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Volume 13 Issue 3 – Performance Horse Digest

Performance Horse Digest, Volume 13 Issue 3

Performance Horse Digest, Volume 13 Issue 3

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Performance Horse Digest – Featuring: Al Dunning, Pat Parelli, Clinton Anderson, Martha Josey, Lynn Palm, Craig Cameron, Richard Winters, Mike Major, Barbra Schulte, Sandy Collier, Monty Bruce, Dick Pieper, Dr. Robert M. Miller, Dr. Juliet M. Getty, and more! LEARN FROM THE PROS!

Table of Contents

8 Making of a Champion – Part 1 – Care & Feeding by Al Dunning
This series of articles called Making of a Champion will outline the processes that I have followed during my 50-year career with horses.

12 Did You Get Lost on the Way to Your Goals? by Chevy (Siobhan) Allen
It happens to all of us. We dream big dreams and set big goals for our horsemanship.

14 Why Do You Ride? by Doug Lindgren
Is it to become a world class showman? Yah, be the best reiner, best ranch horse competitor, best dressage rider, best pleasure class rider, best, best, best, you got the picture.

16 Feeling Good and the Fresh Tax by Daniel Dauphin
Birds flying high, you know how I feel.

18 Let’s See a Show of Hands…Who’s In? by David Slipka
There are people that have horses and then there are Horseman.

20 Danger Signs When Getting Your Horse Back Into Shape by Martha Josey
The winter winds are still blowing cold and hard in most areas of our country – even down in the piney woods of east Texas at the Josey Ranch.

24 Once You Know The Rules – You Can Break Them by Richard Winters Horsemanship
I couldn’t remember where I heard the quote that inspired the title of this article.

28 Stops on a Fast Cow Can be Harrowing! by Barbra Schulte
This can be a really scary situation, not to mention a little dangerous some times.

30 Trouble-Free Trailering by Clinton Anderson
As prey animals with a flight or fight response, horses prefer to be in open spaces where they can easily see predators approaching them and then be able to make a quick getaway.

34 5 Things I’ve Learned From the Horse by Craig Cameron
Today was a beautiful day at the Double Horn Ranch.

38 How to Turn While Towing a Horse Trailer by Toml Scheve
If you’ve ever towed a trailer of any kind, you are aware that you cannot make turns the same way you normally would in a vehicle.

40 Versatility Ranch Riding Gaits by Mike Major
In versatility ranch riding the horse moves at steady, natural, working speed with natural head carriage.

42 Use Your Aids to Whisper, Not Shout by Lynn Palm
The rider’s aids are her tools to communicate with her horse.

44 Fruits are Fabulous, Even for Insulin Resistant Horses! by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.
Apples and bananas used to be the predominant fruits available in your grocery store during the fall and winter.


46 Confidence: 12 Ways to Get It When You Don’t Have It – Part 1 by Karl Avdek and Tracy Barton
Professional athletes list selfconfidence as the single most important element in successful competition and consistently high-level performance.

50 Legal Aspects of Boarding at a Friend’s Barn by Julie I. Fershtman
People sometimes enter into arrangements like this, but what are
the legalities?

52 Fence Work Part B – Run Content Credit & Debit by Sandy Collier
In my last fencework article, I went over boxing, rate and form and quality of your turns.

54 Basic Number Two: Breaking At The Poll by Dick Pieper
First of all, if you try to teach basic number two before you have number one solid, you get more resistance because the mental acquiescence that comes from a perfectly mastered basic number one is not there.


23 Botanical Animai – Our Story

36 Preventing Disease Spread: Don’t Forget About Farriers by Julia Wilson, DVM, DACVIM

48 Martha Josey Inducted Into Prestigious ProRodeo Hall of Fame


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