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WHAT’S NOW, WHAT’S NEXT? Michigan State University leaders tour the state to get input from residents EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State University has long been known as a premier source of information and training related to agriculture and natural resources. As the university prepares to feed a hungry world while respecting the environment, training young people for success, keeping Michigan healthy and helping communities thrive, leaders there are embarking on a “What's Now? What's Next?” tour to gather input from residents about the future priorities of the state's premier land-grant institution. “Our hope is to gather input from our stakeholders -- parents of students and future students, people who use MSU Extension services, those who rely on our research to make their homes, businesses and families stronger,” explained Fred Poston, dean of the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Re s o u r c e s ( C A N R ) . “ I t ' s important that we don't work in a bubble but work with the people we serve to ensure we are meeting their needs.” Poston is one of four MSU leaders who will be available to talk with residents during the “What's Now? What's Next” tour. He will be joined by MSU Extension Director Tom Coon, AgBioResearch Director Doug Buhler and Kelly Millenbah, associate dean for academic and student affairs for the CANR. The foursome will make a dozen stops throughout the state. The first took place during Michigan Ag Expo in July in East Lansing. “We know that people feel very passionately about this institution, and we want to make

sure that our priorities line up with the real needs of the people we serve,” Poston added. “That is what the land-grant philosophy is all about.” “What's Now? What's Next? sessions are scheduled at the following locations throughout the state: • 9-11 a.m. Oct. 7, Fremont Area District Library Community Room, Fremont. • 10 a.m.-noon (CST) Nov. 4, The Antoine Room, Iron Mountain. • 4-6 p.m. Nov. 4, Ramada Inn, Peninsula East Room, Marquette. • 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Lake Superior State University, Cisler Center, Sault Ste. Marie. • 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 19, Extension Tollgate Education Conference Center, Novi. • 4-6 p.m. Nov. 19, Rogers Reserve, Jackson. • 9-11 a.m. Dec. 18, Allegan County Human Services Building, Allegan. • 4-6 p.m. Dec. 18, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, Hickory Corners. Registration for “What's Now? What's Next?” sessions is requested but not required. Light refreshments will be served. To r e g i s t e r, v i s i t o n l i n e a t http://events.anr.msu.edu/ event.cfm?folder=WhatsNow WhatsNext

Florida, according to the NRBC Program Coordinator, Kaye Nowlin. "In the Classic alone, the 2013 show paid people from 35 different states and six Canadian Provinces and we had money earners from Germany and Mexico, as well." Nowlin added that in order to be eligible to win any of that big money, foals must be enrolled in the program, and an important enrollment deadline is right around the corner. "Foals can be enrolled for $200 as long as the enrollment is postmarked by September 15 of their weanling year," she commented. "After that, it's $250 per foal through December 31 of the weanling year." She noted that people are getting foals enrolled earlier and earlier each year. "It's something they plan for, and a lot of people send in their foal enrollments when they send off their registration application to the breed associations." The National Reining Breeders Classic, begun in 1997, is the most enduring stallion incentive program in reining history and over the years the show has paid out over $15 million. The 2014 NRBC Show will take place April 14-20. For info on the NRBC, visit the web site at www.nrbc.com or call 580-759-3939.

NRBC FOAL DEADLINE NEARS Byars, Oklahoma - Since its inception, the National Reining Breeders Classic program has become an integral part of raising reining horse prospects. The 2013 NRBC Show, held in April at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas, paid over $1.2 Million. And the money was well-spread around the country, from Alaska to

PONY CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS Six outstanding Pony Club members were awarded college scholarships through the United States Pony Clubs, Inc. for outstanding sportsmanship, stewardship, and leadership through horsemanship. The recipients are chosen by a scholarship committee and administered by Pony Club based on the requirements for

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each opportunity. The Dorothy Renfro Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually for higher education to an active Pony Club member who exhibits the qualities that Dorothy Renfro valued most: leadership, horse management, and volunteering time and energy to beneficial activities. She hoped to encourage horsemen and women in their academic pursuits. This year, there are two recipients of the Renfro Memorial Scholarship. Kaitlyn Vorbroker, a C-3 Trad from Walnut Creek Pony Club, is currently attending Otterbein University, majoring in Business Administration with an Equine Science minor. Kaleigh Quinn, a B-Trad/ H-B HM from Autumn Ridge Pony Club, is currently attending Quinnipac University, majoring in Athletic Training/Physical Therapy. The Stanley R. and Martha C. Helbert Scholarship is awarded annually to Pony Club members pursuing Liberal Arts degrees in areas such as literature, music, theater, and visual arts. Recipient Molly Ryan, a C-2 HM/FL from Sinking Creek Pony Club, has been accepted to Virginia Tech, and plans to major in English. The Pony Club Jubilee Scholarships are awarded to Pony Club members for excellence in academic pursuits and outstanding achievements in Pony Club. Applicants have achieved a Pony Club certification of C-2 or higher. The two recipients of the Pony Club Jubilee Scholarships are Emma Deane, an H-A Trad from Moon Valley Pony Club, who is currently attending the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, and Samantha Pitcher, an H-HM from River Bend Pony Club, has been accepted to the University of Virginia and plans to major in Engineering. The Anson W. H. Taylor Memorial Scholarship is WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs Pony Club, Continued sponsored by Pony Club and the Equine Land Conservation Resource in memory of former Pony Club President and ELCR founder Anson Taylor. The Scholarship is awarded to a current Pony Club member who has been active with and committed to efforts on behalf of land conservation. This year's recipient is Claire Siebols, a C-2 Trad/H-B HM from Rockingham Pony Club. She plans to major in Criminology or Animal Science. For more information about the Po n y C l u b S c h o l a r s h i p programs, visit our website. About Pony Club - The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. was founded in 1954 as a nonprofit national youth organization to teach riding and horsemanship through a formal educational program. There are approximately 10,000 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 over 500 adult members in its Horsemasters Program.

2013 FAMILY FARMFEST Come spend a day down on the farm in Jackson County, Michigan, September 21st from 11am-5pm! This year four farms will open their doors to the public for the 2013 Family Farmfest -- a free event for you and your family! Come join the farmers to get a hands-on look at agriculture.

Concessions and restrooms will be available. This event is put on by the Jackson County Agricultural Council and its many sponsors. The farms participating are: Milligan Dairy Farm, 7400 Stepladder Road, Parma, MI 49269; Lincoln Farms, 9408 N. Parma Rd., Springport, MI 49284; Puddingstone Farm & Nursery, 3555 Rogers Road, Parma, MI 49269; and ThistleDew LLC, 10199 Onondaga Road, Onondaga, MI 49264. Thistle-Dew will have an equine focus with horses available for petting, two students demonstrating the differences between English and Western riding, a tack shop for shopping, and the Northwest Junior High Equestrian team will host a concession stand to benefit their next season's activities! For more information call 517788-4292, look up "Jackson County Family Farmfest" on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter: @FamilyFarmfest.

expertise across the entire spectrum of equine medicine and leave Nashville empowered with innovative solutions to their practice challenges. Incorporated into the traditional and comprehensive slate of educational sessions focused on pertinent topics in equine veterinary medicine, a social media dry lab will offer practitioners a hands - on opportunity to learn how to develop and implement a social media strategy for their practice. Meanwhile, during “The Business of Practice” sessions, practitioners will acquire the key communication skills necessary to strengthen client relationships and build a culture of success. An expanded student program will help facilitate the transition from veterinary school to practice and a professional development course will address important topics facing impending graduates. Renowned as the home of country music, Nashville has emerged as a destination beloved for its small-town charm and big-city excitement. With live music around every corner and a thriving restaurant and entertainment scene, Annual Convention attendees will quickly discover why Conde Nast hailed the city as one of the top five travel destinations in the world for 2013 and The New York Times dubbed Nashville the nation's “it” city earlier this year. Prospective attendees are encouraged to register by September 1 to save $125. To view the full educational program or register for the meeting, visit www.aaep.org/ convention.htm. The American Association of Equine Practitioners, headquartered in Lexington, Ky., was founded in 1954 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the health and welfare of the horse. The AAEP reaches more than 5 million horse owners through its nearly 10,000 members

2013 AAEP CONVENTION Country music and equine veterinary medicine will share the spotlight when the American Assoc. of Equine Practitioners' 59th Annual Convention and Trade Show convenes at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 7-11, 2013. The Annual Convention is the world's largest continuing education event dedicated to equine veterinary practice and is expected to attract approximately 6,000 equine veterinarians, veterinary students, technicians and exhibitors. Over the course of the five-day event, equine practitioners will raise their

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worldwide and is actively involved in ethics issues, practice management, research and continuing education in the equine veterinary profession and horse industry.

PURINA & CLYDESDALES As the iconic eight-horse Budweiser Clydesdale hitches continue their uninterrupted tours across America, there is a company behind the scenes helping the horses stay healthy and nutritionally sound – Purina Animal Nutrition. The company partners with Anheuser-Busch to provide nutritional support for the Budweiser Clydesdale horses at Grant's Farm in St. Louis, Mo. and assistance on the road as the famous horses stop at local events throughout the country. This partnership allows each Budweiser Clydesdale to showcase the quality and care it takes to be part of the legendary eight-horse hitch. Anheuser-Busch breeds the Clydesdales with the goal of eventually selecting them for the company's famous traveling hitches. To qualify for a hitch, a Budweiser Clydesdale must stand 72 inches at the shoulder when fully mature and weigh at least 2,000 pounds. The program plays a key role in helping young horses achieve their potential while maintaining a steady, healthy growth curve. “It's important that we partner with a company that not only shares our commitment to hard work and perfection, but one that provides research-backed recommendations and expertise to help us provide world-class care for the Clydesdales,” said Jeff Knapper, general manager of Clydesdales operations, Anheuser-Busch. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


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ON-TRAIL TRAINING, Part IX By Lynn Palm www.LynnPalm.com • 1-800-503-2824 The trot is a horse's most efficient pace. Make sure that you work him gait with a well-conditioned horse in both directions. Never longe being able to sustain the trot for your horse in tight circles for eight to ten miles before tiring. If more than ten minutes because it you ride a fast, or lengthening, trot puts stress on his lower legs. correctly, not only can you cover a When your horse is warmed-up, lot of miles but it is comfortable for take time to warm yourself up by both horse and rider. doing some stretching exercises To do the following exercises that for your neck, shoulders, upper will help you attain comfort and body, and back. My Exercises for control at the fast trot, you should Equestrians and Head to Toe first be completely comfortable and Horsemanship are full of in control at a walk and at a slow stretching exercises. trot and be able to ride the slow trot When both you and your horse in both sitting and posting are warmed-up sufficiently, check positions. You should ride in your your girth again and then mount. regular tack and have a halter, Before leaving the enclosed area, longe line, and longe whip handy. work your horse in both directions Practice these exercises first in an at the walk, trot and canter (if you enclosed area before taking them already have learned to canter). out on the trail. The only way to have a good Always Warm-Up training session and have fun with I always recommend a warm-up your horse is if you are in control, session before any training or trail and a good warm-up helps give you riding. It is particularly important if that control. you are going to be working your Transitions horse at the faster gaits because a If you are just starting to ride at a thorough warm-up will let your strong, fast trot, you should horse release his “inner energy” transition up to this gait instead of which in turn will give you better jumping right into it. The cues to control. I also use a warm-up transition from a slow trot into a session to assess a horse's lengthening trot are basically the same as your cues for asking the soundness and mood. horse to go from a walk into a trot. When you saddle and bridle your Your horse's body should be aligned horses for these exercises, put a and straight when you ask for the conventional nylon halter on over transition. To get him aligned and the bridle so you can attach the straight, use your leg and rein aids. longe line to the side ring. If you When the horse is aligned and need more control, run the longe moving straight, ask for the line over the nose or under the chin transition first with your seat by and fasten it to the ring on the exaggerating the natural back-andopposite side. Never attach the forth rocking motion of your hips. longe line to the bit because that Support the seat aid with your legs could put unintentional pressure by squeezing the horse's sides on the horse's mouth. The use of a lightly with both calves. longe whip will allow you to have When you have nice forward trot better control, and it also encourages the horse to move going, ask the horse to lengthen his forward. stride and move out into a faster You should be able to “read” your trot by giving the same cues with horse to know how long of a warmmore emphasis. Do a lot of up session is needed. The transitions to get comfortable and minimum time for a warm-up is the fast trot and to practice control. probably ten minutes, and I like to Start out by transitioning from a see the horse's nostrils flare and the walk to a slow troll and then back veins begin to rise on his neck to down to a walk. Next, transition show me he is working. The horse from a walk to a slow trot and then should be moving at a good forward up to a fast trot. Drop back to a slow (24) ©2013 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • SEPTEMBER 2013

trot and then down to a walk. When you and the horse have mastered these transitions, move on to transitioning directly from a walk to a fast trot and then back down to a walk again. Vary your transitions so that your horse will not anticipate what gait you are going to ask for but will have to rely on your precise aids to know what to do next. If you have an enclosed area that is at least 80 feet long and 60 feet wide, you can practice these transition by working in a large “U” shape with the long sides of the “U” about 70 feet and the curved bottom part of the “U” about 50 feet. Set up two cones six feet apart at the beginning and end of both long sides of the “U.” Set up two cones six feet apart in the middle of the curve. You will use these cones as guides and ride between them. Enter the “U” at one long side and transition from the walk to a slow trot. At the curve, drop down to a walk, and then as you come out of the curve into the straight line, transition up to the slow trot. Drop back to a walk as you reach the end of the “U.”

Enter the “U” again and move from a walk to a medium trot. Drop down to a slower trot in the curve, but as you come out of the curve, lengthen into a fast trot. At the end of the straight line, transition to a slow trot and then to a walk. Next, enter the “U” at a fast trot, slow the trot in the curve, and step it up again on the other straight side. Transition to a slow trot and then a walk at the end of the “U.” Your goal should be to go from a walk into a smooth transition to a fast trot within four or five strides. Once you can do this, try a fast trot on both straight sides of the “U” and a walk on the curve. Try practicing varying speeds and improve your control with a friend on the trail. Ride side by side and keep your horses even as you transition from a slow trot and up to a fast trot and then back down to a slow trot to a walk. Always maintain a safe distance apart of no less than eight to ten feet. Only ride fast gaits on the trail if the footing is suitable! Find helpful training materials at www.lynnpalm.com or call 800503-2824.

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Horse Association & Club News BRIGHTON TRAIL RIDERS Although we're well into the summer season, we refuse to think about the changes that will be coming in the not-too-distant future. We're intent on enjoying one of the best summers we've had in several years and the weather has been great. Temperatures and humidity have been very civilized and even the bugs have been tolerable. This has made for some exceptional riding on our trails, and many BTRA members and other trail riders have been visiting the Brighton Recreation Area. July was highlighted with an open ride and big cookout that was hosted by our organization and our friends, the Pinckney Trail Riders Association. As we have reported before, BTRA and PTRA have much in common. Our respective State recreation areas are just a few miles apart, a number of us are members of both clubs, and we've held joint events in the past – in particular our annual Christmas parties. So this year we decided to hold a warm weather event and it came off very well. We reported last month that we were joined by several DNR staff at our July Board of Directors meeting. Concerns about our horseman's campground were discussed and we reviewed several options. This process has continued and one possibility is receiving close attention. It's not quite the time to go into details but when some decisions are made and timelines identified, we will certainly make readers aware of what's coming up at the Brighton Re c r e a t i o n A r e a . I n t h e meantime, the existing campground remains open to the riding public so don't hesitate to come spend a few nights with us. The nearby staging area with its electric water pump is available to all campers, as well as day riders. September is going to feature a new event: the “Chilly Chili Ride.” The “Chilly” part is easy

enough to figure out, although the odds are that the temperature on September 21st will be warm and pleasant. The “Chili” part is as follows: One of our Board members, Sue Charleville, has a home that is not far off a portion of the Brighton Rec trails, and she's offered to host a lunch featuring chili and other picnic favorites. Participants will start their ride that day at our staging area, ride the trails to the point where they can ride right into Sue's barnyard, dismount and enjoy the lunch that Sue will prepare. After eating, they can socialize for a while and then hit the trails back to the staging area. It the first time we've put on an event like this and we know it's going to be a success. In the meantime we'll continue to ride our trails at every opportunity and take advantage of this beautiful weather. As always, guests are more than welcome. - Mark Delaney, BTRA Sec.

hotdog supper Friday night, pancake breakfast Saturday and Sunday morning, potluck Saturday supper with club providing meat. Fun will include Poker Run on Saturday morning, an auction (feel free to donate items) Sat. and a fun trail obstacle course on Sat. also. Don't miss our fun-filled campout weekend! Check the website: http://fchfa.org for details or call Nancy at 269-967-3613. We also have more excitng club and park news. Our DNR has completed the leveling of the drive back to the staging area! This is nice and smooth for our rigs. We are being asked to take it easy on the turns with the trailers to not make potholes. Our trailhead staging area gravel purchase has been approved and should be completed by the end of September. If you come to day ride, follow the signs to Whitford Lake for temporary parking during this construction. We have also given the Park a check for over $3300 for our half of the cost for our new pavilion. We received a match from the DNR Match Fund Grant for this project for the same amount. We really appreciate how our Park DNR has helped to grow our equestrian part of this wonderful Recreation Area. Also, The Michigan Horse Council voted to give our club $2000 to help pay for costs to complete the trailhead parking expansion. Thanks MHC!!! If you have not been to the Park for a few years, you are in for a suprise. All these new improvements, along with the new trails, make Fort Custer Recreation Area the place to add to your trail riding calendars. For any questions contact Nancy 269-967-4310, Toni Hess 260-781-9688 or Toni Strong 269-649-4310. See you on the trails! Toni Strong, Secretary

FORT CUSTER HORSE FRIENDS ASSOCIATION Hello Trail Rider's! This will be the last notice of our Annual Fall Equestrian Campout onSeptember 20th-22nd. It will be the last time to camp in the beautiful Fort Custer Recreation area this year. Plan on coming to see our new trail system throughout the park with all the wonderful creek crossing on every trail. Our campout will be held in the special event area at Whitford Lake. This is a lovely grassy area with plenty of parking for the event. We will be putting in more picket poles before the campout as well as the row of pines that are already trimmed for picket line use. Porta potties, water for horses and a trailer for manure disposal will be on site. The cost for the weekend is $35 per site/ 2 vehicles / 4 horses for advance registration. $5 extra for same day registration at park. Kids under 18 free. This cost will include

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Trail Riders, along with Proud Lake Trail Riders, will hold a Circle Ride. You can begin at the staging area at either Proud Lake or Kensington, ride to the opposite end and then ride back. Cost for the ride is $15 and that includes lunch. Please bring a dish to share. Registration begins at 10:00 AM at either Proud Lake or Kensington. But best of all, profits from the Circle Ride will go to benefit the M i c h i g a n H o r s e We l f a r e Coalition. For more information, or to register in advance, please contact Judy Seifried at judseifried@gmail.com On September 14, Kensington Trail Riders will host the Second A n n u a l B i l l y G u n n Tr i a l Challenge. Come and ride Kensington – ride one hour, one trail, all the trails. Did you know Kensington has almost 32 miles of equestrian trails? Last year's winner put in 25 miles, with some close seconds at 20 miles. We also had riders that only rode 5 or 10 miles. The distance doesn't matter, it's quality time with your friends and your horse that do. Look for details on the Trail Challenge coming soon through the KTRA Infoshare newsletter and on our website (kensingtontrailriders.org). If you are considering our Trail Challenge, don't forget to get your equine friend (and yourself) in shape beforehand. Conditioning information for long distance riding can be found at http://www.seraonline.org/ Conditioning.pdf (Southeast Endurance Rider's Association). Report a trail problem: You're riding Kensington and you come upon a fallen tree or other obstacle that you need to bushwhack around. This is a reminder that KTRA has a 'report a trail problem' link on www.kensingtontrailriders.org. We would appreciate it if you would help us keep our trails clear. Coming up in October: The K e n s i n g t o n Tr a i l R i d e r s Association's Fall Campout! WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Club News MI APPALOOSA HORSE ASSC. We are all very excited to be nearing this year's Appaloosa World Championship Show though it does mean our show season is coming to a close. The Board of directors hopes that you have had a wonderful experience this year in the pen! Though it may be a little early, we could not be more excited to celebrate those accomplishments at our annual banquet! We'll have more information as the dates approach. Don't forget about our many youth fundraisers: collecting TRIBUTE proof of purchase and our ink cartridge collection. Either item can be dropped off at the show office of MAPHA or WMAR show OR you can contact our youth representatives. Their contact information can be located on our website. MApHA invites you to support our final approved show remaining for the 2013 season, The Freedom Classic at New Castle, IN (September 14-15). Please visit their website, www.hoosierappaloosa.com for more information We really want to feature your MApHA related news in this monthly letter! If you have anything of interest, please contact Dustin at 269-420-1242 or email boehmer3@msu.edu. - Dustin M Boehmer MICHIGAN COMPETITIVE MOUNTED ORIENTEERING What a great summer for riding! The weather has been wonderful for enjoying the trails. The CMO at Yankee Springs was a great success. We were even able to talk a few campers who just came to ride into trying the CMO. I think we have converted them because they came in second on the short course on their first try! The trails were in great shape and 41 riders competed on Saturday. Thank you so much, Trudi and Luann for putting on your first ever CMO. The course was great with lots of miles to cover, food was

fabulous, prizes were wonderful and the company pleasant. It is so nice to be part of the Competitive Mounted Orienteering in Michigan. We are able to gloat that we have the top ranked long course team in the nation and second place short course team, junior rider and long course individual. Congratulations Gurlz in Gear for your well earned first place standing. Also Ran has done a great job getting back to competition and is holding second place for the short course. Out of the top five short course teams, three of them are from Michigan. Katelyn Potter has secured the second place junior rider and Michigan is proud to have three of the top four junior riders. We are also honored to have the very dedicated Royla Westphal as the second place individual rider for the long course. Michigan has a strong Competitive Mounted Orienteering following but we would love to see some new faces. Many riders came out for the beginners clinic at Sleepy Hollow and it would be great to see more riders on the trails. On September 14th and 15th we have a ride at the Cummings Center in Mt. Morris with stalls available. The last two weekends for CMO are October 12th and 13th at Fort Custard in Battle Creek and October 19th and 20th at Camp Eberhart in Three Rivers. If you would like more information about these rides please visit micmo.org and contact the ride managers. They are also listed in the calendar section of Saddle Up! Magazine. Please feel free to join us at any of these rides. I am sure you will love it and maybe join us for more rides in 2014. Happy Trails, Janet

Trail Riders to raise money for the Michigan Hay Bank by hosting a Proud Lake to Kensington Circle Ride. Of course you can always ride from Kensington to Proud Lake as well! The ride will start at either staging area and lunch will be provided at both areas. We are also planning on a potluck for side dishes and desserts. The cost of the ride is $15.00 with the majority of money going directly to the Michigan Hay Bank. As of press time we are not sure of the exact registration time, but it should be between 910 A.M. The Michigan Hay Bank provides Hay for horses in need. Please continue to check out our website proudlaketrailriders.org and Kensington's website at kensingtontrailriders.org We are really looking forward to this ride and are counting on Michigan horse riders to make it a huge success. Our next big event is our annual Halloween Spooktacular. This is on Saturday, October 26th. There will be costume contests (with prizes!), games, lunch and riding. Keep checking our website or Facebook page. Please keep in mind that being that we ride in a state park, we are responsible for the trail maintenance. We have spent many hours out on the trails trimming and are always looking for an extra hand. Our worker bee days are always a lot of fun and we usually try to get in a ride and a campfire as well. We will announce organized dates throughout the fall and will also send out emails on any impromptu work days we have as well. Happy Trails and remember... Ride Happy, Ride Safe and Love Your Horse! RANCH HORSE ASSOC OF MI RHAM members who attended the 2013 World Show in Wilmington, OH, represented Michigan very well. Sam Holwerda and her gelding

PROUD LAKE TRAIL RIDERS PLTRA has some very exciting n e w s ! ! ! O n S a t u r d a y, September 7th we will be teaming up with the Kensington

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Sans Coupe DeVille, were 5th in both the Open and the Amateur Geldings. In the Amateur Mares class; Sam and her mare: Zippos Yellowversion, were 6th place, Dave McCartney showed the mare in the Open Mares class and was 10th place overall. In the All Age Working Ranch Horse; Dave McCartney and Zippos Yellowversion were 5th place overall and in the All Age Ranch Sorting, Dave teamed up with Liz Barrett on Master Jays Pep to place 6th overall, as well. Liz also showed master Jays Pep in the Youth Ranch Cutting, placing 4th overall and the team placed 8th in the Youth Trail. In the Youth Working Ranch Horse; Liz and Master Jays Pep finished an exciting 2nd – for the Reserve World Championship. Liz also showed Bugs Last Skip in the Showmanship (3rd) and the Ranch Riding (9th). In the Amateur Showmanship; Anna Hostetler and Larkangel were 6th and placed 7th in the Boxing, as well. Frosty L'il Flo Rida and Anna were 10th in Senior Reining and Sara Harwell placed 8th overall in the Ranch Riding Sweepstakes and 5th overall in Horsemanship with Cause I'm Kendall. The RHAM Youth committee is sponsoring a “BEGINNER ROPING CLINIC” on September 28 at McKinley's Harmony Acres in Cassopolis. The event is for youth; participants will receive a 2014 RHAM membership, a tshirt, and a rope from the RHAM Yo u t h , a l o n g w i t h g r e a t instruction from both Mark Cripe and Dave McCartney. For more information on the clinic see the Ranch Horse of Michigan Youth Page on Facebook or contact Lee Shane (26) 357-9245 The next RHAM show will be September 14/15; once again at the fairgrounds in Berrien Springs. As always, pre-enter for a discount at RHAMEntries@ gmail.com, Entry forms can be found at miranchhorse.com WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Club News SLEEPY HOLLOW TRL RIDERS July's Dennis Austin Memorial Ride was a busy weekend for all! Sleezy Barb Horsewear hosted the free CMO Beginners Clinic that was very well attended. Barb Drake and Linda Kraai used instruction booklets with maps and compasses for users learning this event. There was a walking course to practice on first, and then folks hit the trail. Thanks to Pat Brown who registered the campers and officiated the Glowstick Poker Ride. That fun contest was won by Chanda Donnon, who drew three aces! Gale Moore and friends cooked community breakfast each morning. Thanks guys for getting us up and ready! Saturday afternoon SHTRA hosted a homemade ice cream social. Thanks to Don and Pat Brown and Carrie Barr who provided the ingredients, ice cream churners and the elbow grease. What a yummy treat! The sixth annual stick horse race was held before the potluck supper. Therese and Dave Kline organized that funny event. Thanks for pulling the slips, getting the gang off and racing giving us a few laughs. All enjoyed the trails and noticed the recent trail improvements. Labor Day weekend will be a trail trimming open camping weekend. Register at the Horseman's staging area. Bring your pruners and loppers as we really need to cut out the west loop and finish trimming the east loop. The brush has really grown so much this year. If you can furnish an ATV, please contact us. Sept. 20-22 Ride like a Pirate, will be a great time to dust off yer pirate costume (optional) and attend The Great Treasure Hunt! Saturday Sept. 21 10am-2pm, $10.00 per entry. All pirates will be looking for the horse height treasure chests—so ye don't have to dismount. Bring your own grogg and a dish to pass at Saturday's evenings potluck. Contact Wench Linda 517-9305558 for more info.

Don't forget that Oct. 5-6 will be the Kris Kulhanic Memorial Judged Trail Ride hosted by the Rangers 4-H Club with 5 divisions, contact Mary at 517819-8158. Oct. 11-13 Ichabod Crane Day horse drawn wagon rides and costume parade, and Oct. 26-27 Halloween Hoopla w/ chili cook off. Decorated Trails. Need more event information contact sbh01@voyager.net or chandasue48848@ yahoo.com. More information on our website www.shtra.org

consignment. Don't forget to keep up with the latest WMAR news by checking wmarapp.org or Facebook. - Sharon Clark YANKEE SPRINGS TRL RIDERS Board Meeting Minutes: 8/13/13 Held at the Burger residence and called to order by President Ron Walker at 1:30. Old Business: YSTRA Web site update. A Horse/Trail Riding/Camping Information page has been built. Currently there are homemade fly spray recipes. Send your page ideas to taylorkl@tds.net. Ron has asked Scot Roberts from Sign Depot to give a quote for a 4x6 decal for the side of our tool crib and how much for a new YSTRA banner to replace the one that was lost. Ron will submit the quote for the replacement banner to the MHC for reimbursement. YSTR received $410.00 grant money from MHC which will be used for camp improvements. The YS DNR office will match that amount for a total of $1,600.00. 131 yards of gravel will be purchased for camp road improvements within the campground and to improve some of the camper parking pads. The Sand removed from the current camp road will be used to create a horse rolling pit located by the day riding parking lot. Steve Pennepacker and Tom Chaffee will provide the equipment and do the work on the road. Kathy Taylor made a motion the club provide cash for fuel for Steve and Tom, $50.00 for Steve, $25.00 for Tom. Ron will order the gravel to be delivered the week of August 12th this will be put in the day parking area so if you come to ride that week you might have to park in the camping area due to the gravel pile. Ron will have 2 invoices for the gravel, one for YSTRA to pay the other half for YS DNR to pay. Skip suggested stakes be placed at the camp sites that

WEST MI APPALOOSA REG. We made it through our Summer Sizzler show at MSU which was co-hosted by the MApHA and the WMAR. We had good sized classes with exhibitors from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Missouri. The Non-Pros put on their Fiesta with lots of great munchies along with the Calcutta of the Open Stumps class riders. Bidding was hot and heavy for many of the exhibitors. Sue Scobee once again took home the win, but not without some fierce competition! Thanks to everyone who participated. The MApHA Classic show will be history by the time this goes to print, but I'll have a write up on it in the next newsletter. The last WMAR approved show will be the Freedom Classic on Sept. 1415 in New Castle, IN. As a heads up for next year, WMAR has booked the fairgrounds at Centreville for July 19-20, 2014. That is one week later than we were this year, so maybe we can entice some of those Appaloosa National & Youth World show exhibitors to come. I've been told that the Michigan youth will be selling Yankee Candles the end of August thru mid- September for a fund raiser. They would make great Christmas gift, too. The Non Pros will start collecting donated clean usable tack for the tack sale and soon we will be taking on items for

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need the gravel. It was also suggested an 'Under Construction' sign be created to warn day riders and campers. Tom and Steve will set the day. Trail Update: Our trails are looking good. The 9 mile trail is clear except for a short area at Sager Road South which still have overhanging brush. The old well head on the 9 mile was found, the pipe is still there. Ron is working with Sara Shafer to get permission to put a hand pump on this well. Our vision is to see this area as a rest stop with a water tank, hitching post, and table. Euchre tournament: This was a big success; we had 18 players and raised $257.00. YSTRA will match these dollars for a total of $514.00, to be donated to Cancer Families United org. Simon Hernandez was our big winner! He won $27 for being the biggest loser for the day. New Business: Nena Redmond is the Chairperson for the Halloween Extravaganza which will be held October 19th rain or shine. A meeting for everyone who wants to help out will be held at the YS campground pavilion, Sept. 4th at 6:00. There will be a haunted ride, a judged costume class for you and your horse with a $50.00 Grand Prize. Lunch provided. Kathy T suggested YSTR recognize juniors who help promote trail riding at our annual meeting. A list of juniors was compiled and there were lots of award ideas. Another campout is planned at the OutBack near Stanwood for Oct. 11th. Call Sue at the OutBack 231-972-7255 at least 30 days in advance to make reservations. Tell them you will be camping with the YSTRA group. Adopt-a-Highway: All volunteers must watch the safety video and sign release forms before we can work on the roads. The video can be found on You Tube, search for adopt a highway, look for Training video safety guidelines. - Kathy Taylor, Sec. YSTRA WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


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response to the aid and changes the aid based on the horse's feedback. The next ride, the rider does not start with a tap of whip pressure because that was what it took to get a forward response the last time. Then that would become the pressure that the horse understands as 'forward.' The goal is to help the horse respond respectfully to the least amount of leg pressure. • HORSE'S TEMPERAMENT – Leg pressure must have meaning to the horse. It must be part of the vocabulary used by both horse and rider to communicate. The hot horse that needs no leg to move off as soon as the reins are released must learn to allow the rider to apply leg pressure. When a horse runs from leg pressure, he may be going forward but the rider cannot get that energetic connection from back to front. As training progresses, however, hugging lightly with the legs creates a corridor that helps this type of horse relax and trust the legs. At the other end of the spectrum is the placid horse that ignores a leg constantly bumping or gripping his sides. This horse is more likely to pay attention to a fluttering leg or a bumping leg against his sides. The horse would ignore a constant leg pressure and start going slower and slower. When terminology confuses riders they should ask their trainer or riding instructor to explain how they are using a particular word or phrase. Good instructors know how to explain the same thing different ways to suit the learning styles of individual students. If riders come across the use of a term in an article or book that seems to contradict their own understanding of the term, they should search for the author's definition or try to tweeze the meaning out of context. Different riding disciplines and different schools of training within individual disciplines often use the same or similar terms with different meanings. Don't let it throw you. Just keep learning. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


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LESSONS, TRAINING, BOARDING, SALES, SHIPPING, SHOWING WINTER HUNTER/JUMPER SERIES - MHJA Local Member Shows (walk-trot through 3’3” hunters/jumpers/equitation and MHJA Medals)

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September 28 • October 26 • November 23 • December 21-22 January 25 • February 22 • March TBA • April TBA • May 10 Sign-up online at www.horseshowing.com, but please call barn for stalls

DRESSAGE SERIES More information can be seen at snelsondressage.com September 14 • October 12 • November 9 • December 14

HORSES FOR SALE

Two Indoor Arenas - one for warm-up, other to show!

Darby - 19 yr old, 12H bay pony gelding. Has a motor, jumps around. Used in lessons. Ace - 5 yr old, 16H dark grey TB gelding. Green, but quiet and sweet, started over fences. Lakota - 8 yr old, 16H chestnut TB gelding. Jumps around, very quiet, easy. Bandero - 15 yr old, 16.1H brown Warmblood gelding. Good mover, great 1st horse. Will do walk-trot to the 3’ divisions. Quiet, easy lead change. Lots of show miles. Riley - 6 yr old, 16.3H chestnut TB gelding. Very sweet and fancy. Jumps around, brave. Was Res. Ch. at Woodbine “A” in June, ridden by adult, other good ribbons throughout the summer. Several other horses available for sale. Prices from $500-20,000.

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BOARDING - 45 acres, lots of turnout (flex-fence), automatic waterers outside, 2 indoor arenas (65x200 & 100x200), new outdoor arenas, 10x12 stalls, tack rooms, wash rack, observation room with Absopure water cooler, fridge, microwave, TV/DVD player, restrooms, large parking lot. Quality feed program with professional staff. Information/class list/entries are on our website at

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

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Western Dressage Show Clinic Series - September 21st, 2013 This is an informational and training clinic for auditors and riders. $25 per auditor, $60 per rider. Riders must preregister by: September 7th, auditor pre-registration encouraged. Ride a test, be critiqued and schooled, then ride the test again. WDAA rules as well as proper tack and equipment will be discussed. For more information call: 248.969.2651 or 313.215.1944. The clinic will be the 3rd in the WDAA MI Series, and will be held at Ironwood Farm. Check our website and Saddle Up for future training and show clinics for horse and rider.

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ORCHARD ARENA 2013 Summer Sorting Events Sunday Competition Sorts 2:00 pm, Sign-up by 1:45pm Draw Pot, 3 rides/bring back top 10 (cumulative) $40.00 Open, $10.00 each ride. 50% Payback

Sept 15 - 3 Man/2 Gate • Sept 29 - 3 Man/2 Gate October 13 - 2 Man/1 Gate Saturday, October 26 - Working Cow Horse Sort & Sale Buckle event following sale. Draw Pot Buckle Competition $40. 3 draws/bring back top 10. Buckles for youth, #1’s & 2’s. Open following, time permitted.

Special Upcoming Sales Driving Horse Sale September 21, 10am

Weanling Sale October 19

Working Cow Horse Sort & Sale, October 26

Followed by regular horse & tack auction

Weanlings sell at 7pm

Sort at 1pm, sale immediately following

Last Driving Horse Sale 2/18/13, Top Selling Bay Standardbred $4,400!

Last Weanling Sale 10/20/13, Top Selling AQHA Weanling $1,400!

Last Working Cow Horse Sale 3/30/13, Top Selling AQHA Mare $10,000!

HORSE & TACK AUCTION

TEAM SORTING PRACTICES

3rd Saturday of Every Month

Wednesdays 6pm-9pm $20.00 per person

Every Saturday Night at 6:00pm

Hay @ 1pm, Used Tack @ 2pm, New Tack @ 4pm, Saddles @ 6pm, Horses @ 7pm Sharp!

Sign-up ends at 5:45 for the first draw $20.00 per person

Gary & Deb Wright (989) 823-3352 5966 W. Sanilac Rd.,Vassar, MI 48768 (Corner of M-46 & Vassar Rd.)

www.gwhorsesandtack.com Check our website for Sunday Event Information and Upcoming Sales! ©2013 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • SEPTEMBER 2013

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THE WRIGHT PLACE

FARM FENCE SYSTEMS www.thewrightplacefence.com

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

ELECTRO-BRAIDTM 3 Strand 4 Strand 5 Strand

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

Recommended 2 acres or more

WOVEN WIRE

BOARD FENCE 3 Rail 4 Rail

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

ELECTRIFIED HI-TENSILE 3 Wire 4 Wire 5 Wire

$7.00-$8.00 $8.00-$9.00

TREATED SPLIT RAIL

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

2 Rail 3 Rail

$6.00-6.75 $7.00-7.50

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Quarter Horse Congress Booths 406 & 408

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Celebrating 15 Years of Quality Construction and Excellent Customer Service

HORSE STALLS

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