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Issue 3 2013
CONTENTS
"proud" member of
The American Horse Publications Assoc.
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Are You a Visionary?
by Barbra Schulte
Resolutions???
They're traditional. Sometimes they're very painful.
Sometimes they work... sometimes not.
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The Back-Around Drill
by Al Dunning
Learn about an exercise that can be used to prepare
your horse for any discipline.
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Dropping The Shoulder
with Richard Winters
It's Saturday morning and you and your horse are tak-
ing a lesson. You've been asked to lope circles on your
left lead. Your instructor yells out, "He's dropping his
shoulder to the inside.
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Introducing Horses to Cattle
by Steve Lantvit
Training a ranch horse is a task that happens over
thousands of hours in the saddle and by creating
positive situations that build confidence in our horses.
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Lines of Communication - Get IN then Get OUT
by Monty Burce
We recently did a Cow Horse Clinic at my facility an
it was a ton of fun.
We had a big range of talent, from the very green
horse and rider to the quite advanced horse and
rider...
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Good Cows vs Bad Cows in Reined Cow Horse
Events - Part 2 by Sandy Collier
Fencing the Cow
THE TRANSITION FROM BOXING TO STARTING
DOWN THE FENCE CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOUR
WHOLE RUN.
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Timing & Rhythm
by Martha Josey
One of the most crucial skills for becoming a good
barrel racer is good timing. Being in rhythm and in
time with the horse results in a smooth, fast pattern.
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Spookiness
by Ken McNabb
A spooky horse can be difficult to ride. You might feel
you never know what will set off the next jump, and
sometimes one horse spooking will set off the horses
around him.
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BAREBACK RIDING
by Craig Cameron
If you can sit a horse well at all gaits bareback, then
you're a good rider. Riding bareback teaches you to
use your legs, creates exceptional balance and feel,
and it's also fun.
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The Importance Of Balancing The Exercises
by Clinton Anerson
In everything that you do with your horse, you're
either sensitizing him to pressure or desensitizing him
to pressure.
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Save Your Tail While Horse Shopping
by Dennis Auslam
Springtime is now upon us. The snow has melted and
every horse and rider is eagerly headed outdoors to
begin enjoying the sun and warming temperatures.
FEATURE - Lena Red Pep, a
2001 red roan stallion by Pepto-
boonsmal and out of Lenas Sissy
Moon. Lena Red Pep is owned
by Rocky and Ada Vondra, Rocky
Mountain Quarter Horses.
Pages 4, 5 and back cover
ON THE COVER
& PAGE 3