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Features It’s Time for the 32nd Annual Gallop Stallion Services Auction ................ 4 Baxter Black - On The Edge of Common Sense The Little Engine That Could .................... 12 Feeding Horses Well into their Senior Years ............................................. 14 Michelle Binder-Zolezzi ~ Success Beyond Dreams: 2014 Cowboy Dressage World Finals! ........................... 20 Details Announced for the Northwst Horse Fair & Expo 2015 ..................................... 26 Veterinary Knowledge Ageless Horsemanship Equine Therapeutic Intervention .............. 30 Ann Kirk ~ To Buy or Not to Buy... Is This The Horse For You? ........................ 40

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Do not miss this year's Gallop on Sunday, January 25, 2015! Mark your calendars for this year’s Gallop Stallion Auction on Sunday, January 25, 2015! This year the auction is offering another incredible line-up of stallions from all over the United States, with breeding fees ranging from $500 to $5600 per service. The line-up includes Congress & National Champions, along with World & Reserve World Champions. Nearly half of the stallions are TwoTime World or Reserve World Champions, while many are Leading Sires in the Equine industry! The event opens at 11am with the Opening Ceremony starting at noon. You are welcome to attend the event at Northern Quest Resort and Casino and bid in person, or you can watch the entire Auction on the internet from home or on your smart phone and take ad-

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vantage of online bidding. The website, www.GallopAuction.com allows National and International bidders to call in on toll free phone lines. There is no better time to shrug off winter, and start thinking spring! The Gallop Annual Charity Stallion Services Auction and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane look forward to seeing you all on Sunday, January 25, at the Northern Quest Resort and Casino Family Pavilion, located at 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights, Washington. Whether you’ve attended the Gallop once, or twenty times … come join us for the thirty-second Annual Gallop Event. For further information about the event, contact Gallop Coordinator, Barbara Turner at 509-990-4167.

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Third Cutting

Kit Kat Sugar

Whizkey N Diamonds

Cats Merada

Cat Ichi

NCHA Open Derby Champion AQHA Reserve World Junior Cutting Champion 2009 Equi-Stat #3 Leading Open Money-Earner Lifetime Earnings: $526,485

NCHA Horse Of The Year NCHA Open Super Stakes Reserve Champion Lifetime Earnings of $240,903

AQHA World Champion - Senior Reining NRHA Open Derby Co-Reserve Champion NRHA Shootout Reserve Champion NRHA Futurity Sire Award Winner Lifetime Earnings: $225,000

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Two-Time AQHA World Champion AQHA, NSBA, and Equistat Leading Sire Sire of World, Reserve World & Congress Champions Offspring Earnings of over 3 Million

Eight-Time World Champion Eleven-Time Congress Champion All-Time Leading Performance Stallion ~ in AQHA’s History

AQHA World Champion NSBA World Champion Five-Time Congress Champion Reichert Celebration Equine Sports Medicine Reserve Champion

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CD Diamond

A Shiner Named Sioux

Multiple APHA World & Reserve World Champion A rare equine individual to bestow the titles of both World Champion Pleasure & World Champion Halter

2012 Horse of the Year NRCHA Open Futurity Champion Lifetime Earner of $153,320

AQHA World Champion Junior Reining Horse AQHA World Champion Junior Cow Horse NRHA Open Derby Reserve Champion NRHA Intermediate Open Derby Champion

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NSBA Two-Time World & Reserve Triple Crown World Champion Halter Stallion World Champion Congress and unanimous multiple AQHA World Multiple NSBA Breeders Championship Champion Futurity Champion Five-Time Congress Champion

Dual Smart Rey

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Over 150+ Western Pleasure points Multiple World & Reserve World Champion Sire year after year! Currently #3 on the Leading Sires List

Gallops Annual Charity Auction - 2015 QUARTER HORSE STALLIONS A Legend At Last A Shiner Named Sioux Big Chex To Cash Blazing Hot Blue One Time Born To Be Blazing Cat Ichi Cats Merada Cats Moonshine CD Diamond Chics Smart Lena

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VS Flatline Whizkey N Diamonds Zack T Wood

AQHA World Champion Junior Cutting Horse NCHA Open Stakes Champion A Top-Ten Sire of 2014 Offspring Earnings of 1.3 Million Lifetime Earnings of $330,436


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It’s Time for the 32nd Annual Gallop Stallion Services Auction Just around the corner, impressive lineup of services scheduled for Sunday, ever! Each year new stallion January 25, 2015 at Northern owners join the ranks of Quest Resort and Casino is current Gallop stallion donors the Annual Gallop Stallion who want nothing more than Service Auction. Presented to support the mission! This by Rhodes River Ranch, year’s event has stallions this year’s upcoming event participating from Washington, heralds 32 successful Texas, California, Oklahoma, auctions since it began in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kansas, 1984. The event will kick Illinois, Georgia, Colorado, off at 12 noon PST enabling Arizona, Idaho, Oregon, national and international Florida and British Columbia, locations to participate in Canada. Stallion breeding fees the bidding. All the stallions range from $500 to $5,600 per will be presented on 30’ service. “We like to keep a In the Northern Quest Pavillion, at the Gallop Auction screens at the event and pocket book range so everyone internet onlookers will be able to watch the event streamed has the chance to be a part of the event, mission, and heighten live to their computers. Internet bidders will see a flashing the bar of their breeding program,” explained Gallop Event toll free number and can place a call to one of the Gallop Manager, Barbara Turner. This year’s event offers services to phone operators to bid on services of any stallion or vacation National & Congress Champions, World & Reserve Champions packages in the lineup. (many in the lineup are two-time World Champions, while Gallop would like to congratulate their top four High Selling others are nine time World Champions). Many of you will Services from the 2014 auction. The Highest Selling Service recognize their names, as they are leading sires of their breed, was Third Cutting. His service was purchased by Wendy producing World and Reserve World Champion offspring. Cornwell of Melba, ID. Second Highest Selling Service was RL You will have the opportunity to purchase services to some of Best Of Sudden, purchased by Richard Waterloo, IA. Gallop’s the finest Halter, Western Pleasure, Hunt Seat, Working Cow, Third Highest Selling Service was Cats Merada, purchased Cutting, and Reining stallions in the world! by Merle & Julie Rose of Deer Park, WA, and Fourth Highest Each year, with compassion for the mission, close to 36 Selling Service was VS Flatline. His service was purchased new stallion donors contact the Gallop Coordinator offering by Lorretta Magnuson of Mound, MN. Gallop thanks all the a breeding for the auction. The Gallop process allows the owners of the 2014 lineup. Their support and dedication previous stallion owners the first rights of refusal. After that, to Gallop’s mission will help the Ronald McDonald House reviewing new applicants takes place. Charities of Spokane continue The 2015 stallion lineup to help families in crisis who are is closed, and the website is traveling to be near their child in nearing its completion on the the hospital. A big “thank you” non-service auction items. Now goes to all the breeders who is the time to do some homework have participated in bidding on on the mare care facilities, costs, Gallop’s fine stallions! and breeding procedures of stallions and ranches that are of This is your opportunity to interest to you. It also gives you help a family in crisis who needs an opportunity to take a close to be with their child in the up look at these stallions. Visit hospital. How can you do that? the Gallop website for more Well, first mark your calendars insightful information at: www. for Sunday, January 25, 2015 GallopAuction.com. If you are for one of the nation’s most looking at transporting semen, successful fundraising Equine be sure to research prior to the Events, the Gallop Stallion event to find out what your costs Services Auction! will be. In addition, check on The Gallop Annual Charity what their “Live Foal Guarantee” Auction is one of the highest includes. Those costs will be rated events in the country between you, the successful High Selling 2014 Stallion Service “Third Cutting” and always boasts the most


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bidder, and the stallion owners who may not have mares to or breeding farms. breed, or any horses at all, an opportunity to additionally Can’t or don’t think you support and participate. These can make it to the event? Prepackages will continue to be bidding is currently being added up throughout the week taken, or you can bid live prior to the auction, so keep the day of the Gallop event, checking back on the website Sunday, January 25, with for additional packages. one of the Gallop telephone operators. Just go to the website Here are some of the packat www.GallopAuction.com, ages you can expect to find in and starting at 11am PST you the auction: a two night, three will find, within the Gallop day, all-inclusive, Five-Star Retemplate, a flashing toll free sort vacation at the Resort at Second Highest Selling Service “RL Best Of Sudden” number for you to call. Have Paws Up in Montana, rated your credit card ready for third in the world for five star the information that the operator will be requesting, and try resorts! A one night, two day, all-inclusive, Dude Ranch vacanot to call in earlier than one to two services before your tion at K-Diamond-K Guest Ranch located in Republic, Washinterested service hits the auction block. Not going to be ington; Limited Edition prints by well noted artists from the near a computer the day of the event? On the road, working, Picture Peddler; a Hells Canyon Wild River Jet Boat Tour for hauling home from a horse show? Maybe you’re not confident two from Killgore with your dial up speed, or you’re not computer friendly. Let Adventures; proBarb Turner know ahead of the event and arrangements can fessionally framed be made to contact you before your interested service comes art by American up on the auction block. Framing; a pair of Event underwrit- Rod Patrick Boots er, Rhodes River (hottest boots on Ranch, returns for the market) from Western their fifteenth year Woods with a Slinky from of presenting the Robinhoods; and Gallop Event. They our popular “Limare located at the foothills of the Cas- ited Edition AutoPainted cades, just an hour graphed Ponies” package and a half north of Fourth Highest Selling Service “VS Flatline” the Seattle/Tacoma from the artists International Air- themselves, Vickie Knepper-Adrian and Lynn Bean. New to port in beautiful the auction this year is a brand new barrel saddle from CaliArlington, Washing- fornia Saddle Company! Catch everyone’s eye with the fancy Third Highest Selling Service ton. The Ranch is silver Conchos on the skirt and cantle, along with intricate “Cats Merada” dedicated to breed- hand tooling throughout the saddle which boasts a 16” seat. ing, raising and training future world champion performance The underside of the saddle is lined with thick fleece for horses, and to providing top quality service to their clients. horse comfort, and the tree has been well balanced to elimiThey also offer some of the finest performance prospects with nate pressure points. bloodlines such as Peptoboonsmal, High Brow Cat, Soula Jule Star, Nic It In The Bud, Starlights Joy, Shine By The Bay, CD Olena, Topsail Whiz, TR Dual Rey, CD Lights, Shine Like Hail, and their top AQHA World Champion Reining stallion, Whizkey N Diamonds. They welcome visitors to tour their site and/or contact them for more information regarding a service, stallion, sales or just to visit. To learn more about the Ranch, go to www.RhodesRiverRanch.com. The Gallop Charity Auction is indebted to Jean Rhodes and all other sponsors for making the event possible. The non-service packages in Gallop’s Auction will be as outstanding as the breeding services! Non-service packages are auctioned off in between breeding services. These packages offer many of those in and out of the Equine Industry Gallop telephone operators bidding on behalf of callers


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(A.L.L.). As Gabby stood, undoubtedly afraid of the battle ahead, she turned to her mom, and in a soft, but strong, voice said, “Someday, that’s going to be me.” For 9 critical months, Gabby and Kathy called Spokane’s Ronald McDonald House “home”. Gabby’s dad, Ryan, drove to Spokane from Montana whenever possible. Birthdays and Christmas were celebrated in Spokane. Joanne, Kathy’s mom, also came to stay to provide support. Kathy remarks, “If it weren’t for the Ronald McDonald House, I don’t know what we would have done. We would have been homeless. The Ronald McDonald House gave us not only a roof over our head, but a community of support. It was truly our homeaway-from-home.” After completing her treatment, Gabby returned home to Kalispell. Unfortunately, Gabby and her mom were unable to stay at the House when they returned to Spokane monthly for treatment and check-ups. The House always has a waitlist. However, they stopped by the House to visit. “The people from the Ronald McDonald House are our family. They were with us throughout the whole journey,” says Kathy. Now it is Gabby’s turn to ring the bell. Dressed in her signature sparkly pink tu-tu and purple light-up shoes, she smiles as she prepares to celebrate a monumental task Gallop’s 2014 Ambassador of for a seven year Goodwill, Matt with Event Manager old: she beat cancer. Barbara Turner The powerful impact of Gabby’s journey is evident by the many people gathered around her. Aunts, uncles, grandmas, grandpas, friends, medical providers, Ronald McDonald House staff and volunteers have all come to celebrate Gabby and her family. They understand that cancer is a battle that cannot be fought alone. Most importantly, kids currently in treatment are watching Gabby and believing that someday, they will also ring the bell. Stories like the one above are the reality of a multitude of families living at the Ronald McDonald House, many without the good outcome that prevailed for Gabby. Fortunately, people like you, support the mission when participating in the Gallop Event! Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane is indebted to Gallop’s Sponsors, Donors, Committee Members and Stallion Owners for their support in both the RMHC mission and Gallop Auction. You can be a part of the RMHC family. You can make a direct impact on the life of a child today. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane looks forward to seeing you all at the Gallop Stallion Service Auction on Sunday, January 25, 12 noon, for a “Fun-raising” event. For more information about Gallop or the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane, please contact Barbara Turner at 509-990-4167.


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On The edge Of COmmOn SenSe by Baxter Black, DVM

The Little Engine That Could Have you read The Little Engine That Could to your kids or grandkids? Dr. Tom told me a story that brought it back to me. Two good ol’ Nebraska cowboys were given the task of rebuilding a barbwire fence on an 80-acre pasture. First they removed the clips and stays from the old top wire on the long side, a quarter mile long. Being a progressive outfit, they were using modern agriculture technology. They backed their pickup to the gatepost on the southeast corner of the pasture. That allowed them to hook the ranch’s homemade wire winder to the free length of wire. The homemade winder contraption was secured to the pickup bed and powered by a 5.5 Briggs and Stratton gasoline engine they robbed off an old lawn mower. They jerked the little engine to a coughing start with a few tugs on the manual cord then each jumped up on the tailgate, one on each side of the winder. They appreciated the modern machine marvel that replaced the pain-in-the-buttocks of rolling 1,320 feet of rusty bob wire through the overgrowth, rocks and trash, by hand.

They were daydreaming of goin’ to the Zorn Theater in Benkelman, just takin’ it easy. They were stirred out of the fantasy when the wire began to tighten; the little engine that could was going all out and starting to whine! To paint a better picture of the situation, it would help to know: 1. The truck battery was weak, so when they parked the pickup in the gate, they left the truck engine running, 2. The parking brake, as in most old farm trucks, was broken 3. It was a manual shift 4. The gate was 9 feet wide 5. They had left the doors open 6. The gate post on the passenger side was an old telephone pole. Ya know, when you are part of a big wreck, time seems to slow down? The Little Engine That Could dug in, the truck began moving backwards. As our cowboy’s brains began to puzzle this out, looking first at the taut wire, then the straining winder, back to the opened doors, then at the smoking motor… “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can…” The little engine tore off both doors, started smoking then with a screech, froze solid! The cowboys leaped to safety! The pickup died. Sigh. When they recovered, they sorted through their options and finally applied another commonly used 21st Century technology to save the day; they called the boss on the cell phone. www.baxterblack.com

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Feeding Horses Well Into Their Senior Years

Mary Beth Gordon, Ph.D. Director of Equine Research and New Product Development, Purina Animal Nutrition LLC Kelly R. Vineyard, M.S., Ph.D. Research Equine Nutritionist, Purina Animal Nutrition LLC With many people today living into their nineties, the definition of “senior” has changed considerably over the past few decades. People are working longer, staying active and making better nutritional choices in an effort to maintain muscle mass, joint and bone health, cognition, and a healthy heart. Now, for healthy, active seniors, 70 can be considered relatively young. Similarly, the age at which a horse is considered senior has changed. In the past, age 16 and up was the general classification for a senior horse. Now, some horses work and compete well into their 20s. Also, similar to people, a horse’s ability to remain active into its golden years depends upon a number of factors, including good nutrition, regular veterinary care, and an owner attuned to any physical or behavioral changes the horse may be experiencing. Some owners struggle with determining when their horse is a senior horse. How do you know when it’s the right time to adjust your feeding management? What are some things that could indicate a diet change may be in order? Here are some signs that your horse is entering his senior years and some nutritional steps you can take to help keep those years as healthy as possible. 1. Changes in eating behavior Your horse’s ability to chew forage is generally a major indicator as to whether switching to a senior feed is in order. Some common changes in eating behavior include: Quidding: Often the result of poor teeth, quidding is when a horse stores feed in the side of his mouth and drops it after a few bites, or drops feed quickly after taking a bite. Behavioral shifts: These may include atypical actions when the horse tries to chew, such as lifting, shaking or twisting his head, or dropping feed. Slower eating: Because of chewing problems, senior horses often eat more slowly than they used to; for example, going from a five-minute feeding to taking 20 minutes to eat. Increased risk of choke: Poor teeth, decreased saliva production, poor musculature of the throat area and other factors can lead to a blockage in the esophagus, commonly known as choke. This can make swallowing difficult or even impossible. 2. Body condition Weight loss and diminished body condition are indicators that your horse is not digesting feed as efficiently as he should, especially if you haven’t changed anything in your horse’s feeding or exercise programs. Because senior horse feeds are typically more easily digestible than those formulated for younger horses, a senior feed may be better able to provide your horse with needed nutrition in a way that is easy to chew, digest and utilize. Just because your horse is a senior doesn’t mean a significant loss of body weight is normal. Many owners are resigned to having a thin horse just because the horse falls into a senior category. It is possible for a horse to maintain a

body condition score of 5 well into his senior years, if he is fed properly. 3. Musculature If your horse isn’t building muscle even if you are still riding and working him as you normally would, talk with your veterinarian about placing your horse on a senior feed. A feed with high-quality protein can help your horse maintain muscle mass. The evolution of senior horse feed Twenty-five years ago, research demonstrated that older horses had reduced apparent digestibility of fiber, protein and phosphorus. This data prompted further research into the nutritional requirements of senior horses, leading to the creation, in 1993, of Purina® Equine Senior® horse feed — the first nationally available feed specifically formulated for senior horses. Here are the key features and benefits of Purina® Equine Senior® horse feed. 1. It’s a complete feed with built-in forage that is easy to digest. Because Purina® Equine Senior® horse feed is easy to chew and highly digestible, even a horse with poor teeth or loss of body condition can benefit from it. Fiber sources include a combination of soluble and insoluble fibers such as beet pulp and top-quality hay.


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2. It addresses the special needs of aging horses. Purina® Equine Senior® horse feed has several features specifically geared to older horses: ActivAge™ probiotic, which has been proven to protect against inflammation, strengthen immune function and boost response to vaccinations. The proprietary Amplify® Nugget, which has been scientifically formulated with rice bran, flaxseed and vegetable oils for an optimal fatty acid profile and nutritional balance, while maintaining strong palatability. Easy Soak™ pellet technology, which can create a mash in five minutes with warm water, making it easy to chew and swallow for horses with dental problems or missing teeth. 3. It offers a total nutrition package. Purina® Equine Senior® supplies 100 percent of required vitamins and minerals and also contains high-quality protein that can help maintain muscle mass. Added antioxidants (vitamin C and vitamin E) offer additional immune system support. Studies have shown that senior horses with low body condition continue to benefit from changing to a senior feed and feeding ample amounts to promote weight gain. These horses also show improvements in red blood cell count, hematocrit, hemoglobin and vitamin C status when fed Purina® Equine Senior® (HR-47, Purina Animal Nutrition, Equine Senior Field Trials, 2008). Help your senior horse enjoy an active, healthy life. Clearly, senior horse nutrition has come a long way in the last few decades. Multiple feed choices and customizable

feeding programs are helping senior horses live longer, healthier lives. Backed by solid science, these feeds help control inflammation and influence the immune response of the senior horse, and are more easily digestible and usable by the body. Talk with your veterinarian about your senior horse’s nutrition to be sure you are feeding properly. A few small adjustments in your feeding regimen can help your horse fully enjoy his senior years. Roman Knows Best Dr. Kelly Vineyard, Research Equine Nutritionist at Purina Animal Nutrition LLC, knows firsthand the joys of owning a senior horse. Her retired thoroughbred racehorse, The Roman Knows (“Roman” for short), is still active at age 20. From ages 14 through 18, Vineyard and Roman competed in dressage. “We were competing at the top of our game when he was 18,” she says. “Many dressage horses that compete in the Olympics are in their upper teens. So it’s difficult for me to think of any of those horses as geriatric.” Vineyard notes that Roman was among the recipients of Purina® Equine Senior® with ActivAge™ during the product’s trial period three years ago. “He did great on it,” she recalls. Now commercially available, Roman is back eating the feed. “Roman is my horse of a lifetime,” says Vineyard. “He’s helped me win a lot of awards in dressage, and he’s very accomplished. He’s a great example of how with good veterinary care, good nutrition and good training, horses can continue being useful and compete well into their later years. Don’t tell him he’s a senior horse!”

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Success Beyond Dreams: 2014 Cowboy Dressage World Finals By Michelle Binder-Zolezzi • Copyright 2014 • All rights reserved

The horse show world is full of anything and everything a person could want to do with their horse. As human beings, we gravitate toward the type of relationship and toward disciplines that suit us both as pleasure riders and competitors. So what is it that makes Cowboy Dressage such a fast growing discipline and such an amazing experience for horse people? Attending the 2014 Cowboy Dressage World Finals, Nov. 1316, in Rancho Murieta, California was just one more way to find the answer to that question. Cowboy Dressage is so popular and just continues to grow and develop. This year the Cowboy Dressage World Finals Show and Gathering was an even bigger event than last. The Show has grown from over 500 rides in 2013, to over 800 rides in 2014! 808 rides were scheduled over the course of the four day show with up to four arenas running simultaneously. It is beyond amazing to see such growth in just 2 years. The facility at Murieta Equestrian Center was top notch with arenas perfectly groomed and decorated and the office staff did an amazing job of scheduling so the whole show ran smoothly. Competitors came from 8 states, some from as far away as Kentucky, Oklahoma and Texas. Spectators and volunteers came from the international community as well with contingents from Germany, Australia and Canada. In all, it took 5 organizers, 20 volunteers and 4 judges to produce the event that also served as a training ground for 15 judge candidates. Each night there were clinics and speakers including renown veterinarian, Dr. Robert Miller, who spoke eloquently about why correct work is so fundamentally important to riding horses. One evening was devoted to the launch of the Cowboy Dressage E-learning program, an online educational program designed to teach fundamental training in workable modules. A new division is being developed and spectators were treated to the debut performance of the Liberty Challenge. Northwest trainer, Marcia Moore Harrison, introduced the crowd to the new discipline with her beautiful black horse “Black Stretch Limo.” It will be exciting to see what happens with the liberty work in the future, but I expect just as the other divisions have taken off, so will it. Vendor booths lined the main arena edges, so shopping was available during all four days. You could get a hat in any one of several styles, buy beautiful handmade tack, order a custom saddle, get fascinating clothes and jewelry, or purchase a sweet treat to benefit Safe Haven Horse Rescue. On Saturday night we stepped into the ‘Cares and Whoas’ equestrian boutique to attend a wine and chocolate reception for us ladies! Joanne Roll, a custom hatter who fits palm leaf hats was a vendor at the show and commented that “The people are just really outstanding; I’ve really had a good time.” Regarding why she loves this show so much she said with emphasis “It’s the people, it’s the people, it’s the people.” At the show, I was struck by several things and those things were backed up by every person I interviewed whether they

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of Snohomish, WA brought an Arabian, a Saddlebred and a Quarter Horse. She echoed Rebecca’s observation and added that a big difference she sees between Cowboy Dressage and the breed show world she came out of is “…the whole way everybody is with their horse… its all about actually the horse, about the partnership and the harmony and the joy in everyone’s hearts. That’s what I feel and that is what I see from everyone around the arena – people smiling and happy and genuinely proud to be here.” Dale went on to win 2 silver buckles in the Vacquero division.

Even the horses were, for the most part, relaxed and when they weren’t, even judges were patient and forgiving while a young or inexperienced horse was settled. Sometimes even buddy horses were brought into the ring so “nervous nellies” could have the best show experience possible. When asked about her experience of the day, one spectator commented “Well, first of all, the horses are incredibly well trained and beautiful, and the horses and riders have an amazing connection and it is so nice to watch such good riding.” As a Dressage rider she saw the connection between Cowboy Dressage and Dressage, but was very clearly impressed by what she was watching, saying “This is like way beyond Dressage, to me, because there are so many more things here to do.” A fabulous commentary from an experienced rider seeing Cowboy Dressage for the first time.

A competitor with a horse wearing a freeze brand was walking her horse Sunday afternoon. I asked Annie Tyo, “How has the show experience been for you?” She replied, “It’s just been so amazing. I came for the first time last year with my friend and I just thought it was such a wonderful discipline for the horses. Everyone has been so kind and friendly and we’ve just had the best experience of any horse show that I’ve ever been to in my whole life.” Annie rode a 9 year old Mustang named “Wild Bill” and found that her mustang from Wyoming was well accepted at the show, respected for the quality of training she had worked so hard to give him and just as welcome as all the other breeds of horses present at the show.

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will not work. Some of us may have had that experience, but for some reason we keep getting back on! Another unique aspect of many hippo therapy programs is the notion that the patient must care for the therapist. Where else in Therapeutic Intervention does that occur? Maybe you take your therapist a Christmas gift or genuinely express your gratitude to him or her. But, in many hippo therapy programs the patient feeds the therapist, grooms the therapist, cleans up after the therapist and so on. These things bring a whole new dimension into the therapeutic experience. The patient learns to think of someone else besides himself. The patient is allowed to, expected, and even required to serve the therapist. Pretty soon the patient likes taking care of the therapist. Can having experiences where we serve another and express our gratitude in such meaningful ways (not unlike a parent and child) be therapeutic? Can rendering service and showing gratitude heal us? Equine Therapeutic Intervention can aid in many ways. It can be physical, occupational, speech, language, mental, psychological, educational or motivational. Horses can make us feel better about ourselves. They can help us find ourselves. They can be part of who we are. I have also recently done some studying on addictive behavior in people. This is also becoming a greater and greater problem in the world we live in. Kids get addicted to video games. Internet pornography is one of the newest addictions people suffer from. One interesting aspect of addiction is that we all need to have pleasurable experiences

in life. This is like food and water. It is a need. We all need to feed the happy center in our brain. Addicts take this need too far and fail to balance it with the rest of the things that are important in life. But, we all need some pleasure. My point is that equine therapy can be another option to fight the sort of mental oppression that addiction brings. We could all make a case for the positive influence of our equine ‘addictions’. I’m certain equine therapy can help us avoid and probably even cure many addictive behaviors. Equine Therapeutic Intervention, how long will it take the rest of the world to figure it out? How grateful we should be for this wonderful blessing in our lives! — Dr. McKinlay

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Mr. Bo Button

2009 APHA True Black “Homozygous Tobiano” Stallion

The Cash Button x Sonnys Tru Amigo “World Champion” Producer

by Two Time “World Champion”

“Kachina” APHA 15.2 True Black, Double Homozygous, in foal to Mr Bo Button due July


2015 Fee: $800 Multiple Mare Discounts Excellent Transported Fresh “Cooled Semen”

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APHA True Black, Homozygous Tobiano, in foal to World Champion “QT’s Gold MasterCard” due May, will be bred to Mr Bo Button 2015

“Duchess” “April” APHA 15.2 Black Tobiano, Double Homozygous, Sired by world Champion “A TRU Rolex”, will be bred to Mr Bo Button 2015

“Bucky” APHA 15.3 Buckskin Tobiano, Double Homozygous, in foal to Mr Bo Button due May

“Princess” AHR Black Arabian, Homozygous Black, sired by “Hu Sheikh Imaan”, in foal to Mr Bo Button due June. foal will be Black & White “Half-Arabian”.

APHA True Black, Double Homozygous, in foal to Mr Bo Button due April

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We Offer Outstanding Quality aQHa HOrses… from young prospects to trained, finished horses… money earners and AQHA point earners ready to compete in several events for sale! PROFESSOR SMART


NRHA earner $43,398 AQHA 30.5 pts Multiple futurity & Derby winner, 5 panel N/N sire: smart Chic Olena DAM: Nite Nite Tucker

Fee: $1,000

AQHA-PBHA Palomino Stallion 9 Time World Champion, 343 pts in Heading, Heeling & Steer Stopping, Working Cow Horse & Break Away Earned $5,991.62 INF. 5 panel N/N sire: nu Chex to Cash DAM: Peppys Fanta

Fee $ 1,200

SMART MARK 2003-3rd Ltd Open World Standings NRHA LTE $6,500 AQHA pts Reining, Working Cow Horse, money earner in Team Roping SIRE: Smart Little Lena Dam: Misty Rose Glo

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HIGH HEAT Sire of Money Earners in Roping, Barrel Racing and Junior Rodeo Events, 5 panel N/N SIRE: Hollywood Heat DAM: Sons Dust ruffle

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GODING APPALOOSAS Owned, shown & trained by Clyde Goding

Registered Appaloosa Gelding

Registered Appaloosa Gelding

8 years old White with brown spots, starting to go to shows

Also for Sale: Two 6 year old Appaloosas, One Palomino & One Sorrel

9 years old Dun with blanket and spots, starting to go to shows

Appaloosa Gelding Sorrel

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Contact: Clyde Goding Princeton, ID


MAMA SAID DASH aka Rocket ApHA Reg#910883

2007 Homozygous Black & White Tobiano 15.2 hands, 1150 lbs Sire: Heza Blue Tomcat Dam: Goin to the Cash Bar

Rocket is homozygous for both the tobiano and black gene! Guaranteed color and will never produce a red foal! Rocket has an excellent disposition and great conformation! Rocket’s pedigree includes Nevada War Drum, The Aztec Eagle, QT Poco Streke, Dash for Cash and Beduino just to name a few! His sire, Heza Blue Tomcat, one of the very few true blue roan tobianos, stands at stud in Australia. Rocket’s foals have great conformation, excellent dispositions and beautiful color! If you are looking for an excellent bred, color guaranteed stallion to breed your mare or mares to in 2015, please consider Rocket as you will not be disappointed!

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POCO BUENOS GHOST aka Casper AQHA Reg#4504586

2004 Cremello Sire: Buenos Twisted Doc Dam: Pocos Miss Miranda 14.3 hands, 1050 lbs “Casper has a great foundation pedigree, great disposition and conformation. He is siring foals that are very easy to train, athletic and the bonus is the color of either buckskin, palomino or the rare smokey black!” Pictured are just two of the outstanding offspring that Casper is siring!

2015 Breeding Fee: $400 Non-Refundable Booking Fee: $150


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Ann Kirk To Buy or Not to Buy… is this the Horse for You? It is a new year and it is time to get a new horse. You have been waiting to make the decision to purchase a new equine friend, but now you have and the hunt will begin. Whether this is the first horse you will ever own or you are thinking of adding another to a long (or short) list of horses you have obtained, I would like to offer you some helpful hints from my experience as a trainer, clinician and horse woman. Hopefully these tips can save you money, frustration and even expensive hospital bills and serious injuries. Before you even begin looking through the classifieds and online ads, there are a few guidelines you should have in place. You want to determine what kind of riding you are interested in doing. Do you want a horse to show and work with just in the arena or do you want one that you can take long, leisurely rides on out in the country? Or do you want both? I have found that trail horses can transition to the arena a lot easier than an arena horse can take to the trail. The arena walls give a horse boundaries and a controlled environment that seldom changes unless we make it change. You should determine your level of expertise. Is this your very first horse? If so, how old are you and how much experience do you have with horses in general? If it is not your first horse, how many horses have you owned in your life and how long have you ridden your current mount? I see many people who have ridden their whole lives but have only

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ridden a few horses. They buy one when they are young and ride it for 15-20 years until it has to be replaced. It may not have been the best trained horse but the two learned to mesh and all was well. When it comes time to replace old Betsy, they have aged the same 15-20 years and are less confident to start with another horse. Or they think the new one will be just as easy and find they are soon uncertain even if the new horse behaves better because they don't know how “bad” the new horse will become when he gets upset. Another important consideration is the finances. You should do the research and find out what horses you like, what they are selling for and determine what you can spend for your new horse. And, unless you are a very experienced horseperson already, you should figure some training or lessons into the initial cost of your horse. Training a horse to be a good solid riding mount takes time. And time can also mean money as you learn to handle and ride the horse safely. Don't let someone sell you a horse for lots of money based

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on its potential unless you have figured the cost of extracting that potential into your budget. So what constitutes a good horse? What are you looking for? I tend to believe that “pretty is as pretty does” when it comes to the final decision. Always keep that in mind. Don't pick a horse just because they are shiny or the right color or come when you whistle to get a treat. Horses that rub on you or walk into you can seem affectionate and cute at the time but may become dangerous if they have no concern for your space. There may be many little things about a horse you like but does he meet the original criteria for why you are buying one? He doesn't have to be perfectly trained, but can he handle being pressured, surprised, exposed to new things and separated from the other horses without becoming agitated and emotional? And the opposite is also true – the horse may have lots of hours of training on it but still not have much selfcontrol or discipline. Baseline personality cannot be trained into a horse. When you start looking at horses, here are a few more rules to follow. Though you should always set an appointment, let the owner know that you want to see the whole session with the horse. Ideally, I want the horse to be in a small enough area that I don't have to wait an hour for the seller to go fetch him from the back forty, but a large enough pen to see how easy he is to catch. And then all the stuff that follows such as standing tied, being groomed (including feet), being saddled, etc. It is usually not a good sign to show up and find the horse already saddled and sweaty. You don't want one you have to wear out to ride. As you watch the seller work with the horse, try to put yourself in their place and ask yourself if you would be comfortable handling the horse the way it is behaving. If the seller will not ride the horse, be careful. My rule is if the owner won't ride it and they can't find someone who will, I will not consider getting on. I will make my decision as to the purchase by treating the horse as an unrideable horse. If I do buy it, I will expect to have to get some training on it before considering getting in the saddle. Be sure the purchase price reflects the possibility that the horse is not safe to ride and will need training to be safe. If you are buying a horse as a trail horse, be sure to see it ridden on the trail and to have someone you trust ride it on the trail also. It is also important to find out if the horse

is only good when it has buddies along or if it is fine riding alone. Same for an arena horse – see it ridden as such. I have seen people buy a horse that is sold as a trail mount that they only tried out in the arena and then have the horse run away with them on the trail because it didn't have the bridle control or the emotional discipline necessary to handle the unexpected. Perhaps one of the best tips I can offer is find an experienced horse person whose judgment you really trust and have them do the final evaluation on the horse you are looking at before you buy. Because that person's time is valuable, you should go look at the horse of interest a couple of times first to weed out the ones that are obviously not an option but don't make any promises until you have it evaluated by someone who has handled lots of horses and who can help you make an informed decision. Remember, the owner wants to sell the horse and some sellers will do all kinds of things to convince you it's your perfect horse. It is also a good idea to have a vet check done at the seller's expense to be sure there are no underlying problems, especially if the horse is aged. I know this is a very short list of the things to consider when buying a horse, but is a start. Just be careful, take your time and good hunting. Have a Happy New Year and I hope to see you sometime this year. — God Bless, Ann Ann Kirk is available for Sensible Horsemanship Clinics, Workshops and New Horse Evaluations in your area. For more information and other Sensible Horsemanship articles, go to www.annkirk.com. Beginning Sensible Horsemanship is available in a DVD series.

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10425 S. Andrus Rd. $225,000 Cheney, WA • 31+ acres

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William S. Rogers February 26, 1918 - December 5, 2014

ROGERS, William S. “Will” (Age 96). Longtime resident of Mead, Washington passed away on December 5, 2014 in Spokane, Washington. Will Rogers was born on February 26, 1918 in Hope, Arkansas to Lige and Pearl (Cox) Rogers. He met Louise Karber of Brewer, Arkansas and they were married on September 14, 1941 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Louise passed away on February 18, 2007. Will served in the U.S. Army during WWII where he received a Purple Heart. Later he owned and operated Will Rogers Farm Agency, in the Spokane area. In 1980, Will founded Will Rogers

Saddle Company. He supported an amazing amount of horse clubs, especially for the youth. He and his late wife, Louise also helped many children over the years as foster parents. Will was Grampa to every kid he met. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to “Coyote Jack” Wood and “Kimmy” for their acts of kindness to Will and his family. He was also preceded in death by his eleven brothers and sisters; two sons, Bill and Chuck and is survived by his two daughters, Janith (Ron) Lemery and Anita (Ron) Utley; twelve grandchildren; twenty six greatgrandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

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