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MICHIGAN INTERSCHOLASTIC HORSEMANSHIP ASSOCIATION MIHA is a non-profit organization that conducts interscholastic equestrian competitions for all interested students grades 5-12 in the state of Michigan.

www.miha.org

H 2017/2018 MIHA SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS H H Alexander Clark – Manchester High School, District 10 H Annette Donner – River Valley High School, District 3 H Hannah Flickinger – Vicksburg High School, District 15

H MHC SPONSORED SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS H H Olivia Hohman – Perry High School, District 11 H Kaitlin Sanger – Breckenridge High School, District 17

Please join us Sunday, March 11, 2018, 12:45 p.m. at the Michigan Horse Expo for the scholarship awards ceremony! Visit MIHA at booth #511 (near the Youth Area) all weekend long!

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Alaynah Pelton Reed City District 8 The 2018 Logo Contest is open to all MIHA riders and grooms, grades 5-12. Submission deadline is June 1st, 2018 Visit www.miha.org for additional information on how to start a team, logo contest guidelines, scholarship application guidelines and how to contact a district chair. MIHA has over 2000 riders from over 300 schools competing in 20 districts. Riders attend private, alternative, Christian, public and home schooling education systems. If you would like to start a team with your school, email exec_board@miha.org for more information. ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MARCH 2018

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IONIA TACK SALE

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Booth reservations & payment due by March 1, 2018

Tim Scarberry (810) 287-2415

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• Booth size: 10’x10’ space • $20 space or $15 space for 5 or more spaces • Two chairs will come with each reservation • You must provide your own tables • $10 per space late fee for reservations after March 5th • All reservations must be accompanied by full payment • Food may not be sold at vendor booths Set-up Time: 7:00 a.m.– 10:00 a.m. Tear Down: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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Jennifer Parker

Justin Kubiak

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Saginaw Valley Equine Clinic Interactive Seminar By Shelby Agnew, Saddle Up! Magazine Reporter At Large The Saginaw Valley Equine Clinic held another annual interactive seminar, February 9th, 2018, covering recent research studies and answering questions from the audience. Despite a winter storm covering southern Michigan, the turnout filled almost 200 of the reserved seats to hear from Saginaw Valley Equine veterinarian, Dr. Brad Cumper and surgeon, Dr. Ellen Krueger. Before the seminar began, the clinic provided a variety of finger food and drinks such as crackers, fruit, water, and Coke. Each vet reviewed different research studies with very meaty information. It was sometimes difficult to keep track of the details, but the vets were willing to answer any questions from the inquisitive audience. To start off the discussion, Dr. Cumper presented information about hock injections, a practice that helps keep horses comfortable. He stated that when performance horses are injected, it is in the lower part of the hock where less than ten percent of movement occurs; the other ninety percent of a horse's flexion occurs in the upper joint of the hock. In a later portion of the seminar, Dr. Cumper explained shockwave therapy, a form of non-invasive treatment unlike injections. Shockwave therapy, which involves a handheld probe that applies energy pulses, is typically used for suspensory ligament tears, stifle meniscus injuries, and flexor tendon tears. Dr. Cumper described that the best results occur after the horse is injected with plateletrich plasma (PRP), a form of regenerative treatment, and then administered with shockwave therapy. He then commented that those seeking insurance on their horses should inquire if this type of therapy is covered (though it might be expensive), especially if the horses' athleticism is important. The next seminar, introduced by Dr. Krueger, examined the effects of oral steroids on Laminitis. Laminitis is the rotation or sinking of the coffin bone caused by inflammation of the hoof tissue due to diseases such as Equine Metabolic Syndrome or Cushing’s. The conclusion of the study stated that most steroids, such as dexamethasone is commonly used in horses to treat allergic reactions such as respiratory allergies, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (heaves), hives, and inflammatory diseases including arthritis. Dr. Cumper followed up with a small demonstration of an equine nebulizer, a veterinary device that attaches to the horse's head. It opens nasal passages and can turn medicine into mist for the horse to breathe in. Nebulizer’s often treat respiratory issues such as asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and Heaves. Dr. Cumper added that dexamethasone can also be admin-

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istered by a nebulizer instead of being taken orally. Nebulizers are becoming increasingly popular as a safe alternative for horses to consume medication and treat breathing problems. Switching gears, Dr. Krueger reviewed a study about measuring pressure of leg bandages over a ninety-six hour period. A disposable and compression bandage with vet wrap was compared to a stable wrap in order to analyze which type of bandage is a better choice. While the compression bandage had to be changed every four days, the stable wrap had to be replaced every twenty-four hours and produced a little less pressure than the former bandage. Dr. Krueger mentioned that for either bandage to be effective, they must be applied to the leg with equal, firm pressure. An audience member asked her if “Back-On-Track Quick Wraps” are beneficial, prompting Dr. Krueger to assert that although these wraps can provide protection in the trailer, they are really only “black magic.” There is no concrete evidence supporting that the thermal wraps reduce inflammation, plus they cannot compress since they easily move around, but they still seem to have a small positive impact that many people believe prevents or soothes injuries. The next portion of the seminar by Dr. Cumper compared aloe vera and UlcerGard’s (omeprazole) effectiveness of treating stomach ulcers, which are holes in the stomach worn away by acid. Symptoms of ulcers include grinding teeth, not eating grain, or irritability. The study proved that omeprazole works significantly better than aloe vera, but the latter may have some merit when preventing ulcers. Better ways to prevent ulcers consist of access to free grazing, minimal stressors (hauling, showing, or long-term stalling), and access to hay when stalled. One of the final portions of the seminar was over the effects of two different joint supplement medications on inflammation. Dr. Krueger described that “Cavalor ArtiTec” and “Hydro-P Premium” were compared after the horses in the study were injected with a bacterium that caused inflammation and then given the supplements. The supplements did have anti-inflammatory impacts in the joints and they were better than nothing; however, a formal medication administered by a vet will have a greater result of treating the joint. Dr. Krueger warned that some supplement labels are falsely advertised and may not actually work, so it is imperative that equine owners do not solely rely on supplements to cure an injured horse. Overall, the entire seminar was highly educational and along with the rest of the audience, I gathered a great amount of information that can be applied when keeping the health of my horses in mind. The veterinarians were engaging, and the presentations seemed relevant to help horse owners form the best possible decisions when caring for their four-legged partners. Contact the author, Shelby Agnew at: shelby.saddleup@gmail.com

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March 10th, 2018 5:00 pm Start The Orchard Arena 5966 W. Sanilac Rd. Vassar, MI 48768 (Corner of M-46 & Vassar Rd.) We will have a raffle and tack for sale as well!

Kayla DeWitt 810.834.6195 | www.michiganhorsemanschallenge.com Lot #0945, Lot #0943, Lot #0944, Lot #0946 and Lot #0970. These numbers were the only way to identify the animals while they were standing in a kill pen in Texas. Much like the young trainers involved in this competition, these horses were nobodies. Just a number on a piece of paper. Kayla DeWitt, founder of The Michigan Horseman’s Challenge, had the idea to take five young, unknown trainers, and pair them with five unknown horses, with the intentions of these people and these horses bettering themselves and showcasing their potential and their talents publicly. It gives both the horses and the trainers a chance! The horse industry can be cut throat, and not always the most welcoming environment for a young, unknown trainer. In the same sense, kill pen horses get a bad rap and are so often overlooked. Many horses that wind up in kill pens are registered, some even with champion bloodlines, and have all the try and ability to make it to the top, but are never given a chance to shine. Doesn’t that speak volumes about our society today? A society where a life is disposable, just because someone doesn’t see the value in it. Have you ever heard the expression “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure?” Sometimes you just have to shake the dust off and give the coal a chance to become a diamond. After all of this, there will still be doubters. But let me remind you, Charmayne James found her world champion barrel horse “Scamper” in a kill pen. He could have easily been passed by. These horses, and these trainers now have the platform to show the world what can become of a nobody. If you’re a horse person, you know the time and dedication that goes into training a horse. What these trainers will accomplish in a mere 60 days is no small feat. Follow the journey of Victoria, Cameron, Kennedy, Kaitlyn, and Tyler, as they embark on a 60 day training session with these horses. At the conclusion of the 60 days, a main event will be held at The Orchard Arena in Vassar, MI, where the trainers will compete in a series of events for the champion title of the Michigan Horseman’s Challenge 2018. Hannah, Ally Mae, Amber, Haley, and Baywatch, the new identities of these horses, whose future is now bright. We are still looking for sponsors. Join us March 10th for the main event!

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AHC’S ANNUAL MEETING & FORUM TO BE HELD JUNE 10-13, 2018 The American Horse Council (AHC) is pleased to announce that 2018 National Issues Forum will take place on Tuesday, June 12th at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. The theme will be “Let's Capitalize On It!” and will focus on ways the equine industry can learn and grow from both equine/outside industry segments as well as expanding technology beneficial to both humans and equines. “This year we wanted to bring in a combination of equine industry and outside industry speakers,” said AHC President Julie Broadway. “It's always interesting to hear from outside segments about what they are doing to cultivate their own industries and how the equine industry itself can learn and grow from what they are doing. Additionally, we thought it would be fascinating to gain some insight into new technologies that are not only enhancing human lives, but equine ones as well.” The Forum will kick off Tuesday with speaker Luis Benitez, Director of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office, where he will give an overview of his roles and responsibilities, as well as explain how other states could adopt a similar model. Following Mr. Benitez will be a panel titled “Survey Says” and will examine various data trends within the equine industry over the past several years. The morning will also include a youth engagement panel, “Building the pipeline of future horse enthusiasts,” and will feature representatives from the PGA “First Tee” program, Outdoor Industry Association's “Outdoor Nation,” and the Center for Creative Leadership. The afternoon session will start with Dan Ashe, President and CEO of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). AZA is a nonprofit association dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, animal welfare, education, science and recreation. Fran Jurga will follow Mr. Ashe and she will examine emerging technologies in the equine indus-

try in a segment “CES 2017-Equestrian Style.” The afternoon will also include panels of Congressional representatives, and equine aftercare, followed by round table discussion on topics of interests. New this year, vendors will be set up to provide live demonstrations of emerging technologies including health monitoring sensors for horses and virtual reality demonstrations. The AHC's Annual Meeting will take place Sunday, June 10th-Monday, June 11th where the various committees of the AHC will meet. The Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum are open to both AHC members and non-members. We encourage anyone involved in the equine industry to attend to learn about new developments and how they can become involved! Please check the Events page on the AHC's website at www.horsecouncil.org/events for more information as it becomes available. If you have any questions, please contact the AHC at: info@horsecouncil.org.

AHC MEETS WITH DOT AND FMCSA The American Horse Council met with Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Deputy Administrator and leadership team this week in response to a letter sent to Secretary Chao on Jan. 28th, 2018. AHC staff went to DOT headquarters to raise the industry's concerns and solicit clarification on how the existing regulations should be interpreted, and how those interpretations are affecting the horse industry. The AHC expressed the industry's interest in an increased level of stakeholder outreach, the lack of uniform interpretations nationwide, the applicability of various exemptions already in place, and the appropriate avenues for future legislative and regulatory efforts. AHC shared specific situations where rodeo, racing, competition and recreational sectors have interacted with law enforcement concerning commercial regulations. The DOT informed the AHC that a new website specifically tailored to the agricultural industry will be unveiled in the next week, with a dedicated contact for agricultural questions, and they will begin to develop a F.A.Q. to more clearly address the questions ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MARCH 2018 (28)

which they receive. The DOT members present did clarify that trailer drivers not engaged in business are not subject to Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) regulations, specifically where additional licensing is concerned. Regardless of weight, it was the interpretation of those present that going to an event that may issue prizes does not necessarily constitute commercial activity. As long as participation in the competition itself is not a component of the business with which that driver or the vehicle are regularly engaged, and expenses for said trip are not deducted for tax purposes, a CDL is not required to operate the CMV in question. Those interpretations, as are all CMV regulations, are specific to federal regulations, and state regulations may be less forgiving. The AHC is excited about the opportunity to develop this relationship with DOT-FMCSA. The equine community should look forward to utilizing these lines of communication in the future to assure industry wide compliance and protection of individuals driving both commercially and for recreational purposes. The AHC encourages the industry to reach out to state law enforcement to determine how best to comply with the state regulations. As additional information on this subject becomes available, the AHC will share that with our members as quickly as possible. Visit http://www.horsecouncil.org/eld-man date-cdl-requirements/ for AHC materials on this subject.

HIGHLAND EQUESTRIAN CONSERVANCY 2018 TRAILS AND CONSERVATION PROGRAM The Highland Trail Riders Association and the Maybury State Park Trail Riders were the recipients of the 2017 HEC Trails & Conservation Program! Each group was awarded $1,000 to assist with trail projects. The HEC put this program in place to offer financial assistance towards trails and conservation projects which furthered the goals of the HEC mission. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs HEC, continued The Highland Trail Riders Association installed hitching posts by the Gate House in Highland Recreation Area, the bike staging area off of Livingston Road, and the horse staging area. In addition, they will be completing some erosion control projects as soon as the weather cooperates. The Maybury State Park Trail Riders used their awarded funds to purchase a weed whip and chainsaw to aid in clearing and maintaining of park trails. The HEC is pleased to offer this program again in 2018! Please visit our website at www.highlandequestrians.org for a downloadable application. All applications must be postmarked by 4-15-18 for consideration. 2018 HEC Scholarship Opportunity! The HEC Board has approved one $1,000 Scholarship for a graduating senior for the 2017–2018 school year! Applicants are encouraged to go to our website to learn more about our organization. We look forward to reviewing all applications from students not only interested in equestrian/ horses, but also students involved in conservation and ecological causes and projects. Please visit our website at www.highlandequestrians.org for a downloadable scholarship application.

LEGENDARY BOHLIN SILVER SADDLE World renowned Saddle Maker to the Stars, Edward Bohlin, came to Hollywood in the 1920's from Cody, Wyoming, where he had a saddle shop. At the urging of legendary cowboy star, Tom Mix, Bohlin made the move, and soon was making custom silvermounted saddles for most of the Hollywood cowboy stars, such as Roy Rogers, The Lone Ranger and Hopalong Cassidy. Two of his earliest customers were renowned cowboy star Buck Jones and his wife. Their magnificent saddles can be seen on display at the world-famous Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles. Bohlin’s elaborate personal silver mounted saddle along with many others, are also on display there. Friend

of the foundation and former curator of the Autry Museum, James Nottage, wrote the book “Saddle Maker to the Stars.” Happy Trails Children’s Foundation was fortunate to acquire a genuine Bohlin silvermounted saddle for our saddle drawing this year. This saddle was made in the 1940’s and has been gently used. It is (along with any and all Bohlin made items) highly collectible. This saddle is somewhat similar to one Bohlin made for cowboy star Tim Holt. It is beautifully hand carved, two toned with sterling silver diamonds and spots. It has round skirts, single rigging and leather covered stirrups w/more silver diamonds and spots. This outfit is complete with a matching bridle, bit, reins, and saddle blanket. You don't have to own a horse to enjoy this saddle! It comes with its own horse, a custom deluxe saddle stand crafted by Master Woodworker, Terry Kirk. A Bohlin saddle is the world’s greatest conversation piece and will look great in your living room, den, man-cave, office or business. Tickets are only $10 each, or 11 tickets for $100. Proceeds from the sale of tickets go to benefit the abused children served by the foundation. The drawing for this saddle will be held on Saturday night, May 19, 2018. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN! Order your tickets today – Discover, MasterCard and VISA accepted. Phone toll free (855) 788-4440. To view the saddle online visit: www.happytrails.org

PRIZE MONEY FOR GREAT AMERICAN/ USDF REG. DRESSAGE CHAMPIONSHIPS The United States Dressage Federation™ (USDF) and Great American Insurance Group are pleased to announce that prize money totaling over $180,000 will be awarded at the 2018 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Championships. This prize money will be divided evenly among the nine regions and 35 divisions that are offered, allowing each region to present competitors with over $20,000 in prize money and awards. Champions in each region and division will receive $350 in prize money, an engraved silver tray,

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and an embroidered jacket and gift certificate provided by SmartPak, official supplement feeding system of USDF. Reserve champions in each region and division will receive $233 in prize money, along with a saddle pad provided by the Great American Insurance Group, title sponsor of the championships. “It is with great pleasure that we continue to provide recognition to these outstanding competitors through our sponsorship of the regional championship program,” stated Kathy Sedlak, Great American Insurance Group Asst. Vice Pres. of the Equine Division. “We’re so pleased that through the generous support of our sponsors, we are able to see this program continue to grow and be so well received by USDF members,” adds Stephan Hienzsch, USDF Executive Director. The Great American/USDF Regional Championships are presented by SmartPak and supported by Platinum Performance and Boehringer Ingelheim. For more information about the Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships, please visit the USDF website at www.usdf.org, or email the USDF at: regchamps@usdf.org. USDF ANNOUNCES SPORT HORSE EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR 2018 The United States Dressage Federation™ (USDF) is pleased to announce three exciting and diverse opportunities for sport horse education in 2018. In regards to the upcoming opportunities, Kristi Wysocki, co-chair of the USDF Sport Horse Committee says, “We are very excited about the programs planned for 2018, in various parts of the country, and are thrilled to be working with some new venues, in addition to venues we’ve worked with many times before. We will have programs in both the south and the northwest this year, areas that have not held sport horse educational events for quite some time. There will be multiple opportunities for members, and non-members alike, to partake in a variety of sport horse related events.” The 2018 Youth/Young Adult Dressage Sport Horse Breeders Seminar will be offered for participants ages 14-27, and will be held June 22-24, at the beautiful Oak Hill Ranch in Folsom, LA. This exciting educational opportunity will be led by USEF 'S' and DSHB 'R Judge Susan Mandas, with the support of Regina Milliken. Participants in this course WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs USDF, continued will have an orientation on Friday evening, followed by two full days at Oak Hill Ranch, where lessons specific to mare and stallion management, as well as handling and training young horses, will be presented. Attendees will also be given the unique opportunity to observe an inspection held by the Oldenburg Horse Breeders' Society North American Division of the GOV. The 2018 USDF Sport Horse Seminar, to be held in conjunction with the USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Judges Clinic, has been scheduled for August 5-6, at DG Bar Ranch in Hanford, CA. The event will be instructed by USEF 'S' and DSHB 'R Judges Kristi Wysocki and Hilda Gurney, and will serve as a prerequisite for becoming a USEF-licensed Dressage Sport Horse Breeding judge. This seminar is also an outstanding opportunity for riders, breeders, owners, and trainers to learn about the roles that conformation and movement can play in a horse’s competitive success, as well as how to evaluate horses for their dressage sport horse potential. USDF President George Williams sees this seminar as a unique opportunity for attendees and “another great example of how USDF can work closely with US Equestrian. By holding the USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Judges Clinic in conjunction with the USDF Sport Horse Seminar, it recognizes the importance and quality of the education and training provided at these events.” For additional information regarding the USEF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Judges Clinic component of the event, which is scheduled for August 6-7, 2018, please contact US Equestrian via Bailey Bianco, at email: bbianco@usef.org. The 2018 USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum has been scheduled for Oct. 20-21, at Sonnenberg Farm in Sherwood, OR. USDF is excited to be able to bring Scott Hassler and Michael Bragdell back to serve as the instructors for the forum, where riders/ auditors will learn correct training strategies and building blocks for training the young dressage horse. This forum is open to anyone with the goal of developing a consistent training foundation for sport horse prospects. For more information about USDF’s Sport Horse Education offerings, contact the USDF office at sporthorse@usdf.org, or call the USDF at 859- 971-2277.

USPC MILESTONE CLUB ANNIVERSARIES HONORED In Louisville, Kentucky, eighteen clubs were honored during the 2018 Equine Symposium and Convention hosted by USPC for their dedication and longevity with United States Pony Clubs. The Club Milestone Award is awarded when a club reaches either its 25th or its 50th anniversary. “As we celebrate the clubs that have met these important milestones, they continue to inspire with their dedication to Pony Club. The commitment of our long-standing clubs is the back bone of USPC and we look forward to applauding future successes.,” stated Karol Wilson, USPC Director of Member Services and Regional Administration. During the Meeting of the Corporation, fifteen clubs celebrated their 25th Anniversary by receiving a 25 Year Club Milestone Award. Those clubs include; Ashuelot River Pony Club (White Mountain Region), Columbia Winds Pony Club (Oregon Region), Gator Bayou Pony Club (Red River Region), Liberty Oaks Pony Club (Sierra Pacific Region), Mountain Skyline Pony Club (Old Dominion Region), Northern Exposure Pony Club (Western New York Region), Palmetto Pony Club (Carolina Region), Passaconaway Pony Club (White Mt. Region), Rackensack Pony Club (Red River Region), Riders Unlimited Pony Club (Heartland Region), Sea Coast Pony Club (Northeast Region), Silver Snaffles Pony Club (Great Lakes Region), Snowy Peaks Pony Club (Rocky Mt. Region), Star Valley Pony Club (Inter-Mt. Region), and Willamette Valley Pony Club (Oregon Region). Celebrating even bigger milestones, three clubs were honored with the 50 Year Club Milestone Award. Those clubs included; Difficult Run Pony Club (Virginia Region), Greenwich Pony Club (Metropolitan Region), Skagit Valley Pony Club (Northwest Region).

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standing Pony Club Members. The NYC delegates are selected by their regions and are provided the opportunity to learn valuable life leadership skills to help them navigate their futures. This year, at the 20th Anniversary Celebration, 24 delegates were a part of the three-day Congress. A very special part of the NYC is the induction of outstanding USPC Alumni into the Academy of Achievement. The Academy of Achievement was created 20 years ago to honor alumni who have attained outstanding achievements in their chosen fields. Honorees this year were selected from a distinguished group of nominees. The alumni inductees join the delegates of the NYC to help guide and mentor them by bringing a voice of experience into the discussion. The following four recipients were recognized at the 20-year Anniversary Celebration on January 27th, 2018: Rob Burk – In December of 2015, Rob Burk took over as the Chief Executive Officer of the United States Eventing Association (USEA). Prior to his appointment as CEO, he served as the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Director of Programs for the USEA. Rob previously served as an Executive Director and Senior Adviser within the U.S. Department of Agriculture and as the Executive Director of a Governor appointed statewide equine industry advisory board and stable inspection/licensing program within the Maryland Department of Agriculture. He has provided advice and guidance to four Secretaries of Agriculture and two Governors on equine and agricultural matters. Rob has competed in Hunter/Jumpers, Dressage, Reining, and Eventing throughout his life with notable success as a Young Rider in California. Through his childhood, Rob’s family moved approx. 8 times. As a result, Rob was a member of three different Pony Clubs (Fresno, Diablo, and Morgan Territory where he earned his H-A) in California. He graduated from Otterbein University with a B.S. in PreVeterinary Medicine/PreGraduate Equine Studies and earned a M.S. from Virginia Tech. He served as an equestrian team coach for Otterbein University and the United States Naval Academy. Rob, a graduate H-A, attributes his successes to his upbringing through Pony Club and his trainers and mentors based in California, Ohio, Maryland, and Ireland, as well as his family. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs USPC, continued He is married to Dr. Amy Burk of the University of Maryland Equine Studies Program, and he has two daughters. Dorothy Crowell – Dorothy, and her Horse of A Lifetime, Molokai, were World Equestrian Games (WEG) Silver Medalists, two Time Olympians, the first US 4* Champions at Rolex Kentucky Three-Day, and top ten finishers at Badminton and Burghley. Radio Flyer, another TB she got directly off the track, took Dorothy back to the 4* level in her 40’s, after she had "retired" to start a family and her own farm. They competed at the Rolex KY Three Day and Pau, in France. Dorothy is a Level IV instructor in the U.S. Eventing Association’s Instructor Certification Program, a C-3 Traditional graduate from Keeneland Pony Club and is currently the Coach of the Area VIII’s North American Junior Young Rider Championships Team. Though she has definitively retired from competing at the highest levels, she still loves to bring along Off-The-Track Thoroughbreds. Kat Drake, PhD – Kat grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, spending most of her Pony Club years in the Great Lakes Region before moving to San Francisco. She graduated as an H from Portola Valley Pony Club while completing her Masters in Epidemiology from the University of California Berkeley, and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Science and Pharmacogenomics from the University of California San Francisco. After grad school, Kat started working in the Biotech/Tech start up world. Initially she worked as a Bio-informatics Scientist at diagnostics companies developing biomarker blood tests for inflammatory bowel disease and early detection of lung cancer. Now she’s working as Director of Informatics at Cytobank, Inc., a software startup whose aim is to make machine learning easy for biologists to help them rapidly analyze the large data-sets they collect to monitor immune system function. Kat has continued Eventing and currently has a young thoroughbred she’s hoping to move up to Preliminary next year, but also takes care to prioritize being active and spending time in the mountains doing things like backcountry ski touring for a week in British Columbia, or hiking 23 miles and 11K vertical feet in one day in Southern California.

Tim Leithead – Tim is a graduate H-A from Eastern PA Region and son of the late USPC President, Margo Leithead. He is a fine example of what Pony Club can produce in using skills “beyond the horse world.” After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Tim worked as an IT developer and business strategist for “The Purchasing Group”, at one point heading up their sole European Office. After working for them for 10 years, he did 2 and 6 years, respectively, with MedRisk and JP Morgan Chase. Tim was then involved in the start-up Moven where he lead the creation of a financial savings app before becoming a lead and principal consultant for Finvention, a worldwide tech-innovation network and conference, that also fosters global entrepreneurship among students. Tim’s professional life has certainly been strong, but he has been strong as well, as he is a cancer-survivor and also the father of two children, his first being born 16 weeks premature. The experience of his family with Cailin, led them to become major advocates for the March of Dimes. In addition to these things, in life past horses Tim also competes in autocross racing and has served on the Board of the University of Pennsylvania for the past 2 years. He comes from an amazing Pony Club family with 4 siblings who are also USPC graduates. His brother, Tad, was one of the first inductees into the Academy of Achievement and their father, was a USPC Vice President and National Examiner.

BEN DUKE ELECTED – USPC PRESIDENT The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. is pleased to welcome Ben Duke as the President of USPC. Duke will “take the Pony Club reins”, from outgoing President Nancy Pittman, with passion to keep Pony Club striving for excellence. Ben is focused on strategic thinking to streamline Pony Club, emphasizing what Pony Club does well and ensuring a positive experience for all members. “It is humbling to now serve as President of the very organization that has given me so much, over so many decades. The United

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States Pony Clubs, as the nation’s most notable equestrian and leadership development organization, strives to share, to teach, to encourage, and to celebrate as it develops in its members the qualities needed to become successful, and to share that success with their communities.” Ben stated. Ben is a graduate A (1974) from Cherry Creek Pony Club and grew up in Colorado Pony Clubs from 1964-1974. In 1975, he received his B.A. in Geology from Williams College in Massachusetts. From the Rocky Mountain Region, he began volunteering with Pony Club in 1977 and has served on numerous committees, including the Horse Management Committee, Advisory Committee, and the Board of Governors in the 1980s and 90s. Duke was a Chief Horse Management Judge at the first USPC Festival in Lexington, KY, and served as a National Examiner. He also is an active member of the Arapahoe Hunt in Colorado where he serves as an honorary whipper-in. Outside of Pony Club, Ben has been a nonprofit development leader and executive for nearly 35 years, following a career in education and school administration. He now is retired. Ben has been throughout his life, a community leader, serving on numerous boards and committees. He presently serves as Chair of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust, Chair of the nominating Committee for the National Western Stock Show, and serves on the boards of both the Colorado State Fair Foundation, and the Colorado Cattlemen’s Foundation. He previously served on the boards of Denver Academy, the Colorado Historical Foundation, and the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation. He is a 27-year 4-H Leader in Elbert County, and he is the past president of the Elbert Douglas County Livestock Association. He was recognized for his accomplishments in Pony Club’s Academy of Achievement in 2004, and he was a recipient of the USPC Founders Award in 2011. Duke is a rancher, raising Red Angus commercial cattle, outside of Elizabeth, Colorado.

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TRAIL JACKPOT TRAIL 40 & OVER TRAIL 19-39 TRAIL 14-18 TRAIL 13 & UNDER TRAIL GREEN RIDER 1ST YR. LOPE/CANTER TRAIL LEAD LINE 7 & UNDER TRAIL PEE WEE WALK 11 & UNDER PEE WEE WALK EQ./HRSMNSHP. 11 & UNDER One of the Largest and LEAD LINE EQUITATION/HRSMNSHP. 7 & UNDER Most Competitive Open Show WESTERN PLEASURE JACKPOT-OPEN Circuits in the State! WESTERN PLEASURE JR. HORSE 5 & UNDER WESTERN PLEASURE WALK/TROT 40 & OVER WESTERN PLEASURE WALK/TROT 19-39 WESTERN PLEASURE WALK/TROT 12-18 WESTERN PLEASURE WALK/TROT 11 & UNDER GREEN HORSE WESTERN PL. 1ST YEAR LOPE CMHA - All Breed Horse Shows WESTERN PLEASURE SR. HORSE 6 & OVER WESTERN PLEASURE 40 & OVER Lytle Rd. WESTERN PLEASURE 19-39 71 WESTERN PLEASURE 14-18 Hibbard Rd. WESTERN PLEASURE 13 & UNDER WESTERN PL. GREEN RIDER 1ST YR. LOPE Shiwassee County 71 WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP W/T 40 & OVER Fairgrounds N WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP W/T 19-39 WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP W/T 12-18 WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP W/T 11 & UNDER 69 WESTERN DISCIPLINE RAIL-W/T/L-OPEN WEST. HRSMNSHP. JACKPOT-PATTERN ONLY 69 WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP 40 & OVER WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP 19-39 All shows held at the: WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP 14-18 Shiawassee County Fairgrounds WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP 13 & UNDER WEST. HRSMNSHP. GREEN RIDER 1ST YR. LOPE 2900 Hibbard Rd., Corunna, MI Bancroft Rd.

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HALTER JACKPOT (ineligible for Gr/Res) HALTER GELDINGS/STALLIONS 3 & OVER HALTER MARES 3 & OVER HALTER 2 YR OLDS & UNDER GRAND/RESERVE HALTER COLOR CLASS LUNGE LINE TWO & UNDER SHOWMANSHIP JACKPOT SHOWMANSHIP WALK/TROT 40 & OVER SHOWMANSHIP WALK/TROT 19-39 SHOWMANSHIP WALK/TROT 12-18 SHOWMANSHIP WALK/TROT 11 & UNDER SHOWMANSHIP 40 & OVER SHOWMANSHIP 19-39 SHOWMANSHIP 14-18 SHOWMANSHIP 13 & UNDER SHOWMANSHIP GREEN RIDER HANDS FREE SHOWMANSHIP SHOWMANSHIP PEE WEE 11 & UNDER SHOWMANSHIP LEAD LINE 7 & UNDER *** BREAK*** ENGLISH PLEASURE JACKPOT ENGLISH PLEASURE JR. HORSES 5 & UNDER ENGLISH PLEASURE WALK/TROT 40 & OVER ENGLISH PLEASURE WALK/TROT 19-39 ENGLISH PLEASURE WALK/TROT 12-18 ENGLISH PLEASURE WALK/TROT 11 & UNDER GREEN HORSE ENG. PL. 1ST YR. CANTER ENGLISH PLEASURE SR. HORSE 6 & OVER ENGLISH PLEASURE 40 & OVER ENGLISH PLEASURE 19-39 ENGLISH PLEASURE 14-18 ENGLISH PLEASURE 13 & UNDER ENG. PL. GREEN RIDER 1ST YR. CANTER ENGLISH EQUITATION W/T 40 & OVER ENGLISH EQUITATION W/T 19-39 ENGLISH EQUITATION W/T 12-18 ENGLISH EQUITATION W/T 11 & UNDER ENGLISH DISCIPLINE RAIL-W/T/C-OPEN ENGLISH EQUITATION JACKPOT-PATTERN ONLY ENGLISH EQUITATION 40 & OVER ENGLISH EQUITATION 19-39 ENGLISH EQUITATION 14-18 ENGLISH EQUITATION 13 & UNDER ENGLISH EQ. GREEN RIDER 1ST YR. CANTER ***BREAK*** TRAIL IN HAND TRAIL WALK/TROT 11 & UNDER TRAIL WALK/TROT 12-18 TRAIL WALK/TROT 19-39

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Join us for an interactive horse show where the judges wear microphones and give on-the-spot feedback to exhibitors!

NORMA AGNEW MEMORIAL MSU HAIRY HORSE SHOW Saturday, April 14th, 2018 Horses mat arrive after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 13th 7:00 a.m. Registration – 8:30 a.m. Show Begins • $40 Stall / $8.00 Class MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI

*No ribbons or points will be awarded for class placing; the feedback is your reward! Proceeds to benefit Michigan 4-H Youth Horse Programs Saturday, 8:30 am 102. Fine Horse Showmanship 14-19 103. Fine Horse Showmanship 13 & under* 104. Open Showmanship 20 & over* 105. Open Showmanship 14-19* 106. Open Showmanship 13 & under* 15 minute break 107. Fine Horse Hunter Pleasure Jr. Horse 108. Fine Horse Pleasure 20 & over 109. Fine Horse Pleasure 14-19 110. Fine Horse Pleasure 13 & under* 111. Open Hunter Pleasure 20 & over 112. Open Hunter Pleasure 14-19* 113. Open Hunter Pleasure 13 & under* 114. Adult Hunt Seat Pleasure Walk-Trot 115. Youth Hunt Seat Pleasure Walk-Trot 116. Open Hunt Seat Equitation 20 & over* 117. Open Hunt Seat Equitation 14-19* 118. Open Hunt Seat Equitation 13 & under* 119. Adult Hunt Seat Equitation Walk-Trot 120. Youth Hunt Seat Equitation Walk-Trot 15 minute break

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Class Entries Close at 11:00 a.m., on the 14th Horses may arrive after 5:00pm on Friday, April 7th Show open to any breed of horse. ASTM/SEI approved helmets are required in all youth Hunt/Saddle Seat classes A/HA classes are open to Arabian & Half-Arab only Show Clothes are optional No stallions or dogs allowed at this event! Negative Coggins within the last 12 months required No refunds will be issued after March 25th, 2018

A limited number of stalls are available. You must have a stall, no showing out of trailer! To reserve a stall, please send a check payable to: “MSU” to: Hairy Horse Show 474 S. Shaw Lane, Room 1287, East Lansing, MI 48824 Questions? Email Taylor Fabus at: tenlenta@msu.edu Stalls may also be reserve with credit card online at:

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Adult Walk-Trot English Pleasure (Saddle Seat) Youth Walk-Trot English Pleasure (Saddle Seat) Open English (Saddle Seat) Pleasure 20 & over* Open English (Saddle Seat) Pleasure 19 & under* Open Saddle Seat Equitation 20 & over* Open Saddle Seat Equitation 19 & under* Walk Trot Saddle Seat Equitation 15 minute break Fine Horse Western Pleasure Jr. Horse Fine Horse Western Pleasure 20 & over Fine Horse Western Pleasure 14-19 Fine Horse Western Pleasure 13 & under* Open Western Pleasure 20 & Over* Open Western Pleasure 14-19* Open Western Pleasure 13 & under* Adult Western Pleasure Walk-Trot Youth Western Pleasure Walk-Trot Open Western Horsemanship 20 and over* Open Western Horsemanship 14-19 * Open Western Horsemanship 13 & under* Adult Western Horsemanship Walk-Trot Youth Western Horsemanship Walk-Trot

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2018 Floral City Open Show Circuit May 13, June 22-24, and July 20-22, 2018 Friday Fun Classes at the June and July Shows!

Monroe County Fairgrounds, 3775 S. Custer Rd., Monroe, MI Contact: huntfronts@hotmail.com or 734-931-6004 for more info Download the showbill at: monroecounty4-hhorsenpony.webs.com/forms

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Now Offering: Dressage, Western Dressage and Ranch Pleasure!

Daily, weekend, and year-end high point awards for: • 20 & Over • 13-15 • Walk/Trot • 18-19 • 12 & Under • Lead-Line • 16-17 • Novice • Mini/Small Pony

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Hay Before Grain? By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. Which should be fed first – hay or grain? If you're feeding correctly, this issue is truly a moot point because the horse should have access to forage (hay and/or pasture) 24/7 with no gaps. Therefore, when fed concentrates, the horse's digestive tract should already have hay flowing through it. If fed starchy cereal grains (oats, corn, barley, etc.) on an empty stomach, the horse will produce even more acid (potentially leading to ulcers) and it will leave the stomach quickly. When this happens, there is a risk that it will not be fully digested in the small intestine (especially if large amounts are fed) and end up in the hindgut where starch can be fermented by the bacterial population. This can lead to endotoxin-related laminitis. If hay is present in the stomach first, it creates a physical barrier for the grain to move out of the stomach as quickly. Since starch does not get digested in the stomach, the grain is simply mixed and churned into a semi-liquid mass, which enters the small intestine where it can be digested down to glucose. If there is hay present, fiber mixes with the starch and the whole mass enters the small intestine. Fiber is not digested until it reaches the hind gut, but its presence slows down the digestion of starch, and obstructs the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream, leading to a less dramatic rise in insulin. One thing to note – there is more water involved when hay is present (from increased drinking and saliva production). This is a ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MARCH 2018

good thing since digestion within the small intestine cannot take place without water. Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. is an independent equine nutritionist with a wide U.S. and international following. Her research-based approach optimizes equine health by aligning physiology and instincts with correct feeding and nutrition practices. Dr. Getty's goal is to empower the horse-person with the confidence and knowledge to provide the best nutrition for his or her horse's needs. Dr. Getty's fundamental resource book, Feed Your Horse Like a Horse, is available at www.GettyEquineNutrition.com. Sign up for Dr. Getty's informative, free e-newsletter, Forage for Thought; browse her library of reference articles; search her nutrition forum archives; and purchase recordings of her educational teleseminars and interviews. Find topquality supplements, feeders, and other equine-related items, at her online store. Email Dr. Getty at: gettyequinenutrition@gmail.com. (34)

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2018 Oakland County Open Horse Show Circuit ALL SHOWS START PROMPTLY AT 8:30 AM - RAIN OR SHINE Shows held at Springfield Oaks County Park • 12451 Andersonville Rd., Davisburg, MI 48350 • www.oakhc.org

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AUGUST 11

Kick-Off Fuzzy Show

Milford Trail Blazers/ Young Riders

Davisburg Triple B’s

Paint Creek Valley

Champs/ Grand Finale

(show clothes optional)

New This Year: CLOVERBUD WALK ONLY CLASS, PATTERN CLASSES & EVENING REGISTRATION NIGHT BEFORE EVERY SHOW! 1 ** 2 ** 3 ** 4 ## 5 6 7 8* 9* 10#

HALTER—MARES—9 & OVER HALTER—GELDINGS—9 & OVER FITTING & SHOWING—SWEEPSTAKES FITTING & SHOWING—ADULT FITTING & SHOWING—SENIOR FITTING & SHOWING—JUNIOR FITTING & SHOWING—YOUTH FITTING & SHOWING—W/T 13 & OVER FITTING & SHOWING—W/T 9-12 FITTING & SHOWING—CLOVERBUDS 5 MINUTE TACK CHANGE 11## HUNT SEAT EQUITATION—ADULT 12 HUNT SEAT EQUITATION—SENIOR 13 HUNT SEAT EQUITATION—JUNIOR 14 HUNT SEAT EQUITATION—YOUTH 15* W/T ENGLISH EQUITATION—13 & OVER 16* W/T ENGLISH EQUITATION—9-12 17## HUNT SEAT PLEASURE—ADULT 18 HUNT SEAT PLEASURE—SENIOR 19 HUNT SEAT PLEASURE—JUNIOR 20 HUNT SEAT PLEASURE—YOUTH 21* W/T ENGLISH PLEASURE—13 & OVER 22* W/T ENGLISH PLEASURE—9-12 23** HUNT SEAT BAREBACK—9 & OVER 30 MIN. LUNCH BREAK 24** HUNTER HACK—9 & OVER 25# LEAD LINE—5-8 CLOVERBUDS 26# WALK-TROT EQUITATION— 5-8 CLOVERBUDS 27# WALK ONLY CLOVERBUDS—5-8 28** SADDLESEAT EQUITATION—16 & OVER 29** SADDLESEAT EQUITATION—9-15 30** SADDLESEAT PLEASURE—16 & OVER 31** SADDLESEAT PLEASURE—9-15 32** SADDLESEAT BAREBACK— 9 & OVER 15 MINUTE TACK CHANGE 33## WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP—ADULT 34 WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP—SENIOR 35 WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP—JUNIOR 36 WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP—YOUTH 37* W/T WEST HORSEMANSHIP—13 & OVER 38* W/T WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP—9-12 39## WESTERN PLEASURE—ADULT 40 WESTERN PLEASURE—SENIOR 41 WESTERN PLEASURE—JUNIOR 42 WESTERN PLEASURE—YOUTH 43* W/T WESTERN PLEASURE—13 & OVER 44* W/T WESTERN PLEASURE—9-12 45* WESTERN BAREBACK—9 & OVER COURSE SET-UP GYMKHANA NOT TO BEGIN BEFORE 3PM 46## CLOVERLEAF—ADULT 47 CLOVERLEAF—15-19 48 CLOVERLEAF—9-14 49## INDIANA FLAG RACE—ADULT

50 INDIANA FLAG RACE—15-19 51 INDIANA FLAG RACE—9-14 52## KEY HOLE—ADULT 53 KEY HOLE—15-19 54 KEY HOLE—9-14 55## POLE BENDING—ADULT 56 POLE BENDING—15-19 57 POLE BENDING—9-14 58## SPEED & ACTION—ADULT 59 SPEED & ACTION—15-19 60 SPEED & ACTION—9-14 61## FIGURE 8 STAKES—ADULT 62 FIGURE 8 STAKES—15-19 63 FIGURE 8 STAKES—9-14 64## 2-PERSON RELAY—OPEN TRAIL – TO BE RUN IN UPPER ARENA AT WILL AFTER FITTING & SHOWING (APPROX. 3 HRS.) 65** TRAIL—ADULT*** 66 TRAIL—SENIOR*** 67 TRAIL—JUNIOR*** 68 TRAIL—YOUTH*** 69* TRAIL—W/T 9-12*** 70** TRAIL—W/T 13 & OVER*** 71** TRAIL—IN HAND OPEN*** 72# TRAIL—CLOVERBUD*** PATTERN CLASSES – TO BE RUN IN UPPER ARENA AT WILL. Pattern classes will begin immediately following completion of Trail. Patterns will be posted at start of each show. 73** HUNT SEAT PATTERN OPEN*** 74** WESTERN PATTERN OPEN*** 75** SADDLESEAT PATTERN OPEN*** Specific Show Details – ADDED CLASSES: Milford Trail Blazers/Young Riders—June 2 22a ** BIG TROTTERS (ENGLISH) – OPEN 32a ** COMMANDS – OPEN 43a ** EASY LOPER (WESTERN) – OPEN Triple B’s—June 3 32a ** COMMANDS W/T/C OPEN Paint Creek Valley—June 23 All Cloverbud classes will include Skills Feedback Champs/Grand Finale—August 11 24a ** EQUITATION OVER FENCES-MIHA 24b ** HUNTER OVER FENCES 27a ** PROTÉGÉ' PROGRAM SHOWCASE (FOR 5-8 YR OLDS ENROLLED IN PROGRAM) NEW THIS YEAR: Daily & Year End High Points will be awarded using a fixed scale. Each show will award Daily High Points as announced. Daily & Year End ties will be broken based on most 1st place, then most 2nd place, etc. • ADULT (20 & OVER) • WALK/TROT (9-12) • SENIOR (16-19) • WALK/TROT (13-19) • JUNIOR (13-15) • YOUTH (9-12) • GYMKHANA (20 & OVER), (15-19) & (9-14)

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GENERAL INFORMATION: Registration for ALL shows will open by 7:00pm the night before each show. 1. 4-H RULES APPLY— No Stallions 2. JUDGE’S DECISION IS FINAL 3. NO REFUNDS for registered classes. 4. Adult Classes: Show Clothes are optional. 5. Current year Negative Coggins Test required. 6. Exhibitor’s age as of January 1st of the current year. 7. 5-8 year olds must adhere to the 4-H Cloverbud guidelines. All 5-8 year olds must wear helmets. 8. Exhibitor must show in age appropriate group. 9. Ponies must ride in age division. 10. No Novice Horses in 12 & Under classes. 11. Stalls are available for $25.00/day. No reservations will be taken. ALL STALLS MUST BE STRIPPED!! $10.00 refund after stall check. PLEASE PUT MANURE IN SPREADER and TRASH IN GARBAGE CANS. 12. Trailer-in Fee $10.00 per Horse per show. Please remove manure from all trailer tie locations. 13. Camping/Electrical use is $12 per show. 14. Lunch breaks to be announced. Food concessions will be available. 15. Entries close 2 classes preceding class entering ring. 16. The Committee has the right to split, combine or cancel classes and to break all High Point ties. 17. Sweepstakes: Minimum 4 entries, no ribbons, 25% 1st Place, 15% 2nd Place & 10% 3rd Place. 18. Back Number: 1 Horse/1 Rider combination. 19. Gymkhana Jackpot: Daily $10 fee per rider. Best overall time for each event wins share of pot. Pot is split evenly for Cloverleaf, Indiana Flag Race, Key Hole, Pole Bending and Speed & Action classes.

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TROPHY SADDLE & GYMKHANA JACKPOT! MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status.

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ears may be the only warning you get before your animal's rear hooves leave the ground, aimed at your neighbor's beast. Here's a tip: Horse's with a red ribbon tied in their tail should be given a wide berth. Red ribbons mean they appreciate a little more space lest they kick the horse who rides up closely behind them. Failing to check the cinch Riding with a loose cinch (or girth for us English types) can cause big problems for you should your saddle slip on a bit of tricky trail. Too tight will cause issues with your mount by promoting sores and galling. After learning the hard way, I now gradually tighten the cinch as I'm tacking up and then again shortly after starting the ride. I check for tightness where the cinch crosses the bone at the horse's sternum. I try to slide one finger between the cinch and my pony's belly. If I cannot, it is too tight and if I can get more than one finger in, the cinch is too loose. Even the most experienced riders have had a blunder or two, so don't let it put you off trail riding and camping for good. It is important to remember that making mistakes is perfectly normal. Instead, learn from them and use your experience to help improve your skills and soon you'll be an expert on the trails. Do you have stories about mistakes you made when you were on the trails for the first time? Let us know by visiting our website and www.TrailMeister.com leaving us a comment!

The Top 6 Trail Riding Blunders By Robert Eversole, www.TrailMeister.com Whether it's parenting, driving, or trail riding, when you are learning how to do something new, you are bound to make a mistake or three. We're only human after all and making mistakes is part of our nature. Here's a list of my top six trail riding mistakes, that I freely admit to having made, to help future beginners avoid these pitfalls. Out of Shape and Overweight For both us AND our mounts riding is an athletic sport which demands good muscles and a fit body. Overweight or out of shape riders put more stress on their animals than riders who weigh less. Those extra pounds make a difference. There's a reason that jockeys go to extreme lengths to shed a single pound. Trail riders may not be racing but those extra Twinkies will add up as the miles pass by. Also, riding as your only activity does not create enough cardiovascular stimulus to keep you fit. This means your heart can be under strain from riding, as opposed to being conditioned by it. Not Bringing a Trail Map Not all dotted lines are made equal. Thus, the map that helps you find the trail-head parking lot won't help you navigate a trail. A good trail map is a fundamental piece of your riding gear as it accurately depicts your route, so you know where you are going, which is vital. Having a trail map could be a lifesaver, and the good thing about a map is that you don't have to worry about it losing battery or signal when out in the wilderness. Another handy piece of equipment to have with you is a compass so you can easily navigate your way along the trail without going off course. You should know how to use these tools properly before you go, so take some time to learn how to use them as these could prove lifesaving in an emergency. Ignoring the Weather Forecast A little rain isn't a reason to cancel a ride. That's why we have GoreTex jackets, right? But even the best equipment can't provide 100% protection from the soggy remnants of a hurricane or an Arctic-born blizzard. Before every trip, I review the website www.Trail Meister.com which uses a NOAA interface to generate five-day forecasts for precisely where I'll be riding. These results are far more accurate than the traditional forecasts for the nearest town, which could be miles away and thousands of feet lower than a trail. Skimping on Leave No Trace Litterbug? Not you. You may also be a committed recycler. Maybe you even wash and re-use zip-lock bags. On a camping trip, where do you dump the soapy water after washing dishes? Do you really strain out the food bits and scatter the “gray” water at least 200 feet from any lake, stream, or campsite? And do you use biodegradable soap? That's what the Leave No Trace (LNT) seven principles promoting ethical, low-impact outdoor recreation advises you to do. It's easy to practice LNT's big three: Carry out trash, keep away from wildlife, and minimize the impact of campfires. The finer points, however, like packing out toilet paper and building small fires are sometimes harder to follow. Tailgating Failing to keep a distance of at least one horse length (about 10 feet) is a common problem that could easily turn into an emergency room visit. In general, horses don't like to be crowded and those laid-back ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MARCH 2018

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2018 Equine Affaire: 25 Years in the Making When work initially began on the first Equine Affaire back in 1993, the show was nothing more than one person’s “good idea.” That idea for an event that would bring all facets of the horse industry together in an education-oriented, noncompetitive environment was soon enthusiastically embraced by horse people and horse businesses alike, and Equine Affaire quickly evolved into a multifaceted, must-attend show serving the horse community. Today Equine Affaire enjoys a solid reputation and place in the horse industry thanks to the participation and support over the past 25 years of countless clinicians, presenters, performers, farm owners, associations, organizations, retailers, manufacturers, sponsors, and horse people from all walks of equestrian life. The exact impact of Equine Affaire is difficult to measure, but the 56 events that have been produced since the first show in March of 1994 have clearly touched the lives of many hundreds of thousands of horse people and several thousand horse businesses and organizations throughout the nation. Along the way they have also served an even larger and perhaps more important goal of improving our understanding and appreciation of horses and improving their lives through the education of their owners and handlers. Equine Affaire is aptly named – as it is a celebration of our love of horses. Equine Affaire’s “Silver Anniversary” event will take place April 1215 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus and offer what Equine Affaire has become famous for: an educational program that is second-to-none, the largest horse-related trade show in this hemisphere, top equine entertainment and competition, and endless opportunities to experience, buy, and sell horses of all types. Whether you are just becoming involved with horses or you’re a seasoned veteran of the horse world, your destination of choice this spring will be Equine Affaire – North America’s premiere equine exposition and equestrian gathering. At a time when so much of what we do and experience is through online avenues, Equine Affaire offers the grand alternative to see, feel, touch, compare, try on, experience and even smell the horse world in person... to share one’s love of horses with others who feel the same. Equine Affaire is about first-hand opportunities to witness great horses, learn from top equestrians, shop for all things equine, research, connect, hang out with fellow horse people and immerse one’s self in the world of horses. At the heart of Equine Affaire is an educational program designed to help horsemen of all riding and driving persuasions reach their equestrian goals at home, on the trail, or in a competitive arena. Hundreds of clinics, seminars and demos by many of the foremost trainers, coaches, competitors, judges, TV personalities, and industry professionals will be presented in seven venues. Clinicians scheduled to present at the Silver Anniversary event will include Ken McNabb, Dan James, Van Hargis, Warwick Schiller, Stacy Westfall, Tommie Turvey, Nancy Cahill, Jan Ebeling, Jeff Cook, Lynn Symansky, Paul Humphrey, Stephen Hayes, Bob Giles, Larry Whitesell, Liz Bentley, and a host of others. Clinic topics will cover the gamut from the English disciplines of dressage, jumping, eventing, driving, English pleasure and hunter under saddle through the western sports of reining, western horsemanship, barrel racing, contesting, and trail. ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MARCH 2018

New riders and horse owners of all ages may also acquire basic horse and horsemanship expertise through demos, video presentations, interactive exhibits, and special activities at Equine Affaire’s Equine Fundamentals Forum sponsored by Cosequin®. And, if you’ve never ridden a horse or haven’t ridden in a long time, you’ll have an opportunity to connect or reconnect with horses this spring. Equine Affaire is partnering with the American Horse Council’s Time to Ride program to provide opportunities for new and aspiring horse lovers to have their first encounter with a horse – to learn about the basics of horses, horse care, horsemanship, and to actually ride a horse for the first time. Equine Affaire is expanding its educational offerings this year with the introduction of the Your Farm Forum sponsored by Equine Equipment and located in the Bricker Annex. This new specialty area will include a range of farm and stable-related exhibitors as well as a seminar stage featuring sessions focusing on the horse’s home and environment and covering a wide range of topics for owners of horse farms of all sizes. Discover ways you can improve your equine operation and horse’s world and learn about other farm activities and animals. Students hoping to pursue equine-related studies and careers will be able to research college programs and career options by participating in a new Career/College Scavenger Hunt. The hunt will be an engaging way to meet a variety of industry professionals and college representatives. The kickoff presentation for the hunt will take place at 10:00am on Saturday in the Equine Fundamentals Forum demo ring in the Celeste Center, and the scavenger hunt will follow until 3:45pm. Prizes will be awarded during a final panel discussion at 4:00pm. Interested students should check in to participate at the Equine Fundamentals Forum upon arrival. Of course the true focus of Equine Affaire is obviously horses, and you’ll find plenty of ways to discover and appreciate the amazing diversity of the horse world in the Breed Pavilion, Horse & Farm Exhibits, and breed demos throughout the weekend. Get up close and personal with equines from miniatures to drafts, gaited to easy gaited breeds, and stock horses to sport horses. Representatives of dozens of horse, pony, color, and breed associations and registries will be on hand to answer your questions and share their exceptional horses with you. Equine Affaire’s popular test of horsemanship, the Versatile Horse & Rider Competition, will once again be an entertaining as well as educational part of the event. Up to 25 pre-selected horse and rider (38)

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organizations that underwrite production expenses through their generous sponsorships. We extend our most heartfelt thanks to Absorbine®, Rod’s, Wahl, Horse Network, US Equestrian, Farnam, Equine Savings, and dozens of other outstanding companies and organizations that endorse the mission of Equine Affaire and keep ticket prices affordable for all through their sponsorship support. Visit equineaffaire.com, click on the Ohio event, and follow the links to detailed information on everything that Equine Affaire has to offer. Or call our helpful staff of dedicated horse people at (740) 845-0085 from 9:005:00 ET for personal assistance.

teams will race through a challenging obstacle course in the coliseum on Friday, April 13, in pursuit of $5500 and the coveted title of Versatile Horse & Rider Competition Champion. The VHRC is open to adult riders of all disciplines and horses of all breeds and has evolved over the years into one of the most popular features of Equine Affaire. Come and cheer on your favorite contestants in this exciting, fast-paced event!

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Yielding Right In-Hand by Lynn Palm We've been discussing tips for teaching your horse three in-hand maneuvers that are extremely important for the horse's future from beginning work under saddle to advanced training. They are the forehand turn, turn on the haunches, and yielding. A “non-horsy” husband of one of my students was perplexed with the notion of teaching horses to “go sideways” as in yielding. Yielding is much more than just going sideways. It teaches the horse to respond to our aids, whether from the ground when we are first teaching this maneuver or to our leg when we ask him to execute it under saddle. Think of yielding as an exercise that encourages the horse's hind legs (his engine) to be active underneath his body. The more active and “engaged” his hind legs are, the easier it will be for him to balance himself and do what you are asking him. Yielding is a very good exercise for loosening the front shoulders as the horse “swings” his front legs. It also teaches us how to coordinate our aids to ask the horse for lateral movement. As with all of in-hand lessons, outfit your horse with a properly fitting halter, with a longe line attached, and leg protection. For this lesson attach the longe line on the halter's side ring on the side you are leading. Like other in-hand lessons, I recommend introducing it in a smaller secure area like an enclosed paddock or round pen. I'll describe this lesson as if teaching it in a small paddock. Once your horse is solid in this lesson, you will be able to execute it anywhere. When starting this lesson, practice it in the same spot each time. By doing this, the horse will be familiar with what you will be asking him to do. Once he is consistent, add additional spots until he can perform it anywhere within the training location you are using. In-Hand Lesson: Yielding-Right We defined yielding as a maneuver where the horse stays straight and the forehand and hindquarters work together so he can move laterally. This maneuver builds on the lesson learned in the forehand turn, that is, moving away from pressure. Use the simple pattern I've shared to properly position the horse for yielding, but this time to the right. To do this, find a section of straight fence line that ends in a right hand corner or bend. Stand so that you are leading your horse from his right side with him positioned between you and a fence. You will be “tracking” or moving to the horse's right. Walk him straight along the fence line and turn him through the right hand corner. Continue turning away from the fence, making a ½circle to the right, until you are positioned in the middle of the paddock and facing in the opposite direction than you started. Ask him to whoa, making sure he is straight and square. Change longe line or lead and your position to the horse's left side. You will be working from the left side for yielding right following a diagonal line back toward the fence. Stand close to your horse, facing him, between the middle of his neck to his shoulder. Hold the excess longe line in your left hand Extend your left hand to lightly grasp the halter's side ring, at the horse's jaw, with just enough contact to guide the head. Do not hang on the halter or steer his head from underneath it! Remember the key to this lesson – use this hand to encourage him to move ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MARCH 2018

FORWARD and very slightly flex his head toward you (away from the direction he will be traveling). Remember, the bend to his head is very slight, his neck should remain in line with the rest of his body. Later, as he becomes more schooled in this maneuver, he will be able to do it with little or no bend. When yielding, the head, neck, shoulders, and back should stay in line with the hips. Extend your right hand to apply the aid or “cue” for this maneuver to move the hindquarters laterally. The “target area” for this cue is the lower half of the horse's barrel within a zone approximately 10 inches behind his heart girth. This is same place where your lower leg contacts the horse's lower barrel when your foot is in the stirrup and where you will cue for leg yielding under saddle. Be consistent where you apply this cue! The cue is not given up high on the flank, up on his sides, or back on his hip. Look at your horse and find the target area before staring this lesson. If your horse is sensitive to this touch, you may need to gently stroke him from his withers down to his shoulder to get him accustomed to the contact. Apply the cue using a cupped hand with a pulsating pressure, rather than poking the horse with your knuckles or fingers. Start the maneuver by extending your left hand and give a “cluck” to ask the horse to walk FORWARD and STRAIGHT – before any lateral movement is requested. When he is moving forward and straight, very slightly bend his head toward you as you apply the cue with your right hand in the target zone. Use your peripheral vision to see if his left front and hind legs are crossing over the right front and hind legs while he stays straight in his top-line. If he does not stay straight, bring him forward and straighten him using the right hand on his halter, before asking again. When the horse moves laterally, lighten the pressure and follow his movement as he moves diagonally toward the fence. If he does not respond vibrate the pressure with the left hand, to keep him moving forward with a slight bend, and with the right hand to ask him to move his hindquarters laterally. When he reaches the fence, finish the maneuver by asking him for a few steps forward and straight alongside the fence. Ask him to whoa and praise him. Teaching this maneuver is as much about learning how to coordinate your actions as a handler as teaching your horse to move laterally to your commands. Avoid the common problem of standing too far away from the horse and not moving with him. In this position the handler will lag behind her horse and pull him out of the straight-line body position. Be precise where the cue is applied. If it is given too far behind the target area or too high on the flank, the horse will have the tendency to swing his hindquarters out or resist, rather than move laterally. Don't look down at the horse's feet, but use your peripheral vision to (40)

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monitor the horse's top-line to see if he is staying straight at the same time you note if he is crossing his front and hind legs properly. Your Next Step…As you and your horse advance with yielding, you will be able to keep the head, neck, shoulders, back, and hips in alignment. The goal in teaching yielding is to get the horse moving more FORWARD and laterally, then just going sideways. This will help keep the neck more in line with his body. Once you and your horse are consistent with the in-hand maneuvers, combine them to keep him fresh and responsive. Here are a few sequences of in-hand “patterns” that I demonstrate with clear visuals and more training tips at the conclusion of my instructional video Longevity Training Tape #3-Working In Hand. Try each sequence. When your horse is responding consistently, link them together, try them leading from each side, change directions, and add your own variations to create more challenging, fun exercises. Turn on the forehand 180 degrees – lead at the walk – increase speed to lead at the trot – whoa – back. Turn on the forehand 180 degrees – whoa – lead at the walk – increase speed to lead at the trot – whoa. Turn on the haunches right 180 degrees – directly to leading at the trot in a straight line – trot in a medium sized circle – whoa. Lynn's Training Tip…Either on the ground or under saddle, learning how to advance your training using my non-stressful techniques will help you develop a long lasting partnership and an obedient well-trained horse! Take the next step by visiting my website at www.lynnpalm.com or call 1-800-503-2824. Lynn is also on social media at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Is Non-GMO Safe? By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. Non-GMO. Do you know what it means? And is it better than GMO? It must be, right? Otherwise, it wouldn't be displayed on food-labels as something to brag about. But is it the same as organic? Is organic better than non-GMO? So many questions! Confused? What does GMO mean? GMO stands for “genetically modified organism.” GMO foods have been genetically engineered to withstand certain conditions or chemicals, in particular herbicides that can tackle weeds -- one of the most significant problems that farmers face. The development of plants that could survive when sprayed with a weed-killer was a dream come true for farmers desperate to find a solution to this overwhelming problem. The most dramatic and frightening of all GMOs are those that are “Roundup Ready.” These GMO crops can be sprayed with the herbicide, Roundup (Monsanto), dramatically increasing productivity by killing the damaging weeds without harming the plant. Sounds wonderful on the surface, that is, until you dig deeper. Glyphosate is the concern The active ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate. The research on this herbicide is extensive, and troubling. Glyphosate was thought to be nearly non-toxic, however researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology determined that glyphosate is a major contributor to health issues including the obesity epidemic in the US. The brain can also be affected, increasing the incidence of autism, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and depression. Glyphosate takes the place of glycine in body proteins. Glyphosate is a synthetic amino acid similar to glycine. Acting as a glycine analogue, it may be substituted for glycine in proteins throughout the body, linking it to an extensive list of diseases including gluten intolerance and celiac disease, kidney disease, inflammatory bowel disease, reproductive issues, diabetes, respiratory disorders, adrenal insufficiency, hypothyroidism, osteoporosis, chronic inflammation, and cancer. Glyphosate alters the uptake of minerals. When a plant is sprayed with glyphosate, it binds metals within the plant's tissues, impairing the micronutrient content of the plant. The leaf concentration of minerals including iron, manganese, copper, zinc, magnesium, and cobalt have been shown to decrease in plants sprayed with glyphosate. There is discussion that glyphosate can chelate minerals inside the body, reducing their bioavailability for biochemical functions, creating disease in humans and animals. The extensive use of glyphosate on our crops is leading to herbicidal resistance. To counteract this, more is being used, and different chemicals are added to the mix. And look for new GMOS to be developed by agrochemical companies. A disturbing trend indeed. This is a vastly complex subject. I am only beginning to scratch the surface. It is also controversial, which can make it difficult to differentiate between truth and propaganda. Consequently, I mostly rely on peer-reviewed research studies to be able to offer the best information available. What about your horses? I know you're thinking that this information applies to you and your ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MARCH 2018

family. But let's focus on the foods that your horses consume. Since there are GMO versions of soybeans, corn, alfalfa, canola, cottonseed (used for oil) and sugar beets, as well as GMO wheat in development, there is no doubt that your horse is affected. Yet, there is little research that specifically looks at glyphosate's impact on horse's health. There was a recent study using dairy cows in Denmark, where it was shown that glyphosate intake significantly decreased their serum levels of cobalt and manganese. Additionally, they showed elevated creatine kinase (CK) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) enzyme levels. CK is indicative of tying up (rhabdomyolysis) and possible kidney failure. Increased ALP indicates potential liver damage and bile duct blockages. In 2006, over 1000 racehorses, between two and three years of age, were examined for health problems. More than half of them were found to suffer from inflammatory airway disease, joint problems, and fractures. It has been argued that high performance demands or the overuse of the drug Lasix may contribute to these conditions, but there is mounting evidence that glyphosate exposure may be a significant cause of their deteriorating health. Most soybeans in the US are genetically modified to be Roundup ready. It has been determined that GMO soybeans have substantial amounts of herbicide residues. Soy is a common ingredient in most commercial horse feeds, used as soybean meal, along with its oil (often denoted as vegetable oil) and hulls. Beet pulp is a byproduct of the sugar beet industry. I have often recommended it as an excellent carrier feed when adding supplements to the horse's diet. However, most beet pulp comes from GMO sugar beets and may very well be a concern. Does that mean that non-GMO products are safe? Not necessarily! The non-GMO label is not a measure of safety in and of itself. True, GMO crops are more likely to be sprayed with Roundup – that is the very purpose of the genetic modification. It is a good start, but not a guarantee since non-GMO crops, unfortunately, can also be sprayed with Roundup. Glyphosate is sprayed as a pre-harvest desiccant. This process, known as desiccation, involves spraying Roundup on the crops a few days before harvesting. It kills the foliage and accelerated the drying of the grain. Using glyphosate on wheat, barley, or oats, for example, two weeks before harvest, allows for increased product uniformity and yield, and improved harvesting efficiency, especially in humid environments. Sugar cane, used for your table sugar as well as molasses, is often sprayed with Roundup. But the most alarming crop is your horse's forage. Your horse's hay may be the cause of unexplained health (42)

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a last resort, this may be worth the cost. Bottom line There is a large body of research on the negative impact glyphosate has on overall well-being. If your horse has health problems that cannot seem to be resolved, his glyphosate intake may be the culprit. Don't be misled into thinking that if a company brags about being non-GMO, it is glyphosate-free. However, if a product is certified as organic, it means that it is non-GMO, along with being glyphosate-free. Many researchers have made a fervent plea to governments throughout the world to introduce new legislation that would restrict its usage. Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. is an independent equine nutritionist with a wide U.S. and international following. Her research-based approach optimizes equine health by aligning physiology and instincts with correct feeding and nutrition practices. Dr. Getty's goal is to empower the horseperson with the confidence and knowledge to provide the best nutrition for his or her horse's needs. Dr. Getty's fundamental resource book, Feed Your Horse Like a Horse, is available at www.GettyEquineNutrition.com. Find a world of useful information for the horse-person at www. GettyEquineNutrition.com: Sign up for Dr. Getty's informative, free e-newsletter, Forage for Thought; browse her library of reference articles; search her nutrition forum archives; and purchase recordings of her educational teleseminars and interviews. Find top-quality supplements, feeders, and other equine-related items, at her online store. Reach Dr. Getty directly by emailing her at gettyequinenutrition@gmail.com.

issues. According to federal regulations, animal feeds, grass hays, and alfalfa hay are permitted the highest levels of glyphosate that any other food group. Organic ensures no glyphosate According to the USDA, organic crops must start with organic seeds and be grown without the use of synthetic chemicals, irradiation, sewage sludge, or genetic engineering. That means that to be certified as organic, it must also be non-GMO! And since nonGMOs do not necessarily protect you against glyphosate contamination, you are much better off seeking organic products. Nearly 80 USDA certifying agencies can authorize farms and businesses as meeting USDA organic regulations. One such agency, the California Certified Organic Farmers, allows products to be labeled, “Organic is non-GMO and more,” when they meet certification guidelines. It is far more expensive to be organic than non-GMO, since “nonGMO” is a subset of organic. Companies who are proud to offer organic products are educating their consumers by using this type of labeling. There is good news Many small farms simply cannot afford to use Roundup. Or they may choose to grow their crops organically without undergoing the expensive organic certification process. Such companies are happy to share with you that their crops are “glyphosate-free.” When in doubt, I recommend contacting the individual company, farmer, or hay grower/broker to see if they have tested their products for glyphosate. Testing it on your own is expensive, but as

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COLT – A male horse (3 years old and under). DAM – A horse’s female parent. FILLY – A female horse (3 years old and under). FOAL – A newborn baby horse (before weaning). GELDING – A castrated adult male horse (3 years and older). MARE – An adult female horse (4 years and older). PONY – A full-grown small horse (14.2 hands and under). SIRE – A horse’s male parent. STALLION – An un-castrated adult male horse (3 years and older). WEANLING – A colt or filly who is 6 to 12 months old. YEARLING – A horse who is between 1 and 2 years old.

CASTRATION – Surgical removal of both testes so the horse cannot reproduce. After a stallion is castrated, it is called a gelding. COGGINS TEST – A blood test for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA). Horses which test positive may be required by the state to be destroyed or permanently quarantined. COLIC – General term describing abdominal pain in the horse. Ranges in severity from mild to life-threatening. A veterinarian should always be called in case of suspected colic. COLOSTROM – First milk produced by a mare following foaling. Provides the newborn foal with temporary immunity against disease. CONFORMATION – The shape of a horse’s body. A horse with good conformation is stronger and more likely to stay “sound” than one with weak conformation. DEWORMING – Giving a drug (liquid, pelleted or paste) to a horse to rid them of parasites, such as roundworm, flukes and tapeworm. EQUINE CHIROPRACTOR – Chiropractors focus on the skeletal structures of the horse, and use manual manipulations to bring these structures back into their proper alignment. EQUINE DENTIST – A person that specializes in routine dental work on horses, especially procedures such as rasping the sharp edges of teeth, also known as “floating.” EQUINE INFECTIOUS ANEMIA (EIA) – Viral disease for which there is no known cure or vaccine. Also known as Swamp Fever. EQUINE VET TECHNICIAN – Tech’s work along side veterinarians, and are like a nurse for your horse. FARRIER – A craftsman who trims and shoes horses’ hooves. FECAL TEST – A test conducted by a veterinarian to check for internal parasites in the horse. FLOATING – An equine dentist or a veterinarian wearing down the surface of the teeth with a file, usually to remove sharp points or to balance out the mouth. GAIT – The different speeds a horse can travel. Every horse has 4 natural “gaits”, the (1) walk, (2) trot, (3) canter, (4) gallop. LAME – A “lame horse” has an injury that interferes with his performance and/or health. SOUND – A “sound horse” does not have any injuries that interfere with his performance and/or health. VETERINARIAN – A physician that practices veterinary medicine by treating diseases, disorders, and injuries in animals.

EQUIPMENT BIT – usually made of metal or a synthetic material, and is placed in the mouth of a horse for control. BRIDLE – The headgear used to control a horse, consisting of buckled straps to which a bit and reins are attached. CROSS-TIES – A method of tethering a horse using two ropes or ties, one on each side, connected to a solid post or wall. GIRTH – A band attached to a saddle, used to secure it on a horse by being fastened around its belly. HALTER – A rope or strap with a noose or headstall placed around the head of a horse. Used for leading or tying it. HEADSTALL – Part of a bridle/halter that fits around a horse’s head. LEAD – Lead rope used to lead a horse. Usually attached to a halter. Normally a separate piece from the halter. LUNGE LINE – A very long rein (about 20-40 ft) used to lunge a horse. REINS – Long, narrow strap attached to a horse’s bit, typically used in pairs to guide or check a horse while riding. SADDLE – A seat fastened on the back of a horse for riding, typically made of leather and raised at the front and rear. TACK – All equipment used on a horse (bridle, saddle, halter, etc.).

MISCELLANEOUS GRADE – Term used to describe a horse that is not registered with any breed association. GROOMING – Brushing the horse’s body, cleaning their feet with a hoof pick to improve their physical appearance and overall health. HAND – Measures how tall a horse is (one hand = four inches). LUNGEING – A way of exercising using a lunge line that is attached to the horse’s halter. The horse moves in circles around the trainer. ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MARCH 2018

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RARE HORSE BREEDS The Golden Akhal Teke – with an unbelievably shiny coat that appears to be metallic in the sun. The Akhal Teke is the national emblem of the country of Turkmenistan.

The Black Forest Horse, or the “Schwarzwälder Kaltblut,” is a rare draft horse breed originating in Southern Germany. It stands from 14.2-15.3 hands.

The Bashkir Curly Horse Charles Darwin documented curly horses in South America in the early 19th century. The early Sioux Indians regarded curly horses as sacred mounts for chiefs and medicine men.

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EGGS FOR SALE Boarding – Hastings, MI (SE Grand Rapids area). Quiet, country with 165 acres of trails. Inside and outside board, large pastures with shelters. 60 x 160 indoor arena, lessons and horses for sale. EVERVIEW FARM – Lee Hastings, MI (Barry) (S-01/19) 269. 948.9570, email: lee@everviewfarm.net www.everviewfarm.net Hamburg/Pinckney Area – Stall boarding $375. Indoor and outdoor arena, round pen, large tack lockers. Trail riding along paved, wooded and lake areas. All disciplines are welcome. Grass and dry pasture turnout. 734.330.8733 (Livingston) M-04/18 Email: sunterrafarms.krk@gmail.com

Organic Free Range Eggs – Mixed dozens, high quality fresh and tasty chicken and duck eggs. 6 chicken, 6 duck. Our customers love the taste! CLOVERLEAF FARMS LLC Hartland, MI (Livingston) M-04/18 517.376.8577 call/text Email: cloverleaffarmsllc@yahoo.com

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Offering a Natural Solution for all your equine dentistry needs. Serving Michigan since 1998. No farm call fee. Doug LaRose, Eq/DT Midland, MI (Midland) (PS-04/18) 989.430.8595 or 989.285.5557 www.LaRoseEquineDentistry.com www.facebook.com/LaRoseEquineDentistry

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WARRIOR FREEDOM FARM Beautiful Boarding and training facility for all breeds & disciplines. Green horses & first-time riders welcome! Offering western dressage & short-term intensive training programs. Visit us online for more information. IRONWOOD FARM – Dorothy Mueller Dorothy 313.215.1944, Leonard, MI (Oakland) (PS-09/18) Email: ironwoodfarmdressage@yahoo.com www.ironwoodfarmequestrian.com Beautiful Horse Boarding Facility, privately owned, 24 hour care, over 25 years of experience. Indoor and outdoor arena. Access to Kensington Metro Park Trails. Located in the Brighton/Milford area. Board starting at $275. EASTBROOK FARMS Brighton, MI (Livingston) (S-05/18) (248) 636-7006

Horse Boarding, Training, Sales, and Lessons, Horse Rescue and Therapeutic Riding Program. Private farm on 45 serene acres with arenas, round pen and trails. Family oriented farm. Find us on Facebook: Warrior Freedom Farm WARRIOR FREEDOM FARM Clio, MI (Genesee) (PS-02/19) 248.860.6443, www.warriorfreedomfarm.com Email: warriorfreedomfarm@gmail.com

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EQUINE MASSAGE Animal Communication, plus Reiki, equine and canine massage. Spectra Laser treatments. Certified and insured, Anise Silvernail-Corcoran. FOCUSED HEART MASSAGE THERAPY, LLC South Lyon, MI (Oakland) M-04/18) 248.242.2908, anise.silvernail@gmail.com www.focusedheartsouthlyon.com Certified Equine Sports Massage, rehabilitation therapy. Free Evaluation. Rain drop and red light therapy. Let me help keep your equine performing at their best! Facebook.com/HHEMofMI HEALING HANDS EQUINE MASSAGE OF MI Stephanie Layne – 313.319.6814 New Boston, MI (Wayne) M-04/18 Email: healinghandsequine@charter.net

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Free Evaluation of horse in movement. Licensed Massage Therapist. Certified in Equine Sports Massage and Bodywork through Equissage and Equi-Pair. References available. LADY ANN EQUINE MASSAGE – Ann Heins Howell, MI (Livingston) (S-11/18) 517.672.6057 Email: ladyannequine@yahoo.com

MiPonderosa Is Hiring. We are currently looking for barn laborers to join our team! Openings for afternoon shifts are available immediately. Pay starts at $9.25 per hr. with the potential for raises. MiPONDEROSA – www.miponderosa.com Kristin Richards – 248.919.6979 South Lyon, MI (Oakland) M-04/18 Email: miponderosa.kristin@outlook.com

Horses In Harmony therapeutic massage for horse and rider, since 2001. Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist, Reiki practitioner. “Like” Horses In Harmony on Facebook. HORSES IN HARMONY – Candy Cornell Howell, MI (Livingston) (M-04/18) 810.923.5003, horsesinharmony@att.net www.horsesinharmony.webs.com

Ranch Summer Camp for kids grades K-12. Learn safe horsemanship while having fun! Campers feed, groom, tack, & enjoy mounted lessons, trail rides, equine science, & traditional camp fun. WANAKE RANCH SUMMER CAMP 330.756.2333, info@campwanake.org Beach City, OH (Stark County) (04/18) www.CampWanake.org

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K & J HORSE & FARM SITTING – Do you need to get away? Call K & J! Also offering natural horsemanship and training. K & J PET SITTING Kim – 248.667.2185 cell. Milford, MI (Oakland) (S-06/18)

FARRIER SERVICE Serving the Jackson, Lansing and Grand Rapids area. We’ll take care of your horse’s needs. PELHAM FARRIER SERVICE Joshua 616. 647.7781 Hunter 616.902.9190, Brian 616.902.0560 Vermontville, MI (Eaton) M-04/18

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Purebred Arabian Mare – Broodmare prospect, 16 yrs. old, chestnut, 15.3 hands. Egyptian and Polish race and endurance bloodlines. She was top race mare as a 3 yr. old. I am retiring after 40 yrs. in the business. Leon Silber 248.628.4470 Leonard, MI (Oakland) M-05/18

HORSE TRAILERS 2004 CM Two Horse straight load trailer. 7 ft. high, steel, step-up, walk-thru. Color: white, mats, spare tire, good condition. $2,900. Leon Silber 248.628.4470 Leonard, MI (Oakland) M-05/18

HORSES WANTED 4 to 6 English horses under $1,200. Quiet, calm, good for beginners. Under 12 years old, stocky ponies and horses 14+ hands preferred. Will pay more for 16+ hands. Must pass vet check. WILDWIND EQUESTRIAN CENTER South Lyon, MI (Oakland) M-04/18 248.486.7433, email: wildwind96@aol.com www.wildwindstable.com

INSURANCE 10 acres with indoor arena. Beautiful, updated 2 story 3,600 sq. ft., 5 bedroom, 3 bath home. New kitchen, granite counter tops. Hardwood floors, finished walkout. Massive man cave. 2 car att. garage. Offered at $434,900. MORGAN & MILZOW REALTORS Sandy Lawrence (PM-05/18) (248) 892-1324 Email: sandyklawrence@outlook.com 50 Prime Acres – Hillsdale County, MI. Silver Creek runs through. Numerous hunting blinds and tree stands throughout. 28x32 pole barn. Two bedroom mobile home. Turn key, many amenities included in the sale. Offered at $235,000. Call Lorraine at 517.605.6950 FAUST REAL ESTATE, LLC. Adrian, MI (M-03/18) Buying and Selling Farms, vacant land or recreational parcels throughout Michigan. Call Doug Beasley at 517.260.2939 FAUST REAL ESTATE, LLC (S-06/18) Adrian, MI

HORSES FOR SALE PetersonWarmbloods.com Sales, Stud Service, Boarding, and Indoor Arena. We offer lessons with our expertly trained horses. 60+ years of experience. Call Kathy. PETERSON WARMBLOODS – Kathy Peterson Highland, MI (Oakland) (S-06/18) 248.887.4303

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MINIATURE HORSES Black/white pinto stallion for sale. MiniatureShetland blend. Hollywood Farms Uncommon Chrome offered for sale. “Chrome” was born in 2013. Went Supreme at first show as a 2-yearold. 33.5” tall, AMHR papers. $2,500. Smokey black gelding. Miniature-Shetland blend. Mi Mini’s Billy The Kid offered for sale. “Bill” was born in 2010. Shown at 2017 AMHR Nationals. 35” tall. $1,500. Started in cart. AMHR papers only. Text okay, email preferred. DEAD CREEK SHETLANDS Mackenzie Gray – 989.882.6392 Millington, MI (Tuscola) (04/18) Email: mack.n.enzies@gmail.com

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SADDLE REPAIR Saddle Repair and Leather Work. New & used saddles, tack bought & sold. Complete leather repair available. Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9:30-7pm & Sunday 12pm-5pm. JIM'S QUALITY SADDLE CO. – Jim Moule Milford, MI (Oakland) (S-11/18) 248.887.4829

SHOW CLOTHES Gently used show clothes and tack at affordable prices. Visit our website or check us out on our Facebook page! BEHIND THE BIT TACK – Cat Guenther While Lake, MI (Oakland) M-03/18 248.505.9533, Email: cguenther@ashmi.org www.behindthebittack.com

TRAIL RIDING ASSOC’S Brighton Trail Riders Association: protecting the right to ride and camp with horses within the Brighton State Recreation Area; preserving the existing trail and campground facilities; and improving the trail system and facilities for all horsemen. Visit www.BrightonTrailRiders.com Great Lakes Distance Riding Association is dedicated to the education and promotion of participation in equestrian competitive distance riding events throughout the state of Michigan. Come experience trails in a whole new way! Visit us online at: www.gldrami.org Highland Trail Riders Association: Our organization is dedicated to maintaining and preserving the equestrian trails in the Highland Recreation Area. Come ride with us! highlandtrailriders.com

Kensington Trail Riders Association is looking for a few good people to join our trail club. If you would like to be a member, please contact Deanna Hanner at dshagency@aol.com or you can visit us online at kensingtontrailriders.org Ionia Horse Trails Association is here to preserve & protect trails at the Ionia State Rec. Area in cooperation with the DNR. Making a difference for future equestrians! Come and join us! Visit www.IoniaHorseTrailsAssociation.org Ortonville Recreation Equestrian Association: Ride the Hadley Hills with us and preserve, protect and improve the bridle trails and equestrian campground in OREA. Join us online at hadleyhills.com or call/text Karen 913.660.8012 Pontiac Lake Horseman’s Association (PLHA) is an organization dedicated to promote, improve and preserve the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area (PLRA) equestrian trails and equestrian camping facilities. Info regarding the organization, events, equestrian trails and rustic equestrian campground can be found online at www.plha.info Proud Lake Trail Riders: our mission is to preserve, promote, improve & expand the horse trail network in the Proud Lake State Recreation Area and in the state of Michigan. Visit www.proud laketrailriders.org or for more information contact Monica at 734.787.9396 Sleepy Hollow Trail Riders Assoc., Inc., SHTRA a 501(3)(c) non-profit dedicated to the equestrian trails & staging area of Sleepy Hollow State Park, in Clinton County, MI. Visit www.shtra.org or call Marsha Putnam 989.661.2541, or email her at Marken68@aol.com Yankee Springs Trail Riders, Inc.: dedicated to preserve, protect, & improve our trails for future generations to enjoy! So, come join our fun while the work gets done! We are located in Yankee Springs Recreation Area in southwest, MI. Visit www.YSTRA.org, or call Ron 269.945.4556

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TRAINING & LESSONS

Beautiful Boarding and training facility for all breeds & disciplines. Green horses & first-time riders welcome! Offering western dressage & short-term intensive training programs. Visit our website for more information. IRONWOOD FARM & DOROTHY MUELLER Leonard, MI (Oakland) (PS-09/18) Dorothy 313.215.1944 Email: ironwoodfarmdressage@yahoo.com www.ironwoodfarmequestrian.com FOUR POINTS FARM: Training, lessons, sales, judging, clinician services, and camps. Specializing in Equitation, Saddle Seat, Hunt Seat, Western, and Driving. Beginner through World Champion level instruction. FOUR POINTS FARM Commerce Twp., MI (Oakland) M-04/18 248.245.5587, email: m.hyde4pf@gmail.com www.fourpointsfarm.com Horse and Rider Workshops – Schedule too full for regular lessons? Try a monthly workshop! Focus on your issues, improve your relationship with your horse. Traveling clinics available in MI, NW Indiana and NE Illinois. Karin Bielefeld – 269.470.5007 Bangor, MI (Van Buren) M-04/18 Email: karinbielefeld@gmail.com Lessons, Training, Leasing & Sales – Beginner through advanced, English & Western, including jumpers, eventing, barrels, pleasure and more. Find us on Facebook. www.phoenixeqcenter.com PHOENIX EQUESTRIAN CENTER Rachel Blaha – 734.660.5151 Tipton, MI (Lenawee) M-04/18 Email: cequines@gmail.com The Horse Guru – #1 Gaited horse trainer in the world! Also, worldwide horsemanship clinicians for both gaited and non-gaited horses. Call to schedule a clinic. Learn crystal clear communication with your horse. Christine Collins – 586.405.2474 (M-04/18) Email: cccollins_2000@yahoo.com

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THE TRAVELING TRAINER LLC offers training, lessons, consulting at your facility or mine. Over 25 years of experience. Bachelor’s degree in Equestrian Studies from the University of Findlay. Quality horses for sale. For more information visit us online at www.thetravelingtrainer.net Ann-Marie Lavallee – 810.796.3510 Dryden, MI (Lapeer) (S-04/18) Email: amltt@thetravelingtrainer.net

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Offering Full Service Boarding, Training and Dressage lessons. Relax and enjoy your horse in a quiet, adult atmosphere. Visit our website at www.EleventhHourFarm.com or you can find us on Facebook. com/11th Hour Farm ELEVENTH HOUR FARM – 248.755.2083 Holly, MI (Oakland) (PS-06/18) Email: info@eleventhhourfarm.com

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Show & Event Dates MICHIGAN EVENTS ALL show & event date listings are FREE!

MARCH 2018 MARCH 2-4 – MHJA/Stoney Ridge Farm “B” & “Pony” Horse Show at Willowbrooke Farms, 7461 Brookville Rd., Plymouth, MI. Contact Jennifer at 313.938.9211, or visit us online: www.willowbrooke-farm.com MARCH 3 – GTC 4-H Horse & Pony Council Tack Sale. 9:30am-3:00pm. First Christian Church, 3686 S. Airport Road, Traverse City, MI. Contact Alisa Forton 231.357.4346, or email: excaliburstables@gmail.com MARCH 3 – Saginaw County Fair Gypsy Flea Meets Cowboy Couture Tack Sale. 10am-4pm. $1.00 admission. Free equine workshops. Saginaw County Fairgrounds, 11350 Peet Rd., Chesaning, MI. Call Patti Copes 989.213.4220. MARCH 4 – American Horsemen Challenge at Enchanted Acres. 5347 Grand Blanc Rd., Swartz Creek, MI. Find us on Facebook or visit: www.americanhorsemenchallenge.com MARCH 4 – Lapeer Equestrian Team Tack Sale. 10am-2pm, Admission $3 adults, 10 and under free. Banbury Cross, 1223 Brauer Road, Oxford, MI. Contact Amanda Dixon at 810.614.3691, email: lapeerequestrianteam @yahoo.com MARCH 9-11 – 35th Annual MI Horse Expo. Featuring Craig Johnson and Terry Myers and more. MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. Contact Marilyn Graff at 231.821.2487 or email: m.marilyngraff@ frontier.com, www.michiganhorseexpo.org MARCH 10 – Dressage Schooling Show, 11am start. Brilliant Reflection Farm, 490 Rissman Lane, Ortonville, MI. Contact Barbra Reis at 248.670.9031, email blondmane@ yahoo.com, or visit us online at: www.brilliant reflectionfarm.com

MARCH 16-17 – Flea Market, Craft and Antique Show. Friday Noon-6pm, Saturday 9am-4pm. Admission $3. Believe Center, 745 Lansing Ave., Jackson, MI. Contact Mission of Hope Cancer Fund 517.782.4643, or email: mhcf@cancerfund.org, attention Cindy. MARCH 17 – Berrien County 4-H Tack Swap. Admission $1. 1-4pm. Indoors. New location! Shadow Trailer World MI, 8416 US 31 N, Berrien Springs, MI. Contact Pam at 269.362. 3252, or email: we_luv_paints@yahoo.com MARCH 17 – Ionia Tack Sale. 10am-2pm. Free Admission. 10x10 space $20, 5 or more $15. Ionia High School, 250 E. Tuttle Rd., Ionia. Contact Julie Kubiak at 616.901.5677 or at juliekubiak0905@gmail.com MARCH 17 – Willowbrooke Farms Winter Series Dressage Schooling Show. Willowbrooke Farms, 7461 Brookville Rd, Plymouth, MI. Contact Jennifer at 313.938.9211, visit us online at www.willowbrooke-farm.com MARCH 21 – NEW DATE! 2018 Senior Horse Symposium. RSVP, Free event. Senior horse nutrition, exercise, more. Van Buren Conference Center, 490 S. Paw Paw St., Lawrence, MI. Call 269.657.3842, equineseniors.com, or email: equineseniors@aol.com MARCH 24 – Mini-Clinic on Grooming and Saddling. 4pm-6pm. Ages 7-Senior welcome. Wildwind Equestrian Center, 3935 W. Seven Mile Rd., South Lyon, MI. Contact Kim Patterson at 248.486.7433 or email: wild windec@gmail.com MARCH 24 – Willowbrooke Farms Winter Series Hunter/Jumper Schooling Show. Willowbrooke Farms, 7461 Brookville Rd., Plymouth, MI. Call Jennifer at 313.938.9211, or online: www.willowbrooke-farm.com MARCH 24 – Wayne Co. 4-H Tack Sale. 11am2pm. Admission donations accepted. $25 tables. Wayne Co. Fairgrounds, 10871 Quirk Rd., Belleville, MI. Call Melissa LaForest at 731.751.1022 or heylis529@yahoo.com

MARCH 10 – Watch the trainers compete at the Michigan Horseman’s Challenge, 4:00 pm. Orchard Arena, 5966 Sanilac Rd., Vassar, MI. www.michiganhorsemanschallenge.com

MARCH 24-25 – Haverhill Farm “B” Horse Show at Hunter's Run Farm, 9241 Secor Road, Temperance, MI. Call 734.856.2404

MARCH 10-11 – MHJA/Stoney Ridge Farm “C” Horse Show at Willowbrooke Farms, 7461 Brookville Road, Plymouth, MI. Contact Jennifer at 313.938.9211, or visit us online at: www.willowbrooke-farm.com

MARCH 25 – Rockford Equestrian Tack and Craft Sale, 10am-2pm. Meadow Ridge Elementary, 8100 Courtland Drive, Rockford, MI. Contact Nanette at 810.394.1779 or email: rhseteam@gmail.com

MARCH 28-APRIL 1 – MAQHA Easter EggStravaganza. MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. Contact MQHA office at 616.225.8211, email mqha@hotmail.com or online at: www.miquarterhorse.com MARCH 31 – Dressage Schooling Show, 11am start. Brilliant Reflection Farm, 490 Rissman Lane, Ortonville, MI. Contact Barbra Reis at 248.670.9031, email blondmane@ yahoo.com, or visit us online at: www.brilliant reflectionfarm.com

APRIL 2018 APRIL 3-6 – Spring Break Riding Camp. Ages 7-16, all levels of riders' welcome. Wildwind Equestrian Center, 3935 W. Seven Mile Road, South Lyon, MI. Contact Kim Patterson at 248.486.7433, or www.wildwindstable.com APRIL 7 – Mini-Clinic on Horse Health. 4pm6pm. Learn about equine vitals. Wildwind Equestrian Ctr., 3935 W. Seven Mile Rd., South Lyon, MI. Call Kim Patterson at 248.486.7433, or www.wildwindstable.com APRIL 7-8 – Yvonne Barteau Dressage Clinic. Rider spots available, auditors both days. Brilliant Reflection Farm, 490 Rissman Lane, Ortonville, MI. Barbra Reis 248.670.9031, email blondmane@yahoo.com. Forms online at: www.brilliantreflectionfarm.com APRIL 14 – MSU Norma Agnew Memorial Hairy Horse Show. 8:30am start. MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI. Contact Taylor Fabus, tenlenta@msu.edu. Stalls online at: https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3645. Showbill at: http://www.canr.msu.edu/ans/ extension/ horse_youth_programs/ APRIL 14 – Willowbrooke Farms Winter Series Dressage Schooling Show Finals. Willowbrooke Farms, 7461 Brookville Rd., Plymouth, MI. Call Jennifer 313.938.9211, willowbrooke-farm.com APRIL 14-15 – MHJA/Haverhill Farm “C” & “Pony” Show at Hunter's Run Farm, 9241 Secor Road, Temperance, MI. Call 734.856. 2404, or online at: www.mhja.org APRIL 15 – Sleepy Hollow Trail Riders Rotten Egg Hunt. 2pm start, non-equestrian youth Easter Egg Hunt. Sleep Hollow State Park, Equestrian Staging Area, 7835 Price Rd., Laingsburg, MI. Pat Brown 517.651.5984, or online at: shtra.org

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Show & Event Dates APRIL 21-22 – Equine Chiropractic Technique Seminar, All Hands-On. Learn to adjust horses from Dr. Daniel Kamen, D.C., author of The Well Adjusted Horse. To be held in Davisburg, MI. Call 1.800.742.8433, email: dkamen4492@ aol.com, or www.animalchiropractic.com APRIL 21 – Mini-Clinic on Grooming and Saddling. 4pm to 6pm. Wildwind Equestrian Center, 3935 W. Seven Mile Rd., South Lyon, MI. Contact Kim Patterson at 248.486.7433, or wildwindec@gmail.com, or visit us online at: www.wildwindstable.com APRIL 21 – Spring Tune-Up Clinic, 10am-4pm. Workshop includes: saddle fitting evaluation, conditioning plan, riding. WillowTree Equestrian Center, 60187 34th Ave., Bangor, MI. Karin Bielefeld 269.470.5007, email: karin bielefeld@gmail.com, or find us on Facebook. APRIL 21 – Waterloo Hunt Club Annual Hunter Trials. 9:30am start. Contact Arlene at 517.522.3409, or online at waterloohunt.com (after mid-March) for more information. APRIL 21 – ZCI 25th Anniversary Sale! 9am3pm, Special Sales. Free refreshments, hotdogs and hamburgers. ZCI Feed Sales, 7077 Peet Rd., Chesaning, MI. 989.845.6913 or find us on Facebook. APRIL 21-22 – MHJA/Hunters Run Farm “B” & USEF Local Member Show. Hunter's Run Farm, 9241 Secor Rd., Temperance, MI. Call 734.856.2404, or online at: www.mhja.org APRIL 27-29 – MQHYA Spartan Spctacular. MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. Contact MQHA office at 616.225.8211, email: mqha@hotmail.com or online at: www.miquarterhorse.com APRIL 28 – Buchanan Westerners Open Show. 14665 Mead Road, Buchanan, MI. Entries 7:30am, show starts 8:30am. Email Chrissy Bradford at buchananwesterners @outlook.com or you can find us online at: www.buchananwesterners.com APRIL 28-29 – Buckskin Horse Assoc. of MI ABRA and Open Show. 7:30am start. Ingham County Fairgrounds, 700 E. Ash St, Mason, MI. Stall reservations: Courtney, email: mibuckskin1967@gmail.com or online at: www.michiganbuckskin.org APRIL 28 – Dressage Schooling Show, 11am start. Intro thru 2nd Level, Western Dressage Tests. Brilliant Reflection Farm, 490 Rissman Lane, Ortonville, MI. Contact Barbra Reis 248.670.9031, blondmane@yahoo.com or www.brilliantreflectionfarm.com

APRIL 28 – Willowbrooke Farms Local Member Show. Willowbrooke Farms, 7461 Brookville Road, Plymouth, MI. Call Jennifer at 313.938. 9211, or visit www.willowbrookefarm.com for more information. APRIL 29 – Willowbrooke Farms Winter Series Hunter/Jumper Schooling Show Finals. Willowbrooke Farms, 7461 Brookville Rd., Plymouth, MI. Contact Jennifer at 313.938. 9211, online at www.willowbrooke-farm.com

MAY 2018 MAY 4 – Boots-N-Jeans Speed and Fuzzy Pleasure Show, 5pm-9pm. Branch County Fairgrounds, 262 S. Sprague St., Coldwater, MI. Contact Ginger Russell, email: grussell 53199@hotmail.com MAY 5-6 – Buchanan Westerners Open Show, Entries open 7:30am, show starts 8:30am. 14665 Mead Road, Buchanan, MI. Contact Chrissy Bradford 269.362.2915, email buchananwesterners@outlook.com or online at: www.buchananwesterners.com MAY 5 – Bring On the Show Year Training Show, 10am start. No show clothes, $3 per class. 10380 Adams Rd., Clarklake, MI. Contact Kristin Fouty 517.769.5128 or email: dkrkristin@gmail.com MAY 5 – Yoder Bros. Large Horse & Carriage Spring Consignment Auction. 9am start, carriages, carts, tack, 4 auction rings. Isabella County Fairgrounds, 500 N. Mission Rd., Mt Pleasant, MI. Yoder Bros. Auction Service, Contact Leroy & Willis Yoder 989.386.9082 MAY 5 – PTRA Blessing of the Horse, 10am. Hosted by Pinckney Trail Riders Association at the equestrian staging area (off of Monks Rd., west of Cedar Lake Road). Camping at the staging area Friday & Saturday nights! Call 734.878.2975, www.pinckneytrailriders.com MAY 5-6 – Central MI Horseman’s Assoc. Fuzzy Show, 8am start. Proceeds to American Cancer Society Relay For Life. Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, 2900 Hibbard Road, Corunna, MI. Call Katie 989.666.4867, email: cmhasecretary@gmail.com, www.cmha.info MAY 5-6 – Genesee County Warm and Fuzzy Show. Show starts 8:30am. Cummings Event Center, 6130 East Mt Morris Rd., Mt Morris, MI. Contact Kirsten Lahti 248.514.8789, email: klahtipmp@gmail.com or online at: www.gchla4h.com

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MAY 6 – Eaton Special Riding Open Horse Show, Judging: Rich Fitch. Eaton County Fairgrounds, 1025 Cochran Ave, Charlotte, MI. Contact Dorothy Childs 517.627.8888, email: pchilds_2004@yahoo.com or on Facebook Eaton Special Riding Volunteer Association. MAY 6 – Open Speed Show, 12:30 pm start. 6 events, 5 age divisions. La Arena Solana, 3056 Lee Rd. (South of Centerline Road), Saranac, MI. Call 616.427.5668 for more information. MAY 6 – Tri-County Horseman’s Association Open Horse Show. 8:30am start. Sanford Park, 13225 N. Sanford Rd., Milan, MI. Contact Judy 734.260.2916, tchamilan@yahoo.com, online at: www.tcha-milan2.webs.com or find us on Facebook. MAY 11-13 – MQHA Great Lakes Spring Classic. MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. MQHA office 616.225.8211, email: mqha@hotmail.com or visit us online at: www.miquarterhorse.com MAY 12 – Extreme Mountain Trail Course, hosts: Holland Western Saddle Club, 2:30 pm start. Pay & Play: member $20, non-member $30. HWSC, 3856 61st St., Holland, MI. Email: hollandwestern@protonmail.com, or online at: www.hollandwestern.net, or on Facebook. MAY 12 – MMOHSC Fuzzy Horse Show. Show clothes optional. 9am start. Isabella County Fairgrounds, 500 N. Mission Rd., Mt. Pleasant, MI. Find us on Facebook or check our website: www.mmohsc.com MAY 12 – Oakland County Kick-Off Fuzzy Open Horse Show. Show clothes optional. 8:30am start. Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg, MI. Visit us online: www.oakhc.org for more information. MAY 12-13 – American Horsemen Challenge at Enchanted Acres. 5347 Grand Blanc Rd., Swartz Creek, MI. Find us on Facebook or visit: www.americanhorsemenchallenge.com MAY 12-13 – Janet Foy Dressage Two Day Clinic. Auditing available. Brilliant Reflection Farm, 490 Rissman Lane, Ortonville, MI. Contact Barbra Reis 248.670.9031, email blondmane@yahoo.com. Forms avail. online at: www.brilliantreflectionfarm.com MAY 13 – Floral City Open Show Circuit, 8:30 am start. Monroe County Fairgrounds, 3775 S. Custer Rd., Monroe, MI. Call 734.931.6004, email: huntfronts@hotmail.com, or showbill: monroecounty4-hhorsenpony.webs.com

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Show & Event Dates MAY 18-20 – Michigan Apple Blossom Classic Open Horse Show. MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. Call 517.655. 4712, email: rtrainct@aol.com, or online at: www.michiganappleblossomclassic.com

MAY 26-27 – MMOHSC Tally Ho Sanctioned Show. Show clothes optional. 9am start. Isabella County Fairgrounds, 500 N. Mission Rd., Mt. Pleasant, MI. Find us on Facebook or check our website at: www.mmohsc.com

MAY 19 – 9th Annual Colt Starting Clinic with Tim Scarberry. Held 12pm-4pm. Wind Walker Farms, 9204 Valley View Drive, Fenton, MI. Call Tim at 810.287.2415, find us on Facebook, or at: www.windwalkertraining.com

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MAY 19 – Extreme Mountain Trail Course, hosts: Holland Western Saddle Club, 2:30 pm start. Pay & Play: member $20, non-member $30. HWSC, 3856 61st St., Holland, MI. Email: hollandwestern@protonmail.com, or online at: www.hollandwestern.net, or on Facebook. MAY 19-20 – Central MI Horseman’s Assoc. Open/Approved Show, 8am start. Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, 2900 Hibbard Road, Corunna, MI. Call Katie 989.666.4867, email: cmhasecretary@gmail.com, www.cmha.info

WEDNESDAYS: Team Sorting Practice at The Orchard Arena, 5966 W. Sanilac Rd., Vassar, MI. 6pm start. $20 per person. Call 989.6733767, or at www.gwhorsesandtack.com SUNDAYS: Team Sorting Practice at Blue Ridge Stock Farm, Howell, MI. $20 cattle fee, all ages welcome, no experience necessary. 517.548-6899. Spring through Fall Only.

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Geyer Hay and Straw Auction, held every Saturday, Hay and Straw 10am, Livestock 11am. Geyer Farm Service, 3040 Dietz Road, Williamston, MI. Call 517.655-6343 or 517. 881-7538, or www.geyerfarmservice.com

MARCH 3-4 – SOQHA Spring Into Action Triple Judged Show, 8am start. AQHA, SOQHA, OQHA, NSBA Approved. Champions Center, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. Show Mgmt. Kathy Avolt, 765.714.4324, or online at: www.anequineproduction.com

Hay and Straw Auction - Tuesdays 1pm. Lake Odessa Livestock Auction, 3675 Tupper Lake Rd, Lake Odessa, MI. Call 616.374.8213 or www.lakeodessalivestockauction.com

MAY 20 – Open Speed Show, 12:30 pm start. 6 events, 5 age divisions. La Arena Solana, 3056 Lee Rd. (South of Centerline Road), Saranac, MI. Call 616.427.5668 for more info.

Hay Auction: Every Monday at 1pm. WindWalker Farms, 9204 Valley View Drive, Fenton, MI. Call Tim at (810) 287-2415 or online at: windwalkertraining.com

MAY 20 – Tri-County Horseman’s Association Open Horse Show. 8:30am start. Sanford Park, 13225 N. Sanford Rd., Milan, MI. Contact Judy at 734.260.2916, tchamilan@yahoo.com, online at: www.tcha-milan2.webs.com or find us on Facebook.

Horse and Tack Auction: First Saturday of each month (except July) Tack 2 pm, Horses 6pm. Hay and Straw, plus Farm Related Items Weds. 2:30 p.m. Northern MI Livestock Auction, 1848 N. Townline Rd., Gaylord, MI. 231. 439.5679, northernmichiganlivestock.com

MAY 25-28 – MQHA Summer Series. Midland County Fairgrounds, 6905 Eastman Avenue, Midland, MI. MQHA office 616.225.8211, email: mqha@hotmail.com or visit us online at: www.miquarterhorse.com

Moore's Monthly Horse and Tack Auction: First Saturday of each month, starting at 6pm with tack, horses to follow. Tom Moore Sales, 11771 US Hwy. 223, Onsted, MI. 517.467. 7576, email: sales@tommooresales.com, or online at www.tommooresales.com

MAY 25-28 – Sleepy Hollow Trail Riders Memorial Weekend Campover. Poker Run, Potluck. Sleepy Hollow State Park Staging Area, 7835 Price Rd., Laingsburg, MI. Contact Marsha 989.661.2541, email: marken68@ aol.com, or online: www.shtra.org

W-H Horse Saddle and Tack Auction: Fourth Saturday of every month. 10am used tack; 1pm horses. Wayland-Hopkins Livestock Auction, 3634 10th St., Wayland, MI. Call Leon, Cal or Tye Casey (269) 945-9398 or online at www.your-auctioneers.com

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MAY 19-20 – MHJA/WinAGin “C” and “Pony” show at Willowbrooke Farm, 7461 Brookville Rd., Plymouth, MI. Jennifer 313.938.9211, online at: www.willowbrooke-farm.com or www.mhja.org

MAY 25-27 – MHJA/Haverhill Farm “B” and USEF Show at WinAGin Farm, 3610 Delano Rd., Oxford, MI. Call 248.628.2296, or online at: www.mhja.org

Warner Farms Dealer's Tack Auction: First Thursday of every month, 10am. Lenawee County Fair and Event Grounds, 602 Dean St., Adrian, MI. Call James Warner 517.596. 3028, email: jimbohorse46@frontier.com, or online at: www.lenfair.com

Moore's Monthly Dealer Tack Auction: 3rd Thursday of every month, starting at 10am. Held at 11771 US Hwy. 223, Onsted, MI. Call 517.467.7576, or email: sales@tommoore sales.com, or visit www.tommooresales.com Hay and Straw Auction: Mondays 3:30pm. Ravenna Livestock Auction, 3265 S. Slocum Road, Ravenna, MI. Call 231.853.5738, online at www.ravennaauction.com

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MARCH 7-11 – World Equestrian Center Winter Classic #11. WEC, 4095 State Route 730, Wilmington, OH. Show Secretary Julie Agar 248.892.6806, stalls: Caroline stallreser vations@wec.net, pre-entry: horseshowing. com, online at: worldequestriancenter.com MARCH 8-11 – USEF Rated A Horse Show. Chagrin Valley Farms, 9250 Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH. Call 440.543.7233 or email cvf@chagrinvalleyfarms.com or online at www.chagrinvalleyfarms.com MARCH 10 – Crazy Woman Ranch 2018 Bonus Cash Series. 8:30am start. 6450 Lancaster-Circleville Rd., Lancaster, OH. Call Chris or Joyce Hanes at 614.595.1850 MARCH 10-11 – March Madness Schooling Show. Majestic Farms, 5700 State Route 132, Batavia, OH. Call 513.625.3055, email: mainoffice@majesticfarm.net, or online at: www.majesticfarm.net MARCH 11 – 15th Annual Farm Bureau Tack Sale, 10am-2pm, in the Home & Hobby building. Cuyahoga Fairgrounds, 19201 E. Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights, OH. Call 440.877.0706 or online at: www.ofbf.org MARCH 14-18 – World Equestrian Center USEF Premier Show – Level 4 #12. World Equestrian Center, 4095 State Route 730, Wilmington, OH. Call 937.382.0985 or email us at: info@wec.net, or visit us online at: www.worldequestriancenter.com WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Show & Event Dates OHIO CONTINUED MARCH 21-25 – World Equestrian Center #13. WEC, 4095 St Route 730, Wilmington, OH. Show Secretary Julie Agar 248.892.6806, Stalls: Caroline stallreservations@wec.net, pre-entry: www.horseshowing.com, or online at: www.worldequestriancenter.com MARCH 23-25 – Blue Ribbon Springtime Classic, ASHAO approved. Champions Center, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. Entries close March 15th. Contact Evette Moody 937.623.7934, email: blueribbonhs@sbc global.net, or find us on Facebook. MARCH 24 – 9th Annual Stark County Tack & Pet Expo. 10am-2pm (Expo Hall). Stark County Fairgrounds, 305 Wertz Ave. NW, Canton, OH. Contact Darlie Katz 330.316.3214 or on Facebook “Stark County Jr Fair Horse Committee.” MARCH 24-25 – Mid-Ohio Dressage Assoc Tack Sale and Schooling Show. 10am-3:30pm. Eden Park Equestrian Complex, 2607 Blayney Rd., Sunbury, OH. Email: pskrug5419@ gmail.com, or www.midohiodressage.com

APRIL 2018 APRIL 4-8 – World Equestrian Center USEF Premier/Level 4 #14. WEC, 4095 State Route 730, Wilmington, OH. Show Secretary Julie Agar 248.892.6806, Stalls Caroline stallreser vations@wec.net, pre-entry at: horseshow ing.com, www.worldequestriancenter.com APRIL 5-8 – Advanced Cowgirl Boot Camp. Trails, roping, cow working, mounted & pistol shooting, wine tasting, swimming pool. $400. Smoke Rise Ranch, 6751 Hunterdon Rd., Glouster, OH. 740.767.2624 or email: smoke riseohio@gmail.com, or visit www.smoke riseranch.com APRIL 7 – Egg Hunt & Summer Camp Preview, 2pm-6pm. Celebrate Christ’s resurrection egg hunt, plus wagon tours, pony rides, rock climbing & more! Wanake Camp & Retreat, 9463 Manchester Ave. SW, Beach City, OH. Emily 330.756.2333, info@campwanake.org APRIL 7-8 – Eastern Ohio Quarter Horse Show, 8am start. Coliseum; Denny Hales Pavilion; Gilligan Complex, Paddock. Location: Ohio Expo Center, 717 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH. Visit Facebook or eoqha.us APRIL 7-8 – Majestic Farms USDF/USEF April Adventures Show. Majestic Farms, 5700 St. Rt. 132, Batavia, OH. Call 513.625.3055, or email: mainoffice@majestic farm.net, or visit www.majesticfarm.net

APRIL 11-15 – World Equestrian Center #15. WEC, 4095 State Route 730, Wilmington, OH. Show Secretary Julie Agar 248.892.6806, Stalls Caroline: stallreservations@wec.net, pre-entry at: horseshowing.com, or online at: www.worldequestriancenter.com APRIL 12-15 – 51st Annual Equine Affaire. Learn from Dan James, Ken McNabb, Van Hargis and more. 9am-7pm daily. Tickets start at $15, parking $7. Ohio Expo Center, 717 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH. Call 740.845. 0085, or www.equineaffaire.com APRIL 14-15 – Colt Starting, Lynn Semingson. Got a new colt to start? Just need a tune up? Limited spots available. Smoke Rise Ranch , 6751 Hunterdon Rd., Glouster, OH. 740.767. 2624 or email: smokeriseohio@gmail.com, or online at: www.smokeriseranch.com APRIL 14-15 – OMIQHA Single Day Shows, 8am start. AQHA, OMIQHA, NOQHA, OQHA, NSBA approved. Eden Park Equestrian Complex, 2607 Blayney Rd., Sunbury, OH. NOQHA show secretary Chris Darnell 330.697.6353, email: ccdarnell@aol.com, www.noqha.com APRIL 18-22 – World Equestrian Center #16. WEC, 4095 State Route 730, Wilmington, OH. Show Secretary Julie Agar 248.892.6806, Stalls Caroline: stallreservations@wec.net, pre-entry at: horseshowing.com, or online at: worldequestriancenter.com APRIL 20-22 – Bring in the Spring Cattle Drive. Free to campers; $10 day fee everyone else. Smoke Rise Ranch Resort, 6751 Hunterdon Rd., Glouster, OH. 740.767.2624 or email: smokeriseohio@gmail.com, or online at: www.smokeriseranch.com

APRIL 25-28 – River Ridge Charity Horse Show, it’s our 70th year! Ohio Expo Center, 717 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH. Show mgr. Barb Dunham 740.352.8562, email: shosec1@aol.com, www.riverridgehs.org APRIL 25-29 – World Equestrian Center USEF Premier/Level 4 #17. WEC, 4095 State Route 730, Wilmington, OH. Show Secretary Julie Agar 248.892.6806, Stalls Caroline stallreser vations@wec.net, pre-entry at: horseshow ing.com, www.worldequestriancenter.com APRIL 26-29 – USEF Rated A Horse Show. Chagrin Valley Farms, 9250 Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH. Call 440.543.7233 or email cvf@chagrinvalleyfarms.com or visit us online at www.chagrinvalleyfarms.com APRIL 27-29 – Ohio Ranch Horse Association Show. Henderson’s Arena, 739 Van Fossen Rd., Jackson, OH. Contact Amy Roberts at 740.819.8446 or Simone Marshall at 740.407.2286. Find us on Facebook or visit us at: www.ohioranchhorseassociation.com APRIL 28 – Spring Horse Sale. 10am demos. 12pm sale begins. University of Findlay, Western Equestrian Program, 14700 US Route 68, Findlay, OH. Call 419.434.4656, or online at www.findlayequestrianevents.com/springhorse-sale/ APRIL 28 – 6th Annual Farm & Home Flea Market & Tack Swap, 10am-5pm. Belmont County Fairgrounds, 45420 Roscoe Rd., St Clairsville, OH. Vendors welcome, concessions on grounds. Contact Larry Morris 740.238.1000, or Andrea Lude 304.780.4336. APRIL 28-29 – Ashland Paint & Plain Saddle Club show, 9am start. Ashland County Fairgrounds, 2042 Claremont Ave., Ashland, OH. President Chunk Watts 330.317.0945, or online at: www.ashlandpaintandplain.com

APRIL 20-22 – OHAHA Spring Horse Show, Champions Center, 4122 Laybourne Road, Springfield, OH. Contact Cindy Clinton 937. 962.4336, email: cindy@cindyclinton.com or online at: www.ohaha.org

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APRIL 21 – April Adventures Schooling Show. Majestic Farms, 5700 State Route 132, Batavia, OH. Call 513.625.3055, email: mainoffice@majesticfarm.net, or online at: www.majesticfarm.net

MAY 4-6 – Ride For The Roses USDF/USEF Show. Majestic Farms, 5700 State Route 132, Batavia, OH. Call 513.625.3055, or email: mainoffice@majesticfarm.net, or online at: www.majesticfarm.net

APRIL 21 – Crazy Woman Ranch 2018 Bonus Cash Series. 8:30am start. IBRA, NPBA and Roadies approved. $500 added money. 6450 Lancaster-Circleville Rd., Lancaster, OH. Call Chris or Joyce Hanes at 614.595.1850

MAY 5-6 – Kentucky Derby/Straight Away Racing. Celebrate an old Kentucky tradition while adding our own special Smoke Rise Twist! Smoke Rise Ranch, 6751 Hunterdon Rd., Glouster, OH. 740.767.2624 or email: smokeriseohio@gmail.com, or visit us online at: www.smokeriseranch.com

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Show & Event Dates OHIO CONTINUED MAY 10-13 – 50th Annual All American Youth Horse Show, 8am start. Ohio Expo Center, 717 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH. All youth welcome under 18 yrs. old. Call 614.620.9784, email: youthhorseshow@gmail.com, or online at: www.aayhshow.org MAY 11-13 – Heartland Classic Horse Show, ASHAO approved. Champions Center, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. Contact Judy Peters 614.402.1260, email: allhorseshows2 @gmail.com, or www.ohiosaddlebred.com MAY 12-13 – SOQHYA The Challenge, Ten total shows! AQHA, NSBA, OQHA, SOQHA & EOQHA approved. 8am start. World Equestrian Center, 4095 St Route 730, Wilmington, OH. Show Mgmt. Kathy Avolt, 765.714.4324, or online at: www.anequineproduction.com MAY 16-20 – SOQHA The Madness, AQHA, NSBA, OQHA, and SOQHA approved. World Equestrian Center, 4095 State Route 730, Wilmington, OH. Show Mgmt. Services, Kathy Avolt, 765.714.4324, or online at: www. anequineproduction.com MAY 18-19 – Best of America by Horseback. Clinics, demos and seminars. Rider’s Spots: Best of America by Horseback 540-829-9555, $75 fee. For Camping, cabins, stalls: call 740.767.2624. Smoke Rise Ranch, 6751 Hunterdon Rd., Glouster, OH. Email: smokerise ohio@gmail.com, or smokeriseranch.com MAY 19 – CT & Dressage Schooling Show. Majestic Farms, 5700 State Route 132, Batavia, OH. Call 513.625.3055, email: mainoffice@majesticfarm.net, or online at: www.majesticfarm.net May 19 – Medina Horse Council Committee Open Horse Show, COSCA Official Point Show. Medina County Fairgrounds, 720 W Smith Rd, Medina, OH. Call 330.904.5018, email: info@ coscaonline.com, or www.coscaonline.com MAY 20 – IMTCA Trail Course Clinic, 9am4pm. Only 12 spaces available! IMTA Judge Kelly Chapman. Creek Side Horse Park, Waynesburg, OH. Call 330.323.3559, email: baumansfarm@gmail.com, online at: www. creeksidehorsepark.com MAY 23-27 – World Equestrian Summer Series I. WEC, 4095 State Route 730, Wilmington, OH. Show Secretary Julie Agar 248.892.6806, Stalls email Caroline stallreser vations@wec.net, pre-entry at: horseshow ing.com, www.worldequestriancenter.com

May 24-27 – Buckeye Sweepstakes Horse Show. One of the largest Arabian horse shows in the country! 8am start. Ohio Expo Center, 717 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH. Contact Cindy Clinton 937.962.4336, or online at: buckeyesweepstakes.com

MAY 30-JUNE 3 – World Equestrian Summer Series II. WEC, 4095 State Route 730, Wilmington, OH. Show Secretary Julie Agar 248.892.6806, Stalls email Caroline: stallres ervations@wec.net, pre-entry at: horseshow ing.com, www.worldequestriancenter.com

MAY 25-27 – NOQHA Spring Extravaganza. AQHA, OMIQHA, NOQHA, OQHA approved. Findlay Western Farm, 14700 US Route 68, Findlay, OH. Contact NOQHA show secretary Chris Darnell 330.697.6353, email: ccdarnell @aol.com, or online at: www.noqha.com

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MAY 26 – Crazy Woman Ranch 2018 Bonus Cash Series. 8:30am start. IBRA, NPBA and Roadies approved. 6450 Lancaster-Circleville Rd., Lancaster, OH. Call Chris or Joyce Hanes at 614.595.1850, or find us on Facebook. MAY 26 – Memorial Day Fun Speed Show, 10:00 am start. Hueston Woods State Park Horseman’s Campground, Four Mile Valley Rd., Camden, OH. Contact Donn Buckingham 937.417.4358, email: donnb@bright.net MAY 26-27 – Ashland Paint & Plain Saddle Club show, 9am start. Ashland County Fairgrounds, 2042 Claremont Ave., Ashland, OH. President Chunk Watts 330.317.0945, or online at: www.ashlandpaintandplain.com May 26-27 – COSCA Benefit Open Horse Show, COSCA Official Point Show. Medina County Fairgrounds, 720 W Smith Rd, Medina, OH. Call 330.904.5018, email: info@cosca online.com, or at: www.coscaonline.com MAY 26-27 – ICHA Red, White & Blue Show. ASHAO approved. Buckeye Horse Park, 9260 Akron-Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH. Contact Amy Braden 330.4577440, www.i-cha.org, or email: hoofsnharmony@yahoo.com MAY 26-28 – Ohio State Buckskin Association Show. IBHA, ICPHA, MVHSA approved. Eden Park Equestrian Complex, 2607 Blayney Rd, Sunbury, OH. Stall reservations: Carmen 740.877.1910, or visit us online at: ohiobuck skins.wixsite.com/osba MAY 28 – NOQHA Level 1 Extravaganza (see May 25-27 dates as well), 8am start. AQHA, NOQHA & OQHA approved. Findlay Western Farm, 14700 US Route 68, Findlay, OH. Contact NOQHA show secretary Chris Darnell 330.697.6353, email: ccdarnell@aol.com, or online at: www.noqha.com

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TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS: Horseback Riding Lessons 3:30-4:30pm. Expand your knowledge and skills. The Wanake Ranch, 9759 Manchester Ave. SW, Beach City, OH. Call Tina 330.987.0411, email: tinacarr612 @gmail.com, or view online “Horsemanship Lessons” at www.campwanake.org

OHIO AUCTIONS Athens Livestock Sales: Regular sale every Tuesday at Noon. Athens Livestock Sales, 3738 Enlow Road, Albany, OH. Call 740. 592.2322 or find us on Facebook. Larue Horse Sale, LLC: Hay, Straw, Tack and Horse Auction on the first Saturday of every month. Larue Horse Sale, LLC, 1059 Richwood-Larue Rd., Larue, Ohio. 419.889.9150 or online at: www.laruehorsesale.com Mt. Hope Auction: Horse, Tack, Livestock Auctions Monthly. Mt. Hope Auction, 8076 OH-241, Mt. Hope, OH. Call 330.674.6188, or online at: www.mthopeauction.com Sugarcreek Livestock Auction: Horse sales every Friday of the month. Tack 11am, horses follow tack. Sugarcreek Livestock Auction, 102 Buckeye St., Sugarcreek, OH. Call 330. 852.2832 or find us on Facebook. Yoder and Frey Hay and Straw Auction: Every Monday at 12 noon. Farm Machinery Auctions: 2nd Tuesday monthly at 9am. Yoder and Frey Inc., 3649 Co. Rd. 24, Archbold, OH. Call 1.800.364.2870, or visit us online at: www.yoderandfreyfarm.com

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Horse Association & Trail Riders News

BLACK SWAMP DRIVING CLUB, OHIO MINUTES, JANUARY, 14, 2018 Outgoing president, Julie Emmons called the January 14 meeting to order in the fellowship hall of the Good Hope Lutheran Church, Arlington, OH. Emmons thanked Sharon Hayhurst for her service on the board. She and her husband Ron will be doing mission work for the next two years. Two dozen members were in attendance to hear Treasurer Sue Murray give her report, citing that 14 members had not yet renewed for 2018. The holiday banquet auctions helped the treasury top $3300. Four members were nominated for the board with Roger Higgins Jr., Bobbe Polvony, and Mary Thomas elected. Angie Hohenbrink reported that she has arranged a drive under the Ohio Horse Council auspices at Independence Dam State Park, near Defiance, OH. Hopefully, the Apr. 22 event will show OHC that drivers would like to use Ohio trails as well as riders. The new board convened to elect officers with Greg Leidel chosen as president, Roger HigginsJr., vice president, Sue Murray, Secretary-Treasurer, and Mary Thomas, reporter. Jon Heffernan will contact a local veterinarian to present a brief presentation at the February 11 meeting while a Show and Tell will highlight the March 11 meeting. The board also voted to cover additional expenses beyond the usual $50.00 payment incurred by event hosts. Receipts should be turned in for reimbursement. The board rejoined the group to report the results of their meeting and introduce the 2018 officers. Members then announced dates for already scheduled events and discussed other possible drives, field trips, and historical presentations. BSDC has been invited to Charlie Poppe's driving weekend July 6-8 at Alexandria, KY, as well as a Day of Driving August 19 at the Knox Co. Horse Park near Mt. Vernon, OH. Ann Leightey suggested a tour of the Humane Society’s horse facility near Upper Sandusky. 2018 Scheduled Events (others will be added as finalized)

April 22: Drive with OHC at Independence Dam, Defiance, OH May 19: Tour of Barhorst Farm, Ft. Loramie, OH June (TBA): Wayne & Ann Leightey drive at their farm, Upper Sandusky, OH July 6-8: Charlie Poppe Drive, Alexandria, KY July 22: Byers Woods drive, Ashland, OH Aug. 19: Day of Driving, Knox Co. Horse Park Aug. 25: Potluck & Carriage Tour of Ft. Wayne, IN, with Will & Shirley Stevenson Sept. 9: Parker Bridge Drive, Upper Sandusky, OH Sept. 23: Coon Hunters Drive, Tiffin, OH Oct. 2-7: National Drive, Hoosier Horse Park, Edinburg, IN Oct. 28: Hayride at Mary Elliott's farm, Galion, OH

Fort Custer Horse Friends Association

FORT CUSTER HORSE FRIENDS ASSOCIATION Hello Trail Riders! We would like to invite all equestrians to come explore our beautiful trails this year. Our campground proposal has been submitted and there has been no news on the review process. We can only hope for this dream to come true with approval for this year. But, until then, put our two Annual Camp Outs on your riding calendars this year. The first one will be on May 17-20, 2018 and the second one on September 1316, 2018. Both of these events are held at the Whitford Lake Special Event Area. This is a lovely grassy area with picket poles. Corrals are allowed also. FCHFA supplies water for horses, manure removal, a pancake breakfast and potluck pulled pork supper. All this for 4 days is only $45 for members and $60 for non-members. Visit our website www. fchfa.org for more information or call Nancy Simmonds with questions at 269.967.3613. This year will be first come to get your campsites. But don't worry, we have never turned anyone away, even with great turnouts! Our Park manager Tony Trojanowski has been working with us to clarify the trail etiquette for all trail users at Fort Custer. We have a unique system of trails that allow ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MARCH 2018 (56)

equestrians, bikers, hikers and dog sledders on various trails, some their own and some shared. At our last board meeting, we agreed to the new signs (that include a yield sign to show who yields to whom) that should read as such at the bottom: For All Trails: Please respect other trail users. Stay on your designated trails. All animals must be on leashes. All users yield to dog sledders. Bikers yield to hikers and equestrians. Stop, move to side of trail and let these trail users pass. If approaching from behind, give verbal notice. Pass on left. Speak to horses and riders. Hikers yield to equestrians. Speak to horses and riders; move to side of trail and let equestrians pass. For the Blue Loop Trail: The Blue Loop Trail is multi-use. Please respect other trail users. All animals must be on leashes. Follow the same yield etiquette as above for bikers, hikers, equestrians and dog sledders. FCHFA will be at the Michigan Horse Expo on March 9-11 this year. Please come and see us in the trails room. Get your 2018 camping information, maps and see our display of pictures of everything that goes on at Fort Custer. We will also be at the Kalamazoo Tack Sale, Monday March 19th from 5-9pm. Plan on getting out to the 20+ miles of trails with beautiful creek crossings as soon as the weather breaks! See you on the trails! Toni Strong, FCHFA Secretary

HIGHLAND TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Spring Campout – May 18-20, 2018 Poker Ride May 19th from 10am-3pm Fall Campout – Sept 7-9, 2018 Horseshoe Hunt Sept 8th from 10am-3pm *Both events include lunch, potluck dinner, 50 / 50 raffle and prizes on Saturday. Equine Only Camping – New in 2018 April 20-May 21, 2018 September 5-Sept 30, 2018 In addition to the above organized events, WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Trail Riders News HIGHLAND TRAIL RIDERS, continued equine campers will have exclusive use of the campground for the first time during these time periods. This was an agreement made with the DNR as the result of filling the campground over the past few years during our organized camping events. We need to show usage or be in danger of losing these dates. Please spread the word to all your equine friends. Additional details are on our website under the events tab. We look forward to seeing you! www.highlandtrailriders.com

IONIA HORSE TRAILS ASSOCIATION Your board of directors of Ionia Horse Trails Association met on Tuesday February 13 at the park headquarters. Our summer plans are taking shape! Memberships are rolling in! If you haven't remembered to renew yet, please watch your email, or log on to our website to download the form: www.Ionia HorseTrailsAssociation.org Memorial Weekend – We'll have a Trail Scrabble on Saturday afternoon, a Poker Ride, 50/50 and potluck dinner on Sunday. We'll supply hot dogs and brats, you bring a dish to pass! Come meet the folks who work so hard to keep your trails and campground in nice shape and bring you these fun events! Kristie Walls and Jennifer Ross will be your hosts for the weekend! Forbidden Trails Ride – The date has been set. We Ride on Saturday, July 14th! Come camp with us all weekend, enjoy new games on the trail. If you register early, you'll receive a commemorative t-shirt the day of the ride. Flyers and registration forms will be on the website by March 1st. Ron and Carla Walker will be your hosts! Chili Cookoff Weekend – October 5-7, with the cookoff on Oct. 6th. Come join us for a weekend of great riding and even better food! Upcoming meetings are, Tuesdays, March 20, April 10, and May 15. Hope we see you there!

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MAYBURY TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Hey all! I don't know about you, but I'm pretty tired of wrestling snow, it can go away ANYTIME! MHC’s MICHIGAN HORSE EXPO IS MARCH 9-11. We have a table in the trails room again this year, we can use some help manning the table! The hours will be, Friday, March 9th, 10 am till 7:30 pm. I plan on setting up Friday morning and staying the day. Saturday, March 10th, the hours will be 9:00 am till 7:30 pm. Sunday, March 11th, hours will be 9:00 am till the EXPO closes at 4:00 pm. We can consider two blocks of 5 hours Saturday, and 5 hours Sunday till 2, and 2 hours for whomever closes. They can breakdown the setup and bring the stuff home. Please contact me if you can help: crispurslow@yahoo.com. THERE ARE PERKS!! YOU GET IN FREE, and if you come in pairs, you can take turns table sitting and shopping, you have a place to sit and talk to like-minded Horse People! There is lots of things to see and do, and many beautiful horses! Our wonderful Park Rangers put up a new sign at the Napier Road equine entrance. Reminding cyclists that the entrance is off limits to wheeled vehicles. The existing sign was moved to a more prominent position with an additional sign stating that there is up to a $500 fine for riding cycles on the trail. THANK YOU VERY MUCH! If you see cyclists on the horse trails take pictures, and please keep to the equestrian trails and show them how it's done. I think we can help educate the cyclists about the right of way etiquette. We all want to have fun, and be safe, we need to respect each other. Maybe we should purchase some etiquette signage to post at trail intersections. Oh yes, The Michigan Horse Council would like to put a trail rider on the board, there will be an opening in April. Please contact MHC if you can represent our trail riders. It would be great to have a voice. This will be voted on at the Tuesday, April 3, 7pm meeting in Lansing. Website: www.michiganhorsecouncil.com SAVE THE DATES FOR 2018! March 9-11 – MHC MI HORSE EXPO

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June 10 – Golf Outing fund raising event June 24 – 2018 Summer Ride September 29 – 2018 Fall Ride One of our rides is going to be a Destination Ride!! Keep your eyes peeled! Check us out at mayburytrailriders.org, and find us on Facebook. Got questions? Email me at: crispurslow@ yahoo.com for more info. Hope to see you out there, Christina Purslow

MiCMO MICHIGAN COMPETITIVE MOUNTED ORIENTEERING Well, we did it! We had a ride in January in Michigan! I of course was hoping for lots of snow to truly make it a “Winter Wonderland”, it was not to be. We had cloudy skies with 50 degrees, which made the riders very happy. The course was set with snow in mind; with the final plate check the day before the ride (with no snow in sight), some further trail clearing and marking was required in an effort to keep everyone on track. Jeanette and Frank were most gracious hosts, allowing us to use their private property (Windy Ridge Horse Farm) to host our event and we managed to get three newcomers from the barn to join us (there were 13 people total). I set up two practice plates and went over the compass and clues until the newbies were comfortable. I encouraged them to go out with the experienced groups that were just leaving as they were familiar with the trails and the experienced CMOers understand the clues and compasses. They chose to go on their own on long course even! They successfully found 4 plates which is more than I found on my first two rides combined! They were of course disappointed that they didn't find more plates, but they still have their maps and the plates will remain out so they can continue to practice and look for the plates that they missed. I left extra maps with Jeanette in hopes of getting even more people to try it with no pressure in hopes that we can recruit more people to join our wonderful activity. Everyone came back with smiles and happy WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Trail Riders News bedding provided. Obstacles inside arena and on newly-designed trail. Obstacle speed challenge on Sunday afternoon. More information to come. Another obstacle clinic at Morning View Farm, 3075 Turkey Trail in Ionia, MI is being planned. Owner/clinician Susan Williams will be hosting. National Trail Ride: We have several options and will be posting rides this year. Possible MTRA 3-day Blossom Ride, South Branch in Hale Michigan, and a trail ride being planned on Gladwin State land. We were able to meet Jan. 27 at Bob Evans restaurant in Mt. Pleasant, MI. The meeting was called to order by President, Kathy Kruch. Current members in attendance were Chuck Fanslow, Joe Burrill, Bob Howell, Char & George Ostrom, Sandy Westdorp, Marilyn & Miranda Mannino. New members included Phyllis Pickens of Clarksville, MI who originally was a member way back when the association was in its early days. She recently bought a black mare called Satin Peggy from breeder Donny Stewart, in Missouri. Shelly & Frank Novakowski of Hudsonville, MI bought a dapple-gray gelding named The Ironman. Frank rides a MICHIGAN FOX TROTTERS ASSOCIATION Rocky Mountain horse. Welcome to the 2018 will be a fantastic year, we are planning Association! some awesome events and activities. Our Chuck made the motion, which Joe members will have the opportunity to win seconded, to accept the Nov. 4, 2017 Secreprizes for doing versatility activities with tary's report as read with no corrections. their horses. We are also planning new Marilyn read the Thank you card from Sandy clinics that involve obstacle courses and Westdorp. Marilyn also mentioned that training. Working with your Fox Trotter will Maggie Potter had sent us a Christmas card. be so much fun! We currently have 31 paid members so far. We are looking forward to recruiting new New and renewing memberships are always members for the MFTA, too! Keep in touch welcome. With the help of out-of-state with us on Facebook so we know what you MFTHBA members Jeff Dehner, Cheryl are up to. We would all love to see pictures on Crowdson, Betty Ann Horn and Frank Van our site. Don't forget to visit us on our Fossan Jr. (all from Illinois) and Cindy & Lee website, www.michiganfoxtrotters.com, for Fonken of Arkansas, we are approaching our applications and more information. 20 MFTHBA member quota. Currently we Here is what we have so far: have 17 dual members. Please send in yours Versatility Challenge: At the beginning of today so we can continue to receive benefits each year we offer the Versatility Challenge from our mother organization. MFTHBA to all members who choose to compete with supports us by helping pay for clinicians and their horses doing a variety of events and advertising our National Trail rides and providing promotional materials when we have activities. More information on our website. a booth at an expo. We don't want to miss Levi's Obstacle Training Clinic: April 28th & 29th at Levi's Training and Boarding Ctr.,1340 out! There are lots of great benefits for South M-33 in West Branch, MI. 9 positions becoming an MFTHBA member. Go to available for $250 per horse and rider. mfthba.com to see the list. Auditing is $15 for members and $20 for non- Marilyn gave the Treasurer's report. members. $20 per night for stall with hay and Nominations for officers were taken. More ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MARCH 2018 (58) MiCMO, continued to have a CMO to go to so early in the season. They commented on what a wonderful time they had and what a fun course it was, and they were greatly relieved that it was 50 instead of cold and snowy. Of course, as a ride manager, nothing is better than everyone saying how great of a time they had! The placings are as follows (all long course, no short course participants): 1st: Turn & Burn, 10 plates – 1:15:15 2nd: Freedom Riders, 10 plates – 1:36:14 3rd: Trail Stompers, 10 plates – 1:58:03 4th: Red and Free, 10 plates – 3:06:39 5th: Group (newbies) 4 plates – 2:32:40 Everyone is looking forward to the next ride at Hadley Hills in May! Thank you, Cindy Hotz for this awesome write up! – Happy Trails, Janet.

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M H DVA MI HORSE DRAWN VEHICLE ASSOCIATION Assistant Fire Chief Brad Drury From Delhi Fire Department spoke at our last meeting. He informed us of ways to prevent stable fires. He said that there are 3 elements needed to have a fire: oxygen, some type of fuel and a chemical reaction/heat source. We must keep the cobwebs and dust controlled. Also, sweeping out aisles and hay hanging from above. Too many extension cords or too light of a cord all are culprits in starting fires. He showed a chart showing how we should measure the heat in newly baled hay to monitor that it is not going to start a fire. It was very informative. We should all have ABC fire extinguishers at all doorways. Always make the first call to 911 and say it is a stable fire, so the department knows that animals are involved. Our next meeting will be at Brody Hall on Harrison St., East Lansing, MSU on March 24. We eat at 11am, meeting at noon and Melissa Boyd will speak and show pictures about the Norwegian Fjord as seen in Norway. All are welcome. Our Driving Show will be June 8-10 at Rattlewood Farm in Oxford, MI. Look for other events on our Facebook page and or our website at: www.mhdva.org Dorothy Childs, President

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NORTHERN MI PAINT HORSE CLUB Welcome to our Expo Special. Visit the NMPHC booth with lots of club and APHA information which will be available. Come enjoy, see old friends and new, join the fun of this great weekend in East Lansing, MI. The NMPHC show schedule for 2018: June 30 & July 1, MSU Pavilion July 21 & 22, MSU Pavilion August 18 & 19, Muskegon Co. Fairground All these shows will be 2 judges each day. There will be a full slate of Open, Youth, Amateur and Solid Paint Bred classes along with All-Breed classes. Also, we have added more Ranch Horse classes this year. And October 26, 27, & 28, will be the Joint NMPHC and MI Paint Horse Club Annual Fall Color Classic POR, held at the MSU Pavilion. The NMPHC is also sponsoring two all-breed Open Horse show circuits. May 5, 2018, EWHA Open Horse Show at Montcalm County Fairground in Greenville. And the best FUN show in Michigan, The Going For Broke Casual Pleasure Series, Montcalm County Fairground, Tuesday nights at 6:30 pm. Dates June 12, July 10, July 24, and August 14, 2018. Check Facebook “Going For Broke” for entry forms, showbill and more information. NEW THIS YEAR: STALLION SERVICE SALE/ FUTURITY – Check out the Fall Color Classic Horse Futurity. Buy a listed stallion at half the original stud fee. When this breeding sells then ALL of his past babies are eligible to show in their corresponding futurity class. Stallion owners of solid breeding, receive a free entry into one class, as well as the person buying the breeding, also receives one free entry into one class. Fall Color Classic Horse Futurity classes will be held during the FCC at MSU, October 26-28, 2018. Classes will include: Yearling in hand trail, All Age Trail, Weanling stallion, Yearling stallion, Yearling gelding, Weanling mares, Yearling mares, Yearling longe line, 2 year old longe line, HUS pleasure 2 and 3 year olds, HUS pleasure 4 and over, Western Pleasure 2 and 3 year olds, Western Pleasure 4 and over. For more Information: Facebook – Fall Color Classic Horse Futurity or PM Todd Olsen on Facebook for purchase details and a updated stallion list. Hope to see you at the EXPO!

ORTONVILLE RECREATION EQUESTRIAN ASSOCIATION Spring is just around the corner trail riders and we're hoping to see many of you on the trail in the Hadley Hills. Please put our May 26 poker ride and campout on your calendar for 2018! Each time you visit, please take time to record your info on our visitor log. You'll find it in a mailbox at the campground trail-head entry between the pavilion and the trail. We're interested in learning more about our trail users and getting your feedback and suggestions. Thank you! OREA is a 501c3 and welcomes all interested persons. Membership directly supports our work at the park. Applications can be printed from hadleyhills.com or mailed to you upon request. Find us on Facebook at OREA – Ortonville Recreation Equestrian Area. Questions? Looking to ride with someone? Call and/or text me or leave a note on our website’s Contact tab. Happy trails! Karen DeOrnellas, OREA President, 913-660-8012

PROUD LAKE TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Hello Everyone! The board of Proud Lake would like to thank everyone who came out for our banquet. Mother Nature gifted us with about 8-10 inches of snow and terrible roads, but we still had a great turnout and an excellent time was had by all. As always, our Silent Auction was a huge hit. Thanks for coming! Mark your calendars for the rest of our 2018 schedule… Our first riding events will be Sunday, June 3rd and we will be camping all weekend. We are excited to try out this new idea for a ride with everyone. It is going to be a progressive eat and ride! Each “station” will have part of a meal for you…you just have to ride the trails to get there! What could be more fun...food ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MARCH 2018 (59)

and riding. Camping will start Friday evening, June 1st and will be full of pancakes, movies, campfires and lots of riding. Our second event will be Sunday, September 23rd with camping all weekend. This ride will be our Circle Ride where you will ride from either Proud Lake staging area or Kensington staging area and ride the circle that connects them both. Lunch will be served at both locations. Camping will be at Proud Lake starting Friday, September 21st. Camping is always full of pancakes, movies, campfires and lots of riding! All of our events are open to everyone. You do not need to be a member of our group (although we would love for you to be!) We have people that come out without horses just to hang out and socialize. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to meeting up with our old friends and making new ones. If you would like to be added to our email list to be reminded of upcoming events please email Nancy Efrusy at efrusy@yahoo.com. Spring is on the way! Nancy Efrusy, Proud Lake Trail Riders

SLEEPY HOLLOW TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION The SHTRA Annual Meeting was well attended Saturday February 3 at the Victor Twp. Hall. Donated equestrian items and guests were welcomed. Chanda Donnan, Val Lau and Lori Coffin were elected to the board. Cowboy Danny Crampton and The CowPattys played for our social hour. The membership drawings were won by Merle Richmond and Lon Platte. Sleazy Barb Horsewear donated 6 plants for door prizes. The special drawings for equestrian nights at the cabins were won by Lindsey Borning and Joyce Malzahn. Larry Prochazka was honored as a 20 year member. Barb Drake was honored for her years of service and donations. Linda Kraai was honored as the Volunteer of the Year and for all of her services. Don Brown, Dave Kline and Todd Ring auctioned our donated items. Thanks goes to the following businesses for their generous items: Holly Denison Massage, The Wire Horse, Toms Western Store, Ovid Farmers WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Trail Riders News SLEEPY HOLLOW TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION, continued Elevator, St. Johns and Owosso TSC Stores, and Family Farm and Home stores, Clinton Vet Services, and our Park Manager, Tim Machowicz. Thanks to all who attended and made this a very special gathering! Events for 2018 will include The Rotten Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 14, Spring Workbee TBA, Campover weekend May 25-May 28 for Memorial Weekend, July 20-22 and August 31-September 3 for Labor Day. September 30 will have the 15th Annual Kris Kulhanik Memorial Judged Trail Ride hosted by the Rangers 4-H Club, but no camping that weekend. Come and have fun at the 2nd Explore the Hollow Special Trails weekend October 19-20. Events have unique poker rides, potlucks and group campfires. If interested in renting either the modern cabin or rustic cabin for a “get away” weekend go to www.midnrreservations.com or call 1-800-44-parks. It's easy and fun to rent a camp w/pickett poles overlooking the lake. If you want to bring your dogs along to the rental cabin, it is now allowed for a $10.00 fee. Also new for 2018, SHSP offers 5 walk-in rustic lake camping sites and an equestrian site is in the works! Please mail or email for your 2018 membership renewal reminder letter. Don't miss out on unique special camping events being planned for group fun. Check out our website for membership forms that can be easily downloaded. That's shtra.org or chat with us on our group's Facebook page. Happy Trails, Marsha Putnam

WESTERN DRESSAGE ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN The Michigan Horse Expo is rapidly approaching. The dates are March 9 through the 11 at the MSU Pavilion in East Lansing, MI. Suzanne Morisse and Dorothy Mueller will be presenting Western Dressage demos throughout the Expo. Suzanne and her horse will be entertaining and educating during the Kids Program on Friday. WDAMI will also be hosting a booth at the Expo. We hope you stop by to say hello. 2018 WDAMI Year End Award Banquet Luncheon Celebration awarded many WD buckles, ribbons and certificates to our enthusiastic competitors. Grand Champions included: Chris Potter-Intro Open; Rachel Belcher-Basic Open and Level 1 Open; Suzanne Morisse-Level 3 Open; Tammi Brandon-Freestyle Level 1 Open; Kristal Homoki-Pony Basic Open and Pony Level 1 Open; Cynthia Harrington-Intro Adult Amateur; Jamie Shook-Basic Adult Amateur; Chandra Nielson-Level 1 Adult Amateur; Kim Nobel-Level 2 Adult Amateur; Mary Lynn Zylstra-Pony Level 1 Adult Amateur; Kayla Crowe-Basic Junior. Reserve Champions included: Amy Hanney-Intro Adult Amateur; Elizabeth Fink-Level 1 Adult Amateur; Kathy Juhas-Level 2 Adult Amateur. In addition, our competitors earned many High Percent ribbons, Achievement Certificates and Placing Certificates. Congratulations to all our winners! We are pleased to announce that Western Dressage has added Level 4 to their selection of classes. To learn more about this series of tests, please go to www.westerndressage association.org and click on the subtitle Education and Tests. You can download the UPPER PENINSULA MI TRAIL RIDERS tests from this website. Our UP MTRA trail ride will take place May The 2018 show season is heating up. 12-June 30. We have permission to use the WDAMI is hosting its schooling show on Marquette and Gogebic Counties Fair- August 4, 2018 at the Pine Lake Stables in grounds, if a negative Coggins has been Plainwell, Michigan. Dorothy Mueller will be obtained prior and is presented. A lot of judging. We are also co-hosting a schooling interest for this original east to west UP trail show on September 16 with Sari Clapperton, ride. Please join us!! Woodbine Farms in Chelsea. Hope you can Find us on Facebook: UP MTRA participate!!! Prize lists and entry forms will Joan Duncan, jduncan4444@gmail.com be coming soon. Check our website at: ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MARCH 2018 (60)

www.wdami.org for updates and forms. Please check our website, www.wdami.org for the most up to date list of all schooling shows that are hosting Western Dressage classes. If you are planning to compete for a 2018 Year End Award, please review the award guidelines found at our website: www.wdami.org/year-end-awards. Our Event Information also includes a list of clinics and workshops on Western Dressage. Take advantage of these to learn more about this exciting and fun sport. Also, it is time to renew your memberships to WDAMI and the national organization WDAA. The dual membership is a total of $50 for the year. You can renew easily by going to: www.wdami.org/membership. You can renew both your state and national memberships at the site, you can pay with PayPal. May your riding season 2018 be the best for you and your horse. Enjoy, learn and love every moment!!

WESTERN MICHIGAN APPALOOSA REGIONAL So, I'm using my snow day to write the March WMAR newsletter. It won't be long before things start to green up...at least I'm hoping so. I will be looking forward to updates on new foals in the coming months. The WMAR/MApHA combined banquet has come and gone with some fabulous awards and fun times. Congratulations to everyone who took home awards and a big thank you to those members who were in charge of obtaining all the cool stuff we got to take with us. I especially love the personalized floor mats that were given out. Check out our WMAR Facebook page for some photos of the event. I received a bit of news that WMAR Youth member Morgan Binkowski and her Appaloosa Guinness won High Point Gymkhana horse and rider for Macomb County 4-H. This award was donated by our very own Amy Schweiger, so it’s a special honor for Morgan, who thought it was pretty cool. The award is given to the overall high point gymkhana rider for the season. We think it's pretty cool, too! WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Trail Riders News WESTERN MI APPALOOSA REG., cont. The 2018 show schedule has been confirmed. Our WMAR approved shows are: May 5 & 6: MApHA Spring Show, Ingham Co. Fairgrounds (north end indoor arena) Don't forget that the 2018 WMAR State Show scheduled for July 14-15 will be held at the south end of the Ingham County Fairgrounds in Mason, MI. We've got plenty of stalls, two nice pens, lots of camping, and Crestview Tack Shop is right there next to the barns. We will again be using two judges and will also offer our All Breed Open classes. The WMAR Red, White & Blue show held on June 2 & 3, 2018, will return to the north end of the Ingham County Fairgrounds and will also have our All Breed Open classes. We'd love to have all of you invite your friends who may have other breeds or who just don't show on the circuit, to please come and join us for some fun. Our youth classes will now be combined into “Youth 18 Yr. & under” until such time that class numbers start growing again. We will still have Leadline, Walk Trot and Novice classes, though. Halter classes will also be combined for the same reason and will now be Junior Mares, Junior Geldings and Junior Stallions ages 2 yr. and under with Senior Mares, Senior Geldings and Senior Stallions as 3 yrs. and older. We will still hold Performance, Youth and Non-Pro Halter classes as before. WMAR will also be adding some Non-Pro Walk Trot classes. Forms are available for you to sign up for the WMAR Open Horse Incentive Program where the WMAR gives back cash for every WMAR OPEN point you earn. Be sure to pick them up or pull them off the website and turn them in to Tami Vickery before show season. Our next WMAR Board meeting will be held April 14, 2018 at the MSU Pavilion. 'til next month… Sharon Clark

YANKEE SPRINGS TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Board Meeting Minutes – February 14, 2018 This meeting was held at the Burger residence starting at 6pm with a potluck dinner. The meeting was called to order at 6:35 pm by Ron Walker, President with the reciting of the pledge to the Flag. Discussion was held to determine the CMO ride donation to YSTRA. It was determined that Ron had turned in the $400 donation at the last BOD meeting without a responsible entity, therefore there was no thank you card sent as there is usually, prompting Trudi’s inquiry to the secretary. YSTRA relies on donations to generate the improvements to our trail system and we regret the oversight. Andru acknowledged that the CMO group has already applied for a permit at Yankee Springs for 2018. While the topic of Donations was being discussed, Ron announced Judi Struble has acquired a grant from Consumers Energy of $450.00, Thank You Judi! Motion to accept as written passed 9-0. Jeanne Burger acknowledged a noticeable increase in our membership from the newsletter sent out by Ron, Jeanne and Kathy. Thank you to Rene and Chief Saar who made a very nice donation with their membership. Barry County Road Commission has approved our request for Duffy road and the signs have been ordered. Trail Report: The 9-mile trail is now open to equestrians. Kathy and Ron rode the 20th of January and cleaned out downed trees. No other trail hazards have been brought to our attention. Electrical Grant: We haven't heard back from the Gun Lake Casino regarding the fundraisThis is a FREE section ing opportunity. Discussion was that it would be hard to justify the cost of the meal when compliments of only 10% would be returned to the group. Saddle Up! Magazine John Soper made a motion to start a SepaWe’re Devoted to Michigan and Ohio rate Fund to support the proposed electrical Horse & Trail Riding Associations! service to camp. Skip Burger supported the motion. Suzy questioned the separate funds DEADLINE: the 13th of each month. if the proposed service was ever to be termEMAIL: saddleupmag@gmail.com inated; Ron explained that would be a board ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MARCH 2018 (61)

of director's decision on the redirection of funds once the termination was confirmed. Vote was unanimous to create this separate fund for electrical service. Jeanne will work with the bank on the best setup plan. Skip Burger made a motion that we direct all general donations to this electrical service fund on a monthly basis. Tom Chaffee supported motion. Motion passed. Skip made motion to credit the Electrical service fund with the $450.00 consumers grant Judi Struble was contacted as to any restrictions on this grant, there are none, so the group voted to deposit the consumers grant to our new Electrical Service Fund. Members can send in donations for the electrical fund by designating that fund on their donation. The news of this fund should be spread far and wide so that all may donate to this fund whether they are members to this group or not. We have an opportunity to become the first state equestrian camp in Michigan to have electrical service. John is continuing his search for grants. Andru has requested a new quote from Consumers with the consideration of the DNR construction crews doing the line work, this should change the quote considerably. A grant request to the Shiawassee Trail Riders for a donation to help build steps in the Confidence Course was turn down this year as we received this grant last year. Donations will be accepted to help build these steps. You could get your name carved into a step. Land Manager Update: Unfortunately, this is a very busy time for Andru and his staff so he has no updates at this time. New Business: May 8th is Equestrian day with the legislators. Anyone that can spend the day in Lansing speaking with our law makers expressing equine concerns and desires please attend, all the details online at: www.legislativeday.com Ron spoke about continuing to build corrals, Andru was unable to commit to a dollar amount that he would be responsible for. March 14th meeting will be at John and Laura’s home. Happy Trails, Ron Walker, President Thank you, Ron for filling in for Kathy Taylor

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Dressage Book Excerpt – Written by Douglas Puterbaugh SIX Anger Like its primordial cousin fear, anger is an emotion woven into the fabric of our being. The other half of the instinctual fight-or-flight response, anger served an important function in helping early humans endure their difficult circumstances. For early humans, though, anger was not merely a defensive reaction, it was also a tool for protecting and seizing territory, for obtaining food and water, and for fighting off rivals. To our ancient ancestors, anger proved its usefulness in difficult circumstances and thus ensured its survival. Even in the modern era, when civility is the price of civilization, anger exerts a powerful influence. We feel angry when we're treated unfairly or when someone speaks impertinently to us. Some people are so easily annoyed that the smallest things set them off. One way angry people rationalize their anger is by blaming others (as happens with impatience, too). We imagine scenarios in which a scapegoat has caused our discontent. We complain about our pain. We brood about the injustice of it all. Albert Einstein said, “Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools,” an observation borne out by the fact that people under the influence of anger behave as though temporarily out of their mind. Think of a driver cut off in traffic: as if a switch has been thrown, the angry motorist changes from pasty Dr. Jekyll into seething Mr. Hyde. Our motorist's road rage is palpable, his fury expressed in his blaring horn and channeled through his vehicle's metal body, which he wields like a weapon. Anger need not be a grotesque display of rage, though. It can be subtle, its causes and expressions nuances. A rider can be angry with herself for buying a difficult horse. She might be angry that she can't buy a nicer one. She might feel frustrated that her friend's horse is doing better than hers. Similarly, riders can display their anger nonverbally, in mannerisms and gestures. Exaggerating the aids, such as suddenly jerking on the reins with unnecessary forcefulness, can be an expression of annoyance. A rider who gives up and stops trying, or who throws the reins away, may also be expressing anger. Anger is the deadliest sin of dressage because its poison can be harmful even in the smallest amounts. Its effects can ruin the relationship between horse and rider, between friends and competitors, and even between student and teacher. Anger is also damaging to the individual. Chronic anger can cause ulcers, high blood pressure, and other physiological maladies. Anger is loss of control, the very antithesis of dressage. Everyone gets angry sometimes. Like other emotions, anger is part of the human condition. It's how we deal with that anger that separates the brutal from the forgiving. Dressage demands that we be mindful of our emotions, and anger is an emotion we must especially be on guard against. Anger releases pent-up frustrations, thus it contains an element of morbid pleasure that some find difficult to resist. But just as kindness is not weakness, anger is not strength. On the contrary, it's a weakness. It's a failure, a mistake. Striking out in anger only creates more and new problems. It is raw emotion, and the last refuge of those no longer able to think clearly. Anger and Dressage To outsiders the seemingly genteel sport of dressage would appear ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MARCH 2018

an unlikely hotbed of anger, but they are mistaken. Riders spend years working to perfect their skills, a process fraught with frustration and disappointment. At times, their ambition to achievement overshadows the pleasure of the actual riding, and anger simmers amidst their discontent, biding its time and waiting for its chance to surface. When it does, anger strikes at familiar targets. Some riders turn their anger inward, blaming themselves for not being able to achieve difficult things. Though they may believe they're tough enough to take it, riders who aim their anger inward run the risk of lowering their self-confidence. Anger directed inward might motivate you to work harder, but working harder isn't always working smarter. Other riders may at times target their anger at their trainer, whom they blame for their riding ills. A rider who throws down the reins and scowls at the teacher announces her frustrations. Declaring “I'm just not getting this,” only confirms the obvious. But while the student's overt message is one of self-disclosure, the underlying message is aimed squarely at the teacher. What's she's really saying is, “I'm not getting this because of you.” (Such displays may be due in part to culture. In German riding schools, students rarely express anger openly. Students must be respectful at all times, and all students are expected to participate fully. Responsibility is placed on the students to learn, not on the teacher to grind knowledge into them.) Riders aren't the only ones affected by anger. Trainers also succumb to the temptation. Demonstrating that they're as fallible as anyone else, trainers frustrated by a difficult student sometimes get angry. (Excellent trainers never succumb to this temptation. They are never angry at their students.) They express their anger in their commentary, which strays from the usual instruction and cajoling of the student – good traits for motivating students – and instead descends into sarcasm or sharp words. Anger affects the judgment of normally rational people. It is the opposite of wisdom. Nowhere is this more evident than in the rider who lashes out at the horse. Riders already impatient for results may erupt in anger at what they perceive to be the deliberate provocations of their horse. They seem to believe the animal is thwarting their ambitions on purpose, and their inclination is to treat the animal as though he were a machine, an inanimate object without feelings or a mind of his own. They reprimand him, punish him, and inflict physical and psychological pain upon him to force his compliance. (62)

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from a timely and skilled reprimand, which is sometimes necessary for out-and-out disobedience. Rather, it's an expression of frustration, the venting of undisciplined emotion. In Horsemanship Seunig wrote: “No serious struggle need ever arise during the training of young horses, but there are criminals thoroughly spoiled by their previous riders who try to place their rider in a situation where he cannot and must not avoid the struggle for power. At such critical moments it is only the rider's energy that can save the situation…The truest sort of friendship can bloom later out of such a conflict. But it will always be an uneasy peace until a battle fought with cold energy to a victorious end has cleared the air and proved that the rider's spirit and will are stronger.” Douglas Puterbaugh has traveled and trained internationally, and has successfully taught many horses to the Grand Prix. He enjoys coaching his students at regional competitions and conducting clinics across the United States and Canada. Douglas is a USDF Gold Medalist, CDRA Certified Test Administrator and a USDF L Program Graduate. To order the book “The Seven Deadly Sins of Dressage”, visit either www.amazon.com or www.puterbaughdressage.com Saddle Up! Magazine’s April edition will feature the 7th Deadly Sin, and the last one in this series. Thank you Douglas for allowing us to print portions of your book!

Humans apologize to each other for arrows of anger aimed at one another, and words of contrition go a long way toward healing the hurt. But contrition is lost on horses. Horses don't understand “I'm sorry.” They remember acts of violence. Displays of anger unleashed toward a horse can never be taken back. “Every action leaves its mark on the horse,” said Seunig, “and a scar will remain that will open on occasion…and the horse will wait for his chance to repay, with interest, the injustice he feels done to him.” Anger can also be expressed in passive-aggressive attacks of a personal nature. Jealousy and personal animosity often characterize the relationships between rival riders and even rival trainers, who all too gladly slander one another with false accusations and salacious gossip. As a form of revenge, however, vindictiveness provides little satisfaction. Thus, rivals tend to expand the scope of their attacks in the expectation that more stories will produce more pain, and so they up the ante. Yet by doing so they reveal such childlike behavior that they themselves become the subject of gossip among others. Contemptible though this behavior is, it demonstrates that passive aggression, though more insidious, is no less commonplace than overt acts of anger. If you're a rider struggling with the darkest of human emotions, or if you merely think you may be exhibiting signs of subtle anger, there are several ways to know if it's affecting your riding. Signs of Anger It's said that anger is a wind that blows out the lamp of the mind. It's not surprising then that riders often don't realize that they're angry. Anger lies just beneath the surface of their calm exterior, smoldering, waiting for an opportunity to flare up. We can only know ourselves and our own emotional state. It Shows in Your Body Language Two unlikely allies: horse and human – in other words, prey and predator. When a rider has anger, she is more like a predator, which causes uneasiness in the horse. A horse seems to sense that the rider is “after him,” particularly when she is staring down at the horse's neck, like an eagle going after his prey. Unlike politicians, who excel at masking their annoyance at a reporter's questions, riders who are angry display their feelings more overtly. Just as a horse displays his anger by flattening his ears and bearing his teeth, angry riders betray their emotions through their body language. They are usually tense, their body gestures abrupt, their aids roughly given. The horse senses all of this, of course, but he doesn't understand. To the horse, anger makes the rider appear predator-like, which makes the horse, a prey animal, uneasy. A horse has enough reasons to be tense without the rider's provocation. You Punish Your Horse More conscientious riders apply correctives rather than mete out punishment. A rider who's angry often blames the horse for behaving badly. But rather than attempting to discover the underlying causes of the horse's behavior, the rider's first response tends to express anger. The reprimands begin with spoken accusations, which have absolutely no effect because horses don't understand the spoken word (they merely hear the rider's tone of voice). Frustrated with not succeeding in making the horse relax, anger mounts, growing to the point of violence, and the rider feels justified in striking the horse. Angrily striking a horse with a whip is a separate and distinct action ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MARCH 2018

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The Horses Need to Move By Eleanor Blazer A horse that constantly walks his stall is an annoyance. The bedding gets piled along the walls, manure gets ground to bits, stall mats shift and weight loss can be a problem. Keep in mind he is not doing it to annoy you – horses need to move and confinement is not natural. How does the blood in the hoof defeat the law of gravity and return to the body? The answer – movement and exercise. Blood is moved within the body by three types of vessels: arteries, veins, and capillaries. 1. Arteries transport the blood away from the heart. They have thick muscular walls which are able to contract and relax as the blood is rhythmically pumped by the heart. This movement is what is felt when the pulse is being monitored. 2. Veins carry the blood back to the heart and have thin walls that are less muscular than arteries. The return of de-oxygenated blood back to the heart depends on the movement of muscles. 3. Capillaries are very tiny microscopic thin tubes that form a network between the arteries and veins. The thin-walled capillaries allow the exchange of gasses, waste and nutrients between the circulatory system and body tissues. Due to the pumping heart, blood has no trouble getting from the heart and to the lower limbs of the healthy horse via the arterial system. Upon reaching the hoof, arteries divide and branch off providing blood to the sensitive laminae, sole and bones. A network of capillaries provides nutrients to the tissues. The blood that has delivered oxygen and nutrients to the hoof now has to return to the heart via the veins. Within the hoof small veins form a network or plexus which collects the de-oxygenated blood. Veins have no ability to contract so they depend solely on the physical movement of the structures within the hoof to move the blood. Also within the hoof is a pad of tissue that is a network of tight interlacing fatty fiber which is called the digital cushion. It is above the frog and fills a large cavity. When a horse puts weight on the hoof the frog and digital cushion are compressed or squashed. The frog pushes on the digital cushion, and it pushes outwards against cartilages, which in turn puts pressure on the veins, squeezing the blood upwards and toward the heart. Each step squeezes more blood upwards and forces the blood to keep moving up the leg. When the foot is raised (no weight) the veins relax and blood is pushed in from the arteries – ready for the next step to squeeze the blood back toward the heart. The “pumping” action of the frog is critical to the activation of the digital cushion. You should ask your farrier not to trim the frog. Clean off the loose or shedding material, but do not pare down the frog. In the upper leg and body, venous blood flow depends on the contraction of muscles to aid in the transport of the blood back to the heart. One-way valves prevent the blood from returning to the hooves. This continuous blood flow within the hoof also protects the fragile coffin bone from concussion. A horse stalled for a long period of time is going to incur pooling of blood in the hooves. Lack of blood flow can cause navicular disease, ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MARCH 2018

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REDUCED! REDUCED! LIVINGSTON COUNTY – 7 acres with 4 stall horse barn. A second pole barn that is heated, has extra large garage doors, and electric. Ranch home with Geothermal heat is adjacent to State Lands and located in area close to Hiland chain of lakes. Just north of Dexter, MI. REDUCED $289,000.

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INGHAM COUNTY FARM – Mason area, this 34 acre farm has an 11 stall horse barn with loft and tack room. Hay barn. Ranch home and large pole barn with garage space and workshop. Property features a pond, outdoor arena, and is just minutes from Lansing. OFFERED AT $439,000.

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WEBBERVILLE, MI – 20 acres with updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with knotty pine throughout. Home has new roof and windows! Finished basement, oversized garage and easy access to I-96. 40x60 pole barn is setup for horses, with 6 stalls and workshop area. OFFERED AT $289,000.

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March 2018 Saddle Up! Magazine  

Saddle Up! Magazine has been devoted to Michigan's and Ohio's horse lovers since 1996. Articles, Show & Event Dates, Horse Association & Tra...

March 2018 Saddle Up! Magazine  

Saddle Up! Magazine has been devoted to Michigan's and Ohio's horse lovers since 1996. Articles, Show & Event Dates, Horse Association & Tra...