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24 TO 29 ACRE HORSE FARM! HOLLY - This property can now be bought with two houses on 29 acres and barns for $624,900. or the Cape Cod home with 24 acres and barns for $524,900! Frontage on two roads, many options available. Call Kathie Crowley for more details.

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23 Acres, Ingham Co., $225,000. Beautiful 22 acre property surrounded by pines. All high and tillable. Perfect for planting and or pastures. Mins. from Stockbridge and 20 mins. to Lansing. Solid ranch home includes appliances. Good size bedrooms. Full basement. Private, home sits back off the road. Long winding drive through the pines.

20 Acres, Charlevoix Co., $299,900. Buy as a whole or in various other sizes, multiple parcel ID’s. Secluded farm has 4 large bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Open oor plan with wood burning replace in living room. Large country kitchen includes the stainless steel appliance. 4 stall horse barn w/water. 26x60 pole barn for equipment. Very private.

54 Acres, Oakland County, $1.7 mill. 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath home, full finished walkout. Equestrian facility, two horse barns, 30 - 12x12 matted stalls, auto waterers, 100x195 indoor arena, clubhouse, observation, 60x90 working arena, outdoor arena, 14 paddocks, tack, grain, and laundry rooms, 15 acres hay, and 2 additional outbuildings.

50 Acres, Barry County, $495,000. Lakefront accessible to 600+ acre Crooked Lake. Eventing horse facility! Dressage arena, heated wash rack, heated observation, bath and shower. Main barn has 22 stalls, hayloft. Two outdoor arenas with lighting; dressage arena and jump arena. Additional 36x60 barn, and a 40x15 kennel.

26 Acres, Vernon Twp., $499,500. Beautiful turn-of-the-century home has addition. Completely updated and remodeled. 232x64 barn with indoor arena, 24 solid oak stalls, observation room, bath, area for kitchen and office. 95x41 hip roof barn, lean-to opens to pastures/paddocks. 100x200 outdoor arena. 60x48 barn with 220, cement flooring.

20 Acres, Isabella Co., $279,900 or 47 Acres $315,000. 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath living quarters. 60x120 indoor arena, 10 - 12x12 solid oak stalls, 2 - 12x18 stalls, 1 - 12x24 stall, heated office w/bath, tack room, large wash rack/grooming area, storage for hay and equipment. Land Contract terms available. Lease for $2000/mo.

10 Acres, Metamora, $735,000. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths with finished lower level walkout. Numerous horse amenities! Two barns, 120x75 indoor riding arena with observation room. Hot and cold wash rack, tack room and beautiful pastures. Call Lori Ross for more information!

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ONE DAY CLEARANCE SALE EVERYTHING MUST GO! Saturday, November 19th 10am to 2pm English & Western Tack, Many Products Available Lots of Supplements, Cash/Check Only

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Using the Tax Code’s Net Operating Loss Carryover By John Alan Cohan, Attorney at Law Since 1918, the Tax Code has provided for the net operating loss carryover (NOL). It is a fundamental feature of U.S. tax law. According to IRS statistics, in 2014 over 1.2 million taxpayers filed for an NOL deduction, with the average amount being $163,292, for a total amount of $196.2 billion. Originally, the NOL was allowed to be carried back one year and then forward one year. Presently, section 172 of the IRS Code allows the NOL to be carried back two years and then forward 20 years. The NOL provision is not a “loophole,” but is justified on the basis of fundamental fairness in light of the exigencies of business. The House Report to the 1939 Revenue Bill stated that “the allowance of a net operating business loss carry-over will greatly aid business and stimulate new enterprises.” The Supreme Court has stated that NOL carryovers “ameliorate the unduly drastic consequences of taxing income strictly on an annual basis. They were designed to permit a taxpayer to set off its lean years against its lush years, and to strike something like an average taxable income computed over a period longer than one year.” (Libson Shops, 353 U.S. 382, 386 (1957). The NOL carryover is especially important for owners of horse, cattle and other livestock businesses. As with other businesses, people in the livestock industries often experience cycles of achievement and financial success, and their income may fluctuate over the course of months or years. Unusual events or setbacks can occur that may unexpectedly cause losses in a given year. Periods of recession ordinarily yield an increase in loss deductions. According to Terence D. Miller of Miller & Miller CPAs in Fresno, California, “All businesses are subject to a swing in the business cycle, and it’s my experience that farmers are even more prone towards swings. We all know that in the horse business you could have a horse one year that sells for $100,000 and no sales in another year, but you’ve still got your expenses. It’s the same with the cattle business. Sometimes people won’t sell one cow because of the prices, and other years they realize hundreds of thousands in sales. If ranchers didn’t have the benefit of the NOL to average the gains and losses, they couldn’t afford to be in business.” The NOL has received a lot of attention since it was revealed that Donald Trump incurred a $916 million loss in 1995 that yielded a NOL on future and preceding years. The NOL is available to any small or large business. Individual taxpayers can use their NOL deductions for up to 20 years. Most cases that end up in IRS audits or in Tax Court have a sizable NOL at issue. Expenses are incurred whether or not profitable sales or prizes are realized: advertising, commissions, depreciation, insurance, repairs and maintenance, supplies, board, breeding, farrier, hay, memberships, show or racing expenses, training, transportation, veterinarians – and for many taxpayers these costs are often in the six figure range annually. It is important to plan ahead. In IRS audits, taxpayers are usually asked to produce annual written business plans and profit-and-loss statements. Business plans should include goals, job descriptions, policies and procedures, an itemization of horses or other livestock ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • NOVEMBER 2016

sold, proposed advertising and promotional activities for the upcoming year, and detailed information on methods to decrease costs or increase revenues. The IRS tends to audit activities that have generated a long history of losses, and will want to find out how these losses can be explained, and also how the taxpayer can expect to generate an overall profit in the future. John Alan Cohan is an attorney representing people in federal and state tax disputes, IRS appeals, and Tax Court litigation, and is a long-standing of a legal advice column published in numerous sporting magazines. In addition, he advises organizations on compliance with newly enacted laws and regulations. John is also author of the book, Turn Your Hobby Into a Business – Tax and Legal Tips. He can be reached at: (310) 278-0203, or via email at johnalancohan@aol.com. His website is JohnAlanCohan.com

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Saturday, January 21, 2017 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. INGHAM COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS INDOOR ARENA BUILDING 700 East Ash Street, Mason, MI 10 x 20 Space - $30.00 ea. (after Jan. 13th - $35.00 ea.) 4-H Club Space - $15.00 ea. (after Jan. 13th - $20.00 ea.) Table Rental (no chairs) - $10.00 ea.

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Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs

AHC To Host First Webinar November 14th, 2016 Topics to Include New Congress and Stable Management Business Survey results On November 14th at 3:00 pm ET, the American Horse Council (AHC), will host its first ever webinar “Embracing Change.” AHC President Julie Broadway will kick off the webinar with a short introduction about the AHC and the work that the AHC does on a daily basis in Washington, DC. Next, Ben Pendergrass, AHC’s Senior VP of Policy and Legislative Affairs will discuss how results of the election will impact the upcoming Congress. “The upcoming election could significantly change the make-up of Congress,” said Mr. Pendergrass. “This could impact the debate around issues important to the horse industry and will largely determine how productive the next Congressional session will be.” Two special guests will also be speaking, David Foley, Executive Director of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), and Kimberly Brown, Associate Publisher/Editor of Stable Management Magazine. Of particular interest, Kimberly Brown will be reviewing the results of Stable Management’s 2016 Business Survey. “This year’s survey is a mix of good and not-so-good news,” said Ms. Brown. “For the first time since 2012, the results did not show positive overall economic uptick on the respondents’ equine businesses compared to the previous year. This tells us that the industry is still in recovery mode.” The webinar is open to both AHC members and non-members—we encourage everyone to attend! To register, visit http://kwiksurveys.com/s/hzvwqlha#/ If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Furst at afurst@horsecouncil.org. We look forward to having you join us for the first of our quarterly webinars!

AHC Statement on Proposed Horse Protection Act Regulations Many individuals in the horse industry are aware the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has published proposed changes to the regulations governing enforcement of the Horse Protection Act (HPA). The proposed rule would make several major changes to current HPA regulations with the goal of ending soring, including a new licensing program for HPA inspectors and a ban on action devices, pads, weighted shoes and foreign substances at walking horse shows, exhibitions, sales, and auctions. The American Horse Council (AHC) strongly opposes soring and believes action must be taken to stop the soring of “big lick” Tennessee Walking Horses, Racking Horses and Spotted Saddle Horses. However, the AHC is concerned that certain provisions of the proposed rule are too broadly written, not sufficiently defined, and could cause confusion for the horse show industry. Like all industries, the horse show industry requires clarity in any regulatory regime that impacts its operation. Soring is a problem that is well defined and limited to a very specific segment of the walking horse industry and any new regulations should reflect this fact. The AHC’s formal comments to USDA will strongly urge USDA to explicitly limit all new provisions to Tennessee Walking Horses, Racking Horses, and Spotted Saddle Horses, mirroring the PAST Act. Making this change will address most concerns the horse industry has with the proposed rule and will fulfill the purpose and intent of the Horse Protection Act. The AHC wants to be clear, many of the proposed changes to the HPA regulations are needed such as replacing the ineffective Designated Qualified Person (DQP) program with a new independent inspection program. Additionally, because of a long history of utilizing action devices, stacks, weighted shoes, and foreign substances to sore horses, a ban of these items on Tennessee Walking Horses, Racking Horses, and Spotted Saddle Horses is justified and needed. However, the AHC believes it is equally important that any new regulations be

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narrowly focused on the problem of soring and do not inadvertently impact or unnecessarily burden other segments of the horse show industry that have no history of soring horses. The AHC will be submitting detailed written comments to USDA in the coming weeks. About the American Horse Council As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C., the American Horse Council works daily to represent equine interests and opportunities. Organized in 1969, the AHC promotes and protects the industry by communicating with Congress, federal agencies, the media and the industry on behalf of all horse related interests each and every day. The AHC is member supported by individuals and organizations representing virtually every facet of the horse world from owners, breeders, veterinarians, farriers, breed registries and horsemen’s associations to horse shows, race tracks, rodeos, commercial suppliers and state horse councils.

IEA Names Board of Directors October 10, 2016 - The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA), celebrating its 15th season, announced the members of the 2016-2017 Board of Directors today. Jenny Mitchell of Woodstock, Maryland, is the new President of the Board of Directors and will serve a two-year term in this position. Previously, Mitchell served two years as President-Elect. This is also her second term as Board President (20122014). Nancy Kohler-Cunningham has been elected the President-Elect and will follow Mitchell in two years as president. KohlerCunningham is currently the Hunt Seat Program Director and Head IHSA Coach for Alfred University, as well as a USEF "r" judge for Hunters/Equitation. Nancy splits her time between Erie, Pennsylvania and West WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs IEA Names Board of Directors, cont. Almond, New York. New to the board is Lori Cramer, who is an administrator at Miami University and is also on the Board of Directors for the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) and the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA). Continuing as voting board members are: • Wayne Ackerer, Powell, Ohio (Founding Board Member) • Timothy J. Boone, Columbus, Ohio (Founding Board Member) • Ollie Griffith, Plain City, Ohio (Founding Board Member) • Bernie Villeneuve, Concord, Ohio • Amanda Garner, Dahlonega, Georgia (Secretary) • Kathy Popp, CITY, Ohio (Treasurer) The continuing Ex-Officio/Non-Voting Board Members are: • Roxane Durant, Cleveland Heights, Ohio (Co-Founder/Executive Director) • Myron Leff, Westerville, Ohio (Co-Founder/Chief Operating and Marketing Officer) • Kathryn Quinlan, Melrose, Mass. (Membership Office Manager) • Sue Wentzel, Silver Spring, Maryland (National Steward) About the organization: Founded in 2002, the non-profit (501.c.3) IEA has more than 12,500 middle and high school student-riders across the United States. The IEA was organized to promote and improve the quality of equestrian competition and instruction available to middle and secondary school students and is open to public and private schools and barn teams. No rider needs to own a horse to compete. The organization's purpose is to set minimum standards for competition, provide information concerning the creation and development of school associated equestrian sport programs, to generally promote the common interests of safe riding instruction and competition and education on matters related to equestrian competition at the middle and secondary school levels. For more information, please view the IEA website at: www.rideiea.org.

ANIMAL HEALTH ALERT: West Nile Virus Confirmed In Ohio Horse The first positive case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in an Ohio horse has been confirmed in 2016. Testing on samples taken from a 7 year old Standardbred in Tuscarawas County confirmed the positive WNV diagnosis to the Ohio Department of Agriculture September 12. The horse’s veterinarian first examined the animal August 29. The animal was euthanized after exhibiting significant clinical signs, including shaking, agitation and thrashing. The horse had not been vaccinated. West Nile Virus is transmitted to horses via bites from infected mosquitoes. Clinical signs for WNV include flulike symptoms, where the horse seems mildly anorexic and depressed. Changes in mentality, drowsiness, driving or pushing forward (often without control) and asymmetrical weakness may be observed. Mortality rate from WNV can be as high as 30‐40% in horses. Infection with WNV does not always lead to signs of illness in people or animals. WNV is endemic in the United States and Ohio has reported three positive cases in horses each of the last few years. “This incident in Tuscarawas County should serve as an alert to all horse owners to vaccinate their animals against West Nile Virus,” said State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Forshey. “Vaccines are a proven and effective prevention tool and I encourage all owners to talk to their local vet for options and advice on how to keep their animals healthy.” In addition to vaccinations, horse owners also should work to reduce the mosquito population and eliminate possible breeding areas. Recommendations include: removing stagnant water sources; keeping animals inside during the bugs' feeding times, which are typically early in the morning and evening; and using mosquito repellents.

Suburban Collection Showplace Upcoming Events Novi, MI: The 13th Annual Novi Pet Expo, November 11-13 at the Suburban Collection Showplace, is chock full of family fun for pet lovers of all ages! The Pet Expo is proud to welcome “Luigi Francis “Shorty” Rossi, star of Animal Planet show “The Pit Boss”, presented by Purina’s “Life is Better with Pets” initiative. Shorty will be delivering a keynote address each day a the Pet Expo, promoting breed awareness, fighting against BSL (Breed Specific Legislation), and advocating for Animal Rights, Spay and Neuter clinics, and sharing anecdotes from his book “Four Feet Tall and Rising.” Metro Detroit’s most popular family pet store, Premier Pet Supply of Beverly Hills, with new stores open now in Novi and Rochester, and a new location in Livonia on the way, will again offer the Pet Expo Superstore, with an enormous, excellent and affordable selection of quality pet items and tasty US-Made treats, too! The Pet Expo will also feature big feathered fun with California’s All Star Stunt Dogs, Rainbow Feathers Bird Club and Rescue, Ultimate Air Dogs dock diving feats, plus Rock N Roll K9s dazzling agility demos, the Michigan Herpetology Society with 50+ reptilian and amphibian species--and most importantly, a wide array of Michigan pet rescues and shelters with adoptable animals seeking homes. The Michigan Humane Society will also be on hand to share valuable information about their community programs, and offer tips on integrating a new furry member into your family. More event details are available online at www.NoviPetExpo.com, please check the website before you visit the show to see how you can save $2.00 off admission with a contribution of pet food or supplies for the Michigan Humane Society. Well-behaved canine citizens are welcome with proof of current vaccination status, but NO retractable leashes, please! Admission $10.00 Adults, Children 6-12, $5.00, 5 and Under, Free! Friday 2 pm-8pm, Saturday 10 am-

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Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs Suburban Collection Showplace, cont. 8 pm, Sunday, 11am-5 pm. Friday, Nov. 11th is Senior Day, 55+ $5.00. The Novi Equestrian Expo One of the region’s most popular and longrunning events for horse owners and fans, the 22nd Annual Novi Equestrian Expo, December 2-4 is thrilled to welcome nationally renowned clinicians Stacy Westfall and Ken McNabb! Great insight and an effective teaching style have made Stacy Westfall one of the most popular and sought-after clinicians in the horse industry. Her famous bareback and bridleless championship ride, seen by millions on the internet, led to an appearance on the Ellen Degeneres show. In addition to her accomplishments within the reining arena, Stacy Westfall is the only woman to win the Road to the Horse colt starting competition. In 2012, Stacy was also inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas. With her husband, Jesse, she presents clinics at venues worldwide to inspire and teach people how to build better relationships with their horses. A true blue American cowboy with a boyish enthusiasm for life and strong family values, Ken McNabb grew up in a traditional ranching family in the mountains of Wyoming. This modern day Roy Rogers and host of RFD-TV’s “Discovering the Horseman Within” knew from a young age that he wanted to help others gain knowledge and confidence to achieve a new level of horsemanship. Ken creates a unique environment where each horse is trained using gentle methods and the rider is coached to become their personal best. The Equestrian Expo features exciting riding exhibitions and breed demonstrations, plus an extensive shopping area that will delight horse lovers of all ages, all at the Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Avenue in Novi, MI! Again this year, Oakland County 4-H will offer a Gently Used Tack Marketplace on Sunday, December 4, please check the website for details. A full slate of wellknown equine clinicians will also be presenting valuable information about managing horse health, tips for training and more. Pony rides for the little ones, too!

Please visit www.NoviEquestrianExpo.com for a complete schedule. Admission $10.00 Adults, Ages 6-11, $5.00, Children 5 and under Free! Friday, Dec. 2: 2pm-8pm, Saturday, Dec. 3: 10am - 7pm, Sunday, Dec. 4: 10am - 5pm. Friday Dec. 2nd is Senior Day, 55+, $5.00, and admission for all 4-H members on Friday is Free!

Registration Open for the 2017 Equine Symposium & Convention Hosted by USPC The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2017 USPC Equine Symposium & Convention. This event will be held at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel in California, January 25-29, 2017. Further information regarding registration, schedule and hotel information can be found at www. ponyclub.org/Events/AnnualMeeting/. The 2017 Equine Symposium & Convention will offer many educational opportunities for both adult and youth equine enthusiasts. Throughout the week attendees can participate in a variety of workshops covering disciplines such as: Polocrosse, Games and Tetrathlon; or topics such as saddle fitting and energy sources for horses. In addition to workshops the Symposium includes a trade fair, silent auction, research project fair and a hands-on educational anatomy room followed by evening dinners and award banquets. To see highlights from previous conventions and information about things to do in the southern California area, please watch these videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD7 _6sTaAOQ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no98 Zr5fzvE For younger attendees there is a daily Pony Paddock starting Thursday morning. The Pony Paddock is a safe option for children under 12 to spend time playing and learning while parents, friends, and older siblings attend presentations and workshops. Youth registration is required, but there is no additional charge.

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About Pony Club - The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (Pony Club) was founded in 1954 as a nonprofit national youth organization to teach riding and horsemanship through a formal educational program. There are approximately 9,000 Pony Club members in over 600 clubs and riding centers throughout the country. Many of the nation’s top equestrians, including several of our Olympic team members, business professionals, government leaders and career military officers, have roots in Pony Club. Youth members range in age from as young as 4 through age 25. Pony Club also offers educational opportunities to a growing number of adults through Horsemasters membership.

UHC Operation Gelding Program Receives Multiple Grants To Support Clinics Nationwide The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) received a $100,000 grant from the DeWitt Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) to support Operation Gelding. The Operation Gelding program provides materials, guidance, and support to organizations nationwide to host no- and low-cost gelding clinics for owners who may not otherwise be able to afford to have their stallion castrated. Unintentional and overbreeding have contributed to the unwanted horse population, with costs of more than $2000 per horse to rescue facilities for the annual care of unwanted foals. Since 2010, 107 clinics, run by more than 300 volunteers, have been hosted in 29 states and have resulted in 1348 stallions gelded. As a result of this grant, along with recent grants from the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners, those numbers will almost double WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs UHC Operation Gelding Program, cont. by 2018. “To meet these goals, the UHC will be seeking veterinarians who are willing to partner with organizations in their local areas to host a gelding clinic before September 2017,” said UHC Director, Jennifer Purcell. “Although the guidelines for 2017 clinics will not be available until midOctober, organizations can apply now for clinics being held in 2016.” According to their website, the Community Foundation for Monterey County partners with individuals, families, non-profits and businesses to create charitable funds and make grants towards a vision of healthy, safe, vibrant communities, especially in the Monterey region of California. Donor advised funds, like the DeWitt Fund, support programs and projects of both national and international scope. “We are honored to receive such a generous grant from the DeWitt Fund of CFMC,” said Dr. Doug Corey, UHC Chairman. “The donors can be assured that choosing to take this

proactive approach to reducing the number of unwanted horses will benefit horses, owners, rescues, underserved communities, and the equine industry as a whole.” Individuals and organizations interested in hosting a clinic should contact the UHC office at 202-296-4031 or email uhc@ horsecouncil.org; or visit the UHC website at www.unwantedhorsecoalition.org. Information about gelding vouchers will be available in December.

Saddle Up! Magazine Offers New Tack Sale Special to Advertisers Once again fall is upon us and unfortunately snow is in our near future. Although many of us do not brave the frigid and icy conditions to ride our trusty steeds, we do love to shop for them this time of the year.

New and used tack sales are always a favorite spot to pick-up a used saddle, bridle, breastplate or even show clothes or boots for the upcoming show season. There are always plenty of tack sales throughout our long winters, and I for one always look forward to attending them. To kick off the tack sale season for 2016/2017 Saddle Up! Magazine is offering a new Tack Sale Special to our advertisers. We realize that many tack sales are held by horse associations, riding clubs and 4-H groups, and this is our way of helping them cut the cost of their advertising dollars! Advertise either December 2016, January and February 2017, or January, February and March of 2017 for one low rate! Prepay for all three months for only $110, or we can invoice you for $125. Chose the option that is best for your group. Saddle Up! Magazine is dedicated to helping local equine businesses in both Michigan and Ohio. Call us at (810) 714-9000, or email saddleup@voyager.net, we will be happy to assist you!

Windermere Winter Schooling Series HEATED INDOOR ARENA AND STABLING JANUARY 15 • FEBRUARY 12 • MARCH 5 • APRIL 2 • MAY 14 • Classes $15 • Limited stalls available $35; shavings $8/bag; $20 trailer in fee • Champions awarded in each Hunter and Jumper division at each show • Divisions: 2’ Hunter, 2’3 Hunter, 2’6 Hunter, 2’9 Hunter, 3’ Hunter, Jumper, Cross Pole Hunter and Pole Pile Hunter • Series end champions for each division. Must attend 3 of the 5 shows to be eligible.

Three $500 Cash Trainer Awards! Trainer(s) accumulating the most points for the series in each division: Hunters, Jumpers and Equitation** $250 Cash Prize awarded to the Top Equitation Rider in the series!** **See contest prize list for specifications

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bottom of your foot? Are you scrunching your toes? Can you feel your socks? Do your feet feel heavy or light? Etc., etc. As you scan up your body, take slow, deep breaths, relishing the feel of living in the present of your own fantastic body.

Fitness In The Saddle (FITS) Use Your Mind/Body Connection By Jennifer Malott Kotylo It's the little things that can sometimes make the biggest differences in our lives and that goes for riding too. Your attitude can go a long way towards helping you ride more effectively, more confidently, more calmly. Try some of these seemingly simple “tricks” to improve your attitude and help your confidence and effectiveness in the saddle. 1. Do a “Tarzan Thump” – Have you ever wondered why gorillas pound on their chests? It's a way to alleviate stress and boost their immune system by activating their thymus gland. You can do the same thing! Simply make a fist, and gently “pound” up and down your breastbone for a minute or two.

5. Give yourself a mini-massage – You can use your body to reduce anxiety and increase feelings of mental well-being by giving yourself a mini-massage. Massage releases serotonin and dopamine into your system, which are your feel-good hormones. These feel-good hormones will help to calm an anxious mind. Massage your head, face, ear, neck, or feet. 2 minutes will do it. You will feel refreshed, relaxed and ready to go. Do the same for your horse! A two-minute wither massage can work wonders for your equine friend (If you have the time, why don't you go to a professional and really give yourself a treat!).

2. De-stress by breathing through alternate nostrils – Here's how: Block your left nostril with your finger and inhale through your right nostril. Then close the right nostril and exhale through the left. Inhale through the left, then close the left and exhale through the right. Continue following this sequence for 1 to 3 minutes.

I want to hear from you! Your health and fitness is just as important as the health and fitness of your horse, so email me with any questions or challenges you are facing! Jennifer developed a passion for body awareness and biomechanics while pursuing her lifelong quest of international level dressage riding. She is a certified Core Dynamics Pilates Instructor, certified Equilates teacher and certified Balimo practitioner. Jennifer is also the creator of the DVD program “Improve Your Riding Through Movement.” No matter what style of riding you are into – no matter what your experience level is and no matter what your age may be, these DVDs will help you create a body that is more flexible, safer in the saddle and one that can enjoy riding for years and years to come. Jennifer is also a national speaker on both health and well-ness topics. To contact Jennifer, visit her website at: http://jenniferkotylo.com

3. Smile, hum, or sing – Your attitude and mood will be affected immediately! Just think about how you feel like a rock star every time you belt out your favorite song in the shower! Trust me, your horse won't care if you sing out of tune or forget the words. He'll be happy that you are relaxed and cheery and your attitude will rub off on him! 4. Focus on Your Body – No matter where your mind might be, your body is always present. If you can't get out of your head, take a moment to reconnect to your body by focusing on its sensations. You can do this in or out of the saddle. Begin with your feet and work your way up to the crown of your head. Are your feet warm or cold? Do you feel any tingling? How does the ground or stirrup feel on the ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • NOVEMBER 2016

Thank You Jennifer Malott Kotylo Saddle Up! Magazine is proud to offer a monthly column from Jennifer Kotylo on Fitness In The Saddle (FITS). The staff at Saddle Up! is continually striving to add new and interesting content for our readers. We appreciate your support, and look forward to serving you in the future.

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Coming January 2017! The January 2017 MQHA Journal will feature the

MQHA Stallion Service Sale Catalog Donate your stallion today to participate! Email mqha@hotmail.com for more information. The MQHA Stallion Service Sale is the Largest in the state of Michigan!

Horse, Livestock, Low Profile, and Living Quarter Trailers

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10x10 Space: $60 each before Dec. 31, 2016 10x10 Space: $70 each after Dec. 31, 2016 One table per space is provided. Additional tables are $10 each.

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Cyathostomins are truly ubiquitous, and all grazing horses are infected. But they are relatively mild pathogens and only produce disease when infections reach extremely high levels. Thus disease from strongyle parasites is much less of a concern in adult horses today than it was decades ago when S. vulgaris was highly prevalent. Frequent anthelmintic treatments are therefore not needed to keep adult horses healthy. What is needed are properly timed treatments with effective anthelmintics administered at the appropriate time of the year, which correspond to the epidemiological cycles of transmission and the relative parasite burdens in individual horses. In this document we aim to provide the information necessary to implement parasite control programs for adult horses based on the best available evidence. TERMINOLOGY TO KNOW AND UNDERSTAND There are definitions and terminology that are used by parasitologists when discussing equine parasitology. Commonly used terms have been included to assist in developing a common verbiage for both the veterinarian and horse owner. ANTHELMINTIC RESISTANCE “Resistance is the ability of worms in a population to survive treatments that are generally effective against the same species and stage of infection. Anthelmintic resistance is an inherited trait. The development of resistance first requires that resistance genes are present. The rate of development of resistance is determined by selection pressure and the extent to which worms surviving treatment pass their genes on to the next generation. With continued selection and reproduction of resistant worms, the frequency of resistance genes in the local worm population increases to the point where treatment fails. Once resistance is present, the population of resistant parasites do not appear to revert to susceptibility, so the aims of resistance control are to prevent the first steps in the development of resistance and then to delay the accumulation of resistance genes.” (Sangster, 1999) • Anthelmintics (dewormers) select for parasites in the population that have mutations that confer drug resistance to that drug. Repeated anthelmintic treatments allow the resistant parasites to preferentially survive and increase in frequency over time. • The Fecal Egg Count Reduction Test (FECRT) is the only method currently available for detecting resistance in parasites of horses. Current levels of anthelmintic resistance in equine parasites are summarized in table 1. The occurrence of resistance is very variable and large differences can be found between individual farms, and resistance cannot be concluded on any given farm without proper testing. Thus, table 1 only presents which parasites are most likely to show resistance to which drug class. PARASITE REFUGIA Refugia refer to the portion of a population of parasites (or stages of parasites) that escapes selection with the drug at the time of a treatment event. This sub-population includes stages of parasites in the horse not affected by the treatment (e.g. encysted cyathostomins when non-larvicidal treatments are used), all free-living parasite stages on the pasture, and all parasites in animals that were not treated. The higher the proportion of worms in refugia, the more slowly resistance develops. The worms in refugia are not “selected” for resistance, thus resistant worms remain diluted by susceptible worms, which continue to make up the majority of the worm population (Leathwick et al., 2008; Waghorn et al., 2008). Examples of anthelmintic formulations that do not treat all parasitic stages within the horse include pyrantel formulations that have no efficacy against parasite stages present outside the gastrointestinal lumen, and ivermectin which has no documented efficacy against encysted cyathostomin larvae.

AAEP Parasite Control Guidelines, Part 1 of 3 Developed by the AAEP Parasite Control Subcommittee of the AAEP Infectious Disease Committee – Updated February 2016 Commonly used strategies for parasite control in adult horses are based largely on knowledge and concepts that are more than 40 years old. However, much has changed over this time necessitating a reexamination of recommendations for parasite control. In response to this need, the AAEP has formed a Task Force charged with producing a comprehensive set of recommendations for helping veterinarians develop improved strategies and programs for parasite control in horses of all ages. Guidelines will be specified separately for adult and young horses (less than 3 years). Recommendations are based on the following: 1. Important changes in the parasitic fauna of horses have occurred such that Strongylus vulgaris and other large strongyles are now rare, and cyathostomins (small strongyles) and tapeworms are now the major parasites of concern in adult horses, while Parascaris spp. remains the most important parasite infecting foals and weanlings. 2. Anthelmintic resistance is highly prevalent in cyathostomins and Parascaris spp., and this must be factored into treatment decisions (Kaplan and Nielsen, 2010). 3. Adult horses vary greatly in their innate susceptibility to infection with cyathostomins and their level of strongyle egg shedding and thus, require individualized attention to their parasite control needs. 4. Horses less than about 3 years of age require special attention as they are more susceptible to parasite infection, and are more at risk for developing disease. This article will detail the separate approach taken for parasite control in this age group. AAEP Parasite Control Guidelines Introduction Traditional parasite control programs involving rotational treatment with anthelmintics at regular intervals are commonly recommended by veterinarians. However, this approach is based on concepts and strategies developed more than 40 years ago when Strongylus vulgaris (large strongyle bloodworm) was the most important parasitic pathogen of horses (Drudge and Lyons, 1966). The rationale for this parasite control scheme was rather simple: to kill S. vulgaris worms before they could mature and lay eggs that would contaminate the environment. Since it took about two months for strongyle eggs to reappear after treatment, treatment every two months prevented S. vulgaris eggs from being shed on pastures. This approach was very successful in controlling S. vulgaris infections, and disease from S. vulgaris is now very rare in managed horse populations. It is noteworthy that cyathostomins (small strongyles), were not considered important pathogens at that time, as their pathogenic potential was over-shadowed by S. vulgaris. However, that situation has changed and currently, cyathostomins (small strongyles), are recognized as a primary equine parasite pathogen (Love et al., 1999). Similarly, Parascaris spp. is recognized as a major parasitic pathogen in foals and weanlings, and Anoplocephala perfoliata has been recognized as a cause of ileal colic in the horse (Nielsen, 2016a). The biology, life-cycles and host-parasite dynamics of the cyathostomins, A. perfoliata and Parascaris spp. are very different from S. vulgaris, thus strategies designed for controlling S. vulgaris will not be appropriate or very effective for controlling these parasites. Decades of frequent anthelmintic use have selected for high levels of anthelmintic drug resistance in cyathostomin and Parascaris spp. populations (Peregrine et al., 2014), which emphasizes that the traditional approaches for parasite control are not sustainable and that new strategies are needed. ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • NOVEMBER 2016

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anthelmintic treatment and the resumption of significant strongyle egg shedding. Several leading equine parasitologists in the US suggest the following definition be used: the week post-treatment when the percent reduction in FEC decreases below a cutoff value of 80% for benzimidazoles and pyrantel, and below 90% efficacy for ivermectin and moxidectin. This is measured by performing weekly FECRTs until egg reappearance is seen. The ERP is irrelevant if drug resistance to a particular anthelmintic is already present on a given property, as there is no egg disappearance. Monitoring ERP on a farm over time has value because a shortening of the ERP is a precursor to the development of resistance. Monitoring ERPs has the most practical implication for measuring possible emergence of resistance to ivermectin and moxidectin. Table 3 shows the usual ERP for the common equine anthelmintics, when they are fully effective. ERPs differ among the different anthelmintics. Macrocyclic lactones are characterized by very long ERPs, but recent reports have documented them shortened to just 4-5 weeks for both ivermectin and moxidectin on farms with high treatment intensities (Lyons et al., 2008a; Rossano et al., 2010; Lyons et al., 2011).This is interpreted as emerging resistance in cyathostomins to this drug class. Thus, for macrocyclic lactones it can be of value to run one set of post-treatment egg counts at around 4-6 weeks post treatment to gage the ERP status on a given farm. STRONGYLE EGG SHEDDING/CONTAMINATION POTENTIAL Although horses grazing together share the same parasite population, they demonstrate huge differences in their levels of strongyle egg shedding. Within any group of mature horses (> 3 yrs. of age), strongyle egg counts are highly concentrated in certain horses, such that 15 – 30% of adult horses usually shed approximately 80% of the eggs. This distribution of parasite egg shedding among hosts is common to all species and is referred to as over-dispersion. This characteristic for a horse is very stable over time, when it is otherwise in good health, pasture management practices are sound, and the horse has not recently moved from one farm to another. Thus, a healthy pastured horse with a low egg shedding potential will tend to always have a low FEC, while a healthy pastured horse with a high egg shedding potential will tend to always have a high FEC (Nielsen et al., 2006; Becher et al., 2010). In order to determine the egg shedding potential for an individual horse, it is necessary to collect a fecal sample and perform a fecal egg count (FEC) after the effects of the last dewormer administered are completely gone. If you do not wait a suitable period of time following treatment, then the results of the FEC will only reflect the efficacy of the last dewormer used, rather than measuring the innate ability of the horse’s immune system to regulate levels of cyathostomin egg shedding. Studies have illustrated that parasites reduce their egg shedding outside the grazing season, where conditions are less favorable for parasite transmission (Poynter, 1954). This indicates that FECs may be less reliable in cold winter months (northern climates) and during hot, dry summers (southern climates). To evaluate the egg shedding status in adult horses (> 3 yrs. of age) a fecal sample should be collected a minimum of 4 weeks beyond the Egg Reappearance Period (ERP) for the last drug used. • After Moxidectin (ERP = 10-12 weeks): Wait ≥ 16 weeks to collect a fecal • After Ivermectin (ERP = 6-8 weeks): Wait ≥ 12 weeks to collect a fecal. • After benzimidazoles (fenbendazole/oxibendazole) or pyrantel (ERP = 4-5 wks): Wait ≥ 9 weeks to collect a fecal. There are little data available for scientifically setting the FEC thresholds used for dividing adult horses into low, moderate and high cat-

The concept of refugia can be utilized by keeping the frequency of drug treatments at a minimum when pasture refugia is low (e.g., during the temperature extremes of cold winters or hot summers and during droughts). Consequently, the old practice of “dose-and-move”, is now considered to select more strongly for resistance, as moving newly dewormed horses to a new pasture removes the dilution effect that would have been provided by a good size pasture refugia (Waghorn et al., 2009). Furthermore, refugia can be utilized by leaving some horses untreated at every deworming. Fecal egg counts can be used to select the moderate and high egg shedders for anthelmintic treatment. One study illustrated that if highly effective drugs are used, treating all adult horses exceeding a strongyle FEC of 200 EPG, only leads to treating about 50% of the horse population, but still provides about 95% reduction of the overall egg shedding (Kaplan and Nielsen, 2010). FECAL EGG COUNT REDUCTION TEST (FECRT) The FECRT is used to determine if strongyles and/or ascarids are resistant to a given anthelmintic. However, a finding of reduced efficacy may or may not mean there is resistance present. Therefore, suggested cutoffs should be viewed as a guide for interpretation, but not be viewed as the final answer. To perform the FECRT a fecal sample is collected prior to deworming. The anthelmintic in question is administered and a fecal sample is collected 14 days following treatment. Using the equation below, the number of eggs in the pretreatment and post-treatment fecal samples is used to calculate the percent reduction in FEC for each horse individually. The mean reduction for all horses tested is then calculated to determine the percent reduction for the farm or stable. This value is then used to make inferences regarding the presence or absence of drug resistance. EPG (pre-treatment) – EPG (14 day post-treatment) X 100 = FECRT EPG (pre-treatment) Specific guidelines for FECRT in horses do not currently exist, but are being developed by parasitologists under the auspices of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP). Until those guidelines are published, the cutoff values listed in Table 2 should be used as a guide for interpreting the results of a FECRT. It is recommended to include at least six horses in a FECRT on each farm. Further, it is recommended to always recruit the horses with the highest possible pre-treatment egg count for the FECRT, and to use an egg counting technique with a limit for detection of less than 25 EPG (see Appendix A). Horses should not have received anthelmintic treatment at least 8 weeks prior to the FECRT (preferably 12 weeks, if moxidectin was used). When interpreting results of a FECRT it is important to appreciate that there are many factors that can affect the observed results of a FECRT (see Vidyashankar et al., 2012 for details). FEC are by their very nature quite variable, so if testing is done with few horses there is potential for high variability, which could lead to an incorrect inference. Therefore, borderline results should be interpreted with care, and the test should be repeated before any firm conclusion is made. In addition, all horses sharing pastures share the same population of parasites, and resistance should always be evident across that population. It is not biologically possible that resistant worms are present in some horses but not others. However, unless efficacy is very high for all horses tested, high variability in results among the horses is quite common. Ultimately, FECRT results can only be interpreted for the population (herd) and not on the individual level. It should always be borne in mind that a borderline reduced efficacy can be caused by factors other than resistance. EGG REAPPEARANCE PERIOD (ERP) The ERP is defined as the time interval between the last effective ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • NOVEMBER 2016

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contamination of the living environment of a horse or horses with high numbers of parasite eggs and larvae. Thus, treatments should be timed to control the level of egg shedding into the environment. This relies on the use of deworming medications that are effective for their intended use. But treatments are only necessary when the environmental conditions are conducive to egg and larval development and survival. If strongyle eggs and developing larvae will be rapidly killed by the adverse environmental conditions (such as hot summers) (Nielsen et al., 2007), then little is gained by deworming the horse if the horse is not showing any clinical symptoms of parasitic disease. The goal of any parasite control program can therefore be summarized as follows: 1. To minimize the risk of parasitic disease. 2. To control parasite egg shedding. 3. To maintain efficacious drugs and avoid further development of anthelmintic resistance as much as possible. To achieve these goals, it is important to know the magnitude of egg shedding of individual horses. This information can only be generated by performing periodic FEC surveillance. As noted above, the acceptable limits of strongyle EPG for a horse remain debated, and the egg shedding status of a horse may change over time as a result of changes in the horse’s immune status and level of parasite exposure. In addition, no exact guidelines have been published regarding the “acceptable” number of Parascaris spp. eggs in young horses. However, even with these limitations in our knowledge, the magnitude of the FEC is the only means available to estimate the worm burden and egg contamination potential of a horse, and determine the effectiveness of anthelmintics. Consequently performing FEC surveillance is necessary to properly develop and monitor any parasite control program. Part 2 to appear in the December issue of Saddle Up! Magazine.

egories for egg shedding. However, one study reported that strongyle FEC cutoff values up to the level of 500 EPG yielded significantly different strongyle worm counts, whereas no differences were found at higher cutoffs. These data support usage of cutoffs for treatment in the 0-500 EPG range (Nielsen et al., 2010a). Nonetheless, currently recommended thresholds are based largely on the opinions of a majority of equine parasitologists, and as such could change as more data are collected and analyzed. Guidelines for classifying horses on the basis of egg contamination potential are presented in table 4. It is generally advised to classify adult horses to the three strongyle contaminative groups based on more than just one egg count performed at one point in time. In a Danish study where FEC were performed every six months over three years, greater than 90% of horses with FEC < 200 epg on two consecutive fecal exams had a FEC of less than 200 EPG on the third (Nielsen et al., 2006). Thus, it appears that egg shedding categories for most horses remain consistent, but some horses may switch categories, particularly those with FEC near the cutoff values. GOALS OF PARASITE CONTROL The true goal of parasite control in horses (and other equids) is to limit parasite infections so animals remain healthy and clinical illness does not develop. The goal is NOT to eradicate all parasites from a particular individual. Not only is eradication impossible to achieve, the inevitable result is accelerated development of parasite drug resistance. In addition, both small and large strongyles cause the greatest disease during their larval stages, which are refractory to most anthelmintic treatments. Consequently, most treatments that kill only adult worms yield limited direct benefit to the horse. However, treatments effective against adult stages have an indirect benefit in that they prevent further contamination of the environment with infective stages. The resulting corollary is that to achieve good parasite control, one must prevent

Table 1. Current levels of resistance documented in major nematode parasites to the three anthelmintic classes in managed horse herds. In the US, the large majority of studies have been performed in the southeastern states, and there is very little information from other regions. Drug Class Cyathostomins Large strongyles Parascaris spp. Benzimidazoles Widespread None Early indications Pyrimidines Common None Early indications Macrolide lactones Early indications None Widespread Table 2: Suggested cutoff values (mean percent reduction in FEC) for interpreting results of strongyle FECRT Expected efficacy Observed Results of the FECRT Resistant if no resistance Susceptible (no evidence of resistance) Suspected resistant Anthelmintic Fenbendazole/Oxibendazole 99% >95% 90-95% <90% Pyrantel 94-99% >90% 85-90% <85% Ivermectin/Moxidectin 99.9% >98% 95-98% <95%* * As of January 2016, strongyle resistance to ivermectin or moxidectin has not been diagnosed in the US. Therefore, any FECRT result that yields <95% reduction for these drugs should be repeated before concluding there is resistance. Table 3: Cyathostomin egg reappearance periods (ERP) for equine Anthelmintic Usual ERP when drug is effective Fenbendazole/Oxibendazole 4-5 weeks Pyrantel 4-5 weeks Ivermectin 6-8 weeks Moxidectin 10-12 weeks

a McBeath et al., 1978.

ERP when drug was first introduced b Boersema et al., 1995; 1996. c Borgsteede et al., 1993, Boersema et 6 weeksa 5-6 weeksb al., 1996, Demeulenaere et al., 1997. d Jacobs et al., 1995, DiPietro et al., 9-13 weeksc 16-22 weeksd 1997, Demeulenaere et al., 1997.

Table 4. Suggested guidelines for classifying horses into different levels of strongyle egg shedding and the expected percentage of the horse population belonging to each group (Kaplan and Nielsen, 2010). Egg count level Percentage of adult populationa Low contaminators: 0-200 EPG 50-75 Moderate contaminators: 200-500 EPG 10-20 High contaminators: >500 EPG 15-30 ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • NOVEMBER 2016

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These values are only estimates and the actual percentage of horses in each category will vary among farms depending on a multitude of factors.

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Taking the Reins

Notes From Julie Goodnight – The Big Comeback

No matter how you lost your confidence, to rebuild it securely you need a horse that can help you. The horse is such a critical component in regaining your confidence – for better or for worse – the horse can either build your confidence or take it away in a heartbeat.

Confidence is tough to regain after a fall. It's much easier to work through your fears when you trust the horse you ride when your fears are still actively surfacing. Make sure that the horse you choose to ride is an important part of your comeback strategy. I hear the worry at every clinic I do. Clinic riders tell me, “I used to ride like the wind, and now I feel sick to my stomach when I even think about getting on my horse. I just wish I could enjoy riding again.” Fear has taken away their enjoyment of horses and riding. It's a terrible place to be—with the sickening feeling of having lost something you once loved.

This may mean that your current horse (or the horse you got hurt on) is not appropriate. In order for the healing to begin, first the injury has to stop. A horse Photo Credit: Heidi Melocco whole-picture.com that scares you or challenges you on a daily basis, will constantly reopen the wound and cause it to fester. Think about your horse – does he need to get his confidence from you, or is it the other way around? To overcome your fear, you may need a horse that gives to the equation, not subtracts.

Don't give up! With a plan in place – and the right horse to help you – you can get back in control of your emotions and ride like the wind again. You must have a horse you can trust to guide you through your recovery. Dreams Damaged After an incident or injury with horses, it's normal to have some trepidation. When you put yourself in a similar circumstance as the one that caused your accident, you're likely to relive the fear. When we humans sustain an injury (a mental injury, a physical injury, or both), a “fear memory” is formed in the brain, and its sole purpose is to try and subconsciously dissuade you from doing that thing again. It's a built-in self-protection mechanism. Often, you think you are “over” the fear but then when you find yourself in the same situation that caused the accident, out of the blue, the panic appears.

These are not easy questions to ask. Sometimes the answers are painful to accept and challenging to pull off, but riding a safe and trustworthy horse gives you the greatest chances of success when it some to regaining confidence lost. That may mean re-homing or selling your current mount (he may be happier with a more suitable rider) and finding a horse that realistically meets your needs (preferably one that oozes confidence and has a been-there-done-that attitude – because he has). Or maybe you temporarily lease an 'easy' horse and send your challenging horse to a trainer. Don't let the task be too daunting – analyze, consider all the options, make a plan, and move forward.

As time goes by, you begin to dread riding, knowing that this fear will surface and attack at the most inconvenient time. Soon you're making up excuses for not riding – which you know in your heart is avoidance behavior – so then you start feeling guilty. Eventually, the all-consuming emotion of grief kicks in, because you feel like you've lost the ability to ride a horse – that you've lost something you loved. It is a downward spiral of conflicting emotions – fear, guilt, frustration, and grief. That's a lot of negative emotion associated with horses to be rolling around in your head.

Be realistic with your riding goals and the type of horse that will best suit your needs. Your fitness and ability level, plus the time commitment you will make on a daily and weekly basis all have a huge bearing on the kind of horse that will work best for you. Your horsemanship goals and your needs in a horse will change over time, as you gain experience, skills and knowledge – and dabble in different disciplines.

If any part of this scenario rings true for you, it may be time to take action and get those negative emotions in check. Your love of horses and your ability to ride is still there, ready to be unleashed, once you rein in those negative emotions and take positive steps in the right direction. Many riders have regained their confidence and returned to the sport they loved by using relaxation strategies (visit JulieGoodnight. com/search and use keyword confidence). Before rebuilding your confidence, it's important that you give yourself all the time you need to heal, both physically and emotionally from your accident. Do not rush this process and do not allow yourself to be pressured by others; it could take some time before you are ready to make the commitment and muster the courage to ride again.

Sometimes I meet people in my clinics that are riding a horse that I wouldn't feel comfortable riding (after more than 30 years of riding professionally). Sometimes I wonder if they really know how much fun it is to ride a horse you are not afraid of. Although I've trained horses professionally for more than three decades, what I personally want in a horse is a well-trained, safe mount that I can have fun on from day one. I don't have time for a project. Realistically, I know I have limited time to enjoy my horses, and selfishly, I want a horse that I can have the best ride of my life on every day I ride – even if I haven't ridden him in weeks (which often happens).

Before coming back to riding, make sure you understand your emotions. I like to call this intellectualizing or objectifying the fear. Knowing the origins of your fears, when to expect fear memories and how to override them, and how fear affects you and how to countermand those effects is critical to your success.

Life's too short and I love riding so much – I want every ride on my horse to be safe, fun and carefree. Finding the right equine partner isn't an easy job, but it is an important one. Take your time, be smart and objective and seek professional advice. Remember, you didn't get into horses to create more stress and aggravation in your life.

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Finding the right horse – one that builds your confidence instead of taking it away – is a huge part of the equation. Regaining your confidence after an accident is not an easy task but with some work and dedication. I know it can be done – I've seen it happen again and again. But you cannot shirk the hard questions and you cannot move forward without a plan. Do the introspection needed to get your head in the right place and make a plan to expand your comfort zone (for details on how to do this, check out my online resources). Then take an honest look at your horse Determine if he is the right mount for you at this time in your life, and how you can put together a plan that will ensure you the greatest success in this challenge. Enjoy the Ride, Julie Goodnight Julie Goodnight is proud to recommend Myler Bits, Nutramax Labor-atories, Circle Y Saddles, Redmond Equine, Spalding Fly Predators, Troxel Helmets, Bucas Blankets and Millcreek Manure Spreaders. Goodnight is the spokesperson for the Certified Horsemanship Association. Explore her online library and many training videos at http://TV.JulieGoodnight.com; be sure to sign up for the free monthly training news at http://JulieGoodnight.com and please subscribe to the free Youtube channel at http://YouTube. com/juliegoodnight.

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Continue this same exercise at the trot once you are comfortable at the walk. Your goal is to be able to feel any slight change of speed in your horse and to control that speed. If your speed increases, more than likely your horse is too far inward on the pole or cones. On the other hand, if your speed decreases, more than likely your horse is too far outward. Maintain the correct body position over the pole as you would if the pole were not there. When you have mastered this exercise at the walk and trot, add another pole on the half circle, followed by a third pole on your quarter circle, then finally, the most advanced is four poles on the quarter circle. Do not attempt this exercise at the canter until you have absolute control of your horse's bend and balance at the walk and trot. Once you are confident at the trot, pick up your canter from the trot. Of course, the same bending aids sequence at the trot applies to the canter. Control the bend through your upward transition! Your horse should maneuver smoothly through the circle, without hitting the poles or changing speed. If this happens, your horse is balanced and in total control! If your horse hits a pole, then your speed was not consistent. You have to concentrate and not let your eyes go downward at all to be able to feel a very slight difference in a change of speed. If your horse is going to change speed, it will usually take place a few strides before the pole. Your horse can change speed over or after the pole too. If you continuously control your horse's bend and balance, you will have a much easier time controlling speed. When a horse is balanced, he maintains the same speed on his own! However, if the pole was hit with the front of the hoof of either the front or hind leg, the speed is usually too fast. If the pole is hit with the back of your horse's heel or if your horse steps on the pole, the speed is usually too slow. Trust me, if you ride the center line consistently, then you will control speed too! Part 2 - To challenge both you and your horse, try this work on your transitions. You can put your cones closer together, or put three sets of cones in a row. Place the cones in a pair three feet apart, and each pair of cones three feet apart from one another, on a quarter of your circle. Do upward and downward transitions between these cones, to help keep your horse bending and balanced correctly. Practice this exercise in both directions, but remember not to work more than three circles in each direction. Acknowledge which side is more difficult for your horse and work more in that direction to strengthen muscle for a more even balance. Again, to change directions, change through the middle of any quarter of the circle and change to the opposite side of the circle. If you make sure you have time to get your horse straight and stay close to the center cone of the circle your change of direction will be balanced! Key Points As always, keep your horse from being bored! Change your poles on the circle for each lesson. If you have difficulty with two poles, go back to one on a circle. If you have difficulty with four poles, go back to three. Don't drill your horse! Practice another skill or figure in between and then return to this exercise. To end the day, think of how it went and where you need to improve the bend or speed for your next lesson! Condition your horse so that he is able to bend properly and be balanced in BOTH directions. When your horse is balanced, this exercise will be easy, comfortable and fun for both of you! Your horse will be happy and willing to perform! For more training tips and information visit www.lynnpalm.com

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How to Put Your Horse in Balance through Proper Bending – Part 3 In our last PPT Training Tips, “How to Put Your Horse in Balance Through Proper Bending – Part 2,” I reviewed what a correct bend of your horse's body looks like, and the aids sequence used to ask your horse to bend correctly. I then introduced an exercise to help train your horse to bend correctly. I hope that you have enjoyed practicing this exercise at home and are gaining confidence with riding on curves and keeping your horse balanced! This is such an important step in improving your riding skills. In this month's “How to Put Your Horse in Balance Through Proper Bending – Part 3,” I will review Exercise #1, and will discuss common problems that often arise from bending exercises such as this and how to correct them. I will also present a new exercise which builds on Exercise #1 and is more advanced for improving bending on either side. Your horse will love this exercise too as it follows the same consistent guidelines to stay balanced! This will help advance your horse's suppleness, strength, responsiveness to your aids and balance! Review of Bending in Exercise #1 In this introductory exercise we set up a large circle that use cones as a guideline to ride the curve consistently with a proper bend. Common Problem Solution Hips swinging out Outside supporting leg, slightly behind girth to support bend Shoulder going out Outside neck rein for horse to yield and keep the shoulders on track Head flexing too far inward Outside open rein to straighten head Horse moves/turns inward Inside leg aid behind the girth to move the horse outward and inside indirect (neck) rein to yield the forehand outward Most often problems with a horse's performance, like the ones above, are due to rider error. In order for your horse to bend properly and be balanced on a curve both reins and both legs must be active for every stride. When you are able to control the bend at all times, including throughout upward and downward transitions, can stay in the middle of the track, and can stay balanced while changing direction, you are ready to progress to Exercise #2! Exercise #2 Part 1 - Begin with the same size circle that we used in Exercise #1 (eight sets of cones on a circle with a diameter of 70' with one cone in the middle). Again, as a review on how to correctly measure your circle, start at the middle cone and walk large steps. Go 12 large steps and place a cone (approximately 36') then walk two large steps and place a second cone (approximately 6'). This is your first quarter of the circle. Continue with the other three quarters of the circle. Finally, make sure your quarters line up with the other half of the circle. The difference with this exercise is that we will now add another degree of difficulty with poles on the ground. Start with one pole on your circle in the middle of one pair of your cones. Let's begin by tracking to the right at a walk. Make sure you ride in the center of your pole. ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • NOVEMBER 2016

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BRIGHTON TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. In last month's column, we reported that our September event – the Annual Poker Ride – was rained out on the day it was originally scheduled and was held the following day, albeit with reduced attendance. We also expressed our hope that Mother Nature would redeem herself on the day that the Brighton to Pinckney Ride was to be held the following month. Well, she did! October 8th began with a beautiful dawn followed by glorious blue skies and cool, but very pleasant temperatures throughout the day. Even this description is an understatement. The weather could not have been better for an October day. Ma, you're forgiven. Briefly, this is the way the event unfolds. First, it is a joint event, co-hosted by the Brighton Trail Riders and the Pinckney Trail Riders. It begins with participants driving their loaded rigs to the staging area at the Brighton Recreation Area where they register and drop off their saddled horses. Picket posts and picket lines are available and virtually all the horses are under the supervision of “sitters.” Then they drive their rigs to the staging area at the Pinckney Recreation Area, drop off their rigs, and are shuttled back to Brighton. Upon arrival, they mount up and begin the ride on the Brighton trails. They then traverse a section of rural road and connect to the Lakeland Trail, which takes them to the Pinckney equestrian trails. After that, they ride those trails to the Pinckney staging area. When they arrive, a tasty lunch awaits them, featuring a variety of meats off the grill, salads, and desserts. Lots of socialization occurs and when the day comes to an end, it's time to load up the horses & head home. This event requires a good amount of planning and preparation, and the logistics are fairly demanding. A variety of written materials are printed up, and at registration the drivers of the rigs are provided with road maps to Pinckney. All the riders are given trail maps which cover the entire route and the trails are marked beforehand. Then, a pool of shuttle drivers has to be on hand to transport the drivers of the rigs from Pinckney to Brigh-

ton. Finally, a cooking crew gets to work early to insure that there is plenty of good food for hungry riders. Volunteers from both organizations come forward for this event, and all of them deserve a big Thank You. Is all this work worth it? Absolutely! This event, which has always been popular, drew a record number of participants this year. Fully sixty-seven riders turned out for it, and without exception they reported that it was a great experience. The word on this event is really spreading and we might even see more participants next year, when we reverse course and ride from Pinckney to Brighton. Both BTRA and PTRA will be holding work bees this fall and then we'll start to prepare for our Christmas Party, another event that is co-hosted by our two clubs. More news later. Mark Delaney, BTRA President

FORT CUSTER HORSE FRIENDS ASSOCIATION Hello Trail Riders! We would like to start out with a BIG Thank You to all of our friends who came to the Fall Camp Out in September! It was a huge success this year. The weather was a little testy with a couple of rain storms passing thru, but for the most part, the days were beautiful for trail riding. Everyone enjoyed pancakes for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings with real maple syrup supplied by DarylAnn and John Letts. Our potluck supper on Saturday had tables overflowing with everyone's homemade specials, making it hard to choose with what to stuff yourself! Desserts included Jackie Strong's fresh red raspberry pies and Peggy's sprinkle pooping horse sugar cookies! Yummy!! After that followed our auction fund raiser. We had so many wonderful items donated this year. The auction went on with headlights from vehicles to help DarylAnn with the bidding. We need to thank several donors for items contributed this year. Muddy Creek donated a riding jacket for the top bidder to pick their choice of size and color. Family Farm and Home donated a new blanket and halter. All of our friends gave many wonderful

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items also. The Letts' donated a Bob Marshall saddle and maple syrup. Most of all, we would like to give a very special thank you to long time member Melva Parker for her donations of most of her horse tack. Melva's health has come to her giving up riding. She is always in our thoughts and prayers. Her donations put our fund raiser total over $1200! Thank You Melva and everyone else that donated or bought items! Put our Spring Camp Out on your 2017 schedule for May 11-14 and join the fun! New business includes replacing the boards on the bridge on the Historic trail. Also, there is going to be a slight price increase on membership dues to cover the cost of insurance for the club. Prices after Dec.31st will be $20 single and $25 family. If you wish to pay before the end of the year, we will honor the 2016 dues of $15 and $20 respectfully. Our Christmas Party is tentatively set for December 3rd At the KalVal Saddle Club in Scotts, MI. Go to our website for details on any information www.fchfa.org or call Nancy Simmonds at 269-967-3613. Remember you can ride at Fort Custer all winter. The park will keep a portion of the trail-head parking open of snow. Please don't ride for your safety's sake November15-30th during gun season. Thank-you for all you support and see you on the trails! Toni Strong, FCHFA Secretary

GREAT LAKES DISTANCE RIDING ASSOCIATION Endurance riding is: For all ages and abilities. From the youngest junior riders to seniors who have plenty of time to travel far and wide to compete, riders from across the US and Canada have many things in common: a love for their equines, desire to ride on scenic trails, and at least a little bit of competitive spirit. Riders compete in endurance (50 or more miles) and limited distance (25-35 miles) rides. AERC offers junior-level prizes in most categories, and all riders may compete WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Club News GREAT LAKES DISTANCE RIDING, cont. for regional and national awards, or just to earn mileage awards with their favorite trail companion. Challenging events - In endurance riding, the equine and rider are a team, and the challenge is to complete the course with a horse that is "fit to continue." A panel of control judges supervises the equines, each of which must pass a pre-ride examination in order to start the event. During each ride are set hold times, which vary in duration from a simple gate-and-go to one-hour rest holds. During these holds, the equine's physical and metabolic parameters are checked. The horse must pass the exam in order to continue on the course. Each horse must also pass a post-ride exam in order to receive credit for completing the course. Educational and fun - Member education, through AERC's mentoring program and articles in Endurance News, helps riders learn the latest tips and techniques for this exciting sport. Learning together can be fun, and friendships spring up along the trails as riders share their experiences and become part of AERC's "endurance family." A great family sport - Whether you are a competitor at heart or are looking for a sport for your entire family, endurance riding has something for everyone. Endurance riding combines the opportunity of riding a challenging course with your equine partner and the fun and camaraderie of camping and socializing with a group of individuals who share your same interests. The competition itself is just part of the fun of this familyoriented sport. Welcoming to beginners - The best way to get started in endurance riding is to volunteer at a local ride, get your horse in shape, and read up on AERC's educational literature. Mentors are committed to helping new members and answering their questions about endurance riding. Once your equine and you are ready, it's time to try a limited distance event of 25 to 35 miles. These rides are great for newcomers to the sport, or those who prefer riding shorter distances. Everyone who completes an AERC ride earns a completion award. But no award can match the satisfaction of earning your first completion! An advocate for trails - AERC is the nation's leader in encouraging the use, protection and

development of equestrian trails, especially those with historical significance. Many events -- particularly multi-day rides -- take place over historic trails. Such rides promote awareness of the importance of trail preservation for future generations, and foster an appreciation of our American heritage. If you and your horse are ready for the trail and the challenge . . . we invite you to join us! The GLDRA ride season has rides all over Michigan, from Marquette to Brighton, and even includes a multi-day ride on the historic Shore to Shore trail. So check us out today, www.gldrami.org, and get ready to experience the trails in a whole new way in 2017!

HIGHLAND TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. We had a beautiful day for our annual Cider Ride on October 8, 2016, providing cider and donuts in appreciation of our supporters. Unfortunately, this event was poorly attended with a steady decline over the past several years so we have decided to remove it from our event calendar. We plan to direct our efforts towards hosting an annual off season meeting. Stay tuned for up-dates, we are thinking February/March time frame. We would like to hold our board election, a pot luck dinner, have some type of speaker and silent auction to raise money for the club. We will also be meeting with the DNR during the off season to discuss the success of our camping events (thanks to all of you) and request a split (horses versus non-horse) camping season. We will also be focusing on our website content and keeping the site up to date. Please visit our website at www.high landtrailriders.com. We are always looking for new members and ways to boost attendance at our events so if you would like to be added to our mailing list, please notify Dave Snyder via email at: atpar72@gmail.com. Please wear orange and ride safely. Entire section online at:

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HUNGERFORD TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Camping season at Hungerford has come to a close. The overnight campground and group campground closed October 15th. The 2 day use parking areas remain open all year, but keep in mind that the porta bathrooms will not be available and access to Hungerford is not plowed during the winter months. Many horse enthusiasts ride during the late fall and winter seasons, so riders can still enjoy the trails at Hungerford. Fall season is a great time for trail riding. Bring your family and friends to experience over 50 miles of horseback trails on 6,500 acres. By the time you receive this news issue, Hungerford Trail Riders Association would have completed our annual Member Appreciation banquet. The executive board would like to thank all the members for a great year of trail riding at Hungerford, the volunteers who completed their Adopt-A-Trail assignments, and to other riders who came out to experience what Hungerford has to offer. Executive Board position elections were held at the Appreciation Banquet in October. Announcement of 2016 board members will be published in the December issue. Please take a moment and browse through the Hungerford Trail Riders Association website! We look forward to providing current information to the membership and enhancing communication efforts with members and other interested trail riders. Check out the site at www.hungerfordtrailriders.org and let us know what you would like to see and provide suggestions. Or visit our Facebook page at 'hungerford trail riders association'. We hope you enjoyed your saddle time at Hungerford in 2016!! HTRA Executive Board President, Mike Simcoe Vice President, Joan Balk Secretary, Karen GreenBay Treasurer, Marcie Law Trustee, Greg Hotelling WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


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IONIA HORSE TRAILS ASSOCIATION Ionia Horse Trails Association wrapped up it's event season with two fun days at Ionia State Park. Harvest Fest was September 24th at Ionia and there were events going on all day. Our Annual Chili Cook-Off was a grand success on October 8th, with eight chili's entered. Darrell Miner took home first place again this year! He won in 2015 as well! It seems his recipe is a winner, since he made the same pot two years in a row. We will have our 2017 events schedule out early in 2017, so stay tuned. Have a great fall, and enjoy the trails!

KENSINGTON TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Thank you to all the folks who came out to ride for the Michigan Hay Bank during our combined PLTRA/KTRA Circle Ride. We are happy to report that we had about 40 riders and were able to raise over $500 in donations for the Hay Bank. The weather was great and we appreciate all the support for our fellow horsemen/women who are in need. The KTRA will be manning a table at the upcoming Novi Horse Expo, December 2 to 4. We are looking for volunteers to help. Please contact Deanna Hanner at dshagency@ aol.com or at 248-895-3142 to volunteer. This year's expo features Ken McNabb, one of America's leading clinicians. You won't want to miss it! Coming up is the Holiday Parade in Milford the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 26th. This is a member-only event so if you want to ride in the parade, please make sure you renew your membership ahead of time by contacting Deanna Hanner at dshagency @aol.com or 248-895-3142, or you can renew the day of the parade. To register for the parade, please also contact Deanna Hanner.

We will meet at Muir Middle School, 425 George Street, Milford, at 9AM for coffee, donuts and to dress up. Parades are always such a special time. Please make sure your horse (and you) are parade-ready because there will be crowds, noise, banners, balloons, and a whole lot more attention-getting, sometimes horse-eating obstacles. If you would like to participate, but would prefer not to ride, we have many opportunities for volunteers: horse walkers, pooper scoopers, banner carriers. Please contact Deanna if you would like to volunteer. We will be posting information for our annual banquet in early December. If you would like to receive our Infoshare newsletter or if your email address needs to be updated, please contact us at ktrainfo share2u@gmail.com. Sadly, we are saying goodbye to the nice weather since Old Man Winter is just around the corner. Make sure to get some rides in over at Kensington before the snow flies. Or even after the snow flies. Just a reminder that Kensington does shut down some of our riding trails in the winter for cross-country skiing. More details to follow as the weather gets more snowy. Also please be sure to pick up a bridal tag (free) at the Kensington Park Office. This is a MetroPark requirement. Stay safe and happy trails!

weather forecast reported. The weekend was mostly dry and the temperatures. Vicki Horsley created a challenging and fun course while providing incredible hospitality for the campers and horses. She went above and beyond when my mare coliced on Friday night, leading me to the vet’s office in the dark and waiting with me to make sure she was all right. It’s been a long time since I have had to sleep in the barn, but I have to say, despite the worrying skunk smell, it was very comfortable. You know you belong to a great family of horse people when everyone offered assistance, medication and ideas. My mare is happy and healthy again thanks to everyone. Vicki was able to donate $750 collected from camping and stall fees to Camp Eberhart. This money will be used in the equine program for equipment and supplies. The camp was started in 1909 and the horse program has grown to a year round program with 13 horses. These horses provide summer camp lessons, horse science for school groups as well as trail rides for weekend riders during the off season. The atmosphere of the camp is very quiet and amazingly organized. We appreciate them letting us use their trails for a weekend. Please be safe on the trails this fall! ~ Janet

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After a long hot summer apart, the September 24th meeting at the Italian Oven Restaurant in St. Johns, MI was called to order by President Kathy Kruch at 11:55 am. Those also present were: VP Bob Howell, Director Chuck Fanslow, myself, as well as members Char & George Ostrom. New member, Mike Kelterborn of Mason, introduced himself and spoke of his mare, Maggie. The minutes from the May 7th meeting were reviewed. Bob made the motion, which Chuck seconded, to accept those minutes. The only new correspondence was the Nonprofit Corporation Annual Report form from the Department of Licensing and Regulatory WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Club News MICHIGAN FOX TROTTER, cont. Affairs which will be filled out and submitted before the October 1st deadline. Membership update: We now have 36 regular members with 21 also being members of the MFTHBA. Chuck paid his 2017 membership. The updated Treasurer's report was not given as our Treasurer was absent. MFTHBA report: The 58th annual Celebration was held September 5-10th in Ava, MO. Unfortunately no one from our group was able to attend the affiliate meeting there. However, an update of the proceedings were posted on Facebook by Sam Gearhart of the Tennessee Affiliate. The October 1st-9th MFTA--Sponsored MFTHBA/MTRA National Trail ride from Cadillac, MI to the Goose Creek camp will have been completed by the time you read this. Marilyn will send envelopes filled with Fox Trot America information to Jan Wolfin in time to distribute to the MFT participants on that ride. Old Business: The outcome of the MHC lawsuit was discussed. George made the motion, which Chuck seconded, to not renew our membership with MHC at this time. The reactivation of the Yahoo-hosted MFTA website is being pursued by Kathy and Chuck. It had been hacked earlier this year and the credit card information updated due to the election of our new Treasurer. Thank you to both Kathy and Chuck for persistently working on a resolution to this problem. New Business: We will have a booth at the December 2nd-4th Novi Expo this year. Char and George will set it up, and Bambi Platz has volunteered to man the booth. Marilyn volunteered to tear it down. New ideas for 2017 clinics were discussed including a possible reining clinic at Levi Beechy's place, and a mobile trail obstacle clinic next year. The next meeting will be held at 11AM on November 12th at Wheel Inn Restaurant in St. Johns, MI. Where officer nominations will be accepted. Chuck made the motion, which Bob seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 1:35 PM. All agreed and the motion passed. By Marilyn Mannino, MFTA Secretary

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The Fall EXTRAvaganza held on October 8th fell on a beautiful day for a horseshoe hunt in the Hadley Hills. Twenty-one riders took on the challenge and all returned with a shoe to claim their chance for one of the unique horseshoe photo frames donated to the event. A few 'spooky' items were found along the route as well, earning their captors an additional memento of the ride. A hearty chili lunch, carne and non-carne, hit the spot after the horses were secured on their high lines and trailers. While this was the last organized ride for the year, the trails are in prime condition for those who return to enjoy the colors develop and crunch through the falling leaves. If you have not been in the park for a while, come and check out the improvements. We think you'll like what you'll find. Improvements for this calendar year included placement of additional high line poles, trail surface repairs between the trail-head and Marker 2, application of road gravel creating trailer access to previously unusable campsites and tree plantings around the new pit toilet. We are also pleased to announce the creation of a new group page on Facebook. Check it out at ‘Ortonville Recreation Equestrian Association'. Become a member of the group where you can quickly find information on all our activities, be able to print flyers and other files and reach out to meet and ride the park with old or new friends. Our Annual Meeting is held in December and planning has begun to determine the date and location. If you would like to attend, check for updates on www.hadleyhills.com or the new Facebook page. OREA is a 501c3 and welcomes all interested persons. Membership supports our work at the park. Applications can be printed directly from the website or requested by mail. Happy Trails! Karen DeOrnellas, OREA President

The Pontiac Lake Horseman's Association would like to extend to all, the warmest wishes of a peaceful and happy month to all of our partner horse organizations, all lovers of horses and their families. November will bring about change and whatever the change may be, it's still important that we, the equestrian community continue to stick together to protect, promote and utilize all the opportunities that we can, to continue to make Michigan a great equestrian state. We are grateful for much in our equestrian community. We appreciate the communication opportunities that Mackenzie and Cindy from Saddle Up! Magazine offer to our organization every month. They have helped us to promote our organizations and events at no charge, which is pretty fantastic. We also want to be sure that you know we appreciate YOU! Thank you all so much for all your support and have a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving.

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PROUD LAKE TRAIL RIDERS Hello Everyone, HAPPY FALL! We would like to thank everyone that has come out and ridden in our events this season. We are always thinking up new rides that we think everyone will enjoy. If you have any suggestions for future events, please let us know. I want to remind everyone that hunting season is upon us, so please be safe and wear brightly colored clothes as there is hunting in Proud Lake. Be sure to check out our beautiful colors and trails this fall. We are in the midst of planning our annual winter banquet. Look for more details soon. Our banquet always draws a large crowd, usually 100 plus, and it is a great way to get out and see your riding buddies. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Club News PROUD LAKE TRAIL RIDERS, cont. Please mark your calendars for our annual banquet which will be Friday, February 17th at Bakers in Milford. We will have dinner, open bar and a silent auction. Our banquet’s are always filled with people and we always have a lot of fun. There will be more details as we get closer. In 2017 we will have a Scavenger Hunt ride, Destination ride and a Obstacle Course ride with Saturday night camp-outs and a potluck at all of these rides. If you would like to be a part of our email list, you can get all of the latest details about our events by contacting Nancy Efrusy at Efrusy @yahoo.com and I will be more than happy to add you. The most exciting news of all is the addition of our new pavilion in the staging area. Please come by and check it out. We hope to see everyone soon and enjoy the beautiful weather on the trails!

SLEEPY HOLLOW TRAIL RIDERS A beautiful day brought out over sixty riders for the annual KK Judged Trail Ride hosted by the Rangers 4-H Club. This September event is anticipated by many, testing their horsemanship skills with 5 divisions. Lunch was served as the obstacles were discussed waiting for the scores to be read. Cash prizes were awarded as well as rain sheets to each class winner. Tom's Western Store donated these sheets and the Rangers and SHTRA thank them. Funds were donated to SHTRA and the Kris Kulhanik Scholarship Fund. Thank You to the Ranger 4-Hers who worked the event and planned the obstacles. A list of winners is on our Facebook page. Thanks to Linda Kraai who took camping registrations for SHTRA. October 14-16 was our “Spook-tack-ular” Halloween weekend. With a full moon, some went for a glow stick ride. Decorated campsites, costumed horse and riders were given prizes by SleezyBarb Horsewear. Thanks Barb. A Chili Cook-Off on Saturday afternoon was a part of the fun. Hot cider was provided on a chilly, but sunny day. We had a Saturday Sweet Candy Poker Run. For information on

the winners, go to our Facebook page or our website at shtra.org Equestrian camping -ANYTIME- at the SHSP rental cabins – Don't forget that BOTH RENTAL CABINS HAVE EQUESTRIAN pickett poles and connect to the trail network. If you don't have an LQ trailer, or traveling on US 27, or have family members who want to “camp with a roof overhead” – check out the possibility of renting one of these scenic cabins. Cabins have heat and are used year round. Online reservations are made on the DNR website or call 1-800-44-PARKS. New pictures of the knotty pine interiors will be on our website soon. Next Board Meeting will be December 13 at 6:30pm at the home of Pat and Don Brown. Our 2017 annual meeting potluck will be February 4th at the Victor Twp. Hall on Alward Rd., in Laingsburg.

WESTERN DRESSAGE ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN Many congratulations to our Michigan riders who participated in the Western Dressage Association® of America World Show held in Guthrie, Oklahoma September 30th thru October 2nd. There were over 820 entries in the WDAA World Show with riders from across the United States and Canada. Our Michigan riders were winners!! Sue Morisse riding Sabreena Sue, Open Level 3, won Reserve Grand Champion; Jennifer McClelland-Kiser riding Dun Up Pretty, Adult Amateur Basic, won Grand Champion; Cherish DeWitt riding Dreams of Gold and Julz, Open had the best rides ever on her mounts; Julia McDonald riding Julz and Tanner, Amateur Junior, placed 5th and 6th in her division. Congratulations and thank you for representing Michigan Western Dressage! We are so very proud of you!! The deadline for submitting Year End Award paperwork is November 15, 2016. All entries must be postmarked by the November 15, 2016 date. All entry paperwork must be sent snail mail to: WDAMI, 9075 Brudy Rd., Wolverine, MI 49799. The Award Guidelines

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can be found on our website: www.wdami. org. Please review all of the information carefully and if you have questions or concerns, you can email infowdami@gmail.com and we will assist you. Our Year End Award Banquet Luncheon will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017, 1-4 PM at the Pine River Country Club, 1400 Superior St., Alma, MI 48801. The cost of the Luncheon is $25 per person. You can make reservations by sending a check made out to WDAMI to Jill Robiadek, Treasurer, 1300 Richmond Dr., Cheboygan, MI 49721. The deadline for reservations is Friday, February 3, 2017. The Banquet Luncheon will include a celebration of 2016 Award winners, silent auction, door prizes and speakers. We hope you are able to join us!! The WDAMI Board has requested that Gail Anderson be our show manager for our 2017 WDAMI Schooling Show. Gail has graciously accepted our request and we are pleased to work with her again. Gail was our manager and show secretary for the 2016 WDAMI Schooling Show. During the November WDAMI Board meeting the Board will be electing officers for the 2017 year. We will also be discussing the 2017 Schooling Show, the Awards Banquet and other activities for the upcoming year. Don't forget to renew your dual membership for WDAA and WDAMI. Your membership for both organizations will expire on January 1, 2017. The cost for a yearly membership is $50 total. Half of that money goes to the National organization and the other half goes to the Michigan organization WDAMI. You can renew both memberships on our website at: www.wdami.org. Get out there and ride and enjoy your horse!

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Good Luck and Congratulations to all World ApHC competitors. Those of us left behind have been living vicariously through our computer screens cheering all of you on. Final year end points have been posted on the WMAR Facebook page in case anyone wants to see where they are standing. Amy Schweiger is collecting information regarding horse and handler sizes in anticipation of award shopping. Banquet will be sneaking up on us before you know it. Plans are already under way for our 2017 shows. Tentative dates are WMAR Red White & Blue Show at Mason on June 3-4, 2017; WMAR State Show in Centreville on July 15-16, 2017; and the Sizzler that we cohost with MApHA on August 5-6, 2017. Our next meeting, which will be both a Board of Directors meeting and General Membership meeting, will be November 12, 2016 at the MSU Pavilion at 11:30am or as soon as the MApHA meeting concludes. We welcome everyone to join us. To keep up with the latest, check out our website at www.wmarapp.org or look on our Facebook page, WMAR. 'til next month, Sharon Clark

Board Meeting Minutes, October 12, 2016 This meeting was held at YS Horsemen's campground with a potluck starting at 6pm followed by the meeting starting at 6:25. The meeting was called to order by Richard Smith, YSTRA Vice President. New Trail Report: Andru Jevicks, YS Park Manager has walked the newly marked trail and has approved. Erosion plans need to be created by John Soper who is waiting to hear back from the local DEQ. Andru has started the paper work for legal trail approval. Until proper approval this trail is not to be ridden. Halloween Event: October 15th Registration 9-10 am. Ride the Haunted Ride thru the Pines, doughnuts and cider at the end of the Pines Trail. There will be a team and wagon rides around camp. Costume Parade at 12:00. Lunch/Pot Luck at 1:00pm. Awards presented at 2:00 pm. For those who are camping there will be an award for the Best Campsite Decorations and Campsite Trick or Treating for the kids. Also a best dog costume award. Ken Terpening made a cactus out of horse shoes that will be raffled off, purchase your raffle tickets during registration, money going to YSTRA. (Thanks Ken for doing this!) Pancake Breakfast Sunday Morning 9:00 am. Suggestions for next year's event:

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Training the Horse with Long Reins An easier way to collect and prepare the horse for advanced training. Written by: Manuel Trigo Photos: Carol Walker and Kathleen Bryan

The long reins were popular in the 19th century. It was a natural evolution of the double pillars. Federigo Mazzuchelli, in his book “Elementi di Cavalerizza,” thought that it was a good idea to have the double pillars moving forward and came up with the idea of the long reins. Let’s clarify immediately the vocabulary in English. I use the word “long reins” and not long line, as popular in this country because for me, it is more representative of what it really is and how it works. The idea is just to have reins long enough to work the horse from the ground.

In the more advance version of the use of the long reins, the trainer is standing next to the croup or even behind the croup of his horse, at the different gaits, stepping and placing his/her feet under the horse’s hoof. At that level, the hand of the rider is producing similar effects as when riding. The trainer will not use a surcingle, offering more advantage to produce similar rein effects like when riding. As you can see, the distance between horse and trainer is very short and reins effects are similar. This is

why the word “reins,” in my opinion is more appropriate. So why use the Long Reins (LR) in the training of the horse? For me, the use of the LR, in the training of the horse will start at the moment we are looking for collection, when for example we want to develop the collected trot of the horse and then later Piaffe and Passage. I’m absolutely not a partisan of using LR on the young horse, for example before riding him. The LR have always been part of classical dressage and more precisely in the Pied-aTerre (foot on the ground) division, which includes the work with LR and In-hand. The reason why you should include LR in the dressage work. This is why LR will allow a horse not as talented or gifted as others to reach a high level of High school, or staying more modest, very descent Piaffe, Passage and collected trot. Without the rider and with LR, the horse can collect in a very short period of time, mature the new level of collection and then the horse will be able to do the same, in few training sessions, with a rider on his back.

If the trainer has some skills working with the long reins, horses will learn easier, quicker and will go faster through the learning process for collection, Piaffe, Passage, etc. As you certainly know, collection is the lifting of the withers, the tucking forward of the horse’s pelvis and the lowering of the haunches. The horse becomes more compact and shorter in the 3 lines - Top line (nose-tail) - Medium line (point of the shoulder to the haunches) and finally shorter on his base of support on the ground (distance between the front and the hind legs). The horse’s natural balance of 5/9th on the forehand, is with collection greatly improves and the horse will carry more weight on his hind-legs, allowing the horse to better carry his rider. This improving at the same time his movements and mobility in any direction, as well as his response to his rider’s aids.

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Collection is not something very difficult for the horse, from the moment the horse has no rider on his back and he/she is “almost” free to move. With a systematic approach, step by step, this is accessible to everyone. Of course, from the moment you will invest some time to learn the adequate techniques in order to take advantage of this beautiful tool. The LR can be used on all horses and all breeds. The long reins are the most beautiful way to let a horse express his brio, movement, gallantry and nobility.

Because any rider needs to learn the techniques, the touches with the whip, the exercises that will create and develop collection. Unfortunately this knowledge is not easily found on the internet, even books with descent techniques and use of the LR are very limited and sporadic. To learn, one needs to be initiated by a classical instructor or master proven in the use of the LR, including airs above the ground and school jumps. Learning from an experienced instructor, I believe strongly, is the best way possible. Those instructors usually come from the 4 international schools (The school of Jerez, the Portuguese school of Lisbon, the Spanish school of Vienna, and the Cadre Noir from Saumur). However, there are also some individual trainers very skilled in this discipline. I would recommend to find an instructor who can teach you this beautiful art. Horses WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


love the LR, even if it makes them work hard. All of them seem happy and enjoy their work. Your horse will improve his dressage very quickly. I repeat, it will be easier for your horse.

However, for you it is another story. You will need to learn more about your horse and develop your body language, coordination, and skills from the ground. This is the harder part for some people, not much in the horse’s world. What I mean is, being able to understand and talk with a horse only with body language. So the work is not so much on the horse, but more on the trainer himself/herself. Do those words sounds familiar to you? Well if you have read any of my articles in the past regarding riding in lightness, I’m sure they do sound familiar. But isn’t it the quest for learning, for perfection and to develop our feelings the beauty of the Equestrian Art?

The LR will give you a new opportunity and many generous rewards. It will bring any rider to a much higher level of horsemanship. I wish you many joys with the use of the LR, hopefully as many as I have had in my equestrian life. Un saludo, Manuel Trigo Visit Manuel’s website online at: www.trigomanuel.com

Manuel’s 2017 clinic schedule continues later in the year: May 12, Private Lessons, May13-14 Clinic. September 15, Private Lessons, September 16-17 Clinic. Contact Glenda Warner 734.604.7739, or email her at warnerglen@ejourney.com for more information.

Michigan hosted Manuel Trigo for three 2016 clinics. The first clinic showcased a four hour lecture examining Riding in Lightness, founded on the French dressage training system. Manuel explained the history of riding in lightness with the English and western riding disciplines as they are derived from the original 1500s Spaniards who arrived in the Americas. Because of the multi-discipline equestrian interest, over 50 interested participants attended Manuel's lecture and stayed for the afternoon clinic of practical riding instruction. Long reining was presented in the last 2016 two-day clinic. Many breeds participated: an AQHA cutting horse, a Paint, a Warmblood, a Morgan, a Thoroughbred, and a PRE. Spanish walk was also taught to the horses and riders to teach coordination of the rider’s aids with the accompanying focus of the horse onto the handler’s aids. It has been fascinating to see how long reining teaches collection with the subsequent raising of the withers in such a short time to the horse and rider. Touches of the whip to 50 different parts of the horse’s body clarifies for the horse what is expected of them in true collection. The quarter horse’s withers came up to the extent Manuel exclaimed it was difficult to determine what breed of horse he was. The withers were up and the horse demonstrated such a degree of collection with only a few days of long rein work that observers said the horse looked like a little Lusitano, sitting happily in deep collection. Manuel Trigo is returning to Michigan for a two-day seminar of Riding in Lightness. Theory lectures with video and biomechanics illustrations will be held on February 11-12, 2017 at Weber’s Inn in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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CAN WE COMPETE IN LONG REINS? YES, WE CAN! If you are interested in a competition with long reins, the Lightness Foundation offers (during the Lightness Tournament) several classes with long reins. In the Pied-a-terre section, there are 5 levels of dressage with LR. For more information visit: www.LightnessFoundation.com

DRESSAGE TERMINOLOGY Pillars: The pillars are two posts that are two and a half meters high, with one and a half meters of space between them. As part of their training, the most advanced horses often stand between the pillars and do piaffe, the trot in place, for a long time. Piaffe: A movement performed in advanced dressage and classical riding, in which the horse executes a slow, elevated trot without moving forward. Passage: The passage is a movement seen in upper-level dressage, in which the horse performs a highly elevated and extremely powerful trot. The horse is very collected and moves with great impulsion. Collected Trot: A very engaged trot where most of the horse’s weight is carried toward the hindquarters. The frame is compressed and the stride length is shorter than any of the other trots with the horse taking higher steps. The horse is lighter and more mobile in the collected trot. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Take the online course Bits, Saddle Fitting and Hoof Balance, and learn if your horse’s shoes are putting his feet in balance. Visit www.horsecoursesonline.com to earn a degree or certification as a horse trainer, riding instructor or stable manager. Start anytime, all courses online.

Horseshoes in History There’s no doubt about it, we owe the Roman Empire for the horseshoe. Without the horseshoe, there would never have been a Roman Empire. Oh, there might have been a good-sized Roman state, or even a major sphere of influence, but an empire? Hardly. In order to build an empire, the Roman’s had to travel great distances and win great battles. And, to do that they had to change their muscle from infantry to cavalry. And, cavalry depends on horses which are not lame and can travel many miles. If we go back nearly 1,000 years before the start of the Roman Empire, we find Leo, a Greek philosopher, talking about horseshoes. Leo, Emperor of the East, used the word “selenia” in describing horseshoes. Selenia means “moon shapes.” The horseshoes he was describing were actually sandals much like the ones soldiers wore. They were attached to the horse’s feet with straps and thongs, and they did work, if you weren’t going far or fast. But, when it came time to think about establishing an empire, sandals for horses – even of Italian design, just weren’t practical. The Roman’s came up with the idea of the iron horseshoe, and applied it to the horse’s hoof about 100 years BC. Prior to that time, thousands of Roman cavalry horses were rendered useless when their hooves were worn away during long, tiresome marches. Cattalus, a Roman historian, wrote about the horses of Julius Caesar, which were used during the invasion of Britain in 55 BC. He described the shoes as being made of iron wire or plate iron. Later, Appian, a Roman historian of the first century AD, also wrote of Caesar and his cavalry horses with iron shoes.

Gaius Julius Caesar (13 July 100 BC– 15 March 44 BC) Roman Politician and General

Caesar’s cavalry horses wore iron shoes. His army and horses played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire. In 60 BC, Caesar, Crassus, and Pompey formed a political alliance that dominated Roman politics for several years. Their attempts to amass power as Populares were opposed by the Optimates within the Roman Senate, among them Cato the Younger with the frequent support of Cicero. Caesar’s victories in the Gallic Wars, completed by 51 BC, extended Rome’s territory to the English Channel and the Rhine. Caesar became the first Roman general to cross both when he built a bridge across the Rhine and conducted the first invasion of Britain. Written by Don Blazer

The Hipposandal (Latin soleae ferreae) is a device that protected the hoof of a horse. It was commonplace in the northwestern countries of the Roman Empire, and was a predecessor to the horseshoe. The necessity of protecting the horse hoof was recognized by the ancient Greeks and Romans, and written about by Xenophon. Xenophon of Athens was an ancient Greek historian, soldier and mercenary, and a student of Socrates.

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NEW 20’ Gooseneck Stock Trailer ON sale NOW!

$5,999

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Focused Heart Massage Therapy, LLC Animal Communication on-site & phone appointments available

Horse & Dog Massage & Reiki For a full list of services, please see our website or call!

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SUSAN BAUMGARTNER 517-404-6511

Horse Farm has 20 beautiful acres in South Lyon School District, easy access to US-23. Main stable features 70x170 indoor arena, a 40x40 indoor Picadero (set up a round pen or for extra storage), 28 stalls, room for add’l. 12 stalls, 20 custom built-in tack cabinets, observation room/deck, ofce, bathroom, tack rooms, wash racks & feed rooms. Horse friendly zoning. Plenty of room for pastures. Add’l. stalls in pole barn. 3 bedroom ranch home overlooking pond. Many other features make this a unique property for training, lessons or boarding. Price reects the need to nish fencing, grade driveway and update house. Located 13 miles from Ann Arbor, 37 miles from Detroit Metro Airport. Ideal location! Offered at $675,000.

20 ACRES IN WASHTENAW COUNTY, NEAR ANN ARBOR, MI

HORSE FARMS, FARMLAND AND RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES IN MICHIGAN Keller Williams Farm and Ranch R E A L T Y

Keller Williams Realty Brighton 1005 E Grand River Ave., Brighton MI 48116

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Gobble Up Deals, Not Me!

Set your alarm for our...

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The Wire Horse

CANNED FOOD DRIVE Donate 3 items and receive an Extra 5% Off an item. (Exclusions apply)

Friday November 25th

Saturday November 26th

Sunday November 27th

Early Bird! 7am-9am

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10am to 5:30pm

Sunday Special

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All Reg. Priced Rocky & Durango Boots

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Check Out Our Great Selection of WeatherBeeta Winter Blankets!

Great styles and colors in lots of sizes

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(616) 887-1791

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Corner of M-37 & Sparta Ave., Sparta, MI

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Hours: Mon-Thurs 9-8, Fri 9-6, Sat 9-3

2017 LAKOTA CHARGER 8311 7’6” Tall, 8’ Wide, Mangers, Duel Leg Hydraulic Jack, Slide Out, Hickory Interior!

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The Vanderhydes are horse tradin’ in Sparta. We take almost anything in trade!

Dorothy Mueller

Training, • TRADITIONAL DRESSAGE Les sons & • WESTERN DRESSAGE C linics in... • JUMPING

Dorothy is a qualified Western Dressage Association of America trainer working with all breeds & disciplines.

TRADITIONAL DRESSAGE Beginners through Grand Prix Dorothy Offers Training, Lessons, Clinics & Judging

Western Style Dressage Association of Canada Recognized Judge

Ironwood Farm Equestrian LLC

CLINICS Available For ALL Breeds, Gaited Horses, Ponies & Mules too!

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Whitmore Lake Location

South Lyon Location

8737 Main St., Ste. K Whitmore Lake, MI 48189 Call today for more information and special farm pricing

11271 Rushton Rd. South Lyon, MI 48178

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(248) 486-0925

Legend Land is your Millcreek Dealer!

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MightyOx Log Splitter Cannot be combined with any other discounts. Limit one discount per customer. Expires 11/30/16

One Name Says It ALL ... Cargo, Equipment, Horse Transportation ... Quarter Horse Farm ... Feed & Pet Supply

Whitmore Lake Location

South Lyon Location

8737 Main St., Ste. K Whitmore Lake, MI 48189

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FEED & SUPPLY

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Legend Land A Family Owned Business Visit us online!

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The Original Bale Barns Are Now In Stock!

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Whitmore Lake Location

South Lyon Location

8737 Main St., Ste. K Whitmore Lake, MI

11271 Rushton Rd. South Lyon, MI

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Millcreek Arena Rake Sale! Any Millcreek Arena Rake 5 ft., 6 ft., and 7ft. rakes in stock. Sale ends 11/30/16

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J. and J.

Oakdale 517-629-3533

Large Animal Clinic 7117 M-99 North Homer, MI 49245

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HAUL-IN FACILITY AS WELL AS FARM CALL SERVICE Serving Calhoun, W. Jackson, N. Hillsdale & Branch Counties Serving Mid-Michigan

Located in Eaton Rapids, MI

Anke Lendeckel

517.881.0262

naturesrehab@winning.com

www.naturesrehab.com

James K. Irving DVM Jason D. Thornsberry DVM • Lameness Exams & Wellness Care • Pre-purchase Consultation • Shockwave Therapy • Ultrasound & Digital Radiology • Select Surgeries • Endoscopy for Respiratory Performance Issues • Treatments & Injections for SI, Pelvic & TMJ • Reproductive Ultrasound & AI Services

Nurturing optimum health since 1999 • Complete Lay-Up Care/Special Needs Care • Equine Sports Massage Therapy • Geriatric Care • Lymph Drainage/Sequential Compres. Leg Therapy • Pulsed Magnetic Therapy • Photonic Therapy

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Holiday Sale

&

STOREWIDE SAVINGS!

November 25th

November 26th

10am-6pm

10am-4pm

Jump ‘N Time Tack English Riding Attire & Tack Store Hours: Weds. & Fri 10am-6pm Tues. & Thurs. 11am-5pm Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun. Noon-4pm Monday Closed

734.550.9896 9571 Main St., Whitmore Lake, MI jumpntimetack@gmail.com

CONTACT US TODAY FOR

ALL YOUR TRAINING NEEDS! From problem horses to getting your young horse started out the right way, we’re here to help.

*

20% OFF MSRP Great Prices! Great Saddles!

Not only will your horse be in training, but you will also learn the proper tools to make a great relationship between you and your horse.

Limited spots available. Contact Tim at 810.287.2415 Learn how Tim builds a horse’s confidence and trust!

WindWalker Farms

The only saddle we ride and train in!

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Tim Scarberry (810) 287-2415

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ELECTRO-BRAIDTM 3 Strand 4 Strand 5 Strand

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WOVEN WIRE 4 Ft. Tightlock

VINYL KOTE ELECTRIFIED HI-TENSILE 3 Wire 4 Wire 5 Wire

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TREATED SPLIT RAIL

BOARD FENCE 3 Rail 4 Rail

$4.50-$5.00 $5.00-$5.50 $5.00-$5.50

$8.00-$9.00 $9.00-$10.00

2 Rail 3 Rail

$6.00-7.00 $7.00-8.00

Average installed cost per foot of fence (labor & materials) – All prices subject to change without notice.

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