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34th Annual Michigan Horse Council’s

Michigan Horse Expo March 10, 11 and 12, 2017 MSU Livestock Pavilion, East Lansing, Michigan

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Horses love the cold! Forget the blanket – in most cases Keep this in mind – your horse is already By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. wearing a winter coat. Why put on another Brrrr! It’s cold! Time to take that heavy jacket one? Your horse’s hair coat is fully equipped out of the closet. And it’s time to prepare the to keep him insulated against the cold (and barn! Extra soft bedding, perhaps some nice also against the heat, I might add, but that’s relaxing music. Close the windows. Even get a topic for another time). Given protection those heaters going. Make it cozy. But here’s from wind and wet weather, such as a run-in a secret… Horses don’t like cozy! shed or a stand of trees, he is able to keep Horses are naturally claustrophobic and their sufficiently warm in the coldest weather. mental well-being suffers when confined. There are cases, however, when a blanket is They instinctively need open spaces, allow- worthwhile. Horses who shiver in the cold, ing them to run at a moment’s notice. That’s are underweight, aging, ill, or otherwise frail, why your horse so often sleeps standing up. may feel better with extra covering. HowAnd that’s why he needs a herd (even if it’s ever, don’t put it on and forget about it. Check only one other horse) to stand sentry so he your horse under his blanket for sweating; a can rest deeply by lying completely prone for blanket somewhat inhibits the hair coat’s a few minutes each day. natural ability to protect against cold, so a Lock him in a stall by himself, and his very sweaty blanket that freezes makes it very survival feels threatened. difficult for the horse to stay warm. It should “My horse likes his stall,” you might say. go without saying that you should check Horses are creatures of routine and if they daily for any areas where the blanket may be are regularly stalled, they succumb to that causing discomfort. state. But if you give your horse an oppor- Stall confinement leads to many tunity to make his own decision about where preventable health issues he’d rather be, you’ll have a different horse. Standing in a small, indoor space for hours on end can be exceedingly damaging to your A personal story I rescued Topper years ago when he retired horse’s health. It leads to ulcers, colic, and from a life of performance as an eventing other digestive disorders, obesity, porous horse. When he wasn’t traveling or in train- bones, joint stiffness, poor feet and hair coat, ing, his time was spent inside a 12x24 foot respiratory ailments, loss of muscle mass, stall, with an hour of outdoor pasture each and acceleration of aging. While some sort of shelter is a must, using it should be your day. He was beautiful. He was a prince. horse’s choice, not yours. I took him home to a new life. The first thing he encountered was pasture and wide open Other winter tips spaces. There were no walls, no confined • Hay should be available, 24/7. This is true spaces, no closed gates, no restrictions. He year round, but in the winter, horses rely on a steady flow of forage to keep warm. was free! • Fill in the nutritional gaps that exist in hay. At first, he was distant, unsociable, easily spooked, and fearful of change. His buddy Add a comprehensive vitamin/mineral suppatiently prepared him for his new life. To- plement along with a source of omega 3s. gether, they roamed the pasture and only Offer a variety of protein sources that boost went into their stalls during feeding times. the overall protein quality in the diet. He was never trapped inside. When that gust • Prevent dehydration colic. Most colic of wind came by to rattle the barn, or he cases in the winter are caused by reduced heard an unfamiliar sound inside, he could consumption of water because it is ice cold. get out and come back to continue eating Access to temperature controlled water will only when he deemed it to be safe. ensure adequate intake. Winters were fierce in Ohio. Topper chose to • Don’t forget the salt. Horses need a daily enjoy the cold, sunny days outdoors. But if maintenance level of two tablespoons (one he felt the need, he could walk inside the ounce) of salt year round. Salt blocks and barn where there was plenty of hay to enjoy, natural rocks generally do not provide and heated water to hydrate him. Topper’s enough salt because they irritate the horse’s transformation was remarkable. He became smooth tongue. Keep the rocks for extra relaxed, affectionate, and joyful. needs, but either offer coarsely granulated ©2017 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JANUARY 2017 (8)

Winter Freedom For Your Horse!

salt in a small bucket or add salt to your horse’s meal. If you board your horse... You are likely frustrated if your horse is stalled for most of his day. You want what is best for your precious horse, but feel you have no choice. I appeal to you to take a close look at your options. Look into pasture boarding your horse. Seek out facility alternatives. Or perhaps, just perhaps, there is change in the air for you and your horse. Many of my clients have moved to the country so their horses can be in their backyards. The lifestyle shift is truly liberating. You will finally be able to feed and house your horse as he should be – like a horse. Think about it, won’t you? Bottom line Your horse depends on you for his well-being. Appreciate your horse’s instinctive ability to withstand and enjoy cold weather. Respect his need to move on a moment’s notice. Honor the way he was made. 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 goal is to empower the horse person with the confidence and knowledge to provide the best nutrition for his or her horse’s needs. Dr. Getty’s fundamental resource book, “Feed Your Horse Like a Horse,” is now in paperback, as well as in hardcover, searchable DC and Kindle versions. All except the Kindle version are available at www.GettyEquineNutrition.com -- buy the book there and have it inscribed by the author. Print and Kindle versions are also available at Amazon (www.Amazon.com) and find print versions at other online retail bookstores. The seven individual volumes in Dr. Getty’s topiccentered “Spotlight on Equine Nutrition” series are available with special package pricing at her website, and Amazon in print and Kindle versions. Find a world of useful information for the horse person at www.GettyEquineNutrition.com: Sign up for Dr. Getty’s informative, free e-newsletter, “Forage for Thought;” browse her library of reference articles; search her nutrition forum archives; and purchase recordings of her educational teleseminars. Find top-quality supplements, feeders, and other equine-related items, at her online Free Shipping Supplement Store. Reach Dr. Getty directly at gettyequine nutrition@gmail.com. She is available for private consultations and speaking engagements.

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AHC TO OFFER STUDENT INTERNSHIPS STARTING IN 2017! In 2017, the American Horse Council (AHC) will begin offering three different internship programs available to both high school and college students. Students will be eligible to apply to one internship per year in the AHC Internship Program. Also starting in 2017, is the addition of a Student Membership to the AHC Membership categories. The AHC felt it was important to continue the trend of being able to educate youth of the importance of the AHC in order to ensure the industry’s long-term sustain ability. The internship opportunities being offered in 2017 are another way for students to understand exactly what it is the AHC does here in Washington, DC, and educate the next generation to advocate on behalf of the industry at the local, state or national level. The three internships available are: 1 or 2 week shadowing program to gain a broader understanding of the AHC with a focus on expanding knowledge of equine industry and policymaking. Transportation and housing not included; stipend of $250 available to offset expenses. Open to high school and college students. 1 or 2 month internship - includes overview of AHC, student would conduct a research project and write a white paper on a specific topic of interest for academic credit. Transportation and housing not included; stipend of $500/month available to offset expenses. Open to college students. Semester internship - includes overview of AHC, research project and write a paper for academic credit and attendance at annual AHC meeting. Transportation and housing is not included; Stipend of $500 per month available to offset expenses. Open to college students. The AHC encourages those that apply for the internships to also join at the Student membership level in order to get a fully rewarding experience. Students will be able to see the

relationship between the work that the AHC does daily, and the ensuing information that gets shared with AHC members. Please visit the AHC website http://www. horsecouncil.org/ahc-student-internships/ for more details and to download the application form. If you have any questions, or would like more information about the internship program, please contact the AHC at info@horsecouncil.org

SUPPORT THE ACHF’S 2017 ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY Every day it seems like we hear about the economic impact that a “mainstream” business or industry brings to the table – the beer industry more than $252.6 billion; beauty industry $56.2 billion; NFL football teams $5 billion to their respective cities. How can we show the value of the equine industry in order to compete for the limited time and attention of consumers, and stress the importance our industry has on the U.S. economy? The American Horse Council Foundation (AHCF) has the answer: Updating the Equine Industry Economic Impact Study in 2017! This study documents the economic effects of racing, showing, recreation, rodeo and other segments of the horse industry on the state and national economy. It provides invaluable data on the number of horses, jobs, and related industries that are impacted by horse ownership, and it shows the diverseness of individuals like yourself that are involved in this industry. The study is widely used to educate the public, media and elected officials in congress and state legislature about the industry’s size, reach, impact and importance. The data is also frequently used to help underscore buying power (vehicles, trailers, feed, fencing, etc.), tax effects, and tourism resulting from the horse industry. To underwrite the significant cost of the study, $400,000, the AHC is reaching out to all industry stakeholders for funding assistance. We’re horse lovers, your horse lovers - this study is needed to ensure your voice is heard, and your interests are protected and preserved. Let’s work together to make this study happen! The two previous studies could not have been done without the generous support of

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organizations and individuals like yourself. A donation as small as $50.00 will help us jump-start this incredibly important project. Contributions can be made easily online by visiting the AHC website at http://www. horsecouncil.org/ahc-foundation/, or a pledge form can be downloaded at http:// www.horsecouncil.org/wp-content/up loads/2016/10/Study-Pledge-Form-2.pdf, and the accompanying donation sent to: American Horse Council Foundation Attn: Economic Impact Study 1616 H Street NW, 7th Floor Washington, DC 20006 All donations through the AHC Foundation (a 501c3) are tax-deductible. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact: info@horsecouncil.org

TEST YOUR HORSEMANSHIP AT EQUINE AFFAIRE’S VERSATILE HORSE & RIDER COMPETITION THIS APRIL Applications are now being accepted for Equine Affaire’s popular Versatile Horse & Rider Competition that will take place on the afternoon on Friday, April 7th, in the coliseum at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. A select group of horse and rider teams will tackle a challenging obstacle/trail course in this timed and judged race in pursuit of $5500 in cash and the coveted title of: Champion at the 2017 Versatile Horse & Rider Competition. 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. Who can compete? The Versatile Horse & WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs EQUINE AFFAIRE, continued Rider Competition – aka “VHRC” – 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 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 horsemanship performance of each contestant will be judged on each obstacle. 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. 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 Versatile Horse & Rider Competition is a challenging test of horsemanship for those who choose to put their skills to the test,“ explained Eugenia Snyder, the President of Equine Affaire. “The competition has been around for many years, and it attracts some pretty amazing contestants. Before the horses and riders can demonstrate their horsemanship, our production team has the increasingly difficult job of creating new obstacles and developing 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. Over the years the VHRC has become really popular for attendees because it’s fastpaced and unpredictable. You can’t be sure 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 empathize with the contestants as

their horses succeed at some obstacles and fall short at others. They also learn a lot by watching the different approaches that outstanding horses and riders take in tackling the same obstacles. Admission to the Versatile Horse & Rider Competition is included in general admission to Equine Affaire – providing just one more reason to travel to the 2017 Equine Affaire in Columbus, OH. 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” link to access the VHRC page. You may also contact Alison Scott at ascott@ equineaffaire.com or by calling (740) 8450085, ext. 105. The entry fee for each horse and rider team is $350 and includes stabling on Thursday to Saturday and three singleday tickets to Equine Affaire. Applications and support materials will be accepted by Equine Affaire through February 15th. They will be reviewed by the management of Equine Affaire, which will select the final contestants for the competition and notify contestants by March 3rd. Be sure to visit equineaffaire.com for everything you need to know to attend the 2017 Equine Affaire – North America’s premiere equine exposition and equestrian gathering on April 6-9 including the clinic, seminar, and demo schedule; ticket information; and details on discounted rates at host hotels.

YOU CAN “RIDE WITH THE BEST” IN A CLINIC AT EQUINE AFFAIRE Extraordinary shopping opportunities, dozens of breeds of horses from around the world, the best in equine entertainment, and an unparalleled program of clinics, seminars, and demonstrations on a wide range of disciplines and equine-related topics. Where else but Equine Affaire, North America’s premiere equine exposition and equestrian gathering? The cornerstone of every Equine Affaire is education – and for avid horse people than can mean the opportunity to soak up a wealth of information from top equestrians and industry professionals by attending more than 200 different sessions over the four days of Equine Affaire. But, for those who want to garner even more from their Equine Affaire experience, the event offers

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the opportunity to participate in dozens of clinics on a wide range of equestrian disciplines. The 2017 Equine Affaire will take place at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus on April 6th through the 9th. Whether your equestrian interest leans toward a particular western or English discipline or you spend most of your time in the show arena or on the trail, Equine Affaire’s unique “Ride With The Best” program offers you opportunities to receive individual instruction or have your horse trained in clinics conducted by many of the nation’s foremost coaches, competitors, judges, and horse trainers – for clinic fees designed to fit your budget. The Clinics and Clinicians - Among the presenters who have been confirmed as of press time to participate in the “Ride With The Best” program this April are general horse and horsemanship trainers Guy McLean, Dan James, Julie Goodnight, Lynn Palm, Brandi Lyons, Steve Lantvit, and Sandi Simons. Clinicians offering sessions in the western disciplines will include Dick Pieper (reining), Chad Crider (barrel racing), Lynn Palm (western dressage), and Tony Kennedy (cutting). Those confirmed to conduct clinics on English disciplines will include John Pearce (jumping), Matt McLauglin (dressage), and Casi Gilliam (hunter under saddle). Anita Howe will also be on hand to present sessions on training and riding easy gaited horses, Dana Bright will conduct driving clinics, Wendy Murdoch will offer clinics on equine and human biomechanics, Sean Patrick will teach trail and trail class riding skills, and Steve Edwards will provide insight into the training of mules and donkeys. Additional presenters are being finalized for clinics on eventing, dressage, western pleasure, and English pleasure and will be announced soon. If you have one or more horses that are halter broke and ready to be started under saddle, you may want to consider applying to have your horse trained by Guy McLean in Equine Affaire’s “Foundation First” clinics. Mr. McLean will train two unbroke horses to be ridden – one horse on Thursday and Friday and a second horse on Saturday and Sunday at the event. Clinic fees and how to apply - The modest clinic fees for Equine Affaire’s “Ride With The Best” program range from $75 for a WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs EQUINE AFFAIRE, continued single clinic to $350 for the multi-session “Foundation First” clinics and include clinic participation, stabling, and admission to Equine Affaire. Clinicians will select the participants for their sessions from written applications and videos submitted by applicants to Equine Affaire. Full clinic details and a “Ride With The Best” application are available online at equine affaire.com. Click on the Ohio event and follow the “Participate” link to the “Ride in Clinics” link. You may also request an information packet and clinic application by contacting Alison Scott at ascott@ equineaffaire.com or by calling (740) 8450085 ext. 105. Be sure to consult equine affaire.com for continuously-updated information on clinicians and sessions added in the “Ride With The Best” program. The application deadline is February 15th. Don’t miss the unique and affordable clinic opportunities offered at Equine Affaire. In addition to Equine Affaire’s legendary educational program, the 2017 show will feature the largest horse-related trade show in North America with more than 450 retailers and manufacturers filling four buildings at the Ohio Expo Center. Other highlights will include Equine Affaire’s signature musical celebration of the horse – the Fantasia sponsored by Absorbine® – on Thursday-Saturday nights; an extensive Breed Pavilion and Horse & Farm Exhibits area; the Equine Fundamentals Forum; the Versatile Horse & Rider Competition on Friday; and the Marketplace at Equine Affaire – a consignment store featuring quality tack, apparel, and equine equipment for horse & rider. For everything you need to know to go, visit equineaffaire.com

HOLIDAY VIDEO RAISES AWARENESS OF HORSE RESCUE CHALLENGES Deeply caring for animals does not have a season for anyone who raises them – whether they do so for fun or a career. But, during this holiday season, Purina Animal Nutrition encourages all to think about the

wishes of animals – and the expressed and unexpressed needs they have. The emotional connection between animals and people inspire us, drive us, challenge us and reward us. In return, the inner passion, love, a sense of accomplishment and sense of purpose our animals bring can be the greatest reward of all. Our team at Purina Animal Nutrition believes in the greatness in every animal. But before animals can reach their full potential, they need a good home which provides the right nutrition. Unfortunately – as an example, thousands of horses across the United States are in need of new homes. This holiday season we ask you to help us raise awareness by sharing the story of Sam, a horse whose only wish is to find his person for Christmas. Thankfully, Sam’s wish comes true. Together we can help the wish come true for horses across the U.S. and all other animals deserving the human nurturing they need to live their greatness. At the same time, millions of farmers, families and children are caring for these special animals. It is our challenge to recognize, support and encourage this bond and commitment. To support horse rescues or to find a horse available for adoption, visit our partner, A Home for Every Horse, at ahomeforevery horse.com or: https://www.purinamills. com/horse-feed/a-home-for-every-horse.

STORIES OF GREATNESS: MICHELE McLEOD, BOUND FOR BARREL RACING Top barrel racer and Purina® Ambassador Michele McLeod is featured in the third “Stories of Greatness” installment. Being at the top of your game is far from a walk in the park, and few riders know that better than Purina® Ambassador Michele McLeod. When she entered the barrel racing arena at the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas this past December, she'll have earned every second in the spotlight.

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McLeod’s story to the 2016 NFR features triumph and tribulation through the grueling rodeo circuit and rising to the top of the world barrel racing ranks. Her journey and perseverance has inspired the third episode of Purina Animal Nutrition’s “Stories of Greatness.” The “Stories of Greatness” series features riders, horses and trainers who have overcome the odds to succeed and be among the top in their sport. Previous “Stories of Greatness” episodes have included racehorse trainer Kiaran McLaughlin and Olympic eventer Boyd Martin. “Barrel racing is a sport that takes years to prepare for, but these riders are given only a few seconds to prove themselves and their horses in the arena,” says David Nelson, Events and Sponsorship manager for Purina. “The Purina Ambassador program is designed to support riders like Michele who have the determination and horsemanship to work their way to the top.” The 2016 NFR is not McLeod’s first rodeo, as the saying goes. McLeod has won championships across the western U.S. and has been ranked among the top five barrel racers in the world since 2013. In previous NFR appearances, McLeod placed in three out of 10 rounds in 2013, and five out of 10 rounds in 2014. But, amidst the triumph has been neartragedy. In 2013, McLeod sustained serious injuries while loading a horse into the trailer. McLeod has no memory of the incident, but she broke the bones in her face and needed reconstructive surgery, time out of the saddle and a recovery period complete with vision problems. McLeod credits the strength of her family as a driving force in getting her through the injury and recovery period. Michele's husband, John, and their daughters – Lindsey, Katelyn and Jenna – are all actively involved in the rodeo circuit and Michele McLeod Barrel Horses. Another motivation for McLeod was Slick by Design, a 9-year-old Quarter Horse stallion owned by Charlie Cole and Jason Martin of Highpoint Performance Horses. The duo shares a special bond and the 2016 NFR will be McLeod and Slick’s third year competing at the Las Vegas venue. It’s her dedication, determination and sheer WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs PURINA, MICHELE McLEOD, cont. grit that makes McLeod’s journey stand out among the “Stories of Greatness.” “Michele has certainly earned her place at the NFR,” says Nelson. “Purina is proud to have her team represent the iconic checkerboard in the Stories of Greatness series and in Las Vegas.” “You have to be able to handle the highs, as well as the lows, and be able to let them go and not dwell on those – that can be a struggle,” McLeod says. “The mental preparation that goes into riding at the top of your game is a lot tougher than people realize. But in the big picture, when you work hard enough to find yourself in even the largest competitions, like the NFR, it's just another barrel race. You have to go in and turn three barrels, just as you have day after day leading up to this moment.” For more information, visit www.purina mills.com/horse-feed. Purina Animal Nutrition LLC, (www.purina mills.com) 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 to unlock the greatest potential in every animal, the company is an industry-leading innovator offering a valued portfolio of complete feeds, supplements, premixes, ingredients and specialty technologies for the livestock and lifestyle animal markets. Purina Animal Nutrition LLC is headquartered in Shoreview, Minn. and a wholly owned subsidiary of Land O’Lakes, Inc.

UHC AWARDS $2500 IN GELDING VOUCHERS TO#GIVINGTUESDAY CONTEST WINNER In celebration of #GivingTuesday, the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) hosted an UNselfie contest to promote giving and gelding on the global day of philanthropy. The UHC asked people to support their favorite 501(c)3 equine welfare organization

for a chance to win $2500 in gelding vouchers for that organization. Participants were instructed to take an #UNselfie with a previously “unwanted” horse, or a photo of that horse, while holding a sign with the name or logo of the 501(c)3 equine welfare organization they planned to support on #GivingTuesday. The intent was to encourage giving to help unwanted horses and to highlight the positive outcomes that result from the many great rehabilitation and re-training programs around the country. Thirty-five individuals pledged to support 13 different 501(c)3 equine welfare organizations. Darlene Kraemer’s photo was randomly selected as the winner. She designated Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue to receive the vouchers. Heart of Phoenix can use the vouchers to geld colts and stallions acquired by the rescue, to host a clinic, to assist other rescue organizations that have seized or surrendered stallions in their care, or to assist owners in their region. “So many organizations were asking for donations on #GivingTuesday, we wanted to do something different and fun,” said UHC Director, Jennifer Purcell. “We received some cute photos and hopefully made new connections with groups that might wish to host gelding clinics in the future.” The UHC released new Operation Gelding policies and procedures last month, and applications for 2017 clinics are now being accepted. The program provides materials, guidance, and financial support to organizations that wish to host low or no-cost gelding clinics. A $100,000 grant awarded by the DeWitt Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County will result in the castration of hundreds of stallions within the next year. Individuals interested in hosting a clinic can contact the UHC office at 202-737-7325 or uhc@horsecouncil.org; or visit the website at unwantedhorsecoalition.org. To see the contest entries, visit the UHC Facebook page or visit http://bit.ly/2gmTS56

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USDF CONGRATULATES NEW L EDUCATION PROGRAM GRADUATES The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce that 13 USDF members successfully graduated from the USDF L Education Program (L Program) in 2016. This program is designed to prepare candidates to enter the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) “r” Judges Training Program, to qualify individuals to judge schooling shows, and to give competitors, trainers, and instructors greater insight into the evaluative process of judging dressage. The program also serves to provide continuing education for licensed judges. The L Program is an excellent opportunity for all USDF members to learn how to improve their scores and improve their ability to view other rides from a judge’s perspective, whether or not they plan on becoming licensed judges themselves. USDF L Program faculty are approved USEF Senior (“S”) dressage judges, who have experience in teaching judge-training programs. USDF congratulates our 2016 graduates: Region 1: * Stephanie Burgess Region 2: * Megan Dischler * Clara Etzel Region 5: Carole Haney Region 6: * Nicol Hinde * Lisa Weis * Garyn Heidemann Region 7: * Kalli Bowles Mary Duffy * Ruth Shirkey * Janelle Dunn * Alexis Martin-Vegue Region 9: * Kristin Currie *Denotes those that graduated with distinction from the L Program. Those who pass with distinction are eligible to apply to enter the USEF recorded (‘r’) judge program. For more information about the USDF L Education Program, to access a list of USDF L graduates, for a calendar of USDF L Education Programs, or for details on hosting an L Education Program, visit www. usdf.org or contact USDF at lprogram @usdf.org For information about USDF membership or programs, visit www. usdf.org, or email: usdressage@usdf.org WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


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4-H/MQHA CLINIC WEEKEND!

4-H HORSE JUDGING WORKSHOP Friday, February 3rd, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (Workshop In Auditorium) Saturday, February 4th, 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (Practice Contest)

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February 3rd-4th, 2017 at the MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI

For just $20.00 total, you can also have access to the Saturday riding clinics in the arena!

FEATURING: MSU Horse Judging Coach • Beginning Note Taking & Oral Reasons • Western Pleasure • Horsemanship Practice Judging Contest with Opportunity to Give Oral Reasons HORSE JUDGING WORKSHOP This is a great opportunity to work out youth judging teams, or to just get an idea of what a judging team is all about! Friday evening’s session will feature MSU Visiting Instructor and MSU Horse Judging Team Coach, Taylor Fabus. Saturday morning participants will have the chance to judge high quality quarter horses, and deliver a set of oral reasons. Each class will be critiqued by officials, and tips will be given on improving your reasons. We have divisions for Junior (9-13 years), Senior (14-19 years), and Coaches/Adults.

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9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. – An overview of MSU Horse Programs with Spartan Equine Ambassadors 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – What is IHSA all about? An overview of MSU Collegiate Equestrian Teams with the MSU Hunt Team 1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. – An overview of MSU Horse Programs with Spartan Equine Ambassadors 3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. – Getting Show Ring Ready with the MSU Stock Seat Equestrian Team This is a great opportunity to learn about MSU Horse Programs!

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Horse Association & Trail Riders News

BRIGHTON TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION As this is being written, the snow is coming down and up to ten inches is predicted over the evening and into early tomorrow morning. No riding today. However, we know that the weather in this part of the state can have some extreme ups and downs, so who knows if all this snow will stay with us. If not, some of our hardier riders will still hit the trails. Others of us, who might be accused of being wimps or perhaps, possessing good judgment, won't consider hitting the trails before next spring. Regardless of the weather, we trail riders also like to party and did we do that on Saturday night, December 10th! The Brighton Trail Riders and the Pinckney Trail Riders decided to combine our holiday parties a number of years ago, and that turned out to be an excellent decision. The Brighton Recreation Area and Pinckney Recreation Area are located a few miles from each other and are actually connected, so the equestrian trails in both areas can be ridden in the same day. Moreover, many members belong to both organizations so this decision made even more sense. Over sixty of us showed up for the celebration. This year, as in 2015, we held our party at Cleary's Pub in Howell. This is a popular restaurant which has several banquet halls. They offer a diverse and delicious banquet menu, and the ambiance lends itself to comfortable dining and socializing. Entrees with salad and side dishes were awaiting our hungry guests and the meal was topped off by a table full of deserts which were contributed by our two clubs. Another table was devoted to prizes for our raffle, and a dizzying array of outstanding gifts were placed there for display. When every guest arrived and registered, s/he was given a raffle ticket. All the ticket stubs were placed in a bucket and when the raffle was held, the first winner went to the table and s/he had first choice of all the prizes. The second winner had second choice, and so on. Almost twenty prizes were available so a lot

of guests took something home. The prizes ranged from equestrian themed items such as wine glasses with etched horse heads, leather halter/bridle, etc. to more general offerings including gift certificates. Virtually all the prizes were donated by members or local businesses, and we thank them all. Even though we'll hunker down over the next couple months as far as big events are concerned. Our Board of Directors will be meeting on a regular basis and will be working with the Brighton DNR staff on upcoming projects for 2017. In the meantime, we hope that everyone gets off to a good start in the New Year. Mark Delaney, BTRA President

FORT CUSTER HORSE FRIENDS ASSOCIATION Hello Trail Riders! Winter is here and all most of us can manage is the feeding, cleaning and keeping the water thawed for our horse friends. It's time for family and holidays and fun. Hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas season! Here at Fort Custer, we have had a wonderful year of progress for our Park. If it wasn't for the board members and members who freely give their time to maintain trail grooming, maintenance of creek crossings and bridges and trail signs, put countless hours in for setup and take down for the camp out events, just to name a few, our beautiful trail system would not be what it has become in just a few short years. Your membership dues, fundraising monies from camp outs and grants we receive from Pfizer for employee volunteer hours are all put right back into the Park and horse trails. Tell all your friends to plan on attending our 2017 Camp Outs and come explore 20+ miles of trails with 6 creek crossings that wind thru prairies, woods and around lakes. You won't be disappointed! The DNR held a seminar for equestrian groups in December which Nancy Simmonds and Barb and Wayland Funk attended for FCHFA. Our Park manager, Tony Trojanowski also went as well as other park managers.

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Cooperation between groups will benefit all in the future as we work towards new trails and matching partnership grants with the State. Because of communication with the Park at this meeting, we have opened a discussion for a new trail at Fort Custer. There are great things to be discussed and projects to be proposed for 2017 for our trails! To keep up with the latest news go to our website @www.fchfa.org. Event dates for 2017 are as follows: Spring Camp Out is May 11-14 and Our Annual Fall Equestrian Camp Out is September 14-17. These are 4 day events to enjoy all our trails have to offer. Come join us this year! Thank you to all riders for using our Park and trails in 2016. Look for the calendar of events online. See you next year! Toni Strong, FCHFA Secretary

HIGHLAND TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION 2017 a New Year! We hope your holidays were safe and joyful. Our new year's resolution is to ride, ride, and ride! The HTRA is looking forward to an eventful 2017 riding/camping season. We are a smaller club looking to expand our membership. We encourage you to join by completing the membership form in the membership section of this edition. While we are always looking for volunteers to help with our events you can join to provide monetary support as well. Be sure to mark your calendars for our 2017 events. As the result of last year's success we will again be hosting two equine only camping weekends/day ride events. Preregistration is required for the campouts. Event information will be posted on our website, www.highlandtrailriders.com and on our Facebook page. Camping/Day Ride Event Dates Saturday, May 12-14 (Poker Ride) Saturday, Sept.8-10 (Horseshoe Hunt) Looking forward to seeing you on the trails – Come Ride with Us! WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


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HUNGERFORD TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Happy New Year and Welcome to 2017! Hungerford Trail Riders Association was very busy in 2016. 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 in October. HTRA completed our 3rd year of recognizing members for riding the trails at Hungerford. Congratulations to the following members for winning the 2016 Trail Derby Competition. Trail Riding Logged by Miles 1st Place - Joan Balk, 491 Miles 2nd Place - Marcie Law, 455 Miles Trail Riding Logged by Hours 1st Place - Lou McDonald, 127 Hours Readers can receive current event updates on our website at: www.hungerford trailriders.org or via our Facebook page by searching, 'Hungerford Trail Riders Association'. Our next membership meeting is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2017, 1pm at the Norwich Township, Big Rapids, MI. 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 resting area on Trail #21, we were hopeful this resting spot would get the same response. And it did! Many riders have mentioned how nice it was to have an area on the east side of the trail system. Check out one or both of the resting stops this year, 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-ATrail. The Association relies on our members to volunteer for the workbees, trail main-

tenance, and represent the association at community events. If you are interested in becoming a member, we have a 2017 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, Joan Balk Secretary, Karen GreenBay Treasurer, Marcie Law Trustee, Greg Hotelling

IONIA HORSE TRAILS ASSOCIATION The Ionia Horse Trails Association monthly board meeting for December was the 13th, as always - the second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm, at the Park Supervisor building. ALL members are ALWAYS WELCOME! The prime focus was developing events to encourage YOU to come to the park more often. We are considering a spring kick-off event and would love your ideas on what to do, and when to do it. We are considering one or more organized winter rides, depending on weather, of course - and these will be announced by an email to all members as well as a posted on our Facebook page "Ionia Horsetrails." Keep an eye out for these posts early in 2017. If you are not getting our emails, contact the email below and "friend" our page on Facebook to stay in the loop! We are also planning a Members Only event mid-summer that will present a One Time Only opportunity to ride “Forbidden Trails” Stay tuned for more information in the coming months. Your IHTA board is also working to prepare a strategic plan for our trails and campground; meaning a list of improvements we'd like to bring to the park next year and over the next five or more years. Please email IHTA pres@gmail.com with all your suggestions, or contact any board member. Your input is valuable/critical to our success!

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KENSINGTON TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION We had a wonderful time at the Milford Thanksgiving/Christmas Parade. Our team met at Muir Middle School for registration, coffee, hot cocoa and donuts before decorating the horses and the humans. 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, banner holders, walkers, and the pooper scooper crew! The KTRA Board is looking for a few good men or women who are interested in helping us run the club. 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 January 28. 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 in the New Year. For those of you who are members, this is a reminder to renew your memberships. It's so easy. Go to our website (www.kensington trailriders.org), click the membership tab, and download our membership application and liability form. You can even pay directly by Paypal. We would love to have you come and join us for our Board meetings. They are open to members and those thinking about membership. Come see what it's all about and have a voice in future rides, campouts and fun. Our board meetings are listed on our website. We generally meet at Baker's Restaurant. Hope to see you there. Just a reminder: some equine trails in Kensington will close to skiing. Generally it is part of the West Trail, but please check the KenWWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Trail Riders News KENSINGTON TRAIL RIDERS, cont. sington Metropark website for updates. While you are out riding the trails, remember you can report a trail problem on our website: (www.kensingtontrailriders.org). We would 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 a wonderful New Year.

THE MARTIAL HORSE ASSOCIATION Presents The International Series Military Horsemanship Competitions. After four years of hard work the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has granted The Martial Horse Association and The International Series, Alliance Partnership status. Thank you to all who have worked so very hard to make this possible. About the organization: Founded in 2011, The Martial Horse Association (MHA) and its competition show series, The International Series (TIS) are based in martial (military) horsemanship. They combine elements from thousands of years of military, law enforcement, and cavalry horse training into the world's first Military Horsemanship style series. These elements include training in Basic Horsemanship, Obstacle Courses, Gymkhana, Dressage, Jumping, Law Enforcement, Cavalry, and Jousting. Our all-volunteer organization is dedicated to promoting and improving the quality of competition and instruction available for those interested in Military Seat riding. MHA sets minimum standards for competitions, provides information concerning development and operation of competitions, and to generally promote the common interests of education, safe riding, instruction, and competition on matters related to military horsemanship. MHA is a place for horses to find a second career and for riders to take a break from the world of high stress competitions. Today's modern clinics and competitions are

low key and are geared towards the safety of horse and rider alike. They are a great alternative for the horse and rider looking for something new and different to do for a weekend or for the family to do together. They operate and feel like a regular clinic or modern open horse show, but with a twist. Skills needed for beginners include basic walk, trot, back, and halt. Minimum show attire includes: ASTM approved helmet (ALL Riders), polo style shirt, boots and belted pants/breeches to match horses tack. Any discipline tack may be used as long as the saddle and bridle are uniform (no horns are allowed in armored divisions). Most horses and ponies are welcome provided that they are sound. Classes range from a simple pattern type classes to complex “extreme trail” style classes to fully armored knights jousting. There are speed and action classes as well as costume classes. Beginning level obstacle courses are geared toward the entry level riders/green horses through the use simple and safe “pool noodle” type obstacles. “Extreme trail” style classes will challenge the most experienced horses and riders. Join us for the upcoming season. Next month we will announce our 2017 season of clinics and competitions. Whether you're interested in being a spectator, volunteer, competitor or just want to learn how to do more with your horse for fun. There is a place for all from the beginners to the seasoned veterans. The International Series competitions run through the summer each year. Competitions are planned in Michigan and Ohio for 2017. Each weekend competition brings worldclass competitors together to vie for the honor of taking home the gold medal. For more information on clinics, competitions, rules, and to sign up please visit: www.The InternationalSeries.com

MAYBURY STATE PARK TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION We had our annual meeting at the park office on December 14th - 7 in attendance. 6 from the group and Sara our ranger in cahoots with us trail riders. We had pizza supplied by our president Cindy K - thank you so much!

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Followed by your choice of cookies from Maria's Bakery. We went over the meeting minutes from our last meeting. We have 18 memberships on the books! Pretty good increase from last year at this time - looking for more! Discussed the taxes that need to be done and who was going to do them. Lisa gave a treasury report. Sara informs us that the Eagle Scouts have made mounting blocks to be placed at areas to be determined this spring, we will have a work bee to install them. We talked about removing the bridge in the beech forest and replacing it with a culvert and gravel - it can be very slippery at times after rain. We talked of opening the Beck Road trail back up and maybe even extending to hook up with the 7 mile trail. We told the park that the Trailriders would do the maintenance on it from now on. We decided on our event dates for 2017 so put these on your calendars! Saturday, June 17th will be the Word In The Woods Ride - 10:00am till 2:00pm Saturday, September 30th will be the Scrabble Ride with a bonfire - 4:00 till ??, particulars to follow at a later date! You all stay warm now as winter seems to be in full swing, Have a Wonderful New Year!

MiCMO MICHIGAN COMPETITIVE MOUNTED ORIENTEERING As promised, here is a wonderful account from a first time ride manager. Thank you so much Mary for sharing your story with us. Don’t let it take you six years to build up the courage to layout a CMO course. I found Competitive Mounted Orienteering at the end of the season in 2010. I’ve owned and ridden horses my whole adult life. Late in the game, after the kids were out of high school, I purchased my first trailer and had the freedom to go places with my mare. I spent my first summer trailering my horse from one park to another and tried out one event after another. When I finally tried CMO I knew I was home. I love the event! My horsemanship has grown by leaps and bounds, WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Trail Riders News MICMO, continued from learning to keep my horse still while I juggled a pen, paper and compass on horseback, to traversing mud and a stream, to confidently moving off trail into the woods. From the beginning, I imagined putting on an event, but was intimidated by the paperwork. I volunteered to manage the Kensington Metro Park ride this year because the original manager had to cancel because of her work schedule. I thought the paperwork was done. Well, it wasn’t. So, I made it through obtaining permission from the Metro Parks and straightening out the National organization insurance certificate to satisfy the Metro Park. Then I thought that I was home free to enjoy the pure bliss of setting out a course, finding curious, interesting and unique clues and natural hiding places for the plates. Again, I didn’t know what I was in for. Planning and setting the course was a lot of fun but there were many things to learn that only experience would teach me. The first day out we set about 1/3 of the course by horseback. The first thing I learned was to take better notes. I struggled to write out the clues and degrees at home from cryptic notes. I found that the plates were too close together and I couldn’t uniquely describe the clues in a sentence. Later, when I went out to check the plates, my friends and I couldn’t find two of them! I got better at it after that, but was still learning something new every day. I think that I will be a better competitor next year because of the experience. We checked and double checked readings. I ended up moving several plates for one reason or another. One week before the ride I had all plates set and the clues typed out. Just prior to the ride, I checked any plates especially at risk of blowing away, being removed by pedestrians or getting covered by leaves. Despite double checking plates after work within 3 days of the ride, ending with a flashlight at nightfall, there was that demon plate #22 that befuddled and delayed many a rider as it lay silently within a log, nearly completely covered by leaves from a last minute late fall rain and wind storm. And so, as a competitor, you are out in nature, with your horse facing challenges and surprises. If you have not tried Competitive Mounted Orienteering, I encourage you to do so.

Thank you to all the riders and friends who helped with the leg work, gave encouragement or tips and thank you to everyone who offered way more praise than criticism. Mary Greiner is a local family practice doctor who releases the stress of work by riding through the woods on horseback every chance that she gets.

ORTONVILLE RECREATION EQUESTRIAN ASSOCIATION (OREA) Welcome to 2017! As we head into the new year, OREA has two primary objectives: continue our membership growth and add mileage to our trail system. By joining us and helping our numbers grow, you demonstrate that the existence/ improvement of the equestrian park is important to equine enthusiasts in our immediate area and beyond. More miles to ride mean more riders and campers, also helping protect our access to quality riding venues in Southeastern Michigan. OREA has already begun the process of identifying and mapping more trails for DNR approval. Currently, you can enjoy 8.5 miles of riding in the primarily forested bridle trail system, as well as explore portions of Fox Lake and Tody Roads that are county minimum maintenance and traveled only infrequently by vehicle traffic. If you're new to the area or the park and would like to ride with someone, contact us at hadleyhills.com and let us know. Several of our board are regular riders at the park and would be happy to meet you and help you navigate the trails. Event dates planned for new year: Work Bee April 22 CMO May 13 & 14 Poker Ride May 27 Judged Trail Ride September 16 OREA is a 501c3 and welcomes all interested persons. Membership supports our work at the park. Applications can be printed directly from hadleyhills.com or requested by mail. Happy trails! Karen DeOrnellas, OREA President, 913-660-8012

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PROUD LAKE TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Hello Everyone - HAPPY WINTER! We would like to thank everyone that has come out and ridden in our events this season. We are always thinking up new rides that we think everyone will enjoy. If you have any suggestions for future events, please let us know. Please mark your calendars for our annual banquet which will be Friday, February 17th at Bakers in Milford. We will have dinner, open bar and a silent auction. Doors open at 6pm and dinner will be served at 7pm. Our banquet always draws a large crowd, usually 100 plus…and it is a great way to get out and see your riding buddies. In 2017 we will have a Scavenger Hunt ride on May 21st, June 25th will be our Destination ride and finally, our Obstacle Course ride will be September 24th with Saturday night campouts and potlucks at all of the aforementioned rides. 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 and check it out. We hope to see everyone soon and enjoy the beautiful weather on the trails!

SLEEPY HOLLOW TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Mark your calendars for the Annual Meeting February 4th at Victor Township Hall, 6843 Alward Rd., Laingsburg, MI. This will be our 19th annual meeting, a fun filled potluck and donated horse item auction. Please help with hall set-up starting at 11:00 am, then social hour with Danny Crampton and friends playing cowboy tunes for us. This is the time to WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Trail Riders News SLEEPY HOLLOW TRAIL RIDERS, cont. renew memberships, visit with trail buddies and check out auction items. Potluck dinner is at 1:00 pm with the auction following. Table service, coffee and water will be provided, and the ovens will be on to keep your passing dish hot. We will have a short business meeting to recap 2016, elect Board members and highlight 2017 plans. Bring family and horse friends, as guests are welcome. Sign up for door prizes when you arrive. There will be a paid up membership drawing. 2017 memberships get a 30% off one item of apparel or decals. The new logo that highlights the bridge is very attractive. Thanks to members and interested persons who made comments on the SHSP draft master plan or attended the public input meeting. We hope the comments made will have an impact on the outcome of the plan's effect on equestrian trails and camping at SHSP. On a statewide note, there is an open comment period until January 10th on DNR policy changes regarding equestrian campers in state parks and state forests. Go to Michigan.gov/dnr/equestriancampingpolicy. This is your chance to voice your opinion on numbers allowed in camp, non-equestrians camping in camp, proposed fees, etc… Parks and Recreation Policy #8.6. A big thank you goes to our members who have worked hard this past year with our workbees, cleaning trail and hauling gravel to low spots. The wooden bridge in the big woods was redecked with thick planks for safe crossings. Those who helped with camping events and fundraising contests, your efforts are appreciated. 2017 event planning has begun with the Rotten Egg on April 30th. Our special event camping weekends will be -- May 26-29, July 1-5, Sept. 1-4, Oct. 6-8. If you are interested in helping with an event, your participation is welcome. Check our website at shtra.org or our Facebook page. Renew your membership via the letters mailed in December or use the website to print off a membership form or sign up at our annual meeting. We have fun family events using our scenic 13 mile trail system. Rental cabins, rustic and modern, have picket poles and are available by calling 1-800-44Parks. Get your date early, as they sign up fast. Happy Trails, Marsha Putnam

WESTERN MICHIGAN APPALOOSA REGIONAL It appears that winter has finally, officially arrived! Lots of snow and some cold weather makes it a little more interesting getting chores done and horses worked. We're hoping that all of you had a Merry Christmas and an excellent start to the new year. Plans are pretty much set for the year end awards banquet which will be held January 28, 2017 at the Quality Inn University in East Lansing. If you have not received your invitation, please contact Kay Bowen. As a fundraiser, we will be having a show stall raffle at the banquet. It will be good for any of our WMAR “sponsored” shows. Tentative show dates for 2017 are WMAR Red White & Blue Show at Mason on June 34, 2017; WMAR State Show in Centreville on July 15-16, 2017; and the Sizzler that we cohost with MApHA at the MSU Pavilion on August 5-6, 2017. MApHA shows that we approve are the Spring Show on May 6-7, 2017 (new dates) at Mason and the Classic Show August 25-27, 2017 at the MSU Pavilion. Judges are also being hired. Good news for those of you who attend our Centreville show. It appears that they have gutted the tie stalls out of two barns and will have 20 new box stalls in each one in time for our show!! Our January meeting will be held during the MApHA/WMAR Banquet on Jan. 28, 2017. To keep up with the latest, check out our website at www.wmarapp.org or on our Facebook page, WMAR. 'til next month, Sharon Clark

Happy 2017! The staff at Saddle Up! Magazine wish you a happy, healthy and safe New Year. Cindy, Bill & Mackenzie

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YANKEE SPRINGS TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Board meeting Minutes, December 14, 2016 Thank you Ken & Ruth Terpening for hosting this meeting on a very snowy evening. The meeting started with a potluck at 6:00 p.m., called to order by Ron Walker at 6:40 p.m. Special Guest: Andru Jevicks, YS Park Mgr. Longtime board member Judi Struble applied for a Grant from her employer, Consumers Energy. We have received the grant and intend to use the funds for our spur trail water crossings. Thank You Judi for all you do to improve and promote our equine community. DNR/BCHM Conference Report: Ron Walker gave a nice summery of this conference and distributed the Parks and Recreation Policy draft for all to review. The equine community is encouraged to go to this document, read the policy and make recommendations to Kristie Walls, our ETS representative, or Anna Sylvester of the DNR; these are due January 10, 2017. YSTRA Facebook page has the document for downloading. YSTRA status as an MOU makes us eligible for matching state funds; we can now expand our campground goals to larger projects. The next DNR Friends Summit is March 3rd and 4th anyone can attend. Please contact Ron if you are interested in obtaining more information. Trail Report: Spur Trail, we are waiting on the Stewardship department. Andru had sent an email asking for their attention to our request. Andru is also going to submit our request into the new trail request system, this system sets a time frame that must be met for each process, so we will receive more timely updates to the status of our project. This will move the process along faster. Six Mile Return: We are working on a trail back to camp from the 6 mile that is separate from the 4 mile trail. This route has been ridden before, so we are requesting that this trail be reclaimed. Carla has the lettering for the new road signs that will be put up this spring. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Trail Riders News YANKEE SPRINGS TRAIL RIDERS, cont. Ken Terpening requested we try to get a gate across our trail at Sager Rd. to stop the ORV's from riding the horse trails. Ron proposed we wear reflective volunteer vests while doing trail maintenance with ORV's. Kathy Taylor 2nd this motion. Ron will check on prices to purchase these vests. Dedication Plates for Benches: are done! Ron will spray them with a protective coating; these will be secured to the benches in the spring. DNR Update: We want to thank Andru Jevicks for attending our meeting and giving us updates on our projects and concerns. It is important we be diligent with our reporting to Ron of volunteer hours. Ron needs to send them to Andru by the 2nd of each month. Even count our board meeting time. Also it's important we get our goals docu-

mented and submitted for approval/upon funding available. New Business: Andru suggested a PVC sleeve for our mile posts, used by other groups; he will bring us an example. Jeanne volunteered to send a membership reminder and Ron volunteered to write a newsletter, these will be sent out in January. New Year's Day Ride: Everyone is invited to help us celebrate the New Year and ride the snowy trails at YS or just come enjoy the campfire and a bowl of chili on Sunday, January 1, 2017. Time 12:00 pm. January 11th meeting to be held at Kathy Taylor and Dick Smith's house. Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m. Happy Trails, Kathy Taylor, Secretary YSTRA Strategic Plan, December 15, 2016 Short Term Goals:

a. Spur Trail b. 6 mile return to camp trail reclaim c. Permanent Corrals d. Add stairs to confidence course e. Change configuration of campsites/ uniform in size f. Water crossing repair g. Find Ken's trail/possible addition h. New mile markers Long Term Goals: a. Solar Well b. Trail around camp c. More campsites d. Larger day use parking area e. Bath house f. ADA accessible campsite g. Playground for kids h. Group campsite I. Mosquito/fly control in camp j. Flat parking slabs on sites/gravel

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Road to the Horse 2017 Competitor Vicki Wilson Call her a dreamer, but for the last decade Road to the Horse Owner/Producer Tootie Bland has been working to bring two completely different worlds together. From the outside their differences are diverse, yet one thing remains true, whether you're starting a quarter horse for the reining futurity, or a warmblood for the jumping pen, starting a young horse is all about creating a solid and trusting foundation. It's not about being English or Western, it's about starting a young horse with love and kindness. It's about setting each horse up for success, regardless of their projected path. In a long enduring search, Bland's 'never give up or give in' attitude landed her a rock star, an international show-jumper, clinician, TV celebrity, author, cowgirl and New Zealand native by the name of Ms. Vicki Wilson. “It took a little longer and was a bit tougher than planned, but the dream of English joins Western on one common ground, in one arena for the betterment of all horses is finally here,” stated Road to the Horse Owner and Producer Tootie Bland.“ Dynamite does come in small packages and Vicki Wilson is one firecracker of a horsewoman that who will light up Road to the Horse this year with her own style of colt starting and a world class trust between her and her horses, who leap bareback over 7’ walls of terror! Even Road to the Horse has outdone itself in the Celebration of the Cowgirl this year!” In the greatest gathering of crème de la crème of cowgirls to ever share the dirt at Road to the Horse, we welcome not only our very first New Zealand competitor, but our first English equestrian, who will gather her jodhpurs and helmet, and embark on an international trek to Lexington, KY to chase a World Championship of Colt Starting title. Vicki Wilson will join her fellow competitors Kate Neubert, Sarah Winters-Dawson and Rachelle Valentine in the race for the 2017 World Championship of Colt Starting. “I am incredibly honored and excited to be invited to compete at Road to the Horse in 2017! It's such a unique and prestigious event, I'm humbled to be involved” states New Zealand native, Vicki Wilson. “I am looking forward to the opportunity to share my methods of starting horses under saddle, on the other side of the world!”

Vicki Wilson has always had a passion for riding horses and started her career in an unorthodox fashion at 3 years old, riding and training the family sheep. A few decades later, Vicki is one of New Zealand's most successful and well respected show-jump riders, being known for her competitive edge and her ability to produce happy horses. She has won countless classes at the highest levels, right through to World Cup, and has consistently been in the winner's circle since she won her first national title in 2004. At Horse of the Year, Vicki has won the Lowry Medallion five times and the Nationwide Cup nine times - more than any other rider in history. She has represented New Zealand in the winning TransTasman Young Rider team three times and has ridden under the New Zealand flag in Europe, with many wins and high placings. Well regarded for her versatility, Vicki has won national titles across many disciplines such as Show Jumping, Show Hunter and Showing, all while creating a name for herself in the Southern Hemisphere through bareback and bridleless demonstrations and jumping displays. Vicki amazed crowds in 2011 jumping a 6ft puissance wall bareback, in 2012 she jumped a car and in 2013 when she jumped another horse. Outside of the competition arena, Vicki is one of the country's top horse trainers. Her specialties lie with fixing problem horses, the domestication of wild horses, and colt starting. Vicki has started hundreds of horses over the last twenty years. She has a strong philosophy that is based on producing happy horses who love their work, and takes a holistic approach to horse welfare. Over the years, she has developed a reputation for successfully rehabilitating sore and difficult horses, having learnt that horses generally only show negative behavior as a reaction to pain or fear, and aims to foster confidence; working to find a solution to the underlying problem rather than punishing symptoms. Since 2012, alongside her sisters, Kelly and Amanda, Vicki has become widely known for her work with wild horses, having tamed and advocated for the plight of New Zealand's wild Kaimanawas, the American Mustangs and more recently the legendary Australian Brumbies. The Wilson Sisters made their reality television debut with their top-rated series Keeping up with the Kaimanawas, which has been followed up by two docu-

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New Zealand’s Own, Vicki Wilson mentaries and four best-selling books sharing their experiences working with horses around the globe. Learn more about Vicki Wilson at www.WilsonSisters.nz. Sarah Winters-Dawson, Kate Neubert and Rachelle Valentine have been announced as competitors at Road to the Horse 2017. Road to the Horse 2017 will return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, on March 23-26, 2017. Road to the Horse 2017 tickets are available online, www.RoadtotheHorse.com or by calling 877-772-5425. You can follow Road to the Horse on Facebook for the latest information. About Road to the Horse 2017: A vision of Steven and Tootie Bland, Road to the Horse was created with passion and perseverance. Steven and Tootie were believers in a message they wanted to share with the world. That message: to create a relationship which is based on a foundation of trust with the horse, and everything else can be accomplished. Fans at Road to the Horse follow the journey and witness an accumulation of a lifetime of passion and knowledge be put to the test as elite clinicians from around the world face off for the coveted World Championship of Colt Starting title. Fans witness partnerships develop before their very eyes, they witness the setbacks and witness the triumphs, as competitors build a relationship with an untouched 3 yr old American Quarter Horse which will then be put to the ultimate test, where only one can walk away with the World Championship of Colt Starting title. Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Tammy Sronce at tammy@road tothehorse.com or by calling 940.859.6512 WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


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Eastern Michigan Arabian Association - Page 34

Fort Custer Horse Friends Association - Page 35

Highland Equestrian Conservancy - Page 35

Highland Trail Riders Association - Page 36

Holland Western Saddle Club Page 36

Hungerford Trail Riders Association - Page 37

Kensington Trail Riders Association - Page 37

Martial Horse Association Page 38

Michigan Apple Blossom Classic - Page 38

Michigan Competitive Mounted Orienteering - Page 39

Michigan Horse Council Meet The Officers - Page 40-42

Michigan Horse Drawn Vehicle Association - Page 43

Michigan Hunter Jumper Association - Page 43

Michigan Interscholastic Horse Association - Page 44

Michigan Justin Morgan Horse Association - Page 44

Michigan Trail Riders Association - Page 45

Pontiac Lake Horseman’s Association - Page 45

Proud Lake Trail Rider’s Association - Page 46

Yankee Springs Trail Rider’s Association - Page 46

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Amateur/Novice: I have read the rules and regulations that govern the AHCA Amateur, and Novice status. I hereby affirm and agree to comply with the rules and regulations of the AHCA as written and contained in the AHCA office rule book, as it is updated by necessity. If for any reason I become ineligible to exhibit in above Approved Amateur or Novice classes, I understand it is my duty to voluntarily and immediately notify AHCA. I acknowledge that for violation of AHCA rules, I may be subject to disciplinary action and/or revocation of points and awards for my horse and myself.

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WARNING: Under the Michigan Equine Liability act an equine professional is not liable for an injury to or death of a participant in an equine activity resulting from the inherent risk of the equine activity. I understand that horseback riding will expose me to above normal risks. These risks include collisions, obstacles, variation in terrain and surface/subsurface conditions, and unexpected actions of a horse, such as kicking, biting, rearing, bucking, striking, rolling, bolting, or running away from danger by trotting, cantering or galloping. I also understand that I will be exposed to inherent risks of equine activity including but not limited to the unpredictability of an equine reaction to cattle, other animals, and sudden movement of people, sounds, and unfamiliar objects. I further understand that horses have a propensity 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 the activity of horseback riding. I agree that I am responsible for my own safety. I agree that I have my own medical coverage. I agree that the AHCA, their members, employees, and agents will not be liable if I suffer personal injury or death, except if caused by their gross negligence or willful and wanton misconduct. I agree not to bring any claims, demands or lawsuits against AHCA, their members, employees or agents. I agree that if AHCA, their members, agents or employees are sued by anyone else because of claimed conduct of myself, I will indemnify and hold them harmless for all damages and costs, including reasonable actual attorney fees. I agree that the consideration for this release to be binding on me, my heirs and assigns that I am permitted to participate in AHCA activities or ride on property rented or in use for events. I specifically affirm and 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 interruption and enforceability of this release. I acknowledge that I am eighteen years of age or older, and I am signing this release on my own behalf and on the behalf of my minor children, our heirs, representatives and assigns.

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Eastern Michigan Arabian Association 2017 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION NEW RENEWAL

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2017 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

Fort Custer Horse Friends Association

MEMBERSHIP FEES:

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Come ride some of the most beautiful trails in Southern Michigan! • Over 20 Miles of Horse Trails • 6 Creek Crossings • Separate from Bikes

Family $25/year

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Fort Custer Recreation Area is a 3,033 acre State Recreation Area located between Battle Creek and Kalamzoo, MI

September 14-17, 2017 Annual Fall Equestrian Campout

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HIGHLAND EQUESTRIAN CONSERVANCY The mission of the Highland Equestrian Conservancy (HEC) is to conserve and protect our natural resources while preserving the rural character and equestrian heritage in and around Highland Twp., MI. 2017 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION Date Name Address City Phone

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HIGHLAND TRAIL RIDERS Association Dedicated to preserving & expanding the presence of equine activity at the Highland Recreation Area

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HTRA EVENTS May 12, 2017 September 8, 2017 Organized Camping Weekends Fridays & Saturdays Pre-registration required

Come show with us in 2017! HWSC Show Grounds: 3856 61st Street Holland, MI 49423 Email: hollandwestern@protonmail.com HWSC is an all-breed open horse show. Classes include Halter, Showmanship and Western and English Performance. We offer a full slate of walk/trot classes, as well as age division and sweepstakes classes. Members accumulate points at each show towards annual awards that are given at our HWSC Annual Banquet each fall. Points are accumulated after your membership dues have been paid. A member must show in at least three shows and complete their work/show credits to qualify for year end awards. Everyone is invited to join the competitive, family-oriented fun! For more information about HWSC, you can check us out online at www.hollandwestern.net or on Facebook.

2017 SHOW DATES May 13th • May 20th • June 10th • July 22nd (double judged) August 5th • (Rain Date August 19th) 2017 YEAR END AWARDS: Saddles offered to members & non-members Visit us online at www.hollandwestern.net for complete membership information. ©2017 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JANUARY 2017

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KENSINGTON TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. 2017 Membership Form Individual $20 Family $25

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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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The Martial Horse Association 2017 Membership Application Annual Membership: $35

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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

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NEW RENEWAL STATE DUES: $10 MI State Dues Total NATIONAL DUES: $40 Family $25 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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Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, 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 horse and trail associations on pages (34-46) within this issue of Saddle Up! Magazine are here today because of a strong sense of volunteerism. If you find that you have extra time weekly, or even monthly, the organizations that have advertised in our 2017 Membership Drive could use your help. Even if you do not own a horse, but would like to learn more about them, volunteering is a great way to find out about our four legged equine friends. Working behind the scenes at a horse show is a wonderful way to find out if showing horses is for you. Helping clean-up trails, campgrounds and staging areas are also a great way to volunteer and help out a worthy organization. Find an organization in either Saddle Up! Magazine or online near you, and give them a call or send them an email. They will be happy to tell you when the next volunteer opportunity is available. You can also attend a board meeting or two, there is always someone available to answer questions and provide additional information. Thank you to our friends that have advertised in our 2017 Membership Drive section of Saddle Up! Magazine. Your support is appreciated. We hope that the New Year is a great success for your association! Best Wishes, Cindy Couturier, owner/editor and Mackenzie Gray, assistant editor

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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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Return with check payable to: Michigan Horse Council MHC Membership Karyl Dunaway, Treasurer 3104 Ritchie Road, Metamora, MI 48455 www.michiganhorsecouncil.com ©2017 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JANUARY 2017

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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©2017 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JANUARY 2017

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 ©2017 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JANUARY 2017

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 2017 Membership Application

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Linda Aloyo 4123 S. Portsmouth Rd. Bridgeport, MI 48722

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Membership Questions? Call Linda Aloyo (989) 777-0659 or email rlaloyo@gmail.com

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Fabulous Awards!

Competitors from All Breed Associations Welcome!

2017 Show Calendar January 14

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Willowbrooke Local Member January 29 Foxwoode Local Member February 12 Haverhill Local Member February 18 Willowbrooke Local Member February 19 Hunters Run Local Member February 26 Foxwoode Local Member March 3-5 Stoney Ridge Farm B March 11-12 Stoney Ridge Farm C & Pony March 25-26 Haverhill Farm B April 8-9 Haverhill C & Pony April 22-23 Hunters Run B May 20-21 WinAGin C & Pony

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Scholarships! Annual Awards MHJA Awards up to $6000 to Junior & Adult Members Canter For The Cure $500

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MICHIGAN INTERSCHOLASTIC HORSEMANSHIP ASSOCIATION MIHA is a non-profit organization that conducts interscholastic equestrian competitions for all interested students grades 6-12 in the state of Michigan MIHA has over 2000 riders from over 300 schools competing in 20 districts. We have riders from private, alternative, Christian, public and home schooling education systems. Teams are split into divisions based on the number of riders on the team. Junior Division competition includes grades 6th-8th and is held in the spring each year. Senior Division competition includes grades 9th-12th. Teams compete in district, regional and state competitions beginning in August and concluding mid-October at the State Championship meet. MIHA, in partnership with the Michigan Horse Council (MHC), awards five (5) $500 scholarships each year to graduating seniors. Winners are announced in February. MIHA sponsors a logo contest each spring. The first place logo appears on all apparel and media materials for the State Championship meet. For more information about MIHA and the programs we offer, please visit www.miha.org or send an email to our leadership: exec_board@miha.org

2016 State & Region Logo Contest Winner Steven Prokuda, Romeo High School

MICHIGAN JUSTIN MORGAN HORSE ASSOCIATION 2017 EVENTS January 28 - High Point Awards Banquet

April 21-23 - 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 18 - MJMHA Tack Sale 11am-3pm

May 26-28 Michigan All Morgan Horse Show

Admission $1.00. Brighton High School, 7878 Brighton Rd., Brighton, MI 48116 All Spaces 10x10. Vendor Set-Up 8am-11am Contact Alex Walton (810) 623-5809

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MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI. It’s our 65th Year! USEF Rated, MJMHA Scholarships Awarded (Scholarship applications due May 15, 2017), plus Youth of the Year Contest. Contact Terra Zimmerman (734) 755-9019 Visit us online for more information:

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Michigan Trail Riders Association, Inc. 2017 Membership Application New memberships are $35. Renewal memberships are $25 until March 31, 2017 and then will be $35. A Lifetime Membership is $440. 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.

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

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Please mail your application to: PLTRA Memberships, 3210 Red Fox Lane, Milford, MI 48381

YANKEE SPRINGS TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Southwest Michigan’s Beautiful Equestrian Trails Located Between Wayland & Hastings

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Horseman’s Camp Facilities • 25 Rustic Camp Sites w/Tables • 10 Miles of Trails in Rec Area • 9 Miles of Trails in Game Area • Day Use Staging Area • 4 Pit Toilets • Hand Pump Water • Picket Posts or Tie Rails • Community Pavilion

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2017 MICHIGAN TACK SALES Berrien CoUNTY 4-H Horse Leaders

17th annual SPARTA TACK SALE February 18, 2017 10am-2pm

March 11, 2017 1pm-4pm

Sparta Middle School 480 S. State, Sparta, MI Free Admission

Berrien Springs Middle School 1 Sylvester Ave., Berrien Springs (Gym behind the high school) $1 Admission, 5 & Under Free

Booth Rental Fee: $15 per space, tables $8 Setup Time: 7am Saturday, February 18 Julie Klein 616.887.8324, or 616.890.8476 Email: JAK7411@aol.com

Tables: $20 or 2 for $35 by February 28th, $30 or 2 for $45 day of sale Setup Time: 11:30am Contact: Pamela McCalebb, Chairman Email: we_luv_paints@yahoo.com Social Media: Find us on Facebook

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March 18, 2017 10am-2pm $1 Admission

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Morley Stanwood High School 4700 Northland Dr., Morley, MI 49336 Concessions Available

NEW LOCATION! Ionia High School 250 E. Tuttle Rd., Ionia, MI

Booth Rental Fee: 4-H $15, Others $25 Does Not Include Table. Crafter’s Welcome! Reservation Deadline: March 6, 2017 Vendor set-up time: 8am-10am Karen GreenBay 231.250.9369 Email: mecostahorseleaders@gmail.com

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Dr. Kellon’s Guidelines: Adjusting for Winter Nutrition For some of us, winter has already arrived. For others, it’s just beginning in earnest. For all of us, the horse is facing some challenges. Horses actually tolerate and enjoy the cold a lot more than most of us do. Their neutral temperature, with no energy expended to either keep warm or cool off, is in the 40s Fahrenheit – the same as your refrigerator. However, a number of health conditions made worse by the winter environment may dictate the need for supplementation not required in summer months. A few nutritional tweaks can pay off in weight maintenance, reduced colic risk, better hydration and hoof health. In winter, some horses tend to have difficulty holding a good body weight. Healthy fats can help hold weight and condition, as well as help maintain a glossy coat and strong solid hooves. In winter, they are perfect for providing cool calories in a palatable energy source. Your horse needs a vitamin and mineral supplement matched to your hay. This isn’t something you want to skimp on just because the horse is not working as much. These are the nuts and bolts that keep the immune system healthy and literally every cell functioning. Electrolytes aren’t just for sweating horses. They are for every day, all year. There are baseline requirements present all year for Sodium, Potassium and Chloride. Failure to meet them easily leads to inadequate water consumption and a chronic tissue dehydration which can result in the most common type of cold weather colic – impaction. Electrolytes keep the horse drinking well and support normal intestinal function. If your horse spends considerable time in the barn, or faces long periods of confinement due to weather, you have some special considerations. Being stall bound is difficult for some horses leading to nervousness and undesirable behaviors like weaving, stall walking and wood chewing. This is a perfect time for herbal and nutritional calming alternatives. A barn that is closed up tightly to keep out the cold and wind can be warm and cozy, but very hard on the respiratory tract. Ammonia from bacterial break down as well as mold spores and small particles from hay and straw combine to irritate the tissues and set the stage for chronic lung conditions. Stale air in close quarters also concentrates viruses, which have a much easier time setting up house in irritated lungs. Targeted vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients like Spirulina, Jiaogolan, Gynostemma that support balanced immune responses will help. Frozen, uneven ground or wet, muddy conditions may mean your horse’s feet need more attention. The hoof wall contains a specialized form of the same protein found in skin, which is keratin. Key nutrients for the hoof are also the same as those for skin. These include the B Vitamin Biotin and Pyridoxine and the essential amino acids L-Lysine and L-Methionine. Fat plays a pivotal role in the protective barriers in skin and hoof and especially Copper and Zinc, are key to structural integrity and resistance to infections.

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HIGHLAND EQUESTRIAN CONSERVANCY

2017 Annual Meeting, Luncheon & Silent Auction SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH ~ 11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. BAKER’S OF MILFORD, MILFORD, MI

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Featuring Guest Speaker: Sergeant David Roddy of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Mounted Division. Sergeant Roddy will discuss trail riding safety, what to do in an emergency, who to contact if you see or witness any suspicious activity, and more. Also learn about a Grant Program that the HEC will be offering in 2017. There’s the Silent Auction too!

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Livingston County 4-H Hartland

New & Used Tack Sale Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. FREE Admission

Hartland Educational Support Service Center

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(Former Hartland High School) 9525 Highland Rd., Howell, MI 48843

Sponsored by: Livingston County 4-H Horse Leader’s Association • Public invited to buy or sell • Space available: 6’x8’ = $20 or 6’x16’ = $30 • Tables available $5 per table (additional fee). Tables range from 5’ to 6’ • No sale of pop or food allowed. Concessions will be open. • Fees are non-refundable. • Please obtain a space for any kinds of racks. These cannot be out in the aisles. • No dogs (except service dogs) allowed in the building.

Set-up begins at 8 a.m. | No early sales or entry Doors open to the public at 10 a.m.

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MICHIGAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION 15th Annual

NEW & USED TACK SALE February 4th, 2017 10am-4:30pm MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI

FREE ADMISSION Everything you need for in and out of the show ring! Call MQHA 616.225.8211 for more information P.O. Box 278, Greenville, MI 48838 Spaces are reserved first come, first served. No reservations will be taken by phone. Mail your payment of $60 (by Dec. 31) per 10x10 space, includes one table. After Dec. 31, space is $70. Additional tables, $10 each.

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ground. The challenge with this exercise is to maintain proper lower body position and not twist your body as the arm is rotated. Do several repetitions, then repeat with the left arm.

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Readying the Rider This is a continuation of our series on “training outside the box.” We have reviewed important steps to prepare for training on the trail. In the last article you learned to recognize if a horse has inner energy and playfulness and how to release it through forced exercise like longeing. Now that the horse is ready, before going out on the trail there is one more important step. It is getting you, the rider, ready for riding. Like any physical activity, it is important that the rider prepares his or her body by stretching and loosening up the muscles and joints to be used. I am going to give you stretches for the upper and lower body. These head-to-toe exercises are easy and fun to do. Make it a habit to do them before each ride. Stretching should start with the rider standing on the ground next to a horse that is tacked up and ready to ride. Not only will these stretches help the rider limber up, they have the added benefit of teaching the horse to patiently stand still while the rider is doing them. Standing and waiting for the rider to complete the exercises keeps the horse thinking “slow.” After stretches are completed, the rider can mount and continue with under saddle stretches. As with all physical activities, if you experience any pain or have medical conditions that could be complicated by doing any of these exercises, STOP! Seek advice from a health care professional before continuing. All of these stretching exercises should be done very slowly. Do several repetitions before moving on to the next exercise. Be sure to breathe when doing them. This is important because it encourages relaxation. If you find yourself holding your breath, try talking or singing to encourage regular breathing. Head-to-Toe On-the-Ground Exercises #1 Head and Neck Stretch: The purpose of this exercise is to stretch neck and shoulder muscles. Stand evenly on both feet with arms straight down at your sides. Look straight ahead, inhale and very slowly lift your chin up as far as possible. Hold this position for a few seconds, exhale, and very slowly lower your chin to the chest. Hold for a few seconds and return to straight ahead position. Keep the shoulders down and relaxed. Continue these stretches until your neck and shoulders feel relaxed. #2 Head Rotations: Like the first stretch, this exercise helps relax the shoulder and neck muscles. The key to making this exercise effective is to only move the head. Lower the chin to the chest, then slowly rotate the head with chin down toward the left shoulder, then the right. I like to close my eyes when doing this exercise because it helps me relax and move slowly. #3 Shoulder Shrugs: With the reins in either or both hands, inhale and bring both shoulders straight up as if trying to touch the earlobes. Hold position for a few seconds, then exhale and relax the shoulders down. Do several repetitions.

#5 Back Stretches: Extend both arms in front of you and parallel to the ground. Keep your chin level throughout the exercise. Breathe in as you bring both arms up slowly. Lift the arms until they are next to your ears and fully extended upward. Hold this stretch. Bring the arms down slowly as you exhale slowly. After the arms are down, end with pushing the shoulders down. #6 Slow Leg Swings: The exercise works the pelvic area and the muscles in front of the thigh called the quadriceps. Stand on the horse's left side and with the right hand holding on to the side of the saddle to keep your body centered during this exercise. Working one leg at a time, slowly swing the entire leg forward as far as possible, then extend it backward. Keep the knee slightly bent. To be effective, the movement must come from the hip joint, not from swinging the lower leg from the knee. Keep the upper body as centered and still as possible. Do several swings with one leg. Turn so you are facing to the rear and hold the saddle with the left hand. Repeat the exercise, slowly swinging the opposite leg. The horse should stand still for this exercise. If he does not, position him with a stationary object like a fence or a trailer on one side. This will help him stay straighter and stand still. If he does not, he may be telling you that he has inner energy to release through forced exercise like longeing. #7 Side Leg Lifts: This exercise limbers up the inner thigh muscles and flexes the hip. Stand on the horse's left side, holding the saddle with the right hand for stability. Stand on the right leg and slowly lift the left leg out to the side. Keep the knee straight. Slowly lower the leg. Maintain a straight posture and avoid leaning while lifting the leg. Do several repetitions. Turn and repeat on the opposite leg. #8 Runner's Stretch: Here's the equestrian version of a classic stretch that limbers the calf muscles. Stand facing the horse's left side, both feet together. Put both hands on the saddle or the withers for support. Step back with right leg and extend it behind you. Keep the right knee very slightly bent and the right foot flat on the ground. Bend the left knee and lean forward slightly. You should feel a nice stretch in the back of the calf. For more stretch, bring the hips forward. Hold this stretch, but do not bounce or force it! If the horse moves away from you, you are pushing on the saddle too much and not stretching enough. #9 Ankle Rotations: This exercise increases ankle flexibility while improving balance. Stand on the horse's left side facing forward. With knee bent, bring the left leg up and hold it with the left hand beneath the knee. Rotate the left ankle in a circular motion inward toward the horse. Repeat, rotating outwards. Do several sets of rotations. Turn and repeat with the opposite ankle. As you are doing these exercises and preparing yourself to be a good rider for your horse, you have a great opportunity to train your horse to be patient, mannered, and obedient. He will learn that he goes on your command and not the other way around! This is an important lesson. It is the next step in teaching him to stand still while mounting.

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up part way, it's OK. Keep practicing a little at a time until you can touch them together. #8 Side Leg Lifts: This exercise is done the same way as was done on the ground. It really works the inner muscles and hip area. Take both feet out of the stirrups. Lift and extend one leg out to the side, while keeping the other down in proper riding position. Do several lifts on each side. You should notice a feeling of sitting deeper in the saddle after completing them. #9 Upper Thigh and Ankle Flex: This is a great exercise for stretching the quadriceps, the large front thigh muscle, and improving ankle flexibility. Let's start with the right leg. Taking the right foot out of the stirrup, flex the knee and bring the foot up and behind you to the back of the saddle's cantle. Grasp the back of the ankle with your right hand as you keep the foot flexed. Hold this stretch for 5-10 seconds and breathe! Keep the knee on the saddle and stretch the upper leg down. Then release the ankle and allow the lower leg to stretch back down toward the stirrup. Repeat with the other leg. #10 Toe Points: With feet out of the stirrups, flex one ankle so the toes point up. Hold for a few seconds. Then flex the ankle so the toes point toward the ground. Do five toe points on each foot. These head-to-toe exercises on-the-ground and under saddle will give you the minimal stretching needed before each ride. To really improve flexibility, strengthen muscles and joints, and relax, I would recommend my 3-part “Exercises for Equestrians” videotape series. The tapes cover 75 different exercises that can be done on the ground or under saddle. They will take you to the next step in being the rider your horse deserves.

Your Next Step… The next set of exercises is an extension of those done on the ground. Mount your horse and ask him to stand still. Practice these head to toe stretching and flexibility exercises under saddle, before each ride. Head-to-Toe Under Saddle Exercises #1 Chin up and down: Perform this stretch the same was as it was done on the ground. Stay centered in the saddle, sitting square, and evenly balanced. #2 Shoulder Rotations: This exercise improves the flexibility of the shoulder joint. With the reins in your left hand, place the fingertips of your right hand on top of your right shoulder keeping your elbow at shoulder height. Slowly rotate your shoulder in a 360degree circle from front to back and vice versa. Do several slow circles. Repeat with the other arm. #3 Punches: This exercise stretches the hands, joints of elbows, and shoulder. Make a fist with one hand. Punch the hand slowly out in front of you. As you fully extend your arm, open the fingers and stretch out the hand. Repeat punches forward, up overhead, to the side, and down at your side. #4 Ear Touches: This exercise helps stretch the rider's back. Keeping the legs in proper position, stretch forward from the hips and touch the horse's ears. If you cannot stretch this far, reach as far forward as possible toward his ears. If riding in a Western saddle, stretch forward with one arm at a time, putting the other hand on the horn. If riding in an English saddle, stretch both arms forward. Be careful that your legs do not swing back when stretching forward. Doing this puts you out of proper position and will not give you the full benefit of the stretches. #5 Tail Touches: Here's a fun exercise to stretch the upper and lower back and abdominal muscles. Keeping the legs in proper position, hold the reins with the right hand. Rotate the upper body to the left and reach the left hand back toward the top of the horse's tail. Hold on to the saddle with the hand holding the reins if needed. #6 Leg-Over-The-Shoulder Stretch: It may seem like something a contortionist would do, but this challenging exercise helps develop leg and inner thigh muscles as well as balance. Start with legs in normal riding position and feet out of the stirrups. With the knee slightly bent, bring the right leg above the neck with the foot extended toward the horse's head. Then bend the knee and extend the lower leg and foot across the horse's neck and down toward his left shoulder as you grasp the cantle with your left hand for stability. The leg should be held up and above the horse's neck and shoulder by several inches. Bring the leg back over the horse's neck and return it to normal riding position. Alternate with the opposite leg. The goal with this exercise is not to touch the horse's neck. If he is not used to this type of movement from you or reacts, just lift your leg to the middle of his neck and scratch his neck with your toe. #7 Knee Touches: With both hands behind you, grasp the cantle keeping the elbows slightly bent. Bring the upper body back slightly as you lift both knees up at the same time. Touch the knees together over the horse's withers or the saddle horn and slowly bring them back to the starting position. Slightly rocking the upper body back as you do this exercise makes the hip joint more flexible. Be careful not to kick your horse! This is a challenging exercise that also builds leg and abdominal muscle strength. If you can only bring the knees ©2017 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JANUARY 2017

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Have you ever wondered why you placed the way you did at a horse show? Wouldn’t it be nice to have time for more feedback from the judge so you can become more successful?

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AAEP Parasite Control Guidelines, Part 3 of 3

being shed in the feces), can be important for making decisions on when to treat. This information can be found in Appendix B. Considerations for mature horses: Focus on control of cyathostomins. Depending on climatic conditions, one or two yearly treatments are sufficient to prevent occurrence of large strongyles. Consider including a treatment effective against encysted cyathostomins at a time when the mucosal burden is at its peak. Typically, this is more likely to occur towards the end of the grazing season, ie. fall in northern climates, and spring in the more tropical and subtropical climates. Include a cestocide at least annually if they are a problem in your region. Deworming programs for adult horses should be designed with the following principles in mind: • Evaluate the efficacy of the dewormers used on each farm at least every three years using the FECRT. • A basic foundation of anthelmintic treatments should be considered to all horses. This should consist of one or two yearly treatments to target large strongyles, tapeworms, bots, and spirurid nematodes responsible for causing summer sores (Habronema spp. and Draschia spp.). In most cases, one or two yearly treatments will achieve this goal. • All further treatments should be targeting horses with a high strongyle contamination potential. • Focus anthelmintic treatments during seasons of peak transmission (usually spring and fall when pasture refugia is at its highest). Considerations for foals, weanlings, yearlings: Targeted treatments (selective therapy) based on FEC is not recommended in this age group. Instead the following considerations should be made. During the first year of life foals should receive a minimum of four anthelmintic treatments. First deworming should be carried out at about 2-3 months of age, and a benzimidazole drug is recommended to ensure efficacy against ascarids. Second deworming is recommended just before weaning (approximately 4-6 months of age). An extra treatment can be justified before weaning if the time period between the two treatments exceeds 3 months. At weaning FEC are recommended to determine whether worm burdens are primarily strongyles or ascarids, to facilitate the right choice of drug class. Third and fourth treatments should be considered at about 9 and 12 months of age, respectively, and treatment should primarily be targeting strongyles. Tapeworm treatment should be included in the 9-month treatment. Perform FECRT yearly to evaluate the efficacy of anthelmintics against strongyles and ascarids Strongyloides westeri is rarely a cause of diarrhea in young foals thanks to the advent of the benzimidazoles and macrocyclic lactones. It is widely used to deworm mares around foaling to prevent the lactogenic transmission of this parasite. However, there is no evidence to support this procedure. Recently weaned foals should be turned out onto the “cleanest” pastures with the lowest parasite burdens. Yearlings and 2 yr olds should continue to be treated as “high” shedders, and receive about 3 yearly treatments with efficacious drugs. General points to consider Do not under-dose horses and foals; use weight tapes or scales to determine body weights. Cyathostomins, large strongyles, and tapeworms are acquired on pasture. Ascarids and pinworms can be acquired in confinement as

Developed by the AAEP Parasite Control Committee of the AAEP Infectious Disease Committee – Updated February 2016 Alternative Remedies An increasing number of so-called organic or herbal dewormers are appearing in tack shops and online, but the efficacy of these products has never been demonstrated in formal, controlled evaluations. These products exist primarily because they exploit differences in the labeling requirements for drugs vs. non-drug items. Before a drug can earn label claims for activity against parasites, this fact must be proven unequivocally to the Food and Drug Administration by extensive efficacy and safety testing. Once a dewormer is approved by the FDA, the claims that can be made in advertising that drug are regulated by the FDA. In contrast, products that are not considered drugs do not require FDA approval for marketing, so advertisers of non-FDA approved products can say just about anything they want, and their products do not have to be effective. Anthelmintic Formulations Available Benzimidazoles: These drugs interfere with a worm’s energy metabolism on a cellular level. They bind to beta tubulin and prevent its polymerization into microtubules. They are available in paste, liquid and pelleted formulations. Tetrahydropyrimidines: Pyrantel pamoate and pyrantel tartrate act at the neuromuscular junction causing an irreversible rigid paralysis. Pyrantel salts only affect adult parasites that reside in the lumen of the gastrointestinal tract. Pyrantel pamoate is available in suspension and paste formulations, while pyrantel tartrate is formulated in alfalfa pellets and must be fed on a continual basis, serving only as a preventive, not a purge dewormer. Heterocyclic Compounds: Several dewormers are classified as heterocyclic compounds, but piperazine is the only one used in horses. Piperazine works by depolarizing muscular membranes, which renders them resistant to the action of acetylcholine. The action of piperazine is limited to adult parasites. Piperazine is used infrequently in horses, and there is currently no formulation marketed for equine usage in the US, but one product is listed in Canada. It was available as a liquid or powder formulation which required nasogastric intubation. Macrocyclic Lactones: These act on glutamate-gated chloride channels in nematode nerve and muscle cells, disturbing the normal transmission of nervous stimuli to muscles. The result is flaccid paralysis. Macrocyclic lactones are the most potent killers of worms, being effective at less than one-tenth the dosage of other classes of dewormers. They also have the unique quality of killing external parasites, such as lice, mites, and the cutaneous larvae of Onchocerca, Habronema, and Draschia. Macrocyclic lactones are available in paste (ivermectin) and as an oral gel (moxidectin). Isoquinoline-Pyrozines: Praziquantel is the sole member of the isoquinolone class used in horses. It is also unique in that it has no activity against nematodes. Praziquantel is effective only against tapeworms. In North America, praziquantel is currently marketed only in combination with macrocyclic lactones, and the combination formulation is that of the parent compound (ivermectin if paste, moxidectin if a gel). Praziquantel is available as a single drug formulation in some European countries. Parasite Control Programs: Points to Ponder Information about pre-patent periods for the different parasites (ie. the period of time from ingestion of parasite infective stages until eggs are ©2017 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JANUARY 2017

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to kill the encysted mucosal larvae in these animals. The larvicidal regimen of fenbendazole (10 mg/kg for five consecutive days) can be applied for this purpose, if a FECRT reveals full efficacy of this drug. It is important to keep in mind that these are just suggestions; thus, there are many variations of these suggested programs that would still meet the same goals and follow the same principles. Ultimately, each farm (with veterinary guidance) should develop its own program tailored to the specific needs of the farm and each animal. There is no such thing as a “one size fits all” program. As outlined, all adult horses should benefit from a basic foundation of one or two treatments per year. Low egg shedding horses with naturally strong immunity to cyathostomins will need no other treatments because the two treatments have covered the needs of the other parasites and these horses are generally protected naturally from disease caused by cyathostomins by their immune state. In traditional deworming programs, repeated treatment of low shedder horses every 2-3 months accomplishes little to improve their health, but it does promote drug resistance. Moderate and high egg shedders will need a third and sometimes a fourth treatment for cyathostomins. Daily pyrantel tartrate (if no pyrantel resistance is present) or moxidectin can be considered for suppression of egg shedding in consistent high strongyle shedders. Any additional treatments would be given on an “as needed” basis depending on whether a specific parasitic infection or disease is diagnosed. For example, if Anoplocephala eggs are seen when performing FEC, a second tapeworm treatment during the year might be warranted. Likewise, if pinworms are diagnosed, any horse showing symptoms should be treated with an effective anthelmintic. Ivermectin and moxidectin remain the foundation for control of strongyle parasites, although signs of emerging resistance have been reported. In contrast, resistance to these drugs is common in Parascaris spp. Thus, efficacy should be proven with a FERCT before using these drugs to control Parascaris spp. in foals. Strongyle resistance is well documented against pyrantel, fenbendazole, and oxibendazole, but these drugs can still be effective against cyathostomins on some farms and can therefore be used if a FECRT has documented good efficacy. In addition, resistance in Parascaris spp. is still uncommon for these drugs, thus these are often solid choices when targeting this parasite. THE END ~ To view this article in its entirety, please visit: www.aaep.org. A special thank you to the team of researchers that prepared this document. Unfortunately, due to lack of space, all contributors could not be listed.

well as on pasture. Use properly performed FECs to determine shedding status and drug efficacy of new arrivals before turnout in common pastures. Consider using tapeworm serology (ELISA) submitted on at least 20% of resident herd members to determine exposure potential for tapeworms. Concentrate drug treatments when the local climate favors parasite transmission. Decrease treatments when climate conditions are adverse (hot summer / freezing winter) for larval survival and / or transmission. Design a parasite control program that considers the farm’s management practices and region of the country. Consider the following: • Stocking density: Many horses and/or many different owners may make it more difficult and labor intensive to treat each horse as an individual. Heavy stocking rates resulting in a consistently high level of parasite exposure can challenge even the best deworming program. • Time horses spend on pasture: Limited access or the absence of grass often contributes to low FECs. • Age of horses on the farm: Are there foals/weanlings/yearlings and/or mature adults. Treat youngsters as high shedders. • Is this an “open” herd: Institute a biosecurity program for all new arrivals that includes a FEC and larvicidal deworming prior to turnout with resident horses. • What is the farm’s ability or willingness to “clean up” the environment using non-chemical means such as pasture rotation, crossgrazing with other species, manure removal and composting? Summary for Parasite Control Given the information provided in this document, what is a rational worm control program? Worm control programs are best viewed as a yearly cycle starting at the time of year when worm transmission to horses changes from negligible to probable. Furthermore, it is critical that all treatment recommendations be viewed in the proper context. All treatment and non-treatment recommendations are made within the context of a preventive program where FEC surveillance is being performed. These recommendations, which are based on epidemiological principles, may not apply to individual horses on farms. Thus, if presented with a horse showing evidence of parasitic disease during the times of the year when treatments are not recommended (e.g., summer in south, winter in north), then this horse should be treated – if the horse is showing overt symptoms of intestinal parasitic disease then moxidectin would be the treatment of choice since it is important

Appendix B: Prepatent periods of important equine parasites Species Cyathostomins Parascaris equorum Anoplocephala perfoliata Strongylus edentatus Strongylus vulgaris

Prepatent period 2-3 months 2 1/2-3 months 1 1/2-4 months 11-12 months 6-7 months

References (Round, 1969) (Clayton and Duncan, 1977) (Bain and Kelly, 1977) (Enigk, 1970) (Enigk, 1970)

References: Bain, S.A., Kelly, J.D., 1977. Prevalence and pathogenicity of Anoplocephala perfoliata in a horse population in South Auckland. N. Z. Vet. J. 25, 27-28. Clayton, H.M., Duncan, J.L., 1977. Experimental Parascaris equorum infection of foals. Res. Vet. Sci. 23, 109-114. ©2017 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JANUARY 2017

Medical Definition of prepatent period: the period between infection with a parasite and the demonstration of the parasite in the body especially as determined by the recovery of an infective form (as oocysts or eggs) from the blood or feces.

Enigk, K., 1970. The development of the three species of Strongylus of the horse during the prepatent period. In: Equine Infectious Diseases. S. Karger, Basel, pp. 259-268. Round, M.C., 1969. The prepatent period of some horse nematodes determined by experimental infection. J. Helminthol. 43, 185-192.

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AAEP Parasite Control Guidelines, continued i. If visible air bubbles are present, the chamber should be emptied and refilled. 5. Steps three and four should be done at the same time without letting the sample sit between steps, since eggs are in flotation fluid and will immediately begin to rise to the top of the fluid. You want to be sure to get a representative sample of the mixed solution. 6. Once chambers are filled, step three can be started for the next sample. 7. Once filled, the chambers can set for 60 minutes before counting without causing problems if using sodium nitrate. Longer than this and drying/crystal formation can begin. With sodium chloride, crystal formation occurs much more quickly. 8. Count all eggs inside of grid areas (only count the eggs which have more than half of their area inside the outer lines of the grid) at 100x total magnification (10x ocular lens and 10x objective lens). Focus on the top layer, which contains the very small air bubbles (small black circles). Count both chambers. a. Count only strongyle eggs (oval-shaped, about 90 microns long). Ascarid eggs (round, about 80-90microns long) can also be counted, but should be counted separately from the strongyle eggs. Do not count strongyloides (oval, about 50 microns long), tapeworm eggs (D-shaped), or Eimeria leuckarti (large brown oocysts of the same size as strongyle eggs)--only notations are made as to the presence of these other parasites.

Appendix A: Egg counting techniques Modified McMaster Fecal Egg Count (FEC) Procedure The method described below has a detection limit of 25 EPG, which makes it useful for identifying high egg shedders, but less appropriate for the FECRT. Supplies needed: • Disposable paper cup (Dixie cup) or small container for feces • Small strainer (household) • Pipette, eye dropper or syringe to dispense fecal solution • Cheesecloth or gauze sponge • McMaster Slide • Flotation medium Procedure Steps: 1. Weigh out 4 g of feces in a small container or paper cup. 2. Add 26 mls of flotation medium (to bring the volume up to 30 ml) to feces. Mix well. a. Note: If you do not have a scale, you can add feces to the 26 ml of solution, when the volume reaches 30 mls, you have added 4 g. 3. Strain through one or two layers of cheesecloth, one layered gauze squares, or tea strainer), mix well. 4. Mix the sample well and then immediately withdraw about 1 ml of the suspension with a pipette or syringe and fill the first counting chamber of the McMaster slide. a. Repeat the process to fill the second chamber. b. Let the slide stand for two to five minutes to allow eggs to float to top.

6. Stir the material in the beaker and immediately pour the contents of the beaker into two 15 ml tubes, being careful to divide it as equally as possible. There should not be any material left in the beaker. 7. Centrifuge the tubes for 5 to 7 minutes at 300 g to pull fecal debris to the bottom of tube. 8. Fill the tubes to just over the top with Sheather's solution and place a cover slip onto the meniscus. 9. Centrifuge at 300 g for 10 minutes. a. Note that if a swing-bucket rotor is not available then a fixed angle rotor can be used, but cover slips may fall off. If using a fixed-angle rotor the procedure should be modified as follows: the tube is initially filled only 3/4 fill with Sheather’s solution and then after centrifugation the tube is filled with Sheather's solution until a positive meniscus forms. Then a cover-slip is placed on the tube and the tube is left to sit for 10-15 minutes before removing the cover-slip and placing it on a slide for counting. 10. Let sit for about 5 minutes, and then remove the cover slip and place on a slide. 11. Examine the entire cover slip American from both tubes and count the Association number of eggs that you find. of Equine 12. The number of eggs counted Practitioners equals the EPG as the detection limit is 1 EPG. www.aaep.org

Modified Wisconsin Technique This technique does not require specialized slides, but involves centrifugation using a swing-bucket rotor. The detection limit is 1 EPG, which makes the technique very suitable for the FECRT. Supplies Needed: • Small strainer (household) • Pipette, eye dropper or syringe to dispense fecal solution • Cheesecloth or gauze sponges • Test Tube - 15 mls or centrifuge tube - 15 mls • Centrifuge – swinging head centrifuge not fixed • Sheather’s solution (sugar solution) Procedure Steps: 1. Weigh out 1 g fecal sample in a small beaker (50-100 ml). 2. Add 20 ml of tap water in the fecal material. 3. Stir very well with a spatula and mash the material until it is completely broken apart. 4. Pour the mixture through the funnel with one layer of cheesecloth (or tea strainer) into another beaker (150-250 ml), stirring the material in the funnel while pouring. Press the material remaining in the funnel with the spatula until nearly dry. 5. Add 10 ml of tap water to the beaker and rinse into a mixture the material clinging to the sides and bottom, and then pour this mixture through the material in the funnel, stirring the material in the funnel while pouring. Press the material in the funnel until dry again, and then discard. ©2017 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JANUARY 2017

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