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SUNDAY, JANUARY 31 • NOON northern Quest resort & Casino | FaMily pavilion, airWay heiGhts, Wa

P.o. Box 427 • spokane, W a 99210-0427 • (509) 922-3456 Volume 28 • Issue 1 Winter 2016 • First Quarter Issue

Features It’s Time for the 33rd annual Gallop Stallion Services auction. .......................... 2 HEarT’s Cowboy Dressage Drill Team Made World Finals History by Michelle Binder-Zolezzi .................... 14 riding the West by Don Dyer ................. 18 Details announced for the northwest Horse Fair & Expo 2016. ......................... 20 ann Kirk Test the Connection ................................ 24 Veterinary Knowledge Losing a Loved Horse Dr. Bob Peters, DVM ............................... 28 baxter black On The Edge of Common Sense Standard Size........................................... 32 Ponderosa back Country Horsemen of Wa by Ken Carmichael ...... 34

content Advertisers Index ..................................... 46 Advertising Rates ..................................... 47 Classified Advertising............................... 43 Clubs & Organizations ............................ 44

Do not Miss this Year's Gallop on Sunday, January 31, 2016! Do not miss this year’s Gallop on Sunday, January 31, 2016! The Auction is offering an incredible lineup of stallions from all over the United States with breeding fees ranging from $750 to $5600 per service. This year’s lineup includes Congress & National Champions and World & Reserve World Champions. Nearly half of the lineup is Two-Time World or Reserve World Champions, while many are Leading Sires in the Industry! The event opens at 11am, with the Opening Ceremony at 12 Noon. As well as bidding at the event, live-streaming of the entire auction can be viewed online at www.GallopAuction.com This will allow for national and

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international bidding. It will also allow interested parties who cannot personally attend the auction to view and participate via toll-free phone lines. There is no better time to shake that cabin fever. The Gallop Annual Charity Stallion Services Auction and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane look forward to seeing you all on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at the Northern Quest Resort and Casino Family Pavilion. Northern Quest is located at 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights, WA. Whether you’ve attended the Gallop once, or twenty times … come join the Thirty-Third annual Gallop Event. For further information, contact Gallop Coordinator, Barbara Turner at 509-990-4167.

Horse Previews Magazine Quarterly Schedule All Breeds Always Included! january / WInTEr - 1st Quarter Issue aPrIl / SPrInG - 2nd Quarter Issue july / SuMMEr - 3rd Quarter Issue SEPTEMbEr / Fall - 4th Quarter Issue EDITOR Helen V. Boyd-Schwartz AssIsTAnT EDITOR Ashley Lewan sAlEs & ADMInIsTRATIOn Donna Eslick pRODucTIOn: Patrick McHale, Deborah Simpson, Shelly Wall, Devon McCarthy publIshER: Exchange Publishing OffIcE lOcATIOn: 304 W. Third Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201 cOnTAcT DETAIls: Tel: 509-922-3456 • 1-800-326-2223 Fax: 509-455-7940 Mail: PO Box 427, Spokane, WA 99210 HorsePreviews@ExchangePublishing.com www.Horse-Previews.com

Gallop Silent Auction Tables at the 2015 Event

Phil Cook, Barbara Truner, and Auctineer, Butch Booker

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It’s Time for the 33rd Annual Gallop Stallion Services Auction Just around the corner, scheduled for Sunday, January 31, 2016 at the Northern Quest Resort and Casino, the Gallop Stallion Service Auction annual event takes place. Presented by Rhodes River Ranch, the upcoming auction will mark its 33rd year! The event will kick off at 12:00 noon, PST, enabling national and international locations to participate in the bidding. All the stallions will be presented on thirty-foot screens at the event, while Internet onlookers will be able to watch the event streamed live to their computers, see a flashing toll free number, place a call to one of the Gallop phone operators, and bid on services of any stallion, or vacation packages in the lineup.

continue to help families in crisis who are traveling to be near their child in a hospital. A big ‘thank you’ also goes out to all the breeders who have participated in bidding on Gallop’s fine stallions! This is your opportunity to help a family in crisis who needs to be with their child in a hospital. How can you do that? Well, first mark your calendars for Sunday, January 31, 2016 for one of the nation's most successful fundraising equine events- the Gallop Stallion Services Auction! Rated as one of the best in the country, The Gallop Annual Charity Auction has many quality services offered. Each Highest Selling Stallion Service “Third Cutting” year it’s professed to be most impressive lineup ever and it’s true! Every year new stallion owners join the ranks of current Gallop stallion donors to support the mission! This year's event has stallions participating from Washington, Texas, California, Oklahoma, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Georgia, Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Florida and British Columbia, Canada. Stallion breeding fees range from $750 to $5600 per service. “We like to keep a pocket book range so everyone has the chance to be a part of the event, mission and heighten the bar of their Second Highest Selling Service “Kit Kat Sugar” breeding program,” Gallop would like to congratulate their top high selling explained Gallop Manager, Third Highest (tied) “Cats Merada” services from the 2015 auction. The highest selling service Event Barbara Turner. was Third Cutting. His service was purchased by Dave Merritt of Ola, ID. Second Highest Selling Service was Kit This year's event offers services to National & Congress Kat Sugar, purchased by Ronald Wheeler of Macomb, IL. Champions, World & Reserve World Champions. Many in the Gallop’s third highest selling service was tied between Cats line-up are Two-Time World Champions, another is a NineMerada, purchased by Gene Wollenberg of Granburg, TX; Time World Champions; and one is even a Sixteen-Time and VS Flatline purchased by Paul Tarap of Napa, CA. Fourth World Champion! Many of you will recognize their names, as they are leading Highest Selling, of 52 services, was VS Code Red, purchased by Roland Wohlin of Spicer, MN. Special honors went to Spots sires of their breed producing multiple World and Reserve World Champion offspring. You will have the opportunity Hot (donating two breedings), bringing in over $4000. Gallop would like to thank all the owners of the 2015 to purchase services to some of the finest Halter, Western lineup. Their support and dedication to Gallop’s mission will Pleasure, Hunt Seat, Working Cow, Cutting, and Reining help the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane to stallions in the world!



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Stallion Services - For The Year - 2016 To Benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane..... Sunday, January 31, 2016 - Northern Quest Resort & Casino - 12:00 P.M. PST Broadcasting live from Gallop’s Internet website: www.gallopauction.com. You have the opportunity to call in on a toll free number to bid on stallions services!

Third Cutting

Cats Merada

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CD Diamond

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

NCHA Futurity Open Semifinalist NCHA Reserve World Finals Champion Bonanza Classic Champion Lifetime Earnings: $177,900

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

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

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

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Two-Time AQHA World Champion Two-Time AQHA Reserve Champion Five-Time Congress Champion

John Simon

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Spooks Gotta Gun

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APHA World Champion Junior Reining Horse Reining By The Bay Open Derby Champion NRHA Derby Finalist Life Time Earnings of $81,000

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Gallops Annual Charity Auction - 2016 QUARTER HORSE STALLIONS APirates Life For Me A Shiner Named Sioux Big Chex To Cash Blazing Hot Blue One Time Cat Ichi Cats Merada Cats Moonshine CD Diamond Chics Smart Lena Coats N Tails

Cool Stylin Star Desires Little Rex Dont Skip Zip Dual Smart Rey Einsteins Revolution Extremely Hot Chips Guns R For Shooting Hot Ones Only Hubba Hubba Huntin Lil Joe Cash

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VS Flatline Whizkey N Diamonds ZackT Wood

PAINT HORSE STALLIONS I Am A Hot Topic John Simon Special Invitation Spooks Gotta Gun

For further information contact: BARBARA TURNER (509) 990-4167


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The 2016 stallion lineup is closed and the website is nearing its completion on the nonservice auction items. This is the time when you should do some homework on Third Highest (tied) “VS Flatline” the transported semen costs, mare care facilities and breeding procedures of stallion and ranches that are of interest to you. It also gives you an opportunity to take a close-up look at these stallions. Visit the Gallop website for more insightful information at www. gallopauction.com. If you are looking at transporting semen, be sure to research online or contact those stallion owners prior to the event to find out what your costs will be. In addition, check on what their "Live Foal Guarantee" consists of. Those costs will be between you, the successful bidder, and the stallion owners or breeding farms. Fourth Highest (tied) Can’t or don’t think you can “VS Code Red”

Gallop Phone Bank bidding for those calling in

make it to the event? Pre-bidding is currently being accepted, or bid live the day of the Gallop event, Sunday, January 31, with one of the Gallop telephone operators. Just go to the website at www.gallopauction.com, and starting at 11am PST, you will see a flashing toll-free number for you to call. Have your credit card ready for the information that the operator will be asking and try not to call in earlier than one to two services before your interested service hits the auction block. Not going to be near a computer the day of the event? On the road, working or hauling home from a horse show? Maybe you’re not confident with your dial up speed or you’re not computer friendly. Let Barb Turner know ahead of time and arrangements can be made to contact you before your interested service comes up on the auction block. Event underwriter, Rhodes River Ranch, will be presenting

February 13 & 14 at Hermiston Fairgrounds Randy Hull Jr. will be your new horse sale manager! Actively involved with horses and horse sales for the last 25 years, Randy and his family are 100% committed to provide you, as a consignor or buyer, the best horse sale experience possible. Starting in 2016 we will be working with the East Oregonian for publication purposes. In addition to the 3,000+ catalogs we already send our great customers, we will be producing an additional 18,500 copies of the catalogs promoting the horses for sale. They will be distributed all over the Great Northwest. The most advertising for your dollar! Also, you will now be able to fill out the entry form online on our website and email it directly to: HorseExtravaganza1@gmail.com

Thank you for all your support in 2015! It was a huge success, we truly thank you. Please let us continue to help you sell your horse. Remember, we are the people’s sale, open to all classes of horses for all classes of people.

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Happy New Year!

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2016’s Gallop Event for their 16th year. They are located at the foothills of the Cascades, just an hour and a half north of SeaTac in beautiful Arlington, WA. The Ranch is dedicated to breeding, raising and training future world champion performance horses, and providing top quality service to their clients. They also offer some of the finest performance prospects with 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 Gallop Auction possible. Just as outstanding as the breeding services are the nonservice packages available at the Gallop’s Auction! Non-service packages are auctioned off in between breeding services and they offer many in the equine industry (or not) an opportunity to support and participate. These packages will continue to be added up through the final week prior to the auction, so keep checking back on the website for new additions! Some of the fantastic packages you can expect at this year’s auction include: a two night, three day all-inclusive Five-Star Resort vacation at the Resort at Paws Up in Montana, rated third in the world for five star resorts; a one night, two day all-inclusive Dude Ranch vacation at K-Diamond-K Guest Ranch located in Republic, WA; Limited Edition prints by well noted artists from the Picture Peddler; a Hells Canyon Wild River Jet Boat Tour for two from Killgore Adventures; professionally framed art by American Framing; a pair of Rod Patrick Boots (hottest boots on the market) from Woods Western with a Slinky from Robinhoods; and our popular ‘Limited Edition Autographed Attend the American Music Awards Painted Ponies’

package from the artist themselves- Vickie Knepper-Adrian and Lynn Bean. Or maybe you’d be interested in bidding on a trip to attend the American Music Awards for two, including airfare! Up for a cruise? Enjoy an Ocean View stateroom for two for a (4 or 5) night cruise to Bermuda, Bahamas or the Caribbean, available year-round! Been planning a trip to Disneyland? This is your opportunity to make your dream come true. Details on all these vacation packages are located on our website at: www. gallopauction.com. But the excitement doesn’t end here! Those attending the event will get to participate in the silent auction! Items on the tables will include: tickets to Triple Play and Silverwood Theme Park, dining & Gallop Opening Ceremony with Courtney Biggs & RMHC children Western Store gift certificates, multiple gift baskets, beautiful Western Art from North 40- Trent, gift certificate from Medical Spas, horse tack, rhinestone halter, 1 lb boxes of ‘Sees’ candy, a pair of high end Whites Boots, multiple Valentines gifts, overnight stay & golf package from Coeur d’Alene Resort & Casino and much, much more! But, let's not forget the backbone of the event ... 48 stallion services being offered to Leading Sires in our Industry including World, Reserve World, and Congress Champions. Gallop & the Ronald McDonald House Charities are indebted to all the donors and sponsors who make this event possible! You need to come on down and get involved with the silent auction, Gallop festivities and enjoy the entertainment of the Opening Ceremony kick off! Watch as the stage comes alive with talent and entertainment that will astound you! Gallop’s Opening Ceremony at 12:00 noon PST, brings back the beloved actress/singer Valerie Stichweh. She has been performing at the Gallop for over a decade, entertaining the audience, online viewers and countless Ronald McDonald House children. Gallop also welcomes back the very talented actress/singer Courtney Biggs. Last year she lit up the stage, and we look forward to her performance is this year’s event. You’re all in for a treat as Luke Yates takes the stage at this year’s Gallop! He has performed over 2000 concerts across the United States. Over the past couple years, he has been writing, recording and producing throughout Nashville and LA and has videos now playing on YouTube, which have accumulated hundreds of thousands of views. Luke is no stranger to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane. He included one of our very own children (Gabby), into his successfully released video, “Smile.” Check all three of them out on our Facebook page: Gallop Stallion Services Auction.





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2015 Gallop Ambassador), become one big family.” he lost his battle to cancer. Stories like this one are Our tribute to him this year a reality for multitudes of is that his legacy lives on. families living at the Ronald He touched the hearts of our McDonald House, many Gallop committee members, without the good outcome sponsors and donors. that prevailed for Jocelyn. Franklin’s mother will be our Fortunately, people like you, guest speaker at this year’s support the mission when event. Everyone that crossed participating in the Gallop paths with this amazing Event! young man was touched It is with great pride that by him. He will forever be we are dedicating Gallop remembered! 2016 in honor of our last Ronald McDonald year’s Ambassador, Franklin House Charities of Spokane Reed. For many months, This year’s event tributes Gallop Ambassador is indebted to Gallop’s of Good Will for 2015, Franklin Reed Franklin Reed was a beloved sponsors, sponsors, resident at Spokane's Ronald McDonald House. He was often referred to as the big brother committee members, stallion owners and bidders for their of the house (a pied piper of sorts), mentoring all the younger support in both the RMHC mission and Gallop Auction. children. He encouraged them to battle on (as he was doing), You can be a part of the RMHC family. You can make a staying with them through treatment in a hospital, or spending direct impact on the life of a child today. Ronald McDonald time with them on sick days at the ‘House.’ If you had the House Charities of Spokane looks forward to seeing you all pleasure of meeting Franklin you'd think by the way he acted at the Gallop Stallion Service Auction on Sunday, January 31, he was 30 years old, but he was only 16. He was at the house at 12 Noon for a “Fun”-raising event. For more information for over seven months because he had Leukemia. Although about Gallop, or the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Franklin was not a quitter, on April 6, 2015 (just three short Spokane, please contact Barbara Turner at 509-990-4167. months after he represented Ronald McDonald House as our

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HEART’s Cowboy Dressage Drill Team Made World Finals History By Michelle Binder-Zolezzi In November 2015, a local 501c3 non-profit organization called HEART (Healthy Equine Association for Rehabilitation and Training), made dreams a reality. Volunteers and youth riders have come together to create the “HEART Drill Team,” the first Cowboy Dressage Drill Team in the United States. Based at Relational Riding Academy in Cheney, the group practices three times per week and, with the help of generous donations, contributions and a huge fundraising campaign, successfully raised funds for the entire team to travel to Cowboy Dressage World Finals in Sacramento to perform. The most extraordinary thing is that most of the horses on the team are rescue horses. The motto “Making the impossible…. Possible” inspired volunteers and supporters to do just that. It took almost $10,000 to accomplish their goal of transporting 10 horses and riders along with a 12 member support staff made up of volunteers, spouses and parents to California. How? First, they started a concession called “Hot To Trot Horse Show Concessions” that traveled to local horse shows. Then, they sold a donated car, cookies and T-shirts, they gave pony rides at Del’s Feed and Farm Supply in Cheney several times during the

year, and raffled off 300 pounds of feed donated by Del’s for the purpose of raising those funds. In addition, a very generous matching donor ensured that the trip came to fruition. Jessica Robbibaro, a HEART volunteer and drill rider says “This was a great opportunity to work with a group of riders who just love horses and wanted to accomplish riding in this unique event. Raising the funds to get us there was rewarding and really helped pull the team together.” To help make the actual trip possible, local businesses came together in support with feed and bedding donated by The Country Store and North 40 Outfitters for the horses making the trip. Even show clothes were donated by 2 local tack stores, The Tack Trunk on Trent and Tack N More in Hayden, Idaho for one economically disadvantaged young rider. Consistent with HEART’s mission to improve the lives of young people, the HEART Scholarship program provided funding for the young riders to fly down to compete and perform at World Finals without missing more than one day of school. Cheney High School Equestrian Team rider Monica Dahlstrom is also a HEART volunteer and Drill Team rider who shares, “Our trip to Cowboy Dressage World Finals


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you will slowly create some movement with the object. You don’t usually need to start with it folded but be willing to if necessary. Create just enough stimulus to get a slight rise in his emotions. Focus on his staying responsive and keeping his head at a relaxed level. Reduce the stimulus and disengage his hip to switch sides. If his reaction is not uncontrollable, keep the stimulus going at the same level until he gives you a good response before releasing this mental pressure. Remember, the more correct responses you get, the faster your horse becomes solid and sure. If he gets really excited, remove the stimulus and get him to give, relax and stop. He is telling you you did too much too soon. You are looking for the balance. You want to raise his emotions enough to gain ground but not enough to make him worse in the long run. Never attach any of the objects to him. If he should panic, either one of you could get seriously hurt. You can move onto the next object when it is next to impossible to get any emotional change with the one you are using while he is walking through the dance. Take your time and be creative. The stronger you build this lesson of responding to the bridle in spite of his environment, the safer he will be and the easier the rest of his training will progress. Don’t skimp on this phase of his work. This is also a great lesson for already broke horses who have spooking issues. God Bless and have a great New Year — Ann Kirk For more information on Ann Kirk and her Sensible Horsemanship Program, go to www.AnnKirk.com. These lessons are available on the Sensible Horsemanship DVDs. Ann is also available for private lessons or clinics in your area.

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At some point along the way my daughter Alisa “stole” him from me. At just twelve years old she began shooting off of him as a Ladies Level 1. She progressed quickly and won Ladies Level 2 at World’s in Amarillo, Texas two years later. Many people borrowed him over the years to compete. Some were brand new to the sport and he dutifully and patiently taught them the ropes. A close friend, Mark Zueger, even used him for an entire season as a Men’s 5. They won consistently while travelling all over the United States. Pretty much everyone in the Northwest knew Gator, so named because of his broad flat forehead. He was a complete sweetheart and as honest a horse as I have ever ridden. I know he ran thousands of stages, for me and others. I can honestly say he never cheated on a stage, whether in competition somewhere or at home practicing. After retiring him from competition, another dear friend took him for a year. He taught her young daughter to ride. He also allowed her 3 year old twins to brush his legs, pet him and sit on him. He would stand with his feet glued to the ground while they hugged his legs and crawled under him. In August, we lost Gator. It was very hard for our family. I should say “is” very hard. I’m still tearing up writing this four months later. Anyway, that experience prompted me to write a poem (see following page). I hope it will resonate with anyone who has lost a cherished horse. — Dr. Peters

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Goodbye Gator Bob Peters DVM

Many times I’ve been asked the question “why?” A favorite horse had to die. The horse was loved and pampered so… Too often my answer is “I don’t know.” Our horses take ahold of our heart. It makes it so hard when we have to part. To the non-horse lover it’s impossible to explain… Why we do the hard work and endure the pain. “They become like family” is what we say. So, we work like dogs to get in their hay. We muck their stalls and brush their coat. Call the vet, it’s time for a float. We work long hours, then come home and ride. Win a ribbon on Sunday and swell with pride. They nicker to us and have such beautiful eyes… Hiding expenses requires worthwhile lies. Their soft muzzle and even their smell, Makes us feel deep in our soul that all is well. The world is off kilter when we lose that loved horse. We’re asked “Is it worth it?” the answer, of course! The 4 wheel lover that crashes his ride. Goes out the next day and gets a side by side. But when we lose a horse, we’ve lost so much more. A true friend, a family member, a part of our core.

Our family lost Gator, a truly amazing horse. He was very much loved, July 2015.

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Standard Size

Have you ever tried to buy a drill chuck? “What size?” asks the friendly hardware man. “Well, I don’t know. It’s just a reg’lar drill but it’s settin’ on my shop bench thirty-six miles from here!” How ‘bout medicine and vaccine doses ? 100,000 units per cc, 5 mg per ml, 200 mg per cc, administered at the rate of 2 mg per pound body wt, 3 cc for calves under 200 lbs, 10 cc per cwt, 2 pills for children, a tablespoon for adults. I heard one vet say he determined dose by the size of pistol grip syringe the cowboy had! Now Mac and I allow that horse shoes, Levis, pickup seats, jalepenos and spouses can be variable...to suit the owner or operator. But what possible excuse can be made to explain why in the past twenty years, car companies had manufactured thousands of different kinds of oil filters! Just tryin’ to find one that fits your truck in the car parts catalogue is like tryin’ to find a bareback riggin’ in a New Delhi landfill! Folding chairs, square headlights, computer parts, electrical connections, bolts, wood stoves, belt loops, haying equipment, gate hinges, tax regulations, hunting laws, political promises, economist’s predictions, legal loopholes all come in such a blithering array of shapes and sizes, that what you thought you had that might have worked, is now obsolete! I finally put together a complete collection of wrenches and sockets only to find that the world’s gone metric! D One D Dof my oft married friends finally solved his problem. I envy his ingenuity. He ordered a wedding ring with an aluminum D D D Dband. “Perfect,” he said, “Fits any finger!” www.baxterblack.com

Mac told me a harrowing tale about losing a loaded six horse trailer off the back of his pickup. He admitted he knew the ball was too small, but it wasn’t far to go, it was gettin’ dark, the kids were restless, it was a new moon, the tide was running out, his hat was too tight...whatever the excuse he needed to justify not changing the ball. I agree, noting that the hitch on my wood splitter was smaller than my stock trailer and I often had to make my daughter stand on the tongue when I moved the splitter around the place. We concurred that there are some things in life that should be standard size. A law should be passed that makes it illegal to build any contraption that took less than a 2” ball! Not only that, said Mac, plastic fittings! If you don’t have the exact coupling, you have to rig a cobbled together reducing, DD D enlarging, sliding, snapping or screwing menagerie of fittings to get you by ‘til you can get to town for just the right part! D Meantime, your repaired section of pipe looks likeDD a peyote smoker’s whiskey still! 309 East Insert Road Deer Park, WA 99006






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Ponderosa Back Country Horsemen of Washington By Ken Carmichael Keeping trails open is to the benefit of many individuals and groups. We look forward to developing productive partnerships with other organizations and BCH chapters. It takes a variety of skills and talents to accomplish the BCH mission. Let’s talk about how you can contribute. We invite anyone, with or without a horse, who has a serious interest and desire in accomplishing our mission to join. Learn more about Back Country Horsemen of Washington at www.bchw.org and watch for the chapter website as it is developed. You may contact us at: Call Ken Carmichael, 509-4662225, or email Kcarmichael2225@gmail.com

Some of the chapter charter members at a meeting - (front row left to right) Patti Sander, Celeste Eversole, Terresa Bailey, Craig Volosing; (back row left to right) Robert Eversole, Brent Dell, Doug Bailey, Don Dyer, Ken Carmichael, Dean Giles, José Bruce.

On December 5, 2015 the Back Country Horsemen of Washington Board of Directors approved the newest chapter in Washington State. The Ponderosa chapter, in Spokane, joins 32 other chapters in Washington to accomplish the Back Country Horsemen mission of keeping trails open. We are proud to join a service organization that works so hard to represent equestrians locally, in the state and nationally. The Ponderosa chapter adopted a set of Principles to support the BCH mission. These Principles include “Maintain a viable non-profit organization where all chapter members participate and contribute in one or more of the following: work parties, education, advocacy and/or supporting activities.” Each member is selecting responsibilities from a variety of mission oriented activities and support functions where they will contribute. Everyone will have skin in the game and be part of the team. Our Vision is that “Back Country Horsemen continues as a premier resource focused on keeping trails and related facilities open for equestrians”. Through our organizational and planning meetings we are well on our way developing relationships with land managers and other recreational groups, planning work parties, scheduling educational programs, developing an advocacy strategy and creating a fundraising strategy to help fund our important work. We are not leaving out the fact that we intend to have lots of fun with each other and our horses along the way.

Jim Anderson, left (VP of Back country Horsemen of Washington) and Ken Carmichael, right (Ponderosa BCH State Director) at the BCHQ meeting where the chapter was approved


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Shelters, Mare Motels, Heavy Gauged galvanized horse/ livestock panels, gates, custom stall fronts, complete arena set‑ups & more, factory direct! ID# RC‑20843, OR# 190181, WA# LUCKYA933DW. Lucky Acres Fencing, Inc, 208/746‑1228 www.LuckyAcres.net Mt. View Arena & Stables In Colbert, Washington offers full service Boarding for all breeds! Booking now for 2016 clinics. Our facility is fully heated during winter with many amenities! Please check our Facebook page for more pictures and information. Call 509/998‑ 2916 or 509/238‑2745

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Ranch Help Wanted‑ Small Horse/ cattle ranch in Hunters WA. Approximately 2 weeks/ month, experience driving tractor (to feed round bales) required, skid steer experience a plus. Light duties include fixing fence, building maintenance, etc. Housing available, welcome to bring horse. There is an experienced horseman onsite available for instruction. Start February, salary depends on experience. Contact 971/533‑6114 or francesca@horseteacher.com

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49ers Saddle Club American Mustang & Burro Association Appleatchee Riders Association Arabian Horse Club of Central Washington Backcountry Horsemen of WA, I.E. Chapter Backcountry Horsemen of WA, NE Chapter Backcountry Horsemen of ID, Panhandle Chap. Backcountry Horsemen of WA, Ferry County Chapter BC Draft Under Saddle Club Big Sky Morgan Horse Assocation Big Sky Fox Trotter’s Association BitterRoot Back Country Horsemen Blackjack Saddle Club Blue Mountain Dressage & Combined Training Assn. Blue Mountain Morgan Horse Club Cabinet Back Country Horsemen Cayuse Kid’s Saddle Club Cleveland Bay Association of North America Coeur du Cheval Pony Club Columbia Paint Horse Club Country Kids 4-H Crab Creek Riders Backcountry Horsemen Dash of Class Mounted Ladies Drill Team Drover’s Jr. Rodeo Club Eastern Montana Appaloosa Horse Club Eastern Oregon Arabian Breeders Eastern Washington Jr. Rodeo Association Eastern Washington Quarter Horse Assn. Free Rein Therapeutic Riding Gentlemen on Horseback Gold ‘n’ Grouse Horse 4-H Club Grant County Horse Association Heron Saddle Club Horse Wyse Instruction I.E. Arabian Horse Club I.E. Barrel Racing Assoc. I.E. Miniature Horse Club I.E. Morgan Horse Club I.E. Mustang Horse Club I.E. National Showhorse Club I.E. Quarter Horse Association I.E. Tennessee Walking Horse Club Inland Northwest Dressage Association Inland Northwest Driving Society Inland Northwest Paint Horse Club Inland Northwest Pinto Horse Club John Wayne Pioneer Wagons & Riders Justin Time Morgan Youth Club Kootenai County Saddle Club Lewis Clark Saddle Club Melody Riders Saddle Club Mid-Columbia River Arabian Horse Club Mid-Valley Saddle Club Missoula Back Country Horsemen Montana Paint Horse Club Morgan Single-Footing Horse Assn. (MSHA) Mounted Mischief 4-H Club National Barrel Horse Assn. WA District 03 National Barrel Horse Assn. WA District 04 NW Intermountain Team Penning Association NW Paso Fino Horse Association NW Small Equine Club in Graham, WA North Country Riders

Monthly, Lewiston, ID, www.49ersaddleclub.org Monthly, Richland, Washington 3rd Wednesday monthly, Appleatchee Clubhouse, Wenatchee, WA 1st Wednesday monthly; Club: 3rd Thursday, C’s Pizza, Union Gap Wildlife Council Building, 6116 N Market, Spokane, WA 4th Tuesday www.nebchw.com - 3rd Saturday monthly www.pbch.org - connie@pbch.org Norther Inn, Republic, WA 1st Wednesday monthly at 6pm Check website for meeting: www.bcdraftundersaddleclub.com Alternate month - see website for dates Call for information on meeting dates 3rd Thursday monthly, bchmt.org E.O. Wednesday, Blackjack Saddle Club Arena, Thompson Falls, MT See www.freewebs.com/bmdcta Call for meeting place & time, Hermiston, OR 2nd Tuesday monthly, 7pm 1st Sunday montly, Princeton, ID info@clevelandbay.org 1st Monday monthly, Legacy Farms, Loon Lake,WA 2nd Tuesday monthly, Kennewick, WA Deary, ID Meets 1st Monday monthly, Moses Lake, WA 1st Monday monthly Call for information 1st Monday monthly, evenings, Billings, MT Call for meeting times Call for information on meeting dates 3rd Wednesday monthly, any breed welcome Call for Volunteer Training Information Gentlemen on Horseback Yearly week long ride since 1948 Every Wednesday. Location TBA Third Monday monthly, Moses Lake Municipal Airport 2nd Tuesday monthly, Heron Community Center, Heron, MT Clinics throughout the Inland Northwest Check our website for current info & meeting schedule For info on Open & Novice Barrel Races: Monthly Meetings Meetings TBA Last Thursday of month 6pm, Denny’s, Sprague & Pines, Spokane, WA 3rd Wednesday monthly Monthly Meetings - time and place vary 3rd Sunday, every other month, 3pm, Timber Creek Cafe Call for meeting & activity dates 1st Tuesday monthly, November through March Monthly meetings, contact us for location, Spokane, WA Meetings - call or e-mail for information 1st Tuesday monthly (except Jan, June, July & Aug), JWPWR.org Monthly, Thunderhead Farm, Moscow, ID Go to website for info: www.kcsaddleclub.com 1st Tuesday monthly, Clarkston, ID 1st Thursday monthly, 7pm, Chewelah WA 2nd Wednesday monthly 1st Wednesday monthly, 6pm, Applebees Restaurant, Lebanon, OR 3rd Wednesday monthly, 7pm, Opportunity Resource, Missoula, MT Check website for events www.montanaphc.com Bruce Olso, 45 S. 1100 E, American Fork, UT 84003 Meets 2nd & 4th Thursdays, Federal Way, WA Call for meetings and race dates For more information and race dates, see our website Call for information on meeting dates, www.NITPA.net www.nwpfha.com 1st Friday each month at Graham Fire Station 70th and 224th Ride To Succeed - 7910 W. Burroughs, Deer Park, WA

Ken Smith 509/780-9614 Barbara Rehfield 509/588-5130 509/663-3175 www.appleatcheeriders.com Kay Coe, Chairman 509/457-8626 Ken Carmichael 509/466-2225 www.iebch.com Jim Hudkins 509/954-7446 jchudkins1@netzero.net Connie Glass 208/687-3608 Lloyd Odell (Pres.) 509/779-4244 info@bcdraftundersaddleclub.com Monica Cassidy www.bsmha.org Mark Goss 406/360-6355 Brad Pollman 406/546-6492 bpollman20@aol.com Scooter 406/827-4523 Trish Prince pprince@bmi.net Nancy Eidam 541/561-6644 P.O. Box 949, Libby,MT 59923 www.bchmt.org Brad Minden 208/858-2026 Tracie Traver 865/300-7133 Laura 509/499-4975 LaNay 509/627-4641 Alexcia Livingstone 208/877-1636 Bill Bailey 509/750-8196 Fran Jacobson 360/825-3525 JP Melton 208/691-1003 Brenda Robison robison.brenda@yahoo.com Julie Errend 541/922-2704 Benny Beck 509/750-6497 dpaulaj@aol.com Erva Hatfield 509/925-9172 Sandy Jones 509/979-1468 Scott Wiggins 509/868-1641 Janice Schoonover 208/263-9066 Cecil Newkirk 509/989-9586 anewkirk@nctv.com Leanne 406/847-2363 www.horsewyse.com 406/266-3311 Kari 509/939-0151 Heather 509/981-0455 or www.iebra.net Sue 509/291-5765 Meri 509/226-2448 mberberet@comcast.net Lea Williams 509/994-9829 Janet Gorman 509/276-2605 Judy Malby 509/447-4663 or 509/991-2894 Chris Hutchinson 208/676-1633 Joy Terry 509/995-6327 Cynthia Wahl 509/466-0109 Debbie Kruger, 208/687-9404 Shannon 509/951-8053 shannon@gozags.com Kathy Cowan 360/886-1729 Lisa 208/882-0832 Tami 208/591-4783 Becky Wright 208/791-1819 Oly Burnett 509/935-4006 Debra 541/567-3134, Linda 541/567-0041 Kim Winburn 541/990-5134 Mike Moore 406/370-7549 Gail Morris 406/866-3434 Gary 801/885-4714 253/740-1665 or www.mountedmischief4-h.org Amber Gray 208/882-3304 Casie Monge 509/939-4175 www.nbhawa04.com Sonni Gilbert 509/990-0268 nwpasofinohorse@gmail.com Joni Woodrring 253/405-9650 Melissa Stockman 509/276-9862



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Call for details 2nd Saturday of the month 2nd Th., Apex Physical Therapy, Airway Heights, WA Email for information Call for information Monthly Meetings Omak Stampede Grounds, Omak, WA Call for information 1st Tuesday monthly, call for details, PO Box 537, Newburg, OR Monthly meetings in Central Oregon, Check website www.paalh.com Meets twice yearly Meets every other month Members only meetings 3rd Saturday monthly, 7pm 2nd & 4th Sunday monthly Every 4th Wednesday, 7pm, Elk Plain Grange, East Spanaway 2nd Thursday monthly, Silver Spurs Club House, Silverdale, WA North of Seattle Monthly meetings www.rideandtie.org 4015 N. Christensen Rd., Medical Lake, WA 99022 www.montanarmba.org Monthly meeetings 1st Tuesday, Noxon, MT 1st Thursday monthly, www.sapphireAHC.org Monthly meetings, Group Patrol Spokane County Bi-monthly meetings Monthly meetings, call for location 3rd Thursday monthly, Pasco McDonalds, 7:30pm 3rd Tuesday monthly, Jollies Restaurant, Ridgefield, WA TBD 1st Monday monthly, 6:30pm, Deer Park Pizza Factory 2nd Thursdays monthly, 6:30pm, Busy Bee, Airway Heights Monthly Events & Meetings Call for meeting times St. John, WA 3rd Wednesday monthly, Federal Building 2nd Wednesday monthly at C&D’s Monthly Meetings, call for times & locations 2nd Tuesday (except July, Aug, Dec), 7pm, Pasadena Park Elem. Priest River, ID. trailsnmore.weebly.com trailsnmore@gmail.com 4th Tuesday monthly, 7:30pm Schooling Show last Friday in March, Albert Arena 2nd Tuesday monthly, URSC Arena Clubhouse 3rd Tuesday monthly, The Grubstake, Helena, MT www.WABredPaints.com Meets Saturdays 2nd Saturday monthly, Noon, Buzz In Steak House, Ellensburg, WA Call for more information Open April-October annually, Cle Elum, WA 1st Fri monthly, S. 7th St., Missoula, MT Monthly meetings & summer events Call for meeting info

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SaddleS, tack & clothing

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Facility Diamond Pine Ranch ..................32 Upriver Stables ............................11

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trailerS & trailer repair Class 8 Trucks ..............................22 Washington Auto Carriage ...........41

veterinarian McKinlay & Peters Equine............23

Lazy J Bedding.............................26 LMF Feeds ...................................42

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