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Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs ASPCA Grants Over $1 Million to Equine Groups in 2015 to Assist At-Risk Horses 'Help a Horse Day' contest and other initiatives fueled awareness and advocacy for equine protection. The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) announced that in 2015 it awarded over $1 million in equine-related grants to support 124 organizations across the country in their efforts to rescue and rehabilitate horses. The grant money supported several areas of equine welfare including large-scale rehabilitation, emergency relief grants, safety net programs, the nationwide ASPCA Help a Horse Day grants contest, and the Rescuing Racers Initiative, which aids in the rescue and rehabilitation of retired racehorses to save them from slaughter. “Equine rescues and sanctuaries step in to care for abused/neglected horses, providing a vital service that promotes equine welfare, and the ASPCA is proud to assist these groups in their important work,” said Jacque Schultz, senior director of the ASPCA Equine Fund. “Horses have been a central part of the ASPCA's mission for nearly 150 years, and we are grateful to our special supporters for their generosity that enables us to continue our work to protect horses.” In 2015, more than 100 equine rescue groups held events across 33 states to raise awareness about equine protection for ASPCA Help a Horse Day, celebrated annually on April 26 – a date chosen for its significance to the ASPCA's long history of horse protection. In 1866, ASPCA founder Henry Bergh stopped a cart driver from beating his horse, resulting in the first successful arrest for horse mistreatment on April 26 of that year. The protection of horses has remained a core part of the ASPCA's mission ever since, including legislation, advocacy, rescue and targeted grants. “In just two years, the ASPCA Help a Horse Day contest has become an integral part of our equine grants program, and we were thrilled to see groups around the country engage their communities in creative new ways to help spread awareness about how to protect horses,” said Schultz. “We look forward to expanding this contest in 2016 to recognize even more groups for their year-

round commitment to equine welfare as we celebrate throughout the United States on April 22-24.” Most of the ASPCA's equine-related grants are awarded as part of the ASPCA Equine Fund, which provides life-saving resources to support nonprofit U.S. equine welfare organizations who work to rescue and protect horses. The grants benefit equine organizations striving to achieve best practices in both nonprofit management and equine care. To learn more about the ASPCA Equine Fund and 2015 grantees, visit www.aspcapro.org. About the ASPCA® - Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation's leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA's mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, please visit www. ASPCA.org, and be sure to follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Congress Passes Flurry of Bills in December - Several AHC Priorities Win Approval

The 114th Congress, though it started with the partisan gridlock that has become the new normal in Washington, ended the year with a burst of productivity by passing several major pieces of legislation including a tax extender bill, an omnibus appropriations bill, and a five year highway bill. Each of these bills includes provisions favorable to the overall horse industry, have been priorities for the American Horse Council. In addition, other bills championed by the AHC have seen Congressional action and could be passed with enough industry support in the second session of this Congress which adjourns in December. “The AHC works on a diverse set of issues that impact the horse industry, often over the course of several years. For this reason it's not every day that we see several AHC priorities pass Congress in the span of a ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • FEBRUARY 2016 (20)

month,” said AHC president Jay Hickey. “These three bills included tax provisions, guest worker reforms, and trail programs that will benefit the racing, showing, and recreational segments of the industry.” The Tax Extender bill, called the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015, reinstates three-year-depreciation for all race horses for two more years. It also increases the Section 179 business expense deduction back to $500,000 and makes this provision permanent. The bill restores bonus depreciation for qualifying new property, including assets used in the horse business, such as horses and other equipment, purchased and placed in service during 2015 through 2019. The bill also restores and makes permanent favorable tax treatment for land donated for conservation purposes, particularly land donated by farmers and ranchers, like horse owners and breeders. “These provisions benefit racing and everyone who is in the horse business. Importantly, horse businesses, breeders, and farms can now make long term plans to take advantage of these tax provisions instead of just hoping Congress will extend them for one year, as has been the case recently,” continued Hickey. The omnibus appropriations bill that will fund the government until September 30, 2016, also includes important H-2B temporary worker changes. The bill rolls back parts of a burdensome new H-2B rule and will make it easier for horse industry employers to use the program when no American workers can be found. “Horse industry employers, mainly horse trainers and owners who cannot find American workers to fill semi-skilled jobs at racetracks and horse shows, often have to turn to this program for workers. They do this because they have no choice and this program has gotten progressively more expensive and harder to use. Most H-2B workers in the industry are directly responsible for the care of the horses upon which the entire horse industry is dependent and without them thousands of American horse industry jobs could be lost,” said AHC vice president of government affairs Ben Pendergrass. “We have been working on fixing the shortcomings of the H-2B program for years, both through the regulatory process, WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs standalone legislation, and the appropriations process with a coalition of other users of the program. There is still work that needs to be done, but this bill will improve the program,” said Pendergrass. The AHC says the end-of-the-year legislative sprint to the finish line also saw reauthorization of two programs important to recreational riders, the Federal Highway Administration's Recreational Trails Program and the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The multi-year national highway bill recently signed by the president known as the 'Fixing Americas Surface Transportation Act, or the FAST Act, reauthorizes RTP for the next five years and provides $85 million annually for the program. RTP provides funding directly to the states for recreational trails and trailrelated facilities for all recreational trail users and has greatly benefitted equestrians. The omnibus appropriations bill reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) for three years with funding of $450 million for FY 2016. The program, which expired on October 1, 2015, provides funds and matching grants to federal, state and local governments for the acquisition of land and water for recreation and the protection of natural resources and helps provide equestrians with increased recreational trail riding opportunities. “We are very pleased RTP was included in the FAST Act. Every time a multi-year national highway bill is debated there is always an attempt to eliminate this program and this time was no different,” said Pendergrass. “The AHC has advocated for the RTP program since its inception and grassroots support from recreational trail users, including many equestrians, played an important role in making sure RTP was included in bill.” “This has been a productive legislative session for the AHC and horse industry. In addition to these important legislative victories the AHC also advanced several other important bills. The Prevent All Soring Tactics Act (PAST Act) (S.1121/ H.R.3268) that would end the soring of Tennessee Walking Horses was re-introduced and currently has 232 co-sponsors in the House and 48 in the Senate. Additionally, the National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act (H.R. 845/S.1110) that would help improve trails on National Forests has been

gaining momentum and has been called 'the most bi-partisan bill in Congress',” said Hickey. “We will be working on these bills and other issues that impact the entire horse industry in 2016.”

Equine Affaire Introduces Affordable Ways to Sell Horses in Ohio this April Do you have one or more horses that you want to sell—or a stallion, training/boarding facility, or other equine service you want to promote? What could be a better venue at which to sell a horse than a centrally-located and well-established equine facility like the Ohio Expo Center and a first-class equestrian event like Equine Affaire? Yes, you can sell your horse online, at your barn, or through an auction, but finding the right buyer at Equine Affaire just might be quicker, easier, and more profitable. Tens of thousands of avid horse people representing all corners of the equestrian world will travel to Columbus, OH, on April 7-10 to attend the 53rd Equine Affaire, and many of these attendees will be in the market for a new horse. To bring horse sellers together with horse buyers, Equine Affaire has introduced a new element to the event's popular Horse & Farm Exhibits area: “For Sale” stalls. Located in the Ohio Expo Center's newly renovated Gilligan Complex, the Horse & Farm Exhibits is an area dedicated to the promotion of horse farms, training facilities, lesson facilities, breeding stallions, and now horses for sale. The Horse & Farm Exhibits will be featured in the permanent stalls in the east bank of the north half of the Gilligan Complex—the stalls that receive the best traffic flow because of their proximity to the clinic venues, trade show, and other important features of Equine Affaire. Exhibitors and horses for sale will be organized in the barn by breed/type of horse, and a map of the Gilligan Complex and Horse & Farm Exhibits will be included in the event program that is distributed for free to adult attendees as they enter the show. Renting a “For Sale” stall. Selling your horse directly to buyers at Equine Affaire just makes sense. You can rent a 10 x 10 inline “For Sale” stall for just $125 for the duration of the show. With each stall rental you'll receive a “For Sale” sign to post on the stall



and a free listing pre-event on equine affaire.com that will include the horse's breed, age, gender, name, discipline, level of training, price, photo, and stall location. “For Sale” stalls may be used only for horses that are for sale - not horses brought to the event for other purposes. Though Equine Affaire is a four-day event, you only need to commit to featuring your horse in a “For Sale” stall for at least two days and specify your date of arrival. And, if you sell your horse at the show, you may substitute another horse you have for sale in the vacated stall - or leave the show at your discretion. Horse owners who rent “For Sale” stalls will also have the opportunity to give interested customers (age 18 and over) the opportunity to test ride their horses in the Ohio Expo Center's Denny Hales Pavilion as long as they have each customer complete and sign a release form and they submit the form to the Barn Office. They may also rent a tack stall next to their “For Sale” stall(s) for an additional $75 in order to store their bedding, tack, feed, and other equipment while at the show. Marketing Your Stallion, Stable, or other Equine-related Services. And what if you want to market your farm, stable, stallion, or boarding, training, and breeding facility at Equine Affaire? The Horse & Farm Exhibits area is where horse owners, stable/farm owners, and horse service providers connect in person with customers who are interested in all breeds of horses and a variety of equestrian disciplines. Participating in Equine Affaire's Horse & Farm Exhibits is very affordable...and the benefits can be huge. The fee for each 10 x 10 inline exhibit stall is $200, and an end/corner stall is $50 additional. The rental of each exhibit stall includes one four-day pass to Equine Affaire (a $50 value), and each Horse & Farm exhibitor receives a one-line listing of stall number, farm name, breed of horse, and phone number or web site address in the free event program (if exhibitor application and stall payment are received by the print deadline of February 29th). Exhibitors in the Horse & Farms Exhibits decorate their exhibit stalls and are prepared to greet, impress, inform, and secure customers. They are encouraged to exhibit during all four days of Equine Affaire, but must commit to exhibiting for at least three WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs days in order to participate. They also get a special rate on the rental of “For Sale” stalls. Any Horse & Farm exhibitor who rents at least two regular exhibit stalls may rent additional “For Sale” stalls next to their exhibit stalls for only $75 each and receive the signage and pre-event listing on equineaffaire.com described above. Horse & Farm exhibitors also have the option to gain additional marketing exposure by getting involved with their breed's organized activities at Equine Affaire. The Horse & Farm Exhibits area complements the Breed Pavilion featured in the Voinovich Center, and Horse & Farm exhibitors are encouraged to support their breed's presence at Equine Affaire by assisting with their breed association's exhibit booth in the Breed Pavilion. This participation can lead to additional opportunities to have Horse & Farm horses showcased in an association's exhibit stall in the Breed Pavilion and featured in the breed demonstration organized and presented by the association. Participation in the breed association's exhibit stall and breed demo is arranged by the designated Breed Coordinator for each breed. Contact Equine Affaire for further information regarding who is coordinating your breed's presence at the event. With the addition of the new “For Sale” stalls, Equine Affaire's Horse & Farm Exhibits area is destined to be the region's foremost marketplace for buying and selling horses and marketing equine facilities and stallions. For additional information on Equine Affaire's “For Sale” stalls, Horse & Farm Exhibits, and Breed Pavilion, contact Karin Brennan by phone at (740) 845-0085 ext 112 or by email at kbrennan@equineaffaire.com. For complete information on Equine Affaire and application forms for “For Sale” stalls and the Horse & Farm Exhibits area, visit equine affaire.com, click on the Ohio event, and follow the “Exhibit” link to reach the Breed Pavilion, Horse & Farm Exhibits, and Sell Horses pages.

Distance Riding Extravaganza in Reno, Nevada - North American Trail Ride Conference America's largest distance trail riding organizations, the North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC) and the American

Endurance Ride Conference (AERC), are combining celebrations to host a whopper of a convention in Reno, on Feb. 19-20, 2016. Open to anyone interested in distance riding, the two days of seminars are packed with presentations by leading veterinarians in the sports. Some of the topics include horse and rider communication, stresses on the human body, integrative sports medicine, the equine eye, equine lameness, human riding fitness, and outlandish online equine myths. There will even be a session with top competitors discussing audience questions. A two-day Veterinary Continuing Education course is being offered in conjunction with the convention on February 18-19. No convention would be complete without a host of vendors and entertainment. The vendors will have tried and true as well as the latest items in electronics, tack, clothing, feed, supplements, and other gear. Entertaining convention goers on Friday evening will be local music and cowboy poetry celebrities Richard Elloyan and Steve Wade. NATRC sanctions timed distance competitions with winners determined from a combination of condition, soundness and trail ability. AERC sanctions distance competitions that have a maximum completion time, but winners are determined by order of completion provided the horses are fit to continue. More information about the convention and the sports is available from the NATRC and AERC websites, respectively: www.natrc. org and www.aerc.org.

Oakland County Fair 10th Annual Fiesta Fundraiser & Silent Auction Save the date, our 10th Annual Fiesta Fundraiser & Silent Auction is Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the Springfield Oaks Activity Center, 12451 Andersonville Rd., Davisburg, MI 48350. Admission/dinner is $7.00 in advance or $8.00 at the door. Advanced tickets can be purchased at our online store and at the Fair office. Doors open at 5:00 pm. Dinner is served from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. featuring all you can eat tacos & nachos. Rainforest Cafe will once again be serving mini Volcano Cakes for dessert. The evening continues with a silent auction, bidding closes between 7:15- 8:45 pm. Back again this year is the select item live auction.



Watch our Facebook page and website for more information at www.oakfair.org. Email for advance tickets info@oakfair.org or call (248) 634-8830. If you have items that you would like to donate please contact the fair office at (248) 634-8830. Remember the Oakland County Fair is a 501c3 so your donation is tax deductible.

USDF Congratulates New “L” Program Graduates The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce that 68 USDF members successfully graduated from the USDF L Education Program in 2015. This program is designed to prepare candidates to enter the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) “r” Judges Training Program, to qualify individuals to judge schooling shows, and to give competitors, trainers, and instructors greater insight into the evaluative process of judging dressage. The program also serves to provide continuing education for licensed judges. The L Program is an excellent opportunity for all USDF members to learn how to improve their scores and their ability to view other rides from a judge's perspective, whether or not they plan on becoming licensed judges themselves. USDF L Program faculty are all approved USEF Senior (“S”) dressage judges, who also have experience in teaching judge-training programs. USDF congratulates the following new graduates of the USDF L Education Program: Region 1: *Angelia Bean, Tammy Biondi, Karen Fulcher, Heather Hamilton, Lorraine Klepacz, K. Melisa Martell, Meredith McGrath, *Robyn Nunnally, *H. Jerry Schurink Region 2: Jennifer Boblitt, *Lydia Knurek, *Susan Machin, Suzanne Morisse Region 3: Grace Gregory, Melissa Jackson, *Susanne Lauda, *Erin McCloud, Mary McGuire Smith, *Kayla McKay, *Stephanie Mosely, *Katharina Nowotny-Boles, *Rhianna Pankhurst, Kathleen Petersen, Christy Scotch, *Amy Swerdlin Region 5: Michelle Anderson, Megan Bretey, Wendy Fryke, *Cynthia Ganem, *Sarah Lindsten, *Julie McDermott, *Sharron Sarchet Region 6: Jeanne Montelius-Gaudreau, St e vie Ga ud re a u, *Kimb e rly Roe , WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs *Kimberly Weise Region 7: *Adrienne Bessey, *Nicole Bhathal, *Lisa Del Mundo, Jackie Duncan, Tori Gable, *Ana Gilmour, *David Johnston, Tegan Kossowicz, *Michael Lieberg, Jaimi Martin, *Patty Mayer, *Megan McQueeney, Laine Muir-French, *Sarah Pinney, Susann Regalmuto, *Colleen Reid, Mariko Williams Region 8: Lynda Angstadt, Joy Black, Karry Brothers, Marie DiBiccari, *Deborah Hellen, *Kathryn Hitzig, Marion Miller, *Laura Mitchell, *Joseph Dennis Munnelly, Sarah O'Neill, *Alix Szepesi, *Jennifer Tousignant Region 9: *Amanda Bailey, *Gabriella Callahan, *Amy Ganci *Denotes those that graduated with distinction from the L Program. Those who pass with distinction are eligible to apply to enter the USEF recorded ('r') judge program. For more information about the USDF L Education Program, to access a list of USDF L graduates, for a calendar of USDF L Education Programs, or for details on hosting an L Education Program, visit www.usdf.org or contact USDF at lprogram@usdf.org. Founded in 1973, the United States Dressage Federation is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to education, recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage. For more information about USDF membership or programs, visit www.usdf.org, or email usdressage @usdf.org, or call (859) 971-2277.

Founder's Awards Presented at USPC Annual Meeting/Symposium During the 2016 USPC Annual Meeting and Equine Symposium being held February 4-7 in Orlando, Florida, five individuals will be awarded the Founders' Award, an honor reserved for Pony Club's most worthy volunteers. This prestigious award is made each year to those who have made a significant contribution to Pony Club at the Local or Regional and National Levels over a period of 20 years or more. The recipients of the Founders Awards for 2015 are: Benjamin Hurt Hardaway III, Alita (Bunny) Hendricks, Nancy Ambrosiano, Michael Amos, and Judith Fannin. Benjamin Hurt Hardaway III. Co-Founder and former DC of Midland Foxhounds Pony Club, Ben was born in Columbus, Georgia where he also met and married Sarah

Mcduffie. They had three children, Sarah, Mary, and Susannah who were all active members of the club. Ben is a life member of USPC and served on the Board of Governors from 1957 to 1962 with a second term 1968 to 1970. Ben was an active member of Midland Hunt where he enjoyed foxhunting and creating the Hardaway Crossbred hounds which are in 80 percent of crossbred packs in America today. Alita (Bunny) Hendricks. Bunny joined Woodlawn Pony Club at age 11 and obtained her “A” just weeks after her 16th birthday. Earning her BA degree in Elementary Education allowed her to teach elementary school for 21 years. As a new “A”, Bunny was a regular volunteer instructor for Suncoast Pony Club in Florida, teaching mounted and Horse Management meetings, coaching rally teams, teaching camps, and holding rating preps. Bunny is currently a National Examiner and Chief Horse Management Judge. She has been her region's HMO and RIC, presented numerous H-B and H-A preps and numerous volunteer positions at the regional rallies. She is a proud parent of one son, and has been married 35 years to husband Mark. Nancy Ambrosiano. A Pony Club member since the age of 6, Nancy graduated with her “A” from Princess Anne Hunt Pony Club in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She has taught Pony Club in Connecticut, New York, Virginia, North Carolina, and California. Nancy is still active with the USPC Quiz Committee and has helped judge classroom, barn, and mega-room at Champs West and Festival several times. She has chaired Communications, and served on Governance, Regional Administration, Marketing, National Youth Congress, and Foxhunting committees. She was inducted into the Academy of Achievement in 2005 and has served two 3-year terms on the USPC Board of Governors. Michael Amos. Mike's daughter joined Walnut Creek Pony Club in 1992, and like all Pony Club parents, his first Pony Club jobs were hauling, feeding, mucking, raking, painting, or constructing jumps. Mike became the Treasurer and Joint DC of Walnut Creek Pony Club in Cincinnati and he was an all-around volunteer at the Midsouth mega-rally in 1993 in Lexington, Kentucky. Wanting to get more involved, Mike became



an Assistant Horse Management judge in 1994 and just a year later a Chief Horse Management Judge. From 2000 to 2016 he served on the Board of Governors. He has been the VP of Regional Administration for two terms and Secretary for one term. His greatest accomplishments in Pony Club include implementing the age extension, creating the Midwest Championships, and presenting workshops on conflict resolution and organizing regional leadership training camps. Judith Fannin. Judith started riding at age 10. Although her start was in mostly western classes, she was introduced to dressage and jumping at age 14 and was hooked. After her husband, Larry bought 10 acres she started teaching and became involved with Clearwater Pony Club as a sponsor. Both of Judith's daughters ended up joining the club and Judith became the DC for several years before taking over as Regional Supervisor of the Sunshine Region. In 1987, both Judith and her oldest daughter, Janet decided to become National Examiners. After 24 years as an NE, Judith retired, but still loves the challenge of working with the young riders and the camaraderie of the incredibly knowledgeable National Examiners. To see the full bios of each of the Founders being awarded at the 2016 USPC Annual Meeting and Equine Symposium visit us online at ponyclub.org. 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. Learn more about the USPC at ponyclub.org Have you noticed that you no longer need the “www” before website addresses online? It’s a bit of a time saver! WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

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I have worked for more than 25 years with a family-owned saddle maker company from North Carolina called Phil Harris Leather. I have developed a western dressage schooling and/or show saddle for us ladies of light weight (under 130 lbs). It has a Quarter Horse tree that will fit most breeds of horses and has wonderful balance. If you would like to see what it looks like you can visit my website at www.lynnpalm.com. It takes about three months to receive a saddle once you've ordered one because they are all handmade, and the Phil Harris saddles are very popular. If you would like to try one of our test ride saddles, I am more than happy to send you one. If I can help you with any tack questions or fit, please email me at generalinfo@lynnpalm.com. Now, get out there and try a western dressage test to get your feet wet. I know that if you do, you will love it! Also, we would love to have you come ride with us. We love to share our dressage backgrounds and knowledge with you. You can join us at our Ocala, Florida, farm or at one of our RideWellClinics on our USA Tour at a location near you. If you would like to train with Lynn & Cyril at home with Western Dressage, take advantage of the following supportive training materials: Books: Head To Toe Horsemanship Western Dressage—A Guide to Take You to Your First Show A Rider Guide to Real Collection For more information about training courses, educational materials and much more, please visit us online at www.lynnpalm.com or call 800-503-2824.

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Western Dressage: A Closer Look at Tack By Lynn Palm Any time you are getting into a different discipline, it is important to know what tack is allowed in competition. The smart rider will research ahead of time to learn all the rules about what tack is permitted and what is not. I recommend practicing at home with the tack you plan to use at the show. This is so important! Train with at home the bridles, bits, and saddles/pads that you would use at a show. This allows you and your horse to be familiar with the tack and helps avoid unpleasant surprises on show day. Most people will have a nice show saddle that fits the horse and rider, but never use it unless they are at a show. Instead of using their “good” saddle at home to school and practice in, they may have a “working” saddle, but one of poor quality that does not fit the horse and rider. If you want to ride well you have to have properly fitting tack for you and your horse. Properly fitting tack will allow you to have better balance in the saddle. Bits are another topic. Some people will train at home with a milder bit and use a harsher bit at the show. I advise against this practice because it will only cause problems. When a horse goes to a show, he is in new and unfamiliar surroundings. A new place will always make a horse more sensitive. Using a more severe or responsive bit to get control of a horse who is more reactive at a show will only intensify the horse's reactions even more. Keep the same bit, use the mildest bit possible to promote relaxation. A relaxed mouth always gives you a more responsive horse. The Western Dressage Association of America is very new, only a few years old. The association just released their rules a few months ago, which you can find online at their website, http://westerndressageassociation.org. Please refer to page 14 through 17 for all the tack and attire rules. Let's summarize what tack is required: Headstalls and Bits • Western headstalls - a western cavesson is optional. • Smooth snaffles, 3-piece smooth snaffles, or Mullen mouthpiece bits are allowed. Use the snaffle for any level test and all ages of horses. Snaffles are ridden with two hands. • Hackamore (bosal) can be used in Introductory and Basic Levels only. • Curb bits can be used on any age of horse and any level. They can be ridden with two hands. If you refer to the tack rules, you will find the specific sizes and types of bits that are legal. (You should also review the section on illegal bits so you don't use the wrong one.) Saddles and Whips • Western saddles that are permitted include stock saddles, work saddles, Aussie, or native or side saddle can be used. • Silver on saddles will not count over good working equipment. A horn on the saddle is not required. • Whips are allowed no longer than 47.2". Check out the section on illegal equipment, as it shows other miscellaneous Western tack that is not permitted. ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • FEBRUARY 2016



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Troubleshooting Sewing Problems By Pegg Johnson Show Clothes Unlimited Gummed Up Needle: If you have a gummed up needle - one with visible rubbery “stuff” globbed on it, start by inserting a new needle. Then coat both your bobbin thread and your thread spool with SEWERS AIDE™. This item lubricates the needle, reduces friction, and helps eliminate the gunk. Skipped Stitches on Lycra™: If you are sewing on Lycra™ or Lycra™ blend fabric, be sure that you are using a new needle. You may have to experiment to determine which type of needle works best for you. Although most experts recommend a ball point needle, I have found that a universal needle works well and gives me good results. Skipped Stitches on Foil Dot: If you are sewing on metallic fabric or foil dot fabric, a few drops of SEWERS AIDE™ will help the needle glide through the “discs.” Appliques Slide or Do Not Lay Smooth: Applying a temporary adhesive spray, such as 505 spray, will help keep your appliques in place. Be sure that you spray the wrong side of the applique LIGHTLY and away from your work project. Protect from over spray by using newspapers and/or a “spray box”. Once sprayed, the appliques will become tacky. You can then place or arrange them as you choose. Even though you are using a temporary spray, it is still a good idea to pin your applique to your garment before sewing. Note that the temporary sprays will not bond all types of fabrics. Applying an Applique: If affixing an applique to a stretchy fabric, it is wise to let the item lay, untouched overnight or for at least a few hours. During the course of arranging and re-

arranging your appliques, you may inadvertently stretch the base fabric. Letting it lay flat for a few hours will allow the fabric to go back to its natural state. If you see your applique bunching up at the end of the waiting time, then you know that you stretched the fabric. Lift the applique off and reset it. Have patience and be sure that you do this step. The end result will be worth the extra effort and time involved. Presser Foot Sticks or Scrapes Applique: If you are sewing leather or a pleather applique, it is not unusual for the presser foot to stick to the surface, causing the top layer to wrinkle, the applique to not progress through the feet, or even scrape the coloring off of the top of the applique. This is especially true in humid weather. You can try a nylon or plastic foot to see if that alleviates the problem. If not, you will need to purchase some form of “topping” to allow the presser foot to glide over the applique. The ideal method is using a water-soluble stabilizer. It can be found in the embroidery section of most stores and is marketed under several brand names. I prefer the lighter weight stabilizer. It is about the weight of cling wrap. It tears away easily and any “fuzzies” are eliminated quickly by dabbing at them with a damp cotton swab. There is a heavier brand of water-soluble stabilizer but it takes more water to dissipate. The lighter weight stabilizer nearly eliminates the chance of damaging any of the leather appliques. Use only a small square or piece of the stabilizer. Only enough to cover one applique. You do not need an entire sheet. As you progress through sewing your applique, you can tear off the stabilizer and use the unused portion. NOTE: Place a finger on your stitching and tear the stabilizer sideways. Tearing UP can damage your stitches.


Do not use cling type wrap as a substitute for the water-soluble stabilizer. There are processing oils in the cling type wrap that can damage your sewing machine. (At least that is what I was told at a seminar that I attended). In an emergency, you can use household wax paper. It is probably not the best choice. However it is usually readily available when you are encountering this problem while sewing an outfit at midnight and you need the outfit for showing the next day. (Not that any of us wait until the last minute to finish up). Place a piece of the wax paper on top of your applique, between the applique and the presser foot and sew like you normally would. Once sewn, tear the wax paper away and dispose of it. To tear away the wax paper, place a finger on the stitching of the applique. This protects your stitches from damage. Please note that you should tear sideways, parallel to the stitching. If you tear UP, you do stand a chance of ripping out the stitching that you just sewed in. The down side of using wax paper is that you may have paper “fuzzies” that you will need to remove with tweezers. This is tedious, but does work in an emergency. An excerpt from the book: Beginners Guide To Sewing Show Clothes Pegg Johnson Brown City, MI | 810-346-2305 Email: showclothes01@hotmail.com Website: www.showclothesunlimited.com

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MHC’s Michigan Horse Expo, The Best Expo Ever! The Expo Committee, under Chair Ann Louise Budd, continues to confirm new information about the 2016 33rd Annual Michigan Horse Council's Michigan Horse Expo®, which will be held during March 11-13, 2016, at the MSU Livestock Pavilion, in East Lansing. Feature of the Saturday evening program will be a Freestyle Reining Invitational Competition, co-ordinated by Bill Thomas Jr., of Bill Thomas Performance Horses. The event will feature twelve riders, each presenting a reining program choreographed to music either with, or without, costumes. Since each presentation will be different, though each must perform certain reining maneuvers, this will be a thrilling program for both competitors and the audience. Exhibiting in the competition will be: Kaslin Guerne, Lisa Guerne, Bill Thomas Jr., Calla Thomas, Leslie Darrow, Jeanne Hugo, Beckey Worden, Gene Munger, Trevor Walton (with two horses), Amanda Bailey and Jarid Walton. Visit the Expo website, www.michiganhorseexpo.org, for photos and bios about each rider. Michigan Horse Expo Freestyle Reining jackets, sponsored by Tom's Western Store, will be presented to each competitor, and the added money purse will bring out the best competitors available. The event will be judged by Reined Cow Horse approved judge, Richard Winters, and placings and awards will be presented following the competition. Pick out your favorite and be prepared to cheer them on at the Expo! In addition to featured clinicians, Richard Winters and Jec Ballou, numerous Michigan clinicians and speakers will round out the Expo program. Other clinicians and programs recently confirmed include: Pegg Johnson, of Show Clothes Unlimited, who will present several programs devoted to “Sewing Your Own Show Clothes”, you can alslo follow Pegg's articles in Saddle Up! Magazine; Carrie Thorne, of Hands on Horse Care and Spectra Therapy, will discuss integrating the use of cold laser therapy in overall health and wellness care plans for horses. She will cover the uses of cold laser therapy in the rehabilitation from injuries, including wound healing, soft tissue injuries, etc., along with the treatment of chronic conditions. In addition, the presentation will discuss using cold laser therapy to improve

and maintain performance horses; and EAGALA, an organization devoted to equinebased psychotherapy. Chad Coppess will be with us again, joining Richard Winters in conducting the Sunday morning “Cowboy Church.” As founder of Cross Training Horsemanship, Chad travels around teaching healthy relationship principles and character development to audiences while training horses, and will present programs in the Main Arena (Lead the Horse Through the Haunches) and Round Pen (Leg Yields aren't Just for Dressage). Chad has also published numerous articles, has conducted various clinics, and presents at various conferences, workshops, and trade shows. Custer's Cowboys will demonstrate Cowboy Mounted Shooting during the Saturday evening program; and Lori Brock, and her trainers Melissa Ashcraft and Jordan Brasser, will entertain audiences with delightful programs featuring her “movie star” Friesian stallions. Her stallion Nitrous is the star of the soon-to-be released movie, The Enchanted Stallion! Jason will also present programs in the Main Arena and Round Pen, titled From Bridle to Bridleless and Advancing Your Equine Behavior Understanding. Other speakers include Angie Golnick, of Equine Essential Oils, who will discuss the use of essential oils for horses and pets. Steve Wilcox, of Datamars, will illustrate the use of micro chips in horses, how they work, universal controls and much more. The MSU Arabians will be featured in a special program on Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately their 2015 Champion Sport Horse Mare will not be able to make an appearance, as she is about to foal! Paula Hitzler, MSU Horse Farm manager, assisted by students, will talk about, and demonstrate many of the disciplines that the MSU Arabians have shown in, including Sport Horse competitions. The MSU Arabian breeding program is the oldest, continuous Arabian breeding program in the United States, and has many, many championships and Top Tens in national shows to their credit….and all of the horses are exhibited by MSU students! Once again Friday evening will feature the Michigan High School Rodeo, and the popular Ranch Rodeo will return on Sunday afternoon. The Heritage Hill Farm six-horse Belgian hitch will appear each day in a



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Horse Association & Club News BRIGHTON TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION In last month’s column, we commented on the weather variations that seem to keep us off balance. In November, it was snowing and blowing. In December, we had gentle breezes and temps in the 50's. Until just a few days ago, the mild weather continued but now winter has really descended on us. This morning we have temperatures in the single digits and several inches of snow on the ground. As we reported before, BTRA along with the DNR management at the Brighton Recreation Area have agreed to mount a major trail restoration campaign. We had a productive meeting with the Brighton Unit Supervisor in December and agreed on several initiatives. From our experiences on the trails during the 2015 riding season, we knew there were portions of the trails that had eroded and needed shoring up. We had also identified sections that were possibly in need of re-routing. A few trails which have gone directly up and down hills needed to be converted to switchbacks. These kinds of projects can require the utilization of motorized equipment, excavation work, and the hauling in of dirt and gravel. This is why we are partnering with the DNR on tackling these projects and we are gratified that the management at Brighton seems to be on the same page with us. In order to study the sections of the trails that needed attention first, a survey was planned for just a few days ago, when the weather was still mild and the trails were clear. The Chair of our Trail Maintenance Committee and the Brighton Unit Supervisor were gong to hit the trails in a DNR Gator and get a firsthand look at these sections. Wouldn't you know it? A big snow hit on that very day and the expedition had to be scrubbed. Now we'll have to wait and see when the trails clear. At the most recent meeting of the BTRA Board of Directors, we pretty much finalized our schedule of events for 2016, and it looks like an exciting season is in store for us. We're sticking with most of our tried-andtrue events but will also initiate some new ideas. The schedule will be included in our newsletter, The Hoofbeats Gazette, which will be published in March, and will also be available on the BTRA Facebook. The BTRA website is in the process of being

re-constructed and for the time being, visiting the website will not provide current information on our organization. We hope to have this process completed in the near future. In the meantime, visit our Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ brightontrailriders/ and see what our members are up to. Mark Delaney, BTRA President

FORT CUSTER HORSE FRIENDS ASSOCIATION Hello Trail Riders! It's a new year and everyone is already thinking about the tack sales and making plans for spring riding. This mild winter has allowed for trail enthusiasts to continue riding when possible. We are excited about the 2016 schedule with our 2 camp out dates this year. The first date is for the Annual Spring Camp Out on May 12, 13, 14 and 15th. This 4 day event will be held at the Whitford Lake event area. It's a beautiful grassy area with picket poles, trees around the perimeter, an outhouse (that the club donated), water and manure removal provided and you can use pens if you wish. There's a wonderful pancake breakfast Saturday morning and a potluck supper that evening. The Annual Fall Equestrian Camp Out will be held on September 15, 16, 17 and 18th. This is in the same place as the Spring Camp Out. In addition to the same schedule of events, we also do a fund raising auction of donated items for a hilarious auction on Saturday night. If you have any items you come across this spring and summer you would like to bring, remember it doesn't have to be horserelated. I think we had a jar of mom's famous peach jam go for $20. Anyone that likes to bring guitars and music to the campfire are always welcome to do so. We will also have our cart trail open for both events. This is a trail on an old paved road and 2-track trail thru a field that's under 3 miles. There are always a few campers who take advantage of this with their ponies. The FCHFA Annual Meeting will be held at the Kal Val Saddle Club on March 19th. Social hour at 3pm, food (potluck) at 4pm and meeting at 5pm. Look on our website for directions. This is a wonderful clubhouse made available to us by member Marty Goodwin. Thanks Marty!



We had a new member attend our last board meeting and it was interesting to find out what a lack of information there is to trail riders who use the Fort Custer trails. Riders do not realize what clubs in general do for their parks. We have just gotten a new sign kiosk for the trail staging area. A list of all our accomplishments and donations to the park will be posted to inform trails users of the hard work and dedication of the FCHFA club. Even the dues paid to an association go a long way to support your trails. Get involved a little bit this year, go to one work day or potluck, you don't have to be a member to help. Great people are out in your parks doing GREAT things!! Our club alone put in 1,167 volunteer hours for 2015!!! Go to our website for more information @ www.fchfa.org or call Nancy 269-967-3613. See you on the Trails!

GREAT LAKES DISTANCE RIDING ASSOCIATION What to Expect at Your First Ride - Part 2 (follow up to January issue) Although you may be new to endurance riding, you may not be new to distance riding and may have lots of experienced with horses. This information is geared for those experienced riders on their first endurance ride and is part two, check out the January issue for part one. Ride Details - Start: Check in with the outtimer 15 minutes prior to ride start. You don't have to be mounted or leave, but you need to let the timer you are planning to ride. Ride Card: Have your ride card out for the arrival timer when coming into vet check. A ziplock bag will keep the card dry. Take it out of the bag for the timer and keep the ride card with you throughout the ride. The veterinarians will record your horse's parameters on the card, and you may have it after the ride is over. Gate into a Hold Procedure: You have 30 minutes after checking in with the arrival timer for your horse's pulse to be checked and considered recovered to pulse criteria to be allowed to continue. Hold time starts after the heart rate is officially down to criteria (typically 64 pulse) in the pulse box. The veterinarian will check your horse's metabolic status and soundness. You may not go back on trail until the hold time has WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Horse Association & Club News GREAT LAKES DISTANCE, cont. elapsed, and with the veterinarian's approval, but you may stay longer if you need more time. Check with the out-timer before going back on trail. Finish Criteria: The finish for an endurance ride (50+ miles) is different than for limited distance rides (25-35 miles): Endurance: The first horse over the finish line wins. Horses have one hour to meet pulse criteria. Limited Distance: A horse "finishes" when the pulse is 60 bpm or less. The maximum recovery time is 30 minutes. Horses must stand for veterinary inspection and be considered "fit to continue" according to AERC rules. See AERC Rules & Regulations for details. The "best condition" horse is selected by the veterinarians, based on metabolic and soundness criteria. There is a maximum completion time, which includes hold time or "total elapsed time." Check AERC rules for the distance you are riding. Taking Care of Your Horse and Yourself: Check the other articles available, and the AERC Rider's Handbook, to learn about how to care for your horse during and after a ride. Here are a couple of tips to get you started: Learn to take a pulse at home. Ask your veterinarian or an experienced rider to teach you. If something is wrong, stop and analyze. If you're on the trail: Send word with passing rider. Your horse doesn't want to move? Don't! Get help from a veterinarian. Carry a cell phone if practical, and have the necessary numbers. Make sure the messenger has your name and the horse number/ letter to give to ride management. In camp: Use water to cool a hot horse. EDPP -- Is your horse eating, drinking, peeing and pooping normally? If not, talk to the veterinarian. Take care of yourself so you can take care of your horse! Post-ride: Keep an eye on your horse, making sure he has plenty to eat and drink. Don't travel if you have concerns about your horse's health. Find a veterinarian. 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 2016! Horse Associations this section is free!

HIGHLAND TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. 2015 has been an exciting year for the HTRA. • Increased attendance at our events • Completion of the Cedar Creek Trail • Development of a Facebook page • Monthly participation in Saddle Up! • Completion of the West Loop facelift • Reroute of the wet area of the West Loop • DNR Trail Mapping project completed • Successful Art Competition and Exhibit What could be better? HTRA is currently in talks with the DNR regarding the possibility of an equine only campground at the Highland Recreation Area. Other parks are currently dealing with sharing their campgrounds with non-equine participants as the result of overflow. The Highland Recreation Area has only one campground with 25 sites to service all equine and nonequine campers. This arrangement has driven away equine participants. The HTRA is currently in discussion with the DNR to determine the feasability and requirements to establish an equine only campground. Thanks to the members of the PLHA for advocating on our behalf. HTRA was asked for feedback on how well the shared campground system is working and we were quick to gather facts and stories from our members to be presented to the DNR. Stay tuned for more information. The HTRA will definitely need your help and support to pull this off. Our annual goals meeting will be held in February. Highland Recreation Area is a beautiful park and the HTRA is committed to doing everything in its power to make it the best it can possibly be for the equine community. HUNGERFORD TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Hello HTRA Trail Riders! Many of us are planning our trail riding and camping events for 2016. Hungerford Trail Riders Association plan to have our events available in the March Issue; or published on the website in February. Please check the website for updates. Remember that Hungerford National Forest is not plowed during the winter. If you ride during the winter months, please note the road to the Day Use area may not be accessible depending upon the weather conditions.



The Association relies on the support from our members and volunteers. We will start the year with a general meeting in March to meet new and returning members; organize a spring work bee; review 2016 projects, and assign volunteers to Adopt-A-Trail so trail riders can hit the trails! Again, thanks to our members who have made the Association a huge success; and to those who continue to support in the near future. If you have not renewed your 2016 membership or will be a new member to Hungerford Trail Riders Association, please visit the website at: www.hungerfordtrail riders.org to print an application, send an email to: (hungerfordtrailriders@gmail.com) and request an application or 'like' our Facebook page by searching, 'Hungerford Trail Riders Association.' The Trail Derby Competition will begin in April and conclude in October of each year. Riders/members are asked to log their trail miles at Hungerford each month to become eligible for prizes at the end of the year. More information available at the next meeting and will be sent via email to the members. Riders who haven't had an opportunity to utilize our trail improvements, check them out in the Spring when you hit the trails. HTRA placed a lifetime picnic table and set up a hitching post on Trail #5 where riders can stop and take a break? In 2014, after the successful installation of a rest area on Trail #21, we were hopeful this rest spot would get the same response. And it did! Many riders have mentioned how nice it was to have a rest area on the east side of the trail system. Check out one or both of the resting stops this year, let us know what you think! We look forward to seeing you on the trails!! HTRA Executive Board President, Mike Simcoe Vice President, Karen GreenBay Secretary, Joan Balk Treasurer, Marcie Law Trustee, Greg Hotelling

IONIA HORSE TRAILS ASSOCIATION The Ionia Horse Trails Association board met as usual, on the second Tuesday of the month - the 12th. We are happy to see many renewals coming in, and hope all members will check out the IHTA website for the full Horse Associations - this section is free! WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Horse Association & Club News IONIA HORSE TRAILS ASSOC., cont. details of discounts from local businesses available to card carrying members. We have painted our equipment trailer, and it's being lettered right now. It will look great come spring for all our events. One member resigned this month, but we were lucky enough to have a willing volunteer waiting in the wings. Greg Skeide stepped up last month to be our Trails Chair, coordinating Work Bees and Trail projects. Greg will now be a board member, too. Just a reminder, IHTA is planning a winter ride on Saturday, February 13, 2016. We will meet at the ISRA beach parking lot and ride the trails. It's likely we will rally at a local restaurant after the ride for dinner and a brief meeting. There will be no Tuesday meeting in February. Happy Trails to you all! Hope to see you out there! Kristie Walls, IHTA president KENSINGTON TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Thank you to all our members at large for coming to our Board Meeting at Bakers Restaurant on January 11th. It was great to have your input on upcoming 2016 events, elections in February, and the organization as a whole. We hope more of you will join us for our next board meeting on March 14 beginning at 7:00 PM at Bakers Restaurant. We will send a reminder around by Infoshare and we will also post it on Facebook. Our events are also posted on our webpage at www.kensingtontrailriders.org. Members will soon be receiving an election ballot by email to vote for our new board members and officers. Your opinion is important to the club, so please remember to vote. Sunday, February 7th is our Annual General Meeting for election of Board Members and Officers and to conduct any other business necessary. This year we are holding it in the Clubhouse at Berwyck Saddle Club, 1477 Berwyck Drive, Milford. The meeting will include a Potluck (please bring a dish to share) and Guest Speaker, farrier Koren Knox. The meeting begins at 6:00 PM. We hope to see you there. The KTRA Annual Banquet and Hoedown will be held on Saturday, March 12 beginning at 6:30 at the Highland Activity Center, 209 N.

John Street, Highland, MI. This year's banquet will be a BYOB and Pass The Dish Dinner (please bring a main dish, side or a dessert). KTRA will supply the main meat dish and dinner set-up (plates, silverware, etc). Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. For information on how to RSVP for this event, check our website, Facebook page and your Infoshare email a little later on. Our first spring event will be a Work Bee for clearing up the trails for spring riders and our first weekend camp-out June 3 to 5. We will be announcing the date once we know when the snow is gone for good. Volunteers are always needed and it's a great time to bond with friends and give something back to the MetroPark who is so good at keeping our trails in good condition for us. If you have not yet renewed your membership, please contact Joanna Gawrys at asiawolek1967@gmail.com or visit our website to renew online and to pay with PayPal. By the way, all our events can be registered for and paid for online through our website and PayPal. As a reminder for those of you who ride Kensington trails in the winter, a portion of the West Trail will be closed for cross country skiers. You can obtain a skiers map to see what's available for horse trails at http://www.metroparks.com/KensingtonMetropark (map link in the left hand side bar). And if you don't want to ride your own horse, consider a sleigh ride at Kensington! Remember, when you do get out on the trails this winter, you can report a trail problem on our website: www.kensingtontrailriders.org on the main page. We would appreciate it if you would help us keep our trails clear. Hope to see you out on the trails soon!

MAYBURY STATE PARK TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Many new things are going on here at Maybury Park! We have a new staging area with significantly improved trailer parking, our own good size pavilion and soon a new fire pit - thanks to the hard work of our park rangers. There are some new faces joining our group bringing fresh new ideas and help for Maybury State Park Trail Riders. We are scouting for more members, please come and join us! We need your help and input to



preserve and care for YOUR urban gem, it is like no other! EVENT DATES APPROVED FOR 2016 Saturday, June 18th, 10:00-3:00 - Scrabble Ride And Potluck Saturday, October 1st, 4:00-8:00 - Potluck And Campfire To Follow Remember, there is NO hunting in Maybury State Park. Details to follow at later date. Please come join us to see the new improvements along with the already wonderful and well maintained miles of trails of your Maybury State Park. Located in Northville, South East Michigan. Staging area is at: 20145 Beck Rd. just South of 8 mile Road. A Recreational Passport is necessary. Like and follow us on Facebook at: Maybury Park Trail Riders Association or visit us online at www.mayburytrailriders.org For Membership: crispurslow@yahoo.com

MI COMPETITIVE MTD ORIENTEERING is the thinking horse sport. As we gear up for the upcoming competitions we sincerely hope that you choose to join us for a ride or two. If you like trail riding, camping, eating and laughing you will love what we do. The reason we call it the thinking horse sport is that you have to be able to follow a map and set a compass when you find a clue. There is a lot of skill involved, a lot of luck and loads of fun. Although this is a speed competition, we have many riders who complete the course at a leisurely pace. There are year end awards for points earned and you receive points for every plate you find. Nationally these points are rolled over from year to year for the horses and the rider. There are several Michigan riders who have accumulated over 2,000 points. This is quite an accomplishment considering each day ride has only ten plates possible. Many years we have at most twenty day rides. This means these dedicated riders have stayed with our sport for many years and attended most of the rides. I believe that above all, this shows that competing in MiCMO remains fun and challenging ride after ride. Be sure to check out nacmo.org if you would like more information about Competitive Mounted Orienteering. We will be putting our ride WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Horse Association & Club News breeding is going to be a fad or for a distinct purpose? Let our Regional Representative, Jen West, know your thoughts on this. Old Business: We need a 2-year Director so Chuck nominated Joe Burrill. Hopefully he will accept in person at the next meeting. We are still considering having a booth at the Novi Equestrian Expo in November. Anyone interested in demo-ing their MFT there? The Spring Trailing Clinic with clinician Levi Beechy is set for April 30-May 1 at Levi's Training Center in West Branch, MI. 9 riders will be accepted. A $50 deposit (check made out to MFTA or cash) toward the $200 clinic fee needs to be mailed/given to Kathy Kruch, 2515 Gardner Road, Alger, MI 48610 soon to reserve your spot. A chiropractor is being sought to work on horses there also. This will MICHIGAN FOX TROTTERS ASSOC. be an additional fee - not yet decided. Bring The January 16th MFTA meeting at the any tack that you want to sell. A tack sale will Italian Oven restaurant in Mt. Pleasant, MI be going on during this weekend. All breeds was called to order by President, Kathy are welcome. A very informative horse Kruch, at 11:35 AM. Those also in attencamping clinic will be instructed by Jan dance were Treasurer, Char Ostrom, Wolfin who has taught this class at the husband, George, Secretary, Marilyn college level due to her vast experience in Mannino, Director, Chuck Fanslow and Joan this activity. Her info is best for beginner to Duncan. VP, Bob Howell, was not available moderately-experienced riders. A $10 fee and neither was Director, Lola Kuhn. A will be expected. You will be glad you quorum was present, however, to conduct attended! Kathy is looking for help with business. preparing/serving food. Let her know if you Char made the motion, which Chuck can help. seconded, to accept the Dec. 12, 2015 New Business: Chuck offered to pay the Secretarial report with two corrections: booth fee of $50 for the Equine Affaire in Chuck will not provide a horse for the Novi Columbus, Ohio April 7-10 if someone would expo. The obstacle clinic with Gail Hilbrand is be willing to set it up, man it and tear it down in the planning stage as is the Gaited for us. Would any of our members be willing Dressage clinic. to do this? Please let Kathy or I know right The MFTA sent Marilyn correspondence away so we can get the posters and printed concerning the National Trail Ride in 2016. material to you. This paperwork was given to Kathy. Member, Joan Duncan, has been hard at Membership update: We currently have only work dealing with the DNR to get an 15 paid memberships, nine of which are also additional camping area established and MFTHBA members. We need 20 dual more trails to ride on in the Upper Peninsula members in order to continue to receive of Michigan. She shared maps and letters of monies from MFTHBA for clinics and other support to sign to show where these trails educational pursuits. Send in your member- and campground will be potentially located. ships ASAP please! Thank you for your diligence and perseChuck made a motion, which Marilyn verance. seconded, to file the Treasurer report given Char initiated a discussion concerning by Char. We currently have $455 in savings updating our bylaws. She proposed that in and $766.19 in checking. Article III (Membership, Dues & Voting Kathy started a discussion concerning the Privileges) Section B #4 that the wording possible MFTHBA half-breed registry which should be changed to “Dues for MFTA is under consideration at the National level. membership are determined by the Her question is whether if this type of membership at the LAST meeting of the year ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • FEBRUARY 2016 (46)

MI COMPETITIVE MTD., cont. schedule in the Saddle Up! calendar and on the NACMO website as soon as the dates are finalized. A sneak peak at the first ride of the season…mark your calendars for S.B.@DBarD and celebrate your spring break with us. This Spring Break Getaway at DBarD Ranch in Chase will be a great way to kick off 2016. Because it is during spring break the ride will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday April 7th, 8th, and 9th. No matter what type of riding you do, or organizations you belong to, enjoy the winter banquets, tack sales and seminars. Before you know it, I will see you on the trails! Janet

(December). An increase in dues will take effect JANUARY 1ST in the following year. She additionally proposed that in Article IV (Executive Board Of Directors) Section B (Election and Terms of Office) #1 Nominations for office shall be taken at the OCTOBER meeting. #2 Elections will be held at the NOVEMBER meeting. And Char proposed that in #5 A director or officer's term shall commence on JANUARY 1ST and run through DECEMBER 31ST-ONE CALENDAR YEAR. **Proposed changes are in CAPS** Let us know your thoughts on these proposed changes. Chuck made the motion, which Char seconded for Marilyn's request for $100 in reimbursement for office supplies for 2015. All voted in favor and the motion passed. Let it be known that Marilyn has been having these newsletters posted in Saddle Up magazine which is available free in many feed and tack stores, as well as at many equine-related establishments. Look in the breed section for these articles. The next meeting is scheduled for 11AM February 13th at Wheel Inn Restaurant in St. Johns, MI. Chuck made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 1:30PM. Marilyn seconded. Respectfully submitted by: Marilyn Mannino, MFTA Secretary.

PINCKNEY TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. 2016 Schedule: March 20, 2pm - Annual Meeting held at Zukey Lake, Pinckney, MI May 1, 1pm - Work Bee. More details will be posted on Facebook. May 21 (May 22 rain date) - Horse Blessing/ Scavenger Hunt/Pot Luck Dinner and Camp Outing. More details will be posted on Facebook. October 8 (October 9 rain date) - Brighton to Pinckney Ride. More details will be posted on Facebook. December 10 - Christmas Party. More details will be posted on Facebook. You can also visit us online at www.pinckney trailriders.com Horse Associations in Michigan and Ohio, this section is free! Email saddleup@voyager.net for info. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Horse Association & Club News PONTIAC LAKE HORSEMAN’S ASSOCIATION Winter is more than half way over! The PLHA is already busy getting our events in order and making plans to help promote the other local trail clubs. Reservations are made and the Rustic Equestrian campground is full. Ms. Susie, our beloved event boss has a wait list for the June Welcome Summer camp weekend. If you want to be included on the wait list, please contact Ms. Susie by email at US4595@frontier.com. We have plenty of parking for rigs of all sizes, if you want to just join us for the day festivities. The PLHA is looking forward to helping our neighboring trail clubs this year by promoting their events to our membership and trying to attend as many as we can. PLHA board members Sally Oberg and Caryn Robinson attended the January 20th, ETS meeting in Lansing. Although recommendations were made regarding shared horse camps and exclusive use horse camps, the discussion was tabled. The ETS will look to revisit those recommendations in March. We promise to keep you updated. As always we, the PLHA look forward to seeing you all on the PLRA trails and hope that you will help support all the trail clubs at their events and proposed work bees when possible. If you have any suggestion or comments regarding Pontiac Lake or the PLHA please feel free to email us at PLHAnews@gmail. com. See you soon on the trails! PROUD LAKE TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Our banquet will be on Friday, February 19th at Bakers in Milford. This years speaker will be Anke Lendeckel - Founder, Owner and Practitioner at Nature's Rehab, LLC. Anke has been a horse lover and dressage competitor for more than 25 years, beginning in Germany and continuing on to the United States. Anke has a Bachelors Degree in Agriculture and a Masters degree in Animal Science from the University of Goettingen in Germany. She is a certified equine and canine massage therapist, a certified equine and animal adjuster. Anke is certified level 1 in the application of photonic therapy and a level 2 Reiki practitioner. With an emphasis on holistic healing she helps

animals recover from all types of injury and illness and has an uncanny ability to identify the core issue that is at the root of the symptoms being exhibited. Anke is continually asked to attend the Novi Horse Expo and the Grand Rapids Winterfest as a clinician. Horse owners from all over bring their horses to Anke's barn, Nature's Rehab, for rehabilitation therapies. She also travels the state to conduct clinics at barns. Our 2016 calendar of events is as follows... Feburary 19th is our banquet at Bakers May 21st is our Scavenger Hunt Ride June 25th is our Obstacle Challenge September 25th - Circle Ride w/Kensington If you are riding in Proud Lake remember that hunting is allowed, so bright colors and bells is always a good idea. Enjoy your ride! 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, check it out. We hope to see everyone soon and enjoy the beautiful weather on the trails!

RANCH HORSE ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN RHAM is where real people and real horses come together to have some real fun! No matter what your western riding discipline is reining, cutting, conformation, roping, sorting, sliding, or spinning…we have fun classes to offer you. Come check out our welcoming show atmosphere, where competitors laugh and help each other and the key is to have fun. RHAM's Great Lakes Ranch Horse Circuit shows will all be held at the Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds in Berrien Springs, MI in 2016 with the following dates: May 13-15, June 11-12, July 30-31, and September 1011. We will be a part of the Midwest Regional Show October 20-23 in Cloverdale, IN. Finalized showbills, judges, and 2016 clinics will be published on our website soon. Full information is available at miranchhorse .com. Also, be sure to visit our Facebook page at ‘Michigan Ranch Horse Association’ for updates; we hope to see you soon! Horse Associations - this section is free!



SLEEPY HOLLOW TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION The new SHTRA logo is ready and new apparel is ordered! Thanks to Brad Wirostek, an awesome graphic designer, the outline of the island bridge with equestrians looks really sharp. Thanks Brad! Our online store will soon be ready. Mark your calendars for February 6th for SHTRA's Annual Potluck and Auction Meeting. This will be the 18th year for this fun event. Victor TWP. Hall at 6843 Alward Rd. opens by 11:00 am for set up and social hour before dinner. The Singing CowboyDanny Crampton and his Posse will be singing your favorite trail tunes. Potluck dinner at 1:00 pm with the auction following. Please bring a dish to pass and a horse related item for the auction. Table service, coffee and water will be provided. Bring family and friends, guests are welcome. Sign up for door prizes when you arrive! Thanks to SHTRA donations, fundraiser participants and members who made these donations possible. The rustic cabin that SHTRA helped create is rentable for equestrians. This cute, rustic insulated cabin can sleep 4-bunk bed and couch, table, heat, porta-potty, picnic table, and 4 picket poles! It rents for $60.00 plus registration fee a night. Nearby, the modern cabin rents with showers and electricity for $96.00 plus registration fee. It also has 4 picket poles and a trail to connect to the trail network. Call 1-800-44-PARKS or visit Michigan.gov\reservations to rent. Make plans for 2016 to camp anytime there w/ your horses! See pictures of it on Facebook. Upcoming events are planned for 2016 so check our website shtra.org or Facebook for contact info. If you are interested in being an event host/hostess please contact Marsha or post on Facebook. Hosting an event is a great way to be involved, meet new people, help SHTRA and have fun. Feb.6th - Annual Auction/Potluck Meeting Apr. 10th - Rotten Egg Hunt May 27-30th - Memorial Day Youth Weekend July 1-4th - The PIRATE Ride Sept. 2-5th - Labor Day weekend Sept. 24-25th - KK Judged Trail Ride Oct. 14-16th - Ichabod Crane Weekend 2016 Workbees are pending weather conditions. We are re-planking the big woods WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Horse Association & Club News SLEEP HOLLOW TRAIL RIDERS, cont. bridge on the east loop and graveling low areas. Our spring workbee will also tidy up the staging area. Please pick up poop if you are there and see that someone forgot to use their pick. Thanks! Consider joining us with a 2016 SHTRA Membership. Membership cards are in the mail. We have PayPal, fun events, great friendship and lovely trails. Check our website shtra.org (no www. anymore) or contact us on our Facebook page. Marsha Putnam WESTERN DRESSAGE ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN The Annual Banquet Luncheon for Western Dressage Association of Michigan will take place Saturday, February 27, 2016, 1-5 pm at the Riverwood Resort in Mt. Pleasant, MI. The event will include a time to talk with others interested in western dressage, a silent auction, door prizes, more plus the presentation of awards to our 2015 winners! Everyone is welcome to attend! The cost for the luncheon is $25 per person. Reservations and payment can be sent to: Jill Robiadek, Treasurer, 1300 Richmond Dr., Cheboygan, MI 49721. Please make out the check to WDAMI. If you have other questions about the banquet, please contact us at infowdami@gmail.com or 231-525-8842. The Board is also in the midst of planning for other WD events. WDAMI will be attending the Michigan Horse Council Expo, March 1113 being held at the MSU Pavilion. WDAMI will host a booth in the Non-Profit section again this year. One of head-liners for the Expo will be Jec Ballou, renowned author and instructor. June 10, 11 and 12, Jec will be presenting a clinic at the Tromble Bay Equestrian Center, Inc.'s Cheboygan, MI location. The three-day clinic includes private lessons and group lessons. If you are interested in participating in the clinic there is a non-refundable deposit required. Email infowdami@gmail.com for more information. April 19 and 20, 2016, WDAMI will be presenting a two-day horseless clinic WDAA Train the Trainers with clinicians Frances Carbonnel and Cliff Swanson. The clinic will be held at the Nottingham Equestrian Center in East Lansing, MI. This clinic is open to

trainers and non-trainers. Email infowdami @gmail.com if interested in attending. Sue Hughes will be teaching at the Springmoon Farm in Beulah again this summer. Her teaching dates are June 18, July 16 and September 17. This is a great opportunity to learn from the best. Sue is not only an instructor, but a Dressage ”r” and Western Dressage “R” judge. Contact Diane Kaser at dhorse46@gmail.com for more information. The calendar for 2016 is beginning to take shape. Shows being held at Woodbine in Chelsea will host western dressage classes. Eastern MI Arabian Association will include western dressage in their shows. WD classes are open to all breeds. Please check our Facebook page and/or our website www.wdami.org for schedule of events. We will be updating as information is available so you can plan your summer events. Please join us! WDAMI and WDAA memberships are a total of $50 per year with $25 going to the National WDAA organization and $25 going to the State WDAMI organization. By joining the organizations, you are eligible to qualify for our year-end awards! You can join WDAA and WDAMI at our website: www.wdami.org or you can contact us at infowdami@gmail.com and we will mail you information. The season is almost upon us. Soon the snow will be gone and we will delight in the smell of Spring!

WESTERN MICHIGAN APPALOOSA REGIONAL Congratulations to our members who have managed to end up in the ApHC Top Ten Year End standings. Perusing through the standings, the following WMAR Non-Pros made it into that elite group: Colleen Malburg, Mike Mayer, Rochelle Massa, Susan Ogier, Jen Jacobs, Winter Scheer, Bree Travis, Jennifer Schulte, Michelle Stirling, Crystal Simmerman, Jessica Hadden, Morgan Miller, Cayla Essenburg, Charles Brown, Nicole Maurer, Heather Kessel, Amanda Kutchey, Amanda Smith, Anna Simpkins, Markaya McBean, Him Hollis, & Lee Fischhaber. Unfortunately, I don't have enough room to list all the classes they finished in, but many of them were in the standings in multiple classes. New for 2016, we will be offering both Ranch Horse Pleasure, as well as Ranch Horse Trail



at our WMAR sponsored shows. Halter classes were also a big topic and it was decided that at the June show in Mason, Open Stallion classes will be split into Jr. & Sr. with the Mare and Gelding age splits remaining as is. At the Centreville show, ALL open halter classes will be split Jr. & Sr. Other important dates to post on your calendar include the Michigan Horse Council Stallion Expo March 11-13, the WMAR Red, White and Blue show at Mason will be June 4 & 5, the WMAR State Show at Centreville will be July 16 & 17, and the Sizzler Show that we co-host with the MApHA will be August 6 & 7, 2016. Speaking of shows, it appears that 2016 will be our last year with our fabulous show office team of Brad & Kyle (and, sometimes, Julie Dopp). The WMAR, as well as the MApHA have started the hunt for someone to run our show offices starting in 2017. Please, let us know if you'd be interested in doing this. We are still in need of two more board members. If you would like to join a bunch of fun loving Appaloosa folks to help keep this club successfully doing what it's been doing and to help try new projects in the future, contact President Terry Shelhamer or any other board member. It's really not that big of a time commitment and where else can you have this much fun? If any of you have news and/or photos of your Appaloosas that you would like to share, I'd love to have you share them with us either on our Facebook page or by e-mailing them to me to include in the newsletter. Remember, to stay up-to-date on the latest happenings, be sure to check out the WMAR website at www.wmarapp.org or follow our Facebook page, WMAR. '’til next month, Sharon Clark

YANKEE SPRINGS TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Board Meeting Minutes - January 13, 2016. Members gathered at Skip and Jeanne Burger's house for a pot luck dinner. Ron Walker called the meeting to order at 6:05. Friends Group Status: YSTRA's Adopt-A-Park contract has expired this year. Andru Jevick sent an email suggesting YSTRA become a Friends Group and sign a Memorandum of Understanding which is a 3 year contract WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Horse Association & Club News YANKEE SPRINGS, cont. instead of the Adopt-A-Park which is a 2 year contract. There were pro and con discussions regarding this status change. A vote was called, how many board members would like to see YSTRA sign the Memorandum of Understanding between YSTRA and the DNR, 5 yes, 5 no. Ron Walker, YSTRA President voted Yes to break the tie. Ron will fill out the Memorandum of Understanding and YSTRA will become a Friends Group. Trail Report: 4 mile trail has been cleared the 6 mile trail still needs to be cleaned. The 9 mile is now open to horses. Camp layout: Committee met on January 13th to create new layout plans. Plans were submitted to the DNR for approval and turned down due to low camp usage numbers. Tuesday, January 26th there will be a hearing to allow ORV's to use the county game area roads for recreation. Please attend this meeting and let them know we do not support ORV's riding the game area roads, a section of the 9 mile trail is on the road which ORV's will be using. This is asking for an accident and it will be with the horse. Location: Barry County Board of Comm-

issioners, Tuesday, January 26, at 7:00 pm. Please, we must make a strong equestrian presence at this meeting! Carla and Ron left the YSTRA meeting early to speak at the Rutland township meeting. We informed the Rutland board that we are against our county roads being designated recreation roads. There are 16 Townships in the county and the commissioners need to hear from the equestrian community to oppose this proposed ordinance. The commissioners will consider emails on this proposal. Their emails are: cstolsonburg, djackson, jsmelker, bgeiger, vconner, jdull - all emails end with @barrycounty.org Please drop them a message of opposition to the ORV ordinance that they are considering. Euchre Tournament: Saturday January 23rd. Location: Scotts Corner Café, 11011 Norscott St., Scotts, MI 49088. Time: 3:00 Registration, $15 includes Buffet meal. Bring finger food for snacks after the meal. YSTRA trailer will be there for any merchandise sales, for interested parties. New Year's Day Ride: 12 brave riders joined together to ride the YS trails on New Year's Day, a potluck followed. Several members

came just to enjoy the campfire and food. Thanks to Richard Smith the Pavilion was enclosed with 3 sides, it was almost warm inside the Pavilion out of the wind. February 20th a Euchre Tournament will be held at the Yankee Springs Township Hall, details will be in next month's minutes or check our website. January 28th there will be an open house to get the public input on a new draft General Management Plan for Yankee Springs Recreation Area. Location: Yankee Springs Township Hall, 284 N Briggs Road, Middleville, 6-8 pm. Todd Peters suggested board members start calling members to get their input on YSTRA business and give updates on current events, and ask if members would like to work events. Skip Burger made a motion John Dermody draft a format for these phone conversations. Voted on 7 yes, 1 no. February meeting will be at Todd and Sonya's Peters home, 6416 N. Moe Road, Middleville, MI 49333. Meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m. Happy Trails, Kathy Taylor, YSTRA Secretary

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Alfalfa and the Insulin Resistant Horse – The True Story By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. Alfalfa can be an excellent addition to most horses' diets, even for those who are insulin resistant (IR). I often recommend feeding it because it boosts the overall protein quality of a grass-hay diet and, in general, enhances the horse's muscle tone, immune system, and overall health. But some people just don't want to feed alfalfa; they believe it causes laminitis. And after years of working with horses, it appears that it may, in fact, lead to laminitis in some horses. I found this to be very puzzling since alfalfa is low in sugar and starch, even lower than most grass hays. Its high protein content, however, makes it more caloric, which can be a problem for IR horses who need to lose weight. But I always included some, albeit a small amount. Nevertheless, there appears to be something about alfalfa that troubles some IR horses. After giving this considerable thought, I believe I can shed some light on why this may be the case. There are two plausible reasons, both leading to excess blood glucose and the concomitant secretion of insulin: 1. Excess protein in the diet 2. Preservative often sprayed on alfalfa hay

bined in a very specific order to produce the protein needed by that particular tissue (e.g., blood, lungs, heart, liver, skin, bones, joints, etc.). There are 22 amino acids, of which ten are considered essential -- they cannot be produced within the horse's body or they cannot be produced in adequate quantity to meet the horse's need. For a protein to be of high quality, it must contain all of the essential amino acids in proper proportion. Plant protein sources are potentially limiting in the essential amino acid, lysine. When lysine is low, protein synthesis comes to a halt. The National Research Council (NRC) has established lysine requirements for all horses. As of yet, requirements for the other nine essential amino acids have not been quantified, though recent research has shown that threonine may be the second limiting amino acid. To ensure your horse has an ample amino acid pool in his bloodstream from which to synthesis proteins within his body, it is best to feed a variety of protein sources to improve the quality while not overdoing the quantity. Commercially fortified feeds often include a variety of ingredients to create quality protein. If you'd like to do it yourself, table 1 offers suggestions on alternative whole foods that can be incorporated into a grassbased diet. Protein quantity becomes a problem when

Table 1: Protein Content of Protein-Rich Feedstuffs[i] per 100 grams Feedstuff

Approximate volume measure equivalent to 100 g

Protein (grams)

Alfalfa pellets (18% CP) Almonds (ground) Beet Pulp Brewer's Yeast Chia seeds Flaxseeds (ground) Hempseeds Rice bran Soybean meal[ii] Split peas Sunflower seeds[iii] Whey protein isolate

1 cup (240 ml) 1 cup (240 ml) 1 cup (240 ml) 1/3 cup + 1T (100 ml) ½ cup (120 ml) 1 cup less 1T (225 ml) 10 Tablespoons (150 ml) 1 cup (240 ml) 1 cup + 3 T (285 ml) ½ cup (120 ml) ½ cup (120 ml) 13.3 Tablespoons (200 ml)

21.0 21.2 10.0 53.0 15.6 18.3 37.0 15.5 34.8 24.6 22.8 70.0

Excess protein - quality vs quantity All proteins consist of long, branched chains of amino acids. Upon digestion, amino acids are free to enter the blood stream and travel to individual tissues, where they are recom-

the horse is overwhelmed with amino acids. If large amounts of protein are consumed beyond the horse's need to replace and repair body proteins, the excess amino acids cannot be stored for later use. Instead, they



are destroyed. The metabolites of amino acid degradation can potentially lead to excess glucose in the blood. Here is how it happens: Inside the liver, an amino acid is broken apart into two pieces – an amino group and an organic acid. The amino group quickly becomes ammonia and is converted to urea, which is then excreted from the body in the urine. The organic acid has several pathways it can take: (1) It can be burned for energy (especially if the diet is not high enough in calories to meet energy needs); (2) It can be converted to body fat (if the diet is too high in calories); or (3) It can be converted to glucose. It's this third path that potentially causes problems for the IR horse. Once glucose is produced, the pancreas secretes insulin to allow glucose to enter the cells and store body fat. Elevated insulin can create inflammation with the feet and the IR horse is particularly vulnerable because his insulin level is already elevated. Alfalfa hay can contribute to excess protein It is easy to overwhelm the horse with too much protein when feeding alfalfa hay because on average, alfalfa has more than twice the amount of protein as grasses. Individual grass and alfalfa hays will vary significantly; therefore it is always best to have your hay analyzed. It is important to realize that excess protein from any source can lead to excess insulin secretion. Alfalfa hay is generally fed in much larger quantity than adding a whole food such as alfalfa pellets, split peas, or hempseeds (see table 1), making it appear as though it is the alfalfa that is the culprit. Let's look at a hypothetical example: Pepper is an adult Quarter Horse. He is overweight – 1200 lbs (550 kg). He's been diagnosed with insulin resistance and has already suffered once from laminitis. He is lightly active. According to the NRC, his minimum protein requirement is 770 grams per day. Since the overweight, IR horse has much inflammation in his system (both body fat and insulin are highly inflammatory), tissues throughout the body can be damaged. Protein is needed to help repair and maintain tissues. Consequently, it is reasonable to add to the NRC requirement. Ten percent is a sensible amount to add, bringing the protein requirement up to 847 grams per day. Pepper's cool-season grass hay has been WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Acetate is utilized by many tissues including the heart, muscles, and the brain. Butyrate provides energy for the cells that line the hindgut epithelium. Propionate is a major precursor toward glucose production through a process known as gluconeogenesis. And that's a problem for the IR horse. Once propionate is absorbed and metabolized, it is converted to glucose! So when you feed alfalfa that has been treated with propionic acid, you are essentially increasing your horse's blood glucose level, just as you would if you had fed a hay with a large amount of sugar and starch. Increased glucose leads to increased insulin. And the rest is… well, you get the picture. Talk to your alfalfa hay producer. If the hay has been sprayed with propionate, and excess glucose is a concern for your horse, do not feed this hay. In areas of the country where humidity is not an issue, alfalfa is not likely sprayed with propionate. But it is always worth checking. Bottom Line Too much protein can be problematic for the IR horse and it is easy to exceed the horse's protein requirement when adding alfalfa hay. Alfalfa itself is not the issue, but rather, its contribution to the protein content of the entire diet. Since protein quality is important, consider adding smaller amounts of alfalfa hay or add different protein sources to better stay within limits. Avoid alfalfa that has been treated with propionic acid. Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. is an independent equine nutritionist with a wide U.S. and international following. Her research-based approach optimizes equine health by aligning physiology and instincts with correct feeding and nutrition practices. Dr. Getty's comprehensive resource book, Feed Your Horse Like a Horse, is available at www.GettyEquineNutrition.com -- buy it there and have it inscribed by the author, or get it at Amazon (www.Amazon.com) or other online retail bookstores. The seven separate volumes in Dr. Getty's topiccentered Spotlight on Equine Nutrition series are available with special package pricing at her website, and also at Amazon in print and Kindle versions. Dr. Getty's books make ideal gifts for equestrians. Find a world of useful information for the horse person at GettyEquineNutrition.com Reach Dr. Getty directly at gettyequine nutrition@gmail.com ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • FEBRUARY 2016 (51) analyzed to be low in sugar (ESC) and starch and is therefore, appropriate to feed free choice. The crude protein content is 8%. After being allowed to self-regulate through free-choice feeding, his grass hay consumption averages 22 lbs per day. To boost his protein quality, Pepper's owner adds 5 lbs of alfalfa hay per day, which has been analyzed to contain 20% crude protein. Protein intake is calculated as follows: GRASS HAY: 22 lbs X 454 g/lb X .08 = 799 grams ALFALFA HAY: 5 lbs X 454 g/lb X .20 = 454 grams Total: 799 + 454 = 1253 grams. 1253 grams significantly exceeds his protein requirement. Pepper's owner decides to remove the alfalfa hay. To offer a variety of protein sources, she replaces the hay with 2 cups alfalfa pellets and 1 cup of split peas: Now the protein intake looks like this: Grass hay: 799 grams Alfalfa pellets: 2 X 21 grams = 42 grams Split Peas: 2 X 24.6 grams = 49.2 grams Total: 890.2 grams Interpretation: The protein content of the first diet is too high because of added alfalfa, which could contribute to elevated insulin secretion. However, alfalfa, in and of itself, is not necessarily the issue. The issue is too much protein. By removing the alfalfa hay and replacing it with a small amount of alfalfa pellets and split peas, the protein quality is improved while keeping the overall content close to the requirement. Here's another real issue with alfalfa – Propionic acid Alfalfa is often sprayed with buffered propionate (also known as propionic acid) to retard spoilage if baled during wet or humid conditions. This preservative not only reduces mold, but it also decreases drying time in the field, thereby diminishing the potential for leaf loss from harvesting and providing more baling flexibility. Baling can begin in the humid early morning hours and can continue later into the evening, allowing greater acreage to be harvested. Not considered to be harmful, propionate is one of three volatile fatty acids (VFA) naturally produced by the hindgut bacteria during hay fermentation. The other two VFAs are acetate and butyrate. These VFAs are a significant energy source for your horse.


EVERY MONTH! Now when you run a 30 word classified in Saddle Up! Magazine, it is free of charge. It can be for a horse for sale, trailer, help wanted, whatever you need. Please Note: We do not count your contact information. A Note From The Editor: When I do receive a negative comment about Saddle Up! Magazine it is normally because we do not have enough horses for sale in our classified section. For months I have tried to figure out how to solve this problem. I checked into online classified programs, I offered free classifieds that we shared with our followers on our Facebook page (which we still do by the way), but it still didn’t quite resolve the issue. Before the World Wide Web came along (which I love and adore) our classified section would be 10-12 pages monthly. Now thanks to the instant gratification of the online classified ad, our pages have dwindled to 2-3 pages each month. Please know that I am not complaining, the time I save getting ad copy and photos via email is gratification enough for the loss of pages! But...there are still so many people that do not have the internet, email or even a smart phone. They are not reading the online classified ads. So, what I have decided to do is offer the first classified ad that you run each month in Saddle Up! Magazine to you free of charge. Each additional ad is $15 (30 words). Since our magazine is printed and online, I have covered all my bases, problem solved! What’s the catch? There always has to be one doesn’t there. You can email your ad, fax it, snail mail it, place it on our Facebook page or even on our website, but no, you cannot call us by phone and place your free classified, sorry. You also cannot ask us to run the ad more than one month, but you CAN resubmit it as often as you wish by the method of your choice each month by the 15th (our deadline). Thank you for your support and business, Cindy Couturier, Saddle Up! Magazine WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Equine Affaire Kicks Off the 2016 Riding Season with Some New Features Are you ready for your pre-season horse fix? North America's foremost equine exposition and equestrian gathering returns to the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus on April 7-10, 2016, with all of the elements that have made Equine Affaire a legend - plus some exciting new features and opportunities. Imagine what you could do with four days to devote to your passion for horses? Improve your riding and horse training skills by attending clinics, seminars, and demonstrations by top trainers. Or ride in the clinics through Equine Affaire's Ride With The Best program. Shop at the largest horse-related trade show in N. America while selling your unwanted equine and equestrian items on consignment at Equine Affaire's Marketplace. Discover dozens of horse breeds and disciplines at the Rod's Equestrian Experience Pavilion and Breed Pavilion and develop your basic “horse skills” at the new Equine Fundamentals Forum. Buy a new horse…or market one that you want to sell in the expanded Horse & Farm Exhibits. Sit back and enjoy fabulous entertainment including Equine Affaire's signature musical celebration of the horse – the Fantasia – and the ever-popular Versatile Horse & Rider Competition. Meet and mingle with equestrian stars from throughout the worlds of equine competition and media – and enjoy a special pre-season getaway with family and fellow horse-loving friends. Four Days, Seven Venues, Hundreds of Sessions Whether you've just recently discovered your passion for horses or spoken “horse” since childhood, you'll find sessions at Equine Affaire that will help you and your horse along the road to better horsemanship and performance and a winning relationship. Equine Affaire's extensive program of clinics, seminars, and demos will be presented by many of the nation's premiere coaches, competitors, trainers, TV personalities, authors, judges, and other industry experts. With literally hundreds of sessions presented in seven venues, there will be something to satisfy almost every equestrian interest and taste – not to mention the need for a little advance planning as to what to do when. The lineup of presenters who will share their

April 7-10, 2016 Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH knowledge and expertise will include experts offering a range of horse training philosophies and techniques and representing a wide variety of competitive arenas. Sessions on general horse training and horsemanship topics of interest to all horse people will be presented by Jonathan Field, Ken McNabb, Mark Rashid, Chris Irwin, Warwick Schiller, and Tommy Garland. Each of these individuals will focus on understanding and communicating with horses, building rider confidence, improving horsemanship, addressing training issues, and enhancing the horse-rider partnership. Olympians, World and National Champions, World Equestrian Games athletes, and other highly-accomplished individuals representing a myriad of disciplines will convene in Columbus, OH, this April to present clinics throughout all four days of Equine Affaire. They will include Warwick Schiller (reining), David Marcus and Angela Jackson (dressage), Lynn McKenzie (barrel racing), Daniel Stewart (jumping), Stephanie Lynn (western pleasure, trail, and hunter under saddle), Julie Winkel (hunters and jumpers), Susan Harris (Centered Riding®), Tommy Garland (western and hunter pleasure for gaited horses), Sterling Graburn (driving), Elizabeth Graves (easy gaited horses), Doug Lindgren (trail), Sylvia Zerbini (liberty horses), and Lisa Dufresne (trick training). Why Not Bring Your Horse with You to Equine Affaire? For nearly 20 years Equine Affaire's Ride With The Best program has been offering riders of all disciplines opportunities to ride with and receive individual instruction and training from leading competitors, coaches, judges, and general horse trainers during the clinics at Equine Affaire. Clinic fees range from $85 to $350 and include clinic participation, event admission, and 24 hours of stabling. Some clinicians seek riders and horses with specific skills and/or problems to



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Shop for All Things Horse Related If it's something horse-related that you want, you'll find it in Equine Affaire's legendary trade show – the largest equine-oriented shopping opportunity in North America. You'll discover hundreds of the nation's leading equine and equestrian retailers, manufacturers, service providers, and organizations in four exhibit halls and the outdoor areas in between. Looking for tack or grooming supplies? How about riding apparel and gifts? Is it time for a new trailer, tractor, or arena drag? You can evaluate a vast selection of products in person instead of online. Do you need new fencing or are you planning a new barn? Review a wide range of options in one convenient location and meet with informed vendors who can answer your questions, offer advice, and give you quotes on the spot. Research riding vacations and equestrian college and university programs, evaluate all types of feed and supplements, and find jewelry and books, art, photography, and all of your equine and equestrian must-haves in a trade show that offers acres of superb shopping. Online shopping may be quick, but Equine Affaire shopping is intoxicating! Buy and Sell Quality Consigned Items at The Marketplace at Equine Affaire Make plans now to sell what you and your horse no longer need at The Marketplace at Equine Affaire. The Marketplace will be a consignment store in the Bricker Annex where you will be able to sell your unwanted equine and equestrian items for up to four days to the tens of thousands of avid horsemen who attend Equine Affaire. Where else can you find more potential buyers for your unwanted tack and riding apparel than North America's foremost equine exposition and equestrian gathering? Let the staff at The Marketplace display and sell your consigned items to customers who will be able to see your merchandise first hand and make their purchases on site. Equine Affaire's staff will take care of selling your consignments while you enjoy Equine Affaire's fantastic program of clinics, seminars, and demos – and then pay you in cash for sales made at the event! With cash in hand, you'll have additional spending power to shop for used items at The Marketplace and new merchandise at Equine Affaire's phenomenal trade show. Best of all, the consignment fees at The Marketplace are

lower than those at other consignment venues in the region! Nothing to sell? Then be sure to visit The Marketplace to browse through a wide selection of consigned items and discover bargains on the things on your list for the next riding season. For information on The Marketplace including consignment guidelines and forms, visit equineaffaire.com, click on the Ohio event, and follow the “Participate” link to the Marketplace page. Or contact Kristen Gump at (740) 845-0085 ext. 104 or email kgump@equineaffaire.com. The Rod's Equestrian Experience Pavilion The Rod's Equestrian Experience Pavilion in the Expo Center's covered paddock will feature sessions on a broad range of equestrian sports as well as spotlights of breeds that make up the “equestrian experience.” Disciplines as diverse as vaulting, polocrosse, racing, endurance, gymkhana, and western dressage will be showcased through sessions presented by associations and clinicians representing these sports. These clinics will be introductory in nature and designed to complement the more indepth training clinics conducted in the other arenas at Equine Affaire. Horse breeds will be presented in groups by “types” including gaited horses, easy gaited horses, sport horses, stock horses, drafts, ponies, etc. Experience the Fantasia...sponsored by Absorbine® Equine Affaire's signature musical celebration of the horse, the Fantasia, is always the perfect ending to a perfect day at Equine Affaire. The focus shifts from education to entertainment at the Fantasia where horse lovers gather with family and friends to enjoy performances that showcase the qualities of horses that we find most endearing: their beauty, their grace, their intelligence, their talent, their athleticism, and their heart and willingness to do what we ask of them. The Fantasia will take place at 7:30pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (April 7-9) in the Ohio Expo Center coliseum and be an evening of great entertainment for horse lovers of all ages. “This year's show will incorporate many of the elements that Fantasia-goers have come to expect at the event including Grand Prix freestyle dressage, freestyle reining, driving, horses at liberty, and drill team performances--but all with a new twist,” explained Eugenia Snyder, President of Equine Affaire. “We have some



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Equine Affaire 2016, continued Explore Horse Breeds, Buy or Sell a Horse, and Market Your Equestrian Business Dozens of horse breeds from ponies to drafts and stock horses to sport horses will be on exhibit and presented in hand at Equine Affaire. Under saddle demonstrations of a wide range of breeds will be conducted throughout the weekend in the main clinic arenas as well as the Rod's Equestrian Experience Pavilion, offering you a chance to understand the conformation, movement, and temperament of different breeds as well as the many different disciplines at which they excel. Visit Equine Affaire's Breed Pavilion in the Voinovich and the nearby Horse & Farm Exhibits to meet with horse owners and breeders and representatives of various national, regional, and local breed associations. They'll have plenty of helpful information and be able to answer your questions about their horses and tell you where and how you can get involved with their breeds. Interested in buying a horse, selling a horse, or marketing a stallion, training facility, or other equine-related service? Located in the Ohio Expo Center's newly-remodeled Gilligan Complex, the Horse & Farm Exhibits is an area within Equine Affaire dedicated to the promotion of horse farms, training facilities, lesson facilities, breeding stallions, and now horses for sale. The Horse & Farm Exhibits area is where horse people connect with horse owners, trainers, and facility managers about horses for sale, stallions at stud, training services, riding instruction, and boarding facilities. Exhibiting in this area is very affordable and is a terrific way to market your farm, stallion, or other service. And, if you have a horse to sell, the Horse & Farms Exhibits will be the place to do it this April! You can rent a “For Sale” stall in the area for just $125 for the four event days and receive with your stall a free for sale ad for your horse pre-event on equineaffaire.com! For all of the details on exhibiting in the Horse & Farm Exhibits and renting a “For Sale” stall, visit equineaffaire.com, click on the Ohio page, and follow the “Exhibit” link to the Horse & Farm Exhibits and Sell Horses pages…or call Equine Affaire. Enter the New Horse Video Challenge Do you have a truly humorous horse video or one that is more “touching” in nature? Enter

your horse video in Equine Affaire's new Horse Video Challenge to earn a cash prize of up to $500 and the chance to have your home video showcased at future Equine Affaires. Visit equineaffaire.com and follow the “Participate” link to the Horse Video Challenge page for details on video categories, cash prizes, and the easy video submission process. Submission deadline is September 9th, so keep your cell phone and video camera handy in the months ahead to capture a home video of your horse, your friend's horse…or just any horse doing what horses do best….being horses! A Free Raffle with Plenty of Great Prizes Equine Affaire's latest raffle offers a variety of prizes designed to suit almost any equestrian taste including a Jameson Southern Charm collection complete saddle/headstall/ breastplate package from J.T. International Dist, Inc., a pair of custom made English riding boots from La Mundial, a pair of custom show chaps from Berry Fit, a supplement package provided by Uckele Health & Nutrition, official 2016 Equine Affaire prints, and four-day tickets to the 2017 Equine Affaire. The raffle is free, it's easy to enter, and you need not be present to win. Go to equineaffaire.com, click on the Ohio event, and follow the “Participate” link to the raffle page. You can enter online before the show and visit the Raffle Center in the Bricker Building at Equine Affaire to see the prizes in person and enter the raffle on site. Winners will be announced 4:30 on Sunday. Join Our Team Would you be interested in earning free admission by helping out as a volunteer at Equine Affaire? Volunteers assist our full time staff; sign up for specific “jobs,” work twohour shifts, and earn free admission and an event souvenir. For information on volunteering, visit equineaffaire.com or call Equine Affaire. Apply soon, volunteers are scheduled in the order in which applications are received. Equine Affaire 2016: A Great Value for Horse Lovers! Equine Affaire will be up and running from 9:00am-7:00pm on Thursday-Saturday, April 7-9, and from 9:00am-5:00pm on Sunday, April 10th. You can enjoy all that Equine Affaire has to offer, the clinics and seminars, the shopping, the specialty pavilions, and the Versatile Horse & Rider Competition for the price of a single-day or multi-day general



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Home of the U of M Equestrian Team & WBF IEA Team Won Zones in 2014!


NEW Expanded Jumper Division!

FOR ALL SHOWS: Please call ahead for stabling, as it is limited and usually sells out.


DRESSAGE SHOW SERIES (Series awards for those showing in at least two shows)

(walk-trot through 3’3” hunters/jumpers/equitation, series awards for those attending 3 of 6 shows)

February 6 • April 16

February 27* • April 9 • May 7 (WBF Finals)


*MHJA medal classes to qualify for 2016

Prize list for both series available at www.willowbrooke-farm.com

BOARDING - 45 acres, lots of turnout (flexIcey - 8 yr old, 15.3 H bay TB mare. Forward thinking, jumps small course. Will be ready fence), automatic waterers outside, 2 indoor arenas (65 x 200 and 100 x 200), new outdoor to show summer. Great combined training prospect. Eligible for TB programs, $1800. arenas, 10x12 stalls, tack rooms, wash rack, Frequent Reward - 6 yr old, 15.2 H dark bay TB mare. Trots lines. Eligible for TB observation room with Absopure water programs, $1200. Willow - 5 yr old, 16.2H chestnut TB mare. Very sweet, jumps around and swaps her cooler, fridge, microwave, TV/DVD player, leads. Just started showing in the baby greens. Easy enough, I use her for the IHSA restrooms, large parking lot. Quality feed program with professional staff. shows and some lessons. Trixie - 7 yr old, 16.1H bay TB (unraced) mare. Jumps around, swaps leads. Has done More information/class list/entries on our schooling shows and MHJA shows at 2’6” successfully. Lots of step. Ready to move up. website at www.willowbrooke-farm.com Lewis - 11 yr old, 16.3H bay TB gelding. Has been used in lessons and shown thru the Owner/Trainer: Jennifer Blades 2’9” divisions at the MHJA shows successfully. An IHSA favorite. 7461 Brookville Road, Plymouth, MI 48170 Annie - 9 yr old, 15.2 H cute dun mare. Great first horse. Jumps around, swaps leads, CELL (313) 938-9221 very honest, great on trails and to take camping. Only selling due to owner surgery. BARN (734) 737-0899 We are part of the CANTER (TB rehoming) program and have several companion or light FAX (734) 737-0408 riding horses. Others available. Prices range from $500 on up. HORSES FOR SALE




Kathie Crowley


Email: kathie.crowley@yahoo.com

Horse & Country Property Specialist


WEBSTER TWP., WASHTENAW COUNTY - EXQUISITE HOME! 4,600 sq. ft. of living space, too many custom features to list here. 8 rolling acres, nice horse set-up with stalls, fenced paddocks and run-in shed. Only mins. to US-23, M-14 and Ann Arbor! Offered at $749,000. Call for a private viewing of this elite equestrian property.

PINCKNEY: Nice updated ranch on 10 plus acres, indoor & outdoor arenas, fenced paddocks with run-in sheds, 4 large box stalls with room for more, tack room, storage barn, heated workshop, private setting. Offered at $424,900.

HARRISON/CLARE COUNTY: 20+ acres, nice horse set-up, apartment, indoor arena, several fenced paddocks/pastures, 22 box stalls. Offered at $249,900. Additional acreage available with pond and outdoor arena.

HIGHLAND/MILFORD: Build your own EQUESTRIAN FACILITY or upscale housing development on this gorgeous parcel on a paved road with 930 feet of road frontage! Open meadows, woods and numerous walkout sites. Located just North of M-59 on Milford Road across from the Highland Oaks County Park with riding trails and close to several state metro parks. Offered at $749,000.


WANTED/NEEDED: I have qualified buyers looking for horse property. Need indoor arenas or room to build one. Need all types of horse property from small HOBBY FARMS to large EQUESTRIAN ESTATES!

CONSIDERING SELLING YOUR HORSE FARM THIS YEAR? Call me for an evaluation of your property and to discuss a marketing strategy for 2016!

Kathie Crowley 248.207.7222

Consult with a professional who is in the horse business and understands your needs 38 PLUS YEARS OF REAL ESTATE EXPERIENCE Horse Farms, Equestrian Estates, Country Property, Vacant Land & Residential RE/MAX PLATINUM OF ANN ARBOR - 325 W. Eisenhower, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • FEBRUARY 2016



Saddle Up! Magazine 2016 SPECIAL EDITIONS February 6 March 11-13* April 7-10* May August 25-28 October (TBA)* December 2-4*

MQHA Tack Sale - MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI MHC Michigan Horse Expo - MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI Equine Affaire - Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH Showbill Issue - Special Showbill Rates plus Free Online Banner Ad West MI Summer Horsefest - Montcalm Co. Fairgrounds, Greenville, MI All American QH Congress - Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH Novi Equestrian Expo - Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, MI

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Highland Twp. - Stunning custom built home on 20.06 acres. Includes 32x60 horse barn with 3 stalls (room for 5 more), wash rack, hayloft and lean-to. 50x32 workshop with 220, concrete floors and gas furnace. 4 fenced pastures and 3 runins. Home sits 2000 feet off Hickory Ridge Road, and offers plenty of privacy. Natural gas, a small pond, and a great location. Huron Valley School district. Offered at $575,000.


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

SUSAN BAUMGARTNER 517-404-6511 Email: sbaumgartner@kw.com www.mihouseandfarm.com



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For information call Tom Moore (517) 467-7576


• 10 acres • 8 paddocks • 60x120 indoor arena • 12 stalls • Wash rack • Tack and grain room • Hay, sawdust and trailer storage • 1680 sq ft, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths • Full walkout basement • Two - 2 car attached garages! Offered for $349,900

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NICE OAK KITCHEN • 1356 square feet • 3 bedrooms • 1.5 baths • Fenced Yard • 2 car garage Offered at $115,000

Over 40 Years of Experience in Buying, Selling and Investing in Real Estate

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ENCLOSED PORCH • 5.01 acres • 1730 square feet • 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths • 1st floor laundry • Great wraparound enclosed porch • 65x32 pole barn Offered at $129,900

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Equestrian Facility Now Open! NOW HIRING

WestEquestrian Wind 4647 East Holt Rd., Webberville, MI 48892

Showing on the MHJA & HJAM Circuits

Hunter/Jumper Riding Lessons Children and Adults Welcome Beginner thru Advanced

248.207.1366 or 248.672.3593 • Indoor Arena • Heated Observation Room • 16 Stall Barn with Large Box Stalls • Large Outdoor Arena • Top Quality Feed • Bathroom & Heated Tack Room • 30 Acres with Daily Turnout • Large New Pastures • Wash Stalls with Hot & Cold Water

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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.

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Enjoy reading Michigan and Ohio's Favorite Horse Magazine. Articles, Advertisements, Show and Event Dates and more!

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Enjoy reading Michigan and Ohio's Favorite Horse Magazine. Articles, Advertisements, Show and Event Dates and more!