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the position of your horse's head and neck, ears, tail, the way he moves... and then progressively more subtle things like the eyes and nostrils. You need to get to know and learn to read the signs of negative thoughts and emotions in your horse as well as the positive ones, both on the ground and when riding. Know that every horse is capable of having all of these emotions and behaviors given the right situation, so it's our job to bring out only the positive ones.

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How do you know if your horse is happy? He can't wag his tail like a dog, smile like a human or purr like a cat, so how can you tell? Being a horse lover, I really care about how my horse feels in his relationship with me. Does he like to be with me, be taught by me, perform with me? So I put a lot of effort into seeing life from my horse's point of view and setting things up for success. Does that mean sometimes my horse is unhappy? I'm sure there are times, but I'm not paralyzed by that. I try to catch it early and then become more conscious of how I caused it in order to avoid it next time. Most important, I take responsibility for my horse's behavior when with me, because he was fine until I showed up! Things that make horses happy What makes one horse happy is not necessarily what makes another horse happy. Horsenality™ is going to be a huge guide for you here. For example, my horse Jazzy (Right-Brain Introvert) needs me to go slow in the warm-up, waiting for him to relax and then want to offer more, whereas my horse Allure (Left-Brain Extrovert) needs me to encourage him to have fun and keep things pretty lively. I've made the mistake of going slowly with Allure, and he either takes over and takes off (doesn't want to be with me anymore) or just shuts down and resigns himself to what he knows is going to be a really boring time. So get to know your horse's

Horsenality™; it's an important key. Find out what makes your horse tick — a Horsenality™ Report can help you if you're struggling with this — so you can bring out the best in him or her on a more consistent basis. Remember, most horses don't like being told “no,” so learn how to become the Ambassador of Yes by taking care of his needs first.

Unhappy, Upset, Disturbed Horses tend to have unhappy expressions when they are afraid, bored, irritated, have lost respect for the rider/handler or feel pressured against their will, to a greater or lesser degree. • High head • Tight under-neck • Wide eyes • Staring eyes • Inward-looking eyes • Flared nostrils • Wrinkled nostril(s) • Tight mouth • Grinding teeth • Chomping jaw • Foaming mouth • Popping lips • Drawing lips back • Waving tongue •Tight, tense ears • Laid-back ears • Ears out to the side • Rapidly flicking ears

Body Language Most people have learned that ears back means watch out, that the horse is going to bite, charge, kick… but reading a horse's body language is not something many people learn to make an art of. I think it's vital to become good at reading horses because the sooner you can tell what's going on, the sooner you can adjust your approach for more positive results. As you learn to read horses at increasingly refined levels you start to notice the little things like

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• Tight back • Hollow or arched back • Tucked, tight hindquarters • Tight tail •“J” tail • High, tense tail • Swishing tail • Tense ribcage • Shallow breathing • Holding breath • Rapid breathing • Forceful snorts • Can't stand still • Quick, tense steps • Refusing to move • Shrinking away from you • Turning away from you • Want to bite or kick you •Doesn't want to touch you, or you him Left-Brain Extrovert Encourage his ideas, use energy, be provocative, have fun. Right-Brain Extrovert Encourage your horse to move if he needs to, then give him something to focus on. Right-Brain Introvert Go with his need to go slow, stop or think about things; be gentle; wait for him to breathe and ask questions. Left-Brain Introvert Go with his need to be slow at first but be mentally fast. Wait for the question; get him mentally engaged.

I take responsibility for my horse's behavior when with me, because he was fine until I showed up!

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Happy, Relaxed, Willing Horses tend to have a positive and inquisitive expression when they are doing something that is their idea. That's why the Parelli psychology of “Cause your idea to become their idea, but understand their idea first” is so powerful. It's not just about doing nothing or giving them treats. It's about how they feel about you in the relationship as their friend, partner, protector and teacher. • Level head (withers) • Stretched neck • Loose under-neck muscles • Soft eyes • Blinking eyes • Looks at you • Quiet mouth • Soft ears • Ears forward • Gently moving ears • Relaxed, swinging back • Free hindquarters • Soft tail • Flowing, swinging tail • Swinging ribcage • Regular breathing • Wants to touch you • Long snorts, blowing out • Stands still • Cocked hind leg • Rhythmic, long stride

• Responsive • Stays connected • Faces you • Comes over when he sees you

undermine your status as a leader with your horse, both in the moment and in the longer term.

how reading the telltale signs as early as possible will help? It's easier to snuff out a little spark of trouble than a wall of flames.

Nine times out of ten, when a horse gets upset, backing off the pressure is the right thing to do. And don't let anyone tell you that the horse will think he's won. He's a prey animal, and if his safety or dignity feels threatened, he's going to run or defend himself. So back off, help him settle down, restore the trust and make a fresh start. It will work better that way. And can you see

But here's the real savvy: Learn to not make your horse go there! How can you keep a smile on your horse's face, have him want to engage, to communicate, to play, to perform? That's the q u e s t i o n t h a t ke e p s m e fascinated with horses and completely enthralled with never-ending self-improvement. If we do what the horse needs, he'll give us what we desire.

About Parelli Pat Parelli, coiner of the term “natural horsemanship”, founded his program based on a foundation of love, language and leadership. Parelli Natural Horsemanship allows horse owners at all levels of experience to achieve success with their at-home educational program. Together with his wife Linda, Pat has spread PNH across the globe with campuses in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. Launched in 2011, parelliconnect.com provides an online social forum packed with training tools, step-by-step to do lists, videos and more. Log on today for your FREE 30-day trial at www.parelliconnect.com.

What to do When you see your horse's expression change from positive to negative, what should you do? The first thing is not to panic! If you start to worry, you'll find yourself shrinking back and relinquishing leadership, and that brings on a whole other set of behavioral changes in your horse. Right-brain horses get more worried and distant, and left-brain horses seize the opportunity to get the better of you. You have to maintain your composure as your horse's leader, so don't worry or feel sorry for him; just change what you are doing. Know that horses are not like people; they live in the moment, so they react quickly to what they perceive as negative or positive. Although their primary emotions are a lot like ours (fear, frustration, anger), they don't get upset at themselves or feel sorry for others. Those are what humans do. Feeling any one of those negative emotions will instantly

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Age determined as of January 1, 2012 • $1.00 grounds fee per horse • Judge’s decision is final • NO refunds • 60% payback in 3-D (1 second split) $200.00 added with 15 or more entries, 1st-4th place • 60% payback in all classes with 7 or more entries, 1st-4th place Pee Wee classes are walk/trot • Pee Wee’s CANNOT show in any other class

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GREAT LAKES STATE FAIR It's happening! After a threeyear hiatus, the State Fair is returning to Michigan as the G r e a t L a ke s S t a t e Fa i r. Michigan's first State Fair was held in 1849, making it one of the oldest state fairs in the country. The tradition now continues with a tremendous amount of support and outreach from the agriculture and business communities, as well as people from all across Michigan. The Great Lakes State Fair will run at the Suburban Collection Showplace Labor Day Weekend. “We are extremely thrilled that the Suburban Collection Showplace will be partnering with the Great Lakes Agricultural Fair Board to return this awesome event to the state of Michigan,” said Blair Bowman, owner of the Suburban Collection Showplace. “With Michigan being the second largest agricultural state in the nation, this is the perfect opportunity to highlight the amazing products grown and manufactured right here in our great state.” The Great Lakes State Fair will run at the Suburban Collection Showplace from Friday, August 31 through Monday, September 3, 2012. Sponsors include Meijer, ITC Holdings, Genisys Credit Union, the Suburban Collection Showplace, C.F. Burger Creamery and Powers Distributing. Additional sponsors will be named as they become finalized. The family-focused event will be jam-packed with all the typical excitement of previous State Fairs, including animals, agriculture, Michiganmade products, food and beverages, entertainment, a midway and carnival rides. The Great Lakes State Fair has also

partnered with the Shriners to hold The Detroit Shrine Circus under The Big Top during the fair, with tickets included in the allinclusive admission price. There will be plenty of additional parking available for the duration of the event. Equine events at the Great Lakes State Fair will center around draft horses. Starting Friday, August 31st, at 1pm Halter Classses for Percherons, Belgians, and Clydesdale/Shire horses. Saturday features Cart Classes starting at noon with Mares, Men's and Ladies' divisions; these will be followed by Junior classes with an 11-14 year old age division and 15-20 year old age division. Sunday, September 2nd, has Youth Showmanship Classes starting at 10am with divisions for 9-14 year olds and 15-20 year olds; these are followed by Youth Decorated Horse classes with the same age divisions. Monday, September 3rd, the Fair will close with Hitch Classes starting at 10am; the divisions include Registered Mare Pairs and a Stallions, Geldings, Grade Mares class. Monday also includes Drafts Under Saddle classes with divisions for English and Western. There will also be a Parade of Champions over the weekend! For more information on the Great Lakes State Fair equine events, please contact Neil Kentner at by emailing kentnerneil@att.net or calling (517) 676-3254 For schedule details, ticket prices, and general info, visit www.GreatLakesStateFair.org, or call Nikita at (248) 348-5600.

Dyersville, IA. This workshop will focus on the benefits and ease of producing fodder hydroponically, as well as the types of systems FarmTek offers. Workshop attendees will partake in a presentation narrated by FarmTek's Greenhouse Manager Sam Shroyer, which includes topics such as benefits to livestock health, seed selection, harvesting and feeding fodder, microgreen production in fodder systems and more. After the presentation, they will tour the company's hydroponic greenhouses and participate in handson demonstrations. It costs $100 to attend and attendees will each receive a workbook, lunch and $150 gift certificate to FarmTek. For more information, visit www.FarmTek.com/techcenter. For orders or information visit www.FarmTek.com or call 1800-327-6835.

HIGHLAND PHOTO CONTEST The Highland Trail Riders are holding their 4th Annual Amateur Photo Contest. A horse (or horses) must be the focal point of each photo. Entries must be your own original photograph. Each photo must be 8x10 (no larger, no smaller) B/W or color. Photo can be matted and framed to a larger size. All photos must be wired for gallery hanging. Over $300 in cash prizes for winners, including the adult and youth (under 15 ) divisions. Adult entry fee is $10, limited to two entries. Entries in the youth division are free, limited to one entry per youth. This event is a fund-raiser for HTRA and entry fees allow us to offer appealing prizes. Proceeds will go directly into our Trail Fund

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account to improve our aging trail system. A digital copy of your photo entry must be submitted by email August 1st-25th. Framed photos must be delivered to Huron Valley Council for the Arts, 205 W. Livingston Rd, Highland, on Tue s d a y Se p t 4 a nd Wednesday Sept 5th and entry fees paid at that time. The gallery opening for the photo display will be held Sunday, Sept 9, 11-4 pm during Highland Hey Days Festival. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at l pm that day. For complete guidelines and rules please visit our website at Highlandtrailriders.com. For questions or more info, email Highlandtrialriders@yahoo.com or call Jacqui at 248-701-0076.

ANNUAL MSU AG EXPO EAST LANSING, Mich. – Ag Expo, Michigan's largest outdoor farm show, returns to the Michigan State University (MSU) campus July 17-19 for the 33rd time, bringing a variety of educational and commercial activities and exhibits to the state's agricultural community as well as to homeowners, families and anyone who wants to know more about the state's second-largest industry. This year, Ag Expo will bring participants the latest technology in agricultural production, current research findings from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) faculty, and a full schedule of demonstrations and educational sessions to help manage farms and businesses at their best. The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, along with WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs AG EXPO, Continued MSU Extension and MSU AgBioResearch, continue to serve Michigan residents to improve farm profits, agribusiness development and personal quality of life, said Doug Buhler, interim dean of CANR. “Ag Expo is one of the ways we meet these goals,” he noted. “We collectively aim to create and retain jobs throughout Michigan, improve the health of people, places and animals, and discover new knowledge that can help you expand your business and improve your life. Through our ongoing research, teaching and outreach programs, we help millions of Michigan residents across the state move forward. Together we are working to grow Michigan's $90 billion agricultural and agri-foods industry to new levels.” Across the expo grounds, more than 200 exhibitors will feature products and services that help Michigan agricultural producers continue to succeed. Demonstrations on tillage, mortality composting and biodiesel processing will be available. Visitors can test-drive payloaders, telehandlers, skid steers and large-frame tractors. Stock dog training demonstrations are back this year by popular demand, and MI-Alpaca will be on hand to demonstrate the spinning and skirting of alpaca fleece. “ We are committed to providing quality educational activities, demonstrations and informational presentations,” Buhler said. “Regardless of whether you're an experienced grower or would like to become one, there's something for everyone at this year's show.” The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 17 and 18, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 19. Admission to the grounds and parking at Farm Lane and Mt. Hope Road are free. For more information about Ag Expo, call 800-366-7055 or visit www.agexpo.msu.edu.

including dogs, cats, horses, reptiles, fish and birds. All American Pet Expos are currently seeking sponsors, partners and exhibitors for the new 2012 Novi event! If interested, call (888) 724-1324 or e-mail info@aapetexpo.com. For additional information, please contact Nancy Phares, (248) 486-3424 or by email at nancyjphares@gmail.com

ALL AMERICAN PET EXPO All American Pet Expo launches NEW Charitable FundRaising Program for 2012 Event! Novi, MI: The 9th Annual Pet Expo in Novi, September 21-23 at the Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave, will be produced for the first time by nationally recognized event producer Steve Cantin and his team at All American Pet Expos! “The first priority with any new Pet Expo we launch is to embrace and empower the animal shelter and rescue community-- and seek out avenues to help them raise funds for all their worthy efforts”, says Steve Cantin, “For our first Novi Pet Expo, we have developed an innovative new program that allows non-profits to not only raise much needed funds for their charities, but also incorporates exhibit space at the event, so that they can maximize their education and adoption efforts. In addition, every ticket sold through non- profit partners will be entered into an event sweepstakes that will award some terrific prizes. As always our main objective is to make certain that everyone involved benefits—especially the pets!” Details, rules and prize info are at www.aapetexpo.com. The 2012 All-American Pet Expo will build and expand upon the prior local Pet Expos by adding many fun additional attractions including a Giant Dog Fun Park, Petting Zoo for the littlest animal fans, plus an ultimate “ World” themed experience, which will include a children's play area--plus separate sections for patrons to visit and gain knowledge about a wide variety of creature friends,

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MHSRA’S NATIONAL TEAM LANSING, MI (June 2012) The Michigan High School Rodeo Association will be sending a team of eight girls and seven boys, each of which has earned a position on their national team. They will be traveling to Rock Springs, Wyoming for the week of July 15th through July 21 st to compete in the 64th Annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR). Team members will be competing in their respective events of bareback riding, goat tying, steer wrestling, pole bending, team roping, barrel racing, calf roping, breakaway roping, bull riding, and queen's contest. Featuring over 1500 contestants from 41 states, five Canadian Provinces, and Australia, the National High School Finals is the world's largest rodeo. In addition to competing for over $200,000 in prizes, NHSFR contestants will also be competing for more than $350,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named the National High School Rodeo National Champion. To earn this title, contestants must finish in the top twenty after two Go-Rounds of intense competition before advancing to Saturday night's (27)

final championship performance. The NHSFR is scheduled to air on RFD-TV. Please check your local listings and nhsra.org for possible schedule times and changes. You can also catch all of the NHSFR action live via a iHigh.com audio web cast. Michigan's team consists of talented high schools kids from all across the area, including the upper peninsula. Representing Michigan are Nicole ChubnerTemperance, Hannah CarlsonOakland, Saige Nabozny-Evart, Courtney Clogg -Yale , Jessalyn Gingrich-Rockford, Emillie Samppala-Marquette , Callie Boudrie-Monroe, Cody Chichester -Clare, Justin CollinsNew Boston, Matt Borton, Dustin Borton-Kalamazoo, Trent Surfus-Fremont, IN, Tyler KellerNew Boston, Codie BrownPlainwell. Along with great rodeo competition and the chance to meet new friends from around the world, NHSFR contestants have the opportunity to represent their team in a volleyball tournament, enjoy nightly contestant dances, participate in a talent contest, compete in NRA Rifle and Trap shooting competitions, test their skills in a Knowledge Bowl, have the chance to shop the everpopular NHSFR western tradeshow, and visit the historical attractions of the Cowboy State. To follow your local favorites at the NHSFR, visit the Michigan High School Rodeo website daily for complete results on our riders at www.mihsra.com CELEBRATING 16 YEARS! C & C Publishing, Inc., will be celebrating 16 years of Saddle Up! Magazine in August 2012! We’d like to say a big THANK YOU to all of our advertisers, subscribers and friends for their support. We love serving the equine communities of Ohio and Michigan! Please “like” us on Facebook for special postings and info! WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


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Registration for classes 1-3 will close at 7:30 am on Show Day Adult Classes are 19 & Over; Junior Classes are 15-18; Youth Classes are 14 and under, Pee Wee is 10 and under. HORSE SHOW RULES: 4-H & M.I.H.A. Rules Apply. NO Stallions. Judges decision is final; All classes need 6 entries or more, we reserve the right to cancel or combine classes. NO Refunds; Walk/Trot classes for show experience; Class entries close when the preceding class enters the ring; Management is not responsible for loss, damage, or injury to horse, persons or property incurred in connection with this show; Rider must show in age appropriate classes. SEI/ASTM safety helmets must be worn in the following classes by all participants 18 & under: # 19 - #30 & helmets must be worn in Jx-J4; Jumps set at 2'3" or under for ponies, 2'6" or under for horses (excludes the jumper classic); All Riders ENCOURAGED to ride IN THE PINK to show support; Trail will open at 11:00 am; J1 – J3 will open at 12:00: both will run at will; no order of go, until 3:00 pm. Sweepstakes Classes Payback - 1st - $50, 2nd - $30, 3rd - $20; Sweepstakes Classes will have patterns in equitation and in horsemanship. On behalf of the “In The Pink Derby Committee” and the staff at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, we thank all of our sponsors and participants. THANKS TO: Huron Valley Equestrian Committee, Four Points Farm, Sharon Greene/Oakland Press, Visiting Historians, Homebound Angels, Dennis’s Docks, Highland Equestrian Conservancy, Jim’s Quality Saddles, AR Canopies LLC, Grand River Feed, JW Septic Services - Landscaping, Supplies, Grading & Excavating, The Scent Barn and Crestview Tack. We would also like to THANK: Saddle Up! Magazine, Alco Printing, Allegra Printing, Panera of Waterford, Lope For Hope, Home Depot, McDonald’s of Milford, Highland Business Association, Norm’s Ice Cream, The Comeback Inn, MVP Sports Grill, Pomodoros and Visiting Historians Patches for their generous contributions.

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6th Annual Horse Show for special needs riders and Open House. Public welcome!

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Coachman Holly Thompson Trainer, Judge, CAA Instructor & Clinician

Featuring celebrity judge: Robbie Timmons

While in England Holly was head coachman for the Queen and worked with Prince Phillip in combined driving. Moving to the States he has worked for many private stables putting together four in hand teams for coaching, along with teaching many singles, pairs from beginners through advanced.

August 25, 2012, 9am-1pm Enroll your rider ahead of time to get a spot in our 6th Annual Horse Show which is free to all riders. After your riding time, play games and make crafts, and enjoy our bake sale and other goodies! Bring friends and family, or anyone interested in our program. Riders must arrive 15 minutes before riding time. Limited riding spots available.

Holly will be at Odyssey July 30-August 4 Holly will be here to prepare my clients for Walnut Hill, NY (hint). Call and reserve your private lesson times by July 26th. Single lessons are $70, two or more $55 each.

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Clinic Location: 6105 Walsh Road Whitmore Lake, MI 48189

Don’t miss our 5th Annual Ride-A-Thon/Walk-A-Thon through the beautiful Metamora countryside! Banbury Cross TEC fund-raiser. Refreshments and prizes.

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~ Meredith Training Series ~

Understanding how to sit with equal weight on both seat bones, understanding how to weight and unweight each seat bone independently of the other, and keeping shoulders aligned with the hips can make many riding problems go away. A very slight shifting of weight onto one seat bone or the other can help the horse give the right answer as he follows the rider's weight. For example, when the rider starts from the halt sitting straight with equal weight in both seat bones, she can give the horse clear communication when they start circles and eventually lateral work. Later on in the training scale, the rider's ability to shift slightly from one seat bone to the other while staying straight and centered over the horse's spine is essential to correct flying changes. Many riders blame the horse when he goes crooked rather than considering that he may be giving them feedback about their own crookedness. A horse may act out because of a sore back and the rider may blame the saddle instead of realizing that continual riding with her seat bones unequally weighted could be the cause. The question “Is it me or is it my horse?” can be hard to answer when you ride the same horse all the time. The rider with just one horse will benefit from the help of an instructor or experienced observer who can give them feedback about whether the rider's crookedness is making the horse crooked or vice versa. Gradually, both horse and rider can develop a feel for 'straight' and help each other stay centered. Our students have the opportunity to test their seat skills by riding horses of all sizes, personalities and training levels. They learn a lot from their mounts as they adjust to these differences. Riders with their own horse might take lessons on other mounts from time to time to help them figure out, “Is it me or is it my horse?”

SEAT BONES FROM THE HORSE’S SIDE OF THE SADDLE By Nancy Wesolek-Sterrett, Dressage Dept. Head, Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre When a horse has trouble moving straight or difficulty bending in one direction or another, or the rider cannot circle without pulling on the inside rein, the first thing I think of is not, “What's wrong with this horse?” I consider that the crookedness may be feedback and immediately check the rider's position. Is she sitting up straight? Sitting straight means that the rider is centered over the horse's center of gravity with equal weight on both seat bones. As well as, the rider's shoulders directly over the seat bones. This is important because unless a rider can sit this way, she will not be able to subtly modify those seat bone pressures correctly to communicate direction, bend, speed and other information to her horse. When the rider's seat bones contradict other aids, the horse gets confused, crooked, or offers other feedback that telegraphs the message, “What did you say?” At the halt, the horse's spine should be straight from poll to tail. The rider's nose, chin, breastbone, belly button and spine all align with the horse's spine. From the side, the rider's ear, shoulder, hip and heel should align. As the horse moves, the rider keeps equal weight on both seat bones to indicate a straight direction of travel. Or she weights and unweights her seat bones in nuanced ways that influence the direction of travel in bends, circles, canter leads, lateral movements, etc. To get a square halt, she needs to put her weight equally on both seat bones again. If the rider pays attention, the horse broadcasts clear feedback about as to how he feels the weight distribution in her seat

bones and what it suggest that he do with his body. Take the example of a crooked rider whose default position puts more weight on her left seat bone than on her right. When going to the left, the horse probably bends and circles correctly. However, when the rider asks the horse to circle right, the horse may drift out to the left, fall in through the right shoulder, or have difficulty picking up the right lead. Ridden continually this way, the horse may develop more muscle on the left side to carry the crooked weight and become asymmetrical in the pelvis or hips. Small things can make a huge difference for the horse. I recall one horse whose rider trained him correctly to turn on with the rider's weight slightly heavier on the inside seat bone. He was sold to a rider who used a 'spiraling seat' to turn her horse. While this is very useful seat imagery, the rider misunderstood the full concept and overturned her shoulders, pushing her weight onto her outside seat bone. The horse was confused and the new rider was frustrated. (Sit on a swivel chair and try it.) If rider sits heavily on the left seat bone, horse may dive to right or may drift to left to get more underneath the rider. The horse may have difficulty getting the right canter lead, refuse to yield from the right leg because the left seat bone is blocking the request. A jumper may run out to the left in front of a jump or drift to the left on landing. Unequal weight may put a lazy horse behind the leg and slow him down. Given confusing signals, a hot horse might get hotter and run from the pressure.

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Certainly a horse with unevenly developed musculature, saddle soreness, teeth issues, or dozens of other major or minor issues may compensate in ways that put the rider crooked in the saddle. Regardless of the cause, however, if the rider matches the horse's crookedness, it will never go away. The rider that becomes responsible for being 'straight' herself, helps her horse feel what 'straight' should be so that he can figure out how to get there. Riders ambitious to get to the next level in their sport sometimes hope that buying a horse that is at or above that level is the way to move up. Once they are in the saddle, however, they find themselves stuck right where they were. Worse yet, the higher level horse they thought would be their ticket to ribbons winds up 'dumbing down' its performance to the rider's lower level. Often, the problem is very basic. The rider has never really learned how to sit truly straight with equal weight on both seat bones. The seat bones are literally the seat of all communication with the horse. Correctly or incorrectly they are always sending information to the horse. Riders who pay attention to their seat bone messages and the feedback their horse gives about them will become able to truly influence their horse stride by stride. Remember, nothing replaces a correct, independent, influencing seat. © 2012 Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre. Nancy Wesolek-Sterrett has earned numerous United States Dressage Federation horse awards including Bronze and Silver Medals on horses she has trained. She competes her horses at Training through FEI levels. As a Certified Riding Instructor she brings over 20 years of experience to her position as Head of the Dressage Department at Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre, www.meredithmanor.com. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


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BRIGHTON TRAIL RIDERS The column this month will be short, since the lure of outdoor activities trumps my seat in front of the computer. Of course, time in the saddle at the Brighton Recreation Area is right at the top of the list. A lot of people have been riding the trails this season, both in organized events and informally. We're still hearing about the Competitive Trail Ride that was held in April, and the big event in May received great reviews. This was the one where we invited our friends from the Ionia Trail Riders and other clubs to come and spend the weekend, and a number of them did. People began pulling into the Horseman's Camp Friday night and the organized activities started Saturday morning. The folks from Ionia and BTRA began to register for a Poker Ride and were offered coffee and pastries to get them going. They were joined by other riders who came for the day, and the trails soon began to see a lot of traffic. Several hours later the riders began to return to the Staging Area and were able to relax and sip cool beverages under our new pavilion. After the Ionia riders and other participants were formally welcomed, the winners of the Poker Ride were announced and following that, food was served up. Many of the campers returned to their sites to tend to their horses and some even went on a short ride. Then they came back to the Staging Area, sat around a big camp fire, and listened to live music. Our friend and the new operator at the Brighton Rec Stable, Amy Carlson, played the guitar and treated us to sweet melodies. The weekend was capped off

with more riders coming in Sunday morning and the trails were again put to good use. July will be highlighted by the annual BTRA annual picnic and open ride. We'll tell you more about that later but right now, we have some horses that are begging to be ridden. ~ Mark Delaney, BTRA Secretary

Welcome to the July GLASSED newsletter! GLASS-ED had our two shows of the season. The first show was the annual Burlwood Farms Benefit show held at Equine Line in Plainwell, Mi on May 19th. We raised $1000 for Margaret Spencer. Margaret owns Burlwood Farms and was injured in a horseback riding accident. She is a long time supporter of GLASS-ED. Thanks to everyone who gave their support! Our second show was on June 9th at Mystic Marsh Farm in Delton, Mi. Both shows had full rosters of riders and gave us a great kickoff to the 2012 show season. By the time this newsletter comes out, we will have had our third show of the season on June 23rd at Lamoreaux Ridge Farm in Grandville, Mi. We will have three shows in July. The first one is a two day show on July 7th and 8th at Willow Tree Equestrian Center in Bangor, Mi. The next is July 21st at Skyline Stables in Battle Creek, Mi and the third is a t D e r b y s h i r e Fa r m s i n Stevensville, Mi on July 29th. If you are not ready to show, consider coming out to observe or to volunteer. Mark your calendars!!! GLASS-ED is sponsoring the USDF "L" Education Program this fall. Part 1, Session A - A Judge's Perspective, is scheduled for September 15th and 16th with instructor Elizabeth Madlener. Session A topics will suit anybody who would like to have more insight into what judges are looking for and how they operate. Topics included in this session are - responsibilities and conduct of the judge; rules governing dressage competitions and judging; knowledge and ability required of a good

EQUINE LADIES Our July 16 meeting will be held at Candy Young's home, in Dowagiac, MI. Her farrier, Greg Wilson, will be giving a talk and demonstration with questions to follow. The meeting will start at 7:00 pm. We had a very full June calendar: a trail ride at Russ Forest on June 9, the Steve Lantvit Clinic, LaPorte, Indiana the 16th and 17th, and our regular monthly meeting June 18 at Dona Sherman's in Hartford. I will report on these in the next month's issue. We don't have an August meeting because of the Berrien County Youth Fair. For our September meeting we will again be at the beautiful new horse facility, Concord Ridge, in St. Joseph, MI. They will give a driving demonstration with their Friesian horses and we will all be able to go for a carriage ride. Our club is open to any woman 18 years old or over. Equine Ladies is a great resource for meeting new horse people, finding someone to ride with and learn about equine related subjects. If you would like to be a guest at one of our meetings call one of our officers for date, time and place. Sally Forraht 269473-1730, Debbie Brown 269655-7289 or Judy Poluhanycz 269-461-6323.

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judge; technicalities concerning contracts and travel; judge's comments; methodology - how to arrive at consistent scores; errors of the Test and Errors of Course; use of diagrams; spirit of the sport and biomechanical concepts. The USDF requires that the Sessions be attended in order - A, B and then C. Contact Bernadette by email at elegantsporthorse@gmail.com or call 269-501-6259 to reserve your space. At this time we still have space available for participants as well as silent auditors, however space is limited and is awarded on a first come first served basis. The Great Lakes Area Show Series - Educational Dressage organization is a USDF Region 2 GMO created to promote the art and sport of Dressage to young riders, new riders, inexperienced horses, and people just out to have fun with their horse. We concentrate on learning and making our shows inexpensive, fun and accessible to all. We pride ourselves on our warm and welcoming atmosphere. Check out the website at: www.glassed.org/home.html

MI APPALOOSA HORSE ASSC. Hi All, The following exhibitors were High Point winners from our Spring Show. Non-Pro: Kallie Ts i h l i s ; N o v i c e N o n - Pr o : Markaya Bean; Non-Pro 35 & over: Heather Kessel, Novice Youth: Katie McDonald, Youth 13 & under: Ally Brown; Youth 14 & over: Cayla Essenburg; Youth Walk/Trot: Morgan Hanchett; Performance Horse: Zipped In Color owned by Kallie Tsihlis; Gaming Horse: Dances With Death owned by Bobbie Sue McLaughlin. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Club News MApHA, Continued Our next show will be the Summer Sizzler on August 4 & 5 at MSU Livestock Pavilion. Let's make it as successful as Spring Show was. The Non-Pros will be holding their annual Calcutta on Open Barrels along with the Mexican Fiesta. Bring your favorite salsas and chips and money to bid on your favorite barrel horses. The massage therapist will be available at both the Summer Sizzler and Classic shows. $1/minute for an awesome massage. The youth will be hosting their annual pig roast at Classic Show in August. Please bring dishes to pass. This is a big fundraiser for them so let us all show support and go to the pig roast. If anyone has any news for the newsletter please let me know. I may be reached by email at jillbaker75@comcast.net or call me at 517-336-8144. Until next month, Jill Baker

MICHIGAN COMPETITIVE MOUNTED ORIENTEERING The Flaming Hoofprints have finally gotten brave. This journey into full-fledged Competitive Mounted Orienteering is a steady but slow process for us. Last year we made it to more rides then ever and even earned a consistency award. This year we have reached another mile stone, we actually spent the night at the campground. A good friend of mine was absolutely correct when she said that I worry more about the picket line then the horses. So, for those of you who have never picketed, do

your homework so that it is correct but don't hesitate to try it. Our horses did great. Even the 16.3 Hand thoroughbred when the picket line was not as high as it should be didn't have any trouble. We are still shopping for some equipment to make the job easier and the picket line tighter but being able to catch a nap in a lawn chair is worth the effort. This was also our first trip to Elba Equestrian Center and what a treat it was. A great big thank you goes out to the ride managers Greg and Linda who did a fabulous job with food and making the ride challenging. The proceeds from this ride will support Horses for Hope which is a wonderful program allowing children with cancer to connect with horses. After a moving speech from Greg I realize the truth in the quote from Winston Churchill, “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” If you have ever introduced someone to the world of horses and allowed them to feel that connection I applaud you. Keep doing what you do. Well it is official that there will not be any rides at Hungerford this summer. Please continue to check our website at micmo.org for changes to the ride schedule. The July 20th and 21st ride will be held at Silver Creek State Park in Hamilton. Due to the fact that this is a Friday, Saturday ride the potluck will be on Friday evening instead of Saturday. My team will be there with our picket line and that new equipment to make it even easier. Thank you to everyone who encouraged us to camp and gave us advice and helpful tips. As always, check our website, MiCMO.org for up-to-date information on our association and events. Happy Trails!

RENAISSANCE EQUESTRIAN "Horse Power" has really taken over Belle Isle in Detroit this year with the help of our beloved fourlegged friends and the return of the Detroit Grand Prix. The second annual Equestrian's Dream Trail Ride on May 19th at Belle Isle Park in Detroit benefitting the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute was a huge success again. The Detroit Mounted Police lead a procession of over 75 horses around the 5.5 mile route on Belle Isle Park with ample room to ride on the grass or drive your horse and carriage. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You to every Rider and Volunteer who came out to help us reach our donation goal for Karmanos Cancer Institute. This Charity Ride welcomed horse lovers from all over the state to ride together, no matter if they prefer to show English/Western, compete in Dressage, drive carriages, or simply trail ride. In addition, it was a great opportunity for the horse community to come together with all of our different horse breeds. Spectators from around Metro Detroit said that it was so beautiful to see horses and riders on the island again, especially as they passed the conservatory, fountains, and casino. For riders that attended, nothing can beat taking a picture with your friends, club members, or barn mates with the Renaissance Center and Detroit Riverfront skyline in the background! Pictures of this event are available on our Facebook Page

as well as on the website www.gotyourphoto.com. We are looking forward to inviting everyone to join us on our next major ride in the Fall through the more secluded and shoreline areas of Belle Isle Park. RES also conducted an inschool field trip for several 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students at Schulze Elementary Middle School in Detroit, MI on June 6th. It was an exciting day and great opportunity for inner city kids to get up close and personal with horses for the very first time. These events were sponsored by the Renaissance Equestrian Society, a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a goal of introducing an awareness of horses to the area while creating educational programs for youth, families and businesses. For more information about RES, contact Marcus Oubre – President at 734-276-6153, ren.equestrian@gmail.com or like us at Facebook/Renaissance Equestrian.

SLEEPY HOLLOW TRL RIDERS Here's what Mary Jo O'Dell, leader of a local 4-H Club has to report: “The Blazing Saddles 4-H Club had a wonderful, fun filled Memorial weekend. Our younger youth members had quite an experience watching a painted turtle lay her eggs in the horse staging area drive as the adults made camp our “home” for the weekend. The new trail along Lake Ovid is amazing! Thanks to all who made that possible. As the weekend went on some of our kids learned how to make breakfast on an open fire in the BIG fry pan. We always eat good

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Horse Association & Club News SHTRA, Continued while camping, between the hobo dinners, s'mores, pizza and fruit pies, the kids have a blast making their own over the fire. We had a beautiful weekend with great friends, families, horses and a guitarist. Hope to be back there next year and see you there too. Happy Trails.” SHTRA appreciates The Blazing Saddles hosting the weekend, holding a 50/50 drawing and keeping the campfire going for all of the campers to enjoy and cook their vittles on. I must report that the big snapping turtle's egg nest that was laid smack dab in the middle of the new trail has been dug up by a critter. If any other club or group wishes to hold an event at Sleepy Hollow, please contact us-visit our web www.shtra.org or call me at 989-661-2541. July 13-15 will be the Drive in the Park with The Great Lakes Driving Assoc. Gale Moore and Nancy Caulfield will be the hosts. Contact him at 517-2907624 for more info. There will be a 10:00am Saturday morning “Wagon Trail Drive” with outriders -- approx. 7 miles that will loop about the park. There will be games for drivers. The Potluck will be at 2:30pm. Each morning camp breakfast will be cooked by Gale Moore. All are welcome to join -- bring your table service and a breakfast food. Camping $12.00 a night. Register at the Horseman's

Staging area. Also, those interested who have big hats, bling belts, etc... wear them for our “1st BlingThing Ride”. The Dennis Austin Memorial Night Ride will be July 27-29. DAMN events will include a Glow stick ride (we'll have them), 2nd BlingThing (shiny stuff), 6th Stick Horse race (decorate your own), camp breakfasts (join us with a breakfast food), Saturday 6:00pm Potluck (“THE BIG ONE“), Timed Ride (you might be lucky), and Ice Cream Making (we're gonna try). Register at Horseman's staging area, $12.00 a night. Ride'em and/or Drive'em. Contact me at 989661-2541. Denny will be looking down as our guardian angel. The Legend of the Haunted Hollow CMO will be August 25 and 26. Hosts will be Barb Drake (989-980-2878) drakebarb@ frontier.com and Linda Kraai (517-930-5558). Sleezy Barb Horsewear is sponsoring this fun sporting event for SHTRA. Novices are welcome. We'll have long and short courses, compasses available, individuals or make a team, prizes -- all win something!!! Saturday 6:00pm potluck and awards!! MiCMO sanctioned. Too much fun!!! See web for more info: www.shtra.org. Hope to see you there. The rest of the events: Sept. 79 The Great Treasure Hunt Ride o n S a t u r d a y ; Fu l l M o o n

Madness Sept. 28-30 w/ GLHA and Sunday's Rangers 4-H Club Judged Trail Ride; Ichabod Crane Days and The Spooky Ride Oct. 12-14. Check the website www.shtra.org for flyers, contact info and phone numbers! Next Board Meeting is July 15th 9:00am at the staging area. Remember that our new trail south -- over the dam and along the lake or on the old roads -- is for riding and driving. Carts are not allowed on rest of trails 24/7 due to locked gates and slippery hills. Enjoy! Happy Trails, Marsha Putnam

WEST MI APPALOOSA REG. The WMAR shows at Mason are now behind us and it looks like we did pretty well with them. We do have a bit of a gap in the show season until we head to MSU, unless you are one of the lucky ones heading to Tulsa for the Nationals/Youth World Show. For the rest of us, it will be a chance to show off our Appaloosas at some of the local open shows. For everyone heading out to Tulsa, I'd like to wish all of you good luck and those of us left behind will be cheering you on via our computers. How did we

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body on the half-circle's track and prevent him from leaning to the inside. b. Inside (right) rein, to flex his head slightly to the inside and to prevent his inside shoulder from leaning inward. (On this and every future exercise, if you can see more than the outside corner of his inside eye, he is overbent.) c. Light left leg pressure about 6 inches or so behind the cinch to slightly tip his hips to the inside. d. Outside (left) indirect rein, to block his shoulders from bulging to the outside, and to prevent his head from tipping too far to the inside.

FORWARD, STRAIGHT, BALANCED, Part VII By Lynn Palm www.LynnPalm.com • 1-800-503-2824 Since “forward, straight and balanced” is the key to success in any riding discipline, it makes sense to incorporate a variety of exercises to help you achieve this goal. Again, this material is taken from the four-part series that Cyril and I did for Horse & Rider with the magazine's writer, Sue M. Copeland. This month, we're going to look at how lateral work helps to increase the degree of collection in your horse. The fact that I now want you to do lateral work may seem puzzling since we stressed the importance of “forward” and “straight” in the previous six parts in this series. Do not get confused and forget that your horse's body must be straight even when he moves on a curved line, such as a circle. On a curved line, your horse's legs should step exactly where his front legs just took off from, moving along two parallel tracks like a train on a curve. If he does not do this, he cannot be balanced. Your horse also will need to be forward to do lateral exercises—but he will be forward in a lateral direction. In some of the lateral exercises I will give you, your horse's front and hind legs will travel on three, or even four parallel tracks as he moves forward and sideways. The reason is that this adds to the degree of collection that you have achieved by doing the previous exercises. It does so by increasing the amount of weight your horse will shift onto his hind end and the compression of his body. Increased weight carried by the hind end and increased compression of the body leads to increased suppleness, flexibility, strength, coordination, and control. Lateral exercises also

improve your horse's responsiveness and movement while helping you get independent control over his front and back ends. This in turn allows you to correctly set him up quietly, lightly, and easily for more advanced and demanding maneuvers in any discipline— faster turnarounds, longer sliding stops, more “lift” on the rail, and lightening-fast barrel turns.

2. As you exit the half-circle, prepare for the change of bend by releasing your right-bend aids and applying a slight left opening rein to straighten his head and neck, plus slight right leg pressure to move his hips back to the left. Maintain straight alignment for about 20 feet.

Exercise #1: Change in Bend on Serpentine What it is: This exercise is a change in the bend (or arc) of your horse's body from right to left, or vice versa, on a serpentine pattern.

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tissue, relies on sulfur to maintain its integrity. High amounts of selenium can take sulfur's place, leading to tissue breakdown. Selenium has a very narrow range of safety Adequate selenium is needed for muscle, respiratory, and thyroid health. Too much, on the other hand, can lead to tissue damage; this can be avoided by maintaining a safe range. I recommend limiting total intake to no more than 0.6 ppm (mg/kg). Add up all the sources of selenium, including what naturally exists in your hay and/or pasture. A level between 1 and 3 mg per day is ideal for an 1100 lb (500 kg) adult horse that is not exercised heavily. Athletes or larger breeds, however, require slightly more -- between 3 and 5 mg.

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NOTE FROM THE EDITOR I can’t get over that it’s been sixteen years since I and one salesperson, Anne McComas, started Saddle Up! Magazine. I am so grateful to be able to work in a field that includes my childhood passion, horses. I remember my mother saying to me when I purchased my first two year old Quarter Horse to train: “I thought you’d outgrow that.” I was thirty-seven then. I don’t think you can outgrow the love of horses! There are so many aspects and riding disciplines with horses, how could you ever get bored? Maybe you’ve excelled in western riding and now it’s time to try English. Maybe your old reliable gelding isn’t as quick as he used to be at barrels and it’s time to start a new, younger horse. There is nothing like having a 1250 lb. animal trained so well that he practically moves with your thoughts; or the thrill of opening up a retired race horse on a straight away. I love horses and I always will, no matter how old I am. It’s the scent, the feel, the love of your trusted friend at your side that keeps us horse lovers coming back for more! No mom, I will never outgrow horses! When I first started Saddle Up! Magazine, I had a computer, a fax machine and a passion for what I was doing. My horses were still being boarded and I couldn’t wait to have them in my own backyard. Now, in 2012, my horses are in my backyard, I have three computers, a scanner, a fax machine and the most wonderful invention to desktop publishing ever...the internet! I rarely receive “real” photos that I have to scan, the fax machine is almost in retirement, hurray for email! I love technology almost as much as horses (almost). One person that I could not do this job without is my assistant editor, Amy. She is on her eleventh year with Saddle Up! and she has been an absolute blessing. I know that Amy will have to leave someday and get what I call “a real job.” She has been in college full-time at U of M Flint since the fall of 2008. She will receive a bachelors degree majoring in English, and minoring in History in the Spring of 2013. It’s only a matter of time before I will have to train a new person for the office. I figure if I can train a two year old Quarter Horse, I can train a new employee for the office (even though I don’t want to)! I wish Amy the best when she does leave, but I will miss our walks to the mailbox and PJ day. As you can tell, our dress is very casual in the office. Dave Schroeder is our resident cowboy salesman who travels the west side of Michigan developing new accounts. He is actually a cowboy and takes trips out west to herd cattle and other cowboy stuff. He is a wonderful addition to the Saddle Up! staff and a dear friend. Another blessing of the internet is our website for Saddle Up! and Facebook page where you can read our entire magazine online. We have a great following on Facebook and look forward to our readers posts. An equine community has developed around the magazine, a network of friends. Thank you to all our readers and advertisers for your years of patronage. Amy, Dave and I appreciate your business and support. We look forward to serving you in the years to come. With sincere gratitude, Cindy Couturier, owner/editor

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HORSE FARM SPECIALISTS: GAIL CECE, AUDREY COOK & BILL O’DELL SPECTACULAR SPANISH STYLE estate, 40 acres. 3-5 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2-1/2 baths, 4 fireplaces, full finished walkout, in-ground pool, 2 hot tubs, 5 car garage, pond, pole barn, more. Asking $1.3 mil. or $950,000 on 18 acres. Ann Arbor area. Will neg. furnishings/equip.

MINUTES FROM US-23 & M-59, Little Lexington estate, almost 10 acres. 3 bdrm., 2.1 bath, hardwood floors, hickory cabinets, granite countertops, library, family room, Florida room, 3+ 1 car garage. Guest house, 2 bdrms., 1.1 baths, great room, etc. Barn has 5 stalls w/mats, loft, lean-to, pasture. Asking $424,900.

OUTSTANDING HORSE FARM on 28+ acres, indoor arena 80x160, 21 stalls, H&C water, heated lounge & bath, reproduction barn w/lab, equipment bldg., two round pens, outdoor arena 150x250 & much more. Home features soaring ceilings, beautiful fireplace, hardwood floors & woodwork. OWOSSO: 60x120 indoor arena and 7 stalls. Updated farmhouse, nice Master bath w/huge jetted tub, full walkout bsmt. w/in law apt., wrap landscaping. Good set-up, very well taken care of. Asking $235,000. around porch, inground pool. Fowlerville area. Asking $714,000.

ANN ARBOR AREA: 30+ acre horse farm (more land avail.), 62x180 indoor arena, 8 paddocks open to pasture w/run-ins, water & electric. 6 stall stable w/tack rooms, viewing room/kitchen, bath. $475,000. Buy w/great business operation w/horses, tack, jumps & extras for $575,000.

FOWLERVILLE HORSE FARM on 66 acres with 60+ stalls, indoor arena, farmhouse and studio for $375,000 or with 26 acres for $235,000 or with 101 acres for $465,000. Nice land, an excellent buy. Always been a money maker, turn key operation. HIGHLAND AREA: Magnificent, rolling 10 acres with great views. Beautiful custom home, 3+ stall horse barn and workshop. Additional land available. Asking $489,000.

EQUESTRIAN CENTER between South Lyon and Ann Arbor. Beautiful, newer facility built for the ultimate care of horse/rider. 70x170 indoor arena, 28-40 stalls, exceptional lighting, much more. 20 acres in very “Horsey” area w/3 bedroom ranch home. $899,900.

GORGEOUS 6,000 SQ. FT. HOME: Inground pool, tennis & basketball courts, soccer field, ice rink, stable w/8 stalls, outdoor arena, 60x120 insulated workshop, 60 acres with trails & pines. Hunting. Close to Torch Lake. Asking $795,000.

10.57 acres, Howell area rolling, treed land, cleared area for home site/pasture. 36x62 insulated pole barn w/welding booth, cement floor, cabinets, etc. Building for mechanic, cabinet maker or business venture. $219,000.

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avalonandl@aol.com avalonandalusians.com Classic Andalusian Beauty bred for Competitive Performance. Celebrating 15 years of Breeding Andalusians for Sporthorse movement. Standing Majo KG and Arturo KG. Offering housing for young stallions, until they are old enough to start their training. Let us help make your Andalusian Stallion dream become a reality!

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Accepting New Boarders

ABERDEEN FARM

Quality Care For Your Horse • Relaxing Environment For You Dedicated To Helping You Achieve Your Equine Goals

BOARDING • LESSONS • TRAINING Stall and Pasture Board Available Lessons and Training from Some of the Area’s Top Trainers • Monthly Clinics Dust Free Indoor Arena with 42’ of Mirrors Gathering Room with Mini Kitchen • Heated Observation Room 80 Acre Farm with Miles of Trails • Horse Transportation Service

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July 10-12, 2012 • 6pm-8pm All ages welcome! • $125 per child

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100 ACRE BOARDING FACILITY

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Hartland, Michigan

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Veterinary Services

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BERWYCK

Saddle Club

1477 Berwyck Drive, Milford, MI 48381 • 248.685.1555 • www.BerwyckSaddleClub.com

Stalls available at Milford, Michigan’s premier equine facility! Kensington Metro Park is in our backyard, there’s no need to trailer your horse to ride miles of trails! All disciplines welcome, indoor and outdoor arenas, two wash stalls with hot/cold water.

Horses For Sale and/or Lease Apache ~ Tennessee Walking Horse for lease, great on trails, call 810.602.1236 Cosmic ~ Hunter Jumper and all around good boy for lease, call 586.872.0312 Crystal ~ Mare for sale, great to go to the shows, call 248.376.0291 Edoras ~ For lease, beautiful and brilliant at the shows, call 248.376.0291 Mia ~ Great on the trails of Kensington! Misty ~ A nice girl that enjoys nice walks in the park, call 810.602.1236 Chance ~ Fabulous show horse who has done it all, call 248.376.0291

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Premier State-Of-The-Art Equestrian Facility • Heated 72x200 Indoor Arena • Heated 33 Stall Barn with Large Box Stalls • Large Outdoor Arena • 30 Acres with Daily Turnout • Individual Paddocks • Large Pastures • Top Quality Feed • Wash Stalls with Hot & Cold Water • Large Individual Cedar Lined Tack Lockers (can store a show trunk) • Heated and Air Conditioned Observation/Club House with Full Kitchen and Bathrooms with Showers • We Have Trails for Trail Riders Too!

Showing on MHJA Circuit Horses For Sale & Lease Club House Available for Banquet & Party Rental

Public, Private or Semi-Private Riding Lessons Available Children & Adults Welcome ~ Beginner through Advanced Hunter/Jumper Lessons

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Proud to serve the Huron Valley area since 1950!

ILC

IVERSON’S LUMBER COMPANY Where Quality & Service Go Hand & Hand

1664 N. Milford Rd., Highland, MI 48357

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When it comes to steel roofing & siding, whether it’s agricultural, commercial or residential...we’ve got you covered!

If these packages do not fit your needs, let us know. We can quote whatever size building you need for your project! INSTALLED PACKAGE PRICES BUILDING SIZE STEEL SIDES/STEEL ROOF* STEEL SIDES/SHINGLE ROOF* 24x32x8

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$11,470

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$13,895

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Don’t forget... we also have everything you need for going to concerts, dancing and festivals! • Belts • Buckles • Wallets • & Much More!

July Brings Summer Fun to Tom’s We have everything you need to get ready for fair! Boots • Hats • Show Blouses • Saddles • Chaps • Grooming Supplies • Bridles & Much More!

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

WindSong Equestrian Center 2315 E. Rattalee Lake Rd., Holly, MI 48442

(248) 634-8561 • www.WindSongEQ.com All Breeds & Disciplines Welcome • Beginner Lessons & Horses Available • Trainers for all disciplines or bring your own!

Family Friendly, Full Service Facility

ON-SITE TRAINERS

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Natural Horsemanship Training

Duane Valerio Kim Robbins Dressage Training

Privately Owned & Operated • 80x200 Indoor Arena with Excellent Footing, Mirrors, Stereo and Heated Observation Room • 80x200 Lighted Outdoor Arena also with Excellent Footing • Vet Recommended • 4 Large Tack & Wash Stalls w/Hot & Cold Water • High Quality Grain 2x Daily & Hay 3x Daily • 12x12 Open Faced & Matted Stalls, Cleaned & Bedded Daily • (4) 12x24 Heated & Locked Tack Rooms • 17 Pastures, Never More Than 4 Horses Per Pasture • Trails On & Off The Property • Trailer Storage Available (small fee) • Stall Board starts at $425 ©2012 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2012

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Spectacular Estate, Livingston County

GRAND RIVER

• 40 Gorgeous, Gently Rolling, Tree Lined Acres • 3 Pastures, Outdoor Arena • Total Seclusion Yet ¼ Mile Off Main Road • Beautiful Views

EQUINE FEEDS

• Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired 6400 sq. ft. Home • Gourmet Kitchen • 4+ Bedrooms • 4 Fireplaces • Vaulted Ceilings • Many Amenities

CUSTOM MIXES • ORGANIC POULTRY FEEDS

• Stable 56 x 72 – 4032 sq. ft. Complements Home • (9) 12 x12 Stalls • Heated Wash Rack • Auto Fly System • Tack Room • Exceptional We Carry Equine Senior Active & Strategy Healthy Edge by Purina

• Professional Landscaping • Extensive Patios • Fabulous Negative Edge Pool • Built In Viking Grill • Great for Entertaining • Water Falls

NEW IN STOCK! Health E-Z Hay Feeder

Northeast Corner of Livingston County, Fenton (IB Schools) or Hartland Schools, Asking $899,000.

Go to: www.samhillestate.com Contact: John 810-516-3720

Grass Seed, Pasture Mix and Organic Fertilizers

Great Selection of SSG Gloves

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Haul in facility as well as farm call service to Calhoun, West Jackson, North Hillsdale and Branch Counties

Panacur (fenbendazol) & Anthelcide (oxibendazole) Dewormers

James K Irving DVM Jason D Thornsberry DVM

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51680 Grand River, Wixom, MI 48393 Like Us On... STORE HOURS

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Wind Hill Farm

BARN & HOUSE PAINTING

60 x 124 indoor arena 100 x 240 sand outdoor arena

Individual attention We believe horses are healthiest, mentally & physically, outdoors, with turnout in a natural environment several hours each day

Quality Paint * Quality Work * Fair Prices

Stall Board $ 38 5 Pasture Board $275 Make your horse happy! Located in Saline, MI

(734) 429-3537 www.windhillsaline.com

E QUINE M EDICAL S ERVICES • Digital Coggins • Routine Vaccination/Health Care • Prompt Appointment Times • Reproductive Health/Foal Care • Compassion • Understanding

S.E.I CONSTRUCTION CO. 517.376.4642 • 517.861.1920 www.seiconst.com

• Technical Motorized Dental Care • LAMENESS Diagnostics/Therapy • Excellent Emergency Coverage • Radiography & Ultrasonagraphy • Senior Care & Management • Quality Pre-purchase Exams

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Shannon Lynch, D.V.M.

947.570.1078

Serving Livingston & Surrounding Counties Since 1979

2050 W. Dawson Rd., Milford, MI 48380

CALL US ABOUT WESTERN DRESSAGE & OUR TRAINING PROGRAMS

Dorothy Mueller

Dorothy Works with All Breeds & Disciplines

Ironwood Farm Equestrian LLC We have many new and exciting things in the works for riding, training and getting the most from your horse!

New!

Short-Term Intensive Training Program

Bring your horse for a week or a weekend. Ride and train two to three times a day or more. Perfect for horse show tune-ups, solving training problems or starting the green horse. See our website for more information or call 248.969.2651.

Training, Lessons, Clinics & Judging www.ironwoodfarmequestrian.com

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Even though Dorothy trains and competes at the Grand Prix level herself, she enjoys starting the green horse and working with the first time rider. Dorothy and her husband, Mike, own Ironwood Farm Equestrian LLC, a training facility located in Leonard, Michigan. For more information, contact Dorothy at the farm 248.969.2651, or cell 313.215.1944. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


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FARM FENCE SYSTEMS www.thewrightplacefence.com

(517) 283-2645 • 1-800-231-2329 • Fax (517) 283-2652 Average installed cost per foot of fence (labor & materials) All prices subject to change without notice.

ELECTRO-BRAIDTM 3 Strand 4 Strand 5 Strand

$2.00-$2.50 $2.00-$3.00 $2.50-$3.50

Recommended 2 acres or more

WOVEN WIRE

BOARD FENCE 3 Rail 4 Rail

4 Ft. Tightlock $4.25-$5.00 Woven wire designed for horses with 3”x3” spacing on wood posts

ELECTRIFIED HI-TENSILE 3 Wire 4 Wire 5 Wire

$7.00-$8.00 $8.00-$9.00

TREATED SPLIT RAIL

$ .80-1.00 $1.00-1.20 $1.20-1.50

2 Rail 3 Rail

$6.00-6.75 $7.00-7.50

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