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200 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189 KEEP YOURSELF & YOUR HORSE WARM FOR THE WINTER

Happy New Year

GLOVES S.S.G. GLOVES MITTENS SILK LINERS

from your friends at Lakeside Saddlery

WATERPROOF WINTER FOOTWEAR MOUNTAIN HORSE TUFFRIDER

Home of EMBROIDERY IMPRESSIONS “Computerized Embroidery Serving Horse Enthusiasts”

BLANKETS WATERPROOF TOUGH 1 MEDIUM OR HEAVYWEIGHT

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Located in Whitmore Lake at US-23 & Barker Rd., only minutes from Ann Arbor, Brighton & South Lyon

HEATED WATER BUCKETS, DE-ICERS, ETC.

CONVENIENT DRIVE THRU PARKING FOR ANY SIZE RIG

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T H E R I D E R S S T O R E

Hours: Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

2016 ANNIVERSARY SALE DATES - MARCH 25th and 26th

HIGHLAND, MI - 20+ ACRES • HORSE READY! PAVED DRIVEWAY!

Highland Twp. - Stunning custom home on 20.06 acres. Includes 32x60 horse barn with 3 stalls (room for 5 more), wash rack, hayloft and lean-to. 50x32 workshop with 220, concrete floors and gas furnace. 4 fenced pastures and 3 run-ins. Home sits 2000 feet off Hickory Ridge Road, and offers plenty of privacy. Natural gas, a small pond, and a great location. Huron Valley School district. Offered at $575,000.

HORSE FARMS, FARMLAND AND RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES IN MICHIGAN Keller Williams Farm and Ranch R E A L T Y

Keller Williams Realty Brighton 1005 E Grand River Ave., Brighton MI 48116

SUSAN BAUMGARTNER 517-404-6511 Email: sbaumgartner@kw.com www.mihouseandfarm.com

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33rd Annual Michigan Horse Council

MICHIGAN HORSE EXPO MARCH 11, 12, 13, 2016 MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI

Featuring...

Richard Winters www.wintersranch.com

Jec Ballou www.jecballou.com

Bill Thomas His vast experience includes star ting literally hundreds of horses that have gone onto almost every equine discipline imaginable. Richard’s credentials extend from the rodeo arena and high desert ranches of the west, to being a highly sought after trainer in horsemanship.

Reining Coordinator for Freestyle Reining Invitational Saturday Evening

Seminars Demonstrations Youth Area Trails Area Huge Trade Show!

Most prominent in the dressage competition scene, she has trained and competed through the FEI levels but has also competed in long distance trail riding, Ride & Tie, breed shows, and almost everything in between. A proponent of interdisciplinary study, she serves as an advisor to the Western Dressage Association of America.

Visit our website:

michiganhorseexpo.org for more information and schedules!

High School Rodeo Friday Evening

Michigan Combined Mounted Police Color Presentations Also Featuring: Carrie Thomas, Rehabilitation Methods Pegg Johnson, Sew Your Own Show Clothes Michigan Horseshoers Association Chad Coppess, Cross Training Horsemanship Eagala, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Custer’s Cowboys, Mounted Shooting Melissa Ashcraft & Jordan Brasser, Friesians

Heritage Hill Farms Draft Hitch

Ranch Rodeo Sunday Afternoon Friday, March 11:

10am-7:30pm High School Rodeo 7pm Saturday, March 12: 9am-7:30pm Evening Special 7pm Sunday, March 13: 10am-5pm Cowboy Church 9am

Information: Marilyn Graff (231) 821-2487ph/fx m.marilyngraff@frontier.com NO DOGS: Certified Service Animals Only

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* EQUINE BEHAVIOR * WANT TO KNOW... the scientific reason behind behaviors? the best principles based on science to use in training? the science involved in equine assisted therapies?

is on pages 33-49 Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or coworker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need. Gillian Anderson, Actress

The Journal of Applied Equine Behavioral Science “Clarifying tradition and the future with hard science” The first professional journal dedicated to the application of equine psychology and behavioral science to horsemanship, horse-to-human interactions, and equine assisted therapies and activities.

Go to: www.aebsjournal.com Available January 2016

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Dr. De Gregorio & Family wish THEIR neighbors and friends a very

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Equestrian Facility Now Open!

Superior Medicine

Happy New Year!

WestEquestrian Wind

that comes to you! Veterinary Services

4647 East Holt Rd., Webberville, MI 48892

ACCURATE, EFFECTIVE, HIGH-TECH LAMENESS DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT

248.207.1366 or 248.672.3593 • Indoor Arena • Heated Observation Room • 16 Stall Barn with Large Box Stalls • Large Outdoor Arena • Top Quality Feed • Bathroom and Heated Tack Room • 30 Acres w/Daily Turnout • Large Pastures • Wash Stalls with Hot & Cold Water

• ON-SITE DIGITAL X-RAYS AND ULTRASOUND

• NOW OFFERING MESOTHERAPY! • THERAPEUTIC JOINT INJECTIONS • PULSE VET SHOCKWAVE THERAPY TOP OF THE LINE, SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN THERAPY FOR TENDON INJURIES, BACK & PELVIC PROBLEMS & MORE

Hunter/Jumper Riding Lessons Children/Adults Welcome ~ Beginner thru Advanced

OTHER HIGH QUALITY MEDICAL SERVICES AVAILABLE

JANUARY LESSON SPECIAL

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or email: info@wholehorsevetservices.com

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Horses For Sale & Lease

EMERGENCIES SEEN 24 HOURS/DAY, 7 DAYS/WEEK WITH COMPASSIONATE CARE!

Showing on MHJA & HJAM Circuits

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M IDWEST T RAIL R IDE Beautiful Southern Indiana (812) 834-6686 Trail Riders Store!

Horsemen’s Paradise in the Hoosier National Forest OPEN CAMPING ALL SEASON... with optional meals and activities on special event weekends. See our website “Events” page for special theme weekends at www.midwesttrailride.com Group activities, meals and customized trail adventures await you at Midwest Trail Ride! Over 100 miles of trails, ride your horse or one of ours. Electric and water at each campsite. Cabins and stalls also available. Email ride@midwesttrailride.com or visit us online at: www.midwesttrailride.com for more information.

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EQUINOX FARM, LLC

MOORE’S MONTHLY HORSE & TACK AUCTION 1st Saturday of each month starting at 6pm with tack, horses to follow

OVER 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE CARING FOR AND TRAINING HORSES Traditional boarding and training as well as these specialized services: • • • • •

Mare and Foal Care Equine Medical Intensive Care Starting Horses Under Saddle Stallion Management Horse Sales • Horse Buyer’s Agent

Held at the farm 11771 US-223, Onsted, MI 49265

(248) 767-9502 855 N. Hickory Ridge Rd. Highland, MI 48357

For information call Tom Moore (517) 467-7576

Equinox Farm LLC

Livingston County 4-H Hartland

New & Used Tack Sale Saturday, January 23, 2016 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. FREE Admission

Hartland Educational Support Service Center (Former Hartland High School) 9525 Highland Rd., Howell, MI 48843

FREE Admission

Sponsored by: Livingston County 4-H Horse Leader’s Association • Public invited to buy or sell • Please obtain a space for any kinds of racks. • Space available: 6’x8’ = $20 or 6’x16’ = $30 These cannot be out in the aisles. • Limited tables available, first come, first served • The fees are non-refundable. (tables range from 5’ to 6’ and are randomly assigned) • No dogs (except service dogs) • No sale of pop or food allowed. Concessions will be open. allowed in the building. Set-up begins at 8 a.m. | Doors open to the public at 10 a.m. | No early sales or entry

For more information contact: Paula (517) 404-4544, email: gustyacres@yahoo.com or online at: http://msue.anr.msu.edu/uploads/234/59329/HorseTackSale2016.pdf

TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE: Make checks payable to LCHLA and mail to LCHLA c/o MSU Extension, 2300 E. Grand River, Suite 111, Howell, MI 48843 Please include: Name of Group/Contact Person, Phone, Email, Size of Space and Number of Tables ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JANUARY 2016

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CREST VIEW

1-888-869-0842 Toll Free or (517) 676-3410 732 E. Ash St., Mason, MI 48854 Fax (517) 676-6586 Located on the Ingham County Fairgrounds

See us at the

Spartan Stampede, Feb. 19-21, MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI

Thank You to our Customers for a Great 2015!

We look forward to serving you in the New Year! BEST BRANDS! BEST PRICES! BEST SERVICE!

Price Match *

WE ARE OPEN DAILY YEAR ROUND!

Family owned & operated since 1999

Mon-Sat 9:30 to 6, Sun 11 to 4 Show Weekends - we open 30 minutes before the show starts

Find an item at a lower price? Show us and we will match it! * Some restrictions apply

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Kathie Crowley

248.207.7222

Email: kathie.crowley@yahoo.com

Horse & Country Property Specialist

WEBSTER TWP., WASHTENAW COUNTY - EXQUISITE HOME! 4,600 sq. ft. of living space, too many custom features to list here. 8 rolling acres, nice horse set-up with stalls, fenced paddocks and run-in shed. Only mins. to US-23, M-14 and Ann Arbor! Offered at $749,000. Call for a private viewing of this elite equestrian property.

PINCKNEY: Nice updated ranch on 10 plus acres, indoor & outdoor arenas, fenced paddocks with run-in sheds, 4 large box stalls with room for more, tack room, storage barn, heated workshop, private setting. Offered at $449,900.

HARRISON/CLARE COUNTY: 20+ acres, nice horse set-up, apartment, indoor arena, several fenced paddocks/pastures, 22 box stalls. Offered at $249,900. Additional acreage available with pond and outdoor arena.

HIGHLAND/MILFORD: Build your own EQUESTRIAN FACILITY or upscale housing development on this gorgeous parcel on a paved road with 930 feet of road frontage! Open meadows, woods and numerous walkout sites. Located just North of M-59 on Milford Road across from the Highland Oaks County Park with riding trails and close to several state metro parks. Offered at $749,000.

60 VACANT ACRES IN OAKLAND COUNTY!

MARKETING YOUR HOME IN 2016? Call me for an evaluation of your property and to discuss a marketing strategy!

Kathie Crowley 248.207.7222 Consult with a professional who is in the horse business and understands your needs SOUTH LYON: 20+ beautiful private acres in horse friendly SALEM TWP.! Very nice brick ranch, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, partially finished basement, 3 car garage, pond. 60x40 horse barn w/10 box stalls, water, electric, hay storage in loft, fenced paddocks/pastures. Lots of wildlife and serenity. 20 acres is split into two 10 acre parcels with over 400 feet of road frontage. Offered at $424,900. ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JANUARY 2016

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38+ YEARS OF REAL ESTATE EXPERIENCE Horse Farms, Equestrian Estates, Country Property, Vacant Land, and Residential RE/MAX PLATINUM OF ANN ARBOR 325 W. Eisenhower, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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Clinics Held In Our Indoor Arena! 2016 WINTER CLINICS

New & Used Horse Tack & Supplies

Jan 16 Feb 13 Mar 12 Apr 9

15% OFF IN DECEMBER! PLEASE MENTION THIS AD

10199 Onondaga Rd., Onondaga, MI (15 minutes from Leslie, Jackson & Springport)

Clinics are limited to 20 spectators and are held in our indoor arena. Cost is $25 per clinic, per person, which includes lunch and a free WindWalker Training T-shirt. Please RSVP two weeks prior to the clinic you wish to attend.

517-581-3849 www.thistledewtack.com Mon – Wed 9am-5pm, Thurs 5pm-9pm, Fri – Sun please call for hours

Animal Chiropractic & Light Therapy

Equine * Canine * Feline

Learn how Tim builds a horse’s confidence and trust! Our goal is to help you build a calm, willing, confident partnership with your horse. We offer private & group clinics. Both you and your horse will benefit from our program. Book your clinic today!

Dr. Siiri Krygowski DC, CAC

Colt Starting DVD 2 Parts - $45.00

WindWalker Farms

For more information, visit or call:

www.familytree-chiro.com or (586) 453-3088 Chiropractic care and/or integrated light therapy is available with concurrent veterinary care.

Improving Horsemanship Abilities Obstacles and Desensitizing Improving Horsemanship Abilities Spring Tune Up Techniques

Tim Scarberry (810) 287-2415 www.windwalkertraining.com

Serving Southeast Michigan

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Celebrating

23 Years In Business!

12620 N. Telegraph, Carleton, MI Just East of 275, Exit 5

TRAILERS

Toll Free 1.855.783.6464

SALES, SERVICE & PARTS

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Thank You for a Great 2015. We Look Forward to Serving You in 2016! 2015 SUNDOWNER SUPER SPORT

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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CCD* $16,399

CCD* $10,525

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2 horse BP, 6’9” w., 7’6” t., all aluminum

GN, all aluminum, 2 horse slant load 6’9” wide, 7’ high bumper pull

MSRP $18,223

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3 horse bumper pull, slant load

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MSRP $15,920

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CCD* $12,275

CCD* $8,699

CCD* $12,275

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Mark your calendars for...

Feb. 12th thru

Feb. 14th it’s our Annual Spring Open House Sale!

Stop in today and check out our

Winter Arrivals!

Gift Cards

TOM’S WESTERN STORE

Saddle

1 Mile West of Ovid on M-21, 8982 E. M-21, Ovid, MI 48866 Fittings 1-800-830-5446 • (989) 834-5446 • www.tomswesternstore.com

2044 MEECH RD. WILLIAMSTON, MI

14183 MORRICE RD. PERRY, MI

6116 MORRICE RD. PERRY, MI

GREAT NEW PRICE! • 10 acres • 8 paddocks • 60x120 indoor arena • 12 stalls • Wash rack • Tack and grain room • Hay, sawdust and trailer storage • 1680 sq ft, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths • Full walkout basement • Two - 2 car attached garages! Offered for $349,900

• 2.17 acres • 1987 square feet • 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths • 1st floor laundry • Open floor plan • Full finished basement • 4 car attached finished garage • 40x60 pole barn, heated with electric and water Offered for $255,000

Over 40 Years of Experience in Buying, Selling and Investing in Real Estate

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• 5.01 acres • 1730 square feet • 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths • 1st floor laundry • Great wraparound enclosed porch • 65x32 pole barn Offered at $129,900

Diane Roll Associate Broker, GRI, CRS, CRB, ABR

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650 Purdy Lane, Morrice, Michigan 48357

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Whitmore Lake Location

South Lyon Location

8737 Main St., Ste. K Whitmore Lake, MI 48189

11271 Rushton Rd. South Lyon, MI 48178

FEED & SUPPLY

Call today for more information and special farm pricing

Quality Products & Service

(248) 486-0925

Legend Land is now your Local Michigan Millcreek Dealer!

Legend Land where legends are made! A Family Owned Business

We Carry Wood Chippers & Hay Elevators Too!

Legend Land Coupon

• Arena Rakes • Top Dressers • Row Mulchers • Manure Spreaders Several Millcreek Spreaders In Stock!

Receive a

$50 Gift Card with any Millcreek purchase before January 31, 2016

• Stainless steel models available • Select a size according to the number of horses you have • Very simple to operate

Legend Land has the equipment to meet your needs for any size farm!

Gift card can be used on your next in-store purchase.

Stop by to learn more!

One Name Says It ALL ... Horse Transportation ... Quarter Horse Farm ... Feed & Pet Supply Whitmore Lake Location

South Lyon Location

8737 Main St., Ste. K Whitmore Lake, MI 48189

11271 Rushton Rd. South Lyon, MI 48178

Call today for more information and special farm pricing

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Quality Products & Service

where legends are made! A Family Owned Business

The Original Bale Barns Are Now In Stock!

BALE BARN The Ultimate Equine Hay Feeder

Receive a

$10 Gift Card with any Bale Barn purchase before January 31, 2016 Gift card can be used on your next in-store purchase.

• Creates a safe, friendly environment • Eliminates wasted hay • Helps moderate and manage hay consumption • 8 large windows allow easy access • Strong one piece design • Easy to use

Turn a messy bale into a covered, netted bale in seconds!

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Whitmore Lake Location

South Lyon Location

8737 Main St., Ste. K Whitmore Lake, MI 48189

11271 Rushton Rd. South Lyon, MI 48178

(248) 486-0925

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FEED & SUPPLY Quality Products & Service

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Boarding • Training Lessons • Trail Rides

Any Purchase of $40.00 or More

Legend Land offers a 200 ft. indoor riding arena

Discount must be used for in-store purchase. Cannot be combined with any other discounts. Limit one discount per customer. Expires 1/31/2016

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LL Horse Transportation Reliable • Fast • Emergency Moves • Local & Cross Country

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FREE DELIVERY When you sign-up for a New Farm Account First Delivery is Free! Mileage limitations apply. Expires 1/31/2016

Legend Land Coupon

$37.50 EACH Stall Mats - While Supplies Last!

Prompt, safe and experienced! Call today to schedule moving your horse, anywhere, anytime. We care about you and your horse.

Legend Land Feed & Pet Supply At Legend Land, we care about your pets. We carry quality name brands at low prices. Come in & browse, or call us for delivery.

Our prices are guaranteed If you see a lower price anywhere, we will beat it! • Fromm • Taste of the Wild • Natural Balance • Best Breed

• Canidae • Origen • Acana • Triple Crown

Discount must be used for in-store purchase. Cannot be combined with any other discounts. Expires 1/31/2016

Hay Huts Are In-Stock! Mention this ad for $15 Off

• Kalmbach • Tribute • Pastell • Wayne Davis

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The Wire Horse 12500 Corunna Rd., Lennon, MI 48449 • Hours: Mon-Thurs & Sat 9:30-5:30, Fri. 9:30-7

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Great American Trail Horse Festival Thanks Sponsors Mora, Missouri - The Great American Trail Horse Festival was held November 5-8, 2015 at the awarded Von Holten Ranch in Mora, Missouri. The event was the first of its kind to be held by the American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA), who is excited to report the endeavor was a tremendous success. Riders attended from more than twenty states across the country, competing in six events over 3 days. Judges consisted of nationally renowned clinicians, trainers as well as volunteers from a wide variety of equine disciplines and interests. Over $6,000 in cash and prizes were dispersed, made possible in part by a variety of very generous sponsors supporting the Festival's mission of celebrating the noble trail horse. ACTHA would like to express a sincere thank you to Cavallo Horse and Rider, Tucker Trail Saddles, Circle Y, Reinsman, Horse Sense Solutions, Omega Fields, US Rider, Crest Ridge Saddlery, Rodeo Etc, Friends of Sound Horses, Legends Horse Feed, Headgear Liner, Weaver Leather, Purina, Evon Montgomery, Riding Warehouse, Jim's Motors, Tough-1, DP Saddlery, Conklin Fast Track, Cashel, Dover Saddlery, The Trail Rider Magazine, Horse Grooming Solutions, Mane-ly Long Hair, Horses Just Wanna Have Fun, Durvet, Winnie's Cookies, H2O Acres Country Décor, Mules and More Magazine, Fell Pony Society, Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association and McQueen Animal Chiropractic for all their support in making the Great American Trail Horse Festival an event to remember. ACTHA President Robin Tilghman stated, “Putting together an event of this magnitude takes a lot of hard work, not only from our staff and volunteers, but also from our clinicians, vendors and sponsors, something we couldn't do without each and every one of them. To be part of an event that is truly, a celebration of the noble trail horse was a heartwarming experience for all of us

OUR MISSION: The American Competitive Trail Horse Association's mission, duty and purpose is to address, educate, coordinate, and provide aid and relief to unwanted, unused, abandoned and abused equines on a national level. ACTHA's mission to provide a venue for the trail rider to participate in the sport of competitive trail riding, focuses on educating participants on all aspects of the equine, care, training, as well as the importance of being a good steward of our natural resources (land, water, and the animals entrusted in our care). To create an enjoyable venue to showcase the wonderful attributes of the great American trail horse and granting the recognition they so richly deserve. Leading by example, ACTHA donates 20% of its member rider proceeds from each event to registered 501(c)3 organizations (usually equine charities providing care for horses in need), and provides a vehicle for organizations to raise funds to support their cause. Our mission focuses on creating and enabling humane treatment and employment options for every able bodied equine, reducing the burden on local, state, and federal programs to support the ever growing problem of unwanted, unused, abandoned, and abused equines. To further our mission, ACTHA will create and maintain a registry open to all breeds and a point designation system which will stay with each horse for its lifetime, thereby adding to their value and distinction. For more information visit us online at www. actha.us or call (877) 992-ACTHA. Inquiries welcome at support@actha.us

talented riders and their horses will tackle a challenging "obstacle course" in pursuit of $5500 in cash and the coveted title of Champion at the 2016 Versatile Horse & Rider Competition. The Versatile Horse & Rider Competition - aka VHRC - is a timed and judged race through a course that presents a unique set of riding challenges and tests a wide range of horsemanship skills. In contrast to previous events, this year's competition will consist of just one round (not qualifying and final rounds) and will take place in the afternoon on Friday, April 8th, in the coliseum at the Ohio Expo Center. "The Versatile Horse & Rider Competition is not only a true test of horsemanship for horses and riders that are up to the challenge, but also a very popular event for attendees," explained Eugenia Snyder, the producer of Equine Affaire. "The competition usually draws some pretty amazing contestants, so it is our task to develop a course that is both difficult and doable---as well as suitable for different breeds and sizes of horses and riders of all disciplines," Snyder explained. "I think the VHRC has become really popular for attendees because the race is so unpredictable. You can't know how any horse and rider team will perform until they're on the course---and a lot of unexpected things happen. Riders in the audience can also envision how they would approach the obstacles, imagine how they and their horses would do, and empathize with the contestants as their horses succeed at some obstacles and fall short at others. And, as the producer of an event devoted to education, we believe the VHRC has an important educational component because those who attend learn a lot by observing the different approaches that contestants take in tackling the same obstacles." Who can compete.

Equine Affaire’s Popular Versatile Horse & Rider Competition The 2016 Equine Affaire returns to the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus on April 7-10 bringing the very best in equine education, shopping, entertainment, and, of course, the ultimate test of horsemanship—the Versatile Horse & Rider Competition. A select group of

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Equine Affaire’s Versatile Horse & Rider Competition is open to all riders age 18 years and older and horses of all breeds and disciplines. All horse and rider teams will compete against each other; there will be no "divisions" based on gender or age. A maximum of only 25 horse/rider teams will be pre-selected based on application materials submitted. The competition course. The VHRC course will feature a combination WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs Equine Affaire, continued of traditional and very unique riding obstacles and patterns set in the 90' x 212' arena of the Ohio Expo Center coliseum. The obstacles may include jumping over or through structures, backing through a pattern, pole bending and/or roll backs, gait changes, various gymkhana games, ground tying, working gates, and riding over or through difficult or spooky objects. How the competition will be judged. The performance of each horse and rider team will be judged on each obstacle for both quality of horsemanship and timing. Performance points will be awarded on a scale of 1 to 5 based on the rider's horsemanship, the horse's attitude, and the team's overall performance for each obstacle. Horses and riders will be required to complete the course within a given time. Any contestant who fails to meet this time limit will be disqualified. Ride times will be translated into points, and the team with the highest overall point score will be the winner. The judge for this year's competition will be champion reiner and all around trainer, Warwick Schiller, of Hollister, CA. Win $5500 in cash and more! Cash prizes will be awarded to the top four contestants with the first place team receiving $2,500 and the title of Versatile Horse & Rider Competition Champion and the second, third, and fourth place teams receiving $1,750, $1,000, and $250 respectively. Ribbons will be presented to the top 10 teams, and additional awards will be announced prior to the event. All awards will be presented at the conclusion of the race on Friday afternoon. Are you and your horse ready to compete? To obtain all of the details on the VHRC and an entry form, visit equineaffaire.com, click on the Ohio event and "Participate" links to access the VHRC page or contact Kristen Gump at kgump@equineaffaire.com or by calling (740) 845-0085 ext. 104. The entry fee for each horse/rider team is $350 and includes stabling on Thursday to Saturday and three single-day tickets to Equine Affaire for the contestant. Individual riders may compete with more than one horse in the race, but they must submit a separate application, video, and fee for each horse they wish to enter. Applications and support

materials will be accepted by Equine Affaire through February 16th. They will be reviewed by the management of Equine Affaire, which will select the final contestants for the competition and notify contestants by February 26th. Visit equine affaire.com for everything you need to know to attend Equine Affaire including the clinic, seminar, and demo schedule, ticket information, and details on discounted rates at our host hotels. The 2016 VHRC will provide plenty of action and suspense as contestants do their best to meet the challenges posed by the unique course of obstacles. Admission to the Versatile Horse & Rider Competition is included in general admission to Equine Affaire - providing just one more reason to travel to Equine Affaire in Columbus, OH, this April. Seating at the VHRC is always at a premium, so plan to get there early!

“USDF is thrilled to be able to recognize this extraordinary horse for his many accomplishments during the 2015 competition season. We also would like to congratulate his owner Four Winds Farm, Akiko Yamazaki, his rider Steffen Peters, and the entire Legolas team,” said USDF Executive Director Stephan Hienzsch. For more information about the Adequan USDF Horse of the Year awards or to access a list of past and current recipients, visit the USDF website at www.usdf.org, or contact the USDF office at usdressage@usdf.org. About USDF: Founded in 1973, the United States Dressage Federation is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to education, recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage. For more information about USDF membership or programs, you can visit us online at www.usdf.org, e-mail us at usdressage@usdf.org, or call us at (859) 971-2277.

Legolas Named Adequan/USDF Grand Prix Horse of the Year

Master Gardener Program Offered by MSU Extension

Lexington, KY - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) would like to congratulate the thirteen-year-old, 17.0 hand, Westfalen gelding, Legolas, owned by Akiko Yamazaki's Four Winds Farm LLC, and ridden by Steffen Peters of San Diego, California, for being named 2015 Adequan/USDF Grand Prix Horse of the Year. Legolas' median score of 77.330% made him the top horse in the United States competing at this level and the recipient of USDF's highest honor for the third year in a row.

Jackson County Master Gardeners are truly a resource to their community. Committed to sharing gardening knowleded to educate and introduce a wonderful, healthy hoppy to future generations. You will find them teaching healthy gardening practices in community gardens, starting plants from seeds with children, hosting gardening seminars in libraries, planning and developing beautification projects, working on conservation issues, teaching local gardeners pest and disease management skills, and promoting native plantings that attract birds, butterflies and bees. Master Gardeners are a unique group of people that come from every walk of life, sharing one central theme, a dedication to share their love of gardening.

Legolas was recognized at the 2015 Adequan/USDF Salute Gala and Annual Awards Banquet with a commemorative personalized plaque, an embroidered cooler, and a gift certificate provided by Dressage Extensions. Also, Legolas is the recipient of the Colonel Thackeray Award and will have his name engraved on a silver trophy to be on permanent display in the Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame housed at the USDF National Education Center, located at the Kentucky Horse Park.

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Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs Master Gardener Program, cont. basic pruning skills. This certificate program has been held for over 30 years in Jackson County and across the state. If you are a garden enthusiast, that would like to improve your gerdening knowledge, then the Master Gardener program is for you. January 21 - April 28, 2016 1715 Lansing Ave., Suite 257, Jackson, MI Thursday evenings 5:30pm - 9:30pm Program Fee: $300 If interested, please contact our office at (517) 788-4292 to find our more about the program. Visit the Gardening In Michigan website at http://mg.msue.edu/ and click on Becoming A Master Gardener.

Recreational Trails Program Reauthorized Washington, DC - Grassroots efforts from equestrians played important role in making sure RTP was included in the FAST Act. Congress has passed and the President has signed a multi-year national highway bill known as the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act, or the FAST Act. The bill reauthorizes the Federal Highway Administration's Recreational Trails Program (RTP) for the next five years and provides $85 million annually for the program. The last highway bill was set to expire in December and Congress has been working on various versions of a national surface transportation bill for most of this year. During the Congressional process several attempts were made to eliminate the RTP program from the bill. However, these attempts were unsuccessful. “We are very pleased RTP was included in the FAST Act. Every time a multi-year national highway bill is debated there is always an attempt to eliminate this program and this time was no different,” said AHC vice president of government affairs Ben Pendergrass. “Grassroots support from

recreational trail users, and other equestrians, played an important role in making sure RTP was included in bill. The AHC appreciates all the individual horsemen and also the organizations that contacted their Representatives in support of RTP.” “Strong support from Congressional champions of the program, particularly Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), James Risch (R-ID), Richard Burr (R-NC) and Jeanne Shaheen (DNH), as well as Representatives Hanna (RNY), Rick Larsen (D-WA), Tim Walz (D-MN) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), were all essential to preserve the program,” Pendergrass continued. Since its inception RTP has provided money for thousands of state and local trail projects across the country, including many that benefit equestrians. RTP provides funding directly to the states for recreational trails and trail-related facilities for all recreational trail users. It is funded with a portion of the gas taxes paid into the Highway Trust Fund by recreational off-highway vehicle users. To learn more about the program and find information about contacting your state RTP administrator for guidance on State policies and project eligibility requirements visit http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/recr eational_trails/. You can also look up the projects that are funded in your state by searching in the RTP project database. The AHC has advocated for the RTP program since its inception and is an active member in the Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT). CRT is federation of national and regional trail-related organizations formed exclusively to build awareness about and protect the RTP program. “It is a victory for all recreational users that RTP has been reauthorized. However, Governors still have the option to opt out of the program. This year only one state has done this (Connecticut) so it is important that recreational riders stay vigilant against any attempts to eliminate the program in their state,” said Pendergrass. “Additionally, if you have a trail project in your area you would like to see receive funding the AHC encourages you to visit the RTP website and contact your state RTP administrator.

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The Sunshine State Shines! Lexington, KY — The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. is pleased to announce that the 2016 USPC Annual Meeting and Equine Symposium will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Orlando, Florida, February 4-7. Horse enthusiasts, Pony Club members, leaders, and volunteers, will participate in educational opportunities for all ages with workshops and seminars daily. Activities include Leadership Training, Workshops, Anatomy Lab, Trade Fair, Research Projects, Saturday Night Banquet, and much more! Additionally, attendees will be close to attractions and events in sunny Orlando, Fl, making the trip “sunny” for all! Please visit the Annual Meeting web page for registration information, schedules, and seminar topics as they are confirmed. About Pony Club The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (Pony Club) was founded in 1954 as a nonprofit national youth organization to teach riding and horsemanship through a formal educational program. There are approximately 10,000 Pony Club members in over 600 clubs and riding centers throughout the country. Many of the nation's top equestrians, including several of our Olympic team members, business professionals, government leaders and career military officers, have roots in Pony Club. Traditional members range in age from as young as 4 through age 25. Pony Club also offers educational opportunities to over 500 adult members in its Horsemasters Program. www.ponyclub.org.

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Horse Association & Club News BRIGHTON TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. When last month's column was written, the wind was blowing hard, the temp was in the 30's, and snow was predicted. Today, in the second week of December, the sun is shining brightly, the breeze is gentle, and the temperature is predicted to be well into the 50's. Go figure! However, we know very well that winter is hiding just around the corner, so we should be prepared. That will keep most of us off the trails but for those daring riders who will still venture forth, be careful and exercise good judgment. The Brighton Trail Riders and our friends and neighbors, the Pinckney Trail Riders, started off the month with our annual Christmas Party. As we have reported in the past, this co-hosted event was started several years ago and it's still going strong. Members of both organizations turn out in good numbers and this year we held our party at Cleary's Pub in Howell. Once again, a buffet dinner was offered and the food was delicious. This was the third venue that we've tried and we were so pleased that it's likely we'll return next year. We did change things up a bit this year. In the past we've offered a variety of games and even music and dancing and although they were fun and entertaining, they left little time for socializing. This year we decided to cut back on most of these activities, and let our guests gab to their hearts' content. And did they take advantage of that opportunity! Even with the aid of a loud speaker, we had to tell them to “Quiet down, class!” when we made announcements. However, we did offer a 50/50 raffle and door prizes, and everyone quieted down when they realized they might be winners. We thank both our individual members and several local businesses for their generosity in donating prizes this year. In the immediate future, we are turning our attention to making plans for and holding discussions on a major component of the equestrian facilities in the Brighton Recreation Area. Earlier this year we came to the realization that our trails needed work that extended beyond routine maintenance. Clearing underbrush and removing limbs and tree trunks from the trials has always been an ongoing activity. However, we have become more aware that erosion and washouts, and the need to reroute and even create new trails was something we had to address. We also became aware that some of these projects would exceed the capabilities of our organization, and that it would be necessary to tap into the resources of the DNR. As a

consequence, we will be meeting with the DNR management at Brighton to plan joint projects that can be undertaken as soon as possible. We recognize and app-reciate that groups such as BTRA and DNR management at our recreation areas need to be on the same page and that open communication and collaboration is necessary. A number of our members have stepped forward and committed themselves to this venture, and we look forward to a positive outcome. We'll keep everyone posted. Mark Delaney, BTRA President FORT CUSTER HORSE FRIENDS ASSOC. Hello Trail Riders! Winter has been slow to come but there have been no complaints in our neck of the woods. As this is written, the holidays are in full swing for everyone. Our Christmas party on December 5th was well attended at the local Kal Val Saddle Club. The clubhouse was cozy and warm with the wood stove crackling. As usual, the food brought by all was delicious and overflowing on the tables. The gift exchange was enter-taining as partygoers stole gifts back and forth, laughing all the way. Ha, ha, ha! We would like to thank Marty Goodwin for her generous sponsorship to the club to allow the use of this facility for the party. Marty's involvement goes a long way back with FCHFA as she was a charter member of the original beginning of the club. As a thankyou, we gave her a membership for 2016 and hope to see her at more events this year and on the trails. Please mark your 2016 calendars with our two events for this year. The first will be the Annual Spring Equestrian Camp Out on May 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th. 2016. The second will be the Annual Fall Equestrian Camp Out on September 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th, 2016. Both of these events will take place at the Whitford Lake event area. This is a grassy, tree lined area that is as peaceful as it is beautiful. There are picket poles, some trees, an outhouse, manure disposal and water available for you camping needs. You are also welcome to use electric corrals, etc. if you so wish. We will also have our temporary buggy/cart trail open for those of you that drive your pony friends. Potluck supper and breakfast will be on the list of fun with anything else to be announced later. Feel free to check our website for more information on the 2016 calendar of events and updates @ www.fchfa.org or give Nancy a call at: 269-967-3616. Think about joining our wonderful club, come to ride-potlucks at the trail head, plan some camp out dates or just make it out to Fort Custer to

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see all the fun and work that has been going on in the Park for the last few years. Your support shows the Park that we want to continue to grow as an organization in 2016 and expand out into the future with greats plans. See you on the trails! Nancy GREAT LKS. DISTANCE RIDING ASSOC. Join us for our Annual Banquet February 6 and 7th in Clare, MI. What to Expect at Your First Ride - Part 1 (with Part 2 following in February). Although you may be new to endurance riding, you may not be new to distance riding and may have lots of experience with horses. This information is geared for those experienced riders on their first endurance ride. There is no way to cover all the circumstances, because every horse, rider, trail and day is different. The purpose here is to help address a couple of the most often asked questions and concerns. For more detail check the AERC's Riders Handbook. AERC's philosophy is "To Finish is to Win." That is a wise goal of your first rides. When in doubt, the welfare of the horse comes first. The veterinarians are at the ride to be your teammates to keep your horse happy and healthy through the ride. Ask questions and share your worries with them. Remember, the single most important thing about ride day is welfare of the horse. The rider has the ultimate responsibility for his or her horse, because no one knows your horse better than you do. Ride management is working so you can have a good time. They are volunteers who deserve a "thanks" for making the ride possible. One of the most important things for every rider to do is to attend the pre-ride briefing. If you don't know when or where it is going to be held, ask management or another rider. Tell them you are a "newbie" and you may get some extra special attention! The ride manager may be able to put you in touch with an experienced rider to answer your questions. There are always three groups of riders at any endurance ride, all on the same trail at the same time: 1. Those that are concerned with finish time and placement 2. Those that consider "to finish is to win” 3. Those that are just praying to get through it Unfortunately, there is generally only one type of horse at any endurance ride: the herd animal. That means you need to be smarter than the horse, and use your bigger brain to prevent injury. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Club News Some Tips For Your First Ride: Be sure you understand how trails are marked and the order of the loops. Some people write it down and carry either a map or the loop order with them. Start time is the same for everyone, but you can wait till the fast starters leave. (Note: If you want to see what a start is like, go up for the start of a ride that precedes your start time, but be sure your horse is well secured at your trailer.) Riding with another horse can be fun for everyone, if the horses travel easily together. Pay extra attention to trail markers when talking with another rider! If you do get off trail, retrace your steps to the last marker. Pull off the trail to get out of a bad situation with other horses. Competitive or upset horses waste the energy they may need later in the ride. Let other riders know when you want to pass them and keep yourself safe by not crowding or tailgating. Come in to veterinary holds slo-wly to calm the horse and slow the heart rate. You may get off and walk on foot any time you want in an endurance ride. Check us out today, www.gldrami.org, and get ready to experience the trails in a whole new way in 2016! HIGHLAND TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION I am going to skip the Association News for the January issue. We have a lot of things in the works but nothing I can write about just yet. Please continue to send the reminders, I plan to start back with the January deadline for February's issue. Could you maybe just add. This way we will keep our spot and those reading will know we plan to continue back in February. Hope you had a save and happy holiday season. We are looking forward to the opportunities and challenges 2016 has to offer. Thanks, Donna Snyder HUNGERFORD TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. Happy New Year and Welcome to 2016! Hungerford Trail Riders Association was very busy in 2015. We would like to thank all our members and volunteers for participating and supporting HTRA during the past year. Hungerford Trail Riders Association had a great time networking with association members and family at our annual Member Appreciation banquet. HTRA completed our 2nd year of recognizing members for riding the trails at Hungerford. Congratulations to the following members for winning the 2015 Trail Derby Competition. 1st Place - Brian Flohe, 581.6 Miles 2nd Place - Joe Law, 259.4 Miles 1st Place - Marcie Law, 151.50 Hours

2nd Place - Lou McDonald, 138.50 Hours As we take a brief break to celebrate the holidays with family and friends, we'll start planning our events for 2016. Readers can receive current event updates on our website at: www.hungerfordtrailriders.org or via our Facebook page by searching, Hungerford Trail Riders Association. Our next membership meeting will be in February 2016 – Date TBA. Riders who haven't had an opportunity to utilize our trail improvements, check them out the next time you hit the trails. HTRA placed a Lifetime picnic table and set up a hitching post on Trail #5 where riders can stop and take a break. In 2014, after the successful installation of a rest area on Trail #21, we were hopeful this rest spot would get the same response. And it did! Many riders have mentioned how nice it was to have a rest area on the east side of the trail system. Check out one or both of the rest stops, let us know what you think! HTRA is always seeking volunteers and members who are interested in helping spread the awareness of our club, increase membership, promote riding at Hungerford, and assist with our workbees and Adopt-A-Trail. HTRA was pleased with volunteers (members & non-members) that completed over 800 hours of trail maintenance and projects in 2015. The Association relies on our members to volunteer for the workbees, trail maintenance, and represent the association at community events. If you are interested in becoming a member, we have a 2016 membership application in this month's issue of Saddle Up Magazine. We look forward to seeing you on the trails!! HTRA Executive Board President, Mike Simcoe Vice President, Karen GreenBay Secretary, Joan Balk Treasurer, Marcie Law Trustee, Greg Hotelling IONIA HORSE TRAILS ASSOCIATION Our monthly meeting was Dec. 8, 2015 at the Lamplight Grill in Ionia, MI. 7 board members were present, and three were excused. Updated 2016 Calendar: Winter Ride – Feb 13, noon at the park beach parking lot Saranac Tack Sales (tentative) - March 19 Spring Work Bee - April 22-24 Annual Meeting Camping Weekend Aug 5-8 (revised) DNR Harvest Festival Sept 23-25 Annual Chili Cook-Off - Oct 14-16

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In other news, Robbin Stout resigned as president and our vice president will take over the role as president until our next elections in August 2016. Robbin then offered to resume her prior role as vice president and the board approved unanimously. We are encouraging all IHTA members who have volunteered time in 2015 to submit a list of dates and hours worked to any board member. We need to submit these hours to ISRA park staff very soon. Thank you, Kristie Walls, IHTA president KENSINGTON TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. We had a wonderful time at the Milford Thanksgiving/Christmas Parade. Our team met at Muir Middle School at 8:30 AM for registration, coffee, hot cocoa and donuts before decorating the horses and the humans. Kelly Lamus took some great photos all through the decorating and the parade. Santa even visited our group for a chat and a photo session. Be sure to visit our Facebook page to view the photos. Parade morning was crisp and chilly and Milford outdid itself with a huge turnout. All the horses did well, even those who hadn't been in a parade before. Everyone had a memorable time. KTRA would like to thank all of our parade riders (13) , banner holders (2), walkers (6), and the pooper scooper crew! Annual General Meeting: On February 7, KTRA will be holding its Annual General Meeting to propose board members for its upcoming election. As of this date we do not have a meeting location. Please check our website and Facebook page for more information after the New Year. We will also let you know by Infoshare the place and time. The KTRA Board is looking for a few good men or women who are interested in helping us run the club. We are looking to fill several spots coming vacant on our Board. If you are interested in planning events, shaping the direction of the club, and getting together with a great group of people to promote riding in Kensington Metropark, please contact Deanna Hanner at dshagency@aol.com to place your name on the ballot or nominate another. SAVE THE DATE: Our Annual Banquet will be March 12. We promise that it will be a fun and exciting time. So save the date, get out your dancing shoes and look for more information after the first of the year. KTRA members, this is a reminder to renew your memberships. We would love to have you come and join us for our Board meetings. They are open to members and those thinking about memWWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Club News bership. Come see what it's all about and have a voice in future rides, campouts and fun. Our board meetings are generally held the 2nd Monday of every other month beginning January 11 at Baker's Restaurant, in Milford. While you are out riding the trails, remember you can report a trail problem on our website: www.kensingtontrailriders.org. We appreciate it if you would help us keep our trails clear. Thank you for supporting Kensington Trail Riders Association and Kensington Metro Park. We wish you and your family Happy New Year. MI COMPETITIVE MTD. ORIENTEERING The final results for 2015 are in, and Michigan teams are holding strong in the national standings. Turn & Burn Babes, one of our many family teams, are leading for the long course. It is also great to see two other teams, Trail Stompers and Freedom Riders taking spots in the top ten. The Little Buckaroos, the great mother and son team, placed a strong third in the nation. The very active 2 Twisted Sisters came in sixth over all and at ninth we have Team Hearts. With a total of five short course teams from Mich-igan ranking in the top 20 teams nationwide, we can be excited for the future of comp-etitive mounted orienteering in this lovely state. Our president is even leading the national standings in the individual long course. Congratulations Melissa Fox for representing Michigan with flare. Royla Westphal lands in third place nationally, she continues to be an inspiration to everyone. A total of five individuals show in the top 20! The short course individual is also led by a Michigan rider, congratulations to Dennis Hurley for earning that top spot. Two additional riders also placed in the top 20 for the short course competition. I couldn't be prouder to be part of such an active group. The amount of hours that everyone dedicates to making this sport a success is amazing. Very soon we will all be meeting again to develop the calendar for next year, with several ride managers already claiming their weekend. The cold winter months are often spent finding prizes, deciding on themes and creating codes for the plates. In the spring the fun work begins when they get to travel the trails looking for good clues and hiding spots for the plates. 2016 looks to be another great year for past competitors and hopefully more new riders. If you are interested in learning more about our sport, please visit our Facebook page by looking up Michigan Competitive Mounted Orienteering. There are many members on the page that love to answer questions and talk

about our competitions. You may also visit nacmo.org to learn how to CMO, see the ride schedule, ride results and find membership forms. We love to help newcomers learn a sport that we feel is challenging and fun. The way this winter is going, I will see you on the trails sooner rather then later! ~ Janet MI FOX TROTTER ASSOCIATION The Dec.12,2015 meeting held at Wheel Inn restaurant in St. Johns, MI was called to order by Pres., Kathy Kruch, at 11:15AM. Also in attendance were VP, Bob Howell, Treasurer Char Ostrom (and husband George), Secretary Marilyn Mannino (and daughter Miranda), as well as Chuck Fanslow, Ron & Jan Wolfin, and Missy Schafer. Bob made a motion which Chuck seconded, to approve the minutes from the Oct. 17th meeting. Correspondence: Marilyn read the nice card from Maggie Potter, lifetime MFTA member. Membership update: We currently have 50 members(until the end of 2015). Send in your 2016 memberships now (and also rem-ember to pay your MFTHBA dues). We need each and every one of you to keep our numbers up! Financial report: Treasurer Char reported that we have $387 in checking and $455 in savings. All bills are paid & up to date. Jan made the motion which Miranda seconded to accept and file this report. MFTHBA Report: Char has resigned from the Rules Committee. She assisted in the updating of the MFTHBA Show Rule Book. Thank you for your expertise in accomplishing that large project! The date for the 2016 National Trail ride with MTRA is currently under consideration. This time, at sign-in, we will set out a box with a picture of an MFTHBA belt buckle on it for Fox Trotter owners to pick up their envelope which will contain paperwork for them to enroll in the MFTHBA program to start accumulating National Trail Ride points if they have not done so already. So many MFT owners are missing out on great MFTHBA awards. Hopefully this will help them become involved if they wish. The MFTHBA Half breed registry was discussed. The institution of this program has not been voted on yet. MI Horse Council Report: Considering the actions of the current MHC board, Chuck made the motion (which Char seconded) to not rejoin MHC in 2016. Old Business: Officer nominations were taken. Char has decided to step down and so nominated Missy Schafer for the Treasurer

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position. She accepted. Missy is trustworthy and has good financial work experience. Miranda nominated Chuck for the 3 year Director position, which he accepted. The remaining officers accepted their respective nominations. Miranda made a motion to close nominations which Jan seconded. George made a motion, which Chuck seconded, to accept this slate of officers. All voted in favor and the motion passed. The 2016 officers will be: Kathy K again as President, Bob H reelected as VP, Missy as Treasurer, Marilyn reelected as Secretary, Chuck elected as 3 Year Director, 2 Year Director position is vacant and Lola Boucher-Kuhn as 1 Year Director. Expo alternatives: Since we will not have a booth at the March Stallion expo, we are researching other expos. The Novi expo in November 2016 is a possibility. Chuck offered one of his horses for that one. Marilyn will get registration info for it as soon as it is available. Future clinics: Levi Beechy will host a Spring Training Clinic April 30 - May1 in W. Branch, MI. Jan Wolfin will head up the 6PM Camp-ing clinic there April 31st. Cost: $200 horse/ rider combo for the weekend. $15 audit fee. A flyer be available soon. The obstacle clinic with Gail Hilbrand is in the planning stage, as is the Gaited Dressage clinic. It was noted that the Illinois Horse Fair is March 4-6, 2016. The Illinois affiliate plans to have monthly trail rides starting in April, a gaited clinic at the end of April and a Fun Horse Show in May. Perhaps we can become involved in some of their activities. Website: Kathy will find out more about a less expensive option to host our website. Our next meeting will take place 11AM at the Italian Oven restaurant January 16 in Mt. Pleasant, MI. Miranda made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 1:50PM with George seconding it. Marilyn Mannino, Secretary PONTIAC LAKE HORSEMAN’S ASSOC. The Pontiac Lake Recreation Area horse trails are open and clear for riding. The campground is closed until April, but the day staging area on Teggerdine Road in White Lake Township is available for use and can accommodate some of the larger rigs. Should you spot some issues on the trail, we ask that you contact our Trail Boss, Rich Sulla directly and give him a description of the issue and location. Rich can be reached at rsulla70@msn.com or you can let him know on the PLHA Facebook page. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Club News We are pleased as an organization to have accomplished so much in 2015 and look forward to 2016. Our first board meeting for 2016 is Thursday, January 21st at 7 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. The meeting will be at the home of Susie Sulla. So if you need directions please give her a shout out, she is always happy to help out. The PLHA has only two organized weekend events for this year. June 10th - 12th is our Welcome Summer camp weekend and September 16-18 is the Tour the Trails camp weekend. Remember, if you want to camp at our weekend events, you will need to reserve your site with Ms. Susie Sulla. We always have plenty of space at our events, if you want to join us for the day. Please contact Ms. Susie to get on the campsite waiting list for our weekend events at US5495@frontier.com. We’re hoping to promote and attend other trail club events and lend a helping hand if needed. We will continue to monitor the status of the shared camping and keep you in the loop regarding equestrian use at the park. We look forward to seeing you on the trails at the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area. Have a great ride! PROUD LAKE TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. Happy Winter Everyone! We are very excited to share with you information about our upcoming yearly banquet. Our banquet will be on Friday, February 19th at Bakers in Milford. This years speaker will be Anke Lendeckel, Founder, Owner and Practitioner at Nature’s Rehab, LLC. Anke has been a horse lover and dressage competitor for more than 25 years, beginning in Germany and continuing on to the United States. Anke has a Bachelors Degree in Agriculture and a Masters degree in Animal Science from the University of Goettingen in Germany. She is a certified equine and canine massage thera-pist, a certified equine and animal adjuster. Anke is certified level 1 in the application of photonic therapy and a level 2 Reiki practitioner. With an emphasis on holistic healing she helps animals recover from all types of injury and illness and has an uncanny ability to identify the core issue that is at the root of the symptoms being exhibited. Anke is continually asked to attend the Novi Horse Expo and the Grand Rapids Winterfest as a clinician. Horse owners from all over bring their horses to Anke’s barn, Nature’s Rehab, for rehabilitation therapies. She also travels the state to conduct clinics at private barns. Our 2016 calendar of events is as follows….

February 19th - Banquet at Bakers May 21st - Scavenger Hunt Ride June 25th - Obstacle Challenge September 25th - Circle Ride w/ Kensington If you are riding in Proud Lake remember that hunting is allowed so bright colors and bells is always a good idea. Enjoy your ride! If you would like to be a part of our email list, you can get all of the latest details about our events by contacting Nancy Efrusy at Efrusy@yahoo.com and I will be more than happy to add you. The most exciting news of all is the addition of our new pavilion in the staging area. Please come by, check it out. We hope to see everyone soon and enjoy the beautiful weather on the trails! RANCH HORSE ASSOCIATION OF MI Thanks to all who showed at RHAM’s Great Lakes Ranch Horse Circuit shows at Berrien Springs in 2015! 2016 is set to be even better and all shows will be at the Berrien County Fairgrounds. Show dates for 2016 are May 13-15, June 11-12, July 30-31, and September 10-11. Finalized showbills and judges will be published on our website soon. We will be a part of the Midwest Regional Show October 20-23, 2016 in Cloverdale, Indiana. Full information is available at www.miranch horse.com. Also, be sure to visit our Facebook page at Michigan Ranch Horse Association for updates. We hope to see you soon! Joy Bond SLEEPY HOLLOW TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. Mark your calendars for February 6th for SHTRA's Annual Potluck and Auction Meeting. This will be the 18th year for this fun event. Victor TWP. Hall at 6843 Alward Rd. Opens by 11:00 am for set up and social hour. The Singing Cowboy-Danny Crampton and his Posse will be sing your favorite trail tunes. Potluck dinner at 1:00 pm with the auction following. Please bring a dish to pass and a horse related item for the auction. Table service, coffee and water will be provided. Bring family, friends, and guests are welcome. Sign up for door prizes when you arrive! It is a fun afternoon. Congratulations to SHTRA volunteers and workbee crews who have donated a total of 2,388 hours working for the improvement and maintenance of SHTRA's network of trails, events and internet. We replanked a 100 ft. multi-use bridge which connects the island trail to the multi-use trail network. There are

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mounting blocks on each side of the bridge for those who wish to lead their horse over the bridge to make this island a perfect destination ride. Please when riding about the island and lake, stay on the trail and out of the lake! The acts of trimming trails and sponsoring our 12 unique camp-over events were a remarkable feats of volunteerism! Thanks to all SHTRA donations, fundraiser participants and members who made this possible. The rustic cabin that SHTRA helped create is rentable for equestrians. This cute, rustic insulated cabin can sleep 4-bunk bed and couch, table, heat, porta-potty, picnic table, and 4 picket poles! It rents for $60 plus registration fee a night. Nearby, the modern cabin rents w/showers and electricity for $96 plus registration fee. It also has pickett poles and a trail that connects to the trail network. Go to 1-800-44-PARKS or www.michigan.gov \reservations to rent. Make plans for 2016 to camp anytime there with your horses! Upcoming events planned for 2016 so check our web shtra.org or Facebook for contact info. If you are interested in being an event host or hostess please contact Marsha. Hosting an event is a great way to be involved, meet new people, help SHTRA and have fun. Feb.6th - Annual Auction/Potluck Meeting April 10th - Rotten Egg Hunt May 27-30th - Memorial Day Youth July 1-4th - The Red, White and Blue Bash Sept. 2nd-5th - Labor Day weekend Sept. 25th - Judged Trail Ride Oct. (TBA) - Ichabod Crane Weekend 2016 Workbees (we are replanting the big woods bridge), events- Drive In the Park, Luau, Pirate Ride w/Great Treasure Hunt are pending dates and hosts. Consider joining us with a 2016 SHTRA Membership. We have Pay Pal! We have lots of fun events, great friendship and lovely trails. Check our website at shtra.org (no www. anymore) or contact us on our Facebook page. ~ Marsha Putnam Western Dressage Association® of MI The Annual Banquet Luncheon for the Western Dressage Association® of MI will be held on Feb. 27, 2016, 1-5 pm at the Riverwood Resort in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Activities at the luncheon will include the celebration of the 2015 award winners, silent auction, door prizes and brief updates on the year ahead. The cost of the luncheon is $25 per person. Reservations and payment can be sent to Jill Robiadek, WDAMI Treasurer, 1300 Richmond Dr., Cheboygan, MI 48721. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Club News The winter months can seem long but before you know it Spring will be here!! WDAMI is busy gathering information about schooling shows that will be hosting Western Dressage classes again this year. If you are aware of WD opportunities, please send a notice to carolannbaldwin@gmail.com. We will follow up with the information sent our way and help keep you informed. Please visit our website, www.wdami.org and/or our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/WesternDressageAssoc iationMichigan to learn about upcoming WD showing opportunities and clinics. Jec Ballou Western Dressage Clinic is scheduled for June 10th thru 12th, 2016. The clinic will be held at the Tromble Bay Lee Grande Ranch on M-33 in Cheboygan, MI. Stalls and campsites are available at the ranch. There are also area motels in the Cheboygan area. If you are interested in participating in this fabulous clinic, please contact Jill Robiadek at jrrob1@gmail.com. The Michigan Horse Council is preparing for the 2016 Expo held at the MSU Pavilion in East Lansing, Michigan. WDAMI will be hosting a booth and we hope you take some time to stop by and say hello! This is always an exciting event in March. The dates for the MI Horse Expo are March 11-13, 2016. WESTERN MI APPALOOSA REGIONAL We've made it through another year and many of us are now looking forward to the WMAR Year End Awards Banquet which will be held in conjunction with the MApHA Banquet on January 30, 2016. It will once again be held at the Quality Inn University in East Lansing. If you haven't yet received your invitations, contact Kelly Bristle 517.202.3379 for more info. The WMAR will be raffling off one free stall at the WMAR show of your choice at the banquet. We will also be joining the MApHA with their silent and live auctions there. Please bring an item for the auction. If you can get a large/very cool/more expensive item donated, we can always put that on the live auction and make you famous…..at least for the duration of the banquet! Remember that, new for 2016, we will be offering both Ranch Horse Pleasure as well as Ranch Horse Trail at our WMAR sponsored shows. Halter classes were also a big topic and it was decided that at the June show in Mason, Open Stallion classes will be split into Jr. & Sr. with the Mare and Gelding age splits remaining as is. At the Centreville show, ALL open halter classes will be split Jr. & Sr.

Other important dates to post on your calendar include the Michigan Horse Council Stallion Expo is March 11-13, 2016, the WMAR Red, White and Blue show at Mason will be June 4 & 5, 2016, the WMAR State Show at Centreville will be July 16 & 17, 2016 and the Sizzler Show that we co-host with the MApHA will be August 6 & 7, 2016. Speaking of shows, it appears that 2016 will be our last year with our fabulous show office team of Brad & Kyle (and, sometimes, Julie Dopp). The WMAR, as well as the MApHA have started the hunt for someone to run our show offices starting in 2017. Please, let us know if you'd be interested in doing this. We are still in need of two more board members. If you would like to join a bunch of fun loving Appaloosa folks to help keep this club successfully doing what it's been doing and to help try new projects in the future, contact President Terry Shelhamer or any other board member. If any of you have news and/or photos of your Appaloosas that you would like to share, I'd love to have you share them with us either on our Facebook page or by e-mailing them to me to include in the newsletter. Remember, to stay up to date on the latest happenings, be sure to check out the WMAR website at www.wmarapp.org or follow our Facebook page, WMAR. Our next meeting will be 11:00 am, January 9, 2016 at the MSU Pavilion in one of the classrooms under the stands. 'til next month….Sharon Clark YANKEE SPRINGS TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. Board Meeting Minutes, December 9, 2016 Consumers Grant: Thanks to Judi Struble's hard work YSTRA has received a $650.00 grant check from Consumers Power. Judi asked Ron to send Consumers a picture of our new fire pit to show where their grant money goes. Trail Report: It has been reported there are trees down on both the 6 and 4 mile trials. Trail clearing will be done this Sunday, 13th. Also Sunday afternoon members will meet to measure some of the larger campsites to split them so we can add possibly 5 more campsites. Clearing of the 9 mile can start after January 1st, if the weather holds. John Dermody has donated the use of his bull dozer to clear the autumn olive bushes from the trail. Ron and John will work out a date. Trail clearing will take place at the areas from Sager Rd which have been overgrown since the clear cut and notorious to maintain. The portion of the 9 mile

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which runs under the power lines need to be moved into the woods, dates will be set depending on the weather. Kiosk Update: the bulletin board, writing table, 4 boxes for fliers have been built and will be installed in the spring. Thanks Richard for this! New Trails: Need to walk the area from Gun Lake Rd. to Duffy Rd. and mark a new trail which will start from the 6 mile by the creek. Plans are being made to build a bridge to cross to the new trails. All plans will need to be approved by the DNR. On January 26th, at 7:00 pm, there will be a hearing to discuss letting the ORV’s use the game area roads for their recreation. This meeting will be held at the Barry County Board of Commissioner’s Chambers. The Public is invited to attend this meeting. We encourage all horse owners to attend this meeting and help discourage ORV’s from riding the roads in the game area as part of our 9 mile trail travels on the same roads they plan to take over. February 20 Euchre Tournament: Ron has applied to use the Yankee Springs Township Hall. Volunteer Hours: A new volunteer hour’s sheet was passed out. Ron will now be keeping track of these hours and reporting them to the DNR on the 2nd of each month. Ron has asked we submit our hours by the last day of the month. A big Thank You goes out to Carolyn Chaffee for administering these reports in the past. Bill H.R. 1931 Public land is going up for sale or be given away. Please get a hold of your Senator’s and ask them to vote NO on this bill, this property is not theirs to sell or give away. Ron Walker will be sending in a letter for YSTRA, to tell them YSTRA wants a NO vote on this bill. Please send a personal letter to your Senator. Your letters do have a great impact on their voting. Senator Stabenow, 3280 E. Beltline Court NE, Suite 400, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 Senator Peters, 110 Michigan Street NW, Suite 720, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 3rd District Representative Amash, 110 Michigan Street NW, Suite 460, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Mark Englerth, YS Township Supervisor, has asked Ron if anyone from YSTRA is interested to be on call for any search & rescue efforts needed in the Yankee Springs area. Ron will be in contact with Mark to get more information. January meeting will be at Skip & Jeanne Burger's house, January 13th. Meeting adjourned at 7:00 pm Sincerely, Kathy Taylor, YSTRA Secretary WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


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Please visit our website:highlandtrailriders.com or catch us on Facebook!

Joyce Love 1795 Stonecrest Milford, MI 48381

HTRA EVENTS * May 15, 2016 * September 10, 2016 October 8, 2016 *Organized Camping Weekends / Fridays & Saturdays Pre-registration required

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KENSINGTON TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. 2016 Membership Form Individual $20 Family $25

Mail to: Kensington Trail Riders P.O. Box 453, Milford, MI 48381

Business $50 Sponsor $100

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I, the undersigned, having read and understood the contents of this statement, agree to; RELEASE, ABSOLVE, FORGIVE and HOLD HARMLESS the Kensington Trial Riders Association, its members, its officers, and board members from all and any liabilities, connected to, any claims, judgment losses, costs or expenses, resulting in, but not limited to, death, physical injury, property damage or theft, to myself or my family members, pets and/or livestock, in connection with any event sponsored or organized by the Kensington Trail Riders Association. I and my family members agree, to participate in these activities fully understanding that horses can, and do act unpredictably at times, which is inherent to their nature. I further understand these activities could result in permanent injury or death to me or my family members and agree to participate in these events, knowing these activities are potentially dangerous and hazardous. Will you or any family member be wearing helmets when you ride? Please circle:

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I further agree to register at the Kensington Metropark office before riding a horse at Kensington Metropark facility, as required by the Kensington Metropark Authority.

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION © OF COMPETITIVE MOUNTED ORIENTEERING MEMBERSHIP • www.NACMO.org

Send completed membership application and fee to: MiCMO / Melissa Fox 4592 Bowers Attica, MI 48412

Legislative District

NEW RENEWAL STATE DUES: $10 MI State Dues Total NATIONAL DUES: $30 Family $20 Individual Lifetime Enclosed: $ List All Family Members

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RECOGNIZING THE FACT THAT THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR ACCIDENTS WHERE EVER HORSE USE IS INVOLVED WHICH CAN CAUSE INJURIES TO HORSES, RIDERS, AND SPECTATORS AND ALSO RECOGNIZING THE FACT THAT THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COMPETITIVE MOUNTED ORIENTEERING; NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COMPETITIVE DRIVING ORIENTEERING; AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COMPETITIVE MOUNTED ORIENTEERING; WASHINGTON ASSOCIATION OF COMPETITIVE MOUNTED ORIENTEERING; ALL OTHER STATE CHAPTERS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES AND THE WORLD, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, OR MEMBERS, CANNOT ALWAYS KNOW THE CONDITIONS OF TRAILS, ROADWAYS, OR THE EXPERIENCE OF THE RIDERS, DRIVERS, OR HORSES TAKING PART IN TRAIL RIDES OR DRIVING EVENTS OR OTHER NACMO, NACDO, AACMO, WACMO, OR ORIENTEERING EVENTS, OR FUNCTIONS. I HEREBY RELEASE THE ABOVE NAMED FROM ANY CLAIM OR RIGHT FOR DAMAGES WHICH MIGHT OCCUR TO ME, MY MINOR CHILDREN, OR HORSES.

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MICHIGAN HORSE COUNCIL Michigan Horse Council

www.michiganhorsecouncil.com Membership Application Calendar Year Membership January 1 – December 31

Michigan Horse Council is organized for the following purposes: a. b. c.

To provide individuals and organizations with a central authority that will support, encourage, supplement, and coordinate the efforts of those presently engaged in the constructive conservation, development, and promotion of the horse industry and horse community in the State of Michigan; To educate and inform individuals and organizations through all available media, education programs, and cooperation; To advocate the conservation and promotion of the horse industry and community

Benefits of Individual Membership in Michigan Horse Council • • • •

Receive a monthly email newsletter, keeping you informed of events that are happening in the state, current health issues, pending legislation affecting the equine industry, trail issues, and more. Being a member of an organization that is working to promote the Michigan Horse Industry - assimilate information about and promote all aspects of the equine industry in the state, including all breeds and disciplines, including trail riding and racing. A chance to attend monthly, open board meetings (except during June, July and August), many with informational speakers. Having the opportunity to become a member of one of the standing committees of the Michigan Horse Council, including Communications, Membership, Legislative/Land Use, Expo, Special Events (all events in which MHC participates, including Novi Equestrian Expo, Ag Expo, Great Lakes International Draft Horse Show, 4-H Horse Jamboree, MSU Autumnfest and more); Education; Trails and Philanthropy. Being associated with people who are working towards the enhancement, safety, preservation and enjoyment of both the horse and owner, whatever their individual interests may involve.

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$15.00 Basic Individual: All of the above benefits $35.00 Enhanced Individual: All of the above benefits, plus $1,000,000 excess liability insurance through Equisure Insurance

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$35.00 Business Membership: Open to all businesses engaged in any type of horse related activity, and/or who support the goals and purposes of the Michigan Horse Council. Liability insurance not included.

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Return with check payable to Michigan Horse Council MHC Membership Karyl Dunaway, Treasurer 3104 Ritchie Road, Metamora, MI 48455 www.michiganhorsecouncil.com ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JANUARY 2016

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Meet the Officers of the Michigan Horse Council

Pictured left to right: front row - Ida Glassbrook, Ellen Van Slyke, Dee Bozek Back row - Don Packard, Jean Ligon, Karyl Dunaway, Connie Maynard, Sue Armstrong, & Mike Foote Not pictured above: Ann Louise Budd, Kathy Glew, Marilyn Graff, Dr. Karen Waite, Wendy Walker SUE ARMSTRONG - Sue has been President for the Pinckney Trail Riders Association (PTRA) since 2010. She obtained the PTRA’s 501c3 IRS designation and has helped develop and implement fund-raising efforts for the club. She has developed a working relationship with the DNR and negotiated and executed a Friends Agreement for the PTRA with the DNR. Sue has been instrumental in major improvements to State facilities for equestrians. She also developed and implemented youth and community involvement with horses. Sue currently owns 3 horses and a donkey, and is coowner of Armstrong Enterprises for 28 years. DARLENE (DEE) BOZAK - Dee is currently president of West Michigan Arabian Horse Association and has been on their board for 15 years. She is in her 21st year as a 4-H Horse Leader, and Foods and Crafts Leader. Presently she is working for her judges card for the state of Michigan. Dee has owned several breeds and is also a MIHA coach for Lakeview High School. ANN LOUISE PEABODY-BUDD - As a young girl growing up on an apple orchard in Fenton, MI, I was the only one in my family of 6 who really wanted a horse. In 1970 I met my husband, Dr. Jim Budd in London, England, I was his tour guide. We were married in 1971 and a dear friend brought us a $17.50 pony and tied him to a Willow tree in our backyard. And, that was the beginning of our KaTalPa Arabians involvement in the Michigan horse industry. Our three older sons and Jim all showed Arabians and Half-Arabians in all divisions in local, regional and national events. Our daughter Marta and son Dusty started showing in lead line and continued showing in English, western, equitation, costume and park and Jim got involved with Arabian race horses. As an older student at MSU in Ag Comm©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JANUARY 2016

unications, I was able to complete 4 internships at the Arabian National Championships as Assistant Commercial manager which gave me some wonderful background experience when the expanded MHC Expo was being discussed. Bev Grunheid and I were given the assignment of co-chairing the MHC International Stallion Exhibition and Trade Show that was held in the Lansing Civic Arena. I have had the wonderful honor of representing the Michigan Horse Council as their Horse Expo Chair and Co-Chair for 32 of the 33 years we have operated under the expanded format. A wonderful, active and determined committee and administrator have been actively representing the Michigan Horse Council producing one of the best Horse Expos in the US. Thank you all for your vote of confidence. KARYL DUNAWAY - Present MHC Treasurer since 2002 (main account). Karyl has been on the board of directors for the Walking Horse Association of Michigan in a number of capacities, including 2000 State Vice President and Reporter for Region 3. She has worked on the MHC Expo for many years, the first four assisting Dr. Dunn in presenting seminars and then taking over fully for Dr. Dunn upon his retirement. Karyl served as part of the organizing committee for MHC ad hoc Gaited Horse Sub Committee and has served as co-chairprson for the organizing committee for the MHC 25th Anniversary Celebration in 1997. Karyl is currently a MHC delegate for Turning Point Donkey Rescue and 2nd delegate for the Shiawassee Trail Riders. KATHY GLEW - Kathy is a Therapeutic Riding Instructor through PATH International. Besides teaching riding to students with cognitive and emotional disabilities since 1990, she travels the country testing and certifying new instructors who meet the PATH criteria. Kathy lives with her husband, five dogs and many horses in DeWitt, MI.

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Meet the Officers of the Michigan Horse Council MIKE FOOTE - Mike has been a horse owner for over 28 years, and has trail ridden in many states, including Michigan. He has been a MHC member since 2004, and served as MHC President from 2007 to 2014. He currently serves as an Ionia Horse Trails Association board member, also on the MI State Park Advisory Committee (replacing discontinued CCMSP), the MI Equine Trailways Subcommittee, and the MI Trails Advisory Committee. IDA GLASSBROOK - Ida has been a part of the MHC for 16 years, starting with the Expo as the Youth Volunteer Coordinator and later becoming an Executive Board Member. She is currently Secretary of the MHC. She lives in Battle Creek with her boyfriend, Ryan and her son Parker Corbett. Her oldest son lives in Mason. Her family raised and trained Haflingers for many years, she currently owns two Haflingers and an Appaloosa. She is very active with her son Parker in 4-H with his horse club Reins and Riders, and his shooting sports club Ingham Sharp Shooters. She also participates with Ryan in raising and training Labrador Retrievers. MARILYN GRAFF - Marilyn began her involvement with the Michigan Horse Council in 1973 as the MHC was formed. When the original office of Secretary/Treasurer was separated into two positions, she was elected treasurer of the Council. Marilyn was on the original planning board for the first Stallion Expo and Trade Show held at the Lansing Civic Center in East Lansing, MI. She has participated from the first through the 31st Stallion Expo, now called the Michigan Horse Expo, in some form as a committee member, chair or vendor. Marilyn has served on the MHC Executive Committee for many years, and currently holds the position of co-chair of the Membership Committee, and Expo Administrator for the Michigan Horse Expo. M. JEAN LIGON - Currently MHC Vice President. Jean joined the MHC in 1995 as an individual member and was a founding member of the Brighton Trail Riders Association two years later. Jean was a delegate for this group for many years. She is currently a delegate for the Livingston Horsemen’s Association. Jean is an attorney who practices in environmental, land use, real property and equine law. She chaired the 1997 committee that redrafted the MHC bylaws. In that same year, she and her husband, Orvin Rohloff, began managing the volunteer efforts at the MHC Stallion Expo. This is Jean’s tenth year serving as chair of the the Legislative/Land Use/Environmental Committee which keeps her very involved in environmental issues pertaining to horses. CONNIE MAYNARD - I became the delegate for Augusta Township Mounted Patrol (ATMP) when they joined the MHC in 1998. The ATMP is a mounted neighborhood watch group that was started and trained by Washtenaw deputies Chuck Mullins and Lisa King along with State Police detective Lorenzo Veal III in 1994. At this time we are the only mounted neighborhood group in the state. Besides patrolling our neighborhood, we have done a couple of search and rescues, run the first aid booth for 4-H, night security for J Bar J Rodeo and helped local churches with fund raisers. I have been a 4-H leader in Washtenaw Co. for 21 years and on the horse board for 6 years. In 2009, I was named the 4-H leader of the year in Washtenaw. I have been a member of the Michigan Trail Riders since 1986 and have crossed the state 17 times with numerous partial crossing. 14 of the crossings have been on my Paint mare, Lady Desperado. In 2010, Lady Desperado and I were ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JANUARY 2016

the fourth in the world to reach 10,000 hours with the APHA Ride America program and were presented with a belt buckle. In 2014 MHC named us Horse/Rider of the year. Desperado and I have been in two Inaugural parades in Washington, DC with the Michigan mounted police drill team and we hope to make a third one in 2017. We have also participated in the Horse Expo’s color presentation with the MI Mounted Police. DON PACKARD - Don served in the US Army from 1963 to 1994. He was promoted to Lt. Colonel at age 42, and was an Operations Officer. He has been a Kiwanis member since 1993 and has served as club President twice. Don chaired an eleven million dollar bond initiative for Pinckney Community Schools, and has also served as President of the Parent Teacher Association. Don has been a MHC delegate for the past 5 years and is a member of the Walking Horse Association of MI (WHAM), the Nat’l. Walking Horse Assoc., and the MI Trail Riders Association. He has ridden the shore-to-shore 5 times. Don has shown extensively with his 15 year old Tennessee Walking Versatility Horse, Sunny. They enjoy riding together, and Don says that he is indebted to Sunny. Don has been married to his beautiful wife Jan for 50 years and have 3 sons. Don is currently MHC President. ELLEN VAN SLYKE - Ellen is a board member of the new Big Oaks trail group, Equestrian Friends of Big Oaks. She has been involved in the equine world for about 30 years with gaited horses. She has shown and rode trails during the past 30 years. Ellen has enjoyed the successes of national titles, as well as the personal satisfaction of helping maintain and develop trails all around the state of Michigan. She remains active in trail friend groups. She hopes, with the assistance of the MHC, to extend grants and help equine groups across the state of Michigan. DR. KAREN WAITE - Karen holds the Education Chair for the MHC. She is an Extension Specialist for Michigan State University. She is responsible for the organization and development of educational programs and materials for Extension 4-H Youth Development, adult 4-H leaders and Extension staff in the areas of horse management, nutrition, training, equitation, judging and showmanship. She handles the coordination of the MI 4-H Horse Program, state level horse related youth activities, as well as working closely with horse industry organizations involved with youth and State 4-H Youth Development Office. She also provides instruction in the Agriculture Technology Horse Management Program for Animal Science. WENDY WALKER - MHC Communications Chair for 2 years. She promotes the MHC and the horse industry throughout the State of Michigan. Wendy also has been a web designer for 10 years. Wendy was been on the Board of Directors for 10 years and previous Secretary of the Ionia Horse Trails Association for 5 years. Wendy is currently the Secretary for the Friends of Ionia State Recreation, a new non-profit friends group in the Ionia State Recreation Area. She is an avid trail rider, owns 18 horses with several being rescues and loves to camp with her family and horses.

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MICHIGAN HORSE DRAWN VEHICLE ASSOCIATION 2016 Membership Application Membership Type New

Date

Renewal

Annual Dues: $30.00 for Individual or Family

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Please send check payable to: MHDVA and this form to:

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State

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Linda Aloyo 4123 S. Portsmouth Rd. Bridgeport, MI 48722 Membership questions can be directed to: Linda Aloyo (810) 397-1586 rlaloyo@gmail.com

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Michigan Hunter Jumper Association 42 Years of Quality Hunter Jumper Horse Shows Complete membership information online:

www.MHJA.org

Come Show With Us! The MHJA offers year end awards in Hunter and Equitation from Cross Pole to 3’3. Jumper divisions from 2’6 to 4’3. We’re an affordable alternative to the A Circuit. This is a great circuit to polish your skills in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Competitors from all breed associations welcome! MARCH 4-6 12-13 19-20 APRIL 9-10 16-17 MAY 21-22 27-29 JUNE 3-5

Stoney Ridge Farm B USEF Willowbrooke Farm, Plymouth (313) 938-9221 Stoney Ridge Farm C/Pony Willowbrooke Farm, Plymouth (313) 938-9221 Haverhill Farm B - Hunters Run Haverhill Farms, White Lake (248) 887-2027 Haverhill C & Pony - Hunters Run Haverhill Farms, White Lake (248) 887-2027 Hunters Run B, Temperance (734) 856-2404 WinAGin C & Pony, Oxford (248) 628-2296 Haverhill B & USEF Local WinAGin Haverhill Farms, White Lake (248) 887-2027 Stoney Ridge B & Pony - Hunters Run Temperance (734) 856-2404

JUNE, cont. 11-12 Meadowview C & Pony - Meadowview Farm, Lowell (616) 897-9944 24-26 Hunter Run B & USEF Local - Temperance (734) 856-2404 30-July 3 Haverhill B & Pony WinAGin Haverhill Farms, White Lake (248) 887-2027 JULY 9-10 Windermere C - Windermere, Clinton Twp. (586) 465-2170 16-17 Meadowview B - Meadowview Farm, Lowell (616) 897-9944 23-24 Hunters Run C & Pony - Hunters Run, Temperance (734) 856-2404 AUGUST 5-7 Grosse Pointe B & USEF Local - Grosse Pointe Hunt (313) 884-9090 12-14 WinAGin B - WinAGin Farm, Oxford (248) 628-2296 20-21 North Adams C - North Adams Farm, Oxford (810) 797-5555 27-28 Windermere C & Pony - Windermere, Clinton Twp. (586) 465-2170 SEPTEMBER 2-4 Stoney Ridge Farm B Finals (734) 395-9085 10-11 Grosse Pointe Pony - Grosse Pointe (313) 884-9090 17-18 Stoney Ridge Farm C & Pony Medal Finals (734) 395-9085

Visit us online for membership information

Thank you for your support!

www.MHJA.org 42 Years of Quality Hunter Jumper Horse Shows

Michigan Hunter Jumper Association

The MHJA would like to thank all of our generous sponsors. Your donations make our show season and annual awards banquet special: The Sporthorse Saddlery, Rochester Hills Stables &Tack, Wyldewood Tack, Diana Hadsall Photography, Arizona Saddlery of Clarkston, Maplecroft Farms, Sew Right Embroidery, Stoney Ridge Farm, The Classis Horse Equine Jewelry, Peggy Collins-Realtor, The Collins Collection RE/MAX Classic, Devoucoux Saddles – TJ Campbell, Bell Fork Lifts – Kristen Bell, Hunters Run – The Bates Family.

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MICHIGAN JUSTIN MORGAN HORSE ASSOCIATION 2016 EVENTS January 30 - High Point Awards Banquet

April 22-24 - MJMHA Classic Horse Show

Baker’s of Milford, Milford, MI 6pm-10pm, Dinner, Awards, and Silent Auction Contact Alex Walton (810) 623-5809

Ingham County Fairgrounds, Mason, MI Morgans, Saddlebreds, and Challenge of the Breeds! Contact Sandra Stearns (616) 886-9832

February 14 - MJMHA Tack Sale 11am-3pm

May 27-29 - Michigan All Morgan Horse Show

Admission $1.00, Pinckney High School, 10255 Dexter Pinckney Rd., Pinckney, MI All Spaces Now 10x10! Vendor Set-Up 8am-11am Contact Alex Walton (810) 623-5809

MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI. It’s our 64th Year! USEF Rated, MJMHA Scholarships Awarded (Scholarship applications due May 15, 2016), plus Youth of the Year Contest. Contact Terra Zimmerman (734) 755-9019

March 11-13 - Michigan Horse Expo

September 2-3 - MJMHA Fall Fun Show Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, Corunna, MI Morgan and Open Classes, plus Pink Classes. Contact Megan McCally (248) 719-4473

MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI It’s time to volunteer to talk about horses to horse people! Contact Laura Wealch (734) 449-0025

Visit us online for more information: www.mjmha.com

MICHIGAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 278, Greenville, MI 48838 • 616-225-8211 • Fax: 616-225-8313

www.MIQUARTERHORSE.COM MQHA Membership Application*

q New

Youth* (Date of Birth / / ) $30 q Includes MQHA Journal 12-month $20 q Without MQHA Journal 12-month Adult $45 q 12-month Individual with Journal $35 q 12-month individual without Journal $65 q Adult with Spouse Other q Farm, Ranch, Corp. or Partnership 12-mo. $45 $250 q Individual Lifetime

q Renewal * MQHA requires a copy of youth’s birth certificate. Please add $20 for 1st class shipping or Canadian memberships

First Class Postage (REQUIRED ON CANADIAN MEMBERSHIPS) q To upgrade from third class to first class $20

A few benefits of your MQHA Membership: • Michigan Quarter Horse Journal • Nearly 50 AQHA Shows Annually • Youth World Show Team and Youth Congress Team • Stallion Service Sale • Michigan Quarter Horse Breeders Futurity • Queen Contest • Various Clinics • Annual Convention and Year End Awards Please make checks payable to MQHA & mail to:

MQHA, P.O. Box 278, Greenville, MI 48838 For office use only:

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Michigan Trail Riders Association, Inc. 2016 Membership Application New memberships are $35. Renewal memberships are $25 until March 31, 2016 and then will be $35. A Lifetime Membership is $400. All memberships are “Family Memberships.” If you are single, a membership includes just you and any children. Family Memberships consist of a husband, wife and children under the age of 18. The membership year is from January 1st to December 31st. Maps and Guide books are included with the New Member fee. If you would like to purchase the maps and guide book only, please remit $10. No bicycles are allowed on this trail. We are a non-profit organization, therefore, all membership income over and above expenses is used to improve and promote the Michigan Riding-and-Hiking Trail.

Membership must be in effect for 30 days prior to ride date. Name:

Would you prefer to receive the newsletter by mail? o Yes Would you print your newsletter from the MTRA website to save printing and postage? o Yes Would you want the newsletter emailed to you? If yes, please list your email address below:

Address: City:

State:

Zip:

Phone Number: Children’s Names/Ages:

Please mail check with completed application to:

Michigan Trail Riders Assoc., Inc. 770 Jobin Drive, West Branch, MI 48661

Date: New:

Renewal:

Angie Marsh (989) 345-3225 Secretary/Treasurer

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Pontiac Lake Horseman’s Association Making a difference for the future at Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area

2016 Membership Application Membership is for one year and expires each year on June 1st. Please indicate which membership you are applying for.

o Individual $10 o Family (includes children under 18) $15 o Business $35 Name Please make checks payable to:

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Pontiac Lake Horseman’s Association (PLHA)

Children’s Names under 18

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State

Zip

Pontiac Lake Horseman’s Assoc. Attn: Membership Coordinator P.O. Box 798 Highland, MI 48375

Email

I hereby release the Pontiac Lake Horseman’s Association, its membership and officers, of any and all liabilities resulting in physical injury, property damage or personal loss to myself or my family members in connection with any activities sponsored or organized by this Association. I realize that horses can behave unpredictably and I agree to participate in these activities fully aware of the potential risks involved.

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Visit us online:

www.proudlaketrailriders.org

2016 Membership Application Membership Rates

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please check one

Address City

State

Home Phone

Zip

Single Family

$15.00 $20.00

Business

$25.00

(includes Free enhanced listing on the PLTRA website)

Email

I hereby release Pontiac Trail Riders Association, Inc., its membership and officers, of all and any liabilities resulting in physical injury, property damage or personal loss to myself or my family members in connection with any activities sponsored or organized by this Association. I realize horses can behave unpredictably and I agree to participate in these activities fully aware of the potential risks involved. Signature

Date

For more information please email Nancy Efrusy at efrusy@yahoo.com Please make checks payable to: Please mail your application to: Proud Lake Trail Riders Association, Inc. PLTRA Memberships, 3210 Red Fox Lane, Milford, MI 48381

Make checks payable to:

2016 Membership Application

Ranch Horse Association of Michigan

o New o Renewal www.miranchhorse.com

Please check which membership you are purchasing.

o Family Membership $30 o Individual Membership $15 o Youth Membership $10 Important: All memberships are based on calendar year and expire December 31. Please allow approximately two weeks for processing. One form per membership. Please duplicate if needed.

Mail to: Sam Holwerda, 7115 Meadowbrook Rd., Benton Harbor, MI 49022 FOR OFFICE USE ONLY: Date Rec’d.: Check Amt.: Check #: RHAM #’s: FAMILY MEMBERS

Name

Mailing Address

Name

ARHA #

City, State, Zip

Relationship

Spouse

Phone(s)

ARHA #

Email Address

DOB

ARHA # (also list ARHA Amateur # if you have one)

(attach separate sheet for additional family members)

UNDER THE MICHIGAN EQUINE LIABILITY ACT, AN EQUINE PROFESSIONAL IS NOT LIABLE FOR AN INJURY TO OR THE DEATH OF A PARTICIPANT IN AN EQUINE ACTIVITY RESULTING FROM THE INHERENT RISK OF THE EQUINE ACTIVITY. I apply to participate in or observe equine events provided and sponsored by Ranch Horse Association of Michigan (RHAM). By signing this RELEASE OF LIABILITY I understand that my involvement in a Ranch Horse Event will expose me to above normal risks due to the unpredictable behavior of horses and their reactions to surroundings of unfamiliar objects, sounds and cattle. Examples of these risks include: collisions, kicking, biting, rearing, bucking, striking, rolling, bolting and trampling. I understand that horses have a tendency to behave in ways that may result in injury, harm or death to a person on or around it. I agree that I assume and acknowledge these and other dangers that are inherent in horse related activities. I agree that I am responsible for my own safety. I agree that I have my own medical coverage. I agree that the RHAM, their members, employees, and agents will not be liable if I suffer personal injury or death. I agree not to bring any claims, demands or lawsuits against RHAM, their members, employees or agents. I agree that if RHAM, their members, agents or employees are sued by anyone else because of claimed conduct by myself, I will indemnify and hold them harmless from all damages and costs, including reasonable actual attorney fees. I agree that by signing this release it becomes binding on me, my heirs and assigns, and thus I am allowed to participate in RHAM activities or ride on property rented or in use for events. I agree that, THIS RELEASE CONSTITUTES A WAVIER OF LIABILITY BEYOND THE PROVISIONS OF THE MICHIGAN EQUINE ACTIVITY LIABILITY ACT 1994 P.A. 351. I agree that Michigan law governs the enforceability of this release. I acknowledge that I have read this waiver and liability release and I fully understand it, I am eighteen years of age or older, and that I am signing this release on my own behalf (or on the behalf of my minor children), our heirs, representatives and assigns. I understand that I am responsible for my own financial loss in relation to any theft or damage to my tack, equipment, vehicles, trailers, and horses while on the premises where an Equine event is held. Upon purchase of a RHAM Membership, member agrees to abide by the Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of ARHA and RHAM. A RHAM membership is not required to participate in a RHAM Event as long as the participant provides proof of a current ARHA membership, but a RHAM membership must be purchased to be eligible for year-end points to accumulate and showing 3 of 4 or 4 of 5 RHAM circuit shows per season to be eligible for a year end award. I (We) agree to abide by the rules of the American Ranch Horse Assoc. and Ranch Horse Assoc. of Michigan and will work to promote the association.

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WATERLOO HORSEMEN’S ASSOCIATION Mid-Michigan’s Premier Equestrian Trails In the Heart of Waterloo Recreation Area between Ann Arbor and Jackson 2016 Membership Application ~ Jan. 1, 2016 thru Dec. 31, 2016 Name

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Address City

State

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4-H/MQHA CLINIC WEEKEND! In conjunction with the annual MQHA Tack Sale!

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We’ve brought in some of the best clinicians, trainers and judges from around Michigan to offer a variety of riding clinics! Sessions include: hunt seat equitation, western horsemanship, mastering trail and western dressage Auditors: Pre-Sale Tickets $8, or $10 at the door Riders: Each session is $50, or choose as many as you’d like for $125. Spaces are limited. Price includes stall! For registration or pre-sale ticket information contact: Taylor Fabus at tenlenta@msu.edu

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Building a Partnership with Your Horse

DEALING WITH A HORSE THAT PINS HIS EARS By Lynn Palm If you have spent much time in the saddle, chances are you have come across a horse that pins its ears. Whether you are riding such a horse, or you are riding in a group that includes this kind of horse, you know how unpleasant it can be. More importantly, the aggressive, ear-pinning horse can be dangerous. Why do horses pin their ears, and what can we do about it? Horses use physical actions known as “body language” to communicate clearly with each other, and laying their ears back is just one of the examples of body language. When a horse pins it ears, actually flattens the ears back to the neck, the horse is saying, “Get away from me!” or “Keep your distance!” Flattened ears may also mean, “Watch out because if you don't move away, there's going to be trouble!” Mares have a tendency to pin their ears more than male horses, but either sex can develop the habit. With some horses, this is just part of their nature. It could be a horse that is especially territorial and uses this way to let other horses know that they are getting too close. Or, the horse may just have a dominant personality. In any case, the horse that is pinning its ears is clearly letting both his rider and the other horses know he is not accepting the immediate situation, whatever it may be. It is natural for your horse to flick his ears back to register another horse’s approach, either beside or behind him. He may even briefly flatten his ears to give a warning to the other horse not to get in his personal space, but he does not react beyond this. This causal pinning of ears means, “I'm not happy about this and I'm letting you know.” What we are concerned about is the horse that quickly and aggressively pins his ears and then swings his head to bite. He may also swing his hindquarters to kick. This horse is saying, in no uncertain terms, “Look out!” This kind of attitude can be a nuisance at best, and, at worst, a serious danger to other horses and riders. And, the horse that regularly pins his ears at his riding companions does not make for a fun ride! (In the show ring, this attitude is very undesirable and not one the judges will look on favorably.)

Your horse will react to what happens around him, and so it is your responsibility to think for both of you and to always keep safety in mind. Inform the people you are riding with that your horse is anxious about horses coming up behind him or if he has any personality quirks such as being territorial or dominant. Forewarned is forearmed! Always keep a minimum distance of ten feet (on both sides and front and back) between horses whenever you are riding in company. If you allow horses to get any closer together then they can make potentially dangerous contact with another horse or a rider before you can react in time to prevent it. Stay aware of where other horses are in relation to you and your horse. Do not rely on other riders to maintain the minimum ten foot distance between horses. You are responsible for where your horse is at all times! A common error many riders make is to tunnel their vision and focus their mind on the middle of their horse’s neck or head. Our instinct is to look at the horse or whatever or wherever the focus (or problem) is. We have to remember to take in the whole picture and not just focus on one particular horse or particular thing. If your horse aggressively pins his ears, immediately act to change his focus from the other horse(s) to you, the rider. Continue to keep controlling your horse. Make a transition or gait change to distract his attention and refocus his concentration from the other horse(s) to your commands. This may mean trotting for a few steps, or doing a turn on the forehand, or backing a few steps. Obviously, you want to be sure that any gait transition will keep other horses and riders out of harms’ way. Many riders want to react by hitting their horse when he pins his ears. I would caution them that when you use physical discipline, if your timing is off by even a second, you could end up confusing the horse or even making him more aggressive. Instead, I suggest using vocal discipline. Get bossy with your voice! The moment your horse pins his ears, say “NO” in a sharp, stern tone. Take charge with your voice, then immediately physically make him do something else, such as a gait change, to redirect his concentration and change his focus. Speaking of change, it is a good idea to change positions with other riders throughout a trail ride so your horse does not always

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get the idea he has to be in the lead, or bringing up the rear, or that the only safe place is in the middle. You have to expose your horse to as many different things as possible. The goal is to have your horse focused on listening to you and what you are asking him to do, rather than fretting about the horses around him. Another method I like to use that can help break the bad habits of the ear pinner is to pony him. Ponying is leading one horse while you are riding another horse next to him. When I start, I will ride a “good faith” horse one that is steady and totally reliable - and lead the ear pinner. For safety's sake, always teach a horse to pony in an enclosed area such as a ring or small paddock before going out on the trail on into a large open area. You should have control of both horses and be able to stop, turn in both directions, and back up before you head out of the enclosed area. When you do go outside the small area, the ear pinner will have more interesting surroundings to focus on rather than directing his negative attention to the horse next to him that you are riding. When the horse flattens his ears in reaction to the other horse you are riding, immediately take the long line you are leading him with and shake it towards his face. This will make him move away from the horse being ridden and teach him that ear pinning is unacceptable. In addition, remember to use your bossy voice and say a loud “NO” whenever he pins his ears. When you feel confident after many ponying sessions, tack up the ear pinner and use him to pony another horse. The end result is a horse that is more tolerant and will not express a territorial attitude by aggressively pinning his ears; and, in the long run, that means a happier ride for you. All that being said, keep in mind that ear pinning for some horses just may be part of their temperament. It may not be possible to get them to totally stop even with training. However, by being a conscientious and consistent rider, you can lessen their aggressive reactions and make them more pleasant to ride in company. For more information on training products and more, as well as clinics near you, please visit www.lynnpalm.com or call us toll free at 1-800-503-2824.

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What Comes First: The Hay or the Grain? Purina study indicates feeding order can affect the rate of a horse’s nutritional intake. Shoreview, MN - A Purina study has shown that feeding horses hay prior to grain (concentrate feed) can help slow their rate of intake. This can be an important management strategy for horses who are prone to rushing their meals and, as a result, are at greater risk of choking. “It’s long been thought that feeding hay prior to concentrate can help a horse slow its feed consumption,” said Dr. Mary Beth Gordon, director of equine research, Purina Animal Nutrition. “However, some horses seem to gobble up their feed regardless of when they are fed hay. We wanted to test the hypothesis that feeding hay before grain can help slow intake.” In addition to feeding hay prior to a concentrate meal, the equine research team at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center in Gray Summit, Missouri, examined factors such as time of day, type of concentrate (e.g., textured versus pelleted feed) and how long the horses ate a particular diet to see if these affected consumption rates. Study Specifics Ten of the farm’s quarter horse geldings between the ages of 4 and 12 participated in the study. The horses were randomly assigned to one of five feeding regimens and were kept on them for five days. Each week, the horses were switched to a different regimen until all had received each one.

Regimens consisted of the following. • Hay only • Hay before pelleted feed (hay fed 20 minutes prior to pelleted feed) • Hay before textured feed (hay fed 20 minutes prior to textured feed) • Pelleted feed and hay fed simultaneously • Textured feed and hay fed simultaneously Four pounds of concentrate feed were offered at each feeding with hay offered at 0.5 percent of body weight for each horse. Feeding times were 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. (On weekends, the horses ate their typical rations.) All measurements of intake were captured with Purina’s in-house feeding scale system, which allows staff members to measure every bite of hay and concentrate eaten. Study Results The horses consumed concentrate (grain) feed slower when hay was fed before the concentrate meal. In addition: • Horses ate textured feed more quickly than pelleted feed. • When the horses received textured or pelleted feeds at the same time as the hay, they ate their concentrate meals first and more quickly than if they had been offered hay first. • The time of day the meal took place did not influence the rate of concentrate consumption, but the rate of hay consumption was higher in the morning

than in the afternoon for all groups of horses. • During the study, the team observed that horses expecting textured feed acted more impatient (pawing, banging their feed pans around) and ate the least amount of hay when it was fed prior to the concentrate. “We found feeding horses hay prior to concentrate can help slow down the rate of intake,” said Dr. Gordon. “This can be an important management strategy for horses that are prone to rushing their meals. The old barn tip of feeding hay prior to concentrate to slow the rate of intake has been proven true. So if a horse eats too quickly or is prone to choking, feed hay first to slow him down.” About Purina Animal Nutrition Purina Animal Nutrition LLC is a national organization serving producers, animal owners and their families through more than 4,700 local cooperatives, independent dealers and other large retailers throughout the United States. Driven by an uncompromising commitment to animal excellence, Purina Animal Nutrition is an industryleading innovator offering a valued portfolio of complete feeds, supplements, premixes, ingredients and specialty technologies for the livestock and lifestyle animal markets. Headquartered in Shoreview, MN, Purina Animal Nutrition LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Land O’Lakes, Inc. Visit Purina Animal Nutrition for more information online at: www.purinamills.com

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Mackenzie and I wish all of our readers, advertisers and friends a prosperous 2016. We look forward to serving you in the New Year and hope everyone enjoys good health, happiness and of course a lot of horse lovin’ fun! Cindy Couturier, Saddle Up! Magazine ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JANUARY 2016

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SEWING TIPS Sewing on Lycra™: When sewing Lycra™, use a stretch stitch. If you have an older sewing machine, use a longer (almost basting) stitch and then sew the seam again with a zigzag stitch. This will reinforce the seams and provide the stretch needed to deal with the fabric. Some people recommend stretching the fabric as you sew. Do a test swatch with your fabric and machine to see which method works best and gives you the best seam. It is also recommended that you use a ballpoint needle when sewing Lycra™. Again, use what works best with your machine and your fabric. Stretch Stitches: Different sewing machines have different “stretch” stitches. One stretch stitch looks like a regular stitch but when the fabric is stretched, the stitching stretches along with it. The second stretch stitch looks like a repeating feather pattern. Experiment with your machine to determine which stitch you prefer to use. If you stretch the fabric and the thread breaks, then you need to do a small zigzag stitch instead of either of these two types of stitches. Using Temporary Adhesive Spray: Please note that you MUST use newspaper over your work surface or place your applique in a “spray box” (just a cardboard box) to prevent over-spray of the adhesive. Do not spray your appliques any where near your project. If you choose to ignore this advice. . . Be Warned!!! You will only skip this step once. You will learn real fast that the adhesive is VERY STICKY and STICKS TO EVERYTHING. Including things that you don't want it to stick to! And, in spite of the advertisement that the adhesive dissipates within 24 hours, don't count on that to happen. Also note that the spray adhesive does not bond all fabrics to all other fabrics. There are certain items that it just plain does not work on. Experiment a little with the spray adhesive and you will soon learn what works and what doesn't work. Making the Most of a Multi Sized Pattern: In this scenario, you would measure each of the people that you are going to make an item for (example, a lead line child, a “tween” and an adult). Trace one size of the pattern for the lead line child. Trace another size of the

pattern for the tween. Trace yet another size of the pattern for the adult. You now have three individualized patterns yet have preserved your original so that you can use it again. Whenever you need a new pattern, just trace the size that you need to use. The “magic” of doing this is that you can customize the chest, waist, hip, finished length and sleeve length to meet the needs of the intended wearer. If you trace your patterns, be sure that you mark each piece with the pattern number. Also mark all fold lines, darts, etc. You may also want to mark each piece with WHO it was cut out for and the DATE. How to Read a Pattern Envelope Views: Regardless of the brand name pattern that you choose, they all have certain common features. On the front of a pattern envelope, there will be one or more pictures or “views” of the finished product. Sometimes the only difference between views is the use of contrasting fabric, the addition of a pocket or scarf, or a different neckline. Determine which view or version you want to make. Sizing: Another feature that you will find on the front of the envelope is the size or size range that the pattern in that particular envelope will make. Some manufacturers have a different envelope for every size. Some manufacturers have limited size ranges. Such as: Size A fitting sizes 6, 8 and 10 (Just an example. Please read the envelope!). Still other manufacturers have multi-sized patterns that cover a whole range of sizes from children through adults. Somewhere on the back of the envelope, or on its “flap”, you will find a measuring chart. This will be your guideline to what size pattern fits the measurements of the intended wearer. Find this number first so that you know which size you will be cutting out. Use this number to select the proper sized pattern envelope! If you need a size 12 pattern, don't go home with a pattern envelope that contains the pattern for a size 6! Accurate measuring is the key to a good fit. You must measure both the intended wearer and the pattern. Although there are recommended sizes on the pattern envelope, the final fit may be too large or too tight for the way that YOU want it to fit. That is where the multi-sized patterns come into play. You can trace over and blend the sizes to fit your exact needs.

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Fabric and Notions: Also on the back of the envelope will be a list of notions and fabrics suitable for use in creating your shirt/ jacket/tunic, etc. These are guidelines to aide you in choosing which types of fabric will give you the best end result. If you are an experienced sewer, then you may feel free to experiment with fabrics not listed on the envelope. The notions (thread, buttons, zippers, etc) are the additional items that you will need to complete your project. Using the sizing chart, determine how much of what width fabric you need to purchase. Most pattern companies are generous in their recommendations. You often will have some excess fabric. However, unless you have used this particular pattern before, and know exactly how much fabric you use, never purchase less than the recommended amount. You may find that the pattern envelope lists fabric quantities for 50” fabric, and the fabric that you have chosen is only 45” wide. Most stores will have a conversion chart that will tell you how much of the 45” material you need to equal the area of the 50” fabric. This is one time that I would advise you to purchase a little extra fabric. The conversion charts are not perfect and if you leave a little too much space between your patterns, or you have a print to match, you will need the extra fabric. Purchase your notions (zipper, buttons, thread, etc.) at the same time that you purchase your fabric at the store. In cases where you have ordered the fabric on line, when you receive it, cut a swatch to take to the store with you. That way you will know that everything will match. Storage Tip: Store your fabric, your pattern and your notions in a 2-gallon plastic reclosable bag. This way everything will be together when you are ready to start your project. This also keeps your project pieces together if it will be a few days between when you cut out your project and actually get to sew it. Pattern Instructions and Fabric Layout: Inside of your pattern envelope you will find the instructions and huge sheets of paper printed with several pattern pieces. Use the pattern piece listing on the instruction sheet to determine which pieces you need for the version you selected to make. Cut out each of the pieces that you need and set them aside. Place the unused pattern pieces back WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


SEWING TIPS, continued into the envelope. Don't worry if you cannot re-fold the pattern exactly as it was – most people can't do that. Close is good enough. Fold it as necessary to make it fit back into the envelope. If you are having problems getting the pattern pieces back into the envelope, put everything into a quart sized reclosable bag. A quart-sized bag will hold most pattern envelopes and pattern pieces. Before pinning your pattern pieces to your fabric, take a moment to check that seams and notches match up. Patterns occasionally do have flaws in them. It is better to find out before you cut your fabric. Just make the appropriate adjustments and then go ahead and pin the pattern to your fabric. Follow the instruction guide for placing your pattern pieces on your fabric. Be aware of grain lines, fold lines, and any directional prints that may exist. Sometimes you may see a better, more effective way of placing your pattern on your fabric. It is ok to do it your way as long as you know what you are doing. The instruction guide is just that - a guide. There is nothing wrong with taking a plain pattern and adding your own embellishments. Yokes, applique, contrasting fabrics or colors, and rhinestones are all things that make your shirt your creation. You want it to be unique. That is why you are doing this – because you don't want an off the rack, mass-produced shirt. You want something that reflects your style, your color preferences, and coordinates with your horse. Attaching Flat Back Rhinestones: Create a small “puddle” of glue on a piece of wax paper. Using tweezers, dip the flat back rhinestone into the glue and then place on your project. Refresh the glue puddle as needed. Only work on a specific section of your project at a time. Press the rhinestone down so that glue covers the lower edge of the rhinestone. The glue must have something to grip. It will not hold if the glue is only on the bottom. After you have placed all of the rhinestones for an area, cover the project with a sheet of wax paper. Then place a heavy book, like the phone directory, on your project, leave for 24 hours for the glue to dry. DO wash and dry your stretch gabardine and suraline fabrics PRIOR to cutting out anything. Some stretch gabardines have a 3” shrink factor. Dry it and shrink it before you make your outfit.

NEVER place a Lycra™ shirt in the dryer. Dryer heat destroys the Lycra™. NEVER put a garment that has hot affix rhinestones on it in the dryer. The dryer heat can melt the attachment glue. BEFORE DRY CLEANING a garment with hot affix rhinestones, check with your dry cleaner to see if their solvent will dislodge the rhinestone glue. Cleaning Tip: Wash on cold in the gentle cycle. Turn the garment inside out and place in a pillowcase to wash. Turning it inside out keeps the rhinestones from being damaged in the washer. Sew or pin the pillowcase closed. Using a pillowcase keeps other garments from tangling with your show shirt. Also, if any of the rhinestones fall off, they are easily “found.” Cleaning Tip: Spot clean when possible. If you must wash a garment that has leather applique, try to avoid getting the leather wet. If necessary, you can condition the leather with Murphy’s Oil Soap. Cleaning Tip Warning: Most dyed leathers have a different color on the back side. These dyes can “bleed” when the garment is washed. Before using these leathers in your applique, ask the seller whether this has been a problem. Cost Saving Tip: When using Ultra Suede™ for a shirt collar and cuff, cut only the top piece from the Ultra Suede™. Cut the “back” or underside of the collar and cuff from the same fabric that the shirt was made from. Applique Tip: If you need to cut a large quantity of appliques, fit as many as you can on one standard sheet of paper. Place the appliques as close together as possible. Make extra copies of this pattern. Instead of tracing those appliques over again several times, lightly spray the back of the paper

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with temporary adhesive and affix to the Ultra Suede™ or leather that you are using Doesn't work quite as well on leather). You can now proceed with cutting out the appliques. The appliques will be consistent in size and shape because they are all from the same pattern. Leather Collar Tip: Instead of sewing the under collar to the shirt back first, reverse your sewing technique. Stitch the leather upper collar to the inside of the shirt first. Then sew the under collar to the shirt – either with a sewing machine or by hand. This keeps the leather consistent through the neckline and saves “fighting” with it to roll under for blind stitching.

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Your Mare’s Pregnancy: Nutrition for the Final 3 Months By Dr. Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. During the first 8 months of pregnancy, your mare may be fed like any other horse, with a balanced, quality diet. But things are changing rapidly during this last stage of pregnancy: She requires more calories, more protein, more omega 3s, and balanced vitamins and minerals, not only for the unborn foal but also to prepare for milk production. Lactation places huge demands on the mare's body; proper nutrition will ensure she completes her nursing duties in good health. Grass hay or pasture should be provided 'round the clock; she should never run out. If allowed to self-regulate her intake, she will likely consume 2.5 to 3.5 percent of her body weight as forage. Alfalfa hay should also be included to balance her protein needs. Alfalfa should never be fed exclusively (due to potential mineral imbalances). Strive for a 60:40 ratio of grass hay to alfalfa hay. The fetus gains 1 pound per day during these final three gestational months. Hay alone will

not meet all the mare's caloric needs. Furthermore, hay is missing many vitamins that would be found in living, fresh grass. A quality commercially-fortified feed designed for broodmares will meet her nutritional needs as long as it is fed according to recommended amounts. Or you can mix your own feed by offering beet pulp, hay pellets, ground flaxseeds or Chia seeds, and other whole foods, along with a comprehensive supplement that provides balanced levels of vitamins, and minerals such as copper, zinc, manganese, as well as selenium and iodine. These months are also critical to fetal development. Researchers from the University of Florida revealed that foals' exposure to the omega 3 fatty acid, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), in utero and early lactation can positively impact cognitive function and learning success. For more on this, read Dr. Getty's Research Reflection, “Omega 3 Supplementation During Pregnancy Improves Learning Ability” or read it on Dr. Getty's website under Research Reflections. Attention to nutrition will help the mare maintain strength and health in her final stage

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of pregnancy as well as be ready for the significant demands of milk production and nursing. Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. is an independent equine nutritionist with a wide U.S. and international following. Her research-based approach optimizes equine health by aligning physiology and instincts with correct feeding and nutrition practices. Dr. Getty's book, Feed Your Horse Like a Horse, is available at www.GettyEquine Nutrition.com, buy it and have it inscribed by the author, or get it at Amazon or other online retail bookstores. The seven separate volumes in Dr. Getty's topic-centered Spotlight on Equine Nutrition series are available at her website, and also at Amazon in print and Kindle versions. Find a world of useful info for the horseperson at www.GettyEquineNutrition.com: Sign up for Dr. Getty's free e-newsletter, Forage for Thought. Browse her library of articles; search her nutrition forum; and purchase recordings of her teleseminars. Reach Dr. Getty directly at gettyequinenutrition@ gmail.com. She is also available for private consultations and speaking engagements. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


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