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Beating The Heat Dehydration, Heat Stress & Heat Stroke in Horses By Lisa Skylis | email: skylisli@msu.edu As the dog days of summer continue on, both you and your horse will find yourselves sweating more than you thought possible. Despite the feverish temperature, equestrians welcome the opportunity to strut their stuff at horse shows and spend long summer evenings in the saddle. From your horse's perspective, the summer heat and humidity can bring downsides like dehydration, heat stress, and even heatstroke. Like Water Off A Horse's Back Water is the most important part of your horse's diet, making up roughly 70% of their body weight. When only working at a moderate level, your horse can lose over a gallon of sweat per hour! At this rate, dehydration is a serious concern for many performing horses and is one of the most typical reasons for an on-call vet visit during the summertime. Simply put, dehydration is when a horse's body does not have adequate fluids to function optimally. The most common reason for dehydration is excessive sweating but horses also lose water by drooling, urinating, defecating, and heavy respiration. When your horse is mildly dehydrated (less than 10%), the clinical signs to watch for include the following: elevated or irregular heartbeat, sunken eyes, lethargy, depression, muscle cramping, dark-colored urine, and a prolonged capillary refill time. If your horse is severely dehydrated, they will begin to experience symptoms of shock and you should alert your veterinarian immediately. In severe cases, your veterinarian will likely administer intravenous fluids. A great way to determine if your horse is dehydrated is to check their capillary refill time (CRT), which measures your horse's circulatory status. When performing a CRT, firmly press your finger or thumb on you horse's gums and then release. The length of time it takes the area you pressed on to become pink again is the CRT. A hydrated horse's gums will turn pink in less than two seconds, a mildly dehydrated horse's gums will take two to four seconds, and any CRT greater than five seconds is a sign of serious dehydration. Heat Stress and Cooling Down A serious threat in the summer months, heat stress is one of the most common warm-weather woes that your horse can face. Fortunately for them, horses have a very efficient thermoregulatory system with natural mechanisms to help dissipate heat. However, in high heat and humidity, their cooling efficiency is reduced and they can become susceptible to heat stress. Warning signs of heat stress in horses include the following: · A rectal temperature above 102o F · Profuse sweating · Dehydration · Decreased feed intake · Increased breathing rate · Increased heart rate · Diminished or absent intestinal sounds Another practical way to determine if your horse is suffering from heat stress is to perform a skin tent or skin pinch test. Grasp the skin of your horse's shoulder and pull it towards you gently, forming a tent shape. If the skin takes two to three seconds to return to normal, your horse may be dehydrated. Additionally, a delayed CRT JULY 2022 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2022

of two to four seconds would also indicate a dehydrated horse. Once determined to be dehydrated, a horse exhibiting any of the other above symptoms is likely experiencing heat stress. Your Horse's Thermoregulatory System Is Impacted By Heat A simple calculation – Humidity(%) + Air temperature (F) – can tell you your horse's cooling efficiency. • Less than 130 – Very effective • 130-150 – Less effective • Greater than 150 – Very ineffective • Greater than 180 – Risk of death When your horse has overheated and is exhibiting signs of heat stress, spring into action by taking these steps to cool them down: • Stop exercising your horse immediately and take them to a cool, shaded area. • Provide access to cool water and, if possible, make electrolytes available. • For horses with a rectal temperature above 102o F, spray down your horse's body, legs, neck, head with cool water. • For horses with a rectal temperature above 104o F, give them an ice bath and use a sponge to cool your horse with the icy water. This is a safe and effective way to lower your horse's heart rate and core body temperature. • Do Not: place a wet sheet or blanket on your horse when trying to cool them down. This will actually trap the water, preventing it from evaporating off of their skin. Most horses suffering from heat stress will not need immediate care from a veterinarian, unless their rectal temperature is continuing to rise or they have complicated, preexisting health conditions. Though it can affect any horse, heat stress is especially common in foals and overweight, older, or out-of-shape horses. When combatting the fierce summer sun, take these factors into account when exercising your horse because, if not caught soon enough, heat stress can easily spiral into heat stroke. The Dangers of Heat Stroke When dehydration and heat stress are untreated, your horse can quickly escalate to heat stroke. Also known as 'equine heat exertional illness', heat stroke can happen when your horse is exercising on an extremely hot and humid day. On these days, the air temperature is the same as your horse's body temperature and this means that your horse's natural cooling mechanisms are not effective. As a result, blood flow to your horse's skin increases to attempt to cool them down and blood flow to your horse's intestines and brain are severely decreased. (14) WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Clinical symptoms of heat stroke in horses include the following: · Rectal temperature above 105o F · Heart rate of 60-80 BPM · Breathing rate of more than 40 BPM · Severe dehydration · Irritability & uncooperativeness · Whinnying and distress · Muscle weakness, stumbling, or gait abnormalities · Disorientation · Incoordination · Collapse · Convulsions If you suspect your horse is developing heat stroke, call a veterinarian immediately because your horse's life is in serious danger. While waiting for the vet to arrive, take all of the aforementioned steps to cool your horse as much as you can and as quickly as you can. Even for horses that survive heat stroke, the elevated heat and lack of circulation to your horse's vital organs can cause permanent damage. Depending on the extent of the damage, long-term effects of heat stroke can include colic, tying up, liver failure, kidney failure, and brain damage. Once your veterinarian arrives, they are likely to begin administering intravenous fluids, anti-inflammatories, and electrolytes. In extreme cases, they may choose to sedate your horse to prevent them from harming themselves or others. Lisa Skylis graduated from MSU with a degree in Animal Science. She is a professional freelance writer who focuses on the equine industry. Inquiries can be sent to skylisli@msu.edu. A collection of her work can be viewed at https://muckrack.com/lisa-skylis-1

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Sources for this article include: A pamphlet written by John Madigan, DVM, DACVIM, ACAW, Gary Magdesian, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC, and W. David Wilson, BVMS, MS, MRCVS from the UC Davis Center for Equine Health “Heat Advisory for Horses”, a 2020 article by Krishona Martinson, Marcia Hathaway, Christie Ward, and Roy Johnson from Minnesota University Extension “Caring for horses during hot weather”, an American Association of Equine Practitioners article by Heather Heiderich-Farmer, DVM “Keeping Horses Cool”, and a 2020 article from Kentucky Equine Research “Heat Stress and Horses.”

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Ready To Hit The Road? By Julie Goodnight | https://juliegoodnight.com/ Your horse did not exactly volunteer to join you on your next road trip and is not pining for a big adventure or “revenge travel” to make up for lost time over the last couple years of pandemic restrictions. It is important that our horses are well prepared to travel, and that we do our best to keep them healthy and content. Making sure everything runs smoothly starts well before you pull out of the barnyard with a loaded trailer. To be fully prepared, you will have to start weeks or even months ahead of time – including trailer training for your horse, addressing health concerns, reducing stressors as much as possible, and strategic travel planning. Loading and Unloading: There is nothing normal or natural about a horse voluntarily loading into a metal tube of confinement. In fact, most horses view a trailer as a mobile bear den until proven otherwise. If your horse is completely inexperienced, trailer loading training should start months before your trip in order to address loading, unloading, and riding quietly in the trailer once you are underway. Without question, you are more likely to have resistance to loading when you are in a hurry to get somewhere. Plan trailer training sessions ahead of time when you have no agenda to leave to create a low-stress environment and help the horse build confidence. The techniques I use with an inexperienced horse or a horse that has existing trailer loading problems teach the horse that the trailer is a safe place, and to approach it eagerly. It initially involves two people, but the training happens fast, and pretty soon the horse will be loading automatically. Once the horse is loading and unloading without hesitation or stress, it is time to make a big investment in your horse's travel future. Few things will have as long-lasting an effect as feeding your horse in the hitched-up trailer – twice a day for a week. By the second day of eating its entire meal in the trailer, the horse will start to think about the trailer as its happy place and feel relaxed and comfortable. After that, it is time to go on a short drive – maybe just around the block. Getting the horse used to the full confinement of a closed-up, moving trailer may involve several small ventures. If you will be traveling with your horse alone, you will need to develop loading and unloading procedures to make sure you and your horse stay safe. Remember, always close the horse in the trailer before tying the horse and never open the trailer door or divider until the horse is untied. If a tied horse panics and tries to escape the trailer, it could be horribly injured. I always use a slow-release clip on the lead rope for this reason. It is quick and easy to clip and unclip the horse in the trailer, and if the horse should pull back while clipped, the device gives a slow release to prevent casualties. Inevitably, your well-trained, reliable loader may one day decide not to get in the trailer. Traveling with horses is much easier when you have help, but many of us take trips alone. If you will be loading and unloading horses by yourself, you will want to be prepared for any loading issues that crop up. You do not necessarily see this coming, so I always carry a rope halter with a 20' lead and a training flag in the trailer so I am prepared whether or not I am by myself. Important Safety Note: The rope halter and 20′ lead are tools to use only while you are training the horse to load or giving it a refresher when it refuses to load. After the horse is again loading JULY 2022 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2022

reliably, switch a flat breakaway halter for hauling. Put the slowrelease clip on your regular lead when hauling (not while you are training) for added safety. Life Skills for Horses Away from Home: Leaving their home territory and venturing into the unknown is very scary for horses, especially if they are leaving their herd behind. The more life experience a horse has – like going to new places, sleeping in a strange stall, tolerating unknown horses, and performing under pressure – the better they become at traveling. If your horse has no travel experience, this will take a lot of work and time to accomplish. I will never forget a lovely, well-trained horse that came to one of my clinics with its owner. They were a high-functioning pair, and a pleasure to have in my arena, but when it came time to put the horse in a box stall at the end of the day, the horse had a complete meltdown and turned out to be claustrophobic. The owner had to make the long drive home that night and miss the next day, and what started as an incredible weekend, ended in frustration and exhaustion. The owner told me that she did not believe in keeping horses in stalls. While I appreciate the overall sentiment, this is not possible 100% of the time. For most horses, there will come a time when they need to be stalled – for health reasons, after evacuation from a natural disaster, because the owner wants to attend a multi-day event, or any number of other reasons. Just like getting used to getting in a trailer, being shut in a trailer, and learning to ride comfortably in the trailer, your horse also needs to get accustomed to whatever accommodations are available away from home. Whether it is tied to a trailer or highline at a campsite, in a small pen or temporary electric fence enclosure, or in a box stall – the horse needs to gain experience over time. Your horse also needs training and experience performing in different locations. I have a ton of information in my Academy about how horses can be location-specific in what they learn and the process of training and seasoning. Horses are lightning quick learners, but the progression from when a horse initially learns a new skill, then becomes fluent in that skill, then becomes “generalized” in that skill (meaning they can perform the skill anytime, anywhere and under pressure) literally takes years. It is important to have a plan and to give yourself and your horse the time to accomplish this. Cramming and jamming does not work if you want your horse to be confident and relaxed away from home. Health Concerns for Traveling Horses: The horses we take on road trips are fully vaccinated in the spring, and often receive a booster in the fall (especially the younger horses who may not have (16) WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

had much exposure to germs). Hygiene when traveling is very important. When you get a group of horses together in one facility that come from all over the place, it is easy for contagions to spread. I am always prepared with my own buckets and feed pans and avoid shared water tanks. I know horses do not like solid walled stalls, but when horses touch and nuzzle, the potential to spread germs increases exponentially. I carry a jug of disinfectant in the trailer in case I need to spray surfaces in my horse's “hotel room.” All horses are prone to gastric ulcers – some more than others. If my horse is more susceptible to ulcers, they get ulcer medication regularly, and the dosage is increased when we travel. If not, I will start giving them ulcer medication starting a couple of days before travel. At its best, traveling with horses is incredibly stressful for the horse, so attention to prevention is important. Dehydration is another major concern, especially in the summer. Many horses generally do not drink or eat well in the trailer. Add to that high temperatures, sweating and stress, and dehydration can happen fast. Horses can also be finicky about the taste or smell of their water if it is different from what they are used to, so carrying water from home is a good idea. A familiar bucket and/or a touch of sweet flavoring in the water often helps, (but they have to get used to that at home first). Knowing that colic is the #1 killer of horses – and stress and dehydration are contributing factors – keeping a well-stocked first aid kit on board my rig is essential. Just the basics will typically do – colic and wound-care supplies, a thermometer, and a stethoscope. Travel Logistics: Beyond acquiring the horse's required documentation, you will have to plan a route and time frame that addresses the comfort and safety of your horse so it can perform to your satisfaction on the other end. State law and the recommendations of your vet, as well as the event or facility you are traveling to, and whether or not you are crossing state lines, will determine what specific travel documents you will need. Generally, you will need a negative Coggins Test dated within 12 months, a government issued health certificate (it is not proof of health, it makes our horse traceable in case of a serious infectious outbreak), and proof of ownership. Western states require “brand” papers or proof of ownership. Planning a route involves many variables – like how far you are traveling, what your horse will be expected to do when you get there, how long you will be gone, expected traffic and weather. In the summer months, road heat and other environmental factors can make travel dangerous for your horse. In the winter, road conditions can easily stop a trip – especially living in colder areas, like where I live high in the Rocky Mountains. Passing through a big city in the heart of rush hour would be hard on your horse, so planning a route and schedule around that is very important. If my horse travels well and can rest for a day at our destination before it has to perform, I like to power through the trip and stop only when necessary. However, if the drive is more than ten hours, I would think about an overnight spot. This entails more research and planning to find safe stops that can accommodate the horses overnight, like horse hotels or fairgrounds. Unloading horses during the trip for R&R comes with certain risks, so I usually try to avoid it. If you do unload, make sure it is in a safe area – no asphalt, concrete or traffic – and there is comfort for the horse (shade, water, grass, room to walk). Given that occasionally well-trained horses can decide not to get back in the trailer after JULY 2022 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2022

being in there for a long period of time, be prepared to deal with your horse resisting or refusing to load after a pit stop. If you will be gone overnight, you will also have to make plans to either pack or find appropriate feed and supplies for your horse while traveling. We all know it is smart to change a horse feed gradually, and it is especially important not to go from a low-protein hay source to a turbo charged source. If my horse was eating an alfalfa-grass mix at home, I would not worry about switching to a low-protein grass hay, but going the other way could be disastrous for your horse and your road trip. Hay is the biggest challenge, and if you do not have room to bring it with you from home, you will want to know what kind of hay is commonly available in the area you are traveling to. Be aware that hay is vastly different in different parts of the country. You may want to consider altering your horse's diet ahead of your trip and/or using pre-packaged, processed hay on the road. Comfortable Accommodations: One of the most important considerations for your horse's comfort while traveling is the design of your horse trailer. First, is it big enough for your horse? If a horse cannot lift his head for balance, he is going to be difficult to load, and uncomfortable in the trailer. If a horse is too long for a slant load, and his face is jammed up against the window, imagine the misery of having to stay like that for any period of time. If a horse is too tall for a standard-sized horse trailer, it is going to eventually hit its head and get hurt. Any of these things can result in a horse with a legitimate reason to never want to get on a trailer again. Second, what type of trailer fits your horse's needs best? I have Quarter Horses (and short-coupled ones at that), so riding in a slant load is most comfortable for them – especially driving in the mountains. From watching my in-trailer camera, I can see how they lean on the sides on turns and sit back on their butts for balance. I cannot go anywhere with my horses without driving over at least one mountain pass, if not more, so the slant load works best for me. Another important consideration for your horse's comfort in the trailer is the ventilation. Unless the trailer is open on the sides, I want a roof vent for every horse (wide open), and windows that open in front and behind every horse. I am very careful about how much dust and fumes are circulating inside the trailer (you can tell by how much dust is on your horse's back when you unload). Respiratory issues can easily develop inside a hot dusty trailer, especially with the horse's head tied up. Get more information you need to know about trailers and towing vehicles in Part 1 of this series at: https://juliegoodnight.com/ (17) WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Horse Trails After A Wildfire By Robert Eversole | https://www.trailmeister.com/ Unfortunately, it is a story that repeats itself every year – wildfires racing across the landscape. As forests burn, post-wildfire recovery is becoming the norm for trail maintenance volunteers across the U.S., as these fires take a toll on recreation areas and natural resources. The devastation that comes when you learn of a wildfire burning in a beloved area that holds fond memories is traumatic. Fires can mean a tragic loss of lives and/or homes. We’re left wondering what the area will look like once the flames are extinguished. Fire changes an environment – understory vegetation is destroyed, trees are torched, and trails become moonscapes of ash. Wildfires are an essential part of a natural landscape. But it is undeniable that wildfires can negatively impact outdoor recreation resources. In these cases, post-fire restoration can be crucial to prevent further damage and spur recovery. The already astronomical price tag of wildfire suppression is projected to increase over the next decade. It comes at a cost to other Forest Service programs. Most of the Forest Service's budget is spent fighting fires, not restoring those acres that have burned. Volunteer efforts are needed to maintain fire-damaged trails. In the past several years, fire recovery has been an increasing part of Back Country Horsemen’s (BCH) work to keep trails open and accessible for equine use. BCH crews work closely with land managers to ensure that trail maintenance positively impacts landscapes after a wildfire. If you are unfamiliar with trail work, you might be wondering, “What sort of work is needed on trails after a wildfire, and why is that work so important?” When a BCH volunteer team attacks a fire rehab project, the first order of business generally includes removing blow-downs from the trail corridor. Fire-scorched trees with compromised root systems tend to topple due to wind and weather, making it very challenging for those on horseback to get down the trail. Riding around sections of blow creates a maze of “social” trails, increasing erosion of the main throughway. By clearing blow-down, we are making the ride more manageable and more enjoyable, and keeping all users on the same path reduces the impact on the land. Once the deadfall is removed, tread and erosion control measures are tackled. “Tread” is the trail – the hardened surface our ponies travel on. Tread, as all horsemen know, is frequently studded with roots. Many of those roots burn during a fire, leaving dangerous holes in the tread. Sweating BCH volunteers fill each of those holes to keep the trail safe for stock use. Once the deadfall is cleared and the holes filled, erosion control measures are undertaken. Post-fire trails without these structures can soon turn into vast trenches where the sides of the trail brush against your horse’s belly. These structures, such as water bars that stop erosion by diverting water off the trail, are built with native stone, timber, and volunteer’s sweat. Once you understand the work that must be accomplished after wildfire rolls through, it is essential to appreciate how it is executed. Many BCH volunteer work projects take place in designated wilderness, where only non-motorized tools are permitted. Wilderness trail work takes you back to a time before JULY 2022 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2022

mechanization. Fallen trees are removed with crosscut saws powered by muscle, trail tread is rebuilt with well-worn picks, and water bars are installed with shovels and grit. The sweat-stained clothes of trail crew volunteers remind us that repairing trails after a wildfire is hard work. Still, the miles of new and improved trails are a valuable reward to every trail user. Please think of the efforts that volunteers put into keeping your trail system open. Consider helping them keep your trails open by joining a trails advocacy organization, such as Back Country Horsemen or one in your local area. Even if you do not have the horsepower to muscle a Pulaski axe, you can still assist in many ways. Trail work support can be helping coordinate resources and calendars, to feeding the volunteers at a base camp. For more information regarding trail riding and horse camping, please visit https://www.trailmeister.com/



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Reptile Exhibit by at the Midway Hall

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Midget Wrestling Warriors Tuesday – Kid’s Day

SATURDAY Demolition Derby

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Strolling Circus will have 30 minute shows daily July 26-30!

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Metabolic Conditions, Part I By Dr. Joanna Bronson | http://bronsonvetservices.com/ This has been a challenging spring and early summer for horse owners as variable temperatures and increased rainfall have produced lush pastures making horses susceptible to developing metabolic disorders. Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) is a disorder associated with a horse's inability to regulate blood insulin levels. Affected horses will show increased regional fat deposits on specific areas of their bodies and will have a reduced ability to lose weight. While any horse can fall victim to EMS, certain types are more challenged by the threat of developing EMS. Horses that are “easykeepers” or commonly known as “thrifty”, such as ponies, Arabians, donkeys, and mustangs are found in this category. Research has also revealed a genetic predisposition in certain breed lines that may lead to the development of EMS, however genetics are not the sole cause. When susceptible horses are fed meals high in specific carbohydrates, their bodies produce higher than normal levels of insulin making it harder for their systems to return to acceptable base measurement levels. EMS clinical signs were previously referred to as hypothyroidism, peripheral Cushing's Disease, Prelaminitic Syndrome, or Laminitis, and Syndrome X. The reasons that ponies, Arabs, and Mustangs may develop EMS in domestic settings is that they were originally bred to survive in harsh climates. Due to the scarcity of food, by natural selection, these breeds utilized glucose very efficiently in order to survive. When placed in a situation where they have plentiful food and do not get enough exercise, they consume too many calories. When an equine develops EMS, Laminitis can quickly follow. Laminitis can develop from many other conditions, but EMS lowers the threshold for it to form. EMS becomes increasingly dangerous for horses when they become ill since their fat stores become mobilized into the blood stream and are transported to their liver where they are broken down and used as energy. This process can lead to an overload of stored fat in the liver creating hyperlipemia, a condition where the liver becomes so infiltrated with fat that it becomes diseased further discouraging the horse from eating. Emergency intervention is needed to reverse this metabolic downward spiral. Diagnosing EMS involves introducing oral or intravenous (IV) glucose and similar sugars to simulate an excess of carbohydrates so that the horse's metabolic process can be evaluated. A physical examination will include measurement of the horse's body condition score (BCS). Increased regional fat deposits in the neck (showing a “cresty ” appearance), fat covering the ribs, and the tailhead regions will be noted. However, not all horses with an increasJULY 2022 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2022

ed BCS will be diagnosed with EMS. They may just be obese. Also, insulin dysregulation can also occur in thinner animals. During the diagnostic process, blood samples are taken to determine exact glucose tolerance ranges for each individual horse. If the insulin is above a certain level, additional tests may be ordered. Just as with humans, other factors such as stress and isolation may influence a single blood test, therefore a blood sample is best drawn at home when the horse is in a comfortable and routine environment. An oral sugar or glucose test (OST) measures the glucose-induced insulin response to carbohydrates when the insulin level is measured 60-90 minutes after administration of the oral solution. An insulin tolerance test (ITT) measures the ability of tissues to take up glucose (measuring insulin sensitivity). This test measures the glucose concentration of a baseline blood sample compared to the concentration in a blood sample taken 30 minutes after a dose of insulin is given. If the second blood glucose concentration does not decrease to 50% or less from the first reading, the horse is considered to be insulin resistant. A combined glucose/insulin tolerance test measures the rate of decrease in glucose concentrations after IV infusions of dextrose and insulin. The results reflect tissue sensitivity. Equine Metabolic Syndrome can be effectively treated with dietary management techniques that include restricting non-structural carbohydrates, controlling total caloric intake, and the reduction or elimination of access to pasture, along with an increase in exercise For overweight horses, a dietary plan should be established that ensures weight loss which occurs at an appropriate speed and not too fast. All hay and feed should be analyzed for total NSC content. The prognosis for EMS is individual as there is no cure. Prevention focuses on maintaining a healthy weight, feeding appropriate types of hay and feed, pasture management, and an exercise program to fit the individual horse. Dr. Joanna Bronson graduated from MSU College of Veterinary Medicine at the top of her class. In 2005, she opened Bronson Veterinary Services in Coldwater, MI, a full-service equine, small animal hospital and surgical center. Bronson Veterinary Services also has a mobile unit for equine calls and after hour emergency care. (20) WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


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Kids & Horses By Valley Vet Supply | https://www.valleyvet.com/ The daughter of an equestrian and team roper, and granddaughter of a 4-H horsemanship leader and farrier, 3-year-old Payton was simply born into the horse world. Smiling ear-to-ear pictured upon her pony, Taco, with a blue ribbon in hand, it is easy to see the family passion runs deep. She is a horse girl through and through. For parents with children who dream of getting a horse one day, or maybe already have horses and would like to help start their kids off on the right hoof with horseback riding, where does one begin? Ashley Wheeler, ranch rider, former collegiate equestrian, wife, and mom of Payton, explains three key factors that helped to encourage young Payton’s love for and involvement with horses. 1: It Is Her Decision – “She loves her pony, Taco, a little Palomino pony with stocking legs and blue eyes. She goes to horse shows with us, and she goes out with us when my husband ropes. She's playing in the arena when we ride. We make sure that it is her choice and her decision to be involved in horses. Of course, my husband and I want her to be involved in horses, but we know that it's her choice, and it has to be a decision that she makes. If she wants to ride when she gets home every day, she wants to. But if she says she doesn't want to ride today, then we're not going to force it. So, anytime she shows the interest, we support it fully, but we're never going to say, 'Hey, we have to ride.' I've seen kids that have been forced to ride, and as soon as they can stop, they do. We want to encourage them to be involved, whether it's showing or barrels – whatever – but it needs to be their idea. JULY 2022 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2022

And while that's kind of frustrating, at the same time, it is awesome when you see her be excited about it.” 2: Horse care is a priority – “We have a similar approach to my dad's, when I was a little kid. 'We have these animals, and it's our job to take care of them.' That's definitely something that was important to my parents [both horsemen] when growing up. Payton continues to get more and more involved in the horses as she gets older. She's even started helping me clean stalls now. She understands that if it's hot outside, we need to go check the water for the horses, or if Taco is hungry, and we need to go feed him breakfast.” 3: She has a kid-safe pony or horse – “I see a lot of people wanting to get a young horse for their young kids, so they can 'grow together.' But I think there is nothing better than a 'been there, done that' safe, older horse for a kid. I believe these horses know it's a reward for being good for their earlier parts in life. They get to be brushed on and have bows put into their mane.” Find everything needed to support your young rider's love for horses, VALLEY VET SUPPLY including tack, helmets and more valleyvet.com at https://www.valleyvet.com/ (21) WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


BLACK SWAMP DRIVING CLUB, OHIO Memorial Day is always a time for picnics and that was true for the Black Swamp Driving Club. Ron and Sharon Hayhurst invited club members to a wonderful holiday gathering at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, in Bowling Green, OH. An array of picnic food was enjoyed during a time for meeting new friends. Ron Hayhurst brought a carriage to give rides around the area. The drive was popular and kept the carriage rolling with several people on board each trip. A couple interested in joining BSDC had many questions about driving, keeping Roger and Sue Murray, Angie Hohenbrink, the Hayhursts, Mary Thomas, and Becky Steingass busy providing answers. The Blue Ribbon Driving Show drew Angie Hohenbrink, Rebecca Rich, Mary Thomas north to Ionia, MI, June 4-5. Ring classes, dressage tests, cones courses, a combined test, and a fun cross country pace kept everyone busy. The show was well organized with many volunteers offering help to keep things running smoothly. The event committee served a much appreciated breakfast and lunch each day. The same weekend found Mary Elliott at the wagon train drive at Malabar Farm near Mansfield, OH. She and her Percheron’s spent several hours following the scenic trails through the famous farm. Previously in May, Elliott had participated in a couple of plowing matches with her horses – a very different type of driving! The Wyandot County Historical Museum's annual ice cream social, coming up July 9th brings out a selection of traditional carts and carriages from BSDC members. The vehicles are displayed on the museum's Upper Sandusky, OH, grounds among other driving related antiques. Angie Hohenbrink, Will Stevenson, Mary Elliott couldn't stay away from the carriage sales at Mt. Hope, OH. They reported that it was definitely a buyer's market as carts and carriages of all kinds either brought low prices or were no-saled. They looked at what was available at the Woodlyn Coach dispersal, including vehicles, sleighs, and hundreds of buggy parts and pieces.

Upcoming BSDC Events: August 6: Joint drive with Western Reserve Carriage Association at Carlisle Reservation, Lorain County August 27: Obstacle drive at the Hayhursts, Bowling Green, OH Sept. 24: Parker Bridge Drive near Upper Sandusky, OH, hosted by the Emmons October 23: Annual hayride, Galion, OH. Hosted by Mary Elliott and Linda Spears November 12: Annual Banquet at Good Hope Lutheran Church, Arlington, OH

MI FOXTROTTING HORSE ASSOC. Are you going on this National Trail Ride? We want to meet you. Please text Marilyn (517-862-6676) if you are, so we can have enough food available for all. Everyone is invited to camp and ride with us on the first annual Great Lakes National Trail Ride July 8-10 at the Waterloo Recreation Area in Chelsea, MI. We will be sharing hosting privileges with the Indiana Fox Trotter Association. Each day the ride will start at the Horseman's Camp at Waterloo. There is a $10 fee for MFTHBA members (goes to MFTHBA) so that those enrolled in the Top Trail program can earn their point. Consider becoming a member of MFTHBA now. Go to www.mfthba.com to sign up and learn about their programs and discounts. Reserve your camping spot or cabin through the Michigan DNR at: https://midnrreser vations.com/ You can also camp at nearby Farmlane Campground (7955 Clear Lake Road, Grass Lake, MI). There will be a tasty potluck Saturday night at the pavilion. Meat portion will be provided by both Fox Trotter affiliates. Just bring your favorite dish to pass and your tableware. Whether you trail ride or show, consider sending in your registration now for the July 23rd Gaited Western Dressage Clinic with USDF Bronze Medalist Joanne Coy. She will help you find your horse's gait and improve it. She is such a talented instructor and makes her instructions so easy to understand. Held at Pine Lake Stables,12300 W. Pine Lake Road, Plainwell, MI. There is a 10 rider limit. All breeds and auditors are welcome. BYO lunch and chair. Riders and audJULY 2022 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2022 (22)

itors will learn groundwork techniques in the morning, have a Q & A lunch (BYO) with Joanne, then a semi private lesson on gaiting in the afternoon. Even as an auditor last year, I picked up so many great training tips that it was well worth the fee to watch and ask questions. The cost is $175 for the public, but $150 for MFHA members. Auditors are $25 each. Stalls and camping are extra. Go to: https://www.michiganfox trotters.com/ “activities” page to print a registration form and find more information. Have you ever wanted to learn how to use the obstacles at the Holland Western Horse Park? Susan Williams will conduct a Natural Trail & Obstacle Clinic July 24th. The park is located at 3856 61st St., Holland, MI. 12 riders will be allowed. Lunch is provided. Camping is available for an additional fee. There is a $145 cost to participate ($135 for MFHA & HWSP members). Audit for $20. Susan will explain and guide you safely through all of the outdoor trail obstacles. Levi is coming downstate! Clinician Levi Beechy of West Branch, MI (you saw him present at the 2022 MI Horse Expo) will conduct a two-day Horsemanship clinic at Morning View Farm (3075 Turkey Trail, Ionia, MI) August 27 (groundwork) & 28 (astride). Reserve your spot by sending in your paid registration. Form is available on the https://www.michiganfoxtrotters.com/ “activities” page. 10 riders allowed. Auditors are encouraged to attend for $25. All breeds are welcome. Cost is $350 per rider ($325 MFHA members) which includes a stall, a bag of shavings and a rustic camping spot. You will definitely be a better horseman after this clinic! Levi loves teaching people and horses. The MFHA Versatility Challenge (with three divisions) is slowly gaining more participants. Read the rules on our website and get involved! It's fun doing so many different things with your MFT! There are nice quarterly prizes too. We welcome Margaret Scabbo of Alma, MI to MFHA! She rides a handsome black gaited Morgan gelding, attended our first Obstacle clinic, and is interested in more of them. She is also thinking of finding an MFT in the future. It's nice to have you with us! We are the MI affiliate of the MFTHBA, based in Ava, MO. We meet mostly on Zoom monthly, but sometimes in person. Go to our website and FB page for updates and to see list of sponsors who offer discounts to our members. By Marilyn Mannino WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


M H DVA MI HORSE DRAWN VEHICLE ASSOC. June 4th and 5th saw the MHDVA Annual Blue Ribbon Driving Show at the Ionia Fairgrounds, Ionia MI. What a fun day of driving horses! There were entries from Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. Entries included Drum Horses owned by Jeff and Jane Williamson of Rockford, MI. There were also some Dartmore ponies owned by Mary Thomas of Clyde, OH. It was beautiful to watch these beautiful turn outs driven by skilled drivers. In addition to Pleasure Classes and a Combined Test, there was a Cross Country Obstacle Class offered that took the drivers around the fairgrounds through some fun obstacles. The show was also noteworthy for the great group of volunteers who were ready and willing to lend a hand, as needed and the delicious home cooked food available to eat. Mark the first weekend of June, 2023 to participate, watch or volunteer. It is truly an event that is fun and friendly. Visit Michigan Horse Drawn Vehicle Association on Facebook or at http://www.mhdva.org/ for our calendar of events.

WDAMI would like to say thank you to all of the participants in the WDAMI online show Dressage at Waters Edge and extend our congratulations to all the winners. Don't forget the Sunflower Show videos are due July 15. Good Luck to all! I would also like to say thank you for those of you that took the time to fill out the online survey. We will be sharing the results of that survey soon. National News: Please be aware that there have been some changes to the new 2022 tests! Don't forget the WDAA World Show is scheduled to run from September 27 to October 1 in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Entries will open on August 1 and close on September 7, 2022. Quote of the month is by Charles De Kunffy: “Effortless riding comes with rhythm and Balance.” WDAMI is looking for sponsors for our yearend awards and educational events. If you would like to help by sponsoring or by helping us to find sponsors, please contact us by email at: infowdami@gmail.com. If you would like to volunteer or offer other services we need, please contact us. We can always use the help. Please don't forget to renew your 2022 membership. Thank you for your support, Suzanne Morisse, WDAMI President


WESTERN DRESSAGE ASSOC. OF MI It's time once again for the big annual virtual online horse show, WDAMI’s Battle of the Saddles! WDAMI’s big show of the year, Battle of the Saddles (affectionately known as BOSS), will open for entries on July 15 through August 12, with videos due by August 26. As always, the Battle of the Saddles will have lots of door prizes, championship ribbons for each division and level, ribbons for the highest scoring rookie, Western Dressage, English Dressage, and Driven Dressage. There will be a silver spur award and versatility awards for Open, Adult Amateurs, and Junior Riders. Save your gas money and join the fun in this big annual virtual event! WDAMI will soon be opening the Boss Show Facebook page, so join the fun and share your experience.

YANKEE SPRINGS TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION June 2022 Board Meeting Notes Our meeting was held at the Yankee Springs Horse Camp. Attendance: Kathy Taylor, Ron and Carla Walker, Jeanne & Skip Burger, Ken & Ruth Terpening, and Jon Soper. Excused: Tom Chaffee, Travis and Sarah Buehler, Heather Slocum and Jon Dermody. Attending Members: Dick Smith and Laura Soper Meeting was called to order at 6:20pm. Skip motioned to accept the Treasurers and Secretaries report as written. Carla 2nd it. All agreed.

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Club Business: Elections will be held at the annual meeting. We currently are one position short on our BOD. The bylaws state that we are to have a 14-member Board of Directors. If you ride Yankee Springs and would like to contribute to the equestrian trail systems, please consider a term on the Board Of Directors. We are always looking for a new viewpoint. Trail Report: The nine mile has numerous issues that we need to deal with, we are going to mark the trail in the clear-cut area with stakes. Six mile has trees down east and west of the pine’s intersection. Tribute proof of purchase will be mailed for credit to YSTRA. The new trailer needs some evaluation before we modify it to fit our needs. Calendar 2022 Events: September 3rd: Annual Meeting. Ron Walker Chair. Come vote on your board members! Enjoy a ride to Yankee Bills Saloon (must be a paying member) around an 18 mile ride round trip. Poker ride on 4 mile. October 8th: Halloween. Sarah Buehler Chair. Show us your best costume and win prizes! Additional information to come. Memorandum to the Director, Amendment No. 4 of 2022 This is one of the most important changes to the Land use orders for Michigan trail riders. Seven Michigan Horse Camps have been designated Equestrian Only Camp facilities. This is a huge step in preserving our equestrian trails for future riders to enjoy as well. When making reservations online, you will see that you must now enter an Equestrian Only camping area. This will also improve our safety of non-equestrian campers being in close proximity to our animals. This change gives the land managers the mechanism to enforce the equestrian only mandate. All of you that called, wrote or otherwise made your feelings known, need a big THANK YOU! It was all the input that made this change happen. As equestrians we need to speak out and be heard, or our facilities will be taken over by those that do. *No new updates from land managers. Ronald Walker, YSTRA President Visit the Yankee Springs Trail Riders Association online at: https://ystra.org/ WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

From The Starting Gate INDIANA THOROUGHBRED HORSE RACING NEWS By Megan Arszman | Indiana Thoroughbred Alliance | http://www.indianatb.org/

FREE SEMINAR | SHELBYVILLE, IN: Barn Fires – What You Think You Know, But Don't On July 16th, the Indiana Thoroughbred Alliance, along with Koorsen Fire & Safety, is presenting a free in-person seminar at Horseshoe Indianapolis in Shelbyville, Indiana. The seminar was the brainchild of ITA board member Christine Cagle who suffered a great loss when she lost her foaling farm to a fire in January. The seminar, which is free for horse owners to attend, will cover the following topics: • The Insurance Information You Didn't Know You Needed To Know • Legal Ramifications of Barn Fires • Barn Fire ER • What You Can Do to Battle Barn Fires, presented by ATF Vendors from across the country will also be available to educate on choosing the best insurance protection, safe barn products and horse health products. The seminar starts at 10:30 am EDT on Saturday, July 16 and will run until 4 pm EDT. While attendance is free, registration is required. You can find more information on the ITA’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IndyThoroughbred Registration can be done through EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/barn-fires-what-you-think-youknow-but-dont-tickets-355520159367

hits you the hardest,” says ITA board member Christine Cagle, who was faced with such a disaster this past winter. “You feel so alone and drowning. Yet, we're so proud that we don't want to ask for help.” Last month, Christine and her husband, Vince, hosted a large gathering at Cedar Creek Winery and Brewery in Martinsville, Indiana, as a thank you for all the help and support the couple received when their farm was consumed by a fire. The event highlighted the meaning of family, support and small business, thanks to food donated by Maple Grove Market, a silent auction, pie contest and pie-in-the-face contest. All the proceeds from the afternoon went towards the ITA to help create a crisis fund for the future.

The event raised almost $5,000, a small drop in the bucket for some, but a big boost should someone need it. “A lot of the small breeders don't have health insurance or sufficient savings, should something happen, which is why we wanted to create something like this,” says Cagle. The ITA would like to thank the groups that made the event a success, including Maple Grove Market, Horseshoe Indianapolis, Cedar Creek Winery and music played by the 78s. More events are in the works to help raise more money for the crisis fund as the ITA board works to develop a plan for applications and distribution. Indiana Thoroughbred Breeders Crisis Fund Created “Hoosiers are known for their hospitality and making things work, so doing something so we can stand up and say, ‘Here's a Nobody understands the hardships the small breeder endures little bit of something to help ease the pain. How else can we better than small breeders. For the farms who are managed and help you?' is just one way we can support each other,” says Tony employed by two or three people, a family or even alone, one Wolfe, DVM, president of the ITA. small crisis can be a huge blow to that farm, essentially putting them out of the business and industry they love. It is for that More information regarding the Indiana Thoroughbred Breeders reason that the Indiana Thoroughbred Alliance (ITA) has Crisis Fund will be made available later this summer and can be created a crisis fund for Indiana Thoroughbred breeders. found on the ITA website http://www.indianatb.org/. For more information, follow the ITA on social media. “When you're faced with a disaster, it's more the aftermath that JULY 2022 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2022 (24) WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Ground Training Tips By Lynn Palm | http://www.lynnpalm.com/ Horses need to respect four major ground training commands: “move away from me,” “come toward me,” “stop,” and “back.” Before we cover how to teach your horse how to “back” in the next article, let me share some tips to remember when teaching these ground training commands.

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Be sure to practice each of these maneuvers on both sides of your horse. Be consistent with how you introduce and execute each command. Once your horse responds well or improves from a previous lesson, move on to doing something different. For example, you can link these basic commands together in different combinations, such as “come to me – whoa – move away – whoa – move the hindquarters – whoa”, to add variety. This will also help your horse increase his attention span for longer periods of time. Keep your eyes and concentration on your horse's responses to your commands. If you detect any unsafe situations or resistance from your horse, stop and evaluate why it is happening and what needs to be done to correct it. For example, you have asked him to move away from you. Instead he leans on you, resists, and does not move. Stop and evaluate what is happening. Was your horse straight? Was I pushing too much on his head? Did I start with too light of pressure? After evaluating the issue, execute the command again in a slightly different way than you first asked. Do not get frustrated, get a fresh start and try again. Your Next Step… When teaching ground training, make your movements slow and soft. Be patient and reward any progress your horse makes. Your goal is to make each ground training lesson a positive experience for you and your horse. This will create a solid foundation for your partnership on the ground and under saddle. Until then, follow your dreams ~ Lynn To learn more about Lynn’s educational programs at Palm Equestrian Academy in Ocala, Florida, her Ride Well clinics across the United States, saddles, DVDs, books, as well as trail and Western dressage competitions, and more, please visit her website at http://www.lynnpalm.com/ or call 800-503-2824. Lynn can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. JULY 2022 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2022

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Keep Your Horse Cool By Lisa Kiley | https://www.cashmans.com/ It seems like we can all agree that summer is one of the best times of the year to get out and enjoy activities with our horses. There is so much to do from horse camps and trail rides to horse shows and parades. While the warmer weather is generally welcome, sometimes it can get a little too hot for our comfort and can be especially uncomfortable for our equine companions. So, when the temperature starts to rise, it is a good idea to remember some important tips to help keep your horse cool and comfortable. Weather Watcher – In the Midwest, weather in the summer can be volatile. It is a good idea to make a habit of checking the weather every day and having a good weather app on your phone so that you can get timely updates. While the temperature provides some of the picture on what to expect, knowing what the humidity is will give a better idea as to what it will really feel like. Pay attention to wind, cloud cover, and be mindful of storms and severe weather that can pop up as well. Cool, Clean Water – Horses need to have access to fresh, clean water every day, but in the summer, there is a need for increased consumption, especially if your horse has been sweating. Consider adding a second bucket in the stall to ensure that your horse will have an adequate amount of water available. Dump and scrub buckets and tanks frequently to make sure that the water is clean. Thermal buckets can help to keep water cool and automatic water also provides water at cooler temperatures because it is coming up from the ground. Get Salty – Providing a mineral or salt block will encourage your horse to drink more water and helps to replace the loss of this essential mineral when they sweat. Salt is an electrolyte, but adding an electrolyte formula may be necessary, especially if your horse is working in the heat. Reaching out to an equine nutritionist through your feed provider is a great place to start when you have questions about making sure that your horse is getting the adequate amounts of nutrients in their diet. Made in the Shade – After water, access to shade is the next most important thing when trying to keep your horse cool. If horses are in the pasture during the heat of the day, they should have access to shade. This can be a tree line or a loafing shed. If all the horses have access to the area and can get relief from the sun, it will be a big aid in helping them stay cool. If there is no access to shade in the pasture, plan on leaving them in their stall on the hottest days. Offer Protection – There are several wearable products on the market that can help keep your horse cooler, offer fly protection, and prevent coat bleaching. Horses with light skin tones on their face and body are at increased risk for sunburns and damage. Using sunscreen on a horse's face (especially around the nostrils) can help prevent painful burns. While these products do not eliminate the need for shade, they can help to make your horse more comfortable. Adjust Turnout Times – Sometimes the best thing to offer a horse is a schedule adjustment. Turning out at night is a great way to avoid the heat of the day. If night turnout is not an option, early morning turnout is usually better as it tends to be the hottest starting in the early afternoon until dusk. Monitor your horses, if they are waiting by the gate, sweating, or fighting with the flies, they would probably rather be inside. JULY 2022 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2022

Keep the Air Moving – A breeze can go a long way in helping to keep your horse comfortable and it can also help keep flies at bay. Opening doors and windows in the barn to allow for a cross breeze is a good start. Adding fans can be a great relief, just be sure that you select fans that are approved for agricultural use and keep the cords out of the reach of your horse's mouth. Exercise in Moderation – When possible, ride in the cooler parts of the day and keep sessions short. Have a good understanding of how fit your horse is and don't push them outside of their limits especially on very hot days. Work with them consistently, so that they have the endurance for the work you are asking them to do. If you must ride on hot days, make sure to provide frequent shaded breaks and offer water often. Always cool your horse out thoroughly after you have worked them. Bath Time – After working with your horse and cooling them out, it is a great refresher to hose them down. A good bath can help regulate their temperature. While soaping them up may not be needed every day, even just a spray down to remove sweat and dirt from their skin can have its benefits. Make sure as you are bathing to examine your horse for cuts, abrasions, ticks, or any other skin issues and treat accordingly. Vital Signs – It's a good idea for every horse owner to understand how to read a horse's vital signs and know when a horse is reacting in an abnormal way that could be cause for concern. Learn more about assessing vitals, so that you can determine if your horse is dehydrated with a simple pinch test or how to check their respiratory rate. Get your horse immediate attention if you suspect they are showing signs of heat stroke. Hopefully, these tips will help you and your horse beat the heat while enjoying a fun summer together! Lisa Kiley is a horse enthusiast who has worked in the equine industry and shown horses for many years. She is also a proud member of the Cashman’s Horse Equipment Team in Delaware, Ohio. Cashman’s Horse Equipment proudly provides top quality pro-ducts to the equine and agricultural community, with a commitment to sourcing environmentally conscious merchandise and items made in the U.S.A. For more information please visit https://www.cashmans.com/ Lisa Kiley & Cotton (26)


Electrolytes for Horses By Kentucky Equine Research Staff | https://ker.com/ Horses rely on sweating to regulate body temperature. Equine sweat is more concentrated with salt (sodium and chloride) than other body fluids. As a result, horses can lose a lot of these electrolytes quickly when they sweat. Insufficient electrolytes contribute to dehydration, which can impair performance and inhibit proper cooling mechanisms. Therefore, maintaining electrolyte balance is essential. What are electrolytes? Electrolytes help the body regulate water levels to maintain a balance between dilution and dehydration. The major electrolytes are sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Sodium and Chloride. Important for maintaining blood volume. These electrolytes are lost in the greatest amount in sweat. Water follows sodium, so if sodium leaves the body in sweat, so does water. On the other hand, salt consumption encourages drinking. Potassium. Healthy horses require potassium for muscle contraction and relaxation. Horses with a specific genetic defect, called hyperkalemic periodic paralysis, may require a diet with limited potassium. Calcium. Essential for normal muscle function. Magnesium. Vital component of body fluids. Because water follows sodium, sodium is key for maintaining hydration and fluid volume within the body. Here is where it can get tricky: giving concentrated electrolytes to a dehydrated horse can actually worsen dehydration. Hypertonic solutions (solutions with a higher concentration of electrolytes than what is within the body) consumed orally will cause water to be drawn into the stomach and intestine until a balance of electrolyte concentration is achieved between the gut and the fluid outside the digestive tract. Therefore, the fluid remains in the stomach and intestine rather than in circulation. On the contrary, hypotonic solutions (those with a lower concentration of electrolytes than what is within the body fluid, such as water) can actually dilute body fluids, diluting the concentration of sodium and switching off the signal to drink. A middle ground can be achieved though. Isotonic solutions consist of electrolyte concentrations that are ideal for the body. Providing an isotonic solution is the most effective option for helping a horse replenish electrolytes and water in the body. There are products available that are designed to match the content of a horse's sweat, helping to reestablish proper electrolyte balance and hydration. Horses lose approximately 10 grams of electrolytes per liter of sweat. Under ambient circumstances (not excessively hot, humid, or cold), a horse weighing 1,100 lb (500 kg) may lose 5-7 liters of sweat (and 50-70 grams of electrolytes) per hour with steady trotting and cantering, but this can increase to 10-12 liters per hour of sweat loss in high heat and humidity. If enough electrolytes are lost, performance will begin to suffer. Exercise tolerance will decline, and conditions such as tying-up or thumps are more likely to occur. Electrolytes play a crucial role in muscle function, and both tying-up and thumps are conditions affecting muscles. So, how do you properly supplement electrolytes? While there is a great deal of individual variation among horses, there are some general guidelines. For starters, all horses should have free-choice JULY 2022 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2022

access to loose salt or a salt block. Good-quality forage should provide adequate potassium. Commercial grain concentrates generally do not provide enough sodium and chloride to meet the needs of a working horse, though there is typically enough potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Together, these feedstuffs should provide sufficient electrolytes for the average horse. For horses training and sweating a lot, or if one is preparing for a long trailer ride or competition on a hot or humid day, an electrolyte with sodium and chloride as main ingredients should be introduced into the diet slowly. Electrolytes for heavily sweating horses can be administered 1-2 hours before work begins, and after 60-90 minutes of work. Keep in mind that ample, free-choice water should be available for horses to consume, as electrolytes stimulate thirst.

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ion is packed full of important life skills and tools necessary to live independently. Join https://www.canr.msu.edu/4h/ us on Zoom every Tuesday, July 12 - August 2, 2022, 1-2 p.m. EST. Equine Education Super Series is in July 12 – Getting Organized: Learn about full swing this summer! various digital tools to help you stay organHeld at MSU's Tollgate Farm, located at ized. We will discuss how to make a to-do 28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI. The list, keep an organized calendar, reduce series will consist of six in-person educaclutter, and find things faster. tional opportunities on horse management July 19 – Home Food Preservation: Learn topics as listed below (May – Oct.) what blanching is, what foods need to be Sessions will run from 6:30pm until 8pm at blanched and why, what foods freeze well, Tollgate Farm and will include outdoor and what foods don't. These tips will help hands-on activities, so participants should you preserve your foods and save money. dress appropriately for the farm. Wednesday, July 27th will be the Horse Pasture July 26 – Informed Renter: Know your Management session. It will include the rights and responsibilities as a tenant. We following: pasture walk discussing logiwill talk about the rental process from stics, set-up, fencing, soil test, forage finding a place to live to moving out. species, rotational grazing and toxic plants. August 2 – Healthy U: How to keep yourself The presenter for July 27th will be Tom healthy now and in the future? Learn some Guthrie, MI State University Extension, strategies and ways to advocate for your Statewide Equine Educator. Wednesday, wellness, stay mentally, and physically August 24th will be the Composting Horse healthy as you transition into adulthood. Manure session and participants can come For more details, please contact Ellie Baden see an on-site demonstration and learn the email: badenely@msu.edu or Katherine process of composting horse manure. PreJamieson, email: jamies13@msu.edu. senters for August 24th will be Erica Rogers and Sarah Fronczak, MI State University Is your young 4-H’er feeling left-out Extension, Environmental Management this show season? Educators. Youth 18 and under are FREE, Our youngest 4-H’ers aren't quite ready to otherwise, it's $20 per person per session. participate in many of the project areas or For groups of 2 or more, the cost is $15 per activities that their older siblings can, but person, per session and you must register 2 there's still plenty for them to do in 4-H! Your or more people at one time. For more details 4-H Cloverbud can participate in commabout the Equine Super Series, please unity service as much as any other 4-H contact Tom Guthrie at guthri19@msu.edu member and they can achieve the benefits or by phone at 517-788-4292 or contact of service regardless of age. The emphasis Debbie Morgan at morga194@msu.edu or is on participation, learning and teamwork, by phone at 248-347-3860, ext. 279. not competition. Pre-planned service projects include making kits for people Are you ready to leave for college or undergoing chemo, making care packages be out on your own? for veterans and military members, and Are you prepared to do adult tasks and have more. For more information, please contact skills to be successful? MI State University Michelle Neff by email at hydemich@ 4-H Extension's Adulting 101 programs help msu.edu or by phone at (989)539-7805. teenagers and young adults demystify the obscure reality of being an “adult” through For more information on events or how to engaging educational sessions. Each sessget involved in MI 4-H, please contact JULY 2022 • C & C PUBLISHING, INC. ©2022 (28)

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https://www.ohio4h.org/ Congratulations to all who competed in Ohio 4-H Judging and Hippology Contests on June 13th in Marysville, Ohio! The 2022 Judging Contest was sponsored by the State 4-H Horse Advisory Committee and ribbons were awarded to: Top 10 Overall Senior & Junior Teams, Top 10 Senior Reasons, Top 10 Senior Overall Individuals, and Top 10 Junior Overall Individuals. The Judging Contest results can be viewed at https://ohio4h.org/ events/4-h-horse-judging-contest and clicking on the 2022 results, at the bottom of the page. The Hippology Contest results can be viewed at https://ohio4h.org/ events/state-4-h-hippology-contest-0, scrolling to the bottom of the page, and clicking on the 2022 results. Although the virtual Skillathon has passed, the in-person 2022 4-H Horse Skillathon will be on Wednesday, July 20th. Taking place from 10am until 3pm, the competition will be held at the Voinovich Livestock Center mezzanine (2nd floor). Skillathon stations will include the following: medication & treatment, gaits, pasture & plants, and anatomy. Resources to study can be found at https://ohio4h.org/animal sciences/ohio-4-h- skillathons/horseskillathon. For more information, please contact Dr. Kimberly Cole, the Ohio State Extension Equine Specialist, by email at cole.436@osu.edu. The Ohio State Fair Junior Horse Show will be taking place from July 18th until July 22nd at the Ohio Exposition Center in Columbus, OH. Although registration deadWWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

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line was on July 1st, registered competitors should listen up to the following event rules, fees, and schedules. The Junior Horse Show office will be open Monday-Friday from 7:00am-10:00pm. Private stall and group stall request forms were due on July 1st but designated comm-unity tack stalls will be available to all in each aisle at no charge. Stall assignments will be posted online on July 14, 2022. Stall assignments will not be changed except for maintenance issues. In addition, a limited number of private tack stalls will be avail-able for purchase at $50.00 per stall on a first come, first serve basis with priority given to exhibitors who will be stalling together and sharing tack stalls. Pending the availability of tack stalls, an invoice will be emailed for payment. Horses will be allowed to move in beginning at 2:00pm on Sunday, July 17, 2022. Exhibitors will need to purchase a parking pass before entering the fairgrounds to unload/load animals. For those looking to cheer others on or observe, there is no cost for admission; however, you will be charged to park. Exhibitor camping will be available on a first-come, firstserve basis. Reservations are required. Camping will be available in the Korbel East, North, and West Campgrounds, and in a designated area on the grounds. The schedule for the 2022 Ohio State Fair Junior Horse Show can be found at https:// ohio4h.org/sites/ohio4h/files/imce/JHS%2 02022%20Schedule_0.pdf Good luck to all competitors! Mark your calendars, the 2022 Ohio State Horse Groom and Clean Contest is coming up on Friday, August 19th. Located at the Union County Fairgrounds (845 N Main Street, Marysville, OH), the primary objective of the Groom & Clean Contest is to provide an opportunity for youth enrolled in a 4-H horse project to demonstrate their knowledge of horses and equine related subject matter (written test), grooming and

team work skills (grooming phase) and their showmanship skills (showing phase) in a competitive yet friendly and relaxed setting. Registration for this event must be made online by August 19, 2022, including the payment of $30.00 per team. No late entries will be accepted for any reason. Do you have a Cloverbud at home who loves to read? Check out the 4-H Cloverbud Reading Adventures! A part of the Ohio 4-H Coverbud Program, these twenty reading adventures include activities, crafts, games, and snacks centered around a children's book. Go to https://u.osu.edu/ cloverbudconnections/reading/ to start your Cloverbud’s next reading adventure! For more information contact Dr. Kimberly Cole, Ohio State Ext. Equine Specialist, by email at cole.436@osu.edu



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with the theme 'All American Flair'. The Fair's open horse show will take place on July 18th at 5:30pm in the Northwest Arena and there will be a $25 fee per rider. Preentries will be excepted by email, although you may also register the day of the show. For more information about the open show, contact Kate Engemann (573) 619-5832 or email her at Kateengemann@yahoo.com Attention Elkhart County’s 4-H Saddle Club members! Head to the Elkhart County Fairgrounds on the following dates for these meetings: 4-H Saddle Club Junior Leader meeting on July 3 and August 7 from 6pm7pm, Saddle Club 4-H Club meeting on July 11 from 6:30-8pm. For more information about the Elkhart 4-H Saddle Club meetings, call Ashley Holdeman (574) 354-7403 or email ashleyholdeman4h@yahoo.com In Randolph County, the 4-H Mini Horse & Pony Club will be having a meeting on July 11th at 5:30pm. All Mini Horse and Pony meetings will take place on the first Monday of each month starting at 6:30pm in the Best Way Disposal Center in Husted Hall at the fairgrounds. Meetings are for anyone interested in learning more about the Horse & Pony Club and members. The Randolph Riders 4-H Club will not be having any meetings in the month of July, due to Fair. The Randolph County Fair will be held from July 10 until July 22, with the 4-H horse show taking place on July 17-20. Best of luck to all Randolph Horse and Pony 4-H’ers competing! For more information on Indiana 4-H news and events, contact Courtney Stierwalt, 4H Youth Development Extension Specialist, email dickerso@purdue.edu. While the website is under construction, you can still visit Purdue Horse Extension’s Facebook page to stay updated on 4-H and equine-related news.

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FIBER LUXE – Horse blanket cleaning and repair. Free pick-up and delivery. (M-12/22) FIBER LUXE 1.800.334.1994 Email: flblankets@comcast.net

1996 4-Star Three Horse Trailer: Slant load with living quarters. Ramp and power jack. Clean and in perfect condition. Ready to go! $17,000 obo Call Charlene – 269.568.5467 Kalamazoo, MI (Kalamazoo) (M-08/22) Email: rcestes1@hotmail.com

FARRIER SERVICE Hoof Care Matters! Over 25 years of experience in trimming, shoeing and corrective shoeing. Ask about teeth floating too! Serving Oakland County and surrounding counties. JOHN PETERSON FARRIER – 248.303.6498 Milford, MI (Oakland) (S-08/22)

FLY & INSECT CONTROL Shoo-Fly Insect Control – Automatically get rid of flies, mosquitoes, and spiders. Safe and inexpensive to use. Used throughout Michigan for over 30 years. We Install or Do-It-Yourself. Bill Tressler – 517.927.8089 Webberville, MI (Ingham) (S-08/22) Email: Bill@radiant-energy.com

HAY & STRAW FOR SALE Mike Murphy 517.206.7377 www.murphyfarm.net Quality Horse Hay: No Rain! Square bales 60-65 lbs., 4x5 net wrapped round bales 850-950 lbs. From Northern Michigan, delivered by semi loads or in enclosed trailers. Timothy, clover, orchard grass mix. Baled straw, straw round bales too. Minimum order for delivery. Find us on Facebook. MURPHY FARMS LLC – Mike Murphy 517.206.7377 | www.murphyfarm.net Fowlerville, MI (Livingston) (PS-07/22)

THE LAUNDRY BARN horse blanket laundry. Offering blanket washing, repairs, waterproofing. 25+ years of commercial laundry experience. Professional products and equipment used. THE LAUNDRY BARN 248.274.6070 (call/text) 1400 Wooley Rd., Oxford, MI (M-12/22) Email: laundrybarn@gmail.com

HORSES FOR SALE Pinto Mini Yearling Show Colt. Stallion quality, excellent conformation. Good disposition, chestnut and white. Appaloosa 2 yr. old stallion. Silver creme, dark bay spots, unique color. Black mare for sale as well. Call for more information. DANSYN ARABIANS & MINIS Donna Rogers 989.667.4028 Caro, MI (Tuscola) (M-07/22)

HORSE EQUIPMENT Western Saddle Pad (1), brown, insulated saddle pad (1), gray Ortho Flex girth, metal horse rack that attaches to wall. Excellent condition. All 4 items for $125.00. Cheryl, email: cher1689@charter.net Oxford, MI (Oakland) (M-07/22)

HORSE LICENSE PLATES HD License Plates: “Life Is Good” horse head, “Heartbeat” with horse, “To Ride One Is To Own One” Fox Trotter Horse or MFT logo. All proceeds to Indiana affiliate of the Fox Trotter Breed. $12.00, includes shipping (within US). (S-07/22) Carol Heingartner – 260.318.5112 1592 S. Old State Rd. 3, Avilla, IN 46710 Email: heiny52@embarqmail.com Facebook: Indiana Fox Trotter Association

HELP WANTED Stall Cleaners Wanted: Great environment, flexible hours, and a family atmosphere. Located between Howell and Lansing, MI. RUSSELL TRAINING CENTER – 517.655.4712 Williamston, MI (Ingham) (M-09/22) Email: rtrainct@aol.com www.michiganappleblossomclassic.com

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INCOME OPPORTUNITY Part-time or full-time available: Join our team of distributors. 50 yr. old company selling animal and human supplements, cleaning, agricultural, lubrication and roofing. View videos on YouTube. Agriculture video at: www.HowIFarmNow.com, Roofing video at: www.HowIRoofNow.com Free Information, Call Ray 989.872.5216 Message: 888.266.0014, ext. 8778 (S-12/22)

SADDLE FOR SALE BLACK, GERMAN MADE ENGLISH Dressage type saddle. Like new condition. $500 or best. DANSYN ARABIANS & MINIS Donna Rogers 989.667.4028 Caro, MI (Tuscola) (M-07/22)



SADDLE & LEATHER REPAIR CUSTOM LEATHER WORK. Variety of leather goods, plus harness and farrier supplies. Purses, wallets, belts, harnesses, collars, leashes and more! Saddle and tack repair available. JB ENTERPRISE OF MI, LLC – 989.826.8024 Store Location: 331 N. Mount Tom Rd., Mio, MI (M-08/22) SADDLE REPAIR & LEATHER WORK. New and used saddles and tack bought and sold. Complete Leather Repair available. Many years of experience. Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat. 9:30-5pm. JIM'S QUALITY SADDLE CO. Jim Moule – 248.887.4829 Milford, MI (Oakland) (S-08/22)

SHOW CLOTHING DIY Sewing Kits! Horsemanship Shirts, Western and Bolero vests. Kit includes: fabric, interfacing, thread, zipper, with or without a pattern. Just cut and assemble. Call us for all your sewing needs! Pegg Johnson – 810.346.2305 SHOW CLOTHES UNLIMITED (M-11/22) Email: showclothes01@hotmail.com Online: www.showclothesunlimited.com Equestrian Wear Sewing Patterns: Full line of western show clothing patterns; jackets, shirts, vests, boleros, chaps. Child through plus sizes. Printed or PDF format. Pegg Johnson – 810.346.2305 SHOW CLOTHES UNLIMITED (S-11/22) Email: showclothes01@hotmail.com Online: www.showclothesunlimited.com

Beautiful boarding and training facility for all breeds and disciplines. Green horses and firsttime riders welcome! Offering western dressage and short-term intensive training programs. IRONWOOD FARM – Dorothy 313.215.1944 Leonard, MI (Oakland) (S-07/22) Email: ironwoodfarmdressage@yahoo.com www.ironwoodfarmequestrian.com INSTRUCTION: Dressage, Jumping, Eventing. After a lull in clinics/lessons after Covid, clinics will be scheduled mostly on Saturdays/Sundays. Lessons will be scheduled Thurs, Sat & Sun. Some evenings & private scheduling is available. CROWTHORNE FARM Lynnda Marie Malone – 248.535.8954 Hartland, MI (Livingston) (M-08/22) Email: crowthornefarm@comcast.net The Traveling Trainer offers training, lessons, consulting at your facility or mine. Over 30 years of experience. Bachelor’s degree in Equestrian Studies from the University of Findlay. Also quality horses for sale. Find us on Facebook, or on Instagram: #thehappyhorsehouse, or visit our website at www.thetravelingtrainer.net THE TRAVELING TRAINER LLC Ann-Marie Lavallee – 810.796.3510 Dryden, MI (Lapeer) (S-07/22) Email: thetravelingtrainer3@gmail.com

SUMMER HORSE CAMP Girl’s Summer Horse Camp: This is the perfect place to begin or advance your horsemanship skills. Located in the beautiful Upper Peninsula. See our website for more information. LAKE ELLEN CAMP Chris Ann Edberg, Ranch Manager 608.244.5000, ext. 707 Crystal Falls, MI (Iron Co.) (M-07/22) https://converge.org/great-lakes/camp

TACK STORES For All Your Equestrian Needs! Used Western, English, Dressage, Saddleseat and Harness. Consignments welcome! Tuesday-Friday noon-6pm, Saturday 10am-4pm. Sundays/evenings by appt. BRIGHTSIDE USED TACK & CONSIGNMENTS Call 989.277.8917 or on Facebook: (M-07/22) Brightside LLC Used Tack & Consignments 8555 Monroe Rd., Durand, MI (1/4 mile off I-69) Halfway between Lansing & Flint, MI

WANTED FULL BLOODED SAINT BERNARD: Wanted for a companion to my other St. Bernard. Any sex. Call Lisa – 989.390.6176 Roscommon, MI (Crawford) (M-07/22)

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JULY JULY 1 – Hendrick’s County Horseman’s Club Open Contesting Show Series. 6pm start. Hendricks Co. Fairgrounds, 1900 E. Main St., Danville, IN. Jeff Hearon 317.745.6524, email: hchc4u@gmail.com. Find us on Facebook: “Hendricks County Horseman’s Club” JULY 1-3 – 10th Annual Chalee Gilliland Memorial Barrels & Bling Benefit Barrel Race. IBRA, NBHA, BFA, GBRA, WPRA, Tomorrow Legend approved. C Bar C Expo, 253 W. Stardust Rd., Cloverdale, IN. Susan Gilliland 812.325.0310. FB: Chalee Gilliland Memorial Barrels and Bling JULY 1-3 – Mid-States Team Tournament Open Show. $3,000 added money. Noble County Fairgrounds, 580 Fair St., Kendallville, IN. Kelli 260.316.3130 (text ok), email: 4rkirkpatricks @gmail.com. Find us on Facebook: “MidStates Team Tournament Open Horse Show” JULY 2-3 – Freedom Reins Show, Great 8 Midwest Connection. KY, MI, OH, IN. C bar C Expo Center, 253 Stardust Road, Cloverdale, IN. Kathy Avolt 765.714.4324, email: kavolt@ hotmail.com. Find us on Facebook: “Zone 8 APHA” or visit: http://zone8apha.weebly.com/ JULY 2-3 – H&H Summer Horse Show Series. IN Hunter Jumper Assoc. & USHJA Outreach approved. Traders Point, Zionsville, IN. Show info.: Jim 317.809.1704. Stalls and golf carts: Kelli Hughes 317.945.7250. Visit us online at: https://www.in-hja.org/index.html JULY 2-3 – Jane Johnson Memorial Open Show, 8am start. $2,000 added money. Fulton Co. Equestrian Center, 1157 W 3rd St Rochester, IN. Stalls: Brenda Craig 260.403.9670, email: craigbk73@gmail.com. Facebook: “The Fulton County 4-H Horse and Pony Club” JULY 8 – Saylor’s Arena Fast N Fearless Fridays (2nd Friday May-Oct). Bull Riding & Barrel Racing, 6pm. Saylor’s Arena, 4600 N. 1100 E., Grovertown, IN. Books open Monday before show, 574.532.1840 text. Em.: saylors arena@eott.net. Facebook: “Saylors Arena”

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JULY 9 – Gaming Only Show. NBHA/NPBA approved. Navajo Saddle Club, 84 W 900 S, Kouts, IN. Call Jake 219.713.6831, or Janette 219.765.9239. Email: navajo.saddle.club@ gmail.com. Facebook: “Navajo Saddle Club” JULY 9 – Summer Spectacular Series Show at Hartmeyer Stables. 10am start, Payback classes. 7111 W. Bethel Ave., Muncie, IN. 765.759.9507, email: info@hartmeyer.com. Find us on Facebook: “Hartmeyer Stables” or at: http://www.ridewithhartmeyers.com/ JULY 9 – Warrick Saddle Club Show. 10am start. Western, English & Speed Classes. 202 East Columbia St., Boonville, IN. Call Casey M. 812.618.5416, or Shannon S. 812.205.9347. Email: warricksaddleclub@gmail.com. Find us on Facebook: “Warrick Saddle Club” JULY 10 – Valley Riders Saddle Club Open Show, Dbl. Judged. Johnson Co. Fairgrounds, 250 Fairgrounds St., Franklin, IN. For info. email Becky: teeterscowgirls@hotmail.com. Find “Valley Riders Saddle Club” on Facebook or visit: https://www.valleyriders.com/

JULY 22-23 – Kosciusko County Open Speed Show. Fri. 6pm, Sat 10am. Added Money both days. Kosciusko Co. Fairgrounds, 1400 E Smith St, Warsaw, IN. Amanda Bays 260.578.2772. Email Charity Trump: crtrump21@yahoo.com. Facebook: Kosciusko County 4H Horse & Pony JULY 23 – Backroad Riders Open Show, noon start. Rush Co. 4-H Horse Park, (1.5 miles E of Rushville, IN on SR 44). Paul 765.561.0472 or Elisha 765.561.8453. Find “Backroad Riders Club Rush County IN” on Facebook. Cancellation Date: August 27th. JULY 23 – Illiana Livestock LLC Sale. 10am, Tack, Saddles 1pm, Ponies, Donkeys 4pm, Horses follow. Vermillion County Fairgrounds, 325 W. Maple St., Cayuga, IN. Call Clay Norris 574.780.8378, or Cobie Norris 217.260.5696. Facebook: “Illiana Livestock LLC” JULY 23-24 – Merrill McBride Memorial Open Fun Show. Covered pen, MVHSA approved. Henry County Saddle Club, 321 W Co Rd 100 N, New Castle, IN. Contact John or Tye Carson 765.717.0717, 765.717.0716, email: ttjcarson @aol.com. https://www.hcsaddleclub.com/

JULY 15-17 – Jasper Co. Speed Show. IBRA, NPBA, NFRA, ILBRA approved. Fri. 5pm (CST), Sat & Sun 9am (CST) Jasper Co. Fairgrounds, 2671 W. Clark St. (Airport Rd. entrance), Rensselaer, IN. Brian 219.863.0336. FB: “Region 4 Open Show Circuit” or “Jasper Co. Fair Assoc.”

JULY 24 – Open Pleasure Show. Region 4 Open Show Circuit. 8am CT. Jasper Co. Fairgrounds, 2671 W. Clark St. (use Airport Rd. entrance), Rensselaer, IN. Michelle 219.781.2431, Brian 219.863.0336. FB: Region 4 Open Show Circuit

JULY 16 – Davis Ranch Open Show Series, 10am start. PAC, ISHA, OCAP approved. Davis Ranch, 385 East US Hwy 150, Hardinsburg, IN. Call Jo 812.972.3365, David 812.620.5707, or email: dave@daviddavishorsemasnhip.com. Facebook: “Davis Ranch Open Horse Shows”

JULY 29-31 – Tom Wilson Memorial Show, 8am start daily. Hosts: Indiana QH Assoc. Fulton County Equestrian Center, 1157 W 3rd St., Rochester, IN. Stalls: 317.679.8333. Facebook: Indiana Quarter Horse Assoc. or visit: https://iqha.com/events.asp

JULY 16 – Denver Saddle Club 100% Payback Jackpot Speed Show. Warmup poles at 5pm. Cash only. Denver Saddle Club, 343 W. Little St., Denver, IN. Call Mindy 765.469.6900, or Brady 765.480.2752. FB: “Denver Saddle”

JULY 30 – Open Pleasure Show. Hosted by: Navajo Saddle Club, 84 W 900 S, Kouts, IN. 9am start, 70% payback to 4 places. Call Jake 219.713.6831, Janette 219.765.9239. Email: navajo.saddle.club@gmail.com or find us on Facebook: “Navajo Saddle Club”

JULY 17 – Bainbridge Saddle Club Open Horse Show, 8:30am start. Club grounds: 3038 N County Road 450 W, Greencastle, IN. Contact Denee’ 765.721.3948. FB: Bainbridge Saddle Club, https://www.bainbridgesaddleclub.net/ JULY 17 – Hoosier Quarter Pony Assoc. Show, 10am start. Davis Ranch, 385 E. Hwy. 150, Hardinsburg, IN. Victoria Hill 812.878.0216, cash only. Facebook: Hoosier Quarter Pony Association or Davis Ranch Open Horse Shows JULY 21-24 – The Finish Line Show, AQHA, IQHA, NSBA approved. Michiana Event Center, 455 East Farver St., Shipshewana, IN. Reservations call: Allie 219.898.6203. Find us on Facebook: “TNT Events” or visit us at: http://www.timzhsm.com/events.html

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JULY 30-31 – East Central Pinto Jubilee, 8am start. Weekend High Points. Presented by Indiana Pinto, Tri-State Pinto & Ohio Pinto. Henry Co. Saddle Club, 2221 N. Memorial Dr., New Castle, IN. Stalls: Wynetta 317.695.5480, email: wsrduncan@aol.com JULY 30 – Shelby Co. Western Riders Open Speed Show. 4pm start. Location: 2614 N. Little Blue Rd., Shelbyville, IN. Call Bill 317.601.1140 Find us on Facebook: “Shelby County Western Riders Saddle Club” or at: www.shelbycountywesternriders.webs.com

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SHOW & EVENT DATES INDIANA, CONT. JULY 30-31 – H & H Summer Horse Show Series. IN Hunter Jumper Assoc. & USHJA Outreach approved. Traders Point, Zionsville, IN. Show info.: Jim 317.809.1704. Stalls and golf carts: Kelli Hughes 317.945.7250. Visit us online at: https://www.in-hja.org/index.html

AUGUST AUGUST 4-6 – TLA Classic Draft Show, Thurs 5:30pm, Fri. & Sat. Noon. Topeka Livestock Auction, 601 E. Lake St., Topeka, IN. Call TLA 260.593.2522, info@topekalivestock.com. Facebook “Topeka Livestock Auction” or visit us at: http://www.topekalivestock.com/ AUGUST 6-7 – IQHAA Summer Fun Show, 8am, 3 judges, AQHA/IQHA approved. Henry County Saddle Club, 2221 Memorial Dr., New Castle, IN. Stalls: 765.748.3464, email: iqha tauer@gmail.com. Find the “Indiana Quarter Horse Assoc.” on Facebook or http://iqha.com/ AUGUST 7 – Golden Spur Saddle Club Open Show. 8am start. Boone Co. 4-H Fairgrounds, 1300 E. Co. Rd. 100 S, Lebanon, OH. Email: goldenspursaddleclub@gmail.com. Find us on Facebook: “Golden Spur Saddle Club” or visit: http://www.goldenspursaddleclub.com/ AUGUST 12 – Saylor’s Arena Fast N Fearless Fridays (2nd Friday May-Oct). Bull Riding & Barrel Racing, 6pm. Saylor’s Arena, 4600 N. 1100 E., Grovertown, IN. Books open Monday before show, 574.532.1840 text. Em.: saylors arena@eott.net. Facebook: “Saylors Arena” AUGUST 13 – Paul Wies Memorial Speed Show, 10am, $2200 added. Hosted by: Allen Co. 4-H Horse & Pony. Allen Co. Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Rd., Fort Wayne, IN. Jason 260.241.2420, Lisa 260.740.8313. Facebook: “Allen County Indiana 4H Horse & Pony” AUGUST 13 – Speed Show: IBRA and NPBA approved. Warmups 4pm, 6pm start. Stop 16 Saddle Club, 4200 Tuttle Ave., Terre Haute, IN. Call 812.208.7013, or 812.208.0582. Find us on Facebook: “Stop 16 Saddle Club” AUGUST 13 – Warrick Saddle Club Show. 10am start. Western, English & Speed Classes. 202 East Columbia St., Boonville, IN. Call Casey 812.618.5416, Shannon 812.205.9347. Email: warricksaddleclub@gmail.com. Find us on Facebook: “Warrick Saddle Club” AUGUST 13-14 – Cardinal Classic Youth and Open Show. NE Indiana & Van Wert OH Show Circuit. 8:30 am start. Presented by Blackstone Ranch. Fulton Co. Equestrian Center, 1157 W. 3rd St., Rochester, IN. Sydney 260.715.1745, email: blackstoneranch@gmail.com

AUGUST 13-14 – Indiana Appaloosa Assoc. State Show, 7:30am. High Point Weekend Awards. C Bar C Arena, 253 W. Stardust Rd., Cloverdale, IN. Stalls: Bobbi 812.381.5085, email: kbgreves@sbcglobal.net. Online at: https://indianaaphc.wixsite.com/website/

AUGUST 26-27 – Kosciusko Co. Open Speed Show. Fri. 6pm, Sat 10am. Added Money both days. Kosciusko Co. Fairgrounds, 1400 E Smith St, Warsaw, IN. Amanda Bays 260.578.2772. Email Charity Trump: crtrump21@yahoo.com. Facebook: Kosciusko County 4H Horse & Pony

AUGUST 13-14 – Valley Riders Saddle Club Open/AQHA Intro. Show. Johnson Co. Fairgrounds, 250 Fairgrounds St., Franklin, IN. Call Stephanie Dunn 317.313.1445, or Barbara 317.535.4597. FB: “Valley Riders Saddle Club” or visit: https://www.valleyriders.com/

AUGUST 27 – Illiana Livestock LLC Sale. 10am, Tack, Saddles 1pm, Ponies, Donkeys 4pm, Horses follow. Vermillion County Fairgrounds, 325 W. Maple St., Cayuga, IN. Call Clay Norris 574.780.8378, or Cobie Norris 217.260.5696. FB: “Illiana Livestock LLC”

AUGUST 14 – Greene Speed Fun Show, warmups 3pm, show starts 4pm. Hosted by: Greene Co. RidgeRiders 4-H Club. Greene Co. 4-H Fairgrounds, 5403 W SR 54, Bloomfield, IN. 812.384.6128, email: greene.ridgeriders@ gmail.com. FB: “RidgeRiders 4H Horse & Pony

AUGUST 27 – Old Capitol Saddle Club Open Buckle Series Show. 10am start. Old Capitol Saddle Club, 751 Old Hwy 135 SW, Corydon, IN. Kim 812.267.3339 or Troy 812.572.6646. https://www.oldcapitolsaddleclub.com/

AUGUST 19-21 – Jasper Co. Speed Show. IBRA, NPBA, NFRA, ILBRA. Fri. 5pm (CST), Sat & Sun 9am (CST) Jasper Co. Fairgrounds, 2671 W. Clark St. (Airport Rd. entrance), Rensselaer, IN. Brian 219.863.0336. FB: “Region 4 Open Show Circuit” or “Jasper Co. Fair Assoc.” AUGUST 20-21 – 68th Annual Shrine Charity Horse Shows. Open Western & English Show, Open Dressage Show, and Fun Show. Mizpah Shrine Horse Grounds, 965 IN-9 Columbia City, IN. Sheila 574.377.0943, winningedge2000 @hotmail.com. https://shrinehorseshow.org/ AUGUST 20-21 – H & H Summer Horse Show Series. IN Hunter Jumper Assoc. & USHJA Outreach approved. Traders Point, Zionsville, IN. Show info.: Jim 317.809.1704. Stalls and golf carts: Kelli Hughes 317.945.7250. Visit us online at: https://www.in-hja.org/index.html AUGUST 20 – Davis Ranch Open Show Series, 10am start. PAC, ISHA, OCAP approved. Davis Ranch, 385 East US Hwy 150, Hardinsburg, IN. Call Jo 812.972.3365, David 812.620.5707, or email: dave@daviddavishorsemasnhip.com. Facebook: “Davis Ranch Open Horse Shows” AUGUST 20-21 – ISHA Fall Open All Breed Show. TIP approved. 70% paybacks on most classes. Hoosier Horse Park, 7105 S. Kern St., Edinburgh, IN. Donna 317.418.6381, email: skatrudarabians@gmail.com. Facebook or at: https://www.indianasaddlehorse.org/ AUGUST 21 – Bainbridge Saddle Club Open Show, 8:30am start. Club grounds: 3038 N County Road 450 W, Greencastle, IN. Contact Denee’ 765.721.3948. FB: Bainbridge Saddle Club, https://www.bainbridgesaddleclub.net/

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AUGUST 27 – Open Pleasure Show. Hosted by: Navajo Saddle Club, 84 W 900 S, Kouts, IN. 9am start, 70% payback to 4 places. Call Jake 219.713.6831, Janette 219.765.9239. Email: navajo.saddle.club@gmail.com or find us on Facebook: “Navajo Saddle Club” AUGUST 27 – Shelby Co. Western Riders Open Speed Show. 4pm start. Location: 2614 N. Little Blue Rd., Shelbyville, IN. Call Bill 317.601.1140 Find us on Facebook: “Shelby County Western Riders Saddle Club” or at: www.shelbycountywesternriders.webs.com AUGUST 27-28 – Indiana CMSA & Custers Cowboys Strapped For Brass Series. Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club, 792 N. 200 W. Huntington, IN. Call Chad Kreider 260.224.4144, or Jolyn Case 989.666.3820. Find “Indiana CMSA LLC” or “Custers Cowboys” on Facebook. AUGUST 27-28 – TCSC Benefit Show, 9am, $1,000 added money. Decatur County Fairgrounds, 545 S. Co. Rd. 200 W, Greensburg, IN. Stall res.: Danielle 812.593.4992, email: daniellewhittaker11@gmail.com. Find us on Facebook: “Tree City Saddle Club” AUGUST 28 – Laporte County Rebel Pavilion Open Show. $1000 in added money. Laporte County Fairgrounds, 2581 W. State Rd. 2, Laporte, IN. Call Jessica 219.898.0133, or Jeana 219.363.3584. Facebook: “The Rebel Pavilion” or visit: https://therebelpavilion.org/

SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER 3 – Greene Speed Fun Show, warm-ups 3pm, show starts 4pm. Hosted by: Greene Co. RidgeRiders 4-H Club. Greene Co. 4-H Fairgrounds, 5403 W SR 54, Bloomfield, IN. 812.384.6128, email: greene.ridgeriders@ gmail.com. FB: RidgeRiders 4H Horse & Pony

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