riding, barrel racing, mutton busting. Garwood Arena, 2538 Middleton Road, Columbiana, OH. Call 330.717.4329, or 330. 482.3961. Visit www.garwoodarena.com or find Garwood Arena on Facebook.

MARCH 20-22 – Marne Loosenort Barrel Clinic, 9am start. $450 per person (limit 25) includes weekend stall, shavings, lunch, beverages. Trailer hook-ups $60 wknd. Crazy Woman Ranch, 6450 Lancaster-Circleville Rd., Lancaster, OH. Contact Joyce 614.595.1850.

MARCH 7-8 – OMIQHA Warm-Up Show. AQHA, NOQHA, OQHA, NSBA. Champions Center, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. Contact Dan Klaus at 419.307.9212 or email: dsmklaus@gmail.com, visit us on Facebook or https://omiquarterhorseassn.com/

MARCH 21 – Tack Swap hosted by Custom Conchos and Tack, LLC. $1 admission, 10am3pm. Richland Co. Fairgrounds, 750 Home Rd. N., Mansfield, OH. Contact Custom Conchos and Tack, LLC 567.560.4457, or visit us online at: www.customconchosandtack.com

MARCH 8 – 35th Annual Great Tack Exchange (GTE), 11am-4pm. $2 admission (all ages). Vendors welcome. No dogs. Warren County Fairgrounds, Bldg. C, 665 N. Broadway St., Lebanon, OH. Visit: www.greattackexchange. webs.com, or the “Warren County Horseman’s Council” on Facebook.

MARCH 21-22 – Buckeye Equestrian Events Open Show. Champions Center Expo, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. Visit Buckeye Equestrian Events on Facebook.

MARCH 11-15 – World Equestrian Center Winter Classic #14 Premier Show. OPHA approved. WEC, 4095 OH 730, Wilmington, OH. Contact Julie Agar 248.892.6806, email: julie.agar@comcast. net, or visit us online at: www.wec.net, or www.opha.org MARCH 14 – Crazy Woman Ranch Bonus Cash Series Speed Show. IBRA, NPBA, Roadies approved. 70% Payback. 6450 LancasterCircleville Rd., Lancaster, OH. Call Joyce Hanes 614.595.1850, or find “Crazy Woman Ranch” on Facebook. MARCH 14-15 – Hunter/Jumper Schooling Academy Show at Chagrin Valley Farms. 9250 Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH. Contact Linda Joseph 440.543.7233, email: linda joseph@chagrinvalleyfarms.com, or visit: www.chagrinvalleyfarms.com MARCH 15 – 26th Annual Darke County 4-H Tack Sale, 10am-3pm. Admission $2, 12 & under $1 or free w/dinner. BBQ Dinner Tickets $7.50 ea. (purchase by March 3). Darke Co. Fairgrounds (Yth. Bldg. & Coliseum), 800 Sweitzer St., Greenville, OH. Amy 989.423.4452 MARCH 17-19 – Half Baked Winter Series Barrel Racing. Champions Center Expo, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. Call Dawn 330.771.3205, Clea 330.592.5745. Visit “On The Road With Dawn and Clea” on Facebook or www.onthereadwithdawnandclea.com MARCH 18-22 – World Equestrian Center Winter Classic #15 Premier Show. OPHA approved. WEC, 4095 OH 730, Wilmington, OH. Contact Julie Agar 248.892.6806, email: julie.agar@comcast. net, or visit us online at: www.wec.net, or www.opha.org

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MARCH 21-22 – Youth Equestrian Development Association (YEDA) Show. Henderson’s Arena, 830 Van Fossan Rd., Jackson, OH. Call 419.957.9054, or email us at: info@show yeda.com. Find YEDA on Facebook, or online at: www.showyeda.com MARCH 22 – ASHAO Academy Show. Sponsored by: Ohio Morgan Horse Assoc. & UPHA Chapter 13. Blue Lakes Farm, 14037 Auburn Rd., Newbury, OH. Contact Alyssa Rose 216.538.6753, Kathleen 330.620.8106, email: kflower@lookawayfarm.com MARCH 25-29 – World Equestrian Center Winter Classic #16 Premier Show. OPHA approved. WEC, 4095 OH 730, Wilmington, OH. Contact Julie Agar 248.892.6806, email: julie.agar@comcast. net, or visit us online at: www.wec.net, or www.opha.org MARCH 28 – C Bar T Cattle Co. Winter Saddle Series. 10am reg., 11am roping. 70% Payback. Stalls, RV hook-ups available. Crazy Woman Ranch Arena, 6450 Lancaster Circleville Rd. SW, Lancaster, OH. Contact Trent G. 618.781.9721, or Clyde B. 614.915.5540 MARCH 28-29 – Champions Center Open Show. Champions Center, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. Email: championscenter02 @gmail.com. Follow us on Facebook or visit us online at: www.championscenter.net MARCH 29 – CVF Dressage Show. Chagrin Valley Farms, 9250 Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH. Contact Linda Joseph 440.543.7233, email: lindajoseph@chagrinvalleyfarms.com, or visit : www.chagrinvalleyfarms.com MARCH 30 – Ohio State 4-H Horse Bowl Contest. Cost: $30. Deadline March 15th. JR: OSU AG Admin Bldg., 2120 Fyffe Rd. SR: 2021 Coffey Rd., Columbus, OH. Contact Dr Kimberly Cole 614.292.2625, email: cole.436@osu.edu online at: https://ohio4h.org/events


Show & Event Dates APRIL 16-19 – Brave Horse Spring Show II, USEF National A. Brave Horse Equestrian Center, 1029 S. County Line Rd., Johnstown, APRIL OH. 614.404.1150, email: ridebrave@braveAPRIL 1-5 – World Equestrian Center Winter horse.com. Find “Brave Horse Ohio” on FaceClassic #17 Premier Show. OPHA approved. book, or visit: www.brave-horse.com WEC, 4095 OH 730, Wilmington, OH. Contact APRIL 17-19 – Lake Erie College H/J Prix de Julie Agar 248.892.6806, email: julie.agar@ Villes. OPHA approved. George M. Humphrey comcast. net, or online at: www.wec.net, or Equestrian Center, 8031 Morley Rd., Mentor, www.opha.org OH. Contact Pam Hess 440.375.8005, email: APRIL 2-5 – Equine Affaire: North America’s phess@lec.edu, online at: www.lec.edu, or premiere equine exposition and equestrian www.opha.org gathering. Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., APRIL 18 – Crazy Woman Ranch Bonus Cash Columbus, OH. Call 740.845.0085, email: Series Speed Show. IBRA, NPBA, Roadies info@equineaffaire.com, or visit us online at: approved. BOTB qualifier. 70% Payback. 6450 www.equineaffaire.com or on social media. Lancaster-Circleville Rd., Lancaster, OH. Call APRIL 3-5 – Blue Ribbon Springtime Classic Joyce Hanes 614.595.1850, or find “Crazy Saddlebred Horse Show. Champions Center Woman Ranch” on Facebook. Expo, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. APRIL 18-19 – Champions Center Open Show. Follow Blue Ribbon Springtime Classic on Champions Center, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Facebook or visit www.ohiosaddlebred.com Springfield, OH. Email: championscenter02 @gmail.com, or follow us on Facebook or visit APRIL 4 – Ottawa County Horse Foundation us online at: www.championscenter.net 2nd Annual Tack Sale, 10am-2pm. Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 7870 W. State Rte. 163, APRIL 19 – CVF Dressage Show. Chagrin Oak Harbor, OH. Email: ottawacountyhorse Valley Farms, 9250 Washington St., Chagrin foundation@gmail.com, visit us online at: Falls, OH. Contact Linda Joseph 440.543.7233, www.ochf.net, or find us on Facebook. email: lindajoseph@chagrinvalleyfarms.com, or visit : www.chagrinvalleyfarms.com APRIL 4-5 – Hunter/Jumper Schooling Acad-


APRIL 19 – Reality Dreams Open Horse Show, 9am start. Double points, singe fees. Fairfield County Fairgrounds, 157 East Fair Avenue, Lancaster, OH. Manager Karen Sarver 740.385.3431. Find us on Facebook or visit: www.realitydreamshorseshows.com APRIL 4-5 – Crazy Woman Ranch Youth Rodeo Series FINALS. Saddles, buckles, cash! Rodeo APRIL 23-26 – “A” Rated National Show at begins 10am. High Point Winners at each Chagrin Valley Farms. OPHA approved. 9250 show. 6450 Lancaster-Circleville Rd., Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH. Contact Lancaster, OH. Contact Joyce 614.595.1850, Linda Joseph 440.543.7233, email: linda joseph@chagrinvalleyfarms.com, or visit us or find Crazy Woman Ranch on Facebook. online: www.chagrinvalleyfarms.com APRIL 9-12 – Brave Horse Spring Show I, USEF National A. Brave Horse Equestrian Center, APRIL 23-26 – YEDA National Championship 1029 S. County Line Rd., Johnstown, OH. Weekend. Eden Park Equestrian Complex, 614.404.1150, email: ridebrave@brave- 2607 Blayney Road, Sunbury, OH. Call horse.com. Find “Brave Horse Ohio” on Face- 419.957.9054, or email us at: info@show yeda.com. Find YEDA on Facebook, or online at: book, or visit: www.brave-horse.com www.showyeda.com APRIL 11 – C Bar T Cattle Co. Winter Saddle Series. 10am reg., 11am roping. 70% Payback. APRIL 25 – Crazy Woman Ranch Bonus Cash Stalls, RV hook-ups available. Crazy Woman Series Speed Show. IBRA, NPBA, Roadies, Ranch Arena, 6450 Lancaster Circleville Rd. NBHA 00 & 04 approved. 70% Payback. 6450 SW, Lancaster, OH. Contact Trent G. Lancaster-Circleville Rd., Lancaster, OH. Call Joyce Hanes 614.595.1850, or find “Crazy 618.781.9721, or Clyde B. 614.915.5540 Woman Ranch” on Facebook. APRIL 15-19 – World Equestrian Center Winter Classic #19 Premier Show. OPHA approved. APRIL 25 – Open Fuzzy Spring Horse Show WEC, 4095 OH 730, Wilmington, OH. Contact sponsored by: SOQPA. 9am, covered arena. Julie Agar 248.892.6806, email: julie.agar@ Pickaway County Fairgrounds, 415 Lancaster comcast. net, or online at: www.wec.net, or Pike, Circleville, OH. Contact Jenny Walters 740.474.8000, www.soqpa.com or “Southern www.opha.org Ohio Quarter Pony Association” on Facebook. emy Show at Chagrin Valley Farms. 9250 Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH. Contact Linda Joseph 440.543.7233, email: linda joseph@chagrinvalleyfarms.com, or visit: www.chagrinvalleyfarms.com



APRIL 25-26 – Ottawa Co. Horse Foundation Spring Fuzzy Show. Speed Sat., Performance Sun. Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 7870 W. State Rte. 163, Oak Harbor, OH. Email us: ottawacountyhorsefoundation@gmail.com, online: www.ochf.net, or find us on Facebook. APRIL 26 – Reality Dreams Open Horse Show, 9am start. Double points, singe fees. Fairfield County Fairgrounds, 157 East Fair Avenue, Lancaster, OH. Manager Karen Sarver 740.385.3431. Find us on Facebook or visit: www.realitydreamshorseshows.com

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

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FEBRUARY FEBRUARY 9 – IBRA and NPBA Speed Show. Warm ups 10:30am $5 ea., show starts 1pm. Rain Date: Feb 23. Yankeetown Arena, 13334 E. State Road 160, Henryville, IN. Nat Stewart 812.736.3759, Bronson Barth 812.406.8478, or online at: www.ibra.us FEBRUARY 14-16 – 3-Day IBRA Super Show $5000 Added! Sweethearts & Barrels. IBRA & NPBA approved. Free Chocolate Fondue Sat. Night. C Bar C Expo Center, 253 Stardust Rd., Cloverdale, IN. Contact Cindy Harlan 765.426.1457, or online at: www.ibra.us FEBRUARY 15 – Midwinter Horse Pull & Stallion Presentation. Topika Livestock Auction, 601 East Lake St., Topeka, IN. Call 260.593.2522, email: info@topekalivestock. com, www.topekalivestock.com or find “Topika Livestock Auction” on Facebook.

MARCH 16-20 – Spring Draft Horse & Carriage Auction. Topika Livestock Auction, 601 East Lake St., Topeka, IN. Call 260.593.2522, email: info@topekalivestock.com, online at: www. topekalivestock.com or find “Topika Livestock Auction” on Facebook.

APRIL 24-26 – 3 Turns For Freedom IBRA Preferred Show. Saturday proceeds donated to: Wounded Warrior Project. IBRA & NPBA approved. C Bar C Expo Center, 253 Stardust Rd., Cloverdale, IN. Contact Penny Barth 812.406.8512, Bronson Barth 812.406.8478.

MARCH 28-29 – 5th Annual Ranch Horse Clinic. Dave DeWell Clinician, Stone Ridge Training Center. Must RSVP by March 13th. Limited spots, $245. Auditors free. Jasper Co. Fairgrounds, 2671 W. Clark St. (SR 114), Rensselaer, IN. Contact Dave 219.789.0691


APRIL APRIL 2-5 – 3rd Annual Big Money IBRA Super Show, All 3 Days. IN, IL, KY, OH, MI approved. NBHA approved IN 06, 02, 00. The Rise Above Tour approved. Michiana Event Center, 455 E. Farver Street, Shipshewana, IN. Call Kaycee 317.627.5246, or FB: DK Everett Productions APRIL 3-4 – IHHA Haflinger Horse Auction. Topika Livestock Auction, 601 East Lake St., Topeka, IN. Call 260.593.2522, email: info@ topekalivestock.com, online at: www.topeka livestock.com or find “Topika Livestock Auction” on Facebook.

FEBRUARY 22 – Driving Horse Auction. Topika Livestock Auction, 601 East Lake St., Topeka, IN. Call 260.593.2522, email: info@topeka livestock.com, www.topekalivestock.com or find “Topika Livestock Auction” on Facebook.

APRIL 4 – Ranch Play Day, get your horse used to cows! $35 per person, play days fill fast, reserve in advance. Midwest Trail Ride, 1264 Hunters Creek Road, Norman, IN. Call 812.834.6686, or email: ride@midwest trailride.com, or www.midwesttrailride.com

FEBRUARY 29 – Monroe County Saddle Club Speed Show. Exhibitions 10:30am, $5 (pay at gate), show starts 1:00 pm. Cash only. Monroe County Saddle Club, 8010 E. Elwren Rd., Bloomington, IN. Contact Malisa James 812.325.0964 or visit: www.mcsaddleclub.org

APRIL 16-19 – Spring Wild Flowers Ride Weekend. Poker Ride, Line Dance, Karaoke. Midwest Trail Ride, 1264 Hunters Creek Road, Norman, IN. Call 812.834.6686, or email: ride@midwesttrailride.com, or visit us online at: www.midwesttrailride.com


APRIL 17 – Double Y Saddle Club Speed Show, Warm-ups 5pm, $5 pay at the gate. Show starts 7:30pm. IBRA, NPBA, NFRA approved. Double Y Saddle Club, 4761 Hendricks Ford Road, Edinburgh, IN. Contact Mark Shonkwiler 317.435.1239, Toni Walker 317. 670.7619.

MARCH 7 – Monroe County Saddle Club Speed Show. Exhibitions 10:30am, $5 (pay at gate), show starts 1:00 pm. Cash only. Monroe County Saddle Club, 8010 E. Elwren Rd., Bloomington, IN. Contact Malisa James 812.325.0964 or visit: www.mcsaddleclub.org MARCH 8 – IBRA and NPBA Speed Show. Warm ups 10:30am $5 ea., show starts 1pm. Rain Date: Mar. 22. Yankeetown Arena, 13334 E. State Road 160, Henryville, IN. Nat Stewart 812.736.3759, Bronson Barth 812.406.8478, or online at: www.ibra.us MARCH 15 – IBRA and NPBA Speed Show. Warm ups 10:30am $5 ea., show starts 1pm. Rain Date: Mar. 22. Yankeetown Arena, 13334 E. State Road 160, Henryville, IN. Nat Stewart 812.736.3759, Bronson Barth 812.406.8478, or online at: www.ibra.us

APRIL 18 – Monroe County Saddle Club Speed Show. Exhibitions 10:30am, $5 (pay at gate), show starts 1:00 pm. Cash only. Monroe County Saddle Club, 8010 E. Elwren Rd., Bloomington, IN. Contact Malisa James 812.325.0964 or visit: www.mcsaddleclub.org APRIL 24-25 – Riding Horse Auction Friday. Driving Horse Auction Saturday. Topika Livestock Auction, 601 East Lake St., Topeka, IN. Call 260.593.2522, email: info@topeka livestock.com, www.topekalivestock.com or find “Topika Livestock Auction” on Facebook.



Auction listings are free, call to be included! Hamilton County Horse Sale: 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. Approx. schedule: 3pm Used Tack, 5:45pm New Tack, 7:30pm Hay & Trailers. Saddles & Horses to follow. 22217 St. Rd. 37 N., Noblesville, IN. Call 317.946.4450, or 317.773.5590, or find us on Facebook. 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: info@shipshewanatradingplace.com, or visit: www.shipshewanatradingplace.com Topika Livestock Auction: Horse Auctions throughout the year. 601 E. Lake St., Topeka, IN. Call 260.593.2522, or email: info@topeka livestock.com, visit us online at: www.topeka livestock.com or find us on Facebook.


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BLACK SWAMP DRIVING CLUB – OHIO Black Swamp Driving Club members gathered January 12 at the Good Hope Lutheran Church, Arlington, OH, to begin planning for the new driving year. After President Roger Higgins, Jr. called the meeting to order, Treasurer Sue Murray presented the 2019 financial statement, showing all bills paid and an ending balance or over $2800. She announced that 2020 dues are due now. Discussion turned to possible events for the upcoming year. Jackie Minges is working on a June drive at the Carlisle Reservation with the Western Reserve Carriage Assoc. Julie Emmons mentioned that the Parker Bridge drive would be held and a trip to the Draft Horse Museum followed by a horsedrawn tour with Will Stevenson is planned for August 22. The Murray’s have chosen September 27 for their Coon Hunters drive, and Mary Elliott will do the Hayride October 25 at her farm. Horse Progress Days July 3-4 at Mt. Hope, OH, was discussed since it is a large event featuring the use of draft animals to power farm machinery. An invitation to display antique carriage and driving items at the Wyandot Historical Museum, Upper Sandusky, OH, has been received. The July 11 date will be confirmed. Ranee Liedel talked about the need for opportunities for 4-H youngsters in her area to show in pleasure driving. The Ohio Western Horse Assoc. has pleasure driving in their shows and in their Round-Up September 25-27. BSDC board members split off to meet, reelecting the 2019 officers to serve in 2020: Roger Higgins, Jr., pres.; Julie Emmons, vice-president; and Sue Murray, secretarytreasurer. The new budget was approved and after a brief discussion of weather issues, the board decided to cancel the February 9 meeting in favor of attending the Western Reserve Carriage Association auction February 23. Greg Liedel has paper products to donate to the club. Several ideas were presented for the March 8 meeting with safety issues and insurance concerns the most pressing. The board will

check with the BSDC carrier and the Ohio Horse Council will be contacted for a possible program for the March meeting. Other topics of interest were shoeing for the driving equine, a show and tell of old driving/ equine items, and the benefits of equine chiropractic care. The meeting adjourned to a social time with delicious snacks. Upcoming Events February 23: Western Reserve Carriage Assoc. Auction, Masonic Lodge, Richfield, OH, 11:30 a.m. March 8: BSDC at Good Hope Lutheran Church, Arlington, OH, 2-4 p.m. August 22: Draft Horse Museum Trip and Ft. Wayne Horse-Drawn Tour with Will Stevenson September 27: Coon Hunters, Tiffin, OH October 25: Hayride with Mary Elliott, Galion, OH

BRIGHTON TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION As this column is being written, it's midwinter and the weather is just about what you would expect. It's been cold, snowing and blowing, and seeing blue sky is a rare treat. Aside from a few really hardy souls, riding the trails isn’t in our immediate plans. Brighton Trail Riders Association is in winter hibernation and no activities are taking place right now. It will be another month or so before we get serious about gearing up for the 2020 riding season. Nevertheless, we have finalized our plans for this year. Aside from outdoor activities, we are actively preparing for our biggest social event – new in 2019 – the annual banquet which we call the “Spring Fling,” which will be held in late March. This replaced our annual Christmas Party and the first event last March was a huge success. As has been the case for years, we co-host this with our friends and neighbors, the Pinckney Trail Riders, and we are confident that it will again be very popular. We'll share more details on this and the rest of our 2020 schedule of events in upcoming articles.



Meanwhile, keep yourselves warm and tend to your horses’ winter needs. Mark Delaney, BTRA President

HIGHLAND TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION The Highland Trail Riders Association hopes that all our members and fellow riders are enjoying these milder temperatures. Perhaps you caught a few more rides or cleaned all of that extra tack. Maybe you even straightened up the barn! Whatever you've been up to, we hope you're well and gearing up for another year filled with riding, camping, showing and/or doing all the horse related things you love. HTRA could use a few great members and we would love to have you! Membership dues and membership participation are the only way we can successfully protect, preserve, improve, and expand our trail system. With membership volunteered time and financial contributions, we were able to significantly improve our west loops and help purchase the highly anticipated pavilion for the campground. Members are extremely important for continued progress and success and we hope you will consider joining HTRA. You can find a membership application form at our website at www. highlandtrailriders.com. More information is located on our Facebook page under Highland Trail Riders or you can send an email with questions to highlandtrailriders mi@gmail.com. It may seem as though Spring is light years away, but calendars fill quickly. We hope you will please put these dates on yours... May 15-17: HTRA Poker Ride and Camp. Poker Ride is on Saturday. September 11-13: Horseshoe Ride and Camp. Horseshoe Ride is on Saturday. These events are a great way to enjoy the trails and to visit with and meet new friends. Our camp and ride events also help HTRA secure our equestrian only camp dates and raise funds for our ongoing efforts to protect and improve the trails. Pre-registration is required for camping and more information can be found on our website and Facebook page. Day riders are always welcome! WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Horse Association & Trail Riders News HIGHLAND TRAIL RIDERS, continued Although winter is long, horse related events abound. Local organizations hold new and used tack sales, technicians hold “how to clinics,” and associations hold meetings and other meet and greet activities. Please enjoy the peace and rest that winter brings, but when you can...get out and support your equine community. There is much to be said about the resources, knowledge, and friendship it provides.

IONIA HORSE TRAILS ASSOCIATION Thank you all for coming out and supporting our events in 2019! Our Forbidden Trail Ride and our Chili Cook-Off were very successful, again surpassing all previous years! Because of this success, we are able to hire a professional to do some drainage work, install matting, stone, and gravel on Phase 1 of our Confidence Course. With our weather going from rainy and wet straight to cold, we may not be able to complete the work before late spring (after thaw and dry time). We really want our course built right, so our riders have a first class course to hone their confidence course skills. Our new approximately 100x100 arena, built with a joint effort of park staff and IHTA volunteers on September 28, 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. Our event dates have been set for 2020! Camping reservations for the Forbidden Trail Ride can be made now, and will be available for Chili Cook-Off on April 2nd! Set a reminder to get those reservations made! Forbidden Trail Ride – June 27 Chili Cook-Off – October 3 As an FYI, the IHTA board may not be meeting in February, but certainly will in March. We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at the Park Supervisor's office, 6:30 pm. We will continue our plans to improve our stalls, picket areas, and the Course, and

any required decisions will be handled by the board staying in contact over email. Phase 2 of our course will begin in 2021. Our Spring Clean Up Work Bee is scheduled for April 4th. Please plan to come out and help prepare the campground for the coming season, as well as getting out to work on the trails. We will do an assessment beforehand so we know if it's major trail clearing day, or canopy lifting day (which we know is needed). If the weather is nasty, our rain date is April 18th. Our campground is closed for the season, opening again on April 15, 2020. Our trails remain open all year, but park staff does not always plow to the back of the park. Check with staff at 616-527-3750 if planning a venture to the park in winter. Hope you get to enjoy some snowy rides!

MAYBURY TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all! The Annual meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 at 6:00 pm, Jennie has secured us a conference room at the Northville Public Library. There are some elections on the schedule, election of President and Treasurer, both 2 yr. terms, Officers Annual Reports, Review of 2020 Events and Themes, Signage Update, and any other issues you would like to bring. I'll Bring Cookies! See you there, lots of room. We had a fine time at the Christmas Party at The South Lyon Hotel, the food was good and the company even better as it was quiet enough to talk! Great place for the party! The Maggie trail is clear and the repaired culvert weathered the storms mother nature has dished out so far. That first big rain storm did submerge it for a spell, due to the sheer volume, but that culvert took it like a champ. Thanks so much to MAYBURY for thinking of the Trail Riders and Thank YOU Akash Patel, your wonderful crew and Mayburys’ help in moving all that stone to the site! A stitch in time saves nine. It WAS perfect timing. The equestrian trail bridge between V and W is to be taken out starting in January. The inter-county drain that flows through the



park from Eight Mile and Napier Road will have improvements made to allow the expected increase in water, flow easier. A new bridge will be constructed, the footings will be installed to the DNR’s specifications and we will get a bigger safer bridge in the process! The decking will be an Eagle Scout Project, and we could discuss some fundraising ideas to help pay for materials. Maybury's new headquarters is coming along on schedule. It's wonderful, they are finally getting into the 21st century! They will have occupancy this spring. Still don't have a job for the old headquarters, the last remaining building left from the sanitarium days, it really needs a job, or it will be torn down. It sure would be nice to save that house, just sayin.’ Well, I Haven't ridden the park since November, but I bet the bugs aren't bad and it's not too hot! AND remember, THERE IS NO HUNTING AT MAYBURY! MAYBURY STATE PARK EVENTS FEBRUARY 2020 SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH, THE FRIENDS OF MAYBURY’S FULL MOON HIKE 7PM-8:30PM, TRAILHEAD BUILDING. MAYBURY TRAIL RIDERS 2020 EVENTS SUNDAY, JUNE 7TH, 2020 SPRING/SUMMER RIDE 10AM-3PM SATURDAY OCTOBER 3RD, NOON – 6PM FALL RIDE Check us out at mayburytrailriders.org, on FACEBOOK or call 248-912-5238 for more info. Oh yes, and please, if you visit Maybury PLEASE SIGN THE REGISTRY BOOK AT THE KIOSK IN THE STAGING AREA, just so they know how many of us enjoy the park. P.S. Remember the Michigan Horse Councils' 2020 Horse Expo dates! FRIDAY, MARCH 6TH -SUNDAY, MARCH 8TH, 2020! Happy Trails, Christina Purslow

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Horse Association & Trail Riders News PINTO HORSE ASSOC. OF OHIO, cont. Interested in learning more about what goes on in Ohio Pinto or want to have your voice heard? Our next general membership meeting will be March 8th, 2020 at the North Olmstead Panera Bread in the community meeting room. General Membership meetings are held directly after the Executive Committee/Board of Directors Meeting which starts at 9:00 am. If you have any questions about PtHAO, you can check our website or Facebook page. PtHAO hopes that you will join us this summer and see what we have to offer. We look forward to seeing you at a meeting or show this summer!

PROUD LAKE TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. Hello Everyone! The snow started falling early this year, that is for sure! Please mark your calendars for our annual banquet at Bakers in Milford. It will be held Friday, Febuary 7th. This banquet is always largely attended, so please join the fun. A great meal, silent auction and tons of wonderful company. Everyone is welcome, you do not need to be a member. It is a great way to get to know new horse people and find some riding buddies. Doors open at 6pm and dinner will be served at 7pm. We are always looking for Silent Auction items, so if you have any, please bring with you or drop off to Cindy at Grand River Feed. If you have been to Proud Lake recently, you will see our new obstacle course in the run off field next to the staging area. A few of these obstacles were built by a local boy scout who built them as part of his Eagle project. He also created two cement mounting blocks for us. One is in the staging area and one is by the railroad tracks. Please come out and try the obstacle course, it is a lot of fun! If you would like to join our email list, please email me at efrusy@yahoo.com, and also remember to like us on Facebook! Now Serving...

SLEEPY HOLLOW TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. We are planning several events for the coming year. We hope you were able to have joined us at the February 1 Annual Meeting, Potluck and Auction. We thank those who attended, listened to Danny and The CowPatties and purchased horse items. April 18 – Our first 2020 work bee will be Saturday at 9:00 am-? Rain date is April 25. Join us for raking up the staging area, trimming trail debris, and cleaning up camping sites. Lunch at Noon. If you can't help with trail work, instead help with lunch. Bring a dish to pass, help prepare lunch, donate a case of water, pick up several subs...it all helps. Remember 4 hours of work earns one overnight free camping. A $20.00 value. April 26 – The Rotten Egg Hunt will be Sunday at 2:00 pm. This is a non-equestrian event for the young at heart to find what the Easter Bunny left. Members family and friends are invited. Pat Brown and family are hosting. 517-651-5984 May 22-25 – Memorial Weekend will be the return of the Pirate Ride. This is hosted by Karen and Shelby Pennington, 269-7932284. Come camp with us and enjoy a fun Saturday Ride doing Pirate things. Potluck and campfire too. Don't fight traffic driving up north. July 17-19 – A Lazy Days weekend of camping and having summer fun. Chanda Donnan will be hosting. Contact her at 517285-6501. Tie Dye Shirts, Games, and campfire and potluck await you. September 4-7 – Labor Day Weekend hosted by Pat Brown give you 3 nights and 4 days of Riding or Driving fun, games, campfires and a potluck. 517-651-5984. October 16-18 – Explore the Hollow. This a once a year event where equestrians can ride marked Bike/Hiking trails on Friday and Saturday. Sunday is “pick up poo day.“ Come join host Marsha 989-277-2541 with special riding, group campfire and a Saturday Potluck.

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WESTERN DRESSAGE ASSOC.® OF MI Spring is fast approaching and we our dealing with snow and ice and planning our horse activities for 2020. Please don't forget to sign up for our 2019 year-end awards banquet which will be held on February 22, 2020, in Mt. Pleasant at the Holiday Inn. It is always a great time to visit with everyone and to find out what is new in Western Dressage and WDAMI. We will have great door prizes and auction items and, best of all, we will see our members receive their awards. Also remember the Michigan Horse Expo scheduled for March 6-8, 2020 in East Lansing. While you are at the Expo be sure to stop by to visit us at our WDAMI booth. We hope to see you there! WDAMI will be holding our 2nd annual “Dressage for Every Horse and Every Rider” educational event from 9 am to 4:30 pm on June 6, 2020 at the beautiful Wyn Farm, located at 3100 Noble Road in Williamston, Michigan. Our members had a great time last year and many of us are looking forward to participating in this great clinic again this year. Clinicians will be Sue Hughes, Dorothy Mueller, and Suzanne Morisse. Sue Hughes is a USDF Member of Distinction, USDF “r” and USEF/WDAA “R” and USEA “r” Judge, Center of Riding Level 3 Instructor, and a CHA certified Examiner Instructor and has also judged the WDAA World Show. Dorothy Mueller is a Grand Prix Trainer, USDF L graduate, USDF Gold and Silver Medalist, Western Style Dressage Association of Canada Recognized Judge, and is also an instructor and examiner for the Canadian judging school. She is also an instructor for the Advanced Train the Trainer Program and a John Lyon certified instructor as well. Dorothy has been chosen to judge the Western Dressage international Championships in Canada this year. Our Third Clinician will be announced later this month. Topics offered this year will include riding a test, fix a test, creating lightness, mastering suppling and stretching exercises and more. Our quote of the month is by Janet Foy: “The rider must think of every mistake as a training opportunity.” WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

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MICHIGAN FOX TROTTERS ASSOC. Our mission is to educate those interested in Missouri Fox Trotting horses as well as to promote the breeding, training and enjoyment of them in Michigan. The Versatility Challenge is starting again/ continuing this month. Open to all breeds. Earn great prizes for training, trail riding, parades, shows, attending meetings, writing articles and pretty much anything you do with your horse or pony or this association. Rules and forms to enroll are located on michiganfoxtrotters.com. We have two clinics to offer in 2020! The first one is May 2-3 with gifted clinician Susan Williams of Morning View Farm in Ionia, MI. 12 riders will learn valuable horsemanship skills from her and be challenged with practical obstacles. Susan competes quite successfully in Mounted Police competitions in Kentucky with the Eaton County Mounted Patrol. She will provide one-on-one instruction. Reserve your spot now! Make your check out to MFTA. Mail your $100 reservation to Marilyn Mannino (MFTA Sec/Treas), 2333 Hagadorn Road, Mason, MI 48854 to reserve your spot. Inside stalls and rustic camping will be included in the price. There are hotels nearby if you do not want to camp however. The final cost and other details are still being worked out. Go to www.michigan foxtrotters.com or to either of our FB pages if you can't wait for a future Saddle Up! article to get the latest info. The second clinic is May 23-24 with Levi Beechy in West Branch, MI. Levi will offer colt-starting and astride horsemanship. There will only be nine total spots available. Make your $100 deposit check out to Levi's Training Center and mail it to Kathy Kruch, 2515 Gardner, Alger, MI 48610 a.s.a.p. to reserve your spot. The balance will be $200 per horse due before the clinic starts. $20 stall fee required. Rustic camping is available. There will be karaoke around the camp fire Saturday night and pizza by donation. Audit for $20 or $15 if a MFTA member. The 2020 MFTA/MFTHBA National Trail Ride will be at Scheck’s campground south

of Traverse City, MI, August 8-11. There are LOTS of sandy trails to explore in the cool and shady Manistee National Forest surrounding this camp. There will be plenty of room for your rig and picket space for your horse. Earn a point toward a cool prize by participating in this NTR by joining the MFTHBA (mfthba.com) and the Top Trail program. We are currently accepting 2020 renewals and new memberships. You do not have to own a Missouri Fox Trotter to be a member in this association, but it sure helps (you will have voting privileges if you do). A family membership is only $20, a single person is $15. Youth and teens are especially encouraged to join. Print off a membership form from our website and join the fun! We are looking forward to meeting you at our next meeting which are posted on our FB pages and our website www.michigan foxtrotters.com. All are welcome! Marilyn Mannino

MI TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION What a winter! Cold, ice and snow one week then 40 degree temperatures the next. MTRA board of directors met in January. Plans for our March 21st annual meeting and banquet were finalized. Call for anyone desiring to run for board, as two members are stepping down and re-elections of current board members will be voted on at the meeting. 2020 trail rides were discussed and voted on. As the Cheboygan camp is on hold, the September ride will start in Stoney Creek trail camp, riding to Oscoda for a trophy and resuming to Empire for a second (double cross) trophy. Discussion on 2020 work bees and the May work bee will be based at the McKinley trail camp with major cleanup heading toward South branch and also toward Luzerne. Watch the newsletter for dates. This time of year is always a planning time for many; planning rides, tack sales, clinics, and Equine Affaire, replacing and repairing tack. Hope to see you on MI trails this year. See www.mtra.org for rides and work bees.



PINTO HORSE ASSOCIATION OF OHIO February is here, cabin fever is settling in, and every equestrian is starting to dream and plan for show season. As you make your show season plans the Pinto Horse Association of Ohio hopes that our shows will be on your list of events to attend. PtHAO not only offers a full show bill for full sized horses, we also offer show options for miniature horses, ponies and solid registry pintos. PtHAO also offers a full range of Open, Youth, Amateur, Walk-Trot, Novice and Ranch classes…there is truly a class for everyone! Our first show will be the PtHAO Spring Fling Show on May 2-3 at the University of Findlay's Western Facility. More information and the show bill can be found at the PtHAO website and Facebook page. PtHAO offers great incentives and weekend show awards for our exhibitors, in addition to an extensive year end awards program. The association has a royalty program with a long history and an up and coming youth club that is growing every year. The Pinto Horse Association of Ohio has two different memberships: Individual Annual Membership and Family Annual Membership. The following is a breakdown of the membership categories and costs: Individual Annual Membership $10 per yr. Family Annual Membership $20 per year (Includes spouses and all youths in household, 18 years and under). New for 2020: PtHA is accepting characteristic Appaloosa horses and POA ponies into the solid registry. For more information on registry with PtHA, please visit www.ptha.net We have added an online payment option for PtHAO payments including membership, and year end award nomination. All current members should have received their membership renewal via email. However, the application is also online on our website and our Facebook page. Don't forget for any Ohio points to count for awards, membership and year end nomination is required. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Horse Association & Trail Riders News W. DRESSAGE ASSOC.® OF MI, cont. Don't Forget to renew your WDAMI and WDAA membership for 2020; you can do this at: www.wdami.org. If you haven’t been a member, we would love to have you join and become a part of the fastest growing equestrian sport. Thank you for your support. Be safe, have fun, enjoy your equine partner and exercise the act of kindness to all. Until next time, Suzanne Morisse, WDAMI President



WESTERN MI APPALOOSA REGIONAL We're halfway through January as I write this and so far we've had a pretty easy winter, well, except for the mud. There's lots and lots of mud! It appears that will be short lived as there is snow predicted for this weekend. As we inch into foaling season, we would love for you to share your new Appy arrivals on our Facebook page. I'm looking forward to an April foal myself! By the time you read this, our awards banquet will be history. Congratulations to everyone who received 2019 year end awards! This is a good time to remind you to pay your memberships up, so you'll be ready to go at the first show in May. Showbills have been finalized and our 2020 tentative show schedule will include (pending approval at the general membership meeting in January): MApHA Spring Show on May 1-3, 2020 at the Ingham County Fairgrounds (north end). WMAR Red, White & Blue Show on May 3031, 2020, also at the Ingham County Fairgrounds (north end). WMAR State Show on July 11-12, 2020 at the Ingham County Fairgrounds (south end). MApHA/WMAR Summer Sizzler Show on August 8-9, 2020 at the MSU Pavilion. MApHA Classic Show on August 28-29, 2020 at the MSU Pavilion. A schedule is also available on the WMAR Facebook page. Our two WMAR shows held at the Ingham County Fairgrounds will again be offering Open All Breed classes complete with their own show high points. If you have friends that don't have Appaloosa’s yet, they can

still come along and have some fun with us. The Ingham County Fairgrounds is once again allowing exhibitors to haul in without having to rent a stall. Further information about that will be on the show bills. Something new for 2020 is that the Sizzler Appaloosa Show, which we co-host with the MApHA will also have Open All Breed classes AND there will be a circuit award offered, which includes the two WMAR shows as well as the Sizzler show. Circuit award winners will be handed out at our year end awards banquet in 2021. Don't forget that WMAR offers the Incentive Fund for those of you showing at the WMAR shows this summer. For a small fee, you can start earning $$ for each point earned, which is paid back at the year-end banquet. Further information and forms can be found on the WMAR website and the WMAR Facebook page. For current information as well as photos from the awards banquet and last summer’s fun, please check our website: www.wmar app.org or our Facebook page at: Western Michigan Appaloosa Regional - WMAR. 'til next month, Sharon Clark

YANKEE SPRINGS TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. Board Meeting Minutes – January 8, 2020 This meeting was held at Sandy's Country Kitchen and called to order at 6:10 pm by Ron Walker, President who led us in the Pledge of Allegiance. Corral Update: Gates have been purchased and will be installed in the spring. Reviewed email from Land Manager: These highlights are 1) there is no money in the DNR budget to put towards electric this year. 2) Adding additional parking in the Quonset area has been refused because this is part of the rattle snakes habitat. 3) Land Manager cannot guarantee Yankee Springs Horsemen's Campground will remain a horse only campground. 4) If YSTRA wants to move forward with installing a solar well he will support this project. There is going to be a Teleconference January 17th with the Equine Trails Subcom-



mittee to discuss if all Michigan campgrounds should be opened up to all campers. If this passes, regular campers will have access to the YS Horsemen's campground. Tom Chaffee has created signs for the intersection of the 4 & 6 mile and one for the 9 mile trail that says back to camp, a new Sager Rd. sign at the corner of Sager and Shaw, and a new 3 mile marker for the 4 mile trail. Thank you Tom! There will be a group camp-out in 2020 at Hopkins Creek, September 11-13. Added to our Annual Events Calendar is the CMO Ride that will be held at Yankee Spring Horsemen's Campground April 3, 4, and 5. Trail Report: Ron is working on the proposal for the snow lake trail and widening of a section of the 4 mile has not been approved yet. Solar well update: Estimated costs for a block 10x12x10 block building, a foundation, the well, and the solar equipment would be between $18,000 and $19,000. Suggestions were made to get quotes for a wood building and a suggestion was made to use a shipping container that costs $3,500 as an alternative solar building. We need to know if the DNR has any regulations on buildings. This meeting was adjourned at 7:00 pm. The next meeting will be held February 12th at Ron and Carla Walker's home and will be a potluck. Happy Trails, Kathy Taylor, YSTRA Secretary

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Sprawling across five buildings and featuring more than 350 vendors, you’re guaranteed to find whatever you need (or want!) for On April 2-5, 2020, elevate your equestrian experience by attending you, your horse or that special equestrian in your life at Equine Equine Affaire at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio. As North Affaire in Ohio. If you have tack or other horse-related items to sell, America’s premier equine exposition and equestrian gathering, visit the Marketplace to consign your items for a small fee and then Equine Affaire offers horse lovers the opportunity to spend four enjoy your day while the Marketplace staff sells your items. Or if a days surrounded by everything to do with horses, from clinics and new horse is on your shopping list, browse the For Sale stalls in the educational demonstrations to barns filled with horse and farm barn or attend the Adoption Affaire. exhibits to the largest equine-themed trade show in the Midwest. In addition to the educational seminars, Equine Affaire in Ohio will Tickets are on sale now at equineaffaire.com host an array of special events throughout the four-day weekend: Admission tickets for adults are just $15/day or $50/four-day pass; Operation Horses and Heroes has partnered with Equine Affaire to children ages 7-10, tickets are $8/day; children ages 6 and under, offer A Horse for Heroes, which provides veterans, active duty and admission is free. Spend your day browsing the trade show, visiting first responders the chance to interact with horses in a safe, inviting theme pavilions, cheering on your favorite riders in the Versatile atmosphere and experience the effects of equine-assisted activHorse & Rider Competition, or learning all about horses from the ities and therapies. Activities will take place Friday in the Bricker many clinics, seminars and demonstrations that make Equine Annex from 1:30-3:00pm and on Saturday in the Cooper Arena from Affaire a top educational destination for horse lovers everywhere. 1:00-2:30pm. Tickets for Equine Affaire in Ohio are now digital, so after purchase, Mustang fans, don’t miss the Mustang TIP Challenge at Equine your electronic ticket will be delivered to you via email. Store your Affaire. During the Challenge, trainers will gentle untamed electronic ticket on your phone for scanning upon arrival or print at mustangs in the hopes of demonstrating each horse’s value and home and present your printed tickets at the gate. Hours for the trainability in a competitive environment. The preliminary compevent are 9 am to 7 pm, Thursday through Saturday, and 9 am to 5 etition will take place in the Cooper Arena on Friday, April 3rd, from pm on Sunday. The Ohio Expo Center does charge for parking. 10 am-2 pm, with the finals taking place on Saturday from 3-5 pm. All equestrians know the old saying: “There’s always something Equine Affaire has teamed up with the International Liberty Horse new to learn in the horse industry.” With a robust schedule of more Association to feature a two-part liberty Invitational competition on than 200 educational sessions, Equine Affaire offers learning opporFriday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4. Select trainers will highlight tunities for equestrians of all skill levels and disciplines. Learn more their talents with horses of a variety of breeds and backgrounds. about general training and horsemanship from Jonathan Field, For young riders (grades 4-12), the Interscholastic Equestrian Craig Cameron, Warwick Schiller, Tik Maynard and Lynn Palm. Association Intensive Clinic offers a unique opportunity to see Other featured topics and clinicians include Lynn Palm (Western inside the mind of an IEA judge. This clinic will take place on Sundressage), JR Robles (general training and colt starting), Jim day, April 5, from noon to 4 pm in the Cooper Arena. Thomas (general training and horsemanship), Jonathon Millar (hunter/jumper), Jeremy Steinberg (dressage), Kevin Oliver The Versatile Horse & Rider Competition will take place on Friday, (reining and trail), Kristin Weaver Brown (barrel racing), Liz Austin April 3, at 1 pm in the Coliseum. This timed obstacle race tests the (dressage), Heidi Potter (Centered Riding®), Rick Christy (western partnership and communication between horse and rider. 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February 2020 Saddle Up! Magazine  

Saddle Up! Magazine is devoted to equestrians in Michigan, Ohio and NOW Indiana! Our monthly publication is available in print format and on...

February 2020 Saddle Up! Magazine  

Saddle Up! Magazine is devoted to equestrians in Michigan, Ohio and NOW Indiana! Our monthly publication is available in print format and on...