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Elite Equestrian Informative, Educational, Inspirational - For The Equestrian Lifestyle

Summer 2012

Riding Side Saddle BARN DESIGN: What Your Horse Wants


Coping With Summer Heat


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Where Horsemanship Matters Bow Brickhill Stables offers training for horse and rider of all levels. Our head trainer, Tik Maynard, has enjoyed success in the show ring, both in Canada and internationally. He spent six years on the Canadian National Team competing in the Modern Pentathlon. During that time he received recognition as Junior National Champion (2003) and Senior National Champion (2005 and 2007). He competed at the Pan-American Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, in 2007, at three World Championships and eleven World Cups. He was recently long-listed to the Canadian eventing team for the London 2012 Olympics. Tik has been a working student for David and Karen O’Connor (Eventing), Johann Hinnermann (Dressage), Ingrid Klimke (Dressage and Eventing) and Bruce Logan (Horsemanship and Cu�ing). Tik joins us from Market Street Inc., where he worked as an assistant trainer for fivetime Olympian, Anne Kursinski (Show Jumping).

We also oer colt starting and young horse training. As a working student for Ingrid Klimke, the renown Dressage and Event rider, Tik came to appreciate the importance of cross training young horses. Like Ingrid, we feel strongly that cross training young horses builds a sold foundation and allows one to discover a young horse’s greatest natural abilities. We all have dreams of what we want our horse to be when he grows up; but higher goals can be achieved when we watch and see what they tell us.


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13 Riding Sidesaddle Camp Leaping Horn 18 Building My Barn A Horse’s Perspective 22 Trick Training


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Art Show Benefing F.O.A.L. Fine Art & Antiques Swedish Dalarna Horses Chisholm Gallery Portrait Collage Equestrian Real Estate Showcase


41 Equestrian Getaways: Ride Through Italy 43 Tips When Traveling With Your Horse 44 HITCH Portable Saddle Rack


38 Quidding 48 Strangles Protect Your Horse 53 Summer Challenge: Horses And Heat

SHOWS, SHOWING, TRAINING & EVENTS 64 Iowa Gold Star 2012 68 Ride From The Heart DVD Review 70 What’s New! Tail Guard


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World Horse Welfare Gets A Royal Visit Principles of Horse Shoeing Book Review Written Contracts In The Informal Horse World TREK First Team Competes In Europe

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Join Us For Our 2012 Show Series At These 2 Venues The Jim Brandon Equestrian Center AND The Horse Park At The Equestrian Estates


Wellington Classic Fall Challenge I & II Gold Coast October Schooling Wellington Classic Autumn Challenge Gold Coast Fall Fling Wellington Classic Holiday Challenge Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge I International Horse Sport Dressage Premiere Gold Coast Opener CDIW Wellington Classic Sunshine Challenge CDI3*+ World Dressage Masters CDI5+ Palm Beach Wellington Classic Spring Challenge CDI3*+ International Horse Sport FEI Derby Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDIW Wellington Classic Challenge II CDIW Gold Coast March Schooling International Horse Sport Champions Cup CDI3*+ Dressage At Equestrian Estates Gold Coast Grand Finale I & II Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge III International Horse Sport Blue Hors Invitational Gold Coast May Dressage Gold Coast June Schooling Wellington Classic Dressage In Tropics I & II Gold Coast August Schooling Wellington Classic Fall Challenge I & II Gold Coast October Schooling Wellington Classic Autumn Challenge Gold Coast Fall Fling Wellington Classic Holiday Challenge


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Building My Barn:

A Horses’s Perspective

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a day during construction uses a magnetic roller and combs the whole site and picks them up. He also knows from his experience all the little details not shown on a blue print to keep us safe later on. We require a safe barn at a minimum. Reliability is second. Then comes’ the fancy features. We do like a little fancy now and then! A little wordy am I? Well how many times do I actually get some input around here! OK some details… The main aisle floor is really important. You try putting on these metal shoes and try walking on smooth concrete! So here are my choices. First rubber pavers are tops. But please be careful in selecting them. Why? Because when they make them, they use a silicone process in the molds. It is supposed to wear off in a week or two. But be careful some can take months. So very early in your barn design process- request a sample. Let it age. If the silicone doesn’t dissipate (didn’t know I can say big words did you?) find another. Or ask for recommendations. This experience in helping to select quality products goes back to the experienced architect and builder…huh. They do know what they are doing. What are the benefits

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of rubber pavers? Great traction for us. The downfalls- they are hard to clean. Those grooves in between the pavers are cleaned best with a special vacuum. Rubber pavers are kind of costly as well. But they do work. Hosing with a pressure washer works to clean them, but using a lot of water in our barn is not good. Once in a while is fine. But water creates an increased opportunity for mold. We do not like mold. To save on the budget a concrete aisle works too. Asphalt gets too smooth. Stay away from light of medium broomed concrete. After a few short years the rough finish wears off. Slippppeeerrery! Leave the ice skating to Michele Kwan. We can’t wait for the 2012 Olympics! The equestrian events are the best. Go Flexible! Your office flat screen is too small, can you trade it out for a 50….OK..OK…A heavy broom does work better. But if you plan on concrete, try a rougher texture such as the ones used for those wheel chair ramps on the sidewalks. Those concrete guys will know the ones. Heavy texture….please. So how about our stall fronts and those rear dutch doors? My friends around here want functionality and reliability, but come on we want them to look good as well. First those dutch doors openings shouldn’t be too low on the lower door panel. Don’t think we can’t jump through that opening. Page 20

Especially those yearlings. Oh those yearlings! Forty-eight inches is good, a little taller is better. Stall fronts…wow! There are really some great ones out there. Some are made from steel, others from aluminum. If you want colors...powder coat them. Helps with the rust. But that cribber down the aisle, well good luck. He will chew the finish off everything. Most importantly without question isthe function and reliability of the stall front gate. That architect and builder again can help with their recommendations. Choose an unreliable latch system that is hard to adjust, and you will regret your choice for years. Can you add a feed door as well? The extra cost will save you time ten times over, and you won’t have to bug me by going into my stall all the time. Speaking of feeders…OK so I am a little messy. I know the feed is expensive and I thank you for buying me the best. You try eating with this mug! But you can help me and your budget at the same time. I have two suggestions. Buy a feeder that is deep enough, and one that has a retention lip at the top. Stainless steel bowl over plastic is your budget allows. When I am swishing my snozzola around I tend to push my feed out onto the stall floor. The lip helps save the feed from flying out.

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By Heidi Herriott


Have More Fun And Interaction While Building A Stronger Relationship With Your Horse

Something that seems to have gained popularity with horse folks lately are trick and liberty training. This is evident as the top trainers and clinicians are offering more on trick and liberty training, and also from the people I have met and spoken with around the country, and those who have asked me to train for them. There is a desire to have more fun and interaction, and build a stronger relationship with their horses without the cost, nerves, travel and other considerations of competing in shows. As I am a third generation professional horse trainer and entertainer, I can certainly appreciate this sentiment! I am thrilled that I perform with my horses without having to compete. The great news in all of this is that training your horse to do tricks and any other positive, consistent interactions with your horse are great for all involved! You may recall some very famous trick horses like Roy Roger’s Trigger, the Lone Ranger’s Silver, and of course Mr. Ed. You are still reading so does that mean that you are one of those people I mentioned who wants to teach your horse to do some neat tricks? Let me tell you how to get started...

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Before you actually start training your horse to do tricks (or any other discipline for that matter), it is very important to make sure that your horse has a solid foundation. By that I mean that they should have general manners and have learned the basics. This is what I refer to as Phase 1 training. No matter what you do with your horse going forward, the basics are important and certainly a prerequisite for trick horse training, not to mention safety. How do you know if your horse has basic manners? Here are some questions that will help you discern if you horse is well-mannered: • Do they kick, bite and/or pin their ears back? • Do they ‘push’ you with their face/body? • Do they ‘lead’ you? • Do they chase you out of the stall, especially at feeding time? • Do you have a problem making them stand and behave for grooming, tacking, the farrier and vet exams/procedures? • Do they take off on you, or run back to the barn, or spook at every little thing? • Do they pull back or fight when you tie them up with a cross tie and single tie?

important. I promise you that you will enjoy the relationship and interactions much more when you are in charge and the horse has a solid foundation. The reality is, there is no magic in training a horse. Nothing replaces the time and training you spend with them. Once you have the basics down, you can start teaching your horse some fun tricks. Here are some ideas to get you started… I like to start training the easy tricks first. It helps introduce both you and the horse to the idea and you can see some quick results that you will no doubt enjoy, and hopefully motivate you to keep going!

I suggest you start with the YES. (see above)This involves your horse putting his nose out and shaking his head up and down. This is accomplished by a small pinch or touch in the center of the chest, and if needed, a small tap under the jaw. Praise them for even the smallest movement. GenIf you can say yes to more than one of erally the horse will pick this up within the first these, than you really need to go back to or second session, and then it is just a matter the basics. Again, this will help you not only of repetition and refining the cue. We will in training tricks, but also in every other inter- ultimately move the cue over to the outside action with your horse. As a horse trainer, I of the left shoulder to make it as invisible as cannot stress strongly enough that you need possible. to be in charge. You can love on your horse and make sure they have everything they need, but at the end of the day, someone More... is the lead in the relationship and it needs to be you! For kids and teens, this is even more Page 24

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Then you can move on to the NO. To teach this, you want to put your finger in or near your horse’s left ear. Calmly keep it there until the horse shakes his head no. Then reward him with praise. With this trick, to avoid making them head shy, it is just as important to spend as much time desensitizing around the head as you spend working on the cue. I find this to be the easiest trick to train. With just these two tricks you can already have some fun. Ask the horse if they are smart and have them say “Yes”. Then ask them if you are smart and they say No. As you might imagine, the options with this are endless! From there I move on to the smile, pedestal, • MAKE SURE YOUR CUES ARE SEPARATE AND DISTINCT bow, breakdown, picking up things with their Many folks I see training tricks make the mouth, Spanish march, lay down, and so mistake of getting cues confused. Example much more. – you trained a bow and now you want There are a lot of sources online to learn tricks to do a Spanish march but each time you (including my HorseTrix program; www.horse touch their leg, your horse bows. When I train a trick horse, I make sure that I have trix.com) and you even know someone separate and distinct cues that do not interadept in trick training in your area. Again, fere with each other, and allow me to train this is all good as long as you keep some an endless amount of tricks. basics in mind:

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• UTILIZE A RELEASE CUE This is no doubt the biggest thing I come across that leads to problems. It is very important that you have a release cue. Let’s say you are bowing your horse and they bow down nicely each time. How do you let them know it is okay to get up? If you do not have a release cue, you will likely struggle to maintain your trick. Your release cue can be whatever you like as long as it is always consistent. “Alright” or “Okay” said in a strong, steady voice work well. • BE CAUTIOUS ABOUT OVERUSING TREATS! Using treats is a great way to reward your horse, but do not overuse them. Two things happen – the horse always has their head/ mouth on you, and people tend to start using them to ‘beg’ the horse instead of as a reward. Use verbal and physical praise all

the time for good efforts, and treats intermittently. • PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! Repetition and consistency are very important so keep at it! Consider spending at least 5 hours per week training tricks. Create a routine with your tricks. The more time spent, the quicker you will see results! • NEVER ACCEPT BAD BEHAVIOR FROM YOUR HORSE! Not even one time. If they misbehave in any way, let them know by using a stern voice saying “No” or “Quit”. • CONSIDER STARTING TRICK TRAINING WITH A MINI OR PONY This is a great way for you to learn and not be intimidated by size and strength. This is also great for kids learning to train. The goals for your trick training are: to look professional; use minimal cues; receive maximum enjoyment for you, your horse, and your potential audience!


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These are just a few things to keep in mind to help you be successful training tricks. Once you get going and see results, both you and your horse will have a lot of fun, and you will be the talk of the barn! I am always happy to answer questions and you can reach me at Heidi@horsetrix.com. Happiness is Horses!

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July 2012, in Cody, Wyoming there will be an art show and sale of paintings and pencil drawings consisting of the McCullough Peaks Mustangs by award winning Colorado artist Phyllis Waltman.

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entitled ‘Mustangs of McCullough Peaks Art Show and Sale’ is the answer to Phyllis’ desire to give back to these awesome creatures who had provided her such wonderful material for her work. Ten percent of the proceeds will benefit the local organization Friends of a Legacy (F.O.A.L.) which aids the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) whose job it is to manage the herd. The show will run from July 15 - 30th at the Cody Country Art League Gallery, 836 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, Wyoming. Shown here are three paintings that will be a part of over thirty paintings and drawings by Phyllis:

‘Majestic Mustang‘, depicting the magnificence of one of the stallions that can be found in the McCullough Peak wild horse management area, ‘High Fashion Mustang Style’ depicts a hazard of living in the wild, that is, cockleburs in the mane, and ‘The Teacher’ a painting of two stallions the little black two year old mustang who kept picking on the big guy who could have taken him out with one swift kick! Cody, located approximately 52 miles west of the East entrance to Yellowstone National Park, is an incredible place to see some of Wyoming’s spectacular landscapes and this hidden treasure of mustangs in the wild.

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Swedish Dalarna Horses Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori The Dalarna horse has emerge as a form synonymous with the longstanding handicraft tradition in Sweden. Named for its home province of Dalarna located in central Sweden, these popular red/orange horses first derived from the village of Nusnas. Biblical Blooms In Sweden, the horse is considered an animal of great spiritual reverence. While wooden rocking horses have been carved A traditional red/orange Dalarna horse throughout Northern Europe throughout the welcomes visitors to the Stockholm cruise port. centuries, in Sweden, Dalarna horses have Stockholm Sweden is known for its beauty been associated with the local furniture and history. The city’s best known site is prob- makers and pigment from the area copper ably the three golden crowns which sit atop mines. Woodsmen are credited for producthe Stadshuset. Since 1901, the Nobel Prize ing the first carved and painted Dalarna Award Ceremony is held in the Stadshuset’s horses dating back to the 1800s. Flower main banquet hall amid an 18 million-piece patterned saddles or kurbits (also known as golden mosaic. Yet, there is a highly reca gourd vine) were introduced to recall the ognizable Swedish form that attracts many Biblical story of Jesus prompting a kurbit to people and interests native residents and grow around his horse and act as a saddle tourists alike, that is, the hand painted, color- to protect him and his associates from the fully decorated Dalarna (or Dala) Horse. hot desert sun.

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The Chisholm Gallery

When Chisholm Gallery artist Kathy Landman was approached to photograph a hunt members two horses, she jumped at the chance to come up with a unique representation. After all the client had previously had Kathy photograph her cats and dog, so working together again was a pleasure. The first horse, Henry, was approaching retirement, and Kathy had many pictures of her client with Henry in her Fox Hunting archives. The second horse Pierre, had been with her client for less than two years, so part of the assignment required more action shots. The opportunity to photograph a meet on her client’s property presented itself and that became the backdrop of Pierre’s photo, since he was the one out in the field that day, the other horse Henry, had been out on opening meet a few years prior, so that was the backdrop for his portrait. Both pieces were ready for Christmas delivery, since that was what her client had asked her husband for as a gift. The presentation of the portraits was warmly received.

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“Let me put my real estate and equestrian experience to work for you!” Frenchtown, NJ- View for miles! This updated, expanded ranch sits high on a ridge just 2 miles N. or Frenchtown, NJ surrounded by preserverd land and other horse farms. With 6+ acres, a 2nd driveway leads to the expandable 3 stall barn. Plenty of room for trailer maneuvers, and parking for additional cars/equipment. Fenced pastures, arena and run-in sheds situated for east of management. The home is a must see with granite kitchen, beautiful flooring, luxurious master suite, 3-4 additiona bedrooms... too many upgrades to list. MLS 5986481 $600,000 ►

▲ Plumstead Twp, Pa - Unique opportunity to own one of the prettiest properties in Plumstead. Over 41 acres (two lots) set back more than 1200 ft from the road. Too many opportunities to mention. Farmhouse style home with first floor master (separate entrance), carriage house w/2 BR, LR, DR, 3rd building used as prof. office w/att. garage. Barn w/6 stalls, water, electric. Second storage barn could be fitout for more stalls. Rolling pastures, treelined fields complete this quintessential location. Low Taxes! $1,250,000




▲Chalfont, Pa - Custom-built stone cape on 4 acres. Updated kitchen and new baths; full, finished basement w/fireplace, 2-car detached garage. Bluestone walkways, abundant perennial beds and specimen shrubs. Four-stall barn w/water, electric, tack/feed room and hay storage. Each stall has Dutch door opening to exterior run. Full-size dressage arena, 2 large pastures w/electric, 2 dry lots and a round pen complete this equestrian property. $515,000

Perkasie, Pa -- 3-bedroom ranch home on 10+ acres w/2-bedroom in-law/guest apartment w/separate entrance. In-ground pool w/spa and pool house. 5-stall barn(2008) has wash stall, tack and feed rooms and 2nd floor storage. Second barn w/2-stalls, tack room and Dutch doors to 2 pastures. Pole barn for hay and equipment. 4 additional pastures w/no-climb fencing, fenced arena and grass jumping field. Country setting w/perennials, vegetable garden, hayfield and vineyard! New roof just installed. Too many details to mention! $775,000 ► ◄Hunterdon County, NJ - – Charming, restored colonial with updated utilities, stainless appliances and new tile baths. Hardie plank siding and all new windows. Many original features including random width oak and pine flooring, antique doors and built-in cabinets. Newer septic. Barn, fenced pastures and an all-weather riding ring w/excellent drainage. Addt’l outbuildings include large chicken coop and an original, exposed stone building. Conveniently located close to Flemington and Frenchtown. $380,000.

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EQUESTRIAN REAL ESTATE SHOWCASE 6319 Lower York Road New Hope, Pa 18938

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www.HomesByMariaTaylor.com No detail has been spared to make this a first-class, turnkey horse facility. The main barn has an 80’x180’ indoor riding arena, eight 12’x12’ stalls, grooming & wash stalls, hayloft, feed room, shavings storage, private office, tack room with viewing windows and laundry and powder rooms. A second barn has 4 stalls, also with water, electric and hayloft and an oversized garage bay for equipment/trailer storage. Six grass turnouts (3 with new, matted run-in sheds), 2 additional dry lot paddocks and a 100’x 240’ outdoor riding ring complete the first-class horse amenities. You get to enjoy a fabulous 1-story home with 3 bedrooms, 2-1/2 updated baths, double sided brick floor-to-ceiling FP in the living/dining rooms. Remodeled gourmet kitchen with cherry cabinets, granite counters, SS appliances and enormous island adjoins a beautiful family room. Architec-tural details include dramatic arches, huge windows and doors that let in views of the horses an changing seasons. $1,100,000▲


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Equestrian Property Near Washington DC 726 Parrish Farm Lane, Great Falls, Va. 22066


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EQUESTRIAN REAL ESTATE SHOWCASE Stunning Western architecture with Log and Stone throughout and attention to detail that is unrivaled in Boulder County.

As a year round Western retreat, Creekside Ranch is the place where memories are made for generations to come. A rare property indeed with privacy and convenience, just minutes from downtown Boulder and 90 minutes to Vail. Enjoy Rocky Mountain trout fishing on the Private creek or Trout Pond, or Horseback Riding, hiking or biking on the 1000’s of acres of County owned open space adjacent to the property. Set on 5+ acres with Horse Pasture and charming Horse Barn. Be sure to visit www.CreeksideRanchBoulder.com for a full view of this spectacular property.

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In 2008, World Horse Welfare undertook research to evaluate the condition of the working horses in the country in response to a request for the final module is completed, it is hoped that help from the Soweto Equestrian Centre hundreds of working horses will subsequently and Johannesburg City Council. It became benefit through the improved services of the apparent that the living environments of many trained farriers and harness-makers.” of the horses were totally unsuitable and that The project in Soweto is unique as, in addition their basic needs were not being met. Common to hosting farriery and harness-making training, injuries were being caused by ill-fi�ing harness, the excellent facilities are also used by more carts bearing weight incorrectly and poor shoethan 50 able-bodied and disabled children who ing. Old ma�ress springs, wire and smashed participate in a variety of equestrian sports. This glass were also found at the coal yards where is made possible through the Soweto Equestrian many of the horses were kept. Foundation which was founded in 2007, in partIn response, the World Horse Welfare nership with Johannesburg City Council launched its training programme in and World Horse Welfare, by Enos Soweto to provide local people with South African Mafokate, South Africa’s first black saddlery and farriery skills to help show jumper. The Foundation Programme tackle the welfare problems endured subsequently became affiliated with provides local World Horse Welfare in 2009. by the working horses which are mainly used to transport goods. To Enos encourages children with the people with date, we have trained 39 farriers and saddlery and desire to reach the top level of 35 saddlers. equestrian sport to compete at During The Princess Royal’s visit in farriery skills national and international levels. So April, she met World Horse Welfare much so that in 2010, the Soweto EquesChief Executive Roly Owers, our charity’s Head trian Foundation Vaulting Team won a number of Programme Development Karen O’Malley, of classes at the South African Vaulting Chamand the 10 saddlery and 12 farriery students pionships, with one of the team members subsecurrently being trained at the Soweto Equestrian quently being selected to represent South Africa Centre. at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky. Roly Owers commented on the visit by sayEnos has himself completed World Horse ing: “We are extremely honoured to have The Welfare’s farriery training course in Cape Town, Princess Royal in Soweto to see the work of our where he gained professional shoeing skills and International team first-hand. This is the first continued to work as a competent farrier. Enos time she has been to visit one of our training explains how he felt when he found out about programmes which is in its fourth year. When The Princess Royal’s visit to The Soweto Page 38

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If you are someone who plans to do some traveling with your horse(s) whether across town or across country, there are many things you want to take into consideration. I am fortunate to be a horse trainer and entertainer who travels throughout the USA performing with my horses. My horses are required to be great travelers and I spend a good deal of time ensuring that this is part of their training. With that in mind, here are some travelling tips… The Horses First things first! Before we cover the other things, you will need to get the horse in the trailer! This should be a regular part of the training so that travel day does not become your nightmare. There are some fabulous DVD’s on loading your horse. This is not something that should be left to the last minute.

overly concerned if they don’t drink, or take only a little bit. Keep offering the water and, unless something else is amiss, they will drink when they get thirsty.Carry a couple gallons of water with you. • How long on the trailer: Our goal when traveling is for the horse to be loaded on the trailer no more than 36 hours at a time. We make every effort to unload if at all possible every 24 hours; however, The Equipment vets confirm that they are fine up to 36-48 • Check air in all the tires, both truck and hours if needed. Healthy horses can stand trailer for a couple nights without problems. • Ensure you have the right size trailer ball • Places to stop on longer trips: Prior to • Pack wheel bearing every 20,000 miles your trip, use the internet to search for • Check all lights including clearance, fairgrounds or horse hotels along your brakes, turn signals, backup, and marker route. These can be great resources lights (police can be aggressive about to stop off. Some will charge nominally ticketing for burned out lights) for parking and stalls. I encourage call• Keep vehicle and trailer registrations and ing ahead to ensure they do not have an insurance info on hand event, or have the gates locked. Check • Practice driving the trailer, first empty, and for locations closest to your route. then with a load. Practice backing up! • Optional items: tail and leg wraps The Horses • Health papers and coggins. In many states you will also need a health certificate within 30 days. • Tie the horses head in the trailer about 12-18” long. • First aid: Vet wrap, gauze pads, peroxide, first aid ointment, banamine, duct tape! • Feeding on the trip: Grain lighter, if at all, but make sure that you feed plenty of hay to keep them comfortable and occupied. Having some grain in the manger or feeder when loading is not a bad idea. This will NOT help you load a stubborn horse, but it will create a more comfortable scenario for the horse who loads without issue. • Watering on the trip: Plan on watering your horses 3-4 times a day such as morning, lunch, dinner, and bedtime. Don’t be

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Hitch - A Saddle Bag and Portable Saddle Rack In One

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THE WAY OF HORSES By Eleanor Blazer Copyright @ 2012

Does your horse save quids?

Maybe, if he’s British, and understands the value of pound sterling. But if he isn’t and doesn’t, then he probably has a problem inside his mouth. Your horse’s quid is made up of feed he’s attempted to chew and has not swallowed. Many times the first sign of a dental issue is the appearance of a quid tucked between cheek and gum. As a horse chews his lower jaw moves side to side and this action causes the teeth to grind unevenly. Overtime, points (sharp edges) can develop on the inside of the lower teeth and the outside of the upper teeth. These points are very sharp and can lacerate the inside of the mouth and/or the side of the tongue. Horses will pack a quid between the teeth and cheek to try to pad the sore area.

Finding wads of partially chewed forage in your horse’s living area is also a sign something is wrong.

If you notice your horse protecting his cheek

It’s possible the hay is not very good; it may

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Unfortunately quidding is also a learned behavior. After fixing the problem which started the quidding, the horse may continue or return to his habit. If you see a quid, the first thing to do is be sure you are offering plenty of high quality forage and the horse is getting enough to meet his nutritional requirements. You may have to add a supplement to his diet. Too bad quids aren’t worth something! ������������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������ �������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������� On-line subscriptions to Elite Equestrian are FREE! All ads and articles hyper-link giving you easy access to the information you need. Request your free online subscription at info@EliteEquestrian.us


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Courtesy of Penn Vet New Bolton Center In late March, an outbreak of strangles closed the Saratoga Casino and Raceway in upstate New York for three weeks. As competition season approaches, it is important to remember that strangles is a highly infectious disease that can have severe consequences for horses. Understanding what it is, how it is spread and treatment options can prove to be a lifesaver for your horse. ������������������� What is it? Strangles, explains Penn Vet Assistant Professor of Medicine Ashley G. Boyle, DVM, DACVIM, is an infection caused by the bacteria Streptococcus. equi subsp equi. It can cause severe swelling of the lymph nodes around the throat, making it difficult for a horse to breathe; hence the name, strangles. Dr. Boyle, who works at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center in the Section of Field Service, says that strangles should be strongly suspected if a horse suddenly develops a high fever — sometimes higher than 103°F — and appears lethargic or depressed. After the onset of a fever, there will be discharge from the nose, and the lymph nodes in the neck and under the jaw can enlarge. If abscesses develop in the lymph nodes, the airway will be narrowed making breathing noisy and swallowing difficult. The horse may hold its neck out straight looking for relief. In horses under the age of five (who have yet to develop normal immunity), horses older than 20, or immune-compromised horses, the signs of strangles will be more pronounced. Page 48

In some cases —as many as 20% says Dr. Boyle —S. equi spreads through the blood or lymphatic system, resulting in abscesses that can affect any organ system. “Bastard strangles,” as this condition is known, may appear like colic, even many months after the initial strangles exposure. In other cases, a mild to life-threatening autoimmune reaction to the bacteria known as purpura hemorrhagica can occur in mature horses after repeated natural exposure to infection. How did this happen? Strangles is spread when one horse passes the bacteria to another through close proximity or contact. Equipment such as water buckets, feed buckets, tack and twitches — even clothing and equipment — can also be vehicles for passing bacteria, which, particularly in moist environments, can persist for extended periods. “The bacterium,” explains Dr. Boyle, “attaches to the tonsils, and signs of the illness develop three to 14 days after exposure.”

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Equine Health A horse that has strangles will begin to shed the bacteria after the fever, and for up to six weeks. Outwardly healthy horses, showing no sign of infection, can also be carriers silently shedding bacteria. It’s one of the dangers with this disease. On a more positive note, 75% of horses that have been infected with S. equi subsp equi and have not been vaccinated for strangles will be immune to the illness for up to five years. (Can you add a line here about why or illustrate it with something similar?) Is it strangles? Early diagnosis is essential for containing this highly infectious disease. Results of bacterial culture of abscess fluid and nasopharyngeal swabs/washes can be read in 24 hours. Even faster is a PCR (polymerase chain reaction), which can detect the DNA of the offending organism with same-day results. If a horse is suspected of carrying the bacterium, an endoscopic examination of the guttural pouches (air-filled pockets on either side of the back of the throat) as well as culture and PCR testing of guttural pouch fluid can determine if the bacteria are present. Examination of serum from a blood test is useful for detecting recent, but not current, infection; assessing the need for vaccination; identifying horses that may be predisposed to purpura hemorrhagica; and diagnosing S. equi subsp equi–associated purpura hemorrhagica and bastard strangles. Treatment The goal of treating strangles is threefold: to control transmission, eliminate infection and provide future immunity to the disease. Uncomplicated cases of strangles are often left to run their course with supportive care, providing lasting immunity. Affected horses should be isolated in a clean, dry stall and fed moist, palatable food. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories may be used to decrease swelling and promote eating. Hot compresses or topical 20% ichthammol can be used

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on abscesses. Your vet may choose to lance abscesses to allow drainage, followed by daily flushing with a dilute iodine solution. “The use of antimicrobials for treating strangles is controversial,” says Dr. Boyle. “During the acute phase of fever and depression they may prevent abscess formation, but they will also prevent the development of lasting immunity.” In certain cases, however, it is necessary. “Horses with complications such as lack of response to supportive therapies, metastatic disease or purpura require the use of systemic antimicrobials for extended periods. Penicillin is the preferred antimicrobial.” Horses with severely enlarged lymph nodes and difficulty breathing, she adds, often require emergency surgery to cut a hole in the trachea to free the horse’s airway; cases of purpura hemorrhagica also require the use of systemic corticosteroids. With strangles, pus tends to accumulate in the guttural pouch, and will need to be removed with special equipment, followed with local application of penicillin gel. If not, pus will dry in to rock-hard pebbles that may require surgery to remove. Vaccination Dr. Boyle says an intranasal vaccine is recommended to protect horses against strangles. Two initial boosters are given three weeks apart, followed by annual boosters. The intranasal vaccine should not be given concurrently with other routine intramuscular vaccines or invasive procedures in order to avoid contamination of the intramuscular injection or surgical site. Use of vaccination during an outbreak is not recommended due to the risk of purpura.

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Equine Health Protect your horses against an outbreak Most outbreaks are thought to originate from introduction of an infected horse into an unprotected population. The following recommendations will help avoid an outbreak, or reduce the risk from an outbreak should one occur: • New horses should be isolated for three weeks and monitored for signs of disease, including fever. • Once an outbreak has occurred, take the temperatures of all horses on the farm twice daily. Identifying horses with elevated temperatures enables handlers to isolate these horses before shedding occurs. • Quarantine the facility to stop all movement on and off the farm. • Caretakers should change clothing between visits to infected and non-infected horses, and designated equipment should be used. • Water buckets should be disinfected daily. • Remove all material from stalls where infected horses have been housed and clean with detergent, then disinfect with a phenol, an iodophor, or a chlorhexidine compound.

Surfaces and equipment must be allowed to dry thoroughly. • Rest infected paddocks for three weeks. • Carriers are the reason this disease still exists, and the percentage of carriers per outbreak could be as high as 10%. When all cases of strangles have been resolved, throat washes from recovering horses by PCR and culture to detect carriers. Further testing of the guttural pouch should be performed via endoscopy for any horses found to be positive.

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��������������������������������� With summer rapidly approaching and temperatures going from one extreme to another, it becomes important to realize that your horse is experiencing these changes as you are. Although you can relax in the air-conditioning or take a dip in the pool, the horse in most instances does not have that option. Helping your horse adjust to the heat is something everyone should consider to be high on the priority list for summer riding. HEAT DISSAPATION AND BODY TEMPERTURE Heat dissipation in the horse depends on the sweat evaporation process. Horses are able to sweat out 10-20 liters per hour when exercised in dry heat but can be up to 30 liters of sweat in humid conditions. The sweat evaporates if the climate is hot and dry; however, in more humid weather, the cooling process of sweating/evaporation becomes compromised. Hence, the horse heats up more quickly. Basic sweating diverts the blood flow to the skin making the amount of blood available to supply oxygen to the muscle or to remove the metabolic wastes from the muscle somewhat limited. This can limit the performance of the muscles. Forcing non-conditioned muscles in extreme heat is dangerous. Conditioning is mandatory.

The respiratory system accounts for 25% of the metabolic heat load. Increased respiratory heat loss has been connected to an ncreased resting respiratory rate. However, cooling only occurs effectively if the air is at least 5 degrees cooler than the body temperature. Just because the horse is panting does not indicate that effective cooling is taking place.

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Body temperature and heat can be a serious mix. Normal for a horse is 99 to 101 degrees F. When working, the rectal temperature can shoot up to 105 degrees easily. A temperature above 103.5 degrees indicates heat stress. If the actual working muscle itself would be measured, it could be as high as 109 degrees. That is a temperature at which the proteins begin to “cook” within the muscle. In a hot humid temperature doing only moderate activity, the heat stress temperature of 103.5 could be reached in less than 10 minutes. Excessive heat stress results in hypotension, colic and renal failure. Remember, an older horse can be more sensitive to heat than that of a younger horse. Older horses reach heat stress core temperatures twice as fast, have higher heart rates and loose more sweat than their younger counterparts. The older horse has less fluid for the production of sweat as well as the cardiovascular system is not as effective. Be considerate of the

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equine senior citizen. SUMMER TIPS Here are some simple hints to follow in the heat: •Acclimate your horse to any exercise program. Conditioning occurs weeks before a heavy exercise period, not a day or two. Start slow and easy and work up to what you will be doing. •Clean water should always be readily available. The normal horse drinks 5 – 7 gallons a day in cooler weather. However, in hot weather, even when in the field, 20 or more gallons can be easily consumed. When in the pasture situation, at least two tubs should be made available since a more aggressive horse may dominate access leaving the more timid horses lacking appropriate water consumption. •Plan the workload in accordance with the weather. If the heat and humidity levels are high, ride shorter distances and at easier paces. Stay in

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gained additional experience in teaching. The third edition, known in the industry as P3, grew to almost a thousand pages yet has retained its reputation as “the bible” of the farrier industry. While teaching the craft to thousands of students over the last 50 years, Dr. Butler learned that there are some things that are essential to know and some things that are just nice to know. He saw a need to simplify and condense the most important information to maintain a horse’s soundness for those not interested in all aspects of farrier science. Two of his son’s decided to follow in his footsteps and have added insights gained from their teaching experience at the Butler Professional Farrier School in creating the new Essential Principles of Horseshoeing book. The new innovative book with QR codes that take you to Internet video demonstrations is less than one-third the size of the encyclopedic P3 book and is in color.

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Written Contracts in the Informal Horse World By Avery S. Chapman, Esquire There is a strong preference for informality in the horse business. Many deals are conducted on the basis of a handshake or a phone call. That is not all bad, because it fosters a degree of reciprocal trust not many communities have. But, and there is always a “but”, making a horse deal without a written contract, agreement or document of some sort does open up a Pandora’s box of issues and leaves the buyer and the seller both exposed and powerless to fix problems with the deal, should they come up later. I do not intend or expect to stop the handshake deal here - rather, this article will give you a few thoughts to ponder before you do you next deal. If the concerns you read about are that important to you, or the money or horses at stake are great, then perhaps you should err on the side of documenting the deal. “Good contracts make for good friends.” If you write down the specifics of the deal, then there is later going to be much less confusion and much less animosity if someone suffers a memory lapse as to the specifics of that deal. I. Put the deal in some sort of writing. You may be surprised to learn that all states require written agreements for most sales transactions of $ 500 or more. Such a law is called a “statute of fraud” and its purpose is to define a specific type of transaction that requires a writing for the agreement in the transaction to be enforceable. The idea is simple - avoid fraud by requiring written evidence of the deal. Using Florida as an example, Florida’s Uniform Commercial Code, F.S. § 672.2012, provides several statute of frauds, each dealing with a different type of commercial transaction. Any agreement for the sale of goods for more than $500, for the sale of personal property other than goods for a price of more than $5,000, or for the lease of goods for lease payments in excess of $1,000, must be in writing to be enforceable. By the way, a horse is considered goods.

1) price; 2) identification of animal; 3) time to inspect; 4) warranties and guarantees (whether you make them or expressly disclaim them); and 5) purchaser and seller identification, should be sufficient. That does not mean that a more formal contract, with choice of venue provisions, insurance and risk of loss issues is not sometimes necessary, but probably not in most horse transactions. In any event, given that strong preference for informality I mentioned earlier, these items listed at least get the “bones” of the deal down on paper and likely would satisfy the statute.

That does not mean to say that if you do not have a written contract, there is no enforceable contract. In fact, the exception to the statute of frauds provides that in cses where “goods for which payment has been made and accepted or which have been received and accepted”, the very actions Why the amount limits? The common sense of the buyer and seller can prove out the answer is that our lawmakers have decided existence of a contract concerning those that a transaction above a certain amount goods. is important enough to require a written agreement. Below that - well, not too much However, the problem lies in the details. A court will not add additional terms - guaris at stake and it would be impossible to antees, warranties, return or refund clauses enforce written agreements to sell a $ 2.00 chicken. You get the point. Under our laws, or the like - without documentation. All the actions of the buyer and seller prove is that then, once you have a horse deal worth more than $500, you should have a written there was a contract for the purchase and agreement, signed by both parties. Notice sale of something. This is not much to go on that I do not say “formal contract” because if you are seeking to return a horse. almost any writing that has the following: Continued... Page 60

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II. Can you return the horse and demand your money back? The answer is - maybe, and only if you do it in a timely manner and the contract does not say that the sale is final. For example, if the written contract says that the horse is “guaranteed” or that your “satisfaction is guaranteed”, then you have the right to return the horse and get your money back. But not forever. (I told you there was always a “but.”) So what does “timely” mean? If you return the horse in 30 days or less, most courts will presume the return to be timely. However, the matter of timeliness is often a matter of measuring the circumstances. Even if the contract is silent on whether there was a guarantee or that the sale was final, if you had three weeks to try the horse before you paid for it, including time to vet it, then returning it 30 days after sale would seem a bit of a stretch. Consider this scenario - which actually happened - a polo player tried a horse three times during the Florida season, bought the horse in April, and sent in north. In October, the player calls the seller, a pro, and says he does not think the horse suits him, that the seller orally agreed that he “guaranteed satisfaction” and the player therefore wanted to send the horse back and recover his purchase price. Putting aside issues of fairness, was this timely rejection? No. The seller may take the position in that case that the buyer failed to make a timely rejection of the horse pursuant to F.S. § 676.602(b) after a reasonable time to inspect.3 Therefore the player is without remedy, having accepted the horse for 6 months and waived any defects. See, e.g.. Euroworld of California, Inc. v. Blakey, S.D.Fla.1985, 613 F.Supp. 129, affirmed 794 F.2d 686 (failure to make an effective rejection also constituted acceptance). The player likely could provide no proof that an oral “satisfaction guaranteed” provision was part of any agreement between the parties; and can provide no proof to rebut the statutory presumption that his 6 month use and possession of the horse was not lawful acceptance of the horse.

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The player did not have any written contract for sale whatsoever. In that instance, the court will not read tea leaves to discern what was the arrangement between the parties. Florida law - as in most states - as embodied by the Statute of Frauds, requires the terms of certain transactions to be enforceable. But - there it is again - the statute also provides that “with respect to goods for which payment has been made and accepted or which have been received and accepted,” then the transaction will stand whether or not there was a writing - and the court will not add other terms, such as a supposed guarantee, that are not plainly apparent by the conduct of business between the parties. III. What’s a buyer to do? The answer has several parts. First, and as I mentioned earlier, put the bare bones of price, of the deal, down in writing. Second, put the length of any post-sale inspection period down in writing. Third, put any guarantees of satisfaction specifically down in writing. The same with any warranties (promises) of soundness or fitness for a particular purpose. Don’t want to do that? Then live by the handshake and hope the hand your shaking has the same intention. And that pro who sold the horse for 6 months? He took it back, resold it for a lower price than the first sale and gave the player those proceeds. You decide what was fair. What I do know is that relationship will never be what it once was.

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Team training sessions have been in the Aberdeen/ Sandhills area of NC, practicing obstacles and orienteering in the surrounding pine forests. We work on improving our compass use, judging of pace and distances. The navigational ride phase in Portugal will be very technical, so we will continue to train individually and as a team as much as possible until we go. We had a two very beneficial days with the French National Team coach Thierry Maurouard in NC, where we learned a lot more about the standard expected at international competitions. This is the first trip for all except Mary Harcourt. There is no central funding for TEAM TREC USA 2012 so we are having to pay for this chance to represent the USA ourselves. The USNETO is a nonprofit so donations can be tax deductible. The team would love to promote your business in Europe for a suitable donation! I never imagined there would be a horse sport where I would be able to be on a national team. It is not an extreme sport and starts at levels well within the capabilities of most any horse & rider, and when your skills improve, you move up a level if you so choose. The skills learned result in a safer partnership with your horse, and more confidence on the trail.

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