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day, he did the exact same thing (of course), since apparently the rules in this strange new place were different than what he had known all of his life. Soon, he was pushing all sorts of boundaries and making up his own rules. When I called a week later to see how my old horse was getting along with his new owner, I was appalled to hear how badly he was behaving! Turns out one thing led to another and in just a few days this perfectly mannered horse had become an ill-mannered pig on the ground. We talked it through and I told her what to do to fix it. In short order, Dodger turned back into the horse he knew how to be. What horses want most is the safety and the comfort that the herd provides them. Life in the herd involves respecting authority, following rules and routines, earning the acceptance of the leader and being treated fairly. Well trained horses in particular, tend to be handled in a strict regimen and worked daily, living up to the high expectations of the trainer. Horses love structure, routine and sameness; it makes them feel safe. Horses crave and worship leadership, so going from a strong leader to a passive one is a change any horse would notice. You cannot buy respect from a horse and you cannot buy a relationship with a horse; you can only earn it. Adjustment Time Horses in transition to a new owner and a new home, need time to adjust to and get comfortable with their new surroundings and new handlers. It is unreasonable to expect all horses to perform at the same level in a new place with a new rider. But it is important to start your new relationship off with structure and to build your horse's respect and trust. All my friend had to do was scold Dodger and spend 10 minutes doing some groundwork to remind the horse that he had rules to follow and authority to respect. And that if he acts the way he is trained to act, things will be safe and predictable for him. Right away Dodger snapped out of his bad manners and after taking the time she needed to establish a meaningful relationship with the horse, one he could trust, he reverted back to his old trained self. When starting a new relationship with a horse, make sure you get off on the right foot and build a relationship based on trust, respect and authority. This is easily gained through round pen and lead line work from the ground, if you follow a systematic approach like I outline in my From the Ground Up series. If you don’t know how to do effective ground work, get help; enlist the services of a trainer. If you buy a well-trained horse, it is probably worth getting lessons from the trainer, to protect your investment. The best trainer in the world can train a horse to do almost anything for him, but he cannot train him to do it for you. You would have to build your own relationship with the horse, learn his cues, make your expectations/intentions/determination/capabilities clear to him and then lead in a way that makes him want to follow you. That may take an hour or a month or a year – that depends on you, not on the horse’s past performance. You and only you are responsible for the investments you make and past performance is no guarantee of future success. But if you are smart, aware, take responsibility and give guidance, your investment should grow. Treat any new relationship with your horse as a serious investment; be smart and accept responsibility for your own actions and make sure your investment is growing.

Past Performance is No Guarantee of Future Success Notes from Julie Goodnight Anyone who has ever invested in the stock market has seen this disclaimer: Past performance is no guarantee of future success. Yet when we invest our resources into a well-trained horse, we expect a guarantee that the way he is today, in his current reality, is the way he will be a month or a year from now. I wish I had a dollar for every person that has told me that the horse they bought was misrepresented to them by the seller in some nefarious way, “Surely, he must have been drugged when I rode him before purchase!” The horse was perfect at the trainer’s barn then a “different horse” as soon as the check cleared and the trailer parked at his new home – or so the new owner believes. The truth is, a horse’s training can unravel quickly when he is mishandled or when his life-circumstances change – like when he’s in a new home, around new humans, in a new herd, getting used to a new training regime. These are considerable stressors for a horse and he’ll act much different in the new setting. If a horse was in a regimented training barn or with a trainer and suddenly doesn’t have to obey rules, he may challenge the new order and act up in the new setting. “Anti-training,” or teaching the horse the wrong thing, is quite easy to do. And since horses are extremely fast-learning animals, he can learn the wrong thing the very first time you make the mistake. A common example is circling a horse when he throws a fit about leaving the barnyard. The moment you turn him toward the barn, you have reinforced his fit. It doesn’t matter that you circle back away because he knows how to fix that, he just throws another fit so you’ll circle him again. Even a well-trained horse can be anti-trained in short order. I would like to say that it is easy to un-train a horse, but the truth is, you cannot unlearn information. Once a horse knows something about you (that you won’t enforce the rules, you will not discipline him even when he deserves it, you won’t make him work if he threatens you, you won’t push if you get scared), he knows it. The only thing you can do is change you. Dodger’s Challenge I remember selling one of our horses to a good friend, a number of years ago (and we are still friends). Dodger was an admittedly quirky horse--although a very well-trained ranch horse – an experienced pro in all matters of ranching. He lived 13 years as a working horse on a big ranch in Texas, then two years on my ranch, then we sold him and he was taken to live in the city of Denver (an old part where horses were still allowed). Poor Dodger thought he had landed on another planet and was understandably nervous in his new urban setting. But what happened on the first day there, set some serious unraveling in motion. Dodger was not happy in his new box stall and when she went to get him out the next morning to head to turnout, he plowed right over the top of his new owner-- forcing her out of his way. How she handled that moment was critical to setting the tone of their brand new relationship. Instead of scolding him and backing him up and insisting that he remember his manners and be respectful and patient, she felt sorry for him (“he was nervous in his new home”). She decided to overlook his momentary indiscretion. But the next ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2016

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Julie Goodnight takes on topics you want to know more about in her online training library – part of her ever-expanding Horse Master Academy (http://signin.julie goodnight.com) now with a free access membership to help you search for many training articles, videos and MP3s! For more thoughts from Julie, watch her Horse Master TV show each Monday night on RFD-TV (at 2 and 10 pm ET on RFD-TV!) or catch the show online anytime at TV.JulieGoodnight.com and please subscribe to the free YouTube channel at http://you tube.com/juliegoodnight and find her on Instagram. Check out her full list of clinics and appearances at: JulieGoodnight.com/calendar Goodnight is proud to recommend Myler Bits, Nutramax Laboratories, Circle Y Saddles, Redmond Equine, Spalding Fly Predators, Troxel Helmets, Bucas Blankets and Millcreek Manure Spreaders. Goodnight is the spokesperson for the Certified Horsemanship Association. Explore her online library and many training videos at http://tv.juliegoodnight.com; be sure to sign up for the free monthly training news at http://juliegoodnight.com and please subscribe to the free YouTube channel at http://you tube.com/juliegoodnight Photo credit: Heidi Melocco, whole-picture.com

possible without the support of the many community partners, including the Equestrian Friends of Big Oaks, the Michigan Horse Council and the Michigan Trail Riders AssocEquestrian campers have a new camping iation. option in northeast Michigan. As a result of a Partial funding was provided by the number of community partnerships, the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. At Department of Natural Resources recently the ribbon cutting, the Michigan Horse opened the Big Oaks Equestrian State Council presented the Equestrian Friends of Campground on beautiful Avery Lake in Big Oaks with a $1,000 donation for additional improvements at the campMontmorency County. ground. This secluded, rustic equestrian campground includes buddy sites, a manure "The Equestrian Friends of Big Oaks helped bunker, vault toilets. potable water and other with the project by providing valuable input amenities. There are also hiking, boating and and helped shape site details from the fishing opportunities and a new day-use inception, making it easier for planners to parking lot for equestrians to access the trail build an equestrian friendly camping and system. There are currently 12 available riding experience," said Jinjyr Miller, sites, but there will be a total of 24 sites president of the EFBO. "We are thrilled that when the second phase is completed this the campground has come to fruition and we look forward to many more years of summer. “We are pleased to have completed and dedicated service.” opened the first half of this equestrian Camping fees and registration procedures campground,” said Dave Dekett, park are posted at the information kiosk at the supervisor for Clear Lake State Park and campground. The campground is first come, administrator of Big Oaks. “The entire facility first served, reservations are not available. is expected to be open by mid-summer.” To view a list of state equestrian campThe campground would not have been made grounds, including Big Oaks Equestrian State ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2016 (27)

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Dr. Ann Swinker Receives AHC’s 2016 Van Ness Award On June 13th, the American Horse Council presented the Van Ness Award to Ann M. Swinker, PhD of University Park, PA during the organization’s annual meeting in Washington, DC. The Van Ness Award is presented annually to an individual who has shown leadership and service to the horse community in his or her state. It is awarded in memory of Mrs. Marjorie Van Ness, one of the founders of the New Jersey Horse Council. Mrs. Van Ness was one of the organizers of the AHC’s Coalition of State Horse Councils. “Dr. Swinker has dedicated more than 45 years of her professional life to the horse industry,” said AHC President Jay Hickey in his presentation of the award to her. “She has had a great influence on the development of state policies as they apply to horses, agriculture and people. Her success as a horseman, educator, and person are grounded in her commitment to people and her high standards for integrity.” Dr. Swinker has been a board member on the Pennsylvania Equine Council for over 16 years, and a representative on the State Horse Council Advisory Committee and Coalition of State Horse Councils since 1991 for both Colorado and Pennsylvania. From 1990 to 2001, she served as the Extension Horse Specialist at Colorado State University and a professor of Equine Science. She most recently has been the Extension Horse Specialist and Associate Professor of Equine Sciences at Penn State University. At Penn State she was involved in the development of a number of cutting edge programs on behalf of their Extension Programs. Most notably the “Equine Environmental Stewardship Program,” which has been recognized as one of the top programs in the nation, of which she is cofounder and chair. She was also successful in the development ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2016

of the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo, Pennsylvania World Horse Expo Educational Sessions, the Colorado Horse Development Authority, and the Penn State University Farm Bureau Club. She has received several awards from the National Association of County Agricultural Agent and the American Society of Animal Science. She was also named “Horse Person of the Year” in 2001 by the Colorado Horse Council. Her research activities have addressed several management and environmental issues such as: stable air quality, small acreage management, and composting and manure management, water quality, in addition to behavior and reproductive issues. She has served on numerous extension, university and professional society committees. Finally, she has conducted several scientific equine population surveys that have had profound impacts on the passage of legislation in the state of Pennsylvania; such as “Pennsylvania Equine Industry Inventory, Economic and Demographic Characteristics,” “Pennsylvania Horse Power, Equine Economic Impact Study,” “Pennsylvania’s Racehorse Industry Inventory, Basic Economic and Demographic Characteristics” and “Kids + Horse = Magic, Impact of Equine Activities on Youth Development.” “I am truly honored to have been chosen as the recipient of the Marjorie Van Ness award,” said Dr. Swinker. “It definitely takes more than one person, it takes an entire council, to get legislation and policy passed. I wish we could give an award to all the people that helped in Pennsylvania and in Colorado with past programs!”

New Organization Supports AHC Welfare Code Fifty-two organizations now support code The American Farrier’s Association is the latest organization to endorse the American Horse Council’s (AHC) Welfare Code of Practice. The AHC Welfare Code of Practice is a broad set of principles designed to establish good welfare procedures for organizations to follow to “Put the Horse First.” The code (28)

outlines in broad strokes what principles organizations are committed to in breeding, training, competing, transporting, enjoying, and caring for their horses. The code encourages everyone to consider the health, safety, and welfare of their horses in all aspects of their activities, including the social and ethical issues. “The American Farrier’s Association strongly supports the principles of the American Horse Council's Welfare Code of Practice. Our mission statement clearly indicates the AFA's commitment to good stewardship of the horse, and our support of the AHC Welfare Code of Practice is a natural extension of that commitment,” commented Beth Daniels, Executive Director for the AFA. The AHC’s code is not intended to supersede an organization's rules or regulations. Any organization's more specific rules still govern activities sanctioned and regulated by the organization. Rather the code is a compliment to any such rules and restates the principles to be followed by breed registries, trade associations, various disciplines and the horse community as a whole in pursuing their equine activities. To review the AHC Welfare Code of Practice, a list of the 52 organizations supporting the code, and a FAQs page, please visit the AHC Website at: www.horsecouncil.org

Demo Horses Wanted for Milwaukee, Wisconsin Tour Do you know a horse that is fearful, disrespectful or spooky? He could be just the horse Clinton Anderson is looking to work with at his upcoming Walkabout Tour in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 9 and 10 at the Wisconsin State Fair Park - Case IH Coliseum. At each tour, Clinton works with local horses to explain how to start his horsemanship method and how to correct common problems. Four horses are selected for a disrespectful groundwork and riding demo, a general lack of control demo, a spooky demo and a problem trailer loading demo. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs Milwaukee, Wisconsin Tour, cont. If you live in the area of the Walkabout Tour and your horse is 10 years of age or younger and you’d like Clinton Anderson to work with him, head over to the Walkabout Events website to learn more and submit an application. Please note that you will only be contacted if your application is selected. For more information visit the website: www.walkaboutevents.com

Farrier Science Course for the Horse Owner This fall the MSU Dept. of Animal Science will be featuring a Farrier Science Course for the Horse Owner - September 6th through December 6th, 2016. The course is open to the public and will be taught Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Topics to be included will be anatomy and physiology of the leg and hoof, leg and hoof dissection, diseases of the hoof, trimming, shoeing, and therapeutic shoeing. Practical hands on skills will be taught. The course will be held in a classroom setting, as well as in unheated areas. Appropriate footwear and clothing will be required. The 15 week comprehensive course will be taught by instructor David Hallock, APF, CIF, ASF, DWCF, Certified Journeyman Farrier, Advanced Skills Farrier. The course will be held at the MSU Horse Teaching and Research Farm, 3327 Collins Rd., Lansing, MI 48910. The registration fee is $400, which is due by August 30, 2016. Online credit/debit card payments can be made at: https://commerce.cashnet. com/msu_3645 Registration may also be mailed to: Carla McLachan, Dept. of Animal Science, 474 S. Shaw Lane, Room 1287, East Lansing, MI 48824. For additional information email Carla at mclachl2@msu.edu or call 517.432.5402.

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Music.” Charlie painted the west and Dave sings it. “Stamey’s music isn’t just the old songs of Gene and Roy. It has been called by some ‘western americana’ - blending modern life with historic lore, and some even true!” Cowboy Magazine says: “If you haven’t discovered him yet, it is time to broaden your horizons.” Dave Stamey - 7x Entertainer of the Year, Western Music Association. 3x Best Western Solo Musician, True West Magazine. For more information about Dave visit: www.davestamey.com See Dave Stamey in person at one of the venues below: August 7th - Natalie’s Pizza and Live Music, Worthington, Ohio. August 11th - Huber Opera House, Hicksville, Ohio. August 12th - Acorn Theater, Three Oaks, Michigan. Tickets are on sale online now at www. GoPattyWagon.com

Patty Wagon Enterprises LLC proud to present Dave Stamey in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan! Stamey, originally from Montana, has been an entertainer for 20 years, and this is his first major tour through the Mid-West. Rural communities are where he feels at home, and he says that is where much of his writing inspiration comes from. Dave Stamey has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler, and now is one of the most popular western entertainers working today. He finds he prefers delighting audiences across the country more than being stomped on by unruly horses! “It doesn’t matter if you are a cowboy, farmer, a car salesman, or an English major at Stanford, Dave Stamey will touch your heart through laughter and song,” boasts Baxter Black, Cowboy Poet, NPR Radio Commentator and Humorist. Cowboys and Indians Magazine calls Dave Stamey the “Charlie Russell of Western (29)

Unwanted Horse Coalition Hosts Annual Meeting Operation Gelding to be Expanded The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) held its annual meeting on Monday, June 13, 2016, during the American Horse Council’s Annual Convention and National Issues Forum at the Washington Court Hotel, Washington, D.C. Attendees included 31 members of the UHC as well as 21 representatives from other equine industry organizations interested in reducing the number of unwanted horses. The meeting focused on the UHC's new 3year strategic plan, which aims to expand WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs Operation Gelding, cont. educational efforts, enhance key programs, increase visibility, and develop a strategic fundraising campaign to support current and future initiatives. Committee chairs Shannon Luce and Kristin Leshney (The Jockey Club), Ward Stutz (American Quarter Horse Association), and Cindy Schonholtz (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, Animal Welfare Council) will lead the effort. Jennifer Purcell, PhD, who joined the UHC last March as its new director, presented results of a recent survey, which will guide programmatic changes. “The UHC has not surveyed Operation Gelding clinic organizers since the program began in 2010, so this was clearly the first step in our plan to expand the program,” said Purcell. Fifty-percent of the clinic organizers responded, representing organizations in 18 states. Organizers reported lack of advertising, costs of travel, and inconvenient dates as the three primary reasons horse owners do not participate in clinics, and suggested a monetary incentive of $90

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per horse gelded to help increase participation. Seventy percent said they would plan a second clinic if funds were available, and 81% expressed interest in a voucher option. Based on these results, the UHC approved expansion of the program, which includes increasing the funding per horse gelded to $100, approving two clinics per calendar year for qualified organizations, and offering a voucher option. The changes will go into effect January 1, 2017. “We are so pleased that the Board agreed to expand the Operation Gelding program,” stated Dr. Doug Corey, Chairman of the UHC. “The program is working, but there is a clear demand for additional castration clinics across the country, and the UHC is ready to assist organizations in meeting that need.” Since its inception, Operation Gelding has distributed $67,000 in funds, resulting in the castration of 1348 stallions, and the reduction of many more unwanted foals. The UHC is supported by individual donations and organizational membership.

Deadline July 31, 2016 Writing Contest Announced Saddle Up! Magazine is proud to announce its inaugural Summer Writing Contest for children and teens ages 16 and under. Children in three different age groups are welcome to submit their stories titled “Why I Love Horses” by the July 31st deadline. Prizes will be in the form of gift cards. Age groups are: 13-16, 9-12, and 6-8. There is a minimum word limit for each group. More information and entry form can be found in this edition of Saddle Up! Magazine.

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SEWING YOUR OWN RAIL SHIRT, part 3 of 4 By Pegg Johnson, Show Clothes Unlimited GARMENT FABRIC The fabric that you want to use should be a good weight lycra/spandex. The amount of stretch required by the fabric is listed on the package instructions. If you do not match the stretch to the package guidelines, then you may have a garment that stretches too much or not enough and therefore will not fit the wearer correctly. If you use fabric different than listed on the pattern, then be sure that you make any necessary adjustments to the sizing so that your finished garment fits the way you want it to. Now that you are assured that your traced pattern will fit your intended wearer, it is time to lay it out and pin it onto your fabric. Lycra has a memory. It remembers its original shape – no matter how much it was stretched when put on the bolt. For those of us who are old school, we remember the lessons with cotton where we pulled a thread and squared up the fabric to create a straight grain. You cannot do that with Lycra. Lay your Lycra out on the table with the selvage edges even. Selvage edges are the finished edges that run lengthwise of the cut piece. If you try to force Lycra to lay flat by matching the cut edges, you may find that it causes the fabric to twist. This is what is causing the bubble in your fabric. If you cut the fabric with this bubble, it will not fit right nor will it lay right once it is sewn. Again, match up the selvage edges of your piece of fabric. Totally ignore the cut edges. Now, smooth the fabric from the folded edge towards the selvage edge. You will notice that the cut edges of the fabric are shifting. Continue to do this until the Lycra lays flat from the folded edge to the salvage edge. Do not worry that the cut edges are not even. Inaccurate cutting can cause this or even twisting caused by the manufacturing process. As long as the Lycra is laying flat on the table with no wrinkles or bubbles in it, then your finished garment will hang correctly. Secondly – never let Lycra hang off the end of your cutting surface. The weight of the hanging fabric pulls on the rest of the fabric and can distort it, causing your finished piece to hang wrong. Before you lay your pattern pieces onto your fabric, take a good look at your fabric. On

print pieces there are one-way and twoway prints. One-way prints have a very definite lay to them. Say that there are flowers on the fabric. All of the flowers of the same size and same color will be laying the same direction. You have to determine which way of the fabric is up and which is down. You also have to be sure that you cut the front, back and sleeve with the print laying the same way for all three pieces. A two-way print or mixed print, has no direction. It may meander all over the place with no specific pattern to it. It may have all of the different colored prints or designs going up, down, left, right or whatever. Basically you are looking at something that looks the same whether you are looking at it from the top or from the bottom. If you were wearing the print in your shirt, you would not be able to tell which way was up and which way was down. Once you have decided what type of print you have, then you can place your pattern on the fabric. Be sure that you check the top and bottom edges of the fabric to be sure that you do not place the pattern piece off of the edge. Remember that you allowed the fabric to adjust and it may look like you are fitting the pattern to the fabric, but the underside may be shorter and you will not have a complete piece when you cut it.

to the straight grain line on the pattern piece (Figure 7). Do this in several places per pattern piece. You want the top and the bottom of the grain line to be the same distance from the selvage edge. This will ensure that your finished garment hangs correctly and does not twist. Once you have assured yourself that you have the pattern piece set on correctly and evenly, and then you can pin it down – making sure not to change the alignment. Many of us learned to lay our pattern pieces out to make the most efficient use of our fabric. This would mean that one pattern piece would have the neck edge facing one way and the other pattern piece neck edge would be facing the opposite way. Forget this. Regardless of whether my print has a direction or not, I make it a habit to lay my pattern pieces all in the same direction. The tops of my front and back pattern pieces will be facing the same direction. The top of my sleeve pattern piece will lay in the same direction as I placed the shirt pieces. If you get into the habit of doing this, you will never have to worry about accidentally cutting your fabric with the pattern up on one piece and down on another piece of fabric (Figure 8).

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Before you begin to pin your pattern to the fabric, you must make sure that your pattern pieces lie on the straight grain of fabric (discussed earlier). On each pattern piece there is a line marked Straight Grain of Fabric. If your selvage edges are folded together the full length of the fabric, you do not need to worry about any pattern piece that is placed on the fold. These pieces will automatically be on grain. The loose pieces however, must be kept straight. To do this, measure from the selvage edge of the fabric ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2016 (32)

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If your shirt has a contrasting collar, you will cut one collar pattern from your shirt fabric and a second collar pattern from your contrasting fabric. If you are going to have the collar be the same fabric as the shirt, then you will need to cut the collar pattern out two separate times. Because the collar is placed on a fold, you only get one collar piece when it is cut out. While you have the cutting board or table out, you need to cut your interfacing. If you are going to use the front facing, then you will cut interfacing for the front facing and collar. Use the same pattern pieces for the interfacing as you used to cut your front facing and collar fabric pieces. I use a fusible interfacing. I use Pellon Craft Bond. Use whichever weight interfacing you like. I use the craft bond because it gives me the stiffness that I desire in the collar and cuffs. You may need to experiment with different interfacing weights to find the weight that you like. If your collar and cuffs do not hold their shape, then the interfacing you are using is too lightweight. Sometimes you can solve this problem by using a second piece of interfacing. If you choose not to use the front facing piece, then you need to cut two, one-inch wide pieces of interfacing. These pieces will be affixed to the inside center of the front shirt pieces. Using the manufacturer’s directions, affix the fusible interfacing to the collar, front facing (if used) or to the center front edges of the shirt front. In addition to making the collars have body, the interfacing will stabilize the front facing or the front edges of ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2016

the shirt while you sew in the zipper. There is no “rule” for the proper order for which to assemble your garment. You can follow my method or use the pattern instructions. Either way will be equally functional and accomplish the end result – a finished shirt. At this point, many people prefer to attach their rhinestones and applique. If I am only doing rhinestones, then I personally wait until I have finished the shirt. I will attach applique at this stage because it is easier to attach to the small pieces rather than maneuvering a partially completed shirt. However, I will always partially assemble the collar before adding applique. I find that this works best for me. Again, there is no right or wrong to the order in which you assemble this garment. With experience, each person will develop his or her own personal preferences. I prefer to put my zipper in before I do anything else. People have their own preferences as to type of zipper to use. Some use lightweight metal zippers. Some use zippers with molded plastic teeth. Some people use invisible zippers and some people use #3 or #5 coil zippers. If you use an invisible zipper – follow the directions enclosed with it. The larger the zipper teeth, the more the shirt front is likely to buckle or ripple when worn. INSERTING ZIPPER WITHOUT USING FRONT FACING Place the raw edges of the front shirt piece, right side up, side by side on a table. Remember that we added two inches to the measurement for a hem. If you want the bottom of your zipper to end even with the bottom of your garment, then place a pin in the center front edge 2 inches from the bottom. This is just a marker. If you want a little shirt to extend below the bottom of the zipper, then place a pin in the center front edge 2 ½ - 3 inches from the bottom.

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Lay your closed separating zipper on top of the front edge (Figure 10). If you are using a zipper that is longer than you need, the excess will hang off of the shirt piece at the top (Figure 11).

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Unzip the zipper. Now “flip” the zipper side to side so that the teeth of the zipper are away from the center edge and the zipper tape is now even with the center edge (Figure 12). Determine where you want the

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bottom of the zipper to begin. Start to pin the zipper so that the bottom is where you want it. Using your zipper foot, stitch the zipper to the shirt center edge. If you are uncomfortable pinning the zipper to the shirt, you can use Wonder Tape. Wonder Tape is a two-sided tape that is designed to be sewn through. Test your placement by zipping your zipper together. You must verify that nothing stretched and both the upper edge and the bottom edge of the shirt pieces still match each other. If they do not match, then take one side of the zipper out and stitch again. It is very important that the tops and bottoms match at this stage. If they do not match, your shirt will be slightly twisted and not hang right. Get it right at this stage of the sewing. Roll the zipper tape to the wrong side of the shirt. This will bring the zipper teeth to the center front edge. Carefully bring the shirt fold up to the zipper teeth and pin. You are WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


creating the “flap” of fabric that will cover up the zipper teeth so that the zipper does not show when closed. If you prefer, you can leave the zipper teeth exposed and just stitch the zipper in place. Many of us were taught to stitch as close to the zipper teeth as possible. That worked for skirt and pant zippers. However, you must take a look at the bottom of your separating zipper. On many of these zippers, there is a heavy plastic stopper and another plastic piece about 1/8 inch away. If you try to sew right next to the teeth, the bulkiness of these plastic stops will force you to sew over one of the pieces or sew around them – creating an ugly bump in your stitching line. To avoid this, start your stitching closer to the outer edge of the zipper tape rather than close to the zipper teeth. If you do this consistently on both sides, your stitching will be evenly spaced from the center front and will be straight from top to bottom. Because you are sewing with Lycra – a stretch fabric - sew from the wrong size of the shirt - on the zipper tape. This allows the feed dogs to move the fabric better and eliminates the presser foot “pushing” the fabric and creating bumps. After you have sewn both sides, zip your zipper together and be sure that the bottom edge of the shirt is even. Do the same for the top edge. If you have inserted your zipper correctly, the top edges will be even and the bottom edges will be even. INSERTING THE ZIPPER USING A FACING A facing is a piece of fabric that stabilizes and supports the front edge of the shirt. If a zipper is used for the closure, the zipper tape will be sandwiched between the facing and the shirt front. The use of a facing creates a finished look to the front and neckline. With this method, if the zipper is left partially unzipped and the neckline falls open, you will see a finished edge. Think of it like a jacket lapel that has been turned back. All you see is matching or contrasting fabric and not the “wrong” side of the fabric. Begin with your shirt, right side up, in front of you. Lay your closed separating zipper on top of the shirt (as in the previously discussed method). Now unzip the zipper and remember to keep each side of the zipper with its corresponding shirt front. Take one shirt front with its zipper half, and lightly pin the zipper to the shirt – remembering to stay above your hemline. If ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2016

you choose, you can baste the zipper onto the shirt, or use Wonder Tape to hold it in place (Figure 13).

you want the neckline of the facing to match the neckline of the shirt. Make sure that the facing lies flat and the zipper teeth are exposed evenly the length of the shirt front.

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Take the corresponding front facing and lay it over the shirt front (Figure 14). The right side of the facing will be against the shirt front, with the interfacing being the uppermost layer. The top of the facing should match the top of the shirt. The curve of the facing’s neck should match the curve of the shirt front's neck. The zipper will be sandwiched between the shirt front and the facing, with the zipper’s teeth facing towards the side seam. Stitching close to the zipper teeth (but remember to stay away from the plastic stopper at the end), stitch all of the way from top to bottom (or bottom to top). You will NOT pivot at the corner and follow the neckline curve.

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Roll the facing to the inside of the shirt (Figure 15). You may need to press the facing to get it to lie smoothly. Here, again,

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Top stitch close to the seam edge (Figure 16). At the neckline, pivot and stitch the facing to the shirt front. The raw edges of the neckline will be exposed. This is okay because they will be enclosed when the collar is attached. HOW TO PIVOT: Once you reach the corner where you want to turn, stop the machine with the needle down (in the fabric). Lift the presser foot. Turn the fabric to the new angle you want to go. Lower presser foot and stitch. Once the front zipper is applied, then move on to sewing the shoulder seams together. You can use a stretch stitch, a zigzag, an overcast stitch (if your machine has it), or use a serger. You will have to experiment with your machine and different sewing machine needles. Some machines use a stretch fabric needle. Some use a knit needle, and others will use a Universal needle. Lycra is a stretch fabric, but in my opinion is not a knit. Line up the neck edge of the shirt and pin the shoulder seams together out to the shoulder seam. If the pattern pieces do not line up, be sure that you started the neck edge evenly. It is possible that you did not measure and cut the pieces the same. You can more easily adjust the sleeve edge than you can adjust the neck edge of the shirt. Once you have pinned these edges, go ahead and stitch each of them. Back stitch at both edges of the seam. Trim threads as you go.

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a 1.5 inch needle is considered best for administering IM vaccines to adult horses. By Eleanor Blazer It is imperative that a new sterile needle and “Do you give your own vaccinations?” syringe is used for each vaccination. This is It’s a question I get asked frequently, more important than cleaning the area. and the answer is, “No.” Studies have shown cleaning the area with I could, but if I call my vet at 7am on a Sunday alcohol has little effect. Should you want to morning with an emergency, she will be clean the area, the steps are: shave the hair, more receptive to coming out if she knows scrub with an antiseptic soap, which must me and my horse. In addition to that, I have remain on the site for two minutes, and then someone in my corner in case a horse I have rinse with alcohol. has adverse reactions to the vaccinations. The administration of the vaccine must not Doctors and veterinarians use vaccines to be near nerves, bones, ligaments or blood induce immunity to specific diseases. Unforvessels. Horses with a history of getting a tunately vaccinations can occasionally sore neck after a vaccination may receive cause unwanted reactions. These reactions vaccines in the buttocks. This will allow can be as mild as a slight tenderness or them to be able to lower their heads to eat swelling at the injection site, to the severe and drink. The top of the rump is not reaction of collapse or death. recommended, as it will not allow drainage should an abscess develop. Beware of Duane Chappell, DVM, Merck Animal Health, getting kicked if the buttocks are the chosen explains what may be the cause for a location. If you are considering giving your reaction to a vaccination: own vaccinations, have your veterinarian Antigen: these are modified or inactivated show you the proper location and technique. viruses, bacteria or parts of these organisms Movement: excessive movement of the in the vaccine that trigger production of antihorse while the needle is being inserted, and bodies. The body may respond to the after it is place, can result in trauma to the presence of the antigen by sending chemarea. icals to fight the substance, resulting in inflammation. The inflammation causes the Multiple Vaccinations: exposing the horse symptoms of swell-ing, redness, warmth to several antigens, adjuvants, media and and pain at the injection site. These uninjection sites at the same time increases wanted reactions should subside in a day or the odds of having a reaction. Using combitwo. Your veterinarian may recommend light nation vaccines, or administering vaccines exercise, icing the area, or admin-istering a 10-14 days apart may be beneficial. non-steroidal anti-inflammatory product. Strangles Vaccine Contamination: when Adjuvant: these are substances that are giving the intranasal live strangles vaccine, added to the vaccine to enhance the immune care must be taken that it does not contamsystem’s response to the antigen. Different inate the intramuscular injection sites. If the vaccine manufacturers use different adjulive strangles antigen gets taken into the vants, so trying a different supplier may help muscle at the time of an IM injection, a avoid reactions, if the adjuvant is the cause. severe local reaction will result. Contamination is possible if the horse snorts postMedium: the material used to grow the vaccination, allowing the live bacteria antiantigen may cause a reaction in sensitive gen to come in contact with the veterinarindividuals. For example, in humans who are ian’s hands or skin surface of the horse. allergic to eggs, an allergic response will be triggered if a vaccine component was grown The intranasal live strangles vaccine should in eggs. be administered on a different day than the intramuscular vaccines. A common protocol Physical: the technique used, and/or the is to give the intranasal strangles vaccine location of the vaccination can trigger a AFTER all IM vaccines have been adminreaction. Intramuscular (IM) vaccines need istered to every horse at the facility. to be given deep into the muscle. The use of a one inch needle will not deposit the This helps eliminate the risk of the live vaccine deep enough (in an average-sized strangles bacteria antigen from being horse), allowing the substance to seep “injected” intramuscularly via the IM needle. between the skin and muscle. This will Active Disease: if a disease is already on trigger an inflammatory response. The use of the premises at the time of vaccinations. ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2016 (35)

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Dr. Chappell goes on to say, “Adverse reactions to vaccinations are not always predictable, and just as in people, are an inherent and assumed risk associated with vaccinations. Prevention is always better for the horse because many diseases do not respond well to treatment and can be life threatening.” Talk to your veterinarian, and review each horse’s vaccination requirements. Your veterinarian will assess the horse’s age, use, travel, housing, location and risk of exposure. It’s the perfect time for your veterinarian to get to know your horse. For information about caring for and feeding horses take the online courses “Stable Management” and “Nutrition for Performance Horses” taught by Eleanor Blazer. Earn certification or work toward a Bachelor of Science degree in equine studies. Go to www.horsecoursesonline.com for more information. Visit Eleanor’s website at www.thewayofhorses.com If you are looking for an equine veterinarian in Michigan, please consider either J & J Oakdale Large Animal Clinic, or Whole Horse Veterinary Services. Both have been regular advertisers in Saddle Up! Magazine for years. J & J Oakdale Lg. Animal (517) 629-3533

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Horse Association & Club News BRIGHTON TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. It seems like the weather is one of the lead stories in the news nowadays, and it often gets mentioned in this column. And, once again, a BTRA event was impacted by a cranky Mother Nature. In May we reported that nasty weather reduced participation in that month's event and this month, we had to postpone an event because of a foreboding forecast. We had our “Celebrate Spring” ride and cook-out scheduled for June 11th but the weather “experts” told us that the day would bring very high temperatures with wind and possibly hale in the afternoon. Well, that got us scared and we decided to postpone the event until Sunday, the following day. As it turned out, the temps on Saturday were indeed quite high (approaching the mid-90's) but no wind or hale. Nevertheless, our decision to postpone the event was a good one because Sunday turned out to be a glorious day. We had a good turnout and everyone had a great time. By way of review, this event has gone on for several years and involves the participants gathering at the Brighton Recreation Staging Area, saddling up, and riding the trails to the home of BTRA member Sue Charleville. Sue's house is just off the trails and all folks have to do is exit the trial at her property, ride up to her house, tie up their horses, and get ready for a delicious lunch that Sue has prepared. This event is usually held in May but this year we held it in June. Sue is just one of several BTRA members whose property is located adjacent to the Recreation Area's eighteen miles of equestrian trails. Talk about good fortune! They don't even have to hook up their rigs and trailer to our staging area. Our trail projects are still getting lots of attention, not just from us and the DNR, but outside groups as well. A local Eagle Scout troop has been helping out and several years ago completed a “rest area” for riders on the crest of a hill on one of our trails. Just recently, they constructed a wooden foot bridge near a water crossing. This bridge is not intended for equestrian use but instead for hikers, dog walkers and others who otherwise would get their feet wet at the water crossing. This is a good example of how we can welcome other nature lovers to our trails, just ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2016

so long as they're not on wheeled or motorized vehicles. We're also working on a big signage project with the local DNR staff and when that's completed, riding the trails will be even more of a pleasure. We'll give a report on that later and in the meantime, come visit us. It's prime riding weather. And, of course, visit our website: www.brightontrailriders.net. Mark Delaney, BTRA President

FORT CUSTER HORSE FRIENDS ASSOCIATION Hello Trail Riders! Spring is gone and summer camping and exploring new trails are under way for all trail enthusiasts. Our Spring camp out was a success despite the crazy weather. Thanks again to all who attended this year. Our next camp out will be the Annual Equestrian Fall Camp Out on September 15-18th this fall. This 4 day chance to camp at Fort Custer is a great way to stay and explore our amazing variety of trails, including all the creek crossings. You're horse will never lack for a cool drink of water while you stay out for a long, leisurely ride. As always, the camp out includes picket poles, corral use, manure removal, water for horses, Saturday pancake breakfast and evening potluck. Following stuffing yourself at supper, we have our famous fundraising auction. Donations of anything bring laughter and bidding frenzies as our DaryAnn Letts leads the auction time. Call Toni Hess for a reservation (suggested) at (269) 781-9688. Please note you do not need to be a member to camp at this event and you may camp all 4 days or as many days and nights that work for your schedule. Join us for beautiful fall colors, riding, fun, food and friends. The cart trail will be open also for those that wish to drive ponies and horses. We have been working on improvements this year. Our kiosk is up at the trail head, check out our new display for information. The manure pit has been finished at the trail head also, thanks to Roger Glidden and Ken Vandervest's hard work over a weekend. Please put your manure there. No one likes to get to the parking area and clean up what the last rider left behind! There are hitching rails to use now at the trail head bathroom and Whitford Lake bathroom. Thanks Roger! A grill was purchased by FCHFA and will be (36)

ready for use soon at the pavilion. Our trails look great thanks to Ken, Nancy, Toni, Beth H. and others diligently attacking the summer growth. We had over 146 volunteer hours for the month of May!! As always, our Park manager, Tony Trojanowski attends our board meetings and has park updates, including information about the prescribed burns, which should be done except for the fields around the park office. The clearing along the fence for the Fort Custer Training Center is done for the summer. Parker's Pass trail loop is to be reopened for horses. All is going good for our Park with attendance up 15% and passport sales up 42% higher than last year. If you have any questions, trail reports etc. please call Nancy at (269) 967-3613 or go to our website www.fchfa.org. See you on the trails! Toni Strong, Secretary

GREAT LAKES DISTANCE RIDING ASSOCIATION What is the difference between Competitive Trail (CTR) and Limited Distance (LD) Endurance riding? In CTR, the riders cover a specified distance in a given time. Ride times are at the ride manager's discretion with 25 miles in 4.14 hours, including a 40min vet hold, being the minimum allowed time. CTR's require a rider to maintain a maximum pace of 5.5-7 mph on the trail. Every horse/rider team starts out with 400 points which is a perfect score and points are deducted from there based on comparisons to the pre-ride observations of fatigue, lesions & muscle soreness. Ride time, lameness, pulse, and respiration are judged against a set scale. The goal is to cross the finish line at exactly the specified time, there is a 10 minute safe window where no points will be deducted and a completion is given up to one hour past the specified time. LD rides are between 25-35 miles. Endurance rides are those of 50+ miles per day. Total completion time per day (including vet checks) for 25 miles is 6 hours, for 50 miles is 12 hours, and for 100 miles is 24 hours. The LD winner and subsequent placings are determined by the horse that pulses down to 60 bpm the fastest while also being sound at the trot. Endurance ride placings are based on the order of finish of horses that meet the WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Club News GREAT LAKES DISTANCE, cont. completion criteria for soundness and pulse rate which are set per the vet's requirements for that ride day and who are thus deemed fit to continue. Before any horse starts a CTR, LD or Endurance ride, they are required to pass a pre-ride vet check for soundness. During the rides there are mandatory vet checks where horses are deemed fit to continue or not based on soundness and pulsing down within a set time. In the sport, every precaution is taken to make sure the horses stay safe and healthy. Come ride with us!! Our AHAM at Hopkins Creek ride is July 9-10th with distances of 50E/C, 25LD/C, 2-day 70C (35/35) miles and a 10 mile fun ride are offered. August finds GLDRA on the Shore to Shore trail August 713th, check out the website for all of the information on this amazing time! And then you can find us in Milford for the Metro Park Express on the trails of Kensington and Proud Lake parks August 20-21th. Distances of 50E, 25LD, 25C, and 12Intro are offered. The GLDRA season has rides all over Michigan, from Marquette to Milford, and even includes a multi-day ride on the historic Shore to Shore trail. So be sure to check us out online today at www.gldrami.org, and get ready to experience the trails in a whole new way! HIGHLAND TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. The HTRA 2nd EQUINE ONLY camp out is September 9-11th, 2016! We are excited to start planning our 2nd EQUINE ONLY camp out at the Highland Recreation Area. If you are unaware of what's going on, here is the Readers Digest version. We issued a proposal for an Equine only modern camp ground at Highland Recreation Area. The MDNR's response was…. “Show Usage.” HTRA's 1st event (weather hindering) was a success but we still have 2 more to go. WE NEED CAMPERS! Our success depends on you. To have an equine only event, we have to book the entire campground. We will have a horse shoe hunt, prizes, 50/50 raffle, lunch, dinner and trail riding. What could be better!? We are currently working with the DNR to add picket posts to those sites that only have space for two horses. Space is limited, so please do not hesitate to contact David Snyder at atpar72@gmail.com or call (810) ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2016

423-2148 today! Event details for this event is on our website at Highlandtrailriders.com or catch us on our Facebook page. Hope to see you there!

IONIA HORSE TRAILS ASSOCIATION Board Meeting Minutes - June 14, 2016 Ionia Horse Trails Association met at 6:30pm at the park supervisors office on Tuesday, June 14th. We are looking at ways to increase the usage at the park - both the horse trails and the equine campground. We are considering a "Camping with your Horse" Clinic on Sunday, October 9th, the last day of the Annual Chili Cookoff Weekend. We are also looking at a Pig Roast on Labor Day weekend. If you'd be interested in attending either or both of these events, please contact a board member and let them know. Details have been sent to all members who have provided an email address with their membership. Don't forget the following events already on our calendar: August 5-7th Annual Meeting Campout at Ionia Meeting at 6:30 at site #139 Sept. 23-25th DNR Harvest Festival Activities all day Saturday October 7-9 IHTA Annual Chili Cook Off (1 week earlier this year) Please take some time and visit our website ioniahorsetrailsassociation.org for additional information, park pictures, a map, and a list of your board members. We can also be contacted at Ionia Horsetrails on Facebook. IHTA will not be attending the horse show at the Ionia fairgrounds as previously planned due to scheduling issues, but we will still be sponsoring the Trails class. Thank you, Kristie Walls KENSINGTON TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. KTRA's Spring Campout on the weekend of June 3-5th was a great hit with lots of food, fun, and singing. Despite the Saturday downpour, campers and non-campers alike enjoyed a very delicious potluck dinner and karaoke. A special thank you to M. J. Whelan (a Milford Construction Company) for (37)

donating breakfast on Saturday morning. Another special thank you to Reenie Moore for the great karaoke music; to Pattie Perushak for her great organization; and to Paul Jones for the tent and help setting up. KTRA's next event will the 4th of July Parade. You and your horse can be part of this historic parade in downtown Milford. Please note that this is a member-only event because of our insurance requirements. If you would like to parade with your horse or volunteer, contact Deanna at dshagency@aol.com for more information. To join, or to renew your membership, please visit our website (www.kensingtontrailriders.org) for the membership application. Click on the Membership tab along the top, fill out the application and pay by Paypal for your convenience. If you do not have Paypal, please contact Deanna on how to pay or you may join the day of the parade. Parade information is posted on our website and on our Facebook page. If you would like to participate but don't feel confident that your horse is 'parade ready,' we would love to have you volunteer. We are always looking for help: walkers, decorators, pooper scoopers, gator drivers, etc. Come have fun with us! SAVE THE DATES: July 16th will be the Bridles, Bits and BBQ day ride; August 13th will be our Member Appreciation Picnic; and September 23-25th will be our Fall Camp out and Circle Ride with Proud Lake to raise money for the Michigan Hay Bank. We will be posting more information soon on our website and on our Facebook page. Please remember... all riders participating in any of the KTRA events held at Kensington Metropark will need to have a bridle tag issued BEFORE the event. This is a permanent tag that will only need to be issued once. You must have this tag displayed either on your saddle or bridle. This is a Kensington Park requirement. Bridle tags are free. You can fill out forms on our website and bring them to the park office or you can obtain the forms directly from the park office. The bridle tags are issued for your safety and the safety of your horse. Should any of your personal information change (address, phone number, etc.) please update your information with the park office. Our next KTRA Board Meeting is Monday, July 11th at 7:00pm at Bakers Restaurant in WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Club News KENSINGTON TRAIL RIDERS, cont. Milford. We encourage all of our members to come to the meetings and give input. We would love to hear from you on what works, what doesn't, what events you would like to see, etc. We would like you to have a voice in our activities as riders and volunteers. Because, as a trail club, we are committed to Kensington MetroPark, we would like you to consider supporting other activities at the park. To view or register for any of the activities, please visit the Kensington MetroPark event page http://www.metro parks.com/Kensington-Metropark/Events). Samples of what's coming up at the MetroPark in July are: Farmer for a Day, Beasts at the Boat Rental, Philharmonic Concert, Fish Camp and much more. If you are out and about on the trails and you see a problem, don't forget to report it on our website www.kensingtontrailriders.org. See you on the trails...

manager Melissa Fox at (810) 790-0220 or mfox.micmo@gmail.com. Christmas in July CMO is sure to be fun and a warmer Christmas than we are used to! We hope to see you for this ride on July 16th and 17th. Stalls are available. After July we will be having one ride a month for the months of August, October and November. If you haven't tried a CMO yet I believe this is your year. Please come and join us for the day or the whole weekend. Each day is a separate course with new challenges and plates to find. We have had many new people try Competitive Mounted Orienteering this year and it is wonderful to see all the smiles from members new and old. If you would like to ride along with an experienced group just call the ride manager ahead of time and they will set you up. You can also speak with someone about it on our Facebook page. Happy Trails! Janet

across scenic northern Michigan with your friends! Ride from Goose Creek Horse Camp to Cadillac, MI. Earn a point toward your MFTHBA award by taking time and enrolling in the Fox Trot America program online at www.mfthba.com. You must also become a member of MTRA to participate. Go to mtra.org for the needed paperwork. Call (989) 390-1838 for more information. The Novi Equestrian Expo is scheduled for Dec. 2-4th at the Suburban Collection Showplace located in Novi, MI. MFTA members, please let an officer know if you wish to demo a horse at the Expo. Let's educate people about our wonderful breed! It's show season! Call Char at (517) 5411282 or Marilyn at (517) 872-6676 if you want advice showing your MFT at 4H, Open or National shows. We have experience with that! We can help you!! New members are always welcome to join. Just go to www.michiganfoxtrotters.com for more information or visit us on Facebook!

MI COMPETITIVE MTD ORIENTEERING What a great weekend we had for the Fun and Games CMO at Silver Creek. This was my first ride of the year and the weather was much better than the first two rides. Thanks so much to Vicki Horsley for putting on this fun and challenging ride. There was a great turn out of 43 horses on Saturday and 31 horses on Sunday. The family team of Turn and Burn were the winners again both Saturday and Sunday for the long course. The short course was won by The Lil Buckaroos on both days also. You know this is a family friendly sport when both winning teams have members in grade school. These families are raising some tough cowgirls and cowboys. July will prove to be our busiest month this year with Horses for Hope CMO on July 2nd and 3rd. This ride will be held at Elba Equestrian Complex. It is a benefit Horses for Hope, a wonderful organization that allows children with cancer to get experience with horses and forget about their treatments for a short time. Please contact Greg and Linda Weirauch at (810) 955-9368 or lweirauch @hotmail.com for more information. Two weeks later we continue to ride in Genesee County at Everett A. Cummings Center in Mt Morris, MI. Contact ride

MICHIGAN FOX TROTTER ASSOC. Come join us for a GAITED DRESSAGE CLINIC with Penny Underwood! The clinic is scheduled for July 9th at Massman Stable, 714 Hogsback Road, Mason, MI. ALL Gaited breeds are welcome. Now open to non-gaited breeds as well. Fee to participate is $80/rider if MFTA member, or $90/rider if non-member, $15 to audit if MFTA member, $20 for non-members. Stalls(optional) are $20 each. Self-contained camping is free the night before. There are some motels are nearby. Food will be available day of the clinic. Come learn harmony with your horse as well as rhythm, relaxation, balance, impulsion, connection and collection. Penny is an excellent instructor and can help you and your horse learn to achieve these things. Please send in your deposit ASAP to Missy Schafer, 1759 Benton Road, Charlotte, MI 48813, so you will be assured of a lesson time. Call Char at (517) 541-1282 to notify her that you wish to participate. Full amount due upon arrival. Go to www.michiganfox trotters.com for the registration form. Proof of negative Coggins is required. The MFTA/MFTHBA National Trail Ride with MTRA is scheduled for Oct. 1-9th. Come ride

ORTONVILLE RECREATION EQUESTRIAN ASSOCIATION Hi riders! We've been absent from these pages for a while, but want to get back in touch with all you Saddle Up! readers. Our active membership has diminished in recent years, but those who remain 'on the job' have been busy working with the DNR to repair and improve our trails last season and this season. And the work hasn't stopped! Two major trail repairs have been completed addressing problem areas, including a new bridge, and now all trail segments on our 8.5 miles are open and inviting. We've also added many new high line poles to the equestrian campground and a new pit toilet. If you haven't been out our way for some time, we encourage you to please visit with your equine friends. Additional maintenance/repairs are planned to occur between the trail head and Marker 2 during the months of July and August, weather permitting. We've chosen that time to give the contractor to have dry conditions in which to work, while avoiding the best parts of the riding season. So if you come out during these next couple months and see equipment trailers at the trail head, be cautious on the trail. You can also check on construction status with the park office by

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Horse Association & Club News ORTONVILLE RECREATION, cont. calling (810) 797-4439 or with OREA by contacting us through our website under the Contact Page at hadleyhills.com. More big news - more trail mileage! We are in the process of marking out additional trail segments for more hours of fun in the Hadley Hills. The park has hilly areas, open field, and wooded segments - something for everyone. Lots of ponds with interesting wildlife and unusual birds like the Scarlet Tanager can be viewed along the well-marked trails. Our fall events include the annual Judged Trail Ride on September 10th, always a nice course with divisions for adults and youth, and the Fall EXTRAvaganza on October 8th. Info on both events can be found in the Saddle Up! online calendar as well as hadleyhills.com/events - more detail will be announced as the dates approach. This year's EXTRAvaganza features a professional photographer who will capture you and your steed negotiating the trail and in portrait. This is a fundraising event where $25 will get you a digital file and unlimited use license and allow you to support OREA's continuing efforts to promote and maintain the equestrian campground and trail system. We will request advance sign up for this exciting opportunity. OREA is a 501c3 organization and welcomes membership of all interested persons. Membership supports our work at the park. Applications can be printed directly from our website at hadleyhills.com and also requested by mail. Happy trails! Karen DeOrnellas, OREA President

PONTIAC LAKE HORSEMAN’S ASSOC. The Pontiac Lake Horseman's Association celebrated their 16th year together with another very successful Welcome Summer weekend camp event. The weather was a bit tricky for the weekend with the intimidation of big storms and high heat but Mother Nature obviously came in less of a threat than the weatherman promised. Our membership year starts June 1st and ends May 31st, so if you did not happen to join us for the June event, your membership is now due. Please contact the PLHA at PLHAnews@gmail.com or contact our event ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2016

“hostess with the mostess” Susie Sulla personally, at US5495@frontier.com to get your membership renewed. We also held our BOD officer elections at the June event and LeAnne Spurlock was welcomed to the PLHA board. Existing board members Susie Sulla, Sally Oberg and Caryn Robinson were welcomed back and retained for another two years. The PLHA reapplied for their Adopt-A-Park contract with the MDNR PRD with a whopping total of 1040 volunteer hours! The PLHA is required to contribute a total of 400 service hours over a 2 year period and we gave them 1040 service hours!! So please be sure to give Rich Sulla a great big thank you for all the trail work and upkeep of the road to the staging area and the rustic equestrian campsites! He replaced a picket post just hours before the event that had broken and cleared back some trees that had fallen! Thank you Rich, for keeping us safe and our trails open!! Susie, Sally and Caryn had intended to attend the June 15th Equine Trail Subcommittee meeting, however, the meeting was cancelled so we have nothing to report to you regarding that committee. We, the Pontiac Lake Horseman's Association wish you all a great Summer and look forward to seeing you on the trails and at the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area Equestrian only campground!! Thanks for your support!! Caryn Robinson

PROUD LAKE TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. Hello Everyone! Hoping everyone is getting in a lot of riding days with our beautiful weather. At press time, we will be hosting our Obstacle Challenge Ride. We are hoping this will be as big of a success as our Scavenger Hunt ride was. Our next ride is one that is very dear to us. It is our charity ride that we co-host with Kensington. On Sunday, September 25th both riding groups will be hosting the Circle Ride. This ride consists of riding the loop between the Proud Lake staging area and the Kensington staging area. The loop is a beautiful 11 mile ride. Proceeds will go to a local horse charity. This ride draws a lot of people and it is a great time to catch up with (39)

people you do not get to often see or ride with. Both staging areas will have plenty of parking. Lunch will be served at both staging areas. Proud Lake is offering camping on Saturday, September 24th. Please visit our website at ProudLakeTrailRiders.org or our Facebook page for more information as we get closer to the event. 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 when you get a chance. We hope to see everyone soon and enjoy the beautiful weather on the trails!

RANCH HORSE ASSOCIATION OF MI RHAM's Great Lakes Circuit had a great start in June with some nice warm weather and great competition. Versatility standings and placings will be posted shortly. The next show will be July 30-31st with judges Ernie Dowell, Jed Lawrence, George Fluhr, and Steven Graves. You can find our showbill, entry forms, and any other helpful documents located on our website at www. miranchhorse.com. If you've not tried RHAM yet, please come out and see what we are all about. ARHA has expanded registration to include appendix, POA, and mustang horses so this could be a great time for you to start showing your horse. See ARHA’s website, www.american ranchhorse.net for full registration rules. Also, if you are interested in advertising feel free to contact us. See you at the shows! SLEEPY HOLLOW TRAIL RIDERS Our next workbee is planned for July 16th. We can get out on the trails with equipment to gravel east loop low areas. Tractors and ATVs will be greatly appreciated to get materials out. We'll be trying a redesigned gravel hauler. Bring your loppers as there is trail trimming to do. Work crews will go out in different areas. Check in at the staging area. We'll start at 8am and work until ?pm. SHTRA will provide lunch. If you can't work, can you WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Club News SLEEPY HOLLOW TRAIL RIDERS, cont. help cook or bring a dish to pass? Contact (989) 661-2541 to volunteer yourself, equipment, or food. Please keep in mind that four hours of workbee credit earns one free night of camping. Our Memorial Day weekend camp over was a great time. Chanda Donnan and Jane Hill were our hosts. They held an “I Spy” ride, A Peeps Poker Ride and a 50/50. Free Youth participation was the focus for the weekend with a scavenger hunt, a round-up, patriotic shirt painting, smores and pie irons meals. The staging area was packed, and thanks goes to those who provided the firewood for the group campfires. Chanda sends Thanks to Jane, Lori, Pat and Don, Scott, and myself for helping her with four days of fun riding for all the participants. The Fourth of July weekend camping will feature Saturday's Christmas in July Ride. Come and see what Rosie and Linda have planned for you! On Sunday, the Great Treasure Hunt will be from 10-2pm. Come and ride like a Pirate and win prizes!! Wench Linda will be the host, Mates! Potluck that night with awards given out! Cash Prizes! Monday there will be a Patriotic Ride Game. Contact Linda (517) 930-5558 or Rosie (517) 625-3220 or check our Facebook page for more information. Why drive way up north? No RSVP is necessary, but if you are bringing a large group, let us know to help plan. Speaking of camping----Don't forget that both rental cabins have equestrian picket poles and connect to the trail network. If you don't have an LQ trailer, are traveling on US 27, or have family members who want to “camp with a roof overhead' check out the possibility of renting one of these scenic cabins. Online reservations are made on the DNR website or at 1-800-44-PARKS. September 2-5th will be the Labor Day weekend camp over. We'll celebrate the memory of Dennis Austin with a glow stick poker ride, Sneeky Snake Ride and Root Beer floats! Of course there will be a potluck and group campfire. Again, you don't have to drive up north and deal with the traffic hauling your horse. Don't forget, you can cart drive your equine on the south loop. Sunday, September 25th will be the annual Kris Kulhanic Memorial Judged Trail Ride 10am -2pm by The Rangers 4-H Club. There ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2016

will be 5 divisions to test your horsemanship skills with lunch afterwards. This well attended event is fun, challenging and the cash pots grow every year. Contact Mary at (517) 651-6884 for information. There may be optional overnight camping on Sept. 24th. TBA if we have enough requests. October 14-16th will be our Spooky Ichabod weekend. Come and decorate your campsite, costume yourself and your horse and ride The Poker Run. A chili cook-off on Saturday afternoon will be apart of the fun. Prizes by Sleazy Barb Horsewear. For more information contact (989) 661-2541. Go to our Facebook page or website shtra.org to stay tuned to our activities.

WESTERN DRESSAGE ASSOC. OF MI WDAMI's 2016 riding season has started with a bang! First the Train the Trainers program we hosted in April, then our first Western Dressage Schooling Show held on June 4th and just recently our Jec Ballou Clinic that was held June 10-12th! The WDAMI Schooling Show held on June 4th at the Windy Ridge Ranch in White Cloud was blessed with good weather, excellent show management, a beautiful facility and happy competitors. So many thanks to Ingrid Brey for allowing us to host our first show at her farm. Hats off to Jamie and Rachel Belcher for their hard work in preparing the facility for the show. Gail Anderson, our show secretary, excelled in every aspect of show management. Under her guidance and expertise, the show preparation and execution was superb. Our judge, Joanne Coy, has been attending the Western Dressage judges training and she was very prepared to evaluate and offer constructive comments to all competitors. The day afforded 48 ride times and we had a total of 42 rides. Our grand champions, based on the highest score from the highest test of each level, were as follows: Introductory Level- Rachel Lucas and Taj (70.000%), Basic Level- Rachel Belcher and Bar Bee (70.147), Level 1- Kim Nobel and Extra Blazin Lad (75.667%) and Test of Choice - Suzanne Morisse and Sabreena (72.159%). In addition, we had two youth participants! It was a fabulous day. The weekend of June 10 -12th was a three(40)

day whirlwind of learning with Jec Ballou from California. Jec was a featured presenter at the March 2016 Michigan Horse Expo held in East Lansing, MI. Our host farm, Tromble Bay Equestrian Center, LLC Cheboygan location, was well prepared to accommodate all of our guests and their horses. Owner Michele Tromble was our gracious hostess and we thank her for allowing us to utilize her wonderful facility complete with a covered outdoor large dressage arena. Surrounded by the beauty of Northern Michigan, riders learned from Jec through a combination of private and group lessons. Jec's knowledge and ability to articulate and share her knowledge helped all in the clinic. Jec is a fabulous instructor. Jec will be back in Michigan August 26-29th at the Windy Ridge Ranch in White Cloud, Michigan. This clinic is being offered by Ingrid Brey. You can contact Ingrid directly to obtain more information by calling her at (313) 910-0921. This is a great chance to attend a Jec Ballou clinic and learn from the very best! You can learn more about WDAMI, Year End Awards, memberships and events at our website: www.wdami.org. You can also follow us on Facebook at Western Dressage Association of Michigan. Summer is finally here!! Get out there and enjoy your horse, ride and feel the wind on your face!

WESTERN MICHIGAN APPALOOSA REGIONAL By the looks of it, our WMAR Red, White and Blue show at Mason on June 4-5th, was a success. Most of the regulars were there along with a few new faces. Our next show will be the WMAR State Show at Centreville on July 16-17th, 2016 and then the Sizzler Show that we co-host with the MApHA on August 6 -7th, 2016. Stalls for the Centreville show are going quickly. Please keep in mind that these stalls need to be pre-paid in order to keep your favorite location. Please don't forget that we will be offering both Ranch Horse Pleasure as well as Ranch Horse Trail at our WMAR sponsored shows. It was also decided that at the Centreville show, all open halter classes will be split Junior and Senior. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Club News WEST MI APPALOOSA REGIONAL, cont. Earning a little extra money while showing is always a plus, so how about signing your favorite show mount up for the WMAR Incentive program. Prize money is given out at the banquet based on the number of points earned in your division throughout the show season. Forms can be found under the “Service Page” on the WMAR web site. We are still looking for someone to take over the show office as 2016 will be our last year with our fabulous show office team of Brad & Kyle (and, sometimes, Julie Dopp). The WMAR, as well as the MApHA have started the hunt for someone to run our show offices starting in 2017. Please, let us know if you'd be interested in running the show office or know of someone who is. Keep posting photos of your Appaloosas on our Facebook page. There were quite a few people on there following our Red, White & Blue show. To stay up to date on the latest happenings, be sure to check out the WMAR website at www.wmarapp.org or follow our Facebook page, WMAR. 'til next month…Sharon Clark YANKEE SPRINGS TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Board Meeting Minutes - June 8, 2016 This meeting was held at YS Horsemen's camp ground starting with a pot luck meal at 6:00pm. Ron Walker called the meeting to order at 6:30pm. Special Guest: Andru Jevicks, YS Park Manager Trail Report: The pines trail needs to be cleared of some low handing limbs. Benches: Thanks to Skip and Richard for putting all 7 benches together, they are ready to be installed. Anyone wanting to help install our new benches should meet at YS at 9:00 am Saturday June 11th. Management Update: Andru Jevicks thanked our board members and members for their dedication and participation at our meeting and working with the DNR. There will be a new sign installed reflecting our Friends status with the YS Park. The Campers with horses only sign will be returned next week but this is a transition year and we may ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2016

still have a few non-horse campers in the Horse Camp. The DNR will try and re-locate these campers if possible. It was suggested we put a list of what 'not to do around horses' on the bulletin board for non-horse campers. Andru is also waiting for a new policy from Lansing regarding the use of corrals. Andru is also thinking about making a directive to ban bicycles from horse camp. Richard Smith wanted to know the status of the Michigan Equine Liability Act signs. Judi Struble said she would check with her insurance agent to see if they would donate signs for the trail heads. One sign has been posted on the bulletin board. Carolyn Chaffee has asked YSTRA if they would sponsor a Euchre tournament for her nephew Elijah Mesecar who is battling cancer. It was suggested that a winter Euchre tournament would get a better attendance. It was also suggested we could do a pancake breakfast to help raise money or put a donation jar at the events. Annual Meeting: September 10-11th Pig Roast, Board Member Elections, and Silent Auction. Please bring items you would like to donate to our Silent Auction. Sunday will be a HTCAA 9/11 memorial ride. Happy Trails, Kathy Taylor, YSTRA Secretary THANK YOU ALL! The staff at Saddle Up! Magazine would like to thank all of the people that take the time from their busy schedules to submit information for our “Horse Association & Club News” section. Our magazine is welcome in so many more homes and barns, thanks to all of your hard work. Please keep the news coming in, we always look forward to reading it ourselves! If your association or club would like to submit your news, minutes, or updates, all we ask is that you limit your submission to 600 words, and keep your information pertinent to the month it will come out. We also ask that you send us your submission by the 15th of the month for the following edition of Saddle Up! Magazine. There is no charge for this section. Please email us at saddleup@voyager.net for more information or to submit your news. (41)

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Huron Valley Equestrian Field Milford High School 2380 Milford Rd., Highland, MI

25 $ TOILET PAPER RACE (two person) SWEEPSTAKES Sponsored by Berwyck Saddle Club IN THE PINK - Ring 3 - Speed will begin at 3:00 pm 26 Figure 8 Stakes Race - 19 & Over 27 Figure 8 Stakes Race - 15 Thru 18 28 Figure 8 Stakes Race -14 & Under 29 $ FIGURE 8 STAKES RACE - SWEEPSTAKES Sponsored by Kensington Trail Riders Association 30 Indiana Flag Race - 19 & Over 31 Indiana Flag Race - 15 Thru 19 32 Indiana Flag Race - 14 & Under 33 $ INDIANA FLAG RACE - SWEEPSTAKES Sponsored by A R Canopies 34 Barrels - 19 & Over 35 Barrels - 15 Thru 18 36 Barrels - 14 & Under 37 $ BARRELS - SWEEPSTAKES Sponsored by Saddle Up! Magazine 38 Speed & Action - 19 & Over 39 Speed & Action - 15 Thru 18 40 Speed & Action - 14 & Under 41 $ SPEED & ACTION - SWEEPSTAKES Sponsored by Howell Western Wear RING 2 - JUMPING FOR LIFE J1 ** Equitation Over Fences - Cross Poles- Beginner Jumpers J2 Equitation Over Fences - 19 & Over J3 Equitation Over Fences - 15 Thru 18 J4 Equitation Over Fences - 14 & Under J5 Children/Adult Hunter Over Fences J6 $ EQUITATION OVER FENCES - SWEEPSTAKES Sponsored by A R Canopies J7 $ DERBY JUMPER CLASSIC - SWEEPSTAKES Sponsored by Sharon Greene Family RING 3 - TALLY HOpe Trail - Opens at 11:00 am T1 * TRAIL TAILS Walk Trot T2 TRAIL TAILS Open T3 TRAIL LEADERS - 19 & Over T4 TRAIL LEADERS - 15 Thru 18 T5 TRAIL LEADERS - 14 & Under T6 $ TRAIL BOSS - SWEEPSTAKES Sponsored by Highland Equestrian Conservancy

** Not Eligible for other jumping classes.

Registration for classes 1-3 will close at 7:30 am on Show Day HORSE SHOW RULES: 4-H & MIHA 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 all jumping, hunt seat, and speed classes by all participants 18 & under, all though we encourage the use of helmets in all classes. 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 you for participating and for your support. Please visit our wonderful corporate sponsors: Peter’s True Value, The Comeback Inn, Fiesta Cantina, Hungry Howies Pizza, & Saddle Up! Magazine - www.saddleupmag.com

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Traditional boarding and training as well as these specialized services:

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Open Poles - In Memory of Frank Coon Poles 9-12 years Poles 13-15 years Poles 16-19 years 3-D Poles - $200 Added Payback

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Flags 9-12 years Flags 13-15 years Flags 16-19 years Open Flags - In Memory of Bill Jackson

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Keyhole 9-12 years Keyhole 13-15 years Keyhole 16-19 years Open Keyhole - In Memory of Dick Johnson

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Down & Back 9-12 years Down & Back 13-15 years Down & Back 16-19 years Open Down & Back In Memory of Sara Munsell

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136 Acres, Otsego County, $575,000. - Borders private 4000 acre fly fishing club near Gaylord, close to I-75. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, office, tack room, grain room, laundry room. 60x120 indoor, observation room, kitchen, bath. 40x60 barn with heat, water, 220 electric. Open floor plan living quarters. Includes all appliances. 10 Acres, Livingston County $347,000. Pond, 2 barns, 96x80 with 200 amp service, welding, and RV outlets, (5) 10x12 stalls with a 60x80 indoor riding arena, 12x30 workshop, the second barn has (3) 10x16 stalls and 8x10 tack room, 4x10 feed room and cement floors. 2005 addition: 6 car garage with a 14’ door and standard door, finished large game room (could easily be an in-law quarters) with office plumbed for additional washer and dryer.

10 Acres, Oakland County $445,000 Beautiful 4 bedroom, 2 bath home just minutes from Milford and state riding trails. 6 stall barn with 60x90 indoor arena, observation room and wash rack plus additional outbuilding and storage areas.

58 Acres Washtenaw County $580,000 1 bedroom, 1 bath home. 4 barns. 74 12x12 matted stalls, wash racks w/ hot/cold water, tack & grain rooms, 200x70 indoor arena, dressage arenas, 1/2 mile sand track, equine swimming pool,14 fenced pastures, office, and hayfields.

10 Acres Livingston County $399,900 Well maintained 4 bedroom, 3 bath brick home with full finished walkout. Wick barn features 4 stalls, and tack room. Property features an outdoor riding arena. Located in South Lyon, MI.

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54 Acres Oakland County $1.7 million 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath home, full finished walkout. Equestrian facility, two horse barns, (30) 12x12 matted stalls, auto waterers, 100x195 indoor arena, clubhouse, observation, 60x90 working arena, outdoor arena, 14 paddocks, tack, grain, and laundry rooms, 15 acres of hay, two additional outbuildings.

26 Acres Shiawassee County $595,000 Beautiful turn of the century home with addition. Completely updated and remodeled. 232x64 barn with indoor arena, 24 solid oak stalls, observation room, bath, area for kitchen and office. 95x41 hip roof barn, lean-to opens to pastures and paddocks. 100x200 outdoor arena. 60x48 barn with 220 and cement flooring.

50 Acres Barry County, $575,000 Lakefront accessible to 600+ acre Crooked Lake. Eventing horse facility! Dressage arena, heated wash rack, heated obser-

10 Acres, Metamora, $735,000 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths with finished lower level walkout.

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MJMHA

September 2 & 3, 2016 (Friday & Saturday)

ALL BREED

FUN SHOW

Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, 2900 Hibbard Rd., Corunna, Michigan

ALL BREEDS WELCOME Open Class • Beginner • CAYA Newbie, Fun & Morgan Classes Join us for a great weekend with new and old friends and enjoy a horse show designed with “Having Fun” as the main objective! Some classes have been changed for convenient showing.

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Prize list available on the MJMHA website: www.mjmha.com Contact: Megan McCally, Show Manager 248.719.4473 or email: mccallym2@gmail.com

Why

Saddle Up! Magazine Inaugural

Summer Writing Contest Children and teens in three different age groups may enter our Summer Writing Contest for a chance to win a gift card to be used at a retail location of their choice. Write your story about “Why I Love Horses” to enter, deadline is July 31, 2016. The staff at Saddle Up! Magazine will choose two winners from each age group. All 1st and 2nd place stories will be published in the September 2016 edition of Saddle Up! Magazine. Winners will be notified by phone in advance, and will receive their gift card by mail. Parents may assist when necessary, but please do not write the story for your child. Age Groups & Minimum Word Count: Ages 13-16 Minimum Word Count 500 Ages 9-12 Minimum Word Count 300 Ages 6-8 Minimum Word Count 100 (Ages 6-8 may dictate their story to a parent/older sibling, with minor editing)

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questions you may have. He is an expert in this field. The training of the horse and the levels you follow to improve the horse’s knowledge and performance, as well as your own skills, does not matter what saddle you ride in! The saddle is just a tool to keep you in balance with your horse, feel the horse underneath you, and to give your horse comfort as he carries your weight. A horse should have no problems unless the saddle does not fit. I find that most riders love the western saddle because it has a bigger seat, a horn for confidence, and more saddle that is around you. A western saddle does not challenge your balance as much as an English dressage saddle does. All English saddles require more balance from the rider and a skill level so they don’t rely on the horn if they should need it for balance. However, we require all our western riders to ride English! I believe that riding English (Dressage or Hunt Seat) will improve your Western riding. Over the years this has proven to be very true. I would like to end this training article with a challenge for you. If you have a friend or student who rides only western, try to get them in an English saddle. They will find it will help their western riding by enhancing balance and confidence. If you know an English rider, try to get them to ride in the western saddle. They will have a blast, as it is so much more comfortable if the saddle is of top quality. Most riders retire riding in a western saddle! Don’t ever forget that! If you would like to train at home with Lynn & Cyril, visit us online at www.lynnpalm.com for a variety of training materials, or feel free to call us at 800-503-2824. We are always happy to help!

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“You Can Do The Same in a Western Saddle as a Dressage Saddle!” By Lynn Palm This is a subject that reminds me of our Western Dressage motto “Why Not?!” A saying I have said since I learned of the vast interests in Western Dressage at the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games. For the first 30 years of riding I rode consistently in the Dressage saddle. I still find myself training the exact same way if I am in a western saddle or the dressage saddle. Dressage principles are the basis of my show ring success. By using these principles with the training of the horses I find I ride the same when riding in a Hunt Seat or a Western Saddle. I would guarantee you if you put a western saddle (correctly fitted of course) on a Gran Prix horse and started to do Piaffe, Tempi changes, Passage, Half Pass, etc., you would find that a horse can do just as well in a western saddle! It does not matter to a horse what saddle, unless it does not fit the horse or rider correctly. Actually, I find the Dressage and Western saddles are the most similar. You ride in a sitting position at the walk, trot, and canter in a dressage saddle and one that rides correctly sitting in the western saddle at the walk, jog, lope in a western saddle mirrors the same basic principle of dressage. You can post to the trot in the Western or English saddle too. Comparing Dressage and Western Riders: Get a book with Dressage riders and then with Western Riders. My latest book, A Riders Guide To Real Collection, will be perfect to use. Make sure your books are of good quality training and correct horsemanship. Now, compare photos of riders. You are going to find the English riders and the Western riders are in similar positions. You should be able to define a vertical straight line from their ear, shoulder, middle of the hip, back of the heel to the ground. This vertical alignment that we must maintain while riding the horse in his three gaits is so similar. For example, the western rider can ride with two hands just like the English rider. This is a similar balanced position. Remember, the horse does not care about the saddle as long as it fits properly. Communication through the natural aids: Whether you are riding in a Dressage or Western saddle, the universal aids to commun-icate with seat, legs, and hands are all the same. It should not matter what saddle you are in, as long as you are consistently using your aids correctly. If you had a big bulky and thick leathered western saddle, you may not be able to use your aids as “close contact” as a dressage saddle. My Western Dressage saddle is just as much close contact to my horse as my dressage saddle. I just love it! If you are interested to see my two custom made Western Dressage saddles that I use, look on my website at www.lynnpalm.com. Also, take a peak at our English Dressage saddle; handmade in France that has a tree we developed specifically for the Stock Horse breeds or other horses with broad shoulders and broad backs. It is something special and surely gives you a correct balance when you ride in it. If you would like to see this, also visit our website. If you would like to try one of our saddles, please contact my husband, Cyril at cyrilalliancesaddlery@msn.com. He would be more than happy to answer any saddle or saddle fitting ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2016

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